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Daily Announcements–Monday, August 15, 2022

High School Basketball Club will meet Tuesday until 4:30 p.m. in the gym. Sign up outside Mr. Cisternelli’s room. 

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Our Curriculum Night and General PTSA Meeting are Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m.  Please make sure your parents have a copy of your schedule if you are not coming with them. 

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Wednesday, August 17 is an Early Release Day. School will be dismissed for students at 1:20 p.m. 

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High Schoolers—Are you interested in big world events? Do you like trying to solve world problems? Come join the Model UN Club! Where we will research, discuss and debate big world issues from the perspective of another nation. Sign up outside Mr. Cousins’ room. Space is limited to 20 people!

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Ms. Sims is excited to introduce to the SCS family and friends to an upcoming travel opportunity. What we’ll see & do—How to earn high school or college credit—Affordable payment options

Scotland/Ireland, South Africa, or Japan – if any of these destinations sound like your kind of place then sign up to receive the Zoom link! You will find the information flyers around the school. If you have any other questions, please contact Ms. Sims.       

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/99431528872?pwd=bmI2bDVpcU9hWGlUaFhXQUtHSXM4QT09

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Are you interested in talking about LGBTQ issues? Do you want to join a safe space no matter who you are or how you identify? If so, come join GSA! On Mondays in the Cybrary, come meet other people, plan events, and have fun! Ask Ms. Street if you have any questions you have!

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Did you hear!? The deadline for the kids’ Durham I Voted Sticker Contest has been extended to Friday, August 19! So, what are you waiting for? bit.ly/dcovotes-stickercontest

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 Are you a high schooler who loves SCS? Are you looking for a great way to fill your college resume? Apply to be a student ambassador by August 17. Applicants will be invited to interview and trainings for those selected will occur during lunch. Pick up a job description in the hallway.

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Rescheduled Senior Meetings are now complete. If you did not make your scheduled date and time, please email Ms. Settle to reschedule. 

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There will be a YMA/Jr. YMA meeting today afterschool until 4:45 p.m. This meeting will only be fore returners. Starting next Monday, any young male in grades 6-12 can show up to our interest meeting. See Coach Barnes or Mr. Marshall for more information. 

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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.net
  2. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  3. Call 919-560-3837

Weekly Message–August 15-19, 2022

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of Aug 15, 2022. 

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Curriculum Night 

Mark your calendars for Curriculum Night and PTSA General Meeting which will be held August 16 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in-person at SCS. You will be able to attend our first PTSA General Meeting of the year and visit each of your child’s classes to learn more about what they will experience during the year. You don’t want to miss this event! 

School Improvement Team

We are seeking a parent representative for the School Improvement Team. This role will be the high school parent representative for a two year term at the monthly meetings of the School Improvement Team. If you are interested or would like more information, contact Mr. Ferguson. We will take nominations and vote at the General PTSA meeting Tuesday evening. 

Early Release Day

August 17 will be our first Early Release Day. School will dismiss at 1:20 p.m. 

Teacher Workday

August 24 will be a Teacher Workday and school is closed for students. 

EF Tours Interest Meeting 

It’s that time again.  Time to introduce our next ADVENTURE to the SCS Family.  Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers, SCS has plans to travel to three wonderful destinations.  They are Japan in June of 2023, South Africa in June of 2024, and Scotland/Ireland in June of 2025.  

If any of these destinations pique your interest please come to our meeting on Zoom on August 17th, 2022 @ 7pm.  

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/99431528872?pwd=bmI2bDVpcU9hWGlUaFhXQUtHSXM4QT09

If you are unsure you are going to be able to make the meeting but you are interested in the trips or if you have any questions regarding the trips being offered, please contact Ms. Sims at:  elizabeth_sims@dpsnc.net or please leave a voicemail message at 919-560-3535 ext 14527.  

Ms. Sims’ looks forward to communicating further with parents/students about these travel opportunities.  

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Always check our website, my blog—Price’s Write, our Facebook page, and Twitter for frequent updates about what’s going on at SCS. 

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

Retirement Message 08.12.2022

Good Afternoon SCS Families. This is Principal Price with a special update. We have had a very smooth opening to this school year and we are thankful for a strong community that supports us in creating an environment of high expectations for our students. 

The purpose of this announcement is to inform you that I will be retiring. Effective August 31st, I will be departing from SCS as your principal. I have truly enjoyed my time as your principal and please know that this was not an easy decision.

While I will transition, I am leaving you in very capable hands. On September 1st Neill Ferguson will take over as your interim principal. Mr. Ferguson is a veteran educator with more than 25 years of experience. He has been an AP for 15 years, spending the past 5 years as an AP right here at SCS. Mr. Ferguson is a graduate of Shaw and North Carolina Central University. Mr. Ferguson and I will work together to ensure a smooth transition.

It has been my pleasure to serve as your principal.

Daily Announcements–Friday, August 12, 2022

High School Basketball Club will meet afterschool next Tuesday until 4:30 p.m. in the gym. Sign up outside Mr. Cisternelli’s room.

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Our Curriculum Night and General PTSA Meeting are Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m.  Please make sure your parents have a copy of your schedule if you are not coming with them.

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Wednesday, August 17 is an Early Release Day. School will be dismissed for students at 1:20 p.m.

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High Schoolers—Are you interested in big world events? Do you like trying to solve world problems? Come join the Model UN Club! Where we will research, discuss and debate big world issues from the perspective of another nation. Sign up outside Mr. Cousins’ room. Space is limited to 20 people!

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Ms. Sims is excited to introduce to the SCS family and friends to an upcoming travel opportunity. What we’ll see & do—How to earn high school or college credit

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Are you interested in talking about LGBTQ issues? Do you want to join a safe space no matter who you are or how you identify? If so, come join GSA! On Mondays in the Cybrary, come meet other people, plan events, and have fun! Ask Ms. Street if you have any questions you have!

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Did you hear!? The deadline for the kids’ Durham I Voted Sticker Contest has been extended to Friday, August 19! So, what are you waiting for? bit.ly/dcovotes-stickercontest

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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.net
  2. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  3. Call 919-560-3837

Daily Announcements — Thursday, August 11, 2022

High Schoolers—Are you interested in big world events? Do you like trying to solve world problems? Come join the Model UN Club! Where we will research, discuss and debate big world issues from the perspective of another nation. Sign up outside Mr. Cousins’ room. Space is limited to 20 people!

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Ms. Sims is excited to introduce to the SCS family and friends to an upcoming travel opportunity. What we’ll see & do—How to earn high school or college credit

Are you interested in talking about LGBTQ issues? Do you want to join a safe space no matter who you are or how you identify? If so, come join GSA! On Mondays until 4:15 p.m. in the Cybrary, come meet other people, plan events, and have fun! See Ms. Street with any questions.

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The D & D Club will meet Thursday afterschool from 3:30—4:30 p.m. in Room 120. Bring a character sheet if you have one ready. Anyone wishing to join the club is also welcome. Alohomora!

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Are you interested in talking about LGBTQ issues? Do you want to join a safe space no matter who you are or how you identify? If so, come join GSA! On Mondays in the Cybrary, come meet other people, plan events, and have fun! Ask Ms. Street if you have any questions you have!

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Did you hear!? The deadline for the kids’ Durham I Voted Sticker Contest has been extended to Friday, August 19! So, what are you waiting for? bit.ly/dcovotes-stickercontest

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Middle Schoolers! Do you have energy to burn? Or do you just want to socialize after school? Join the kickball club every Thursday starting on the 11th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Interested? Contact Mr. Pearson-Hodge by email or stop by Room 206 in the seventh grade hall. There is a 20 student cap, so be quick!

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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.net
  2. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  3. Call 919-560-3837

Daily Announcements–Wednesday, August 10, 2022

There will be a YMA/Jr. YMA meeting today afterschool until 4:15 p.m. Please make sure you have your ride at that time. This is only for current members. We will have an interest meeting for boys in grades 6-12 in the next few weeks.

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Make-up Senior Meetings start on August 10. Please check Ms. Settle’s website, the Remind App, or the High School Resource Wall for your date/time. If you miss your make-up meeting, you will have to schedule an appointment with Ms. Settle yourself.

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Are you interested in talking about LGBTQ issues? Do you want to join a safe space no matter who you are or how you identify? If so, come join GSA! On Mondays until 4:15 p.m. in the Cybrary, come meet other people, plan events, and have fun! See Ms. Street with any questions.

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The D & D Club will meet Thursday afterschool from 3:30—4:30 p.m. in Room 120. Bring a character sheet if you have one ready. Anyone wishing to join the club is also welcome. Alohomora!

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Did you hear!? The deadline for the kids’ Durham I Voted Sticker Contest has been extended to Friday, August 19! So, what are you waiting for? bit.ly/dcovotes-stickercontest

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 Middle Schoolers! Do you have energy to burn? Or do you just want to socialize after school? Join the kickball club every Thursday starting on the 11th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Interested? Contact Mr. Pearson-Hodge by email or stop by Room 206 in the seventh grade hall. There is a 20 student cap, so be quick!

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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.net
  2. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  3. Call 919-560-3837

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Make-up Senior Meetings start on August 10. Please check Ms. Settle’s website, the Remind App, or the High School Resource Wall for your date/time. If you miss your make-up meeting, you will have to schedule an appointment with Ms. Settle yourself.

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Are you interested in talking about LGBTQ issues? Do you want to join a safe space no matter who you are or how you identify? If so, come join GSA! On Mondays until 4:15 p.m. in the Cybrary, come meet other people, plan events, and have fun! See Ms. Street with any questions.

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High School Basketball Club will meet afterschool in the gym today from 3:30—4:30 p.m. The sign-up sheet is outside of Mr. Cisternelli’s room.

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The D & D Club will meet Thursday afterschool from 3:30—4:30 p.m. in Room 120. Bring a character sheet if you have one ready. Anyone wishing to join the club is also welcome. Alohomora!

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Did you hear!? The deadline for the kids’ Durham I Voted Sticker Contest has been extended to Friday, August 19! So, what are you waiting for? bit.ly/dcovotes-stickercontest

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Middle School Battle of the Books will begin meeting on Tuesday, August 9 afterschool in the Cybrary. Students should plan to be picked up by 4:15 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Street or Ms. Norman.

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 Middle Schoolers! Do you have energy to burn? Or do you just want to socialize after school? Join the kickball club every Thursday starting on the 11th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Interested? Contact Mr. Pearson-Hodge by email or stop by Room 206 in the seventh grade hall. There is a 20 student cap, so be quick!

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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.net
  2. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  3. Call 919-560-3837

Daily Announcements–Monday, August 8, 2022

Middle School Battle of the Books will begin meeting on Tuesday, August 9 afterschool in the Cybrary. Students should plan to be picked up by 4:15 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Street or Ms. Norman.

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 Middle Schoolers! Do you have energy to burn? Or do you just want to socialize after school? Join the kickball club every Thursday starting on the 11th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Interested? Contact Mr. Pearson-Hodge by email or stop by Room 206 in the seventh grade hall. There is a 20 student cap, so be quick!

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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.net
  2. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  3. Call 919-560-3837

Daily Announcements–Friday, August 5, 2022

Middle School Battle of the Books will begin meeting on Tuesday, August 9 afterschool in the Cybrary. Students should plan to be picked up by 4:15 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Street or Ms. Norman.

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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.net
  2. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  3. Call 919-560-3837

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The SCS PTSA has scheduled a Spirit Night at Elmo’s Diner for this Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 1-4 (“Mursday”). Elmo’s will donate 4% or their IN HOUSE sales to our SCS PTSA (to go sales not included). Elmo’s is open 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Elmo’s is located at 776 Ninth Street. Phone # 919-416-3823.  Go to  www.elmosdiner.com to check out their menu.

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First meeting of the Gardening Club!!! We will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Ms. Granger’s room (Room 110). We will be planning for fall plantings in the courtyard.

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Middle School Battle of the Books will begin meeting on Tuesday, August 9 afterschool in the Cybrary. Students should plan to be picked up by 4:15 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Street or Ms. Norman.

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High School Basketball Club will be meeting after school TODAY in the gym from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Sign up outside of Mr. Cisternelli’s classroom. This is for High School students ONLY.

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Senior meetings begin TODAY. Please check the High School Resource Wall or Ms. Settle’s website for your scheduled date and time.

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Early Release/Late Arrival Applications, for Seniors Only are available in the office.  See Ms. Settle with questions.

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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.net
  2. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  3. Call 919-560-3837