Time Management for Teens: Surviving School Year Commitments

Time management isn’t just for adults at work. The first few months of a new school year see many parents struggling to support their preteens and teens as they balance homework and school projects with clubs, sports, music, drama, volunteering, work—and just being a middle or high school kid!

Juggling all of these activities can be overwhelming for teens—and parents—and it’s easy to see why teens can sometimes feel anxious or depressed.

You can help your teen avoid having an emotional breakdown by fostering a strong relationship that encourages open and honest communication.

To find out more, continue reading..

Time to Renew Your Membership

 


mchsptsaThanks to all who have joined the PTSA. Your truly a hero in supporting our efforts to foster academic success for at MCHS.

Membership is an annual event. If you haven’t done so, please join the PTSA now. Ours is truly an alliance of Parents, Teachers and even Students working together to build a community of engaged learners.

PTA Fundraising ClipartYou can further support our mission by making a donation to our “No Fuss Fundraiser.” Your donation is 100% tax deductible and 100% stays right here at Middle Creek High supporting programs like the STEM initiative, AP class materials, Honor Roll Breakfast and Reflections Art Contest. Did you know that some companies will match donations made by their employees to non-profit organizations like MCHS PTSA? Wouldn’t you like to make sure that your company helps support academics at your student’s school?
Visit our website today to join and make a donation.

StreetSafe Lifesaving Driving Experience this Saturday@MCHS

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Motor Vehicle Crashes kill more teens than the next four leading causes combined.  Middle Creek is offering a wonderful opportunity to all parents of young drivers to help keep their teen driver safe.

The StreetSafe Lifesaving Driving Experience will be pulling into Middle Creek on May 19th to bring its unique hands-on driving program to our school.  All students with a Learner’s Permit or Driver’s License are invited to participate in this 4½ hour behind-the-wheel experience taught by First Responders.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required, so sign your young driver up today!

When: Saturday, May 19th  9am – 1:30pm

Where: Middle Creek High School (123 Middle Creek Park Ave, Apex, NC)

Click here to register!

You can watch a short video about the StreetSafe Experience here

To find out more, visit www.streetsafeus.com   For questions: 910-612-9030 or ian@streetsafeus.com

Evening Classes for Adults

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Have you ever wanted to take a course about something that interested you? Maybe art, photography, another language or honing your computer skills?
WCPSS Community Services offers adult evening classes for adults to learn everything from a new hobby to a new set of career skills.

Categories of our evening courses include Arts and Crafts, Communications, Languages, Career Skills, Construction, Cooking, Dance and Fitness, Gardening, Finance and more!
Courses are very reasonably priced. And, if you happen to be a WCPSS teacher, you could earn continuing education units (CEUs).
We invite you to check out the possibilities!

Stampede Club 5k

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The Middle Creek High School’s Stampede Club will be hosting the 6th annual SUPERHERO 5K FUN RUN & Mustang Mile! (Run or Walk) on Saturday, April 28nd 2018

Register by April 6th, 2018 to guarantee your race shirt and goody bag! Family value pack of $75 for up to 5 family members and $10 each additional. Families interested please email stampedeclub5k@gmail.com for further instruction.

If you’d just like to donate, we’d be glad to accept your donation. We are also accepting sponsors!

To sign up, visit: http://www.stampedeclub.org/stampede-club-5k.html

PTSA Meeting Tommorow

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Who: MCHS Families
What: PTSA Monthly Meeting
Where: MCHS Media Center
When: Monday, March 20 from 6:00-7:00pm

Why: This is you chance to spend one hour with a friendly group of parents, students and administrators discussing the latest updates and developments at our school. Wondering how the accreditation process is going? Questions about Prom? We are here to help. Mr. Martin will be in attendance and all are welcome.

Click here for the agenda.

The Cinderella Project – Make Dreams Come True!

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Student Government is hosting it’s annual Cinderella project. The Cinderella Project is held to give a chance for students here and at local schools to have the full prom experience. For this event to be a success, donations of new/lightly used prom attire for both boys and girls would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate, please bring the items to Room 3312 before March 3rd.

By donating just one item you can give someone a chance to have their dream night.

Key Club members can also be given volunteer hours for donating.

Interested in the Medical Field?

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Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro, run by local medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, serve as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine.

With a focus on both education and real world experience, Camp Cardiac  and Camp Neuro provides students with a unique opportunity to learn directly from experts in the medical field.  In addition, this 1-week summer day camp provides a foundation for heart healthy living with an emphasis on both diet and exercise.

Scholarship and standard applications are now open for Camp Neuro Chapel Hill 2017! Students may learn more and apply by visiting http://www.campneuro.org.

Doodle for a Scholarship!

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What Inspires me?

THIS YEAR’S CONTEST IS NOW OPEN

Does art inspire you? Clouds that look like faces? Sugar? Discovering new galaxies? Artists have looked to the world around them for centuries to gain inspiration. This year’s 10th anniversary of Doodle 4 Google asks students to do the same.

The winner’s artwork will be made into an interactive doodle on Google.com as well as loads of scholarships and prizes.

ENTER A DOODLE

ACT or SAT? Which One Should I Take?

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The ACT®, one of the leading US college admissions test, is coming to Middle Creek on Feb. 28th, for ALL 11th graders and FREE of Charge. A question I get a lot is: “which test should I take, the SAT or the ACT”? My answer to that, being the cheapskate that I am is:  you’re getting the ACT for free and during school hours, so make the most of it and do your best. Here’s a great resource to help you prepare:

www.sophia.org/preparing-for-college/act-test-preparation

But what if you need to retake the test? Should it be the ACT or the SAT? That depends on the type of test taker you are and the types of knowledge that interest you most. To better understand each test I found the following article to help explain the differences between the ACT and SAT:

blog.prepscholar.com/should-you-take-the-act-or-the-new-2016-a-guide

And Veritas Prep has a fun, easy, 15 question quiz to help you decide:

veritasprep.com/act-sat-prep/sat-vs-act-comparison-tool

Whichever test you decide to take, good luck in your college prep journey.