Daily Announcements–Monday, February 4, 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:

Hair, skin, cosmetic: ALL bottles, caps, tubes, sprays,

triggers, jars, lip balm tubes, ALL make up containers, eye/lip pencils, etc.

All FOIL-LINED bar wrappers—any brand.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Student PTSA meetings will be held Tuesday during your lunch periods.

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The FREE Environmental Science Summer Program, STEM Education and college preparation program now at Duke University, emphasizing the environment, is now accepting applications for the 2019 program. Open to rising 10-12 graders, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Learn more at http://sites.nicholas.duke.edu/essp.

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Progress Reports go home Wednesday, February 6!

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The Durham Bulls and Explorer Post 50 will be holding an Open House on Tuesday, February 12 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Durham Bulls Athletic Ball Park. The Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 is a co-ed unpaid internship program that offers students ages 14-20, a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain exceptional experience in the field of television broadcasting. Applications are now being accepted for 2019 Durham Bulls season. If you are interested in being a part of the TV crew, please complete the 2019 online application. Applications are due Sunday, February 24 and can be found on Ms. Price’s blog.

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Sending a shout out to the students who participated in the MathCounts competition for Durham Public Schools Friday, February 1. The students are Olivia Guilmette, Oliver Hines, Ellie Deskins, Gabriella Herrera-Mendez, and Jerica Allison. It was a great experience! Thank you all for your participation. We will compete at UNC-Chapel Hill February 14, 2019.

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Presidential Proclamation on National African American History Month 2019 (excerpt) National African American History Month is an occasion to rediscover the enduring stories of African Americans and the gifts of freedom, purpose, and opportunity they have bestowed on future generations.  It is also a time to commemorate the countless contributions of African Americans, many of whom lived through and surmounted the scourge of segregation, racial prejudice, and discrimination to enrich every fiber of American life.  Their examples of heroism, patriotism, and enterprise have given people of all backgrounds confidence, courage, and faith to pursue their own dreams.

This year’s theme, “Black Migrations,” highlights the challenges and successes of African Americans as they moved from farms in the agricultural South to centers of industry in the North, Midwest, and West—especially the migrations that occurred in the twentieth century.  Through these migrations, millions of African Americans reshaped the demographic landscape of America, starting new lives in cities such as Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, and New York City.

National African American History Month is a call to each and every citizen of our great land to reflect on the cultural, scientific, political, and economic contributions of African Americans, which are woven throughout American society.  We remember, learn from, and build on the past, so that, together, we can build a better and more prosperous future for all Americans.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim February 2019 as National African American History Month.  I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Vocabulary Bowl meeting is cancelled for Monday, February 4.

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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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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.

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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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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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