Daily Announcements–Friday, September 18, 2020

This is month through mid-October is Hispanic Heritage Month. Look to join us in activities in recognize and celebrate this month within our community and around the world!

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 In recognition of Black Energy Awareness Month (BEAM) in October, the NC Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) will host a Virtual Youth Energy Academy on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Virtual Youth Energy Academy focuses on increasing high school students (grades 9 – 12) knowledge about the energy industry and new technology. Students will learn about careers, jobs and occupational training requirements for different segments of the energy industry. Students will also learn the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) as they pursue their education and future careers. Students will receive a certificate of completion and can win prizes. Visit https://2020YouthEnergyAcademy.eventbrite.com to register students for this event. We look forward to seeing you! 

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Credit by Demonstrated Mastery is a two-phase process by which students can earn credit for a course by demonstrating a deep understanding and mastery of application of the content standards prior to classroom instructional time. Students who accomplish CDM will receive a pass/fail grade and course credit.

High School Students: All DPS high school students are eligible to request an opportunity to earn credit through CDM.

Middle School Students: All DPS middle school students may request a CDM opportunity or any high school course offered at the middle school level.

The deadline to apply is September 23!!!            

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If you have been selected to participate in Audacity Labs, please email Ms. Price to let her know.

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We’d like to give you some reminders about Wellness Wednesday. It is still an instructional day, with asynchronous and social emotional learning, for all students.  The protocol for SCS is that students must log into Canvas and check in at each of their classes by 2:00 p.m. and complete any assignments that teachers choose to leave for them. 

 Ms.  Bittle is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom Session.

 Topic:  Career Match & Personality Styles Inventory


Wednesday, September 23, 2020  

Mr. Seed’s 2nd Period Class Session: 9:00 – 10:00

Mr. Seed’s 3rd Period Class Session: 10:15 – 11:15

Mr. Seed’s 5th, 6th & 7th Period Class Session: 12:25 – 1:35

Join Zoom Session
https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/97044302585?pwd=RVcreXFqdUNnZmx0Zm00RGN2NmtsZz09


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Clubs will begin soon. Students should listen to morning announcements and register for the Clubs Canvas page when it is available. 

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Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers virtual college exploration event will be held September 14th-October 9th.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in several events related to the college admission process.  Registration information for these events can be found on Mrs. Settle’s website.

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The Hispanic Educational Fair will be held September 19, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

This event is focused on reaching out to the parents of Hispanic Students in order to provide them with the tools and information to help their children succeed in school and encourage them to pursue higher education.  

https://www.thencshp.org/mi-exito-la-universidad

Mi Exito, la Universidad | NCSHP 10:30 AM – 11:05 AM. Dr. MariaRosa Rangel. Topic: How to Navigate the School System in the United States Description: Parents will learn how the United States Educational System works. At all grade levels. Dr. JuanEs Ramirez. Topic: CFNC.org – Your Central Support Guide to Succeeding in College Description: CFNC.org is a vital part of the college admissions process. www.thencshp.org

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This message is for middle school and high school students in the Fourth Congressional District! Students looking to flex their app development muscles are encouraged to sign up for this year’s Congressional App Challenge and submit their project by October 19th. There are two Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter events in partnership with Fidelity Investments to help students develop their idea for an app. These events will take place on Thursday, September 17th and September 24th from 2:30 – 4:30 PM.Any middle or high school student in the Fourth Congressional District is invited to attend, and no prior coding experience is necessary!


       RSVP for the Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter Event
 
Students may participate on either session date. Local science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experts will join students to facilitate virtual workshops that will assist and prepare students to compete in the Congressional App Challenge. 2020 Key Congressional App Challenge Dates and Events: Congressional App Challenge Registration is already open! Sign-up: https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/students/student-registration/  Thursday, September 17th or Thursday, September 24th –Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter Event —    RSVP: https://appjumpstarter.eventbrite.complease pick a single session.  Monday, October 19th – Deadline for Student App Submissions  Winners will be announced at the Virtual Pitch Competition & Awards Ceremony!  Thursday, November 12th – *Virtual Pitch Competition & Awards Ceremony  *More information provided once students submit app More about the Congressional App Challenge:  The Congressional App Challenge gives students the opportunity to create an original app for a mobile device, tablet, or computer. Eligible participants include any middle or high schooler who lives in or attends school in North Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District. To enter the competition, students should submit a 1-3-minute video and questionnaire by Monday, October 19th, 2020. Students may submit their app idea as individuals or in teams of up to four. The winners of the competition will have their app featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website and displayed in the U.S. Capitol. To learn more about the competition, I invite you to visit the Congressional App Challenge website. If you have any additional questions or would like to learn more about the App Challenge, please email Arturo.Reyes@mail.house.gov or call my Raleigh office at 919-859-5999.
Sincerely, 

David Price
Member of Congress 

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Want to make this Halloween the best ever? If you will be 16 years or older on October 31st, you could have a blast and save at least 3 lives at the same time! The American Red Cross is hosting a high school only blood drive at Southpoint Mall on October 31st. Your blood donation during the event will contribute to scholarship money for our students here at SCS and there will be prizes and giveaways for donors. Stay tuned for more information! 

You can learn more about blood donation here or contact Dr. Rathbone at rita_rathbone@dpsnc.net

https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/common-concerns/first-time-donors.html

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DUKE HEALTH PROFESSION RECRUITMENT & EXPOSURE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS

Duke Medical School’s HPREP is accepting new students from high school interested in the medical sciences.  A flyer can be found here. This is an outreach program designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to interact with medical students, faculty, and other health professionals.  A modest award may be provided to all accepted participants who meet program requirements. Tentative Dates for HPREP sessions are January 30; February 6 and 20; March 6 and 20; April 3 and 17; and May 1. For more information: sites.duke.edu/hprep.  The interest form is Due October 31st at midnight.

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Progress Reports will be ready for your parents Wednesday, September 23. Please note date change. Make sure that you are working hard and turning your assignments in on time. Take advantage of Office Hours if you need the extra assistance. 

Daily Announcements–Thursday, September 17, 2020

This is month through mid-October is Hispanic Heritage Month. Look to join us in activities in recognize and celebrate this month within our community and around the world!

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If you have been selected to participate in Audacity Labs, please email Ms. Price to let her know.

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We’d like to give you some reminders about Wellness Wednesday. It is still an instructional day, with asynchronous and social emotional learning, for all students.  The protocol for SCS is that students must log into Canvas and check in at each of their classes by 2:00 p.m. and complete any assignments that teachers choose to leave for them. 

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Clubs will begin soon. Students should listen to morning announcements and register for the Clubs Canvas page when it is available. 

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Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers virtual college exploration event will be held September 14th-October 9th.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in several events related to the college admission process.  Registration information for these events can be found on Mrs. Settle’s website.

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Thursday, September 17 is our Virtual Curriculum Night. We hope you can join us from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The link to all of your classes will be on the Global Announcements page. Parents will rotate every 15 minutes and visit all of your teachers.

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The Hispanic Educational Fair will be held September 19, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

This event is focused on reaching out to the parents of Hispanic Students in order to provide them with the tools and information to help their children succeed in school and encourage them to pursue higher education.  

https://www.thencshp.org/mi-exito-la-universidad

Mi Exito, la Universidad | NCSHP 10:30 AM – 11:05 AM. Dr. MariaRosa Rangel. Topic: How to Navigate the School System in the United States Description: Parents will learn how the United States Educational System works. At all grade levels. Dr. JuanEs Ramirez. Topic: CFNC.org – Your Central Support Guide to Succeeding in College Description: CFNC.org is a vital part of the college admissions process. www.thencshp.org

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This message is for middle school and high school students in the Fourth Congressional District! Students looking to flex their app development muscles are encouraged to sign up for this year’s Congressional App Challenge and submit their project by October 19th. There are two Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter events in partnership with Fidelity Investments to help students develop their idea for an app. These events will take place on Thursday, September 17th and September 24th from 2:30 – 4:30 PM.Any middle or high school student in the Fourth Congressional District is invited to attend, and no prior coding experience is necessary!


       RSVP for the Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter Event
 
Students may participate on either session date. Local science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experts will join students to facilitate virtual workshops that will assist and prepare students to compete in the Congressional App Challenge. 2020 Key Congressional App Challenge Dates and Events: Congressional App Challenge Registration is already open! Sign-up: https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/students/student-registration/  Thursday, September 17th or Thursday, September 24th –Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter Event —    RSVP: https://appjumpstarter.eventbrite.complease pick a single session.  Monday, October 19th – Deadline for Student App Submissions  Winners will be announced at the Virtual Pitch Competition & Awards Ceremony!  Thursday, November 12th – *Virtual Pitch Competition & Awards Ceremony  *More information provided once students submit app More about the Congressional App Challenge:  The Congressional App Challenge gives students the opportunity to create an original app for a mobile device, tablet, or computer. Eligible participants include any middle or high schooler who lives in or attends school in North Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District. To enter the competition, students should submit a 1-3-minute video and questionnaire by Monday, October 19th, 2020. Students may submit their app idea as individuals or in teams of up to four. The winners of the competition will have their app featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website and displayed in the U.S. Capitol. To learn more about the competition, I invite you to visit the Congressional App Challenge website. If you have any additional questions or would like to learn more about the App Challenge, please email Arturo.Reyes@mail.house.gov or call my Raleigh office at 919-859-5999.
Sincerely, 

David Price
Member of Congress 

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Want to make this Halloween the best ever? If you will be 16 years or older on October 31st, you could have a blast and save at least 3 lives at the same time! The American Red Cross is hosting a high school only blood drive at Southpoint Mall on October 31st. Your blood donation during the event will contribute to scholarship money for our students here at SCS and there will be prizes and giveaways for donors. Stay tuned for more information! 

You can learn more about blood donation here or contact Dr. Rathbone at rita_rathbone@dpsnc.net

https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/common-concerns/first-time-donors.html

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DUKE HEALTH PROFESSION RECRUITMENT & EXPOSURE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS

Duke Medical School’s HPREP is accepting new students from high school interested in the medical sciences.  A flyer can be found here. This is an outreach program designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to interact with medical students, faculty, and other health professionals.  A modest award may be provided to all accepted participants who meet program requirements. Tentative Dates for HPREP sessions are January 30; February 6 and 20; March 6 and 20; April 3 and 17; and May 1. For more information: sites.duke.edu/hprep.  The interest form is Due October 31st at midnight.

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Attention all seniors!  Required senior meetings have started. Please check your DPS email for your scheduled date, time, and Zoom link.  This meeting is just for students.  If parents have questions, Ms. Settle will schedule a separate meeting outside your scheduled senior session.  If your meeting is scheduled during a class, please let her know and she will email your teacher for attendance.  If you have any questions or concerns please let her know.  

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Progress Reports will be ready for your parents Wednesday, September 23. Please note date change. Make sure that you are working hard and turning your assignments in on time. Take advantage of Office Hours if you need the extra assistance. 

Mid-Week Message–September 16, 2020

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with an important mid-week message.

I’d like to remind and invite you to our Virtual Curriculum Night which will be held Thursday, September 17 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. It will be easy to access all teachers’ virtual classrooms. All teachers will be listed on one page and you have to simply click to enter their room. Please plan to rotate every 15 minutes to make sure you can visit all classes. The link to the page will be posted on Global Announcements and will go live promptly at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow evening. We look forward to seeing you!

Unfortunately, I’m having a minor dental procedure and need to cancel our first Pop in with Price session scheduled for Saturday, September 19. Let’s reschedule for the following Saturday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m. I’ll put the link in the Global Announcements. Thanks for your understanding.

Please make sure your seniors are attending their scheduled senior meetings.  Mrs. Settle has had several students miss their meetings and their participation is mandatory.  Please check with your student and have them reschedule if they missed their meeting.  

We have posted two new documents on our website under SCS News :

  • Notification Of Directory Policy And Opt-Out Rights letter in ENGLISH & SPANISH
  • Notification Of Directory Policy And Opt-Out Rights online form

Please make sure that you take a moment to review these documents. 

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

Daily Announcements–Wednesday, September 16, 2020

We’d like to give you some reminders about Wellness Wednesday. It is still an instructional day, with asynchronous and social emotional learning, for all students.  The protocol for SCS is that students must log into Canvas and check in at each of their classes by 2:00 p.m. and complete any assignments that teachers choose to leave for them. 

Representatives from the Emily K Center will continue their College Mini Series during today’s Wellness Wednesday offerings.  Seniors will meet at 1pm to discuss the College Application Process, Sophomores and Juniors will meet at 11am to discuss the college admissions process, and Freshman will meet at 9am to discuss Connecting the Dots towards career.  Please plan to attend these sessions.

Students, have you ever stopped to think about the character traits that describe you?  One positive character trait is Self-Discipline.  DPS values Self-Discipline as a character trait that we all need and has dedicated this month to focus on ways to demonstrate this trait. 

Please use this Wellness Wednesday to do a self-check on the ways that you need to demonstrate Self-Discipline and the actions you take to do so.  Begin by writing down some examples of times when Self-Discipline helped you and others.

Next week we will meet in a Community Building Circle to share our thoughts and experiences with Self-Discipline.

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Clubs will begin soon. Students should listen to morning announcements and register for the Clubs Canvas page when it is available. 

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Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers virtual college exploration event will be held September 14th-October 9th.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in several events related to the college admission process.  Registration information for these events can be found on Mrs. Settle’s website.

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Thursday, September 17 is our Virtual Curriculum Night. We hope you can join us from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The link to all of your classes will be on the Global Announcements page. Parents will rotate every 15 minutes and visit all of your teachers.

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The Hispanic Educational Fair will be held September 19, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

This event is focused on reaching out to the parents of Hispanic Students in order to provide them with the tools and information to help their children succeed in school and encourage them to pursue higher education.  

https://www.thencshp.org/mi-exito-la-universidad

Mi Exito, la Universidad | NCSHP 10:30 AM – 11:05 AM. Dr. MariaRosa Rangel. Topic: How to Navigate the School System in the United States Description: Parents will learn how the United States Educational System works. At all grade levels. Dr. JuanEs Ramirez. Topic: CFNC.org – Your Central Support Guide to Succeeding in College Description: CFNC.org is a vital part of the college admissions process. www.thencshp.org

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Check out Facebook and Ms. Price’s blog for more information about the Fresh Films Film Pathway which is a chance for youth ages 15-19 to learn film skills all year long. You’ll meet weekly virtually to work on projects in small film groups. You’ll also meet in separate workforce development sessions that will prepare you for summer 2021, when you may get the chance to work on a real film set and/or earn a paid media internship!

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This message is for middle school and high school students in the Fourth Congressional District! Students looking to flex their app development muscles are encouraged to sign up for this year’s Congressional App Challenge and submit their project by October 19th. There are two Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter events in partnership with Fidelity Investments to help students develop their idea for an app. These events will take place on Thursday, September 17th and September 24th from 2:30 – 4:30 PM.Any middle or high school student in the Fourth Congressional District is invited to attend, and no prior coding experience is necessary!


       RSVP for the Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter Event
 
Students may participate on either session date. Local science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experts will join students to facilitate virtual workshops that will assist and prepare students to compete in the Congressional App Challenge. 2020 Key Congressional App Challenge Dates and Events: Congressional App Challenge Registration is already open! Sign-up: https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/students/student-registration/  Thursday, September 17th or Thursday, September 24th –Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter Event —    RSVP: https://appjumpstarter.eventbrite.complease pick a single session.  Monday, October 19th – Deadline for Student App Submissions  Winners will be announced at the Virtual Pitch Competition & Awards Ceremony!  Thursday, November 12th – *Virtual Pitch Competition & Awards Ceremony  *More information provided once students submit app More about the Congressional App Challenge:  The Congressional App Challenge gives students the opportunity to create an original app for a mobile device, tablet, or computer. Eligible participants include any middle or high schooler who lives in or attends school in North Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District. To enter the competition, students should submit a 1-3-minute video and questionnaire by Monday, October 19th, 2020. Students may submit their app idea as individuals or in teams of up to four. The winners of the competition will have their app featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website and displayed in the U.S. Capitol. To learn more about the competition, I invite you to visit the Congressional App Challenge website. If you have any additional questions or would like to learn more about the App Challenge, please email Arturo.Reyes@mail.house.gov or call my Raleigh office at 919-859-5999.
Sincerely, 

David Price
Member of Congress 

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Want to make this Halloween the best ever? If you will be 16 years or older on October 31st, you could have a blast and save at least 3 lives at the same time! The American Red Cross is hosting a high school only blood drive at Southpoint Mall on October 31st. Your blood donation during the event will contribute to scholarship money for our students here at SCS and there will be prizes and giveaways for donors. Stay tuned for more information! 

You can learn more about blood donation here or contact Dr. Rathbone at rita_rathbone@dpsnc.net

https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/common-concerns/first-time-donors.html

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DUKE HEALTH PROFESSION RECRUITMENT & EXPOSURE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS

Duke Medical School’s HPREP is accepting new students from high school interested in the medical sciences.  A flyer can be found here. This is an outreach program designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to interact with medical students, faculty, and other health professionals.  A modest award may be provided to all accepted participants who meet program requirements. Tentative Dates for HPREP sessions are January 30; February 6 and 20; March 6 and 20; April 3 and 17; and May 1. For more information: sites.duke.edu/hprep.  The interest form is Due October 31st at midnight.

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Attention all seniors!  Required senior meetings have started. Please check your DPS email for your scheduled date, time, and Zoom link.  This meeting is just for students.  If parents have questions, Ms. Settle will schedule a separate meeting outside your scheduled senior session.  If your meeting is scheduled during a class, please let her know and she will email your teacher for attendance.  If you have any questions or concerns please let her know.  

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Wednesday, September 16 is our next Early Release 
Day. 

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Seniors interested in applying to the Lenoir-Rhyne University Teaching Scholars program please contact Mrs. Settle for more information.  

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Progress Reports will be ready for your parents Wednesday, September 23. Please note date change. Make sure that you are working hard and turning your assignments in on time. Take advantage of Office Hours if you need the extra assistance. 

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, September 15, 2020

We’d like to give you some reminders about Wellness Wednesday. It is still an instructional day, with asynchronous and social emotional learning, for all students.  The protocol for SCS is that students must log into Canvas and check in at each of their classes by 2:00 p.m. and complete any assignments that teachers choose to leave for them. 

Students, have you ever stopped to think about the character traits that describe you?  One positive character trait is Self-Discipline.  DPS values Self-Discipline as a character trait that we all need and has dedicated this month to focus on ways to demonstrate this trait. 

Please use this Wellness Wednesday to do a self-check on the ways that you need to demonstrate Self-Discipline and the actions you take to do so.  Begin by writing down some examples of times when Self-Discipline helped you and others.

Next week we will meet in a Community Building Circle to share our thoughts and experiences with Self-Discipline.

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Clubs will begin soon. Students should listen to morning announcements and register for the Clubs Canvas page when it is available. 

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Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers virtual college exploration event will be held September 14th-October 9th.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in several events related to the college admission process.  Registration information for these events can be found on Mrs. Settle’s website.

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Thursday, September 17 is our Virtual Curriculum Night. We hope you can join us from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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The Hispanic Educational Fair will be held September 19, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

This event is focused on reaching out to the parents of Hispanic Students in order to provide them with the tools and information to help their children succeed in school and encourage them to pursue higher education.  

https://www.thencshp.org/mi-exito-la-universidad

Mi Exito, la Universidad | NCSHP 10:30 AM – 11:05 AM. Dr. MariaRosa Rangel. Topic: How to Navigate the School System in the United States Description: Parents will learn how the United States Educational System works. At all grade levels. Dr. JuanEs Ramirez. Topic: CFNC.org – Your Central Support Guide to Succeeding in College Description: CFNC.org is a vital part of the college admissions process. www.thencshp.org

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Check out Facebook and Ms. Price’s blog for more information about the Fresh Films Film Pathway which is a chance for youth ages 15-19 to learn film skills all year long. You’ll meet weekly virtually to work on projects in small film groups. You’ll also meet in separate workforce development sessions that will prepare you for summer 2021, when you may get the chance to work on a real film set and/or earn a paid media internship!

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This message is for middle school and high school students in the Fourth Congressional District! Students looking to flex their app development muscles are encouraged to sign up for this year’s Congressional App Challenge and submit their project by October 19th. There are two Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter events in partnership with Fidelity Investments to help students develop their idea for an app. These events will take place on Thursday, September 17th and September 24th from 2:30 – 4:30 PM.Any middle or high school student in the Fourth Congressional District is invited to attend, and no prior coding experience is necessary!


       RSVP for the Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter Event
 
Students may participate on either session date. Local science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experts will join students to facilitate virtual workshops that will assist and prepare students to compete in the Congressional App Challenge. 2020 Key Congressional App Challenge Dates and Events: Congressional App Challenge Registration is already open! Sign-up: https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/students/student-registration/  Thursday, September 17th or Thursday, September 24th –Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter Event —    RSVP: https://appjumpstarter.eventbrite.complease pick a single session.  Monday, October 19th – Deadline for Student App Submissions  Winners will be announced at the Virtual Pitch Competition & Awards Ceremony!  Thursday, November 12th – *Virtual Pitch Competition & Awards Ceremony  *More information provided once students submit app More about the Congressional App Challenge:  The Congressional App Challenge gives students the opportunity to create an original app for a mobile device, tablet, or computer. Eligible participants include any middle or high schooler who lives in or attends school in North Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District. To enter the competition, students should submit a 1-3-minute video and questionnaire by Monday, October 19th, 2020. Students may submit their app idea as individuals or in teams of up to four. The winners of the competition will have their app featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website and displayed in the U.S. Capitol. To learn more about the competition, I invite you to visit the Congressional App Challenge website. If you have any additional questions or would like to learn more about the App Challenge, please email Arturo.Reyes@mail.house.gov or call my Raleigh office at 919-859-5999.
Sincerely, 

David Price
Member of Congress 

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Want to make this Halloween the best ever? If you will be 16 years or older on October 31st, you could have a blast and save at least 3 lives at the same time! The American Red Cross is hosting a high school only blood drive at Southpoint Mall on October 31st. Your blood donation during the event will contribute to scholarship money for our students here at SCS and there will be prizes and giveaways for donors. Stay tuned for more information! 

You can learn more about blood donation here or contact Dr. Rathbone at rita_rathbone@dpsnc.net

https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/common-concerns/first-time-donors.html

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DUKE HEALTH PROFESSION RECRUITMENT & EXPOSURE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS

Duke Medical School’s HPREP is accepting new students from high school interested in the medical sciences.  A flyer can be found here. This is an outreach program designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to interact with medical students, faculty, and other health professionals.  A modest award may be provided to all accepted participants who meet program requirements. Tentative Dates for HPREP sessions are January 30; February 6 and 20; March 6 and 20; April 3 and 17; and May 1. For more information: sites.duke.edu/hprep.  The interest form is Due October 31st at midnight.

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Attention all seniors!  Required senior meetings have started. Please check your DPS email for your scheduled date, time, and Zoom link.  This meeting is just for students.  If parents have questions, Ms. Settle will schedule a separate meeting outside your scheduled senior session.  If your meeting is scheduled during a class, please let her know and she will email your teacher for attendance.  If you have any questions or concerns please let her know.  

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Wednesday, September 16 is our next Early Release 
Day. 

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Seniors interested in applying to the Lenoir-Rhyne University Teaching Scholars program please contact Mrs. Settle for more information.  

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Progress Reports will be ready for your parents Wednesday, September 23. Please note date change. Make sure that you are working hard and turning your assignments in on time. Take advantage of Office Hours if you need the extra assistance. 

Weekly Message–September 14-18, 2020

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of September 14.

Our Virtual Curriculum Night will be held Thursday, September 17 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The links to the teachers’ classrooms will be live at 6:00 p.m Thursday in Canvas on the Global Announcements. So you will need to have access from your child’s account or you will need to have set up your parent observer account. Please make sure you have your child’s schedule and plan to rotate to a new class approximately every 15 minutes. 

Please make sure your seniors are attending their scheduled senior meetings.  Mrs. Settle has had several students miss their meetings and their participation is mandatory.  Please check with your student and have them reschedule if they missed their meeting.  

Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers virtual college exploration event will be held September 14th-October 9th.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in several events related to the college admission process.  Registration information for these events can be found on Mrs. Settle’s website.

Clubs will begin soon. Students should listen to morning announcements and register for the Clubs Canvas page when it is available. 

Emails were sent out in the beginning of August with instructions on how to access and complete your child’s online registration. DPS has moved to a digital platform for registration and enrollment and this was rolled out in August. The district would like for every family to complete online registration for their students so that we have the most up to date and current information for your child’s PowerSchool record. If you have not already done so, please use the access information found in that email sent at the beginning of August and go online to complete your child’s digital registration for the 2020-2021 school year. If you cannot find the email or if you did not receive one, please contact the school and give us a valid email address so that we can send you your personalized registration codes. Thank you in advance for your assistance in completing this very important registration process for your child!

Our AIG Facilitator, Ms. Gray Taylor, is requesting that all AIG parents fill out a brief form to gather information on her Google form. The permissions have now been corrected so you can access the document. Thanks to all of you who tried to complete it last week. Please take a moment to complete the form and read her introduction letter on the SCS website. 

Google Form: https://forms.gle/39NmXsSCQo996qdn6

The directions for creating a Canvas Parent Observer Account can be found at canvas.dpsnc.net.  There you will find step-by-step written directions, a video explanation, Canvas Observer Guide and information for downloading the mobile app.  

Parents, you may send your absence notes to scs_maindesk@dpsnc.net

I’d also like to invite you to my first session of Pop in with Price. I plan to hold these sessions periodically so parents can meet with me to discuss what’s on your mind or a specific topic that will be announced in advance.  The first session will be held Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m. and the topic is open.  I’ll put the Zoom link in the Global Announcements. Pop in and let’s chat. 

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

Daily Announcements–Friday, September 11, 2020

The Hispanic Educational Fair will be held September 19, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

This event is focused on reaching out to the parents of Hispanic Students in order to provide them with the tools and information to help their children succeed in school and encourage them to pursue higher education.  

https://www.thencshp.org/mi-exito-la-universidad

Mi Exito, la Universidad | NCSHP10:30 AM – 11:05 AM. Dr. MariaRosa Rangel. Topic: How to Navigate the School System in the United States Description: Parents will learn how the United States Educational System works. At all grade levels. Dr. JuanEs Ramirez. Topic: CFNC.org – Your Central Support Guide to Succeeding in College Description: CFNC.org is a vital part of the college admissions process.www.thencshp.org

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Check out Facebook and Ms. Price’s blog for more information about the Fresh Films Film Pathway which is a chance for youth ages 15-19 to learn film skills all year long. You’ll meet weekly virtually to work on projects in small film groups. You’ll also meet in separate workforce development sessions that will prepare you for summer 2021, when you may get the chance to work on a real film set and/or earn a paid media internship!

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This message is for middle school and high school students in the Fourth Congressional District! Students looking to flex their app development muscles are encouraged to sign up for this year’s Congressional App Challenge and submit their project by October 19th.I am pleased to announce that my office will host two Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter events in partnership with Fidelity Investments to help students develop their idea for an app. These events will take place on Thursday, September 17th and September 24th from 2:30 – 4:30 PM. Any middle or high school student in the Fourth Congressional District is invited to attend, and no prior coding experience is necessary!


       RSVP for the Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter Event
 Students may participate on either session date. Local science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experts will join students to facilitate virtual workshops that will assist and prepare students to compete in the Congressional App Challenge.2020 Key Congressional App Challenge Dates and Events:Congressional App Challenge Registration is already open!Sign-up:https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/students/student-registration/Thursday, September 17th or Thursday, September 24th –Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter Event —   RSVP: https://appjumpstarter.eventbrite.complease pick a single session. Monday, October 19th – Deadline for Student App Submissions Winners will be announced at the Virtual Pitch Competition & Awards Ceremony! Thursday, November 12th – *Virtual Pitch Competition & Awards Ceremony *More information provided once students submit appMore about the Congressional App Challenge: The Congressional App Challenge gives students the opportunity to create an original app for a mobile device, tablet, or computer. Eligible participants include any middle or high schooler who lives in or attends school in North Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District. To enter the competition, students should submit a 1-3-minute video and questionnaire by Monday, October 19th, 2020. Students may submit their app idea as individuals or in teams of up to four. The winners of the competition will have their app featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website and displayed in the U.S. Capitol.To learn more about the competition, I invite you to visit the Congressional App Challenge website. If you have any additional questions or would like to learn more about the App Challenge, please email Arturo.Reyes@mail.house.gov or call my Raleigh office at 919-859-5999.
Sincerely, 
U.S. Congressman David Price
David Price
Member of Congress 

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Want to make this Halloween the best ever? If you will be 16 years or older on October 31st, you could have a blast and save at least 3 lives at the same time! The American Red Cross is hosting a high school only blood drive at Southpoint Mall on October 31st. Your blood donation during the event will contribute to scholarship money for our students here at SCS and there will be prizes and giveaways for donors. Stay tuned for more information! 

You can learn more about blood donation here or contact Dr. Rathbone at rita_rathbone@dpsnc.net

https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/common-concerns/first-time-donors.html

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DUKE HEALTH PROFESSION RECRUITMENT & EXPOSURE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS

Duke Medical School’s HPREP is accepting new students from high school interested in the medical sciences.  A flyer can be found here. This is an outreach program designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to interact with medical students, faculty, and other health professionals.  A modest award may be provided to all accepted participants who meet program requirements. Tentative Dates for HPREP sessions are January 30; February 6 and 20; March 6 and 20; April 3 and 17; and May 1. For more information: sites.duke.edu/hprep.  The interest form is Due October 31st at midnight.

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Attention all seniors!  Required senior meetings have started. Please check your DPS email for your scheduled date, time, and Zoom link.  This meeting is just for students.  If parents have questions, Ms. Settle will schedule a separate meeting outside your scheduled senior session.  If your meeting is scheduled during a class, please let her know and she will email your teacher for attendance.  If you have any questions or concerns please let her know.  

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We’d like to give you some reminders about Wellness Wednesday. It is still an instructional day, with asynchronous and social emotional learning, for all students.  The protocol for SCS is that students must log into Canvas and check in at each of their classes by 2:00 p.m. and complete any assignments that teachers choose to leave for them. 

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Wednesday, September 16 is our next Early Release 
Day. 

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Seniors interested in applying to the Lenoir-Rhyne University Teaching Scholars program please contact Mrs. Settle for more information.  

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Progress Reports will be ready for your parents Wednesday, September 23. Please note date change. Make sure that you are working hard and turning your assignments in on time. Take advantage of Office Hours if you need the extra assistance. 

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Thursday, September 17 is our Virtual Curriculum Night. We hope you can join us from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. 

Fresh Films Pathway

What is the Fresh Films Film Pathway?I

What is the Fresh Films Film Pathway?It’s a chance for youth ages 15-19 to learn film skills all year long. You’ll meet weekly (virtually for now) to work on projects small film groups. You’ll also meet in separate workforce development sessions that will prepare you for summer 2021, when you may get the chance to work on a real film set and/or earn a paid media internship!

We are accepting applications on a rolling deadline through October 11th – so apply as soon as possible to connect with other youth around the country, learn new filmmaking skills and get creative telling your stories.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be meeting virtually through the end of December and will plan to meet in person at your local host location when it becomes safe to do so.

The program is free and no film experience or special equipment required. You just need an internet connection, a smartphone or tablet, and a desire to gain new film skills.

Apply NOW! Deadline for applications is October 11th.Details and applications: https://freshfilms.org/programs/

We look forward to receiving your application!-The Fresh Films Team

P.S. – Parents and Community Members: Please share with any young people who would love to be a part of this program!

The Hispanic Educational Fair

This event is focused on reaching out to the parents of Hispanic Students in order to provide them with the tools and information to help their children succeed in school and encourage them to pursue higher education.https://www.thencshp.org/mi-exito-la-universidad

Mi Exito, la Universidad | NCSHP10:30 AM – 11:05 AM. Dr. MariaRosa Rangel.

Topic: How to Navigate the School System in the United States

Description: Parents will learn how the United States Educational System works.

At all grade levels. Dr. JuanEs Ramirez. Topic: CFNC.org – Your Central Support Guide to Succeeding in College Description: CFNC.org is a vital part of the college admissions process.www.thencshp.org