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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Stampede Club needs your Help!

Stampede Club needs 10-15 adult volunteers to help out with this event. Help is need to prepare/setup for the auction and also the on night of the auction.  Please contact Stacy D’Amato for more details

Your help is deeply appreciated!

Details about the event:

The Stampede to Excellence Dinner/Auction is run by volunteers with the purpose to support athletics, clubs and other academic groups at MCHS.  This year’s auction will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 in the Middle Creek High School Commons,
123 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex, NC 27539.

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

 

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.

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/

 

Special Education Open House and Resource Fair – This Monday!

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The 9th Annual Special Education Open House will be November 6, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Martin Middle School, 1701 Ridge Road, Raleigh.

This evening provides parents an opportunity to learn about special education services, related services and community resources for students with disabilities.

Co-sponsored by the Wake Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) and WCPSS Special Education Services, the schedule for the event includes:

  • 5:30-6:30 – Resource Fair: Connect with WCPSS personnel and community agencies who serve students and adults with disabilities
  • 6:30-7 – Welcome address by Kathryn Jones, SEAC chair and Karen Hamilton, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education Services
  • 7:00-8:50 – Information Sessions: Parents can choose up to 2 sessions provided by WCPSS Special Education Services staff members on topics related to programs/services, instruction, accessing community resources, and using data to plan for student’s individual needs. View full list and descriptions of information session topics.

 

Please join us for this informative evening which addresses community engagement, teaching and learning and student achievement!

Judges needed for this season of Reflections!

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Do you have a literature background or just someone who loves to read? Do you know someone like that? Then send them our way!
Last year, our judges felt “honored” to have read these funny, interesting and extremely heart-felt stories from these kids.  We have no doubt it will be the same this year.
We have 2 judges confirmed and ideally need 3 more.
Date:  Nov 8
Time:  9am – noon or before
Where:  MCHS media center
Who can apply: Anyone interested in reading funny interesting and extremely heart-felt stories.
What is expected:  The judges will read short stories and poems and judge them based on the criteria.  There are approx 65 entries to date. Ginger will help explain the process.
Refreshments, coffee, water, morning snack will be served.
Last year We had 5 judges, 73 entries and we were done after reading and discussing by 11:30.
Also important: I cannot take a judge who has a student who participates in the contest.
Please email Ginger at Carboneginger@gmail.com by 11/7.

Winter Wonder Craft Fair is this Saturday November 11th!

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

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.

Invite your family and friends to this fun family event!  Over 50 unique vendors! Find that perfect holiday gift for you and your loved ones!

Bake Sale! Music! Pizza! Shopping! Raffles! Pies! Gifts! Cakes!!

Check out the Facebook page for more updates;

https://www.facebook.com/events/138875806737784/?ti=icl