Daily Announcements–Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Hello Gryphon Scholars! If you have a GPA of 3:00 or higher and received an email invitation from the National Honor Society to complete an application, your application with recommendations are due no later than Friday, September 17.  Please follow the letter guidelines and we look forward to reviewing your applications.

 

Also, for current NHS members, the next Honor Society meeting is Monday, September 13 at 4:15 p.m. in Ms. Fletcher’s classroom.

 

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There will be a YMA/Jr. YMA meeting TODAY. Please make sure you are in dress code. Meet will be in the health room and will end at 5:30 p.m. New members are still welcome to attend. See Coach Barnes for questions.

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First Ethics Bowl meeting is Friday, September 10 in Ms. Mitchell’s room. Come learn about this club which examines complicated moral and ethical questions in preparation for a January competition. Open to all high school students.

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AUDACITY LABS LAUNCHES FALL COHORT

Audacity Labs is a startup incubator that empowers teens with the tools and resources to effectively develop a start-up venture.  The application for the fall cohort is now open.  Please share this flyer with students.  Applications can be found here.  For more information, contact Anjanette Miller at anjanette@audacitylabs.org. The virtual Open House will be held September 13 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. The link can be found on Ms. Settle’s website.

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A virtualACT Strategy & Score Report Review Session will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm.  Registration is required.  This session will be provided to help students interpret test results, understand successful ways to prep for tests and expectations for improvement, also discover the flexibility afforded by test-optional policies and COVID-19’s impact on college admission testing.

Spanish ACT Practice Exam Flyer

English ACT Practice Exam Flyer

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Cafeteria Food Shortage

Due to the unavailability of certain items, menus are subject to change without notice. Food and supply shortages are being experienced nationwide. Our district is experiencing last minute notice of unavailable items and/or last minute replacements.

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We are recognizing students this month, September, who display self-management by Managing Impulsivity, Striving for Accuracy, and Questioning and Posing Problems.

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HS students, please remember to return your fee waivers and consent testing forms to Ms. V. Barnes or your 7th period teacher.

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If you want to register for the Microbit/Coding Club, please see Mr. Oakley or Mr. Williams for a registration form. The Microbit Kit is yours to keep. This club is 90% virtual. If you don’t want to attend the club but would like to purchase the Microbit Kit, please see Mr. Oakley or Ms. Williams, the cost is $50.00. Deadline is Wednesday, September 15.

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2022 Graduates, 

Did you miss Jostens and still need to purchase your cap and gown?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/2k373kmy to place your order online.  Jostens has extended the cap and gown special price of $65.00 that includes taxes and shipping until further notice.  You can also customize your order by purchasing invitations, announcements, etc.

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Yearbook in the making.  Graduates, do you want a famous quote displayed under your name?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/umk4tzr5. Due by Oct. 22, 2021.

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The PTSA has started its first fundraiser. Go online to purchase T-shirts (2 color choices) or bracelets. Visit thescsptsa.memberhub.com/store. We have posted this information on our social media outlets and Canvas Global Announcements. Hard copy forms were given to 1st period teachers to pass out to students.

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“The Homework Help & After School Tutoring Club is back!  If you need some camaraderie, some motivation, or just the space to get things done, come join us in Ms. Dix’s room — that’s Room 235 on the 8th grade hall.  We meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school for snacks and schoolwork!”

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All Juniors and Senior prom tickets are on sale right now for the special rate of $55.  This rate applies to all juniors & guests and senior guests only.  Seniors, please turn in your senior dues to Coach Barnes & Ms. Street.  This deal will end before Thanksgiving break.  

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Seniors interested in the UNC-Charlotte Levine Scholars Program please see Ms. Settle so we can discuss the nomination criteria. Nominations are open August 15—October 8.

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Want to order a 2021-22 SCS Yearbook? 

Visit https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB110739

  • $40.00 until January 14, 2022
  • $45.00 from January 15, 2022, to April 29, 2022 (FINAL ordering date)
  • Want to personalize your yearbook with your name?  Add an additional $10.00 to your order

View the yearbook flyer for visual steps

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Fill that Bus! We are collecting school supplies for all DPS teachers on behalf of Crayons 2 Calculators. Items headed are pencils, crayons, scissors, colored pencils, glue sticks, markers and clipboards. Please drop off items outside of the Student Services Office in the big plastic box. Thank you!

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Juniors and Seniors interested in pursuing college in history or political science, consider applying for the US Senate Youth Program. If chosen, you will spend a week in Washington and earn a $10,ooo scholarship. The application can be found on Ms. Settle’s website.

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Students you are reminded to watch your distance from each other in the halls. Use the dots to guide you. Stay on the right side of the hall and keep your volume low because there are other classes in session.

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All IT requests and issues should be submitted to the 

DPS IT Support Center  

There are 3 ways for you to contact us for support:

1.Visit https://itsupport.dpsnc.netLinks to an external site.

  1. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  2. Call 919-560-3837 

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Masks are to be worn at all times when on campus. They should cover your nose and mouth at all times. If you need a mask break, ask your teacher to go to a mask break area. 

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