Principal's Message

  • May 19, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 5/19/2019

    Current Juniors

    If you are interested in applying for Mid-Year Graduation can pick up an application in Student Services. The deadline to submit Mid-Year Graduation Applications is Friday, June 7th.

    All Students 

    If you have registered for an AP Class for the 2019-20 school year and have now decided that you no longer want to take the course, you must complete and submit the AP Course Drop Request Form no later than Friday, June 7th. Requests to drop an AP Class will not be honored after this date. If you miss the deadline, you should complete your summer assignment(s) and expect to be enrolled in the course(s) next year. Forms are available in Student Services and on the WHS website under the AP Course Information tab.

    Rising Juniors and Seniors

    Rising Junior and Seniors -- the deadline for Fall CCP applications to be submitted to Wake Tech is next Wednesday, May 22nd.

    Seniors

    Seniors - please check out our website for the Class of 2019 Senior Survey link - we want to be sure that we document your post-secondary plans.

    Non returning underclassmen 

    Parents if your child is an underclassman this year and does not plan on returning to Wakefield High School next year please contact Student Services to inform them of your plans.

    PTSA General Meeting

    Please join us for our final PTSA meeting on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:30pm in the Media Center. This will be a GENERAL meeting where we will be voting on the Proposed Budget and nominees for 2019-2020 school year.

    Pizza and light refreshments will be provided!

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  • May 12, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 5/12/2019

    Senior Fees and Fines

    Attention Seniors: All Senior fines are to be paid in the Media Center by May 17. A new fines list has been posted outside the Media Center and the big gym. Graduation tickets will be held back for any Senior who has not cleared their account.'

    Student Council Interest Meeting

    Have you ever wanted to help choose Homecoming and Prom themes? Or design class t-shirts? Come to our Student Council interest meeting on Wednesday, May 15th in Mrs. Bentley's room 3214 during A lunch to learn more!

    Fines and Fees

    Monday, May 13th, is the last day you will be able to pay fines and fees with a check. After that, the Media Center will be accepting cash only.

    Athletics Open House

    Rising 9th Graders who participate in athletics should plan to attend our Athletics Open House on Thursday, May 16th at 6pm in the Main Gym. Future students/parents will have an opportunity to meet coaches and get important information.

    Summer Registration for Drivers Education

    Summer Registration for Drivers Education has begun. If you signed up for a class in the spring and did not get in, you will need to register again. Forms can be picked up in Student Services or printed from the Jordan Driving.com website. See Mr. Tharrington in room 2314 with any questions regarding Drivers Ed.

    Wakefield Football

    Our new Head Football Coach will be introduced at 2:30pm this coming Monday 5/13 in the main gym. Feel free to stop by and meet him.

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  • May 5, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 5/5/2019

    Attention AP Students:

    AP Exams begin Monday, May 6th for all students who have registered to take an AP Exam this year. Please make sure that you report to your exam location 30 minutes prior to the start of your exam. No late arrivals will be allowed to test. Transportation to the offsite testing location will not be provided by Wakefield High School. Transportation for students who have an afternoon exam on the Wakefield High School campus should arrive no later than 3:30 PM to pick up your student.

    Seniors

    Remember to turn in all your scholarship offers to Student Services. The scholarship reporting form can be obtained on the Student Services Website under the "Senior Tab" or you can pick up a form in Student Services. The deadline to submit scholarship offers is due May 17th.

    Rising Seniors

    If you are interested in applying for Mid-Year Graduation can pick up an application in Student Services. The deadline to submit Mid-Year Graduation Applications is June 7th.

    WHS Family Survey

    It is important for Wakefield to know more about your child’s experience in our school. We are working hard to improve communication, academic programs and the overall experience for your children, Your opinion matters. Please go to Wakefield website to fill out the family survey by clicking on the banner.

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  • April 7, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 4/7/2019

    Report Cards

    Report cards were distributed to students on Friday morning. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s academic progress don’t hesitate to contact their teacher or counselor to set up a conference.

    Spring Break

    Spring break is schedule to occur from April 15thuntil April 22nd. Students do not return to school until Tuesday April 23rd.

    Prom

    Prom will be here before you know it! The event will take place on April 27th at the Marriott in downtown Raleigh. Prom tickets are being sold on the school website for $50. If you are bringing an outside date, please fill out an outside date form. These are located on the school's website and in the main office. Outside dates forms can be turned into Ms. Bentley in Room 3214.

    AP Exams

    Attention AP Students.  If you have registered to take an AP Exam in May, please visit the Wakefield HS Homepage in the Banner and under the Announcements Section to review the exam schedule information and location.  Please note that some of the exams will be facilitated at the North Wake Academy (Old 9th Grade Center) and that transportation will not be provided by Wakefield High School.  Students who will be taking an afternoon exam on campus must secure their own transportation home.  

    Plant Sale

    Mark your calendars for the annual WHS Plant Sale sponsored by the FFA. Join us in the greenhouse Thursday, April 11th through Monday, April 15th from 10 am- 5 pm. Plant material is student grown and includes annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, succulents, and more. 

    Personal Finance Event for Parents and Students 

    Do you ever reflect on your previous transactions and ask your self - how do you feel about that purchase? Are you happy with that McDonald's purchase two nights ago? What else could you buy? Do you ever feel regretful of your spending? A local startup Zogo Finance from Duke University has been studying these questions for years and are presenting their result at Wakefield High School on April 25th at  6:00 PM. This seminar is not the usual financial literacy talk - It will cover the psychology of money and Zogo guarantees you will start to think of your purchases a whole new way. You will also get access to Zogo's latest mobile app at the end and be one of the first users to test it out. Visit zogofinance.com to learn more. 

    Both parents and teenagers are welcomed. Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/zogowhs

     

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  • March 31, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 3/31/2019

    Yearbooks 

    Yearbooks are on sale at Jostens.com. There are only 75 copies left until they sellout, so make sure you order yours today! Yearbooks will be delivered to the school in late May.  

    Prom

    Prom will be here before you know it! The event will take place on April 27th at the Marriott in downtown Raleigh. Prom tickets are being sold on the school website for $50. If you are bringing an outside date, please fill out an outside date form. These are located on the school's website and in the main office. Outside dates forms can be turned into Ms. Bentley in Room 3214.

    Rising 10th and 11th grade Parent Night

    Attention 9th & 10th grade parents, please join the 9th and 10th grade counselors on Monday, April 1st at 6 PM for sessions on "Preparing your student for their next grade level".   All 9th grade parents will meet in the Media Center and 10th grade parents will meet in the school auditorium. 

    AP Exams

    Attention AP Students.  If you have registered to take an AP Exam in May, please visit the Wakefield HS Homepage in the Banner and under the Announcements Section to review the exam schedule information and location.  Please note that some of the exams will be facilitated at the North Wake Academy (Old 9th Grade Center) and that transportation will not be provided by Wakefield High School.  Students who will be taking an afternoon exam on campus must secure their own transportation home.  

    Plant Sale

    Mark your calendars for the annual WHS Plant Sale sponsored by the FFA. Join us in the greenhouse Thursday, April 11th through Monday, April 15th from 10 am- 5 pm. Plant material is student grown and includes annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, succulents, and more. 

    PTSA Scholarships

    All Seniors applying for PTSA scholarships for 2018-2019 school year are required to be a member of the PTSA by March 31, 2019. You can join online using the link on the Wakefield High School webpage to our PTSA website to join online. Forms are also in the front office and you can leave the completed forms with payment in the PTSA box. 

    Panorama Survey

    Parents please complete the WCPSS Panorama School Climate Survey. You can access the survey by logging in to your Power Schools account.

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  • March 17, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 3/17/2019

    Application Courses

    Application course applications are due no later than Friday March 22, 2019. Application courses include Yearbook, Newspaper, Art Advanced Studies, Dance, Veterinary Assisting, Early Childhood Education, CTE Advance Studies, CTE Internships, Sports Medicine, PEPI, Athlete Weight Lifting, Media Studies and Virtual Enterprises. Students who do not submit the application on time will be dropped from the course.

    AP Contracts

    AP contracts are due by Friday, March 29, 2019 to Student Services. Students who do not submit the AP contract on time will be dropped from the courses.

    Graduating Seniors

    There will be a meeting for all graduating seniors and their parents March 25, 2019 in the WHS auditorium. The Senior meeting will start at 6:30.

    Grades

    The 3rd quarter is scheduled to end March 26, 2019. Parents please make sure you are checking Power Schools to insure your child has all their assignments complete and up to date.

    Drivers Ed

    The March Drivers Ed classroom portion will begin on Wednesday, March 27, at 2:30 in the Media Center. Rosters are posted outside Student Services and room 2314. See Mr. Tharrington with any questions regarding Drivers Ed.

    Dropping Students Off

    Parents please refrain from dropping students off in the student parking lot in the morning. Although it saves time you are putting other children at risk.

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  • March 3, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 3/3/2019

    Course Registration 2019-2020:

    Course registration for the 2019-2020 school year started this past week. WHS counselors worked with our current juniors and sophomores to select classes for next year.  All current 9th graders will be registered on Monday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 5th.  Makeup registrations will occur on March 6th and 7th for students who were absent or who missed their original appointment times.  

    Scholarships:

    The Triangle Educational Advancement Foundation's mission is to promote HS athletics, academic performance, and student character. HS athletics includes athlete, trainer, manager or scorekeeper. Senior student-athletes, you may be eligible for a TEAF $5000 scholarship, and Wakefield HS is able to nominate 2 of our students. Applications are available in Student Services and are due Monday, March 11th. Please see Ms. Ansbacher if you have questions.

    The Wakefield HS PTSA is offering 8 different scholarships to Seniors, each in the amount of $800.  Please visit the PTSA link on our website to apply.  

    Parent Conference Night

    Parents, we are excited to have you join us at our spring Parent Conference Night on March 14th from 6:00-8:00.  To make an appointment for a conference, please visit the school website at https://www.wcpss.net/wakefieldhs and follow the link at the top of the page. See you soon!

    Saturday School

    Saturday School will be held in the Media Center from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM for students who have more than 10 unexcused absences.

    Early Release

    This Friday is early release for all students. School will dismiss at 11:50 AM for all students.

    Senior Parent Night

    Senior Parent information Night date has changed! Mark your calendars for Monday, March 25th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Auditorium! This meeting will be to share information regarding graduation, senior night, honors, and more.

    Parent Survey

    Parent please take five minutes to complete this short parent survey to provide Wakefield feedback about its service. Parent Survey

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  • February 24, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 2/24/2019

    AP Exam Registration:

    Students who wish to take an AP exam this May MUST register by this Friday, March 1st, at 11:59pm. Students are required to register through the Total Registration Link on the WHS Homepage in the Banner Section. There is also a link under the Announcement section. Students who are enrolled in AP courses through Wakefield HS or NCVPS will test free of charge.

    Course Registration 2019-2020:

    Course registration for the 2019-2020 school year is scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb 25th during 1st, 2nd and 4th period each day. Counselors will register all 11th graders on Monday, Feb 25th & Wednesday, Feb 27th. All 10th graders will be registered on Thursday, Feb 28th and Friday, March 1st, and all 9th graders will be registered on Monday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 5th. Makeup registrations will be facilitated on March 6th & 7th for students who are absent or miss their appointment times. We encourage you to visit the WHS website to review the course registration materials in advance of these meetings, and students are welcome to bring the registration sheets with them.

    Scholarships:

    Wakefield HS can nominate one senior for the SECU Foundation's People Helping People $10,000 scholarship. Student applications and materials are available on the WHS website under the scholarships tab. Completed applications must be emailed to Ms. Ansbacher no later than 8am this Monday, February 25th. 

    Seniors, as you continue to receive your scholarship awards this year, please remember to complete the Senior Scholarship Report Form so that we can recognize all your achievements. Forms are available in the Student Services office. Congratulations and continue to apply!

    Winter Athletic Banquet

    The Winter Athletic Banquet is scheduled for this Monday at 6:00 PM. All winter sports athletes and their families are invited to attend to celebrate and laud our winter athletic teams.

    Spaghetti Dinner

    Tired of fast food, don’t feel like cooking? Come join Wakefield this Friday March 1st in the commons for spaghetti dinner. The cost is $5.00 dollars per person. All proceeds will benefit the Wakefield Girls Soccer team. Hope to see you there.

    Interim Reports

    Interim reports go home for all students failing a course by 3/1 - check PS to see your child's grades

    Senior Parent Information Night 

    Senior Parent information Night date has changed! Mark your calendars for Monday, March 25th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Auditorium! This meeting will be to share information regarding graduation, senior night, honors, and more.

    Parent Conference Night

    Parents, we are excited to see you at our upcoming Parent Conference Night on March 14th from 6:00-8:00. You can sign up for conferences with individual teachers using the link on the school website. The sign-up period runs through March 8th at 3:30. We look forward to seeing you then! www.ptcfast.com/schools/Wakefield_HS.

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  • Feb 10, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 2/10/2019

    Career College Promise

    Attention Rising 11th and 12th Graders:  Please visit the Student Services Page and click on the Career and College Tab to register for the upcoming CCP Information Session that will be held here at WHS on Tuesday, February 19 at 6PM.  Parents, this is an opportunity for your student to take college classes for free while in High School.  Register Now for the mandatory information session!!!

    Class Rank

    Seniors: The Mid-Year Class rank is now available.  Please see your counselor for details.

    College Admissions

    Seniors: The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host a College Admissions Process Hands-On Workshop on February 23rd from 9am - 12pm at the IBM Recreation Center in RTP.  This will be an opportunity to get free assistance with: Creating a Digital Portfolio, writing personal statements, and completing & submitting applications.  Please visit Student Services for more information.

    SECU Scholarship

    Wakefield HS is able to nominate one senior for the State Employees Credit Union Foundation's People Helping People $10,000 scholarship. Student applications and materials are available on the WHS website under the scholarships tab. Completed applications must be emailed to Ms. Ansbacher no later than 8am on Monday, February 25th.  

    AP Registration

    Attention AP Students:  The portal to register for AP Exams opened on Friday, February 1st and will close Friday, March 1st.  All students planning to take an AP Exam must register through the online portal.  Students will be able to access the registration portal by visiting the WHS Homepage and clicking the link in the Banner Section.

    Registration

    Please visit the Student Services portion of the Wakefield website in order to access materials related to course registration for the upcoming school year.  Should you have questions about the materials or registration process, please contact your child's school counselor.  

    Failure Due to Excessive Absences

    If your child needs to make up time as a result of an FF, please have him/her attend Saturday School on Saturday, February 23rd.  It runs from 9AM-12:00PM.

    ACT

    All 11th graders are required to take the ACT. The ACT will be administered February 20th

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  • February 3, 2019

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 2/3/2019

    AP Registration

    Attention AP Students:  The portal to register for AP Exams opened on Friday, February 1st and will close Friday, March 1st.  All students planning to take an AP Exam must register through the online portal.  Students will be able to access the registration portal by visiting the WHS Homepage and clicking the link in the Banner Section.

    Career and College Promise

    Attention Rising Juniors and Seniors:  Wakefield HS will be hosting a Wake Tech College and Career Promise program information session on Tuesday, February 19th from 6 to 7:30pm in the Media Center.  We are excited to have a CCP information session on campus this year so that you can learn about this opportunity for your high school student to earn college credit tuition free.

    MYNCF.COM

    The National Association for College Admissions Counseling is coming to the Raleigh Convention Center on March 19th from 4:30p to 7:30p. Students who are interested in an opportunity to access hundreds of colleges and universities in one location should register for free at GOTOMYNCF.COM.

    Registration

     

    Please visit the Student Services portion of the Wakefield website in order to access materials related to course registration for the upcoming school year.  Should you have questions about the materials or registration process, please contact your child's school counselor.  

     

    Failure Due to Excessive Absences

     

    If your child needs to make up time as a result of an FF, please have him/her attend Saturday School on Saturday, February 9th.  It runs from 9AM-noon.

     

    Counselor Appreciation Week

     

    Next week is counselor appreciation week. Make sure you show your counselor some love for all the hard work and dedication to the well being of the students we serve.

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