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The 2021 Summer Session of NC Governor’s School has been tentatively set for June 20 – July 28, 2021.  This year, the testing requirement has been eliminated which will allow a more diverse group of students to submit applications. 

Students from DPS wishing to apply to Governor’s School for the 2021 Summer Session should meet one of the following criteria:

  • GPA:  Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Class Rank:  Top 15% of class

Note:  Should a student wish to be nominated and does not meet one of the above criteria, two teachers can make an academic recommendation for a student.

An information session with representatives from DPS and NC Governor’s School is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Students/Families must pre-register for the event.  Registration Link

Additional information, nomination information, and student application can be accessed at DPS Governor’s School Information

Our SCS Contact is Ms. Settle. 

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Belonging: Exploring Being Latina/o in the USA an 8 week group hosted by Ms. Meza-Keuthen

Interest Mtg: Wednesday 14th at 1:30pm

All  (middle, high school, adults) are welcome.

A link has been in posted in canvas.

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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. More clubs will begin next week. 

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

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Upcoming College Visits—The expectation is that Seniors will attend.  Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link.

October 14th

Johnson & Wales 11am

Maryville- 12:30

October 21st

Meredith- 11:00

October 28th

UNCC- 11:00

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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. 

Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course: 

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

SCS FAMILY, PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE OCTOBER 21ST WELLNESS WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CIRCLE.  WE WILL HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF HAVING GRAMMY NOMINATED SONG WRITER AND SINGER PIERCE FREELON COME TO SHARE A POWERFUL MESSAGE WITH US ALL.  PIERCE IS A DURHAM NATIVE AND PUBLIC SERVANT WHO ALSO PUTS A LOT OF ENERGY AND FOCUS ON THE WELL BEING OF OUR YOUTH.  PLAN NOW TO COME AND SING, CELEBRATE AND SHARE THE MUSICAL ENERGY AND INSPIRATION THAT PIERCE FREELON HAS FOR YOU.

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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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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

https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/common-concerns/first-time-donors.html

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DUKE HEALTH PROFESSION RECRUITMENT & EXPOSURE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS

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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Students, are you rolling over and turning off your alarm clock in the morning, participating in just a couple of classes daily, or just deciding today is not the day for the wonderful world of virtual learning?  Well there is a new team in town, and we are dedicated to making sure we see your smiling faces, or hear your wonderful voices, or see your brilliant responses in the chat every day in our new learning environment.  We are putting you on notice with this friendly reminder that you need to be in your classes each day. Keep in mind we are clearing our schedules to make time visit each and every one of you or your parents personally if we have attendance or engagement concerns. See you in class virtually or at home personally….and remember the learning never ends.   

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