AP Review Sessions

The Advanced Academics Department will again offer all DPS students the opportunity for formal review before their May Advanced Placement exams.  Students can select up to two different courses on each date listed based on their individual needs. There is NO cost to attend these sessions.

  • Review Session Dates: April 21 and 28
  • Location:  City of Medicine Academy, 400 Wisteria Ave., 312 Crutchfield Street, Durham
  • Schedule (same for April 21 and 28):  Session 1:   8:30 – 11 a.m.     Lunch Provided    Session 2:   11:30 – 2 p.m.

Please visit the following links to access registration between now and April 13:

 

Daily Announcements–Monday, March 19, 2018

New  Announcements

March is National Women’s History Month–Each year there is a special Theme and women whose lives exemplify that theme are selected as National Honorees.  NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED:Honoring Women Who Fight All Formsof Discrimination Against Women

The 2018 National Women’s History theme presents the opportunity to honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination against women and girls. The theme embodies women working together with strength, tenacity and courage to overcome obstacles and achieve joyful accomplishments.

Dr. Ellen Ochoa, a veteran astronaut, is the 11th director of the Johnson Space Center. She is JSC’s first Hispanic director, and its second female director.

Ochoa joined NASA in 1988 as a research engineer at Ames Research Center and moved to Johnson Space Center in 1990 when she was selected as an astronaut.  She became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1993. She has flown in space four times, logging nearly 1,000 hours in orbit.

Born in California, Ochoa earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from San Diego State University and a master’s degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University.  She is a co-inventor on three patents and author of several technical papers.

Ochoa has been recognized with NASA’s highest award, the Distinguished Service Medal, and the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award for senior executives in the federal government. She has received many other awards and is especially honored to have 5 schools named for her.

 

Recurring  Announcements

Come see Ms. Street or Coach Barnes to purchase a prom ticket. We need that money in soon to make Prom happen! You may pay in installments if you need to.

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Who has the best 3-on-3 basketball team at SCS? Compete for bragging rights as we hold our 1st 3-on-3 tournament fundraiser sponsored by PTSA. Sign up in the office by TODAY, March 19. Entrance fee is $10 per team due April 16.

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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 FOIL-LINED bar wrappers—any brand.

— Aluminum & plastic drink pouches with straws or spouts

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Attention all students, staff and friends: Are you and your family looking to buy and new TV? Well, look no further than this 49 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV that comes with a Roku TV remote. The TV, which is displayed in the cafeteria, can be won by buying a raffle ticket for $5 each or for $20 you can get 5 tickets. All proceeds will go towards the Prom Committee. You can purchase your ticket from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street. The drawing will take place on April 27. A picture and details for the drawing can be found on the SCS Facebook page.

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Any middle or high school interested in participating in Duke Splash, please see Ms. Settle. You will have an opportunity to create your own 4 class schedule to include courses ranging from Pokemon 101 to Intro to Linear Algebra. Registration must be complete by March 31.

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Attention Seniors: Ms. Settle is receiving brand new scholarship opportunities each week. Please don’t miss out on this FREE MONEY by failing to apply. See Ms. Settle and grab this FREE MONEY!

 

 

Daily Announcements–Friday, March 16, 2018

New  Announcements

The Equestrian Club spring trail ride will take place Saturday. We will meet at 12:00 for lunch and the ride should be concluded before it starts to rain. See you at BBar Farms in Hillsborough tomorrow!

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March is National Women’s History Month–Each year there is a special Theme and women whose lives exemplify that theme are selected as National Honorees.  NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED:Honoring Women Who Fight All Formsof Discrimination Against Women

The 2018 National Women’s History theme presents the opportunity to honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination against women and girls. The theme embodies women working together with strength, tenacity and courage to overcome obstacles and achieve joyful accomplishments.

Mille Dunn Veasey was born in Raleigh, NC in January 1918. Ms. Veasey celebrated her 100th birthday this year. Ms. Veasey graduated from Washington High School in Raleigh in 1942 and voluntarily enlisted in what was known as the Women’s Auxiliary Corps, an all black, all female unit. Ms. Veasey said about her enlistment, “I didn’t weigh more than 102 pounds didn’t know how to tie my tie.” After her honorable discharge from the army, she returned to Raleigh and enrolled and graduated from St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh. Mille Veasey was the first female president of Raleigh NAACP. In 2016, President Barack Obama recognized Ms. Veasey for her outstanding service to this nation. When asked this year what she wanted for her birthday, she answered, “Just take me to get ice cream.” Ms. Veasey remained an active member of the St. Augustine Alumni Chapter activities and in her Raleigh community. Millie Dunn Veasey died on March 9, 2018 and we honor her today for her service as a civil rights leader and a military pioneer.

Recurring  Announcements

Yearbook Club will meet TODAY, Friday March 16, 2018 until 5:15 in room 239.

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If you are a rising 9 – 12 grader and you want to take Ms. Street’s media assistant class next year, come by the Cybrary to sign up.

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Attention all Seniors: Please see the revised senior meeting schedules located on the Resource Wall and in Mr. P, Ms. Stefan, and Ms. Black’s classrooms.

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Come see Ms. Street or Coach Barnes to purchase a prom ticket. We need that money in soon to make Prom happen! You may pay in installments if you need to.

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Karaoke Friday will be TODAY during lunch.

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Ms. Settle will be in high school lunch TODAY to assist any high school students who missed their scheduled registration time.

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Bull City Pitch Competition

Attention Durham high school students! Do you have a business idea? Have you been thinking of a creative way to solve a social issue?

Bull City: Pitch is a competition for high school thinkers and dreamers to explore idea generation, entrepreneurship and collaboration.

Test out your entrepreneurial know-how and compete for a chance to win cash prizes (up to $1,000)! You’ll also get a chance to learn about personal finance and basic business finance concepts. And we’ll connect students participating in the final round with professional s to serve as pitch advisors/mentors.

The competition is open to high school students enrolled in Durham County Public Schools. Teams are made up of 2 to 4 students, and must have an adult advisor.

If interested, see Ms. V. Barnes TODAY! The deadline is fast approaching.

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Who has the best 3-on-3 basketball team at SCS? Compete for bragging rights as we hold our 1st 3-on-3 tournament fundraiser sponsored by PTSA. Sign up in the office by March 19. Entrance fee is $10 per team due April 16.

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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 FOIL-LINED bar wrappers—any brand.

— Aluminum & plastic drink pouches with straws or spouts

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Attention all students, staff and friends: Are you and your family looking to buy and new TV? Well, look no further than this 49 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV that comes with a Roku TV remote. The TV, which is displayed in the cafeteria, can be won by buying a raffle ticket for $5 each or for $20 you can get 5 tickets. All proceeds will go towards the Prom Committee. You can purchase your ticket from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street. The drawing will take place on April 27. A picture and details for the drawing can be found on the SCS Facebook page.

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Office of Senator Chad Barefoot is now accepting applications for the North Carolina Senate Page Program. The Page Program is a fun and interactive way for high school students to learn about the inner workings of state government firsthand by spending a week working at the General Assembly. Pages gain valuable experience working in the Senate Chamber, working in individual Senate offices, and meeting lawmakers and fellow students from all parts of North Carolina. More information about the Senate Page Program can be found on Ms. Price’s blog, Facebook or in the main office. The deadline to apply is TODAY, March 16th!

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Any middle or high school interested in participating in Duke Splash, please see Ms. Settle. You will have an opportunity to create your own 4 class schedule to include courses ranging from Pokemon 101 to Intro to Linear Algebra. Registration must be complete by March 31.

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Attention Seniors: Ms. Settle is receiving brand new scholarship opportunities each week. Please don’t miss out on this FREE MONEY by failing to apply. See Ms. Settle and grab this FREE MONEY!

 

Daily Announcements–Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New  Announcements

If you are a rising 9 – 12 grader and you want to take Ms. Street’s media assistant class next year, come by the Cybrary to sign up.

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Attention all Seniors: Please see the revised senior meeting schedules located on the Resource Wall and in Mr. P, Ms. Stefan, and Ms. Black’s classrooms.

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Come see Ms. Street or Coach Barnes to purchase a prom ticket. We need that money in soon to make Prom happen! You may pay in installments if you need to.

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Karaoke Friday will be this Friday during lunch. 

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 Ms. Settle will be in high school lunch this Friday to assist any high school students who missed their scheduled registration time. 

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March is National Women’s History Month–Each year there is a special Theme and women whose lives exemplify that theme are selected as National Honorees.  NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED:Honoring Women Who Fight All Formsof Discrimination Against Women

The 2018 National Women’s History theme presents the opportunity to honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination against women and girls. The theme embodies women working together with strength, tenacity and courage to overcome obstacles and achieve joyful accomplishments.

Statistics professor Nancy L. Glenn was born in Charleston, South Carolina. After graduating from high school, Glenn attended the University of South Carolina where she earned her B.S. degree in mathematics in 1987 and a second B.S. degree in statistics in 1995. Glenn earned her Ph.D. degree in statistics from Rice University in Houston, Texas, in 2002, becoming the first African American to do so. In 2002, Glenn worked as a postdoctoral research associate with the National Security Agency.

After completing her studies, Glenn became an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of South Carolina. Glenn remained at the University of South Carolina until 2007, when she was hired as an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Texas Southern University (TSU) in Houston, Texas.

In 2008, Glenn served as the lead investigator on a research grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Throughout her career, Glenn published many important scientific articles, and participated in several activities outside of her academic requirements. In her role as an educator, she teaches and mentors many undergraduate and graduate students in science-related fields. Glenn works in Houston, Texas.

Recurring  Announcements

Bull City Pitch Competition

Attention Durham high school students! Do you have a business idea? Have you been thinking of a creative way to solve a social issue?

Bull City: Pitch is a competition for high school thinkers and dreamers to explore idea generation, entrepreneurship and collaboration.

Test out your entrepreneurial know-how and compete for a chance to win cash prizes (up to $1,000)! You’ll also get a chance to learn about personal finance and basic business finance concepts. And we’ll connect students participating in the final round with professional s to serve as pitch advisors/mentors.

The competition is open to high school students enrolled in Durham County Public Schools. Teams are made up of 2 to 4 students, and must have an adult advisor.

 

If interested, see Ms. V. Barnes TODAY! The deadline is fast approaching.

 

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Who has the best 3-on-3 basketball team at SCS? Compete for bragging rights as we hold our 1st 3-on-3 tournament fundraiser sponsored by PTSA. Sign up in the office by March 19. Entrance fee is $10 per team due April 16.

 

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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 FOIL-LINED bar wrappers—any brand.

— Aluminum & plastic drink pouches with straws or spouts

 

Thank you in advance for your participation!

 

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All 8th grade students who plan to participate in the Emily K program, applications are due to Ms. Settle by March 14.

 

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Attention all students, staff and friends: Are you and your family looking to buy and new TV? Well, look no further than this 49 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV that comes with a Roku TV remote. The TV, which is displayed in the cafeteria, can be won by buying a raffle ticket for $5 each or for $20 you can get 5 tickets. All proceeds will go towards the Prom Committee. You can purchase your ticket from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street. The drawing will take place on April 27. A picture and details for the drawing can be found on the SCS Facebook page.

 

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Office of Senator Chad Barefoot is now accepting applications for the North Carolina Senate Page Program. The Page Program is a fun and interactive way for high school students to learn about the inner workings of state government firsthand by spending a week working at the General Assembly. Pages gain valuable experience working in the Senate Chamber, working in individual Senate offices, and meeting lawmakers and fellow students from all parts of North Carolina. More information about the Senate Page Program can be found on Ms. Price’s blog, Facebook or in the main office. The deadline to apply is March 16th!

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Any middle or high school interested in participating in Duke Splash, please see Ms. Settle. You will have an opportunity to create your own 4 class schedule to include courses ranging from Pokemon 101 to Intro to Linear Algebra. Registration must be complete by March 31.

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Attention Seniors: Ms. Settle is receiving brand new scholarship opportunities each week. Please don’t miss out on this FREE MONEY by failing to apply. See Ms. Settle and grab this FREE MONEY!

 

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, March 13, 2018

New  Announcements

Bull City Pitch Competition

Attention Durham high school students! Do you have a business idea? Have you been thinking of a creative way to solve a social issue?

Bull City: Pitch is a competition for high school thinkers and dreamers to explore idea generation, entrepreneurship and collaboration.

Test out your entrepreneurial know-how and compete for a chance to win cash prizes (up to $1,000)! You’ll also get a chance to learn about personal finance and basic business finance concepts. And we’ll connect students participating in the final round with professional s to serve as pitch advisors/mentors.

The competition is open to high school students enrolled in Durham County Public Schools. Teams are made up of 2 to 4 students, and must have an adult advisor.

If interested, see Ms. V. Barnes TODAY! The deadline is fast approaching.

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There will be a YMA & YWE meeting TODAY afterschool until 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

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All 10th grade students please go to the cafeteria at the start of 2nd period to complete your 2018-2019 class registration forms. Please bring your computers!

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Basketball Club will meet today after dismissal.

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Who has the best 3-on-3 basketball team at SCS? Compete for bragging rights as we hold our 1st 3-on-3 tournament fundraiser sponsored by PTSA. Sign up in the office by March 19. Entrance fee is $10 per team due April 16.

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The Ethics Bowl will NOT meet today.

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March is National Women’s History Month–Each year there is a special Theme and women whose lives exemplify that theme are selected as National Honorees.  NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED:Honoring Women Who Fight All Formsof Discrimination Against Women

The 2018 National Women’s History theme presents the opportunity to honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination against women and girls. The theme embodies women working together with strength, tenacity and courage to overcome obstacles and achieve joyful accomplishments.

Today we honor Trina Robbins who famously became the very first female artist to draw Wonder Woman for DC Comics in 1986, and revisited Wonder Woman in 1996 with Colleen Doran in “The Once and Future Story” in 1998.   In 1970, Robbins produced the very first all-woman comic book, “It Ain’t me, Babe.”  In 1972 she was one of the founding mothers of “Wimmin’s Comix,” the longest-lasting women’s anthology comic book. (1972 – 1992). Robbins has been writing the comic book adventures of Honey West, notable as being one of popular fiction’s first female private detectives. Her work in underground and mainstream comics goes back to the 1960s and she was also named the second honoree in the Wizard World Hall of Legends, a new initiative to celebrate the artists, writers and insiders who have built the industry and those continue the traditions.

Recurring  Announcements

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 FOIL-LINED bar wrappers—any brand.

— Aluminum & plastic drink pouches with straws or spouts

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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An Army Recruiter will be on campus during high school lunch on March 13 for any interested students.

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All 8th grade students who plan to participate in the Emily K program, applications are due to Ms. Settle by March 14.

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Attention all students, staff and friends: Are you and your family looking to buy and new TV? Well, look no further than this 49 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV that comes with a Roku TV remote. The TV, which is displayed in the cafeteria, can be won by buying a raffle ticket for $5 each or for $20 you can get 5 tickets. All proceeds will go towards the Prom Committee. You can purchase your ticket from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street. The drawing will take place on April 27. A picture and details for the drawing can be found on the SCS Facebook page.

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Office of Senator Chad Barefoot is now accepting applications for the North Carolina Senate Page Program. The Page Program is a fun and interactive way for high school students to learn about the inner workings of state government firsthand by spending a week working at the General Assembly. Pages gain valuable experience working in the Senate Chamber, working in individual Senate offices, and meeting lawmakers and fellow students from all parts of North Carolina. More information about the Senate Page Program can be found on Ms. Price’s blog, Facebook or in the main office. The deadline to apply is March 16th!

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Any middle or high school interested in participating in Duke Splash, please see Ms. Settle. You will have an opportunity to create your own 4 class schedule to include courses ranging from Pokemon 101 to Intro to Linear Algebra. Registration must be complete by March 31.

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Attention Seniors: Ms. Settle is receiving brand new scholarship opportunities each week. Please don’t miss out on this FREE MONEY by failing to apply. See Ms. Settle and grab this FREE MONEY!

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All Seniors: Please make note of your mandatory senior meeting time posted in Ms. Black’s room, Mr. P’s room, Ms. Stefan’s room, on the Resource Wall, and on the high school wall near Ms. Barnes’ room. Ms. Settle expects to see you in her office on time.

 

Daily Announcements–Monday, March 12, 2018

New  Announcements

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 FOIL-LINED bar wrappers—any brand.

— Aluminum & plastic drink pouches with straws or spouts

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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March is National Women’s History Month–Each year there is a special Theme and women whose lives exemplify that theme are selected as National Honorees.  NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED:Honoring Women Who Fight All Formsof Discrimination Against Women

The 2018 National Women’s History theme presents the opportunity to honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination against women and girls. The theme embodies women working together with strength, tenacity and courage to overcome obstacles and achieve joyful accomplishments.

Ava DuVernay is a director, producer and screenwriter whose highly-anticipated movie, “A Wrinkle in Time,” has earned her recognition as the first African-American woman to direct a film with a budget over $100 million.

But unlike many directors who got their start in the industry with film school and assistant positions, DuVernay’s journey has been far from traditional.

“When people tell [my story], it’s about race and gender — ‘black woman director’ — but my story’s also really about age, because I didn’t pick up a camera until I was 32,” she tells Refinery29.

Instead of going to film school, DuVernay went to the University of California, Los Angeles and majored in English and African-American studies. Initially, she set her sights on a career in journalism, but an internship at CBS News quickly changed her trajectory.

“For me to pick up a camera as a black woman who did not go to film school — this is a testament to whatever path you’re on right now is not necessarily the path you have to stay on,” DuVernay tells Refinery29. “If you’re on a path that’s not the one that you want to be on, you can also pivot, and you can also move, and age doesn’t make a difference, race, gender. It’s about putting one step in front of another, about forward movement to where you wanna be.”

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An Army Recruiter will be on campus during high school lunch on March 13 for any interested students.

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All 8th grade students who plan to participate in the Emily K program, applications are due to Ms. Settle by March 14.

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Today SCS will follow the 2-Hour Early Release Schedule.

 

Recurring  Announcements

Attention all students, staff and friends: Are you and your family looking to buy and new TV? Well, look no further than this 49 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV that comes with a Roku TV remote. The TV, which is displayed in the cafeteria, can be won by buying a raffle ticket for $5 each or for $20 you can get 5 tickets. All proceeds will go towards the Prom Committee. You can purchase your ticket from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street. The drawing will take place on April 27. A picture and details for the drawing can be found on the SCS Facebook page.

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Office of Senator Chad Barefoot is now accepting applications for the North Carolina Senate Page Program. The Page Program is a fun and interactive way for high school students to learn about the inner workings of state government firsthand by spending a week working at the General Assembly. Pages gain valuable experience working in the Senate Chamber, working in individual Senate offices, and meeting lawmakers and fellow students from all parts of North Carolina. More information about the Senate Page Program can be found on Ms. Price’s blog, Facebook or in the main office. The deadline to apply is March 16th!

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Calling all staff, teachers, cafeteria workers, and custodians…Last call for pictures for the Who’s My Staff/Teacher Contest. Please submit pictures to Ms. Black in room 115 or email. We’re looking for elementary, middle or high school pictures or photos. Submit no later than Thursday, March 8.

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Any middle or high school interested in participating in Duke Splash, please see Ms. Settle. You will have an opportunity to create your own 4 class schedule to include courses ranging from Pokemon 101 to Intro to Linear Algebra. Registration must be complete by March 31.

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Attention Seniors: Ms. Settle is receiving brand new scholarship opportunities each week. Please don’t miss out on this FREE MONEY by failing to apply. See Ms. Settle and grab this FREE MONEY!

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All Seniors: Please make note of your mandatory senior meeting time posted in Ms. Black’s room, Mr. P’s room, Ms. Stefan’s room, on the Resource Wall, and on the high school wall near Ms. Barnes’ room. Ms. Settle expects to see you in her office on time.

Weekly Message–March 12-19, 2018

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of March 12, 2018 and March 19, 2018.

Senior meetings will continue through March 13, please encourage your student to attend.

In-house high school registration begins Monday, March 12.  Mrs. Settle will meet with all rising seniors on Monday, rising juniors on Tuesday, rising sophomores on Wednesday, and rising freshman on Thursday.  Your student will come home with a print out of their selections on the same day of their registration.  Please look over these forms, make corrections, sign and return by Friday.  If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Settle.

All seniors, please make sure Mrs. Settle receives a copy of your college admission letters as well as your scholarship/award letters.  If students do not wish to be recognized school-wide, please tell them to inform Mrs. Settle when they turn in their documentation.

Compete for bragging rights as we hold our first 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Fundraiser sponsored by PTSA (to help fund an exciting School Lock-In Event that has been requested by students). Prizes awarded to the winner! The tournament will be held on April 18 at 3:00 p.m.  Team entrance fee is $10 and is due by April 16. Teams must sign-up by Monday, March 19.  Spectator fee will be $2 per person payable at the door. If you have any questions, contact Coach Barnes.

Office of Senator Chad Barefoot is now accepting applications for the North Carolina Senate Page Program. The Page Program is a fun and interactive way for high school students to learn about the inner workings of state government firsthand by spending a week working at the General Assembly. More information about the Senate Page Program can be found on Ms. Price’s blog, Facebook or in the main office. The deadline to apply is March 16!

Please mark your calendars for our annual SCSFest which will be held on Thursday, April 19 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Students from all elective classes will have their work showcased and we will also hold a Financial Reality Fair and General PTSA meeting for parents.

It’s hard to believe that we are almost ¾ of the way through the school year.  As we gear up for spring testing, we’d like to remind you that state testing will begin on May 24th and continue through May 31st for most students.  All teacher-made and district Spanish exams will begin on the 31st and end on June 6th.   The anticipated dates are for most students and for most accommodations.  Some students with accommodations may have an altered schedule in order to meet their needs.

Also, 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.

The end of 3rd quarter and intersession break are fast approaching. The end of the quarter is Monday, March 19.  Intersession runs March 20 – April 6. Remember that teachers will be unavailable during the break. The office will be open March 20 – 29 during our normal hours  (8:15 – 4:45).  We will be closed March 30 – April 6. Students and teachers return to school on Monday, April 9. You will receive the next Sunday message on April 5.

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

Daily Announcements–Thursday, March 8, 2018

 

New  Announcements

Attention all students, staff and friends: Are you and your family looking to buy and new TV? Well, look no further than this 49 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV that comes with a Roku TV remote. The TV, which is displayed in the cafeteria, can be won by buying a raffle ticket for $5 each or for $20 you can get 5 tickets. All proceeds will go towards the Prom Committee. You can purchase your ticket from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street. The drawing will take place on April 27. A picture and details for the drawing can be found on the SCS Facebook page.

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Yearbook Club will meet TODAY until 5:15 p.m. in room 239. See Ms. Bridges if you have any questions.

 

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Reminder Seniors—Your Cap & Gown pictures will take place tomorrow in the big gym. Please pick up your appointment time from Mr. Pantoja during his 1st & 2nd period.

 

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There is NO Interact Club meeting today.

 

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March is National Women’s History Month–Each year there is a special Theme and women whose lives exemplify that theme are selected as National Honorees.  NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED:Honoring Women Who Fight All Formsof Discrimination Against Women

The 2018 National Women’s History theme presents the opportunity to honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination against women and girls. The theme embodies women working together with strength, tenacity and courage to overcome obstacles and achieve joyful accomplishments.

Venus and Serena Williams are icons of discipline and success as they have together and separately set records for wins in the sport of tennis; both nationally and internationally. As we celebrate National Women’s History Month is befitting to note the accomplishments of these two professional American tennis players. Venus Williams is a 7-time Grand Slam Title Winner in singles and Serena Williams is a 23-time Grand Slam Title Winner. They are the first two players, female or male, to play in 4 consecutive Grand Slam Doubles Titles. Both players have also won 4 gold medals at the Summer Olympic Games.

Most recently, Venus and Serena Williams have invested and committed to helping children and families by giving back to their hometown of Compton, California in a huge way. The two have created the Williams Sister Fund and with this will launch the opening of the Yetunde Price Resource Center. The Center will be a Community Service Center that will connect Residents affected by violence with service providers. The Center is named after their eldest sister, who was killed by gun violence. In addition to the Resource Center, two tennis courts will be refurbished and dedicated in the Williams’ sister honor.

Venus Williams, a new mother, will play her first comeback match today and will mark International Women’s Day. Let us celebrate the contributions today on International Women’s Day—and everyday.

 

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Recurring  Announcements

See you at French Club on TODAY until 5:15. Be sure to check Google Classroom for a very important announcement.

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Office of Senator Chad Barefoot is now accepting applications for the North Carolina Senate Page Program. The Page Program is a fun and interactive way for high school students to learn about the inner workings of state government firsthand by spending a week working at the General Assembly. Pages gain valuable experience working in the Senate Chamber, working in individual Senate offices, and meeting lawmakers and fellow students from all parts of North Carolina. More information about the Senate Page Program can be found on Ms. Price’s blog, Facebook or in the main office. The deadline to apply is March 16th!

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Calling all staff, teachers, cafeteria workers, and custodians…Last call for pictures for the Who’s My Staff/Teacher Contest. Please submit pictures to Ms. Black in room 115 or email. We’re looking for elementary, middle or high school pictures or photos. Submit no later than Thursday, March 8.

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Any middle or high school interested in participating in Duke Splash, please see Ms. Settle. You will have an opportunity to create your own 4 class schedule to include courses ranging from Pokemon 101 to Intro to Linear Algebra. Registration must be complete by March 31.

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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.

— Toothpaste tubes/caps, Toothbrushes, Floss containers, Outer packaging for all

— Hair, skin, cosmetic: 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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Attention Seniors: Ms. Settle is receiving brand new scholarship opportunities each week. Please don’t miss out on this FREE MONEY by failing to apply. See Ms. Settle and grab this FREE MONEY!

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All Seniors: Please make note of your mandatory senior meeting time posted in Ms. Black’s room, Mr. P’s room, Ms. Stefan’s room, on the Resource Wall, and on the high school wall near Ms. Barnes’ room. Ms. Settle expects to see you in her office on time.

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On Friday, we will have another free throw contest during your lunch. It’s only $1 to hit as many as you can in a row.

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There will be a Prom Committee meeting TODAY this week during high school lunch.

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There will be a Jr. YMA meeting on TODAY in Mr. Marshall’s room.

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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.

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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.

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