Daily Announcements–Monday, March 8, 2021

We are pleased to announce that a group of students and educators will be participating in a global education initiative that will visit Italy in 2022 and Japan in 2023.  

The invitation to travel with us is extended to parents as well as students. There is limited space on the trips, and therefore, our upcoming meeting is encouraged for all those interested in traveling. The groups fill up quickly, so please let us know you’ll be attending soon! 

The information meeting will be on Wednesday, March 10th at 6pm via Zoom where Ms. Sims will cover all the details of the trip as well as answer your questions. She will only be sending the meeting link to families that RSVP for privacy reasons. Learn more about this exciting tour at an information session where we’ll discuss: 

  • What we’ll see and do 
  • Travel logistics 
  • How to earn high school/college credit 
  • Affordable payment options 
  • And more 

I look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3bBN9iw  

P.S. Can’t make the meeting but want more information?
        RSVP using link and select “I can’t make it”. Contact is Ms. Sims. 

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Mr. Evans’ Music Classes 2/9/21 Tuesday  2nd and 4th periods 

Report to class early 5 min early

**** Special Guest Catawba College Music Dept Presentation 

with Special Guest Jeff Little pianist for Grammy and CMT award winning Country Legend Keith Urban.

Special thanks to Ms. Settle for organizing the meeting.

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SCS and the PTSA are pursuing grant money for supplies to make outdoor instruction easier and more practical. Please give us some feedback and ideas.


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 The application deadlines for high school seniors to apply to two of our guaranteed admissions pathways,  C-STEP to UNC Chapel Hill, and C3 to NC State are upcoming. The deadline for C-STEP is April 1, and the deadline for C3 is rolling until June 1.  These pathways might be good options for students who worry about college costs or fall just below the admissions criteria for entrance straight from high school but are still strong students.   

C-STEP Information Sessions (Virtual):  Tuesday, March 9, or Wednesday, March 10, at 4:00 pm (e-mail binghaml@durhamtech.edu for the link to join)

NC State C3 Virtual Drop-In Hours: various dates and times, including evenings.

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9th graders MUST attend a Career Conversations session. Please consider attending one of these sessions.

Career Conversations: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Wednesday March 17 from 11:00-11:45am

Join us for an invigorating panel of Duke undergraduate students who will be discussing their college and career paths in STEM through the lens of environmental science. This panel is relevant to DPS students interested in careers in science (including biology and chemistry), as well as technology and engineering as they relate to protection of oceans and other natural resources. Please register in advance at this link

Exploring Careers in Agriculture, Foods & Natural Resources & Architecture & Construction

Wellness Wednesday, March 10th 

Students are invited to attend a zoom session onExploring Careers in Agriculture, Foods & Natural Resources & Architecture & Construction. Students will engage in a virtual job shadowing experience and explore what it’s like to work in the workplace. 

Zoom Link: 


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Today, in Celebration of International Women’s Day, we wear Purple and give honor to the many lives touched and contributions made by women all over the world.  Later, this month we will be visited by Native American SHEROS Tonya Holy Elk Locklear and Aki Mocking Bird Hedgepeth, also Latin American born SHEROS Pilar Velez, MariaEugenia Arboleda and Pilar Rocha Goldberg, and, Ellington West, an African American SHERO.  All of these women have and are still making a positive impact on our world.

  We have all heard the saying “THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY”

Today and throughout the month, let us take steps to do this by honoring our own SHEROS.  Look around Durham  and support women owned businesses.  In fact, you don’t have to look far.  Right here at SCS we have SHEROS Meah Lake, Harmony Fairley, Leahann Mendoza and others, who are already entrepreneurs and business owners.  We know there are more of you in our midst.   Start in your home, school and community and give honor to the women warriors who make this world a better place for everyone.

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 We would like to congratulate our FIRST Governor’s School attendee, Amelia Svoboda-Barber!  She was chosen from public, private, and home school students all over the State of North Carolina.  She will participate in a summer program with other students from across the State.

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Women’s History Month Spotlight 



 North Carolina Central University Men’s Achievement Center and the Center for First Generation Student Success are recruiting male students accepted to NCCU for their African American Male Initiative as well as their new Latino Male Initiative. Their slogan is, ‘Creating a Pathway for African American and Latino Males’, where they provide comprehensive campus acclimation and retention strategies to increase enrollment and graduation rates among African American and Latino Male Students. If you would like to join this year’s cohort of the Initiative, then contact Dr. Roderick Heath. His information can be found on the flyers in the Global Announcements.

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The Biogen Community Lab and Lemelson-MIT group are hosting a 2-week long Biotech in Action free virtual summer lab program for high school students. Applications close on March 11th. Visit the website for program details and application.  Questions? Contact: rtpcommunitylab@biogen.com 

•           Session I:  June 21 – July 2

•           Session II: July 12- July 23

•           Session III: July 26 – August 6

•           Session IV: August 9 – August 20

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Established in 2011, the Lawrence and Artelia Perry Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing scholarships for students at Bennett College, Livingstone College, and North Carolina Central University. The Fund seeks to assist students who are attending or will attend either of these three schools with expenses related to their college experience on the basis of merit and need. If you are a graduate (or upcoming 2020 graduate) of any Durham, NC public school (including charter schools funded by the State of North Carolina) you are eligible to apply for a scholarship from this Scholarship Fund. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 16, 2021. For application information please contact Mrs. Settle.

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The Duke University Neuroscience Experience (DUNE) is an 8-week summer research program for rising high school juniors and seniors in the Research Triangle area. Our mission is to make science more accessible to outstanding students from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences to foster a dynamic and creative scientific community. Students will be matched with participating labs based on research interests and will have an opportunity to participate in real, ongoing research under the mentorship of volunteer graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows within the Neurobiology and Psychology & Neuroscience departments. In addition to research experience students will also participate in professional development activities including college advising, scientific communication workshops, and career sessions. The program is a full-time commitment and will come with a $2460 stipend. In addition, since we will be completely virtual this year we will be providing each student with a computer to facilitate participation. Applications will be accepted through 3/26/21. Additional information including application details can be found on our website at https://dibs.duke.edu/dune . If you have any further questions email  at duneprogram@duke.edu.

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                                 ALPHA THETA CHAPTER


Criteria for Scholarship 

For Students with Special Needs

 Submit documentation indicating enrollment and/or acceptance in an accredited college, university or post-secondary career school.

1.            Submit two (2) sealed letters of recommendation:  one must be from the school on letterhead and signed by a teacher, counselor, principal, advisor, or department chair.

2.            Submit signed documentation from the leader of the organization/program verifying community service/volunteer service.

3.            Submit signed documentation from the leader indicating participation in extracurricular activities such as drama, sports, etc.

4.            Submit the signed parental consent form verifying the presence of an intellectual or learning disability.  

5.            Submit a typed paragraph (200-250 words) regarding future educational goals and objectives and how this scholarship will help to support those goals.

6.            Submit official transcript with school seal verifying at least an unweighted GPA of 2.5.

7.            Submit documents verifying memberships, activities, and honors.

8.            Submit a 3×5 inch photo which may be used for Sorority and media publications.

9.            Submit completed application packet to the local chapter before April 30, 2021

10.         Local chapter submit completed application packets by April 30, 2021 to:

Marilyn Cash , Scholarship Committee Chair

Alpha Theta Chapter

PO Box 11992

Durham, NC 27703

919-213-6038 Google Voice

**Please find all information that you need to apply on Ms. Settle’s website!

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The Eta Beta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in Durham North Carolina presents its Annual Scholarship.  Please distribute this scholarship opportunity to graduating seniors.  Awards range from $500-$1,000.  Apply at:  https://forms.gle/w56Yc175GpAqkzgc9

Please complete the online application (link above) AND submit the following additional documents to scholarships@zphibdurhamnc.org no later than March 26, 2021.

• Applicants are required to submit a high school transcript.
• Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation.
• Applicants are required to submit an essay (instructions are below).  

Essay instructions:  Applicants are required to submit a typed narrative essay explaining “why are you deserving of this scholarship and how will this scholarship assist you in achieving your goals.”  The essay is an important part of the selection process. Essay must be double-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font, 1 page maximum, and one-inch margin on all sides. 

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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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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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The NC School of Science and Math has posted its open enrollment course offerings for 2021-22.  These classes are free and virtual classes.  Note that AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics will be offered asynchronously.  All other courses are synchronous.  For more information visit https://www.ncssm.edu/openenrollment or reach out to Camilla Brothers camilla.brothers@ncssm.edu

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