Summer Leadership Opportunity

The Student Athlete Leadership Academy (SALA) is a college readiness and character development initiative created to equip student athletes with vital life skills that promote positive academic performance and foster pro-social behavior(s) needed for NC High School Graduation, NCAA Eligibility, and Civic Engagement. SALA is designed to engage middle grades student athletes with a purposeful exploration of the anatomy of the student athlete through academic enrichment, community service and athletic conditioning. The camp will assist student athletes in making healthy life transitions, increase self-esteem/self-worth, and challenge individual/social forces that stymie academic achievement.

The Student Athlete Leadership Academy Summer Camp is housed in the School of Education at North Carolina Central University and activities are conducted in purposefully identified locations within the 5-mile radius of NCCU commonly known as Eagle Village.

Summer 2014 Sessions

June 23-27 — $100

June 30-July 2— $100

July 7– 11— $60

July 14-18—$100

July 21-25 —$100

OR MORE INFO CONTACT:

R. HARVEY HINTON III

Office: 919-530-7175

Cell Phone: 260-348-6305 E-mail: hhinton@nccu.edu

http://www.movementofyouth.org/index.php/programs-services-movement-of-youth/other-resources

 

 

Advanced Academics Information

  • The DPS Summer Camp for Gifted students will still be June 23-27 at Lakewood Montessori Middle School. Applications have been delayed but will be available on March 21 (this Friday).
  • AIG Expo information:

    Title:      Advanced Academics Expo

    Date:    Tuesday, May 6, 2014/Staff Development Center/ 5:30-7:00 PM

    Target Audience:   Parents and community members

          Description:  The Advanced Academics Expo will showcase products produced by students enrolled in  the DPS           Academically Gifted Program and highlight enrichment opportunities available for students enrolled in Durham Public Schools.

Weekly Message 03.17.2014

Please join us for our next PTSA meeting which will be held on March 25th at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Academy will be held this Saturday, March 22nd from 9:00-12:30 p.m. This will be our final session before intersession.

The end of the 3rd nine weeks is Friday, March 28th.  We are still waiting for the Board of Education to decide on when we will make up our last inclement weather day. You will be notified as soon as a decision is made. Intersession for students is currently scheduled for March 31st through April 18th. Students will return to school on Monday, April 21st.

Community Education will be offering a spring intersession program for The School for Creative Studies and Rogers-Herr Middle School.  It is called the CSI: Rookie Training Camp. The program will operate the weeks of March 31st-April 11th, 2014 and will be held at Rogers-Herr Middle School.  The weekly fee will be $150.00 per student which includes: breakfast, lunch, snack and fieldtrips. There are still spots available and scholarships are available for SCS students. If you are interested in a scholarship, please contact Ms. Price.  

The YE$ Robotics Institute is an intersession camp that will be held at SCS April 1-11.  There is no cost to attend this camp and transportation is provided.  It is designed to introduce students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and financial awareness. The YE$ program includes personal finance, money management, an entrepreneurship project, and a field trip to a major financial institution. Students also will learn to build and create simple programs for their robots through critical thinking, problem solving, and hands-on activities.

Both camps are only open to 6th & 7th graders. Registration forms have been sent home with students, but extras are in the main office.

The SCS Girls’ cross-country team is running a 5k for cancer research, and they need your help! The girls would like for you to Donate to their fundraiser. There are bins in the office, cafeteria, and School Store. Thank you in advance for your support!

March 2014 DPS Family Academy Classes

Families can sign up for FREE classes that provides information on “State Testing:
Information for Parents and Families”, “College and Career Promise:  How to Earn College Credit Tuition Free”,
“CPR/AED Training”, “Container Vegetable Gardening”, “Welcome to High School
101”, “Assistance with Navigating the Affordable Care Act”, “Parent and Family
Advocacy & Support Training” (PFAST) and much more. Class registration
information can be found at http://www.dpsnc.net/parents/family-academy.

 

For more information please contact Kendra O’Neal-Williams or Althia Scriven at (919) 560-3816.

“We’ve Got You Covered”: Assistance Navigating the Affordable Care Act

DPS Family Academy is partnering with MDC to provide information sessions for families to learn how to secure health care coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act.   MDC will offer information sessions through DPS Family Academy on the following dates and locations:

–      March 18, 2014 – Jordan High School – 7:00-8:00 pm

–      March 20, 2014 – Holton Career and Resource Center – 6:00-7:00 pm or 7:00-8:00 pm

–      March 25, 2014 – Northern High School – 6:00-7:00 pm or 7:00-8:00 pm

Parents can call (919) 560-3816 to receive registration information.   Parents can also schedule appointments at toll free call center (855-733-3711).  Please share this important information with families. 

 

Weekly Message March 10-14, 2014

Tomorrow is Literary Character Day.  Seventh graders will come to school dressed as a character from one of the classic novels they have read recently.  Parents – please help your child complete a costume for this event. We are looking forward to a fun, educational day.

The field trip for Ms. Barnes’ 7th grade students to Glaxo Smith Kline has been rescheduled for March 24th

Community Education will be offering a spring intersession program for The School for Creative Studies and Rogers-Herr Middle School.  It is called the CSI: Rookie Training Camp. The program will operate the weeks of March 31st-April 11th, 2014 and will be held at Rogers-Herr Middle School.  The weekly fee will be $150.00 per student which includes: breakfast, lunch, snack and fieldtrips. There are still spots  and scholarships  available for SCS students. If you are interested in a scholarship, please contact Ms. Price.  

The deadline for registration for Advanced Placement Exams for our 9th grade students enrolled in AP World History has been extended until Wednesday, March 12th. Please contact the main office if you have questions.  

DPS will be hosting a “Welcome to High School 101” at Riverside High School on Saturday, March 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. This is designed for rising DPS 9th graders to receive information about what to expect in high school. Please look for more information from the district via Connect-Ed messages and the district website.

Mayor’s Award–Summer Service Opportunities for Students

The Mayor’s Award program offers Triangle-area students ages 12-18 the opportunity to learn and serve their community in a meaningful way.  Students who complete 100+ volunteers hours at area nonprofits during summer break are recognized by the Mayor of Durham at a ceremony in the fall.   

For more information and the necessary forms: 

Register Now at HandsOnTriangle.org

Questions? Contact Meredith Yuckman: 

meredith@thevolunteercenter.org

Increasing Diversity and Enhancing Academia (IDEA) Camp

July 14th-July 18th at NC Central University, Durham

Students will experience a week of exciting hands-on activities and field trips and engage with scientists to learn more about the geosciences (earth, atmospheric, and marine sciences) and explore geoscience careers. The fun continues during 4 half-day Saturday Academies scheduled during the school year. Upon completion of the week long summer institute and Saturday Academies students earn a $500 stipend. 

Website: http://erp.unc.edu/idea/high-school/?utm_source=March+2014+Volunteers&utm_campaign=March+2014+Volunteer&utm_medium=email

Eligibility: Open to rising 9th through 12th grade students who live or go to school in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Orange, Person, Vance, or Wake county. 

Application deadline: Friday April 11th, 2014  

Program Contact: Megan Hughes, meganhuges@unc.edu

Climate Leadership and Awareness Program (Climate LEAP)

July 28th– August 1st at UNC-Chapel Hill

Climate LEAP is a free, non-residential, one-week summer program. Students will engage with scientists and educators and conduct hands-on and minds-on science and mathematics activities to examine the interconnected topics of climate and energy as well as the current and emerging solutions designed to promote a sustainable future. 

Eligibility: Open to rising 9th through 12th grade students in Durham and Orange counties.

Website: http://erp.unc.edu/climate/projects-climate/climate-leadership-and-energy-awareness-program/?utm_source=March+2014+Volunteers&utm_campaign=March+2014+Volunteer&utm_medium=email

Application deadline: Friday April 11th, 2014

Program Contact: Dana Haine, dhaine@unc.edu