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November 12, 2018

EWHS Weekly Message – Week of November 12, 2018


Report Cards | Report cards were sent home with students on Friday, November 9.  Please contact your child’s guidance counselor if you would like to set up a parent-teacher conference.


Warrior Club Meeting | The Warrior Club withhold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 14 at 6 p.m. in the Media Center.


Thanksgiving Assistance | Our school has several families that are in need for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Please consider supporting one of these families.  For more details, click here.


PTSA Meeting | The PTSA meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 20 has been canceled due to the Thanksgiving holiday and has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 28 at 6 p.m. in the Media Center. 


4th Annual Project Warrior | The East Wake Theatre program will be performing its 4th production of Project Warrior.  The play will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17.  Please come out and support these talented students.


FFA Meeting | FFA will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 13 at 6 p.m. in room 1306.


Cap & Gown Order| Herff Jones will be taking Cap & Gown orders during all lunches on Wednesday, November 14.  Cap & gown orders should be placed as early as possible to secure the lowest price possible. 


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. 


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