Creek Speak 09.19.21

Community Newsletter for MCHS

Happy Homecoming Week, Rams!!

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This Week at The Creek

Monday, September 20

Hoco Spirit Week: "Mayde For Each Other" Dynamic Duo Day!

Science NHS Meeting - 2:45 PM

Spanish NHS Meeting - 2:45 PM


Tuesday, September 21

Hoco Spirit Week: "Show Off Your Origin Story" Culture/Diversity Day!

Student Council Meeting - 2:45 PM

Volleyball:@Taylor HS 4:30/5:30

Tennis: v Morton Ranch at Home 2:30 PM

KAP/AP Parent Night - 6:00 PM - LGI


Wednesday, September 22

Hoco Spirit Week: "Once Upon a New York Fairytale" - Dress as a fairytale character or a New Yorker!

Pep Rally Tickets on Sale during All Lunches - $2

DEADLINE: Hoco Dance Guest Forms must be submitted to senior office (1401) by 3:00 PM

Key Club Meeting - 2:45 PM

Legacy Parent Academy - 6:00 PM at Legacy Stadium - "The Truth about Vaping"


Thursday, September 23

Hoco Spirit Week: GREEN OUT! Wear your mums and garters!

DEADLINE: Dance Ticket Sales CLOSE at 2:59 PM

DEADLINE: GPA Exempt Forms Due to Counselor's Office

Pep Rally Tickets on Sale during All Lunches - $2

End of First Six Weeks Grading Period - UIL Eligibility Grade Check

Tennis: JV @ Morton Ranch 2:30 PM

Football: FR v College Park at Ram Stadium 4:30 PM, JV @College Park 4:30 PM

Homecoming Pep Rally - 2:00 PM - PEP RALLY BELL SCHEDULE


Friday, September 24

No School - Staff Development Day

Homecoming Football Game - vs College Park at Legacy Stadium 6:00 PM

Volleyball: v Morton Ranch 4:30/5:30


Saturday, September 25

Homecoming Dance 8:00-11:00 PM

Participate in our Homecoming Spirit Days - Earn Ram Rewards Every Day! Check in with your Advisory Teacher!

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Congrats to our Class of 2022 Homecoming Court! Voting is this week -Monday 9/20-Wednesday 9/22 in Canvas!

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Homecoming Queen Nominees

Homecoming King Nominees

Homecoming Dance Tickets on Sale NOW - Must Purchase by 2:59 PM on Thursday - No Tickets Sold at the Door!

Ticket sales for our homecoming dance will be sold for $25 on Pay N Go under the Class of 2022. Click Here to purchase. The link will go live on Monday morning at 12:01 AM. Tickets will be sold until they sell out or 2:59 PM on Thursday, September 23, whichever comes first. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. It is important to note that only MCHS students are eligible to purchase tickets and student first and last name should be legal name entered as it is spelled in HAC. Seniors that are using the Senior Package payment option do not need to sign up or pay for a homecoming ticket. You will be automatically added to the ticket list.


Students may bring one guest that does not attend MCHS, but they must be at least a freshman in high school and not older than 20 years old. You will have the option of purchasing your guest ticket at the same time you purchase your student ticket. You must also submit a guest form with a picture of the guest's student ID to the senior office (1401) no later than 3:00 PM on Wednesday, September 22. The link to the guest form is located in Pay N Go where you register for tickets. You may print and submit this form with ID or you may pick up a printed guest form in any grade level AP office. Seniors that are using the Senior Package payment option and are bringing a guest that is not a MCHS student will need to pick up a guest from from Mrs. Garduno in 1401 and submit completed form and cash payment there in order to buy the guest ticket. This must be done by 3:00 PM on Wednesday, September 22.


Homecoming Dance Guideline Agreement

It is the hope of our school community that our dances are wonderful events for all involved. In that regard, it is the responsibility of each student attending all dances to know and understand the following guidelines:

  • All Students and guests will abide by the Mayde Creek High School Student Code of Conduct and the Katy ISD Discipline Management Plan. Failure to comply with school rules will result in dismissal from the dance and may result in further disciplinary action. Note: Appropriate behavior at any Mayde Creek High School Dance is defined as behavior that does not reflect and/or ensue a lack of respect for any other individual at the dance or the school community as a whole. Rather, appropriate behavior reflects the positive and respectful behavior so established through the Katy ISD Student Handbook and Code of Conduct.

  • All attendees will need a student ID from the school which they attend or a photo ID to enter the dance.

  • If at any time you leave the building during the dance, you may not return. See a chaperone for any extenuating circumstances for permission.

  • All students must dress appropriately. Students deemed inappropriately dressed will not be admitted into the dance. Semi-formal dances require a dress shirt for gentlemen and a modest dress for ladies. Students who do not remain properly dressed during the dance will be asked to leave. (Gentlemen are required to keep their dress shirts on. T-shirts, undershirts, etc. are not permitted.)

  • Any suspicion of drug or alcohol use will result in non-admittance or removal from school grounds. Additionally, students will be subject to the Katy ISD Discipline Management Plan and Katy ISD police may need to be contacted.

  • Any dancing considered dangerous, aggressive, or suggestive in any manner will not be allowed. Chaperones will determine appropriate forms of dance.

  • All dance attendees, their vehicles, and their articles are subject to search if suspicion of illegal/illicit behavior arises.

  • No backpacks or large bags will be allowed into the dance.

  • Students with suspensions or outstanding fines and fees will not be sold a ticket or permitted to attend the dance.

  • If a student is removed from the dance for dress code or behavior there will be NO REFUNDS!

Congrats to our Staff Homecoming Court Nominees!

Staff Homecoming Court is a fundraiser for our Junior Class each year! Each of our nominated pairs will have a decorated box in each commons during lunches all week. Students may vote by donating spare change in the selected box or boxes. The pair that raises the most money will be crowned the winner at our Homecoming Pep Rally on Thursday! May the best team win!! Who will you vote for?!?!?

Pep Rally Tickets on Sale During All Lunches Beginning Wednesday! $2

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Important Message from Mrs. Cobb

As some of you may have heard, there is a disturbing social media “challenge” going on where students are encouraged to video and post themselves stealing items from their school. We have seen evidence of MCHS students participating in this activity, resulting in loss and damage of school property. This behavior by some of our students is disappointing. Our students typically demonstrate great pride and respect for our school.

I am asking you as parents to please talk with your child about this concern and reinforce with them all of our expectations that they not participate in activities like this. Students who steal or vandalize school property will be disciplined and can face criminal charges or be required to pay restitution for damages.

I encourage any student with information about others who are taking items or causing damage to help us put a stop to it by reporting it to any staff member. Students can tell any staff member directly, or they can anonymously report it through our SpeakUp app.

Thank you for your support.

Congrats to Jonathan Huang on being named a National Merit Semifinalist! This is a HUGE accomplishment and we are very proud of you, Jonathan!

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Order Your Yearbook TODAY! Visit Jostens.com!

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Attention Student Drivers!

Starting on Monday, September 13, 2021, all students who have been issued a parking space number should begin parking in their assigned parking slot. If you have submitted payment online in Pay N Go and completed the campus parking request form, please come by office 2003 to inquire about your parking permit status. Student parking violations will now be enforced, including posting violation stickers on student car, booting car, and towing of student vehicle at the owners expense. Click here for more student parking information.
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Attention Parents and Guardians

Recently, the Texas Education Agency implemented new guidance regarding accelerated instruction for students who did not pass STAAR grades 3-8 or EOC assessments during the 2020-2021 school year. Students will have a variety of ways to receive their accelerated instruction through selected courses, tutorials before or after school, advisory, Saturday camps, and/or specific online resources. Students who did not participate in state assessment during the 20-21 school year, will have an opportunity to participate in an assessment designed to show grade level proficiency on the TEKS. However, students may still participate in the accelerated instruction.


Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Jennifer Beck, our Student Support Assistant Principal, if you have specific questions regarding your student.

NEW: LEGACY PARENT ACADEMY

Topic: The Ugly Truth About Vaping
Date: September 22, 2021
Time: 6:00- 7:00 pm
Location: Legacy Stadium

NEW: Clear Bag Regulation

Spectators – this is a reminder that clear bags are required to enter Rhodes Stadium, Legacy Stadium, and the Merrell Center. See the full details and exceptions here: https://www.katyisd.org/students/Pages/SafetySecurity.aspx#ClearBagRegulation

GPA Exempt Course Information 2021-2022

The 2021-2022 GPA Exempt Courses Information can be found here GPA Exempt Course Information Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, the GPA exemption application will be an online form located in My Katy Cloud.

Students interested in taking one of the GPA Exempt courses must discuss this option with their counselor at the beginning of the course. If the student meets all the criteria, they must:

  1. Complete the online GPA Exempt application located in MyKaty Cloud
  1. Submit the application no later than the end of the 6th week of each semester. At this time, if all criteria are met, it will be approved, and a schedule change will be made to reflect enrollment in a GPA Exempt course.
  1. Once the student makes the decision to take a course as GPA-exempt, the decision is final and cannot be changed.
  1. Students enrolled in full-year courses do not need to reapply during the second semester.
  1. Students, including move-in students, who miss the deadline for application for the first semester, may apply for exemption for the second semester if they meet the criteria.
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Student and Staff COVID Testing

Katy ISD COVID-19 Testing Center is located at the Agricultural Sciences Center. Testing is free to any school age student. Parental/Guardian permission is required for all students below the age of 18 prior to testing as well as a reservation to reserve a time slot.

Operation:

Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New: Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493
Eligibility: Katy ISD students must present a valid student identification.

Reservations: Katy ISD Student COVID-19 Testing Appointment link
Permissions Slips Available On-Site
If you have additional questions, please email COVID19Responses@katyisd.org related to this program.

Beginning September 11, 2021 staff and students may be tested for COVID on Saturdays from 8:00am until 12:00pm.

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Graduation Requirements for FHSPE

Graduation requirements for the Foundation High School Program + Endorsement (FHSPE) include four math credits, which must include Algebra I and Geometry credits, and two additional math credits. Algebra II is not specified as a graduation requirement; however, students who do not earn Algebra II credit are not eligible for:

  • Earning the Distinguished Level of Achievement (DLA), which requires completion of an endorsement with Algebra II among the four math credits,
  • Recognition as an honors or high honors graduate,
  • Automatic admission to a state public college or university, and
  • Certain financial aid opportunities, including the TEXAS grant or the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant.

For additional information on graduation requirements, please contact your student’s school counselor.

Join Our Class Reminds to Stay Informed!

Looking Ahead

October 2 - FASFA Workshop


October 6 - College Night at the Merrill Center


October 13 - PSAT Testing Day


October 19 - Picture Retake Day


October 25 - FAFSA Workshop

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Helpful Links

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Please remember this document must be completed every year!

Need something advertised in Creek Speak? Email elizabethherring@katyisd.org

Mayde Creek High School

Mission Statement

It is our mission at Mayde Creek High School to inspire ALL students to develop their maximum potential, to build healthy relationships, and to facilitate a smooth transition into a competitive global society— Mayde to Believe, Lead, and Achieve.