Creek Speak 10.10.21

Community Newsletter for MCHS

This Week at The Creek

Monday, October 11

No School - Katy ISD Holiday

Spirit Day/Night - Class of 2023 - Okie Dokie Tea House


Tuesday, October 12

Volleyball: @Katy 4:30/5:30

Good Luck to Cross Country at the District Meet!


Wednesday, October 13

College Wear Wednesday

PSAT and TSI Testing Day - see below for details

Key Club Meeting - 2:45 PM


Thursday, October 14

Theme Day Thursday - Lasso the 'Stangs! Tejano Day!

HOSA Annual Blood Drive

FFA Spirit Day/Night - Willie's Grill and Icehouse

Football: FR @ Taylor, JV v Taylor 4:30 PM

Swim: v Cy Lakes at MCHS 5:30 PM

Theatre: Moon Over Buffalo 7:00 PM


Friday, October 15

It's FRIDAY, We WEAR GREEN!

FUN FOOD FRIDAY!!

DEADLINE: GPA Exempt Forms Due to Counselors

Volleyball: v Taylor 4:30/5:30 PM

Football: @ Taylor at Rhodes Stadium 7:00 PM

Theatre: Moon Over Buffalo 7:00 PM


Saturday, October 16

Theatre: Moon Over Buffalo 2:00 PM, 7:00 PM

Student and Parent Reminder Regarding Extra-Curricular Events and Activities

We love having our Rams attend extra-curricular events and activities to participate in or support other students. Please be sure that students have pre-arranged transportation following the event and that they are picked up in a timely manner. Students that are continually unable to have timely transportation will be restricted from attending events. Thank you for your help with this!!

AP Exam Registration Information and Link - DEADLINE October 24th!

October 13th Testing Day Information

On Wednesday October 13th, 10th and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT on campus at Mayde Creek. Students are automatically registered for this test at no cost to the student. Students must arrive to school on time (before 7:15am) in order to be admitted to the test. 11th graders who normally attend Miller in the morning will not report to Miller, but will come straight to Mayde Creek for the PSAT. Students who attend Miller in the afternoon will go to Miller after testing and lunch is over. 9th grade students will be on a normal schedule and 12th grade students will either be TSI testing or going through a College and Career Prep rotation.


For testing, students may bring:


-Pencils (not mechanical)

-An acceptable calculator (calculators will be provided if needed)

-Student ID (to be admitted into the testing room)

-A snack and/or water to be consumed away from your desk during a scheduled break


Students, please be prepared to turn off and store your phones, earbuds, smartwatches, or any wearable technology during the test.

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Tickets are on sale NOW through Next Friday, October 15. You can purchase tickets at mcreekhs.booktix.com or purchase them during all lunch periods next week.

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Interested in being a Martinette?

Are you interested in trying out to be on the MCHS Dance Team, Martinettes, for the 22-23 school year? If so, we have a Parent/Guardian meeting on Tuesday, October 19th at 7:00pm over zoom. This meeting is required in order to participate in the Martinette tryout process. Make sure you fill out the google form if you plan to attend the meeting. This will be how you access the zoom link.


https://forms.gle/nD3ZmGjpQSCWZjD3A

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Interested in Joining a Club? Check out all that MCHS has to offer!!

2021-2022 & 2022-2023 High School Exemption Criteria

The 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 final exam exemption criteria information is accessible via the My Katy Cloud “Exam Exempt” tile now available for quick and easy reference for students. Criteria is pictured below.

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UPDATED: HEALTH SERVICES

All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page.

Katy ISD Health Services Department is partnering with Texas Vaccine Institute is proud to announce a low cost, immunization opportunity for our students who may need state required vaccines for school attendance or who may want to take advantage of receiving the optional, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at no cost or the Flu vaccine for $15.00.
WHEN: October 21st

Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Location: Martha Aki Project Tyke building

Texas Vaccine Institute provider information:
WHO: Accepting insured and uninsured
PRICE: $15 for one immunization; $25 for two, $30 for three or more for the REQUIRED STATE IMMUNIZATIONS
BRING: Campus Nurse provided “PARENT NOTIFICATION OF IMMUNIZATION DUE NOTIFICATION" form, Child’s Personal Immunization Record, Insurance Card if insured

Accepting Cash/Credit/Debit Cards

OPTIONAL VACCINES: Pfizer COVID vaccine at NO COST, provide insurance card if insured.

FLU vaccine for $15.00

FAFSA and TAFSA are now open! Check out document below for Workshop information where you can get help!!

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ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY BEFORE PRICE INCREASE IN OCTOBER!

Pre-order your yearbooks online. Yearbooks are $68 until Oct. 29 and then prices go up! The number of books ordered for the campus are based on pre-sales. If we have any extra copies of the books, they will be sold for $85 in May. Pre-order your yearbook online for $68 before Oct. 29.

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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.

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

UPDATED: 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. This Deadline has been extended to October 15.

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.

UPDATED: ATHLETICS

Upcoming Seasons
We are right around the corner from the start of HS Swim & Dive, HS Wrestling, and JH & HS Basketball. For more information about each of these sports, reach out to your campus athletic department or head coach of the sport.

As a reminder, all athletic events in Katy ISD that require a ticket must be purchased online. You can purchase them in advance or at an event using your mobile device. For more information about online ticketing, visit the website here.

The High School Team Tennis and Cross Country seasons are coming to a close. The District Cross Country meets are scheduled for October 12 (6A) and October 14 (5A), both at Rushing Park. Team Tennis playoffs are scheduled for Tompkins, Jordan, Seven Lakes, Taylor, Cinco Ranch, and Paetow for October 13. See Rank One Sport for schedule details.

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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NEW! TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

Parents, as the school year progresses, we want to ensure that you have the resources at your fingertips. Follow the links below to find helpful resources.
Parents/Students Technology Support Inquiries Online
Parent & Student Tech Resources & Support (if you are not able to find your answer, please access our new parent/student ticketing system, instructions at the bottom of the page)
Parent Technology FAQs
Katy 1 Source (Parent & Student Searchable Knowledge Base)

Join Our Class Reminds to Stay Informed!

Looking Ahead

October 19 - Picture Retake Day


October 25 - FAFSA Workshop


October 27 - Trunk or Treat


November 2 - Financial Aid Night


November 4 - End of 2nd 6 Weeks


November 5 - No School for Students

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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.