Summer at Duke

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Summer College for High School Students (academic credit program for students currently in grades 10 and 11)
Summer Academy for High School Students (academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9-12)

We invite you to imagine yourself at Duke this summer if you are:

  • seeking to gain academic credit from renowned Duke faculty or learn to be a Leader and a Global Citizen through personal enrichment courses;
  • hoping to spend your summer enjoying residential activities such as ball games, outlet shopping, dances, talent shows, and more;
  • excited to prepare for college and create an international network of peers.

Applications for Summer College and Summer Academy will be accepted beginning December 1, and continue until each program reaches capacity. Apply early to receive preferred consideration. Please visit the following site for more information http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students

De-Stress Your Holiday Season

Don't be this mom. Charlotte Avery helps you de-stress your holidays in six ways

Scottish musician and songwriter Thomas Oliphant wrote the popular Christmas carol “Deck the Halls.”

Oliphant was one of seven children, however, he was never married and had no children, so he probably couldn’t fathom what I go through to shop for, feed, entertain and referee my seven children or the challenge of having children home from school all day during the extended holiday season.

Read more…

NCTAP: North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program

Earn money while you learn!

As an NCTAP apprentice you will be paid while you are learning. In addition some of the many advantages include:

  • Associates Degree in Applied Science – paid by your employer
  • Apprenticeship Certification from NC Department of Commerce & USDOL
  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Rigorous, 8,000-hour program
  • Guaranteed job opportunities
  • A jump-start on a terrific career

NCTAP prepares you for high-demand careers that include:

  • CNC Machinist (learn more)
  • Tool / Die / Mold Maker (learn more)
  • Plastics Technician (learn more)
  • Design Engineer (learn more)
  • Sheet Metal Fabricator (learn more)
  • Machine Technician (learn more)
  • Electronics Technician (learn more)
  • Electrician (learn more)
  • Automation Technician (learn more)
  • Materials Technician (learn more)
  • Industrial Business Administrator (learn more)

Starting in the 11th grade of high school, this 4-year program is divided into modules, with classes leading to an Associate’s Degree (AAS) in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering Technology.

To learn more, visit http://www.nctap.org.

Thinking About College: What Matters?

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Many high school seniors and their parents are heavily into the college application season. Colleges are being considered, ranked and evaluated on multiple parameters:

  • How well regarded is the school?
  • Who teaches most of the courses?
  • How nice are the residence halls and lab facilities?
  • How competitive is the school?
  • How much financial aid is available?

All of these concerns are important. Nevertheless, it is very likely that many important concerns will not be investigated or even considered by students or parents. Read more…

Holiday Teacher Brunch – Dec 14th

Holiday Teacher Brunch

Our next teacher lunch will be a holiday brunch and gift card celebration.  We will provide coffee from Starbucks and brunch goodies for the teachers to enjoy.   The committee is providing a small gift for each teacher and we would like to raffle off as many gift cards as possible for the holidays.

Gift cards can be delivered to the student services office at any time and put in an envelope labeled MCHS teacher lunch.  All food must be delivered to the MCHS media workroom by 10am on this day.  Please mark your donations MCHS teacher lunch and bring in a disposable container if possible.  If your items needs to be refrigerated, please let the staff in the media center know.

Thank you as always for your generous support.

Here is the link for the SignUpGenius

Final Vote on Assignment Plan and BAC events

The Board of Education may decide to schedule a special work session on Nov. 28 to continue
discussing potential changes to the proposal. They will vote on the final student enrollment plan on
Dec. 5.
Our school board and district staff makes these decisions by weighing four factors: Student
Achievement, Stability, Proximity and Operational Efficiency.
How can I share feedback?
You can share your feedback on the online parent forum. There are comment threads related to each
of the new schools and other proposed assignment changes. Please provide feedback in the
appropriate section.
WCPSS staff and school board members will be monitoring this feedback and considering ways it
might be included in the proposal.
How can I stay informed?
WCPSS will post regular updates on this page. All board work sessions stream live and then are
archived on the WCPSS YouTube channel.
Join NCPTA for a K-3 Class Size Webinar on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
NCPTA and Public Schools First NC are hosting a webinar to educate members about the mandate, answer questions and exchange ideas. A summary of the class size legislation, background on school funding in NC and advocacy steps you can take before the legislature begins their special session on January 10. Register at the link below
DISTRICT 5 BOARD ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY DECEMBER 4th
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
At Athens Drive High School. Open to the public. Planned topic of discussion is school safety

Join the forces! Donate to MCHS PTSA.

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us and as we contemplate what to do with the leftover stuffing, MCHS PTSA asks you to take a moment to consider your end of year planning. You may be focused on your Christmas list, but it is not too early to think about those 2017 taxes. Before the year finishes, please consider making a donation to MCHS PTSA.
100% of each donation goes to work for the students of Middle Creek.
100% of each donation is tax deductible. 

MCHS PTSA is hard at work in our school supporting academic excellence. We provide scholarships to the SAT prep class. We offer grants to teachers for  funding STEM projects in the classroom. We host the Honor Roll Breakfast to celebrate the achievements of our honor roll students. Our list of projects is long and none of it happens without your support. Making a tax deductible donation is quick and easy with this link.
Thank you for your continued support of our mission. Your help is sincerely appreciated.

Update on Reflections Art Contest

Reflections Art contest was judged locally in the school Nov 8.

Of the 72 entries these final 12 went on to Wake County (they only allow 12 submissions).  Side note, this was a tough year for the judges, the stories, visual arts, photography and film participants were all outstanding. Participants, you should all be very proud!

 

Name Grade Title
Literature
Chistopher Perwell 10 The Shore
Lucy Hutchinson 9 Gymnastics Meet
Peyton Brown 9 The Role I Play
Nicole Lieffrig 11 Tink
Abi Sawyer 11 Within Reach
Aaron Sugarman 12 Roasted
Ellie Bucci 10 Desire
Jessica King 9 One More Minute
Drew Young 12 Within Reach
Grace Giska 12 Breaking Open the Sky
VISUAL ARTS
Neha Amalean 10 Her
Brianna Brown 11 Goals.  As infinite as Art on Paper

 

These were 3 more literature pieces that the judges thought were too good to pass by so they got “Honorable Mention

 

Name Grade Title
Honorable Mention
Sophia Phillips 9 My Pieces
Ashley Brady 9 So Close
Martha Nebab 9 Nana

 

We will be posting updates if any of our participants place in the County Level.

 

Thank you to Mr. Matteau who helped orchestrate all of the entries and his belief in this program.

 

 

Paid Summer Internship for High School Students

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

THOSE WHO SAY THE WORLD CAN’T BE CHANGED PROBABLY NEVER TRIED

Juniors and Seniors:
Apply from October 30, 2017 to February 2nd, 2018
Student Leaders® recognizes those who lead and serve in their own communities and beyond. Bank of America will connect Student Leaders to tools and resources that will help them make communities better.
 To become a Student Leader, you must:
  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2018
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 8-July 13, 2018) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator

Please note, Bank of America employees or members of their family are not eligible for nomination. Family members include: spouse or domestic partner, child (including by adoption), parent, grandparent, grandchild, cousin, aunt, uncle, sibling, niece, nephew, parent-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law of the employee or the employee’s spouse or domestic partner, as well as all step relationships.

 For more information and to apply visit bankofamerica.com/studentleaders