Daily Announcements–Tuesday, July 31, 2018

New Announcements for Students

Students & Staff—The SCS Walking/Running Club meets on Mondays & Wednesdays until 5:00 p.m. Come out and get yourself that little bit of exercise and enjoy yourself. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Sims or Mr. Cousins.

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Reminder that the Gender and Sexuality Alliance will meet in the Cybrary after school until 5:00 p.m. TODAY. All are welcome.

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Students, this is a reminder that the 2019 Spring Break Trip to Hawaii interest meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. TODAY in the Cybrary. If you have any questions or your parents will not be able to attend, please contact Ms. Sims.

Recurring Announcements for Students

Basketball Club starts TODAY (July 31) until 5:30 p.m. Bring your game!

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Highly motivated juniors and seniors who would like to learn about what employers are looking for in a job interview and possibly getting a job, please see Coach Barnes immediately for a unique opportunity that will take place on Wednesday. Limited spots available.

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There will be a Prom Committee meeting TODAY in the Cybrary for all who are interested during high school lunch. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Street or Coach Barnes.

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There will be a mandatory YMA & Jr. YMA meeting on Wednesday, August 1 until 5:45 p.m. Make sure you wear your t-shirts and that your ride picks you up on time.

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Students, if you are amazed by space travel, intrigued by airplanes and helicopters or even if you are amused by drones, then the Aviation Club may be for you. Students in middle an high school, if you would like to join the Gryphon Aviation Club please come by the front office for more information for more exciting news.

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Art Club will hold an interest meeting on Wednesday, August 1 after school until 5:00 p.m. in room 224.

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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. Some example items for collection are:

—drink pouches

—snack wrappings with silver linings

—Lil’ Bites

—toothpaste tubes

—assorted cosmetic containers

—etc.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Enter the PTSA T-Shirt Contest!

The details:

  • The contest will run from Monday, July 23, 2018 – Friday, August 3, 2018 (2 weeks)
  • Please turn your designs into Mrs. Rathbone (with your name on the back of the paper)
  • You can create more than one design for entry into the contest
  • The design can be created on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper
  • The SCS maze must be incorporated in the design if you do not use our school name in your design
  • No Profanity
  • No Nudity
  • No copyrighted images
  • There are no color limits in the design

There is also a contest just for a senior T-shirt design, so seniors…create your designs for the class of 2019!

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We will be having our first PBIS celebration at the end of the 1st Quarter.  You must display positive behavior throughout the school to attend.  If you receive ISS, OSS or Saturday Detention, you will not be able to attend.

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Attention All Middle Schoolers!!!  The Back 2 School Dance presented by Jr. YMA will be held on Friday, August 3rd from 4pm to 6:30pm in the gym.  The cost of the dance is $5.  Refreshments can be purchased as well.  You may in advance or at the door.  See Coach Barnes for more details.

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Attention Juniors & Seniors—the 2019 Prom will be here before you know it! Those who attended last year remember how great a night it was. So don’t wait until the last minute to purchase your tickets. Starting Monday, July 23, you can purchase a single ticket for $60 and a couples ticket for $110. The regular cost will be $70 and $130 respectively. Take advantage of this deal through the end of August. After that, the prices will go up! See Coach Barnes or Ms. Street to order your tickets!

 

 

Weekly Message–July 30 – August 3, 2018

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of July 30.

The website has been updated with all staff members’ names and email addresses. We are currently adding links to all teacher websites also.  You can find this information on the front page of the scs.dpsnc.net site under the About Us tab at the top of the page. Click on The SCS Team.

PTSA is sponsoring a T-shirt design contest! There will be a special Senior T-shirt contest also. The same details apply.

  • The contest will run through Friday, August 3, 2018 (2 weeks)
  • Please turn your designs into Mrs. Rathbone (with your name on the back of the paper)
  • You can create more than one design for entry into the contest
  • The design can be created on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper
  • The SCS maze must be incorporated in the design if you do not use our school name in your design
  • No Profanity
  • No Nudity
  • No copyrighted images
  • There are no color limits in the design

It’s time to start collecting your Box Tops again! Remember to collect and bring in your box tops. Label your baggie of box tops with your name and your homeroom teacher’s name. The drop off box is in the main office.

We will hold our first middle school dance of the year on Friday, August 3 4:30 – 6:30 in the gym. This is open to any student in grades 6-8.  Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from Coach Barnes in advance or at the door. Concessions will be sold during the dance. The dance is sponsored by Jr. YMA.

Mark your calendars for Curriculum Night which will be held on Thursday, August 9 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  We will have our first General PTSA meeting of the year and parents will follow their children’s schedules and meet all of the teachers.

Other upcoming dates to note:  Fall pictures for grades 6-11 will take place on August 10.  Ordering envelopes will come home soon. Our first PLC Early Release Day is August 15 and school will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.   Progress Reports will come home on August 16. August 22 is a Teacher Workday and school will be closed on this date for students.

DPS Community Education is accepting applications for our Middle School Before School Program. Pick up an application from the main office, Ms. V. Barnes, or see my blog. The Before School Program opens daily at 6:30 a.m.

Have a great evening from everyone at SCS where we practice the 4 C’s—Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community.

Daily Announcements–Friday, July 27, 2018

New Announcements for Students

Today in the cafeteria during lunch will be our first Karaoke Friday for the year!  Even better, the first one is on Coach Barnes!!! If you would like to sing or request a song it will be free today only. Karaoke Fridays is being brought to you by the Prom Committee.

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Students, if you are amazed by space travel, intrigued by airplanes and helicopters or even if you are amused by drones, then the Aviation Club may be for you. Students in middle an high school, if you would like to join the Gryphon Aviation Club please come by the front office for more information for more exciting news.

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Art Club will hold an interest meeting on Wednesday, August 1 after school until 5:00 p.m. in room 224.

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Ultimate Frisbee Club will hold an interest meeting on Monday, July 30 after school until 5:00 p.m. in room  224.

 

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Keep our Earth healthy! Students & staff are reminded to recycle & terra-cycle using the available bins in the front lobby and the cafeteria. Some example items for collection are:

—drink pouches

—snack wrappings with silver linings

—Lil’ Bites

—toothpaste tubes

—assorted cosmetic containers

—etc.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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French Club interest meeting will take place Monday, July 30 in room 237 until 5:00 p.m. See you there!

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Anyone interested in practicing storytelling, singing, songwriting, comedy, poetry, or rap…the Writing Club will have an interest meeting Monday, July 30. The Writing Club is led by Mr. Lucas and meets in room 224.

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Enter the PTSA T-Shirt Contest!

The details:

  • The contest will run from Monday, July 23, 2018 – Friday, August 3, 2018 (2 weeks)
  • Please turn your designs into Mrs. Rathbone (with your name on the back of the paper)
  • You can create more than one design for entry into the contest
  • The design can be created on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper
  • The SCS maze must be incorporated in the design if you do not use our school name in your design
  • No Profanity
  • No Nudity
  • No copyrighted images
  • There are no color limits in the design

There is also a contest just for a senior T-shirt design, so seniors…create your designs for the class of 2019!

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Seniors, this is a reminder that your Senior Portraits are Friday, July 27th.  See your homeroom teacher for your appointment time.

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Are you a visual learner?  Do you notice tiny details easily or even have a photographic memory?

Are you good at matching colors, tones, and textures?  Do you like to collaborate with others in a family atmosphere?

If so, consider joining Ms. Hinton’s Middle School Puzzle Club in Room 246 where we will assemble puzzles together every Thursday from 4:15 to 5:00 pm.  We may also try some board games as well.  Please make sure transportation is provided by 5p.m.

The interest meeting is July 26th at 4:15 in Room 246

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We will be having our first PBIS celebration at the end of the 1st Quarter.  You must display positive behavior throughout the school to attend.  If you receive ISS, OSS or Saturday Detention, you will not be able to attend.

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Attention All Middle Schoolers!!!  The Back 2 School Dance presented by Jr. YMA will be held on Friday, August 3rd from 4pm to 6:30pm in the gym.  The cost of the dance is $5.  Refreshments can be purchased as well.  You may in advance or at the door.  See Coach Barnes for more details.

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Come to the interest meeting for Battle of the Books Thursday, July 26 afterschool in the Cybrary until 5:00 pm. Both high school and middle school clubs will meet that day! See Ms. Street with questions.

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Attention Juniors & Seniors—the 2019 Prom will be here before you know it! Those who attended last year remember how great a night it was. So don’t wait until the last minute to purchase your tickets. Starting Monday, July 23, you can purchase a single ticket for $60 and a couples ticket for $110. The regular cost will be $70 and $130 respectively. Take advantage of this deal through the end of August. After that, the prices will go up! See Coach Barnes or Ms. Street to order your tickets!

 

 

Weekly Message–July 23-27, 2018

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of July 23.

Interest meetings for clubs are beginning this week. Please check my blog for the Daily Announcements and the SCS website calendar for meeting dates. After all clubs have been finalized, we will publish a meeting schedule for the year.

PTSA is sponsoring a T-shirt design contest! There will be a special Senior T-shirt contest also. The same details apply.

  • The contest will run from Monday, July 23, 2018 – Friday, August 3, 2018 (2 weeks)
  • Please turn your designs into Mrs. Rathbone (with your name on the back of the paper)
  • You can create more than one design for entry into the contest
  • The design can be created on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper
  • The SCS maze must be incorporated in the design if you do not use our school name in your design
  • No Profanity
  • No Nudity
  • No copyrighted images
  • There are no color limits in the design

 

There will be a mandatory meeting for Seniors and their parents on Thursday, July 26 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Please contact Ms. Settle or Ms. V. Barnes with questions.

Senior Portraits will be taken on Friday, July 27 beginning at 9:15 a.m.

We will hold our first middle school dance of the year on Friday, August 3 4:30 – 6:30 in the gym. This is open to any student in grades 6-8.  Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from Coach Barnes in advance or at the door. The dance is sponsored by Jr. YMA.

Mark your calendars for Curriculum Night which will be held on Thursday, August 9 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  We will have our first General PTSA meeting of the year and parents will follow their children’s schedules and meet all of the teachers.

DPS Community Education is accepting applications for our Middle School Before School Program. Pick up an application from the main office, Ms. V. Barnes, or see my blog. The Before School Program opens daily at 6:30 a.m.

We spent the first hour of each day last week reviewing SCS expectations and building community. All students received a copy of the SCS Student/Parent Handbook and the Technology Handbook. Please review these documents with your child and return the signature pages to school.

Have a great evening from everyone at SCS where we practice the 4 C’s—Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community.

Daily Announcements–Friday, July 20, 2018

New Announcements for Students

There will be an interest meeting for Walking/Running Club Monday, July 23 until 5:00 p.m.  See Ms. Sims or Mr. Cousins for more information.

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Any Seniors that would like to apply for early release or late arrival, please pick up an application at the main office. The last day to turn in a completed application to Ms. Settle is July 25.

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The first YMA Executive Board meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 25 for 4:15 – 5:30 pm in Mr. Marshall’s room. This meeting is for only officers and seniors only. See senior Jalen Bullock or Coach Barnes with questions.

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All students who want to discuss issues, want a place to be yourself, or plan events like a trip to the pride parade, come to the Gender and Sexuality Alliance interest meeting after school Tuesday, July 24 until 5:00 pm in the Cybrary. See Ms. Stefan or Ms. Street with questions.

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Come to the interest meeting for Battle of the Books Thursday, July 26 afterschool in the Cybrary until 5:00 pm. Both high school and middle school clubs will meet that day! See Ms. Street with questions.

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There will be a Prom Committee interest meeting on Tuesday, July 24 until 5:00 pm in the Cybrary. This meeting is open only to Juniors and Seniors. See Coach Barnes or Ms. Street with questions.

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Attention Juniors & Seniors—the 2019 Prom will be here before you know it! Those who attended last year remember how great a night it was. So don’t wait until the last minute to purchase your tickets. Starting Monday, July 23, you can purchase a single ticket for $60 and a couples ticket for $110. The regular cost will be $70 and $130 respectively. Take advantage of this deal through the end of August. After that, the prices will go up! See Coach Barnes or Ms. Street to order your tickets!

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Applications for Free/Reduced lunch are in the main office. You must complete an application each year even if you received free/reduced lunch last school year. Please get these completed and returned to the cafeteria as soon as possible.

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Students with bus questions should see Ms. Bugg in the main office.

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Daily Announcements–Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Recurring Announcements for Students

Applications for Free/Reduced lunch are in the main office. You must complete an application each year even if you received free/reduced lunch last school year. Please get these completed and returned to the cafeteria as soon as possible.

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Students with bus questions should see Ms. Bugg in the main office.

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Students will have the opportunity to complete Schedule Change Request Forms at the laptop stations during lunches all week. If requesting a change to your schedule, please remember only ONE request will be processed. A request does not guarantee a change in your schedule and Ms. Settle will contact you once a decision is made.

 

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, July 17, 2018

New Announcements for Students

Applications for Free/Reduced lunch are in the main office. You must complete an application each year even if you received free/reduced lunch last school year. Please get these completed and returned to the cafeteria as soon as possible.

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Students with bus questions should see Ms. Bugg in the main office.

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Students will have the opportunity to complete Schedule Change Request Forms at the laptop stations during lunches all week.

Weekly Message–July 16-20, 2018

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of July 16.

We’re looking forward to seeing all of our students for the first day of school tomorrow, Monday, July 16.  School begins at 9:00 a.m. and drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m. in the carpool line at the front of the school.  Carpool maps are posted on the website and Facebook to explain how carpool works for new families.

We will have staff members available to assist students with getting to their classes when they arrive and assisting them with changing classes throughout the day.

For students who have bus questions, we will call students at designated times to work out any bus issues and communicate with parents to ensure that all students know their transportation arrangements.

For students who have scheduling issues, we will have staff members available to assist them also. The Schedule Change Request Form is electronic this year and will go live tomorrow. Laptop stations will be available during lunch periods for students who choose to request a change. The counselors will be available to assist. Our goal is to make sure that students have as smooth an opening as possible!

Forms to apply for free and reduced lunch may be picked up in the cafeteria and main office. Remember that you must complete these forms at the beginning of each school year even if you qualified last year.

This is a reminder to 7th grade parents that you must provide us with updated immunization records for your child. Students entering 7th grade are required to have the Tdap and meningococcal vaccines. If you have questions about these vaccines, please contact our school nurse, Nurse Snyder.

Students must have paid their $35 technology fee and returned their signed technology agreement before being issued a laptop. Teachers will explain and distribute the student handbook and technology agreement this week.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the PTSA table during Open House and joined PTSA!  We still need your help! We have openings on the Board for a treasurer and secretary. There are many other ways to get involved also. If you are interested in serving, please complete the contact form at https://scsptsa.wordpress.com/contact/ on the PTSA blog or email directly at ptsa4scs@gmail.com.

DPS Community Education is accepting applications for our Middle School Before School Program. Pick up an application from the main office, Ms. V. Barnes, or see my blog. The Before School Program opens daily at 6:30 a.m.

Our website has been updated.  Always check our website, my blog—Price’s Write—, our Facebook page, and Twitter for frequent updates about what’s going on at SCS.

Get lots of rest to prepare for tomorrow and have a great evening from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4c’s—Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Community.

Weekly Message–July 9-13, 2018

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of July 9 and important information about the opening of school.

We will host Open House on Wednesday, July 11.  New students and their families are welcome to attend from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  We have sessions for rising 9th graders and rising 6th graders and all other new students. Both sessions start promptly at 12:00 p.m.  Parents are welcome to stay. For our returning families, you are welcome to drop in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. to pick up schedules and visit classrooms. Representatives from Transportation, Child Nutrition Services, AIG, PTSA, & the Before-School Program will be on hand to answer any questions. You may pay your supply fee and pay for parking passes during Open House if you would like.

If you can’t make it to Open House and would like to pick up your child’s schedule, you may do so on Thursday or Friday during regular office hours, 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Our PTSA President, Ms. Tanisha Davis, and Vice-President, Ms. Aja Purnell-Mitchell, are ready to lead our dynamic parent, teacher and student group this year. They need your help! We have openings on the Board for a treasurer and secretary. There are many other ways to get involved also. If you are interested in serving, please stop by the PTSA table during Open House or complete the contact form at https://scsptsa.wordpress.com/contact/ on the PTSA blog or email directly at ptsa4scs@gmail.com.

The first day of school is Monday, July 16.  School begins at 9:00 a.m. and drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m. in the carpool line at the front of the school.  Maps are available during Open House and will be posted on the website and Facebook to explain how carpool works for new families.

Our website has been updated.  Always check our website, my blog—Price’s Write, our Facebook page, and Twitter for frequent updates about what’s going on at SCS.

Have a great evening from everyone at SCS where we practice the 4 C’s—Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community.