Cato MCHS Campus Connector

April-May, 2023 Volume 4, Issue 7

Prom is Right Around the Corner

If you are bringing a guest who does not attend Cato MCHS, a Guest Form must be completed and submitted by April 6, 2023. Forms are in the Cato MCHS hallway file box.

Spring 2023 Graduation Information

Cato MCHS Graduation

Graduation for Cato Middle College High School will be held at Ovens Auditorium on Wednesday, May, 24 at 10 am

Graduation Rehearsal: Tuesday, May 23 (no outside guest)

CPCC Graduation

If you are graduating in May 2023 with your Associates, you will need to apply for graduation with CPCC. Go to MyCollege>Graduation Overview>Apply
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From the Desk of Ms. Johnson

Join me in congratulating the following seniors on their college acceptances and scholarship offers!

  • Janiah Pulliam, accepted to Loyola University ($116,000) and University of Maryland Boston Shore($4000)

  • Ximena Arias Garcia. accepted to Appalachian State University ($2000) and recipient of the DAR Good Citizens Award

  • Frederick Cosby, accepted to UNC Wilmington, Appalachian State University, Xavier University ($10,000)

  • Letrell Grady, accepted to NC A&T State University (FULL RIDE- Cheatham White Scholar), Wake Forest University (FULL RIDE), recipient of the Elks National Foundation Scholarship ($4000) and selected as a Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar ($1000)

  • Kerry Creech, accepted to UNC-Charlotte

  • Keshawn Holloway, accepted to NC A&T State University ($5000) and Morehouse College

  • Hafsa Ezeagu, accepted to UNC - Chapel Hill

  • Sarah Osman, accepted to America University in Dubai

  • Makiyah Slaughter, accepted to NC A&T State University

  • Angie Jules, accepted to Wingate University ($112,000), UNC-Wilmington, Appalachian State University, Salem College ($76,000) and UNC-Charlotte

  • Lyanette Cerda-Mira, accepted to Appalachian State University , NC Central University, UNC-Asheville ($6,000) and College of Charleston ($28,000)

  • Ayah Abdulkareem, accepted to Arizona State University ($48,000)

MAY 2023 Graduates - Save the Dates!

  • April 19, 10:30-1:30, Cap & Gown Pictures - Cato II Learning Lounge

  • May 18, 12 p.m. -Graduate Recognition Ceremony

We're looking forward to 2023 prom theme Masquerade. Merancas Middle College HS, Harper Middle College HS, Hawthorne Health Sciences Academy, Performance Learning Center and Charlotte Engineering Early Colleges will all join us again for prom this year. Students may invite one guest. For guests who do not attend Cato MCHS, students must submit a Prom Guest Form to Ms. Johnson for approval.

You are reminded that prom is a school event and school rules and guidelines apply. Expectations and Guidelines will be shared with students and parents.

If You Didn't Get To Order CMCHS Yearbooks

Order Yearbook- Click here for more details

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.

CPCC Tutoring Information

Please see the link for information regarding academic support (tutoring) in your CPCC courses.

Academic Learning Center

CPCC Math Tutoring Sessions

CPCC Digital Literacy Learning Space

Cato PTSA Information

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

Our April PTSA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 20th 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.


University of North Carolina Greensboro Guarantee Scholarship- DEADLINE: April 1, 2023

LAWA Scholarships (English/Spanish)- Deadline April 3, 2023

Belk x Icon360 HBCU scholarship and Summer Internship program- Deadline April 3, 2023

AKA Scholarship-Deadline April 6, 2023

Class Act Collegiate Award- Deadline April 7 , 2023

Dr. Mary Harper Scholarship- Deadline April 7 , 2023

CPCC Scholarship- Deadline April 7 , 2023

State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC)

Only SEANC members, in good standing, their spouses and/or dependent child(ren) and SEANC retired member’s, in good standing, grandchild(ren) are eligible to receive scholarships. Membership in teachers’ organizations or the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) does not constitute eligibility for a SEANC Foundation Scholarship. Click on the links below to view each scholarship application. DEADLINE: April 15, 2023

BridgeFoundationScholarship- Deadline April 17, 2023 Scholarship Program

The is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who are currently studying at or have been accepted to an accredited university. No minimum GPA is required. DEADLINE: July 30, 2023

  • Click the link for more information.

David & Friends Scholarship- Deadline May 15, 2023

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!!!


Click for information: NC Black College Expo scheduled for March 1st from 3 – 7 p.m


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

Psychology Career

  • Interested in psychology? Have questions? We will have a Clinical Psychologist here to present and answer questions on Monday, April 3rd at 12:30 in the Cato II Auditorium. If you have a 1st block high school class, just inform your teacher that you want to attend and they'll allow you to come.


Medic Opportunity

Below is an opportunity for a student who would be interested in EMT and turning 18 and have their high school diploma by July 1. It is free training and they are getting a stipend while participating.

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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.




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