EWHS Media Center Spring Newsletter

Spring 2022

"Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is." -Jessica Harrelson






Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month came to a conclusion with a big celebration! Our talented Warriors decorated the atrium with their beautiful artwork reflecting what Black history means to them. Past the artwork and through the doors of the auditorium, our students and teachers showcased their many talents through dance, spoken word, song, and more. A huge shout out to everyone who helped celebrate this month and shining a light on our amazing students!

Below is Ms. Scalzo's African American Studies class setting up their artwork.


Mrs. Steele's Civics Class Presented their "Shark Tank" Projects

The students brainstormed a product they thought people would like. They had the actual product and a website, showing "investors" what they created. Pitching their ideas in the media center, the students got to see who they could get to invest.
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Women's History Month Banner

Students from Coach Matthews, Mr. Rencher, Ms. Scalzo, and Ms. Bulgin's class collaborated on our Women's History Month banner (located in the cafeteria) while going on a scavenger hunt to learn more about these iconic women.



Michelle Obama - "The Strength of a Woman" Motivational Speech



Student Helpful Links

Khan Academy Youtube

Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning.

Just Math Tutorials

The intent of this website is to provide clear and thorough explanations, and to present them in an environment in which the student is comfortable. Think about learning math in the same way you would learn to play piano or learn another language: it takes time, patience, and LOTS of practice.

Grammar Girl

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network and creator of Grammar Girl, which has been named one of Writer's Digest's 101 best websites for writers multiple times. She is also an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame.


Grammarly is an application available on desktop and as a Chrome extension that offers grammatical and editing suggestions from essays to emails.

Research Tools

Purdue OWL

Purdue Online Writing Lab is a thorough and inclusive resource for all writing needs including tips for formatting, organizing, English as a second language, avoiding plagiarism, etc.

Purdue OWL MLA Format

The Modern Language Association (MLA) format is most commonly used in Wake County schools to cite resources. It is also a staple format in higher education.

Purdue OWL APA Format

The American Psychological Association (APA) format is geared towards research papers and STEM writing. It is also a staple format in higher education.


NC Wise Online Writing Lab contains database resources from elementary school students through high school as well as reference resources.


Explora is a database for high school and college students as well as educators with a wide array of journals, ebooks, magazines, and more.

Britannica for High School

Britannica is a great source for primary and secondary sources and encyclopedia articles.

NCSU Citation Builder

After finding the information for your citation, the NCSU Citation Builder pieces together the information in your choice of format.

EWHS Destiny Homepage

East Wake uses Destiny, the interface used to search for electronic and print resources in our collection.

Library of Congress

Library of Congress offers research materials in digital collections, copyright guidelines, workshops, and the latest news. This is a good starting point in the research process for students to investigate their topic.

Smithsonian Open Access

A resource to find and use millions of Smithsonian's images. Great for primary sources.