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.


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


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!


Basketball Club will meet today after dismissal.


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.


The Ethics Bowl will NOT meet today.


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!


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


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


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.


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!


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.


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!


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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