New Announcements for Students
Black History Month Moment
In 1910 James Edward Shepard founded North Carolina College for Negroes in Durham, North Carolina. Shepard was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina along with eleven other siblings. In 1898 Shepard along with John Merrick established North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company in Durham. Eventually Shepard founded Farmers and Mechanics Bank in Durham as well. By 1910 Shepard was one of the wealthiest and most successful African American businessmen in the United States. He believed deeply in education and lamented the relatively small number of colleges for African Americans in his state. When he received a section of land on the edge of Durham, Shepard created the National Religious Training School. The school served as an institution “for the colored race” and initially held classes for ministers and teachers. North Carolina College for Negroes eventually evolved into North Carolina College and in 1969 it became North Carolina Central University at Durham
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 bottles & caps from mouthwash & Deodorant
— Aluminum & plastic drink pouches with straws or spouts
Thank you in advance for your participation!
Students taking Drivers Education–Here are a few things for you to note for today:
–Classes will begin today afterschool until 6:15 p.m. each day. The current schedule says this course will last through Friday, March 8.
–Your total cost for the course is $45. On the first day of class, the instructor will provide you with a link which you need to use to pay the $45 via their online payment system.
–There are still slots left for the course, so if you are 14.5 or older and wish to sign up, just stop by the main office before 1:00 p.m.
Congratulations to Annalysa Fakir on her admission to Mills College. She was also awarded a $32,000 Provost Scholarship.
We are still selling flowers, so if you would like to purchase one see Coach Barnes.
Recurring Announcements for Students
Vocabulary Bowl Club will meet Monday, February 18 until 5:15 p.m. in Room 228. RSVP via email or in person. Refreshments will be served.
Attention all students and basketball players: On February 22 during your lunch period, you can test your free throw shooting skills in our 2nd Annual Free Throw contest. For only $1 per try, you can shoot as many free throws that you can make in a row. The winning middle school and high school students will win a guaranteed spot in the student vs. staff basketball game in May.
Got talent? Well, the SCS Prom Committee is doing an open call audition for all students to participate in the 2nd Annual Talent Night at SCS. We are looking for musicians, singers, dancers, rappers, spoken word artists, comedians, magicians, etc. Whatever your talent, we want you!!! Auditions, will be held on February 26 afterschool until 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals are March 7, 12, and 13. Talent Night will be held March 14. See Coach Barnes to sign up.
Seniors, please continue to check Ms. Settle’s website for updated scholarship information.
If you would like to participate in Basketball Club, you will have to sign up on the sign-up sheet located outside of Mr. Pantoja’s room (121). Only the first 15 students will be allowed to play.
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.
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.
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.
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.