Daily Announcements–Thursday, January 31, 2019

New Announcements for Students

Soccer Club TODAY until 5:30 p.m.

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There will be no middle school Student Council TODAY.

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Congratulations to Connor Moore, the 2019 National Geographic Geography Bee Champion! He will go on to represent SCS at the statewide bee in March!

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Please be reminded that the Culinary Club will meet Thursday, January 31 until 5:15 p.m. Please make sure transportation is available by 5:15 p.m.

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There is a great volunteer opportunity for students ages 12 & up. If you would like to help YMA and Jr. YMA volunteer at the Durham Food Bank, please see Coach Barnes for details about how you and your family can sign up.

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Big Day Tomorrow—PBIS Celebration

Activities will consist of dance social and indoor games. The dance social theme is red carpet! You can take photos at the photo booth just like the paparazzi. Will you represent a movie star or just look good? Thank the high school Student Council when you see them…Tobiah, Daniya, Kryschelle, Seanna, Karli and Annalysa!

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

There will be Dance Club Thursday, January 31 until 5:00 p.m.

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The Running/Walking Club will go on rain or shine Mondays and Wednesdays unless it is and Early Release Day. Please see the schedule posted around the school.

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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 bags

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

Thank you in advance for your participation!

**********

The 5th Annual Spread the Love Carnation Sale is back! Do you have a special someone or want to buy your mom or grandma something nice for Valentine’s Day? For $3 you can buy a carnation, $12 you can buy 6, or for $20 you can buy a dozen! The colors are red, pink, and white. Lastly, your flowers and personalized card will be delivered directly to your Valentine. See Coach Barnes for more details.

*********

Any Juniors or Seniors interested in a college tour to visit High Point University and UNC-Greensboro, please see Ms. V. Barnes or Ms. Settle for a permission slip. We will leave SCS at 7:15 a.m. on February 21 and return by 3:45 p.m. The cost of the trip is $30 and will include transportation and lunch. Completed permission slips and money are due by February 1. We will be taking only 30 students. See Ms. Settle if you have any questions.

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Female Juniors and Seniors Meredith College will hold its annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 2. Visit Ms. Settle’s website for registration information on this FREE leadership event.

********

Seniors: Durham Public Schools Scholarship Foundation currently has 4 scholarship opportunities open to all students. Please see the High School Resource Wall or Ms. Settle for more information. Completed applications are due by March 1.

********

Durham Youth Work Summer Internship applications are now available at www.durhamnc.gov. Your application must be complete by March 3. See the High School Resource Wall for more information.

********

10th – 12th grade students, if you would like to explore careers, build your resume, and learn about the exciting world of work, then you may want to apply for the Durham Public Schools Scholars-At-Work Program. It is a four-day workplace immersion experience within a Triangle-area company. The program will be March 25-28 which is during intersession. After you graduate from high school and apply for a job, you are more likely to get hired if you have prior work experience. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Application packets will be here in the office and the deadline to return the application is February 1.

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Juniors and Seniors please see Ms. Settle to get information about the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Scholarship opportunities.

********

Any high school student interested in taking STEM and Liberal Arts classes at Duke University this summer, please check the high school resource wall for application information.

********

Southern High School will open their Skilled Trades Academy in the fall of 2019 for rising Juniors and Seniors. Graduates of this program have the ability to enter into jobs or paid apprenticeships immediately following graduation. See the high school resource wall for more information.

********

Any senior applying to SCAD please see Ms. Settle about a $20,000 per year scholarship opportunity.

********

NC A&T will host the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders for rising seniors. Students interested in College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Laboratory Research, and Leadership training should see Ms. Settle for more information.

********

Any Senior applying to NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, or UNC Greensboro, please see Ms. Settle to get information on the Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship.

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Daily Announcements–Tuesday, January 29, 2019

New Announcements for Students

There will be Dance Club TODAY and Thursday, January 31 until 5:00 p.m.

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The Running/Walking Club will go on rain or shine Mondays and Wednesdays unless it is and Early Release Day. Please see the schedule posted around the school.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Drama Club: Remember your Tenny Purey due at our next meeting TODAY.

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Live Performance, Guitar Club, and Guitar Lessons will meet Wednesday, January 30 until 5:15 p.m. in room 231.

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Counselors from the Emily K Center’s College Game Plan will be on campus Tuesday, January 29 at 1:05 p.m. in the Cybrary to discuss college entrance tests, College Match, paying for college, and how to properly complete college applications. All high school students are welcomed. Please see Ms. Settle for a pass.

********

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 bags

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

Thank you in advance for your participation!

**********

The 5th Annual Spread the Love Carnation Sale is back! Do you have a special someone or want to buy your mom or grandma something nice for Valentine’s Day? For $3 you can buy a carnation, $12 you can buy 6, or for $20 you can buy a dozen! The colors are red, pink, and white. Lastly, your flowers and personalized card will be delivered directly to your Valentine. See Coach Barnes for more details.

*********

Any Juniors or Seniors interested in a college tour to visit High Point University and UNC-Greensboro, please see Ms. V. Barnes or Ms. Settle for a permission slip. We will leave SCS at 7:15 a.m. on February 21 and return by 3:45 p.m. The cost of the trip is $30 and will include transportation and lunch. Completed permission slips and money are due by February 1. We will be taking only 30 students. See Ms. Settle if you have any questions.

*********

Female Juniors and Seniors Meredith College will hold its annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 2. Visit Ms. Settle’s website for registration information on this FREE leadership event.

********

Seniors: Durham Public Schools Scholarship Foundation currently has 4 scholarship opportunities open to all students. Please see the High School Resource Wall or Ms. Settle for more information. Completed applications are due by March 1.

********

Durham Youth Work Summer Internship applications are now available at www.durhamnc.gov. Your application must be complete by March 3. See the High School Resource Wall for more information.

********

10th – 12th grade students, if you would like to explore careers, build your resume, and learn about the exciting world of work, then you may want to apply for the Durham Public Schools Scholars-At-Work Program. It is a four-day workplace immersion experience within a Triangle-area company. The program will be March 25-28 which is during intersession. After you graduate from high school and apply for a job, you are more likely to get hired if you have prior work experience. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Application packets will be here in the office and the deadline to return the application is February 1 to Ms. Price.

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Juniors and Seniors please see Ms. Settle to get information about the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Scholarship opportunities.

********

Any high school student interested in taking STEM and Liberal Arts classes at Duke University this summer, please check the high school resource wall for application information.

********

Southern High School will open their Skilled Trades Academy in the fall of 2019 for rising Juniors and Seniors. Graduates of this program have the ability to enter into jobs or paid apprenticeships immediately following graduation. See the high school resource wall for more information.

********

Any senior applying to SCAD please see Ms. Settle about a $20,000 per year scholarship opportunity.

********

NC A&T will host the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders for rising seniors. Students interested in College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Laboratory Research, and Leadership training should see Ms. Settle for more information.

********

Any Senior applying to NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, or UNC Greensboro, please see Ms. Settle to get information on the Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship.

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Attention MathCounts members: We will meet Tuesday in Ms. Long’s room. Meeting time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Weekly Message–January 28 – February 1, 2019

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of January 28.

 

PTSA Dine-out Night

It’s not too late to participate in our dine out event TONIGHT at Texas Roadhouse in Durham.  A flyer has been posted on the PTSA website, on the school’s social media websites and was sent home with the students.  Please present this flyer to your server during your dining experience and 10% of meal total will be donated to the SCS PTSA.

 

AIG EXPO

On Monday, January 28th, the department of Advanced Academics is hosting its 5th annual Summer Enrichment Expo.  There will be thirty different community partners represented, offering a wide range of enrichment opportunities for students elementary through high school.

All students and families are encouraged to attend and learn more about summer camps and other summer learning opportunities.  The event takes place at the DPS Staff Development Center, 2107 Hillandale Road, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.  We hope to see you there!

 

Geography Bee

The National Geographic Geography Bee is back!  Middle school students who qualified at their grade level received practice materials at the end of the day on Friday.  The bee will be held Tuesday, January 29 at 9:15 in the cafeteria.  All families are welcome to attend!

 

Prospective Parent Open House

We are adding one last information session for prospective families Tuesday, January 29, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. This is for parents who would like more information about our school before submitting their lottery applications. Please pass the word along to those in your networks.

 

College Game Plan

Counselors from the Emily K Center’s College Game Plan program will be on campus Tuesday, January 29th, at 1:00 in the Cybrary.  They will discuss ACT/SAT strategies, college match, paying for college, and the best methods for completing your college applications.  All high school students are welcomed, but you must get a pass from Ms. Settle to attend.  This event will max at 40 students.

 

Attention 7th grade parents!

We have some exciting news about the Jack Cooke Young Scholarship Program. The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship for high performing 7th grade students with financial need. Educational advisers help Cooke Young Scholars maximize the high school experience and prepare to thrive at the nation’s top-performing colleges. Please visit the AIG website for more details.

 

Magnet Lottery

Parents, a reminder that if you have a sibling who you wish to attend our school, the sibling must be entered into the DPS magnet lottery and linked to the current student in the online lottery application. Siblings are only eligible for priority seating if SCS is first choice in the lottery selection and if the sibling resides at the same address as the current student. A seat must be available in the grade applied for to receive priority seating. The DPS magnet lottery can be accessed online at  https://www.dpsnc.net/ and the deadline is January 31, 2019 at 5:00pm. Please contact our Magnet Coordinator, Dr. Rita Rathbone with questions related to sibling priority seating.

 

7th grade Parents Announcement

I am sad to inform you that Ms. Watson, our seventh grade English Language Arts teacher, has resigned to take a position with Wake County Schools.  This will be her last week. I have made a recommendation for her replacement and in the interim, we are seeking a long-term substitute.  We thank Ms. Watson for her service during her time with us.

 

Mark Your Calendars

Please mark your calendars for some important dates in February. The February PTSA meeting will be held February 12 at 5:30 p.m. The annual Book Fair will be held the week of February 11. The Book Fair will hold extended hours on the evening of the PTSA meeting.

 

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

 

Daily Announcements–Friday, January 25, 2019

New Announcements for Students

High School students: The Job Corps visit will not be held today. Ms. Settle will announce the rescheduled date.

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Drama Club: Remember your Tenny Purey due at our next meeting on Tuesday.

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Our next restaurant night out will be this Sunday, January 27 at Texas Roadhouse in Durham. A flyer will be posted on the PTSA website, on the school’s social media websites and sent home with the students. Please present this flyer to your server during your dining experience and 10% of meal total will be donated to the SCS PTSA.

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Attention MathCounts members: We will meet Tuesday in Ms. Long’s room. Meeting time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Vocabulary Club will be held Monday, January 28 until 5:15 p.m. in room 228. Please RSVP via email or in person to Ms. Williams. Refreshments will be provided.

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Live Performance, Guitar Club, and Guitar Lessons will meet Wednesday, January 30 until 5:15 p.m. in room 231.

*********

Counselors from the Emily K Center’s College Game Plan will be on campus Tuesday, January 29 at 1:05 p.m. in the Cybrary to discuss college entrance tests, College Match, paying for college, and how to properly complete college applications. All high school students are welcomed. Please see Ms. Settle for a pass.

********

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 bags

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

Thank you in advance for your participation!

**********

The 5th Annual Spread the Love Carnation Sale is back! Do you have a special someone or want to buy your mom or grandma something nice for Valentine’s Day? For $3 you can buy a carnation, $12 you can buy 6, or for $20 you can buy a dozen! The colors are red, pink, and white. Lastly, your flowers and personalized card will be delivered directly to your Valentine. See Coach Barnes for more details.

*********

Any Juniors of Seniors interested in a college tour to visit High Point University and UNC-Greensboro, please see Ms. V. Barnes or Ms. Settle for a permission slip. We will leave SCS at 7:15 a.m. on February 21 and return by 3:45 p.m. The cost of the trip is $30 and will include transportation and lunch. Completed permission slips and money are due by February 1. We will be taking only 30 students. See Ms. Settle if you have any questions.

*********

Female Juniors and Seniors Meredith College will hold its annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 2. Visit Ms. Settle’s website for registration information on this FREE leadership event.

********

Seniors: Durham Public Schools Scholarship Foundation currently has 4 scholarship opportunities open to all students. Please see the High School Resource Wall or Ms. Settle for more information. Completed applications are due by March 1.

********

Durham Youth Work Summer Internship applications are now available at www.durhamnc.gov. Your application must be complete by March 3. See the High School Resource Wall for more information.

********

10th – 12th grade students, if you would like to explore careers, build your resume, and learn about the exciting world of work, then you may want to apply for the Durham Public Schools Scholars-At-Work Program. It is a four-day workplace immersion experience within a Triangle-area company. The program will be March 25-28 which is during intersession. After you graduate from high school and apply for a job, you are more likely to get hired if you have prior work experience. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Application packets will be here in the office and the deadline to return the application is February 1.

********

Juniors and Seniors please see Ms. Settle to get information about the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Scholarship opportunities.

********

Attention all middle schoolers: Jr. YMA is hosting The Battle: Grade vs. Grade Dance on January 25, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The cost of the dance is $5.00 and concessions will be sold. See Coach Barnes or Mr. Marshall for more information.

*********

Any high school student interested in taking STEM and Liberal Arts classes at Duke University this summer, please check the high school resource wall for application information.

********

Southern High School will open their Skilled Trades Academy in the fall of 2019 for rising Juniors and Seniors. Graduates of this program have the ability to enter into jobs or paid apprenticeships immediately following graduation. See the high school resource wall for more information.

********

Any senior applying to SCAD please see Ms. Settle about a $20,000 per year scholarship opportunity.

********

NC A&T will host the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders for rising seniors. Students interested in College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Laboratory Research, and Leadership training should see Ms. Settle for more information.

********

Any Senior applying to NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, or UNC Greensboro, please see Ms. Settle to get information on the Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship.

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Daily Announcements–Thursday, January 24, 2019

New Announcements for Students

Congratulations to Ashley Bautista on her admission to Bennett College!

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Vocabulary Club will be held Monday, January 28 until 5:15 p.m. in room 228. Please RSVP via email or in person to Ms. Williams. Refreshments will be provided.

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Soccer Club is back TODAY! End time is 5:30 p.m.

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Live Performance, Guitar Club, and Guitar Lessons will meet Wednesday, January 30 until 5:15 p.m. in room 231.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

High School students ages 16 & up who would like to receive free career training, room & board, meals, and medical/dental insurance while completing your high school diploma, please see Ms. Settle for pass to meet with the Job Corps coordinator Friday, January 25 at 1:05 p.m. in the Student Lounge.

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Counselors from the Emily K Center’s College Game Plan will be on campus Tuesday, January 29 at 1:05 p.m. in the Cybrary to discuss college entrance tests, College Match, paying for college, and how to properly complete college applications. All high school students are welcomed. Please see Ms. Settle for a pass.

********

There will be Dance Club this Thursday in Room 217. Thank you, Ms. Barfield.

********

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 bags

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

Thank you in advance for your participation!

**********

Attention all Cooking/Garden Club members. Due to previous activities scheduled, Cooking/Gardening Club will NOT meet Thursday, January 24. Please let your parents know that you will not be afterschool for this activity.

**********

The 5th Annual Spread the Love Carnation Sale is back! Do you have a special someone or want to buy your mom or grandma something nice for Valentine’s Day? For $3 you can buy a carnation, $12 you can buy 6, or for $20 you can buy a dozen! The colors are red, pink, and white. Lastly, your flowers and personalized card will be delivered directly to your Valentine. See Coach Barnes for more details.

*********

Any Juniors of Seniors interested in a college tour to visit High Point University and UNC-Greensboro, please see Ms. V. Barnes or Ms. Settle for a permission slip. We will leave SCS at 7:15 a.m. on February 21 and return by 3:45 p.m. The cost of the trip is $30 and will include transportation and lunch. Completed permission slips and money are due by February 1. We will be taking only 30 students. See Ms. Settle if you have any questions.

*********

Female Juniors and Seniors Meredith College will hold its annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 2. Visit Ms. Settle’s website for registration information on this FREE leadership event.

********

Seniors: Durham Public Schools Scholarship Foundation currently has 4 scholarship opportunities open to all students. Please see the High School Resource Wall or Ms. Settle for more information. Completed applications are due by March 1.

********

Durham Youth Work Summer Internship applications are now available at www.durhamnc.gov. Your application must be complete by March 3. See the High School Resource Wall for more information.

********

10th – 12th grade students, if you would like to explore careers, build your resume, and learn about the exciting world of work, then you may want to apply for the Durham Public Schools Scholars-At-Work Program. It is a four-day workplace immersion experience within a Triangle-area company. The program will be March 25-28 which is during intersession. After you graduate from high school and apply for a job, you are more likely to get hired if you have prior work experience. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Application packets will be here in the office and the deadline to return the application is February 1.

********

Juniors and Seniors please see Ms. Settle to get information about the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Scholarship opportunities.

********

Attention all middle schoolers: Jr. YMA is hosting The Battle: Grade vs. Grade Dance on January 25, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The cost of the dance is $5.00 and concessions will be sold. See Coach Barnes or Mr. Marshall for more information.

*********

Any high school student interested in taking STEM and Liberal Arts classes at Duke University this summer, please check the high school resource wall for application information.

********

Southern High School will open their Skilled Trades Academy in the fall of 2019 for rising Juniors and Seniors. Graduates of this program have the ability to enter into jobs or paid apprenticeships immediately following graduation. See the high school resource wall for more information.

********

Any senior applying to SCAD please see Ms. Settle about a $20,000 per year scholarship opportunity.

********

NC A&T will host the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders for rising seniors. Students interested in College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Laboratory Research, and Leadership training should see Ms. Settle for more information.

********

Any Senior applying to NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, or UNC Greensboro, please see Ms. Settle to get information on the Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship.

********

 

Daily Announcements–Wednesday, January 23, 2019

New Announcements for Students

High School students ages 16 & up who would like to receive free career training, room & board, meals, and medical/dental insurance while completing your high school diploma, please see Ms. Settle for pass to meet with the Job Corps coordinator Friday, January 25 at 1:05 p.m. in the Student Lounge.

********

Counselors from the Emily K Center’s College Game Plan will be on campus Tuesday, January 29 at 1:05 p.m. in the Cybrary to discuss college entrance tests, College Match, paying for college, and how to properly complete college applications. All high school students are welcomed. Please see Ms. Settle for a pass.

********

There will be Dance Club this Thursday in Room 217. Thank you, Ms. Barfield.

 

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:

— Family-size, individual & multipack snack bags

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

Thank you in advance for your participation!

 

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Walking/Running Club will have its next meeting TODAY at 4:15 in the Health Room. Please come appropriately dressed and ready to get moving.

**********

Attention all Cooking/Garden Club members. Due to previous activities scheduled, Cooking/Gardening Club will NOT meet Thursday, January 24. Please let your parents know that you will not be afterschool for this activity.

**********

There will be NO Jr. YMA meeting this week but there will be a YMA meeting TODAY. You do not need to be dressed up. Also, dues are expected to be turned in this week.

**********

There will be a Prom Committee meeting today during high school lunch. Be prepared to come up with a budget for decorations and party favors.

**********

Attention MathCounts members: We will meet Tuesday in Ms. Long’s room. Meeting time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

**********

The 5th Annual Spread the Love Carnation Sale is back! Do you have a special someone or want to buy your mom or grandma something nice for Valentine’s Day? For $3 you can buy a carnation, $12 you can buy 6, or for $20 you can buy a dozen! The colors are red, pink, and white. Lastly, your flowers and personalized card will be delivered directly to your Valentine. See Coach Barnes for more details.

*********

Any Juniors of Seniors interested in a college tour to visit High Point University and UNC-Greensboro, please see Ms. V. Barnes or Ms. Settle for a permission slip. We will leave SCS at 7:15 a.m. on February 21 and return by 3:45 p.m. The cost of the trip is $30 and will include transportation and lunch. Completed permission slips and money are due by February 1. We will be taking only 30 students. See Ms. Settle if you have any questions.

*********

Female Juniors and Seniors Meredith College will hold its annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 2. Visit Ms. Settle’s website for registration information on this FREE leadership event.

********

Seniors: Durham Public Schools Scholarship Foundation currently has 4 scholarship opportunities open to all students. Please see the High School Resource Wall or Ms. Settle for more information. Completed applications are due by March 1.

********

Durham Youth Work Summer Internship applications are now available at www.durhamnc.gov. Your application must be complete by March 3. See the High School Resource Wall for more information.

********

10th – 12th grade students, if you would like to explore careers, build your resume, and learn about the exciting world of work, then you may want to apply for the Durham Public Schools Scholars-At-Work Program. It is a four-day workplace immersion experience within a Triangle-area company. The program will be March 25-28 which is during intersession. After you graduate from high school and apply for a job, you are more likely to get hired if you have prior work experience. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Application packets will be here in the office and the deadline to return the application is February 1.

********

Juniors and Seniors please see Ms. Settle to get information about the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Scholarship opportunities.

********

Attention all middle schoolers: Jr. YMA is hosting The Battle: Grade vs. Grade Dance on January 25, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The cost of the dance is $5.00 and concessions will be sold. See Coach Barnes or Mr. Marshall for more information.

*********

Any high school student interested in taking STEM and Liberal Arts classes at Duke University this summer, please check the high school resource wall for application information.

********

Southern High School will open their Skilled Trades Academy in the fall of 2019 for rising Juniors and Seniors. Graduates of this program have the ability to enter into jobs or paid apprenticeships immediately following graduation. See the high school resource wall for more information.

********

Any senior applying to SCAD please see Ms. Settle about a $20,000 per year scholarship opportunity.

********

NC A&T will host the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders for rising seniors. Students interested in College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Laboratory Research, and Leadership training should see Ms. Settle for more information.

********

Any senior applying to NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, or UNC Greensboro, please see Ms. Settle to get information on the Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship.

********

 

 

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, January 22, 2019

 

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:

— Family-size, individual & multipack snack bags

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

Thank you in advance for your participation!

**********

There will be Dance Club today until 5:00 p.m. Please have your rides here at 5:00 p.m.

**********

Walking/Running Club will have its next meeting tomorrow at 4:15 in the Health Room. Please come appropriately dressed and ready to get moving.

**********

Attention all Cooking/Garden Club members. Due to previous activities scheduled, Cooking/Gardening Club will NOT meet Thursday, January 24. Please let your parents know that you will not be afterschool for this activity.

**********

There will be NO Jr. YMA meeting this week but there will be a YMA meeting tomorrow. You do not need to be dressed up. Also, dues are expected to be turned in this week.

**********

There will be a Prom Committee meeting today and tomorrow during high school lunch. Be prepared to come up with a budget for decorations and party favors.

**********

Attention MathCounts members: We will meet Tuesday in Ms. Long’s room. Meeting time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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Come to GSA’s movie night! We’re watching Love, Simon afterschool in the Cybrary until 7:00 p.m. Bring $5 for snacks and a pillow. Enjoy a movie, friends and snacks. All are welcome, but middle schoolers need a permission form. You may get one from Ms. Street.

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The 5th Annual Spread the Love Carnation Sale is back! Do you have a special someone or want to buy your mom or grandma something nice for Valentine’s Day? For $3 you can buy a carnation, $12 you can buy 6, or for $20 you can buy a dozen! The colors are red, pink, and white. Lastly, your flowers and personalized card will be delivered directly to your Valentine. See Coach Barnes for more details.

*********

Any Juniors of Seniors interested in a college tour to visit High Point University and UNC-Greensboro, please see Ms. V. Barnes or Ms. Settle for a permission slip. We will leave SCS at 7:15 a.m. on February 21 and return by 3:45 p.m. The cost of the trip is $30 and will include transportation and lunch. Completed permission slips and money are due by February 1. We will be taking only 30 students. See Ms. Settle if you have any questions.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Female Juniors and Seniors Meredith College will hold its annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 2. Visit Ms. Settle’s website for registration information on this FREE leadership event.

********

Seniors: Durham Public Schools Scholarship Foundation currently has 4 scholarship opportunities open to all students. Please see the High School Resource Wall or Ms. Settle for more information. Completed applications are due by March 1.

********

Durham Youth Work Summer Internship applications are now available at www.durhamnc.gov. Your application must be complete by March 3. See the High School Resource Wall for more information.

********

10th – 12th grade students, if you would like to explore careers, build your resume, and learn about the exciting world of work, then you may want to apply for the Durham Public Schools Scholars-At-Work Program. It is a four-day workplace immersion experience within a Triangle-area company. The program will be March 25-28 which is during intersession. After you graduate from high school and apply for a job, you are more likely to get hired if you have prior work experience. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Application packets will be here in the office and the deadline to return the application is February 1.

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Drama Club meets Tuesdays afterschool until 5:15 p.m. in COPE 105 with Ms. Chase. Sorry for the changes. We are trying to include as many members as possible.

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Juniors and Seniors please see Ms. Settle to get information about the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Scholarship opportunities.

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Attention all middle schoolers: Jr. YMA is hosting The Battle: Grade vs. Grade Dance on January 25, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The cost of the dance is $5.00 and concessions will be sold. See Coach Barnes or Mr. Marshall for more information.

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Any high school student interested in taking STEM and Liberal Arts classes at Duke University this summer, please check the high school resource wall for application information.

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Southern High School will open their Skilled Trades Academy in the fall of 2019 for rising Juniors and Seniors. Graduates of this program have the ability to enter into jobs or paid apprenticeships immediately following graduation. See the high school resource wall for more information.

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Any senior applying to SCAD please see Ms. Settle about a $20,000 per year scholarship opportunity.

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NC A&T will host the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders for rising seniors. Students interested in College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Laboratory Research, and Leadership training should see Ms. Settle for more information.

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Any Senior applying to NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, or UNC Greensboro, please see Ms. Settle to get information on the Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship.

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Weekly Message–January 21-25, 2019

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of January 21.

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Mark your calendars for Monday, January 21. School will be closed in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

 

Student PTSA Meeting

There will be a short Student PTSA meeting on Tuesday, January 22 during your lunches.

 

Prospective Parent Open House

We will hold an information session for prospective families Thursday, January 24 at 6:00 p.m. This is for parents who would like more information about our school before submitting their lottery applications. Please pass the word along to those in your networks.

 

AIG EXPO

The DPS Advanced Academics Summer Enrichment Expo will be held Monday, January 28, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. at the Staff Development Center on Hillandale Rd.  Over thirty different organizations will be represented offering a wide range of enrichment opportunities for students in elementary through high school. Peruse booths, talk with camp representatives, ask questions, & visit with fellow DPS families. Flyers went home in report card envelopes. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Tuck Thomas.

 

SCS Spelling Bee

It’s time for our school spelling bee! Winners of each language arts period classroom bee will compete Friday, January 25 at 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Families are welcome to attend.

 

Middle School Dance

Jr. YMA is hosting a middle school dance Friday, January 25, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The cost of the dance is $5.00 and concessions will be sold. See Coach Barnes or Mr. Marshall for more information.

 

PTSA Dine-out Night

Our next restaurant night out will be on Sunday, January 27 at Texas Roadhouse in Durham.  A flyer will be posted on the PTSA website, on the school’s social media websites and sent home with the students.  Please present this flyer to your server during your dining experience and 10% of meal total will be donated to the SCS PTSA.

 

Attention 7th grade parents!

We have some exciting news about the Jack Cooke Young Scholarship Program. The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship for high performing 7th grade students with financial need. Educational advisers help Cooke Young Scholars maximize the high school experience and prepare to thrive at the nation’s top-performing colleges. Please visit the AIG website for more details.

 

Magnet Lottery

Parents, a reminder that if you have a sibling who you wish to attend our school, the sibling must be entered into the DPS magnet lottery and linked to the current student in the online lottery application. Siblings are only eligible for priority seating if SCS is first choice in the lottery selection and if the sibling resides at the same address as the current student. A seat must be available in the grade applied for to receive priority seating. The DPS magnet lottery can be accessed online at  https://www.dpsnc.net/ and the deadline is January 31, 2019 at 5:00pm. Please contact our Magnet Coordinator, Dr. Rita Rathbone with questions related to sibling priority seating.

 

SCS T-shirt Orders

The new SCS T-shirt designs are ready to be ordered!!!!  Please check the PTSA website and flyers that will come home for ordering and pricing information. Additional order forms may be picked up in the main office.

 

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

 

 

Daily Announcements–Thursday, January 17, 2019

New Announcements for Students

No Soccer Club Today!

Recurring Announcements for Students

Middle School Student Council will meeting Thursday until 5:00 p.m. in Room 206. Rides must be ready to pick up at 5 sharp! Anyone interested in joining is welcome to attend. Please see Eli Pope or Mr. Lewis with any questions.

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Karaoke Friday is back this week. The theme this week will be Top 40! Remember it’s $1 to request a song and $2 to sing.

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Female Juniors and Seniors Meredith College will hold its annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 2. Visit Ms. Settle’s website for registration information on this FREE leadership event.

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Seniors: Durham Public Schools Scholarship Foundation currently has 4 scholarship opportunities open to all students. Please see the High School Resource Wall or Ms. Settle for more information. Completed applications are due by March 1.

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Durham Youth Work Summer Internship applications are now available at www.durhamnc.gov. Your application must be complete by March 3. See the High School Resource Wall for more information.

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10th – 12th grade students, if you would like to explore careers, build your resume, and learn about the exciting world of work, then you may want to apply for the Durham Public Schools Scholars-At-Work Program. It is a four-day workplace immersion experience within a Triangle-area company. The program will be March 25-28 which is during intersession. After you graduate from high school and apply for a job, you are more likely to get hired if you have prior work experience. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Application packets will be here in the office and the deadline to return the application is February 1.

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The Cooking/Gardening Club will start Thursday, January 17, 2019. If you are interested in eating good food and using your hands, come join Ms. Laws and Ms. Sims. Bon Appetit.

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Drama Club meets Tuesdays afterschool until 5:15 p.m. in COPE 105 with Ms. Chase. Sorry for the changes. We are trying to include as many members as possible.

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Juniors and Seniors please see Ms. Settle to get information about the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Scholarship opportunities.

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Attention all middle schoolers: Jr. YMA is hosting The Battle: Grade vs. Grade Dance on January 25, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The cost of the dance is $5.00 and concessions will be sold. See Coach Barnes or Mr. Marshall for more information.

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Any high school student interested in taking STEM and Liberal Arts classes at Duke University this summer, please check the high school resource wall for application information.

********

Southern High School will open their Skilled Trades Academy in the fall of 2019 for rising Juniors and Seniors. Graduates of this program have the ability to enter into jobs or paid apprenticeships immediately following graduation. See the high school resource wall for more information.

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Any senior applying to SCAD please see Ms. Settle about a $20,000 per year scholarship opportunity.

********

NC A&T will host the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders for rising seniors. Students interested in College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Laboratory Research, and Leadership training should see Ms. Settle for more information.

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Any Senior applying to NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, or UNC Greensboro, please see Ms. Settle to get information on the Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship.

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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:

All FOIL-LINED bar wrappers—any brand

Plastic cereal bags and box liners

Thank you in advance for your participation!