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November 19, 2018

EWHS Weekly Message – Week of November 19, 2018


Early Release & Thanksgiving Break | Tuesday, November 20 is an early release for WCPSS.  Students will be dismissed at 11:32 a.m.  School will not reopen until Monday, November 26.


Free Duke Football Tickets for Students | With many of our Duke Students leaving campus and heading home for Thanksgiving, Duke Football is looking for fill our student section with local students and their families for the November 24th game vs. Wake Forest. The game is set for 12:30 p.m. at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. This is a great opportunity for our community to visit campus and watch a great football game.


They are offering all area students a FREE ticket to the game as well as free concessions vouchers good for their choice of a Hot Dog or Popcorn and a drink. Their families and friends can also purchase significantly discounted tickets for only $15 that also includes the free concessions vouchers. Parking is also free for all fans in our general public lots.


All the students and their families have to do is visit to register.


Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) | The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) will be providing leadership development training for 10 grade students at N.C. State University this summer.  If you are interested, please contact Student Services for additional information about serving as our school’s representative.


Interim Reports | Interim reports were sent home with students on Friday, November 16. 


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. 


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.


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.


Monday, November 19

Women’s Basketball @ Southern Durham


Tuesday, November 20

Basketball @ Rolesville


Saturday, November 24

Women’s Basketball vs South Central (@Southeast Raleigh – Thanksgiving Invitational)


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