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Principal's Weekly Message

Good afternoon Middle Creek High School families, 

I hope everyone had a great week and weekend! We are in the homestretch of the school year, and I hope that all our students and families are making the most of the last few weeks in order to finish strong. Below are just a few calendar items and some information from Student Services. Thank you for your attention to the details.

 

Information & Reminders:

Help our students win!

We have 2 students (Claire Dates and Savannah Waiden) that have placed in the top 12 of the SkillsUSA CareerSafe Video contest! They need your vote to finish in the top 3 and win scholarship money for them, money for our Digital Media Program, and an opportunity to go to SkillsUSA Nationals.  Click this link and vote for "Two Sides of Safety". You can vote everyday for the next 2 weeks!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2022NationalVideoContest

 

Interested in Marching Band or Color Guard for 2022-2023?

  1. Color Guard Interest Meeting - Mon May 23 and Tues May 24 from 5-7pm; no experience required

  2. Marching Band Kickoff Meeting - Wed May 25 at 6:30pm in the commons; no experience required to join! All current 8th through 11th graders are encouraged to attend with a parent.

 

Classic Car Show at MCHS next Saturday!

Saturday, May 21 from 9am to 1pm. come and check out the Classic Car Show in our parking lots; There is a $20 entry fee if you would like to enter a car for exhibition, but it is free to observe!  All proceeds go to support the MCHS Band Program. See flier linked here for more details!

Information from Student Services:

Senior Awards Night

Senior Awards Night will be May 26 at 6:30 pm in the MCHS Gymnasium.  We will recognize students who have earned honors designation for their academic achievements by presenting them with their sash to be worn at graduation.  We will also be announcing our Mustang Awards winners and there will be several scholarship presentations.  Students who are receiving a recognition have received an invitation in the mail to them and their families to invite them to this night.   The dress code is dress casual and there is no limit of family members who can attend.  If you received an invitation, your student is being recognized and we hope to see you there!  Please reach out to Student Services with any questions.  *If your student has received an ROTC/military scholarship and their branch would like to present that in person, please reach out to Mrs. Gillespie at tgillespie2@wcpss.net.

 

Financial Aid Advisor Support Available through May to Seniors and their families!

Our Financial Aid Advisor, Mrs. Tori Sharpe, is available to assist seniors and their families on the FAFSA and Financial Aid through May 2022.  Please email her at vsharpe@wcpss.net in order to ask any financial aid questions you may have or set up a time to meet.  Don't forget, if students want to take advantage of the FREE tuition at Wake Tech for the Class of 2022 they MUST have a FAFSA submitted!

 

UNC System Update: Waiver for Standardized Testing

Please see the attached memo from the UNC System Office that outlines the Board of Governors’ decision to waive the standardized testing component for students applying for admission through Fall 2024 due to the disruption in the learning environment from COVID-19.  UNC Waiver Information 

 

Senior Scholarship Recognition

We want to recognize the hard work of all of our seniors and the scholarship offers they have received!  Please email a picture/pdf of the scholarship letter or award to Mrs. Mercado at dmercado@wcpss.net or have students stop by Student Services and we will make a copy of their letters.  Even if a student received a scholarship offer to a school they are not attending we can include that in our scholarship total and recognition, so make sure to send in scholarship info today.  The MCHS Scholarship Website is a place that students can look for available scholarships, new ones are added frequently!  Currently, we are over $6 million dollars and we know there are lots more academic, athletic, arts, and admissions scholarships out there to recognize!

 

Calendar:

Below are some of the events scheduled this week.

Mon, May 16th :        W V Soccer Playoffs HOME vs. Topsail             

Tues, May 17th:        M Lacrosse Playoffs HOME vs. Cardinal Gibbons 6:30pm.                          

Wed, May 18th:        Athletics Open House 5:00-7:00pm. (Meet the Coaches)

Thurs, May 19th:     Band Concert 7:00pm. Auditorium (Admission is free!)

                                  Possible W V Soccer Playoffs TBD

Fri, May 20th:           Possible M Lacrosse Playoffs TBD

Sat, May 21st:          Mustang Classic Car Show

That concludes my news for the week.  See you bright and early tomorrow!  

 

Sincerely,

Lacey Peckham, Principal