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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