Principal's Weekly Message
Good evening Middle Creek High School families,
I hope that everyone has had a great week!
Below are some important reminders for next week and your future calendars.
Information & Reminders:
MCHS PTSA Spirit Night:
Do you love Chipotle? The MCHS PTSA is hosting a "Do Good with Chipotle Spirit Night" at the Chipotle in Fuquay Varina on Wednesday, February 15th from 4PM to 8PM. You can dine in or get your order to go. If you order online, you need to enter code: NZ7DKVF in the promo code section. If you dine in, you need to present the MCHS flyer at checkout. Here is a link to the flyer: http://bitly.ws/3Ex8
Curriculum Night - February 22, 2023 - see flyer linked here:
Registering for classes is quickly approaching and we want our rising 9th-12th graders to be excited about their choices. MCHS will be releasing videos on February 17th highlighting each department and their courses along with information about the high school registration process. We will also be hosting a Curriculum Night for families to come and ask questions, talk to teachers, and check out new and exciting electives. Curriculum Night will be held on February 22nd at 6-7pm for rising 9th graders and 6:45-7:30pm for rising 10th-12th graders.
Cary Chamber’s 2023 Honor A Teacher season!
Excellence in teaching – we know it when we see it. It can be the teacher who spends extra time with the students who need it most, or the teacher who is creative enough to inspire a real love of learning in a student. Whatever their methods, certain teachers make a real impact on students and their learning abilities.
The Cary Chamber of Commerce has been a leader in supporting education in our community through numerous programs and activities, and has created a program to celebrate and honor one special teacher from each school: “Honor a Teacher Program”.
We are asking our community to nominate teachers for this award. Included with your nomination, please describe why you feel this particular teacher deserves this award. Nominations must be submitted no later than Friday, February 17 at 5:00pm.
Here is the link to the nomination form: https://forms.gle/73dpXwsWGcNqh2HX7
These nominations will then be narrowed down to finalists that will be interviewed by a designated committee. If you have any questions, please email Kelcey Ashworth, Vice President of Education & Member Business Services, at email@example.com.
Health and Wellness Webinar: Cell Phone Addiction and Digital Health
The APSF is excited to announce that they will be hosting a Health & Wellness webinar on Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 pm. They have partnered with WakeMed to bring relevant and helpful information to parents and caregivers. The topic is:
Cell Phone Addiction and Digital Health: Practical strategies for a healthier connection to phones, technology and social media
“More and more, kids are living their lives in front of a screen. Numerous studies have shown that tech dependence has clinically significant physical and psychological effects on youth. Addiction to technology is real and is considered by experts to be a driver of the mental health crisis we see impacting youth today. Tabby Moore, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with Triangle Springs Hospital, will examine the diagnosis of tech addiction. Moore will provide guidance, tools and resources to help parents navigate what often seems to be the subject of daily battles at home.
Affiliation with Apex-area schools is not required, webinar is open to all. Spanish translation will be provided.
Registration is required in order to receive a Zoom link. Click Here to register
Information from Student Services:
State Employees Credit Union People Helping People Scholarship
The State Employees Credit Union People Helping People Scholarship Application is now available. This scholarship is open to students who are members of the State Employees Credit Union or whose parents are members and are planning to attend a UNC system university after graduation. Students should have a demonstrated commitment to community service and priority is given to those who are planning to pursue a career in public service. Applications are due by February 17, 2023 and details to apply are found at: SECU Application Info
Sophomore Counselor Meetings and Virtual Sophomore Parent Meeting
Counselors have begun meeting with all tenth grade students in small groups to talk about planning and preparing for the second half of high school. Students will receive their PreACT scores in these meetings and discuss how to read the scores and how to use the scores to prepare for the ACT that they will take in spring of their junior year. Student Services will host a virtual parent meeting with these topics on March 2, 2023 at 6 pm. The google meet code will be posted on the MCHS website that afternoon for any parents of tenth grade students who would like to attend.
Below are some of the events scheduled next week.
Mon, Feb.13th: Spring Sports Tryouts Begin!
M Basketball Conference Tournament TBD
W Basketball Conference Tournament TBD
Thurs, Feb. 16th: Wrestling NCHSAA Finals Away TBD
Fri, Feb. 17th: Wrestling NCHSAA Finals Away TBD
Thank you for your attention to all of these details. I hope you have a great weekend!
Lacey Peckham, Principal