Daily Announcements 

Join us for the 1st Virtual Annual Spanish Spelling Bee (6th Annual Spanish Spelling Bee) on the 22nd of October 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of the Spelling Bee is to challenge the students to be better prepared to participate in the 21st Century multi-lingual world and to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through the competence with students from other schools. Contact Ms. Soriano for more information. 

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There will be NO YWE meeting TODAY. We will resume Tuesday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m. 

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Come join Boys of color the Kings Program on the 29th of October at 4:15pm for our first meeting. Come be a part of something bigger than yourself. For additional information email Rasheen (Coach ) Sanders

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

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, check into 7th period class and answer the Question of the Day by 2:00 p.m.

Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course: 

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

SCS, TOMORROW WE HAVE A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR AND PREVIEW THE MUSIC AND MESSAGE OF GRAMMY NOMINATED RAPPER AND POET, PIERCE FREELON.  PIERCE IS A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY AND WILL SPEND SOME TIME WITH US THAT EVERYONE WILL SURELY ENJOY.  LOG INTO THE CANVAS PAGE FOR WELLNESS WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES TOMORROW AND BE A PART OF AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE.  SEE YOU THERE!!

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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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