• SAT Prep
      • Future Prep Services will be providing Free SAT Practice Tests this month to provide students an opportunity to practice for the October 2nd Test Date and/or to receive diagnostic feedback that will be useful to prep over the coming months for the November/December SAT administrations.
      • https://www.futureprep.com/sat-practice-tests 
    • Audacity Labs
      • Fall Kickoff Info Session for families on Sept 13th
      • Audacity Labs is a startup incubator that empowers teens with the tools and resources to effectively develop a start-up venture.
      • If you are interested in being an entreprenuer or business owner, Audacity Labs is a great opportunity to develop your skills and make a difference in your community now through entreprenuership.
      • More information here
    • College Visits This Month
      • College Visits will be virtual. Please RSVP to receive the link.
      • 9/13 NCAT @ 3:30
      • 9/20 ECU @ 3:30
      • 9/27 UNC-Charlotte @ 11am
    • Junior Parent Night 9/23 @ 6pm 
      • Junior Parents – I will review the information given to juniors at House in August and how best to support your student this school year.
      • Meeting will be virtual through Zoom. Link will be sent out through email.
    • Financial Aid Presentation and RDS/FSA ID Clinic
      • Presentation moved during September House for Seniors - link will be sent out via email.
      • Seniors can come learn about the financial aid and scholarship search process
      • We will also be giving time for students to complete their RDS and create their FSA ID. Please bring a computer.
    • College Essay Workshop Series
      • 9/14 @ 3:30 – College Essay Workshop Series # 1
      • 9/21 @ 3:30 – College Essay Workshop Series # 2 
      • 9/28 @ 8:30 – College Essay Workshop Series # 3
      • Seniors! Mrs. Machak and the English Department (Mr. Michaels & Mrs. Habte) will be hosting a College Essay Workshop Series on September 14th, 21st, and 28th. Please join for the Essay Workshop Kickoff on September 14th at 3:30pm to hear about tips, tricks, and ideas on how to get started writing your college essay. On September 21st and 28th Mr. Michaels and Mrs. Habte will open up their rooms to help with the brainstorming, writing, and editing process.
      • Use this link to RSVP for the College Essay Workshop on September 14th, so we know how much space to reserve to allow for social distancing.
    • Community Groups
      • Mavericks! We missed seeing you all in person last year, and we are excited to be back on Durham Tech’s campus building community. This year, MCHS Staff and Students are invited to host “Community Groups” to help make connections and build up our community based off shared interest. A few teachers have already signed up to host Community Groups on interests they may have, but students are also welcome to host. Students interested in hosting a community group on a topic should email Mrs. Machak (sarah_machak@dpsnc.net).
      • September 9th at 11am - Mr. Michaels will kick off Community Groups with a group focused on photography. Please join to meet fellow Mavericks with an interest in photography.
      • Community Group Schedule can be found in the most recent copy of the Maverick News
    • Questbridge National College Match Program
      • The Questbridge National College Match Program is now open! Applications are due by September 28th
      • Are you a low-income high school senior who has excelled academically, but feels that the nation’s best colleges are financially out of reach? The QuestBridge National College Match can be your pathway to a top college. Through this college and scholarship application process, you can apply for free to the nation’s best colleges and be considered for early admission and a full four-year scholarship from the college. 
      • Watch this video on how it works and learn more at their website here.
    • Golden Door Scholars Program
      • https://www.goldendoorscholars.org/apply-now
      • The Golden Door Scholarship Application is now open and due October 4th. Students with DACA or undocumented planning to attend college in Fall 2022 should apply to be considered. This scholarship pays tuition and room and board.
      • Flyer
    • ACT Preparation
      • DPS Online - Self Paced Available to all Juniors and Seniors
        • Instructions for how to log on here
      • Family Academy is partnering with Compass Education Group to offer an ACT Practice Exam and review. RSVP Here by September 3rd. Flyer Here.
    • Parent Discussion Group
      • UNC Substance Use Prevention, Education, and Research (SUPER) is a resource for parents. They offer Triple P positive parenting to Durham and Granville County parents/caregivers of youth aged 11–16. Triple P is an evidenced based program designed to help parents manage teenage behaviors. Triple P offers four stand-alone discussion groups. Parents do not have to attend all the discussion groups. Parents who attend at least one group and complete pre- and post- surveys will receive $35 in cash gift cards. Please see the attached flyer.
    • “Mindful Mondays”
      • Feel free to attend Counselor Office Hours and drop in for any questions on Mondays from 11:30-12:15 in Mrs. Machak’s office – no appointment needed
    • House will be virtual this month through Zoom. The link will be sent to your DTCC email a few days prior to the event. Please make sure to block off the time on your calendar!
      • Senior House 9/17 @ 11am
      • Junior House 9/24 @ 11am