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..

Wake County College Fair is today!

 
Wake County College Fair
When: Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 2:00-4:30 p.m
Where: NC State University-McKimmon Center
Over 100 colleges will attend to discuss college admission with our high school juniors and seniors.
There will also be information sessions on:
  • Financial Aid (2:45 and 3:45 p.m.)
  • Preparing for College (2:30 and 3:30 p.m.)

Admission and Parking are Free.

Please Note: College Bags are not provided this year. Students should bring their own bag to carry their acquired college brochures and materials.

Jointly Sponsored by The Carolinas Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACRAO.org) and the Wake County Public School System

3 Reasons Your PSAT Score Matters

Achieving a high score on the PSAT can take a lot of stress out of the college admissions and financial aid process.

Most high school students are familiar with the SAT and spend considerable time getting ready for the exam. However, before they ever sit for the SAT, many will take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, a standardized test cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Many take this test without doing anything to prepare. Unfortunately, students often assume the exam is just a practice test that doesn’t have any real value since college admissions offices do not use the score to assess applications.

While it is true that the score is not a factor like the SAT and ACT in admissions decisions, a good performance on the PSAT is still crucial. There are three very important reasons your score matters.  Click here to read more…