Daily Announcements–Tuesday, February 19, 2019

New Announcements for Students

Black History Month Moment

North Carolina Central University Art Museum

Did you know???  NCCU was the first publically funded African-American liberal arts college in the country, and the school continues that legacy today with one of the state’s leading collections of art that engages with African-American culture and the black experience.
The permanent collection, housed in the Carol G. Belk Gallery, includes work from the 19th and 20th centuries, including pieces by Henry Ossawa Tanner, Jacob Lawrence, and two recipients of the MacArthur grant, Robert Blackburn and Kerry James Marshall. Five special exhibits come through each year and include other notable and historic artwork, as well as annual showcases of art created by NCCU and Durham Public Schools students. The museum also augments its shows with educational programming.

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There will be a mandatory YMA/Jr. YMA meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) afterschool until 5:30 p.m. Attendance is mandatory and you will need to be dressed up.

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We are still selling flowers, so if you would like to purchase one please see Coach Barnes.

 

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!

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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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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.

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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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Daily Announcements–Monday, February 18, 2019

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

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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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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.

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Congratulations to Annalysa Fakir on her admission to Mills College. She was also awarded a $32,000 Provost Scholarship.

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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.

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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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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.

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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 18-22, 2019

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of February 18.

Drivers Education classes will be held February 18 – March 8 from 4:15 – 6:15 each day.  There are still spots available. You must be 14.5 and able to attend each day. If you are interested, please plan to stay for class on Monday and speak with the instructor.

Parents of 11th grade students, we will administer The ACT ®free of charge to your student on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  All 11th grade students must arrive at SCS on time on the 20th so that they can be seated for the exam.  Due to the length of the exam, students are encouraged to go to bed early and eat a hearty breakfast since they will have lunch a little later than usual. Letters about The ACT® were sent home with report cards along with information about how your child can establish an account with ACT®.  Remember that students can select up to four colleges and universities to have their scores sent to FREE of charge.

Mark your calendars and come join us for our Black History Month program February 28 at 6:00 p.m.

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.

In the afternoons, while we are in preparation for school dismissal, we have been experiencing a significant increase in the amount of students requested to check out early at the last minute.  Also, we are getting a lot of calls last minute to inform students of transportation changes (bus to carpool or vice-versa). These requests are causing a bit of congestion in the office; while 7th period concludes and transitions to homeroom for afternoon dismissal; also as parents in carpool lines are forming.

We want to ensure a smooth transition from the classroom and reduce the interruptions of instruction to your students. For this we are enacting the following policy effective immediately:

  • 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 3:30PM. We want to give you the best opportunity to get your student and be on your way and it will be more efficient if you have to sign out your student early, that you do so before we are preparing to dismiss the rest of the school.
  • 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.

We respect each situation individually and understand if there are emergencies beyond your control that do not fit the above circumstances; however, we ask that you work with your student by discussing/deciding if a change needs to happen before they arrive at school. They can provide us a note of your circumstance, and we can react accordingly. The sooner the Main Office is informed, the better we can assist with the change and dismiss without issues. If the times above are not met, then our effort to assist getting your student to the appropriate location at the appropriate time will be delayed.

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

 

College Expo

The Game Plan: College Team will be hosting a College Expo on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Over 50 colleges and universities from all across the United States will be present for students and/or parents to visit and talk to. We will also be offering a variety of workshops for students to experience. Please visit the following link to register.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRN0AoeqGLG5LpEOHw4LVsg5R2yxux-eAY–mWgw9f_9RomQ/viewform

College Expo Time: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Emily K Center
904 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701

 

 

Daily Announcements–Friday, February 15, 2019

New Announcements for Students

Black History Month Moment

The first licensed African American Female pilot was named Bessie Coleman.

Born in Atlanta, Texas in 1892, Bessie Coleman grew up in a world of harsh poverty, discrimination and segregation. She moved to Chicago at 23 to seek her fortune, but found little opportunity there as well. Wild tales of flying exploits from returning WWI soldiers first inspired her to explore aviation, but she faced a double stigma in that dream being both African American and a woman.

She set her sights on France in order to reach her dreams and began studying French. In 1920, Coleman crossed the ocean with all of her savings and the financial support of Robert Abbott, one of the first African American millionaires. Over the next seven months, she learned to fly and in June of 1921, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale awarded her an international pilot’s license. Wildly celebrated upon her return to the United States, reporters turned out in droves to greet her.

Coleman performed at numerous airshows over the next five years, performing heart thrilling stunts, encouraging other African Americans to pursue flying, and refusing to perform where Blacks were not admitted. When she tragically died in a plane accident in 1926, famous writer and equal rights advocate Ida B. Wells presided over her funeral. An editorial in the “Dallas Express” stated, “There is reason to believe that the general public did not completely sense the size of her contribution to the achievements of the race as such.”

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We are still selling flowers, so if you would like to purchase one see Coach Barnes.

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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.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

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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This Friday will be the return of Karaoke Friday the “I Got Soul & Superbad” edition in honor of Black History Month.

-$2 to sing

-$1 to request a song

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

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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.

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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:

— 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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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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Daily Announcements–Thursday, February 14, 2019

 

New Announcements for Students

Black History Month Moment

One in four cowboys was Black, despite the stories told in popular books and movies.

In the 19th century, the Wild West drew enslaved Blacks with the hope of freedom and wages. When the Civil War ended, freedmen came West with the hope of a better life where the demand for skilled labor was high. These African Americans made up at least a quarter of the legendary cowboys who lived dangerous lives facing weather, rattlesnakes, and outlaws while they slept under the stars driving cattle herds to market.

While there was little formal segregation in frontier towns and a great deal of personal freedom, Black cowboys were often expected to do more of the work and the roughest jobs compared to their white counterparts. Loyalty did develop between the cowboys on a drive, but the Black cowboys were typically responsible for breaking the horses and being the first ones to cross flooded streams during cattle drives. In fact, it is believed that the term “cowboy” originated as a derogatory term used to describe Black “cowhands.”

 

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Tomorrow is the last day of the Book Fair! Don’t forget to come by (with a pass)!

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

 

This Friday will be the return of Karaoke Friday the “I Got Soul & Superbad” edition in honor of Black History Month.

-$2 to sing

-$1 to request a song

 

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

 

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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.

 

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Any high school students who would like to attend the UNCG and HPU College Tour: We will accept permission slips and payments until February 15. If we do not have enough students by that date we will have to cancel the trip.

 

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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:

— 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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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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Daily Announcements–Wednesday, February 13, 2019

New Announcements for Students

Black History Month Moment

Associate Justice Cheri Beasley of the N.C. Supreme Court, who used to be a judge and an assistant public defender in Cumberland County, will be the high court’s new chief justice as of March 1.

Gov. Roy Cooper announced the appointment Tuesday.

Beasley will be the first black woman to be North Carolina’s chief justice.

Beasley, who turns 53 on Thursday, has been an associate justice of the Supreme Court since 2012 and was a judge on the N.C. Court of Appeals from 2009 to 2012. She was a Cumberland County District Court judge from 1999 through 2008, and from 1994 to 2009 worked in the Cumberland County Public Defender Office.

The chief justice also is considered the head of North Carolina’s judicial branch, with more than 6,000 employees and judicial officials and a budget of more than $500 million.

 

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Recurring Announcements for Students

 

This Friday will be the return of Karaoke Friday the “I Got Soul & Superbad” edition in honor of Black History Month.

-$2 to sing

-$1 to request a song

 

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All students who have applied or plan to apply to Durham Tech, please go to the Student Lounge during 2nd period on Thursday, February 14 to meet with the Durham Tech advisor.

 

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

 

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It’s not too late to get your Valentine some carnations. See Coach Barnes or any YMA member for an order form. Also you still have time to choose the color of your flower until supplies last. If you have already purchased a flower, please see Coach Barnes to get your personalized card . We will deliver flowers during throughout the day on Thursday.

 

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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.

 

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Any high school students who would like to attend the UNCG and HPU College Tour: We will accept permission slips and payments until February 15. If we do not have enough students by that date we will have to cancel the trip.

 

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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:

— 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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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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Daily Announcements–Tuesday, February 12, 2019

New Announcements for Students

Black History Month Moment

Most people think of Rosa Parks as the first person to refuse to give up their seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. There were actually several women who came before her; one of whom was Claudette Colvin.

It was March 2, 1955, when the fifteen-year-old schoolgirl refused to move to the back of the bus, nine months before Rosa Parks’ stand that launched the Montgomery bus boycott. Claudette had been studying Black leaders like Harriet Tubman in her segregated school, those conversations had led to discussions around the current day Jim Crow laws they were all experiencing. When the bus driver ordered Claudette to get up, she refused, “It felt like Sojourner Truth was on one side pushing me down, and Harriet Tubman was on the other side of me pushing me down. I couldn’t get up.”

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There will be NO Drama Club today (2/11/19).

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Middle School Students:

Ms. Price has completed her review and approval of elective schedule change requests. If you did NOT receive an approved elective schedule change and a new schedule from the main office in the last two weeks, your change request was NOT approved and you must stay in your currently assigned electives for the semester.

All 2nd Semester schedules are final at this time.

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This Friday will be the return of Karaoke Friday the “I Got Soul & Superbad” edition in honor of Black History Month.

-$2 to sing

-$1 to request a song

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

All students who have applied or plan to apply to Durham Tech, please go to the Student Lounge during 2nd period on Thursday, February 14 to meet with the Durham Tech advisor.

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

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It’s not too late to get your Valentine some carnations. See Coach Barnes or any YMA member for an order form. Also you still have time to choose the color of your flower until supplies last. If you have already purchased a flower, please see Coach Barnes to get your personalized card . We will deliver flowers during throughout the day on Thursday.

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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.

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Any high school students who would like to attend the UNCG and HPU College Tour: We will accept permission slips and payments until February 15. If we do not have enough students by that date we will have to cancel the trip.

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Book Fair is here!  You will come in as a class starting Friday the 8th. Start saving those dollars! Come to the Family Night after school Tuesday until 6:00 for a chance to when free books.

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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:

— 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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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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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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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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Daily Announcements–Monday, February 11, 2019

New Announcements for Students

All students who have applied or plan to apply to Durham Tech, please go to the Student Lounge during 2nd period on Thursday, February 14 to meet with the Durham Tech advisor.

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

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It’s not too late to get your Valentine some carnations. See Coach Barnes or any YMA member for an order form. Also you still have time to choose the color of your flower until supplies last. If you have already purchased a flower, please see Coach Barnes to get your personalized card . We will deliver flowers during throughout the day on Thursday.

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MathCounts is meeting TODAY not tomorrow until 5:00 p.m.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

See you at French Club on Monday in room 237!

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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.

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Any high school students who would like to attend the UNCG and HPU College Tour: We will accept permission slips and payments until February 15. If we do not have enough students by that date we will have to cancel the trip.

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It’s almost time for the Book Fair! You will come in as a class starting Friday the 8th. Start saving those dollars! Come to the Family Night after school Tuesday until 6:00 for a chance to when free books.

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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:

— 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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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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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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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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Weekly Message–February 11-15, 2019

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of February 11.

Revised Report Cards

Corrected report cards for students in grades 6-10 were sent home Friday. The glitches in the state PowerTeacher grade book program did not cause changes to all student report cards, but all students received a new report card after the technical fixes were made. Report cards for students in grades 11 and 12 will come home this week. Please contact Ms. Fleming if you have any questions.

 

Mark Your Calendars

Please mark your calendars for some important dates in February. The annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held the week of February 11. www.tinyurl.com/scsbookfair

The February PTSA meeting will be held February 12 at 6:00 p.m. If you haven’t attended a PTSA meeting yet, clear your calendar to come to this one! We will have a tasting event as part of our Healthy Eating Consortium initiative and the book fair will hold extended hours during the evening as well.

Our next PLC Early Release Day will be Wednesday, February 13. School will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.

There will be an important meeting for the Hawaii EF Tour travelers Friday, February 15, 6:30-7:30 in the cafeteria. Please contact Ms. Sims with any questions.

Five and Below fundraiser: the fundraiser runs from February 10 through February 16 at the Five and Below store in New Hope Commons. Flyers will be sent home on Monday.  Please present the flyer at the store with your purchase.

 

Driver’s Education

The next SCS Driver’s Education classes will be held February 18-March 8.  Times are 4:15-6:15 p.m.  You must be 14.5 and available to attend all dates.  Registration will be through a lottery system. Sign-up will be available in the main office during the week of February 11.

 

BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK

February 11 – 15 has been designated as “Love the Bus” and School Bus Driver Appreciation Week. The purpose of the Love the Bus campaign is to raise awareness about the many benefits of school bus transportation and the importance of school bus drivers.

Please encourage students to recognize our bus drivers and remind them of safe riding practices. Our Bus drivers greatly appreciate it and the safety of all students and drivers depends on it!

 

SPARK Camp

SPARK Camp is open to all rising 4th – 8th grade AIG identified students enrolled in Durham Public Schools and will be held JUNE 24-27.  During the camp, students rotate through two classes based on their interest. Camp classes include topics such as Can You Escape; Evolution of Rock n Roll; History, Mysteries & Conspiracies; and Roller Coaster Craze.

Registration begins Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 8:30 a.m. SPARK Camp fills quickly and once at capacity, a waiting list will begin. Flyers will be sent home with students.

Students will register for camp only during initial registration.  A separate process for class selection will occur once registration is confirmed.   Registration  www.dpsnc.net/Page/3626

Tuition Camp $90.00 nonrefundable*

Location: Githens Middle School

 

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