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.

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Girl Talk is back! Girl Talk will have its 1st meeting Tuesday, October 26 until 5:00 p.m. We will meet in the cafeteria. All middle school girls are welcomed. See Ms. Bridges if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Come to Ms. Mitchell’s room for a Big Bowl of Ethics at 4:00 p.m.

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The Spanish Spelling Bee was held last night. We’re proud to announce that all winners are from our school!

1st place—Zayveon Davis

2nd place—Kayla Moore

3rd place—Joana Lopez

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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.

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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.  

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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

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