Daily Announcements–Friday, January 29, 2021

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has joined with The American Chemistry Council (ACC), The Chemours Company and HBCU Week Foundation to establish the chemical industry’s first collaborative equity, diversity and inclusion initiative aimed at creating pathways for more underrepresented groups to enter and succeed in the chemical industry.

The FOSSI offers 4-year scholarships of 10K per year and will provide internship opportunities, facilitate mentoring and leadership training. With a first-year goal of funding 150 scholars, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

The application process closes on February 15th.

For more information and to apply for a FOSSI Scholarship, please go to www.AIChE.org/FOSSI or www.HBCUWeek.org.  

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10th and 11th grade students our Durham Tech Liaison will hold Career and College Promise Program (CCP) information sessions starting this February.  The dates are listed below along with the registration link.  This information and more can be found on Mrs. Settle’s website under the Applying to College tab.  

*Wednesday February 3rd from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

*Friday February 5th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

*Wednesday February 10th from 11:00am to 12:30pm

*(Spanish Session) Miercoles el 10 de Febrero. 6-7:30pm

*Friday February 12th from 11:00am to 12:30pm

*Saturday February 13th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

*Wednesday February 17th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm


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February 3rd, Wellness Wednesday – Resume Writing Workshop 

This presentation will be open to 11th and 12th grade students. Sessions offered at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  The presentation is designed to offer an introduction to the development of a professional resume. Students will complete a resume brainstorming activity using commonly used action words while identifying skills and talents. Students will review components of a sample resume and create their own personalized resume.  Students must enroll in the canvas course to access handouts for this zoom session. 

11th Grade – https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/BBB4GJ Course Title: Becoming Future Ready 

12th Grade – https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/CDGXLT Course Title: Defining Success 

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Duke Research in Engineering Program 

DukeREP is a 7-week summer research program for rising juniors and seniors. This year it will be held virtually. Students will learn about research concepts and remotely engage in experiments. 

Program Goals: 

• Gain exposure to academic research  

• Learn experimental design and data analysis  

• Explore careers in science and engineering  

• Prepare for college applications 

Program Information:  

• Program Dates: June 14th, 2021 to July 30th, 2021  

• Students will participate weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm  

• No cost to apply or attend  

• Students will compose a final research report and presentation  

• Students will workshop their college essays and resume  

• Students will attend talks by professors and graduate students 

Application Information: Apply at: sites.duke.edu/dukeREP 

• Application opens: January 25th, 2021  

• Application deadline: March 25th, 2021  

• Decision notification: Mid-April 

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A current list of NCworks Hot Job Vacancies and summer program opportunities will be posted on the Canvas Announcement page.

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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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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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College Board is hosting our first-ever series of virtual college fairs called BigFuture™ Days. Sophomores and juniors can sign up for a chance to connect directly with college admissions representatives and current college students. They’ll have a chance to explore colleges in a way that’s not overwhelming, ask questions about topics they want to learn about, and take action on key college planning steps. Please register at cb.org/bigfuturedays.  You can find the dates on Mrs. Settle’s website.

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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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There is still room in the Saturday ACT Prep sessions open to any DPS junior.  There are 300 spots total (100 for all content, 100 for math and science only, and 100 for English and reading only).  These sessions will take place on January 30, February 6, and February 13 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Students must attend all three Saturdays.   Advance Registration is required at:  http://tiny.cc/2021ACTprep.  


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Assistance League of the Triangle Area gives scholarships ranging from $1000-$7,000, toward tuition to both 4-year universities and community colleges in North Carolina, and students can reapply each year that they are enrolled.  Here is a link to the guidelines:

And here is a link to the scholarship page on our website that has the application.

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CS Sidekicks

CS Sidekicks is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing computer science

education and hands-on mentorship to Durham Public School students. Our team

believes that all students should have the chance to learn computer science, but many

do not; even for those with the opportunity, they are often discouraged or intimidated.

For this reason, CS Sidekicks leverages passionate Duke students (“Sidekicks”) to

expose 7-11th grade students to well-established curricula, equipping them with the

skills and knowledge to continue their computer science education beyond our program.

Rather than make a proprietary curriculum in-house, we aim to teach the fundamentals

of computer science through existing resources that are already widely utilized to learn

CS. Despite the fact that these resources (such as Code.org and CodeHS) are free to

use, they are not necessarily accessible to all. For that reason, our goal is to deliver this

content to students and spark their curiosity through effective, engaging instruction. CS

Sidekicks has been designed so that students have dedicated mentors that can

uniquely support and guide their learning experience. The CS Sidekicks Spring ‘21

Pathway Program is designed for three distinct levels of CS experience, ranging from

introductory content to student-led projects. This is a 12 week program, with 2 one hour

sessions per week!

Our core values are inclusion, trust, curiosity, empowerment, and—most

importantly—community. We hope to convince students that they can not only learn CS,

but excel at it, and use it to create opportunities and succeed well-beyond our program.

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The Career Technical Education Department is recruiting juniors and seniors to apply for the Scholars-At-Work program by February 12. Eligible students will be placed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested students need to  apply as soon as possible. They will receive a $50 stipend.  The attached flyer will provide key details.

Scholars-At-Work 2021

March 29-31

This year’s Scholars-At-Work program is a virtual workplace experience during the first three days of traditional Spring Break. Groups of students are matched to local companies and take part in career exploration activities such as work simulations, discussions with industry professionals, virtual tours, and a group project. This is a great way to explore careers and build your professional resume! The daily schedule is from 10am-3pm. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a $50 stipend.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be a junior or senior
  • Attend a school operating on the traditional calendar (with Spring Break the week of March 29)
  • Be legally authorized to work in the United States

Apply by February 12 at [bit.ly/scholarsatwork2021]bit.ly/scholarsatwork2021. Students will be placed on a first-come, first-serve basis, so apply right away!

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There will be a district-wide Wellness Wednesday presentation on February 10th at 9:00 for students interested in careers in Business.  There is a link at the bottom of the flyer for students to sign up.

Duke Fuqua School of Business Panelist

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Students—Gryphons are on F.I.R.E. Mondays during 7th period!!! Check your email for your invitation with the link to your group!

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Black History Month begins Monday and next week is Black Lives Matter in School Week. Our Black History Month Committee has planned some exciting activities for you to experience this month. Stay tuned…

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