Academics and Programs
Grade Level Teams
Pre-K & AU
Welcome to Middle Creek Elementary School! Our AU and PreK programs are here to help your student to grow and learn. We have many fun and engaging activities planned each day that are geared towards maximizing student growth and development. Our kids are our family and we are excited to embark on this journey with you.
Welcome to Kindergarten! We are so excited to be a part of your child's beginning education journey. This year your child will learn to become readers, writers, and mathematicians. Your child will be engaged in a variety or learning structures; that include whole group instruction, independent work time, and small group instruction. With the 21st century technology, your child will be engaged in making their own digital portfolio. We are very excited to be your child's teachers this year!
Welcome to First Grade! We are so excited for your child to grow with us this year. They will develop into a fluent reader, distinguished author and illustrator, a problem solving mathematician, and an inquisitive scientist! First grade teachers provide differentiated learning based on your child’s needs. At Middle Creek we focus on student’s character strengths by beginning each day learning about a different character trait through the Positivity Project. It’s a wonderful way to start our day. We are looking forward to having a wonderful year!
Welcome to 2nd grade! We are so glad you are here! It’s such an amazing year of academic and social successes. Here is a snapshot of what we have been up to.
The 2nd graders have been busy learning about Schools Around the World in EL. The children are working on responding to questions using details from the text, identifying central messages, participating in conversations with their classmates, and answering questions using key ideas about problems and solutions.
The children have been learning about Community, Citizenship, COLT expectations and about Leaders in their community. We take pride in being the best that we can be, and to lead by example.
The 2nd graders have also enjoyed visiting our Outdoor Classroom: MCES School Garden. In our school garden our students will participate in lessons that will connect with their Math, and Science curriculum.
The 2nd graders continue to work hard and we are proud of them! We look forward to building relationships with our students and learning on the way!
Welcome to third grade! We are so excited to watch your child grow and learn this year. Third grade is a great year, full of new ideas and challenges. It is also a year where responsibility and independent thinking are fostered and developed. This is a year where many new learning opportunities come into your child's academic world; such as Explorers which is a part of the AIG program, exploring topics in the EL curriculum related to personal challenges in reading, frogs from around the world, the literary classic of Peter Pan, and access to freshwater around the world. We will give back to our community through Ryan’s Well Foundation fundraiser. Students will be able to watch tadpoles grow and mature through their life cycle. This is the first year students can participate in Run Club and Science Olympiad. Students will also have the opportunity to go to the Morehead Planetarium, experience hands-on science experiments and visit the NC Museum of Art. With your help and support, we will encourage your child to rise to the challenge of becoming a responsible and independent thinker!
Welcome to the wonderful world of fourth grade! The fourth grade team looks forward to working with your children this year as they create , publish, and present in math, science, social studies, and language arts. Our field trips will help us to enhance our curriculum. We will be going to listen to the NC Symphony, touring the Mordecai House as well as the Legislative and Capitol Building, and we have an on campus field trip where the students will be participating in a hands-on activity with rocks and minerals. Our days stay quite busy! If you need to get in touch with us, email is best. Let us know how we can help you!
Welcome Middle Creek fifth graders and families! We are so glad you are here. Fifth grade is an exciting time, as you are ending your time in elementary school and you are preparing for and looking ahead to middle school. Being a fifth grader means being a role model in the school for the younger students. It's your turn to be the example! Being a fifth grader also comes with special privileges and opportunities, including being a part of Tech Team, Safety Patrol, or the Recycling Club, and participating in the Legacy Project. For our field trips this year, we will be going to the Eno River State Park and Old Salem. These experiences, as well as daily opportunities for learning and collaborating with your peers both in and out of the classroom, will contribute to your growth this year. Your teachers are excited to be a part of your journey in fifth grade and we cannot wait to see where this year takes us!
CCR and AIG
Welcome to Middle Creek Elementary School! We feel so honored to work with your student(s). Our team is dedicated to the growth and development of all of our students regurdless of the current achievement level. We strive to serve their needs and to help them succeed. We are glad that you are here.
Single Subject Acceleration
Single Subject Acceleration
Students meeting qualifying criteria in grades K‐7 can take advanced academic content in mathematics or English Language Arts through Single Subject Acceleration (SSA). This ensures opportunities for appropriate levels of academic challenge. Only students who are currently enrolled and attending a WCPSS school during the open nomination and testing window are eligible to be considered for SSA.
Does My Child Qualify?
SSA allows students to show mastery of content in select elementary or middle school courses. Students who prove mastery do not have to take the course and may move on to the next level.
Parents may nominate their child to skip a grade level of content in either English Language Arts or mathematics.
Students are nominated for SSA by their parents or guardians. They will be assessed at their school based upon grade level. Depending on grade level and subject, this could include a multiple-choice test and/or a writing sample. Your school will have more specific information about this process once your child is nominated.
Nominating Your Child
SSA nominations are CLOSED for the 2019-20 school year. Nominations for the 2020-21 school year will open in spring 2020.
Specialist and ESL
Welcome to Middle Creek Elementary School! We are so glad that you are here. At MCES, we desire to nurture the entire child. We love to see our students excell in academics as well as in the fine arts. As a team, we strive to create a seamless integration of both. We are excited for you to join us on this wonderful journey.
The Giving Garden
Welcome to the Middle Creek Elementary Giving Garden!
We're so glad you're here!
Here are the goals of our garden and the MCES Garden Club:
- To promote learning through real-world applications of science, reading, writing, math, health, social studies, art and guidance objectives from the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (Learn by doing!)
- To encourage children to lead a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating and physical activity
- To increase the amount of fruits and vegetables consumed daily by our students both inside and outside school
- To increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of agriculture and its importance to our society (Food does not come from a store!)
- To encourage home gardening through demonstrating a variety of garden types: in-ground plots, container gardens, hanging gardens, etc. (Everyone can have a garden!)
- To teach students to be stewards of the community by donating extra produce to the local food pantry. (Help others!)