Daily Announcements–Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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Due to low participation, the Morning Hangout sessions with Ms. Meza-Keuthen and Ms. Settle are going on hiatus. Friday, November 13 will be the last day for the hang-outs until January 5. 

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Did you know that we have our very own Career Development Counselor who plans activities to prepare you for your postsecondary plans? Ms. Bittle has been getting to know a lot of you. In recognition of Career Development Month, we’d like to highlight the work she has been doing: 

  1. She and Ms. Settle have met with grades 9 and 10 for guidance and the Career Awareness Assessment.
  2. She and Ms. Grant are working on a time that the 11th and 12th grade students can complete the assessment.
  3.  She has contacted Mr. Oakley and Ms. Williams with suggested activities for the month. 
  4. She has emailed seniors encouraging them to register for the Business, Finance, Marketing, Government & Public Services Career Conversation Webinar. This event will be held on November 18th from 11:00 – 12:00.

So get to know Ms. Bittle. She is an incredible resource for you. 

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All students in grades 6-12 enrolled in an ELA/English course have a StudySync online account to access assignments for those courses AND a digital library of 2000 texts representing authentic voices, relevant characters, historical context, and scholarly analysis.  Students, please check with your ELA/English teachers to get access to your account. 

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The Air Force ROTC admissions counselor will hold a virtual information session on 11/18/2020 at 10:00am.  This program includes scholarships for perspective students, no basic training, professional and educational training opportunities, traditional college life, medical/dental benefits, paid travel, paid training, 30 days paid vacation per year, and graduate degree opportunities.  There are 37 participating colleges/universities and community colleges here in North Carolina.  If you have any questions prior to Lieutenant Kelly’s visit please contact Mrs. Settle. 

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The Ready, Set, App! challenge is an Android mobile app development competition for North Carolina students. Student groups will develop a functional and original mobile app using a mobile app development platform, such as MIT App Inventor, to solve a problem in their community or school. The top teams will get the opportunity to pitch their app at the Virtual Ready, Set, App! Competition in April to win Lenovo-branded prizes. Use the link HERE to register for the program. Visit https://readysetapp.devpost.com/.

  • Participants must be in 9-12th grade.
  • This competition is for public or public charter high schools in NC.
  • Teams of 3-5.
  • Each team must have an educator to serve as their advisor.
  • Projects do not have to be completed by Nov. 30th. After registration is complete, you will be provided additional resources to support your app development.

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Did you know that we have a virtual art gallery? Check it out on the SCS website under the Art Gallery tab. Is your work featured? Ask your art teacher to submit it to Ms. Price. 

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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) : https://youtu.be/ijptSD1t-pk

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

(The links are in the Global Announcements)

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Take on the Fall Environmental Film Challenge: Make a short film on environmental issues relating to the Mississippi River.

Video Style and Length:

Video submissions must be between 3-5 minutes and can be created in any style — feel free to get creative!!

Winning videos will be shown at the 2021 QC Environmental Film Series, and will receive $100 cash prize AND $150 classroom grant for a chosen educator! Plus, videos will be featured onFresh Films platforms!

Submission deadline is November 15th!

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East Tennessee State University is scheduled for November 18 at 11am. The admission counselor will be there to discuss their new tuition reset, $10,500 for tuition PER YEAR, not semester, for NC students to attend ETSU. This reset is a permanent change as well, so students need not worry about tuition going back up to out of state levels after their freshman year. This event is open to all students, expected for our seniors. 

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This is just a reminder that the Game Plan College Workshops on Wellness Wednesdays (in partnership with the College Advising Corps Advisors) are still underway weekly at 2:30 pm through December 2, 2020. While the workshops are geared toward seniors, all students, regardless of grade level, are invited to attend.

Students may find a full list of workshops, and register at tinyurl.com/collegewednesdays

The updated flyer for the remaining workshops has also been posted to social media pages. 

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Students, there are many things we “Gotta’ do” … and there are the things we “Get to do”.  Those actions in the “Get To Do” category are called Privileges.  How many can “Get To Do’s” can you count?  Think about it.  Think about how fortunate you are to be a citizen here … a student at SCS … and a member of this Community.

This week, please take time out to begin to make a list of your Privileges.  Some might call them Blessings.  Others may call them Gifts.  At any rate, I promise you that if you pause to reflect on all the things you “Get to Do” that it will make you glad.

Note that this is an asynchronous assignment for Wednesday, November 11th.

We will meet on Wednesday, November 18th and Celebrate all of the wonderful things that “WE GET TO DO”!!!

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2021 graduates:  You should have received the SCS Graduation Packet mailed on October 21st requesting extremely important information concerning the spelling of your name on your diploma.  The due date for this information is now past due.  Please review the name on the document and confirm the spelling by visiting the Google form link provided on the document.  Diploma orders will be made by November 13th and any corrections needed after this date will require you to make correction fee payment.  If you have misplaced this document, here is the link:

2020-2021 Graduation Packet Request link  https://tinyurl.com/y6jy4pmr

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