Weekly Message–April 8-12, 2019

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of April 8.

Welcome Back to Everyone for what we know is going to be a fabulous Quarter 4. This quarter always goes by really quickly because it is full of activity. So please pay attention to all of the important dates, keep on top of your schoolwork, and let’s finish strong!


Spirit Week

This week is Spirit Week at SCS, presented by our High School Student Council. I want to remind students that the dress code is in effect for all days. Monday is Pajama Day. Tuesday is College Day. Wednesday is Wacky Tacky Day. Thursday is 90’s Day. And Friday is School Spirit Day. Please listen to announcements for details about each day.


National Assistant Principals Week

This week has been declared National Assistant Principals week to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals to the success of students in schools. Please take a moment this week to thank our assistant principals—Mr. Ferguson, Dr. Dixon, and Mr. Richardson—for their hard work and dedication at SCS.


Montreal & Quebec Trip

Imagine your child or you sampling delicious maple syrup at the Sugar Shack, walking the streets of old Montreal, and marveling at Montmorency Falls.  Imagine doing this on a once in a lifetime trip to Montreal and Quebec in 2020.


To answer all your questions, Ms. Sims will be hosting an enrollment meeting on MONDAY, APRIL 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cybrary to discuss our itinerary, what’s included, and the price.


There is limited space on this trip, and spots will be filled up on a first-come, first-served basis Please attend the meeting in order so all enrollment questions about the tour can be answered directly and quickly by Ms. Sims.


Cap & Gown Portraits for Seniors

Cap & Gown Portraits for Seniors will be taken on Thursday, April 11th.  This will be the only session provided.  There will not be any senior make-ups.  Proofs or Portrait Packages will be sent home in a few weeks with all the information needed to place your order.  Contact Ms. Bridges if you have any questions.


Durham Tech Senior Day

Students attending Durham Tech in the fall please consider attending Senior Day on Tuesday, April 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to complete your connect session, meet with academic advisor/financial aid, and register for classes.


2019-2020 PTSA Elections

Now through April 25th –

Please check out this link to read more about the open positions and to apply!


SCS Spirit Night at Texas Roadhouse

Sunday, April 14th 11am – 10pm –
Please join the SCS family at Texas Roadhouse (1809 N. Pointe Dr., Durham) from 11am – 10pm. Please bring the flyer with you and Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of our supported meals to the PTSA.
Flyer Link: http://bit.ly/SCSDineOut4-14-19


Important April Dates  

Mark your calendars for these important dates in April:

Honor Roll Breakfast—April 16 (Middle School @ 9:15, High School @ 10:30)

No School—April 19

SCSFest/PTSA Meeting—April 25 @ 5:30 p.m.

2nd Tasting Event—April 30 @ 6:00 p.m.

Remember that you can always check the calendar on the SCS website for our important dates.


Proctors Needed

Parents, testing season is right around the corner and that means that we need volunteers to help proctor.  Our heaviest days will be on Friday, May 24th, Tuesday, May 28th, Wednesday, May 29th, and Thursday, May 30th. Please contact Mr. Boston in the main office if you are able to assist. We’d love for you to tell others to contact us if they’re able to help out.


AP Course Information

Attention, Parents. Are you interested in knowing how you can save money when you send your child to college? Mrs. Tuck Thomas will be holding information sessions with current 9th through 11th grade students during lunch this month. These sessions are for students who are interested in taking an AP course beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. Sessions will be announced during daily announcements and students will need to sign up to attend. Mrs. Tuck Thomas will post information from the sessions on her AIG website at the end of this month.


Prom Tickets on Sale

Prom is right around the corner. Jr./Sr. Prom tickets are here, so if you purchased one pick it up from Ms. Street. If you need to purchase one, see Coach Barnes or Ms. Street. They are $65 for one and $120 for two.


Senior Signing Day

Senior parents, family and friends are invited to attend our 2nd Annual Senior Signing Day where we will recognize seniors and their postsecondary plans. This event will be held May 3 at 2:00 p.m.


Emily K 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. They will also be offering a variety of workshops for students to experience. Please visit Facebook or Ms. Price’s blog to get the link to register.

College Expo Time: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Emily K Center
904 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701
Have a good evening from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4C’s—Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community.


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