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.



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.


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