WECHS Principal's Weekly Message 1/20/2023
Another great week at WECHS! Last night, we enjoyed seeing so many families at the PHS Meet the Teacher, PTSA, and Road to Associates. Sitting down for a meal with families and staff was special, and we will try to do that more often!
Read this student-written article about WECHS's collaboration with Bugg Elementary on clean water and writing and reading children’s books (scroll down the page).
PHS Honor Roll Breakfast for the 2nd quarter/1st semester is Friday, January 27th at 7:20 am. Please sign up at this link to donate breakfast items and volunteer your time.
Peer tutoring is back in session! Students are available to help their peers with math, science, or English/writing. Tutoring is currently virtual Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 4 pm-5 pm so that you can get assistance from the comfort of your home. Please fill out the google form so we can know how to best assist you or your child, and make sure that our tutors are available.
WECHS PTSA needs you!
We currently have officer vacancies on the PTSA board and are looking for parents to volunteer for PTSA President and Treasurer. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Fuss Fundraiser – Just Donate! Now at https://www.wechsptsa.org/donate/no-fuss,
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.
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 email@example.com.
The price is now $50.00.
Here's the link to order a WECHS yearbook: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1827483/Wake-Early-Col-of-Health-and-Sci/2023-Yearbook/2022072608150634751/CATALOG_SHOP/
The deadline for senior/graduation ads is February 9. Here is the link to order an ad: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/ybAdDesigner/1827483/-/2022072608151339051/CATALOG_SHOP/?utm_content=YBK-Comp1-CTA-Button&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Ads_Custom+-+1-3-23&utm_source=exacttarget&utm_term=All+Subscribers
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
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Save the Date: Wake Tech’s Spring 2023 Commencement will be held Saturday, May 6, at the Scott Northern Wake Campus, time TBD.
Contact Ms. Graham for questions about Wake Tech classes:
Student Services Updates:
Our website has links to helpful resources
11th, 12th, and 13th graders 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.
NCSU offers a mentor program for girls interested in engineering in grades 9-12. See the flyer here: GEC Mentor Program 2023 Info Packet.pdf
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 while building your resume!
Class of 2023
Cap and Gown Pictures will be on February 1 on the North campus. Sign-up for a time on prestigeportraits.com. Here is the flyer for more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g69ze2N0ZXRv8XBtcZ5Vgx0sz57FiyeR/view?usp=sharing
Graduation 2023 Parent Meeting will be held virtually on February 7 @6:30 p.m. Here is the join code to add to your calendar. Video call link: https://meet.google.com/yzx-chuu-tcs
Mandatory Graduation 2023 Meeting for Students will be held in person in building auditorium on North campus on Wednesday, February 8 at 2 p.m.
Graduation Yearbook Ads are due February 9. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1827483/Wake-Early-Col-of-Health-and-Sci/
You can also order the WECHS Cap/Gown on this site.
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. https://www.wcpss.net/graduation
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), firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-212-5800 ext. 26054 https://calendly.com/wechs-lachance
Mr. Muse (Last name M-Z), email@example.com,
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
Campbell University is offering STEM workshops this spring. The workshops are geared toward high school students interested in STEM fields such as engineering and health sciences. There is no cost to students and pizza lunch is provided. More information can be found at their Science Education Outreach website linked HERE.
Is your student considering a career in computing? NCSU has an amazing opportunity, Students & Technology in Academia, Research, and Service (STARS) Leadership Corps is a FREE 4-week computing workshop series as part of our STARS program, FLAMES (Future leaders in Algorithms, Mathematics, and Engineering Science). This series is targeted for students with little or no prior programming experience, although all experience levels are welcome! Students will learn about variables, if-else statements, and control statements using NetsBlox, a new extension of the Snap! block-based learning environment. Workshops will take place at NCSU’s Poe Hall Room 103 (campus map) from 10 am - 3 pm on the following Saturdays: January 28th, February 11th, February 25th, and March 11th. Lunch will be provided. Applications are due by 1/20/23. Click here for the interest form.
On WECHS Works Wednesday this week, our 9th grade students were joined by Department Head Wilson from the WTCC Imaging Department. She shared valuable information about the WTCC imaging program, careers, and the job outlook.
Next week, our students will hear from the WTCC Dental Hygiene program. This is a great program that offers amazing career opportunities! We are looking forward to their presentation.
If your student applied to the WakeMed Junior Volunteer program. Please remind them to check their email for follow-up information and their orientation date. Due to the high number of student applicants, not all students were selected for the program at this time. Please note, they are encouraged to apply for the summer track. Click here for more information.
Is your student interested in participating in an NCTAP apprenticeship? It’s not too late for students to register for a facility tour. The tours will take place on 1/21/23, 2/4/23, and 2/18/23. Please visit the NCTAP apprenticeship to find out more information and to register. https://www.nctap.org/events
Is your rising sophomore, junior, and senior interested in attending a fun, interactive, and educational camp? Cooperative Leadership Camp is a five-day overnight camp program hosted by the Cooperative Council of North Carolina. Click here to learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.
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.
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.
All 11th graders will take the ACT on Tuesday, Mar 7, 2023, at 7:25 a.m. Additional details will be provided as they become available.
The ACT is a state assessment required by North Carolina law for all eligible eleventh graders. It is a curriculum- and standards-based assessment that evaluates college and career readiness in English, mathematics, reading, and science.
PHS final exams are scheduled for May 17, 18, 19, 22, and 23.
Wake Tech final exams are scheduled for May 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8.
Please do not schedule travel for these dates.
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. Click ENLOE to register online. Students are only allowed to take the class at the high school they attend or the designated location (Enloe) as determined by Jordan Driving School. Payment is not due until the class is confirmed by the Driver’s Education teacher at Enloe, Carolyn Hunter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated: WECHS WTCC Calendar combo
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)
The 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
Principal’s Tip of the Week:
A handful of great TED Talks on raising teens
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: email@example.com 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