Test Results and Report Cards

Hi SCS Parents, 

As we close out this year, please remember that parents can access final student grades on PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you do not yet have a Parent Portal account, please refer to the information on the Durham Public Schools website https://www.dpsnc.net/parent-portal or contact Ms. Fleming, Data Manager.

Additionally, due to the delay in End of Grade test scores for reading this year, we will hold all End of Grade test scores until all students return for the 2021-22 school year. At that time, all spring EOG and EOC scores reports for all grades/subjects will be distributed to schools and parents.

With results from the new tests being delayed, we will use the results from other available student information to assign final grades and/or make placement decisions. Once the state provides student scores, then schools will provide parents with each student’s score and an Individual Student Report.

If you have questions or concerns about the delay of your child’s test scores, assignment of grades, or placement decisions, please feel free to contact the school.

Have a good evening! 

Summer Learning Information

The link to register your child for Operation Summer Learning is listed below. Middle school students who were recommended received a phone message this week.  High school students who are at-risk of attending summer school have been contacted. All high school students who were contacted should register. If we find that high school students do not have to attend after final grades are in, then you will be removed from the list. Thanks to those of you who have already registered. Our middle school students will attend at Carrington Middle School and our high school students will attend at SCS.  Middle school hours are 7:45 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. and high school hours are 9:00 — 1:00 p.m. Dates are June 14-July 2. All SCS students will only attend Session #1 (June 14–July 2) due to our year-round schedule. If you have questions about summer learning, you may contact Ms. Settle for high school and Ms. Price for middle school. 

Register by Friday to receive transportation!

 Registration Link: bit.ly/DPSSummer

Weekly Message–May 24-28, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of May 24, 2021

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The list to find what date(s) your child will test for EOG’s and/or EOC’s has been posted to Global Announcements for Monday-Wednesday. Other dates will be posted soon. Students and Canvas Observers have secure access to this information. Please pay close attention to this announcement and let Ms. Barnes know if you have any questions. 

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All parents–If you don’t have your Parent Portal account, we are available Monday-Friday 8:30 — 4:00 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. You may also contact your child’s homeroom teacher for assistance. 

Parent Portal is how you will access your child’s final report card and can keep track of grades and attendance throughout the school year. It is extremely important that you have your own account and not only view your student’s account. 

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The link to register your child for Operation Summer Learning is listed below. Middle school students who continue to be recommended for summer learning will be contacted in the coming weeks. High school students who are at-risk of attending summer school have been contacted. All high school students who were contacted should register. If we find that high school students do not have to attend after final grades are in, then you will be removed from the list. Thanks to those of you who have already registered. Our middle school students will attend at Carrington Middle School and our high school students will attend at SCS.  Middle school hours are 7:45 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. and high school hours are 9:00 — 1:00 p.m. Dates are June 14-July 2. SCS students will only attend Session #1 due to our year-round schedule. If you have questions about summer learning, you may contact Ms. Settle for high school and Ms. Price for middle school. 

 Registration Link: bit.ly/DPSSummer

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Students will have mostly live Zoom meetings through June 4; there may be select days that teachers have asynchronous assignments posted due to testing responsibilities. School does not end until June 4 and attendance will be taken each day. We expect students to be in attendance and engaged each day. We can’t afford to miss any instructional time. Students should check into each teacher’s Canvas page daily. They should also check their Global Announcements daily which they can find on their Dashboard. 

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High school students who plan to drive to school next year…the cost for a parking pass is $75.00. Start planning now. You’ll be able to pay for this the week before school starts. You will not be able to park without a parking pass.

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

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Daily Announcements–Friday, May 14, 2021

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS  

 
Seniors: If you need any information about senior graduation/grade information please direct them to enroll in our SCS Graduates Canvas page  https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/9NLWYC

Use this weekend to do the supplemental work assignments to bring your grades up. You have about a week before the due date. This is a firm date and cannot be extended. If you have any questions about the assignments, see your teachers in advance.

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The Durham Council of PTAs is pleased to announce the launch of their 2021 scholarship program. In their initial program offering, seven scholarships will be offered to DPS high school seniors. The scholarships are as follows:

College Success Scholarship – Five $250 scholarships to college-bound DPS seniors. Requirements include 2.5 grade point average, essay, PTSA membership (parent/guardian or student). Applications can be completed at bit.ly/DCPTAScholarship.

Foster-Hayes LeadHership Award – Two $1000 scholarships. These scholarships will be awarded to two college-bound DPS seniors who are women of color pursuing STEM in college.  Requirements include 3.0 grade point average, essay, PTSA membership (parent/guardian or student).  Applications can be completed at bit.ly/LeadHershipAward.

The deadline to apply for these opportunities is Sunday, May 23, 2021.

For further information, please contact council scholarship chair, Theresa O’Donnell at dcptascholars@gmail.com.  For information on how to donate to our scholarship fund, please contact Nicole Williams at durhamptacouncil@gmail.com.

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Seniors!!! Catawba College has rolling admissions and is still accepting applications (www.catawba.edu/apply). Test optional is available for those that were not able to take their ACT/SAT or do not want those scores considered.  They have several music degrees to include music business, popular music, and music performance. We are also offering on-campus and virtual visits (www.catawba.edu/visit). Catawba would love to chat with you in whatever way best fits your comfort level!

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DCABP SCHOLARSHIP 2021.pdf

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS!!  The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People offers scholarship funds for high school seniors that identify as Black/African American.  Please see the Link in Global Announcements for full details.

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Monday, May 17 will be the last day for FIRE this school year. Teachers please be sure to take attendance.

 

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ATTENTION SCS FAMILY:  In a word, this past school year has been “DIFFERENT”. . . for all of us, staff and students.  We want to tell our Community, and the world what that difference looked like for us.  We want to do this by leaving a TIMECAPSULE.  Please give this past year some thought and contribute to our TIMECAPSULE by submitting a word, an item or object, a picture or song that really depicts what made the year 2020-2021 “DIFFERENT” for you.  Please look in the GLOBAL ANNOUNCEMENTS for the Link to submit your contributions to our TIMECAPSULE.  Because our life has been virtual our TIMECAPSULE will be virtualand placed on our SCS website for all to see.

SCS Staff and Students please submit to the TIMECAPSULE by Friday, May 21st.  Don’t let this TIME pass you by.

Submission form link: https://tinyurl.com/scstimecapsule

2020 – 2021

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High school students who plan to drive to school next year…the cost for a parking pass is $75.00. Start planning now. You’ll be able to pay for this the week before school starts. You will not be able to park without a parking pass.

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ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

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This year we are happy to offer the “Price PromiseAward to graduating seniors.  This award will be granted to seniors who demonstrate participation in extra-curricular activities that apply their education, exhibit good citizenship and/or offer service to others. 

Each day Gryphons are reminded by Ms. Price that “The Learning Never Ends”.  Included in our daily announcements are internships, mentorships, opportunities for participation in seminars, training and exposure to real-life opportunities that offer enhancement to the preparation of those who stand on the verge of entering independent civic life.

In order to receive the “Price Promise” Award, seniors must meet these basic criteria:

  1. Select an extra-curricular activity such as an internship, community service activity, mentorship or other activity that complements their academic preparation;
  2. Provide documentation to Ms. Neville of their chosen activity that includes contact information of their supervisor, description of activity and duration of activity;
  3. Write a statement that describes the value of the student’s participation in their chosen activity in preparation for their ongoing after graduation.

Those seniors who participate will be recognized at the SCS Graduation Ceremony and will receive a certificate of participation and a graduation gift from SCS.

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DURHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS DRIVER EDUCATION

Registration for Driver’s Education Online will open for students in May 2021.  For students interested in registering for Driver’s Education, please review the information below to reserve a place in the upcoming class.  

Registration Window: Monday, May 17, 2021 at 8am to Friday, May 21, 2021 at 5pm.  (Driver’s Education May Registration Form – form will not be accessible until May 17)

Class Dates: June 14th – June 25th 

Times: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Online 

Fee: $45 by credit card only (students will be given this information on day 1 of class) 

Requirements: Students must be on time and cannot be absent at any time.  Students must be at least 14.5 to 17 years of age to register. 18-year olds are not allowed to register.  Once the student completes their registration, they will receive an email confirmation of their registration for the class after May 21. Students are required to respond to the email to confirm their place in the class. It is important that students enter the correct email address so they may receive their confirmation.   Any questions, please email susan_clements@dpsnc.net   

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The YES KidSMART Summer Series is an enrichment program that helps students develop financial life skills.  The series is for youths grades 6th-12th.  Summer participants will gain practical skills to EARN, SAVE, SPEND, INVEST & DONATE through engaging real-life, project based activities. As members develop critical thinking and goal-setting skills, they’ll engage in enterprising projects to prepare them for personal and professional success. Registration is open now.  This semi-virtual club is for youth grades 6-12 and meets Tuesdays and Thursday weekly beginning June 22 ending August 5, 2021. We will meet each day of a challenge week. While with us, your child will gain investment, social entrepreneurship, leadership and cash flow skills.

360 Activities Include:

Social Entrepreneurial Cash Flow Challenge

Leadership Training

Community Outreach Project

E3 Incentive Challenge and more.

* After you submit your registration, a confirmation email will be sent to you with a link to submit the registration fee. Complete & Submit Media Release to info@yesconsortium.org. Deadline to complete registration is June 14th. 

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Ruth B. Rogers Memorial Scholarship 2020 – 2021 The Alpha Mu Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa is seeking applicants for the Ruth B. Rogers Memorial Scholarship for graduating seniors. Alpha Delta Kappa is an honorary sorority for women educators. Each year, we give assistance to one or two high school seniors who have plans for post-secondary education and who are in need of financial aid. Preference will be given to applicants interested in pursuing a career in education. Depending on the applications received, one student from the Durham area will be chosen to receive up to a $1000 scholarship or two students may be chosen to receive smaller scholarships. The criteria includes an ability to work with others, leadership, character, academic aptitude and financial need. Again, preference will be given to applicants interested in pursuing a career in education. 

Here is a link to the application form: https://form.jotform.com/210964891593064 

Students may either mail or email the four required additional items listed at the bottom of the form to me by the May 17, 2021 deadline: Candace Odell, ADK-Alpha Mu Scholarship 2815 Broad Street Durham, NC 27704 Email: Candace_Odell@dpsnc.net If you or students have any questions, please contact me at Candace_Odell@dpsnc.net or at 919.210.2447.

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The Beta Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. established the James M. Schooler Sr. African American Male Scholarship to support young men in Durham and Orange County in attending college. The scholarship is named in honor of Dr. James M. Schooler, Sr., who dedicated many years of service to the youth in Durham County as a administrator (Hillside High, Lyon Park Elementary, Whitted Elementary/Junior High, and Shepard Junior High) and was a charter member of the BetaTheta Lambda Chapter in 1938. The application for this $1000.00 scholarship is open to African American males who are planning to enroll in college or university during the 2021 fall semester. To be competitive for the scholarship, applicants must have satisfactory grades, exhibit leadership, and be of high moral character. Personal interviews are required for selected candidates to be considered for the final award decision.

See Ms. Settle’s website for the application and more details.

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The application deadlines for high school seniors to apply to two of our guaranteed admissions pathways,  C-STEP to UNC Chapel Hill, and C3 to NC State are upcoming.The deadline for C-STEP is April 1, and the deadline for C3 is rolling until June 1.  These pathways might be good options for students who worry about college costs or fall just below the admissions criteria for entrance straight from high school but are still strong students.   

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Weekly Message — May 3-7, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of May 3, 2021

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This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please take a moment this week to let your teachers know how much and why you appreciate them! 

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This year we are happy to offer the “Price PromiseAward to graduating seniors.  This award will be granted to seniors who demonstrate participation in extra-curricular activities that apply their education, exhibit good citizenship and/or offer service to others. 

Each day Gryphons are reminded by Ms. Price that “The Learning Never Ends”.  Included in our daily announcements are internships, mentorships, opportunities for participation in seminars, training and exposure to real-life opportunities that offer enhancement to the preparation of those who stand on the verge of entering independent civic life.

In order to receive the “Price Promise” Award, seniors must meet these basic criteria:

  1.  Select an extra-curricular activity such as an internship, community service activity, mentorship or other activity that complements their academic preparation;
  2. Provide documentation to Ms. Neville of their chosen activity that includes contact information of their supervisor, description of activity and duration of activity;
  3. Write a statement that describes the value of the student’s participation in their chosen activity in preparation for their ongoing after graduation.

Those seniors who participate will be recognized at the SCS Graduation Ceremony and will receive a certificate of participation and a graduation gift from SCS.

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It is time to pass the torch! The SCS PTSA needs you! On May 12, the PTSA will be holding elections for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Volunteers are needed for the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary positions. Some of our veteran board members are willing to remain on the board as chairs or at-large members to help our PTSA continue to be successful. If you would like to help, please click on the link below for more information on the positions and to place your name on the ballot. Let’s make this upcoming school year the best yet for SCS!

Here is the link for the signup genius for next year’s PTSA board.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D4BACAE2DA2F85-20212022

The General PTSA meeting will be held May 12 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. We hope you will be able to join us. 

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If you did not complete the intent form to participate in End-of-Year testing but would like to do so, please contact the main office. This is your final opportunity to let us know. Testing will be in-person with safety protocols in place. This applies to middle school students grades 6 & 7 for Reading and Math. Middle school students in grade 8 for Reading, Math, and Science. High school students who take EOC courses only. EOC Courses are Math I, Math III, English II, and Biology. For high school students, the EOC counts as 20% of your grade. Middle school students who take high school courses must also take the EOC for that course. 

Please contact me directly if you have any questions. 

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For those students enrolled in AP courses, your exams are upcoming. Be on the lookout for emails from Ms. Barnes with details about your exams. 

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Ignite! Online Academy will offer flexible summer learning opportunities for students to accelerate their learning.  In addition to the courses offered through our eLearning partners, Ignite will be offering Chemistry, Health & Physical Education, NC Math 2, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Civic and Economics and Word History taught by DPS teachers.  Interested students and/or their families should reach out to their counselor for a contract and more information.  

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Graduating seniors, we have scheduled May 7 as our Cap and Gown picture date.  We have the option of personalizing yard signs for graduates and would like to use your cap and gown pictures.  Also, these images may be used during the graduation ceremony that will be held at NCCU on June 2.   If you have not ordered your cap and gown as of today please visit Jostens.com to order – https://tinyurl.com/xm4pjw3s

Remember that the graduation ceremony will be held at NCCU at 5:00 p.m. June 2nd.  The walk-through practice will be held June 1st at 10:00 a.m. at NCCU.  Information will also be kept updated on our SCS Graduates Canvas page as it is made available so make sure you have subscribed to that page. 

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In the 2021-2022 school year, Durham Public Schools families will be launching Ignite! Online Academy as a virtual school for grades K-12. Ignite! will be the virtual learning option for the 2021-2022 school year. Ignite! Online Academy will enroll students through the commitment form HERE. Ignite is an excellent option for families who are enthusiastic about online learning, are homeschooling currently, or have already made their decision to enroll in online learning for the 2021-2022 school year! Families that commit through the form would officially move their placement from their base or magnet school to Ignite for the entire 2021-2022 school year. All families who wish to receive virtual learning in the 2021-2022 school year must use the form to sign up for Ignite.  

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Public Affairs has shared information with DPS families about registering your student for free COVID-19 Testing conducted by Ottendorf Labs that will be available districtwide. Parents/guardians will need to provide consent for your child to be tested.  Please see the attached flyers (English, Spanish) with more information and the link to provide your consent. The May schedules for students and community testing are posted on our school webpage and attached to the email version of this message. 

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

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Weekly Message–April 26-30, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of April 26, 2021. 

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Tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline to complete the End-of-Year testing intention survey. Since these are state assessments, students will take these tests in person, in school, with health and safety protocols in place. 

Student Survey Link – School for Creative Studies – https://forms.gle/sYSRUT4VDDLz1x94A

We need this information so we can complete our plans for testing our virtual, remote learning students. We will communicate assigned testing dates and schedule soon after the survey window closes.

High school students, remember that EOC’s count as 20% of your final grade as required by state law. EOC courses include English 2, Biology, Math I and Math III. If you do not take an EOC, it will impact your grade. 

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It is time to pass the torch! The SCS PTSA needs you! On May 12, the PTSA will be holding elections for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Volunteers are needed for the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary positions. Some of our veteran board members are willing to remain on the board as chairs or at-large members to help our PTSA continue to be successful. If you would like to help, please click on the link below for more information on the positions and to place your name on the ballot. Let’s make this upcoming school year the best yet for SCS!

Here is the link for the signup genius for next year’s PTSA board.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D4BACAE2DA2F85-20212022

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FIRE resumes Monday and Tuesday. Students will receive a reminder email on Monday morning with their Zoom link.

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Ignite! Online Academy will offer flexible summer learning opportunities for students to accelerate their learning.  In addition to the courses offered through our eLearning partners, Ignite will be offering Chemistry, Health & Physical Education, NC Math 2, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Civic and Economics and Word History taught by DPS teachers.  Interested students and/or their families should reach out to their counselor for a contract and more information.  

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Summer learning opportunities will also be offered for students who are not performing at the expected level. If your student may need to attend summer school, you will receive a letter in the mail this week. If you have questions after you receive it, please contact me. 

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Graduates, we are in the process of organizing cap and gown pictures. We have scheduled May 7 as our Cap and Gown picture date.  We have the option of personalizing yard signs for graduates and would like to use your cap and gown pictures.  Also, these images may be used during the graduation ceremony that will be held at NCCU on June 2.   If you have not ordered your cap and gown as of today please visit Jostens.com to order – https://tinyurl.com/xm4pjw3s

We’ll share more information soon concerning graduation guidelines and tickets.  Information will also be kept updated on our SCS Graduates Canvas page as it is made available so make sure you have subscribed to that page. 

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In the 2021-2022 school year, Durham Public Schools families will be launching Ignite! Online Academy as a virtual school for grades K-12. Ignite! will be the virtual learning option for the 2021-2022 school year. Ignite! Online Academy will enroll students through the commitment form HERE. Ignite is an excellent option for families who are enthusiastic about online learning, are homeschooling currently, or have already made their decision to enroll in online learning for the 2021-2022 school year! Families that commit through the form would officially move their placement from their base or magnet school to Ignite for the entire 2021-2022 school year. All families who wish to receive virtual learning in the 2021-2022 school year must use the form to sign up for Ignite. Families that need more information can attend the Ignite Virtual Q&A sessions (bit.ly/learnignite) Monday, April 26th at 7pm. 

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Public Affairs has shared information with DPS families about registering your student for free COVID-19 Testing conducted by Ottendorf Labs that will be available districtwide. Parents/guardians will need to provide consent for your child to be tested.  Please see the attached flyers (English, Spanish) with more information and the link to provide your consent. Details are forthcoming regarding the schedule for all schools. 

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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, April 23, 2021

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS  

Rising Seniors & Juniors 4/27 10:15am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/92147720938?pwd=dGZHelR5bjZNUGdQMndVM2pjbzJ1QT09Links to an external site.

Rising Sophomores and Freshman 4/27 12:45pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/92989911589?pwd=MEhKZ3VoVzZTTjl1dEdBTTFOWjZqQT09Links to an external site.


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Congratulations to

Jamiya Borden

Guadalupe Cabrera-Ruiz

Ste’Vanne Axline

Jeremiah Holbert

who received a scholarships for the Summer Marine Biology Progam!

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April is School Library Month. We are appreciative of all the amazing work our librarians and media coordinators do to support student learning. 

Please join us in THANKING Ms. Street for all she does to support student wellness, literacy, and technology at SCS and within Durham Public Schools! 

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The Panorama Survey can be done at any point if a student is not testing, including Wellness Wednesday.

Students will access their survey by navigating to surveys.panoramaed.com/dpsncLinks to an external site. and entering their student ID number as their access code.

All students must complete this survey.

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Students in grades 7 & 8 —Science kits are here! Please stop by the office to pick them up. There are no kits for 6th grade this quarter.

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AUDACITY LABS PARTNERS WITH DPS FOR SUMMER 2021 ENTREPRENEURSHIP CAMP FOR RISING 9TH-12TH GRADERS

We are proud to partner with Audacity LabsLinks to an external site. to offer Entrepreneurship CampsLinks to an external site. to students who will be in DPS high school students in 2021-22.  These week-long in-person camps will provide an opportunity to learn from experienced innovators, explore artificial intelligence and how it is used to solve problems, learn about “no-code” tools, blockchain, and develop an idea and prototype with an emphasis on lean, human centered design.   Accepted students may apply for a 2nd week of Product Launch Camp to fully develop their business model and create a “pitch” for members of the Durham business community.  Entrepreneurship Camp will take place at Hillside High School from 10-3 each day.  Lunch will be provided.  Each session is limited to 15 participants.  Sessions will be held: June 14-18, June 21-25, July 12-16, and July 19-23.  Flyer is available in English Links to an external site.and in SpanishLinks to an external site..
To apply for a fully-funded space in Entrepreneurship Camp, students must complete the application Links to an external site.by April 23.  Questions may be directed to Anjanette Miller or to Linda Tugurian.

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NCSSM PARTNERS WITH DPS FOR SUMMER SCIENCE SCHOLARS COURSES FOR RISING 7TH-12TH GRADERS

We are proud to partner with the NC School of Science and Math to offer Durham Summer Science ScholarsLinks to an external site. virtual science enrichment courses to students who will be in DPS high school students in 2021-22.  These virtual courses will provide an opportunity to explore engaging science content not typically part of the school curriculum.  Accepted students will receive full scholarships to participate in these courses as well as daily enrichment activities open to students in NCSSM summer programs.  Each course is limited to 20 participants.  Flyer is available in English Links to an external site.and in SpanishLinks to an external site..  The application can be found at:  http://bit.ly/DPSsummerscholarLinks to an external site..  A description of each course is linked below. The virtual extracurricular enrichment programs are offered weekdays from 12:00 – 1:00pm and 4:00 – 5:00pm.

Rising 7th-9thArtificial Intelligence in Science FictionLinks to an external site. (AI in SciFi)*June 14-18 Asynchronous (5 hours)*June 21-25 Synchronous, Monday – Friday 10:30 – 11:30 am
Rising 7th-9thCrash Course in GeneticsLinks to an external site.  (June 14-25)
*June 14-18 Asynchronous (5 hours)
*June 21-25 Synchronous, Monday – Friday 10-12 pm
Rising 10th-12thExperimental NeuroscienceLinks to an external site. (June 7-25) *June 7-11 Asynchronous (7 hours)*June 14-18 Asynchronous (7 hours)*June 21-25 Synchronous, Monday – Friday 4:30 – 6pm (20 hours)

  
To apply to be a part of the Durham Science Scholars program, students must complete the application Links to an external site.by April 23.  Questions may be directed to Linda Tugurian.

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The Triangle Regional Career Expo takes place virtually on Wednesday, May 5th from 2-4pm. Employers will be there with jobs specifically for graduating seniors! Interested students must register to attend at www.trianglecareerexpo.comLinks to an external site..

You are required to upload a quality resume to your profile for this event. Please create a resume following these instructionsLinks to an external site..

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Vance Granville Community College is offering a webinar to help seniors prepare for the May 5th Triangle Career Expo:

Preparation for Triangle Career Expo

Join Cherrelle Lawrence, Dean of Corporate Learning and Professional Development with Vance Granville Community College as she takes high school seniors on a journey in preparation for the May 5th Triangle Career Expo. All seniors interested in starting a career upon high school graduation are invited to participate in this exciting experience. Topics include: Preparing an Elevator Pitch, Building a Good Cover Letter and Resume, Mock Interviewing, Dressing for Success, and The Job Search Process. Join these sessions to prepare for the Triangle Career Expo, and to ready yourself for the Labor Market before you graduate!

Dates (choose either session):

Apr 22, 2021 06:00 PM
Apr 29, 2021 06:00 PM

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElc-6srzoqHtDxIxv47wN-SHAuqBMP0ThXLinks to an external site.

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FAFSA Drive-In events are happening around the state April 24. Encourage seniors and their families to get FAFSA help. In addition to in-person events at 17 locations, there will be virtual FAFSA assistance statewide on those days. More information and a map of locations hereLinks to an external site. (or from CFNC.org, search FAFSA Drive-In). Scroll down to see the list of sites. Not all locations are represented on the graphic.

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Parents, we still need you to complete the intent form for each student in grades 6-11. SCS will operate on the year-round calendar for 21-22 and school will start July 19th. The form is located at: https://tinyurl.com/SCSintentformLinks to an external site..

Families interested in remote learning for the entire next school year should visit www.dpsnc.net/igniteLinks to an external site. to learn more about the DPS Ignite Online Academy. 

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Our in-house registration for the 2021-2022 school year will take place with your counselors  4/20-4/23.  All registration will be done virtually through a zoom link that will be provided during the morning announcements on each registration session. Students will need to visit the Global announcements page to find the link.  

Rising Freshman—4/23 @ 10:15

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The Beta Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. established the James M. Schooler Sr. African American Male Scholarship to support young men in Durham and Orange County in attending college. The scholarship is named in honor of Dr. James M. Schooler, Sr., who dedicated many years of service to the youth in Durham County as a administrator (Hillside High, Lyon Park Elementary, Whitted Elementary/Junior High, and Shepard Junior High) and was a charter member of the BetaTheta Lambda Chapter in 1938. The application for this $1000.00 scholarship is open to African American males who are planning to enroll in college or university during the 2021 fall semester. To be competitive for the scholarship, applicants must have satisfactory grades, exhibit leadership, and be of high moral character. Personal interviews are required for selected candidates to be considered for the final award decision.

See Ms. Settle’s website for the application and more details.

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Gryphons, April is Poetry Month.  Poetry is a way of expressing feelings and ideas using rhythm and a distinctive style of language.  If you think about it, you use Poetry every day in the music you listen to and in the way you share your thoughts with important others in your life.  On this Wellness Wednesday, please take time out to honor and express your thoughts about something or someone or some time that matters to you.  Next Wednesday, join our Community Circle and share your Poetry. Early this year N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green was our guest and shared her poetry.  Last month, Native American Poetess Tonya Holy Elk Locklear visited and shared her poetry.  Durham native and Hip Hop recording artist J. Gunn visited us and he shared his poetry.  Every day our very own Music Maestro, Mr. Evans teaches songwriting, and Gryphons, guess what – that too is POETRY. We look forward to hearing your spoken word and poetry next week and we know that you can put Shakespeare and Hip Hop artists around the world to shame with the unique ways you will write and speak POETRY.

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Students, you are encouraged to register for our May 5th Career Conversations webinar! We’re especially focusing on Freshman for 3-2-1 purposes but all students are encouraged to attend.

Career Conversations: Skilled Trades & Advanced Manufacturing – May 5th @ 11am

Are you interested in working with your hands, building things, or handling the technical or mechanical side of projects? Skilled trades or advanced manufacturing may be good career fields for you! Join us for this interactive panel with industry professionals to learn more about these exciting career pathways. Sign up to attend using this linkLinks to an external site..

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

The HistoryMakers is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational institution committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans. The HistoryMakers is always looking for talented and inspired candidates.  To that end, The HistoryMakers is now accepting applications from high school students for their “2021-2022 Student Brand AmbassadorProgram”.  Those accepted will be paid $15/hour for 10 hours/week of virtual work.  Please go to Global Announcements and see the flyer for details about eligibility and details for how to apply for this program. 


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VIDEO CONTEST FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12 “HOW DOES LIGHT CHANGE THE WORLD?”

The Duke Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonics invites students in grades 9-12 to submit a short 1-2 minute videoLinks to an external site.responding to the prompt, “How does light change the world?”  The deadline for entry is May 3.  Prizes will be awarded to 1st place ($300), 2nd place ($200), and 3rd place ($100).  Questions may be addressed to Vanessa Cupil-Garcia <vanessa.cupil.garcia@duke.edu

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CANCER SYSTEMS BIOLOGY SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS

Join a research team at Duke University for an 8-10 week summer internship working with other students and faculty at Duke University and the University of Texas, San Antonio on systems biology approaches for studying cancer drug resistance. To apply: e-mail CV/resume & a one page statement of interest, including relevant experience and future career goals to jason.somarelli@duke.edu. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021.

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2021 Poetry Month — see attached flyer

Open to all DPS 6-12 Students, Alumni, and Pre-K-12 Educators. Live Open Mic @ 3:30 p.m. on April 14, 21, and 28. Participants chosen and confirmed each week for the next week’s Open Mic.

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We are excited to announce that The School for Creative Studies now has another tool to help in your career readiness planning! WWW.GETOPPTI.COMLinks to an external site. is an online platform that helps students find internship and volunteering opportunities. 

Create an account (using your personal email so nothing gets blocked), and you can start browsing all the opportunities in the Durham area. You also can participate in virtual job opportunities. You will be able to track your hours using this website as well. If you have any questions, just email natashanema@getoppti.com and we’ll be able to sort it out.

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Storytellers and filmmakers ages 13-19: submit short films that educate and inspire action on important issues in your world. Winners of the competition will win a 5G phone and be celebrated at an AT&T Youth Voices Collective event at Tribeca Film Festival! The mission: Create a 1-3 minute short film using a mobile device (think smartphones, tablets and drones) on one of the following themes: 1. Climate Change2. Social Justice3. Digital Divide Think about how these issues affect you and your geographic, cultural, or social communities. Then use your film to raise your voice – we can’t wait to listen!   Prizes Include:·       An all-expense paid trip to attend a 4-day AT&T filmmaking program at theTribeca Film FestivalLinks to an external site. in New York in June 2021. While at the festival, you’ll take part in a media-making apprenticeship with Fresh Films and attend film festival events! (The program will follow Covid-19 protocols regarding masking, limited capacities and social distancing.)·       A new 5G smartphone to support connectivity and creative mobile filmmaking!·       Top films will be selected for showcase across AT&T networks SUBMIT BY APRIL 27! More competition details, filmmaking tutorials, and submission form at freshfilms.org/ATT-YouthVoicesLinks to an external site.

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The application deadlines for high school seniors to apply to two of our guaranteed admissions pathways,  C-STEP to UNC Chapel HillLinks to an external site., and C3 to NC StateLinks to an external site. are upcoming. The deadline for C-STEP is April 1, and the deadline for C3 is rolling until June 1.  These pathways might be good options for students who worry about college costs or fall just below the admissions criteria for entrance straight from high school but are still strong students.   

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                                 ALPHA THETA CHAPTER

ETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC., DURHAM, NC

Criteria for Scholarship 

For Students with Special Needs

 Submit documentation indicating enrollment and/or acceptance in an accredited college, university or post-secondary career school.

  1. Submit two (2) sealed letters of recommendation:  one must be from the school on letterhead and signed by a teacher, counselor, principal, advisor, or department chair.
  2. Submit signed documentation from the leader of the organization/program verifying community service/volunteer service.
  3. Submit signed documentation from the leader indicating participation in extracurricular activities such as drama, sports, etc.
  4. Submit the signed parental consent form verifying the presence of an intellectual or learning disability.  
  5. Submit a typed paragraph (200-250 words) regarding future educational goals and objectives and how this scholarship will help to support those goals.
  6. Submit official transcript with school seal verifying at least an unweighted GPA of 2.5.
  7. Submit documents verifying memberships, activities, and honors.
  8. Submit a 3×5 inch photo which may be used for Sorority and media publications.
  9. Submit completed application packet to the local chapter before April 30, 2021
  10. Local chapter submit completed application packets by April 30, 2021 to:

Marilyn Cash , Scholarship Committee Chair

Alpha Theta Chapter

PO Box 11992

Durham, NC 27703

919-213-6038 Google Voice

**Please find all information that you need to apply on Ms. Settle’s website!

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Students, we want to recognize you!!! We know you’re doing some incredible things outside of school, so let us give you the shout out you deserve. Send an email to scs.maindesk@dpsnc.net and tell us what aMazing things you’re doing out there!

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Daily Announcements–Friday, April 23, 2021

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS  

Rising Seniors & Juniors 4/27 10:15am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/92147720938?pwd=dGZHelR5bjZNUGdQMndVM2pjbzJ1QT09Links to an external site.

Rising Sophomores and Freshman 4/27 12:45pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/92989911589?pwd=MEhKZ3VoVzZTTjl1dEdBTTFOWjZqQT09Links to an external site.


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Congratulations to

Jamiya Borden

Guadalupe Cabrera-Ruiz

Ste’Vanne Axline

Jeremiah Holbert

who received a scholarships for the Summer Marine Biology Progam!

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April is School Library Month. We are appreciative of all the amazing work our librarians and media coordinators do to support student learning. 

Please join us in THANKING Ms. Street for all she does to support student wellness, literacy, and technology at SCS and within Durham Public Schools! 

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The Panorama Survey can be done at any point if a student is not testing, including Wellness Wednesday.

Students will access their survey by navigating to surveys.panoramaed.com/dpsncLinks to an external site. and entering their student ID number as their access code.

All students must complete this survey.

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Students in grades 7 & 8 —Science kits are here! Please stop by the office to pick them up. There are no kits for 6th grade this quarter.

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AUDACITY LABS PARTNERS WITH DPS FOR SUMMER 2021 ENTREPRENEURSHIP CAMP FOR RISING 9TH-12TH GRADERS

We are proud to partner with Audacity LabsLinks to an external site. to offer Entrepreneurship CampsLinks to an external site. to students who will be in DPS high school students in 2021-22.  These week-long in-person camps will provide an opportunity to learn from experienced innovators, explore artificial intelligence and how it is used to solve problems, learn about “no-code” tools, blockchain, and develop an idea and prototype with an emphasis on lean, human centered design.   Accepted students may apply for a 2nd week of Product Launch Camp to fully develop their business model and create a “pitch” for members of the Durham business community.  Entrepreneurship Camp will take place at Hillside High School from 10-3 each day.  Lunch will be provided.  Each session is limited to 15 participants.  Sessions will be held: June 14-18, June 21-25, July 12-16, and July 19-23.  Flyer is available in English Links to an external site.and in SpanishLinks to an external site..
To apply for a fully-funded space in Entrepreneurship Camp, students must complete the application Links to an external site.by April 23.  Questions may be directed to Anjanette Miller or to Linda Tugurian.

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NCSSM PARTNERS WITH DPS FOR SUMMER SCIENCE SCHOLARS COURSES FOR RISING 7TH-12TH GRADERS

We are proud to partner with the NC School of Science and Math to offer Durham Summer Science ScholarsLinks to an external site. virtual science enrichment courses to students who will be in DPS high school students in 2021-22.  These virtual courses will provide an opportunity to explore engaging science content not typically part of the school curriculum.  Accepted students will receive full scholarships to participate in these courses as well as daily enrichment activities open to students in NCSSM summer programs.  Each course is limited to 20 participants.  Flyer is available in English Links to an external site.and in SpanishLinks to an external site..  The application can be found at:  http://bit.ly/DPSsummerscholarLinks to an external site..  A description of each course is linked below. The virtual extracurricular enrichment programs are offered weekdays from 12:00 – 1:00pm and 4:00 – 5:00pm.

Rising 7th-9thArtificial Intelligence in Science FictionLinks to an external site. (AI in SciFi)*June 14-18 Asynchronous (5 hours)*June 21-25 Synchronous, Monday – Friday 10:30 – 11:30 am
Rising 7th-9thCrash Course in GeneticsLinks to an external site.  (June 14-25)
*June 14-18 Asynchronous (5 hours)
*June 21-25 Synchronous, Monday – Friday 10-12 pm
Rising 10th-12thExperimental NeuroscienceLinks to an external site. (June 7-25) *June 7-11 Asynchronous (7 hours)*June 14-18 Asynchronous (7 hours)*June 21-25 Synchronous, Monday – Friday 4:30 – 6pm (20 hours)

  
To apply to be a part of the Durham Science Scholars program, students must complete the application Links to an external site.by April 23.  Questions may be directed to Linda Tugurian.

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The Triangle Regional Career Expo takes place virtually on Wednesday, May 5th from 2-4pm. Employers will be there with jobs specifically for graduating seniors! Interested students must register to attend at www.trianglecareerexpo.comLinks to an external site..

You are required to upload a quality resume to your profile for this event. Please create a resume following these instructionsLinks to an external site..

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Vance Granville Community College is offering a webinar to help seniors prepare for the May 5th Triangle Career Expo:

Preparation for Triangle Career Expo

Join Cherrelle Lawrence, Dean of Corporate Learning and Professional Development with Vance Granville Community College as she takes high school seniors on a journey in preparation for the May 5th Triangle Career Expo. All seniors interested in starting a career upon high school graduation are invited to participate in this exciting experience. Topics include: Preparing an Elevator Pitch, Building a Good Cover Letter and Resume, Mock Interviewing, Dressing for Success, and The Job Search Process. Join these sessions to prepare for the Triangle Career Expo, and to ready yourself for the Labor Market before you graduate!

Dates (choose either session):

Apr 22, 2021 06:00 PM
Apr 29, 2021 06:00 PM

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElc-6srzoqHtDxIxv47wN-SHAuqBMP0ThXLinks to an external site.

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FAFSA Drive-In events are happening around the state April 24. Encourage seniors and their families to get FAFSA help. In addition to in-person events at 17 locations, there will be virtual FAFSA assistance statewide on those days. More information and a map of locations hereLinks to an external site. (or from CFNC.org, search FAFSA Drive-In). Scroll down to see the list of sites. Not all locations are represented on the graphic.

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Parents, we still need you to complete the intent form for each student in grades 6-11. SCS will operate on the year-round calendar for 21-22 and school will start July 19th. The form is located at: https://tinyurl.com/SCSintentformLinks to an external site..

Families interested in remote learning for the entire next school year should visit www.dpsnc.net/igniteLinks to an external site. to learn more about the DPS Ignite Online Academy. 

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Our in-house registration for the 2021-2022 school year will take place with your counselors  4/20-4/23.  All registration will be done virtually through a zoom link that will be provided during the morning announcements on each registration session. Students will need to visit the Global announcements page to find the link.  

Rising Freshman—4/23 @ 10:15

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The Beta Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. established the James M. Schooler Sr. African American Male Scholarship to support young men in Durham and Orange County in attending college. The scholarship is named in honor of Dr. James M. Schooler, Sr., who dedicated many years of service to the youth in Durham County as a administrator (Hillside High, Lyon Park Elementary, Whitted Elementary/Junior High, and Shepard Junior High) and was a charter member of the BetaTheta Lambda Chapter in 1938. The application for this $1000.00 scholarship is open to African American males who are planning to enroll in college or university during the 2021 fall semester. To be competitive for the scholarship, applicants must have satisfactory grades, exhibit leadership, and be of high moral character. Personal interviews are required for selected candidates to be considered for the final award decision.

See Ms. Settle’s website for the application and more details.

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Gryphons, April is Poetry Month.  Poetry is a way of expressing feelings and ideas using rhythm and a distinctive style of language.  If you think about it, you use Poetry every day in the music you listen to and in the way you share your thoughts with important others in your life.  On this Wellness Wednesday, please take time out to honor and express your thoughts about something or someone or some time that matters to you.  Next Wednesday, join our Community Circle and share your Poetry. Early this year N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green was our guest and shared her poetry.  Last month, Native American Poetess Tonya Holy Elk Locklear visited and shared her poetry.  Durham native and Hip Hop recording artist J. Gunn visited us and he shared his poetry.  Every day our very own Music Maestro, Mr. Evans teaches songwriting, and Gryphons, guess what – that too is POETRY. We look forward to hearing your spoken word and poetry next week and we know that you can put Shakespeare and Hip Hop artists around the world to shame with the unique ways you will write and speak POETRY.

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Students, you are encouraged to register for our May 5th Career Conversations webinar! We’re especially focusing on Freshman for 3-2-1 purposes but all students are encouraged to attend.

Career Conversations: Skilled Trades & Advanced Manufacturing – May 5th @ 11am

Are you interested in working with your hands, building things, or handling the technical or mechanical side of projects? Skilled trades or advanced manufacturing may be good career fields for you! Join us for this interactive panel with industry professionals to learn more about these exciting career pathways. Sign up to attend using this linkLinks to an external site..

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

The HistoryMakers is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational institution committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans. The HistoryMakers is always looking for talented and inspired candidates.  To that end, The HistoryMakers is now accepting applications from high school students for their “2021-2022 Student Brand AmbassadorProgram”.  Those accepted will be paid $15/hour for 10 hours/week of virtual work.  Please go to Global Announcements and see the flyer for details about eligibility and details for how to apply for this program. 


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VIDEO CONTEST FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12 “HOW DOES LIGHT CHANGE THE WORLD?”

The Duke Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonics invites students in grades 9-12 to submit a short 1-2 minute videoLinks to an external site.responding to the prompt, “How does light change the world?”  The deadline for entry is May 3.  Prizes will be awarded to 1st place ($300), 2nd place ($200), and 3rd place ($100).  Questions may be addressed to Vanessa Cupil-Garcia <vanessa.cupil.garcia@duke.edu

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CANCER SYSTEMS BIOLOGY SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS

Join a research team at Duke University for an 8-10 week summer internship working with other students and faculty at Duke University and the University of Texas, San Antonio on systems biology approaches for studying cancer drug resistance. To apply: e-mail CV/resume & a one page statement of interest, including relevant experience and future career goals to jason.somarelli@duke.edu. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021.

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2021 Poetry Month — see attached flyer

Open to all DPS 6-12 Students, Alumni, and Pre-K-12 Educators. Live Open Mic @ 3:30 p.m. on April 14, 21, and 28. Participants chosen and confirmed each week for the next week’s Open Mic.

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We are excited to announce that The School for Creative Studies now has another tool to help in your career readiness planning! WWW.GETOPPTI.COMLinks to an external site. is an online platform that helps students find internship and volunteering opportunities. 

Create an account (using your personal email so nothing gets blocked), and you can start browsing all the opportunities in the Durham area. You also can participate in virtual job opportunities. You will be able to track your hours using this website as well. If you have any questions, just email natashanema@getoppti.com and we’ll be able to sort it out.

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Storytellers and filmmakers ages 13-19: submit short films that educate and inspire action on important issues in your world. Winners of the competition will win a 5G phone and be celebrated at an AT&T Youth Voices Collective event at Tribeca Film Festival! The mission: Create a 1-3 minute short film using a mobile device (think smartphones, tablets and drones) on one of the following themes: 1. Climate Change2. Social Justice3. Digital Divide Think about how these issues affect you and your geographic, cultural, or social communities. Then use your film to raise your voice – we can’t wait to listen!   Prizes Include:·       An all-expense paid trip to attend a 4-day AT&T filmmaking program at theTribeca Film FestivalLinks to an external site. in New York in June 2021. While at the festival, you’ll take part in a media-making apprenticeship with Fresh Films and attend film festival events! (The program will follow Covid-19 protocols regarding masking, limited capacities and social distancing.)·       A new 5G smartphone to support connectivity and creative mobile filmmaking!·       Top films will be selected for showcase across AT&T networks SUBMIT BY APRIL 27! More competition details, filmmaking tutorials, and submission form at freshfilms.org/ATT-YouthVoicesLinks to an external site.

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The application deadlines for high school seniors to apply to two of our guaranteed admissions pathways,  C-STEP to UNC Chapel HillLinks to an external site., and C3 to NC StateLinks to an external site. are upcoming. The deadline for C-STEP is April 1, and the deadline for C3 is rolling until June 1.  These pathways might be good options for students who worry about college costs or fall just below the admissions criteria for entrance straight from high school but are still strong students.   

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                                 ALPHA THETA CHAPTER

ETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC., DURHAM, NC

Criteria for Scholarship 

For Students with Special Needs

 Submit documentation indicating enrollment and/or acceptance in an accredited college, university or post-secondary career school.

  1. Submit two (2) sealed letters of recommendation:  one must be from the school on letterhead and signed by a teacher, counselor, principal, advisor, or department chair.
  2. Submit signed documentation from the leader of the organization/program verifying community service/volunteer service.
  3. Submit signed documentation from the leader indicating participation in extracurricular activities such as drama, sports, etc.
  4. Submit the signed parental consent form verifying the presence of an intellectual or learning disability.  
  5. Submit a typed paragraph (200-250 words) regarding future educational goals and objectives and how this scholarship will help to support those goals.
  6. Submit official transcript with school seal verifying at least an unweighted GPA of 2.5.
  7. Submit documents verifying memberships, activities, and honors.
  8. Submit a 3×5 inch photo which may be used for Sorority and media publications.
  9. Submit completed application packet to the local chapter before April 30, 2021
  10. Local chapter submit completed application packets by April 30, 2021 to:

Marilyn Cash , Scholarship Committee Chair

Alpha Theta Chapter

PO Box 11992

Durham, NC 27703

919-213-6038 Google Voice

**Please find all information that you need to apply on Ms. Settle’s website!

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Students, we want to recognize you!!! We know you’re doing some incredible things outside of school, so let us give you the shout out you deserve. Send an email to scs.maindesk@dpsnc.net and tell us what aMazing things you’re doing out there!

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DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS — Friday, April 16, 2021

We are distributing ingredients for the PTSA Tasting Night Sunday between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. and Monday between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. in the carpool lot! If you registered for the tasting night, make sure you come by to pick up your ingredients!

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Students in grades 6 & 7—Science kits are here! Please stop by the office to pick them up. You may also pick them up Sunday between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. in the carpool lot! 

 

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SCHOLARS-AT-WORK SUMMER EDITION (JUNE 14-18)

Introducing the first year of Scholars-At-Work Summer Edition. Applications are due by April 16th for high school juniors and seniors. Groups of students are matched to companies for a five-day immersion experience and they receive a $100 stipend. More information and application available at bit.ly/flyersawsummer2021 or contact Ondrea Austin, Lead Workforce Development Coordinator with questions.

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  Emergency Medicine: Diversity in Discipline,
Professions, and Patient Population

This week-long experience will allow students to participate in lectures, procedure labs, simulation, and clinical experiences that introduce them to the specialty of Emergency Medicine, its unique scope of practice, combination of professions, and varied patient population. Through these experiences, we will also explore how the specialty of Emergency Medicine addresses healthcare disparities. If you are interested or have further questions, please contact the Course Director, Maglin Halsey-Nichols (maglin_halsey@med.unc.edu). Deadline to submit application: April 16, 2021.

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TODAY is the last day to sign up for the ASVAB Assessment. If you plan to take the assessment on Monday, April 19, please bring a fully charged laptop with you. The assessment will be administered in room 123 at 9:30 am. This is an in-person assessment!  Please be on time.

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Seniors are invited to attend a Resume Writing Session on Wednesday, April 21 at 9:00. This session is for students who are interested in attending the Triangle Regional Career Expo. 

Zoom Link: 

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

The Triangle Regional Career Expo takes place virtually on Wednesday, May 5th from 2-4pm. Employers will be there with jobs specifically for graduating seniors! Interested students must register to attend at www.trianglecareerexpo.com.

You are required to upload a quality resume to your profile for this event. Please create a resume following these instructions.

In preparation for this event, there will be a virtual resume and mock interview session on Wednesday, April 21. Career Development Coordinators across the district will assist students with a virtual resume review and mock interviews. (see details below).

Virtual Resume Assistance – Wednesday April 21st (Morning)

It is recommended you have a DPS career counselor review your resume prior to attending the career expo. Sign up for a 10-minute time slot between 10am-12pm. Please arrive with a completed resume.

Virtual Mock Interview – Wednesday April 21st (Afternoon)

If you would like help preparing to be interviewed at the career expo, sign up for a 15-minute time slot with a DPS career counselor between 1pm-3pm. You must sign up separately for the resume assistance and mock interview sessions. Prepare for the mock interview by reading these tips.

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Parents, we still need you to complete the intent form for each student in grades 6-11. SCS will operate on the year-round calendar for 21-22 and school will start July 19th. The form is located at: https://tinyurl.com/SCSintentform

Families interested in remote learning for the entire next school year should visit www.dpsnc.net/ignite to learn more about the DPS Ignite Online Academy. 

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Our in-house registration for the 2021-2022 school year will take place with your counselors  4/20-4/23.  All registration will be done virtually through a zoom link that will be provided during the morning announcements on each registration session. Students will need to visit the Global announcements page to find the link.  NOTE THE DATE CHANGES!!!

Rising Seniors—4/20 @ 10:15

Rising 8th graders—4/20 @10:15

Rising Juniors—4/22 @ 10:15

Rising 7th graders—4/22 @ 10:15 

Rising Sophomores—4/22 @ 12:45

Rising Freshman—4/23 @ 10:15

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 2021 Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) Summit 
Overview: 
The Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) Summit is an annual event designed to expose 9th-11th grade high school male students–particularly male students of color–to the diverse role of leaders in a growing global society. The theme for this year’s B.U.I.L.D. Summit is “Vision Reactivated: Building Confidence, Community, and Connections”. Registration for this event is now open and limited to 100 participants. 
Date/Time:  Saturday, April 17, 2021 virtually via Zoom from 10:00 am-2:00pm. 
Learn more: https://ced.ncsu.edu/build-summit/

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021 HireAHelper Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships
Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades like the moving industry means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, HireAHelper will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.
Entries are now being accepted for the Winter scholarship, which runs from Saturday, January 16, 2021 – Friday April 16, 2021. https://www.hireahelper.com/about/scholarships/

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Established in 2011, the Lawrence and Artelia Perry Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing scholarships for students at Bennett College, Livingstone College, and North Carolina Central University. The Fund seeks to assist students who are attending or will attend either of these three schools with expenses related to their college experience on the basis of merit and need. If you are a graduate (or upcoming 2020 graduate) of any Durham, NC public school (including charter schools funded by the State of North Carolina) you are eligible to apply for a scholarship from this Scholarship Fund. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 16, 2021. For application information please contact Mrs. Settle.

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The HistoryMakers is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational institution committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans. The HistoryMakers is always looking for talented and inspired candidates.  To that end, The HistoryMakers is now accepting applications from high school students for their “2021-2022 Student Brand AmbassadorProgram”.  Those accepted will be paid $15/hour for 10 hours/week of virtual work.  Please go to Global Announcements and see the flyer for details about eligibility and how to apply for this program. 

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ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

VIDEO CONTEST FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12 “HOW DOES LIGHT CHANGE THE WORLD?”

The Duke Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonics invites students in grades 9-12 to submit a short 1-2 minute videoresponding to the prompt, “How does light change the world?”  The deadline for entry is May 3.  Prizes will be awarded to 1st place ($300), 2nd place ($200), and 3rd place ($100).  Questions may be addressed to Vanessa Cupil-Garcia <vanessa.cupil.garcia@duke.edu

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CANCER SYSTEMS BIOLOGY SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS

Join a research team at Duke University for an 8-10 week summer internship working with other students and faculty at Duke University and the University of Texas, San Antonio on systems biology approaches for studying cancer drug resistance. To apply: e-mail CV/resume & a one page statement of interest, including relevant experience and future career goals to jason.somarelli@duke.edu. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021.

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2021 Poetry Month — see attached flyer

Open to all DPS 6-12 Students, Alumni, and Pre-K-12 Educators. Live Open Mic @ 3:30 p.m. on April 14, 21, and 28. Participants chosen and confirmed each week for the next week’s Open Mic. Complete the form linked below to participate by April 12. 

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FAFSA Drive-In events are happening around the state April 17 and 24. Encourage seniors and their families to get FAFSA help. In addition to in-person events at 17 locations, there will be virtual FAFSA assistance statewide on those days. More information and a map of locations here (or from CFNC.org, search FAFSA Drive-In). Scroll down to see the list of sites. Not all locations are represented on the graphic.

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We are excited to announce that The School for Creative Studies now has another tool to help in your career readiness planning! WWW.GETOPPTI.COM is an online platform that helps students find internship and volunteering opportunities. 

Create an account (using your personal email so nothing gets blocked), and you can start browsing all the opportunities in the Durham area. You also can participate in virtual job opportunities. You will be able to track your hours using this website as well. If you have any questions, just email natashanema@getoppti.com and we’ll be able to sort it out.

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Storytellers and filmmakers ages 13-19: submit short films that educate and inspire action on important issues in your world. Winners of the competition will win a 5G phone and be celebrated at an AT&T Youth Voices Collective event at Tribeca Film Festival!   The mission: Create a 1-3 minute short film using a mobile device (think smartphones, tablets and drones) on one of the following themes:   1. Climate Change 2. Social Justice 3. Digital Divide   Think about how these issues affect you and your geographic, cultural, or social communities. Then use your film to raise your voice – we can’t wait to listen!     Prizes Include: ·         An all-expense paid trip to attend a 4-day AT&T filmmaking program at theTribeca Film Festival in New York in June 2021. While at the festival, you’ll take part in a media-making apprenticeship with Fresh Films and attend film festival events! (The program will follow Covid-19 protocols regarding masking, limited capacities and social distancing.) ·         A new 5G smartphone to support connectivity and creative mobile filmmaking! ·         Top films will be selected for showcase across AT&T networks   SUBMIT BY APRIL 27! More competition details, filmmaking tutorials, and submission form at freshfilms.org/ATT-YouthVoices

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 Registration is now open for our Virtual College Fair! Sign-up to virtually connect with 200+ colleges and universities from around the country and world for free

Virtual College Fairs

Registration is Open!

High School Students

Monday, April 19th


5pm-8pm

During the Virtual College Fair, you will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You and your family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too! 

All sessions will be recorded, so please register for ALL college/universities that you have an interest in, even if you can’t make the live session…you’ll have an opportunity to watch the recordings later!

Check out the schedule, list of colleges, and register now!

We are looking forward to sharing this virtual experience with each of you! 

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The application deadlines for high school seniors to apply to two of our guaranteed admissions pathways,  C-STEP to UNC Chapel Hill, and C3 to NC State are upcoming.The deadline for C-STEP is April 1, and the deadline for C3 is rolling until June 1.  These pathways might be good options for students who worry about college costs or fall just below the admissions criteria for entrance straight from high school but are still strong students.   

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ALPHA THETA CHAPTER

ETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC., DURHAM, NC

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Criteria for Scholarship 

For Students with Special Needs

 Submit documentation indicating enrollment and/or acceptance in an accredited college, university or post-secondary career school.

1.            Submit two (2) sealed letters of recommendation:  one must be from the school on letterhead and signed by a teacher, counselor, principal, advisor, or department chair.

2.            Submit signed documentation from the leader of the organization/program verifying community service/volunteer service.

3.            Submit signed documentation from the leader indicating participation in extracurricular activities such as drama, sports, etc.

4.            Submit the signed parental consent form verifying the presence of an intellectual or learning disability.  

5.            Submit a typed paragraph (200-250 words) regarding future educational goals and objectives and how this scholarship will help to support those goals.

6.            Submit official transcript with school seal verifying at least an unweighted GPA of 2.5.

7.            Submit documents verifying memberships, activities, and honors.

8.            Submit a 3×5 inch photo which may be used for Sorority and media publications.

9.            Submit completed application packet to the local chapter before April 30, 2021

10.         Local chapter submit completed application packets by April 30, 2021 to:

Marilyn Cash , Scholarship Committee Chair

Alpha Theta Chapter

PO Box 11992

Durham, NC 27703

919-213-6038 Google Voice

**Please find all information that you need to apply on Ms. Settle’s website!

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Students, we want to recognize you!!! We know you’re doing some incredible things outside of school, so let us give you the shout out you deserve. Send an email to scs.maindesk@dpsnc.net and tell us what aMazing things you’re doing out there!

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DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS  

 

 

We are distributing ingredients for the PTSA Tasting Night Sunday between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. and Monday between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. in the carpool lot! If you registered for the tasting night, make sure you come by to pick up your ingredients!

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Students in grades 6 & 7—Science kits are here! Please stop by the office to pick them up. You may also pick them up Sunday between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. in the carpool lot! 

 

 

 

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SCHOLARS-AT-WORK SUMMER EDITION (JUNE 14-18)

Introducing the first year of Scholars-At-Work Summer Edition. Applications are due by April 16th for high school juniors and seniors. Groups of students are matched to companies for a five-day immersion experience and they receive a $100 stipend. More information and application available at bit.ly/flyersawsummer2021 or contact Ondrea Austin, Lead Workforce Development Coordinator with questions.

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  Emergency Medicine: Diversity in Discipline,
Professions, and Patient Population

This week-long experience will allow students to participate in lectures, procedure labs, simulation, and clinical experiences that introduce them to the specialty of Emergency Medicine, its unique scope of practice, combination of professions, and varied patient population. Through these experiences, we will also explore how the specialty of Emergency Medicine addresses healthcare disparities. If you are interested or have further questions, please contact the Course Director, Maglin Halsey-Nichols (maglin_halsey@med.unc.edu). Deadline to submit application: April 16, 2021.

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TODAY is the last day to sign up for the ASVAB Assessment. If you plan to take the assessment on Monday, April 19, please bring a fully charged laptop with you. The assessment will be administered in room 123 at 9:30 am. This is an in-person assessment!  Please be on time.

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Seniors are invited to attend a Resume Writing Session on Wednesday, April 21 at 9:00. This session is for students who are interested in attending the Triangle Regional Career Expo. 

Zoom Link: 

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

The Triangle Regional Career Expo takes place virtually on Wednesday, May 5th from 2-4pm. Employers will be there with jobs specifically for graduating seniors! Interested students must register to attend at www.trianglecareerexpo.com.

You are required to upload a quality resume to your profile for this event. Please create a resume following these instructions.

In preparation for this event, there will be a virtual resume and mock interview session on Wednesday, April 21. Career Development Coordinators across the district will assist students with a virtual resume review and mock interviews. (see details below).

Virtual Resume Assistance – Wednesday April 21st (Morning)

It is recommended you have a DPS career counselor review your resume prior to attending the career expo. Sign up for a 10-minute time slot between 10am-12pm. Please arrive with a completed resume.

Virtual Mock Interview – Wednesday April 21st (Afternoon)

If you would like help preparing to be interviewed at the career expo, sign up for a 15-minute time slot with a DPS career counselor between 1pm-3pm. You must sign up separately for the resume assistance and mock interview sessions. Prepare for the mock interview by reading these tips.

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Parents, we still need you to complete the intent form for each student in grades 6-11. SCS will operate on the year-round calendar for 21-22 and school will start July 19th. The form is located at: https://tinyurl.com/SCSintentform

Families interested in remote learning for the entire next school year should visit www.dpsnc.net/ignite to learn more about the DPS Ignite Online Academy. 

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Our in-house registration for the 2021-2022 school year will take place with your counselors  4/20-4/23.  All registration will be done virtually through a zoom link that will be provided during the morning announcements on each registration session. Students will need to visit the Global announcements page to find the link.  NOTE THE DATE CHANGES!!!

Rising Seniors—4/20 @ 10:15

Rising 8th graders—4/20 @10:15

Rising Juniors—4/22 @ 10:15

Rising 7th graders—4/22 @ 10:15 

Rising Sophomores—4/22 @ 12:45

Rising Freshman—4/23 @ 10:15

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 2021 Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) Summit 
Overview: 
The Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) Summit is an annual event designed to expose 9th-11th grade high school male students–particularly male students of color–to the diverse role of leaders in a growing global society. The theme for this year’s B.U.I.L.D. Summit is “Vision Reactivated: Building Confidence, Community, and Connections”. Registration for this event is now open and limited to 100 participants. 
Date/Time:  Saturday, April 17, 2021 virtually via Zoom from 10:00 am-2:00pm. 
Learn more: https://ced.ncsu.edu/build-summit/

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021 HireAHelper Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships
Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades like the moving industry means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, HireAHelper will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.
Entries are now being accepted for the Winter scholarship, which runs from Saturday, January 16, 2021 – Friday April 16, 2021. https://www.hireahelper.com/about/scholarships/

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Established in 2011, the Lawrence and Artelia Perry Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing scholarships for students at Bennett College, Livingstone College, and North Carolina Central University. The Fund seeks to assist students who are attending or will attend either of these three schools with expenses related to their college experience on the basis of merit and need. If you are a graduate (or upcoming 2020 graduate) of any Durham, NC public school (including charter schools funded by the State of North Carolina) you are eligible to apply for a scholarship from this Scholarship Fund. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 16, 2021. For application information please contact Mrs. Settle.

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The HistoryMakers is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational institution committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans. The HistoryMakers is always looking for talented and inspired candidates.  To that end, The HistoryMakers is now accepting applications from high school students for their “2021-2022 Student Brand AmbassadorProgram”.  Those accepted will be paid $15/hour for 10 hours/week of virtual work.  Please go to Global Announcements and see the flyer for details about eligibility and how to apply for this program. 

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ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

VIDEO CONTEST FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12 “HOW DOES LIGHT CHANGE THE WORLD?”

The Duke Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonics invites students in grades 9-12 to submit a short 1-2 minute videoresponding to the prompt, “How does light change the world?”  The deadline for entry is May 3.  Prizes will be awarded to 1st place ($300), 2nd place ($200), and 3rd place ($100).  Questions may be addressed to Vanessa Cupil-Garcia <vanessa.cupil.garcia@duke.edu

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CANCER SYSTEMS BIOLOGY SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS

Join a research team at Duke University for an 8-10 week summer internship working with other students and faculty at Duke University and the University of Texas, San Antonio on systems biology approaches for studying cancer drug resistance. To apply: e-mail CV/resume & a one page statement of interest, including relevant experience and future career goals to jason.somarelli@duke.edu. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021.

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2021 Poetry Month — see attached flyer

Open to all DPS 6-12 Students, Alumni, and Pre-K-12 Educators. Live Open Mic @ 3:30 p.m. on April 14, 21, and 28. Participants chosen and confirmed each week for the next week’s Open Mic. Complete the form linked below to participate by April 12. 

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FAFSA Drive-In events are happening around the state April 17 and 24. Encourage seniors and their families to get FAFSA help. In addition to in-person events at 17 locations, there will be virtual FAFSA assistance statewide on those days. More information and a map of locations here (or from CFNC.org, search FAFSA Drive-In). Scroll down to see the list of sites. Not all locations are represented on the graphic.

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We are excited to announce that The School for Creative Studies now has another tool to help in your career readiness planning! WWW.GETOPPTI.COM is an online platform that helps students find internship and volunteering opportunities. 

Create an account (using your personal email so nothing gets blocked), and you can start browsing all the opportunities in the Durham area. You also can participate in virtual job opportunities. You will be able to track your hours using this website as well. If you have any questions, just email natashanema@getoppti.com and we’ll be able to sort it out.

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Storytellers and filmmakers ages 13-19: submit short films that educate and inspire action on important issues in your world. Winners of the competition will win a 5G phone and be celebrated at an AT&T Youth Voices Collective event at Tribeca Film Festival!   The mission: Create a 1-3 minute short film using a mobile device (think smartphones, tablets and drones) on one of the following themes:   1. Climate Change 2. Social Justice 3. Digital Divide   Think about how these issues affect you and your geographic, cultural, or social communities. Then use your film to raise your voice – we can’t wait to listen!     Prizes Include: ·         An all-expense paid trip to attend a 4-day AT&T filmmaking program at theTribeca Film Festival in New York in June 2021. While at the festival, you’ll take part in a media-making apprenticeship with Fresh Films and attend film festival events! (The program will follow Covid-19 protocols regarding masking, limited capacities and social distancing.) ·         A new 5G smartphone to support connectivity and creative mobile filmmaking! ·         Top films will be selected for showcase across AT&T networks   SUBMIT BY APRIL 27! More competition details, filmmaking tutorials, and submission form at freshfilms.org/ATT-YouthVoices

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 Registration is now open for our Virtual College Fair! Sign-up to virtually connect with 200+ colleges and universities from around the country and world for free

Virtual College Fairs

Registration is Open!

High School Students

Monday, April 19th


5pm-8pm

During the Virtual College Fair, you will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You and your family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too! 

All sessions will be recorded, so please register for ALL college/universities that you have an interest in, even if you can’t make the live session…you’ll have an opportunity to watch the recordings later!

Check out the schedule, list of colleges, and register now!

We are looking forward to sharing this virtual experience with each of you! 

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The application deadlines for high school seniors to apply to two of our guaranteed admissions pathways,  C-STEP to UNC Chapel Hill, and C3 to NC State are upcoming.The deadline for C-STEP is April 1, and the deadline for C3 is rolling until June 1.  These pathways might be good options for students who worry about college costs or fall just below the admissions criteria for entrance straight from high school but are still strong students.   

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ALPHA THETA CHAPTER

ETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC., DURHAM, NC

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Criteria for Scholarship 

For Students with Special Needs

 Submit documentation indicating enrollment and/or acceptance in an accredited college, university or post-secondary career school.

1.            Submit two (2) sealed letters of recommendation:  one must be from the school on letterhead and signed by a teacher, counselor, principal, advisor, or department chair.

2.            Submit signed documentation from the leader of the organization/program verifying community service/volunteer service.

3.            Submit signed documentation from the leader indicating participation in extracurricular activities such as drama, sports, etc.

4.            Submit the signed parental consent form verifying the presence of an intellectual or learning disability.  

5.            Submit a typed paragraph (200-250 words) regarding future educational goals and objectives and how this scholarship will help to support those goals.

6.            Submit official transcript with school seal verifying at least an unweighted GPA of 2.5.

7.            Submit documents verifying memberships, activities, and honors.

8.            Submit a 3×5 inch photo which may be used for Sorority and media publications.

9.            Submit completed application packet to the local chapter before April 30, 2021

10.         Local chapter submit completed application packets by April 30, 2021 to:

Marilyn Cash , Scholarship Committee Chair

Alpha Theta Chapter

PO Box 11992

Durham, NC 27703

919-213-6038 Google Voice

**Please find all information that you need to apply on Ms. Settle’s website!

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Students, we want to recognize you!!! We know you’re doing some incredible things outside of school, so let us give you the shout out you deserve. Send an email to scs.maindesk@dpsnc.net and tell us what aMazing things you’re doing out there!

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