Black History Month Announcement: Los Angeles native and New York based visual artist, Kehinde Wiley has firmly situated himself within art history’s portait painting tradition. Wiley engages the signs and visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic and sublime in his representation of urban, black and brown men found throughout the world. Amy Sherald, born in Columbus, Georgia in 1973, and now living in Baltimor, received her MFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art and BA in Painting from Clark-Atlanta University, and was a Spelman College International Artist-in-Residence in Portobelo, Panama. In 2016, Sherald was the first woman to win the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition grand prize. Both artists have made history as the first black artists to be commissioned for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s presidential and First Lady portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama, the first African-American president and First Lady of the United States. The portraits were unveiled February 12 by the former presidential couple and since then have received nationwide praise.
Your ability to help serve your community is as easy as rolling up your sleeve at the American Red Cross blood drive. Sign up to donate! See Dr. Rathbone in the cafeteria at lunch.
The Creative Writing Club would like to thank all performers, staff and students involved in yesterday’s Black History Month Open Mic Poetry Slam. If you enjoyed yesterday and are interested in continuing the positivity, come by the Creative Writing Club today and every Tuesday from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Art room.
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.
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!
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.
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.