AFJROTC placed 1,500 Flags on graves for Veterans' Day!

posted Nov 13, 2018, 7:40 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Nov 13, 2018, 7:55 AM ]

On Saturday, November 10th, the Laney AFJROTC honored the lives and service of Veterans by placing American flags on the graves of veterans at Oakdale and Pine Forest cemeteries. story about AFJROTC placing flags on veterans' graves

Thanks to the Great Pumpkin Patch for the Mums!

posted Oct 30, 2018, 11:53 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Oct 30, 2018, 12:46 PM ]


The Great Pumpkin Patch on North College (right by Laney) donated two beautiful moms to Laney H.S. today!
They are a small local business and they also sell Christmas trees.
We appreciate very much their support and that of other businesses and organizations in the community!

Thanks to Carolina Girls Gardens for the Mums!

posted Oct 30, 2018, 11:50 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Oct 30, 2018, 12:46 PM ]

Carolina Girls Gardens on Market Street donated two huge and beautiful moms to Laney H.S. today!
They are located at 7026 Market Street between Military Cutoff and Middle Sound Loop. They are open from 9 am to 6 pm.
We appreciate very much their support and that of other businesses and organizations in the community!

11/15 - Breakfast Items needed for Staff Appreciation Breakfast

posted Oct 29, 2018, 5:20 PM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Oct 29, 2018, 5:25 PM ]

The PTSA is planning a Laney Staff Appreciation Breakfast on November 15th. 
 Please use the SIGN UP GENIUS Link below if you can help us with any breakfast items. 
We are excited to show the Laney staff how much they mean to us!

AFJROTC to recognize Veterans buried at Oakdale Cemetary

posted Oct 29, 2018, 1:24 PM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Oct 31, 2018, 11:33 AM ]

On Saturday, November 10th E.A. Laney's AFJROTC cadets will muster at Wilmington's historic Oakdale Cemetery to honor / remember veterans buried there by placing U.S. flags on their grave sites. Mr. Eric Kozen, cemetery superintendent, has ~1,500 flags for this purpose.

Laney's AFJROTC cadets have been performing this community service for many years in concert with the Woodmen of the World and the Sons of American Revolution volunteers.  Local media coverage to include television and newspaper is expected.

We salute our AFJROTC cadets and their leaders for all that they do for Laney and for the community.

Marching Band EXCELS at the S. Columbus Competition!

posted Oct 29, 2018, 6:29 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Oct 29, 2018, 6:29 AM ]

Saturday, October 27th, the Laney Marching Bucs had a great performance at the Stallion Classic Band Competition at South Columbus HS.

Mr. Pearson said..."Our students have come so far since the storm to put their show together. All of our band students did a great job representing Laney. Thanks for supporting our Laney Band students."

The band was awarded the following trophies:
  • 1st Place Drum Major (4th of the day *)
  • 1st Place Colorguard (3rd of the day)
  • 1st Place Percussion (4th of the day)
  • 1st Place Music (4th of the day)
  • 1st Place Marching (4th of the day)
  • 1st Place General Effect (4th of the day)
  • 1st Place Overall Class AAAA 
* This means that Laney came in first in our division and 4th among ALL bands competing.
Webmaster's Note: Some of the other bands' schools did not close due to Hurricane Florence (and thus practiced) and have competed in multiple competitions - This was Laney's first competition this year. Great job, Bucs!

Homecoming & Spirit Week 2018-19

posted Oct 18, 2018, 11:20 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Oct 18, 2018, 11:21 AM ]

The Homecoming Game is Friday, November 2nd vs. Ashley High School 

Homecoming Spirit Week is Oct 29 to Nov 2:
  • Oct 29 Monday - 'Merica Day
  • Oct 30 Tuesday - Cowboys vs Aliens  OR Super Heroes
  • Oct 31 Wednesday - Monster Mash
  • Nov 1 Thursday - #TBT
               Freshmen - Grease Lightnin'
               Sophomores - 90's Grunge / Edgy
               Juniors - Hippies
               Seniors - 80's Disco
  • Nov 2 Friday - BLUE and GOLD

October 11, 2018 All Call

posted Oct 11, 2018, 8:19 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 12:35 PM ]

Good evening Laney families,

We trust that everyone is recovering from Florence, and getting back to some normalcy.  Please continue to reach out to our counselors should you need assistance during the recovery time. We are here to help as much as we can.  A special thanks goes out to our P.T.S.A. for all the work they are doing to raise money and collect items to help our families in need.  A huge shout out to our P.T.S.A. president Jennifer Kelly, and Ella Hunter our Spirit Club president, for everything you are doing for our families.  You have been a blessing.

There is a lot of information in this all call given we are playing catch up from Florence.  I will have Mr. Jones place these on the website just in case you miss something.

College Application Week is October 15-19th. During this week, Students may apply to select colleges in North Carolina and have the application fee waived. Counselors will be available for assistance in the media center on October 18th. Please sign up for an appointment using this google form. A list of participating colleges can be found at

Counselors will also be hosting a College Information Night for Seniors on October 23rd at 6pm in the Media Center.  A Financial Aid representative from UNCW will be available to answer FAFSA questions. 

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid Assistance is available Tuesday Oct 30th  at the Main Library Branch in downtown Wilmington from 5:30-7:30pm & Tuesday Nov 6 at the Northeast Library Branch from 5:30-7:30pm.  Parents and students must call to register for an  appointment.  Please call 910-798-6301 for the Main Library Branch downtown and 910-798-6370 for the Northeast Library Branch. 

Senior Picture Makeup Day will be Thursday October 18th during 1st and 2nd block ONLY in the cafeteria. There will be a sign up sheet posted outside of the main office starting Monday, October 15th for students to schedule a time to attend. Seniors will be provided with tux and drapes for photos. Pictures are free but if you would like to keep your proofs, students will need to bring in $15.00.

Seniors wanting to run for Homecoming King and Queen must submit applications by Friday, October 12 to Sharon Williams in room 214.  Click here for the application.
Anyone freshmen interested in running for Student Government, the applications should be turned in to Mrs. Williams in room 214 by Friday, October 12. Click here for the application.

Club fair will be held during all lunches, in the breezeway on Wednesday, October 17.

Have a great rest of the week!


posted Oct 10, 2018, 12:52 PM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Oct 10, 2018, 12:55 PM ]

Morehead-Cain Scholarship Nominees

posted Oct 5, 2018, 6:45 PM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 6:52 PM ]

Congrats to Emma Pleasant, Matthew Weaver, Riley Peterken, Kyle Messier, John Golder who were nominated for the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship.

Visit the Morehead-Cain Scholarship Website to learn more about the scholarship and to learn about  other selection event dates.

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