DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS — Monday, April 12, 2021


A generous donor has provided scholarships for up to ten high school students to participate in a virtual marine sciences summer camp this summer. The camp is called the “Marine Mammal Online Experience,” run by the California Ocean Alliance.  The experience is described here: https://www.caoceanalliance.org/marine-mammal-online-experience-moe.  There are two sessions:

1.) July 5-9 9:00am – 12 noon PST

2.) July 19-23 9:00am –  12 noon PST

Any students interested, please see Ms. Granger ASAP.

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Join a research team at Duke University for an 8-10 week summer internship working with other students and faculty at Duke University and the University of Texas, San Antonio on systems biology approaches for studying cancer drug resistance. To apply: e-mail CV/resume & a one page statement of interest, including relevant experience and future career goals to jason.somarelli@duke.edu. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021.

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The Duke Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonics invites students in grades 9-12 to submit a short 1-2 minute video responding to the prompt, “How does light change the world?”  The deadline for entry is May 3.  Prizes will be awarded to 1st place ($300), 2nd place ($200), and 3rd place ($100).  Questions may be addressed to Vanessa Cupil-Garcia <vanessa.cupil.garcia@duke.edu

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2021 Poetry Month — see attached flyer

Open to all DPS 6-12 Students, Alumni, and Pre-K-12 Educators. Live Open Mic @ 3:30 p.m. on April 14, 21, and 28. Participants chosen and confirmed each week for the next week’s Open Mic. Complete the form linked below to participate by April 12. 

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F.I.R.E. —  We look forward to seeing everyone for F.I.R.E. (formerly known as 7th Period Advisory) today and tomorrow at 3:00 pm.  High school students, check your school email at office.com for your meeting information sent by Ms. Bridges on Friday.  Attendance will be taken.  

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Kahoot Winners from Women’s History Month — Pick up your prizes in the main office!

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 FAFSA Drive-In events are happening around the state April 17 and 24. Encourage seniors and their families to get FAFSA help. In addition to in-person events at 17 locations, there will be virtual FAFSA assistance statewide on those days. More information and a map of locations here (or from CFNC.org, search FAFSA Drive-In). Scroll down to see the list of sites. Not all locations are represented on the graphic.

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Wednesday, April 14–Students are invited to attend a 9:00 and 11:00 zoom session to register and research internships, volunteer opportunities, part-time and full-time employment in the Research Triangle Area. Students will use the new OPPTI online platform to find a variety of opportunities.  This program also allows you to participate in virtual job opportunities If you are looking for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment, this is the session for you.

Zoom Link: 


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The ASVAB Career Exploration Assessment will be administered on Monday, April 19th at 9:30 am in room 123. This session is reserved for Juniors and Seniors only.  The deadline date to sign up is Friday, April 16th. Sign up using the link below:


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Parents, in order to effectively plan for next school year, we must request all parents complete an intent form for each student in grades 6-11 by April 15th. SCS will operate on the year-round calendar for 21-22 and school will start July 19th. The form is located at: https://tinyurl.com/SCSintentform.

Families interested in remote learning for the entire next school year should visit www.dpsnc.net/ignite to learn more about the DPS Ignite Online Academy. 

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Our in-house registration for the 2021-2022 school year will take place with your counselors  4/20-4/23.  We will create a registration link for students to use and we will meet with different grades on the dates below at 10:15 each day.  


Rising Seniors 

Rising 8th graders


Rising Juniors


Rising Sophomores

Rising 7th graders


Rising Freshman


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We are excited to announce that The School for Creative Studies now has another tool to help in your career readiness planning! WWW.GETOPPTI.COM is an online platform that helps students find internship and volunteering opportunities. 

Create an account (using your personal email so nothing gets blocked), and you can start browsing all the opportunities in the Durham area. You also can participate in virtual job opportunities. You will be able to track your hours using this website as well. If you have any questions, just email natashanema@getoppti.com and we’ll be able to sort it out.

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Emergency Medicine: Diversity in Discipline,
Professions, and Patient Population This week-long experience will allow students to participate in lectures, procedure labs, simulation, and clinical experiences that introduce them to the specialty of Emergency Medicine, its unique scope of practice, combination of professions, and varied patient population. Through these experiences, we will also explore how the specialty of Emergency Medicine addresses healthcare disparities. If you are interested or have further questions, please contact the Course Director, Maglin Halsey-Nichols (maglin_halsey@med.unc.edu). Deadline to submit application: April 16, 2021.

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Introducing the first year of Scholars-At-Work Summer Edition. Applications are due by April 16th for high school juniors and seniors. Groups of students are matched to companies for a five-day immersion experience and they receive a $100 stipend. More information and application available at bit.ly/flyersawsummer2021 or contact Ondrea Austin, Lead Workforce Development Coordinator with questions.

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Storytellers and filmmakers ages 13-19: submit short films that educate and inspire action on important issues in your world. Winners of the competition will win a 5G phone and be celebrated at an AT&T Youth Voices Collective event at Tribeca Film Festival!   The mission: Create a 1-3 minute short film using a mobile device (think smartphones, tablets and drones) on one of the following themes:   1. Climate Change 2. Social Justice 3. Digital Divide   Think about how these issues affect you and your geographic, cultural, or social communities. Then use your film to raise your voice – we can’t wait to listen!     Prizes Include: ·         An all-expense paid trip to attend a 4-day AT&T filmmaking program at theTribeca Film Festival in New York in June 2021. While at the festival, you’ll take part in a media-making apprenticeship with Fresh Films and attend film festival events! (The program will follow Covid-19 protocols regarding masking, limited capacities and social distancing.) ·         A new 5G smartphone to support connectivity and creative mobile filmmaking! ·         Top films will be selected for showcase across AT&T networks   SUBMIT BY APRIL 27! More competition details, filmmaking tutorials, and submission form at freshfilms.org/ATT-YouthVoices

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2021 Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) Summit 
The Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) Summit is an annual event designed to expose 9th-11th grade high school male students–particularly male students of color–to the diverse role of leaders in a growing global society. The theme for this year’s B.U.I.L.D. Summit is “Vision Reactivated: Building Confidence, Community, and Connections”. Registration for this event is now open and limited to 100 participants. 
Date/Time:  Saturday, April 17, 2021 virtually via Zoom from 10:00 am-2:00pm. 
Learn more: https://ced.ncsu.edu/build-summit/

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021 HireAHelper Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships
Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades like the moving industry means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, HireAHelper will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.
Entries are now being accepted for the Winter scholarship, which runs from Saturday, January 16, 2021 – Friday April 16, 2021. https://www.hireahelper.com/about/scholarships/

 Registration is now open for our Virtual College Fair! Sign-up to virtually connect with 200+ colleges and universities from around the country and world for free

Virtual College Fairs

Registration is Open!

High School Students

Monday, April 19th


During the Virtual College Fair, you will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You and your family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too! 

All sessions will be recorded, so please register for ALL college/universities that you have an interest in, even if you can’t make the live session…you’ll have an opportunity to watch the recordings later!

Check out the schedule, list of colleges, and register now!

We are looking forward to sharing this virtual experience with each of you! 

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Please check Global Announcements for information two dual enrollment programs at Durham Tech– Cosmetology Program EMT Program. 

Cosmetology Transition to Durham Tech Community College.docx

EMT Flyer.pdf

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Seniors are encouraged to apply for the DPS Foundation College Scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 9th.  https://www.bullcityschools.org/college-scholarships

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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.   

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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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                                 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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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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