Creek Speak 11.28.21

Community Newsletter for MCHS

This Week at The Creek

Monday, November 29

Welcome Back, Rams! It's a short 3 weeks to close out the semester - come back ready to focus and FINISH STRONG!

Be-YOU-tiful Week: Black Out Your Insecurities- Wear Black!


Tuesday, November 30

Be-YOU-tiful Week: Dress Your Best - Wear your favorite outfit!

Student Council Meeting (LGI) 2:45 PM

Girls Basketball: v Klein, v Jordan (9B only) 4:00 PM

Boys Basketball: @ Eisenhower 4:00 PM


Wednesday, December 1

Be-YOU-tiful Week: Going Places - College and Career Dress!

Where to Next - Program of Study Event - 6:00 PM

Martinettes Winter Showcase - 6:30 PM PAC


Thursday, December 2

Be-YOU-tiful Week: Wear Your Favorite Holiday Shirt to Kick Off the Season with Positivity!

Good Luck to Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball in KISD Tournament Play!

Swim: @Paetow 5:30 PM

Orchestra Concert 7:00 PM


Friday, December 3

Be-YOU-tiful Week: Be your best (s)elf! Wear your best elf wear!

Wrestling: @Morton Ranch 4:00 PM

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All New Social Studies Honor Society!!

Mayde Creek is starting a brand new Social Studies Honor Society! If you love your social studies classes, are a sophomore, junior or senior and have at least a 3.0GPA, please come by Room 2227 and speak to Ms. Taylor. Our first interest meeting with be after-school on Wednesday, December 8th and we would love to have you join! Officer positions are available! Teachers, please advertise this to your classes if possible! Thank you!
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Basketball Season - Fan Expectations

We are very excited to kick off the seasons for our girls and boys basketball programs! They have been hard at work in the off season and are ready for successful seasons!


Due to Covid-19 restrictions last school year, our student fans were not allowed to attend basketball games so we wanted to review our fan expectations for these contests so everyone is able to successfully support our student athletes. Students that are unable to adhere to these expectations will receive one warning and an additional offense will result in suspension from future basketball games.


  • New this year, all ticket purchases are online through Pay 'N' Go - no cash is accepted at the door.
  • For the first two game times, there will be games in both gyms. Fans may go back and forth between the gyms through the front lobby only. No fans should access the back locker room hallway to go to another gym.
  • We will have concessions available during all games. Concessions are cash only. Fans may come out to purchase concessions at any time during the games, however once purchased, you must return to the gym to watch the game. There is no loitering in the lobby area. If you are not purchasing something at the concession stand, you should not be in line.
  • Inside the large competition gym, fans must sit on the appropriate side of the gym. The visitors side is located behind the player benches. The home side faces our player benches.
  • We want all fans to cheer for our Rams! Get LOUD and show that Ram Pride! Language should be appropriate and cheers should display good sportsmanship at all times.
  • Students must have a ride at the end of the last game. Students should contact parents no later than the start of the 4th quarter to make them aware of the game end time. As with all school events, students that are unable to have timely and reliable transportation will be banned from attending future events.

Interested in Playing for our Girls Soccer Team?

Any female athletes who would like to try out for girls soccer team need to see Coach Manies in 2305 or the soccer office. Tryouts will begin November 29th at 2:45. Athletes need to have a current athletic physical and online paperwork to be eligible to tryout.

Interested in Playing for our Boys Soccer Team?

Soccer Tryouts are November 29th-December 1st any student interested in trying out for the boys’ soccer team will need to make sure they have a physical and all rankone paperwork turned in preferably by November 19, 2021. Students will also need to see Coach Daniel or Coach Watkins in room 2225 to get a tryout time.

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English 1 and 2 STAAR Tutorials

The Mayde Creek High School English Department is looking forward to helping you pass your English STAAR retest (December 7: English 1 STAAR Retest; December 9: English 2 STAAR Retest).


We can’t wait to work with you during the following after-school tutorials:


English STAAR Tutorial Dates and Topics:

Thursday, November 4: Reading Strategies

Thursday, November 11: Revising and Editing Strategies

Thursday, November 18: Essay Writing Strategies

Thursday, December 2: Test-taking Strategies


English STAAR Tutorial Timeline:

2:45: Grab a snack in the Main Commons.

2:50-2:55: Meet the tutorial teachers at the beginning of the 2100 hallway.

4:15: Tutorials will end.

4:30: For students who need to ride the bus home, buses will depart campus around 4:30.


If you have any questions, please ask your English teacher.


You’ve got this!

Your MCHS English Teachers :)

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INTRODUCING SCHOOLINKS

SchooLinks is a modern, college and career readiness platform to prepare students for what comes after graduation. SchooLinks helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals. SchooLinks at Katy ISD is accessible in 6th-12th grades by students and their parents.

SchooLinks features are incredibly user-friendly and were designed to streamline the college and career readiness workflow for counselors and staff.

Using SchooLinks, students and families can:

  • Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys
  • Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges
  • Create course plans based on career pathways
  • Take virtual reality college campus tours
  • Search for scholarships
  • Learn about financial aid
  • Find internship and volunteer opportunities
  • Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields
  • Create digital portfolios / resumes
  • Communicate with counselors
  • Build their Personal Graduation Plan

Student Login:

Students will login to SchooLinks via my Katy Cloud

Then select SchooLinks logo

Parent/Guardian Login:

Parents/Guardians will have login access to Schoolinks at a later date.

If you want to learn more about SchooLinks please visit hello.schoolinks.com

Important Dates for Seniors

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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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Gifted and Talented Screening for 2022-2023 School Year

Secondary students may be screened for G/T classes, as long as they were not already screened this school year.

Beginning Monday, October 4th, students can pick up a Parent Checklist or a Request for Additional Screening Form in the counseling office if they wish to be screened for the Gifted and Talented Program for the school year 2022-2023. The form is also available at: https://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/default.aspx

If students are already in some G/T classes, and wish to be in more GT classes they may pick up a Request for Additional GT Service form.

Forms have a firm deadline to be completed, signed and returned by 2:30 pm on Friday, November 12th.


Los estudiantes secundarios pueden ser examinados para asistir las clases para los Superdotados y Talentosos, siempre y cuando no hayan sido ya examinados durante este año escolar.

Comenzando el Lunes, 4 de octubre, los estudiantes pueden recoger una Lista de Referencia para padres o una Solicitud de Un Formulario de Evaluación Adicional en la oficina de consejería si desean ser examinados para el Programa de Dotados y Talentosos para el año escolar 2022-2023.

Haga clic en el formulario Lista de verificación secundaria de los padres:

https://www.katyisd.org/dept/GT/Pages/default.aspx

Al mismo tiempo, si los estudiantes están ya están en clases para los Superdotados y desean estar en más clases, pueden recoger una Petición de la forma del Servicio GT Adicional.

El Formulario de solicitud de proyección adicional tendrá que ser recogido en la Oficina de Consejería.

Las formas tienen que ser completada, firmada y devuelta antes de las 2:30 pm el Miércoles, 12 de noviembre.

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

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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

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.

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

November 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School!


December 6-10 - STAAR EOC Re-Testing


December 14-17 - Semester Exams


December 20-January 3 - Winter Break

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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.