Girls, are you looking for a safe space to share your thoughts, build confidence, learn new skills and create friendships?  Girl Talk will meet Thursday at 3:00.

See the Clubs Canvas page for the Zoom link.  Contact Ms. Bridges if you have any questions or need additional information.  

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Durham Participatory Budgeting Office Seeks Your Input:

Participatory Budgeting (PB) Durham seeks your input on how to spend $1 million on grants for Durham-based nonprofit / community organizations serving communities affected by #COVID19. The survey is now available until February 14th inEnglish and Spanish to rank your funding priority areas! IMPORTANT: At the bottom of the survey, we ask that all students use the same email address (student@dpsnc.net) to allow the PB office to separate DPS student responses from the remainder of the community.

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Catawba College will have a virtual visit on Wednesday, February 17th at 11am.
  This session is open to all high school students.  We are encouraging seniors to participate so they can learn more about the Catawba Promise Opportunity Scholarship. All seniors that complete an application (www.catawba.edu/apply) and apply for FAFSA could qualify. This scholarship would be an addition to any other grants, scholarships, or aid.

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Affordable Student Housing in Durham for graduating seniors who plan to attend Durham Tech, NCCU, Duke

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This Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. we will host a visit from N.C. Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green.  This event will occur during our Community Circle and all are invited to attend.

On Wednesdays we at SCS meet in the Community Circle so that we can stay connected and be intentional about our well-being and that of others.  We discuss our feelings about a wide range of topics from time management to current events.  Sometimes we have guests who attend to share information and encouragement for us during this time of remote learning.  On Wednesday, Ms. Shelton Green will share her poetry and experiences.  Her topic will be “Creativity is Healing”.

One of your classmates will introduce Ms. Shelton Green for this informal time with an internationally respected history maker.  I hope that you will plan to join us and let others know about this exciting event.

The Zoom Link is below.  I look forward to seeing you there!


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Did you miss picking up your school supply pack and science kit last Saturday??? No worries…we’re doing it again! Saturday, February 13, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Stop by to see us in the front carpool parking lot!

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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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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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February 10th, Wellness Wednesday 

Creating the Perfect Resume 

Juniors and seniors are invited to attend a zoom session to proofread their resume. Students will share their draft resume and use a resume rubric to assist in completing a perfect resume. A session will be offered at 9:00 and 11:00.  


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Juniors and any Seniors who will be taking the ACT—the deadline to take the ACT Survey is TODAY at 4:00 p.m.! We must have your information to plan your transportation and manage your communication preferences. 

ACT 2021 Survey Link:  https://forms.gle/6KLyFudWe5buhAjf7

ALL high school students must complete the Fee Waiver form. 

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Black History Month Spotlight

Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni is one of America’s foremost poets. Over the course of her career, Giovanni has published numerous collections of poetry—from her first self-published volume Black Feeling Black Talk (1968) to New York Times best-seller Bicycles: Love Poems (2009)—several works of nonfiction and children’s literature, and multiple recordings, including the Emmy-award nominated The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection (2004). A frequent lecturer and reader, Giovanni has taught at Rutgers University, Ohio State University, and Virginia Tech, where she is a University Distinguished Professor.

Giovanni’s first published volumes of poetry grew out of her response to the assassinations of such figures as Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Robert Kennedy, and the pressing need she saw to raise awareness of the plight and the rights of Black people. Black Feeling Black Talk (1968) and Black Judgement (1968) explore Giovanni’s growing political and spiritual awareness. These early books, followed by Re: Creation (1970), quickly established Giovanni as a prominent new voice in African American literature. Black Feeling Black Talk sold over ten thousand copies in its first year alone. 

Giovanni has received numerous awards and accolades for her work including seven NAACP Image Awards, the Langston Hughes Award for Distinguished Contributions to Arts and Letters, the Rosa Parks Women of Courage Award and over twenty honorary degrees from colleges and universities around the country.





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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Duke Research in Engineering Progra

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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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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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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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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