Weekly Message: April 17-21, 2017

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of April 17, 2017.

 

The EOC All Score Academy provides additional support and instruction in Biology, English II and Math I. The All Score Academy will be held on May 20th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at DSA. Transportation will be provided from various locations in the district. Students must register online in advance to attend the program. Registration is available NOW at the following website: http://bit.ly/DPSASAP.

Jostens will be on campus on Wednesday, April 19th, at 9:00 am in the Cafeteria to deliver cap & gown units and senior products. All items must be paid for in full before students can receive their products. Online payments must be made 48 hours prior to the delivery date. Cash or money order only will be accepted on the delivery date. If you still need to place an order, please go to http://www.jostens.com

 

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.

 

Students in each grade level will be taking the Youth Risk Behavior survey through selected second period classes when we return from break. The survey is in accordance with the NC Department of Public Instruction, the NC Department of Health and Human Services along with the Center for Disease Control. The survey is designed to be a primary source of data regarding adolescents’ health. Your student will receive a consent form about this that details more information. If you do not want your child to participate in the survey, please return the consent form to the school within 3 days. Please encourage your child to take the survey seriously and answer questions honestly if he/she is participating. Thank you for your help and support with this important survey.

 

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.

 

Parents of 6th graders: Please take note of immunization requirements that will impact rising 7th grade students. Students entering 7th grade are now required to have one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine for individuals who have not already received those vaccines.  Please contact your health care provider or local health department if your child needs these vaccines. You will have 30 calendar days from the first day of school to provide the required up-to-date immunization record for your child. Send in your child’s shot record after receiving these immunizations so that we can update our information. We will send home additional information with report cards.

 

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.

 

We welcome all of our students back to what we know will be a wonderful 4th quarter. Our expectation is that you finish strong!

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

 

 

 

 

 

WUNC Summer Youth Reporting Institute–Paid Summer Jobs!

This summer marks the return of our Summer Youth Reporting Institute and we would like to see your students apply and participate for a chance to learn how to be a radio reporter. These are paid summer jobs that run from June 14th to August 11th.

For the past two years we have invited students from across North Carolina to come learn how to pitch, report, write, produce and voice stories for the public radio audience.

This serves as an opportunity for students to learn the ins and outs of being a public radio reporter and gives them the chance to tell a story that is important to them and their community in their own voice.

These paid summer jobs work at WUNC’s production facility at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham. Students will be working with Digital audio recording equipment, editing software and basic office computer programs. Applicants will be expected to have good writing and speaking skills as well as having an affinity for working with computers and new technology.

For additional understanding of our previous years we also have interviews with youth reporters from the program which can be found on our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwIgAhzv9biVbrx3OXLVx7g

Detailed information regarding our youth program can be found on our website at: http://wunc.org/wunc-jobs#stream/0  . The deadline to apply is May 26th.  

      

DPS EOC “All Score” Academy

The EOC All Score Academy provides additional support and instruction in Biology, English II and Math I. The All Score Academy will be held on May 20th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at DSA. Students must register online in advance to attend the program. Registration is available NOW at the following website: http://bit.ly/DPSASAP. Transportation will be provided from various locations in the district.