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October 1, 2018

EWHS Weekly Message – Week of October 1, 2018


Marching Band Competition | The East Wake High School Blue Spirit Marching Band will be performing at Middle Creek High School on Saturday, October 6.  Please consider coming out to support our band!


Interim Reports | Interim reports will be sent home with students on Friday, October 5.  If you have questions about grades, please direct them to the teacher(s).  All staff members email addresses can be found on the school website, under “Our School”, then “Faculty Directory”.


Warrior Club Meeting | The Warrior Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 10 in the Media Center.


Food Pantry | Did you know that our school has their very own Food Pantry? If you are experiencing or you know of a family that is experiencing a stressful time and is in need of food, the East Wake High School Food Pantry is here to help. The Interfaith Food Shuttle recently stocked our pantry with fresh fruit, vegetables, and meats for families that may be experiencing difficult times. EWHS Food Pantry is open to any family in need. Please see Mrs. Bell for more information or call 919-365-2625 x23925.


Mini Success Fair | Attention Juniors and Seniors! East Wake High School is hosting a Mini Success Fair on Tuesday, October 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the atrium and auditorium. Come meet with local college and military representatives to start planning for your future success. Financial Aid information will also be available.


Hurricane Florence – Make-up Days | The weather make-up days have been revised.  October 19 was an early release day, but will now become a full school day.  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.


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.


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. 


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


Monday, October 1

  • Girls Tennis @ South Johnston
  • Boys Soccer @ Smithfield Selma
  • Volleyball vs West Johnston


Tuesday, October 2

  • Girls Golf @ Clayton
  • Volleyball vs Clayton


Wednesday, October 3

  • Girls Tennis vs Smithfield Selma
  • Cross Country @ Clayton
  • Boys Soccer vs Cleveland


Thursday, October 4

  • Volleyball @ West Johnston
  • JV Football vs Cleveland

Friday, October 5

  • Varsity Football @ Cleveland


You are an East Wake Warrior! All that you think, say, and do will be excellent because you are an individual of EXCELLENCE.