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November 25, 2018

EWHS Weekly Message – Week of November 25, 2018


Blue & Gold Day – Sellout the Gym Event | Our first home basketball game will be Friday, November 30 against Franklinton High School.  In an effort to sell out the event and have a packed gym of blue and gold, we will sell tickets in advance to the game for $5 during lunches all week.  The cost to enter the game by paying at the door will be $7.  Get your tickets now to show your support and join the student section to make it the largest ever!


Hispanic Heritage Celebration Show | The Spanish Club is hosting the second annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration Show on Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.  The cost to attend this event is $5, and tickets will go on sale during lunch on Tuesday.


SGA Hosted Movie/Spirit Day | The SGA will host a movie/spirit day on Thursday, November 29 at 3 p.m. in the Media Center.  More information about this event will be shared during the daily announcements.


School Improvement Plan | The purpose of school improvement is to improve achievement and outcomes for every student by working to eliminate the ability to predict achievement based on socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity.  We do this by collaboratively and continuously analyzing data and making decisions considering the unique needs of the learning community and the district's strategic plan.  To view our school’s plan, please click here.  The login information is located on the right side of the screen.


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.


PTSA Meeting | The PTSA will host its monthly meeting on 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.


Wednesday, November 28

Wrestling vs Cleveland

Indoor Track @ South Johnston


Thursday, November 29

Basketball @ Wake Forest

Swimming @ GNRC Meet (Smithfield-Selma)


Friday, November 30

Basketball vs Franklinton


Saturday, December 1

Wrestling @ Green Hope


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