WECHS Principal's Weekly Message 5/20/2022
Whew! We are almost there! One more day of high school finals, then time for graduation as we send the amazing WECHS Class of 2022 on to bigger and better things.
The last day some teachers will be on campus is Wednesday, May 25th. Hopefully, grades will be finalized by that day. When grades are finalized, PowerSchool grade viewing access will be restored.
WECHS Office Summer Hours
WECHS PHS Office will be open from 7:30-2:30 Monday-Thursday for any in-person needs. Please call ahead to make sure someone is available to complete your paperwork, at 919-212-5800 (“0”). Cummings, Wooten, Paramore, Poole, and Abbott are employed June-July. Lachance will be on campus in June only.
(WTCC campuses are closed on Fridays in the summer and the air conditioning is turned off.)
Congratulations to the WECHS H.E.A.L.S. teams for amazing presentations and calls to action! We look forward to their positive impact on our community and globally.
The WCPSS School Board approved updated calendars with early release dates (all calendars). A few changes were made to the proposed early release dates. We will dismiss at approximately 12:00 noon on those days. Student bus riders in college classes will need to make alternate arrangements for afternoon transportation on those days so as to not miss the WTCC classes at 12:00 and 1:00.
Class of 2022
Mandatory commencement practice will be on Monday, May 23 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Meymandi Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Parking around that area is $10.
All graduates need to have their books turned in and not owe any fees to be able to walk at graduation.
WECHS Class of 2022 Commencement will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 8 p.m. Tickets are required to attend Commencement. Masks are recommended but not required. Each graduate will receive approximately 8 tickets and will receive these at commencement practice. The WECHS Commencement Ceremony will be live-streamed at 8:00 pm. Parking around that area is approximately $10.
All students not enrolled in WCPSS/WTCC summer classes will turn in their WCPSS device and charger prior to summer break. This would include any Chromebooks issued while in middle school. Students will be expected to use the new WCPSS Thinkpad during the 2022-2023 school year.
North: Congratulations on completing WTCC finals!
PHS: PHS high school final exams will be administered on May 19, 20, 23, and 24
PHS WTCC library is now closed on Fridays for the summer. Students have been notified. Students who have been approved to stay on campus after 3:00 will need to sit quietly on the benches in the lobby of our building, C.
Election season is upon us and all seats on the WCPSS school board will be on the ballot this fall. Stay informed and VOTE if you are able!
WECHS is pleased to announce our first Anatomage team will be competing in the May 27th qualifier. The Anatomage Tournament is a team-based competition to test students on their understanding and knowledge of anatomy. The students will work together to evaluate a cadaver from an Anatomage Table. The team members are John VK, Ananya T, Diya T, Eliana G, and Simran T.
The breakfast and lunch options for May are linked here.
Student Services: Our website has been updated with links to helpful resources: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/50577
If you would like for your graduate to be featured on WECHS social media, email a photo and brief bio about future plans (specific college not necessary) to Robin McAlexander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Opportunities: There are many opportunities for summer study and experiences. Check out this link on the CFNC website: https://www2.cfnc.org/studentEnrichment
Scholarships: We receive notices of scholarships regularly and post them on this document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cfKGNl2-GyFIwgaxKdW5iCoumaZlnyjS_yD6UDuNuGI/edit?usp=sharing Additional scholarship links and websites can be found at: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/49470
Wake Tech Fall 22 - See WEBADVISOR or SELF-SERVICE to review FALL 22 schedules. Wake Tech Summer - Wake Tech summer classes start Monday, May 16th.
Email Ms. Graham if you have questions. email@example.com
Counselor Contact Information:
Ms. Lachance (Last names A-K), firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-212-5800 ext. 26054 https://calendly.com/wechs-lachance
Mr. Muse (Last names L-Z), email@example.com,
919-212-5800 ext. 26058
Career Development Corner:
Please be sure to visit Ms. Hill’s website for the most up-to-date opportunities, health science enrichment experiences, and other valuable information.
Is your student interested in a career in aerospace, cyberspace, and outer space? Have they considered joining the Civil Air Patrol? The United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol Cadets Program works with young people interested in community service, developing confidence and leadership skills. For more information about the program and how to apply, please visit https://franklincountync.cap.gov/
Looking for an interesting experience this summer? WCPSS is pleased to offer a number of experiences to "Fast Track" career placement for students. Complete this application to apply for seats in any of the Career Accelerator programs. You can learn more about each program at this link.
Check out this PAID summer internship opportunity with Builders Bridge for students 17 years or older! Deadline is quickly approaching.
Campbell University’s School of Engineering and College of Pharmacy and Health Science are hosting STEM camps. Click here for additional information.
Wake County EMS - EMT Summer Camp registration is now open! Spots fill quickly. It’s a free week-long camp. Youth ages 14–19 can participate in this weeklong day camp in June that provides extensive hands-on instruction on EMS equipment and procedures. Camp includes team building and field trips to related sites. Registration is required.
NCBCE has partnered with the NC Department of Public Instruction and industry leaders to curate a list of online curricula for credentials and certifications developed by tech companies. Through this partnership, students in NC K-12 high schools can receive scholarships to take the certification tests. Please reach out to NCBCEAdmin@nc.gov for more information. Want more information? Click here. Contact Ms. Hill with questions.
The Perry Virtual Experience is a free, 2.5-hour, interactive online experience for high school and college-aged students who gender-identify as female or nonbinary and are interested in pursuing careers in orthopedics and/or engineering. Participants will hear from women leaders in these fields and dive into online mock orthopedic surgery simulations and biomechanics experiments. Click here for current opportunities.
PHS Final Exams
PHS high school final exams will be administered on May 19, 20, 23, and 24. Please do not plan to travel during these dates. Early testing requires submitting a request with supporting documentation to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for approval because North Carolina law requires that all final exams be administered in the last five days of the semester. Requests based on vacation travel are not granted by NCDPI.
Students are expected to be present on campus only on the days when they are scheduled to take an exam. Students who remain on campus after the exam to wait for bus transportation will participate in a supervised study hall. Buses will run on a regular schedule. Students will not have access to their phones during exams. If you need to reach them, call the main WECHS line: 919-212-5800.
Parents/guardians may choose to pick up students after the exam has ended if the student does not have another exam after. (Students cannot leave an exam session until it ends.) Unless this form linked above has been completed and turned in to Mr. Abbott by the morning of the exam day, students must be checked out using the standard checkout process inside the school building or picked up in carpool at the end of the day.
We just received a large supply of spirit wear, especially hoodies and sweatpants.
Order yours today!
Daily Announcements are shared between campuses and read aloud on the PHS campus daily.
WECHS students participate in Athletics through Enloe High School. Information on tryouts and other sports news can be found on the Enloe Athletics website.
Visit www.jordandriving.com to sign up. Payment is not due until the class is confirmed by the Driver’s Education teacher at Enloe, Carolyn Hunter, firstname.lastname@example.org
STAY HOME IF YOU FEEL ANY SYMPTOM OF ILLNESS….please!
You may not enter a WCPSS facility if you have been: Instructed to quarantine or you are experiencing any of these Covid symptoms of illness: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or Runny Nose, Nausea or Vomiting, and/or Diarrhea.
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Principal Cummings’ Office Hours/Coffee Chats 8:30 Friday mornings. Open to all. The meet link is posted on our Google Calendar call, email, or let me know a time you’d like to meet in person. Email: email@example.com Mobile (call/text): 919-341-9844 or use my online scheduler
Please take care of yourself, your friends, and your family, and contact me with any questions.
Principal, Lisa Cummings
Campus Contact and Locations:
WECHS PHS Campus
WTCC Perry Health Science Campus
2901 Holston Lane, Raleigh
WECHS Northern Campus
WTCC Scott Northern Campus
6600 Louisburg Road, Raleigh