DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS–Monday, January 11, 2021

Attention all juniors!  You will be receiving an email from ACT Online Prep in your school email account.  This is NOT junk!  It contains your login information for your access to ACT Online Prep.  Please follow the instructions to set your password and begin using this resource!  If you didn’t receive the email, go to this address, https://onlineprep.act.org/login, type in your DPS email address, and select: Reset Password.  Please contact Dr. Dixon with questions!

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2021 Scholarship Showcase–Free for all families!

It’s not too late to apply for scholarships, nor is it too early to research them!  Register now for the Scholarship Showcase 2021 and get started toward your dreams of funding your education! 


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Starting this week, we will resume Morning Hangout Sessions with the counselors on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings 8:30—9:00 a.m. 

High School Link (with Ms. Settle): 


Middle School Link (with Ms. Meza-Keuthen): 


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Class of 2021 we want to acknowledge your perseverance in this unprecedented school year.  You have continued to work hard and push forward and SCS is proud of you!  Please complete the form below so we can document your college acceptance and scholarship offers. We will NOT announce your acceptance or scholarship information without your permission. You can complete more than one form as you receive more acceptance and scholarship letters.  Keep working hard!


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Join us for our upcoming PTSA Dine out NightTONIGHT—at Chipotle Roxboro Rd. 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

(Must present flyer—on social media sites, Ms. Price’s blog and the SCS website) 

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Any students interested in the Marine Corps please complete the survey below.  If you would like to speak with a recruiter or have any questions, 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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The end of the quarter is January 15! 

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YES—Youth Education for Savings

KidSMART +KidINSVEST Saturday Club

Club members learn to EARN, SAVE, SPEND, INVEST & DONATE through engaging real-life, project based activities. As members gain critical thinking skills, they become prepare to rise to new levels of personal and professional success.  New Registration closes February 5! Register at www.yesconsortium.org.

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is hosting its annual Aviation Art Contest, which is open to children ages 6-17.  

Entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, January 19, 2021. 

This year’s theme is “A Friendlier World with Air Sports.”  Air shows offer it all; everyone is invited to share in the joy.  While being in the sky is glamorous, it is only part of the adventure.  Every journey begins on the ground with a team of people working together to accomplish what one person alone never could.  The camaraderie created in this process is one of the things that keeps people coming back again and again.  Air sports connect people from all over the world and of all ages, and create lifelong friendships.  When the day’s adventure is over, both participants and spectators leave with new friends, as well as stories to share. 

All children who live in or attend school in North Carolina are invited to grab their favorite art supplies (however pencils, including colored pencils, are prohibited) and create a poster that captures the friendlier world that comes from people meeting and sharing their love of sport aviation.  The top three entries in each age group will be forwarded to Washington, DC to be judged in the national competition.  The artwork of the national winners will be sent to Switzerland to compete in the international competition.

Awards for our North Carolina winners range from $25 — $225. 

1st Place$75$100$225
2nd Place$50$75$150
3rd Place$25$50$100

The student artwork will be returned to the student if:

– The student does not place (1st, 2nd, 3rd) at the National level, and

– Appropriate return packaging/mailer and postage are provided by the student or school AT THE TIME THE ARTWORK IS SUBMITTED.

Artwork should be mailed to:

Aviation Art Contest

NCDOT Division of Aviation

Attn: Corbi Bulluck

1560 Mail Service Center

Raleigh NC 27699-1560

Additional information is available online at https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/students-youth/aviation-art-contest/Pages/default.aspx

The contest rules, entry forms, and the required Certificate of Authenticity can be found at https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/students-youth/aviation-art-contest/Pages/contest-rules.aspx

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The STEM Academy of North Carolina is looking for college and high school students to mentor younger students of elementary and middle-school age in doing STEM research, completing their STEM classes, or working on Science Olympiad, as well as other efforts. 

High school students: Do you wish to serve your community, or others around the state, as mentors? We are in need of more mentors as we are expanding. We are giving volunteer hours to mentors and pretty flexible regarding schedules. 

Here is a link to more information about the program and on page 4 there is information for potential mentors: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eQ16kqqKMPd3xb_znmR24OKIcdBsNHUc0P3f71S4NmE/edit?usp=sharing.

If they wish to sign up as a mentor, they can use the following link: 


Additionally, our program website is stemacademyofnc.com.

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