The Perry Initiative – for high-school girls interested in career in medicine and engineering.

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Online Application:
https://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application/
Deadline: March 14, 2018

The Perry Outreach Program will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Duke University in Durham, NC. The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopedic surgeries and bio mechanics experiments.

Bank of America Student Leaders Program

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Application Window:  October 30, 2017-February 2, 2018

​Click Here for online application.
For questions concerning this program, please call 1-800-218-9946.

Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, we want to support you.

As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.

To become a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization (Wake County) and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2018
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 8 – July 13, 2018)
    (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.

Please note, Bank of America employees or members of their family are NOT eligible for nomination. Family members include: spouse or domestic partner, child (including by adoption), parent, grandparent, grandchild, cousin, aunt, uncle, sibling, parent-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law of the employee or the employee’s spouse or domestic partner, as well as step relationships.

PTSA Meeting This Tuesday!

This Tuesday, January 23rd, is the first PTSA meeting of the new year. Everyone is welcome to come and sit in Whether you’re a nonmember interested in joining, or a member looking to be involved in your student’s school. So please join us at the PTSA meeting and help us ring in the new year PTSA style.

Teacher Luncheon This Thursday!

Our next staff luncheon will be soup, salad and sandwich theme on January 25th.  All foods must be delivered to the MCHS media workroom by 10am on this day.  Please mark your donations MCHS Teacher lunch and bring in a disposable container if possible.  If you need your container returned, please label with your name.  It will be washed and left in the media workroom for pick up.  Please let the staff in the media center know if your item needs to be refrigerated.  Non-food items can be delivered to the media work room prior to the day of the luncheon.

If you have any questions, please email Tonya Brady at tbrady1@nc.rr.com.

The teachers and staff are so appreciative for your support.

Date: 01/25/2018 (Thu.)

Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm EST

Location: MCHS Media Center

 

Click here for the SignUpGenius link.

Requesting a Schedule Change

Middle Creek High School is now using an email request system for schedule change requests for the
2017-2018 school year. All requests must be submitted to the email address:

middlecreekhssched@wcpss.net

Requests must be submitted from a WCPSS email only (www.wcpss.net/studentemail for assistance).

Emails from personal email accounts cannot and will not be considered. Please follow the below instructions
carefully.

Schedule changes will be considered for the following reasons only:

  • Student has earned a credit in the same course previously.
  • Student would like to increase rigor (only possible if room available).
  • Same course is listed twice.
  • Courses scheduled out of sequence or 2 PE courses in the same day.
  • Student did not choose course during registration time (Course selection sheet must have been returned during registration time to verify this).
  • Student does not have prerequisite necessary for course.

How to Get a Schedule Change:

Using your WCPSS student email account, compose an email to the email address listed earlier. In the subject line, type the student’s first name, last name, and grade level. In the body of your email you must include: 1) the specific course you are requesting to drop, 2) the course you are requesting to add, and 3) the reason from above that supports the need for a change. Please keep your email to 25 words or less so that reviewers are able to review and reply in a timely manner. Responses will be sent back to the student email.

Get A Jump On Computer Science Education

When you hear the words “computer science,”do you imagine a college student sitting in front of a computer alone, typing code all day and night? Think again!

Kaila Piscitelli was a student at Conrad High School in Connecticut when she created an app that recommends clothes that a traveler should pack based on weather forecasts in the place they’re going. Her classmate, Lily Sientab, built an app that teaches younger students the alphabet. Hamed Nassaco— who attended the Academy for Software Engineering in New York— uses computer code to write songs.

New College Board Course – AP Computer Science Principles

These students brought their ideas to life in AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP). This new Advanced Placement course from the College Board invites students— even those with no previous coding or programming experience—to use computing tools and skills to pursue their unique interests, showcase their creativity and address real-world issues in their community.

Like other Advanced Placement courses, AP CSP is a college-level course and exam that students can take while in high school. The curriculum for each Advanced Placement course is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in each specific field of study.

American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain good scores on the Advanced Placement examinations.

Click here to read more.

The Internet never forgets

It’s critical for your children to understand that anyone and everyone is on the internet (good people, bad people, predators) and it can be very hard to spot the predators online.

The worst people are often the kindest voices over text messages or chat rooms. They are master manipulators, and may pose as other kids. There’s a classic comic that shows a dog in front of a computer and telling his friend, “On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” It’s a funny cartoon that drives home a very critical point—anyone can pretend to be anything on the internet.

Kids need to realize that online “friends” they’ve never met are actually strangers. Strangers wanting to know more about their personal life, their habits, strangers who want to meet them. Kids should be in the habit of treating online “friends” the same as they would treat a stranger walking up to them on the street, and for the exact same reasons.

Click here to read more.