Generation ON Food Drive

We are proud to announce that Generation ON is hosting a canned food drive for the North Carolina Food Bank. We are only accepting foods preserved in cans.  Please bring in your canned food and deliver them to the Coffee Cart in the lobby or the main office. We will collect until we go home for Winter Break.

Weekly Message–November 23-27, 2015

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of November 23.

The next application period for students interested in Credit by Demonstrated Mastery will be Dec. 1-15. There are two information sessions–Tuesday, Dec. 1, 6-7 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 7, 6-7 p.m. at the Staff Development Center. Please contact Beth Cross at 919-560-2029 with questions.

Mark your calendars for SCS Family Night at SKY ZONE Trampoline Park, December 4, 2015 4:30 – 8:30. Information was included in your progress report envelope.

Mrs. Perkins’ chemistry classes are planning and hosting a Falls Lake Education Day! Come out to The Barn at Valhalla (Address: 1040 Duffy’s Way Chapel Hill, NC 27516) to learn more about water quality and preservation of resources. The event is on Sunday, December 6th from 3pm-6pm. There will be student displays/presentations, games, food, and fun for the whole family! Here’s the best part: Entrance to the event is FREE! Please stay tuned for more details as they become available. We hope to see you there!

Next week, our 7th and 11th graders will complete the 2015 DPS Climate Survey for Students. The survey is designed to measure student perceptions about aspects of their schools. In addition, middle school students will be asked about their participation in extracurricular activities while high school students will be asked about their participation in extracurricular activities along with their post-high school graduation plans. DPS will use student feedback to determine the district’s strengths and areas for improvement so we can improve our school climate.

The building will be closed Wednesday through Friday of this week. We will reopen Monday, November 30th at 8:15 a.m.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving from all of us at SCS!

Weekly Message November 16-20, 2015

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of November 16th.

Progress Reports went home with students today. Check the envelope for the progress reports and other important information. You should receive a progress report for each of the seven classes. Some of the reports may be printed with several on one page. Please keep all of the contents and return the envelope signed.

Mark your calendars for this Wednesday, November 18th which is a PLC Early Release Day. We will dismiss school at 2:00 p.m.

ACT PLAN score reports for 10th grade students were sent home with progress reports today. Please make sure that you look over this valuable information.

7th-11th grade students and their parents – please take a moment to check out the travel survey on our FB page.  This is your opportunity to weigh in about the SCS EFTour 2017 destination.  Input from students and parents will be collected until this Friday.

Friday Nov. 20 is Purple Pinkie Day.  This internationally recognized campaign is sponsored by our Interact Club. The goal is to help raise awareness and funds for the worldwide eradication of polio.  During lunch, students can have their pinkies -and other fingers – painted purple for $1 per finger.  Show your awareness and compassion with a purple pinkie on Friday.  Group photos of painted pinkies will be taken after lunch.

Mark your calendars for SCS Family Night at SKY ZONE Trampoline Park, December 4, 2015 4:30 – 8:30. Information is included in your progress report envelope.

Please make sure that you check the AIG website frequently. Important dates related to testing, AIG, AP and other details are updated regularly. You can assess the website by clicking on the Parents Resources tab on the SCS website, then clicking the link for AIG.

Mrs. Perkins’ chemistry classes are planning and hosting a Falls Lake Education Day! Come out to The Barn at Valhalla (Address: 1040 Duffy’s Way Chapel Hill, NC 27516) to learn more about water quality and preservation of resources. The event is on Sunday, December 6th from 3pm-6pm. There will be student displays/presentations, games, food, and fun for the whole family! Here’s the best part: Entrance to the event is FREE! Please stay tuned for more details as they become available. We hope to see you there!

Consider signing up for the Red Robin Royalty school fundraiser program. Our school is already in their database.  Supporters would just need to link their Red Robin Royalty card to SCS so that we would get 1% of all money spent at Red Robin. The link can be found on my blog.

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

Strong Durham Schools

Strong Durham Schools is a website created in 2009 to help parents learn more about DPS. The sole purpose of the site is to provide firsthand testimonials of what it’s like to have a child in DPS (or to teach in a particular school). Stories are very powerful and help to counteract the negative images that all too many parents in Durham have about public education in general and DPS in particular. You can view the site at www.strongdurhamschools.com.

Please consider sharing your experiences with SCS!

Purple Pinkie Project

The SCS Interact Club will be Purpling your Pinkies in the cafeteria during your lunch period on Friday, November 20th. For only $1, you can join the Purple Pinkie Project–an internationally recognized project to raise awareness and funds for the eradication of polio around the world. Your contribution will help pay for children’s polio vaccines in countries still striving in the fight against polio. Please support this worthy cause–Pay $1 to get your pinkie painted purple. Purple pinkies will be asked to join in our group photos. Ask an Interact member for details.