DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS  

Rising Seniors & Juniors 4/27 10:15am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/92147720938?pwd=dGZHelR5bjZNUGdQMndVM2pjbzJ1QT09Links to an external site.

Rising Sophomores and Freshman 4/27 12:45pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/92989911589?pwd=MEhKZ3VoVzZTTjl1dEdBTTFOWjZqQT09Links to an external site.


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Congratulations to

Jamiya Borden

Guadalupe Cabrera-Ruiz

Ste’Vanne Axline

Jeremiah Holbert

who received a scholarships for the Summer Marine Biology Progam!

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April is School Library Month. We are appreciative of all the amazing work our librarians and media coordinators do to support student learning. 

Please join us in THANKING Ms. Street for all she does to support student wellness, literacy, and technology at SCS and within Durham Public Schools! 

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The Panorama Survey can be done at any point if a student is not testing, including Wellness Wednesday.

Students will access their survey by navigating to surveys.panoramaed.com/dpsncLinks to an external site. and entering their student ID number as their access code.

All students must complete this survey.

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Students in grades 7 & 8 —Science kits are here! Please stop by the office to pick them up. There are no kits for 6th grade this quarter.

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AUDACITY LABS PARTNERS WITH DPS FOR SUMMER 2021 ENTREPRENEURSHIP CAMP FOR RISING 9TH-12TH GRADERS

We are proud to partner with Audacity LabsLinks to an external site. to offer Entrepreneurship CampsLinks to an external site. to students who will be in DPS high school students in 2021-22.  These week-long in-person camps will provide an opportunity to learn from experienced innovators, explore artificial intelligence and how it is used to solve problems, learn about “no-code” tools, blockchain, and develop an idea and prototype with an emphasis on lean, human centered design.   Accepted students may apply for a 2nd week of Product Launch Camp to fully develop their business model and create a “pitch” for members of the Durham business community.  Entrepreneurship Camp will take place at Hillside High School from 10-3 each day.  Lunch will be provided.  Each session is limited to 15 participants.  Sessions will be held: June 14-18, June 21-25, July 12-16, and July 19-23.  Flyer is available in English Links to an external site.and in SpanishLinks to an external site..
To apply for a fully-funded space in Entrepreneurship Camp, students must complete the application Links to an external site.by April 23.  Questions may be directed to Anjanette Miller or to Linda Tugurian.

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NCSSM PARTNERS WITH DPS FOR SUMMER SCIENCE SCHOLARS COURSES FOR RISING 7TH-12TH GRADERS

We are proud to partner with the NC School of Science and Math to offer Durham Summer Science ScholarsLinks to an external site. virtual science enrichment courses to students who will be in DPS high school students in 2021-22.  These virtual courses will provide an opportunity to explore engaging science content not typically part of the school curriculum.  Accepted students will receive full scholarships to participate in these courses as well as daily enrichment activities open to students in NCSSM summer programs.  Each course is limited to 20 participants.  Flyer is available in English Links to an external site.and in SpanishLinks to an external site..  The application can be found at:  http://bit.ly/DPSsummerscholarLinks to an external site..  A description of each course is linked below. The virtual extracurricular enrichment programs are offered weekdays from 12:00 – 1:00pm and 4:00 – 5:00pm.

Rising 7th-9thArtificial Intelligence in Science FictionLinks to an external site. (AI in SciFi)*June 14-18 Asynchronous (5 hours)*June 21-25 Synchronous, Monday – Friday 10:30 – 11:30 am
Rising 7th-9thCrash Course in GeneticsLinks to an external site.  (June 14-25)
*June 14-18 Asynchronous (5 hours)
*June 21-25 Synchronous, Monday – Friday 10-12 pm
Rising 10th-12thExperimental NeuroscienceLinks to an external site. (June 7-25) *June 7-11 Asynchronous (7 hours)*June 14-18 Asynchronous (7 hours)*June 21-25 Synchronous, Monday – Friday 4:30 – 6pm (20 hours)

  
To apply to be a part of the Durham Science Scholars program, students must complete the application Links to an external site.by April 23.  Questions may be directed to Linda Tugurian.

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The Triangle Regional Career Expo takes place virtually on Wednesday, May 5th from 2-4pm. Employers will be there with jobs specifically for graduating seniors! Interested students must register to attend at www.trianglecareerexpo.comLinks to an external site..

You are required to upload a quality resume to your profile for this event. Please create a resume following these instructionsLinks to an external site..

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Vance Granville Community College is offering a webinar to help seniors prepare for the May 5th Triangle Career Expo:

Preparation for Triangle Career Expo

Join Cherrelle Lawrence, Dean of Corporate Learning and Professional Development with Vance Granville Community College as she takes high school seniors on a journey in preparation for the May 5th Triangle Career Expo. All seniors interested in starting a career upon high school graduation are invited to participate in this exciting experience. Topics include: Preparing an Elevator Pitch, Building a Good Cover Letter and Resume, Mock Interviewing, Dressing for Success, and The Job Search Process. Join these sessions to prepare for the Triangle Career Expo, and to ready yourself for the Labor Market before you graduate!

Dates (choose either session):

Apr 22, 2021 06:00 PM
Apr 29, 2021 06:00 PM

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElc-6srzoqHtDxIxv47wN-SHAuqBMP0ThXLinks to an external site.

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FAFSA Drive-In events are happening around the state April 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 hereLinks to an external site. (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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Parents, we still need you to complete the intent form for each student in grades 6-11. 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/SCSintentformLinks to an external site..

Families interested in remote learning for the entire next school year should visit www.dpsnc.net/igniteLinks to an external site. 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.  All registration will be done virtually through a zoom link that will be provided during the morning announcements on each registration session. Students will need to visit the Global announcements page to find the link.  

Rising Freshman—4/23 @ 10:15

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The Beta Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. established the James M. Schooler Sr. African American Male Scholarship to support young men in Durham and Orange County in attending college. The scholarship is named in honor of Dr. James M. Schooler, Sr., who dedicated many years of service to the youth in Durham County as a administrator (Hillside High, Lyon Park Elementary, Whitted Elementary/Junior High, and Shepard Junior High) and was a charter member of the BetaTheta Lambda Chapter in 1938. The application for this $1000.00 scholarship is open to African American males who are planning to enroll in college or university during the 2021 fall semester. To be competitive for the scholarship, applicants must have satisfactory grades, exhibit leadership, and be of high moral character. Personal interviews are required for selected candidates to be considered for the final award decision.

See Ms. Settle’s website for the application and more details.

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Gryphons, April is Poetry Month.  Poetry is a way of expressing feelings and ideas using rhythm and a distinctive style of language.  If you think about it, you use Poetry every day in the music you listen to and in the way you share your thoughts with important others in your life.  On this Wellness Wednesday, please take time out to honor and express your thoughts about something or someone or some time that matters to you.  Next Wednesday, join our Community Circle and share your Poetry. Early this year N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green was our guest and shared her poetry.  Last month, Native American Poetess Tonya Holy Elk Locklear visited and shared her poetry.  Durham native and Hip Hop recording artist J. Gunn visited us and he shared his poetry.  Every day our very own Music Maestro, Mr. Evans teaches songwriting, and Gryphons, guess what – that too is POETRY. We look forward to hearing your spoken word and poetry next week and we know that you can put Shakespeare and Hip Hop artists around the world to shame with the unique ways you will write and speak POETRY.

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Students, you are encouraged to register for our May 5th Career Conversations webinar! We’re especially focusing on Freshman for 3-2-1 purposes but all students are encouraged to attend.

Career Conversations: Skilled Trades & Advanced Manufacturing – May 5th @ 11am

Are you interested in working with your hands, building things, or handling the technical or mechanical side of projects? Skilled trades or advanced manufacturing may be good career fields for you! Join us for this interactive panel with industry professionals to learn more about these exciting career pathways. Sign up to attend using this linkLinks to an external site..

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

The HistoryMakers is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational institution committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans. The HistoryMakers is always looking for talented and inspired candidates.  To that end, The HistoryMakers is now accepting applications from high school students for their “2021-2022 Student Brand AmbassadorProgram”.  Those accepted will be paid $15/hour for 10 hours/week of virtual work.  Please go to Global Announcements and see the flyer for details about eligibility and details for how to apply for this program. 


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VIDEO CONTEST FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12 “HOW DOES LIGHT CHANGE THE WORLD?”

The Duke Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonics invites students in grades 9-12 to submit a short 1-2 minute videoLinks to an external site.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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CANCER SYSTEMS BIOLOGY SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS

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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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.

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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.COMLinks to an external site. 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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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 Change2. Social Justice3. 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 FestivalLinks to an external site. 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-YouthVoicesLinks to an external site.

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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 HillLinks to an external site., and C3 to NC StateLinks to an external site. 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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                                 ALPHA THETA CHAPTER

ETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC., DURHAM, NC

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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Daily Announcements–Friday, April 23, 2021

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS  

Rising Seniors & Juniors 4/27 10:15am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/92147720938?pwd=dGZHelR5bjZNUGdQMndVM2pjbzJ1QT09Links to an external site.

Rising Sophomores and Freshman 4/27 12:45pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/92989911589?pwd=MEhKZ3VoVzZTTjl1dEdBTTFOWjZqQT09Links to an external site.


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Congratulations to

Jamiya Borden

Guadalupe Cabrera-Ruiz

Ste’Vanne Axline

Jeremiah Holbert

who received a scholarships for the Summer Marine Biology Progam!

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April is School Library Month. We are appreciative of all the amazing work our librarians and media coordinators do to support student learning. 

Please join us in THANKING Ms. Street for all she does to support student wellness, literacy, and technology at SCS and within Durham Public Schools! 

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The Panorama Survey can be done at any point if a student is not testing, including Wellness Wednesday.

Students will access their survey by navigating to surveys.panoramaed.com/dpsncLinks to an external site. and entering their student ID number as their access code.

All students must complete this survey.

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Students in grades 7 & 8 —Science kits are here! Please stop by the office to pick them up. There are no kits for 6th grade this quarter.

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AUDACITY LABS PARTNERS WITH DPS FOR SUMMER 2021 ENTREPRENEURSHIP CAMP FOR RISING 9TH-12TH GRADERS

We are proud to partner with Audacity LabsLinks to an external site. to offer Entrepreneurship CampsLinks to an external site. to students who will be in DPS high school students in 2021-22.  These week-long in-person camps will provide an opportunity to learn from experienced innovators, explore artificial intelligence and how it is used to solve problems, learn about “no-code” tools, blockchain, and develop an idea and prototype with an emphasis on lean, human centered design.   Accepted students may apply for a 2nd week of Product Launch Camp to fully develop their business model and create a “pitch” for members of the Durham business community.  Entrepreneurship Camp will take place at Hillside High School from 10-3 each day.  Lunch will be provided.  Each session is limited to 15 participants.  Sessions will be held: June 14-18, June 21-25, July 12-16, and July 19-23.  Flyer is available in English Links to an external site.and in SpanishLinks to an external site..
To apply for a fully-funded space in Entrepreneurship Camp, students must complete the application Links to an external site.by April 23.  Questions may be directed to Anjanette Miller or to Linda Tugurian.

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NCSSM PARTNERS WITH DPS FOR SUMMER SCIENCE SCHOLARS COURSES FOR RISING 7TH-12TH GRADERS

We are proud to partner with the NC School of Science and Math to offer Durham Summer Science ScholarsLinks to an external site. virtual science enrichment courses to students who will be in DPS high school students in 2021-22.  These virtual courses will provide an opportunity to explore engaging science content not typically part of the school curriculum.  Accepted students will receive full scholarships to participate in these courses as well as daily enrichment activities open to students in NCSSM summer programs.  Each course is limited to 20 participants.  Flyer is available in English Links to an external site.and in SpanishLinks to an external site..  The application can be found at:  http://bit.ly/DPSsummerscholarLinks to an external site..  A description of each course is linked below. The virtual extracurricular enrichment programs are offered weekdays from 12:00 – 1:00pm and 4:00 – 5:00pm.

Rising 7th-9thArtificial Intelligence in Science FictionLinks to an external site. (AI in SciFi)*June 14-18 Asynchronous (5 hours)*June 21-25 Synchronous, Monday – Friday 10:30 – 11:30 am
Rising 7th-9thCrash Course in GeneticsLinks to an external site.  (June 14-25)
*June 14-18 Asynchronous (5 hours)
*June 21-25 Synchronous, Monday – Friday 10-12 pm
Rising 10th-12thExperimental NeuroscienceLinks to an external site. (June 7-25) *June 7-11 Asynchronous (7 hours)*June 14-18 Asynchronous (7 hours)*June 21-25 Synchronous, Monday – Friday 4:30 – 6pm (20 hours)

  
To apply to be a part of the Durham Science Scholars program, students must complete the application Links to an external site.by April 23.  Questions may be directed to Linda Tugurian.

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The Triangle Regional Career Expo takes place virtually on Wednesday, May 5th from 2-4pm. Employers will be there with jobs specifically for graduating seniors! Interested students must register to attend at www.trianglecareerexpo.comLinks to an external site..

You are required to upload a quality resume to your profile for this event. Please create a resume following these instructionsLinks to an external site..

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Vance Granville Community College is offering a webinar to help seniors prepare for the May 5th Triangle Career Expo:

Preparation for Triangle Career Expo

Join Cherrelle Lawrence, Dean of Corporate Learning and Professional Development with Vance Granville Community College as she takes high school seniors on a journey in preparation for the May 5th Triangle Career Expo. All seniors interested in starting a career upon high school graduation are invited to participate in this exciting experience. Topics include: Preparing an Elevator Pitch, Building a Good Cover Letter and Resume, Mock Interviewing, Dressing for Success, and The Job Search Process. Join these sessions to prepare for the Triangle Career Expo, and to ready yourself for the Labor Market before you graduate!

Dates (choose either session):

Apr 22, 2021 06:00 PM
Apr 29, 2021 06:00 PM

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElc-6srzoqHtDxIxv47wN-SHAuqBMP0ThXLinks to an external site.

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FAFSA Drive-In events are happening around the state April 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 hereLinks to an external site. (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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Parents, we still need you to complete the intent form for each student in grades 6-11. 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/SCSintentformLinks to an external site..

Families interested in remote learning for the entire next school year should visit www.dpsnc.net/igniteLinks to an external site. 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.  All registration will be done virtually through a zoom link that will be provided during the morning announcements on each registration session. Students will need to visit the Global announcements page to find the link.  

Rising Freshman—4/23 @ 10:15

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The Beta Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. established the James M. Schooler Sr. African American Male Scholarship to support young men in Durham and Orange County in attending college. The scholarship is named in honor of Dr. James M. Schooler, Sr., who dedicated many years of service to the youth in Durham County as a administrator (Hillside High, Lyon Park Elementary, Whitted Elementary/Junior High, and Shepard Junior High) and was a charter member of the BetaTheta Lambda Chapter in 1938. The application for this $1000.00 scholarship is open to African American males who are planning to enroll in college or university during the 2021 fall semester. To be competitive for the scholarship, applicants must have satisfactory grades, exhibit leadership, and be of high moral character. Personal interviews are required for selected candidates to be considered for the final award decision.

See Ms. Settle’s website for the application and more details.

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Gryphons, April is Poetry Month.  Poetry is a way of expressing feelings and ideas using rhythm and a distinctive style of language.  If you think about it, you use Poetry every day in the music you listen to and in the way you share your thoughts with important others in your life.  On this Wellness Wednesday, please take time out to honor and express your thoughts about something or someone or some time that matters to you.  Next Wednesday, join our Community Circle and share your Poetry. Early this year N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green was our guest and shared her poetry.  Last month, Native American Poetess Tonya Holy Elk Locklear visited and shared her poetry.  Durham native and Hip Hop recording artist J. Gunn visited us and he shared his poetry.  Every day our very own Music Maestro, Mr. Evans teaches songwriting, and Gryphons, guess what – that too is POETRY. We look forward to hearing your spoken word and poetry next week and we know that you can put Shakespeare and Hip Hop artists around the world to shame with the unique ways you will write and speak POETRY.

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Students, you are encouraged to register for our May 5th Career Conversations webinar! We’re especially focusing on Freshman for 3-2-1 purposes but all students are encouraged to attend.

Career Conversations: Skilled Trades & Advanced Manufacturing – May 5th @ 11am

Are you interested in working with your hands, building things, or handling the technical or mechanical side of projects? Skilled trades or advanced manufacturing may be good career fields for you! Join us for this interactive panel with industry professionals to learn more about these exciting career pathways. Sign up to attend using this linkLinks to an external site..

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

The HistoryMakers is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational institution committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans. The HistoryMakers is always looking for talented and inspired candidates.  To that end, The HistoryMakers is now accepting applications from high school students for their “2021-2022 Student Brand AmbassadorProgram”.  Those accepted will be paid $15/hour for 10 hours/week of virtual work.  Please go to Global Announcements and see the flyer for details about eligibility and details for how to apply for this program. 


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VIDEO CONTEST FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12 “HOW DOES LIGHT CHANGE THE WORLD?”

The Duke Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonics invites students in grades 9-12 to submit a short 1-2 minute videoLinks to an external site.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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CANCER SYSTEMS BIOLOGY SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS

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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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.

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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.COMLinks to an external site. 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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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 Change2. Social Justice3. 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 FestivalLinks to an external site. 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-YouthVoicesLinks to an external site.

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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 HillLinks to an external site., and C3 to NC StateLinks to an external site. 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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                                 ALPHA THETA CHAPTER

ETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC., DURHAM, NC

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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