Media Center Spring Newsletter

๐ŸŒปSpring is here!๐ŸŒป

"Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil." โ€” Bishop Reginald Heber

Mrs. Edwards' class participated in a Shark Tank Project to show off their marketing skills!

This is what Mrs. Edwards' had to say about the project:

"Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors endured a rigorous course load while enrolled in their Marketing classes at East Wake High School. In collaborative groups, they created tangible products and applied the 4 marketing principles of Product, Place, Price, & Promotion. It was all worth it in the end as they presented their innovative inventions to a panel of guest judges, Shark Tank Style! It was an epic event that challenged their problem solving skills & engaged their public speaking abilities. Not to mention the FUN of bringing their projects to life and the value of knowing they can achieve anything they put their minds to."


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Makerspace Field Trip April 17th, 2023

We were fortunate enough to have digital learning coordinators from tech services visit us for our makerspace day field trip on April 17th! The technology they brought included Sphero Bolt, Cue/Dash, Hummingbird, Makey Makey, Lego Duplos, and Kubo. Students independently signed up to attend as well as Mrs. Tucker, Mrs. Margarin, and Mrs. Edwards' classes. They were able to use coding to direct robots, create music, test conductivity, build settings from their favorite books, and more!

Thank you to everyone who attended ๐Ÿ˜ƒ



Jason Reynolds for School Libraries



East Wake Library is hosting Blind Prom Date with a Book! To select a book, you can only use the hints that we have covered the books in! Try something new this Spring instead of judging a book by its cover ๐Ÿ˜‡
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Student Resources

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.