AIG Updates from Ms. Tuck Thomas

Just wanted to send out a few reminders for upcoming events:

  • Please spread the word to other parents about signing up to receive emails related to AIG and AP. You are our biggest supporters in getting the word out.
  • The week of September 21st: all 7th grade students who met criteria for the DUKE TIP 7th grade Talent Search will receive applications that must be completed. This is an excellent opportunity to get students involved in their education and to help plan for their future.
  • Science under the stars at Duke on Wednesday, September 23rd at Duke French French Family Science Center from 6-8 PM.
  • We have three AP classes this year and really need to get all fee waiver forms back from high school students enrolled in AP courses. This form is a one-time only request and information can also be used for SAT and ACT waivers. These were sent home August 21st. We need these back for 9th –11th grade students.
  • Our AIG partnership committee will have it’s first meeting in October. Once we meet, I will get permission to share information with you so that you can contact members.
  • Did you know that high school students can qualify for National Merit Scholarships their junior year? It’s true. Students who take the PSAT can qualify for National Merit status and earn college scholarships. This could mean substantial savings for your family. We will have the PSAT on October 28th for the top 10% of our 11th grade students. Remaining 11th grade students were encouraged to register by September 11th so that exams could be ordered. If you have a high school student, keep this in mind for future reference. It would be awesome to have SCS students graduate with full rides to colleges/universities of their choice.
  • Have you joined the SCS PTSA yet? We’d love to have your support. Membership enrollment forms are available in the main office and I will post copies on the AIG Website http://tinyurl.com/SCSAIG
  • Don’t forget to check the AIG website often.

Weekly Message September 14-18, 2015

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of September 14, 2015.

Governor McCrory issued a proclamation recognizing September 13-19, 2015 as Arts in Education Week in North Carolina. We are proud to announce that thanks to Ms. Wolf several of our students will be honored Thursday at the Superintendent’s Art Reception. Please take a look at my blog to see ways that you can show appreciation for our art educators and make art a part of your day.

SCS girls–If you are interested in pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), register for a free round table discussion.  The event will be held at the Ivy Community Center on Fayetteville Rd. Students from NCSU, Elon, UNC, and Duke will be available to talk in small groups and answer questions. Details are on the SCS AIG website.  You may also contact Ms. Tuck Thomas for more details.

We will hold a School Improvement Team meeting on Wednesday, September 16th at 4:15 p.m. The School Improvement Team consists of parents, staff members, and for the first time this year, two of our high school students. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting, but only elected members have a vote. All meeting dates and minutes from each meeting are posted on the SCS website.

We are excited to announce our first Spirit Week! Next week– 09.21-09.25—let’s show some school spirit!

Monday—Wacky Tacky Day

Tuesday—Twin Day

Wednesday—College Day

Thursday—Favorite Character (anime, literary, comic book, movies, cartoons, musical)

Friday—SCS Spirit Day

Remember that All Dress Code rules apply each day.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 23rd. This is a PLC Early Release Day and we will dismiss students at 2:00 p.m.

The 1st nine weeks ends on Friday, September 25th. Intersession runs September 28-October 16. Intersession is also a break for the teachers and they will be unavailable during this time. Students return to school on October 19th. Report cards will go home with students on October 23rd.

Ms. Huth, our College Advisor, has planned two UNC-Chapel Hill visits for 2nd quarter. 9th grade students will visit on October 28th and 8th grade students will visit on November 9th. Permission slips have already been sent home. Please return them as soon as you can.

Remember that at SCS our mission is Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community. Have a great evening.

Attention 9th grade parents!–Field Trip Opportunity

Your students should have received a field trip permission slip for a grade wide field trip to UNC Chapel Hill on Wednesday, October 28th. The trip is $20 per student which covers the cost of transportation and lunch at UNC’s dining hall. Students will participate in an information session and tour followed by lunch. This is a great opportunity for students to start learning about college and what it takes to get into the college of their choice. We strongly encourage your student to participate if they are able. Money and permission forms can be turned into the student’s homeroom teachers. If you are a parent interested  in volunteering please sign up at http://tinyurl.com/scsparentvolunteer.

Attention 8th grade parents!–Field Trip Opportunity

Your students should have received a field trip permission slip for a grade wide trip to UNC Chapel Hill on Friday November 6th. The trip is only $5 per student which will include lunch on UNC’s campus and a day packed with activities led by college students and staff. This is a great opportunity for students to start learning about college and we strongly encourage you to participate if you can. Money and permission forms can be turned into your student’s homeroom teachers. If you are a parent interested  in volunteering please sign up at http://tinyurl.com/scsparentvolunteer.

Design Club

Design Club is for fun and creativity! The Club Leader has degrees in Fashion Design and Graphic Design. Meetings are held Fridays until 5:00 p.m. Come design or get involved with a current project. This club is for middle and high school students. If you want to go to a design college, you should make sure that you attend this club!