11-22-21 Weekly Message
11-22-2021 Weekly Message
I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving holiday and I hope that you can spend it with family and friends. The school will be closed for students from Wednesday, November 24th, through Sunday, November 28th.
- NCTAP (Juniors and Seniors)– Are you interested in learning high tech, in-demand skills, getting paid to do it and earn a degree for free at the same time? The North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP) and WakeWorks are currently accepting applications from Juniors and Seniors for apprenticeship spots in many different fields for next year. The typical apprentices graduate from these programs with an associate’s degree, a journeyman’s certificate and a salary that averages $45-50 thousand dollars a year. To learn more about these fantastic opportunities contact Mr. Evans or Mrs. Ward for more information on how to apply.
- Junior Information Meeting - If you missed the Junior Information Meeting, you can view the recorded presentation and slide deck on the Student Services website. https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/chsstudentservices/home
- Mark your calendars now for Saturday, December 11, 2021. Cary High will hold our first Outdoor Holiday Movie Night. Students and families are invited to attend a showing of the movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell. The parking lot will open at 6:30 pm and the movie begins at 7:00 pm. We will hold an ELF costume contest with the winner receiving a $50 gift card. Participation is free, but guests need to bring their own camping chair (and blanket if it is cold). The PTSA will provide hot chocolate and popcorn.
- Congratulations to Cary High NJROTC for 2nd Place Overall at the Cape Fear Blue and Gold Drill Meet. With this finish the Cary cadets qualify for the Area 6 Navy JROTC Championships in March.
Cary placed in the following events:
1st Place Colorguard (commanded by cadet Abbey Almueti)
1st Place Unarmed Regulation Platoon (commanded by cadet Jerry Atunku)
3rd Place Unarmed Exhibition Drill(commanded by cadet Rapley Henderson)
3rd Place Armed Exhibition Drill(commanded by cadet Ben Passiglia)
2nd Place Curl-Ups
2nd Place 16 by 100 Relay
1st Place Personnel Inspection
2nd Place Academic test
4 cadets also took home medals for top finishes; Ethan Kohn and Katie Broughton took 3rd and 4th place in unarmed individual drill and Christian Benoit and John Lowe took 1st and 2nd place in the armed individual drill.
- The Cary JV and Varsity wrestlers were back at it Saturday with a tournament down near the beach. Cary JV's winning matches were: Alfa Dominguez, Andrew Metters, Jaden Tyer, Noah Hamlet, Qmarrean Whitehead and Oliver Osorio-Jaimes.
Varsity place winners were: Alex Schweitzer, Nathan Cowles, Aspen Talbot, and Romeo Klaty. Jake Wolfram was third, Johnny Ramos and Heavyweight Keontay Turner both were runner-ups while Sam Greana was Cary's lone Champion. More matches tomorrow at 5:30 at home.
- Attention Juniors and Seniors - Registration has been extended to December 1st for Wake Tech's Career and College Promise Program for Spring 2022. Through this program, students can take college courses tuition free. Please go to the Wake Tech CCP website for registration information https://www.waketech.edu/admissions-aid/career-and-college-promise
- Local communities are in need of skilled firefighters to ensure the safety of their residents. If you love helping others and are up for the challenge, there’s a new Wake County Fire Academy class starting in January. No experience is needed, and you could be on the front lines in less than a year.
- The Annual “Students Against Hunger” Food Drive is underway. Cans and other non-perishables will be collected in 1st periods and monetary donations can be made online. Check instagram for the link. The 1st period with the most donations will win a breakfast from student council. Donations will be accepted through December 1st.
- Are you interested in CyberSecurity? If so, CyberStart America is a, FREE, no experience CyberSecurity training and scholarship competition. Training and practice challenges are now open through April and the scholarship competition will take place in May. Last year, there were 5,000 competitors and more than 500 scholarships of fifteen hundred dollars plus were given out to students. To sign-up, go to www.cyberstartamerica.org or see Mr. Walatkiewicz in Room 2318 with questions.
- Attention Seniors! It's time to order your cap and gown! Order online at the link listed below, which is also posted in the CHS Class of 2022 Google Classroom. If you are a mid-year graduate, you must order your cap and gown by December 1st. https://carolinagrad.net/collections/cap-gown/products/2021-cap-gown-and-tassel-unit?variant=38402872672407
- The Nu Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, otherwise known as Family Matters has an outstanding scholarship opportunity for students who identify as Black or African American. The Family Matters Scholarship is $1,000 was created to continue one of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s guiding principles, “to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards and help inspiring, young black high school seniors who are leaders and agents of change in their communities. Eligibility for the scholarship are as follows:
· Identify as a Black or African-American female
· Upholds a minimum weighted GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale)
· Will be matriculating into an accredited 4 year college/university Fall 2022
The Application window will open November 24th at 9:08am and close January 29th at 11:59pm. All applicants will receive an email before March 14th informing them whether they were selected.
- Are you interested in becoming an innovator? The Design Lab for K-12 Education at the College of Design at NC State University is offering a series of in-person and digital Weekend Workshops this fall for high school students who might be interested in Architecture, Art + Design, and Industrial Design. The design thinking skills and creative experiences gained in these workshops can empower students on their path toward becoming innovative problem solvers and prepare them to tackle the challenges of the future! See the attached flyers for more information.
See the attached flyer for more information.
- Don’t miss this easy and free opportunity to support the IMP Club and athletics at Cary High. Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to 1957 today. Instructions at https://tinyurl.com/y5wkwheg
- It's time to link your Harris Teeter VIC card. Tell the cashier BEFORE you check-out to enter the Cary High school code 3208 to start earning money for Cary High.
Or click here to link your VIC card online.
When you choose to support Cary High PTSA through Amazon Smile, a portion of every purchase you make benefits our staff and students. Click here to make CHS PTSA your beneficiary
Be sure to follow us on Twitter @cary_chatter, #forksupcary for more announcements. Have a great day Cary.