DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS–Friday, January 22, 2021

10th and 11th grade students our Durham Tech Liaison will hold Career and College Promise Program (CCP) information sessions starting this February.  The dates are listed below along with the registration link.  This information and more can be found on Mrs. Settle’s website under the Applying to College tab.  

*Wednesday February 3rd from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

*Friday February 5th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

*Wednesday February 10th from 11:00am to 12:30pm

*(Spanish Session) Miercoles el 10 de Febrero. 6-7:30pm

*Friday February 12th from 11:00am to 12:30pm

*Saturday February 13th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

*Wednesday February 17th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Work-based Learning Online Resources

January 27th, Wellness Wednesday – Students will explore online resources and demonstrate how to use a variety of websites to research jobs and prepare for the world of work.  

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/97044302585?pwd=RVcreXFqdUNnZmx0Zm00RGN2NmtsZz09

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UNC-Chapel Hill is offering a paid opportunity for Summer of 2021 with the Internship in Science and Health Training and Research (ISHTaR) for students interested in working with research teams with the Department of Emergency Medicine, shadowing physicians and nurses across the hospital, as well as shadowing EMS providers.  This opportunity is currently a virtual internship.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Settle for application information.  Applications are due by March 12, 2021.

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Students, we want to recognize you!!! We know you’re doing some incredible things outside of school, so let us give you the shout out you deserve. Send an email to scs.maindesk@dpsnc.net and tell us what aMazing things you’re doing out there!

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College Board is hosting our first-ever series of virtual college fairs called BigFuture™ Days. Sophomores and juniors can sign up for a chance to connect directly with college admissions representatives and current college students. They’ll have a chance to explore colleges in a way that’s not overwhelming, ask questions about topics they want to learn about, and take action on key college planning steps. Please register at cb.org/bigfuturedays.  You can find the dates on Mrs. Settle’s website.

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Class of 2021 we want to acknowledge your perseverance in this unprecedented school year.  You have continued to work hard and push forward and SCS is proud of you!  Please complete the form below so we can document your college acceptance and scholarship offers. We will NOT announce your acceptance or scholarship information without your permission. You can complete more than one form as you receive more acceptance and scholarship letters.  Keep working hard!

https://forms.gle/CtNFfwQtwGLCCzia7

Freedom Snipes: Louisburg College with a $13,000 scholarship, East Carolina, and Fayetteville State.

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Weekly Message–January 18-22, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of January 18. 

January 18 is a school holiday in recognition of the Martin Luther King Holiday. The third quarter begins Tuesday, January 19. January 19 is a Teacher Workday and Remote Learning Day for students. Students should sign in to Canvas during the day to complete work for each class. Wednesday is a normal Wellness Wednesday. Attendance will be taken for Tuesday and Wednesday by 7th period teachers using the normal Attendance Link. Students will return to Zoom classes Thursday, January 21. Middle school elective classes will switch Tuesday. New elective classes will be visible to students Monday night. 

Third quarter Science Kits for grades 6, 7, and 8 available for pickup in the office beginning Tuesday. Your science teacher will let you know when you’ll need your kit for class. 

We are excited to welcome NCCU athletes, Women’s Track and Field competitors ZINZILI KELLEY and TAELOR FERGUSON along with Men’s Football and Track and Field competitor XAVIER LEANER, to our  Community Circle on Wellness Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Please join us to hear what strategies for success these student athletes have to share with our students at SCS.

The DPS magnet lottery is now open and will be available until February 5th on the DPS website. Current students do not have to reapply to the school but if you have siblings that you wish to attend, you must enter them into the DPS lottery and link them to the currently attending sibling. Please contact Rita.Rathbone@dpsnc.net with DPS magnet lottery questions.  

The quarter has ended. Report cards will be viewable via the PowerSchool Parent Portal January 22. Report cards will not be printed. If you don’t have your Parent Portal account, we are available Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 for you to stop by the school to pick up your Parent Portal Account information. You will need to bring your picture ID. If these hours are not convenient for you, please call the school so we can assist you with getting your Parent Portal information. You may also contact your child’s homeroom teacher for assistance. 

On Friday, January 22, 2021, Strawbridge Studios will be coming to the SCS Campus to hold a “Dress to Impress” Photo Shoot for our graduating seniors. 

All graduating students have been scheduled a block of time based on their last name, when they are to come to SCS to take their picture.

These will not be tux and drapes pictures, but a “Dress to Impress” photo shoot.  There will be no sitting fee for this session.

Contact Dr. Dixon or Ms. Barnes if you have any questions.

The directions for creating a Canvas Parent Observer Account can be found at canvas.dpsnc.net.  There you will find step-by-step written directions, a video explanation, Canvas Observer Guide and information for downloading the mobile app.  It is important that you create an observer account because some announcements will only be sent to Parent Observers and you can see your child’s activity in Canvas. 

Seniors, it is still not too late for you to order your cap & gown. Visit jostens.com and select our school. 

Have a good evening from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4 C’s – Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community.

Daily Announcements–Friday, January 15, 2021

Juniors you have the opportunity to take the PSAT on January 26th at no cost. This is a on first come first served basis. The first 15 students to complete the PSAT Google form and email Ms. Settle or Ms. Barnes by this Monday will be eligible.

The PSAT Google form is https://tinyurl.com/yyxtdg8yLinks to an external site.

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The DPS Office of Equity Affairs is proud to present KINGS Conversations. The new web series will feature professional men of color sharing their personal experiences.

The premiere episode will stream on Thursday, January 21, and will feature Hillside HS alum/Paralympian Desmond Jackson and Riverside HS Alum/veteran NFL free agent, Wesley Sanders.

The series will stream on Facebook & YouTube on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6 pm. 

FACEBOOK: http://Facebook.com/DPSWeAreKINGSLinks to an external site.
YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/DPSWeAreKingsYoutubeLinks to an external site.

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UNC-Chapel Hill is offering a paid opportunity for Summer of 2021 with the Internship in Science and Health Training and Research (ISHTaR) for students interested in working with research teams with the Department of Emergency Medicine, shadowing physicians and nurses across the hospital, as well as shadowing EMS providers.  This opportunity is currently a virtual internship.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Settle for application information.  Applications are due by March 12, 2021.

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Attention Students, 

Throughout second semester, a series of Employability Skills sessions will be offered during Wellness Wednesday. Students will explore skills that employers are looking for in high school students. Students will create a resume, cover letter, learn interview tips, explore virtual job shadowing opportunities, and career conversation webinars with companies in the Research Triangle area. 

The first session will be held on Wednesday, January 20th at 9:00 and 11:00.  Students will learn employability terms and the six Essential Skills employers are seeking in high school students. If you are looking for a job, this is the session for you. 

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/97044302585?pwd=RVcreXFqdUNnZmx0Zm00RGN2NmtsZz09Links to an external site.

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Students, we want to recognize you!!! We know you’re doing some incredible things outside of school, so let us give you the shout out you deserve. Send an email to scs.maindesk@dpsnc.net and tell us what aMazing things you’re doing out there!

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2021 has already been a memorable year.  Certainly, we all have goals and plans for this year.  Continue to make decisions about your best intentions for each day this year.  On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 we will have athletes from NCCU come to share great ideas about goal setting and taking action to make things happen.  Athletes show us how to make the most of our gifts and talents by their hard work, persistence and passion.

Take time this week to prepare questions and examples of what you will do this year to be the best you.  Then mark your calendar for Wellness Wednesday at 10:00.

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SCS Graduating Students & Families,

On Friday, January 22nd 2021, Strawbridge Studios will be coming to the SCS Campus to hold a “Dress to Impress” Photo Shoot.

All graduating students have been scheduled a block of time based on their last name, when they are to come to SCS to take their picture.

These will not be tux and drapes pictures, but a “Dress to Impress” photo shoot.  There will be no sitting fee for this session.

Contact Dr. Dixon or Ms. Barnes if you have any questions.

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Attention all juniors!  You will be receiving an email from ACT Online Prep in your school email account.  This is NOT junk!  It contains your login information for your access to ACT Online PrepLinks to an external site..  Please follow the instructions to set your password and begin using this resource!  If you didn’t receive the email, go to this address, https://onlineprep.act.org/loginLinks to an external site., type in your DPS email address, and select: Reset Password.  Please contact Dr. Dixon with questions!

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2021 Scholarship Showcase–Free for all families!

It’s not too late to apply for scholarships, nor is it too early to research them!  Register now for the Scholarship Showcase 2021 and get started toward your dreams of funding your education! 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pursuing-your-dreams-scholarship-showcase-tickets-126454259093Links to an external site.

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Class of 2021 we want to acknowledge your perseverance in this unprecedented school year.  You have continued to work hard and push forward and SCS is proud of you!  Please complete the form below so we can document your college acceptance and scholarship offers. We will NOT announce your acceptance or scholarship information without your permission. You can complete more than one form as you receive more acceptance and scholarship letters.  Keep working hard!

https://forms.gle/CtNFfwQtwGLCCzia7Links to an external site.

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Any students interested in the Marine Corps please complete the survey below.  If you would like to speak with a recruiter or have any questions, please contact Mrs. Settle.

https://www.jotform.com/202614270301035Links to an external site.

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The end of the quarter is TODAY! Your parents will have access to your report cards in PowerSchool Parent Portal January 22.

There is no school Monday, January 18 in recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Tuesday is an asynchronous day. You will have work from all of your class, so make sure you log on and complete the work that is assigned. The 3rd Quarter begins Tuesday!!! 

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YES—Youth Education for Savings

KidSMART +KidINSVEST Saturday Club

Club members learn to EARN, SAVE, SPEND, INVEST & DONATE through engaging real-life, project based activities. As members gain critical thinking skills, they become prepare to rise to new levels of personal and professional success.  New RegistrationLinks to an external site. closes February 5! Register at www.yesconsortium.orgLinks to an external site..

 $50 registration fee

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is hosting its annual Aviation Art Contest, which is open to children ages 6-17.  

Entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, January 19, 2021. 

This year’s theme is “A Friendlier World with Air Sports.”  Air shows offer it all; everyone is invited to share in the joy.  While being in the sky is glamorous, it is only part of the adventure.  Every journey begins on the ground with a team of people working together to accomplish what one person alone never could.  The camaraderie created in this process is one of the things that keeps people coming back again and again.  Air sports connect people from all over the world and of all ages, and create lifelong friendships.  When the day’s adventure is over, both participants and spectators leave with new friends, as well as stories to share. 

All children who live in or attend school in North Carolina are invited to grab their favorite art supplies (however pencils, including colored pencils, are prohibited) and create a poster that captures the friendlier world that comes from people meeting and sharing their love of sport aviation.  The top three entries in each age group will be forwarded to Washington, DC to be judged in the national competition.  The artwork of the national winners will be sent to Switzerland to compete in the international competition.

Need another incentive for participating in this year’s Aviation Art Contest?  In addition to the prize money listed below, the winning artwork will be displayed in the North Carolina Museum of Art!  Check it out… and be sure to watch the great video featuring last year’s contest: https://ncartmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/52597Links to an external site.

Awards for our North Carolina winners range from $25 — $225. 

 JuniorIntermediateSenior
1st Place$75$100$225
2nd Place$50$75$150
3rd Place$25$50$100

The student artwork will be returned to the student if:

– The student does not place (1st, 2nd, 3rd) at the National level, and

– Appropriate return packaging/mailer and postage are provided by the student or school AT THE TIME THE ARTWORK IS SUBMITTED.

Artwork should be mailed to:

Aviation Art Contest

NCDOT Division of Aviation

Attn: Corbi Bulluck

1560 Mail Service Center

Raleigh NC 27699-1560

Additional information is available online at https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/students-youth/aviation-art-contest/Pages/default.aspxLinks to an external site.

The contest rules, entry forms, and the required Certificate of Authenticity can be found at https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/students-youth/aviation-art-contest/Pages/contest-rules.aspxLinks to an external site.

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The STEM Academy of North Carolina is looking for college and high school students to mentor younger students of elementary and middle-school age in doing STEM research, completing their STEM classes, or working on Science Olympiad, as well as other efforts. 

High school students: Do you wish to serve your community, or others around the state, as mentors? We are in need of more mentors as we are expanding. We are giving volunteer hours to mentors and pretty flexible regarding schedules. 

Here is a link to more information about the program and on page 4 there is information for potential mentors: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eQ16kqqKMPd3xb_znmR24OKIcdBsNHUc0P3f71S4NmE/edit?usp=sharingLinks to an external site..

If they wish to sign up as a mentor, they can use the following link: 

https://forms.gle/LVKUicpk5SuKC9Lv9Links to an external site.

Additionally, our program website is stemacademyofnc.com.

Daily Announcements–Thursday, January 14, 2021

Students, we want to recognize you!!! We know you’re doing some incredible things outside of school, so let us give you the shout out you deserve. Send an email to scs.maindesk@dpsnc.net and tell us what aMazing things you’re doing out there!

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Fresh Films Weekly Program Every Thursday

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2021 has already been a memorable year.  Certainly, we all have goals and plans for this year.  Continue to make decisions about your best intentions for each day this year.  On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 we will have athletes from NCCU come to share great ideas about goal setting and taking action to make things happen.  Athletes show us how to make the most of our gifts and talents by their hard work, persistence and passion.

Take time this week to prepare questions and examples of what you will do this year to be the best you.  Then mark your calendar for Wellness Wednesday at 10:00.

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SCS Graduating Students & Families,

On Friday, January 22nd 2021, Strawbridge Studios will be coming to the SCS Campus to hold a “Dress to Impress” Photo Shoot.

All graduating students have been scheduled a block of time based on their last name, when they are to come to SCS to take their picture.

These will not be tux and drapes pictures, but a “Dress to Impress” photo shoot.  There will be no sitting fee for this session.

Contact Dr. Dixon or Ms. Barnes if you have any questions.

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Attention all juniors!  You will be receiving an email from ACT Online Prep in your school email account.  This is NOT junk!  It contains your login information for your access to ACT Online Prep.  Please follow the instructions to set your password and begin using this resource!  If you didn’t receive the email, go to this address, https://onlineprep.act.org/login, type in your DPS email address, and select: Reset Password.  Please contact Dr. Dixon with questions!

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2021 Scholarship Showcase–Free for all families!

It’s not too late to apply for scholarships, nor is it too early to research them!  Register now for the Scholarship Showcase 2021 and get started toward your dreams of funding your education! 

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Starting this week, we will resume Morning Hangout Sessions with the counselors on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings 8:30—9:00 a.m. 

High School Link (with Ms. Settle): 

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/91921211715?pwd=eVZWR1dtRWIrT2VQY2tYWmFYc3FDQT09

Middle School Link (with Ms. Meza-Keuthen): 

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/92732781486?pwd=MVN5MFI3Qnd0OHNRaXEvN2Nmb3hkZz09

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Class of 2021 we want to acknowledge your perseverance in this unprecedented school year.  You have continued to work hard and push forward and SCS is proud of you!  Please complete the form below so we can document your college acceptance and scholarship offers. We will NOT announce your acceptance or scholarship information without your permission. You can complete more than one form as you receive more acceptance and scholarship letters.  Keep working hard!

https://forms.gle/CtNFfwQtwGLCCzia7

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Any students interested in the Marine Corps please complete the survey below.  If you would like to speak with a recruiter or have any questions, please contact Mrs. Settle.

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READY, SET, APP! CYCLE 2 IS LIVE REGISTRATION CLOSES NOVEMBER 30, 2020 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2021 

The Ready, Set, App! challenge is an Android mobile app development competition for North Carolina students. Student groups will develop a functional and original mobile app using a mobile app development platform, such as MIT App Inventor, to solve a problem in their community or school. The top teams will get the opportunity to pitch their app at the Virtual Ready, Set, App! Competition in April to win Lenovo-branded prizes. Use the link HERE to register for the program. Visit https://readysetapp.devpost.com/.

  • Participants must be in 9-12th grade.
  • This competition is for public or public charter high schools in NC.
  • Teams of 3-5.
  • Each team must have an educator to serve as their advisor.
  • Projects do not have to be completed by Nov. 30th. After registration is complete, you will be provided additional resources to support your app development.

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The end of the quarter is January 15! 

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YES—Youth Education for Savings

KidSMART +KidINSVEST Saturday Club

Club members learn to EARN, SAVE, SPEND, INVEST & DONATE through engaging real-life, project based activities. As members gain critical thinking skills, they become prepare to rise to new levels of personal and professional success.  New Registration closes February 5! Register at www.yesconsortium.org.

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is hosting its annual Aviation Art Contest, which is open to children ages 6-17.  

Entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, January 19, 2021. 

This year’s theme is “A Friendlier World with Air Sports.”  Air shows offer it all; everyone is invited to share in the joy.  While being in the sky is glamorous, it is only part of the adventure.  Every journey begins on the ground with a team of people working together to accomplish what one person alone never could.  The camaraderie created in this process is one of the things that keeps people coming back again and again.  Air sports connect people from all over the world and of all ages, and create lifelong friendships.  When the day’s adventure is over, both participants and spectators leave with new friends, as well as stories to share. 

All children who live in or attend school in North Carolina are invited to grab their favorite art supplies (however pencils, including colored pencils, are prohibited) and create a poster that captures the friendlier world that comes from people meeting and sharing their love of sport aviation.  The top three entries in each age group will be forwarded to Washington, DC to be judged in the national competition.  The artwork of the national winners will be sent to Switzerland to compete in the international competition.

Need another incentive for participating in this year’s Aviation Art Contest?  In addition to the prize money listed below, the winning artwork will be displayed in the North Carolina Museum of Art!  Check it out… and be sure to watch the great video featuring last year’s contest: https://ncartmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/52597

Awards for our North Carolina winners range from $25 — $225. 

 JuniorIntermediateSenior
1st Place$75$100$225
2nd Place$50$75$150
3rd Place$25$50$100

The student artwork will be returned to the student if:

– The student does not place (1st, 2nd, 3rd) at the National level, and

– Appropriate return packaging/mailer and postage are provided by the student or school AT THE TIME THE ARTWORK IS SUBMITTED.

Artwork should be mailed to:

Aviation Art Contest

NCDOT Division of Aviation

Attn: Corbi Bulluck

1560 Mail Service Center

Raleigh NC 27699-1560

Additional information is available online at https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/students-youth/aviation-art-contest/Pages/default.aspx

The contest rules, entry forms, and the required Certificate of Authenticity can be found at https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/students-youth/aviation-art-contest/Pages/contest-rules.aspx

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The STEM Academy of North Carolina is looking for college and high school students to mentor younger students of elementary and middle-school age in doing STEM research, completing their STEM classes, or working on Science Olympiad, as well as other efforts. 

High school students: Do you wish to serve your community, or others around the state, as mentors? We are in need of more mentors as we are expanding. We are giving volunteer hours to mentors and pretty flexible regarding schedules. 

Here is a link to more information about the program and on page 4 there is information for potential mentors: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eQ16kqqKMPd3xb_znmR24OKIcdBsNHUc0P3f71S4NmE/edit?usp=sharing.

If they wish to sign up as a mentor, they can use the following link: 

https://forms.gle/LVKUicpk5SuKC9Lv9

Additionally, our program website is stemacademyofnc.com.

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, January 11, 2021

 D&D Club is canceled tomorrow. No D&D Club this week!

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SCS Graduating Students & Families,

On Friday, January 22nd 2021, Strawbridge Studios will be coming to the SCS Campus to hold a “Dress to Impress” Photo Shoot.

All graduating students have been scheduled a block of time based on their last name, when they are to come to SCS to take their picture.

These will not be tux and drapes pictures, but a “Dress to Impress” photo shoot.  There will be no sitting fee for this session.

Contact Dr. Dixon or Ms. Barnes if you have any questions.

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Attention all juniors!  You will be receiving an email from ACT Online Prep in your school email account.  This is NOT junk!  It contains your login information for your access to ACT Online Prep.  Please follow the instructions to set your password and begin using this resource!  If you didn’t receive the email, go to this address, https://onlineprep.act.org/login, type in your DPS email address, and select: Reset Password.  Please contact Dr. Dixon with questions!

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2021 Scholarship Showcase–Free for all families!

It’s not too late to apply for scholarships, nor is it too early to research them!  Register now for the Scholarship Showcase 2021 and get started toward your dreams of funding your education! 

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Starting this week, we will resume Morning Hangout Sessions with the counselors on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings 8:30—9:00 a.m. 

High School Link (with Ms. Settle): 

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/91921211715?pwd=eVZWR1dtRWIrT2VQY2tYWmFYc3FDQT09

Middle School Link (with Ms. Meza-Keuthen): 

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/92732781486?pwd=MVN5MFI3Qnd0OHNRaXEvN2Nmb3hkZz09

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Class of 2021 we want to acknowledge your perseverance in this unprecedented school year.  You have continued to work hard and push forward and SCS is proud of you!  Please complete the form below so we can document your college acceptance and scholarship offers. We will NOT announce your acceptance or scholarship information without your permission. You can complete more than one form as you receive more acceptance and scholarship letters.  Keep working hard!

https://forms.gle/CtNFfwQtwGLCCzia7

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Any students interested in the Marine Corps please complete the survey below.  If you would like to speak with a recruiter or have any questions, please contact Mrs. Settle.

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READY, SET, APP! CYCLE 2 IS LIVE REGISTRATION CLOSES NOVEMBER 30, 2020 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2021 

The Ready, Set, App! challenge is an Android mobile app development competition for North Carolina students. Student groups will develop a functional and original mobile app using a mobile app development platform, such as MIT App Inventor, to solve a problem in their community or school. The top teams will get the opportunity to pitch their app at the Virtual Ready, Set, App! Competition in April to win Lenovo-branded prizes. Use the link HERE to register for the program. Visit https://readysetapp.devpost.com/.

  • Participants must be in 9-12th grade.
  • This competition is for public or public charter high schools in NC.
  • Teams of 3-5.
  • Each team must have an educator to serve as their advisor.
  • Projects do not have to be completed by Nov. 30th. After registration is complete, you will be provided additional resources to support your app development.

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The end of the quarter is January 15! 

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YES—Youth Education for Savings

KidSMART +KidINSVEST Saturday Club

Club members learn to EARN, SAVE, SPEND, INVEST & DONATE through engaging real-life, project based activities. As members gain critical thinking skills, they become prepare to rise to new levels of personal and professional success.  New Registration closes February 5! Register at www.yesconsortium.org.

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is hosting its annual Aviation Art Contest, which is open to children ages 6-17.  

Entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, January 19, 2021. 

This year’s theme is “A Friendlier World with Air Sports.”  Air shows offer it all; everyone is invited to share in the joy.  While being in the sky is glamorous, it is only part of the adventure.  Every journey begins on the ground with a team of people working together to accomplish what one person alone never could.  The camaraderie created in this process is one of the things that keeps people coming back again and again.  Air sports connect people from all over the world and of all ages, and create lifelong friendships.  When the day’s adventure is over, both participants and spectators leave with new friends, as well as stories to share. 

All children who live in or attend school in North Carolina are invited to grab their favorite art supplies (however pencils, including colored pencils, are prohibited) and create a poster that captures the friendlier world that comes from people meeting and sharing their love of sport aviation.  The top three entries in each age group will be forwarded to Washington, DC to be judged in the national competition.  The artwork of the national winners will be sent to Switzerland to compete in the international competition.

Need another incentive for participating in this year’s Aviation Art Contest?  In addition to the prize money listed below, the winning artwork will be displayed in the North Carolina Museum of Art!  Check it out… and be sure to watch the great video featuring last year’s contest: https://ncartmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/52597

Awards for our North Carolina winners range from $25 — $225. 

 JuniorIntermediateSenior
1st Place$75$100$225
2nd Place$50$75$150
3rd Place$25$50$100

The student artwork will be returned to the student if:

– The student does not place (1st, 2nd, 3rd) at the National level, and

– Appropriate return packaging/mailer and postage are provided by the student or school AT THE TIME THE ARTWORK IS SUBMITTED.

Artwork should be mailed to:

Aviation Art Contest

NCDOT Division of Aviation

Attn: Corbi Bulluck

1560 Mail Service Center

Raleigh NC 27699-1560

Additional information is available online at https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/students-youth/aviation-art-contest/Pages/default.aspx

The contest rules, entry forms, and the required Certificate of Authenticity can be found at https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/students-youth/aviation-art-contest/Pages/contest-rules.aspx

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS–Monday, January 11, 2021

Attention all juniors!  You will be receiving an email from ACT Online Prep in your school email account.  This is NOT junk!  It contains your login information for your access to ACT Online Prep.  Please follow the instructions to set your password and begin using this resource!  If you didn’t receive the email, go to this address, https://onlineprep.act.org/login, type in your DPS email address, and select: Reset Password.  Please contact Dr. Dixon with questions!

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2021 Scholarship Showcase–Free for all families!

It’s not too late to apply for scholarships, nor is it too early to research them!  Register now for the Scholarship Showcase 2021 and get started toward your dreams of funding your education! 

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Starting this week, we will resume Morning Hangout Sessions with the counselors on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings 8:30—9:00 a.m. 

High School Link (with Ms. Settle): 

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/91921211715?pwd=eVZWR1dtRWIrT2VQY2tYWmFYc3FDQT09

Middle School Link (with Ms. Meza-Keuthen): 

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/92732781486?pwd=MVN5MFI3Qnd0OHNRaXEvN2Nmb3hkZz09

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Class of 2021 we want to acknowledge your perseverance in this unprecedented school year.  You have continued to work hard and push forward and SCS is proud of you!  Please complete the form below so we can document your college acceptance and scholarship offers. We will NOT announce your acceptance or scholarship information without your permission. You can complete more than one form as you receive more acceptance and scholarship letters.  Keep working hard!

https://forms.gle/CtNFfwQtwGLCCzia7

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Join us for our upcoming PTSA Dine out NightTONIGHT—at Chipotle Roxboro Rd. 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

(Must present flyer—on social media sites, Ms. Price’s blog and the SCS website) 

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Any students interested in the Marine Corps please complete the survey below.  If you would like to speak with a recruiter or have any questions, please contact Mrs. Settle.

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READY, SET, APP! CYCLE 2 IS LIVE REGISTRATION CLOSES NOVEMBER 30, 2020 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2021 

The Ready, Set, App! challenge is an Android mobile app development competition for North Carolina students. Student groups will develop a functional and original mobile app using a mobile app development platform, such as MIT App Inventor, to solve a problem in their community or school. The top teams will get the opportunity to pitch their app at the Virtual Ready, Set, App! Competition in April to win Lenovo-branded prizes. Use the link HERE to register for the program. Visit https://readysetapp.devpost.com/.

  • Participants must be in 9-12th grade.
  • This competition is for public or public charter high schools in NC.
  • Teams of 3-5.
  • Each team must have an educator to serve as their advisor.
  • Projects do not have to be completed by Nov. 30th. After registration is complete, you will be provided additional resources to support your app development.

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The end of the quarter is January 15! 

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YES—Youth Education for Savings

KidSMART +KidINSVEST Saturday Club

Club members learn to EARN, SAVE, SPEND, INVEST & DONATE through engaging real-life, project based activities. As members gain critical thinking skills, they become prepare to rise to new levels of personal and professional success.  New Registration closes February 5! Register at www.yesconsortium.org.

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is hosting its annual Aviation Art Contest, which is open to children ages 6-17.  

Entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, January 19, 2021. 

This year’s theme is “A Friendlier World with Air Sports.”  Air shows offer it all; everyone is invited to share in the joy.  While being in the sky is glamorous, it is only part of the adventure.  Every journey begins on the ground with a team of people working together to accomplish what one person alone never could.  The camaraderie created in this process is one of the things that keeps people coming back again and again.  Air sports connect people from all over the world and of all ages, and create lifelong friendships.  When the day’s adventure is over, both participants and spectators leave with new friends, as well as stories to share. 

All children who live in or attend school in North Carolina are invited to grab their favorite art supplies (however pencils, including colored pencils, are prohibited) and create a poster that captures the friendlier world that comes from people meeting and sharing their love of sport aviation.  The top three entries in each age group will be forwarded to Washington, DC to be judged in the national competition.  The artwork of the national winners will be sent to Switzerland to compete in the international competition.

Awards for our North Carolina winners range from $25 — $225. 

 JuniorIntermediateSenior
1st Place$75$100$225
2nd Place$50$75$150
3rd Place$25$50$100

The student artwork will be returned to the student if:

– The student does not place (1st, 2nd, 3rd) at the National level, and

– Appropriate return packaging/mailer and postage are provided by the student or school AT THE TIME THE ARTWORK IS SUBMITTED.

Artwork should be mailed to:

Aviation Art Contest

NCDOT Division of Aviation

Attn: Corbi Bulluck

1560 Mail Service Center

Raleigh NC 27699-1560

Additional information is available online at https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/students-youth/aviation-art-contest/Pages/default.aspx

The contest rules, entry forms, and the required Certificate of Authenticity can be found at https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/students-youth/aviation-art-contest/Pages/contest-rules.aspx

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The STEM Academy of North Carolina is looking for college and high school students to mentor younger students of elementary and middle-school age in doing STEM research, completing their STEM classes, or working on Science Olympiad, as well as other efforts. 

High school students: Do you wish to serve your community, or others around the state, as mentors? We are in need of more mentors as we are expanding. We are giving volunteer hours to mentors and pretty flexible regarding schedules. 

Here is a link to more information about the program and on page 4 there is information for potential mentors: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eQ16kqqKMPd3xb_znmR24OKIcdBsNHUc0P3f71S4NmE/edit?usp=sharing.

If they wish to sign up as a mentor, they can use the following link: 

https://forms.gle/LVKUicpk5SuKC9Lv9

Additionally, our program website is stemacademyofnc.com.

Weekly Message–January 11-15, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of January 11. 

The Durham Public Schools Board of Education has voted that we will be in Plan C for the remainder of the school year. So, we will continue to learn remotely. Please read your emails, listen to messages from the school and attend events that we schedule to ensure we can continue to share best practices and support students and families as we continue this remote learning journey together. 

I’m pleased to announce that our PTSA has been selected as an award recipient of $800 for the 2020-2021 Healthy Schools Mini Grant from the the NC PTA. There was a lot of competition for this grant and the grant was very detailed and outlined the steps we already take to make our school a healthier place. Thanks to parents Nathan Hester and Tanisha Davis for their leadership in completing this grant. 

Join us for our upcoming PTSA Dine out Night —Monday, January 11at Chipotle Roxboro Rd. 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

(Must present flyer—on social media sites, Ms. Price’s blog and the SCS website) 

The DPS magnet lottery will be available from January 11th until February 5th on the DPS website. Current students do not have to reapply to the school but if you have siblings that you wish to attend, you must enter them into the DPS lottery and link them to the currently attending sibling. Please contact Rita.Rathbone@dpsnc.net with DPS magnet lottery questions.  

The end of the quarter is this Friday, January 15. Report cards will be viewable via the PowerSchool Parent Portal January 22. If you don’t have your Parent Portal account, we are available Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 for you to stop by the school to pick up your Parent Portal Account information. You will need to bring your picture ID. If these hours are not convenient for you, please call the school so we can assist you with getting your Parent Portal information. You may also contact your child’s homeroom teacher for assistance. 

The directions for creating a Canvas Parent Observer Account can be found at canvas.dpsnc.net.  There you will find step-by-step written directions, a video explanation, Canvas Observer Guide and information for downloading the mobile app.  It is important that you create an observer account because some announcements will only be sent to Parent Observers and you can see your child’s activity in Canvas. 

Seniors, it is still not too late for you to order your cap & gown. Visit jostens.com and select our school. 

January 18 is a school holiday in recognition of the Martin Luther King Holiday. The third quarter begins January 19. January 19 is a Teacher Workday and Remote Learning Day for students. Students should sign in to Canvas during the day to complete work for each class. 

Have a good evening from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4 C’s – Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community.

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS–Tuesday, January 5, 2020

Join us for our upcoming PTSA Dine out Night—at Chipotle Roxboro Rd. next Monday, January 11 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

(Must present flyer—attached) 

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Any students interested in the Marine Corps please complete the survey below.  If you would like to speak with a recruiter or have any questions, please contact Mrs. Settle.

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The Audacity Labs pitch event will be held January 8, 2021 from 6:30-8:00 PM EST. more info in the event description. Teachers and students can attend the event is free but requires registration in advance. Thank You!!!! 

Feel free to contact Andrew Bekheit for any questions!! 😉

Link for registration: https://tinyurl.com/pitch321

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READY, SET, APP! CYCLE 2 IS LIVE REGISTRATION CLOSES NOVEMBER 30, 2020 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2021 

The Ready, Set, App! challenge is an Android mobile app development competition for North Carolina students. Student groups will develop a functional and original mobile app using a mobile app development platform, such as MIT App Inventor, to solve a problem in their community or school. The top teams will get the opportunity to pitch their app at the Virtual Ready, Set, App! Competition in April to win Lenovo-branded prizes. Use the link HERE to register for the program. Visit https://readysetapp.devpost.com/.

  • Participants must be in 9-12th grade.
  • This competition is for public or public charter high schools in NC.
  • Teams of 3-5.
  • Each team must have an educator to serve as their advisor.
  • Projects do not have to be completed by Nov. 30th. After registration is complete, you will be provided additional resources to support your app development.

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Quick announcement: French Club will start NEXT week, on January 11, 2020 at 3 pm.

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The end of the quarter is January 15! 

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 Club members learn to EARN, SAVE, SPEND, INVEST & DONATE through engaging real-life, project based activities. As members gain critical thinking skills, they become prepare to rise to new levels of personal and professional success.  New Registration begins January 2, 2021.

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is hosting its annual Aviation Art Contest, which is open to children ages 6-17.  

Entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, January 19, 2021. 

This year’s theme is “A Friendlier World with Air Sports.”  Air shows offer it all; everyone is invited to share in the joy.  While being in the sky is glamorous, it is only part of the adventure.  Every journey begins on the ground with a team of people working together to accomplish what one person alone never could.  The camaraderie created in this process is one of the things that keeps people coming back again and again.  Air sports connect people from all over the world and of all ages, and create lifelong friendships.  When the day’s adventure is over, both participants and spectators leave with new friends, as well as stories to share. 

All children who live in or attend school in North Carolina are invited to grab their favorite art supplies (however pencils, including colored pencils, are prohibited) and create a poster that captures the friendlier world that comes from people meeting and sharing their love of sport aviation.  The top three entries in each age group will be forwarded to Washington, DC to be judged in the national competition.  The artwork of the national winners will be sent to Switzerland to compete in the international competition.

Awards for our North Carolina winners range from $25 — $225. 

 JuniorIntermediateSenior
1st Place$75$100$225
2nd Place$50$75$150
3rd Place$25$50$100

The student artwork will be returned to the student if:

– The student does not place (1st, 2nd, 3rd) at the National level, and

– Appropriate return packaging/mailer and postage are provided by the student or school AT THE TIME THE ARTWORK IS SUBMITTED.

Artwork should be mailed to:

Aviation Art Contest

NCDOT Division of Aviation

Attn: Corbi Bulluck

1560 Mail Service Center

Raleigh NC 27699-1560

Additional information is available online at https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/students-youth/aviation-art-contest/Pages/default.aspx

The contest rules, entry forms, and the required Certificate of Authenticity can be found at https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/students-youth/aviation-art-contest/Pages/contest-rules.aspx

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The STEM Academy of North Carolina is looking for college and high school students to mentor younger students of elementary and middle-school age in doing STEM research, completing their STEM classes, or working on Science Olympiad, as well as other efforts. 

High school students: Do you wish to serve your community, or others around the state, as mentors? We are in need of more mentors as we are expanding. We are giving volunteer hours to mentors and pretty flexible regarding schedules. 

Here is a link to more information about the program and on page 4 there is information for potential mentors: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eQ16kqqKMPd3xb_znmR24OKIcdBsNHUc0P3f71S4NmE/edit?usp=sharing.

If they wish to sign up as a mentor, they can use the following link: 

https://forms.gle/LVKUicpk5SuKC9Lv9

Additionally, our program website is stemacademyofnc.com.

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS–Monday, January 4, 2020

Goal setting for 2021

Students will explore important principles of goal setting and strategies to help achieve their goals. This session will be offered at 9:00 on Wednesday, January 6th.  Zoom Link:

http://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/97044302585?pwd=RVcreXFqdUNnZmx0Zm00RGN2NmtsZz09

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Join us for our upcoming PTSA Dine out Night—at Chipotle Roxboro Rd. next Monday, January 11 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. (See Price’s Write blog, Facebook/Instagram, and SCS Website for the flyer.)  

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Any students interested in the Marine Corp please complete the survey below.  If you would like to speak with a recruiter or have any questions, please contact Mrs. Settle.

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The Audacity Labs pitch event will be held January 8, 2021 from 6:30-8:00 PM EST. more info in the event description. Teachers and students can attend the event is free but requires registration in advance. Thank You!!!! 

Feel free to contact Andrew Bekheit for any questions!! 😉

Link for registration: https://tinyurl.com/pitch321

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READY, SET, APP! CYCLE 2 IS LIVE REGISTRATION CLOSES NOVEMBER 30, 2020 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2021 

The Ready, Set, App! challenge is an Android mobile app development competition for North Carolina students. Student groups will develop a functional and original mobile app using a mobile app development platform, such as MIT App Inventor, to solve a problem in their community or school. The top teams will get the opportunity to pitch their app at the Virtual Ready, Set, App! Competition in April to win Lenovo-branded prizes. Use the link HERE to register for the program. Visit https://readysetapp.devpost.com/.

  • Participants must be in 9-12th grade.
  • This competition is for public or public charter high schools in NC.
  • Teams of 3-5.
  • Each team must have an educator to serve as their advisor.
  • Projects do not have to be completed by Nov. 30th. After registration is complete, you will be provided additional resources to support your app development.

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Quick announcement: French Club will start NEXT week, on January 11, 2020 at 3 pm.

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The end of the quarter is January 15! 

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Welcome Back Gryphons!  It’s a New Year and a new opportunity to RE-new, Re-vive and RE-store all that is GOOD and to RE-ject all else.  What actions will you take to invite the best that 2021 has to offer you and the best that you have to offer 2021?

Choose to Celebrate your RE-turn to SCS and to be Intentional about your actions.  Choose to take advantage of being a GRYPHON and all the privileges that go with that … a Caring Community and a Super Staff equipped to REACH you and TEACH you about how to BE THE BEST YOU.

Join our Community Circle this Wednesday at 10:00 to RE-flect about 2021 and YOU.

Visit your CANVAS page for Wellness Wednesday for the Zoom Link. 

Weekly Message–January 4-8, 2020

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of January 4. 

We’d like to welcome all students back to school to their remote learning schedules tomorrow. If you’re a bit out of practice, remember that our school remote schedule is on our school webpage and on each teacher’s Canvas page. Let’s get back in the swing of things and finish out the 2nd quarter with intention. The quarter ends January 15. 

Report cards will be viewable via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you don’t have your Parent Portal account, we are available Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 for you to stop by the school to pick up your Parent Portal Account information. You will need to bring your picture ID. If these hours are not convenient for you, please call the school so we can assist you with getting your Parent Portal information. 

Ms. Wiggins and Ms. Shelly’s students will need the science kits for class activities soon. If you have not already picked up the 6th and 7th grade science kits, please make sure that you stop by the school to get your child’s kit. 

The directions for creating a Canvas Parent Observer Account can be found at canvas.dpsnc.net.  There you will find step-by-step written directions, a video explanation, Canvas Observer Guide and information for downloading the mobile app.  It is important that you create an observer account because some announcements will only be sent to Parent Observers and you can see your child’s activity in Canvas. 

Seniors, it is still not too late for you to order your cap & gown. Visit jostens.com and select our school.