Daily Announcements–Friday, September 11, 2020

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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Wednesday, September 16 is our next Early Release 

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

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

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

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