WECHS Principal's Weekly Message 5/27/2022
We did it! Have a wonderful summer and keep in touch!
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 in June and 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
To order pictures from the commencement ceremony, visit https://events.lifetouch.com/
They will be available on the website 2-4 weeks after the ceremony.
If you would like to see the commencement ceremony recording, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtoTxrEIbRA
Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch for 2022-2023
All students received free school meals this year supported by federal funding due to the pandemic. This funding is set to end on June 30, 2022. In order to receive free or reduced-price meals for next school year, families need to submit a meal benefits application.
All families must complete an application for the 2022-2023 school year starting July 1 in order to receive benefits. Please allow 10 business days for processing.
Benefits of families applying online at www.MySchoolApps.com: It’s the fastest way to get a status. They will get an anticipated determination immediately. They will have a confirmation number that they can use to inquire about their status. And best of all, it avoids delays and mistakes.
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.
Student Services: Our website has been updated with links to helpful resources: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/50577
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 any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor Contact Information:
Ms. Lachance (Last names A-K), email@example.com, 919-212-5800 ext. 26054 https://calendly.com/wechs-lachance
Mr. Muse (Last names L-Z), firstname.lastname@example.org,
919-212-5800 ext. 26058
Career Development Corner:
Just a reminder, youth under 18 must have a Youth Employment Certificate to work in NC. Please visit this website for additional information.
Seniors and Super Seniors, are you interested in a paid construction internship or apprenticeship? At this time there are several opportunities in our area. Please contact Ms. Hill for additional information at email@example.com
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/
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.
We just received a large supply of spirit wear, especially hoodies and sweatpants.
Order yours today!
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
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