Principal's Weekly Message
Good afternoon Middle Creek High School families,
I hope that everyone had a great week. Our first day of final exam testing went very well!
Just a reminder that exams continue next week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and your students' schedule depends on their individual class details. I have included the testing information again below for your review. Also a reminder that next Thursday (1/26) is our testing “make-up” day so most students will not need to attend, and Friday (1/27) is a Teacher Workday.
Below are a few additional updates and reminders.
Information & Reminders:
Support MCHS & PTSA!
The MCHS PTSA is also hosting a spirit day at Manhattan’s Pizza in Holly Springs on Wednesday, January 25th. Dine in, order online or enjoy takeout from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Here is a link to the flyer: https://bit.ly/ManhattanSpiritDay
Want to help raise funds for all things Middle Creek? One of the best ways to do that is to participate in the MCHS PTSA passive fundraising campaign. All you have to do is link your shopping accounts to MCHS PTSA. Please click on the flyer to access the QR codes to sign up: https://bit.ly/3F0bEEN
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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
The schedule for final exams is provided below and will be reviewed with students in their classes next week. Bus transportation will run on an early dismissal as well during exams. **Most students will not report to campus on Thursday, unless they have to make-up an exam missed earlier in the week.
Order a Yearbook!
The deadline to order a yearbook is quickly approaching! Please go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 10474.
Yearbook orders will only be open until February 1, 2023!
ACT Prep Class:
Middle Creek High School is offering an ACT Prep Class for Juniors. The dates of the course are listed below and each day will cover a different section of the test. The class will be located in the Media Center and will take place from 2:30-4:00. Students wishing to participate should complete this registration form.
February 8 – English
February 15 – Math
February 22 – Reading
March 1 – Science
Middle Creek High School will be administering the ACT to all Juniors on Wednesday, March 8. Students will receive detailed information closer to the test date. Students will be participating in the ACT in an online format and will need to bring their device for testing.
Senior Cap and Gown Photos -If you are still interested!
A final Cap and Gown photo opportunity will be held here at MCHS on January 30th. Please sign up here. This photo opportunity is OPTIONAL (and not for yearbook purposes). This is an individual photo opportunity for seniors and families that would like to purchase them, and who did not make arrangements with Lifetouch via their studio.
Senior Slideshow - We have extended the deadline to January 31st. Please submit if you have not already!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The last date to complete the form will be January 31st. This information will also be sent to all seniors via their wcpss email address.
If your high school student is interested in a teaching career, join us for a virtual information session about the WCPSS Future Teachers program on Jan. 31 at 5:15 p.m. Future Teachers receive tailored professional learning opportunities and a stipend from our district during their college years, as well as an early job offer for a teaching position with WCPSS. In exchange, participants commit to teaching in our district upon completion of their college education program. Register by Jan. 30 at 5 p.m. to receive the Google Meet link for this session.
Information from Student Services:
Seniors: Please report scholarships to Student Services!
Senior and senior families, we want to recognize seniors who have been awarded scholarships this year and include them on our Senior Scholarship Listing. Please take a picture of the scholarship letters that you have received and email to Mrs. Mercado in Student Services at email@example.com. Last year’s seniors received over $8 million in scholarships and we know the Class of 2023 will represent just as well!
Below are some of the events scheduled next week.
Mon, Jan. 23rd: Second Period Exams 7:25-12:00
Tues, Jan. 24th: Third Period Exams 7:25-12:00
Wed, Jan. 25th: Fourth Period Exams 7:25-12:00
Thurs, Jan. 26th: DIVE Meet @ NCSU
Mid Year Graduation 6:30pm.
Fri, Jan. 27th: Teacher Workday!
M Basketball JV/V @ Green Hope HS 4:00; 7:00pm.
W Basketball V @ Green Hope HS 5:30pm.
That concludes my news for next week. See you bright and early Monday!
Lacey Peckham, Principal