WECHS Principal's Weekly Message 12/30/2022
We made it! Happy end of the semester, and hoping everyone has had a restful holiday and is looking forward to 2023!
WECHS offices will be closed from Thursday, December 22, through Monday, January 2nd. Most staff will return on Tuesday, January 3, and the PHS office staff will return on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
Report Cards will be distributed in January. High school grades should be visible in PowerSchool. College grades in WTCC Blackboard.
The First Day of School for the Second Semester is Thursday, January 5, 2023.
WTCC classes resume with a new semester on Thursday, January 5th.
WECHS staff will be on the north campus Tuesday, January 3rd, and Wednesday, January 4th, to distribute spring semester textbooks. Students will also receive their high school class schedule (AA and HS Seminar) when they pick up their textbooks.
Please use this form (Spring 2023 Schedule/Textbook Pick Up) to schedule a time Tuesday (1/3) and Wednesday (1/4) to complete these important tasks before the new semester begins. It is always hectic the first couple of days of a new semester, so our time is limited to giving out textbooks. If you cannot pick up your textbooks and review your schedule on Tuesday or Wednesday, please respond by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that you do not begin the semester without books or with the wrong schedule.
PHS Spring Semester Meet the Teacher: On January 19, 2023, at 6 p.m. will be Meet the Teacher Night on the PHS campus. We will also be presenting the Road to Associates program that evening for families and students to learn about how students will earn the associate's degree and the other health sciences certificates and degrees. Mark your calendars now!
PTSA will also host their first in-person meeting this evening at Meet the Teacher Night.
Calling all travelers! You’re invited to join us on a tour of Japan in the Summer of 2024. Interested? Follow the below links below to see the full itinerary and price, and sign yourself up! For any questions, please contact Ms. Wernersbach.
Japan Meeting Details Enroll now: www.eftours.com/2549511ke
Class of 2024 Senior Trip (non-school sponsored)
Senior class of 2024 trip. It is an amazing opportunity for seniors.
The trip is an 11-day trip to Tanzania (travel days included) planned by Explorica. It would be non-school sponsored and scheduled for spring break or summer 2024.
It is a volunteer-based trip where students volunteer in local villages, teaching children, building parks, and bringing freshwater access. At the end of the trip, there would be a traditional dinner and wildlife safari excursion. This trip allows students to become active global citizens, experience foreign cultures like never before, and have the experience of a lifetime.
It would be an amazing way to end our time at WECHS. My mother is committed to coordinating in chaperoning the trip. There is a link below with more information.
Excited for the adventure, Chloe-ann Detwiler
WECHS PTSA needs your help!
We currently have officer vacancies on the PTSA board and are looking for parents to volunteer for PTSA President and Treasurer. Please email email@example.com
No Fuss Fundraiser – Just Donate! Now at https://www.wechsptsa.org/donate/no-fuss
Click this link, and 0.5% of all your Amazon purchases go straight to the WECHS PTSA. Share this link with your friends and family! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-1790736
Support the PTSA with every grocery trip. Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to use school code 6211: https://tie.harristeeter.com/together-in-education.
The next PTSA meeting will be in-person in January, the same evening as Spring PHS Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, January 19.
It's time to order your 2022-23 WECHS Yearbook!
Top reasons to order now:
Get a book with this school year's memories featured!
Your future self will thank you!
Contact Ms. Wernersbach with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The special price of $45.00 ends December 31st! Act now.
January WCPSS High School Lunch Menu
The PTSA Carpool link might need updating if you entered information previously.
PTSA at WECHS! WECHS Spirit Wear Purchase Online
Wake Tech Spring 2023 Advising/Course Questions:
Contact Ms. Graham to set up an appointment to discuss spring 2023 courses for spring 2023.
Student Services Updates:
Our website has links to helpful resources
11th, 12th, and 13th grader `. Apply to work as the NC Governor’s Page for four days. Read more about this opportunity and how to apply here: https://governor.nc.gov/governors-page-program
Rising 11th and 12th graders: Summer Ventures in Science and Math: Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a no-cost, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. You will have the opportunity to engage in research with faculty and get hands-on experience at a university. For more information, visit here. Applications are due January 17, 2023.
Other Summer Opportunities
Other summer opportunities are on the horizon. Check out this list on the CFNC website. https://www2.cfnc.org/studentEnrichment
As more information comes out about summer opportunities, we’ll share.. Make your summer memorable!
Class of 2023
Mark your calendars: WECHS Class of 2023 Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24th, at 7 pm. Graduation practice (mandatory) is Tuesday, May 23rd, at 1:30 pm.
Preparation for Graduation: Students can wear either the WECHS or WTCC cap and gown to WECHS graduation. Please use this link to purchase the WECHS cap/gown and other graduation items.
Class of 2023: We can help review applications, essays, etc., for students. Reach out to your school counselor for help.
Financial Aid for College: Reminders: FAFSA opened on October 1 for the 2023-2024 school year. The earlier you submit your FAFSA, the higher your potential is for more financial aid. Some colleges, including UNC-Chapel Hill, require the submission of the CSS profile. Check to see what forms your colleges require.
“How do I know what is needed to submit for college financial aid and scholarships?” Check the scholarship and financial aid pages on college websites to see the deadlines and forms needed to apply for university scholarships. If you need any help, please get in touch with your school counselor. We can help you find what you need to know. No question is too small. Plus, we have a financial aid counselor who comes each Monday and can answer your questions, too!
Scholarships: It is not too early to apply for scholarships. Please check out our scholarship page, many search engines, and scholarship bulletin.
Class of 2023 Quicklink access sheet
To join the Student Services Remind for your class, text 81010 with the corresponding message: 9th: @2022wechs, 10th: @2021wechs, 11th: @2020wechs, 12th: @19wechs, 13th: @2018wechs
Counselor Contact Information: (updated from last year)
Ms. Lachance (Last name A-L), email@example.com, 919-212-5800 ext. 26054 https://calendly.com/wechs-lachance
Mr. Muse (Last name M-Z), firstname.lastname@example.org,
919-212-5800 ext. 26058
Career Development Corner
Please join Ms. Hill’s Career Development Corner (CDC) Remind. Messages are sent regarding volunteer opportunities and various career/college events. You can also find valuable information on the CDC website.
Join code information: To join the CDC Remind for your class, text 81010 with the corresponding message: 9th Grade - @wec-cdc-26, 10th Grade - @wec-cdc-25, 11th Grade - @wec-cdc-24, 12th Grade - @wec-cdc-23, 13th Grade - @wec-cdc-23
The Duke STAR program information session will take place next Monday, December 19th, from 3 pm - 4 pm. We are excited to have former Duke STAR participants and a Duke STAR representative. To join the session, please register here. Remember, the Duke STAR program is an eight-week program that allows participants interested in science and medicine to participate in real hands-on experience in research and writing. The Duke STAR program is now accepting applications through January 6, 2023. For more information, click here.
The Bank of America Student Leaders program application is now open. Click here to learn more about this amazing opportunity! The program focuses on providing community-minded high school juniors and seniors with tangible work experience, leadership development, financial education, and service.
Wake County EMS is also offering an EMS Club. This group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Click here for more information and the application. This opportunity is precious and rewarding. If your student is considering applying for the Wake County WCPSS High School EMT program during their senior or super senior year, this club would be a great asset for them.
NCBCE’s Ready, Set, App! challenge is a mobile app development competition for high school students sponsored by Lenovo™. Student groups are asked to develop a mobile app to solve a problem in their school or community. Registration is open now until December 16th, 2022. To learn more and register, visit www.ncbce.org/ready-set-app.
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 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.
WECHS student-athletes participate in Athletics at Enloe High School, and the new and improved website is now live!
Driver’s Education Registration Jordan Driving
Visit www.jordandriving.com to sign up. Payment is not due until the class is confirmed by the Driver’s Education teacher at Enloe, Cathy Stone, email@example.com.
Updated: WECHS WTCC Calendar combo
Principal’s Tip of the Week:
Help your student enjoy this break from school. Rest, relax, and do things that bring you joy.
Principal Cummings’ Office Hours/Coffee Chats at 8:30 on most Friday mornings. Open to all. The meet link is posted on our Google Calendar call, email, or let me know when you’d like to meet in person. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Desk: 919-212-5803 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 Arment Cummings