Ambitious Pilot Program from the Center for Documentary Studies Will Increase Opportunities for Underrepresented Nonfiction Storytellers

As part of a strategic priority to diversify the documentary field, the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (CDS) has launched a three-year pilot program made possible in part by a grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. The goal of the Documentary Diversity Project (DDP) is to build pathways for more people of color to participate in the documentary arts and to become nonfiction filmmakers, audio producers, photographers, writers, and new media artists; to amplify their achievements; and to promote their work. DDP participants in the three-year pilot phase will include post-MFA Fellows in the Documentary Arts (generally, ages 24–32) as well as Emerging Documentary Artists (ages 18–24).  Applications are due October 13.

https://documentarystudies.duke.edu/articles/cds-announces-documentary-diversity-project

 

 

National Honor Society College Admission Planning Webinars

Be sure you and your parents are registered to participate in the college admission planning webinars, offered exclusively to NHS members and their parents/guardians.

You should also follow @nhs_njhs on Twitter and /nhsandnjhs on Facebookusing #Prep4College for insights from webinar panelists, as well as college admission and financial aid experts throughout the year to learn more information. Ask questions. Get answers!

https://www.nhs.us/students/college-admission-and-planning/college-admission-planning-webinars?SSO=true

NCCU Info Session for High School Students

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We are having a special afternoon session to provide information about North Carolina Central University! In this session, we will discuss admissions, financial aid and campus life.  Our focus is on Latino students and their families, however, ALL are welcome. 

Registration is required. Please register here: https://nccu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aWT9GojIqFtq9Br 

Spanish-English interpretation services provided.

 

WELCOME TO THE 2017 BREAKTHROUGH JUNIOR CHALLENGE

https://breakthroughjuniorchallenge.org/

Make a short film – 3 minutes max – about a big idea in science or math.

To enter, create a short video (three minutes or less) explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way.

Submit your video by October 1 to have a chance to win amazing prizes.

 

Anyone ages 13 through 18 is eligible. In addition to awarding a college scholarship to the winner, the Breakthrough Junior Challenge will give the winner’s teacher a $50,000 prize and the winner’s school a new $100,000 science lab. The winner also will be invited to an awards ceremony where the prize will be presented in front of superstars of science, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood.

Durham Nutcracker Audition!

Walltown Children’s Theatre returns to the PSI Theater with the Durham Nutcracker, a MUSICAL re-imagined production of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Expect a refreshing twist on this holiday classic with a highly diverse cast. The production features over 25 children and adults promoting tolerance and inclusion, this show is sure to appeal to a new generation of young audiences and provide fun for the whole family!

Children, Chorus Actors and Singers 10+

Saturday October 7, 9:30-10:30am

Young Children will be given a movement and improvisational acting exercise followed by an informal singing time with the group.

Where: 1225 Berkeley Street, Durham NC 27705  Register to audition

Questions? Contact us: wctdurham@gmail.com – 919-286-4545

Performance dates are Nov. 29- December 3, 2107 at WCT and Durham Arts Council PSI Theater

Ticket Information!

–See you there !

Daily Announcements–Thursday, September 21, 2017

New  Announcements: 

There is no YWE meeting this afternoon.  We will see you after intersession. 

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There is no Yearbook Club today.  We will resume after intersession. 

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Keep our Earth healthy! Students & staff are reminded to recycle & terra-cycle using the available bins in the front lobby and the cafeteria.

There are many items for collection.  Please check Ms. Price’s blog for the complete list.  Here are a couple of featured collection items:

Entenmann’s Little Bites and Little Bites Snackin’ Bites plastic pouches

All brands aluminum & plastic drink pouches with straws or spouts 

All brands of plastic cereal bags and box liners 

Thank you in advance for your participation! 

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This week is Constitution Week! Each state had to ratify the Constitution to be part of the United States of America. The Constitution provided that the Constitution would become the law of the land when in states had ratified it. This happened in 1788.  It wasn’t until 1791 that all 13 of the original states ratified. Many of the states didn’t ratify immediately because they felt like the rights of citizens needed to be included. Today there are 50 stars on the flag, one for each state. A state just needs to check a list of when each state joined the Union to know which star on the flag is theirs. And those rights that kept states from ratifying are found in the Bill of Rights today. 

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Remember Early Voting for your local municipal elections starts today and runs until October 7th.  If you are not registered, you can get registered and vote on the same day.  

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Attention all Running/Walking Club members. Please meet with Ms. Sims and Mr. Cousins Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the cafeteria for a team picture. Please wear your club shirt if you have one or a general SCS shirt for our team picture. 

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Student leaders who were invited to join the blood drive committee are reminded that we are meeting TODAY afterschool in the Cybrary.  Please have your ride here at 5:00 p.m. 

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Reminder that tomorrow is the last day to turn in your box top bags.  Turn them in to the main office. 

Recurring Announcements: 

French Club meets on Thursday in Room 237. We will be raffling off the gift certificate to Vin Rouge this week! You must be present at French Club in order to claim your prize (if you win)!

 See you there! 

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The 2017 Durham College Fair  hosted by Durham Public Schools and Durham Technical Community College.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Northgate Mall

DPS’ school counselors and representatives from over 100 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. will be available to assist students and their families in gathering information about their college options.  

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Seniors:  Please enter to win a $500 scholarship sweepstakes from Sunburst Bank. Entry information is located on the High School Resource Wall.  

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Students age 15-18 who are passionate about art, music, writing, performing and film-making, please check out the National Young Arts Foundation. This program offers winners a $10,000 cash prize. Program information and website can be found in the Student Services Office. 

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The Equestrian Club is having its fall trail rides. Inexperienced riders sign up for September 23. Riders who have experience riding will be on October 21. Cost is $20.  You do not have to be a member to attend. See Ms. Bouck to sign up for more information. 

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YMA is holding a high school dance on Friday, October 20th from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. The cost of the dance is $5.00 and once you buy your ticket, you will be entered into a raffle to win lunch from a place of your choosing. The only requirements are to write your first and last name on the back of your ticket and to attend the dance. Three winners will be drawn.  If you would like to request songs in advance, talk to any YMA member or Coach Barnes.  

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The Interact Club is conducting the 3rd Annual Book Harvest Book Drive. Look around for your gently used books to donate to those who don’t have access to their own books. Your books can be deposited in the bins in the front hall, in front of the cybrary, and in the entrance to the cafeteria. Drive dates are September 1 -22. We would like to exceed last year’s total of 700 books. Thank you for your kind donations!

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Daily Announcements–Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New  Announcements: 

There will be a brief YMA meeting during high school lunch today in the health room. Get your lunch and immediately come to health room. 

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French Club Reminder: We will be raffling off the gift certificate to Vin Rouge this week! You must be present at French Club in order to claim your prize (if you win)!

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This week is Constitution Week! Here are some interesting facts about those men who went to Philadelphia and proceeded to write a set of laws that has lasted over 200 years. 7 had been State Governors, 41 had been congressmen, 35 were lawyers, 6 signed the Articles of Confederation, 8 signed the Declaration of Independence, more than half were college graduates and had fought in the American Revolution, most were married and had families, 4 were life-long bachelors, 12 owned large farms or plantations, 13 were businessmen, merchants, or shippers, 11 speculated in securities on a large scale, 3 were physicians, 6 were land speculators, 2 were small farmers, and 1 was a University President. All had vast political experience. 

Recurring Announcements: 

French Club meets on Thursday in Room 237.  See you there! 

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The 2017 Durham College Fair  hosted by Durham Public Schools and Durham Technical Community College.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Northgate Mall

DPS’ school counselors and representatives from over 100 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. will be available to assist students and their families in gathering information about their college options.  

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Seniors:  Please enter to win a $500 scholarship sweepstakes from Sunburst Bank. Entry information is located on the High School Resource Wall.  

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Students age 15-18 who are passionate about art, music, writing, performing and film-making, please check out the National Young Arts Foundation. This program offers winners a $10,000 cash prize. Program information and website can be found in the Student Services Office. 

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Attention all students taking DPS Virtual online Spanish courses:  If you are taking any of the DPS Virtual Spanish courses online and are interested in getting free tutoring help for these courses, please see Mr. Castro in room 244 on Monday but no later than Tuesday between the hours of 12:35 to 1:05 to express your interest and sign up for tutoring sessions for these courses. The administration and Mr. Castro would like to start a Saturday Academy to meet at least two Saturdays per month and perhaps even a few days during the fall recess break to help you succeed in these courses. We are proposing to meet from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You must organize your own transportation from home and back if you will participate, and make sure you are picked up no later than 12:15 p.m.  Once again, show your interest and sign up with Mr. Castro Monday but no later than Tuesday between the hours of 12:35 to 1:05 p.m.

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A representative from the admissions office of Duke University will be on campus September 21 at 9:00 a.m. In the Student Lounge.  All interested high school students are welcomed to attend. 

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The Equestrian Club will meet Tuesday, September 19 from 4:15 – 5:00 since Wednesday is an Early Release Day. Anyone who is interested in then fall trail ride should plan to attend.  The Equestrian Club is having its fall trail rides. Inexperienced riders sign up for September 23. Riders who have experience riding will be on October 21. Cost is $20.  You do not have to be a member to attend. See Ms. Bouck to sign up for more information. 

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Keep our Earth healthy! Students & staff are reminded to recycle & terra-cycle using the available bins in the front lobby and the cafeteria.

There are many items for collection.  Please check Ms. Price’s blog for the complete list.  Here are a couple of featured collection items:

All brands bottles & caps from mouthwash & deodorant

All brands aluminum & plasric drink pouches with straws or spouts 

Thank you in advance for your participation! 

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YMA is holding a high school dance on Friday, October 20th from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. The cost of the dance is $5.00 and once you buy your ticket, you will be entered into a raffle to win lunch from a place of your choosing. The only requirements are to write your first and last name on the back of your ticket and to attend the dance. Three winners will be drawn.  If you would like to request songs in advance, talk to any YMA member or Coach Barnes.  

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The Interact Club is conducting the 3rd Annual Book Harvest Book Drive. Look around for your gently used books to donate to those who don’t have access to their own books. Your books can be deposited in the bins in the front hall, in front of the cybrary, and in the entrance to the cafeteria. Drive dates are September 1 -22. We would like to exceed last year’s total of 700 books. Thank you for your kind donations!

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Daily Announcements–Tuesday, September 19, 2017

New  Announcements: 

French Club meets on Thursday in Room 237.  See you there!

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This week is Constitution Week!  55 delegates came to Philadelphia in May of 1787 to amend the “Articles of Confederation”, but the articles themselves said that all thirteen states had to approve any change to the document.  This was impossible since little Rhode Island hadn’t bothered to send any delegates. The most expedient thing to do was to scrap the  “Articles of Confederation” and begin anew. This is exactly what they did. It took four months to write the new Constitution and 39 of the 42 members present signed it on September 17, 1787. The Constitution provided for three branches of government, the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judicial. Constitution Day is September 17th each year.

 

Recurring Announcements: 

The 2017 Durham College Fair  hosted by Durham Public Schools and Durham Technical Community College.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Northgate Mall

DPS’ school counselors and representatives from over 100 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. will be available to assist students and their families in gathering information about their college options.

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Driver’s Education List is now posted at the front office door.

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Seniors:  Please enter to win a $500 scholarship sweepstakes from Sunburst Bank. Entry information is located on the High School Resource Wall.

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Students age 15-18 who are passionate about art, music, writing, performing and film-making, please check out the National Young Arts Foundation. This program offers winners a $10,000 cash prize. Program information and website can be found in the Student Services Office.

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Reminder that the Ethics Bowl will be meeting TODAY in Ms. Stefan’s class from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

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Block Party on the Black Top—The Battle at Lunchtime: A Creative Showcase of Talent. Sponsored by The HipHop Culture Class. TODAY!

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Attention all students taking DPS Virtual online Spanish courses:  If you are taking any of the DPS Virtual Spanish courses online and are interested in getting free tutoring help for these courses, please see Mr. Castro in room 244 on Monday but no later than Tuesday between the hours of 12:35 to 1:05 to express your interest and sign up for tutoring sessions for these courses. The administration and Mr. Castro would like to start a Saturday Academy to meet at least two Saturdays per month and perhaps even a few days during the fall recess break to help you succeed in these courses. We are proposing to meet from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You must organize your own transportation from home and back if you will participate, and make sure you are picked up no later than 12:15 p.m.  Once again, show your interest and sign up with Mr. Castro Monday but no later than Tuesday between the hours of 12:35 to 1:05 p.m.

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A representative from the admissions office of Duke University will be on campus September 21 at 9:00 a.m. In the Student Lounge.  All interested high school students are welcomed to attend.

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The Equestrian Club will meet Tuesday, September 19 from 4:15 – 5:00 since Wednesday is an Early Release Day. Anyone who is interested in then fall trail ride should plan to attend.  The Equestrian Club is having its fall trail rides. Inexperienced riders sign up for September 23. Riders who have experience riding will be on October 21. Cost is $20.  You do not have to be a member to attend. See Ms. Bouck to sign up for more information.

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Keep our Earth healthy! Students & staff are reminded to recycle & terra-cycle using the available bins in the front lobby and the cafeteria.

There are many items for collection.  Please check Ms. Price’s blog for the complete list.  Here are a couple of featured collection items:

All brands bottles & caps from mouthwash & deodorant

All brands aluminum & plasric drink pouches with straws or spouts

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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YMA is holding a high school dance on Friday, October 20th from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. The cost of the dance is $5.00 and once you buy your ticket, you will be entered into a raffle to win lunch from a place of your choosing. The only requirements are to write your first and last name on the back of your ticket and to attend the dance. Three winners will be drawn.  If you would like to request songs in advance, talk to any YMA member or Coach Barnes.

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The Nasher Museum Teen Council (NTC) is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year!  Applications are due TODAY.  Stop by the main office or see Ms. Price’s blog for more information.

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The Interact Club is conducting the 3rd Annual Book Harvest Book Drive. Look around for your gently used books to donate to those who don’t have access to their own books. Your books can be deposited in the bins in the front hall, in front of the cybrary, and in the entrance to the cafeteria. Drive dates are September 1 -22. We would like to exceed last year’s total of 700 books. Thank you for your kind donations!

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Daily Announcements–Monday, September 18, 2017

New Announcements

The 2017 Durham College Fair  hosted by Durham Public Schools and Durham Technical Community College.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Northgate Mall

DPS’ school counselors and representatives from over 100 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. will be available to assist students and their families in gathering information about their college options.

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Driver’s Education List is now posted at the front office door.

*************

Seniors:  Please enter to win a $500 scholarship sweepstakes from Sunburst Bank. Entry information is located on the High School Resource Wall.

************

Students age 15-18 who are passionate about art, music, writing, performing and film-making, please check out the National Young Arts Foundation. This program offers winners a $10,000 cash prize. Program information and website can be found in the Student Services Office.

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This is Constitution Week!  After the American Revolution, the thirteen new states were loosely bound together under the “Articles of Confederation”. This was a very weak central government that was unable to raise money, pay its debts, outfit an army, or regulate trade. Congressmen often didn’t get any pay and wouldn’t show up for a session. There was no permanent national capital and no real national leader. Nine different cities had served, at one time or another, as the capital of the United States. This lasted for several years until the important men of the day decided that something had to be done.

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Reminder that the Ethics Bowl will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday afternoon in Ms. Stefan’s class from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

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Block Party on the Black Top—The Battle at Lunchtime: A Creative Showcase of Talent. Sponsored by The HipHop Culture Class. Tuesday, September 19th.

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Attention all students taking DPS Virtual online Spanish courses:  If you are taking any of the DPS Virtual Spanish courses online and are interested in getting free tutoring help for these courses, please see Mr. Castro in room 244 on Monday but no later than Tuesday between the hours of 12:35 to 1:05 to express your interest and sign up for tutoring sessions for these courses. The administration and Mr. Castro would like to start a Saturday Academy to meet at least two Saturdays per month and perhaps even a few days during the fall recess break to help you succeed in these courses. We are proposing to meet from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You must organize your own transportation from home and back if you will participate, and make sure you are picked up no later than 12:15 p.m.  Once again, show your interest and sign up with Mr. Castro Monday but no later than Tuesday between the hours of 12:35 to 1:05 p.m.

 

Recurring Announcements: 

A representative from the admissions office of Duke University will be on campus September 21 at 9:00 a.m. In the Student Lounge.  All interested high school students are welcomed to attend.

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The Equestrian Club will meet Tuesday, September 19 from 4:15 – 5:00 since Wednesday is an Early Release Day. Anyone who is interested in then fall trail ride should plan to attend.  The Equestrian Club is having its fall trail rides. Inexperienced riders sign up for September 23. Riders who have experience riding will be on October 21. Cost is $20.  You do not have to be a member to attend. See Ms. Bouck to sign up for more information.

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Keep our Earth healthy! Students & staff are reminded to recycle & terra-cycle using the available bins in the front lobby and the cafeteria.

There are many items for collection.  Please check Ms. Price’s blog for the complete list.  Here are a couple of featured collection items:

All brands bottles & caps from mouthwash & deodorant

All brands aluminum & plasric drink pouches with straws or spouts

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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YMA is holding a high school dance on Friday, October 20th from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. The cost of the dance is $5.00 and once you buy your ticket, you will be entered into a raffle to win lunch from a place of your choosing. The only requirements are to write your first and last name on the back of your ticket and to attend the dance. Three winners will be drawn.  If you would like to request songs in advance, talk to any YMA member or Coach Barnes.

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The Nasher Museum Teen Council (NTC) is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year!  Applications are due Tuesday, September 19.  Stop by the main office or see Ms. Price’s blog for more information.

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The Interact Club is conducting the 3rd Annual Book Harvest Book Drive. Look around for your gently used books to donate to those who don’t have access to their own books. Your books can be deposited in the bins in the front hall, in front of the cybrary, and in the entrance to the cafeteria. Drive dates are September 1 -22. We would like to exceed last year’s total of 700 books. Thank you for your kind donations!

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Attention Juniors & Seniors: if you are interested in joining the Prom 2018 Committee. Please see Coach Barnes or Ms. Street. We have to plan for new for the prom and we need your support and efforts. Prom Committee will meet during high school lunch in the Cybrary. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Street or Coach Barnes.

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Weekly Message–September 18-22, 2017

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of September 18, 2017.

The schedule for ACT and SAT Prep classes sponsored by Durham Public Schools is now available for our students.  Each class is $20 and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  ACT sessions are for Juniors only, but SAT sessions are open to Juniors and Seniors.  Registration forms are available in the Student Services Office and the main office.  If parents have any questions, please contact Mrs. Settle.

Ms. Sims’ Healthful Living classes will be completing their 2nd mile run on Monday and Tuesday of this week.  Please come prepared with appropriate shoes and clothing for the weather.  It is recommended that students also bring a water bottle with them to class.

This is to remind students and parents that Thursday, September 21st is the 6th grade Health class SEEDs field trip from 1-3pm.  Permission slips and the $5 fee should to be turned in to Ms. Sims by Monday, September 18th.  If you have any questions please contact Ms. Sims.

Students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday for our Early Release Day.

A representative from Duke University will be on campus Thursday, September 21st at 9:00 a.m. for an admissions visit. All interested high school students are welcome to attend.

In Durham Public Schools, each year we strive to make every effort to ensure all students are included in the end of year assessments. Ensuring that all students and parents have information on their achievement and growth for each school year is one of our priorities. Our school missed the federal participation rate targets for the following student groups: African American, Economically Disadvantaged Students and Students with Disabilities for the English II End-of Course Test. As a result of not testing all students, we plan to implement several strategies to ensure at least 95% of all students and student groups are tested.

  • Complete transcript analysis for all 10th and 11th graders by November 1
  • Ensure all student transfer credit files are reviewed and completed within 10 business days
  • Maintain accurate and complete transfer credit files on site for 2 school years
  • Engage teachers, administrators, counselors and social workers in locating students during the testing window
  • Communicate the importance of testing and your school’s testing dates with school community and families throughout the year
  • Enroll students who are off cohort in Credit Recovery and/or dual enroll students in subject area courses.

Also, we will send home a letter with all students on Friday containing this same information. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact me.

If you are selected for the Driver’s Education lottery and contacted this weekend, please respond to claim your seat. If you do not claim your seat, it will go to the next person on the list. The list of selected students will be posted Monday morning.

We have received requests for ways for parents to connect to coordinate carpooling to and from SCS, so we have re-posted the carpooling link on the website and Facebook. Please look for this link if you are interested in connecting to this resource.

The first quarter ends Friday. Students will be out of school September 25 – October 13.  We will return on Monday, October 16 to begin the second quarter.

This will be the final weekly message for the quarter. I will return again on October 15th but we will keep in touch via the blog and Facebook. I will also take the intersession break to fully update the website, so thanks for your patience and please look for those changes.

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