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Daily Announcements–Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Daily Announcements 

TODAY afterschool the Fitness Club will be meditation with Ms. Soriano and Ms. Sims.

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Students may not wear gaiter masks without a surgical/medical grade mask underneath. If you have questions, please see an administrator.

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Coming soon…the Gryphon Gaming Club! If you are a serious gamer looking to compete with gamers across the country to win cash scholarship prizes as well as have an opportunity to be scouted by colleges and universities. Please check the Global announcements for a link to the Gryphon Gamers interest survey. You must complete the survey by December 17th to participate in the club. If you have any questions please see Ms. Settle. The survey can be found on Ms. Settle’s website.

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Are you ready to Science? Then join the Scientistas y Scientistas of the Science Olympiad! There will be an interest meeting Tuesday after school until 5:00 sharp in Room 209, Ms. Shelly’s room. Let’s get ready to science!

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Introducing the new and improved National Honor Society, as we have new members! Please join us virtually for an Induction Ceremony evening of fun and celebration via Zoom on Wednesday, November 17 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Zoom link will be shared through Canvas Global Announcements.  All SCS family and friends are welcome.

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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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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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Weekly Message–November 15-19, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of November 15, 2021. 

Students who are enrolled in courses that have End-of-Grade or End-of-Course assessments will take Middle of Year Benchmarks this week. It is very important that students arrive to school on time so they are not rushed and have gotten a good night’s sleep and breakfast. Remember that we provide free breakfast to all students. 

Students in (choose appropriate grade:  fifth, seventh, and eleventh) will be taking a survey regarding school climate and the overall learning environment at our school (online) during November and December. This survey will help our school learn more about the school’s climate and safety and to help make our school better align with supporting student success. Please encourage your child to take the survey seriously and answer questions honestly.  Thank you for your help and support with our Student Climate Survey.  

Please join us for the next PTSA General Body Meeting Tuesday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. The link will be posted in the Canvas Global Announcements. 

Letter from Child Nutrition Director: 

As we continue to address the many ways the pandemic is affecting our communities and our everyday lives, we want you to be well informed that some key items needed for our school nutrition program are in short supply.  Schools across the country are facing supply chain shortages caused by limited supplies, delayed shipments, manufacturer issues and a shortage of truck drivers in the country.

Our School Nutrition program is currently experiencing shortages of some staple food items (juice, cereal, pizza products, and chicken among other items) and supplies, such as plastic cutlery, trays/serving containers. We want to inform you that because of this, the menus for breakfast, lunch, and afterschool snacks may be subject to change without notice. Due to strict food safety regulations, our School Nutrition program is unable to accept food donations.

We continue to work with vendors to source needed products and seek alternative solutions.  Above all else, we want you to be assured that all students will continue to be offered nutritious and well-balanced meals.  We will continue to ensure that food item substitutions meet the nutritional and caloric standards, per state and federal regulations.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact our Director of School Nutrition, James Keaten, at James_Keaten@dpsnc.net or (919) 560-3657.

Thank you for your support and patience. Please know that our staff is in constant contact with state consultants about the food/supply shortage issues.

James Keaten, Director – School Nutrition Services

Durham Public Schools

Durham Public Schools, in partnership with MAKO Medical, is providing weekly COVID-19 testing at our school each Tuesday to help identify possible COVID-19 infections among students even if they’re not showing any symptoms. Research has shown such testing can reduce the spread by 50%, especially in large settings such as schools. 

The testing is a simple swab of the nose and not the test that tickles the brain. This is the same test families can administer from home or at local testing sites. 

This is a voluntary testing process, so a parent or guardian must register their student to participate. The link to register is included in the email version of this message, posted on our website and my blog. All testing information and results will remain confidential. 

I encourage our families to register their students for this free opportunity. Together, we can keep our students safe, in their classrooms, and prevent community spread. 

Register your student today with this link: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-dur-688-students

I’d also like to remind everyone that we must remain vigilant in our safety measures. Students must wear masks appropriately and stay socially distanced. Please continue to talk with your students about the importance of the safety precautions in place. 

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. 

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.

Use this link to access the Transportation page, “Here Comes The Bus” Tracking APP. Families can use this app to track their child’s bus. We will also continue to post alerts on Facebook and Twitter when buses leave campus late. 

DPS -Here Comes The Bus Page https://www.dpsnc.net/page/202

Dear DPS Families,

Have a great evening from everyone at SCS where we practice the 4C’s–Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community. 

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Congratulations to Luis Romero Apolonio for his admission to Montreat College!

Congratulations to Marla Holbert on her admission to East Carolina University where she was also invited to apply to be a member of ECU’s Honors College!

Congratulations to Thomas Stroud on his enlistment to the United States Marine Corps!

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Are you ready to Science? Then join the Scientistas y Scientistas of the Science Olympiad! There will be an interest meeting Tuesday after school until 5:00 sharp in Room 209, Ms. Shelly’s room. Let’s get ready to science!

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Introducing the new and improved National Honor Society, as we have new members! Please join us virtually for an Induction Ceremony evening of fun and celebration via Zoom on Wednesday, November 17 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Zoom link will be shared through Canvas Global Announcements.  All SCS family and friends are welcome.

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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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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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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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Weekly Message–November 8-12, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of November 8, 2021. 

10th grade students will take the Pre-ACT assessment this week. Please make sure that they get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast and arrive at school on time. If you have any questions about the assessment, please contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Barnes. 

There is no school for students Thursday and Friday this week. Thursday, November 11 we will be closed in honor of Veterans’ Day and Friday, November 12 is a Mental Health Awareness Day. Students will not have instructional assignments on Friday. 

Students who are enrolled in courses that have End-of-Grade or End-of-Course assessments will take Middle of Year Benchmarks the week of November 15. 

Letter from Child Nutrition Director: 

As we continue to address the many ways the pandemic is affecting our communities and our everyday lives, we want you to be well informed that some key items needed for our school nutrition program are in short supply.  Schools across the country are facing supply chain shortages caused by limited supplies, delayed shipments, manufacturer issues and a shortage of truck drivers in the country.

Our School Nutrition program is currently experiencing shortages of some staple food items (juice, cereal, pizza products, and chicken among other items) and supplies, such as plastic cutlery, trays/serving containers. We want to inform you that because of this, the menus for breakfast, lunch, and afterschool snacks may be subject to change without notice. Due to strict food safety regulations, our School Nutrition program is unable to accept food donations.

We continue to work with vendors to source needed products and seek alternative solutions.  Above all else, we want you to be assured that all students will continue to be offered nutritious and well-balanced meals.  We will continue to ensure that food item substitutions meet the nutritional and caloric standards, per state and federal regulations.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact our Director of School Nutrition, James Keaten, at James_Keaten@dpsnc.net or (919) 560-3657.

Thank you for your support and patience. Please know that our staff is in constant contact with state consultants about the food/supply shortage issues.

James Keaten, Director – School Nutrition Services

Durham Public Schools

Durham Public Schools, in partnership with MAKO Medical, is providing weekly COVID-19 testing at our school each Tuesday to help identify possible COVID-19 infections among students even if they’re not showing any symptoms. Research has shown such testing can reduce the spread by 50%, especially in large settings such as schools. 

The testing is a simple swab of the nose and not the test that tickles the brain. This is the same test families can administer from home or at local testing sites. 

This is a voluntary testing process, so a parent or guardian must register their student to participate. The link to register is included in the email version of this message, posted on our website and my blog. All testing information and results will remain confidential. 

I encourage our families to register their students for this free opportunity. Together, we can keep our students safe, in their classrooms, and prevent community spread. 

Register your student today with this link: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-dur-688-students

I’d also like to remind everyone that we must remain vigilant in our safety measures. Students must wear masks appropriately and stay socially distanced. Please continue to talk with your students about the importance of the safety precautions in place. 

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. 

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.

Use this link to access the Transportation page, “Here Comes The Bus” Tracking APP. Families can use this app to track their child’s bus. We will also continue to post alerts on Facebook and Twitter when buses leave campus late. 

DPS -Here Comes The Bus Page https://www.dpsnc.net/page/202

Dear DPS Families,

Have a great evening from everyone at SCS where we practice the 4C’s–Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community. 

Daily Announcements–Friday, November 5, 2021

Congratulations to Michael Evans on his admission to Fayetteville State University! Congratulations to Fiston Lemons on her admission to NC Central University!

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Introducing the new and improved National Honor Society, as we have new members! Please join us virtually for an Induction Ceremony evening of fun and celebration via Zoom on Wednesday, November 17 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Zoom link will be shared through Canvas Global Announcements.  All SCS family and friends are welcome.

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Want to support student-run small businesses and entrepreneurship here in Durham? Follow @audacitylabs on Instagram. Chance to win Duke football game tickets. Follow, like, and share.

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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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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.

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.

******************

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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Weekly Message–November 1-5, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of November 1, 2021. 

Durham Public Schools, in partnership with MAKO Medical, is providing weekly COVID-19 testing at our school each Tuesday to help identify possible COVID-19 infections among students even if they’re not showing any symptoms. Research has shown such testing can reduce the spread by 50%, especially in large settings such as schools. 

The testing is a simple swab of the nose and not the test that tickles the brain. This is the same test families can administer from home or at local testing sites. 

This is a voluntary testing process, so a parent or guardian must register their student to participate. The link to register is included in the email version of this message, posted on our website and my blog. All testing information and results will remain confidential. 

I encourage our families to register their students for this free opportunity. Together, we can keep our students safe, in their classrooms, and prevent community spread. 

Register your student today with this link: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-dur-688-students

I’d also like to remind everyone that we must remain vigilant in our safety measures. Students must wear masks appropriately and stay socially distanced. Please continue to talk with your students about the importance of the safety precautions in place. 

We look forward to celebrating 1st quarter Honor Roll students Friday, November 5. Honor Roll students will receive an individual invitation in their Canvas email with details. This event is only for students due to COVID restrictions. PTSA is providing snacks for our students during this event. 

Mark your calendars for November 11 and 12 next week. There will be no school for students. 

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. 

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.

Use this link to access the Transportation page, “Here Comes The Bus” Tracking APP. Families can use this app to track their child’s bus. We will also continue to post alerts on Facebook and Twitter when buses leave campus late. 

DPS -Here Comes The Bus Page https://www.dpsnc.net/page/202

Have a great evening from everyone at SCS where we practice the 4C’s–Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community. 

Weekly Message–October 25-29, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of October 25, 2021. 

We will hold our middle school AIG Parent Night October 26 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Please look for invitations from Ms. Taylor. 

We have a fun-filled Spirit Week scheduled this week! Check out the SCS website calendar, my blog, the social media sites, and the signs around the school to start planning your outfits! 

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.

Durham Public Schools, in partnership with MAKO Medical, will begin providing weekly COVID-19 testing at our school this week to help identify possible COVID-19 infections among students even if they’re not showing any symptoms. Research has shown such testing can reduce the spread by 50%, especially in large settings such as schools. 

The testing is a simple swab of the nose and not the test that tickles the brain. This is the same test families can administer from home or at local testing sites. 

This is a voluntary testing process, so a parent or guardian must register their student to participate. The link to register is included in the email version of this message, posted on our website and my blog. A hard copy letter will be sent home with your student when we return from break. All testing information and results will remain confidential. 

I encourage our families to register their students for this free opportunity. Together, we can keep our students safe, in their classrooms, and prevent community spread. 

Register your student today with this link: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-dur-688-students

The School for Creative Studies has been designated as a Targeted Support and Improvement-Additional Targeted Support (TSI-AT) school by the North Carolina State Board of Education. As stated in ESSA Section 1111(d)(2), North Carolina had to identify schools for targeted support and improvement.  TSI-AT schools in North Carolina are those that have a subgroup that is under-performing. The intent of this opportunity is to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction. 

As a TSI-AT school, The School for Creative Studies is required to develop a comprehensive plan that specifically addresses how the school will improve student achievement. The plan will also include how our district will support us and monitor the progress of our school.  The comprehensive plan will address the following areas: Classroom Management, Standards-aligned Instruction, Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), Instructional Leadership, Recruitment & Retention of Effective Teachers, Support for Grade-to-Grade Transitions, Implementation of a Tiered Instructional System, Data-Driven Decision Making, Student Support Services, and Family and Community Engagement.

A virtual information session for all DPS students and their families interested in the 2022 NC Governor’s School Session will be held Monday, October 25 from 6:00 — 7:00 p.m. The four week residential opportunity allows students to explore current topics through multiple areas of interest. During the information session, participants will receive an overview of Governor’s School and hear from past participants. For more information visit NC Governor’s School Information Session or contact Laura Parrott, Director of Advanced Academics, Laura_Parrott@dpsnc.net

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.

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. 

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.

Use this link to access the Transportation page, “Here Comes The Bus” Tracking APP. Families can use this app to track their child’s bus. We will also continue to post alerts on Facebook and Twitter when buses leave campus late. 

DPS -Here Comes The Bus Page https://www.dpsnc.net/page/202

Have a great evening from everyone at SCS where we practice the 4C’s–Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community. 

Daily Announcements–Friday, October 22, 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.

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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.

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. 

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Anime Club is cancelled for TODAY! 

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

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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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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. 

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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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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. 

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

Prizes:

  • 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.

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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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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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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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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

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