PTSA Meeting Tommorow


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.

ACT or SAT? Which One Should I Take?


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:

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:

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

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

Course Registration for Next Year Begins!


Course Registration for the 2018-19 school year will be from March 1-30. All students received a course selection checklist from their second block teacher. This year, students will register in the media center during second block class. Please complete your registration checklist with your parents prior to coming for your registration time. Click here for course registration material.

ALSO, are you a rising Senior?

Student Services has applications for rising Seniors who:

  • are interested in late arrival or early release for the 2018-19 school year
  • want to become a teacher’s assistant for the 2018-19 school year
  • would like to do an internship for next year

All applications can be picked up in Student Services and must be dropped off no later than March 30th.

Important ACT Details for 11th Graders!


Attention 11th grade students, the ACT will be administered on Feb 27. In preparation for the ACT, all students must have a photo ID to present to be admitted to their testing session. Students who do not have proper ID must complete the ACT Student Identification Letter by Feb 20 and turn it into student services. If you need this form please pick it up in student services. Please be aware that All 11th grade students will attend the pre-bubble session on Feb 20 and you will receive more information from your first block teacher by Feb 19. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Penuel.

Tips to prepare for ACT

Pre-Bubble Session:

All 11th graders will meet in the commons on Feb 20 to complete the “pre-test portion” of the ACT. At this time, they will have the opportunity to select up to four colleges and universities to receive their ACT scores. Students may wish to discuss these choices with their parents/guardians ahead of this session.

Students can create a free ACT profile account from home and can begin ACT’s college and career planning self-assessments.


Opportunity to earn Volunteer Hours and Fun Teen programs at Eva Perry Library

Earn Volunteer Hours

6th-10th graders have an opportunity to earn two community service hours during our Teen Performance Night on March 8.  Performers should arrive at 6:45.  All programs are from 7:00-8:00pm. at Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex.

Please email if you’d like to register for any program.

Un-Valentine Party! – Thursday, Feb 8 at 7 p.m.

Un-Celebrate Valentine’s Day with sour games and sweet treats!

Chocolate Olympics!  – Thursday, Feb 15 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate the Winter Olympics with chocolate games and treats!

India Night! – Thursday, Feb 22 at 7 p.m.

Henna tattoos, Bollywood dance  demo, and crafts from India!

Candy Sushi! – Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

Candy sushi, origami, & manga drawing!


Teen Performance Night! – Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m.

Sing, dance, act, recite, demonstrate!

Receive 2 hours of community service! 


Protect Your Peeps! – Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m.

Build protection for your peeps!

 Guardians of the Galaxy Movie! – Thursday, March 22 at 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Interactive showing of this fun film!            Registration Required.

Knights! – Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m.

Local LARP (live action role playing) group will demonstrate sword fighting and how to make a practice sword!

Summer Ventures deadline is Jan 15th

Good thing, because you’re not average.


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.

Programs are available at Appalachian State, East Carolina, UNC Charlotte, and UNC Wilmington. Interested students must apply online at by January 15, 2018.

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

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

Paid Summer Internship for High School Students



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 organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2018
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 8-July 13, 2018) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator

Please note, Bank of America employees or members of their family are not eligible for nomination. Family members include: spouse or domestic partner, child (including by adoption), parent, grandparent, grandchild, cousin, aunt, uncle, sibling, niece, nephew, parent-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law of the employee or the employee’s spouse or domestic partner, as well as all step relationships.

 For more information and to apply visit