Creek Speak 08.29.21
Community Newsletter for MCHS
This Week at The Creek
Have a GREAT week! Don't forget to complete Power School Annual Student Enrollment Update if you haven't already done so!
Padres Hispanos en accion - 9th grade commons - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, August 31
Volleyball: @Sealy High School 4:30 PM
Tennis: @Cinco 2:30 PM
NJROTC Booster Club - Rm 1406 - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, September 1
College Wear Wednesday
Football: FR @Cy Lakes, JV @Ram Stadium - 4:30PM
Thursday, September 2
Theme Day Thursday - Old School Rap Day!
Good Luck to our Volleyball Team in the Cleark Creek ISD Tournament!
Tennis: JV v Cinco at Home 2:30 PM
Football: @ Cy Lakes FCU Stadium 6:00 PM
NJROTC Parent Night - Rm 1406 - 6:00 PM
Friday, September 3
It's FRIDAY....We wear GREEN!!! Show your Ram PRIDE!
Volleyball: v Northshore 4:30, 5:30 PM
Our Town Pep Rally was a Big SUCCESS! Thanks to ALL that participated!
Theme Day Fun on Disney Day!
On Fridays, WE WEAR GREEN!!!
Girls basketball team improving their mental game by engaging in a book study with our librarian!
Chess Club held their kick off meeting. See Mr. Rodriguez if you are interested in joining!
The Rams defeated Bush HS on Tuesday in a thrilling game!
Interested in Student Council?
Attention Student Drivers and Parent Drop Off!
NEW: Student and Staff COVID Testing
Katy ISD COVID-19 Testing Center will be relocated to the Agricultural Sciences Center effective Monday, August 30. 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.
Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493
Eligibility: Katy ISD students must present a valid student identification.
Permissions Slips Available On-Site
If you have additional questions, please email COVID19Responses@katyisd.org related to this program.
NEW Senior Pictures
Students that have their photos taken before September 1 will receive a free graduation yard sign with photo on it.
Student Parking 2021-2022
We are still in the process of handing out student parking stickers. Do not worry if you have not received your parking sticker yet. Students will be able to park on campus until all parking stickers are given out without any violations. Students should continue to park in the front of the main building in the back section by thee road. Until you receive your parking sticker, do not park anywhere else on campus.
Click here to review student parking permit directions. When your sticker is ready to pickup the Junior Office will contact you.
Students are required to pay $40 for a student parking permit if they plan on parking on campus. Student parking registration is now open.
NEW: Updated GPA & Rank Calculations available in HAC
Updated GPA (10th - 12th grades) and updated rank (12th grade) will be available in HAC on August 31, 2021 at 8 AM. This information is viewable in Home Access Center (HAC) and clicking on the Grades icon and Transcript Tab. You can access HAC by logging into MyKaty Cloud and clicking on the Home Access Center tile.
Please note, rank is unofficial in HAC and only the official quartile prints on the certified Transcripts, unless rank is # 1-#10 and that will be noted numerically for rank.
Updated and official transcripts can be ordered via Scribbles on September 7, 2021.
NEW: FREE MEALS, THE SOCIOECONOMIC INCOME FORM and FREE & REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION
In preparation for the new school year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on April 20 that all schools will be allowed to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students, regardless of eligibility, through June 30, 2022. While meals are free to everyone, it is important to still fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Application, as you may qualify for other benefits and discounts. Additional benefits may include:
Use of musical instruments for band and orchestra
Career and Technical Education certification exams
Summer school tuition
Advanced Placement exams
SAT and ACT test fees
College application fees
Career and Technical Education fees
Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Applications are available online at SchoolCafe.com. To deposit funds online for a la carte purchases, please visit Pay N’ Go.
In addition, to ensure Katy ISD qualifies for eligible funding from the state during the extended free meal period through June 2022, Katy ISD is asking all parents to complete the Socioeconomic Income Form two-part questionnaire in the Annual Student Update. Submitting the questionnaire information will support Katy ISD in qualifying for additional state dollars to support our students’ continued academic and personal success during the upcoming school year.
GPA Exempt Application Information
Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC)
NJROTC is a Leadership and Character development program that works to instill in students the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment. We emphasizes citizenship and leadership development as well as our maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology. Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by extra-curricular activities of community service, academic, athletic, drill and orienteering competitions, field meets, flights, visits to naval or other activities, marksmanship sports training, and physical fitness training. While we use the military and Navy format, the NJROTC program is not associated with military recruiting or recruiters. Only 5% of graduating seniors who participate in our program usually continue to enlist in the military or pursue military scholarships in college or the service academies. Most go on to success in college, vocational schools, or the workforce.
Other benefits include:
- Successful participation meets the Texas State Physical Education (PE) requirement
- Extra-curricular activities such as Drill Teams, Color Guard, Academic Team, Physical Training (PT) Team, Marksmanship Team, Orienteering Team, CyberPatriot Team, and Teen CERT.
- Opportunities for community and school service
- Promotes Patriotism, high school completion, higher education, community service, information on the military services as a possible career, and incentives to live healthy and drug free
- Develops informed and responsible citizens, respect for constructed authority, leadership potential, and a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline and leadership, and teamwork
- Completion of 3 years in NJROTC leads to advanced promotion to the pay grade of E-3 in the Navy or Air Force upon initial enlistment and E-2 in the Army or Marine Corps
- Completion of 2 years in NJROTC leads to advanced promotion to the pay grade of E-2 in the Navy upon initial enlistment
If a student’s goal is to develop their skills of leadership, self-discipline, attention-to-detail, and physical fitness; NJROTC may be the program for them. They should contact their counselor and ask to enroll in NJROTC.
Updates to the Discipline Management Plan
Updates for 2021-2022
The Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2021-2022 Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct on Monday, July 26. A summary of the changes can be found here. Two significant changes include:
- Students who engage in a second offense related to vaping or paraphernalia (selling, giving, delivering, possessing, using, or being under the influence) regardless of the substance, will be recommended to the District’s Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP), the Opportunity Awareness Center (OAC).
- Students who are in possession of synthetic or look-alike drugs will also be recommended to the DAEP.
Parents and students should review the Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct each year to be aware of behavior expectations and potential consequences.
Katy ISD appreciates partnering with parents to ensure all students can attend alcohol, drug, and vape-free campuses. Student safety and academic success is our number one priority!
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.
September 7 - Nominations open for Homecoming Court
September 8 - Open House
Setember 8-9 - Senior Pictures- Prestige will be on campus
September 15 - School Picture Day
September 23 - End of 1st Six Weeks Grading Period
September 24 - Student Holiday/ Homecoming Football Game
September 25 - Homecoming Dance
October 13 - Senior Panoramic Picture
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