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Daily Announcements–Thursday, November 5, 2020

Do you enjoy art, music or dance or have an interest in writing, producing films or taking photos?! Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Matter Because…” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Students will have the opportunity to compete on state and national levels for awards and recognition. The financial awards range from $200-$800! You can find submission guidelines and the entry form online at:  reflections@thescsptsa.com. All submissions (including student entry packets) are to be submitted to reflections@thescsptsa.com on or before Friday, November 20, 2020 by 6pm. 

Listen to Gabriel Irving (NCPTA’s 2019-2020 National Interpretation Award Winner) : https://youtu.be/ijptSD1t-pk

Student Entry Packet: (includes official rules and student entry form)

(The links are in the Global Announcements)

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Take on the Fall Environmental Film Challenge: Make a short film on environmental issues relating to the Mississippi River.

Video Style and Length:

Video submissions must be between 3-5 minutes and can be created in any style — feel free to get creative!!

Winning videos will be shown at the 2021 QC Environmental Film Series, and will receive $100 cash prize AND $150 classroom grant for a chosen educator! Plus, videos will be featured onFresh Films platforms!

Submission deadline is November 15th!

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East Tennessee State University is scheduled for November 18 at 11am. The admission counselor will be there to discuss their new tuition reset, $10,500 for tuition PER YEAR, not semester, for NC students to attend ETSU. This reset is a permanent change as well, so students need not worry about tuition going back up to out of state levels after their freshman year. 

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This is just a reminder that our College Workshops on Wellness Wednesdays (in partnership with the College Advising Corps Advisors) are still underway weekly at 2:30 pm through December 2, 2020. While the workshops are geared toward seniors, all students, regardless of grade level, are invited to attend.

Students may find a full list of workshops, and register at tinyurl.com/collegewednesdays

The updated flyer for the remaining workshops has also been posted to social media pages. 

Weekly Message–November 2-6, 2020

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of November 2.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 3. There will be no school for students. YWE would like to remind you to vote. 

As part of a Gates Foundation grant application focused on improving student outcomes in NC Math 1, we will be conducting a survey of current 10th grade students to gather their reflections on their experience of 9th grade mathematics.  This survey will be sent directly to students via email.  

Parents, we are still 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. 

We have changed how attendance is collected on Wellness Wednesdays. Starting Wednesday, October 21, students will need to log into 7th period only and answer the question of the day. The 7th period teacher will then record the attendance for the day. Students must log into Canvas, check into 7th period class and answer the Question of the Day by 2:00 p.m. 

We have received science materials for grades 6 and 7 that students will need for instruction this quarter. Please plan to stop by the office at your earliest convenience to pick up these science kits for your student. 

We encourage you to join our PTSA. Students are also encouraged to join. We have regularly scheduled meetings for students so they can make their voice heard about activities at our school. The link to join www.thescsptsa.com.

 Check Global Announcements and social media for future college visits and other important activities for Wednesdays. 

Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link. Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course:

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

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. 

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

Daily Announcements–Thursday, October 29, 2020

The North Carolina Business Committee for Education’s Ready, Set, App! challenge is a mobile app development competition for high school students sponsored by Lenovo. Student groups are asked to develop a mobile app using a mobile app development platform (e.g., MIT App Inventor) to solve a problem in their community or school. Ready, Set, App! focuses on three primary pillars:

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Congratulations to the following students who will be inducted into the Hispanic National Honor Society: Luke Mata, Esthela Vargas Vargas, and Carlos Martinez Poteet. This is a wonderful achievement students!


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Spanish Conversation Club is going to watch the Spanish Movie “Coco” as part of the “Día de los Muertos” as Mexican and Central America culture celebration. Dates: 10/29/20 and 11/05/20.  All students are invited to watch it with the Club group. Get your popcorn ready!  Find the link in Canvas Club 3:05-4:20 p.m
Tomorrow, Mr. Orozco, one of the loyal musicians for all our school events, have organized a beautiful presentation about 20 NC School teachers who have planned something during Hispanic Heritage Month, or represent the Hispanic Heritage in their role as Spanish /ESL teachers. The flyer shows the NC school (20) and the county (8). It is a free event and will be tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. I have sent what I planned this year and more. The link is https://gcs-k12-nc.zoom.us/j/87654836147?pwd=Rkw5QnU0dW1OZmVSNDUzelhhVVZtQT09He named it, “Somos una gran Familia” (We are a great Family) 

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“Do you enjoy art, music or dance or have an interest in writing, producing films or taking photos?!  Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Matter Because…”  calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts.  Students will have the opportunity to compete on state and national levels for awards and recognition. The financial awards range from $200-$800! You can find submission guidelines and the entry form online at:  reflections@thescsptsa.com.  All submissions (including student entry packets) are to be submitted to reflections@thescsptsa.com on or before Friday, November 20, 2020 by 6pm. 

Listen to Gabriel Irving (NCPTA’s 2019-2020 National Interpretation Award Winner) :

Student Entry Packet: (includes official rules and student entry form)

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PRE-ELECTION YOUTH ASSEMBLY 

The DPS Foundation Youth Advisory Council and LEA Durham Student Fellows are hosting a Virtual Assembly for ALL Durham Youth to discuss, dance, organize, and process their perspectives about the upcoming election. This is a youth-centered space and will take place on November 2nd at 7PM. Young people from 6th grade and up can register to join at bit.ly/youthtalk2020

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Young Male Achievers/Jr. YMA is a nationally recognized student empowerment and leadership movement for males of color (anyone can join) in grades 6th-12th. In the last 7 years here at SCS, YMA members have been awarded over 1 million dollars in scholarships, have completed over 12,000 hours of community service, have virtually eliminated in school suspension and other discipline among its membership and lastly every April 15th is YMA Day of Service and Scholarship according to the City Council of Durham. YMA and Jr. YMA are led by founder Coach LeVon Barnes and co-advisors Mr. Marshall & Mr. Lewis. If you want to be a part of the Movement please come to our meetings on Wednesday at 10am, you can find the link on the SCS Club Canvas page.

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Come join Boys of color the Kings Program on the 29th of October at 4:15pm for our first meeting. Come be a part of something bigger than yourself. For additional information email Rasheen (Coach ) Sanders

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Now through November 10, students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year – virtually or in person – can apply for local, state and national honors, including scholarships of up to $6,000. 

Learn more about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, student eligibility and resources for schools at https://spirit.prudential.com.

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We hope you are enjoying your Clubs experiences.   Click on the link below to join the SCS Canvas Clubs Course.  Our club advisors look forward to seeing you. You should email teachers if you are interested in a club but can’t make it to the meeting soon.

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/FX4RB6

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Students, want to make your Halloween really awesome? Use it to donate blood and save lives! Students 16 and up can participate in a Halloween Blood Drive at The Streets at Southpoint. Go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/ and use the keyword Southpoint to sign up for the drive. You must establish both your age and legal name through one of the forms of ID listed here (you can also use your PowerSchool info page with your photo as one form of ID): https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/info-for-student-donors.html. Please also check the height and weight requirements before signing up! https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/info-for-student-donors.html#height-&-weight-requirements

You will received a voucher for a free pizza and be entered into prize drawings! 

16 year-olds do need a parent permission form: https://www.redcrossblood.org/content/dam/redcrossblood/controlled-documents/Parental-Consent-Blood-Donation-EN.pdf consent form in Spanish: https://www.redcrossblood.org/content/dam/redcrossblood/controlled-documents/Parental-Consent-Blood-Donation-ESP.pdf.

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, October 27, 2020

PRE-ELECTION YOUTH ASSEMBLY 

The DPS Foundation Youth Advisory Council and LEADurham Student Fellows are hosting a Virtual Assembly for ALL Durham Youth to discuss, dance, organize, and process their perspectives about the upcoming election. This is a youth-centered space and will take place on November 2nd at 7PM. Young people from 6th grade and up can register to join at bit.ly/youthtalk2020

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Young Male Achievers/Jr. YMA is a nationally recognized student empowerment and leadership movement for males of color (anyone can join) in grades 6th-12th. In the last 7 years here at SCS, YMA members have been awarded over 1 million dollars in scholarships, have completed over 12,000 hours of community service, have virtually eliminated in school suspension and other discipline among its membership and lastly every April 15th is YMA Day of Service and Scholarship according to the City Council of Durham. YMA and Jr. YMA are led by founder Coach LeVon Barnes and co-advisors Mr. Marshall & Mr. Lewis. If you want to be a part of the Movement please come to our meetings on Wednesday at 10am, you can find the link on the SCS Club Canvas page.

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Come join Boys of color the Kings Program on the 29th of October at 4:15pm for our first meeting. Come be a part of something bigger than yourself. For additional information email Rasheen (Coach ) Sanders

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Now through November 10, students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year – virtually or in person – can apply for local, state and national honors, including scholarships of up to $6,000. 

Learn more about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, student eligibility and resources for schools at https://spirit.prudential.com.

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We hope you are enjoying your Clubs experiences.   Click on the link below to join the SCS Canvas Clubs Course.  Our club advisors look forward to seeing you. You should email teachers if you are interested in a club but can’t make it to the meeting soon.

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/FX4RB6

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Upcoming College Visits—The expectation is that Seniors will attend.  Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link.  https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

October 28th

Wingate 10:00 

UNCC- 11:00

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We’d like to give you some reminders about Wellness Wednesday. It is still an instructional day, with asynchronous and social emotional learning, for all students.  The protocol for SCS is that students must log into Canvas, check into 7thperiod class and answer the Question of the Day by 2:00 p.m.

Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course: 

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

This Wednesday … a VIRTUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME FASHION SHOW

Also, this Wednesday is an Early Release Day so there will be no Clubs held after 12:00 p.m. 

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Students, want to make your Halloween really awesome? Use it to donate blood and save lives! Students 16 and up can participate in a Halloween Blood Drive at The Streets at Southpoint. Go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/ and use the keyword Southpoint to sign up for the drive. You must establish both your age and legal name through one of the forms of ID listed here (you can also use your PowerSchool info page with your photo as one form of ID): https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/info-for-student-donors.html. Please also check the height and weight requirements before signing up! https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/info-for-student-donors.html#height-&-weight-requirements

You will received a voucher for a free pizza and be entered into prize drawings! 

16 year-olds do need a parent permission form: https://www.redcrossblood.org/content/dam/redcrossblood/controlled-documents/Parental-Consent-Blood-Donation-EN.pdf consent form in Spanish: https://www.redcrossblood.org/content/dam/redcrossblood/controlled-documents/Parental-Consent-Blood-Donation-ESP.pdf.

Daily Announcements–Monday, October 26, 2020

Young Male Achievers/Jr. YMA is a nationally recognized student empowerment and leadership movement for males of color (anyone can join) in grades 6th-12th. In the last 7 years here at SCS, YMA members have been awarded over 1 million dollars in scholarships, have completed over 12,000 hours of community service, have virtually eliminated in school suspension and other discipline among its membership and lastly every April 15th is YMA Day of Service and Scholarship according to the City Council of Durham. YMA and Jr. YMA are led by founder Coach LeVon Barnes and co-advisors Mr. Marshall & Mr. Lewis. If you want to be a part of the Movement please come to our meetings on Wednesday at 10am, you can find the link on the SCS Club Canvas page.

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Come join Boys of color the Kings Program on the 29th of October at 4:15pm for our first meeting. Come be a part of something bigger than yourself. For additional information email Rasheen (Coach ) Sanders

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Now through November 10, students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year – virtually or in person – can apply for local, state and national honors, including scholarships of up to $6,000. 

Learn more about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, student eligibility and resources for schools at https://spirit.prudential.com.

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We hope you are enjoying your Clubs experiences.   Click on the link below to join the SCS Canvas Clubs Course.  Our club advisors look forward to seeing you. You should email teachers if you are interested in a club but can’t make it to the meeting

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/FX4RB6 soon

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Upcoming College Visits—The expectation is that Seniors will attend.  Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link.  https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

October 28th

Wingate 10:00

UNCC- 11:00

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We’d like to give you some reminders about Wellness Wednesday. It is still an instructional day, with asynchronous and social emotional learning, for all students.  The protocol for SCS is that students must log into Canvas, check into 7th period class and answer the Question of the Day by 2:00 p.m.

Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course:

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

This Wednesday … a VIRTUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME FASHION SHOW

Also, next Wednesday is an Early Release Day so there will be no Clubs held after 12:00 p.m.

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Students, want to make your Halloween really awesome? Use it to donate blood and save lives! Students 16 and up can participate in a Halloween Blood Drive at The Streets at Southpoint. Go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/ and use the keyword Southpoint to sign up for the drive. You must establish both your age and legal name through one of the forms of ID listed here (you can also use your PowerSchool info page with your photo as one form of ID): https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/info-for-student-donors.html. Please also check the height and weight requirements before signing up! https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/info-for-student-donors.html#height-&-weight-requirements

You will received a voucher for a free pizza and be entered into prize drawings!

16 year-olds do need a parent permission form: https://www.redcrossblood.org/content/dam/redcrossblood/controlled-documents/Parental-Consent-Blood-Donation-EN.pdf consent form in Spanish: https://www.redcrossblood.org/content/dam/redcrossblood/controlled-documents/Parental-Consent-Blood-Donation-ESP.pdf.

Weekly Message–October 26-30, 2020

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of October 26.

Official report card grades are available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. DPS has created step-by-step instructions, as well as video instructions, on how to access the PowerSchool Parent Portal. These directions have been shared in your Global Announcements in Canvas. Report cards will not be printed and issued. PowerSchool is the official source of student grade information. 

Parents, we are still 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. 

We have changed how attendance is collected on Wellness Wednesdays. Starting Wednesday, October 21, students will need to log into 7th period only and answer the question of the day. The 7th period teacher will then record the attendance for the day. Students must log into Canvas, check into 7th period class and answer the Question of the Day by 2:00 p.m. This Wednesday includes a VIRTUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME FASHION SHOW during the regularly scheduled Wednesday Circle. You may attend the Circle without a costume. 

 Wednesday is an Early Release Day so there will be no Clubs held after 12:00 p.m.

We have received science materials for grades 6 and 7 that students will need for instruction this quarter. Please plan to stop by the office at your earliest convenience to pick up these science kits for your student. 

We encourage you to join our PTSA. Students are also encouraged to join. We have regularly scheduled meetings for students so they can make their voice heard about activities at our school. The link to join www.thescsptsa.com.

High school students continue to have the opportunity to meet with College Admission Counselors on Wellness Wednesdays: 

October 28

Wingate 10:00

UNCC- 11:00

We encourage all interested students’ participation; however, we expect attendance from all of our seniors.  Check Global Announcements and social media for future college visits and other important activities for Wednesdays. 

Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link. Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course:

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

Ms. Settle would like to remind students that 

CFNC Free College Application Week is October 19-30. Please check the link for more information.  

 SCS Juniors and Seniors: while we know this fall looks a little different, we do not want you to miss out on a time-honored tradition at School for Creative Studies- Ordering your official Class Ring, cap, gowns, and other graduation-related items. There are short videos available to explain the products and you can order online. Place your order for your class ring on line by the October 30th deadline and receive a special gift from your Jostens Team – a custom SCS Adidas Striker II Back Pack!  Place your order for your cap & gown by October 30 to take advantage of the special group pricing. 

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. 

Mark your calendars for November 3. There will be no school for students. YWE would like to remind you to vote. 

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, October 23, 2020

We held our Annual Spanish Spelling Bee last night. The team did a good job with collaboration of Harmony Fairley and Taylor Borden as facilitators.

The SCS participants:

Jamiya Borden

Rheanna Brunette

Christian Barron

Guadalupe Cabrera

Our own Guadalupe Cabrera placed 2nd place! Congratulations!

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Young Male Achievers/Jr. YMA is a nationally recognized student empowerment and leadership movement for males of color (anyone can join) in grades 6th-12th. In the last 7 years here at SCS, YMA members have been awarded over 1 million dollars in scholarships, have completed over 12,000 hours of community service, have virtually eliminated in school suspension and other discipline among its membership and lastly every April 15th is YMA Day of Service and Scholarship according to the City Council of Durham. YMA and Jr. YMA are led by founder Coach LeVon Barnes and co-advisors Mr. Marshall & Mr. Lewis. If you want to be a part of the Movement please come to our meetings on Wednesday at 10am, you can find the link on the SCS Club Canvas page.

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Come join Boys of color the Kings Program on the 29th of October at 4:15pm for our first meeting. Come be a part of something bigger than yourself. For additional information email Rasheen (Coach ) Sanders

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Now through November 10, students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year – virtually or in person – can apply for local, state and national honors, including scholarships of up to $6,000. 

Learn more about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, student eligibility and resources for schools at https://spirit.prudential.com.

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The 2021 Summer Session of NC Governor’s School has been tentatively set for June 20 – July 28, 2021.  This year, the testing requirement has been eliminated which will allow a more diverse group of students to submit applications. 

Students from DPS wishing to apply to Governor’s School for the 2021 Summer Session should meet one of the following criteria:

  • GPA:  Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Class Rank:  Top 15% of class

Note:  Should a student wish to be nominated and does not meet one of the above criteria, two teachers can make an academic recommendation for a student.

Additional information, nomination information, and student application can be accessed at DPS Governor’s School Information

Our SCS Contact is Ms. Settle. 

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We hope you are enjoying your Clubs experiences.   Click on the link below to join the SCS Canvas Clubs Course.  Our club advisors look forward to seeing you. You should email teachers if you are interested in a club but can’t make it to the meeting

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/FX4RB6 soon

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Upcoming College Visits—The expectation is that Seniors will attend.  Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link.  https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

October 28th

Wingate 10:00 

UNCC- 11:00

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We’d like to give you some reminders about Wellness Wednesday. It is still an instructional day, with asynchronous and social emotional learning, for all students.  The protocol for SCS is that students must log into Canvas, check into 7thperiod class and answer the Question of the Day by 2:00 p.m.

Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course: 

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

Next Wednesday … a VIRTUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME FASHION SHOW

Also, next Wednesday is an Early Release Day so there will be no Clubs held after 12:00 p.m. 

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Want to make this Halloween the best ever? If you will be 16 years or older on October 31st, you could have a blast and save at least 3 lives at the same time! The American Red Cross is hosting a high school only blood drive at Southpoint Mall on October 31st. Your blood donation during the event will contribute to scholarship money for our students here at SCS and there will be prizes and giveaways for donors. Stay tuned for more information! 

You can learn more about blood donation here or contact Dr. Rathbone at rita_rathbone@dpsnc.net

https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/common-concerns/first-time-donors.html

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DUKE HEALTH PROFESSION RECRUITMENT & EXPOSURE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS

Duke Medical School’s HPREP is accepting new students from high school interested in the medical sciences.  A flyer can be found here. This is an outreach program designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to interact with medical students, faculty, and other health professionals.  A modest award may be provided to all accepted participants who meet program requirements. Tentative Dates for HPREP sessions are January 30; February 6 and 20; March 6 and 20; April 3 and 17; and May 1. For more information: sites.duke.edu/hprep.  The interest form is Due October 31st at midnight.

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Daily Announcements–Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Daily Announcements 

Join us for the 1st Virtual Annual Spanish Spelling Bee (6th Annual Spanish Spelling Bee) on the 22nd of October 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of the Spelling Bee is to challenge the students to be better prepared to participate in the 21st Century multi-lingual world and to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through the competence with students from other schools. Contact Ms. Soriano for more information. 

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There will be NO YWE meeting TODAY. We will resume Tuesday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m. 

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Come join Boys of color the Kings Program on the 29th of October at 4:15pm for our first meeting. Come be a part of something bigger than yourself. For additional information email Rasheen (Coach ) Sanders

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Now through November 10, students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year – virtually or in person – can apply for local, state and national honors, including scholarships of up to $6,000. 

Learn more about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, student eligibility and resources for schools at https://spirit.prudential.com.

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Students and teachers are invited to attend the virtual edition of Career Conversations on Wednesday, Oct. 21st from 1:30-2:15pm. This month’s career theme is Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources and we’ll hear from a panel of professionals from BASF, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Durham County Soil & Water Conservation.Students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists using the Q&A chat.Students must register using this registration form and then they’ll be emailed the webinar link at least a day before the event.

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The 2021 Summer Session of NC Governor’s School has been tentatively set for June 20 – July 28, 2021.  This year, the testing requirement has been eliminated which will allow a more diverse group of students to submit applications. 

Students from DPS wishing to apply to Governor’s School for the 2021 Summer Session should meet one of the following criteria:

  • GPA:  Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Class Rank:  Top 15% of class

Note:  Should a student wish to be nominated and does not meet one of the above criteria, two teachers can make an academic recommendation for a student.

Additional information, nomination information, and student application can be accessed at DPS Governor’s School Information

Our SCS Contact is Ms. Settle. 

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We hope you are enjoying your Clubs experiences.   Click on the link below to join the SCS Canvas Clubs Course.  Our club advisors look forward to seeing you. You should email teachers if you are interested in a club but can’t make it to the meeting

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/FX4RB6 soon

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Upcoming College Visits—The expectation is that Seniors will attend.  Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link.  https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

October 21st

Meredith- 11:00

October 28th

Wingate 10:00 

UNCC- 11:00

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We’d like to give you some reminders about Wellness Wednesday. It is still an instructional day, with asynchronous and social emotional learning, for all students.  The protocol for SCS is that students must log into Canvas, check into 7th period class and answer the Question of the Day by 2:00 p.m.

Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course: 

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

SCS, TOMORROW WE HAVE A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR AND PREVIEW THE MUSIC AND MESSAGE OF GRAMMY NOMINATED RAPPER AND POET, PIERCE FREELON.  PIERCE IS A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY AND WILL SPEND SOME TIME WITH US THAT EVERYONE WILL SURELY ENJOY.  LOG INTO THE CANVAS PAGE FOR WELLNESS WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES TOMORROW AND BE A PART OF AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE.  SEE YOU THERE!!

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 Game Plan College free FAFSA completion programming begins next Monday (9/28/2020) and continues until the end of October. The Game Plan: College team has teamed up with StudentU and the Scholars to College program at the Emily K Center to offer one financial aid webinar and three FAFSA completion workshops where students will have the opportunity to learn about, and complete their FAFSAs. *You don’t need to bring any documents to the webinar, documents will be used during the FAFSA workshops*⁠⠀
Please use the following link to join and register for each virtual event. 
Dates and times below:
1. Financial Aid Information Session (Sep. 28 at 6:00pm)
2. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 5 at 6:00pm)
3. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 13 at 6:00pm)
4. FAFSA Workshop (Oct 21 at 5:30pm)

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Want to make this Halloween the best ever? If you will be 16 years or older on October 31st, you could have a blast and save at least 3 lives at the same time! The American Red Cross is hosting a high school only blood drive at Southpoint Mall on October 31st. Your blood donation during the event will contribute to scholarship money for our students here at SCS and there will be prizes and giveaways for donors. Stay tuned for more information! 

You can learn more about blood donation here or contact Dr. Rathbone at rita_rathbone@dpsnc.net

https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/common-concerns/first-time-donors.html

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DUKE HEALTH PROFESSION RECRUITMENT & EXPOSURE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS

Duke Medical School’s HPREP is accepting new students from high school interested in the medical sciences.  A flyer can be found here. This is an outreach program designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to interact with medical students, faculty, and other health professionals.  A modest award may be provided to all accepted participants who meet program requirements. Tentative Dates for HPREP sessions are January 30; February 6 and 20; March 6 and 20; April 3 and 17; and May 1. For more information: sites.duke.edu/hprep.  The interest form is Due October 31st at midnight.

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Daily Announcements–Monday, October 19, 2020

Join us for the 1st Virtual Annual Spanish Spelling Bee (6th Annual Spanish Spelling Bee) on the 22nd of October 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of the Spelling Bee is to challenge the students to be better prepared to participate in the 21st Century multi-lingual world and to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through the competence with students from other schools. Contact Ms. Soriano for more information.

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There will be NO YWE meeting tomorrow. We will resume Tuesday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m.

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Now through November 10, students in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past year – virtually or in person – can apply for local, state and national honors, including scholarships of up to $6,000. 

Learn more about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, student eligibility and resources for schools at https://spirit.prudential.com.

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Students and teachers are invited to attend the virtual edition of Career Conversations on Wednesday, Oct. 21st from 1:30-2:15pm. This month’s career theme is Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources and we’ll hear from a panel of professionals from BASF, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Durham County Soil & Water Conservation.Students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists using the Q&A chat.Students must register using this registration form and then they’ll be emailed the webinar link at least a day before the event.

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The 2021 Summer Session of NC Governor’s School has been tentatively set for June 20 – July 28, 2021.  This year, the testing requirement has been eliminated which will allow a more diverse group of students to submit applications. 

Students from DPS wishing to apply to Governor’s School for the 2021 Summer Session should meet one of the following criteria:

  • GPA:  Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Class Rank:  Top 15% of class

Note:  Should a student wish to be nominated and does not meet one of the above criteria, two teachers can make an academic recommendation for a student.

Additional information, nomination information, and student application can be accessed at DPS Governor’s School Information

Our SCS Contact is Ms. Settle.

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We hope you are enjoying your Clubs experiences.   Click on the link below to join the SCS Canvas Clubs Course.  Our club advisors look forward to seeing you. You should email teachers if you are interested in a club but can’t make it to the meeting

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/FX4RB6 soon

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Upcoming College Visits—The expectation is that Seniors will attend.  Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link.  https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

October 21st

Meredith- 11:00

October 28th

Wingate 10:00

UNCC- 11:00

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We’d like to give you some reminders about Wellness Wednesday. It is still an instructional day, with asynchronous and social emotional learning, for all students.  The protocol for SCS is that students must log into Canvas, check into 7th period class and answer the Question of the Day by 2:00 p.m.

Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course:

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

SCS FAMILY, PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE OCTOBER 21ST WELLNESS WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CIRCLE.  WE WILL HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF HAVING GRAMMY NOMINATED SONG WRITER AND SINGER PIERCE FREELON COME TO SHARE A POWERFUL MESSAGE WITH US ALL.  PIERCE IS A DURHAM NATIVE AND PUBLIC SERVANT WHO ALSO PUTS A LOT OF ENERGY AND FOCUS ON THE WELL BEING OF OUR YOUTH.  PLAN NOW TO COME AND SING, CELEBRATE AND SHARE THE MUSICAL ENERGY AND INSPIRATION THAT PIERCE FREELON HAS FOR YOU.

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 Game Plan College free FAFSA completion programming begins next Monday (9/28/2020) and continues until the end of October. The Game Plan: College team has teamed up with StudentU and the Scholars to College program at the Emily K Center to offer one financial aid webinar and three FAFSA completion workshops where students will have the opportunity to learn about, and complete their FAFSAs. *You don’t need to bring any documents to the webinar, documents will be used during the FAFSA workshops*⁠⠀
Please use the following link to join and register for each virtual event. 
Dates and times below:
1. Financial Aid Information Session (Sep. 28 at 6:00pm)
2. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 5 at 6:00pm)
3. FAFSA Workshop (Oct. 13 at 6:00pm)
4. FAFSA Workshop (Oct 21 at 5:30pm)

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Want to make this Halloween the best ever? If you will be 16 years or older on October 31st, you could have a blast and save at least 3 lives at the same time! The American Red Cross is hosting a high school only blood drive at Southpoint Mall on October 31st. Your blood donation during the event will contribute to scholarship money for our students here at SCS and there will be prizes and giveaways for donors. Stay tuned for more information! 

You can learn more about blood donation here or contact Dr. Rathbone at rita_rathbone@dpsnc.net

https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/common-concerns/first-time-donors.html

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DUKE HEALTH PROFESSION RECRUITMENT & EXPOSURE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS

Duke Medical School’s HPREP is accepting new students from high school interested in the medical sciences.  A flyer can be found here. This is an outreach program designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to interact with medical students, faculty, and other health professionals.  A modest award may be provided to all accepted participants who meet program requirements. Tentative Dates for HPREP sessions are January 30; February 6 and 20; March 6 and 20; April 3 and 17; and May 1. For more information: sites.duke.edu/hprep.  The interest form is Due October 31st at midnight.

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Weekly Message–October 19-23, 2020

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of October 19.

Tomorrow is a Remote Learning Day and there will be no Zoom classes for students. The schoolwide assignment is for students to check into their 1st period class and ensure that they have taken both Panorama assessments. Students should check into their other classes also because their teachers may have left assignments. 

Remember that on Tuesday, October 20, we begin a new daily schedule. You can find this schedule on the front page of our website. Please ensure that your child has used the blank schedule template to record all zoom links so there will be no confusion about where to find classes Tuesday morning. 

Official report card grades will be available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal Friday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m. DPS has created step-by-step instructions, as well as video instructions, on how to access the PowerSchool Parent Portal. These directions have been shared in your Global Announcements in Canvas. Report cards will not be printed and issued. PowerSchool is the official source of student grade information. 

Parents, we are still 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. 

We have received science materials for grades 6 and 7 that students will need for instruction this quarter. Please plan to stop by the office at your earliest convenience to pick up these science kits for your student. 

High school students continue to have the opportunity to meet with College Admission Counselors on Wellness Wednesdays: 

October 21

Meredith- 11:00

October 28

Wingate 10:00

UNCC- 11:00

We encourage all interested students’ participation; however, we expect attendance from all of our seniors.  Check Global Announcements and social media for future college visits. Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link. Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course:

https://dpsnc.instructure.com/enroll/A7TR8A

Plan to join us for our General PTSA Meeting October 22 at 6:30 p.m. This will be a virtual meeting so you can join us from the comfort of your home! Check Global Announcements for more information throughout the week. 

Ms. Settle would like to remind students that 

CFNC Free College Application Week is October 19-30. Please check the link for more information.  

Hi SCS Juniors and Seniors, 

While we know this fall looks a little different, we do not want you to miss out on a time-honored tradition at School for Creative Studies- Ordering your official Class Ring, cap, gowns, and other graduation-related items. There are short videos available to explain the products and you can order online. Place your order for your class ring on line by the October 30th deadline and receive a special gift from your Jostens Team – a custom SCS Adidas Striker II Back Pack!  Place your order for your cap & gown by October 30 to take advantage of the special group pricing. 

We have changed how attendance is collected on Wellness Wednesdays. Starting Wednesday, October 21, students will need to log into 7th period only and answer the question of the day. The 7th period teacher will then record the attendance for the day. Students must log into Canvas, check into 7th period class and answer the Question of the Day by 2:00 p.m.

The 2021 Summer Session of NC Governor’s School has been tentatively set for June 20 – July 28, 2021.   Students from DPS wishing to apply to Governor’s School for the 2021 Summer Session should meet one of the following criteria:

  • GPA:  Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Class Rank:  Top 15% of class

Note:  Should a student wish to be nominated and does not meet one of the above criteria, two teachers can make an academic recommendation for a student.

Additional information, nomination information, and student application can be accessed at DPS Governor’s School Information.  Ms. Settle is our SCS Contact for Governor’s School. 

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. 

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