Weekly Message–November 12 – 16, 2018

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of November 12.

Veterans Day

Mark your calendars for Monday, November 12 when school will be closed in honor of Veterans Day. We would like to thank our SCS Veterans—Ms. Vanessa Barnes, Ms. Veronica Black, Ms. Elizabeth Sims, and Mr. David Hartwell—for their service to our country.

 

SCS Red Cross Blood Drive

SCS will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on November 13th from 11:00-3:30. Due to the recent hurricanes, the Red Cross blood supply is extremely low. Donation appointments are open to anyone in the community and all blood donated during our drive will help our students earn scholarship funds from the Red Cross. All students can donate at age 17 and those age 16 can donate with parental permission. Please visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code CREATIVE to sign up for a donation appointment. Contact Dr. Rathbone for more information.

 

Progress Reports

Progress Reports will go home with students on Wednesday, November 14.

 

Student PTSA Meetings

There will be a meeting of Student PTSA during lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. We will also meet Friday afterschool. This is in practice for the Fall Carnival activities. If you have questions, please see PTSA Vice-President, Ms. Purnell-Mitchell, during your lunch period.

 

Fall Carnival

On Sunday, November 18 from 2 – 5 pm, SCS will be hosting a Fall Carnival! This is a family and community event! We will have activities, inflatables, games, prizes, candy, food and even a haunted house! The cost to enter the carnival is $5 ($3 for kids 6 and under). The activities and games, with the exception of concessions and the haunted house, are included in the price of admission. Come spend a fun afternoon with your family and us!

 

 

Spanish Tutoring

Starting this week and continuing until the Thanksgiving Break, tutoring for Spanish I students will be held in room 244 with Mr. Castro from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Tutoring for Spanish II students will be held from 4-5pm every Tuesday and Thursday.  All students who can benefit from the extra help in Spanish, please attend. Make sure you have a ride that will pick you up no later than 5:15 p.m. on those days.

 

Senior Information

Senior parents, this is a reminder that caps and gowns can be ordered online at Jostens.com. They will need to search for School for Creative Studies or they can visit https://tinyurl.com/yatz7lw6

Graduation packets will be go home with students on Wednesday, November 14.

 

Safe Driving in our Parking Areas

Parents and student drivers, please be mindful of your speed when exiting the parking lot in front of the building.  We have witnessed several occurrences that could have resulted in serious injury to our students, staff, and visitors.  Parents, as a safety precaution, students are to enter and exit your vehicle from the sidewalk.  Please do not encourage your child to walk around and enter your vehicle since this presents a potentially dangerous situation.  We care about the safety of all of our students, staff, and families. Additionally, when picking students up, please pull all the way up to the next available spot and follow the directions of the SCS staff members who are directing traffic.

 

Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal

The 2018 Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal hosted by the Prom Committee/YMA will be held December 8 in the gym from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The cost will be $25 per person and your guest must be a current student in high school.  If you are bringing a non-SCS student, then you must get a permission slip from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street and it must be returned before Thanksgiving Break.  Light refreshments will be served. You must be a freshman or sophomore to purchase a ticket, but you may invite an upperclassman.

 

ACT Practice

Parents and students, did you know that you can start practicing now for the ACT?  In February 2019, all 11th grade students will take the ACT.  You and your child can visit https://academy.act.org/ to start preparing for this exam now.

 

 

Have a good evening from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4C’s—Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community.

 

Daily Announcements–Friday, November 9, 2018

New Announcements for Students

Jr. YMA will be meeting at The Ronald McDonald House tomorrow 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. See Mr. Marshall with any questions.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Starting this week and continuing until the Thanksgiving Break, tutoring for Spanish I students will be held in room 244 with Mr. Castro from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Tutoring for Spanish II students will be held from 4-5pm every Tuesday and Thursday.  All students who can benefit from the extra help in Spanish, please attend. Make sure you have a ride that will pick you up no later than 5:15 p.m. on those days.

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Attention Mathcounts members: We will meet Tuesday, November 12 in Ms. Long’s room.

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Jr. YMA and YMA members: The deadline for your dues is quickly approaching. Please see Coach Barnes as soon as possible with your dues.

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Keep our Earth healthy! Students & staff are reminded to recycle & terra-cycle using the available bins in the front lobby and the cafeteria. Students remember to collect your items from lunch and recycle them too! Some example items for collection are:

–Baby and toddler food pouches and pouch caps

–Entenmann’s Little Bites and Little Bites Snackin’ Bites plastic pouches

–Plastic cereal bags and box liners

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Attention all middle school teachers: Middle School Student Council is deploying it 2018-2019 Officer Election ballot. Please check your email with a link from Mr. Lewis. Share the link with your students so they can choose who they would like to hold office. The election will run this entire week and all middle school students are encouraged to vote. Student Council will meet this Thursday in Mr. Lewis’ room until 5:00 p.m. Rides must be ready for pick up at 5 sharp!

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The Toyama Committee of Sister Cities of Durham is looking for high school students to act as Junior Ambassadors in Japan for two weeks over summer break. Interested students please see the flyer on the high school resource wall or Ms. Settle for more information. Applications are due by November 9.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

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Science Olympiad will meet going forward on Mondays and Tuesdays afterschool until 5:00 p.m. in Ms. Shelly’s room. You can come both days or just one.

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The 2018 Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal hosted by the Prom Committee/YMA will be held December 8 in the gym from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The cost will be $25 per person and your guest must be a current student in high school.  If you are bringing a non-SCS student, then you must get a permission slip from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street and it must be returned before Thanksgiving Break.  Light refreshments will be served. You must be a freshman or sophomore to purchase a ticket, but you may invite an upperclassman.

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False Threats

Good evening, School for Creative Studies families. This is principal Renee Price with an important message. This morning I became aware of several high school students spreading rumors about another student threatening to bring a weapon to school. We have thoroughly investigated these rumors, found the source, and found the rumors to be false.

Your student’s safety is our highest priority at The School for Creative Studies. Please help us remind our students that they can always take their concerns to me, a teacher, School Resource Officer, or other adult, and we will thoroughly investigate them, but also that false rumors create stress and worry for everyone. At The School for Creative Studies, we are all in this together.

Thank you, and have a good evening.

Daily Announcements–Thursday, November 8, 2018

New Announcements for Students

Starting this week and continuing until the Thanksgiving Break, tutoring for Spanish I students will be held in room 244 with Mr. Castro from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Tutoring for Spanish II students will be held from 4-5pm every Tuesday and Thursday.  All students who can benefit from the extra help in Spanish, please attend. Make sure you have a ride that will pick you up no later than 5:15 p.m. on those days.

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Attention Mathcounts members: We will meet Tuesday, November 12 in Ms. Long’s room.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Jr. YMA and YMA members: The deadline for your dues is quickly approaching. Please see Coach Barnes as soon as possible with your dues.

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We will have a Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal meeting during high school lunch Thursday in the gym.

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There will be a Prom meeting during high school lunch Thursday in the gym. Please see Coach Barnes or Ms. Street.

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Keep our Earth healthy! Students & staff are reminded to recycle & terra-cycle using the available bins in the front lobby and the cafeteria. Students remember to collect your items from lunch and recycle them too! Some example items for collection are:

–Baby and toddler food pouches and pouch caps

–Entenmann’s Little Bites and Little Bites Snackin’ Bites plastic pouches

–Plastic cereal bags and box liners

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Attention all middle school teachers: Middle School Student Council is deploying it 2018-2019 Officer Election ballot. Please check your email with a link from Mr. Lewis. Share the link with your students so they can choose who they would like to hold office. The election will run this entire week and all middle school students are encouraged to vote. Student Council will meet this Thursday in Mr. Lewis’ room until 5:00 p.m. Rides must be ready for pick up at 5 sharp!

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The Toyama Committee of Sister Cities of Durham is looking for high school students to act as Junior Ambassadors in Japan for two weeks over summer break. Interested students please see the flyer on the high school resource wall or Ms. Settle for more information. Applications are due by November 9.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

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High school students, it’s time for our annual College Fair on November 8 in the big gym from 1 – 3. To attend, you must get a pass from Ms. Settle.

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Science Olympiad will meet going forward on Mondays and Tuesdays afterschool until 5:00 p.m. in Ms. Shelly’s room. You can come both days or just one.

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The 2018 Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal hosted by the Prom Committee/YMA will be held December 8 in the gym from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The cost will be $25 per person and your guest must be a current student in high school.  If you are bringing a non-SCS student, then you must get a permission slip from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street and it must be returned before Thanksgiving Break.  Light refreshments will be served. You must be a freshman or sophomore to purchase a ticket, but you may invite an upperclassman.

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Daily Announcements–Tuesday, November 6, 2018

New Announcements for Students

It’s Election Day, so Kids Voting is back! Middle School students will vote in their Social Studies classrooms, and the results will be published in the Durham Herald Sun. Your voices matter!

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Students: This is a reminder that PTSA student meetings will be held today during lunches.

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Jr. YMA and YMA members: The deadline for your dues is quickly approaching. Please see Coach Barnes as soon as possible with your dues.

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Dance is cancelled today. There will be no Dance Club TODAY!

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We will have a Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal meeting during high school lunch Wednesday and Thursday in the gym.

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There will be a Prom meeting during high school lunch Wednesday and Thursday in the gym. Please see Coach Barnes or Ms. Street.

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Attention Jr. YMA and Middle School Student Council members attending the Court Cares field trip Thursday, remember that you need to arrive at school Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m.  See Mr. Richardson with questions.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Keep our Earth healthy! Students & staff are reminded to recycle & terra-cycle using the available bins in the front lobby and the cafeteria. Some example items for collection are:

Baby and toddler food pouches and pouch caps

Entenmann’s Little Bites and Little Bites Snackin’ Bites plastic pouches

Plastic cereal bags and box liners

Thank you in advance for your participation!

*********

Starting this week and continuing until the Thanksgiving Break, tutoring for Spanish I students will be held in room 244 with Mr. Castro from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. All students who can benefit from the extra help in Spanish, please attend. Make sure you have a ride that will pick you up no later than 5:15 p.m. on those days.

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Attention all middle school teachers: Middle School Student Council is deploying it 2018-2019 Officer Election ballot. Please check your email with a link from Mr. Lewis. Share the link with your students so they can choose who they would like to hold office. The election will run this entire week and all middle school students are encouraged to vote. Student Council will meet this Thursday in Mr. Lewis’ room until 5:00 p.m. Rides must be ready for pick up at 5 sharp!

*********

The Toyama Committee of Sister Cities of Durham is looking for high school students to act as Junior Ambassadors in Japan for two weeks over summer break. Interested students please see the flyer on the high school resource wall or Ms. Settle for more information. Applications are due by November 9.

*********

All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

*********

High school students, it’s time for our annual College Fair on November 8 in the big gym from 1 – 3. To attend, you must get a pass from Ms. Settle.

*********

Science Olympiad will meet going forward on Mondays and Tuesdays afterschool until 5:00 p.m. in Ms. Shelly’s room. You can come both days or just one.

********

The 2018 Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal hosted by the Prom Committee/YMA will be held December 8 in the gym from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The cost will be $25 per person and your guest must be a current student in high school.  If you are bringing a non-SCS student, then you must get a permission slip from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street and it must be returned before Thanksgiving Break.  Light refreshments will be served. You must be a freshman or sophomore to purchase a ticket, but you may invite an upperclassman.

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Daily Announcements–Monday, November 5, 2018

New Announcements for Students

Keep our Earth healthy! Students & staff are reminded to recycle & terra-cycle using the available bins in the front lobby and the cafeteria. Some example items for collection are:

Baby and toddler food pouches and pouch caps

Entenmann’s Little Bites and Little Bites Snackin’ Bites plastic pouches

Plastic cereal bags and box liners

Thank you in advance for your participation!

*********

Starting this week and continuing until the Thanksgiving Break, tutoring for Spanish I students will be held in room 244 with Mr. Castro from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. All students who can benefit from the extra help in Spanish, please attend. Make sure you have a ride that will pick you up no later than 5:15 p.m. on those days.

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Attention all middle school teachers: Middle School Student Council is deploying it 2018-2019 Officer Election ballot. Please check your email with a link from Mr. Lewis. Share the link with your students so they can choose who they would like to hold office. The election will run this entire week and all middle school students are encouraged to vote. Student Council will meet this Thursday in Mr. Lewis’ room until 5:00 p.m. Rides must be ready for pick up at 5 sharp!

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Recurring Announcements for Students

See you at French Club TODAY!

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The Toyama Committee of Sister Cities of Durham is looking for high school students to act as Junior Ambassadors in Japan for two weeks over summer break. Interested students please see the flyer on the high school resource wall or Ms. Settle for more information. Applications are due by November 9.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

*********

High school students, it’s time for our annual College Fair on November 8 in the big gym from 1 – 3. To attend, you must get a pass from Ms. Settle.

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Attention Drama Club!  We will resume Tuesday, November 6.

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Science Olympiad will meet going forward on Mondays and Tuesdays afterschool until 5:00 p.m. in Ms. Shelly’s room. You can come both days or just one.

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The 2018 Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal hosted by the Prom Committee/YMA will be held December 8 in the gym from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The cost will be $25 per person and your guest must be a current student in high school.  If you are bringing a non-SCS student, then you must get a permission slip from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street and it must be returned before Thanksgiving Break.  Light refreshments will be served. You must be a freshman or sophomore to purchase a ticket, but you may invite an upperclassman.

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Weekly Message–November 5-9, 2018

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of November 5.

 

2 Hour Delay—November 6

Durham Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delay schedule on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in observance of Election Day. Currently, twenty-one of our schools serve as polling locations. We expect higher-than-normal traffic in the morning at our schools and want to give staff, teachers and our 18-year-old students a greater opportunity to participate in the election.

 

General PTSA Meeting

This is a reminder about our next General PTSA meeting. Please bring your family and enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner during the meeting.

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Time: 5:30pm

Place: SCS cafeteria

 

Invitation to English I Showcase

What would Romeo and Juliet have looked like if the characters had social media? Mr. Cousins’ English I students will be showcasing their Romeo and Juliet Social Media Projects this Friday, November 9. The students have been examining how characters communicate within the play. Please come view our students’ work between 9:30 and 3:00.

 

Veterans’ Day

Mark your calendars for Monday, November 12 when school will be closed in honor of Veterans Day.

 

AIG Documents

Do you have a student in middle or high school who is identified as AIG?  If you missed the annual meeting in August, you received your child’s DEP and invitation to conference with their report card.  Please sign both documents and ensure that they are returned to Ms. Tuck Thomas.  All information covered at the August meeting can be found on the AIG website that is accessible under the parent’s resource tab on the SCS webpage.  These are required documents that we must have on file for each identified student.  Also, DEP summary reports will be sent home with progress reports in November.  Be sure to be on the lookout for this document.

 

Safe Driving in our Parking Areas

Parents and student drivers, please be mindful of your speed when exiting the parking lot in front of the building.  We have witnessed several occurrences that could have resulted in serious injury to our students, staff, and visitors.  Parents, as a safety precaution, students are to enter and exit your vehicle from the sidewalk.  Please do not encourage your child to walk around and enter your vehicle since this presents a potentially dangerous situation.  We care about the safety of all of our students, staff, and families. Additionally, when picking students up, please pull all the way up to the next available spot and follow the directions of the SCS staff members who are directing traffic.

 

Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal

The 2018 Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal hosted by the Prom Committee/YMA will be held December 8 in the gym from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The cost will be $25 per person and your guest must be a current student in high school.  If you are bringing a non-SCS student, then you must get a permission slip from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street and it must be returned before Thanksgiving Break.  Light refreshments will be served. You must be a freshman or sophomore to purchase a ticket, but you may invite an upperclassman.

 

ACT Practice

Parents and students, did you know that you can start practicing now for the ACT?  In February 2019, all 11th grade students will take the ACT.  You and your child can visit https://academy.act.org/ to start preparing for this exam now.

 

SCS Red Cross Blood Drive

SCS will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on November 13th from 11:00-3:30. Due to the recent hurricanes, the Red Cross blood supply is extremely low. Donation appointments are open to anyone in the community and all blood donated during our drive will help our students earn scholarship funds from the Red Cross. All students can donate at age 17 and those age 16 can donate with parental permission. Please visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code CREATIVE to sign up for a donation appointment. Contact Dr. Rathbone for more information.

 

Have a good evening from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4C’s—Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community.

Daily Announcements–Friday, November 2, 2018

 

New Announcements for Students

See you at French Club on Monday!

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The Toyama Committee of Sister Cities of Durham is looking for high school students to act as Junior Ambassadors in Japan for two weeks over summer break. Interested students please see the flyer on the high school resource wall or Ms. Settle for more information. Applications are due by November 9.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

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If Ms. V. Barnes has asked you to volunteer for the Financial Reality Fair, please see her today.

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High school students, it’s time for our annual College Fair on November 8 in the big gym from 1 – 3. To attend, you must get a pass from Ms. Settle.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Attention Drama Club!  We will resume Tuesday, November 6.

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Science Olympiad will meet going forward on Mondays and Tuesdays afterschool until 5:00 p.m. in Ms. Shelly’s room. You can come both days or just one.

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The 2018 Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal hosted by the Prom Committee/YMA will be held December 8 in the gym from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The cost will be $25 per person and your guest must be a current student in high school.  If you are bringing a non-SCS student, then you must get a permission slip from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street and it must be returned before Thanksgiving Break.  Light refreshments will be served. You must be a freshman or sophomore to purchase a ticket, but you may invite an upperclassman.

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Will all Aviation Club members see Ms. Neville in room 302 by Friday? She has important information about our next event.

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Keep our Earth healthy! Students & staff are reminded to recycle & terra-cycle using the available bins in the front lobby and the cafeteria. Some example items for collection are:

–Aluminum & plastic drink pouches with straws or spouts

–All brands of snack plastic pouch & caps

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Students: Do you have ideas about what would make our school better? Would you like to be able to tell administration? Ms. Price is starting a Principal’s student advisory group that will meet with her once a month to get your feedback. We will have a middle school group and a high school group and applications will be available Wednesday in the main office.

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DACA or DACA eligible students please visit goingmerry.com to apply for the Golden Door Scholarship worth $40,000. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Settle.

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Daily Announcements–Wednesday, October 31, 2018

 

New Announcements for Students

Attention Drama Club!  There will be no Drama Club meeting Thursday, November 1. We will resume Tuesday, November 6.

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Science Olympiad will meet going forward on Mondays and Tuesdays afterschool until 5:00 p.m. in Ms. Shelly’s room. You can come both days or just one.

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The 2018 Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal hosted by the Prom Committee/YMA will be held December 8 in the gym from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The cost will be $25 per person and your guest must be a current student in high school.  If you are bringing a non-SCS student, then you must get a permission slip from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street and it must be returned before Thanksgiving Break.  Light refreshments will be served. You must be a freshman or sophomore to purchase a ticket, but you may invite an upperclassman.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Will all Aviation Club members see Ms. Neville in room 302 by Friday? She has important information about our next event.

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Those interested in signing up for the Winter Formal Committee please see Coach Barnes to sign-up. We will have our first meeting Thursday during lunch by the Health Room.

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Keep our Earth healthy! Students & staff are reminded to recycle & terra-cycle using the available bins in the front lobby and the cafeteria. Some example items for collection are:

–Aluminum & plastic drink pouches with straws or spouts

–All brands of snack plastic pouch & caps

Thank you in advance for your participation!

*********

There will be a YMA meeting TODAY from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. This is an important meeting because we will be having speeches for elections. There will also be step practice until 6:00 p.m.

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Middle School Student Council will meet Thursday, November 1 in Mr. Lewis’ room. Rides must be ready for pick up at 5:00 sharp! Students running for office must have their information in the survey by Thursday!

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Students, fee waiver requests were sent home with report cards. These were printed on yellow paper and are due to Ms. Tuck Thomas TODAY.  If you are enrolled in an AP course or plan to take any SAT or ACT assessment this year, these forms must be on file with the school so that we can request and approve fee waivers.

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Students are allowed to wear costumes on Wednesday. Costumes must follow the DPS Dress Code. Masks, hoods, hats, etc. are not allowed. Props and accessories need to remain at home.  If you have a question about your costume, please see an administrator prior to Wednesday. You may also want to bring a regular change of clothes because if your costume is disruptive to our learning environment, Ms. Price will ask you to change. We allow costumes because this is something that our students enjoy; let’s use common sense so we can continue this SCS tradition.

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Students: Do you have ideas about what would make our school better? Would you like to be able to tell administration? Ms. Price is starting a Principal’s student advisory group that will meet with her once a month to get your feedback. We will have a middle school group and a high school group and applications will be available Wednesday in the main office.

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Scholarship Alert!!!  Check the High School Resource Wall or see Ms. Settle for more details.

  • Cheatham-White Scholarship from NC A&T University
  • Odyssey Program from Elon University
  • Suntrust Scholarship Sweepstakes

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DACA or DACA eligible students please visit goingmerry.com to apply for the Golden Door Scholarship worth $40,000. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Settle.

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Seniors, please check the resource wall for select college and universities early decision and early action deadlines. For a complete list visit CFNC.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, October 30, 2018

 

New Announcements for Students

Teachers: Please check the Daily Announcements email and give the link to the PTSA survey to your classes.

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MathCounts will meet today in Ms. Long’s room 4:00 -5:00 p.m.

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Will all Aviation Club members see Ms. Neville in room 302 by Friday? She has important information about our next event.

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Those interested in signing up for the Winter Formal please see Coach Barnes to sign-up. We will have our first meeting Thursday during lunch by the Health Room.

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There will be a Prom meeting TODAY during lunch in the big gym.

Recurring Announcements for Students

Keep our Earth healthy! Students & staff are reminded to recycle & terra-cycle using the available bins in the front lobby and the cafeteria. Some example items for collection are:

–Aluminum & plastic drink pouches with straws or spouts

–All brands of snack plastic pouch & caps

Thank you in advance for your participation!

*********

There will be a YMA meeting on Wednesday from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. This is an important meeting because we will be having speeches for elections. There will also be step practice until 6:00 p.m.

*********

Middle School Student Council will meet Thursday, November 1 in Mr. Lewis’ room. Rides must be ready for pick up at 5:00 sharp! Students running for office must have their information in the survey by Thursday!

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Students, fee waiver requests were sent home with report cards. These were printed on yellow paper and are due to Ms. Tuck Thomas by Wednesday, October 31.  If you are enrolled in an AP course or plan to take any SAT or ACT assessment this year, these forms must be on file with the school so that we can request and approve fee waivers.

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Students are allowed to wear costumes on Wednesday. Costumes must follow the DPS Dress Code. Masks, hoods, hats, etc. are not allowed. Props and accessories need to remain at home.  If you have a question about your costume, please see an administrator prior to Wednesday. You may also want to bring a regular change of clothes because if your costume is disruptive to our learning environment, Ms. Price will ask you to change. We allow costumes because this is something that our students enjoy; let’s use common sense so we can continue this SCS tradition.

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Students: Do you have ideas about what would make our school better? Would you like to be able to tell administration? Ms. Price is starting a Principal’s student advisory group that will meet with her once a month to get your feedback. We will have a middle school group and a high school group and applications will be available Wednesday in the main office.

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Scholarship Alert!!!  Check the High School Resource Wall or see Ms. Settle for more details.

  • Cheatham-White Scholarship from NC A&T University
  • Odyssey Program from Elon University
  • Suntrust Scholarship Sweepstakes

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DACA or DACA eligible students please visit goingmerry.com to apply for the Golden Door Scholarship worth $40,000. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Settle.

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High school students—The Emily K Center offers free college planning starting in the 9th grade through the College Game Plan program. Please visit the High School Resource Wall for more information.

https://www.emilyk.org/programs/game-plan-college/

On the site, you can sign up to attend a workshop or to receive 1:1 advice or support at the Emily K Center.

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Seniors, please check the resource wall for select college and universities early decision and early action deadlines. For a complete list visit CFNC.org.