Daily Announcements–Friday, September 17, 2021

Gryphons…the word for today is Opportunity! As a matter of fact, every day the good word is opportunity! It is your job to recognize and receive opportunity when it comes your way. Just by being here, you are in a world of opportunity. Take advantage of the time and space made available to you and grab a hold of opportunity.


When we return from intersession, we will all eat lunch outside. We need all students to complete the survey below IF they did not during 2nd period today.  It is very important that we have all students complete this survey about Outdoor Eating.

https://forms.gle/qHMuABYdRNeXELYv7Links to an external site.


Hispanic Heritage Month Announcement of the Day

Alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight for civil rights in the 1960’s was Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Chicanx movement in the American Southwest. He dedicated his life to the movement for Mexican-American rights, helped register the most Chicanx voters in Colorado history, founded a cultural center that aimed to end poverty and racial injustice, fronted the Chicanx portion of the Poor People’s March on Washington, and even established a contract school in Denver for Chicanx students. Of course, Gonzales had many other impressive life achievements, and his contributions as the father of the Chicanx movement must be remembered.


The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is providing you an opportunity to win up to $10,000. All you need to do is write an essay describing and analyzing an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The contest deadline is January 14, 2022. More information can be found on our social media sites.


High School Girls interested in being a mentor for Girl Talk should have received a message from Ms. Bridges in Canvas Inbox on Wednesday. If you did not, please see her today.


High school students, please turn in your fee waiver and consent form to V. Barnes if you have not done so.


A virtual ACT 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 FlyerLinks to an external site.

English ACT Practice Exam FlyerLinks to an external site.


2022 Graduates, 

Did you miss Jostens and still need to purchase your cap and gown?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/2k373kmyLinks to an external site. 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.


Yearbook in the making.  Graduates, do you want a famous quote displayed under your name?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/umk4tzr5Links to an external site.. Due by Oct. 22, 2021.


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.


 Hello Gryphon Scholars! If you have a GPA of 3.0 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 TODAY! Please follow the letter guidelines and we look forward to reviewing your applications.


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.  


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.


Want to order a 2021-22 SCS Yearbook? 

Visit https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB110739Links to an external site.

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

View the yearbook flyer for visual steps


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!


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 $10,000 scholarship. The application can be found on Ms. Settle’s website.


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.


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.Links to an external site.

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


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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