Daily Announcements–Thursday, January 14, 2021

Students, we want to recognize you!!! We know you’re doing some incredible things outside of school, so let us give you the shout out you deserve. Send an email to scs.maindesk@dpsnc.net and tell us what aMazing things you’re doing out there!

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Fresh Films Weekly Program Every Thursday


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2021 has already been a memorable year.  Certainly, we all have goals and plans for this year.  Continue to make decisions about your best intentions for each day this year.  On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 we will have athletes from NCCU come to share great ideas about goal setting and taking action to make things happen.  Athletes show us how to make the most of our gifts and talents by their hard work, persistence and passion.

Take time this week to prepare questions and examples of what you will do this year to be the best you.  Then mark your calendar for Wellness Wednesday at 10:00.

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SCS Graduating Students & Families,

On Friday, January 22nd 2021, Strawbridge Studios will be coming to the SCS Campus to hold a “Dress to Impress” Photo Shoot.

All graduating students have been scheduled a block of time based on their last name, when they are to come to SCS to take their picture.

These will not be tux and drapes pictures, but a “Dress to Impress” photo shoot.  There will be no sitting fee for this session.

Contact Dr. Dixon or Ms. Barnes if you have any questions.

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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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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.

Need another incentive for participating in this year’s Aviation Art Contest?  In addition to the prize money listed below, the winning artwork will be displayed in the North Carolina Museum of Art!  Check it out… and be sure to watch the great video featuring last year’s contest: https://ncartmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/52597

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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