Registration Open House this Tuesday

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Tuesday, March 3rd

Due to the WCPSS school closure on Feb 25th, the rising 9th grade registration open house will be moved and combined with the rising 10-12th night on March 3rd.  We will stagger the start times to allow for easier access and movement as families arrive.

The rising 9th grade start time will be at 6:30 in the Main Gymnasium with the rising 10-12th grade start time is moved to 7:00 in the Auditorium.  Detailed agendas and information will be provided to families as they arrive for their respective programs.

Students and parents will have an opportunity to meet with teachers in the various curricular areas to get their questions answered regarding course options and recommendations for next year.  A separate session, specifically for AP course information, will be held in the auditorium following the overview session.

We’ll miss you Mrs. Blanchard

We are deeply saddened by the unexpected and sudden loss of Mrs. Rhonda Blanchard, a teacher and coach at MCHS.  Our deepest sympathy go out to her husband and Assistant Principal at MCHS, Joe Blanchard and his family, during this time of great loss.  Please keep the Blanchard family in your thoughts and prayers.

StreetSafe Driving Program for Teens

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Parents of teen drivers! Want to keep our streets and your children safe? Holly Springs High School PTSA is hosting StreetSafe’s Lifesaving Driving Experience on Saturday March14th at Holly Springs High School! If you have a student driver (or one with a permit), this is a must-attend experience! Give your new driver the skills they need to be a safe driver! For questions, please contact Mary Wooten, VP programsmmwooten@nc.rr.com, or sign-up online at: http://www.streetsafeus.com

StreetSafe is a HANDS-ON experience that the teens get in a car with a first responder to experience what it is like to hydroplane and maneuver out of it; how to judge the distance it takes to stop quickly before rear ending a car; what the impact is of driving while texting, eating, or being distracted; learn valuable driving experience all in the safety of the GH parking lot!
Parents attend the first hour with their teens to see first-hand the results of distracted driving and learn valuable tools for teens to be become better and SAFER drivers.

Cary Visual Arts Scholarship

Cary Visual Art is currently accepting applications for $1000 scholarships to students who attend Cary area high schools or who have a Cary address. The scholarships apply to high school seniors who have been accepted into a college or university to study in an arts or design program.

These programs include:
Architecture, Visual Art, Fashion Design, Fine Art, Art History, Photography, Product Design, Landscape Architecture, Art Education, Graphic Arts, Commercial Art, 3-D Design

If you are interested in applying, visit http://caryvisualart.org/programs/scholarship-program.

Host and Exchange Student

 

INTERESTED IN HOSTING A HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENT FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR?
Have you ever thought about traveling to another country? Or are you interested in studying abroad? If so, why not build a friendship with a student from one of our sponsored countries and see what hosting is all about? Bring the culture to you.  It’s not just opening your door to a student, it’s about making a friendship to last a lifetime, making a dream come true. It’s about later in life traveling to their country and they return a visit back to your family. It’s being part of someone’s life forever.

EF High School Exchange Year is the proud leader in high school exchange. www.efexchangeyear.org.  EF will be celebrating 50 years this year and we are so excited to be the Leader in High School exchange that we want to share it with as many students and host families as possible. This is 50 years of about 2,600 students around the States!  Together we can make these dreams come true! All EF students are SCREENED, FUNDED, and INSURED.  I will be supporting you from the start all the way to the end of your journey. Contact Nicole Luna, 919-798-1715,nicole.luna@efexchangeyear.org or info.efexchangeyear.org/apply

Open Mic Night – A Mustang Tradition

Why drive all the way to Raleigh for enlightening Open Mic entertainment when we have our own talent here at MCHS?  Back by popular demand is MCHS OPEN MIC NIGHT on St. Paddy`s Day, Tuesday, March 17th. Doors open at 5:30 with performances starting at 6:00.

This is a call out to all students who would like to contribute original poetry, personal essays, flash fiction, monologues and original songs. Songs should be acoustic and the lyrics and instrumental sections must be original. Performances can be solo or groups.

Contact Josh Matteau at jmatteau@wcpss.net with any questions.

All proceeds go to fund the Creative Arts Magazine that is published in May.

Creative Arts Magazine is the only student-led magazine in the county that produces two magazines a year at no cost to students. Students format, edit, raise funds, and create advertisement for the magazine.

Honor Roll Breakfast Cancelled

Due to snow related closures, the second Honor Roll Breakfast of the year has been cancelled.
The concerns about the loss of instructional time simply outweigh other considerations. Administration will be publicizing the achievements of the honor roll students on the school website. Students will also receive their certificates when school is back in session. This is the first time in our 5 year history of doing this event that we had to cancel.

Thank-you for all of the donations. All non-perishable items will be saved for the third Honor Roll Breakfast. For those of you who donated perishables, they will be used for the Teacher Luncheon with any leftovers being donated to the food bank. The final Honor Roll Breakfast of the year is set for April 23. We hope that you will be excited to be part of the celebration then!

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In the last 5 months MCHS has earned over $200 just by uploading receipts to Shoparoo. There is a core group of 79 dedicated supporters that deserve a big “Thanks”! This fundraiser has incredible potential. If you have not signed up for Shoparoo, please do! There is no contact from Shoparoo outside of the uploading of the receipt. No information is shared save for what is on the receipt. If you are one of the 79, keep up the great effort…and thank you again!