ACT or SAT? Which One Should I Take?


The ACT®, one of the leading US college admissions test, is coming to Middle Creek on Feb. 28th, for ALL 11th graders and FREE of Charge. A question I get a lot is: “which test should I take, the SAT or the ACT”? My answer to that, being the cheapskate that I am is:  you’re getting the ACT for free and during school hours, so make the most of it and do your best. Here’s a great resource to help you prepare:

But what if you need to retake the test? Should it be the ACT or the SAT? That depends on the type of test taker you are and the types of knowledge that interest you most. To better understand each test I found the following article to help explain the differences between the ACT and SAT:

And Veritas Prep has a fun, easy, 15 question quiz to help you decide:

Whichever test you decide to take, good luck in your college prep journey.

Course Registration for Next Year Begins!


Course Registration for the 2018-19 school year will be from March 1-30. All students received a course selection checklist from their second block teacher. This year, students will register in the media center during second block class. Please complete your registration checklist with your parents prior to coming for your registration time. Click here for course registration material.

ALSO, are you a rising Senior?

Student Services has applications for rising Seniors who:

  • are interested in late arrival or early release for the 2018-19 school year
  • want to become a teacher’s assistant for the 2018-19 school year
  • would like to do an internship for next year

All applications can be picked up in Student Services and must be dropped off no later than March 30th.

Help with Donations – Supplies for Learning Activities

PTSA needs your help with donation for the following supplies for learning activities;
  • single-serve snack-size chips,
  • individual cookie packs,
  • individually wrapped candy
  • water with flavor packets
  • juice boxes
  • small Gatorade/Powerades
  • gum
  • Little Debbie cakes/pie snacks
  • small, single-meals like ramen cups, mac and cheese, or ravioli.
Items can be left in the student services area marked “PTSA”
Your help is appreciated!

Did you know?

Did you know….

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are institutions of higher learning that were created to educate newly freed slaves during Reconstruction. These institutions have fostered African-American leaders for over a hundred years. North Carolina is home to ten Historically Black Colleges and Universities. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&TSU)– known for its engineering programs and with a legacy that includes “The Greensboro Four,” and Ronald McNair – has moved quietly and resolutely toward its goal of becoming the best black college in the country. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is the largest black college in the country. This spring, NCA&TSU plans to open its largest building — a new 150,000-square-foot student center. The university has also broken ground on the $90 million Engineering Research and Innovation Complex (ERIC). North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University College of Engineering produces more African-American engineers than any university in the nation.
MCHS Men and Ladies of Distinction invite you to honor and celebrate African-American History this month and every month. 

Every Wednesday in February the Men and Ladies of Distinction invite you to come Lunch and Learn! Bring your lunch and join us in Room 2106 during your lunch this Wednesday. This week Middle Creek’s own Mr. Scialdone will lead our discussion on Emmett Till:Say His Name.
Students should come by room 2106 to get your Lunch and Learn Pass before Wednesday.

Join the Men and Ladies of Distinction for Schoolhouse Rocks: Movies that Teach!
This Thursday we will be watching the film Hidden Figures. Come to room 2106 at 2:30 to view and discuss the award winning film about the African-American Women who supported the US moon landing.

Honor Roll Breakfast this Tuesday – Please Sign-up


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Report cards will be out soon and it’s almost time to celebrate our Honor Roll Students!  On February 13th, the students will enjoy Krispy Kreme doughnuts and assorted snacks.  There will be two shifts, with Juniors and Seniors at the first breakfast and Freshmen and Sophomores at the second.  Each breakfast will conclude with a drawing of gift cards to places our kids love to go. These cards are in small denominations of $5, $10 and $15.  Popular choices include i-tunes, Starbucks, McDonalds and Target.

The school will post a list of students earning a place on the “A/B Honor Roll and the “All A Honor Roll.”  Students on the “All A Honor Roll” will receive a ticket to the Honor Roll Breakfast on Tuesday February 13th.   The drawing for gift cards at the end of each breakfast will include the names of students from BOTH the “all A” and “A/B” Honor Rolls.  Gift cards won by students not at the honor roll breakfast will be delivered later.

Please sign up to donate snacks, gift cards, or to volunteer for the Honor Roll Breakfast.  Please drop off your donations in the STUDENT SERVICES office by Monday 12th.  Gift cards should be in sealed envelopes labeled “HONOR ROLL BREAKFAST”.

This event is a Mustang Tradition and it only happens because of the support of parents like you.  Every donation of time, snacks, or gift cards is very much appreciated.  

Thanks so much!

Click here to Sign-up.


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.