Back to School 2023 Edition
Welcome to The Creek!
Dear Mayde Creek High School Parents/Guardians,
Welcome back to another exciting school year at The Creek! I am honored to serve this school community as principal. It has been an exciting summer as our students have competed, performed, and served others all over our local community, our state, and our country! Alongside them, our incredible Staffulty has spent many hours this summer leading and learning in professional development, coaching, directing, and sponsoring our student activities, and planning for an exciting 23-24 school year! Your student truly is in GREAT hands here at Mayde Creek High School.
Creek Speak is our community newsletter and it will be sent out every Sunday at 3:00 via email and our class Remind accounts. We will also share it on our social media platforms. Located in this edition of Creek Speak you will find information on how to sign up for class Reminds along with all of our social media information. We encourage all parents and students to sign up for their class Reminds as this is a GREAT way to stay connected with everything happening at MCHS.
Also be sure to take note of the important dates coming up that offer you an opportunity to connect with our campus. If you have an incoming freshman, please be sure to use the link below to sign up for Ram Camp. This is an opportunity you do not want them to miss! We have over 100 upperclassmen leaders that have been preparing since April to offer them a high energy, student led orientation experience that introduces them to the culture of Mayde Creek High School and what it means to be a Ram. While we will accept walk up registration, we cannot guarantee t-shirts or schedules to those that have not completed online registration by August 9th. There will also be a freshman parent meeting at 11:30 on this date as well. For all families, please take note of our Fall Open House and Town Pep Rally dates as those are events that you don't want to miss!
A few other action items of note:
- Power School Annual Updates are due by the first day of school
- Dress Code Updates are noted in this newsletter - be sure to take a look before back to school shopping
- Discipline Management Plan Update in regards to vaping are noted in this newsletter
- Updated Attendance and Tardy Requirements in Exam Exemption Policy
In addition, I will be looking for several parents to serve on our Campus Advisory Team this year as we expand this group. We will be working throughout the year on identifying needs and setting goals and plans of improvement towards those needs. This is an excellent opportunity to be involved and partner with us. We will meet 4 times per year. Look out for an email this week with more information on how to get involved.
Our PTSA is also looking for members as we work to increase our parent involvement in this group as well. There are many ways to be involved once you join PTSA depending on how much time you have to volunteer. Volunteering is an option for all of us even if you don't have the physical time to volunteer during school hours so please consider joining this very important group.
If your student is involved in extra-curricular activities, stay on the lookout for opportunities to join and serve in those organization specific booster clubs as well. There are many man hours involved in many of these organizations and we are so thankful for our booster volunteers as our coaches, directors, and sponsors could not do it without you.
I am looking forward to partnering with each of you in your student's success. Please don't hesitate to reach out if I can be of assistance.
With Ram PRIDE!
***ACTION REQUIRED*** Annual Update in Power School
Online Annual Update is NOW available in Power School. This electronic, online process is required yearly for all current Katy ISD students. This process will allow parents and guardians the opportunity to electronically review, update, and sign all documentation for their child in one spot. All parents are required to update their student’s information before the start of each school year. A current student is defined as any student that was actively enrolled by July for the upcoming school year on any Katy ISD campus (including preregistered students). You are a current student even if you have moved within the Katy ISD boundaries and are attending a new campus or if you are attending a new school due to promotion (i.e. moving from 5th grade elementary to attend 6th grade Junior High or moving from 8th grade Junior High to attend 9th grade High School.
📅 Important Dates - Mark Your Calendar Now! 📅
August 12 - Ram Camp
August 15 - Student Schedules Viewable in HAC
August 16 - First Day of School
August 21- Town Pep Rally
September 4 - Labor Day - No School
September 11- Open House
September 11- Underclassmen Picture Day
October 13 - Homecoming Pep Rally and Football Game
October 14 - Homecoming Dance
Back to School Shopping? Be sure those new clothes are in Dress Code!
Meet your Administration
Principal - Mrs. Herring
Associate Principal - Mr. Smith
It is my honor to serve as the Associate Principal of Mayde Creek High School. Raised in Missouri City, Texas, and a proud alum of Fort Bend ISD (Dulles High), I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Iowa University then returned home to earn a master's degree in education administration from Houston Baptist University. I was a teacher for 10 years before becoming an Administrator where I've served as both an Assistant Principal and Associate Principal in the Houston area. My service to Mayde Creek High School is dedicated to promoting excellence and creating a safe and supportive environment for students, staff, and families.
Assistant Principal for Student Support, Off-Cohort - Mr. Onhaizer
I’m a graduate of Texas A&M University and am slightly obsessed with Aggie football and baseball. I have a son who is a sophomore in CFISD and plays a lot of baseball as well as a daughter in 5th grade who is an amazing artist and volleyball player. If I ever have any free time, I enjoy playing golf with friends.
Meet Your Grade Level Administrators
12th Grade - Ms. Crandall
Hello Rams. I am Mary Margaret Crandall. I am the Class of 2024 Assistant Principal. This is my 26th year at MCHS. I will see many of you out at the buses every day. I love music; you might hear me in hallway with my rolling speaker. I am looking forward to a terrific school year. RPND.
11th Grade - Mr. Porter
Hey Rams, my name is Jim Porter and I will be your 11th grade Assistant Principal this year. This is my 4th year at Mayde Creek, and so far it's shaping up to be the most exciting one yet! I can't wait for all of you to see everything we have in store for you this year, and I look forward to seeing you all very soon!
10th Grade - Mr. Berg
Hello, Mr. Berg here! Like iceberg, only cooler. I’m the 10th grade AP and am most looking forward to all the great spirit days. I’ll challenge all y'all to try to top my costumes! I love animals and the outdoors and will do my best to share my adventures with you! I’ve been in Texas education for 15 years and this will be my first full year at the Creek!
9th Grade - Mrs. Garner
Meet your Counseling Support Team
❗❗Major Change to Discipline Management Plan❗❗
⚠📅 CHANGES to Final Exam Exemption Policy + Attendance
IMPORTANT SENIOR INFORMATION (Class of 2024):
Seniors are required to attend school through Friday, May 10, 2024. Excused and non-excused absences accrued through Friday, May 10, 2024, will count toward the maximum five (5) absences or less to exempt a final exam. Seniors who are ineligible for final exam exemptions may take their final exams beginning on Monday, May 13, 2024. Campuses will communicate their specific senior final exam schedule that begins on Monday, May 13 through 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.
Campuses will host a Class of 2024 graduation ceremony meeting and other senior events daily beginning on Monday, May 13th. Campuses will communicate specific schedules of the events during the fall semester.
ATTENDANCE INCENTIVE FOR EXEMPTIONS:
9th – 11th Attendance Incentive
Students with 3 or less absences ALL DAY will earn one extra exemption
This does mean that 11th graders could possibly exempt one course both semesters.
12th Attendance Incentive
Students with 3 or less absences will be allowed to exempt with an A, B, or C. This will be on a per period basis.
Spirit Days! College Wear Wednesday! Theme Day Thursday! Green on Fridays!
Be Sure Your Immunizations are Up to Date!
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.
Texas Vaccine Institute will be offering the following dates and times for any student enrolled in Katy ISD, insured or uninsured, to receive the necessary required immunizations for school entry:
DATES: August 9, 10, 11, 15 and 16
TIMES: 9:00AM – 12:00PM and 2:00PM – 5;00PM
LOCATION: Katy ISD-Professional Development Annex building
6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, 77494
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
COST: 1 VACCINE $15
2 VACCINES $25
3 VACCINES OR MORE $30
Accepting credit/debit cards or cash
BRING: Personal immunization record and insurance card if you have insurance.
Parent Notification of Immunization Due form completed by your campus nurse.
For additional information you may contact the Health Services Department at 281-396-2629.
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Mayde Creek High School
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.
Location: 19202 Groeschke Road, Houston, TX, USA