Donate Items for Stampede to Excellence

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The PTSA will have a basket up for bidding at the Stampede Club’s STAMPEDE TO EXCELLENCE AUCTION.
Since the PTSA is the Academic Booster Club for MCHS, our basket will be filled with items designed to foster success on the SAT. Suggested donations include:
*SAT Study Guides
*Pens, pencils, highlighters
*cozy pillow and/or blanket to make studying comfortable
*lamp
*snacks like trail mix or energy drinks
*gum
*gift cards to the movies or other fun places for after the test is finished
All donations are welcome and appreciated. All proceeds (100%) from our basket will be used to fund PTSA programs like the STEM initiative, Reflections Art Contest, Honor Roll Breakfast and so much more. You can really make a difference with your simple donation!
To make a donation, please contact Carman Webb at cgwebb@me.com

USC at MCHS

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Ever consider going to college in California?   A representative from the University of Southern California will be at Middle Creek High School on September 18, 2013 at 11:00am in the Media Center during lunch.  Please stop and research the option.

Free Talk From Duke University TIP

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TIP-ical KidsSocial and Emotional Aspects of High Ability Children and Youth

Thirty years of working with gifted students in Duke TIP summer programs has provided evidence of the nature of the characteristics of gifted/talented students. While individual differences (and exceptions to the rule) abound, there are strong tendencies among gifted kids regarding their social and emotional development that can inform parents and teachers, helping them to understand the response they receive from their children and students. Awareness of these characteristics can turn the “rough seas” of interactions in school and in the home into “smooth sailing” for everyone involved.

Dr. Rick Courtright is gifted education research specialist with Duke TIP, having served as an educator for more than thirty-five years in roles of classroom teacher, gifted resource teacher, and district administrator of gifted programs. He has presented at state and national conferences on gifted education, has been a co-director of two summer institutes and three state conferences, and has led workshops and taught university courses for hundreds of teachers acquiring gifted education certification.

Details

When:  Monday, September 23rd

                6-7:30pm

Where:  WCPSS Administrative Offices

                Crossroads II

                Room 1400

                5625 Dillard Drive, Cary 27518

Sponsored by: WCPSS AIG Department

Read to Win!

The North Carolina State Fair Teen Reading Challenge

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From September 1-October 1, teens who visit Wake County Public Libraries are invited to participate in Wake County Public Libraries’ Read To Win! North Carolina State Fair Reading Challenge for Teen Read Week 2013.
Teens in grades 6-10 may read to earn “tickets” to enter in a prize drawing for North Carolina State Fair Prize Packs. The Prize Pack consists of 4 all-day NC State Fair passes and 2 NC State Fair t-shirts!
To participate, teens should visit a participatingWake County Public Library and pick up a Read to Win! Teen Reading Challenge Log. They will then record the time spent reading by crossing off the North Carolina State Fair logo. Every hour of reading earns one ticket for the prize drawing. The reading logs must be submitted to a Wake County Public Library no later than October 1. Winners will be selected at each location on October 3.
The more teens read, the more tickets they earn, and the better the chances they have  to win a North Carolina State Fair Prize Pack!

Volunteer Opportunity for Students

Many college applications not only want good grades, they also look for community involvement as well. Do you have a student looking for volunteer opportunities? Then look at what the PTSA has to offer.

The PTSA is your academic booster club. We are an alliance of parents, teachers and students working together to foster academic excellence at Middle Creek. In an effort to increase student involvement, we are introducing a new Student Liaison program. Student Liaisons will:

  • help design and participate in projects to support academic goals of the school and the PTSA.
  • serve to communicate the concerns of the student body to our leadership.

For more information on how to participate, please contact Carman Webb.