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Principal's Weekly Message

Good afternoon Middle Creek High School families, 

Welcome to 2023! I hope all our families enjoyed the holiday break and that this first school week of 2023 was successful. Students and staff jumped right back into the rhythm and routines, which was great as we only have 8 more school days until First Semester Exams. Each day is still very important!

To ensure a successful close to this semester, below is some information and reminders. Thank you for your attention to these details!

Information & Reminders:

Final Exam Information:

Final exams for first semester classes will be held on-campus January 20th-27th.  Students will be taking either teacher-made exams or a state exam (CTE or EOC courses).  Reminder, that final exam participation is required unless you are a 12th grader that has earned exemption status for a particular course.  Final exams will count for 20% of the final course grade. Please email our testing coordinator, Anna Carpenter at if you have any questions. 

The schedule for final exams is provided below and will be reviewed with students in their classes next week. Each day students will have one exam, the opportunity to get lunch, and there is an opportunity for study hall after the exam period. The afternoon review time is optional, and students will have the option to be picked up early after the exam time period is over (12:00pm.)  Most yellow-bus transportation will run on an early dismissal as well during exams. 

**Most students will not report to campus on Friday, unless they have to make-up an exam missed earlier in the week. 

Fall Semester Final Exam Schedule Linked Here!


If a student would like to be dismissed and leave campus by transportation other than bus prior to the study hall, parents permission is required. Below is the permission form that must completed and signed in order for a student to be dismissed after their exam period (between 11:30-12:00pm depending on the status of the exam completion).  Students will need to turn this permission form in to their teacher on the day of each exam. Students who are planning to take advantage of early dismissal must leave campus at the end of the exam period and may not come back to campus unless they have an athletic practice or extracurricular activity. 

Early Dismissal Form

Order a Yearbook!

The deadline to order a yearbook is quickly approaching! Please go to and enter the code 10474. 

Yearbook orders will only be open until February 1, 2023!




Senior Slideshow

This year we will be creating a senior slideshow with pictures submitted by Seniors and their families.  We are asking all seniors to complete the form linked below sharing 3 pictures (per senior) that represent them and their time in school or at MCHS or growing up.  These pictures must be school appropriate, as the slide show will be created and shared with seniors as part of a celebration activity towards the end of the year.  If you have questions, please contact The last date to complete the form will be January 13th.  This information will also be sent to all seniors via their wcpss email address. 

Senior Slideshow submission link


Mid-Year Graduation:

Just a reminder to our Mid-Year Graduates and their families that graduation will be held on January 26th at 6:30pm in the MCHS Gymnasium.  Graduates should report to MCHS at 4:45pm for rehearsal.  Please contact with any questions.


Information from Student Services:

Project Uplift information for rising Seniors

Is your current junior interested in attending UNC after graduation or learning more about the college application process?  If so, check out Project Uplift offered by UNC Chapel Hill.  Project Uplift is looking for rising high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability, especially those from backgrounds that are underrepresented in post-secondary education. Students will stay on the UNC Campus for a weekend to learn more about preparing to apply for college.  Click here learn more information and to click on the link to apply.  Applications are due by February 15, 2023.


Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics application is now open!

Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a no-cost, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Students will have the opportunity to engage in research with faculty and get hands-on experience while living on campus at either App State, ECU, UNCW, or UNC Charlotte over the summer of 2023.  Current tenth and eleventh grade students are eligible to apply.  Strong applicants should possess a deep interest and evidence of success in science and math.  Applications are due by January 17, 2023.  For more information and the online application, please visit:

NCTAP Informational Session Sign Up

Complete this form to sign your student up to attend the North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program informational session on January 12th from 10:00-10:30 here at MCHS. During the session, students will learn more about apprenticeship opportunities and have the opportunity to ask questions and get connected with NCTAP's general manager. Apprenticeships fund students' education while providing on the job learning, wages and benefits. Career opportunities include the following:

Fabricator – Welder, Robotic Welder, Assembler, Laser Operator,Press Brake Operator,Production Painter, Quality Technician, CNC Machinist, Injection Mold Operator, Design Engineer, Sales Support, Mechanical Assembler, Electrical Assembler, Inspector-Tester, Service/Field Technician, Marketing Coordinator, Design Engineer, Automotive Technician, Industrial Mechanic / Millwright, Production Planner


Below are some of the events scheduled next week.


Tues, Jan. 10th:            M Basketball JV/V HOME vs. AFHS Panther Creek 4:00; 7:00pm.

                                     W Basketball HOME vs. AFHS 5:30pm.

Wed, Jan. 11th:            Wrestling HOME vs. AFHS 5:00pm.                        

Fri, Jan. 13th:               Swimming @ SRAC 6:00pm.

                                     Dive Meet @ NCSU 6:00pm.

                                     M Basketball JV/V @ Cary HS 4:00; 7:00pm.

                                     W Basketball @ Cary HS 5:30pm.

                                    Wrestling @ Chapel Hill HS 5:00pm.

That concludes my news for next week.  See you bright and early Monday!  


Lacey Peckham, Principal