Daily Announcements–Thursday, October 21, 2021

Gryphons…Have you ever been bullied? Have you ever tried to help someone else who was being bullied? Have you ever started playing with or teasing someone and the teasing went too far? Have you ever felt harassed, threatened or even irritated by the need to ask someone over and over again to “stop”? Gryphons…have you ever been the perpetrator or the one who was doing the bullying? Today and everyday, we want to stop it…once and for all. If you bully you can also be bullied. Stop the madness…not only today, but everyday! Treat others the way you want to be treated. 


Anime Club is cancelled for TODAY! 


Congratulations to Elijah Fleming on his acceptance to Universal Technical Institute in the Automotive Technology & Nascar Pit-Crew Program. 


Emily K Game Plan: College Program will host a FAFSA night at the Emily K Center on October 26 & 27 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. If you need assistance with completing the FAFSA or Residency Determination Application please make time to attend this event. 


Biotopia Club, for high schoolers, will meet in Room 110 Thursday afternoons until 5:00 p.m. with Ms. Granger and Ms. Small. We will have a mix of discussion and activities about all things biology.  


All SCS high school students are invited to apply to the SCS student ambassador program. The deadline for applications is Oct 24th at noon. The student ambassador program provides students with training and real-world experience in public speaking, leadership, and public engagement. Bilingual students are specifically encouraged to apply and will receive training in translation. Aplication is available at: https://tinyurl.com/SCS-student-ambassador


Upcoming Student Opportunities at North Carolina School of Science and Math–On October 26, 2021, at 2:00 PM (EST),  Little Brother author Cory Doctorow will join registered high school students virtually over Zoom to discuss topics in ethics, privacy, and empowering students to take control of their own cybersecurity.  Click here to find information to register.  Please contact Charlotte Dungan, from NCSSM, charlotte.dungan@ncssm.edu, with questions. 


Seniors, it is CFNC’s Free College Application Week! Several North Carolina Colleges and Universities are waiving their application fees from Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 22 until 5:00 p.m. 


Do you like poetry? Do you like public speaking? Come sign up for Poetry Out Loud and participate in a Poetry Recitation Competition. This is for middle and high school. Deadline to sign-up is November 15. See Mr. Cousins or Ms. Gray Taylor for more information. 


Grade 6-11 will take school pictures Friday, October 22. All students will have a picture taken for the yearbook. Picture order forms are in the main office and on Ms. Price’s blog. 


Do you have thoughts about gender, sexuality, relationships, race, stereotypes, or identity? Submit your poetry, art, stories, essays and other creative writings to the SCS GSA’s pride zine (A zine is a self-published magazine). Check the flyers around the school for more information and a link to submit. See a GSA member or Street with questions. Deadline is November 15. 


Hello SCS Family & Friends,

If a SCS family is interested in traveling to Italy with us during Summer 2022, the window to enroll in that trip will close at the end of December 2021. If you have questions regarding the trip being offered at this school, please contact Ms. Sims at Elizabeth_sims@dpsnc.net. There is also a link: www.eftours.com2395056zz

Ms. Sims looks forward to communicating with parents/students about with opportunity. 


Please join representatives from NC State University Wilson College of Textiles October 22 at 10:00 a.m. in the cafeteria. All high school students interested in learning about how textiles are used in fashion with NASA and laboratories should attend.  The textile industry helps to create elephant collars that prevent animals in remote villages to developing fabrics that harvest energy and monitor vital signs. Interested students must get a pass from Ms. Settle to attend and passes are limited. 


The North Carolina Forestry Association is hosting its 5th annual Forest Products Week Essay contest for NC students in 3rd-12thgrade. 


  • Top essays will be selected from the elementary, middle, and high school categories.
  • Students will receive a $200 Visa gift card.
  • The sponsoring teacher will also receive $100 Visa gift card for classroom materials and a scholarship to attend the Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience the next calendar year.

Due Date: 

Essays will be due on the last day of National Forest Products Week (October 22, 2021.) 

Writing Prompts:

Grade LevelEssay LengthWriting Prompt
Elementary (3rd-5th)350 words or lessChoose one product you use every day that is made from wood.  How does this product help you? Why is it important? How would your life change if you did not have this product?
Middle ( 6th-8th)400 words or lessImagine you are a landowner that owns a large forest. Decide if you want to manage your trees for wildlife habitat, recreation, timber production, or a combination of all three. Research management techniques used by professionals to manage forests. Then, write your version of a management plan that summarizes why you are growing trees and how you will use which techniques to grow a healthy productive forest. 
High (9th-12th)500 words or lessHave you considered a green job as a career? Complete the Find your Green Job Youth Personality Quiz (SEE DIRECTIONS FOR A FREE ACESS CODE). Then, research one of the careers that matches your personality.  Summarize the role and include answers to the following questions.What education/experience is needed?What skills are needed?What do you find most interesting about this role?Why is this job important? Why did you choose this job? 

Visit our website for more information on the contest, including submission requirements and judging criteria.



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. 



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.


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.


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.  


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


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.

  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. 


Spirit Week – October 25-29

Monday: College/Jersey/Sports Day—What college or sport do you want to represent?

Tuesday: Twin Day—Find someone to dress like!

Wednesday: Dress to Impress Day—Business Casual Attire 

Thursday: Tacky Day—Show off your best wacky tacky spirit!

Friday: Costume Day—You decide on your costume but remember no props and you must still wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth (for COVID-19 protection) and wear no full face mask. 


Join us Thursday @ 5:30 p.m. for the 2nd Virtual Annual Spanish Spelling Bee & Hispanic Cultural Act: Dance & Music.  

We recognize Hispanic students and their families as part of our community! Write a note or email to Ms. Soriano explaining the reasons you are proud of your family background or mentioning a prominent person from your country/region and his/her contribution to the society. 

Date:  10/21/2021

Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m 

Zoom: link:  https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/95427405649

Meeting ID: 954 2740 5649


Prom Committee is selling Halloween Bags for $5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. 

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