Annual Fund Campaign in Full Swing!

The Foundation is in the midst of our Annual Fund Campaign!  It’s a perfect time of year to support your Eagles with an Annual Fund donation.  Donors will receive a 2017 Donor Sticker and a tax receipt for their 2017 records.  Please consider making a gift and supporting East Meck–funds support the All Star Teacher Initiative, the award winning Culinary Arts program, the Academy of Engineering, the International Baccalaureate magnet school and the Eagle Flight program for at-risk Freshmen.  Please click the DONATE button to make your contribution!

Thank you!!!

Eyrie Returns

Many Alums fondly recall the Eyrie Literary Magazine at East Meck. Students have begun work on reviving the long-defunct publication.  Students will have a creative outlet for the first time in many years, allowing them to share their poems, short stories, short fiction, essays, reviews, photos and art within this publication. This will encourage and support the work of English teaching, especially creative writing. They work after school and a small group meets newspaper class. The goal is to establish a strong literary magazine publishing each spring reflecting the artistic work of students, which then becomes an official elective class each year.

The students working on the Eyrie gain skills in writing, editing, publishing, judging entries, creating graphics, doing layouts with programs like InDesign and developing designs.  Ideally, this project will become a permanent elective in the school under the English department.

The Eyrie will contain student works of:

-Poetry
-Fiction
-Screenplays
-Non-fiction
-Memoirs
-Paintings
-Drawings
-Digital art
-Photographs

The Foundation is proud to provide the seed money for this endeavor and we are extremely grateful for the enthusiasm and hard work of teacher, Bill Allen.

Rick Parker, Principal of the Year

The entire East Meck community is celebrating our beloved Principal, Rick Parker.  His enthusiasm for his Eagles is contagious!  He was recently honored as being the Principal of the Year for the entire Charlotte Mecklenburg School System.  We are so lucky to have his leadership here at East!  Read more about his accolades in this Charlotte Observer article HERE.

Keep In Touch

Does the Foundation have your most recent contact information?  Several years ago, we moved to a digital format for our newsletters, saving thousands of dollars every year on printing and postage costs and helping us direct more funding directly to the school.  Since that time, we’ve been working diligently to update our database to ensure that the entire Eagle Network stays up to date with our events, Reunions and funded programs.  WE NEED YOUR CONTACT INFO!  Please fill out the form below to update or add your info.

Eagle Network Contact Form

Class of ’87 preps for 30th

Members of the Class of ’87 have been diligently planning their 30th Reunion for the past year.  Eagles will flock to Raintree Country Club on September 16th for the event 30 years in the making!  Tickets can be purchased using their website:  http://www.eastmeckhighclassof87.com/

If you’re not a member of ’87 but have friends who are, you are also welcome to join in the celebration!  Buy your ticket and come on over!  Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Class of 2017 Gears up for Grad

East Meck Class of 2017 is gearing up for their Graduation on June 10th at 4:00 p.m.  We are looking forward to welcoming this newest crew of alum to the amazing Eagle Legacy.  Go Eagles!

Keep us informed about where you fly!

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Decade Challenge: What Decade Has the Most Eagle Spirit?

 

During the Wall of Fame Dinner on April 25th, the Foundation launched its Decade Challenge.  Jerry Helms ’59 laid out the basics at the event.  Each decade of graduates will combine efforts to jointly make contributions to the East Mecklenburg High School Foundation.  On the evening of the event, jars for each decade were set out and subsequently filled with checks.

If you would like to contribute to your decade’s effort, please click the donate button and find your decade’s fund.  If you prefer to send a check, please write your class year in the memo line and send it to:

East Mecklenburg High School Foundation

6800 Monroe Road

Charlotte, NC 28212

After the event the 2000’s were in the lead, followed closely by the 80s.  The Challenge will continue throughout the month of May, so get your gift in soon to make it count.  Spread the word to to your classmates so your decade can have the Ultimate Eagle Bragging Rights!!!

Go Eagles!!!

 

Foundation Honors Alumni and Educators

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, alumni, friends, teachers, staff and families came together to honor the best of the best at East Meck High School. Four alumni were inducted to the Wall of Fame: Ed Chesnutt ’58, Libby Whitescarver Privette ’59, Joan Nesbit Mabe ’80 and “NoLimit” Larry Mims ’95. Our newest inductees were introduced by Richard Vinroot ’59, Rachel Harkey Helms ’59, Larry McAfee and David Davis respectively.

The Foundation’s newest endeavor was then announced: the All Star Eagle Educator Hall of Honor. At that time, 3 educators were recognized for their dedication and commitment to the East Meck High School Community. Mr. D.K. Pittman was remembered for being our first Principal and leading East for 23 years. Mr. Gene Morgan received a standing ovation for his 49 years as Teacher, Assistant Principal and Volunteer at East Meck. The crowd was then brought to its feet again as Mr. Larry McAfee, Teacher and Coach, was acknowledged for dedicating his career to East Meck students.

The program closed out with remarks from Jerry Helms ’59 who encouraged some friendly fundraising competition between the decades, explaining that the Foundation set up 6 separate funds, one for each decade of East Meck graduates. He then led the entire Auditorium in a beautiful rendition of our Alma Mater.

After the program, all attendees headed to the cafeteria where a delicious meal was waiting for them.  Dinner was prepared and served by the award winning Culinary Arts Department.  While enjoying their meal, alumni and friends filled out pledge cards and made donations to the Foundation to help the continued support of East Meck Teachers.

Class of ’67 Reunion

The Class of ’67 is planning its 50th Reunion!

October 14, 2017 @ the Marriot SouthPark

Please contact Lynn Thompson Broadway at lynntbroadway@yahoo.com for more information.