Weekly Message–January 7-11, 2019

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of January 7. I hope that everyone had a restful, enjoyable break. We’re looking forward to seeing all of our students back tomorrow.

 

Report Cards

Report Cards will go home with students Thursday, January 10. As usual, please review the important documents in the report card envelope and return the envelope signed.

 

Benchmark Assessments

Mid-year Benchmark assessments will be given during the window January 14 – 25.   Teachers will spend some time reviewing prior to administration. Remember that we use the results of these assessments to plan future classroom instructional planning and to develop lunch, afterschool, Saturday and intersession intervention time as necessary for students. Please encourage students to do their best. 

 

Winter Formal

The Winter Formal has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 12 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.  Tickets are still for sale–$25 through Friday and $30 at the door on Saturday. Freshmen and sophomores are eligible to purchase tickets.

 

Magnet Lottery

Parents, a reminder that if you have a sibling that you wish to attend our school, the sibling must be entered into the DPS magnet lottery and linked to the current student in the online lottery application. Siblings are only eligible for priority seating if SCS is first choice in the lottery selection and if the sibling resides at the same address as the current student. A seat must be available in the grade applied for to receive priority seating. The DPS magnet lottery can be accessed online at  https://www.dpsnc.net/ and the deadline is January 31st, 2019 at 5:00pm. Please contact our Magnet Coordinator, Dr. Rita Rathbone with questions related to sibling priority seating.

 

CollegeBoard Scholarships

*Class of 2020 CollegeBoard is now offering Opportunity Scholarships.  This scholarship DOES NOT require an essay, application, or minimum GPA.  You earn scholarship money by building your college list, practicing for the SAT, improving your SAT score, strengthening your college list, completing your FAFSA, and applying to college.  To sign up please visit https://opportunity.collegeboard.org 

  

SCS T-shirt Orders

The new SCS T-shirt designs are ready to be ordered!!!!  Please check the PTSA website and flyers that will come home for ordering and pricing information. Additional order forms may be picked up in the main office.

 

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

 

Daily Announcements–Monday, December 17, 2018

New Announcements for Students

Congratulations to Marquel Tompkins on his admission to Louisburg College. All seniors please remember to give Ms. Settle a copy of your acceptance letter to any college, university, or community college.

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Your intersession break now begins Tuesday, December 18 and ends January 4, 2019. You will return from intersession break on Monday, January 7, 2019.

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SCS Vocabulary Bowl Club interest meeting Monday, December 17 at 4:15 – 4:45 p.m. or see Ms. Williams today in Room 228 or the cafeteria 11:20-11:45 a.m.

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Jr. YMA will be hosting a clothing drive. This is the season for giving, so in that spirit, if you can spare any new or gently used items to help keep someone less fortunate warm in these cold days, then please donate. We are asking for items such as coats, jackets, gloves, scarves, etc. Please see Mr. Marshall if you have questions.

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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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High School Seniors looking for an affordable career training option after graduation should consider applying to Duke Ophthalmic Technician Program. You can become a Certified Op Tech in under one year and you can apply for financial aid through your FAFSA application. See the High School Resource Wall for more information. This program has 100% job placement following the completion of all certification requirements.

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Daily Announcements–Friday, December 14, 2018

New Announcements for Students

Students—Welcome back from your weather made pre-intersession break. The makeup day is Monday, December 17. Your intersession break now begins Tuesday, December 18 and ends January 4, 2019. You will return from intersession break on Monday, January 7, 2019.

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SCS Vocabulary Bowl Club interest meeting Monday, December 17 at 4:15 – 4:45 p.m. or see Ms. Williams today or Monday in Room 228 or the cafeteria 11:20-11:45 a.m.

Recurring Announcements for Students

The School for Creative Studies is on Instagram! Follow us at SchoolforCreativeStudies or scan our nametag on the school’s website. On Friday, December 14, one of our new followers will be chosen at random for a giftcard. So get your friends, family, and teachers to follow us on Instagram. Check our post this afternoon for the winning follower!

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Jr. YMA will be hosting a clothing drive. This is the season for giving, so in that spirit, if you can spare any new or gently used items to help keep someone less fortunate warm in these cold days, then please donate. We are asking for items such as coats, jackets, gloves, scarves, etc. Please see Mr. Marshall if you have questions.

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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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High School Seniors looking for an affordable career training option after graduation should consider applying to Duke Ophthalmic Technician Program. You can become a Certified Op Tech in under one year and you can apply for financial aid through your FAFSA application. See the High School Resource Wall for more information. This program has 100% job placement following the completion of all certification requirements.

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Any senior who has been admitted to any college or university or enlisted in the Armed Services, please see Ms. Settle.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

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Weekly Message–December 10 – 14, 2018

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of December 10.

Benchmark Assessments

We will still administer benchmark assessments this week. Middle school students will begin with ELA tomorrow after lunch. High school will begin on Thursday.  Remember that we use the results of these assessments to plan future classroom instructional planning and to develop lunch, afterschool, Saturday and intersession intervention time as necessary for students. Please encourage students to do their best. 

CollegeBoard Scholarships

*Class of 2020 CollegeBoard is now offering Opportunity Scholarships.  This scholarship DOES NOT require an essay, application, or minimum GPA.  You earn scholarship money by building your college list, practicing for the SAT, improving your SAT score, strengthening your college list, completing your FAFSA, and applying to college.  To sign up please visit https://opportunity.collegeboard.org 

Pre-ACT Booklets

Parents of 10th grade students, your child received their official score report and test booklet for the Pre-ACT on Friday, December 7. Please be sure to ask them for these documents and retain the score report for future records.  The score reports provide insight about how your child is projected to perform on the ACT.  Your child can use this information to start preparing for the ACT which they will take during their junior year.  

SCS T-shirt Orders

The new SCS T-shirt designs are ready to be ordered!!!!  Please check the PTSA website and flyers that will come home this week for ordering and pricing information.

SkyZone Spirit Night

The SCS PTSA will host a spirit night fundraiser at Sky Zone this Friday, December 14th from 6pm – 10pm.  Please check the PTSA website and flyers that will come home this week, for ordering tickets and pricing information.

ACT Practice

Parents and students, did you know that you can start practicing now for the ACT?  In February 2019, all 11th grade students will take the ACT.  You and your child can visit https://academy.act.org/ to start preparing for this exam now.

 End of Quarter/Intersession

Monday, December 17 is now an inclement weather make-up day and will become the last day of the 2nd quarter.

The winter intersession for students is December 18 – January 4.  Teachers will not be available during the break, so make sure that you are proactive in communicating with them now! This is also important for seniors who are completing college applications…don’t wait until the last minute to ask for transcripts and letters of recommendations!

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

 

Daily Announcements–Friday, December 7, 2018

New Announcements for Students

Hey, do you like movies? Well, hold on a minute, because GSA’s movie night will be moving to after intersession, in order to avoid snow problems. Don’t worry, we’ll be back to bring you Love, Simon in January!

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Recurring Announcements for Students

Ms. Hinton will be available every day next week until 5:30 p.m. for tutoring to help any remaining students who need to catch up in her class.

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The School for Creative Studies is on Instagram! Follow us at SchoolforCreativeStudies or scan our nametag on the school’s website. On Friday, December 14, one of our new followers will be chosen at random for a giftcard. So get your friends, family, and teachers to follow us on Instagram.

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Middle School Student Council will NOT meet  next week. We will resume regular operation after return from break. Details will be provided after we get back!

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Attention High Schoolers! All students interested in Student Council should come to the Student Lounge during lunch on Friday, December 7. We will elect our officers during this time and discuss our first project. Contact Mr. Richardson with any questions.

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The SCS Vocabulary Bowl Club will have an interest meeting on Monday, December 10, 2018, from 4:15- 4:45. If you are unable to attend the interest meeting, please see Ms. Williams in Room 228 between 10:00 and 10:15 AM TODAY.

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Students, the Winter Formal is only 1 day away & the tickets are here. If you purchased a ticket or would like to purchase one please see Coach Barnes today. Remember the cost goes up to $30 at the door.

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Jr. YMA will be hosting a clothing drive. This is the season for giving, so in that spirit, if you can spare any new or gently used items to help keep someone less fortunate warm in these cold days, then please donate. We are asking for items such as coats, jackets, gloves, scarves, etc. Please see Mr. Marshall if you have questions.

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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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Any Seniors applying to NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, or UNC-Greensboro please see Ms. Settle about the Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship which provides $12,000 annually toward your tuition. Information can be found on the High School Resource Wall.

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High School Seniors looking for an affordable career training option after graduation should consider applying to Duke Ophthalmic Technician Program. You can become a Certified Op Tech in under one year and you can apply for financial aid through your FAFSA application. See the High School Resource Wall for more information. This program has 100% job placement following the completion of all certification requirements.

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Any senior who has been admitted to any college or university or enlisted in the Armed Services, please see Ms. Settle.

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NC State will hold their annual VET Day for aspiring veterinarians on December 8 from 10 – 3:30. Registration must be complete by November 30 to participate in this FREE event. See the high school resource wall for more information.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

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Daily Announcements–Thursday, December 6, 2018

New Announcements for Students

There will be NO Photoshop tutoring TODAY. Ms. Hinton will be available every day next week until 5:30 p.m. for tutoring to help any remaining students who need to catch up in her class.

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The School for Creative Studies is on Instagram! Follow us at SchoolforCreativeStudies or scan our nametag on the school’s website. On Friday, December 14, one of our new followers will be chosen at random for a giftcard. So get your friends, family, and teachers to follow us on Instagram.

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Hey, do you like movies? Well, come on down to the GSA’s movie night! We’ll be watching Love, Simon on Wednesday, December 12 afterschool in the Cybrary. Bring cash for pizza and popcorn ($5) and your PJ’s and blankets to change into if you want to get comfy. Middle schoolers, pick up a permission slip from Ms. Street. High schoolers don’t need one. See Ms. Street or Christophe with questions. All are welcome.

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Middle School Student Council will NOT meet TODAY or next week. We will resume regular operation after return from break. Details will be provided after we get back!

 

Recurring Announcements for Students

Attention High Schoolers! All students interested in Student Council should come to the Student Lounge during lunch on Friday, December 7. We will elect our officers during this time and discuss our first project. Contact Mr. Richardson with any questions.

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In middle school news, Ms. Shelly’s 7th grade homeroom keeps the Box Tops trophy! They had the most Box Tops turned in for the month of November! The high school Box Tops trophy will have a new home this month! Mr. Pantoja’s 12th grade homeroom turned in the most Box Tops for the month of November! Congratulations!

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Teachers and staff if you are donating or letting us borrow Christmas lights and decorations for Winter Formal, please bring them on Thursday. Please also label your items so we can get it back to you on Monday.

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The SCS Vocabulary Bowl Club will have an interest meeting on Monday, December 10, 2018, from 4:15- 4:45. If you are unable to attend the interest meeting, please see Ms. Williams in Room 228 between 10:00 and 10:15 AM TODAY or Friday, December 7.

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Students, the Winter Formal is only 2 days away & the tickets are here. If you purchased a ticket or would like to purchase one please see Coach Barnes today. Remember the cost goes up to $30 at the door.

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Jr. YMA will be hosting a clothing drive. This is the season for giving, so in that spirit, if you can spare any new or gently used items to help keep someone less fortunate warm in these cold days, then please donate. We are asking for items such as coats, jackets, gloves, scarves, etc. Please see Mr. Marshall if you have questions.

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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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Winter Concert (Showtime) will be held TODAY in the café. Music of Passion Fruit, Up and Atom, Jessica Herman, Keshawn Holloway, managed by Reyes.

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Any Seniors applying to NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, or UNC-Greensboro please see Ms. Settle about the Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship which provides $12,000 annually toward your tuition. Information can be found on the High School Resource Wall.

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High School Seniors looking for an affordable career training option after graduation should consider applying to Duke Ophthalmic Technician Program. You can become a Certified Op Tech in under one year and you can apply for financial aid through your FAFSA application. See the High School Resource Wall for more information. This program has 100% job placement following the completion of all certification requirements.

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Any senior who has been admitted to any college or university or enlisted in the Armed Services, please see Ms. Settle.

*************

NC State will hold their annual VET Day for aspiring veterinarians on December 8 from 10 – 3:30. Registration must be complete by November 30 to participate in this FREE event. See the high school resource wall for more information.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

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Daily Announcements–Monday, December 3, 2018

New Announcements for Students

All Latin-x high school juniors interested in medical careers should apply to the Scholar Academy for Latin-x’s United for Diversity. Students accepted into this program will spend 2 Saturdays a month over next semester meeting with bilingual health care professionals; engaging with Duke University Medical Scholars, and participating in STEM demonstrations. Applications are due December 5. Please see the High School Resource Wall or Ms. Settle’s website for the link to the application.

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Jr. YMA will be hosting a clothing drive. This is the season for giving, so in that spirit, if you can spare any new or gently used items to help keep someone less fortunate warm in these cold days, then please donate. We are asking for items such as coats, jackets, gloves, scarves, etc. Please see Mr. Marshall if you have questions.

**********

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!

*********

Winter Concert (Showtime) will be held 12/6 in the café. Music of Passion Fruit, Up and Atom, Jessica Herman, Keshawn Holloway, managed by Reyes.

*********

Any Seniors applying to NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, or UNC-Greensboro please see Ms. Settle about the Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship which provides $12,000 annually toward your tuition. Information can be found on the High School Resource Wall.

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High School Seniors looking for an affordable career training option after graduation should consider applying to Duke Ophthalmic Technician Program. You can become a Certified Op Tech in under one year and you can apply for financial aid through your FAFSA application. See the High School Resource Wall for more information. This program has 100% job placement following the completion of all certification requirements.

Recurring Announcements for Students

Math Counts will meet until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4 in Ms. Long’s room.

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The Winter Formal is quickly approaching you can purchase tickets from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street for $25. SCS students can purchase tickets at the door for $30. The Winter Formal committee will need volunteers to help with decorations Friday afterschool. If you would like to help, let us know.

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Any senior who has been admitted to any college or university or enlisted in the Armed Services, please see Ms. Settle.

*************

NC State will hold their annual VET Day for aspiring veterinarians on December 8 from 10 – 3:30. Registration must be complete by November 30 to participate in this FREE event. See the high school resource wall for more information.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

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Weekly Message–December 3-7, 2018

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of December 3.

Middle School Classroom Bees

All middle school English Language Arts classes will hold their classroom Spelling Bees the week of December 3. The winners of these bees will go on to represent their classes at our school level Spelling Bee to determine our school representative for the DPS Bee.

SCS Music WinterFest and General PTSA Meeting

Plan to join us for our Live Music Performance Winter Program and General PTSA meeting on Thursday, December 6—5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Mr. Evans will provide Music students with directions, but the program will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.  The SCS community is invited to attend to support our students’ work as they perform for us on this evening. Dinner will be served and you’ll be able to hear from our PTSA officers. We’re looking forward to an aMazing evening!

Benchmark Assessments

We will administer benchmark assessments during the week of December 10.  These assessments include reading and math for grades 6 and 7; reading, math and science for grade 8; and Biology, English II, Math I and Math III for high school.  We will operate on a EOG/EOC schedule during this week.  We will use the results of these assessments to plan future classroom instructional planning and to develop lunch, afterschool, Saturday and intersession intervention time as necessary for students. Please encourage students to do their best.

ACT Practice

Parents and students, did you know that you can start practicing now for the ACT?  In February 2019, all 11th grade students will take the ACT.  You and your child can visit https://academy.act.org/ to start preparing for this exam now.

End of Quarter/Intersession

The 2nd quarter ends on December 14 which means that there are two weeks remaining in the quarter. Please ensure that you are checking your child’s grades in PowerSchool and asking about assignments. Parents: if you still need access to your PowerSchool account, you may pick it up by showing your ID in the main office 8:30 – 4:30 Monday – Friday. Students also should be attending tutoring sessions with their teachers if necessary. Teachers have been in contact with you if they think these are necessary.

Keep in mind that Monday, December 17 has reverted to a Teacher Workday and there will be no school for students. The winter intersession for students is December 17 – January 4.  Teachers will not be available during the break, so make sure that you are proactive in communicating with them now! This is also important for seniors who are completing college applications…don’t wait until the last minute to ask for transcripts and letters of recommendations!

 

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

 

Daily Announcements–Friday, November 30, 2018

New Announcements for Students

All Latin-x high school juniors interested in medical careers should apply to the Scholar Academy for Latin-x’s United for Diversity. Students accepted into this program will spend 2 Saturdays a month over next semester meeting with bilingual health care professionals; engaging with Duke University Medical Scholars, and participating in STEM demonstrations. Applications are due December 5. Please see the High School Resource Wall or Ms. Settle’s website for the link to the application.

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Jr. YMA will be hosting a clothing drive. This is the season for giving, so in that spirit, if you can spare any new or gently used items to help keep someone less fortunate warm in these cold days, then please donate. We are asking for items such as coats, jackets, gloves, scarves, etc. Please see Mr. Marshall if you have questions.

Recurring Announcements for Students

Math Counts will meet until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4 in Ms. Long’s room.

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The Winter Formal is quickly approaching you can purchase tickets from Coach Barnes or Ms. Street for $25. SCS students can purchase tickets at the door for $30. The Winter Formal committee will need volunteers to help with decorations next Friday afterschool. If you would like to help, let us know.

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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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Any senior who has been admitted to any college or university or enlisted in the Armed Services, please see Ms. Settle.

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NC State will hold their annual VET Day for aspiring veterinarians on December 8 from 10 – 3:30. Registration must be complete by November 30 to participate in this FREE event. See the high school resource wall for more information.

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All Seniors, please continue to check the High School Resource Wall and Ms. Settle for scholarship opportunities.

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