Show Students About Your Career

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Employers are telling us that students need experiences relevant to the workplace. They are also saying that it needs to start in HIGH SCHOOL even for students who are entering college. Help us provide our students with those opportunities!

School-to-Career of Wake County is a collaborative effort between the business community and the school system to enhance and provide additional learning opportunities for both teachers and students.

Middle Creek High School’s Business Alliance is a way for individuals in the working world to help prepare our students for what lies ahead.  It helps them understand why they go to school, and helps them “get” why education is so important.

We’re looking for business people to help, and that can take almost any form. Whether you have an hour to give or a day, our students need you. Visit http://mchscareerctr.weebly.com/business-alliance.html to see the needs and register to help

Why we do what we do

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Each year the PTSA funds scholarships to the SAT Prep Class held here at MCHS. These are need-based scholarships provided to our students as part of our mission to make sure that each student gets his best chance for academic success. So far, we have awarded two scholarships for 2016/17. Here is what those two students had to say about receiving this scholarship:

“I come from a military home. Parents work hard for what I have. The extra money is not used for SATs, so this money will help out a lot.”

“I feel like this prep course will benefit me a lot. I like learning and I’m very motivated to do so. I think I’ll be able to find the right college with this course…I feel like this SAT course will let me reach my education goals.”

Scholarships to the SAT Prep Class are just part of how we put your membership dues and your donations to work in our school. Please Join. Volunteer. Donate. Make a difference today.

Winter Wonders Craft Fair – Now Taking Vendor Applications

Saturday, November 11, from 9am to 3pm at MCHS Commons

Applications for the 6th Annual Winter Wonders Craft Fair are now available. Space is limited and we do not accept duplicate vendors, so please do not delay. Artists, crafters and vendors of all kinds are welcome to participate. If you have a product or service to offer, then we invite you to apply for booth space.

Winter Wonders is a fun, family-friendly, community event held at MCHS. All proceeds benefit academic programs at MCHS. Begin the Holiday season with us at Middle Creek High on Saturday, November 11th from 9am to 3pm.

Interested vendors & crafts can contact kiddza@aol.com for information on availability and/or application form.

Tuesday is College Night

 

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College Night at Middle Creek will be held on September 26 at 6:30 in the Auditorium and Commons. We will have college admissions counselors from UNC, NC State, Methodist College, and Wake Tech, along with military recruiters, available to answer questions and talk about college admissions. This event is open to all grade levels as students begin thinking about planning for the college application process in the future. We hope to see you there!

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.

STEM Careers That Don’t Require 4-year Degrees

If you’re seeking a job in a STEM field without a four-year degree, it may seem as if there are no opportunities out there for you. With the rising costs of university, getting your degree may not be an option, but that does not mean you can’t follow your passion for STEM. Check out this list of STEM jobs that only require two-year college degrees, industry certification or apprenticeship.

See the list of STEM jobs

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..

9 Ways Parents Can Help Bullied Kids Learn Resilience

Whenever Jessie hung out with her best friends Chloe and Meg, they gossiped about another seventh-grader named Kate. Jessie didn’t know Kate, but Chloe and Meg said she was clingy, told boring stories and smelled like acne wash.

When Jessie asked questions about this mystery girl, her friends giggled and exchanged knowing glances. This went on for weeks until a boy in her class told Jessie the truth: Kate was their code name for her.

Jessie looked to other friends for support, but they started dropping away. Chloe and Meg had all the social capital, and no one wanted to risk alienating them. Jessie cried every night. Her mother, my neighbor Naomi, called me for advice. “You’re a school counselor,” she said. “What should I do? She’s in so much pain.”

Naomi’s own experience with bullying intensified her anguish. In eighth grade, kids forged her signature on love letters and left them in a popular athlete’s locker. They tugged on her arm hair and called her “monkey.” Naomi suffered from depression after she was mistreated, and she wanted Jessie to have a better outcome.

Bullying strips kids of their dignity and leaves scars. Some children bounce back, while others struggle to rebound. There is no one-size-fits-all intervention, but here are nine ways parents can build a child’s resilience.

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Register Now for Fall Driver Education Classes

Now is the time to register for fall Driver Education Classes. Each student MUST submit a completed fall registration form found in Student Services or online at www.jordandriving.com to get assigned to class.

Classes will be scheduled monthly starting in October after school from 2:30 – 5:30 in room 2100. Student will be assigned to class based on age order. The Driver Education process can be found on the Middle Creek homepage under STUDENT information and at www.jordandriving.com.