Girls Who Code

The Girls Who Code club at UNC Chapel Hill Computer Science Department is excited to share a new opportunity with students at your school. We are one of the only

Girls Who Code clubs available to the public in this region and invite girls from your school to join us in learning to code after school!

Girls Who Code

is a national organization aimed at eliminating the gender gap in technology by providing programming exposure to middle and high school girls. The club meets each week at the Computer Science Department at UNC Chapel Hill and students can choose between three

different weekly meeting times based on their after school activity schedule. The club is free for all participants and is open to girls of all skill levels, (even those with no experience!). Visit our website for more information and be sure to register at if you plan on joining us!clubsrecruitmentcollegeflyer-copy

Durham YouthWork Internship Program

The Durham YouthWork Internship Program, administered by the City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development, is accepting online applications for approximately 200 summer employment opportunities for youth between the ages of 14–24. Hourly wages will range from $7.25 to $12, and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 31, 2017.

The selected youth will begin work in mid-June with job assignments typically lasting between six and eight weeks. Participants will also take part in a job skills workshop led by Durham Public Schools and professionals from local businesses and organizations. Applicants may now review the online job listings to determine their eligibility and apply for positions by visiting the City’s website and selecting Durham YouthWork Intern

Internship placements within the City of Durham include the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Durham Parks and Recreation, Public Works Department, Durham One Call, and others. Other summer opportunities include positions with Durham County Government, Durham Public Schools, Durham Technical Community College, North Carolina Central University, and local businesses and non-profit organizations.

The Durham YouthWork Internship Program is collaboration between the City of Durham, Durham County, Durham Public Schools, Durham Technical Community College, and Made in Durham. For more information, contact Senior Employment Program Coordinator James Dickens with the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development at (919) 560-4965, ext. 15217 or by email.

About the City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development helps ensure that Durham has a strong and diverse economy by increasing the city’s tax base through several revitalization initiatives, including new development efforts in the central city area. The department also plans and promotes cultural awareness and events, identifies and recruits target industries as well as assesses and trains Durham residents to fill new jobs.

Weekly Message–February 6-10, 2017

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of February 6, 2017.

February is Black History Month and Young Women of Excellence is excited to celebrate with you all again this year! Every Monday we will be dressing up to celebrate African American history. On Monday February 6th, break out your red, black, and green. These are the 3 colors of the Pan-African flag. Red represents the blood that unites all people of Black African ancestry and the blood shed for liberation. Black represents and celebrates existence and commonality of black people worldwide. Green is for the abundant natural wealth found in Africa. Each week of this month we invite you to celebrate, dress up and learn more with us! The following Monday, February 13th is Gele day. Talk to a YWE member if you are interested in purchasing a Gele for $7.50 to wear on that day.  We will also be hosting a Black History Month Showcase on Tuesday, February 21st from 5-7 p.m.  Tickets are $3.  Join us for music, song, dance, and poetry or share something of your own during our open mic segment.

DPS School Calendar Committee is seeking one parent representative per school to discuss and recommend 2018-19 school calendar options in accordance with district policy 3100. The Year Round Calendar Committee will meet at the Staff Development Center at 6:30 p.m on Tuesday, Feb. 21. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please let me know.

Turn your trash into cash for our school! Join the SCS PTSA’s Teracycle effort by bringing in drink pouches, chip bags, or any of the items listed at the terracycle collection areas.  Look for the blue terracycle bins by the main entrance and in the cafeteria where you can turn in your contributions. Contact Ms. Vincent if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting the SCS terracycle effort.

It’s that time of year again to get in shape and have some company while you do it. The SCS Running/Walking Club will begin its Spring Season on February 6th. This spring we will participate in the Duke Colorectal 5K on March 25th. If you are interested, please see Ms. Sims or Mr. Peterson. Our 1st meeting will be in the health room on February 6th at 4:10 and end by 5:00 p.m.

Reminder that yearbooks are on sale: The cost is now $40. Pick up an envelope and return your payment to your homeroom teacher. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Bridges.

The Valentine’s Day Flower Sale is underway hosted by the YMA/Jr. YMA. You may choose between red and pink roses. A single rose is $8 or you may purchase a dozen roses for $40. Order forms are available in the main office or through Coach Barnes. The sale ends on February 10th.

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.

As part of our Art Night last Thursday we partnered with Original Works to provide an opportunity for students to have their artwork printed on a variety of items. If you weren’t able to attend Art Night or didn’t finish your art, you still have the opportunity to work on your art at home. If you need an order form, pick one up from the main office. All art and orders will be due on February 17.  For all SENIORS: we are starting a new tradition at SCS – a senior tile wall! Seniors will be given the additional opportunity to have their art put on a tile to be included on the senior tile wall. The cost of the senior tiles will be $20. We will provide opportunities during lunches for seniors to work on their tile art.  We expect the items to be back by the end of March.

Be sure to mark your calendars for our next PLC Early Release Day which is February 15. School will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.

There are a couple of community resources I’d like to pass along to you. Please share with this information with others. White Rock Baptist Church has a food giveaway 2nd Saturday of the month starting at 1:00 p.m. St. Joseph’s AME Church has both a food and clothes giveaway every Wednesday starting at 1:00 p.m.

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: or contact Ms. Bugg in the main office.

We’d like to thank our wonderful PTSA for the mid-year replenishment of much needed classroom supplies like paper towels, hand sanitizer, tissues, and more that we go through so quickly during this time of year. We appreciate your support!

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