Cato MCHS Campus Connector
August, 2022 Volume 4, Issue 1
From the Desk of Ms. Johnson
We're excited about our first Monthly Mixer, scheduled for September 2nd. During our September Mixer students will rotate to activities from 9:30-11:30. Activities include mindfulness and relaxation activities, such as journaling, yoga, game rooms and packing snack bags for residents at The Relatives. The Relatives is a Youth Crisis center, working to provide support and resources for youth. Looking forward to seeing you on September 2nd! Thank you to our wonderful Cato MCHS parents for donating items for the snack bags.
The first purchase window for CPCC textbooks closes on August 31. For classes that began on August 15th, students can no longer purchase books or codes after August 31st. No exceptions.
Kona Ice will be back on Friday, September 2nd, 12:30-1:30.
Monday, September 5 is Labor Day. Classes will not be held for Cato MCHS nor CPCC.
Progress Reports for high school classes will be distributed on Wednesday, Sept. 7. As a reminder, all high school teachers tutor. CPCC has Academic Learning Centers if you need help in your college classes.
We're excited to continue our partnership with Joseph W. Grier Academy, a PreK -5th grade school beside Cato MCHS. Approximately 60 Cato scholars have signed up to partner with assigned teachers to support student achievement at Grier.
Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Cato MCHS PTSA officers:
President: Ms. Jennifer Pulliam
Vice President: Ms. Yashcia Scott
Treasurer: Ms. Sharon Jarrett
Secretary: Ms. Jill Morrin
Congratulations to our Cato MCHS parents who will serve on our School Improvement Team (SIT): Andrew Goerke, Charlene Shivers, Jennifer Pulliam and Javika Legette.
From The Desk of Mr. Smith
GRADE LEVEL PROGRAM EVALUATION REVIEW
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
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.
If you are applying to and have an interest in the following schools/scholarships. Please respond to this email by Monday, 9/15/2023 with your name and the school(s)/Scholarship(s) you're interested in.
NOTE: Students must have a nomination by their high school counselor to apply to these.
- UNC Chapel Hill- Morehead-Cain Scholarship, Robertson Scholarship
- UNCC- Levine Scholarship
- NC State- Park Scholarship
- Davidson- Belk Scholarship
- Duke- Robertson Scholarship
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, 2023
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.
COLLEGE VISITS & MORE
East Carolina University Pirates in Your Town Charlotte (for your students):
- 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
- Central Piedmont Community College – Merancas Campus
Claudia Watkins Belk Center for Justice Building,
- 11930 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville, NC
- Students can register at: https://eastcarolina.my.salesforce-sites.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a124z000009LgOcAAK
Our Pirates In Your Town event is a great way for prospective students and their parents to get to know ECU. At this evening reception, you can:
- Discover ECU’s wide range of academic programs
- Meet with ECU counselors, faculty and staff
- Learn about the admissions process
- Get any of your questions answered, and more!
We are in the process of updating your email address in Naviance to your CPCC email address. Please remember that your Naviance email address (CPCC email) needs to be the one you use when creating your Common App account. 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.
From The Desk of Ms. Wilkins
WANT TO EARN MONEY WHILE WORKING HANDS-ON IN THE FIELD OF YOUR DREAMS? APPLY FOR THE MYEP (MAYOR'S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM) TODAY!
Junior, Senior or Grade 13
3.0 Weighted GPA
Be at least 16 years old on or before April 15th, 2023
If the 16th birthday is after April 15th, 2023 then a student may apply next year
Have a Social Security Card and a valid current North Carolina photo ID or a Government Issued ID.
Be eligible for employment in the U.S.
Complete an online application, resume, interview, and CPCC ACA-120 online course (Career Assessment)
NOTE: STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN MYEP 2022 COHORT, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE THE ACA-120 CLASS AGAIN, BUT YOU DO HAVE TO COMPLETE ALL THE OTHER REQUIREMENTS!
Successfully pass a drug screening and background check
Registration Link: Mayor's Youth Employment Internship (MYEP)
- Deadline: September 21, 2022
IF YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR APPLICATION, MYEP WILL BE HOSTING LUNCH SESSIONS AND EVENING SESSIONS. See flyer below for dates, times & zoom links.
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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.
21-22 SCHOOL ANNUAL NOTICE LETTER TO PARENTS
Month of August
- Naomi Blalock
- Mariam Nimeri
- Rain Wilkerson
- Bilal Agrouane
- Reem Abdulkareem
- Angie Jules
- Gavin Archie
- Malychia Abudu Clark
- Jahzara Hines
- Danielle Steele
- Nasra Hashi
- Phy'nique Hallman
- Keith Patterson
- Reina Jantes Lopez
- Amiyah Jiles
- Allyson Waddell
- Samuel Glover
Month of September
- Melissa Antunez De La Cruz
- Samantha Beauregard
- Y-Benny Buonkrong
- Sydney McKnight
- Yeabsira Kifle
- Michelle Cunningham
- Aanas Kassim
- Amber Townsend
- Julian Underwood
- Thomas Young
- H'Kammi Nieban
- Christian Edwards
- Mustafa Mustafa
- Samuel Mehari
- Daniela Marquez-Felix
- Janiah Horton