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May 6, 2019

EWHS Weekly Message – Week of May 6, 2019


Teacher Appreciation Week - May 6 - 10 | This week is teacher appreciation week.  Our teachers work extremely hard, please take the time to celebrate them.


Herff Jones – Cap & Gown Distribution | Cap & gowns will be distributed to Seniors on Thursday, May 9 from 10:30 – 12:45 in the cafeteria lobby (annex).  The balance owed must be paid in full to receive your items.


Warrior Club Meeting | The East Wake Athletic Club (Warrior Club) will hold there monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. in the Media Center.


Interact Club Induction Ceremony | The Interact Club will induct its new members on Wednesday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium. 


Chorus Concert | The Spring Chorus concert will be on Thursday, May 9 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the auditorium.


OSNC Physical Night - May 15 | East Wake High will host a physical night at OSNC on Wednesday, May 15 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Knightdale office in the Rex Healthcare building.   Physicals are $10.00.  All the money comes back to the booster club if we have more than 5 show up.  For student-athletes, that plan to work out over the summer (football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, cross country), should go ahead and get their physical done that evening and out of the way! For more information, please contact Coach Randall Pridgen.  


Prom Tickets | The prom will be Saturday, May 11.  Tickets are $75 per person the week of May 6 but will increase to $100 per person on May 8 & 9. No prom tickets will be sold after May 9.


Mandatory Commencement Practice | Seniors that are participating in commencement exercises are required to attend the commencement practice on Friday, June 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Raleigh Convention Center. Seniors that do not attend this event, will not be allowed to walk at graduation on June 15.


Commencement | Graduation will be on Saturday, June 15 at 8 p.m. at the Raleigh Convention Center.  All graduating seniors will report to the Raleigh Convention Center no later than 7 p.m. on June 15.  The processional will begin at 8 p.m. sharp!  Late students (arriving after 7 p.m.) will not be allowed to join the processional.  Each Senior will be awarded eight (8) graduation tickets which will be distributed at the mandatory commencement practice.  Seniors who fail to assume full financial responsibility to East Wake High School or WCPSS will not receive graduation tickets.  Seniors were provided with attire requirements for this event at the Senior Class meeting (page 6 of the Senior Commencement Handbook).  A Senior Commencement Handbook can be picked up at the front office.


Senior Awards Ceremony Practice | Seniors will practice for the Senior Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 30 at 1 p.m. in the EWHS Main Gym.


Senior Awards Ceremony & Senior Picnic | Senior Awards Ceremony & Senior Picnic will be on May 31.  A cap & gown is required for this event.  The senior picnic will immediately follow the awards ceremony. 


Baccalaureate | The Baccalaureate program will be June 2 at 3 p.m. at Zebulon Baptist Church.  A cap & gown is required for this event.


Town of Wendell - Citizen Advisory Board Open Enrollment | The town of Wendell is accepting applications to fill open spots on their Citizen Advisory Boards. For more information, please visit


Senior Picnic Volunteer Signup | The 2019 Senior Picnic is scheduled for Friday, May 31st. Volunteers and donations are needed for this event. There is a signup form on the school website for anyone interested in participating. Donations can be dropped off in Ms. Reynolds Room 142. Click here to signup.


Scholarships | Seniors should visit our school website at for scholarship information.  If a student receives a scholarship, no matter if they accept the scholarship or not should turn it into Student Services.  The student will be recognized at the Senior Awards Day Program for this accomplishment.  For more information, Seniors should see their Guidance Counselor.


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.


Food Pantry | Did you know that our school has a 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.


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


Tuesday, May 7

  • Soccer @ Clayton
  • Baseball @ Gray's Creek


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