Daily Announcements–Thursday, October 1, 2020

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

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

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

October 7th

ECU- 10:00

UNCG- 11:00

October 14th

Maryville- 12:30

October 21st

Meredith- 11:00

October 28th

UNCC- 11:00

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

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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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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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