How to Keep Art Education Alive at School

Arts in Education

For nearly 50 years, the National PTA Reflections program has inspired millions of students to explore their talents and be involved in the arts by creating works for fun and recognition.

This is a story of Julie Frum, a mother of two and how she helped keep art programs alive in Maine’s school system.

“I just love the opportunity for kids to get a chance to be creative,” says Julie.


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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.


PTSA needs your support. Join in to build a better tomorrow!

This is the beginning of a new semester and as we think about the academic success of all our students, don’t forget that MCHS PTSA works each day to make our school a place where all students can thrive. We provide grants to teachers to fund STEM-based projects in the classroom. We offer need-based scholarships to the SAT prep class held here at Middle Creek. We sponsor the Reflections art contest and the Creative Arts Magazine. We remind our teachers that they are appreciated with regular teacher luncheons and we celebrate our Honor Roll students at the Honor Roll Breakfast. The PTSA provides volunteering and leadership opportunities to students through the Student Liaison program. In ways big and small, we are part of what is happening at Middle Creek.
The PTSA needs the support of parents like you. Becoming a member is easier than ever through our new MemberHub site. Joining through this site is quick, easy, secure and includes an email receipt of your transaction. Please consider making an additional donation to our cause. Additional donations go to our No Fuss Fundraiser, supporting the academic programs of MCHS PTSA. All donations are tax deductible and all funds raised for the No Fuss Fundraiser stay here at Middle Creek.

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!

Important updates to the State Employees Credit Union People Helping People Scholarship

Attention Seniors:

The State Employees Credit Union People Helping People Scholarship has changed this year and applications are due earlier than in previous years. This scholarship is open to students who have been accepted to one of the 16 campuses of the University of North Carolina system and whose parents are members of the State Employees Credit Union. Students must have demonstrated financial need and demonstrate leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement. Applications are available online at the MCHS website and must be turned in both via email and hard copy by February 16th to Mrs. Woynicz in Student Services. Please see the MCHS website for application instructions and stop by Student Services with any questions.

Empowering Your Kids About Healthy Body Image Starts with YOU

This conversation is just as important as the birds and the bees.

You need to talk with your children and students about healthy body image. But, how can you talk to them if you aren’t sure what healthy body image is?  We have been flooded for decades with what we ‘think’ healthy body image is, only to religiously count calories, go on fad diets, exercise profusely and feel guilty for eating a dessert.  The media are saturated with focusing on weight loss and depicting skinny girls and boys – because this is what we should be.  We also give excuses for thinking it’s okay to skip meals: “I’m too busy to eat; I shouldn’t eat as much today because I ate a lot last night; I need to fit in those pants.”  This is the core of American culture’s perception of what healthy body image is.

To have this conversation, it needs to happen with you first.  Use these tools to facilitate exploration within yourself so you know how to convey this to your kids

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Meredith Women’s Leadership Conference – Deadline Friday Jan 26th


Meredith Women’s Leadership Conference
Registration deadline – Friday, January 26, 2018.
​Register for free event at:​

Meredith College offers an annual women’s leadership conference for high school juniors who are interested in developing and sharpening their leadership skills. The Meredith College Office of Student Leadership and Service, in conjunction with the Office of Admissions, will be hosting this free conference on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

The schedule for the day is as follows:
9:15-9:45 am Check-in and Breakfast
10:00-10:30 am: Opening Session; Welcome
10:40–11:30 am:Leadership Session, Topic 1
11:40 am– 1:40 pm:Leadership Session, Topic 2
Lunch provided
1:50–2:40 pm:Leadership Session, Topic 3
2:50 – 3:15 p.:  Closing Session
3:15 – 4:00 pm:Campus Tour (optional)

A confirmation e-mail with additional details will then be sent.

Please call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-MEREDITH or e-mail us at with any questions.