WEMCHS Announcements

April 27, 2017
Senior News
If you will be walking in the WCC graduation...your caps and gowns are in! Get them at the WCC Bookstore.  You will need your receipt of payment or your WCC ID card. Also another shipment of Herff-Jones graduation supplies are due today. See Ms. Shanita if you are waiting for your WEMCHS cap and gown or other graduation items.

We have an idea for Senior Award/Robing Ceremony on the 18th.  We are wondering if any seniors would like to help us with the opening of the program by making varied statements about WEMCHS.  Some examples could be things like...WEMCHS is...family, freedom, support, etc... Students may also want to use other completers like...WEMCHS taught me..., WEMCHS gave me.... WEMCHS helped me.... WEMCHS showed me..., etc.  If any seniors are willing to take the stage and participate, please let Ms. Loury know.   

Seniors applying for the Mustang Honor Cord...your application is due tomorrow!

Senior gowns for the robing ceremony on the 18th need to be handed in by May 15th.  Please bring in just the gown and not the cap, collar or anything else.  Please bring your gown to Ms. Loury or Ms. Shanita.

Important Senior Dates:
May 1st - pay your deposit to your chosen college if you are attending a 4-year university in the fall
May 9th - WCC graduation practice 10-11:30 in the Moffatt Auditorium
May 11th - graduation at the Love Temple-10AM for AA/AS degrees and 4PM for AAS degrees
May 15th - gowns due to Ms. Loury or Ms. Shanita for the robing ceremony
May 18th - Senior Award and Robing Ceremony - 7PM
May 24th - Senior Luau - 6PM Pit area
May 25th - Graduation Practice - 10AM The Bridge Church
May 25th - WEMCHS Graduation 6PM at the Bridge
Senior Parents who would like to contribute to the cost of the luau for our senior students please contact Ms. Loury.

If you are taking a WCC summer course, your activity fee will be due May 14th at 4PM.

Sophomore Wendy Morales is working on a project and needs our WEMCHS help.  Please respond to her quick survey:
Tomorrow we will be having a Kickball Tournament at 3PM.  It is open to all grades 9-12.  If you would like to play, please see your House teacher.  Here;s the schedule for tomorrow:
1st Period:  10:50-12:00
Lunch:  12:05-12:25
2nd Period:  12:30-1:40
3rd Period:  1:45-2:55
Kickball:  3:00-4:45

Most students will begin their college exams next week. Be sure you know your exam times and dates  - check with your instructors.  WEMCHS exams will be May 17th - English; May 18th - Math; May 19th - Social Studies and May 22 - Science.  All students taking a WEMCHS exam should be seated by 10:45AM. 

If you have already taken your exam for your college class or if your class has no exam, please return your textbook to Ms. King ASAP.  This will help her determine what books she has for summer courses. 

Because college classes will end on May 8th, WEMCHS will begin an extended period schedule fromMay 9th - May 16th.  The schedule will be as follows:

1st Period:  10:50-12:30
Lunch:  12:35-1:15
2nd Period:  1:20-3:00
3rd Period:  3:05-4:40

The next Driver's Ed classes will be May 6th, 13th, 20th and June 3rd at CB Aycock HS.  Students must have a birth date prior to Nov. 6th, 2002.  Sign up in the front office.

Looking for a summer leadership opportunity..one that's FREE?  The Cooperative Council of NC is holding its annual Cooperative Leadership Camp  from June 19th-23rd.  Students attending will learn what a cooperative business is all about plus learn leadership and team-building skills.  The camp is free and a chartered bus will pick up teens at designated locations around the state.  See Ms. Loury for an application.  If you need more information, visit:  

Students applying to the Wayne Memorial Hospital's Junior Volunteer Program, don't forget that your packet is due tomorrow.  

Next week is National Teacher Appreciation Week.  Please take the time to express your thanks to your teachers in word or deed!

Tonight is the WCC Mechatronics Program Open House from 6-8PM in the Atrium.  There will be live demonstrations, pizza and beverages. This is a degree program that is in high demand, commands very high pay and can be achieved in 2 years.  Check it out!!

Rising juniors...just a reminder that registration is over today, but that does not mean schedules can no lounge be altered.  Registration will open again briefly this summer for a few days and changes can be made then as long as seats are still available.  Also, registration will open 1-2 days before classes begin and again, as long as seats are available, changes can be made.  If you need to make a change just contact Ms. Taylor at rstaylor@waynecc.edu and she will help you with the change.

April 24, 2017
All students:  This Wednesday is the WCC Spring Spectacular on the football field from 11AM-2PM.  There will be food, fun, games, music and great weather. Make sure you have your WCC ID card.

Senior, Thurayah Saleh, will be holding a fashion show this Thursday, April 27th from 12-1PM in the Pitt.  The theme of the show is "Express Yourself" and you, the students, can be the models, so Thurayah invites you to come out dressed in an outfit that expresses who you are.    If you would like to be a model for the show, contact Thurayah at thurayahsaleh@gmail.com.

WCC program Open House events:  

The Computer-Integrated Machining Program will hold an Open House on the evening ofWednesday, April 26 from 6-8PM in room 102 of the Azalea Building. Potential students of any age can drop in to meet the instructors; tour the college’s facilities; see live equipment demonstrations; discuss the Computer-Integrated Machining associate degree, diploma, and certificate options and transfer partnership with East Carolina University; learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities; enjoy pizza and beverages; and receive giveaways. 

Those wishing to participate should contact Paul Compton at (919) 739-6812or pcompton@waynecc.edu or Bailee Daniels at (919) 739-6965 or badaniels@waynecc.edu by April 25.

Mechatronics Day - Thursday, April 27th from 6-8PM in the WCC Atrium.  There will be pizza, beverages, and live demonstrations.   Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of science that includes mechanical engineering, electronics, systems engineering, and control engineering. At WCC, students may can earn a Mechatronics Engineering certificate or degree to prepare to be an automation technician who designs, builds, tests, installs, troubleshoots, repairs, and modifies automated equipment and systems.
No registration or reservation is required to attend this event.

For more information, contact Knotts at (919-739-6947 or saknotts@waynecc.edu, or go to www.waynecc.edu/mechatronics-engineering/.

On Friday, May 5th, all Houses will have a year-end final House party.  This is open to upperclassmen as well.  If upperclassmen would like to participate, contact your House teacher about suggestions. 

This Friday, on April 28th, we will have a  Kickball Tournament at 3PM.  Any member of any House can participate...9-12.  Talk to your House teacher if you'd like to participate. All games will be played on the softball field.  Our Friday schedule will be altered to accommodate the game:  

1st Period:  regular
Lunch:  12:05-12:25
2nd Period:  12:30-1:40
3rd Period:  1:45-2:55

Tomorrow, WCC is having the 3D Holographic Images available for students from 9AM-3PM in the Atrium. Have your image put on a clear optical cystal.

Tomorrow we will honor our military students with an ice cream social at 12:30 tomorrow in the Conference Room.  If your parent or sibling is active duty military, please join us. 

Seniors:  Just a reminder to those who will be attending college in the fall.  The national deadline for making your final decisions and paying your deposit is coming up fast!  May 1st - See me if you have any questions.

The last day of CCI is this Friday!!!!  

The last day of college classes is Monday, May 8th.  After college classes are over, we will have an altered schedule and extend the high school periods to make up for the college class times. 
Seniors:  do not forget to complete the Senior Graduate Survey that was sent to you the week before Spring Break.  It is required before you walk in graduation.  Here's the link - be sure to complete it thoroughly.

Oops...forgot this one important announcement...
Our own Miss WEMCHS, Arianna Bard, is still collecting mascara wands for the national Wands for Wildlife program.  She will be sending off the wands at the end of the month. 

These small brushes are used by the wildlife rehabilitators to remove fly eggs and larva from the fur of injured and orphaned wild animals. The wands work great because the bristles are so close together and soft enough not to injure the animals.

Please consider donating your old wands for this great cause!

April 10, 2017

The Senior parents will be meeting tonight to discuss plans for the Senior Luau event.  All senior parents are welcome to help in the planning.  We will meet at 5PM in the Hocutt Building Conference Room.

April is the Month of the Military Child and we will be honoring those students whose parents are serving active duty.  To show our support and appreciation, we will have three dress up days this week.  
  • Wednesday is Camo Day - wear something camouflaged
  • Thursday is Red, White and Blue Day
  • Friday is Purple Up Day - combining the colors Marine Red, Army green, Navy/Air Force navy blue and Coast Guard light blue you get purple so wear your purple proudly.
Next week we will do an ice cream social for these students as well.

Get those baskets ready and bring your running shoes!! This Friday will be the annual SCA Spring Egg Hunt. Be a kid again and have fun searching for eggs with plenty of candy and also some other worthwhile prizes!  

Next week is Spring Break!! It's been a long time coming! There have been conflicting stories, but during the break next week, the college is CLOSED. There will be no classes for WCC.  Celebrate and enjoy!

Looking for a summer job?  The Cliffs of the Neuse is still looking for three lifeguards to work at the lake over the summer!  
Also,the City of Goldsboro Summer Youth Employment Initiative will offer at least 50 jobs this summer. There are various office, light labor and recreation support positions available. Teens will work approximately 20 or more hours per week depending on placement. They will also participate in weekly learning excursions. There will be a mandatory info session on April 25th at 6PM in the WCC Auditorium. Applications can be found at:http://www.goldsboronc.gov/community-affairs/

New senior scholarship opportunity:  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Scholarship. There will be three $1,000 scholarships awarded to graduating male seniors.  Deadline is April 28th. See Ms. Loury for an application.

Don't forget that the Teen Public Health Leadership Essay Contest is still going on and the deadline for this is May 12th.  1st place wins a $1,000 scholarship plus a $75 gift certificate. 2nd place is $500/$50 gift certificate and 3rd place is $300/$50 gift certificate.  See Ms. Loury for an application.

Congratulations to our 2017 Prom King/Queen Daryl Miles & Liyah Foye and Prince/Princess Manny Polanco and Karyme Reyes!!  

Do you know about the NC Governor's Page ProgramThe Governor’s Page Program gives high school students from all over North Carolina the opportunity to come to Raleigh for a week of hands-on participation in their state government.During their time as a Page, students will be challenged to learn and develop in four key areas:
  • Civics. Pages will learn about state government and how the different branches of government work together to serve the people of North Carolina.
  • History. Pages will gain a better understanding of North Carolina’s present and future by learning about its past, through tours of historical sites and museums.
  • Service. Pages will learn first-hand how North Carolinians serve their state through public service. We hope this will inspire pages to consider how they can best continue to serve their communities.
  • Professional Development. Pages will develop skills needed for higher education and careers, including how to conduct themselves in a professional setting.
Each applicant must be a North Carolina high school student in good academic standing between the ages of sixteen and eighteen years old. Pages are selected to serve for a term of one week. All Pages must abide by a Code of Conduct throughout their time in the program.
Interested students should visit: governor.nc.gov for more information or to apply.

Seniors:  Remember for those who are giving speeches at graduation, your speeches are due on April 15th at midnight!

Sophomores planning to take online foreign language next year through NC Virtual Public School, please be sure to let Ms. Loury know so she can sign you up.

Junior Marshals will meet tomorrow at 3:45 in Ms. Loury's Office.

Know someone who lost someone close to them and is having a hard time dealing with it?  Wings Camp is a free weekend long bereavement camp for children and teens, ages 8-16, who are grieving the death of a loved one. This year's camp will be August 11-13 at Camp Albemarle in Newport, NC.  Contact Ms. Loury for more information.

Next Progress Reports go out April 28th.

Last day of CCI is April 28th!

April 3, 2017

Seniors:  The Mustang Honor Cord application is now ready.  See Ms Loury for an application.  Applications will be due April 28th.

Junior Ladies:  If you are interested in participating in the Distinguished Young Women of Wayne County Program, see Ms. Loury for an application.  This is a scholarship pageant program and participants should be strong academic students, be involved in school/community activities, have leadership experience/potential, and be physically fit.  There will be an informational meeting on Sat. April 8th at 2PM in the Belk Conference Room (upstairs in the home and children's department).  Deadline to RSVP for this session is April 5th. See Ms. Loury for more details.

Senior, Verenisse Ponce, is looking for someone to fill her position as a courier this upcoming year. It is at the local law firm Baddour, Parker, Hine, and Hale. Duties include going to the grocery store, taking trash to the dump, going on runs to different places, filing papers, pulling files, going to the courthouse, cleaning a small kitchen, making notebooks, and doing general things to keep the office running. You must have a valid drivers license and a car. You need to be dependable and must keep confidentiality. You would work Monday to Friday 1-5 and you start out making $7.25. They are pretty flexible to work with your schedule if needed. It is an awesome job with so many connections. She needs someone to start around late June or early July. If you have any questions contact Verenisse at vereponce@ymail.com

Key Club is selling t-shirts.  You can see the style on the flyer located across from the Hocutt bathrooms.  The price is $12 for short-sleeves and $15 for long sleeves. See Mr. Nicholson to pay.

Seniors:  We will be having our Senior Pancake Breakfast Bar this Thursday in the Conference Room from 9-10:30AM.  Wear your crown if you have one for photo opportunities!

The trivia for this week's Anime competitions will be posted daily on the Main Office window.  Also, make sure to email Ms. Clark an mp3 of the music your house will use for the Fashion Show no later than Wednesday, April 5th. 

Juniors:  Now that you have received your ACT scores back, some of you may be thinking of testing again this Spring or even this summer.  The ACT will test one more time on June 10th and the deadline to sign up is May 5th.  Those who wish to try the SAT, the next test date is May 6th with a registration deadline of April 7th.  There is also a June 3rd test date with a registration deadline of May 9th. To register for the ACT, go to actstudent.org, create an account and register. For SAT, go to sat.org/register, create an account and register.  See Ms. Loury if you need assistance.

The next Driver's Ed classes will be held at Eastern Wayne HS during Spring Break - April 17-21.  To sign up, students must have a birth date prior to Oct. 17, 2002.  Sign up in the front office.
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