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11.10.2019 Principal Dana King's Weekly Message

Millbrook Media Center Newsletter

We hope you’ve had a restful weekend so far and invite you to end your weekend by reading our newest edition of TheBrooksWorm. This month we’re featuring our literary non-fiction collection and kicking off our first Great Wildcat Reading Challenge for the school year!


The Great Wildcat Reading Challenge

The Great Wildcat Reading Challenge has begun! Our Media Center would like to invite students to join Millbrook staff in completing the challenge of reading ten different books that meet a few preset criteria (see the bookmark link below). Participants have until May 1st to complete the Challenge. You can pick up the bookmark from the Media Center circulation desk or print one yourself. Once completed, turn it in to one of our Media Center staff to have your name put up on our Wildcat Reader Wall. If you need help finding your first read, our Media Specialists would love to help you!


Colleges on MHS Campus This Week

Admission reps from the below listed schools will be on campus to meet with students this week.  Sign up in Student Services if you are interested.


Meredith College: Nov. 14th

North Carolina Central University: Nov. 19th


Yearbook Purchases

The yearbook price will go up again on November 15. Order now at to lock in the current price of $80.


MHS School Newspaper - The Cat Talk

The Cat Talk, our school newspaper, recently put out our first print edition of the year. Please check out to read our digital articles or follow us on twitter: @MHSNewspaper_


PTSA Messages

Thank you to everyone who supported the Friends and Family Night and the Character Education Breakfast.  Both events were a success, thanks to the generosity and dedication of parents, faculty, students, and our business community!  We will provide a full report on Friends and Family Night in the next Principal’s Message. In the meantime, please check out the Millbrook Magnet High School PTSA Facebook page to see daily posts with short videos of our amazing Talent Show performances.  Thank you to everyone who helped….we couldn’t have done it without you!


We’d also like to remind everyone that faculty, parents & students are invited to attend an upcoming “Think About it Before You Drink About it” event Wednesday, November 13 from 6:30-8:30pm at RCNC located at 5245 Capital Blvd (see THIS flyer). This free event will raise awareness and look at the impacts of Underage Drinking on our parents & students in Wake County.. Participants will hear firsthand from young adults and parents with lived experience.  The event is hosted by First Step Services, LLC in partnership with UNC Air Care and the Talk it Out campaign.


Yearbook - Senior Congratulatory Space 

Senior parents, there is still space available for senior congratulatory ads in the yearbook. Information and the order form can be found at OSP will stay open for payment as long as space is still available. Also, if you have already reserved your space, please send in the materials to as soon as possible.


(REPEAT) IB Diploma Programme Small Group Info Sessions

Sophomore parents and students!  Are you considering joining the MHS IB Diploma Programme?  Join a Small Group Info Session to learn about the value and demands of the Diploma Programme and to the courses and scheduling during this two year programme.  The IB Diploma Programme offers 


The Diploma Programme is a demanding and rewarding academic programme that will prepare students for college and future challenges.  It is designed for motivated students who enjoy the learning process and want to challenge themselves and grow personally, academically and intellectually. 


One recent graduate described his experience in the Diploma Programme as “the highlight of my high school experience!”  Another graduate described it as “a community, an experience, and nothing short of life-changing.” 


Go to to join a mandatory Small Group Interest Meeting.   The student and at least one parent are required to attend.  Contact Mr. Baron, Millbrook’s DP coordinator, if you have questions.


Upcoming Events              

You can view the full student calendar HERE