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.



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.



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