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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SCS Intent Form–Needed from All Parents

Parents, in order to effectively plan for next school year, we must request all parents complete an intent form for each student in grades 6-11 by April 15th. 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.

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS — Thursday, April 15, 2021

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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The ASVAB Career Exploration Assessment will be administered on Monday, April 19th at 9:30 am in room 123. This session is reserved for Juniors and Seniors only.  The deadline date to sign up is Friday, April 16th. Sign up using the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pHk_lDvDdmgpddv5I3tGVhG6k9nYqxmNqQxpTqG-g0I/prefill

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Parents, in order to effectively plan for next school year, we must request all parents complete an intent form for each student in grades 6-11 by TODAY. 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.

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 for details about eligibility and how to apply for this program. 

Applicants must be a current sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student and able to commit to working from Summer (June) 2021 through the full academicyear (May 2022). Student brand ambassadors will be expected to submit weekly progress reports, and participate in weekly conference calls. Those accepted will be paid $15/hour and be expected to work virtually 10 hours per week. The deadline to apply is May 7, 2021.

For more information and to apply, please click here: www.thehistorymakers.org/student-brand-ambassador

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ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

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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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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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

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 — Monday, April 12, 2021

MARINE MAMMAL SUMMER VIRTUAL CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

A generous donor has provided scholarships for up to ten high school students to participate in a virtual marine sciences summer camp this summer. The camp is called the “Marine Mammal Online Experience,” run by the California Ocean Alliance.  The experience is described here: https://www.caoceanalliance.org/marine-mammal-online-experience-moe.  There are two sessions:

1.) July 5-9 9:00am – 12 noon PST

2.) July 19-23 9:00am –  12 noon PST

Any students interested, please see Ms. Granger ASAP.

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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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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 video 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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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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F.I.R.E. —  We look forward to seeing everyone for F.I.R.E. (formerly known as 7th Period Advisory) today and tomorrow at 3:00 pm.  High school students, check your school email at office.com for your meeting information sent by Ms. Bridges on Friday.  Attendance will be taken.  

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Kahoot Winners from Women’s History Month — Pick up your prizes in the main office!

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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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Wednesday, April 14–Students are invited to attend a 9:00 and 11:00 zoom session to register and research internships, volunteer opportunities, part-time and full-time employment in the Research Triangle Area. Students will use the new OPPTI online platform to find a variety of opportunities.  This program also allows you to participate in virtual job opportunities If you are looking for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment, this is the session for you.

Zoom Link: 

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

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The ASVAB Career Exploration Assessment will be administered on Monday, April 19th at 9:30 am in room 123. This session is reserved for Juniors and Seniors only.  The deadline date to sign up is Friday, April 16th. Sign up using the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pHk_lDvDdmgpddv5I3tGVhG6k9nYqxmNqQxpTqG-g0I/prefill

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Parents, in order to effectively plan for next school year, we must request all parents complete an intent form for each student in grades 6-11 by April 15th. 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.  We will create a registration link for students to use and we will meet with different grades on the dates below at 10:15 each day.  

4/20

Rising Seniors 

Rising 8th graders

4/21

Rising Juniors

4/22

Rising Sophomores

Rising 7th graders

4/23

Rising Freshman

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

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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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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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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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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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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/

 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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Please check Global Announcements for information two dual enrollment programs at Durham Tech– Cosmetology Program EMT Program. 

 
Cosmetology Transition to Durham Tech Community College.docx

EMT Flyer.pdf

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Seniors are encouraged to apply for the DPS Foundation College Scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 9th.  https://www.bullcityschools.org/college-scholarships

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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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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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                                 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 — Thursday, April 8, 2021

FAFSA Drive-In events are happening around the state April 10, 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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The bus attestation form is no longer needed. We’ll take your form if you already have it filled out, but you do not need to bring it in any longer.

If you need your bus information, please see Ms. Price at lunch today.

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Hooks for the bathroom are not here yet. So we need you to monitor the restroom on your own without using the wristband system for right now. We’ll be in the halls to check-in and assist you.

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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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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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You are invited to participate in a virtual cooking night sponsored by the SCS PTSA on TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm!  Each participant will complete 2 recipes as SWEET faces off versus SAVORY.  After completing and tasting both of the recipes – Breakfast Muffin Rounds and Bangin’ Guac Toast – participants will vote on which recipe they preferred.  

DEADLINE EXTENDED: To participate, please complete this RSVP Form by Monday, April 9th.  We will provide ALL ingredients for participants.  Items will be available for pick-up at SCS on Sunday, April 18th from 12:00-4:00 pm or on Monday, April 19th from 5:00-6:00 pm.

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Juniors and seniors are invited to take ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) the assessment on April 19 at 9:30 a.m.  Please see the link below or contact Ms. Bittle for more information.

https://www.asvabprogram.com/student-program

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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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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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Parents, in order to effectively plan for next school year, we must request all parents complete an intent form for each student in grades 6-11 by April 15th. 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.  We will create a registration link for students to use and we will meet with different grades on the dates below at 10:15 each day. 

4/20

Rising Seniors 

Rising 8th graders

4/21

Rising Juniors

4/22

Rising Sophomores

Rising 7th graders

4/23

Rising Freshman

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

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/

 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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Please check Global Announcements for information two dual enrollment programs at Durham Tech– Cosmetology Program EMT Program.

 
Cosmetology Transition to Durham Tech Community College.docx

EMT Flyer.pdf

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Seniors are encouraged to apply for the DPS Foundation College Scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 9th.  https://www.bullcityschools.org/college-scholarships

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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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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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                                 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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Bus Stop Information Service

https://ei.synovia.com/DurhamPublic/Public/LoginPage.aspx

Durham Public – Synovia Welcome to Durham Public Schools Secure Bus Stop Information Service Bienvenido al servicio de información de las paradas de autobuses de las escuelas públicas de … ei.synovia.com

Use this link to get to the online tool to check for bus stop information. There are couple things to note:

  • All student information may not be posted yet and the family should keep trying until Transportation updates.
  • If the tool tells you that there is no stop information available, for morning or afternoon, and directs you to contact the school, please know that we do not have the ability to resolve this matter. You may call us; however, we will only be able to confirm that the initial request for transportation is with the Transportation Department and they should be working to finalize and update the bus stop schedule.
  • At this time, the Transportation Department is working on Cohort B stops. The other Cohort stops will be populated soon.

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, April 6, 2021

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS  

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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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AT&T Fresh Films

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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You are invited to participate in a virtual cooking night sponsored by the SCS PTSA on TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm!  Each participant will complete 2 recipes as SWEET faces off versus SAVORY.  After completing and tasting both of the recipes – Breakfast Muffin Rounds and Bangin’ Guac Toast – participants will vote on which recipe they preferred.  

To participate, please complete this RSVP Form by Monday, April 5th.  We will provide ALL ingredients for participants.  Items will be available for pick-up at SCS on Sunday, April 18th from 12:00-4:00 pm or on Monday, April 19th from 5:00-6:00 pm.

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Juniors and seniors are invited to take ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) the assessment on April 19 at 9:30 a.m.  Please see the link below or contact Ms. Bittle for more information.

https://www.asvabprogram.com/student-program

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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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Parents, in order to effectively plan for next school year, we must request all parents complete an intent form for each student in grades 6-11 by April 15th. 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. 

 ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

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/

 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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Please check Global Announcements for information two dual enrollment programs at Durham Tech– Cosmetology Program EMT Program.

 
Cosmetology Transition to Durham Tech Community College.docx

EMT Flyer.pdf

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Seniors are encouraged to apply for the DPS Foundation College Scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 9th.  https://www.bullcityschools.org/college-scholarships

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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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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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                                 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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