Volunteer Opportunity

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The Stampede Club is holding its annual auction on November 12. All of the booster clubs, including the PTSA, have the opportunity to contribute a basket to this event. In the past, the PTSA has put together baskets related to preparing for the SAT, gift cards from retailers at Waverly Place and even a pizza box full of certificates from local pizza shops.

The PTSA is in need of a volunteer to coordinate a basket for us to contribute to the Stampede Club’s auction. The funds we raise would be put to work supporting academic programs such as STEM projects and scholarships to the SAT prep class.

If you can help, please contact us at ptsa.mchs@gmail.com

2016-17 Reflections Art Contest Open for Submissions

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REFLECT on the theme. CREATE art. BE RECOGNIZED!

This year’s Reflection Art Contest is open for submissions. Tell Your Story and submit an original work of art in one of the following categories:

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Visit the NC Reflections Art Program
for official rules in each category.**New this year – Visual Arts has added a 3D category (ex. sculpture, jewelry, metalwork)

Fill in the student entry form and drop it off to Mr. Matteau.

Deadline for entries is October 26th.

Start your story today!

College Night – This Thursday

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College Night at MCHS will be held on October 6 at 7:00 in the auditorium.

We will have a panel of college admissions counselors available to answer questions and talk about college admissions. This event is open to ALL grade levels as students begin thinking about planning for the college application process in the future.

Khan Academy Breakthrough Challenge

Calling all budding scientists, mathematicians, and filmmakers from around the world!

From now until October 10, Khan Academy and Breakthrough Prize are seeking video submissions that explain a challenging and important concept or theory in mathematics, life sciences, or physics. If you’re between 13 and 18, and you have a passion for explaining ideas and concepts creatively, you can enter the Breakthrough Junior Challenge!

Not only can you dig into a topic that you’re passionate about, but there are also great prizes to be won, including a $250,000 scholarship for you, a $50,000 award for your teacher, and a state-of-the-art $100,000 science lab for your school. The winner will also be invited to the televised red carpet 2016 Breakthrough Prize ceremony in California, where the prize will be awarded in front of the superstars of science, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood.

The deadline for submissions is October 10 so register today at www.breakthroughjuniorchallenge.org. We hope you’ll be inspired to get involved – and share your passion for understanding the world!

PTSA Meeting This Monday

Carman

MCHS Parents,

I hope you and your students are settling in to the new school year. On September 15, MCHS hosted the annual Club Fair. This event gives students a chance to explore all of the various ways to join in what’s happening at the Creek. The numerous clubs, teams and activities at our school serve to make Middle Creek a vibrant place full of students engaging in their community and in the larger world around them.

While there is no specific Club Fair for parents, there are numerous opportunities for you to be involved as well. Thank you to each and every parent who stopped by our table at Freshman Orientation and/or Meet the Teacher. Your membership matters, your donations are being put to good use right away and our team is hard at work organizing all of the new volunteers for this year. If you signed up to help, expect to hear from a PTSA leader in the next few weeks.

Much of the organization and planning for this year is complete. We have a budget in place and leaders for our committees. What we need is a President and a Vice-President. I have served in both of these positions and I can tell you that they are rewarding and not too demanding. Yes, it takes time, but probably a lot less than you are imagining. You know our school through your student’s eyes. Serving in PTSA leadership opens up an entirely new perspective. You will work with teachers, staff and administration in many different ways.

As you make your choices about how to be part of your student’s education this year, please consider the benefits of volunteering on the PTSA Executive Board. This is a chance to make a real difference at the place where our kids spend most of their time. I am happy to answer any questions and discuss the realities of what it takes to serve as MCHS President or Vice-President.

Our first PTSA meeting of the year is on Monday at 6pm in the Media Center. We hope to see everyone there. Please let me know if you have any topics to discuss. So far, we will cover Reflections Art Contest, Membership updates, Treasurer reports, the Creative Arts magazine, PLT grants and a request from Mr. Scialdone.

Thanks and see you Monday Night.

Carman Webb
cgwebb@me.com

Time Management for Teens: Surviving School Year Commitments

Time management isn’t just for adults at work. The first few months of a new school year see many parents struggling to support their preteens and teens as they balance homework and school projects with clubs, sports, music, drama, volunteering, work—and just being a middle or high school kid!

Juggling all of these activities can be overwhelming for teens—and parents—and it’s easy to see why teens can sometimes feel anxious or depressed.

You can help your teen avoid having an emotional breakdown by fostering a strong relationship that encourages open and honest communication.

To find out more, continue reading..