Wake Tech Career and College Promises (CCP)

My daughter is taking AP classes at Middle Creek but she is also dual enrolled and taking college courses at Wake Tech as well. Aren’t they both the same and if so, then why bother with dual enrollment? Well, believe it or not, I prefer the Wake Tech program over AP classes.

Career and College Promises (CCP) is a free program for qualified junior/senior high school students to accelerate the completion of college credentials. It has two paths you can take. If you are planning to attend Wake Tech after high school, then you can get an early start by following the Career and Technical Education Pathway. If you are planning to attend a four year college, then you can take the College Transfer Pathway. This pathway has set courses that are included in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement with UNC member institutions.

So why do I prefer Wake Tech over AP classes? Keep reading and I’ll tell you why.

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Stampede for Excellence – Nov 1st

The 2014 Stampede Club Auction is happening at Middle Creek on Saturday, November 1! It’s  a cheap date night which includes  great food, live entertainment, a car raffle, lots of friendly competition, and hours of fun! Doors open at 5:30pm with the live auction starting at 6:30. The silent auction will run throughout the evening. To purchase tickets and get more information, visit the Stampede Club’s Web Site!

 

Parent: College Financial Aid Program at the Creek

The Financial Aid Program is designed to be a one-on-one program for students and their parents who need financial help to attend college. The MCHS Financial Aid Advisor is Tori Sharpe who is familiar with the financial aid system and the difficulties of completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Mrs. Sharpe is located in Student Services on Thursdays. Appointments may be made by emailing her at vsharpe@wcpss.net or by signing up in the Appointment Schedule notebook located in Student Services. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about financial aid that is available to you and why every student who is going to college should submit a FAFSA!

Summer Ventures

Summer_Ventures_Logo1Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a cost-free, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina residents who have demonstrated interest in science and mathematics and aspire to a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

The program brings rising juniors and seniors together in a residential setting for research and intensive study. The program is currently hosted at four campuses of the university system—Appalachian State University (ASU), East Carolina University (ECU), North Carolina Central University (NCCU), and University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC).

Visit www.summerventures.org to apply. Application deadline is January 31, 2015.

Help Protect Middle Creek from Cold and Flu Viruses

During this time of year illness abounds. This creates a great danger for our students at Middle Creek due to the regular close contact we are in with each other. The transmission rate for the cold and flu viruses in schools is frighteningly high.

From November 10th to the 21st a cold and flu drive will be held. Donation boxes can be found in the commons and other locations around the school. Donations can be facial tissues, hand sanitizer, or sanitizing wipes. Teachers will then receive care packages so they can have these items in their rooms. This will be a benefit to students and hopefully prevent many from becoming sick this season.

The Winter Craft Fair will also have donation boxes set up. If you donate items during the Fair then one ticket for the raffle will be awarded per item. In addition, items can be donated through Key Club for one hour of service per five items.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

On Saturday, November 15 Santa will join us in the Commons at Middle Creek High for our 3rd Annual Winter Wonders Craft Fair.

Bring your camera and get the picture you want with Santa and your little ones. No long lines. No bossy photographer. Just you and Santa and your happy kids smiling sweetly with our jolly Santa Claus. No-fuss, precious holiday memories are yours for a suggested $1 donation to the PTSA.

After the pictures are snapped, shop to your heart’s content from more than forty local artists, crafters and vendors. You will find handcrafted jewelry, home and holiday decor, signs, kitchen goods, candles, make-up and skin care, toys and all kinds of fashion from baby clothes to bow-ties.

Make sure and purchase your raffle tickets for your chance to win one of five baskets filled with products from our vendors.
Tickets are $1 each or $10 for fifteen tickets.

See you then!

Making Cents – A Financial Literacy Program

IMAX Theatre at Marbles
Saturday, October 25
9:00 am–1:00 pm
Registration begins at 8:30 am

This program was developed to educate students, grades seven through 12, their parents, and teachers on important money management tips that can make a huge difference, both at home and in the classroom. The event is free to community members interested in participating—all you need to do is register!

Winter Wonders Craft Fair

You are invited to the 3rd Annual

Winter Wonders Craft Fair!

Who: The PTSA of MCHS invites Family, Friends and Neighbors.
Where: The Commons at MCHS
When: Saturday, November 15th from 9am to 3pm
 
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This is the place to find those unique gifts to make the season bright. We have more than 35 crafters, artists, vendors and small business owners offering:

  • original art,  jewelry,  collectibles
  • home decor, kitchen goods, scrapbooking
  • clothing, personalized and monogrammed gifts
  • skin care products and much, much more

 

santaFor the Kids!

There will be a crafting table for the kids to enjoy making their own artful creations and direct from the North Pole, on a rare early visit, Santa and his elves will be here, ready to pose for pictures. Bring your camera and get the pose you want. No long wait with grumpy babies…You are in charge of the picture…All for only a $1 suggested donation to MCHS PTSA.

 

cake  Mmm… Food…

Back by popular request, THE MCHS PTSA BAKE SALE. With a wide assortment of snacks, home baked cookies, muffins, fresh popcorn, hot chocolate and coffee, you can shop and munch to your heart’s content. Before you leave, choose from a scrumptious selection of made from scratch cakes and pies to take home.

qdoba_iphone_reflection Enjoy lunch with Qdoba Mexican Grill from 10:30 to 2:30.

 

 

raffle_ticket_icon_aa RAFFLE!

And did we mention the RAFFLE? Each vendor donates merchandise to the MCHS PTSA raffle. Don’t miss your chance to win one of our hourly raffle drawings!

 

We’ll see YOU there, at the Winter Wonders Craft Fair!

 

Commit to Safe Driving – Win $100,000 and a Concert from Band Perry

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Middle Creek Mustangs are committed to safe driving. We have teamed with State Farm and Celebrate My Drive to encourage teens to make positive choices as they begin driving. Anyone over 14 can join us in making safe driving commitments. The top 2 schools with the most commitments will receive a $100,000 grant and a Grand Prize Concert by Band Perry. Your daily commitment next week can bring $100,000 and Band Perry to the Creek.

Commitments start Wednesday, October 15th through the 24th

Learn more and commit at Celebrate My Drive