Weekly Message–January 30-February 3, 2017

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of January 30, 2017.

The bookfair is here! Students are coming in to the book fair through their English Language Arts classes, but it is open to everyone all week with extended hours on Thursday for the Family Night. You may also purchase online. We ask that you pass along the link to people you know because the proceeds from the online version of the sale benefit our school just as much as the physical sale (the money will be split between the Cybrary and the PTSA).Thanks in advance for your support.

tinyurl.com/scsbookfair.

It’s already time to start planning for the SCS/EFTours trip for the Spring of 2018. We will head to Costa Rica for a 10 day adventure tour that promises to be exciting and educational. This trip is loaded with outdoor activities like kayaking, zip-lining, and white water rafting. There will be an interest meeting on Wed. Feb. 1 at 5:30 in the Cybrary. EFTours is offering a discount to travelers who register by Friday Feb. 10, so don’t miss your chance to get the best deal for a trip that you won’t forget. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Wash by email, phone, or in person.

Parents of students in Coach Barnes’ PE classes: students will be running the mile on Tuesday, January 31st. Please make sure that you bring your sneakers, dress appropriately for the weather, and have any asthma pumps or medication if necessary.

Mark your calendars and plan to join to us February 2 from 6:00- 7:30. We will have a PTSA General Meeting, College Night for 9th-11th grade families, Art Night with original art for all families and our SCS Bookfair with extended hours this evening for everyone. A special invitation goes out to our seniors—we would like you to attend to create artwork to be put on a tile for the Senior Tile Wall. We’re planning an afterschool movie activity and will be selling Chick-fil-A dinners to make attending easier for families. Flyers will come home with students Monday!

Reminder that yearbooks are on sale. Cost is $35 until January 31—that’s Tuesday! Starting on February 1st, the cost is $40. Senior Ads are available for purchase and the deadline is also January 31st.

But…if you’re planning to attend Family Night on February 2nd, you can purchase at yearbook for $35 and still get your senior ad.

YMA and Jr. YMA are hosting a Valentine’s Dance on February 10th. The middle school dance is 4:00-6:00 p.m. The high school dance starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. High school students are allowed to bring a guest from another DPS high school only if they have the approved consent form signed by two references and turned in to SCS by February 6th. You may pick up a consent form in the main office. The cost of the dance is $5 for SCS students, $8 for non-SCS students, and $2.50 for 6th graders. If you have any questions, contact Coach Barnes.

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

 

Family Night–February 2nd 6:00-7:30 p.m.

RSVP for February 2nd –  After School Movie and Chick-Fil-A Dinner   https://goo.gl/forms/dQNDf1SmDfETlpFy2

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday February 2nd for SCS’s College Night, Art Night, and Book Fair Night from 6:30-7:30. 

There will be a PTSA meeting from 6:00-6:30 prior to the other events.

To help make it easier for families to attend, we will be showing a movie after school for students until 6PM.  

The movie is free but snacks will be sold ($0.50-$1.00)  to raise money for the students going on the Greece trip.

The PTSA will have a dinner option from 5:30-6:15PM – Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and Side Salads.

To ensure that we will have enough supervision for the after-school movie and food for dinner, please RSVP by Monday January 30th by completing the Google Form.

Weekly Message–January 23-27, 2017

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of January 23, 2017.

There will be a Career and College Promise Info Session – Monday, January 23rd @6PM in the cafeteria. Come here information for Sophomores and juniors and their opportunity to take college classes while they are still in high school. Don’t miss this chance to learn more.

Come support SCS Dine Out Night at Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers located at 3303 Watkins Rd on Tuesday, January 24th from 5-9. Flyers will be sent home with students tomorrow and they will also be available at Freddy’s. Please remember to present your flyer when you order.

Mark your calendars for our next PLC Early Release Day which is Wednesday, January 25th. Students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.

Reminder that yearbooks are on sale. Cost is $35 until the end of January. Senior Ads are available for purchase The deadline to purchase senior ads is January 31st and information has been sent home with students. See Ms. Bridges for more information.

All juniors will be taking the ACT this February. Ms. Huth is offering free ACT prep sessions here at SCS after-school every Tuesday until 5:30PM in Mr. Jackson’s room.

Students interested in taking the SAT need to register. Have your students sign up on the High School Resource wall to get help and see if they qualify for a fee waiver.

All 9th grade students will have the opportunity to tour and eat at NCCU on February 6th. Return your permission slips to reserve your spot!

Mark your calendars and plan to join to us February 2 from 6:00- 7:30. We will have a PTSA General Meeting, College Night for 9th-11th grade families, Art Night with original art for all families and our SCS Bookfair with extended hours this evening for everyone. A special invitation goes out to our seniors—we would like you to attend to create artwork to be put on a tile for the Senior Tile Wall. We’re planning an afterschool movie activity and will be selling dinners to make attending easier for families. Be on the lookout for flyers to come home soon!

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

Weekly Message–January 16-20, 2017

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of January 16, 2017.

School will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 16th in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Report Cards will be distributed Friday, January 20th. We will send them home with students in report card envelopes. Look for important information in your envelope including benchmark results, AIG summary reports, iReady results, and more. Remember to return the signed envelope and keep the contents.

Mark your calendars for our next PLC Early Release Day which is Wednesday, January 25th. Students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.

Reminder that yearbooks are on sale. Cost is $35 until the end of January. Senior Ads are available for purchase The deadline to purchase senior ads is January 31st and information has been sent home with students. See Ms. Bridges for more information.

The ENCORE! Afterschool program, which is managed by the DPS Community Education Department, is a high quality afterschool program held right here at SCS daily until 6:00 p.m. Transportation is not provided, but it is a great resource if you are looking for educational support and activities for your 6th – 9th grader afterschool. We have some great things to offer the students this semester, including robotics, computer literacy, coding, STEM projects, outside resources, celebrations, homework assistance and teen initiatives. Scholarships are available for any students who apply so it will be free of charge. Please pick up an application from the main office or Room 120. See Ms. Fuller, ENCORE! Manager, if you have any questions.

All juniors will be taking the ACT this February. Ms. Huth is offering free ACT prep sessions here at SCS after-school every Tuesday until 5:30PM in Mr. Jackson’s room.

Durham Public Schools is offering A.C.T. Prep classes this year at the Staff Development Center on Saturdays from 9:00-12:00 starting Jan.28th and Hillside High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-7:00pm. Any DPS Junior can register for these classes regardless of what school your student attends. Cost is only $20 for 12 hours of instruction and an “Official ACT Study Guide” is provided free. A registration form can be found on the DPS website at www.dpsnc.net or from our guidance office. Limited space is available. Call the Community Education Department at (919)560-9488 for more information.

There will be a Career and College Promise Info Session – Monday, January 23rd @6PM in the cafeteria. Sophomores and juniors have the opportunity to take college classes while they are still in high school. Don’t miss this chance to learn more.

Seniors: If you have not already submitted your FAFSA you need to do so ASAP. FAFSA means free money for college. Millions of dollars go unclaimed each year because people do not fill out this one form.

Students interested in taking the SAT need to register. Have your students sign up on the High School Resource wall to get help and see if they qualify for a fee waiver.

All 9th grade students will have the opportunity to tour and eat at NCCU on February 6th. Be on the lookout for permission forms next week.

Mark your calendars and plan to join to us for our next PTSA General Meeting on February 2nd.   We will also hold College Night on this date for high school parents and students and a fun Art night for middle school students. We’re planning an after-school activity and dinner options to make attending easier for families. Be on the lookout for more information soon!

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

 

Scholastic Art Award Winners!

Some students from Ms. Hinton’s Digital Media and Design classes have won Scholastic Art Awards! These are highly competitive and prestigious awards. Only 20% of entries at the regional level receive an award. These student’s artwork will be on display at the Barton Art Galleries at Barton College in Wilson for the month of February. The Gold Key winners will go on to a national level completion. Congratulations!

Gold Key Winners:

Samuel Earl Dixon

Zeely Payton 

Spencer Wiehe

Silver Key Winners:

Michael Grant

Heaven Terrell

Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50

Durham Bulls and Explorer Post 50 will be holding an Open House on Wednesday, 08FEB from 7-8:30pm at the Durham Bulls Athletic Ball Park located at 409 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701.

Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 is a co-ed unpaid internship program that offers students, ages 14-20, a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain exceptional experience in the field of television broadcasting.  Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 is supported and sponsored by the Durham Bulls, Fox 50 and Capitol Broadcasting Company. Now in our 19th season of broadcasting, Post 50 provides the live broadcast of the Durham Bulls games on Time Warner Cable, MeTV, MiLB.com as well as within the ball park.   We also provide highlights for FOX 50 and WRAL newscasts.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Durham Bulls season.  If you have students interested in being a part of the TV Crew, please have them complete the 2017 Member Application form listed below. Applications are due 24FEB by 5pm and must be completed to be considered for membership. We will be limiting the crew to 70 members. 

Interviews – All applicants must complete the online member application, an in person interview and attend one Post 50 orientation training session. Interviews will take place Saturday, 11MAR from 11am – 2pm and Sunday, 12MAR from 2 – 4pm.

Training Session – Training sessions will be offered prior to membership acceptance and will take place on Saturday, 25MAR and Sunday, 26MAR.

 Note – Attending the Open House is NOT required for consideration into the program. Also, both the Interview and Training Session dates and time options are part of the online member application and should be selected during that process.  

2017 Member Application – https://goo.gl/forms/gWviirkrmk8pwhhE2. Applications are due 24FEB.

 Acceptance into the program – Notifications will be sent Saturday, 01APR.

Please feel free to share this email or attached flyer with those that you think would be interested in participating in the program this season.

To learn more about Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 Program, click here.

DPS Offering ACT Prep Classes for Juniors

Parents: Durham Public Schools is offering A.C.T. Prep classes this year at the Staff Development Center on Saturdays from 9:00-12:00 starting Jan.28th  and Hillside High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-7:00pm. Any Junior can register for these classes regardless of what school your student attends. Cost is only $20 for 12 hours of instruction and an “Official ACT Study Guide” is provided free . A registration form can be found on the DPS website at www.dpsnc.net or from our guidance office. Limited space is available. Call the Community Education Department at (919)560-9488 for more information.