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September 24, 2018

EWHS Weekly Message – Week of September 24, 2018


Hurricane Florence – Make-up Days | The weather make-up days have been revised.  September 28 and October 19 were early release days, but will now become full school days.  October 31 was designated as a teacher workday and will now serve as a school day.   


WCPSS Child Nutrition | If your student is eating school meals this year after receiving meals benefits last year, the 2017-2018 benefits will expire on Tuesday, October 9.  Please be sure to apply now for the 2018-2019 benefits.  The process is even easier now with the online application for free and reduced meal prices.  Go to to determine if your student qualifies and then complete the online application.  Paper copies of the application are also available in the front office of the school.


Senior Parent Meeting | There will be a meeting for senior parents on Monday, October 1 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Media Center.


Hurricane Relief for pets | East Wake FFA is collecting pet items for Hurricane Florence victims. We need your help to collect dog food, cat food, cat litter, and cleaning supplies. There are also many displaced horses that need horse feed, horse halters and lead ropes, vet wrap and treats. Thank you for your help to save the animals!


Governor’s School | There is a Governor's School Informational Meeting being held for interested parents and students at Meredith College in the Jones Chapel, on Thursday, October 11, at 6:00 pm. See your counselor if you need more information.


Senior Conferences | Senior Conferences will be held September 24 - October 12. Counselors will meet with seniors to discuss graduation requirements, post-secondary plans, college & career information. Passes were distributed in second period. Also, appointment times were sent to seniors WCPSS emails and are posted outside Student Services.


National Center of Women & Information Technology Award | Calling 9th-12th grade women! Applications are open for the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing. Recipients receive engraved awards, scholarship and internship opportunities, entry to a peer-network of technical women in the NCWIT AiC Community, various prizes, and more. Students can apply online at no later than 8:00 p.m. MST on November 5, 2018. Students with any level of experience are encouraged to apply: NCWIT recognizes aspirations as well as accomplishments!


ChickTech | Chick Tech High School is a free year-long program that introduces 100 high school girls to technology. The program kicks off with a 2-day event on Dec 1st and 2nd at Meredith College and then continues with monthly workshops around different careers, technologies, and companies. Food will be provided during the kick-off and all workshops. We also provide, on an as needed basis, transportation to and from events and childcare. Our program provides a fun, positive learning experience designed to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, give them positive role models, create connections with other young women from the RDU area, and create a positive association with technology creation. If you are interested, please see Mrs. Coble in 2223-D.


PSAT | The PSAT will be administered on Wednesday, October 10. Only students that have registered will be administered this assessment.


Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser | The EWHS PTSA is holding a fundraiser with Honey Baked Ham from September 21 – October 19.  For more information, click here.  Please support this fundraising effort.


Amazon Smile | Do you order from Amazon?  If so, shop from Amazon Smile which will donate 5% back to the EWHS PTSA.  To go to Amazon Smile to give back, click here.


Benchmark/Common Assessment Week | Benchmarks & common assessments will be administered the week of September 24 – 28.


School Improvement | Any parents interested in serving as parent representatives for the school improvement team should contact Margaret Sharpe ( or Olinka Baker (


Yearbook | Yearbook flyers were distributed to students this week. Yearbooks are currently $55 for students (with tax, that makes them $59).  Checks can be made out to EWHS or cash should be taken to Ms. Anderson’s room 159.  Yearbooks can be ordered at  We do not order extras at the end of the year and we always sell out every year.  Order yours today while the price is still low. 


School Pictures | Please mark your calendar! Senior Tux and Drape pictures will be taken on September 27.  Underclassmen and staff pictures will be taken on September 24.


Athletics | Please come out and support our athletic teams.  Additional details about these events can be found on our school calendar.


Monday, September 24

  • Girls Tennis vs Clayton
  • Boys Soccer vs West Johnston


Tuesday, September 25

  • Girls Golf @ West Johnston
  • Volleyball @ Smithfield-Selma
  • Varsity Football @ Southeast Raleigh


Wednesday, September 26

  • Girls Tennis @ West Johnston
  • Cross Country – Wendell Parks & Rec.
  • Boys Soccer vs South Johnston


Thursday, September 27

  • Girls Tennis vs South Johnston
  • Volleyball vs Cleveland
  • JV Football @ South Garner


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