Supporting Your Child Through High School

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Being a parent of teenagers is certainly an interesting job, isn’t it? As our teens move through their high school years, it can become an increasingly difficult job to navigate how to support your child through the maze of high school opportunities and challenges.  How do you stay connected to your child as they move through this passage to adulthood? We have an opportunity for your consideration.

Volunteering for the Middle Creek PTSA is an opportunity to connect with your child’s high school, regardless of what clubs or activities your child might be doing at school.  It’s an opportunity to get to know the faculty and staff and to support student achievement.  Ultimately, it’s a way for you to feel a strong connection to what’s happening in the life of your student from his first day of high school all the way until Graduation.

The Middle Creek PTSA is a group of parents, teachers, students, and administrators that work together to support the success of all students.  We work together as volunteers to support the student body at Middle Creek High School, across Wake County and the state of NC, and even across the nation.  We work on things like student recognition, staff appreciation, support for classroom teachers, support of the arts, communications between the school and the parents, support for freshmen orientation and senior activities, and much more.
The Nominating Committee is currently seeking folks with an interest in serving in any role with the Middle Creek PTSA for 2017-2018.  We promise that having a conversation with us doesn’t mean you’re putting your name into an abyss of time-sucking volunteer work.  Rather, it’s a chance for you to explore how you can make that connection discussed above.  Please consider if you have a few hours to give, regardless of whether it’s just a couple of hours over the course of the year or something more significant.  We have a place for you.

Here at MCHS, we are in need of willing parents who value our mission as the Academic Booster Club. Without you, we cannot continue. There are a variety of positions available next year. For example:

PTSA Secretary

This impactful voting board position involves coming to one meeting a month with school administrators and PTSA members. For the past several years meetings have been held on the 3rd Monday of the month from 6:00-7:00 pm. during the school year.

During the meeting the secretary is responsible for recording the names of those in attendance and composing the minutes of the meeting.  Additional optional opportunities involve being a part of Freshman Orientation and Meet the Teacher nights, the Winter Wonders Craft Fair, and Teacher Appreciation events.

Approximate time commitment: 1.5 hours per month. No previous secretarial experience needed.

For information about this or any of our opportunities, please contact Sue Scarlett jocdoc1@juno.com

We have a place just for you!

 

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Looking for a way to feel part of what is happening at MCHS? Would you like to get to know the leaders of our school? All you need to do is join the MCHS PTSA leadership team for 2017/18. It’s easy!

PTSA Executive Board positions work directly with teachers and administration on a variety of projects each year. From Freshman Orientation in August to Teacher Appreciation in May, our Board contributes to the events making our school the vibrant and engaged place it is.

MCHS PTSA Executive Board plans and implements the budget, voting on additional expenditures as needed. As a member of the executive board, you have a direct voice in setting our priorities as the Academic Booster Club of Middle Creek High. Our Executive Board positions are:

President
Vice-President(s)
Secretary
Treasurer

All we need from you is enthusiasm for student success and a willingness to serve. We are currently speaking to a few parents interested in joining the team and still considering which position best fits. As several of our past board members will be returning in different capacities, there will be plenty of support available to the new leaders. Please don’t wait for “somebody else” to take the lead. YOU are the one who can make the difference now.

Thank you for your help. For more information, please contact Carman Webb at cgwebb@me.com

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”
-Elizabeth Andrew

MCHS Pizza Staff Lunch

WELCOME SPRING!

Lets show the MCHS staff that we appreciate them Thursday March 23rd at the next teacher luncheon!  We are ordering Pizza and hoping for lots of great sides from our volunteers! Think about a hearty salad or your favorite appetizer. Just click the sign up button below.

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Thank you for all you do. MCHS is blessed with the most generous parents!

Sincerely,

MCHS Hospitality Committee

 

 

We Need the Leader in You

 

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MCHS PTSA is proud to serve as the Academic Booster Club of Middle Creek High. This means we work to make sure that each child in every classroom has the best opportunity to succeed. Toward this goal:

  • We purchase textbooks so that additional sections of AP classes could be opened.
  • We provide need-based scholarships to the SAT prep class held here at MCHS.
  • We offer grants to the teachers to support STEM-based collaborative projects in the classrooms.
  • We support the Science Olympiad team, the Creative Arts Magazine and the Reflections Contest.
  • Each year, we work with STEM coordinator Howard Ginsburg to complete a project in support of the STEM program at our school.
  • We encourage the involvement of our students and provide volunteer opportunities through our PTSA Student Liaisons program.
  • We host Winter Wonders Craft Fair and the International Festival.
  • The PTSA acknowledges the dedication of our teachers with regular Teacher Luncheons and celebrates the academic accomplishments of our students with a quarterly Honor Roll Breakfast.

In ways both ordinary and profound, we are a group of parents, teachers, students and administrators working to make our school a place where students can expect to succeed.

We invite you to join our leadership team for 2017/18. Put your talents and your energy to work for all of our kids. Be part of a group making a tangible difference each day. We have positions available that serve year-long and work directly with administration. We have other opportunities which involve completing one project, one time. We are happy to answer any and all questions about volunteer positions honestly. We will be frank about the time required of each position, as well as its rewards and challenges.

Our 2017/18 team is just beginning to take shape. Right now we would love to begin a conversation with you or anyone you know that is interested in serving in any capacity. Please contact Carman Webb at cgwebb@me.com

Animal Shelter Supplies Needed

The MCHS Ladies of Leadership club will be working on a service project to help the local Animal Shelter.  Projects include hand-made toys, beds, blankets, and bandanas that say “Adopt me” for the animals.  In addition, we will me making crafted mason treat jars that the shelter can sell for additional funding.  Quality dog/cat food or snacks are requested by the shelter.

We are requesting help with items in new/used good condition anytime for the month of January. If you can donate items, then go to this Signup Genius Link to let the Ladies of Leadership know you can help.

Thanks!

Toy Drive

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The Student Government is hosting a Holiday Toy and Book drive to benefit the Helping Hand Mission in Raleigh. Donated toys, board games, and books can be lightly used or brand new! Donations should be given to your third block class, and third blocks that participate will be rewarded based on the amount of items donated. The drive is beginning now, and will be over December 16th!

Wanted: Someone who knows how to party

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Do you know how to have fun? Do you have good party planning skills? We are looking for a few fun people to take over one of the longest standing traditions at MCHS…the Honor Roll Breakfast. After this year, Carman and I will no longer be running this event. At our next breakfast on March 2, we would like to have 2 or more people work along with us to plan and put on the breakfast. This position allows you to work with administrators, staff, parents and students, is limited to 3 times per year, and is just fun. Working with a friend makes it even more fun. Help keep this tradition going. Please contact Sue Scarlett at jocdoc1@juno.com for more information.

Honor Roll Breakfast – Dec. 1st

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Report cards have gone home and it is time to celebrate at the first Honor Roll Breakfast of the year. The students will enjoy Krispy Kreme doughnuts, assorted snacks, fruit and juice. Each breakfast will conclude with a drawing of gift cards to the places our kids love to go.

The first Honor Roll Breakfast of the year is set for December 01. We are in need of volunteers and gift cards for the prize drawing. This event is a favorite Mustang tradition and it only happens because of the support of parents like you. Every donation of time, snacks, or gift cards is appreciated.

Please take a look and see if you can help.
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In Need for a Host of a Middle Creek Foreign Exchange Student

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My name is Sherri Brown and I am an advisor for Borderless Friends Forever. I supervise foreign exchange students while they attend an American high school for an academic year. Occasionally we need to move students mid-year. This is why I am reaching out to the PTSA. I have 17 year old male student (Paulin) from France that is attending Middle Creek High School and he is in need of a new host family. Since spending time celebrating our holidays are an important part of the student’s year abroad we would like to have the student moved if prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Paulin is avid rock climber. He also enjoys water sports and playing the guitar. He hopes to study engineering at a university once he completes high school. Paulin is very bright and inquisitive. He is taking honors courses at Middle Creek High School and performing at a high level.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you

Sherry Brown
Community Advisor
Borderless Friend Forever
email: spb428@nc.rr.com