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!


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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