Weekly Message–February 27-March 3, 2017

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of February 27, 2017.


Attention all high school students!  Are you interested in a two-week residential program sponsored by DUKE TIP?  If so, please see Mrs. Tuck Thomas for a brochure. The deadline to apply is February 27, 2017 and financial assistance is available.


YWE would like to thank everyone for participating in our Black History Month activities and all those who contributed to make our Black History Month Showcase last week a success. Tomorrow is our last spirit day where we invite everyone to wear traditional African clothing.


The ACT will be administered to all Juniors on Tuesday, February 28th. Please be prepared by bringing a hearty snack and arriving on time on that date. We ask that you bring a snack because the testing window means that your lunch will be later than normal.


As everyone is aware, the flu and cold season is upon us and has affected many of our students and staff during the past several weeks. In order to make sure we take the very best care of your child, we ask all of our families to adhere to the following:

  • Please make sure we have accurate contact information so we can reach you when your child becomes sick at school.
  • Please remember that students who have a fever, are vomiting, experiencing diarrhea or dealing with pink eye are not only miserable while at school but are sometimes contagious and placing others at risk for getting sick too.
  • Please make every effort to pick up your sick child as quickly as possible when we call as we promise not to call unless your child is really sick.

While we love it when all of our students are in school and push hard for perfect attendance, we also know that when students are sick, it’s best for everyone for them to remain home until well and no longer contagious.


The HS Dance will be on March 3rd from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  You may buy your tickets from Coach Barnes.  If you plan on bringing a guest you need to pick up a form from the front desk.  Cost of the dance is $5 and your guest will be $8 if they’re not from SCS. Guests must be current DPS students.


The 2nd Annual Dance4Chance – A – Thon will take place from 2pm-4pm on Friday March 24.  This is our annual partnership with The American Heart Association.  Envelopes have been distributed to students.


The OVERNIGHT HIGH SCHOOL LOCK IN GLOW PARTY WILL BE HELD FRIDAY, MARCH 24th 11:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. at SkyZone TRAMPOLINE PARK.  PRICE INCLUDES A NIGHT FILLED WITH ACTIVITIES, PRIZES & FOOD GALORE!!! Cost is $45 per student. You must RSVP by March 6th with a $20 deposit in order to attend. Make checks payable to SCS PTSA and turn into Mrs. Vincent.


Attention all AP students.  Please make sure that you and your parents have reviewed the times for the AP tests that you will take during the 1st two weeks in May.  If your AP exam is scheduled for 8:00AM, you must arrive by 7:45AM to be seated.  There are no make-ups for these exams.  You must be here on the day you are scheduled.  Please make transportation arrangements now.


March is Tornado Awareness Month and school systems throughout the state, including DPS, will participate in a tornado drill to emphasize the importance of practicing our response during a violent weather event. Our statewide tornado drill will be held on March 8. You can find more information about weather preparedness at the National Weather Service website.


Scholarship opportunities – Please see Mrs. Settle in Student Services for an application or more information.  $1000 for seniors sponsored by the Triangle Luncheon Civitan Club.    Completed applications must be returned to Mrs. Settle by April 3rd.   $500-$1000 for seniors sponsored by the Beta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Deadline to apply is April 21. See these opportunities along with other scholarship opportunities on the resource wall outside of Student Services.


DPS will offer the classroom portion of Driver’s Education at SCS March 30, 31, April 3, 4, 5. 8:30-3:00 each day. You must provide your own transportation, arrive on time, attend all hours of class, and have a ride at 3:00 each day. No exceptions will be made. You also need to provide your own lunch/snacks each day. If this class does not suit your personal schedule, please do not register for this class. You must be at least 14 ½ on March 30, and you cannot be 18 years of age or older to enroll in this class. The cost of the class is $45 and must be paid on the first day of class. Only cash or money order can be accepted. This class has a 45 student maximum and students will be selected by a lottery. If you were registered for the September class and not chosen, you are already registered in the lottery. You do not need to register again. If you are chosen in the lottery for this class and are not at SCS at 8:30 on March 30, your seat will be given away to a student selected for the stand-by list. Registration 8:30-3:45 in the SCS main office February 27-March 2. The lottery will be drawn on March 3. Notification will be made via telephone March 4-6.


We have started recruiting proctors for end of year state testing May 26 – June 8. We will need approximately 54 proctors for each day of testing this year.    You or someone you refer can sign up by using this link: http://tinyurl.com/SCS2017proctors or contact Ms. Bugg in the main office.


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


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