Principal's Weekly Message
Good afternoon Middle Creek High School families,
I hope that everyone had a successful finish to the First Semester. Believe it or not, tomorrow we are starting the Second Semester!
To that end, a few reminders for your students for the week. Tomorrow, students will report to their first semester, first period class. There they will receive their official second semester schedule. We wil make an announcement around 7:30, and they will then transition to their new first period class and follow the new schedule the remainder of the day. New semester means new lunch assignments, so all students should plan to report to their 3rd block class, where their teacher will share whether they have A or B lunch. Lastly, just a reminder that the only students who may go off-campus for lunch are those juniors and seniors who have completed the lunch pass application. (If they did it for the first semester, they do not need to complete it again.) Also, save the date for our Semester 2 "Meet the Teacher" event, which will be virtual on February 9th. More information coming in next week's message, but the time frame will be 6:00-7:15pm.
Below are a few additional updates and reminders for your calendars.
Information & Reminders:
Final Fall Semester Edition of the Student Newspaper: Check it out!
Our student newspaper class and advisor were thrilled to get one final issue (Issue 7) published before the first semester ended. Click on the link to see our student work in virtual “print”.
Issue 7 : This issue includes a WELCOME TO THE CREEK article for Coach Eason, along with a preview of the next semester, a spotlight on our Swim & Dive team, among others.
Check Out Process Reminders:
Parents, please remember it is important that we follow the process of checking students out of school for their safety. When checking out your student please park in visitors parking and enter the front office. Once in the front office, report to the attendance window where Ms. Brown will assist you. (You will need to show id.)
If your student is going to drive themselves to their appointment, the parent must provide a written note and the student must present it to the attendance clerk in order to check out. Students should not be leaving campus for appointments without checking out in the front office.
Order a Yearbook! (Last Call!)
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
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.
Information from Student Services:
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.
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 this week.
Mon, Jan. 30th First Day of Second Semester
Tues, Jan. 31st: M Basketball JV/V HOME vs. Panther Creek 4:00; 7:00pm.
W Basketball V HOME vs. Panther Creek HS 5:30pm.
Thurs, Feb. 2nd: DIVE Regionals
Fri, Feb. 3rd: M Basketball JV/V HOME vs. Apex HS 4:00; 7:00pm.
W Basketball V HOME Apex HS 5:30pm.
Sat, Feb. 4th: Womens Wrestling NCHSAA Invitational
Swimming Regionals @ TAC
Indoor Track @ Panther Creek HS
See you bright and early tomorrow!
Lacey Peckham, Principal