You still have time to see some great golf and help the SMHS Community simultaneously: sign up to be an Ecology Ambassador! Various times, 4/28/18-5/08/18. Please indicate "World Languages" in your sign-up so our students may receive PTSA credit in the budget for SY18-19. Thank you!
Thank you to all the Students, Parents, and Friends who supported the 3rd Annual SMHS Cultural Fair put on by the Students and Teachers of the ESL and World Language Departments. It was well-attended event of learning, eating, dancing, crafts, and music. Thanks, too, to SMHS Administration and the Custodial Staff for all it takes to help host an after-school event on a Friday evening. Give them a shout out in one or more of our target languages when you see them!
If you'd like to help at the Craft Table at the Culture Fair on Friday, April 13th, please drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Fair is from 5:30-7:30pm. You may schedule for an hour or both. High School students may help for Community Service Hours. The crafts are simple and it will be fun!
2018 Cultural Fair
Friday, April 13, 5:30-7:30pm, South Meck HS
Open to the South Meck High School Community
Come appreciate other cultures through music, dance, crafts, and food!
(Brought to you by the hardworking students and teachers of the ESL and World Language Departments)
Effective April 2018, the WLMPAC will transition to a World Language Standing Committee under the SMHS PTSA Umbrella. Leadership and Committee Members for SY18-19 is being recruited. If you're interested, please send an email to Becky at email@example.com.
(The current website will be "paused" pending changes and direction of the PTSA Committee. Thank you for your interest and support over the last few years!)
2nd ANNUAL SPRING SOCIAL AND SILENT AUCTION
Some of the first SMHS Foundation grants supported Language and Culture teachers, so we hope as many of you as possible will turn out to support the Foundation in a fun night of socializing with parents and alumni while watching the UNC v. Duke game at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille on Saturday, March3rd, 7-10pm.
There will be a silent auction with great prizes including a women’s self-defense class for 20, professional photoshoot sessions, gift cards to area restaurants and more!
If you have an item or service you’d like to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are $25 per person and include heavy appetizers, one bar drink and lots of fun! Money raised from ticket sales and the auction go directly to supporting our teacher educational grants program.
Purchase tickets in person through one of our ticket captains (Becky Aelick, Merrilee Bridgeman, Karen Brown, Carrie Feit, Kym Furney, Laura Grice, Angie Leckie or Laurel Zitney) or online at www.southmeckfoundation.org under the “News & Events” tab.
High School Study Abroad Information Evening
The Congress-Bundestag Vocational Scholarship provides an opportunity for U.S. high school graduates who have undertaken vocational training to spend their 13th year abroad pursuing their vocational interests. It is important to emphasize at the outset that this is a “Young Adult” program, which seeks to enroll students who have demonstrated maturity and responsibility and who can be entrusted to fulfill their roles as exchange students without day-to-day supervision.
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program provides a unique intercultural educational opportunity for American and German youth. Each year over 300 American high school students receive full scholarships to become exchange students to Germany, where they will live with Host Families for a year and attend German schools.This program is supported, as well as funded, by the United States Congress and the German Bundestag.
For the upcoming school year, a special Congress-Bundestag scholarship opportunity is being offered to 25 graduating high school seniors with a vocational background. This program is being administered by Nacel Open Door.
Parent Advisory Council members as well as SMHS WLM Magnet Coordinator and Department Head keeping our parents and students informed.