Weekly Message 02.10.2014

We will have our makeup snow days on Friday, Feb. 14 and Monday, Feb. 17. They will be normal school days, and transportation will be provided.

As one layer of prevention in our efforts to maintain a safe and secure learning environment, we conduct periodic metal detector checks. Today we held a security check in randomly selected 9th grade classrooms. This is not a response to any specific incident or trend and no security violations or safety hazards were found. When we conduct these types of checks, I will always inform you.

Registration for Advanced Placement Exams is now open for our 9th grade students enrolled in AP World History. Students must register and pay for exam(s) before they ordered. The cost of each exam is $89,00, and the payment deadline is March 7, 2014.  Jane McAdoo, district AIG Facilitator, will handle registration. If you have questions, please contact the main office.

Boys on Track will offer a free after-school running program for middle and high school boys at The School for Creative Studies Tuesdays and Thursdays (4:15-5:45) from February 18th to March 27th, 2014. Boys on Track provides programs that use running, exercise, team-building, and short lessons to promote boys’ self-discipline, physical and mental health, and self-confidence. The program will be facilitated by two undergraduate men from UNC-Chapel Hill who are approved volunteers with Durham Public Schools.  Registration forms have been sent home with all SCS boys. If interested, the forms must be returned to Ms. Sims by February 12th.

The girls cross country club will begin its spring season on February 18th. They will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. The club plans to train for a local 5k and will help build SCS’s first nature trail. The club welcomes girls of all abilities. See Ms. Sims or Ms. Edwards with questions.

UNC-Chapel Hill’s department of Physics and Astronomy is hosting its annual Physics Demo Show on Saturday February 15th at 2pm.  The event will be held on campus in Phillips Hall, Room 215.  This year’s event is titled “Winter Physics Games: Faster-Higher-Stronger.” Several faculty members and graduate students will perform fun physics demonstrations, with emphases threaded along a Winter Olympics theme. The event is free to the public and suitable for all ages.

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