Creek Speak 10.24.21

Community Newsletter for MCHS

This Week at The Creek

Monday, October 25

Good Luck to our Cross Country runners at the Regional Meet in Huntsville!

Red Ribbon Week: Unify Against Drugs - Wear Red!

Science NHS Meeting - 2:45PM in LGI

FASFA Workshop - 5:00 PM - Library/LGI

Choir - Katy ISD Showcase - Merrell Center 6:30PM


Tuesday, October 26

Red Ribbon Week: Make Drugs History - Decades Day!

Volleyball: @Tompkins 4:30pm/5:30pm

Swim: @Taylor HS 5:30PM


Wednesday, October 27

College Wear Wednesday

Red Ribbon Week: Follow Your Dreams - Pajama Pants Day

Key Club meeting - 2:45pm SGI

Trunk or Treat - Band Cage Lot 6:00PM


Thursday, October 28

Theme Day Thursday - KISS The Spartans Good Bye - Rock n Roll Day!

Red Ribbon Week: KISS Drugs Good Bye - Rock n Roll Day!

Football: JV@ Seven Lakes 5:00PM, FR v Seven Lakes 4:30/6:30


Friday, October 29

PINK OUT!! Wear Pink to School and the Game!!

Red Ribbon Week: Proud to be Drug Free - Wear PINK!

Football: v Seven Lakes @ Legacy

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Interested in Playing Basketball?

The Boys Basketball program will hold tryouts for athletes not involved in a Fall sport on October 27th and 28th from 5am-6:30am in the freshman gym. Athletes must have a current physical on file with our training staff, all RankOne online paperwork filled out ahead of time, and passing all of your classes. If you have any questions, please see Coach Fobb.

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Freshmen Miller CTE Tour

Miller Career & Technology Center is inviting all freshmen to tour their campus and learn about their programs offered during students’ junior and/or senior year. Mayde Creek will take interested 9th graders to tour Miller Career & Technology Center on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

If you would like your son/daughter to participate, please have your child pick up a Katy ISD Field Trip Form from the 9th Grade Counselor’s Office. The permission form must be turned into the Mayde Creek High School 9th Grade Counselor’s Office by Tuesday, November 2, 2021. In order to attend, your child MUST submit a signed permission form. Permission forms will only be accepted in person. Due to the large size of the freshman class, space for the field trip is limited and priority will be given in the order permission forms are turned into the Counselor’s Office. This is an optional field trip so if your child cannot attend, they can review the Miller Career & Technology Center programs at the link provided.

MCTC Recruitment Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWQGbM3capo

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

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Important Dates for Seniors

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

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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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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: 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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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 2 - Financial Aid Night


November 4 - End of 2nd 6 Weeks


November 5 - No School for Students


November 6 - SAT


November 22-26 - Thanksgiving 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.