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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.\