Daily Announcements–Monday, September 21, 2020

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

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Progress Reports will be ready for your parents Wednesday, September 23. 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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 In recognition of Black Energy Awareness Month (BEAM) in October, the NC Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) will host a Virtual Youth Energy Academy on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Virtual Youth Energy Academy focuses on increasing high school students (grades 9 – 12) knowledge about the energy industry and new technology. Students will learn about careers, jobs and occupational training requirements for different segments of the energy industry. Students will also learn the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) as they pursue their education and future careers. Students will receive a certificate of completion and can win prizes. Visit https://2020YouthEnergyAcademy.eventbrite.com to register students for this event. We look forward to seeing you! 

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

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

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

The deadline to apply is September 23!!!             

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

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

 Topic:  Career Match & Personality Styles Inventory

Wednesday, September 23, 2020  

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

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

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

Join Zoom Session

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

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

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

       RSVP for the Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter Event
Students may participate on either session date. Local science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experts will join students to facilitate virtual workshops that will assist and prepare students to compete in the Congressional App Challenge.2020 Key Congressional App Challenge Dates and Events:Congressional App Challenge Registration is already open!Sign-up: https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/students/student-registration/ Thursday, September 17th or Thursday, September 24th –Digital Congressional App Challenge Jumpstarter Event —   RSVP: https://appjumpstarter.eventbrite.complease pick a single session. Monday, October 19th – Deadline for Student App Submissions Winners will be announced at the Virtual Pitch Competition & Awards Ceremony! Thursday, November 12th – *Virtual Pitch Competition & Awards Ceremony *More information provided once students submit 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.

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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