Parent Academy

To promote continued cooperation between families and schools, Wake County Public School System is offering Parent Academy – a series of classes, workshops and events aimed at helping families learn to engage with the school system and positively contribute to their child’s academic and social success. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

Check out what’s happening this month: http://www.wcpss.net/parent-academy

Triangle Youth Leadership Conference of NC State

TYLC is designed to educate and motivate North Carolina high school students to create relevant, local change. Participants will leave TYLC better equipped to improve their communities through innovative leadership.

TYLC is put on by Triangle Youth Leadership Services (TYLS). Based out of N.C. State University, we are a completely student-led organization of current Park Scholars and ambitious Wolfpack undergraduates dedicated to community development in North Carolina through youth leadership and empowerment.

Applications for the 5th Annual TYLC Conference are being accepted now through December 18th. The cost of the conference is $75. To apply, visit www.triangleleadership.org/application.

Helping a Student’s Cause

158806543For 8 years Elizabeth Maguyon, one of our Senior students, called the Philippines home. Now she is trying to help her family and the many other victims of the devastating typhoon that happened two weeks ago.

Elizabeth is asking for donations like canned goods, gently worn clothing (non-winter clothes are best because it is a tropical country), sandals/flip flops, over-the-counter medicine, or any hygienic products. Large boxes are located in the commons, student services, and the main office. Other smaller boxes are located in select teachers’ classrooms. Please have all donations in by Wednesday, November 26th (before Thanksgiving break).

Thanks for lending a helping hand to Elizabeth’s family and the many victims of this terrible tragedy.

Wade Edwards Learning Lab

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The WELL provides after-school programming for Wake County high school students. We are located at 714 Saint Mary’s Street in Raleigh, across from Broughton High School. We are open to all Wake County high school students. Our facility is open to students from 2:15pm to 7pm Monday through Friday, with some hours on Sundays as well.

We provide free tutoring and homework assistance, access to the internet in our computer lab, career conversations through semi-monthly Wednesday Forums, ACT/SAT Test Prep, and a focus on service through the WELL Service Warriors.

Learn more  about our services!

PTSA Meeting – Parent Forum with Mr. Martin

mchs1PTSA MEETING: Monday, November 18 at 6pm in the Media Center

 Please join us for a special conversation with Mr. Martin: “Parent Forum. Discussing Communication Between Home and School.”
As concerned parents, we all want to know what is happening at the place where our kids spend so much time. Our principal, Mr. Martin will join us Monday night for a positive, frank discussion about how to improve communication between home and school. The floor will be open, but if you would rather submit your question or concern ahead of time, please email Carman Webb atcgwebb@me.com. We look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Honor Roll Breakfast

honorrollOn Thursday, November 21 your PTSA will host the first Honor Roll Breakfast of the year. This event celebrates the academic achievements of our hardworking students. It takes determination and dedication to earn a place on the Honor Roll and the PTSA wants to give these students the recognition they deserve. This quarter we are proud to announce that 1195 students have earned the distinction of Honor Roll Student. Way to go, Mustangs!

 In special recognition of their achievement, Jersey Mike’s at McCuller’s Crossing is offering a free regular sub to our MCHS Honor Roll Students. Simply present a current Honor Roll Certificate to claim the sandwich. Those certificates will be distributed by the school next week. Thank you, Jersey Mike’s!

Be an Elf – Helping Families in Need

elf10It’s time to think about chestnuts roasting on a crackling fire, stockings hanging from the mantle, a tree blinking with lights, and  pile of presents for the children to open.

The Student Services Department is already receiving requests for Help for the Holidays. We ask that you help us help those less fortunate members of our family.  We will be collecting gift cards (local grocery stores, Wal-Mart, Target, etc) to distribute to families. We will be collecting cards until December 6th.  No money, please. Only gift cards. All amounts are welcome.

If you are aware of a family in need, please let a counselor know. If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Rhyebutler at trhyebutler@wcpss.net.

NC College Application Week

Nov 18 – 22nd

The goal of North Carolina College Application Week is to provide every graduating high school senior the opportunity to apply to college online through CFNC.org. During this statewide college access event, all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities accept the College Board fee waiver in lieu of an application fee, for students who qualify.  Additionally, many of North Carolina’s colleges and universities go above and beyond and outright waive their application fee for all North Carolina graduating seniors that week.

Visit CFNC.org for more information.