Daily Announcements–Friday, November 30, 2018

New Announcements for Students

All Latin-x high school juniors interested in medical careers should apply to the Scholar Academy for Latin-x’s United for Diversity. Students accepted into this program will spend 2 Saturdays a month over next semester meeting with bilingual health care professionals; engaging with Duke University Medical Scholars, and participating in STEM demonstrations. Applications are due December 5. Please see the High School Resource Wall or Ms. Settle’s website for the link to the application.

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Jr. YMA will be hosting a clothing drive. This is the season for giving, so in that spirit, if you can spare any new or gently used items to help keep someone less fortunate warm in these cold days, then please donate. We are asking for items such as coats, jackets, gloves, scarves, etc. Please see Mr. Marshall if you have questions.

Recurring Announcements for Students

Math Counts will meet until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4 in Ms. Long’s room.

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The Winter Formal is quickly approaching you can purchase tickets from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street for $25. SCS students can purchase tickets at the door for $30. The Winter Formal committee will need volunteers to help with decorations next Friday afterschool. If you would like to help, let us know.

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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. Students remember to collect your items from lunch and recycle them too! Some example items for collection are:

— Hair, skin, cosmetic: ALL bottles, caps, tubes, sprays, triggers, jars, lip balm tubes, ALL make up containers, eye/lip pencils, etc.

— All FOIL-LINED bar wrappers—any brand.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Any senior who has been admitted to any college or university or enlisted in the Armed Services, please see Ms. Settle.

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NC State will hold their annual VET Day for aspiring veterinarians on December 8 from 10 – 3:30. Registration must be complete by November 30 to participate in this FREE event. See the high school resource wall for more information.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

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Daily Announcements–Wednesday, November 28, 2018

New Announcements for Students

Math Counts will meet until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4 in Ms. Long’s room.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

The Winter Formal is quickly approaching you can purchase tickets from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street for $25. SCS students can purchase tickets at the door for $30. The Winter Formal committee will need volunteers to help with decorations next Friday afterschool. If you would like to help, let us know.

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There will be a Jr. YMA and YMA meeting TODAY. Everyone needs to be dressed up tomorrow as well. There will be step practice as well tomorrow until 6:00 p.m.  Your dues are due by December 14.

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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. Students remember to collect your items from lunch and recycle them too! Some example items for collection are:

Hair, skin, cosmetic: ALL bottles, caps, tubes, sprays, triggers, jars, lip balm tubes, ALL make up containers, eye/lip pencils, etc.

All FOIL-LINED bar wrappers—any brand.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Any senior who has been admitted to any college or university or enlisted in the Armed Services, please see Ms. Settle.

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NC State will hold their annual VET Day for aspiring veterinarians on December 8 from 10 – 3:30. Registration must be complete by November 30 to participate in this FREE event. See the high school resource wall for more information.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

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Daily Announcements–Tuesday, November 27, 2018

 

New Announcements for Students

Congratulations to Riley Pothier on his admission to Eastern Kentucky University and Western Carolina University.

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Dancers please see Ms. Barfield in room 217 today. We will have Dance Club today.

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The Winter Formal is quickly approaching you can purchase tickets from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street for $25. SCS students can purchase tickets at the door for $30. The Winter Formal committee will need volunteers to help with decorations next Friday afterschool. If you would like to help, let us know.

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There will be a Jr. YMA and YMA meeting tomorrow. Everyone needs to be dressed up tomorrow as well. There will be step practice as well tomorrow until 6:00 p.m.  Your dues are due by December 14.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

There will be no Science Olympiad meeting this Tuesday.

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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. Students remember to collect your items from lunch and recycle them too! Some example items for collection are:

Hair, skin, cosmetic: ALL bottles, caps, tubes, sprays, triggers, jars, lip balm tubes, ALL make up containers, eye/lip pencils, etc.

All FOIL-LINED bar wrappers—any brand.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Any senior who has been admitted to any college or university or enlisted in the Armed Services, please see Ms. Settle.

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NC State will hold their annual VET Day for aspiring veterinarians on December 8 from 10 – 3:30. Registration must be complete by November 30 to participate in this FREE event. See the high school resource wall for more information.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

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Daily Announcements–Monday, November 26, 2018

New Announcements for Students

There will be no Science Olympiad meeting this Tuesday.

 

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. Students remember to collect your items from lunch and recycle them too! Some example items for collection are:

Hair, skin, cosmetic: ALL bottles, caps, tubes, sprays, triggers, jars, lip balm tubes, ALL make up containers, eye/lip pencils, etc.

All FOIL-LINED bar wrappers—any brand.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Any senior who has been admitted to any college or university or enlisted in the Armed Services, please see Ms. Settle.

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NC State will hold their annual VET Day for aspiring veterinarians on December 8 from 10 – 3:30. Registration must be complete by November 30 to participate in this FREE event. See the high school resource wall for more information.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

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The 2018 Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal hosted by the Prom Committee/YMA will be held December 8 in the gym from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The cost will be $25 per person and your guest must be a current student in high school.  Light refreshments will be served. You must be a freshman or sophomore to purchase a ticket, but you may invite an upperclassman.

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Weekly Message–November 26-30, 2018

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of November 26.

Middle School Classroom Bees

All middle school English Language Arts classes will hold their classroom Spelling Bees the week of December 3. The winners of these bees will go on to represent their classes at our school level Spelling Bee to determine our school representative for the DPS Bee.

 

SCS Music WinterFest and General PTSA Meeting

Plan to join us for our Live Music Performance Winter Program and General PTSA meeting on Thursday, December 6—5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Mr. Evans will provide Music students with directions, but the program will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.  The SCS community is invited to attend to support our students’ work as they perform for us on this evening. Dinner will be served and you’ll be able to hear from our PTSA officers. We’re looking forward to an aMazing evening!

 

Benchmark Assessments

We will administer benchmark assessments during the week of December 10.  These assessments include reading and math for grades 6 and 7; reading, math and science for grade 8; and Biology, English II, Math I and Math III for high school.  We will operate on a EOG/EOC schedule during this week.  We will use the results of these assessments to plan future classroom instructional planning and to develop lunch, afterschool, Saturday and intersession intervention time as necessary for students. Please encourage students to do their best.

 

Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal

The 2018 Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal hosted by the Prom Committee/YMA will be held December 8 in the gym from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. Light refreshments will be served. You must be a freshman or sophomore to purchase a ticket, but you may invite an upperclassman.

 

ACT Practice

Parents and students, did you know that you can start practicing now for the ACT?  In February 2019, all 11th grade students will take the ACT.  You and your child can visit https://academy.act.org/ to start preparing for this exam now.

 

End of the Quarter/Intersession Information

The 2nd quarter ends on December 14 which means that there are three weeks remaining in the quarter. Please ensure that you are checking your child’s grades in PowerSchool and asking about assignments. Students also should be attending tutoring sessions with their teachers if necessary. Teachers have been in contact with you if they think these are necessary.

 

Keep in mind that Monday, December 17 has reverted to a Teacher Workday and there will be no school for students. The winter intersession for students is December 17 – January 4.  Teachers will not be available during the break, so make sure that you are proactive in communicating with them now! This is also important for seniors who are completing college applications…don’t wait until the last minute to ask for transcripts and letters of recommendations!

 

 

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

 

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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. Students remember to collect your items from lunch and recycle them too! Some example items for collection are:

Hair, skin, cosmetic: ALL bottles, caps, tubes, sprays, triggers, jars, lip balm tubes, ALL make up containers, eye/lip pencils, etc.

All FOIL-LINED bar wrappers—any brand.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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YMA & Jr. YMA—Please bring your donated items to the small gym.

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Any senior who has been admitted to any college or university or enlisted in the Armed Services, please see Ms. Settle.

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NC State will hold their annual VET Day for aspiring veterinarians on December 8 from 10 – 3:30. Registration must be complete by November 30 to participate in this FREE event. See the high school resource wall for more information.

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A representative from Salem College will be on campus during high school lunch on November 20.

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Students: there are a lot of lost items that have been turned in to Lost & Found. These items will be donated after November 20. If you lost or misplaced an item, please come by Student Services and claim anything that is yours. Again, we will be discarding and/or donating anything that remains after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20.

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The deadline for bringing a guest to the Winter Formal is quickly approaching. You may get a permission slip from Ms. Street. The deadline is Tuesday, November 20.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

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The 2018 Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal hosted by the Prom Committee/YMA will be held December 8 in the gym from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The cost will be $25 per person and your guest must be a current student in high school.  If you are bringing a non-SCS student, then you must get a permission slip from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street and it must be returned before Thanksgiving Break.  Light refreshments will be served. You must be a freshman or sophomore to purchase a ticket, but you may invite an upperclassman.

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Daily Announcements–Monday, November 19, 2018

New 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. Students remember to collect your items from lunch and recycle them too! Some example items for collection are:

Hair, skin, cosmetic: ALL bottles, caps, tubes, sprays, triggers, jars, lip balm tubes, ALL make up containers, eye/lip pencils, etc.

All FOIL-LINED bar wrappers—any brand.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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YMA & Jr. YMA—Please bring your donated items to the small gym.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Any senior who has been admitted to any college or university or enlisted in the Armed Services, please see Ms. Settle.

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NC State will hold their annual VET Day for aspiring veterinarians on December 8 from 10 – 3:30. Registration must be complete by November 30 to participate in this FREE event. See the high school resource wall for more information.

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Attention MathCounts members: Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 20 in Ms. Long’s room. Please come ready to work.

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A representative from Salem College will be on campus during high school lunch on November 20.

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Students: there are a lot of lost items that have been turned in to Lost & Found. These items will be donated after November 20. If you lost or misplaced an item, please come by Student Services and claim anything that is yours. Again, we will be discarding and/or donating anything that remains after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20.

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The deadline for bringing a guest to the Winter Formal is quickly approaching. You may get a permission slip from Ms. Street. The deadline is Tuesday, November 20.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

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The 2018 Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal hosted by the Prom Committee/YMA will be held December 8 in the gym from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The cost will be $25 per person and your guest must be a current student in high school.  If you are bringing a non-SCS student, then you must get a permission slip from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street and it must be returned before Thanksgiving Break.  Light refreshments will be served. You must be a freshman or sophomore to purchase a ticket, but you may invite an upperclassman.

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Weekly Message–November 19-23, 2018

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of November 19.

Thanks!

Thank you to all of the student and parent volunteers that came out to help make the SCS Fall Carnival today a success!

Student Climate Survey

Students in grades 7 & 11 will take our annual Student Climate Survey this week. This survey is anonymous and we use the results to plan programming to improve our school climate.

5 and Below Fundraiser

Parents, this week only, stop by and shop at 5 and Below in Durham’s New Hope Commons Shopping Center.  With the SCS flyer, 5 and Below will donate 10% of our supported sales all this week to SCS. This includes Black Friday shopping the day after Thanksgiving! If your child did not bring home the 5 and Below flyer on Friday, they should have it on Monday.  If you need an extra copy, they will be available at SCS’s front office desk.

Spanish Tutoring

This is the last week for Spanish tutoring. Spanish I students will receive tutoring on Monday and Spanish II students will receive tutoring on Tuesday.  Both sessions last until 5:00 p.m.  Any student who can benefit from the extra help in Spanish, please attend. See Mr. Castro with questions.

Senior Information

Senior parents, this is a reminder that caps and gowns can be ordered online at Jostens.com. They will need to search for School for Creative Studies or they can visit https://tinyurl.com/yatz7lw6

Graduation packets went home with students last week.  Parents please make sure you ask your senior for this information if you haven’t seen it.

Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal

The 2018 Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal hosted by the Prom Committee/YMA will be held December 8 in the gym from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The cost is $25 per person and your guest must be a current student in DPS high school.  If you are bringing a non-SCS student, then you must get a permission slip from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street and it must be returned by Tuesday.  Light refreshments will be served. You must be a freshman or sophomore to purchase a ticket, but you may invite an upperclassman.

ACT Practice

Parents and students, did you know that you can start practicing now for the ACT?  In February 2019, all 11th grade students will take the ACT.  You and your child can visit https://academy.act.org/ to start preparing for this exam now.

 

School will be closed Wednesday – Friday this week to celebrate Thanksgiving. We’ll see all students back at school Monday, November 26.

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

 

Daily Announcements–Friday, November 16, 2018

New Announcements for Students

NC State will hold their annual VET Day for aspiring veterinarians on December 8 from 10 – 3:30. Registration must be complete by November 30 to participate in this FREE event. See the high school resource wall for more information.

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Congratulations to Nico Salvador-Vazquez on his admission to North Carolina Central University.

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Any senior who has been admitted to any college or university or enlisted in the Armed Services, please see Ms. Settle.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Any students who participated in or signed up for the Blood Drive, please see Dr. Rathbone if you did not get your concert tickets.

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Attention MathCounts members: Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 20 in Ms. Long’s room. Please come ready to work.

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A representative from Salem College will be on campus during high school lunch on November 20.

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Students: there are a lot of lost items that have been turned in to Lost & Found. These items will be donated after November 20. If you lost or misplaced an item, please come by Student Services and claim anything that is yours. Again, we will be discarding and/or donating anything that remains after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20.

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Attention Seniors: If you are interested in applying to NC Central University, they have waived the application fee for Durham County students until November 16. Please see Ms. Settle for the link for the free application.

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There will be student PTSA meetings Thursday and Friday during lunches. These meetings are to prepare for the fall carnival on Sunday Please meet with Ms. Purnell-Mitchell in the Student Lounge during lunches on Thursday and Friday.

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The deadline for bringing a guest to the Winter Formal is quickly approaching. You may get a permission slip from Ms. Street. The deadline is Tuesday, November 20.

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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. Students remember to collect your items from lunch and recycle them too! Some example items for collection are:

Family-size, individual & multipack snack chip bags

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

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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On Sunday, November 18 from 2 – 5 pm, SCS will be hosting a Fall Carnival! This is a family and community event! We will have activities, inflatables, games, prizes, candy, food and even a haunted house! The cost to enter the carnival is $5 ($3 for kids 6 and under). The activities and games, with the exception of concessions and the haunted house, are included in the price of admission. Come spend a fun afternoon with your family and us!

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Jr. YMA and YMA members: The deadline for your dues is quickly approaching. Please see Coach Barnes as soon as possible with your dues.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

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The 2018 Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal hosted by the Prom Committee/YMA will be held December 8 in the gym from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The cost will be $25 per person and your guest must be a current student in high school.  If you are bringing a non-SCS student, then you must get a permission slip from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street and it must be returned before Thanksgiving Break.  Light refreshments will be served. You must be a freshman or sophomore to purchase a ticket, but you may invite an upperclassman.

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Daily Announcements–Thursday, November 15, 2018

New Announcements for Students

Any students who participated in or signed up for the Blood Drive, please see Dr. Rathbone if you did not get your concert tickets.

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Attention MathCounts members: Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 20 in Ms. Long’s room. Please come ready to work.

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A representative from Salem College will be on campus during high school lunch on November 20.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Students: there are a lot of lost items that have been turned in to Lost & Found. These items will be donated after November 20. If you lost or misplaced an item, please come by Student Services and claim anything that is yours. Again, we will be discarding and/or donating anything that remains after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20.

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Attention Seniors: If you are interested in applying to NC Central University, they have waived the application fee for Durham County students until November 16. Please see Ms. Settle for the link for the free application.

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There will be student PTSA meetings Thursday and Friday during lunches. These meetings are to prepare for the fall carnival on Sunday Please meet with Ms. Purnell-Mitchell in the Student Lounge during lunches on Thursday and Friday.

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The deadline for bringing a guest to the Winter Formal is quickly approaching. You may get a permission slip from Ms. Street. The deadline is Tuesday, November 20.

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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. Students remember to collect your items from lunch and recycle them too! Some example items for collection are:

Family-size, individual & multipack snack chip bags

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

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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On Sunday, November 18 from 2 – 5 pm, SCS will be hosting a Fall Carnival! This is a family and community event! We will have activities, inflatables, games, prizes, candy, food and even a haunted house! The cost to enter the carnival is $5 ($3 for kids 6 and under). The activities and games, with the exception of concessions and the haunted house, are included in the price of admission. Come spend a fun afternoon with your family and us!

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Jr. YMA and YMA members: The deadline for your dues is quickly approaching. Please see Coach Barnes as soon as possible with your dues.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

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The 2018 Freshman/Sophomore Winter Formal hosted by the Prom Committee/YMA will be held December 8 in the gym from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The cost will be $25 per person and your guest must be a current student in high school.  If you are bringing a non-SCS student, then you must get a permission slip from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street and it must be returned before Thanksgiving Break.  Light refreshments will be served. You must be a freshman or sophomore to purchase a ticket, but you may invite an upperclassman.

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