Weekly Message May 27-30, 2014

I’m very excited to announce that last week Ms. Edwards was awarded with the title of Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year.  We are so proud of Ms. Edwards. Please congratulate her when you see her.

The final exam/EOG/EOC schedule has been posted on the front page of the SCS website, and a hard copy has been sent home with students. Testing will begin on June 5th.

Parents, we are still in need of proctors to fill 40 slots over the 4 days of testing. Please volunteer if you can! Contact the main office or email me if you are available for any time during testing.

Please join us for our semi-annual SCSFest Thursday, May 29th. This event is for current and new families. Please pick and choose the events most relevant to you. 5:30-7:00—ongoing SCSfest exhibits throughout the building. So drop-in to see student projects from the second semester. There will also be a brief PTSA meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the cybrary.  We welcome new families to attend to see how you can get involved!

The last day of school for students is June 13th. We will dismiss at 2:00 p.m.

Please make sure that you talk with your children about continuing to put forth their best efforts in all of their classes. Instruction will continue until the last day of school, and we need students to be their best each and every day.

Weekly Message May 19-23, 2014

Due to continued decreasing participation in the Saturday Academy, there will be no more Saturday Academy sessions at SCS.

 

This week is the final week for all club and afterschool activities.  9th grade afterschool tutoring sessions will still be held.

Mark your calendars that next Monday, May 26th is Memorial Day Holiday and school will not be in session.

The final exam/EOG/EOC schedule has been posted to my blog. Testing will begin on June 5th.

The last day of school for students is June 13th. We will dismiss at 2:00 p.m.

Please make sure that you talk with your children about continuing to put forth their best efforts in all of their classes. Instruction will continue until the last day of school, and we need students to be their best each and every day.

Weekly Message 05/12-16/2014

Thanks to all of you who made our teachers feel so appreciated last week during Teacher Appreciation Week!

 

Due to continued decreasing participation in the Saturday Academy, the final two sessions will be canceled.

 

Please come join us Thursday, May 15th for Chik-fil-A Family Dine-Out Night at the Chik-fil-A on Roxboro Rd. between 5 and 8 p.m.

 

The NCDPI has published “English Language Arts and Mathematics in North Carolina Public Schools: An Overview for Parents.” The publication outlines what children should know and accomplish at various grade levels. The overview provides examples of standards at every grade level, K-12.  To view this resource, please visit  http://www.ncpublicschools.org.

 

SPARK Summer Camp for Gifted Studentswill be held June 23-27 for rising 4th-8th graders at Lakewood Montessori Middle School. Sessions for 4th-6th are already filled! 7th and 8th grade spots are still available. An online application is available at http://cia.dpsnc.net/advanced-academics.

 

The week of May 19th is the final week for all club and afterschool activities.  

 

The final exam/EOG/EOC schedule has been posted to my blog and a hard copy will be sent home with students this week.

DPS Community Education Summer Camp Opportunities

CSI: Rookie Training Camp

When:  July 7th-July 17th, 2014 (Monday-Thursday)

Times: 7:30am-5:30pm

Place:  Brogden Middle School

For:     Rising 7th-Rising 9th Grade Students

Cost: $150.00 per week

**Breakfast, Lunch and Snack included

No Transportation Offered For Students

This camp will need a minimum of 30 students registered in order for it to take place.

For additional information about camp and registration please call 919-560-3816.

“Students assume the role of forensic scientists to analyze a plethora of evidence found at crime scenes as they determine which suspects are guilty or innocent.  Students will learn how to fingerprint themselves and they will be able to examine the fingerprints of others to help them determine who committed the crime.  Interdisciplinary connections explore the field of forensic history and the contributions of DNA science to the humanities.”