Principal's Message

  • November 11, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 11/11/2018

    Free ACT practice exam

    Parents, Wakefield High School is offering the Free ACT Practice Exam to interested 11th graders only on December 8th at 8am. Please visit the WHS Homepage under Wakefield News and register. This is an opportunity for your student to practice and prepare for the ACT Exam that will be given to all 11th grade students on February 20, 2019. Check-in will begin at 7:30am. Transportation is not provided by WHS. The Deadline to register is November 21st.

    ASVAB

    Parents, the ASVAB (Armed Services Aptitude Battery) Test will be given here at Wakefield HS on Thursday, November 15th to interested 10th, 11th and 12th graders. Please encourage your child to sign up in Student Services by November 9th. The ASVAB is not just used for entrance into the Military but it can also assist your student with identifying their career interest. Don’t let your student miss this opportunity to take this test for free.

    9th Grade parent Night

    Parents, Wakefield High School will hold a community engagement night for 9th grade parents on Wednesday, November 14 from 5:00 to 7:30pm. Workshops will be held on topics such as the Class of 2022 planning timeline, PreACT, and career and college exploration.

    Senior Fees

    Attention Seniors: Reminder that senior fees are still available to be paid online through the school's website. The fee is $50 and can be accessed through the Senior page. Deadline to pay is January 17th and currently 330 Seniors still haven't paid their fee yet. So get this Senior requirement checked off today!

    Report cards

    Reports cards went home for parents that did not pick them up Friday November 9, 2018. If you have any concerns about child’s academic progress don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher and set up a conference.

    Athletic Banquet

    The Fall athletic banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 PM at Wakefield High School. All Fall athletes and their parents are welcome to attend.

    Veterans Day

    There will be no school Monday due to Veteran’s day.

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  • November 4, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 11/4/2018

    Report Card Pick Up/Parent Teacher Conference Night

    Parent-Teacher Conference night will be held on November 8th from 5-7pm.  Parents and students should attend.  This will be an opportunity for parents to pick up their student's report card and to speak briefly with their student's teachers.

    Parent Junior Night

    Parents who missed the Junior Parent Night on November 1st can review the PowerPoint presentation on the WHS website under the Student Services tab, and then under Juniors. For parents who did attend Junior Night please complete the following feedback survey so we can know how best to serve the needs of you and our students.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJzSAcKwBRllRQ5oqKW9T6sUVTCI8o96VWDrJP0Jp7BZ3moQ/viewform 

    Practice ACT

    Juniors - Please visit the WHS Homepage under Announcements and register now for the Free Practice ACT exam here at WHS on December 8, 2018 @ 8am.  This will be an opportunity to practice and prepare for the ACT Exam that will be given to all 11th grade students on February 20, 2019.  Check in will begin at 7:30am; transportation will not be provided.  The deadline to register is November 21, 2018. 

    Freshman Night

    Parents of 9th graders -Wakefield High School will hold a parent information night on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.  A dinner will be held from 5:00-6:00 p.m., followed by information sessions from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Please register if you plan to attend. This will help staff ensure enough resources are available.  The registration link and agenda can be found on the WHS homepage. Interested families can direct questions to Mr. Cummings

    Mistletoe Market

    November 10th is the 18th annual Mistletoe Market Holiday Fair hosted by the PTSA.  This is our school’s ONLY fundraiser. The event boasts over 200 vendors from all over North Carolina. Please support the W and come by for a fun day of shopping, food and raffles between 9:00 and 4:30pm

    Saturday School

    The next Saturday School is scheduled for Saturday November 17, 2018 from 9:00-12:00. Saturday School is for students with over 10 unexcused absences. 

    Fun fact - Congrats to Marching Band for placing 1st place in Music, Visual Performance, Percussion, Color Guard, & class ranking & placing 2nd place General Effect & Drum Major, & had the 2nd highest score out of the 18 bands.

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  • October 28, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 10/28/2018

    Mistletoe Market

    The PTSAs Mistletoe Market will be Saturday, November 10th from 9:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Wakefield High School.  The school will be transformed into a wonderland of crafts and shopping boutiques.  This is the only fundraiser our PTSA hosts and it provides the funding needed for the designated programs for the entire year.  The PTSA needs your help.  There is still a need for basket raffle donations and parent volunteers.  More information about how you can help can be found on the PTSA Facebook page, the PTSA website wakefieldhsptsa.org or you can call/text Susan Napolitano at 919-922-7246. 

    Junior Parent Night

    Junior Parent Night is scheduled for November 1, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM. We will be discussing ACT, Post-Secondary planning and answering questions parents have about transitioning to senior year.

    Homecoming

    The Homecoming Game has been rescheduled to Friday, November 2, 2018 against Knightdale High School. After the game there will be a Homecoming Dance. The Homecoming Dance is scheduled to end at 12:00 AM. Parents please make sure your child ride arrives to pick them up from the dance by 12:00. Dance tickets are $5.00 at the door.

    Saturday School

    The next Saturday School is scheduled for Saturday November 17, 2018 from 9:00-12:00. Saturday School is for students with over 10 unexcused absences.

    Parent Teacher Conference Night

    Parent Teacher Conference Night is schedule for Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. The time was adjusted due to a make-up home football game being scheduled the same night.

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  • October 14, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 10/14/2018

    PreACT

    The PreACT will be given to all 10th graders on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. This is a test of critical reading and academic stamina. It will take multiple hours. Please make certain your child is well rested and eats a good breakfast before taking the exam.

    Financial Aid Assistance

    Seniors – It is now October which means the FAFSA is available for completion for prospective college students interested in financial aid.  This includes not only 4-year colleges, but also community colleges and accredited trade schools.  Wakefield has a financial aid advisor, Ms. Humphrey, who is on campus every Tuesday to assist students and parents with this process.  Appointments can be made in Student Services.  Additionally, there will be a Financial Aid Night on Thursday, October 18th, at 6pm in the WHS auditorium.  Our guest presenter will be Morgan Middleton, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at NC State University.

    College Application Week

    NC Countdown to College 2018 is coming up the week of October 15th – October 19th.  During this week only, seniors can submit college applications to certain NC colleges and universities for free.  All NC community college applications will be free.  A list of participating schools is available in Student Services and on the WHS website.  Seniors are encouraged to sign up for a time slot that week to work with a counselor on their applications. Sign-up sheets will be available in Student Services.  Please make sure you have completed the RDS process before you apply.

    HBCU Fair

    There will be an HBCU College Expo in the Media Center on Thursday, October 18th, during 3rd and 4th periods.  Please contact Ms. Chambliss with any questions.

    Power Schools

    Parents please make certain you are checking PowerSchools daily. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s grades or attendance, please contact your child’s teacher or Student Services.

    Saturday School

    The next Saturday School will be October 20, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. If students need a sheet to document their hours, please go to Student Services. 

    Homecoming

    The Homecoming game and other activities have been postponed until November 2, 2018. More information to come.

    Scholarships

    Congratulations to our four Morehead-Cain scholarship nominees, Ashley Hohmann, Anthony Howard, Colleen McCann, and Rachael Moldow.  Congratulations as well to our two NC State Park Scholarship nominees, Carleigh Bethea and Gabrielle Schuh.  

    Early College

    Ninth and tenth grade students interested in attending North Wake College and Career Academy next year should stop by Student Services to sign up for a meeting with the school's representative on October 22 at 9am.

    Volunteer Opportunity

    Parents:  We will be conducting a financial simulation with all Civics classes and need volunteers to help with this activity.  There is no experience necessary.  Students will be transformed into young adults with jobs and bills to pay. Please use the following link to register or email sjoyner@wcpss.net with questions.  https://tinyurl.com/ybaqx99q

     

     

     

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  • October 7, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 10/7/2018

    Governor’s School

    Juniors interested in applying to Governor's School need to submit their intent forms to Ms. Holliday by Tuesday, October 9th. Forms are located on the WHS website under the Student Services tab in the Junior folder. Hard copies of the forms are also available in the Student Services office.

    College Promise

    Wake Tech Career and College Promise information sessions are now available for those students interested in Spring 2019 dual enrollment at Wake Tech. The schedule for these sessions is posted in Student Services.

    Skills to Pay the Bills

    Parents:  We will be conducting a financial simulation with all Civics classes and we need volunteers to help with this activity.  There is no experience necessary.  Students will be transformed into young adults with jobs and bills to pay. Please use the following link to register or email sjoyner@wcpss.net with questions.  https://tinyurl.com/ybaqx99q

    Financial Aid Assistance

    Seniors – It is now October which means the FAFSA is available for completion for prospective college students interested in financial aid.  This includes not only 4-year colleges, but also community colleges and accredited trade schools.  Wakefield has a financial aid advisor, Ms. Humphrey, who is on campus every Tuesday to assist students and parents with this process.  Appointments can be made in Student Services.  Additionally, there will be a Financial Aid Night on Thursday, October 18th, at 6pm in the WHS auditorium.  Our guest presenter will be Morgan Middleton, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at NC State University.

    College Application Week

    NC Countdown to College 2018 is coming up the week of October 15th – October 19th.  During this week only, seniors can submit college applications to certain NC colleges and universities for free.  All NC community college applications will be free.  A list of participating schools is available in Student Services and on the WHS website.  Seniors are encouraged to sign up for a time slot that week to work with a counselor on their applications. Sign-up sheets will be available in Student Services.  Please make sure you have completed the RDS process before you apply.

    HBCU Fair

    There will be an HBCU College Expo in the Media Center on Thursday, October 18th, during 3rd and 4th periods.  Please contact Ms. Chambliss with any questions.

    Hispanic Family Night

    Hispanic Family Night is Tuesday, October 10th, 2018 from 6-8PM.  All Hispanic families are invited to come to school to enjoy dinner, view student performances, meet school personnel and learn about community resources. All presentations will be conducted in Spanish.  Translators will be available

    Power Schools

    Parents please make certain you are checking PowerSchools daily. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s grades or attendance, please contact your child’s teacher or Student Services.

    Carpool

    Parents make certain you are using the carpool lanes to pick up and drop off your children. Please refrain from doing the following:

    1) Dropping students off in the back of the school

    2) Dropping students off in the bus parking lot

    3) Dropping students off in the front of school and in the circle (reserved for handicapped and special buses)

    4) Dropping students off in middle school parking lot

    PSAT

    The PSAT will be administered to students who signed up for it on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. The test will take multiple hours. Please make certain your child is well rested if they are signed up to take the PSAT.

    Saturday School

    The next Saturday School will be October 20, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. If students need a sheet to document their hours, please go to Student Services.  

    Homecoming

    Students this week is homecoming week. Please check the website for the theme each day. There will be a homecoming dance this Friday, October 12, starting after the football game and lasting until 12:00 AM. Students you must have a Wakefield student ID to get in the game. If you don’t have a Wakefield ID, you must bring your schedule with you to prove you are a Wakefield student. Only WCPSS students with a WCPSS student ID will be allowed to the dance if you invite a friend from another school. 

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  • September 30, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 9/30/2018

    School Pictures

    Underclassmen picture day is scheduled for Friday, October 5th. Packets for purchasing photos have been distributed to students by their homeroom teachers.

    Seniors who have not taken their senior portrait will have an opportunity to take theirs at school on Thursday, October 25th. Students will be assigned an appointment time. There will be a $15 sitting fee.

    PTSA

    Please support WHS by joining and getting involved with our PTSA. The PTSA works to support and enhance our students and school in many ways. Help us increase membership and involvement by joining today. Please click on the JOIN PTSA link from the Parents Tab on our school website. Thank you for getting involved!

    Hispanic Family Night

    Hispanic Family Night is Monday, October 9th, 2018 from 6-8PM. All Hispanic families are invited to come to school to enjoy dinner, view student performances, meet school personnel and learn about community resources. All presentations will be conducted in Spanish. Translators will be available

    PreACT

    The PreACT will be given to all 10th graders on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Please mark your calendars. Any questions should be addressed to Amy Russell testing coordinator for Wakefield High School. More information will be available soon on the Wakefield High School testing website.

    Premier Parking

    Starting Friday August 31st during the football game, we’re going to start selling the raffle tickets for the parking spots. Tickets will be sold at all Wakefield Athletics Home Games, and during select lunch and Pride Time periods. The cost will be $10.00 per 1 chance or 3 chances for $25.00. Spots are #1 and #33.

    Power Schools

    Parents please make certain you are checking PowerSchools daily. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s grades or attendance, please contact your child’s teacher or Student Services.

    Financial Aid Night

    Parents do you have questions about grants, student loans and paying for college. Wakefield High School will be hosting Financial Aid Night October 10th, 2018. Please contact Student Services for more information.

    10th Grade Parent Night

    To best serve the needs of our parents and students we would like to hear your feedback concerning 10th Grade Parent Night. Please use the following link to fill out a quick survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Abw2S2Zp0ltt5JD22g9eOkZTr-LSS3gYJryeE5fTK1g/edit?usp=sharing

    Class rings and Senior products

    Jostlen’s will be on campus on Tuesday, Oct 2nd during lunches in the front lobby to take class ring orders. The deposit is $60. Jostens will be taking orders for caps &caps & tassels, gowns and other seniors products on Wednesday, October 3rd during lunches in the front lobby. A $60 deposit is required to place your order. There will also be a parent night from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Oct 2nd.

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  • September 23, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 9/23/2018
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  • September 9, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 9/9/2018

    Senior Parent Night and Senior Interviews

    Thank you to all of our seniors and their families who attended our Senior Parent Night.  For those who were unable to attend this event, you can find the PowerPoint presentation and important documents on the WHS website under Students --> Student Services --> Seniors -->  Senior Files.  In addition, Ms. Ansbacher will be hosting 2 mini-presentation sessions for Seniors during both SMART lunches on Wednesday, September 12th.  Senior Interviews with counselors are scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 13th.  These are one-on-one meetings with the student's academic counselor.  Each senior will receive a specific appointment time and a pass for this meeting.  

    Testing Info

    A testing site has been created in efforts to provide up-to-date testing information. Please check out the site for details on upcoming tests. PSAT registration ends9/10/18 so be sure to read the details carefully if your child plans to take the PSAT.  The link for the website may be found on the Wakefield Homepage under the Academics tab where you will find testing. 

    Meet the Teacher Night

    Open House / Meet the teacher night is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Open House starts at 6:30 PM and ends at 8:00 PM.

    Carpool

    Parents make certain you are using the carpool lanes to pick up and drop off your children. Please refrain from doing the following:

    1) Dropping students off in the back of the school

    2) Dropping students off in the bus parking lot

    3) Dropping students off in the front of school and in the circle (reserved for handicapped and special buses)

    4) Dropping students off in middle school parking lot

    Attendance Notes

    Notes must be brought to the Attendance Office within two (2) days of returning from the absence and presented BEFORE the start of first period or during lunch.  Absences not documented within two (2) days will be classified as unexcused, as mandated by School Board Policy 6000.4.  Absence notes may be scanned and emailed as an attachment.  The attachment must be written and contain the parent/guardian signature and phone number

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  • September 2, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 9/2/2018

    Senior Parent Night

    Senior Parent night will be on Thursday, September 6th at 6:30pm in the auditorium.  Senior students and their parents or guardians are strongly encouraged to attend this annual event to learn more information about the upcoming year.  Several important topics will be addressed by members of our staff, including:  Senior Year Processes and Post-Secondary Planning, College Application Procedures and Best Practices, Scholarships and Financial Aid, Senior Timeline, Honors and Awards, Senior Fees and Graduation Updates, and Yearbook Ads and Portraits. 

    Testing Info

    A testing site has been created in efforts to provide up-to-date testing information. Please check out the site for details on upcoming tests. PSAT registration ends9/10/18 so be sure to read the details carefully if your child plans to take the PSAT.  The link for the website may be found on the Wakefield Homepage under the Academics tab where you will find testing. 

    Auditions for our whole school musical BEAUTY and the BEAST start on Tuesday, September 4 in the auditorium.   For more information please visit www.wakefieldtheatre.net.

    Meet the Teacher Night

    Open House / Meet the teacher night is scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2018. Open House starts at 6:30 PM and ends at 8:00 PM.

     

    Carpool

    Parents make certain you are using the carpool lanes to pick up and drop off your children. Please refrain from doing the following:

    1) Dropping students off in the back of the school

    2) Dropping students off in the bus parking lot

    3) Dropping students off in the front of school and in the circle (reserved for handicapped and special buses)

    4) Dropping students off in middle school parking lot

     

    Attendance Notes

    Notes must be brought to the Attendance Office within two (2) days of returning from the absence and presented BEFORE the start of first period or during lunch.  Absences not documented within two (2) days will be classified as unexcused, as mandated by School Board Policy 6000.4.  Absence notes may be scanned and emailed as an attachment.  The attachment must be written and contain the parent/guardian signature and phone number

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  • August 23, 2018

    Posted by Emily Scoggins on 8/23/2018

    Wakefield Weekly Update 8-23-18
    Student Schedules:

    Student schedules are available to view on PowerSchool or pick up from the school. Schedule change request can made by going to the Wakefield High School website or by picking up a form from Student Services. During first period on Monday, students will be provided with a new copy of their schedule on orange paper. They should follow the orange schedule which will reflect any schedule changes made over the weekend. Any additional schedule changes after Monday will be provided to students on a yellow sheet of paper.

    AP Summer Work

    If child is enrolled in AP class where they were given summer assignments, the due dates for those summer assignments will be Tuesday September 4, 2018.

    SAT/ACT Prep

    Educational Services Center will be offering an in-depth 8-week SAT/ACT program here at Wakefield High School during Sept. & Oct. The course will prepare juniors and seniors for the fall PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams. There is a discount for Wakefield students, reducing the course tuition from $479 to $395, which includes all books & lesson materials. If registering online, go to www.esctestprep.com, refer to Group #68, and enter coupon code F18395 to activate discount. You may call the ESC office to register, or with any questions: 609-953-4001.

    Meet the Teacher Night

    Open House / Meet the teacher night is scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2018. Open House starts at 6:30 PM and ends at 8:00 PM.

    Carpool

    Parents make certain you are using the carpool lanes to pick up and drop off your children. Please refrain from doing the following:

    1) Dropping students off in the back of the school

    2) Dropping students off in the bus parking lot

    3) Dropping students off in the front of school and in the circle (reserved for handicapped and special buses)

    4) Dropping students off in middle school parking lot

    Attendance Notes

    Notes must be brought to the Attendance Office within two (2) days of returning from the absence and presented BEFORE the start of first period or during lunch.  Absences not documented within two (2) days will be classified as unexcused, as mandated by School Board Policy 6000.4.  Absence notes may be scanned and emailed as an attachment.  The attachment must be written and contain the parent/guardian signature and phone number.  

    Lunch Passes and Parking Passes

    If a student has not purchased a parking pass this summer they have to wait until September 4, 2018 to purchase it. If a student does not have a fine or fee on record they can purchase their lunch pass next week. In order to purchase a lunch pass a parent must be with the student or have the lunch pass formed notarized with a parent signature. Students can only purchase passes before school or during their assigned lunch.

    Yours,

    Malik Bazzell, Principal
    #Maroonstrong

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