PTSA Meeting Monday

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Please join us!

The monthly meeting of MCHS PTSA is set for Monday, November 20 at 6pm in the Media Center. Please drop by and find out more about all the ways we are supporting academic excellence at our school.

We endeavor to keep our meetings to one hour, so don’t worry that we will take up your entire evening. We look forward to seeing you on Monday night!

Teaching Children It’s Okay to Fail

 

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All parents want to see their kids succeed, but it’s just as important to teach your children how to fail. Failing can be reframed as trying, practicing, and putting in effort — and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. After all, it’s unrealistic to be good at everything on your first pass. Kids who can’t tolerate failure are vulnerable to anxiety and it can lead to bigger problems when they do inevitably fail.

This is why teaching your child to be resilient and rebound from a failure is so important. The ability to recover from a setback is one of the keys to a happy life.

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MCHS Honor Roll Breakfast this Tuesday – We need your help!

The school will post a list of students earning a place on the “A/B Honor Roll and the “All A Honor Roll.”  Students on the “All A Honor Roll” will receive a ticket to the Honor Roll Breakfast.

The Honor Roll breakfast will be held Tuesday November 14th. Students will enjoy Krispy Kreme doughnuts and assorted snacks.  There will be two shifts, with Juniors and Senior at the first breakfast and Freshmen and Sophomores at the second.  Each breakfast will conclude with a drawing of gift cards to places our kids love to go.

This event is a Mustang Tradition and it only happens because of the support of parents like you.  Every donation of time, snacks, or gift cards is very much appreciated.

Click here for more details and for the SignUpGenius Link.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094eaaac22a57-mchs

 

Stampede Club needs your Help!

Stampede Club needs 10-15 adult volunteers to help out with this event. Help is need to prepare/setup for the auction and also the on night of the auction.  Please contact Stacy D’Amato for more details

Your help is deeply appreciated!

Details about the event:

The Stampede to Excellence Dinner/Auction is run by volunteers with the purpose to support athletics, clubs and other academic groups at MCHS.  This year’s auction will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 in the Middle Creek High School Commons,
123 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex, NC 27539.

Dinner and Silent Auction begins at 5:30 pm! Live Auction begins at 6:30 pm!

 

Healthy Tech Workshop for Parents

Parents in the Wake County Public School System are invited to attend an evening with Janell Burley Hofmann, author of iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know about Selfies, Sexting, Gaming, and Growing Up. 

Janell offers practical ideas and strategies for navigating the digital world with kids. This is free event.

When: November 27, 2017  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: McKimmon Center, NCSU, 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC

About Janell Burley Hofmann: Janell Burley Hofmann is the author of the book, iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming and Growing Up. She is also a speaker and consultant on topics like technology, media, health, relationships and personal growth. Janell Burley Hofmann engages readers, clients and audiences in relevant and meaningful conversations igniting personal empowerment, awareness and purpose. Janell serves families, schools and communities in a partnership that will positively impact the lives of children and teens

Click here for details about Janell Burley Hofmann

College Application Month – Oct 28 -Nov 24, 2017

NC College Application Month

NC College Application Month is an annual event to support high school seniors in completing three important college enrollment steps: Residency, FAFSA, and applications. The 2017 event runs from October 28th through November 24th.

Activities begin with FAFSA Day on October 28th, and lead toward the week of November 13th – 17th when volunteers at hundreds of NC high schools will help students submit online applications for admission.

For all the details, visit nccollegeapplicationmonth.org

To start your application, visit the CFNC Application Hub

StreetSafe Lifesaving Driving Experience Comes to MCHS

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Motor Vehicle Crashes kill more teens than the next four leading causes combined.  Middle Creek is offering a wonderful opportunity to all parents of young drivers to help keep their teen driver safe.

The StreetSafe Lifesaving Driving Experience will be pulling into Middle Creek on Dec 9th to bring its unique hands-on driving program to our school.  All students with a Learner’s Permit or Driver’s License are invited to participate in this 4½ hour behind-the-wheel experience taught by First Responders.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required, so sign your young driver up today!

When: Saturday, Dec 9th  9am – 1:30pm

Where: Middle Creek High School (123 Middle Creek Park Ave, Apex, NC)

Register at: www.streetsafeus.com  Click on the “Lifesaving Driving Experience” Scroll down to Middle Creek HS

You can watch a short video about the StreetSafe Experience here

To find out more, visit www.streetsafeus.com   For questions: 910-612-9030 or ian@streetsafeus.com

Summer Ventures isn’t your average summer experience

Good thing, because you’re not average.

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Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a no-cost, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
As a rising high school junior or senior, you live on a college campus for four weeks in the summer and conduct research around topics of your interest — while enjoying the company of like-minded peers.

If interested the see your science teacher, counselor or visit summerventures.org for more information.