Juniors you have the opportunity to take the PSAT on January 26th at no cost. This is a on first come first served basis. The first 15 students to complete the PSAT Google form and email Ms. Settle or Ms. Barnes by this Monday will be eligible.

The PSAT Google form is https://tinyurl.com/yyxtdg8yLinks to an external site.

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The DPS Office of Equity Affairs is proud to present KINGS Conversations. The new web series will feature professional men of color sharing their personal experiences.

The premiere episode will stream on Thursday, January 21, and will feature Hillside HS alum/Paralympian Desmond Jackson and Riverside HS Alum/veteran NFL free agent, Wesley Sanders.

The series will stream on Facebook & YouTube on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6 pm. 

FACEBOOK: http://Facebook.com/DPSWeAreKINGSLinks to an external site.
YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/DPSWeAreKingsYoutubeLinks to an external site.

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UNC-Chapel Hill is offering a paid opportunity for Summer of 2021 with the Internship in Science and Health Training and Research (ISHTaR) for students interested in working with research teams with the Department of Emergency Medicine, shadowing physicians and nurses across the hospital, as well as shadowing EMS providers.  This opportunity is currently a virtual internship.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Settle for application information.  Applications are due by March 12, 2021.

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Attention Students, 

Throughout second semester, a series of Employability Skills sessions will be offered during Wellness Wednesday. Students will explore skills that employers are looking for in high school students. Students will create a resume, cover letter, learn interview tips, explore virtual job shadowing opportunities, and career conversation webinars with companies in the Research Triangle area. 

The first session will be held on Wednesday, January 20th at 9:00 and 11:00.  Students will learn employability terms and the six Essential Skills employers are seeking in high school students. If you are looking for a job, this is the session for you. 

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/97044302585?pwd=RVcreXFqdUNnZmx0Zm00RGN2NmtsZz09Links to an external site.

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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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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 PrepLinks to an external site..  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/loginLinks to an external site., 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! 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pursuing-your-dreams-scholarship-showcase-tickets-126454259093Links to an external site.

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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!

https://forms.gle/CtNFfwQtwGLCCzia7Links to an external site.

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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.

https://www.jotform.com/202614270301035Links to an external site.

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The end of the quarter is TODAY! Your parents will have access to your report cards in PowerSchool Parent Portal January 22.

There is no school Monday, January 18 in recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Tuesday is an asynchronous day. You will have work from all of your class, so make sure you log on and complete the work that is assigned. The 3rd Quarter begins Tuesday!!! 

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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 RegistrationLinks to an external site. closes February 5! Register at www.yesconsortium.orgLinks to an external site..

 $50 registration fee

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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/52597Links to an external site.

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

 JuniorIntermediateSenior
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.aspxLinks to an external site.

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.aspxLinks to an external site.

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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=sharingLinks to an external site..

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

https://forms.gle/LVKUicpk5SuKC9Lv9Links to an external site.

Additionally, our program website is stemacademyofnc.com.

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