High School and 8th grade students: SCS will host our FIRST Annual Career Fair here on campus on April 12. We will have several vendors providing information from many different career fields. This is a first come first serve event and you must sign up with Ms. Settle to attend.

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Seniors who are planning to go directly into the workforce after graduation, please plan to attend Durham Public Schools’ Hiring Fair specifically for Graduating Seniors on April 19. We will provide transportation and you will work with Ms. Evans to prepare your resume. We only have space for 15 students. See Ms. Settle to sign up!

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UNC-Greensboro CHANCE College Readiness Opportunity is now accepting applications for all current Hispanic and Latinx students in the 11th grade. This is an opportunity to experience college life! You must apply by April 16 and application information can be found on Ms. Settle’s website.

****************   National School Social Work Week is this week and celebrates school social workers across the country as it highlights their vital role in helping students meet academic, social, and emotional challenges.  We recognize our social worker, Mr. White, for all he does for our school.  

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The Durham Soil and Water Conservation District will be sponsoring a high school student to attend the 2022 NC Resource Conservation Workshop (RCW): This is an Overnight camp for high school students interested in conservation and natural resources. Students will spend the week at NCSU learning about a wide range of conservation areas of study for college and careers after graduation.  Interested students should fill out an official application and return to the Durham SWCD office by 5 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2022, or email them to Lisa Marochak lmarochak@dconc.gov.   Please see the brochure or video for more information.

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UNC School of Medicine is offering a summer internship with their department of Emergency Medicine. Students must be 16 years old by June 13 and able to work between 20-40 hours a week. To get application information please visit Ms. Settle’s website. All applications must be submitted by March 18.

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There will be a mandatory Senior Class meeting Tuesday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m. We will meet in the Cybrary. It is very important that all Seniors attend this meeting.

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DPS is still requiring mask-wearing and social distancing. Please make sure that you are wearing your mask indoors at all times and outdoors if you cannot be more than 6 ft. apart. On Monday, Durham City and County have discontinued the mask mandate. This does not apply to Durham Public Schools.

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There is Saturday School this Saturday, March 12. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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This week is Spirit Week!

Time Travel Week – March 7th:  

Back to the Future and Forward Outfits.  Dress for the times.

  • Monday, March 7th – 70’s
  • Tuesday, March 8th – 80’s
  • Wednesday, March 9th – 90’s
  • Thursday, March 10th – 2000’s
  • Friday, March 11th – Future and Beyond

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The Duke Research in Engineering Program is accepting applications from rising juniors and seniors to participate in a paid 7-week summer research program in the biomedical sciences.  For more information, please view the flyer or visit:  sites.duke.edu/dukerep.  

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GALS is a free summer science program for high school students to learn science hands-on while backpacking through the wilderness. GALS was created to increase opportunities for students who identify as female or gender nonconforming, students of color, students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and other groups underrepresented in fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  Applications are due Mar 31, 2022.  For more information, see flyer or contact Natasha Teasley at 919-717-9337.

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Any students in need of assistance with getting a dress, jewelry, shoes, make-up or handbags for prom, please make plans to attend the Prom Shoppe. This annual event will take place on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 at Apex United Methodist Church Christian Life Center. For more information, please see the flyer on Ms. Settle’s door.

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The Eta Beta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in Durham North Carolina presents its Annual Scholarship.  Please distribute this scholarship opportunity to graduating seniors.  Awards range from $500-$1,000.  Please encourage your students to apply at:  https://forms.gle/AhYLB66nxxVQvjfQ9

Please complete the online application (link above) AND submit the following additional documents to scholarships@zphibdurhamnc.org no later than April 1, 2022.

• Applicants are required to submit a high school transcript.
• Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation.
• Applicants are required to submit an essay (instructions are below).  

Essay instructions:  Applicants are required to submit a typed narrative essay explaining “why are you deserving of this scholarship and how will this scholarship assist you in achieving your goals.”  The essay is an important part of the selection process. Essay must be double-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font, 1 page maximum, and one-inch margin on all sides. 

In reviewing the essays, the scholarship committee will consider the following criteria in selecting recipients:  Creativity; Correct use of grammar and punctuation; Ability to relate to founding principles of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. – Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood; Adherence to topic; Cohesiveness of work

DEADLINE:  Scholarship applications AND additional documents must be submitted no later than April 1, 2022. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

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All Seniors & Juniors that are planning on attending prom or purchase tickets need to see Ms. Street to get your mandatory waiver form that must signed and filed with the school.  These forms are due by May 4th but do not wait.  

If you have any questions see Coach Barnes or Ms. Street. 

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Attention Juniors & Seniors! Prom Guests tickets are now $65. Remember your guest must be 21 and younger or must at least a freshmen in high school. All guests must be approved by Ms. Price in order to attend. Guest forms are located in the Cybrary.  Any questions see Coach Barnes or Ms. Street.

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Students participating in afterschool tutoring need to meet Mr. Rosa in the cafeteria after dismissal.  


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Is your creative journal or notebook busting at the seams?  Looking for a platform to test out your latest verses or lyrics?  Consider entering the 26th Annual National Student Poetry Contest.  All grade levels can enter.  Poetry for cash and gift card prizes.  Deadline for entry is April 30th.  See Mr. Cousins for more information.  

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Is that homework getting you down?  Is that test chasing you in the your dreams?  Well, we’ve got the solution!

National Honor Society tutors to the rescue!

Honor Society students will be available to tutor in a variety of topics starting Wednesday, February 2nd, and moving forward weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays during lunch and after school in the cafeteria student lounge.

Bonus!  Monday and Wednesday evenings are available by appointment via Zoom. You can sign up at the Sign Up Genius link:  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044eaeae23a5f49-nationalLinks to an external site.

where you can see what topics are available when and make needed appointments. The link to the zoom is right there on your appointment!


Please document your attendance using the link:
https://forms.gle/zK7NZAWC2Hc54iMz7Links to an external site.

Let’s be clear, walk-ins are welcome during lunch and after school, but evenings are by appointment only in half hour time slots due to limited tutors.  

Students requesting help need to come prepared with all their work materials to make the most of the time.  If you need any assistance, please see Ms. Fletcher in room 109 or Ms. Black in room 115.  

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You must wear your mask INDOORS and OUTDOORS at all times unless you are eating.

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Place a personal YEARBOOK Ad for your student at The School for Creative Studies! Make your student’s yearbook even more special with a personal ad dedicated to them! Limited space is available! Full page ad is $125. ½ page ad is $65. ¼ page ad is $40. 1/8 page ad is $25.  To place an order: Go to plicbooks.com/go/QXU9RQ

Deadline to order is March 31.

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Students, you are reminded not to share your passwords with anyone. If you are found to be misusing technology (logging in as someone else, sending inappropriate content, looking up inappropriate content, etc.) or engaging in bullying/harassment, there will be consequences according to the Student Code of Conduct.

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Want to order a 2021-22 SCS Yearbook? 

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

  • $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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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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