Black History Month Announcement: Ta-Nehisi Coates is an American author, journalist, comic book writer, and educator. Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where he writes about cultural, social and political issues, particularly regarding African-Americans. In 2008 he published a memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. His second book, Between the World and Me, was released in July 2015. It won the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction, and was a nominee for the Phi Beta Kappa 2016 Book Awards. He was the recipient of a “Genius Grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2015. He is the writer of the Black Panther series for Marvel Comics. “We should seek not a world where the black race and white race live in harmony, but a world in which the terms black and white have no real political meaning.” –Ta-Nehisi Coates
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.
If you are age 17 (or 16 with parent consent) and in good health, you may be eligible to donate blood. See Dr. Rathbone in the cafeteria at lunch.
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.
To commemorate the last week of Black History Month, YWE would like to invite SCS students and staff to participate in our Black History Month theme week!
Tuesday, February 27—Pan-African Day (Wear red, green, and black which are the Pan-African colors)
Wednesday, February 28— Historical Figure/Artist Day (Students are asked to pay tribute to their most respected African-American public figure or artist.)
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.
On February 26, SCS will have a Black History Month Open Mic Poetry Slam in the cafeteria during all lunches. We are looking for all poets, singers, song writers, spoken word artists, and story tellers. This event is being sponsored by the Creative Writing Club. Anyone interested in joining the club, we meet every Tuesday until 5:00 p.m. See Mr. Lucas with any questions.
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.