Maverick News

April 6, 2021

Last Day for College Course Advising - April 9

April 9th is the final day for college course advising with Mr. Evans. If you haven’t met with him yet, please book an appointment at You may call him at your appointment time at 919-797-9260. You will be unable to register unless you attend an advising session first.

Registration: College course registration began on March 29th. The last day for Middle College students to register for summer and fall classes is April 11th. You should not remain on a waitlist after this date. If April 11th arrives and you are still on a waitlist, you should choose a different course section.

Town Hall - April 9

We start promptly at 11:00 am. Students will receive an email on 4/8 or before the meeting on Friday with the Zoom link.

Virtual Club Fair - April 16

Juniors: Check Out The MCHS Virtual Club Fair!

Looking to get more involved in student life next year? Want to serve as Safe Space president, yearbook photographer, or anything in between? Come to the MCHS Virtual Club Fair on Friday, April 16 at 11 AM! All juniors will be able to attend presentations of various MCHS, Durham Tech, and community organizations. This is a great starting place for juniors who feel that they had trouble establishing community this year, and want to become more connected with their peers as seniors!

To attend, keep your eyes out for an email from Mrs. Machak with the Zoom link! Attendance is free, fun and easy!

If you are a student club leader or faculty advisor and you would like your club to recruit by presenting at the event, please sign up here:

Virtual Prom - April 17

Please use this form to vote for prom theme. Voting ends on Friday, April 9 at 11:59 pm.

There is a slide show of the themes linked to the voting form.

Send to Mr. Parrish ( nominations for Prom King and Queen (seniors), Prince and Princess (juniors) by Friday, April 9 at 11:59 pm. Voting for King, Queen, Prince, Princess will take place during prom.

Mystery Celebrity Guest?

Virtual Bingo

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Faculty / Staff Prom photo sharing

Baby photos

Mr. Parrish needs parent assistance with virtual prom. Students are asked to tell parents to contact Mr. Parrish if they want to help with virtual prom.

Cap and Gown Pickup and Ordering

For those seniors whose orders have not come in yet (about half the class), we will notify you once they arrive on campus to arrange pickup. For those still waiting, Ms. Silva will email you when yours gets in.

For students who have not ordered a cap and gown, click below to place an order ASAP. There are packages or items can be purchased separately if you're looking for fewer products and a cheaper option.

Ms. Machak's Counselor Corner

  • Attention Juniors: Mrs. Machak is now scheduling junior conferences to go over their senior year action plan. Topics to be discussed will include graduation requirements, potential college and major plans, and testing. Please schedule your conferences as soon as possible.
    • If you missed Junior House for March, please make sure you review the PPT posted on Canvas before the meeting with Mrs. Machak.

  • On Monday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m. Mrs. Machak will host a Junior Parent Night to review preparatory information for Senior year. In the meeting, she will review graduation requirements, the college planning process, scholarships and financial aid information. The link to the event will be communicated closer to the date.

  • THE UNC System will be hosting the Ask a Student virtual Panel the week of April 12, 2021! This event will allow prospective students the opportunity to learn more about campus life at our 16 UNC System universities by asking their questions directly to current students. Interested students can register via our webpage:

  • Event Schedule:

University of North Carolina's "Ask a Student" Virtual Panel - Spring 2021

April 12-15, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

(followed by 30 minute Q&A sessions in Zoom rooms run by each institution)

Monday, April 12 - Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina State University, UNC School of the Arts

Tuesday, April 13 - Fayetteville State University, UNC Asheville, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington

Wednesday, April 14 - East Carolina University, UNC Greensboro, UNC Pembroke, Winston-Salem State University

Thursday, April 15 - Appalachian State University, North Carolina Central University, UNC Charlotte, Western Carolina University

  • The North Carolina Bar Association’s Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Section is pleased to announce a sustainability essay contest, open to interested high school students. Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 28, 2021. The Winners of the Contest Receive First prize: $500; Second prize: $250; Third prize $100! The winning essays will be published in the fall edition of Environmental News, the quarterly publication of the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.
  • Freedom Schools Literacy Academy is seeking college and high school students interested in demonstrating the radical impact of Black and Brown teachers. This summer, join the next generation of educator-activists with a paid apprenticeship at Freedom Schools Literacy Academy. Engage in rigorous learning of Black culture, history and pedagogy, deepening positive racial identities. For more information and to apply online, please visit Apprenticeship slots are limited, so submit your application today.
  • The Department of Emergency Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill is introducing a new experience called “Emergency Medicine: Diversity in Discipline, Professions, and Patient Population” for high school and undergraduate students (18+) interested in learning more about Emergency Medicine. Students must apply by April 16 for this week-long experience (6/21-6/25). If you are interested or have further questions, please contact the Course Director, Maglin Halsey-Nichols ( See attached flyer for more details.

Scholarship Corner

  • DPS Foundation Scholarship Now Open!
  • Couch Oil Scholarship
    • Must be a resident of Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Nash, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake, or Wilson County.
    • Must have been accepted to and registered as a 1st-year college student for the 2021-2022 school year (four-year or community college).
    • Must be no more than 25 years old at the time of the scholarship presentation.
    • Award Information: $1,000
    • Deadline: May 28, 2021
    • Website:
  • Focus Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Applicant is a graduating high school senior who attends a high school within Durham or Orange counties and has been either a) accepted into a college/university or b) plans to enroll in a community college.
    • Award Information: $1,000 (4 year), $500 (community college)
    • Deadline: April 24th, 2021
    • Website:

Sharpen Your Interviewing Skills

Mock Interviews

Are you graduating and going into the workforce? Do interviews make you nervous? If so, DTCC Career Services can help you! They will hold mock interviews for interested students. Mock interviews are designed to give you feedback after you do a practice interview so you can improve for your real interview. This could also be good practice for scholarship interviews as well. Students interested in participating should sign up here:

Mavs Across America

We made it to Los Angeles! Keep logging your miles as we head to our next destination. Will it be south to Mexico or north toward the Canadian border?

Duke Summer Research Internship

Click below for more information.

Duke Neuroscience - Paid Summer Job

If you're interested in doing brain research and getting paid to do it this summer, click on the PDF below.

NHS "Study Corner" Peer Tutoring

Is there a class that’s particularly stressful for you? Do you need help with math? Would you like someone to review an essay for you? We've only had a few inquiries and will need more people involved in order to get this program up and running.

National Honor Society is hosting a “Study Corner” for MCHS students:

●Program starts the third week of February (starting 2/17/21)

●15 minute appointment times to start with but can be adjusted if more time is needed

○Wednesdays and Fridays

●Peers to help with a variety of classes

Need more information:

●Contact the president of NHS - Kryschelle Fakir OR

●Contact the faculty sponsor - Sarah Tugman

You may drop in or make an appointment via this link. Just click on more details for the google meet link and the calendar to make an appointment.

Access to the Google Calendar

Duke Research In Engineering Program

Click below for details on this seven-week summer session for rising juniors and seniors.

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

Got some good news or a celebration to share with us? Let us know about your achievements or someone else's, in or out of the virtual classroom.