Paid Summer Internship for High School Students






Juniors and Seniors:
Apply from October 31, 2016 to January 27, 2017
Student Leaders® recognizes those who lead and serve in their own communities and beyond. Bank of America will connect Student Leaders to tools and resources that will help them make communities better.
As a Student Leader, you will:
• Work as a paid intern at a local nonprofit for eight weeks
• Attend the week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.
• Develop leadership and career skills
• Connect with like-minded students from your own community and across the country
For more information and to apply visit

Summer at Duke


Summer College for High School Students (academic credit program for students currently in grades 10 and 11)
Summer Academy for High School Students (academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9-12)

We invite you to imagine yourself at Duke this summer if you are:

  • seeking to gain academic credit from renowned Duke faculty or learn to be a Leader and a Global Citizen through personal enrichment courses;
  • hoping to spend your summer enjoying residential activities such as ball games, outlet shopping, dances, talent shows, and more;
  • excited to prepare for college and create an international network of peers.

Applications for Summer College and Summer Academy will be accepted beginning December 1, and continue until each program reaches capacity. Apply early to receive preferred consideration. Please visit the following site for more information

Toy Drive


The Student Government is hosting a Holiday Toy and Book drive to benefit the Helping Hand Mission in Raleigh. Donated toys, board games, and books can be lightly used or brand new! Donations should be given to your third block class, and third blocks that participate will be rewarded based on the amount of items donated. The drive is beginning now, and will be over December 16th!

MCHS Teacher/Staff Holiday Dessert Party – Dec 13th


Our December Middle Creek Staff/Teacher Holiday Party will be held Tuesday, Dec. 13th in the Media Center.  We are trying something NEW this year and spoiling them with Desserts & Gift Cards. Let’s show the teachers and staff how much we appreciate all they do for our kids!

We are asking for donations of Desserts & Drinks as well as $10 Gift Cards that will be prizes given away to them during the luncheon. We will have a Tree decorated with all the gift cards to be chosen by each winner. Be creative! Anything welcome- gas, grocery, coffee, home improvement, movies, restaurants, etc.

If you can help then please visit our Signup Genius Page.


The MCHS Hospitalilty Committee






My name is Malorie Webb. I am a Senior, currently working on my Senior Project for AP English. We were asked to identify a problem, big or small, in our community and then figure out a way to solve it.

As I thought about this project, it was my teachers who inspired me to find a way to help. It turns out a lot of my teachers buy their own supplies for their classrooms because of under-funding in schools all across the country. From 2008 to 2014 funding for schools in North Carolina was cut by 14%. I’ve had teachers that spend hundreds of dollars on their students in an effort to get us the best education they can. I found out that teachers buy tissues for their classrooms with their own money.

Teachers should not have to pay for tissues for us to use and I think we can fix this problem, at least for this year. I’d like to collect boxes of tissues to distribute to our teachers to get them through this cold season. I am setting up a donation box outside the media center for tissues to be dropped off from now until December 9. The teachers will receive their tissues at the Teacher Luncheon on December 13.

Thank you so much for your help!

Wanted: Someone who knows how to party


Do you know how to have fun? Do you have good party planning skills? We are looking for a few fun people to take over one of the longest standing traditions at MCHS…the Honor Roll Breakfast. After this year, Carman and I will no longer be running this event. At our next breakfast on March 2, we would like to have 2 or more people work along with us to plan and put on the breakfast. This position allows you to work with administrators, staff, parents and students, is limited to 3 times per year, and is just fun. Working with a friend makes it even more fun. Help keep this tradition going. Please contact Sue Scarlett at for more information.

Help Your Teen Plan for the Future

Mother and teenage daughter are in the kitchen researching colleges and filling out university applications.

As your your teen approaches their sophomore year in high school, they start to feel pressure about their future—if they haven’t started to worry already. While some kids know what they want to do when they graduate, other kids need more guidance. Parents can use a free career planning program to help your student as they make important decisions about their continued education and career.

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Career Exploration Program (ASVAB CEP) empowers students to discover their strengths and interests, and then then map out post-secondary plans that work.

Logo for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Career Exploration Program (ASVAB CEP) - Future CollegeSponsored by the Department of Defense, the program is designed for students in grades 10-12—and early post-secondary students—and includes three components:

  • The ASVAB: An Aptitude Test
  • The FYI: An Interest Self-Assessment
  • The OCCU-Find: A career catalog with relevant occupational data and planning tools

These components give young people the confidence to map out a post-secondary plan that aligns with their individual skills and interests. In the 2015-2016 school year, over 700,000 students and 13,000 schools participated in ASVAB CEP.

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PTSA Meeting Monday


Please join us!

The monthly meeting of MCHS PTSA is set for Monday, November 21 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.

This month we will be hearing a funding request from the Science Olympiad Team. We will discuss the Reflections Art contest, Winter Wonders Craft Fair and the Honor Roll Breakfast. We will also review grant requests from four of our teaching teams.
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!

Honor Roll Breakfast – Dec. 1st


Report cards have gone home and it is time to celebrate at the first Honor Roll Breakfast of the year. The students will enjoy Krispy Kreme doughnuts, assorted snacks, fruit and juice. Each breakfast will conclude with a drawing of gift cards to the places our kids love to go.

The first Honor Roll Breakfast of the year is set for December 01. We are in need of volunteers and gift cards for the prize drawing. This event is a favorite Mustang tradition and it only happens because of the support of parents like you. Every donation of time, snacks, or gift cards is appreciated.

Please take a look and see if you can help.