Daily Announcements–Thursday, February 28, 2019

New Announcements for Students

Black History Month Moment

When the country blues moved to the cities and other locales, it took on various regional characteristics. Hence the St. Louis blues, the Memphis blues, the Louisiana blues, etc. Chicago bluesmen such as John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters were the first to electrify the blues and add drums and piano in the late 1940s.

Today there are many different shades of the blues. Forms include:

Traditional county blues: A general term that describes the rural blues of the Mississippi Delta, the Piedmont and other rural locales;

Jump blues: A danceable amalgam of swing and blues and a precursor to R&B. Jump blues was pioneered by Louis Jordan;

Boogie-woogie: A piano-based blues popularized by Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson, and derived from barrelhouse and ragtime;

Chicago blues: Delta blues electrified;

Cool blues: A sophisticated piano-based form that owes much to jazz;

West Coast blues: Popularized mainly by Texas musicians who moved to California. West Coast blues is heavily influenced by the swing beat.

The Texas blues, Memphis blues, and St. Louis blues consist of a wide variety of subgenres. Louisiana blues is characterized by a swampy guitar or harmonica sound with lots of echo, while Kansas City blues is jazz oriented—think Count Basie. There is also the British blues, a rock-blues hybrid pioneered by John Mayall, Peter Green and Eric Clapton.

New Orleans blues is largely piano-based, with the exception of some talented guitarists such as Guitar Slim and Snooks Eaglin. And most people are familiar with blues rock.

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There is NO Soccer Club TODAY!

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Congratulations to Aina Akintunde, Tobiah Morrison-Danner, Xavier James Best, and Maxwell Ladue. These students have been selected for placements as Scholars-At-Work during intersession.

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The Best of Enemies is an upcoming American drama film directed and written by Robin Bissell. It is based on the book The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South by Osha Gray Davidson. It is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 5, 2019. Durham Public Schools is providing an advanced screening of the film at the historic Carolina Theatre on March 19, 2019 from 10:30-12:30 p.m. at NO COST for students. Interested students should pick up permission forms from the main office. Completed forms MUST be returned to the main office no later than Monday, March 4 to be considered for this opportunity!

Students, please be mindful that this field trip will take place during intercession so you will need to be dropped off at SCS by 9:45 a.m. and picked up by 1:00 p.m. If you are unable to secure transportation to and from school, you will not be able to participate. See Ms. Bridges if you have any questions.

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The SCS Science Olympiad will be competing tomorrow at the Durham Regional Competition. Please wish them luck: Kelly Midianga, Karli Anstrom, Shannon Boyles, Sydney Brown, Ruby Davis, Gabby Herrera, Hannah Wyatt, and Dominique Boyce-Knight. Yeah, Science!

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Attention Diary Club: Damon Salvatore said, “Get your papers in by Tuesday!”

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Black History Wall—Stop by Ms. Bowman’s room (#111) to match the inventor with their inventions. This is a lottery contest where those names selected that have all correct answers will WIN. Winners will be revealed Thursday, February 28 at the end of the day. See Ms. Bowman for more details.

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Our Black History Month Program will be held Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m.  Students from the music classes will perform pieces from various genres including blues and pop as well as original compositions. The Dance Club will also perform. The Black History Month Moments this week will expose you to some history behind some things you will hear and see at the program on Thursday.

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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:

— Plastic cereal bags and box liners

— Baby and toddler food pouches and pouch caps

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Students, if you will be 16 or older as of March 7 and interested in giving blood, see Dr. Rathbone in room 120 during lunch to sign up. All remaining donation slots are first come, first served.

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Attention 8th graders: This is a reminder that applications to the Emily K program are due Thursday, March 14.

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The Biogen Community Lab in Research Triangle Park, NC is hosting a week-long Adventures in Biotechnology free summer lab program for high school students. Applications open on February 25th and close on March 11th. Visit our website for program details and application. Please forward the information to any student or teacher that may be interested.

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Spring pictures for students in grades 6-11 will take place Friday, March 1. You must pre-pay in order to take pictures. See your homeroom teacher for a picture envelope.

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Any seniors interested in Durham Tech’s C-Step and C-3 transfer programs that offer guaranteed admissions pathways to NC State and UNC Chapel Hill, please see Ms. Settle website and the high school resource wall.

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Any middle or high school students interested in attending fun and educational classes taught by students at Duke University please consider signing up for Duke Splash. Please see the high school resource wall or visit Ms. Settle’s website for more information

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Any rising seniors interested in spending a weekend or week on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus participating in academic enrichment and college readiness classes, please consider signing up for Project Uplift or Uplift Plus. For more information, check Ms. Settle’s website and the high school resource wall.

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Seniors, please continue to check Ms. Settle’s website for updated scholarship information.

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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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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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Daily Announcements–Wednesday, February 27, 2019

New Announcements for Students

Black History Month Moment

Once the Delta blues made their way up the Mississippi to urban areas, the music evolved into electrified Chicago blues, other regional blues styles, and various jazz-blues hybrids.

Chicago Blues developed during the Great Migration, an African American relocation and revival akin to the Harlem Renaissance. African American workers migrated in droves from Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana to seek out industrial jobs in Chicago.

These gifted musicians used electric guitars and amplifiers to build on the energy and rhythm of the Delta blues. This uniquely Chicago style grew rapidly, transcending the street corner and fast becoming a staple of the city’s nightlife scene. Today, blues music is as much a part of the Chicago landscape as deep dish pizza and the Wrigley Field bleachers.

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If for any reason you could not make it to auditions for the Talent Show and still want to participate, make sure you speak to Coach Barnes before the end of the day today.

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Attention Aviation Club members: Please turn in your field trip permission letter to Ms. Neville TODAY. Today is the deadline!

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Black History Wall—Stop by Ms. Bowman’s room (#111) to match the inventor with their inventions. This is a lottery contest where those names selected that have all correct answers will WIN. Winners will be revealed Thursday, February 28 at the end of the day. See Ms. Bowman for more details.

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There will not be Running/Walking Club TODAY afterschool.

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Our Black History Month Program will be held Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m.  Students from the music classes will perform pieces from various genres including blues and pop as well as original compositions. The Dance Club will also perform. The Black History Month Moments this week will expose you to some history behind some things you will hear and see at the program on Thursday.

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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:

— Plastic cereal bags and box liners

— Baby and toddler food pouches and pouch caps

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Students, if you will be 16 or older as of March 7 and interested in giving blood, see Dr. Rathbone in room 120 during lunch to sign up. All remaining donation slots are first come, first served.

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Attention 8th graders: This is a reminder that applications to the Emily K program are due Thursday, March 14.

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The Biogen Community Lab in Research Triangle Park, NC is hosting a week-long Adventures in Biotechnology free summer lab program for high school students. Applications open on February 25th and close on March 11th. Visit our website for program details and application. Please forward the information to any student or teacher that may be interested.

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There will be a YMA/Jr. YMA meeting Wednesday. Immediately following there will be a parents meeting.

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Spring pictures for students in grades 6-11 will take place Friday, March 1. You must pre-pay in order to take pictures. See your homeroom teacher for a picture envelope.

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Any seniors interested in Durham Tech’s C-Step and C-3 transfer programs that offer guaranteed admissions pathways to NC State and UNC Chapel Hill, please see Ms. Settle website and the high school resource wall.

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Any middle or high school students interested in attending fun and educational classes taught by students at Duke University please consider signing up for Duke Splash. Please see the high school resource wall or visit Ms. Settle’s website for more information.

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Any rising seniors interested in spending a weekend or week on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus participating in academic enrichment and college readiness classes, please consider signing up for Project Uplift or Uplift Plus. For more information, check Ms. Settle’s website and the high school resource wall.

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Seniors, please continue to check Ms. Settle’s website for updated scholarship information.

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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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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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Daily Announcements–Tuesday, February 26, 2019

New Announcements for Students

Black History Month Moment

History of The Blues–The blues has deep roots in American history, particularly African-American history. The blues originated on Southern plantations in the 19th Century. Its inventors were slaves, ex-slaves and the descendants of slaves—African-American sharecroppers who sang as they toiled in the cotton and vegetable fields. It’s generally accepted that the music evolved from African spirituals, African chants, work songs, field hollers, rural fife and drum music, revivalist hymns, and country dance music.

The blues grew up in the Mississippi Delta just upriver from New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Blues and jazz have always influenced each other, and they still interact in countless ways today.

Unlike jazz, the blues didn’t spread out significantly from the South to the Midwest until the 1930s and ’40s.

Remember that blues is the root of hip hop, pop and rock!

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Black History Wall—Stop by Ms. Bowman’s room (#111) to match the inventor with their inventions. This is a lottery contest where those names selected that have all correct answers will WIN. Winners will be revealed Thursday, February 28 at the end of the day. See Ms. Bowman for more details.

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Congratulations to Jalen Benjamin-Bullock on his admission to UNC-Greensboro!

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There will not be Running/Walking Club tomorrow afterschool. Please let parents know that there will NOT be Running/Walking Club practice Wednesday, February 27.

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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. The sign-up sheet is on Coach Barnes’ door!   NOTE: If for any reason you cannot make it to auditions today, make sure you speak to Coach Barnes before the end of the day today!

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Our Black History Month Program will be held Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m.  Students from the music classes will perform pieces from various genres including blues and pop as well as original compositions. The Dance Club will also perform. The Black History Month Moments this week will expose you to some history behind some things you will hear and see at the program on Thursday.

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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:

— Plastic cereal bags and box liners

— Baby and toddler food pouches and pouch caps

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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No Basketball Club TODAY!!!

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Students, if you will be 16 or older as of March 7 and interested in giving blood, see Dr. Rathbone in room 120 during lunch to sign up. All remaining donation slots are first come, first served.

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Attention 8th graders: This is a reminder that applications to the Emily K program are due Thursday, March 14.

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The Biogen Community Lab in Research Triangle Park, NC is hosting a week-long Adventures in Biotechnology free summer lab program for high school students. Applications open on February 25th and close on March 11th. Visit our website for program details and application. Please forward the information to any student or teacher that may be interested.

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There will be a YMA/Jr. YMA meeting Wednesday. Immediately following there will be a parents meeting.

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Spring pictures for students in grades 6-11 will take place Friday, March 1. You must pre-pay in order to take pictures. See your homeroom teacher for a picture envelope.

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Any seniors interested in Durham Tech’s C-Step and C-3 transfer programs that offer guaranteed admissions pathways to NC State and UNC Chapel Hill, please see Ms. Settle website and the high school resource wall.

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Any middle or high school students interested in attending fun and educational classes taught by students at Duke University please consider signing up for Duke Splash. Please see the high school resource wall or visit Ms. Settle’s website for more information.

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Any rising seniors interested in spending a weekend or week on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus participating in academic enrichment and college readiness classes, please consider signing up for Project Uplift or Uplift Plus. For more information, check Ms. Settle’s website and the high school resource wall.

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Seniors, please continue to check Ms. Settle’s website for updated scholarship information.

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

 

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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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Daily Announcements–Monday, February 25, 2019

New Announcements for Students

Our Black History Month Program will be held Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m.  Students from the music classes will perform pieces from various genres including blues and pop as well as original compositions. The Dance Club will also perform. The Black History Month Moments this week will expose you to some history behind some things you will hear and see at the program on Thursday.

Black History Month Moment

The song “Glory” is motivational anthem that was recorded by John Legend and Common for the American historical drama film Selma. The movie recounts the three 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches that lead to President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

This won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 2015. When Common and John Legend performed it at the ceremony, it got a rousing reception, with some in the audience moved to tears. In accepting the award, both artists spoke about the march from Selma and its impact today. Legend quoted Nina Simone, saying, “It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live.” He added: “We wrote this song for a film that was based on events that were 50 years ago, but we say that Selma is now, because the struggle for justice is right now.”

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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:

— Plastic cereal bags and box liners

— Baby and toddler food pouches and pouch caps

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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The Biogen Community Lab in Research Triangle Park, NC is hosting a week-long Adventures in Biotechnology free summer lab program for high school students. Applications open on February 25th and close on March 11th. Visit our website for program details and application. Please forward the information to any student or teacher that may be interested.

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There will be a YMA/Jr. YMA meeting Wednesday. Immediately following there will be a parents meeting.

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Spring pictures for students in grades 6-11 will take place Friday, March 1. You must pre-pay in order to take pictures. See your homeroom teacher for a picture envelope.

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Any seniors interested in Durham Tech’s C-Step and C-3 transfer programs that offer guaranteed admissions pathways to NC State and UNC Chapel Hill, please see Ms. Settle website and the high school resource wall.

**********

Any middle or high school students interested in attending fun and educational classes taught by students at Duke University please consider signing up for Duke Splash. Please see the high school resource wall or visit Ms. Settle’s website for more information.

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Any rising seniors interested in spending a weekend or week on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus participating in academic enrichment and college readiness classes, please consider signing up for Project Uplift or Uplift Plus. For more information, check Ms. Settle’s website and the high school resource wall.

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No Basketball Club tomorrow

 

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Students, if you will be 16 or older as of March 7 and interested in giving blood, see Dr. Rathbone in room 120 during lunch to sign up. All remaining donation slots are first come, first served.

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Attention 8th graders: This is a reminder that applications to the Emily K program are due Thursday, March 14.

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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. The sign-up sheet is on Coach Barnes’ door!

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Seniors, please continue to check Ms. Settle’s website for updated scholarship information.

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

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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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Weekly Message–February 25-March 1, 2019

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of February 25.

ACT Reschedule Date

Due to inclement weather delay last week, we will administer The ACT ®free of charge to 11th graders on Wednesday, March 12, 2019.

YMA Parent Meeting

There will be a YMA Parents meeting Wednesday, February 27 at 6pm in the cafeteria. This will be an important meeting that will lay out the rest of the school year. Please contact Coach Barnes if you have any questions.

Black History Month Program

Mark your calendars and come join us for our Black History Month program February 28 at 6:00 p.m. where student musicians and dance club will perform. Also, our Artists-in-Residence will perform select student compositions.

Spring Pictures

Spring Pictures for students in grades 6-11 will take place this Friday, March 1.  Picture envelopes will be sent home tomorrow.  Extra envelopes will be located in the main office.  Only students who return the prepaid envelope will have their picture taken.

Talent Show Auditions

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.

T-Shirt Orders

If you ordered T-shirts from the PTSA during the T-shirt fundraiser, your t-shirts should arrive the first week of March. They will be delivered to your homeroom.

Adventures in Biotechnology FREE Summer Lab Program

The Biogen Community Lab in Research Triangle Park, NC is hosting a week-long Adventures in Biotechnology free summer lab program for high school students. Applications open on February 25th and close on March 11th. Visit our website for program details and application.

Registration Night

We will begin the registration process for next school year the first week in March. Spring Transition Registration night will be held Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. This is primarily for our rising 9th graders and rising 6th graders, but anyone is welcome who would like assistance with completing registration documents. The counselors will have sessions on what to expect in middle school and high school including information on the differences between middle and high school, credits, how best to select courses, etc.

Afternoon Check-Out Procedures

Please remember to check the SCS website to review the new afternoon check-out procedures. We are asking that you:

  • Inform the Main Office of all changes in transportation prior to 1:00PM so that we can provide bus passes in a timely manner or ensure that your student comes to the carpool line, as necessary.
  • Please sign out any students prior to 3:30 p.m. We want to give you the best opportunity to get your student and be on your way prior to carpool traffic and our afternoon dismissal procedures.
  • In afternoon appointment situations, it is recommended that you call the Main Office and request that your student be called to the office close to the time you estimate you will arrive to sign them out of school. Your student can be ready to leave efficiently.

Gryphon Grind Intersession Camp

Gryphon Grind Intersession Camp will be held the first two weeks of intersession for middle and high school students. If your child is selected for Gryphon Grind, you will begin to receive notifications this week. Contact for Gryphon Grind is Mr. Richardson.

 

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

 

Duke Splash Coming Up on March 31st!

Greetings from Duke Splash!

We are a student-run organization at Duke that organizes Splash, a fun and educational event once per semester where middle and high school students from around the Triangle come to Duke’s campus to attend classes taught by Duke students. Classes can be about anything, from biological research to K-Pop dancing to cookie decorating! It’s a great opportunity for middle and high schoolers to learn about topics that interest them from passionate college students.

This semester’s Splash will be on Sunday, March 31st from 8AM-3PM. Registration opens on March 3rd and the cost is $5 per student (we offer financial aid). Lunch will also be provided on that day. We look forward to seeing students from your school there!

For more information about our program, feel free to check out this link: https://dukesplash.learningu.org/

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email splash@duke.edu!

 

 

Daily Announcements–Friday, February 22, 2019

New Announcements for Students

Black History Month Moment

Named after the distinguished African-American scholar and Presidential Medal of Freedom-winner John Hope Franklin, the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University is an interdisciplinary program hosting art exhibits, speaker series, classes, and more that probe issues of race, equality, and globalization.

In early 2001, Duke University opened the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies. Dr. John Hope Franklin (1915-2009) embraced life and worked with a seriousness and dedication that few could rival. A preeminent scholar, tireless activist and diligent citizen, Dr. Franklin spent his 94 years on earth striving to make a difference. Inspired by Franklin’s example, the John Hope Franklin Center strives to provide a safe, collaborative space to investigate moral and ethical issues. Until his death in 2009, Franklin held an office at the Franklin Center and regularly engaged in scholarly exchanges.

This is another wonderful resource right here in Durham that you may want to explore!

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Students, if you will be 16 or older as of March 7 and interested in giving blood, see Dr. Rathbone in room 120 during lunch to sign up. All remaining donation slots are first come, first served.

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Attention 8th graders: This is a reminder that applications to the Emily K program are due Thursday, March 14.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

All students are invited to nominate a teacher for Teacher of the Year recognition. Go to https://tinyurl.com/TOYforSCS to nominate a teacher of your choice!

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High school students—the Job Corps counselor will be on campus Friday, February 22 at 1:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge. Interested students should see Ms. Settle for a pass.

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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 bottles & caps from mouthwash & Deodorant

— Aluminum & plastic drink pouches with straws or spouts

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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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.

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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.

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Seniors, please continue to check Ms. Settle’s website for updated scholarship information.

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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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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.

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

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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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Daily Announcements–Thursday, February

New Announcements for Students

Black History Month Moment

Confronting Change Exhibit at the Carolina Theatre

“The Confronting Change” exhibit, chronicling the 85-year history of the Carolina Theatre complex, the fascinating history of Durham’s beloved theater is told through historic photos, reproductions of original blueprints, playbills and advertisements, and informational panels that recount the construction, life, and later restorations of the building.

The Carolina Theatre was the first theater in Durham to admit African Americans, though they were initially segregated and used a separate staircase to reach the balcony, which was the only seating available to them.

“Confronting Change” tells how taking no for an answer was not an option for the heroes that lined Durham streets in protest in the 1960s. The permanent exhibit depicts the history of segregation at the theater and provides a glimpse into the efforts to integrate the city-owned theater between 1961 and 1963.

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All students are invited to nominate a teacher for Teacher of the Year recognition. Go to https://tinyurl.com/TOYforSCS to nominate a teacher of your choice!

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No soccer club Thursday, February 21!

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High school students—the Job Corps counselor will be on campus Friday, February 22 at 1:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge. Interested students should see Ms. Settle for a pass.

 

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:

— All bottles & caps from mouthwash & Deodorant

— Aluminum & plastic drink pouches with straws or spouts

Thank you in advance for your participation!

*********

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.

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Seniors, please continue to check Ms. Settle’s website for updated scholarship information.

*********

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

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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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