Driver Education Funding Gone!

The budget passed by the North Carolina General Assembly last summer eliminated state funding for driver education after June 30, 2015. North Carolina PTA thinks this is an important issue, and the North Carolina PTA Board of Directors recently adopted a position to support efforts to ask the North Carolina General Assembly to include funding for driver education in the upcoming long session. We encourage local PTAs throughout North Carolina to support our efforts to provide state funding for driver education.

If you are interested in contacting your state legislators, you can find their contact information by visiting the North Carolina General Assembly website.

The Driver Education Matters website is a great resource for information on driver education and funding for driver education in North Carolina.

According to the Driver Education Matters website:

  • As early as April 1, 2015, your child may not find a driver education class open
  • Over 120,000 new drivers and their families may be affected each year
  • Automobile insurance may increase as a result of unsafe drivers on the road

Parents Guide for Student Success

The National PTA offers many resources for families and PTAs. During a recent trip to Concord, National PTA President Otha Thorton told PTA leaders about one of those helpful resources. It’s the National PTA Parents’ Guide for Student Success.

This resource includes the following:

  1. Key items children should be learning in English language arts and mathematics.
  2. Activities that parents can do at home to support their child’s learning.
  3. Methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with their child’s teacher.
  4. Tips for planning for college and career (high school only).

Schettig wins Teacher Excellence Award

Middle Creek High School congratulates our very own Erik Schettig! The North Carolina Technology Engineering and Design Educators, we would like you to join us in congratulating Erik Schettig as this year’s winner of the High School Teacher Excellence Award from North Carolina! Candidates for the Teacher Excellence Award are characterized as providing technology and engineering education instruction of high quality, learner centered and relevant to a study of technological literacy. Mr. Schettig’s work in the technology education field in North Carolina is outstanding!

Teacher Holiday Luncheon – slots still available

Can you help at our Holiday Teacher Luncheon? There are slots still available. Visit our sign-up form to volunteer today!

Because we love the passion and dedication our teachers provide, the PTSA is hosting a Holiday Teacher Luncheon. The celebration will be held Thursday, Dec. 18th in the Media Center. Golden Corral will provide Turkey, Ham and Yeast Rolls. But we need your help in filling out the menu and helping serve our illustrious group of educators. This is by far the most fun lunch of the year so please consider donating your awesome cooking talents or your time to help set up, serve and clean up.

Let’s show the teachers and staff how much we appreciate all they do for our kids.

6 Students Nominated for Governor’s School

The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a very prestigious summer residential program for the state’s most academically gifted and talented high school students. Of student nominations that make it to the county level, fewer than half are chosen to be considered for the state level.

This year, six MCHS students have been selected for state level evaluations. Congratulations to to the following students:

Devon Boyd for Choral Soprano Voice

Tucker Daniel for Alto Saxophone

James Gibson for Trombone

Aubrey Knier for Choral Alto Voice

Amy O’Connell for Natural Sciences

Kaitlyn Yakaboski for Mathematics

Middle Creek High School wishes these Leading Galloping Mustangs the best of luck!

Make A Donation by Dec. 16th!

The FBLA is participating in “Operations Christmas Child” this holiday season. Samaritan’s Purse, a nonprofit organization, sends a shoebox full of gifts/items to children in need all over the world. Our goal is to fill 50 shoe boxes. Donation boxes have been placed in participating teacher classrooms, including the Media Center and Commons. You may also bring your donations to room 2102. Acceptable donations include toys, school supplies, non-liquid hygiene items, and accessories such as socks, t-shirts, hair clips or hats. Please include your name with your donations. December 16th is the last day to donate. Help us make this Christmas special for 50 children.

Wake County Ranked #1 is US for Board Certified Teachers

North Carolina usually gets a bad rap when it comes to its public education rankings with other states. But there has always been one anomoly in this statistic, and that’s Wake County. I believe we should all be blessed that our kids are being taught by the largest population of National Board Certified Teachers in the nation! Thank you teachers for your passion and dedication to your career.

Visit Wake County Public Schools for more information and accolades.

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MCHS Choir Chosen as WRAL-FM Competition Finalist

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The Middle Creek Concert Singers were chosen to be one of the Division 2 choirs selected to participate in the Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM Christmas Choir competition. Their piece,  “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” will air  this week at 7:10am on either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Voting will take place online at wralfm.com on the day that their song is aired.

Please help the Middle Creek Choir win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place so they can get a share of the prize money – $5,000-$1000!