WECHS Principal's Weekly Message 2/3/2023
WECHS Celebrates Black History Month
Our B.A.S.E, Art, and Music clubs have coordinated wonderful events to celebrate Black History Month. This ASALH site includes an online celebration, and the following link includes Raleigh area events.
Tuesday night, January 31, we celebrated one of our Super Seniors (13th-year student), Nusay. The WCPSS Spotlight on Students event was live-streamed and recorded. To watch, begin viewing this video at 56:21.
This Sunday, February 5; we will cheer on the WECHS Science Olympians as they compete all day at the Duke Invitational!
This week, the following National Honor Society invitation was emailed to 10th graders with a 3.1 unweighted GPA:
Congratulations! Due to your outstanding academic performance, you have been invited to apply for membership in Wake Early College's National Honor Society. Please read the attached application carefully before completing and returning. In order to be considered you must include with your application:
completed application with signatures
proof of leadership form with signatures
documentation of service hour requirements
Completed applications are due no later than February 17th at 11:59 pm. Any applications returned incomplete will not be considered.
After your application is returned and reviewed, a faculty panel will then evaluate your shown commitment to the pillars of NHS. Invitations to join will be sent out in March. Please do not submit any fees until a formal invitation to join has been received.
Please note that the entire staff at WECHS is proud of you and your hard work. I am excited to work with you. Do not hesitate to reach out to me by email or join the Remind for 2023 NHS applicants to send me a message: text 81010 @ nhs2023ap.
The Parent Meeting for May 2023 Graduates is Tuesday, February 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m. it will be a virtual presentation for parents regarding graduation policies, dates, etc. The link to join the meeting is here: https://meet.google.com/yzx-chuu-tcs, The mandatory Student Meeting for the Class of 2023, is Wednesday, February 8, 2:00-3:00 p.m., in building E, Room 204 on the North campus. You will register for the AA/AS, learn information about purchasing a WTCC cap/gown, learn about WECHS graduation, speeches, and more.
Road to Associates: For information on how students earn the AA, AS, and WTCC health certificate programs, please check out the presentation from last week:WECHS Road to Associates (1).pdf
The Daily School Announcements are linked on our home page under Announcements if you didn’t know. FYI.
The new groups have formed and are gaining momentum on a fantastic path. Follow their progress here.
Peer tutoring is back! 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 assist you or your child best, 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
The price is now $55.00
Contact Ms. Wernersbach with questions at email@example.com!
Here's the link to order a WECHS yearbook.
The deadline for senior/graduation ads is February 9. Use this link to order.
The PTSA Carpool link might need updating if you entered information previously.
PTSA at WECHS! WECHS Spirit Wear Purchase Online
Wake Tech Spring 2023
Sign up for Wake Tech Alerts at this link.
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:
12th graders learned about social awareness and relationship skill building. Check out this link from Action for Happiness on Friendship February for daily practice on relationship skill building.
Junior Conferences started last week. All juniors must meet with their school counselor to plan for the next step. Parents are welcome to attend or have a meeting, too. Please contact Mrs. Lachance (Last Name A-L) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Muse (Last Name M-Z) at email@example.com to schedule the meeting.
Our website has links to helpful resources
11th, 12th, and 13th graders Apply to work as a 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 will make that available. Make your summer memorable while building your resume!
Class of 2023
The Graduation 2023 Parent Meeting will be held virtually on February 7 at 6:30 p.m. Here is the join code to add to your calendar: https://meet.google.com/yzx-chuu-tcs.
The Mandatory Graduation 2023 Meeting for Students will be held in person in the building auditorium on the 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: If you have questions such as: “How do I follow up with colleges about financial aid?” “Help! I need help understanding the financial aid package I received.” Ms. Mayo, our financial aid counselor, is here on Mondays to help. Please contact Ms. Hennings to schedule an appointment with Ms. Mayo.
Scholarships: It is not too early to apply for scholarships. Please check out our scholarship page, many search engines, and scholarship bulletin.
The SECU Scholarship application is due February 10. See application here: SECU People Helping People Scholarship Directions 2023.docx
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
Is your student interested in veterinary medicine? Here are a couple of summer opportunities that are focused on vet careers. NCSU’s VetPAC is offering a summer camp for high school students. Click here for more information. Also, the USDA APHIS offers students an opportunity to participate in the AgDiscovery Program. This program offers students a unique experience at participating universities to learn more about careers in this area. Click here for additional details.
2023 AFROTC Shadow Day at NC State will be held on Wednesday, March 29th. If your student is interested in meeting with Air Force college cadets and learning about career options, click here to get additional information.
ChickTech: High School is an organization that believes girls and non-binary youth belong in STEM. They offer a free, year-long program filled with virtual and in-person workshops, mentoring, and internship connections. Students can click here to learn more and register. The next session, Mathigami, will take place Saturday, February 4th. See the flier for details.
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 a pizza lunch is provided. More information can be found at their Science Education Outreach website linked HERE.
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 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. on the PHS Campus. Additional details will be emailed to students.
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. Currently, the spring class list is full. We will announce when the summer classes are posted. 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. (non-school sponsored) Interested? Follow the below links below to see the full itinerary and price, and sign yourself up! For any questions, please contact Ms. Wernersbach. There are only five spots left!
Japan Meeting Details Enroll now: www.eftours.com/2549511ke
Class of 2024 Senior Trip (non-school sponsored)
Class of 2024 Senior Trip to Tanzania!
The information session for this opportunity is Thursday, February 9th at 6:30 pm on google meet. The trip is an 11-day trip to Tanzania (travel days included) planned by Explorica during spring break of 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. Below is a link with more details about the trip.
Trip Website: http://www.explorica.com/Detwiler-3028
TourCenter ID: Detwiler-3028, The information session for this opportunity, is Thursday, February 9th at 6:30 pm on google meet; this is the link to join the meeting. https://meet.google.com/azr-dviz-adb
Excited for the adventure, Chloe-ann Detwiler
Principal’s Tip of the Week:
It is never too early to begin planning a relaxing and fun yet meaningful summer experience for your student. Ms. Hill and the counselors have great resources.
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