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!

 

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