Creek Speak 09.12.21

Community Newsletter for MCHS

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This Week at The Creek

Monday, September 13

Homecoming Tickets go on sale at 12:01 AM - see info below

Science NHS - General Meeting - LGI - 2:45PM

Padres Hispanos en accion - 6:00 PM - 9th Grade Commons


Tuesday, September 14

Volleyball: @Cinco 4:30 PM/5:30PM

Tennis: v Taylor at Home 2:30 PM


Wednesday, September 15

College Wear Wednesday

DEADLINE: All Student Passwords Must Be Reset

Picture Day - Life Touch

Senior Parent Night - 6:00 PM - Main Commons


Thursday, September 16

Tennis: JV @Taylor

Herff Jones on Campus during all lunches - Class ring sales - Juniors/Seniors


Friday, September 17

It's FRIDAY....We wear GREEN!!! Show your Ram PRIDE!

Volleyball: Home v Katy 4:30/5:30PM

Homecoming Dance Ticket Sales Begin Monday 9/13!

Ticket sales for our homecoming dance will be sold for $25 on Pay N Go under the Class of 2022. Click Here to purchase. The link will go live on Monday morning at 12:01 AM. Tickets will be sold until they sell out or 2:59 PM on Thursday, September 23, whichever comes first. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. It is important to note that only MCHS students are eligible to purchase tickets and student first and last name should be legal name entered as it is spelled in HAC. Seniors that are using the Senior Package payment option do not need to sign up or pay for a homecoming ticket. You will be automatically added to the ticket list.


Students may bring one guest that does not attend MCHS, but they must be at least a freshman in high school and not older than 20 years old. You will have the option of purchasing your guest ticket at the same time you purchase your student ticket. You must also submit a guest form with a picture of the guest's student ID to the senior office (1401) no later than 3:00 PM on Wednesday, September 22. The link to the guest form is located in Pay N Go where you register for tickets. You may print and submit this form with ID or you may pick up a printed guest form in any grade level AP office. Seniors that are using the Senior Package payment option and are bringing a guest that is not a MCHS student will need to pick up a guest from from Mrs. Garduno in 1401 and submit completed form and cash payment there in order to buy the guest ticket. This must be done by 3:00 PM on Wednesday, September 22.


Homecoming Dance Guideline Agreement

It is the hope of our school community that our dances are wonderful events for all involved. In that regard, it is the responsibility of each student attending all dances to know and understand the following guidelines:

  • All Students and guests will abide by the Mayde Creek High School Student Code of Conduct and the Katy ISD Discipline Management Plan. Failure to comply with school rules will result in dismissal from the dance and may result in further disciplinary action. Note: Appropriate behavior at any Mayde Creek High School Dance is defined as behavior that does not reflect and/or ensue a lack of respect for any other individual at the dance or the school community as a whole. Rather, appropriate behavior reflects the positive and respectful behavior so established through the Katy ISD Student Handbook and Code of Conduct.

  • All attendees will need a student ID from the school which they attend or a photo ID to enter the dance.

  • If at any time you leave the building during the dance, you may not return. See a chaperone for any extenuating circumstances for permission.

  • All students must dress appropriately. Students deemed inappropriately dressed will not be admitted into the dance. Semi-formal dances require a dress shirt for gentlemen and a modest dress for ladies. Students who do not remain properly dressed during the dance will be asked to leave. (Gentlemen are required to keep their dress shirts on. T-shirts, undershirts, etc. are not permitted.)

  • Any suspicion of drug or alcohol use will result in non-admittance or removal from school grounds. Additionally, students will be subject to the Katy ISD Discipline Management Plan and Katy ISD police may need to be contacted.

  • Any dancing considered dangerous, aggressive, or suggestive in any manner will not be allowed. Chaperones will determine appropriate forms of dance.

  • All dance attendees, their vehicles, and their articles are subject to search if suspicion of illegal/illicit behavior arises.

  • No backpacks or large bags will be allowed into the dance.

  • Students with suspensions or outstanding fines and fees will not be sold a ticket or permitted to attend the dance.

  • If a student is removed from the dance for dress code or behavior there will be NO REFUNDS!

Congrats to our 2021-2022 Homecoming Court!

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Juniors and Seniors! It's time to order class rings!!

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MCHS Class Rings 2022

Senior Parent Night

Attention Senior Parents: Mayde Creek Counseling Department will host a Senior Parent Night on Sept 15th to review graduation requirements, discuss options after high school and provide information relevant to senior year.

What: Senior Parent Night

Who: Senior Parents & Seniors

When: Sept 15 2021

Where: Main Commons

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

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Attention Student Drivers!

Starting on Monday, September 13, 2021, all students who have been issued a parking space number should begin parking in their assigned parking slot. If you have submitted payment online in Pay N Go and completed the campus parking request form, please come by office 2003 to inquire about your parking permit status. Student parking violations will now be enforced, including posting violation stickers on student car, booting car, and towing of student vehicle at the owners expense. Click here for more student parking information.

Morning Drop-off Reminder

Parents-


Please make sure you are only dropping off at the front entrance to the school each morning. Our auxiliary drop-off locations are reserved for students with special accommodations. Those cars will have special window cards for entry.


Please see the below map for clarification.


Green = Okay to drop off

Red = DO NOT DROP OFF

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Meet our NEW MCHS College and Career Facilitator!

My name is Helen Cochran and I am Mayde Creek High School’s College & Career Facilitator. This is a brand new position in Katy ISD and I am thrilled to be at The Creek!

I am here to work with families and students on their student’s plans for after high school. In my position, I will be focusing on supporting Mayde Creek students with the following things, to name a few:

  • Assisting with applications for FASFA/TASFA (financial aid for school)
  • Assisting with applications for postsecondary education
  • Coordinating college, career or military preparedness tests
  • Coordinating college events and military recruitment visits held on campus
  • Partnering with our dual credit program to increase enrollment in these courses

The best way to reach me is through my email: helenecochran@katyisd.org. I can also be reached by phone in my office at 281-237-0534.

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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.

https://youtu.be/-SW4q8adQns

https://staff.katyisd.org/sites/MCHScounselors/Documents/Overview%20of%20NJROTC.pdf

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Order Your Yearbook TODAY!

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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.

DEADLINE: PASSWORD RESETS

Katy ISD uses the MyKaty Cloud single sign on platform that allows students to access all District applications with one User ID and one password. In order to promote a safe and secure online learning experience, secondary students (grades 6-12) are requested to rest their password by September 15 by visiting the Katy ISD Password Self-Service webpage. After that, secondary students will be prompted to reset their single sign in password once every 180 days (about twice a year).


Elementary students enrolled in in-person learning will receive an updated password from their classroom teacher by September 27. The parents of KVA enrolled students will receive an email with information on their child’s updated password by that same date. Please note that elementary students are not required, or prompted, to update their passwords outside of this process.

NEW: LEGACY PARENT ACADEMY

Topic: The Ugly Truth About Vaping
Date: September 22, 2021
Time: 6:00- 7:00 pm
Location: Legacy Stadium

NEW: 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

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.

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.
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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.


Operation:
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.


Reservations: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E4AA5A82AA1FB6-week17

Permissions Slips Available On-Site

If you have additional questions, please email COVID19Responses@katyisd.org related to this program.

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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.

Join Our Class Reminds to Stay Informed!

Looking Ahead

September 21- KAP/AP Teacher's Parent Night


September 23 - End of 1st Six Weeks Grading Period, UIL Eligibility Grade Check


September 24 - Student Holiday/ Homecoming Football Game


September 25 - Homecoming Dance


October 2 - FASFA Workshop


October 13 - PSAT Testing Day


October 19 - Picture Retake Day


October 25 - FAFSA Workshop

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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.