Daily Announcements–Thursday, October 29, 2020

The North Carolina Business Committee for Education’s Ready, Set, App! challenge is a mobile app development competition for high school students sponsored by Lenovo. Student groups are asked to develop a mobile app using a mobile app development platform (e.g., MIT App Inventor) to solve a problem in their community or school. Ready, Set, App! focuses on three primary pillars:

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Congratulations to the following students who will be inducted into the Hispanic National Honor Society: Luke Mata, Esthela Vargas Vargas, and Carlos Martinez Poteet. This is a wonderful achievement students!

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Spanish Conversation Club is going to watch the Spanish Movie “Coco” as part of the “Día de los Muertos” as Mexican and Central America culture celebration. Dates: 10/29/20 and 11/05/20.  All students are invited to watch it with the Club group. Get your popcorn ready!  Find the link in Canvas Club 3:05-4:20 p.m
Tomorrow, Mr. Orozco, one of the loyal musicians for all our school events, have organized a beautiful presentation about 20 NC School teachers who have planned something during Hispanic Heritage Month, or represent the Hispanic Heritage in their role as Spanish /ESL teachers. The flyer shows the NC school (20) and the county (8). It is a free event and will be tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. I have sent what I planned this year and more. The link is https://gcs-k12-nc.zoom.us/j/87654836147?pwd=Rkw5QnU0dW1OZmVSNDUzelhhVVZtQT09He named it, “Somos una gran Familia” (We are a great Family) 

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“Do you enjoy art, music or dance or have an interest in writing, producing films or taking photos?!  Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Matter Because…”  calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts.  Students will have the opportunity to compete on state and national levels for awards and recognition. The financial awards range from $200-$800! You can find submission guidelines and the entry form online at:  reflections@thescsptsa.com.  All submissions (including student entry packets) are to be submitted to reflections@thescsptsa.com on or before Friday, November 20, 2020 by 6pm. 

Listen to Gabriel Irving (NCPTA’s 2019-2020 National Interpretation Award Winner) :

Student Entry Packet: (includes official rules and student entry form)

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The DPS Foundation Youth Advisory Council and LEA Durham Student Fellows are hosting a Virtual Assembly for ALL Durham Youth to discuss, dance, organize, and process their perspectives about the upcoming election. This is a youth-centered space and will take place on November 2nd at 7PM. Young people from 6th grade and up can register to join at bit.ly/youthtalk2020

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Young Male Achievers/Jr. YMA is a nationally recognized student empowerment and leadership movement for males of color (anyone can join) in grades 6th-12th. In the last 7 years here at SCS, YMA members have been awarded over 1 million dollars in scholarships, have completed over 12,000 hours of community service, have virtually eliminated in school suspension and other discipline among its membership and lastly every April 15th is YMA Day of Service and Scholarship according to the City Council of Durham. YMA and Jr. YMA are led by founder Coach LeVon Barnes and co-advisors Mr. Marshall & Mr. Lewis. If you want to be a part of the Movement please come to our meetings on Wednesday at 10am, you can find the link on the SCS Club Canvas page.

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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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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 soon.


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Students, want to make your Halloween really awesome? Use it to donate blood and save lives! Students 16 and up can participate in a Halloween Blood Drive at The Streets at Southpoint. Go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/ and use the keyword Southpoint to sign up for the drive. You must establish both your age and legal name through one of the forms of ID listed here (you can also use your PowerSchool info page with your photo as one form of ID): https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/info-for-student-donors.html. Please also check the height and weight requirements before signing up! https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/info-for-student-donors.html#height-&-weight-requirements

You will received a voucher for a free pizza and be entered into prize drawings! 

16 year-olds do need a parent permission form: https://www.redcrossblood.org/content/dam/redcrossblood/controlled-documents/Parental-Consent-Blood-Donation-EN.pdf consent form in Spanish: https://www.redcrossblood.org/content/dam/redcrossblood/controlled-documents/Parental-Consent-Blood-Donation-ESP.pdf.

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