Students Receive Honors in Exploravision Competition

Four MCHS students, under the direction of Dr. Carrie Jones (Earth Sciences), received recognition in the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Toshiba Exploravision Competition.  Their STEM projects were:
  • Magnetic Wind Turbine by Jenna Stachowiak and Aaron Sugarman (honorable mention)
  • Home Methane System by Hailey Stiehl and Brianna Tucci (honorable mention)

http://www.exploravision.org/honorable-mentions. These projects were selected from thousands of entries nationwide.

About ExploraVision
ExploraVision is a science competition that goes beyond the typical student science competition and into what it takes to bring ideas to reality. A teacher will sponsor and lead his/her students as they work in groups of 2 – 4 to simulate real research and development. – See more at: exploravision.org.

Become a PTSA Board Member for 2015-16

Spring has Sprung (mostly) and so it is time to begin planning our PTSA Board and Committees for next year.  Several positions are filled with experienced volunteers and now we hope you will consider joining the team. There is no better way to feel part of what is happening at the school. Time commitments are minimal and rewards are big. Click “Continue Reading” to see all positions that are available.

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Achieve 3000

Last Week to Donate Gift Cards!

Middle Creek is committed to improving the reading levels of their students. One of the targeted interventions we are using to do this is a program called Achieve 3000. This computer based program provides students the opportunities to read non-fiction Associated Press articles at the individual student’s reading/lexile level with activities provided to measure comprehension. As student lexile levels improve, the articles automatically adjust to continue to push them higher and higher.

In order to help keep students motivated and interested in the program, we are hoping to run a few contests. We would really appreciate any donations of prizes (gift cards are especially effective) to recognize students who read extra articles, or score consistently high on the assessments, or the class that completes the most articles.

To learn more and to sign-up for donating gifts cards, please click the sign-up genius logo below:

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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

MCHS Students Win Reflections State Level!

Congratulations to two Middle Creek students for winning  the State Level of the Reflections Art Contest!

First Place goes to Abigail Carr in Music Composition

Third Place goes to Melainey Unger in Literature

Abigail’s 1st place win sends her on to the National Level. Good luck Abigail!

If you all remember, Caleb Rossi won the Nationals last year. This is the second year in a row that Middle Creek has been represented. Just shows all the great talent we have at the creek. For all you artist, remember to apply for the Cary Young Artist Scholarship.