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November 5, 2018

EWHS Weekly Message – Week of November 5, 2018


Report Card Pick-up & Family Engagement Event | The school will host a family engagement event on Thursday, November 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Please click here for a more detail agenda of the event.


Two-Hour Delay |  All WCPSS will open two hours late on Tuesday, November 6 for election day.


Cap & Gown Presentation | Herff Jones will conduct their cap & gown presentation for Seniors on Tuesday, November 6 during second period.  Parents should ask their Senior for the packet that evening.  Cap & gown orders should be placed as early as possible to secure the lowest price possible.  Orders can be placed during all lunches on Wednesday, November 14.


Summer Training in Academic Research (STAR) Program | The Summer Training in Academic Research (STAR) Program provides a high-quality research experience for undergraduate students, high school students, and middle and high school teachers during the summer academic break.


The eight-week program, held June 17 - Aug 8, 2019, will give participants who are interested in science and medicine real hands-on experience in research methodology and writing. Participants are placed in teams and matched with Duke faculty mentors to work on an original, hypothesis-driven project, originating as a one-page summary and culminating in a complete research paper. A goal of the program is to have every participant qualify for co-authorship on a peer-reviewed manuscript related to their team’s project.


The STAR Program is held at the Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, N.C., which has organized educational and support programs for junior faculty, fellows, residents, and medical students as well as high school and college students. Participants receive a stipend to attend, which makes the program an option even for students who planned to work over the summer break.


Applications for summer 2019 will be accepted from Nov. 19, 2018 through Jan. 11, 2019.  Check out the program website for more information:


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 needs 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.


Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser | The EWHS PTSA is holding a fundraiser with Honey Baked Ham from September 21 – November 15.  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 $60 for students (with tax, that makes them $65).  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.


Wednesday, November 7

  • JV Football vs Clayton


Thursday, November 8

  • Varsity Football @ Clayton


Saturday, November 11

  • Girls’ Basketball Jamboree


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