Duke University–Summer Session for High School Students

http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students

The world is changing at an unprecedented rate.  Novel technologies proliferate and new fields of inquiry arise seemingly on a daily basis.  In today’s exciting and fast-paced world, we at Duke Summer Session are determined not only to inform you about it, but to transform you into one who envisions, shapes, and delivers the incredible possibilities of tomorrow.  It is for this reason that we are thrilled to introduce the following life-changing courses:

Summer College Online – Get ahead this summer and take an engaging course not available to most high school students.  At Duke Summer College Online you can learn from a Duke professor without the cost and hassle of travel.  By enrolling in our online Medical Neuroscience course, you will earn college credit and take a powerful step forward into a groundbreaking field.

Summer Academy – With our Global Leader and Technology Entrepreneur courses, we are committed to forming you into a leader of an ever-changing tomorrow. Whichever course you choose, you are sure to be inspired by our interdisciplinary focus, hands-on approach, and transformative curricula.

Intensive STEM Academy – Experience what it is like to be a pioneering researcher at one of the world’s premier universities.  During your intensive week on Duke’s campus, you will take tours at a variety of Duke’s state-of-the-art laboratories, receive dynamic lectures from an array of Duke professors, and participate in workshops designed to propel you forward in the world of STEM.

Want to enroll in more than one program?  You can do that, too!  Get even more out of your summer by supplementing your Summer Academy course with our Intensive STEM Academy.  Learn more about this and much more on our website.

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New Announcements:

Biology mid-term benchmark will take place Tuesday, January 23rd during Periods 1 & 2.  All Biology students are required to take it.

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There will be a prom meeting during high school lunch today and Thursday and we will be meeting after school on Wednesday until 5:30 p.m.

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There will be a YMA/Jr. YMA meeting on Wednesday until 5:30 p.m. Please dress accordingly.

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Seniors interested in representing SCS at the Project Graduation board meeting on January 16 at 6:00 p.m., please see Ms. Settle. DPS students will have an opportunity to contribute their ideas and suggestions on ways to make this event better. The meeting will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

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Seniors, please make Ms. Settle gets a copy of all college acceptance letters.

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Drama Club this week will meet on Wednesday in Mr. Britt’s room. NOT TUESDAY.

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Current members of YWE please meet tomorrow after school in Ms. King-Limmitt’s room.  Prospective members please bring your application to Ms. King-Limmitt by Friday, January 26th.

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Recurring Announcements: 

The Young Women of Excellence will receive applications for new membership now through Friday, January 26th. If you are interested, please contact Ms. King-Limmitt for details.

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Interact Club will NOT meet this week. We will resume meetings on Thursday, January 25th.

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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 hair, skin, cosmetics: all bottles, caps, tubes, sprays, triggers, jars, lip balm tubes, All make-up containers, eye/lip pencils, etc.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Scholarship Opportunity for All Seniors—

State Employees’ Credit Union is offering a $10,000 scholarship to 8 graduating seniors in Durham Public Schools. Qualified candidates must have an account at SECU or a parent with an account, must be accepted into a NC public university, be a US citizen, and have a GPA of at least a 2.5. All interested students should see Ms. Settle for information on the application process. Applications are due February 15, 2018.

The Jackie Robinson Scholarship for Minority Students provides up to $30,000 over 4 years! Please see Ms. Settle for more information. Applications are due February 1, 2018.

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The SCS Yearbook for 2017-2018 is now for sale. Yearbooks can be purchased in the form of check, cash or online. All purchases made by January 31, 2018 will receive the discounted rate of $35. For an additional $5, you can have your yearbook personalized. The ordering envelopes have been passed out to students. See the envelope for more details for check and online purchases.

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Weekly Message–January 15-19, 2018

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of January 15, 2018.

Remember that school will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 15th in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Report cards went home with students on Friday, January 12th. Remember to review all contents of the envelope and return the envelope signed.

We’d like to welcome Mr. Kirk Denny as our new art teacher. He will begin work on Tuesday.

The middle school at SCS is excited for the return of the National Geographic Geography Bee.  Students who have won their grade-level competitions will advance to the school-wide bee this Friday, January 19th at 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.  Parents and your guests are invited to attend the Bee to cheer on our students.

Parents, this is a reminder that if you have a sibling that you wish to attend our school, the sibling must be entered into the DPS magnet lottery and linked to the current student in the online lottery application. Siblings are only eligible for priority seating if SCS is first choice in the lottery selection and if the sibling resides at the same address as the current student. A seat must be available in the grade applied for to receive priority seating. The DPS magnet lottery can be accessed online at https://www.dpsnc.net/ and the deadline is January 31st, 2018 at 5:00pm. Please contact our Magnet Coordinator, Dr. Rita Rathbone with questions related to sibling priority seating.

The flu and cold season is upon us. In order to make sure we take the best care of our students, we ask all of our families to keep in mind the following:

  • Students who have a fever (over 100 degrees), are vomiting, or experiencing diarrhea are not only miserable while at school but can be contagious and place others at risk for getting sick.
  • Please make sure we have accurate contact information so we can reach you when your child becomes sick or has an emergency at school.
  • When students are sick, especially when they have fever, it’s best for everyone that they remain home until well and have been fever free for 24 hours.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Parents: we are having our first SCS Career Fair on February 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Are you interested in volunteering your time? If so, the requirement is for you to setup a booth in our gym and speak with students as they visit your table concerning requirements/skills needed for your vocation. If you would like to participate, please check out the link: https://tinyurl.com/y9q32pjj. Contacts are Ms. Vanessa Barnes and Ms. Settle.

Superintendent Dr. Mubenga is hosting three public town hall meetings to share his vision of academic excellence for all of our students, presenting his “Four Guiding Principles.” He will ask you to provide input on how these principles can be applied to improve DPS and will use it to help create a new strategic plan that will guide Durham Public Schools into the future. We want your ideas! Details for all three town halls are posted on Facebook, my blog and the DPS website. The town hall this week will be held Tuesday, January 16th at Hillside High School at 7:00 p.m.

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

 

Daily Announcements–Friday, January 12, 2018

New Announcements:

Seniors interested in representing SCS at the Project Graduation board meeting on January 16 at 6:00 p.m., please see Ms. Settle. DPS students will have an opportunity to contribute their ideas and suggestions on ways to make this event better. The meeting will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

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Seniors, please make Ms. Settle gets a copy of all college acceptance letters.

Recurring Announcements: 

The Young Women of Excellence will receive applications for new membership now through Friday, January 26th. If you are interested, please contact Ms. King-Limmitt for details.

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Interact Club will NOT meet this week or next week. We will resume meetings on Thursday, January 25th. There will be a Board Meeting this Thursday, January 11th in Wash’s room.

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The Equestrian Club will meet on Friday, January 12 from 4:15 – 5:00.  New members are welcome. Join us for a fun craft and to plan our spring trail ride. Please have your ride here promptly at 5:00 p.m.

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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 hair, skin, cosmetics: all bottles, caps, tubes, sprays, triggers, jars, lip balm tubes, All make-up containers, eye/lip pencils, etc.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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This February, Durham Public Schools is offering A.C.T. Prep Classes for Juniors. Classes will be held at Southern HS on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-7:00pm and at Hillside on Saturdays from 9:00-12:00pm. Cost is only $20 for 12 hours of instruction. A registration form can be found on the DPS website at www.dpsnc.net  or students can pick one up in the guidance office. Limited space is available.

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Scholarship Opportunity for All Seniors—

State Employees’ Credit Union is offering a $10,000 scholarship to 8 graduating seniors in Durham Public Schools. Qualified candidates must have an account at SECU or a parent with an account, must be accepted into a NC public university, be a US citizen, and have a GPA of at least a 2.5. All interested students should see Ms. Settle for information on the application process. Applications are due February 15, 2018.

The Jackie Robinson Scholarship for Minority Students provides up to $30,000 over 4 years! Please see Ms. Settle for more information. Applications are due February 1, 2018.

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The SCS Yearbook for 2017-2018 is now for sale. Yearbooks can be purchased in the form of check, cash or online. All purchases made by January 31, 2018 will receive the discounted rate of $35. For an additional $5, you can have your yearbook personalized. The ordering envelopes have been passed out to students. See the envelope for more details for check and online purchases.

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Daily Announcements–Thursday, January 11, 2018

Recurring Announcements:

The Young Women of Excellence will receive applications for new membership now through Friday, January 26th. If you are interested, please contact Ms. King-Limmitt for details.

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See you at French Club this TODAY, Thursday!

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The Yearbook Club will meet TODAY, Thursday, in Ms. Cooke’s room.  See Ms. Bridges or Ms. Cooke if you have any questions.

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Interact Club will NOT meet this week or next week. We will resume meetings on Thursday, January 25th. There will be a Board Meeting this Thursday, January 11th in Wash’s room.

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The Equestrian Club will meet on Friday, January 12 from 4:15 – 5:00.  New members are welcome. Join us for a fun craft and to plan our spring trail ride. Please have your ride here promptly at 5:00 p.m.

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Drama Club will NOT meet this week.

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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 hair, skin, cosmetics: all bottles, caps, tubes, sprays, triggers, jars, lip balm tubes, All make-up containers, eye/lip pencils, etc.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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This February, Durham Public Schools is offering A.C.T. Prep Classes for Juniors. Classes will be held at Southern HS on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-7:00pm and at Hillside on Saturdays from 9:00-12:00pm. Cost is only $20 for 12 hours of instruction. A registration form can be found on the DPS website at www.dpsnc.net  or students can pick one up in the guidance office. Limited space is available.

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Scholarship Opportunity for All Seniors—

State Employees’ Credit Union is offering a $10,000 scholarship to 8 graduating seniors in Durham Public Schools. Qualified candidates must have an account at SECU or a parent with an account, must be accepted into a NC public university, be a US citizen, and have a GPA of at least a 2.5. All interested students should see Ms. Settle for information on the application process. Applications are due February 15, 2018.

The Jackie Robinson Scholarship for Minority Students provides up to $30,000 over 4 years! Please see Ms. Settle for more information. Applications are due February 1, 2018.

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The SCS Yearbook for 2017-2018 is now for sale. Yearbooks can be purchased in the form of check, cash or online. All purchases made by January 31, 2018 will receive the discounted rate of $35. For an additional $5, you can have your yearbook personalized. The ordering envelopes have been passed out to students. See the envelope for more details for check and online purchases.

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Daily Announcements–Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Announcements:

The Young Women of Excellence will receive applications for new membership now through Friday, January 26th. If you are interested, please contact Ms. King-Limmitt for details. 

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See you at French Club this Thursday! 

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The Yearbook Club will meet tomorrow, Thursday, in Ms. Cooke’s room.  See Ms. Bridges or Ms. Cooke if you have any questions. 

Recurring Announcements: 

Interact Club will NOT meet this week or next week. We will resume meetings on Thursday, January 25th. There will be a Board Meeting this Thursday, January 11th in Wash’s room.

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The Equestrian Club will meet on Friday, January 12 from 4:15 – 5:00.  New members are welcome. Join us for a fun craft and to plan our spring trail ride. Please have your ride here promptly at 5:00 p.m. 

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Drama Club will NOT meet this week.

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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 hair, skin, cosmetics: all bottles, caps, tubes, sprays, triggers, jars, lip balm tubes, All make-up containers, eye/lip pencils, etc. 

Thank you in advance for your participation! 

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This February, Durham Public Schools is offering A.C.T. Prep Classes for Juniors. Classes will be held at Southern HS on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-7:00pm and at Hillside on Saturdays from 9:00-12:00pm. Cost is only $20 for 12 hours of instruction. A registration form can be found on the DPS website at www.dpsnc.net  or students can pick one up in the guidance office. Limited space is available.

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Scholarship Opportunity for All Seniors—

State Employees’ Credit Union is offering a $10,000 scholarship to 8 graduating seniors in Durham Public Schools. Qualified candidates must have an account at SECU or a parent with an account, must be accepted into a NC public university, be a US citizen, and have a GPA of at least a 2.5. All interested students should see Ms. Settle for information on the application process. Applications are due February 15, 2018. 

The Jackie Robinson Scholarship for Minority Students provides up to $30,000 over 4 years! Please see Ms. Settle for more information. Applications are due February 1, 2018.

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Prom Committee will meet Tuesday and Thursday during high school lunch.  See Coach Barnes.

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The SCS Yearbook for 2017-2018 is now for sale. Yearbooks can be purchased in the form of check, cash or online. All purchases made by January 31, 2018 will receive the discounted rate of $35. For an additional $5, you can have your yearbook personalized. The ordering envelopes have been passed out to students. See the envelope for more details for check and online purchases. 

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Daily Announcements–Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New Announcements:

Interact Club will NOT meet this week or next week. We will resume meetings on Thursday, January 25th. There will be a Board Meeting this Thursday, January 11th in Wash’s room.

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The Equestrian Club will meet on Friday, January 12 from 4:15 – 5:00.  New members are welcome. Join us for a fun craft and to plan our spring trail ride. Please have your ride here promptly at 5:00 p.m. 

 

Recurring Announcements: 

Drama Club will NOT meet this week.

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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 hair, skin, cosmetics: all bottles, caps, tubes, sprays, triggers, jars, lip balm tubes, All make-up containers, eye/lip pencils, etc. 

Thank you in advance for your participation! 

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This February, Durham Public Schools is offering A.C.T. Prep Classes for Juniors. Classes will be held at Southern HS on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-7:00pm and at Hillside on Saturdays from 9:00-12:00pm. Cost is only $20 for 12 hours of instruction. A registration form can be found on the DPS website at www.dpsnc.net  or students can pick one up in the guidance office. Limited space is available.

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Scholarship Opportunity for All Seniors—

State Employees’ Credit Union is offering a $10,000 scholarship to 8 graduating seniors in Durham Public Schools. Qualified candidates must have an account at SECU or a parent with an account, must be accepted into a NC public university, be a US citizen, and have a GPA of at least a 2.5. All interested students should see Ms. Settle for information on the application process. Applications are due February 15, 2018. 

The Jackie Robinson Scholarship for Minority Students provides up to $30,000 over 4 years! Please see Ms. Settle for more information. Applications are due February 1, 2018.

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Prom Committee will meet Tuesday and Thursday during high school lunch.  See Coach Barnes.

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The SCS Yearbook for 2017-2018 is now for sale. Yearbooks can be purchased in the form of check, cash or online. All purchases made by January 31, 2018 will receive the discounted rate of $35. For an additional $5, you can have your yearbook personalized. The ordering envelopes have been passed out to students. See the envelope for more details for check and online purchases. 

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Daily Announcements–Monday, January 8, 2018

New Announcements:

Drama Club will NOT meet this week.

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Fencing Club will NOT meet TODAY.  See you next week!

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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 hair, skin, cosmetics: all bottles, caps, tubes, sprays, triggers, jars, lip balm tubes, All make-up containers, eye/lip pencils, etc. 

Thank you in advance for your participation! 

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This February, Durham Public Schools is offering A.C.T. Prep Classes for Juniors. Classes will be held at Southern HS on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-7:00pm and at Hillside on Saturdays from 9:00-12:00pm. Cost is only $20 for 12 hours of instruction. A registration form can be found on the DPS website at www.dpsnc.net  or students can pick one up in the guidance office. Limited space is available.

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Scholarship Opportunities for All Seniors—

State Employees’ Credit Union is offering a $10,000 scholarship to 8 graduating seniors in Durham Public Schools. Qualified candidates must have an account at SECU or a parent with an account, must be accepted into a NC public university, be a US citizen, and have a GPA of at least a 2.5. All interested students should see Ms. Settle for information on the application process. Applications are due February 15, 2018.  The 

The Jackie Robinson Scholarship for Minority Students provides up to $30,000 over 4 years! Please see Ms. Settle for more information. Applications are due February 1, 2018.

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Prom Committee will meet Tuesday and Thursday during high school lunch.  See Coach Barnes.

Recurring Announcements: 

The next Equestrian Club meeting will be on Friday, January 12. 

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The SCS Yearbook for 2017-2018 is now for sale. Yearbooks can be purchased in the form of check, cash or online. All purchases made by January 31, 2018 will receive the discounted rate of $35. For an additional $5, you can have your yearbook personalized. The ordering envelopes have been passed out to students. See the envelope for more details for check and online purchases. 

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Weekly Message–January 8-12, 2018

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of January 8, 2018.

Middle school students will receive new schedules in homeroom on Monday morning. These schedules will reflect their 2nd semester electives. Seventh & eighth grade Students may request a change through Friday by completing a Schedule Change Request Form. These forms may be picked up and returned to the main office and must have a parent signature.

Ms. Hockett, art teacher, resigned to take a position in Wake County. I have made a recommendation for the position and the new art teacher should be starting soon. I’ll formally introduce him when we receive a start date from our Human Resources Department.

Report cards will come home with students on Friday, January 12. Remember to review all contents of the envelope and return the envelope signed.

Parents: we are having our first SCS Career Fair in February. Are you interested in volunteering your time? If so, the requirement is for you to setup a booth in our gym and speak with students as they visit your table concerning requirements/skills needed for your vocation. If you would like to participate, please check out the link: https://tinyurl.com/y9q32pjj

Parents and guardians of 2018 graduating seniors: Student names have been submitted to Josten’s for diploma printing.  A senior packet was sent home with your child containing important information and requesting the top page be returned with any name changes.  As of today, we have not received the information from everyone. In the event your child’s name is misspelled on the diploma and the information was not returned, you will be required to pay a fee if you would like a new diploma printed.  If you did not return your form and need a name correction, please contact Ms. Vanessa Barnes as soon as possible.

Parents: This February, Durham Public Schools is offering A.C.T. Prep Classes for Juniors. Classes will be held at Southern HS on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-7:00pm and at Hillside on Saturdays from 9:00-12:00pm. Cost is only $20 for 12 hours of instruction. A registration form can be found on the DPS website at www.dpsnc.net  or students can pick one up in our guidance office. Limited space is available. For more information, contact the Community Education office at 560-9488.

Remember to mark your calendars for Monday, January 15th. School will be closed in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

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