PTSA Meeting Monday

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Please join us!

The monthly meeting of MCHS PTSA is set for Monday, November 20 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.

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!

Teaching Children It’s Okay to Fail

 

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All parents want to see their kids succeed, but it’s just as important to teach your children how to fail. Failing can be reframed as trying, practicing, and putting in effort — and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. After all, it’s unrealistic to be good at everything on your first pass. Kids who can’t tolerate failure are vulnerable to anxiety and it can lead to bigger problems when they do inevitably fail.

This is why teaching your child to be resilient and rebound from a failure is so important. The ability to recover from a setback is one of the keys to a happy life.

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College Application Month – Oct 28 -Nov 24, 2017

NC College Application Month

NC College Application Month is an annual event to support high school seniors in completing three important college enrollment steps: Residency, FAFSA, and applications. The 2017 event runs from October 28th through November 24th.

Activities begin with FAFSA Day on October 28th, and lead toward the week of November 13th – 17th when volunteers at hundreds of NC high schools will help students submit online applications for admission.

For all the details, visit nccollegeapplicationmonth.org

To start your application, visit the CFNC Application Hub

StreetSafe Lifesaving Driving Experience Comes to 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 Dec 9th 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, Dec 9th  9am – 1:30pm

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

Register at: www.streetsafeus.com  Click on the “Lifesaving Driving Experience” Scroll down to Middle Creek HS

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

Summer Ventures isn’t your average summer experience

Good thing, because you’re not average.

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Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a no-cost, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
As a rising high school junior or senior, you live on a college campus for four weeks in the summer and conduct research around topics of your interest — while enjoying the company of like-minded peers.

If interested the see your science teacher, counselor or visit summerventures.org for more information.

UNC Catalyst for High School Students

The annual Catalyst Conference brings a select group of approximately 100 high school students from North Carolina high schools to UNC-Chapel Hill for a weekend-long exploration and discussion of social justice issues impacting North Carolina youth.

Participants will face a challenging task: They will be asked to view the world through the eyes of others and to learn about the underlying similarities that connect us all. By cultivating their leadership skills, we prepare students to be catalysts for positive change in their own communities.

This year’s conference will be held from Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 through Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. If you currently attend high school in North Carolina and are interested in social justice, please apply to our 2017 conference!

Your application must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Friday, December, 1, 2017 to be considered and decisions will be released around January 1st, 2018.

The Application is not LIVE!! Access it here.

Click Here for More Details.

Stampede for Excellence Auction – Buy your tickets for Nov 18th, 2017

The Stampede Club is excited to announce that this year’s Stampede to Excellence Auction will be held at Middle Creek High School on Saturday, November 18th, 2017. This is a great way to show your support and raise money for your teams and clubs!

Auction Details:

When: Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Where: Middle Creek High School Commons, 123 Middle Creek Park Avenue, Apex NC 27539

Dinner and Silent Auction begins at 5:30 pm! Live Auction begins at 6:30 pm

Here are some of the donations that you can bid on;

4 tickets to Disney, Weekend in Myrtle Beach, Swagger, Wine tasting packages, Unleashed, Orange Theory, Cinebistro Movie Tickets, Gift Certificates to Crabtree Valley Mall, Cheesecake Factory, North Carolina Symphony, Bocci, Color Me Mine Birthday Party and lots more….

Individual ticket is for $15 or $25 for two. Dinner is included in the ticket price.

Tickets can be purchased from any sports team. Discounted tickets are available in the school office for staff, who will be eligible for special raffles throughout the evening.

If for some reason you are unable to make it to the Dinner/Auction, please give/donate your ticket to a friend/neighbor that might be interested. We need to sell the baskets for us to support our athletics, clubs and other academic groups.

You can buy more ticket online by visiting the link listed below or email Kelle Rand at kelle71@bellsouth.net

Visit the below link to see the entire list of donations you can bid on: (this list is growing daily…)

http://www.stampedeclub.org/stampede-to-excellence-auction.html/

 

Volunteers Needed: “Reality of Money” Financial Literacy Event

 

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We need volunteers for the “Reality of Money” Event happening Friday, November 3rd at Middle Creek Community Center located next to the High School.

“Reality of Money” places each student in a scenario where they are 25 years old and employed. However, students are assigned the path that life has taken them on. Some students find they’re earning $40,000 per year and are married with children, while others are single parents making less than $20,000 annually. They will visit twelve stations where they have to make financial decisions on items such as housing, child care, transportation, etc.

Over 300 Middle Creek students will be participating in the event, a program developed by the State Employee’s Credit Union (SECU) that illustrates the financial challenges of adult life. The program’s goal is to help young people understand personal finances and the real-life implications of the choices they make as students and adults.

If you’ve ever paid bills or managed a family/personal budget then you are more than qualified to volunteer! A light breakfast will be provided for the morning volunteers and lunch will be provided after the first session.

Visit this Signup Genius link and help volunteer at a very important event that helps show our students what financial life is like after High School.