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WECHS Principal's Weekly Message 3/3/2023

Happy Friday! 


We were excited and happy to welcome our new 9th graders and families last night for the 2023-2024 school year. Thank you to all the staff and student volunteers who made this event successful. The welcome night presentation slides are on our website homepage. If you are a new family reading this message, we will answer and post the remaining Q&A soon. 

Tuesday, we have Express Bus Routes due to a traditional calendar workday.

Tuesday, ALL Juniors will take the ACT on PHS Campus.

If you want to order a school lunch after the ACT, email Ms. Poole by Monday morning at or 919-212-5802.

All 11th graders will take the ACT on Tuesday, Mar 7, 2023, at 7:25 a.m. on the PHS Campus. Additional details have been provided to the students through email and H.S. Seminar. Please speak with your student about their MyACT account and sending scores to colleges. This process must be completed by March 9.

ACT Information and Practice 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 ev


Next week is the last week of the grading quarter on PHS Campus and half-way through the semester on North campus. WECHS and WTCC will be closed for Spring Break March 13-17, 2023 including the WECHS offices. 


A WECHS service club is collecting plastic grocery store bags for a service project. Please bring clean, dry, bags to either campus. The project requires 200 bags to per item to help those experiencing homelessness. The project is similar to those noted in this link.

WECHS Junior/Senior Prom 2023

This year’s theme is The Enchanted Forest and will be held Saturday, April 29th, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Ticket Price: $45.00 per person (No refunds) Online tickets are on sale through March 24th. 


Prom Payment Link 


All non-WECHS guests must complete a guest form for approval before ticket purchase.  No refunds will be issued. Guest Forms are available at the front office on the north campus.

Yearbook Information:

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!

Here's the link to order a WECHS yearbook



School Lunch:

March Lunch Menu

North Campus Students will sign up for lunch by 8:30 am each morning on a google doc or in the front office:  North Lunch Sign Up Form.

WECHS PTSA needs you!

We currently have officer vacancies on the PTSA board and seek parents to volunteer. Please email


No Fuss Fundraiser – Just Donate! Now at,


Support the PTSA with every grocery trip.  Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to use school code 6211:


The PTSA Carpool link might need updating if you entered information previously. 

 PTSA at WECHS!    WECHS Spirit Wear Purchase Online 

Wake Tech Spring 2023


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 an NC Governor’s Page for four days.  Read more about this opportunity and how to apply here:



Other Summer Opportunities.

Other summer opportunities are on the horizon. Check out this list on the CFNC website.


As more information comes out about summer opportunities, we will make that available. Make your summer memorable while building your resume!


Class of 2023


Class of 2023 Families:

If you would like your graduate featured on the WECHS Graduate Spotlights on social media, please email Robin McAlexander at Include a photo and a brief bio with the student's plans, if known.


REMINDER: Students earning the AS/AA degree from WTCC need to apply for the degree by March 6!


Wake Tech Graduation Info:


1.  Complete the Graduate Questionnaire for each degree, diploma, or certificate:


2.  Complete the Application for each Degree / Certificate (Phlebotomy or Health and Fitness ONLY)  You must apply to receive a degree. Log in to Self-Service with your Wake Tech ID and password, click on Graduation Overview, and then CLICK APPLY


3.  If you plan to participate in the WTCC Graduation Ceremony, order cap, and gown by March 6, 2023 


A graduation fee of $30 is due by April 1 for everyone graduating.


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 the WECHS or WTCC cap and gown to WECHS graduation. Please use this link to purchase the WECHS cap/gown and other graduation items.  Cap and gown orders for WECHS graduation should be put in by March 15.


Students participating in the WTCC graduation and the WECHS graduation and plan to use the WTCC Cap/gown still need to purchase the stole, diploma cover, and tassel separately for the WECHS Graduation if they are not buying the WECHS Cap/gown by going to



Wake Tech Fall 2023 Advising and Course Selection

North Campus returning students will complete advising pre-work in the HS Seminar class next week.


The week of 3/20, students will meet in group advising with Ms. Graham.  Parents are encouraged to set a meeting with Ms. Graham to discuss student pathways and progress.


The week of 3/27, students will meet virtually with Wake Tech advisors.  Parents are welcome to attend these sessions.  Email Ms. Graham to schedule an appointment or for more information.


Financial Aid for College:  If you have questions like: “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.  


Class of 2023 Quicklink access sheet


Class of 2023 Planning Guide



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),, 919-212-5800 ext. 26054


Mr. Muse (Last name M-Z),, 

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 looking for leadership and volunteer experience? The NC Department of Public Instruction is hosting the #IAmComputerScience Summit. This student-led summit promotes STEM education across the state. The event will occur from Thursday, April 27th to Friday, April 28th.  The deadline is March 4th, 2023. Click here for more information.  #IAmCS2023 SL Announcement .pdf


Is your student a sophomore or junior and interested in a STEM career? The Duke Summer STEM Program is accepting applications for a 3-week summer program. Check out the website for additional details. Copy of 2023 Duke Summer STEM Academy WEB


The Poe Center for Health Education has shared the following opportunity for March 11, 2023. Young people have long been at the forefront of innovation and social progress. From civil rights and environmental justice to education reform and labor rights, youth have consistently paved the way for a more compassionate and socially just world. Under the theme “Inspiring Change,” TEDxYouth@ChavisWay aims to amplify and celebrate young people’s voices, stories, and ideas on the TEDx stage to nurture meaningful youth-led community collaboration and engagement.

We look forward to upcoming WECHS Works Wednesday and Thoughtful Thursday events in March. We have the WTCC Medical Assisting and Health and Fitness Sciences programs scheduled and will add additional sessions soon.


Would a career in construction trades be of interest to your student? If so, check out the ACE Mentor Program Trades Day. This event will introduce high school students to construction trades through demonstrations and hands-on activities.  Click below for more information.  ACE TRADES DAY FLYER - Students.pdf


Great news! Raleigh Parks and Recreation is holding a Job Fair on March 9th. The job fair will focus on opportunities. Click here for more information. March Dream Job Fair_Flyer_COR.pdf 


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 allows students 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 for additional information.


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 2/18/23. Please visit the NCTAP apprenticeship to find out more information and to register. 


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 - 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 have been provided to the students through email and H.S. Seminar. Please speak with your student about their MyACT account and sending scores to colleges. This process must be completed by March 9.


ACT Information and Practice

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.


Final Exams

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 to sign up.  Click ENLOE to register online.  Currently, the Spring class list is full.  We will announce when the summer classes are posted.  If using Jordan Driving School, students can only take the class at their high school 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,

Updated March 2023: WECHS WTCC Calendar combo


WECHS Calendar


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:



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:

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.

Excited for the adventure, Chloe-ann Detwiler


The Daily School Announcements are linked on our home page under Announcements if you didn’t know. FYI. 


Principal’s Tip of the Week:

The connection between mindfulness and reducing anxiety. 

Principal Cummings’ Office Hours/Coffee Chats at 8:30 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:  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