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Thinking About College: What Matters?

Many high school seniors and their parents are heavily into the college application season. Colleges are being considered, ranked and evaluated on multiple parameters: How well regarded is the school? Who teaches most of the courses? How nice are the residence halls and lab facilities? How competitive is the school? How much financial aid is available? All of these concerns are important. Nevertheless, it is very likely that many important concerns will not be investigated or even considered by students or parents. Read more…

Paid Summer Internship for High School Students

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY: THOSE WHO SAY THE WORLD CAN’T BE CHANGED PROBABLY NEVER TRIED Juniors and Seniors: Apply from October 30, 2017 to February 2nd, 2018 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.  To become a Student Leader, you must: Currently be a junior or senior in high school Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit Continue reading →

PTSA Meeting Monday

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

  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 Continue reading →

College Application Month – Oct 28 -Nov 24, 2017

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

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 Continue reading →