Students Launch Angry Birds for Algebra

Last Friday, Middle Creek High students spent the day on the football field working to tackle algebra problems with an Angry Birds game. The students launched the birds as part of a quadratic equations lesson. They calculated the velocity of their object and then wrote an equation that represents the flight path of the object. Each launch will result in its own unique equation. 

Learn More About STEM

– You know that Middle Creek is part of the STEM Schools Collaborative Network. – You know that STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. – What you may wonder is: What does this all mean for my child? At the next PTSA meeting, Middle Creek’s STEM Coordinator, Ms. Thompson, will speak about all things STEM. – Learn how STEM is being connected through the entire curriculum. – Discover the Engineering Design Cycle and how it will be used in your student’s classroom – Learn Continue reading →

State Superintendent Highlights Curriculum Changes

A message from June Atkinson, State Superintendent, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction In our workplaces and in technology, we all adapt to change on a regular basis. In education, this means that we are constantly looking ahead to make sure that what we teach and how we teach are aligned to help students prepare and thrive. In your children’s schools this year, teachers and principals have been making some big changes to help us make sure we are preparing students with the skills they will Continue reading →

2013 June Graduation Details

Graduation is almost here and we have posted some key information such as place of the event as well as how many tickets each graduate will receive. Hopefully this early information will help families plan better for the upcoming event. The June graduation will be at the Memorial Auditorium (Progress Energy Center), Raleigh, NC. Each graduate will receive 4 tickets. The graduation will also be live streamed on MCHS’ webpage. A Senior Parent Letter (with more information) will be mailed home by February 15th. DATES:  Thursday, Continue reading →

Senior Slide Show Pictures

  Graduation is almost upon us and it’s time for the submission of Senior slide show pictures. These pictures will also be part of the graduation DVD. Seniors should start turning in their pictures NOW. Submit your photos online or see Mr. Maldonado in room 3302 if you have any questions.

NCSU Study Shows Strong Impact of Parent Engagement on Student Success

New research from North Carolina State University, Brigham Young University and the University of California, Irvine finds that parental involvement is a more significant factor in a child’s academic performance than the qualities of the school itself. “Our study shows that parents need to be aware of how important they are, and invest time in their children – checking homework, attending school events and letting  kids know school is important,” says Dr. Toby Parcel, a professor of sociology at NC State and co-author of a Continue reading →

Free Practice ACT and SAT Test

On February 16th, March 16th, & April 20th, College Tutors of Cary is offering for free, their most popular practice ACT & SAT Tests. We welcome all 11th or 12th grade students to participate in the practice tests, which assist in measuring their progress thus far and areas still in need of improvement, as well as gain comfort and familiarity with the timing and pacing of the full-length test. Our practice ACT or SAT test – the student chooses when registering – is a previously Continue reading →