Students, the end of the first quarter is TODAY! Have you checked your grades and communicated with your teachers if necessary? There shouldn’t be any surprises with your grades. You should be aware of your progress. Monday, October 19 is a teacher workday and a Remote Learning Day. Your teachers may give you asynchronous work to complete for Monday.  There is no intersession!!! Q2 begins Monday, October 19. We begin our new schedule October 20. Your teachers will give you additional information.

We will place the link to your customizable schedule in the Global Announcements.

Revised Student Schedule Template – 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18mPKBpybfH_XOpvArSCVMOTvpyndoDPmmapH4yCHg8k/copy

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Ms. Settle would like to remind students that CFNC Free college application week starts on Monday 10/19-10/30. 

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Hi SCS Juniors and Seniors, 

While we know this fall looks a little different, we do not want you to miss out on a time-honored tradition at School for Creative Studies- Ordering your official Class Ring! 

Please watch the short video below and use the order button to take you to the Jostens ring designer to create your customized SCS class jewelry. 

Place your order on line by the October 30th  deadline and receive a special gift from your Jostens Team – a custom SCS Adidas Striker II Back Pack!

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Hi SCS Seniors and Families,  It is time to order your Graduation Products and Cap & Gown!
 Although the start of your Senior Year at School for Creative Studies looks a little different, we are here to help you celebrate, announce and participate in your ceremony. Your high school graduation is a huge milestone deserving of a celebration! Since ordering in school is not a possibility this fall, we will taking orders online and by mail. We will be shipping all Senior apparel and keepsake items to your home. Your custom engraved graduation announcement products as well as your cap & gown will be delivered at school in the Spring. Order now to get your Senior Year started in style and take advantage of your school’s group pricing through 10/30/2020!  Check out the video link below and use the order button to take you directly to your order page on the Jostens site.  Use the Contact button to email any questions or ask for additional assistance. Congratulations, Senior!
SCS Seniors and Families please click here to view your personalized video
 
Please order no later than October 30th to take advantage of your school’s Group Pricing!

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Now through November 10, students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year – virtually or in person – can apply for local, state and national honors, including scholarships of up to $6,000. 

Learn more about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, student eligibility and resources for schools at https://spirit.prudential.com.

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Students and teachers are invited to attend the virtual edition of Career Conversations on Wednesday, Oct. 21st from 1:30-2:15pm. This month’s career theme is Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources and we’ll hear from a panel of professionals from BASF, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Durham County Soil & Water Conservation.Students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists using the Q&A chat.Students must register using this registration form and then they’ll be emailed the webinar link at least a day before the event.

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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.

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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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. You should email teachers if you are interested in a club but can’t make it to the meeting.

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 21st

Meredith- 11:00

October 28th

Wingate 10:00 

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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