WECHS Principal's Weekly Message 6/24/2022
Hopefully, everyone is finding time to do what brings them joy during the summer break! Rest, relax, and recharge.
A group of WECHS students and Mr. Williams are in Nashville, Tennessee this week competing at the International H.O.S.A conference! Wish them good luck and safe travels.
Last night, the WECHS American Red Cross Club (ARCC) was recognized as the 2022 American Red Cross Volunteer Services Partner of the Year. The ARCC members volunteered over 1000 hours. That is a 287% increase over last year! Members have helped with the NC State Fair, created Veteran's Day cards, sponsored a blood drive, participated in Prepare with Pedro training, and supported international services through mapping events.
The WECHS Office will be closed the week of July 4th.
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”).
The WECHS Summer letter will be sent to all current and new students via mail and School Messenger in early July.
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 are now available and are a wonderful reminder of the event!
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 the 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
Join the Student Services Remind for your class, text 81010 with the corresponding message below:
10th: @2021w echs
Mark your calendars, Seniors and Superseniors: Tux/Drape Pictures will be on August 11th on North Campus. This will also be a day for you to pick up books and get your schedules. More information about Tux/Drape pictures coming soon. Graduates are requested to have a tux/drape picture for the composite and yearbook.
Preparing for College Applications will be on Friday, August 12. We are bringing in speakers to talk about scholarships, financial aid, college application essay writing and the application process.
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:
Are you a rising Senior and interested in an internship at WakeMed? The internship will take place from July 18th - 29th. Each week will consist of approximately 20 hours per week. Please complete this interest form. Contact Ms. Hill with additional questions.
Great opportunity for the City of Raleigh as a Digital Connector. The Raleigh Digital Connectors Internship program is a unique opportunity for you and your fellow participants to serve your community through technology, community service, and leadership. You will become an intern and volunteer for the Digital Inclusion unit with the City of Raleigh’s Housing and Neighborhood Department. The City of Raleigh provides this internship opportunity through strategic partnerships and offers expanded levels of digital readiness and leadership training. This internship program is highly competitive and requires you to submit an application by 7/15/22. Click here for more information and the application.
Just a reminder, youth under 18 must have a Youth Employment Certificate to work in NC. Please visit this website for additional 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/
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 (async during summer). 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