Kohl’s Cares Scholarships




  • Students must be between the ages of 6 and 18 as of March 15, 2014 and not yet a high school graduate.
  • The student’s volunteer actions should be described in detail on the nomination.
  • Volunteer efforts must have occurred in the last year.
  • Winners will be chosen based on the benefits and outcomes of their volunteer service.
  • Nominators must be 21 or older.


  • Store winners will each receive a $50 Kohl’s Gift Card.
  • Regional winners will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship for higher education.
  • National winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships, plus Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit of the student’s choice.

Nominate your student today!

Application period extended for Vernon Malone College and Career Academy


The application period for the new Vernon Malone College and Career Academy has been extended. The application period will continue to be available through Tuesday, March 25. Students may apply at any time during the application period. Current 9th, 10th and 11th graders are eligible to apply.

Are you interested in one of our 10 programs: Simulation and Game Development, Nursing Assistant, Cosmetology, Plumbing, Welding, Geospatial Information Systems, Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration, Electrical, Collision Repair or Biopharmaceutical.

If you are interested in finding out more about this new school, its programs and the application process, please visit the Vernon Malone College and Career Academy website at http://ctehs.wcpss.net/

Winter Weather Make Up Days

snowbusthe winter weather has taken its toll on students missing classes over the last few weeks. Below is the list of make up days for Wake County traditional schools for the days missed between Jan 28-31. Make-up days for Feb. 12-14 will not be announced until after the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Make up days for Jan 28th through the 31st:

  • Monday Feb 17 (Presidents Day)
  • Monday, April 21
  • Friday, March 28
  • Wednesday, June 11

Visit Wake County Public School System to keep up with the latest in school make up days.

2014-15 Curriculum & AP Night

jpegTuesday, February 25th at 6:30pm

All rising 10th through 12th grade students and parents are invited to a curriculum night in preparation for 2014-15 course registration.

The event will open with a overview session in the auditorium at 6:30. Following the overview, students and parents will have an opportunity to meet with teachers in the various curricular areas to get their questions answered regarding course options and recommendations for next year.  A separate session, specifically for AP course information, will be held in the auditorium following the overview session.

Middle Creek Cheerleaders Grand Champions!

mchscheerThe Middle Creek High School JV and Varsity swept the Wake County Cheerleading competition.  Both teams took 1st place in their division and were awarded Grand Champions!  This means that not only did they have the highest scores in their respective division but also OVERALL for all JV and Varsity squads. Way to go MCHS Cheer!

Doodle for Google


Win a $30,000 College Scholarship and $50,000 technology grant for your school.

Google is one of a few companies that loves being involved in all kinds of different projects, one of which is Doodle 4 Google. This year’s version of Doodle 4 Google takes on a whole new theme: “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…” On its blog, the Chrome maker says the idea is to have “young artists think and dream big,” adding that this is all about “curiosity, possibility and imagination.” Submissions are being accepted as we speak and will have to be in by March 20th. The winner will be receiving a $30,000 college scholarship and $50,000 Google for Education tech grant for the triumphant kid’s school.

Click here for all the details!

Teens – Volunteer at Your Library!

TLC_logo_2Teen Leadership Corps (TLC) is a leadership, learning and service program for teen library members. TLC offers teens the opportunity to cultivate leadership skills, explore and develop a variety of interests and talents, contribute to the community, and get to know other teens with similar interests.

You can make a big difference by sharing your time and talent when you volunteer at one of our 20 libraries.  Volunteers are important partners in the Wake county Public Libraries’ mission to promote the love of reading and foster the pursuit of knowledge for the residents of Wake County.

Visit the Wake County Public Library if you are interested in applying for a current volunteer position?

Superintendent Merrill Coming To Our Area

wcpssWake County Public School System (WCPSS) Superintendent James Merrill is inviting WCPSS employees, parents, and the public to share their thoughts, concerns, and priorities for WCPSS in a series of community input events entitled Superintendent’s Direct Line.

February 3 – Southeast Raleigh High

Afternoon and Evening Schedule
4:00 p.m. Speakers for Employee and Parents & Public events may begin signing up in the lobby of the auditorium
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Superintendent’s Direct Line for Employees
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. (Break) Speaker Signup continues until all slots are full or 6:45 p.m.
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Superintendent’s Direct Line for Parents and the Public

Reception for Reflections Artists

pta-reflectionsMustang artists “Believe, Dream, Inspire.”
The annual Reflections Art Contest  is a national competition for artists in an array of mediums.  MCHS students submitted works informed by the theme “Believe,Dream, Inspire” in the visual arts, literature, film production, photography and music composition. Join us on Monday, February 24 at 6pm in the Media Center to celebrate their accomplishments. Light refreshments will be served.

MCHS Academics Report

SchoolReportCardMCHS parents will soon see official results of 2012-13 student testing. Some parents may be surprised by what these reports show and many of us will have questions.

Principal Martin will present an overview of MCHS data and will answer questions about testing at the PTSA meeting on Monday, February 24 at 6pm. Most parents will see a drop in scores as compared to previous years. Don’t sit home and wonder what happened. Join us for an important discussion about academic success at Middle Creek High. Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be served.

Wake County released the following statement about score reports:

End-of-grade (EOG) and end-of-course (EOC) exams administered in 2012-13 are the first tests under new, more rigorous standards called the N.C. Essential Standards and the Common Core State Standards.

With the new standards, students are being asked to learn more, and at earlier ages. They are answering more complex test questions, and on many tests, they must earn more correct answers to earn a passing or proficient score. Because of the entirely new system of standards and tests, it is inaccurate to compare 2012-13 proficiency level results to previous years.

Being measured against these new, more challenging standards means that fewer students meet the definition of proficiency during this initial year. The results for 2012-13 establish a new starting point from which to grow student achievement.

“We begin today to set the stage for a new level of expectation and achievement for Wake County students,” Dr. Merrill said. “If we meet this challenge, as Wake County teachers and staff always have, students will be better prepared for their world upon graduation, and that is our goal.

Parents of all WCPSS test-takers will begin to receive their individual results reports in the coming weeks, along with information explaining the changes in the standards. Parents may also access information on the changes and a guide for talking to their students about the new standards on our Results page.

For more information and complete results, visit the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.