Spring has sprung at WCT — register today!

Hello educators in Durham,

We are Walltown Children’s Theatre, an established after-school performing arts nonprofit for K-12 youth in Durham. We’ve been around for 15 years, and we are excited to say we have a NEW session starting with space available in all our classes!

Do you know any youth who have an interest in creatively expressing themselves? Would they benefit from professional instruction and guidance, while gaining technical skills, confidence, and being in a fun and attentive after-school environment? Please refer them our way!! (Oh, and we have a homework room on site, too, with tutors to ensure grades stay strong).

We offer classes in:

-dance (ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, and more),

-acting (improv and creative acting),

-piano,

-drumming,

-guitar,

 singing (Raising Voices, every Monday night from 5:30-6:30 – a cool youth chorus, and we’re adding more singers every week. Did we mention it’s FREE!)

Several of the DPS school bus routes will include Walltown Children’s Theatre on their route.

Limited scholarships are available to help offset the cost of classes. Our goal is to help every child who is interested in the performing arts. We seek to increase access to quality arts education for our students, regardless of cost.

Questions? Check out our website, registration form, and summer camp options, too!

Please feel free to send an email for more information.

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Best,

Meg Feigal

Innovative Operations Director

Walltown Children’s Theatre

Walltown Children’s Theatre

Creating a new expression of community for all children

www.walltownchildrenstheatre.org

wctdurham@gmail.com

919-286-4545 office

2016 Summer Youth Business & Entrepreneurship Academy

2016 Summer Youth Business & Entrepreneurship Academy – Deadline – April…

 

North Carolina Central University School of Business in partnership with the Executive Leadership Council presents an exciting opportunity for high school students to participate in a 2-week residential Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy (SYBEA).  The Academy will run from June 19 – July 1, 2016.  The application deadline is Friday, April 1, 2016.

 The Academy is open to high achieving minority youth in rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students with a B average or higher.  Selected students will receive business training and exposure to higher education on the campus of NCCU, along with a full scholarship to cover the cost of attendance plus room and board.

 Students will be notified or acceptance by mail or email by May 1, 2016.  Upon acceptance, a fully refundable deposition in the amount of $100.00 is required to reserve a spot in the Academy (Personal Check Only).

 The two-week Academy includes:

®    Residential Facilities and Meals –  Students will participate in a fully immersed collegiate experience on the campus of North Carolina Central University including 3 meals a day.

®    Lectures taught by host NCCU professors and local business leaders. Topics include introductory business courses in marketing, finance (financial literacy), entrepreneurship, leadership and ethics.

®    Corporate visits to help students gain exposure to the application of business principles in the real world as they interact with local corporate executives during on-site visits.

®    Business plan development and team competition with participants to derive a business plan for a new idea. A panel of judges from the business community will evaluate the plan and a prize will be awarded to the winning team.

Eligibility:

Enrolled (in fall 2013) in a Durham or surrounding area high school as a 10th or 11th grader

·       A cumulative 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale (B average or higher)

·       Excellent attendance record

·       Extra-curricular activities and involvement

·       Students with GPA lower than 3.0 and involved in significant extra-curricular activities are encouraged to apply

 Application materials:

·       Completed application form

·       Statement of Purpose (see reverse page for instructions)

·       Official high school transcript

·       Recommendation letter from high school counselor/other academic reference

 Submission

Return all application materials to kmark2@nccu.edu or mail to:

Keisha M. Williams

ATTN: Summer Youth Business Academy (Program Director)

School of Business

North Carolina Central University

1801 Fayetteville Street (221 CT Willis)

Durham, NC 27707

 For more information, please email Keisha M. Williams, Director of Marketing/Communications for the School of Business at kmark3@nccu.edu or (919) 530-6804.

 The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(6) corporation founded in 1986, composed of current and former black CEOs, board directors and senior executives at Fortune 500 companies. For more than 25 years, the ELC has worked to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline. They empower black corporate leaders to make significant contributions in the global marketplace and their communities. The ELC’s related charitable organization, the Executive Leadership Foundation (ELF), focuses on improving local communities and helping disadvantaged groups within the broader society.

North Carolina Central University, founded in 1910, was the first publicly supported liberal arts college for African-Americans.  Today, the university has a diverse population of more than 8,300 students enrolled in first-class academic programs. NCCU’s fully accredited School of Business trains students to become specialists in major fields of business administration and management.

Sincere Regards,

DeWarren K. Langley, JD

Chairman, Durham County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

politicallyactive@gmail.com 

www.dewarrenklangley.com

Mobile:  (919) 423-8089

Together, We Can Empower Change & High Impact Outcomes to Build a Greater Durham!

Weekly Message–March 14 – 18, 2016

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of March 14, 2016.

We’re excited to announce that SCS has been named a Magnet Schools of America (MSA) School of Distinction in the 2015-2016 Merit Awards Program. This is a great honor and is a reflection of the hard work of our teachers and students. A special thanks goes out to Dr. Rathbone, our Magnet Coordinator, who completed our application for this prestigious award.

We are encouraging our students to go to the polls through Kids Voting Durham! Talk to students about why voting is important, how they can learn about the candidates, and that student votes are needed to make Durham the very best it can be. A 2016 Candidate Guide can be found on the website and students can determine, for themselves, who they believe would best serve Durham. All student voting results will be published and candidates truly respect student input.   https://kidsvotingdurham.wordpress.com/

For those students attending intersession camp, remember that camp dates are March 21-24. Hours are 9-1 and transportation and lunch are provided. We will give you the bus stop information as soon as we receive it. If you have any questions about intersession camp, please contact the main office.

The last day of the 3rd quarter grading period is now March 16. Intersession runs March 17-April 1. Teachers are unavailable during this time. The main office will be closed March 28 – April 1.

Students and teachers return to school on April 4th. Report cards will be issued to students on April 8th.

We wish everyone a safe, productive intersession break. We’ll see everyone back on April 4th!