Weekly Message–February 26-March 2, 2018

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of February 26, 2018.

On February 27, all 11th grade students will be administered the ACT.  This is an opportunity for your child to be able to select up to four colleges/universities to receive their scores FREE.

Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27, Ms. Sims’ classes will have a guest from the Durham Health Department who will be administering the Comprehensive Health and Safety portion to students in grades 7 & 8.  The 6th graders will have Human Growth and Development.  If you have any questions please contact Ms. Sims.

Mark your calendars for the February 28 PLC Early Release Day. This is our final Early Release Day for the school year and school will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.

Parents, please check with your children about any flyers that have been sent home recently. PTSA sent home several important pieces of correspondence, one being the annual Gryphon Give Back campaign. I will post the flyer to my blog and Facebook for those who did not receive it with progress reports.

Students in grades 6-11 will take Spring Pictures on Thursday, March 1.  Ordering envelopes have already been sent home with students. Senior cap and gown pictures will be taken on Friday, March 9th.  Class pictures for all grade levels will also be taken on this date.

Marine Corps Recruiters will be on campus during high school lunch on March 2. There will be a table and students may choose to speak with the recruiters during this time. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Settle.

Yearbooks are still available for purchase. The cost is now $40.  Contact Ms. Bridges with questions.

SCS will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on March 6. Help us reach our goal of 100 pints of blood donated this year. In addition to all the other great reasons to give blood, SCS will earn scholarship money for our students for each pint donated at our drive. Please tell your neighbors, friends, family, and coworkers! Register now for an appointment online at http://www.redcrossblood.org, sponsor code CREATIVE. Students must be at least 16 to give blood (parental consent is required for 16 year-olds and the form is located on the Red Cross website or see the SCS facebook page or principal’s blog for the link).  Link for parent consent forms https://p.widencdn.net/3tdl9q.

On the evening of March 6 at 5:30 p.m., we invite all rising 9th grade students and their parents to a special registration night just for you. Come get information about high school courses and have your questions answered about what the transition to the SCS high school side is like. If you have any questions prior to the evening, please contact Ms. Meza-Keuthen.

A representative from the Emily K Center will be on campus on March 7 to speak with 11th grade students about the College Game Plan program.  If students chose to participate they will receive free college planning and an advisor who works with them in groups and individually to help walk them through the process of applying to college. This program is open to all high school students, but the representative will be on campus to speak to our Juniors on March 7. If you have any questions about the program or need contact information please email Mrs. Settle.

As we start thinking about the end of the year and testing, we are always in need of proctors. Our greatest needs are on the following dates: May 24th, May 25th, May 29th, May 30th, and May 31st.  If you or someone you know are available to assist in the mornings (9-12:30) or afternoons (1-4PM), please contact our volunteer coordinator, Anita Neville.  She can be reached at 919-560-3535 or by email atAnita.Neville@dpsnc.net .  You all are our greatest solicitors and we appreciate all you do to help us during testing season.

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


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