Black History Month Announcement: Assata Olugbala Shakur—political activist, author, and fugitive, was born on July 16, 1947 in New York City, NY. Shakur enrolled in Borough of Manhattan Community College before transferring to City College of New York, where her exposure to Black Nationalist organizations profoundly impacted her activism. She also began interacting with other activist groups and participated in student rights, anti-Vietnam war, and black liberation movements. During a trip to Oakland, California in 1970, Shakur became acquainted with the Black Panther Party. She returned to New York City and joined the Harlem branch. Shakur worked in the breakfast program but grew increasingly critical because of their reluctance to collaborate with other black organizations. Shakur left the Black Panther Party in 1971 and joined the Black Liberation Army (BLA), which the FBI branded an anarchist group. In 1972, the FBI issued a warrant for her arrest in connection with crimes allegedly committed by the BLA. She traveled to Cuba in 1984 where she was granted political asylum and reunited with her daughter, and today continues to live in exile in Cuba. Since her escape, Shakur’s life has been depicted in songs, documentaries, and various literary works.
“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have not to lose but our chains.” –Assata Shakur
Equestrian Club spring trail ride will take place on Saturday, March 17. Please see Ms. Bouck for details. Our next meeting will be Friday, March 9 from 4:00 – 5:00.
The winners of the Black History Month Poetry Slam: 6th grade: Amir Hall; 8th grade: Misty Wise; High School: Havalan Wimberly, Kryschelle Fakir, Eyana Harris, Annalysa Fakir. Please submit your lyrics to Mr. Lucas.
Any high school Junior interested in receiving free college readiness information in the areas of academics, standardized testing, financial aid, and college admissions, please plan to meet with the Emily K Center College Game Plan representative on Wednesday, March 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the Cybrary. Please see Ms. Settle for a pass to this event.
For all interested high school students: a Marine recruiter will be onsite during high school lunch on Friday, March 2nd.
Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Do you know someone who has been in an accident, had surgery, or has a serious illness? Your blood can help save lives. Sign up to donate blood. See Dr. Rathbone in the cafeteria at lunch.
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.
— Plastic cereal bags and box liners
— Chip Bags (Family-size, individual & multipack snack bags)
Thank you in advance for your participation!
SCS, Are You Ready?!? Families & supporters, are you ready?!? The stage is set, the stars are aligned and all 19 acts are fired up and ready to perform for you at our 1st SCS Talent Night presented by the Prom Committee on Friday, March 2. The show will start at 6:00 p.m. in our cafeteria, and the price of admission will be $5. Light refreshments will be served. This is a can’t miss moment and we look forward to seeing everyone there. There will be a permission slip for students who would like to stay afterschool instead of going home that will be due on Thursday, March 1.
All students participating in Talent Night will have a mandatory final rehearsal where we will be performing the entire show on Thursday afterschool until 7:00 p.m. It is important that all acts make it to the rehearsal on Thursday. You may contact Coach Barnes with any questions.
Spring pictures for students in grades 6-11 will take place on Thursday, March 1.
Seniors, you will take cap & gown pictures next Friday, March 9. More information will be coming soon. If you have any questions, see Ms. Bridges.
Have you ever wondered how grass football fields look so good? Are you interested in a career in turf management? Then you should attend a virtual field trip by Texas A&M, held in Ms. Shelly’s room, room #209, on March 15 at 1:00 – 1:45. Email Ms. Shelly ahead of time if you are interested.
Juniors & Seniors—Are you looking for a discount on that tuxedo or prom dress? Stop by to see Ms. Street because she has some important information that you will need to help alleviate some of the cost.
Prom tickets are here!!! If you already purchased a ticket or would like to buy a ticket, please see Coach Barnes or Ms. Street. Prom will be held on May 5th and tickets cost $65.
Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors
There are several new scholarships opportunities available. Awards range from $1000 – 20,000.
- Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship Foundation is awarding $10,000 to students with at least a 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a 4-year college/university. Applications due by February 28.
- GSK Opportunity Scholarship is open to students of any age that have overcome or faced significant adversity. This scholarship provides up to $20,000 towards educational expenses. Applications are due March 15.
- Citrix Scholarship valued at $20,000 for all seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA planning to enroll at NCCU, Shaw University or St. Augustine University and plans to major in STEM or a computer science field.
- Achievement Scholarship for refugees and immigrants of Wake County is valued at $1000 – $4000 for 1st generation U.S. Citizens, refugees, or immigrants (documentation is not required). You must have a 2.5 GPA and be pursuing a 2 year or 4 year degree.