FBI Community Outreach Program–The Teen/Youth Academy

FBI Community Outreach Program–The Teen/Youth Academy allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI during instruction and demonstrations at the field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics, including terrorism, cyber, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office.

The FBI Charlotte Teen Academy will be run from Tuesday, July 18 through Friday, July 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day at the Charlotte Division FBI headquarters for high school students ages 14-18 (freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors). All applications must be received by mail, e-mail, or fax no later than Friday, April 28, 2017.

The 2017 Charlotte Teen Academy is currently accepting applications. This program is ONLY for students currently enrolled in a North Carolina High School.


Weekly Message–March 27-31, 2017

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


Registration sessions to select courses for next school year took place last week. Counselors met with student groups and sent home registration forms for a parent signature. We must have a parent signature in order for a registration form to be valid. Please make sure that you have reviewed these documents with your child and approve the courses that have been selected. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Hagan for middle school and Ms. Settle for high school. All registration forms are due back before we leave for intersession.


We’d like to welcome our new Design teacher, Ms. King-Limmitt, who will begin on Monday.


Family Night out at Pizza Inn on N. Duke Street will be Tuesday, March 28 from 4-9.  Flyers were distributed to students last Thursday. Come out and support our school.  Hope to see you there!


DPS Advanced Academics Department is offering all DPS students the opportunity for formal review before AP exams in May. Sessions will be held on April 22 and 29 at City of Medicine Academy. Students can select up to two different courses based on their individual needs. There is NO cost to attend these sessions (Session 1: 8:30 – 11:00
Session 2: 11:30 – 2:00).  Lunch will be provided between session 1 and 2.  The links to sign-up are on my blog and our Facebook page.


See Ms. Settle in the Student Services office and check the High School Resource Wall for all available scholarship and summer program opportunities. Please don’t miss out on this FREE money.


If any junior or senior girls need assistance with obtaining just the right prom gown, please see Ms. Street. She has some helpful information for you. Prom tickets are still on sale! We’d like to see all of our juniors and seniors attend our very first SCS Prom.

When: May 6th, 7pm-11:30pm

Where: Goels Plaza, Morrisville

Cost for students: $50 (earlybird price was 35)

Where to go for more info: www.scscybrary.weebly.com or ask Ms. Street or Coach Barnes.


The PTSA has teamed up with Original Works to offer you the opportunity to have your artwork put on a variety of products. Would you like to feature you art work on a coffee cup, a notepad, tote bag or other item? Now is your chance. Packets with information and order forms were distributed to students. If you didn’t receive one, we have extras in the main office. Orders are due Monday, April 17. Seniors, don’t forget that your tile order is also due on April 17. Your tile will be featured on our SCS Senior Tile Wall.


SCSFest will be held on April 20 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. This is our annual event where student work is showcased. PTSA Board Elections for 2017-2018 school year will be at the General PTSA meeting prior to SCSFest.  If you are interested in running for vice-president or treasurer, please reply to the SCS PTSA email or let me know.


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.  You must be here on the day you are scheduled. There are no make-ups for these exams and SCS does not provide transportation.   Please mark your calendars and make transportation arrangements now.


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 at bonita.bugg@dpsnc.net and provide your full name, email address, a good phone number  to reach you and date or dates  you would like to proctor. Reminder there will be a light breakfast and raffle drawing daily for the SCS volunteers. Thank you.


Intersession Camp for Biology, Math I and 7th grade Math will take place April 3-7 from 9-1 daily. Transportation will be provided. If your child is registered for Intersession Camp and you have questions, please contact Ms. Ellison.


The spring Driver’s Education Class will be held March 30-April 5.   Hours are 8:30-3:00 daily. If you were selected to attend this class, remember that you must have your payment on the first day of class and you must be on time. If you do not arrive on time and/or do not have your payment, your seat will be given to the next student on the list.


Intersession begins this week! The break runs March 30-April 14. School resumes on Monday, April 17th. The office will be open during regular hours, but the teachers will be on break just like the students and will be unavailable by phone and email. Report cards will go home with students the week we return from break. Your next Sunday evening message will be Sunday, April 16th. Have a safe, restful intersession from all of us at SCS.

Cause & Effect @ Chipotle – 

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Young Male Achievers.  Come in to the Chipotle at 3219 Watkins Road Suite 100 in Durham on Thursday, March 23rd between 12:00 pm and 7:00pm.  Bring in the flyer (located in the front  office), show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Young Male Achievers.  

Spring Pictures

Reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, March 23, grades 6-11 will have the opportunity to take individual Spring pictures. All students must pay in advance in order to have these pictures taken. If students need another pre-pay envelope, we have some extras in the main office. All students will take class pictures with their grade levels for the yearbook.

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Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy (SYBEA)


Application: http://bit.ly/2lCwC6w

Deadline: April 7th

Program Dates:  Saturday, June 17-Sunday June 25

Location: North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC); residential

Cost: FREE (refundable deposit for program participants-returned @ end of program)

Hosted by North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Business in partnership with the Executive Leadership Council.  open to high achieving minority youth in rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade, with a B average (3.0) 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. Lectures from NCCU professors, business plan development competition with prize.

Design Camps–NC State University


  • Design Foundations Camp: July 10-14, 2017 ($750) *day-camp for rising 9th, 10th, 11th
  • Design Immersions Camp:  June 25-July 1 or July 23-29 ($1200)*residential for rising 11th & 12th only


4/3/17-(scholarship deadline; but first come, first-served); must apply much earlier!

Location:  NC State University (Raleigh, NC)

Only partial scholarships are available. intermediate day camp for rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders. Camp participants are introduced to the design process through a series of interdisciplinary projects covering the range of studio disciplines offered at the College of Design focused on design fundamentals and the application of design in the real world.