Daily Announcements–Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Daily Announcements 

Join us for the 1st Virtual Annual Spanish Spelling Bee (6th Annual Spanish Spelling Bee) on the 22nd of October 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of the Spelling Bee is to challenge the students to be better prepared to participate in the 21st Century multi-lingual world and to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through the competence with students from other schools. Contact Ms. Soriano for more information. 

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  

There will be NO YWE meeting TODAY. We will resume Tuesday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m. 

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ 

Come join Boys of color the Kings Program on the 29th of October at 4:15pm for our first meeting. Come be a part of something bigger than yourself. For additional information email Rasheen (Coach ) Sanders

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ 

Now through November 10, students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year – virtually or in person – can apply for local, state and national honors, including scholarships of up to $6,000. 

Learn more about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, student eligibility and resources for schools at https://spirit.prudential.com.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Students and teachers are invited to attend the virtual edition of Career Conversations on Wednesday, Oct. 21st from 1:30-2:15pm. This month’s career theme is Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources and we’ll hear from a panel of professionals from BASF, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Durham County Soil & Water Conservation.Students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists using the Q&A chat.Students must register using this registration form and then they’ll be emailed the webinar link at least a day before the event.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

The 2021 Summer Session of NC Governor’s School has been tentatively set for June 20 – July 28, 2021.  This year, the testing requirement has been eliminated which will allow a more diverse group of students to submit applications. 

Students from DPS wishing to apply to Governor’s School for the 2021 Summer Session should meet one of the following criteria:

  • GPA:  Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Class Rank:  Top 15% of class

Note:  Should a student wish to be nominated and does not meet one of the above criteria, two teachers can make an academic recommendation for a student.

Additional information, nomination information, and student application can be accessed at DPS Governor’s School Information

Our SCS Contact is Ms. Settle. 

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

We hope you are enjoying your Clubs experiences.   Click on the link below to join the SCS Canvas Clubs Course.  Our club advisors look forward to seeing you. You should email teachers if you are interested in a club but can’t make it to the meeting

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/FX4RB6 soon

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Upcoming College Visits—The expectation is that Seniors will attend.  Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link.  https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

October 21st

Meredith- 11:00

October 28th

Wingate 10:00 

UNCC- 11:00

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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, check into 7th period class and answer the Question of the Day by 2:00 p.m.

Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course: 

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

SCS, TOMORROW WE HAVE A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR AND PREVIEW THE MUSIC AND MESSAGE OF GRAMMY NOMINATED RAPPER AND POET, PIERCE FREELON.  PIERCE IS A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY AND WILL SPEND SOME TIME WITH US THAT EVERYONE WILL SURELY ENJOY.  LOG INTO THE CANVAS PAGE FOR WELLNESS WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES TOMORROW AND BE A PART OF AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE.  SEE YOU THERE!!

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

 Game Plan College free FAFSA completion programming begins next Monday (9/28/2020) and continues until the end of October. The Game Plan: College team has teamed up with StudentU and the Scholars to College program at the Emily K Center to offer one financial aid webinar and three FAFSA completion workshops where students will have the opportunity to learn about, and complete their FAFSAs. *You don’t need to bring any documents to the webinar, documents will be used during the FAFSA workshops*⁠⠀
Please use the following link to join and register for each virtual event. 
Dates and times below:
1. Financial Aid Information Session (Sep. 28 at 6:00pm)
2. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 5 at 6:00pm)
3. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 13 at 6:00pm)
4. FAFSA Workshop (Oct 21 at 5:30pm)

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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.

 ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Daily Announcements–Monday, October 19, 2020

Join us for the 1st Virtual Annual Spanish Spelling Bee (6th Annual Spanish Spelling Bee) on the 22nd of October 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of the Spelling Bee is to challenge the students to be better prepared to participate in the 21st Century multi-lingual world and to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through the competence with students from other schools. Contact Ms. Soriano for more information.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  

There will be NO YWE meeting tomorrow. We will resume Tuesday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Now through November 10, students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year – virtually or in person – can apply for local, state and national honors, including scholarships of up to $6,000. 

Learn more about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, student eligibility and resources for schools at https://spirit.prudential.com.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Students and teachers are invited to attend the virtual edition of Career Conversations on Wednesday, Oct. 21st from 1:30-2:15pm. This month’s career theme is Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources and we’ll hear from a panel of professionals from BASF, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Durham County Soil & Water Conservation.Students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists using the Q&A chat.Students must register using this registration form and then they’ll be emailed the webinar link at least a day before the event.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

The 2021 Summer Session of NC Governor’s School has been tentatively set for June 20 – July 28, 2021.  This year, the testing requirement has been eliminated which will allow a more diverse group of students to submit applications. 

Students from DPS wishing to apply to Governor’s School for the 2021 Summer Session should meet one of the following criteria:

  • GPA:  Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Class Rank:  Top 15% of class

Note:  Should a student wish to be nominated and does not meet one of the above criteria, two teachers can make an academic recommendation for a student.

Additional information, nomination information, and student application can be accessed at DPS Governor’s School Information

Our SCS Contact is Ms. Settle.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

We hope you are enjoying your Clubs experiences.   Click on the link below to join the SCS Canvas Clubs Course.  Our club advisors look forward to seeing you. You should email teachers if you are interested in a club but can’t make it to the meeting

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/FX4RB6 soon

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Upcoming College Visits—The expectation is that Seniors will attend.  Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link.  https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

October 21st

Meredith- 11:00

October 28th

Wingate 10:00

UNCC- 11:00

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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, check into 7th period class and answer the Question of the Day by 2:00 p.m.

Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course:

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

SCS FAMILY, PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE OCTOBER 21ST WELLNESS WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CIRCLE.  WE WILL HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF HAVING GRAMMY NOMINATED SONG WRITER AND SINGER PIERCE FREELON COME TO SHARE A POWERFUL MESSAGE WITH US ALL.  PIERCE IS A DURHAM NATIVE AND PUBLIC SERVANT WHO ALSO PUTS A LOT OF ENERGY AND FOCUS ON THE WELL BEING OF OUR YOUTH.  PLAN NOW TO COME AND SING, CELEBRATE AND SHARE THE MUSICAL ENERGY AND INSPIRATION THAT PIERCE FREELON HAS FOR YOU.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

 Game Plan College free FAFSA completion programming begins next Monday (9/28/2020) and continues until the end of October. The Game Plan: College team has teamed up with StudentU and the Scholars to College program at the Emily K Center to offer one financial aid webinar and three FAFSA completion workshops where students will have the opportunity to learn about, and complete their FAFSAs. *You don’t need to bring any documents to the webinar, documents will be used during the FAFSA workshops*⁠⠀
Please use the following link to join and register for each virtual event. 
Dates and times below:
1. Financial Aid Information Session (Sep. 28 at 6:00pm)
2. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 5 at 6:00pm)
3. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 13 at 6:00pm)
4. FAFSA Workshop (Oct 21 at 5:30pm)

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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.

 ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Weekly Message–October 19-23, 2020

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of October 19.

Tomorrow is a Remote Learning Day and there will be no Zoom classes for students. The schoolwide assignment is for students to check into their 1st period class and ensure that they have taken both Panorama assessments. Students should check into their other classes also because their teachers may have left assignments. 

Remember that on Tuesday, October 20, we begin a new daily schedule. You can find this schedule on the front page of our website. Please ensure that your child has used the blank schedule template to record all zoom links so there will be no confusion about where to find classes Tuesday morning. 

Official report card grades will be available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal Friday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m. DPS has created step-by-step instructions, as well as video instructions, on how to access the PowerSchool Parent Portal. These directions have been shared in your Global Announcements in Canvas. Report cards will not be printed and issued. PowerSchool is the official source of student grade information. 

Parents, we are still available Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 for you to stop by the school to pick up your Parent Portal Account information. You will need to bring your picture ID. If these hours are not convenient for you, please call the school so we can assist you with getting your Parent Portal information. 

We have received science materials for grades 6 and 7 that students will need for instruction this quarter. Please plan to stop by the office at your earliest convenience to pick up these science kits for your student. 

High school students continue to have the opportunity to meet with College Admission Counselors on Wellness Wednesdays: 

October 21

Meredith- 11:00

October 28

Wingate 10:00

UNCC- 11:00

We encourage all interested students’ participation; however, we expect attendance from all of our seniors.  Check Global Announcements and social media for future college visits. Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link. Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course:

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

Plan to join us for our General PTSA Meeting October 22 at 6:30 p.m. This will be a virtual meeting so you can join us from the comfort of your home! Check Global Announcements for more information throughout the week. 

Ms. Settle would like to remind students that 

CFNC Free College Application Week is October 19-30. Please check the link for more information.  

Hi SCS Juniors and Seniors, 

While we know this fall looks a little different, we do not want you to miss out on a time-honored tradition at School for Creative Studies- Ordering your official Class Ring, cap, gowns, and other graduation-related items. There are short videos available to explain the products and you can order online. Place your order for your class ring on line by the October 30th deadline and receive a special gift from your Jostens Team – a custom SCS Adidas Striker II Back Pack!  Place your order for your cap & gown by October 30 to take advantage of the special group pricing. 

We have changed how attendance is collected on Wellness Wednesdays. Starting Wednesday, October 21, students will need to log into 7th period only and answer the question of the day. The 7th period teacher will then record the attendance for the day. Students must log into Canvas, check into 7th period class and answer the Question of the Day by 2:00 p.m.

The 2021 Summer Session of NC Governor’s School has been tentatively set for June 20 – July 28, 2021.   Students from DPS wishing to apply to Governor’s School for the 2021 Summer Session should meet one of the following criteria:

  • GPA:  Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Class Rank:  Top 15% of class

Note:  Should a student wish to be nominated and does not meet one of the above criteria, two teachers can make an academic recommendation for a student.

Additional information, nomination information, and student application can be accessed at DPS Governor’s School Information.  Ms. Settle is our SCS Contact for Governor’s School. 

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.  It is important that you create an observer account because some announcements will only be sent to Parent Observers and you can see your child’s activity in Canvas. 

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, October 16, 2020

Students, the end of the first quarter is TODAY! Have you checked your grades and communicated with your teachers if necessary? There shouldn’t be any surprises with your grades. You should be aware of your progress. Monday, October 19 is a teacher workday and a Remote Learning Day. Your teachers may give you asynchronous work to complete for Monday.  There is no intersession!!! Q2 begins Monday, October 19. We begin our new schedule October 20. Your teachers will give you additional information.

We will place the link to your customizable schedule in the Global Announcements.

Revised Student Schedule Template – 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18mPKBpybfH_XOpvArSCVMOTvpyndoDPmmapH4yCHg8k/copy

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Ms. Settle would like to remind students that CFNC Free college application week starts on Monday 10/19-10/30. 

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Hi SCS Juniors and Seniors, 

While we know this fall looks a little different, we do not want you to miss out on a time-honored tradition at School for Creative Studies- Ordering your official Class Ring! 

Please watch the short video below and use the order button to take you to the Jostens ring designer to create your customized SCS class jewelry. 

Place your order on line by the October 30th  deadline and receive a special gift from your Jostens Team – a custom SCS Adidas Striker II Back Pack!

cidimage001.jpg@01D6A398.D2EBE600

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Hi SCS Seniors and Families,  It is time to order your Graduation Products and Cap & Gown!
 Although the start of your Senior Year at School for Creative Studies looks a little different, we are here to help you celebrate, announce and participate in your ceremony. Your high school graduation is a huge milestone deserving of a celebration! Since ordering in school is not a possibility this fall, we will taking orders online and by mail. We will be shipping all Senior apparel and keepsake items to your home. Your custom engraved graduation announcement products as well as your cap & gown will be delivered at school in the Spring. Order now to get your Senior Year started in style and take advantage of your school’s group pricing through 10/30/2020!  Check out the video link below and use the order button to take you directly to your order page on the Jostens site.  Use the Contact button to email any questions or ask for additional assistance. Congratulations, Senior!
SCS Seniors and Families please click here to view your personalized video
 
Please order no later than October 30th to take advantage of your school’s Group Pricing!

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Now through November 10, students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year – virtually or in person – can apply for local, state and national honors, including scholarships of up to $6,000. 

Learn more about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, student eligibility and resources for schools at https://spirit.prudential.com.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Students and teachers are invited to attend the virtual edition of Career Conversations on Wednesday, Oct. 21st from 1:30-2:15pm. This month’s career theme is Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources and we’ll hear from a panel of professionals from BASF, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Durham County Soil & Water Conservation.Students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists using the Q&A chat.Students must register using this registration form and then they’ll be emailed the webinar link at least a day before the event.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

The 2021 Summer Session of NC Governor’s School has been tentatively set for June 20 – July 28, 2021.  This year, the testing requirement has been eliminated which will allow a more diverse group of students to submit applications. 

Students from DPS wishing to apply to Governor’s School for the 2021 Summer Session should meet one of the following criteria:

  • GPA:  Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Class Rank:  Top 15% of class

Note:  Should a student wish to be nominated and does not meet one of the above criteria, two teachers can make an academic recommendation for a student.

Additional information, nomination information, and student application can be accessed at DPS Governor’s School Information

Our SCS Contact is Ms. Settle. 

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

We hope you are enjoying your Clubs experiences.   Click on the link below to join the SCS Canvas Clubs Course.  Our club advisors look forward to seeing you. You should email teachers if you are interested in a club but can’t make it to the meeting.

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/FX4RB6 soon

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Upcoming College Visits—The expectation is that Seniors will attend.  Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link.

October 21st

Meredith- 11:00

October 28th

Wingate 10:00 

UNCC- 11:00

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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. 

Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course: 

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

SCS FAMILY, PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE OCTOBER 21ST WELLNESS WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CIRCLE.  WE WILL HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF HAVING GRAMMY NOMINATED SONG WRITER AND SINGER PIERCE FREELON COME TO SHARE A POWERFUL MESSAGE WITH US ALL.  PIERCE IS A DURHAM NATIVE AND PUBLIC SERVANT WHO ALSO PUTS A LOT OF ENERGY AND FOCUS ON THE WELL BEING OF OUR YOUTH.  PLAN NOW TO COME AND SING, CELEBRATE AND SHARE THE MUSICAL ENERGY AND INSPIRATION THAT PIERCE FREELON HAS FOR YOU.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

 Game Plan College free FAFSA completion programming begins next Monday (9/28/2020) and continues until the end of October. The Game Plan: College team has teamed up with StudentU and the Scholars to College program at the Emily K Center to offer one financial aid webinar and three FAFSA completion workshops where students will have the opportunity to learn about, and complete their FAFSAs. *You don’t need to bring any documents to the webinar, documents will be used during the FAFSA workshops*⁠⠀
Please use the following link to join and register for each virtual event. 
Dates and times below:
1. Financial Aid Information Session (Sep. 28 at 6:00pm)
2. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 5 at 6:00pm)
3. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 13 at 6:00pm)
4. FAFSA Workshop (Oct 21 at 5:30pm)

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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.

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, October 13, 2020

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

The 2021 Summer Session of NC Governor’s School has been tentatively set for June 20 – July 28, 2021.  This year, the testing requirement has been eliminated which will allow a more diverse group of students to submit applications. 

Students from DPS wishing to apply to Governor’s School for the 2021 Summer Session should meet one of the following criteria:

  • GPA:  Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Class Rank:  Top 15% of class

Note:  Should a student wish to be nominated and does not meet one of the above criteria, two teachers can make an academic recommendation for a student.

An information session with representatives from DPS and NC Governor’s School is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Students/Families must pre-register for the event.  Registration Link

Additional information, nomination information, and student application can be accessed at DPS Governor’s School Information

Our SCS Contact is Ms. Settle. 

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Belonging: Exploring Being Latina/o in the USA an 8 week group hosted by Ms. Meza-Keuthen

Interest Mtg: Wednesday 14th at 1:30pm

All  (middle, high school, adults) are welcome.

A link has been in posted in canvas.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

We hope you are enjoying your Clubs experiences.   Click on the link below to join the SCS Canvas Clubs Course.  Our club advisors look forward to seeing you. More clubs will begin next week. 

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/FX4RB6 soon

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Upcoming College Visits—The expectation is that Seniors will attend.  Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link.

October 14th

Johnson & Wales 11am

Maryville- 12:30

October 21st

Meredith- 11:00

October 28th

UNCC- 11:00

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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. 

Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course: 

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

SCS FAMILY, PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE OCTOBER 21ST WELLNESS WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CIRCLE.  WE WILL HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF HAVING GRAMMY NOMINATED SONG WRITER AND SINGER PIERCE FREELON COME TO SHARE A POWERFUL MESSAGE WITH US ALL.  PIERCE IS A DURHAM NATIVE AND PUBLIC SERVANT WHO ALSO PUTS A LOT OF ENERGY AND FOCUS ON THE WELL BEING OF OUR YOUTH.  PLAN NOW TO COME AND SING, CELEBRATE AND SHARE THE MUSICAL ENERGY AND INSPIRATION THAT PIERCE FREELON HAS FOR YOU.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

 Game Plan College free FAFSA completion programming begins next Monday (9/28/2020) and continues until the end of October. The Game Plan: College team has teamed up with StudentU and the Scholars to College program at the Emily K Center to offer one financial aid webinar and three FAFSA completion workshops where students will have the opportunity to learn about, and complete their FAFSAs. *You don’t need to bring any documents to the webinar, documents will be used during the FAFSA workshops*⁠⠀
Please use the following link to join and register for each virtual event. 
Dates and times below:
1. Financial Aid Information Session (Sep. 28 at 6:00pm)
2. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 5 at 6:00pm)
3. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 13 at 6:00pm)
4. FAFSA Workshop (Oct 21 at 5:30pm)

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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.

 ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Students, are you rolling over and turning off your alarm clock in the morning, participating in just a couple of classes daily, or just deciding today is not the day for the wonderful world of virtual learning?  Well there is a new team in town, and we are dedicated to making sure we see your smiling faces, or hear your wonderful voices, or see your brilliant responses in the chat every day in our new learning environment.  We are putting you on notice with this friendly reminder that you need to be in your classes each day. Keep in mind we are clearing our schedules to make time visit each and every one of you or your parents personally if we have attendance or engagement concerns. See you in class virtually or at home personally….and remember the learning never ends.   

 ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Weekly Message–October 12-16, 2020

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of October 12.

The SCS Clubs Canvas page is now live. Students must access clubs through the Canvas page. Please check the Canvas page because clubs are held throughout the week. We hope that you continue to join and enjoy clubs. 

High school students will have the opportunity to meet with two College Admission Counselors Wednesday, October 14–Johnson & Wales 11 a.m.; Maryville- 12:30 p.m.

We encourage all interested students’ participation; however, we expect attendance from all of our seniors.  Check Global Announcements and social media for future college visits. Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link. Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course:

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

All parents are invited to attend our next Pop in with Price session Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. The topic of this session will be to hear about the changes for next quarter and we’ll hold a town hall style meeting with PTSA asking me questions about student achievement and PTSA involvement. I will put the Zoom link in the Global Announcement for Canvas Observers only. I look forward to spending time with you Thursday evening. 

Parents, we are still available Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 for you to stop by the school to pick up your Parent Portal Account information. You will need to bring your picture ID. If these hours are not convenient for you, please call the school so we can assist you with getting your Parent Portal information. It is important for you to have your account set up to access grades and future progress reports and report cards. Report cards will not be printed, so you will need to have your Parent Portal Accounts activated. 

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.  It is important that you create an observer account because some announcements will only be sent to Parent Observers and you can see your child’s activity in Canvas. 

The quarter ends Friday, October 16. Please have your child check grades and set expectations to finish the quarter strong. Monday, October 19 is a teacher workday and Remote Learning Day for students. Teachers may assign asynchronous assignments. If they do, they will notify students by October 16. 

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, October 9, 2020

Audacity Labs is pleased to announce that starting next week, all DPS high schoolers can schedule tutoring with Duke students for support with math and literacy on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Tutoring will take place over zoom through four, 30min slots on these evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm. These sessions are entirely free in pursuit of providing the needed academic support for success in a virtual environment. 

https://www.audacitylabs.org/schedulingevents

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

We hope you are enjoying your Clubs experiences.   Click on the link below to join the SCS Canvas Clubs Course.  Our club advisors look forward to seeing you. More clubs will begin next week. 

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/FX4RB6 soon

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Upcoming College Visits—The expectation is that Seniors will attend.  Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link.  

(Make sure you have joined the SCS Wellness Course: https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A)

October 14th

Johnson & Wales 11am

Maryville- 12:30

October 21st

Meredith- 11:00

October 28th

UNCC- 11:00

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞    

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! 

 ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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. 

Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course:

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

SCS FAMILY, PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE OCTOBER 21 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CIRCLE.  WE WILL HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF HAVING GRAMMY NOMINATED SONG WRITER AND SINGER PIERCE FREELON COME TO SHARE A POWERFUL MESSAGE WITH US ALL.  PIERCE IS A DURHAM NATIVE AND PUBLIC SERVANT WHO ALSO PUTS A LOT OF ENERGY AND FOCUS ON THE WELL BEING OF OUR YOUTH.  PLAN NOW TO COME AND SING, CELEBRATE AND SHARE THE MUSICAL ENERGY AND INSPIRATION THAT PIERCE FREELON HAS FOR YOU.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

 Game Plan College free FAFSA completion programming begins next Monday (9/28/2020) and continues until the end of October. The Game Plan: College team has teamed up with StudentU and the Scholars to College program at the Emily K Center to offer one financial aid webinar and three FAFSA completion workshops where students will have the opportunity to learn about, and complete their FAFSAs. *You don’t need to bring any documents to the webinar, documents will be used during the FAFSA workshops*⁠⠀
Please use the following link to join and register for each virtual event. 
Dates and times below:
1. Financial Aid Information Session (Sep. 28 at 6:00pm)
2. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 5 at 6:00pm)
3. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 13 at 6:00pm)
4. FAFSA Workshop (Oct 21 at 5:30pm)

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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.

 ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Students, are you rolling over and turning off your alarm clock in the morning, participating in just a couple of classes daily, or just deciding today is not the day for the wonderful world of virtual learning?  Well there is a new team in town, and we are dedicated to making sure we see your smiling faces, or hear your wonderful voices, or see your brilliant responses in the chat every day in our new learning environment.  We are putting you on notice with this friendly reminder that you need to be in your classes each day. Keep in mind we are clearing our schedules to make time visit each and every one of you or your parents personally if we have attendance or engagement concerns. See you in class virtually or at home personally….and remember the learning never ends.   

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Audacity Labs is pleased to announce that starting next week, all DPS high schoolers can schedule tutoring with Duke students for support with math and literacy on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Tutoring will take place over zoom through four, 30min slots on these evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm. These sessions are entirely free in pursuit of providing the needed academic support for success in a virtual environment. 

https://www.audacitylabs.org/schedulingevents

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Triangle Career Expo is Thursday, October 8, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This event is virtual, free! Increase your access and exposure to exceptional career opportunities and employers! See flyer on Ms. Price’s blog and SCS social media pages. Register today!

Any questions, see Ms. Bittle.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Virtual Military Information Session

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:00am-12:00pm

Please register before October 6, 2020

Come join various military branches to discuss:

ASVAB
Careers in the Military

Money for College
Recruiting Process

Contact: Sylvia Bittle @ sylvia_bittle@dpsnc.net

See Ms. Price’s blog and SCS Social Media sites to register.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

We hope you are enjoying your Clubs experiences.   Click on the link below to join the SCS Canvas Clubs Course.  Our club advisors look forward to seeing you. More clubs will begin next week. 

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/FX4RB6 soon

Meeting today–YWE at 4:00 p.m.; Navigating Online Learning at 4:00 p.m.   Meeting tomorrow— Science Olympiad at 10:00 a.m.; YMA/Jr. YMA at 10:00 a.m.; Mind & Wellness at 10:30 a.m.; Mathcounts at 10:45 a.m.; Study of the Faulkland Islands War Club at 10:45 a.m. 

Due to Early Release and Staff Professional Development Wednesday, October 7, all clubs meeting after 12 pm are cancelled.  

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Upcoming College Visits—The expectation is that Seniors will attend.

October 7th

ECU- 10:00

UNCG- 11:00

October 14th

Maryville- 12:30

October 21st

Meredith- 11:00

October 28th

UNCC- 11:00

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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

As part of the recognition for our  Hispanic Community leaders,  the Spanish III Honors class, will interview two of the most committed women in the community.  

1. Pilar Rocha Goldberg: CEO of the Centro Hispano and the dance group, Takiri Folclor Latino, headquarters in Durham, NC. 

2. Pilar Velez Zamparelli: President of the Hispanic Heritage Literature Organization, CEO of MiLIbroHispano and awarded writer, headquarter in Miami, FL. 

WHEN: October 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Students from other classes attending with 6 period teacher’s authorization, can have extra points for Spanish grade. Teachers and students are invited to participate. 

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞    

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! 

 ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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. 

CALLING ALL WRITERS, POETS, RAPPERS, WORDSMITHS OR ANYONE WITH A MESSAGE, TO JOIN US THIS WEDNESDAY AND SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND CREATIVITY.  THESE DAYS, THERE IS A LOT ON OUR MINDS, FROM . . .

VIRTUAL LEARNING/WEARING A MASK/HALLOWEEN/POLITICS/PROTESTING/SOCIAL DISTANCING/TURNING MY CAMERA ON/NO INTERCESSION BREAK/CAN I GET A BREAK???

 . . . AND ON AND ON AND ON

JOIN THE ZOOM LINK in the Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page AT 10:15 ON THIS WELLNESS WEDNESDAY.  WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

 Game Plan College free FAFSA completion programming begins next Monday (9/28/2020) and continues until the end of October. The Game Plan: College team has teamed up with StudentU and the Scholars to College program at the Emily K Center to offer one financial aid webinar and three FAFSA completion workshops where students will have the opportunity to learn about, and complete their FAFSAs. *You don’t need to bring any documents to the webinar, documents will be used during the FAFSA workshops*⁠⠀
Please use the following link to join and register for each virtual event. 
Dates and times below:
1. Financial Aid Information Session (Sep. 28 at 6:00pm)
2. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 5 at 6:00pm)
3. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 13 at 6:00pm)
4. FAFSA Workshop (Oct 21 at 5:30pm)

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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.

Daily Announcements–Monday, October 5, 2020

Audacity Labs is pleased to announce that starting next week, all DPS high schoolers can schedule tutoring with Duke students for support with math and literacy on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Tutoring will take place over zoom through four, 30min slots on these evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm. These sessions are entirely free in pursuit of providing the needed academic support for success in a virtual environment.

https://www.audacitylabs.org/schedulingevents

Shout out to Paula Maria Urquia Hernandez, Solomyn Burton, and Andrew Bekheit who were accepted to Audacity Labs Start-up Incubator Program.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

We hope you are enjoying your Clubs experiences.   Click on the link below to join the SCS Canvas Clubs Course.  Our club advisors look forward to seeing you. More clubs will begin next week.

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/FX4RB6 soon

Meeting today—French Club at 3:00 p.m.  Meeting tomorrow—Girl talk at 8:15 a.m.; YWE at 4:00 p.m.; Navigating Online Learning at 4:00 p.m.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Upcoming College Visits—The expectation is that Seniors will attend.

October 7th

ECU- 10:00

UNCG- 11:00

October 14th

Maryville- 12:30

October 21st

Meredith- 11:00

October 28th

UNCC- 11:00

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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!

Interviews As part of the recognition for our  Hispanic Community leaders,  the Spanish III Honors class, will interview two of the most committed women in the community. 

1. Pilar Rocha Goldberg: CEO of the Centro Hispano and the dance group, Takiri Folclor Latino, headquarters in Durham, NC.

2. Pilar Velez Zamparelli: President of the Hispanic Heritage Literature Organization, CEO of MiLIbroHispano and awarded writer, headquarter in Miami, FL.

WHEN: October 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Students from other classes attending with 6 period teacher’s authorization, can have extra points for Spanish grade. Teachers and students are invited to participate.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞    

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! 

 ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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. 

 Due to Early Release and Staff Professional Development next Wednesday, October 7, all clubs meeting after 12 pm are cancelled.  

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

 Game Plan College free FAFSA completion programming begins next Monday (9/28/2020) and continues until the end of October. The Game Plan: College team has teamed up with StudentU and the Scholars to College program at the Emily K Center to offer one financial aid webinar and three FAFSA completion workshops where students will have the opportunity to learn about, and complete their FAFSAs. *You don’t need to bring any documents to the webinar, documents will be used during the FAFSA workshops*⁠⠀
Please use the following link to join and register for each virtual event. 
Dates and times below:
1. Financial Aid Information Session (Sep. 28 at 6:00pm)
2. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 5 at 6:00pm)
3. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 13 at 6:00pm)
4. FAFSA Workshop (Oct 21 at 5:30pm)

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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.

Daily Announcements–Friday, October 2, 2020

Audacity Labs is pleased to announce that starting next week, all DPS high schoolers can schedule tutoring with Duke students for support with math and literacy on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Tutoring will take place over zoom through four, 30min slots on these evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm. These sessions are entirely free in pursuit of providing the needed academic support for success in a virtual environment. 

https://www.audacitylabs.org/schedulingevents

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

We hope you are enjoying your Clubs experiences.   Click on the link below to join the SCS Canvas Clubs Course.  Our club advisors look forward to seeing you. More clubs will begin next week. 

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/FX4RB6 soon

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

Upcoming College Visits—The expectation is that Seniors will attend.

October 7th

ECU- 10:00

UNCG- 11:00

October 14th

Maryville- 12:30

October 21st

Meredith- 11:00

October 28th

UNCC- 11:00

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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!

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞    

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! 

 ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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. 

 Due to Early Release and Staff Professional Development next Wednesday, October 7, all clubs meeting after 12 pm are cancelled.  

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

 Game Plan College free FAFSA completion programming begins next Monday (9/28/2020) and continues until the end of October. The Game Plan: College team has teamed up with StudentU and the Scholars to College program at the Emily K Center to offer one financial aid webinar and three FAFSA completion workshops where students will have the opportunity to learn about, and complete their FAFSAs. *You don’t need to bring any documents to the webinar, documents will be used during the FAFSA workshops*⁠⠀
Please use the following link to join and register for each virtual event. 
Dates and times below:
1. Financial Aid Information Session (Sep. 28 at 6:00pm)
2. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 5 at 6:00pm)
3. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 13 at 6:00pm)
4. FAFSA Workshop (Oct 21 at 5:30pm)

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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.

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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

∞ ∞  ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞   

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.