Cato MCHS Campus Connector

November, 2022 Volume 4, Issue 3

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From the Desk of Ms. Johnson

I'm proud of the work our seniors are doing as their big day is drawing near! Cap & gown orders must be submitted by November 15th. Join me in congratulating the following students on their college acceptances and scholarship offers.

  • Nyla Frambach, accepted to Wingate University ($112,000 scholarship offer)
  • Tori Jarrett, accepted to Wingate University ($122,000 scholarship offer)
  • Constance Agabor, accepted to Winston Salem State University and NC Central University
  • Raj Dalsaniya, accepted to Eastern University
  • Janiah Pulliam, accepted to Appalachian State University ($15,000 scholarship offer)
  • Mitchell Cooper, recipient of a $5000 scholarship from Wells Fargo
  • Naomi Blalock, accepted to Wingate University ($116,000 scholarship offer)
  • Lyanette Cerda-Mira, accepted to Western Carolina University
  • Constance Agabor, accepted to UNC-Greensboro
  • Shamsa Yusuf, accepted to Wingate University ($112,000 scholarship offer)

Parents: Are you Missing our Text Messages?

Parents of Juniors,

  • Please sign up through Remind. Text @catojrpar to 81010.

Parents of Seniors and Grade 13

  • Please sign up through Remind. Text @catosrpar to 81010.

Seniors! It's time to place your 2023 Graduation Order!

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CPCC Information

CPCC Math Tutoring Sessions

CPCC Digital Literacy Learning Space

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Cato PTSA Information

PTSA is doing a fundraiser to support student and teacher needs at Cato. Order fruits, nuts, cakes and cheesecakes for your holiday gatherings. If you order by October 29, delivery will be November 14--19, 2022. If you order after October 29th, delivery will be November 27-December 24, 2022.

Interested in joining our PTSA? See the instructions below for joining.

Our November PTSA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 17th at 6:30 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

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From The Desk of Mr. Smith


Grade 13 and Graduating 12th grade students,

When requesting letters of recommendation in Naviance, it must be a Cato staff member. If requesting recommendations outside of Cato make that request in the Other Recommender section of Common App. You may also request your recommender to send a letter via US Mail. Provide them with the college's office of admissions address.

Please contact your teachers or anyone that you are requesting a letter of recommendation from asking for the recommendation letter prior to them getting the automated request via Naviance or Common App.

On Common App you will be reporting your weighted rank and GPA. 4.0 scale.


The University Honors Program at North Carolina A&T State University is elated to accept applications for the awarding of three university prestigious scholarship programs for incoming first-year freshmen who plan to enroll in Fall 2023.

We are seeking applicants who are extremely driven and offer unique and personalized experiences aimed to empower their professional growth, fuel their passion for lifelong learning and inspire their commitment to a stronger community. School endorsement or self-nomination required.

Priority deadline for consideration is 11:59PM EST on November 15, 2022

Additional information and important dates are available in the attached flyer. Prospective student and guest are also encouraged to attend an information session to learn more about Honors and our scholarship programs. We are offering limited in-person visits as

well as virtual information sessions throughout the semester.

These scholarships you can self endorse and apply.

You have to create a Going Merry Account or google the scholarships to get to

the application

College & Scholarship Acceptance Letters


Congratulations to all for the college acceptances and scholarships that you have been awarded thus far. Please email or bring me a copy of all college acceptance letters and merit scholarship letters awarded (even if you are not attending the school). Go Cato!!!



The Financial Aid/Niner Central Office is offering one-hour virtual appointments for students and families to receive assistance with completing the FAFSA. Appointment time slots can be found here. They can also email or call at 704-687-8622 with any questions that they have.


Please be reminded to update your resume in Naviance. In an effort to paint the best picture of you as possible you need to include as much volunteer service, extracurricular activites, and academic awards that you've accomplished. This is the resume that faculty and staff at Cato will use to write your letters. Let's Go Cato!

Naviance and Common App email addresses must be the same to match the accounts. See me if you have questions.


As you know our 2 primary platforms to use with our college application process is with Naviance and Common App. Another resource you may use with career planning, scholarships, financial aid and other college admissions topics is via CFNC (College Foundation of North Carolina.) You can create an account or you can simply use the site as a resource.

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From The Desk of Ms. Wilkins

Solve for Tomorrow

Each year Samsung asks public school students across the nation to dream, develop, and build solutions to problems facing their communities.

Bank of America Internship

As a Student Leader, you'll:

  • Work as a paid intern at a local nonprofit for eight weeks
  • Attend the weeklong Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.
  • Develop leadership and career skills
  • Connect with like‑minded students from your own community and across the country

Applications for the 2023 program are now being accepted through January 13th, 2023. Students who have submitted nominations will be notified of their application status in April 2023.


Carolina Youth Coalition(CYC) - Applications are open until November 15th!

A FREE program for highly motivated students with a desire to attend college. More importantly, CYC is an uplifting community of peers and mentors that work hard and work together to achieve their biggest goals! CYC "Fellows" have access to:

  • Personalized college application and financial aid guidance
  • Connection to exclusive scholarship opportunities
  • High-quality ACT prep, writing coaching, and academic tutoring
  • College tours, career exploration, and professional networking
  • Jordan Brand Wings Program and gear
  • 1:1 mentoring
  • Support throughout college including career coaching, emergency financial assistance, and connection to internships and job opportunities
Apply here:

Atrium Health's PATCH Scholars Program

If you're interested in healthcare and a recipient of free or reduced price lunch, then you ae qualified to apply. Click here:

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From The Desk of Ms. Jones

CMCHS- COVID 19 Protocol Flowchart

Refer to the CMCHS- COVID 19 Protocol Flowchart if you:

  • Have been in close contact with someone who tested positive
  • Have tested positive
  • Have symptoms

NOTE: Should you meet any of the requirements above, please complete the Confidential Covid Screener google form located on the CMCHS- COVID 19 Protocol Flowchart.


Month of November



  • Vanessa Tang
  • Vincent Vongphakdy
  • Margaret Zadorozhniy


  • Lourdes Alexander


  • Astrid Reyes Ordonez


  • Takirah Haye


  • Hayaam Hassan


  • Julizan Vazquez Sandoval


  • Angela Zadorozhniy


  • Mohamed Yalahow


  • Alexia Liggett
  • Jasmine Pelia


  • Sarem Desalegn


  • Martin Orozco