ACT Make up date is March 20th

Attention 11th graders, the makeup ACT will be on March 20.

Any 11th grader who was absent for the ACT will need to arrive in the media center by 7:15 on March 20.

Please be on the lookout for more information from your 1st block teacher by March 19. See Mrs. Penuel with questions

Great Volunteering Opportunity!!

This is a great volunteering opportunity for students looking to maximize their volunteer hours or looking for leadership roles.
Details:
Event : NC Science Olympiad tournament for Division A (Elementary)
Date : Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time : 8:00am – 2:30pm
Venue : Middle Creek High School, 123 Middle Creek Park Avenue, Apex, NC 27539.
These positions will assist the event leader with set up, proctoring the exam and/or running the event, clean up and exam grading, if needed.  If the student want to maximize their volunteer hours, please have them sign up for a Period 1 and Period 3 event.
If any students are looking for leadership roles (ie: wanting to apply for National Honor Society next year), here are event leader positions available for the following events:
Chew The Fat, Data Crunchers, Movers and Shakers, ProGamers (great for your Mechatronics team), Super Sleuths and The Heat Is On.
If interested in leading an event for us, simply email beth_lewisfamily@yahoo.com
Free lunch for all of our volunteers!
This is the link for the Sign Up Genius for assisting with the Science Olympiad tournament in March.

ACT This Tuesday!

Attention all juniors and junior parents! Middle Creek is issuing it’s annual mandatory ACT for all juniors on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018, this Tuesday! This ACT is completely FREE, as the school is picking up testing costs and allowing students to send their scores to up to 4 colleges of their choice for FREE! This test is a great opportunity to send colleges a message that your student is ready and interested by sending strong scores their way. We hope that your junior studies hard for this test, and kicks butt this Tuesday.

IMPORTANT! All students testing MUST bring their school photo ID on the day of testing to be admitted into the testing room! If they don’t bring their school ID, they will not be allowed to test!

Doodle for a Scholarship!

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What Inspires me?

THIS YEAR’S CONTEST IS NOW OPEN

Does art inspire you? Clouds that look like faces? Sugar? Discovering new galaxies? Artists have looked to the world around them for centuries to gain inspiration. This year’s 10th anniversary of Doodle 4 Google asks students to do the same.

The winner’s artwork will be made into an interactive doodle on Google.com as well as loads of scholarships and prizes.

ENTER A DOODLE

ACT or SAT? Which One Should I Take?

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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:

www.sophia.org/preparing-for-college/act-test-preparation

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:

blog.prepscholar.com/should-you-take-the-act-or-the-new-2016-a-guide

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

veritasprep.com/act-sat-prep/sat-vs-act-comparison-tool

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

Course Registration for Next Year Begins!

Registration

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!