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Weekly Message–November 23–December 4, 2020

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the weeks of November 23 and 30.

We’d like to recognize all of our students who earned recognition for Quarter 1 A and A/B Honor Roll. Certificates and a surprise for students will be mailed this week! We will communicate our plan to recognize students virtually. 

Progress Reports are available for parents to review Tuesday, November 24. You may access your child’s Progress Report by visiting your Parent Portal account. 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. 

I’m happy to announce two upcoming Pop in with Price sessions where I’ll have some guests join me. The sessions will be Tuesday, December 1, 5:30–7:30 and December 10, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Ms. Fleming, our data manager, and Ms. Bridges, our Instructional Coach, will be in attendance to assist you with Parent Portal access and Canvas Observer accounts. So, please stop by anytime during those times on either date and chat with me or get your log-in information for Parent Portal and register for your Canvas Observer accounts. 

We are happy for Ms. Mitchell as she is out on maternity leave, we are looking for a long – term substitute for her classes. Lessons and activities will be posted in Canvas by Monday, November 30. Once assignments are posted, students should contact Ms. Price if they have any questions. 

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

The deadline to submit proof of required immunizations and school health assessments has been extended to Dec. 30, 2020. After this point a student must be excluded from in-person and remote learning until compliant with requirements.

All 7th graders in North Carolina are required by state law (Statute G.S. 130-A-152 (a), Administrative Code 10A NCAC 41A.0401) to receive one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis) vaccine and one dose of MCV (Meningococcal) vaccine. All 12th graders in North Carolina are required by state law (Statute G.S. 10A NCAC 41A .0401) to receive Meningococcal Conjugate vaccine (MenACWY). If your student is in need of these immunizations, you should have received a letter from the school via US Mail. 

Please plan to stop by the office to pick up the science kits for grades 6 and 7 that will be used for instruction this quarter. 

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 voices heard about activities at our school. The link to join: www.thescsptsa.com

One of the measures of the health of a school is the membership in PTSA. Let’s increase our membership from last year! Also mark your calendars for some important PTSA events–our next General Meeting will be held December 15 at 6:30 p.m.  Plan to join us for our upcoming Dine-Out Nights: City BBQ Hwy. 54 on December 3 and  at Chipotle Roxboro Rd. on January 11 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

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 to access all Wellness Wednesday activities. 

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. 

This week is a short week as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving Break. School is in session for students Monday and Tuesday. The school is closed Wednesday through Friday. Students return to school Monday, November. 

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

Daily Announcements–Monday, November 16, 2020

This  Wednesday’s D&D Club meeting is canceled 

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Due to low participation, the YWE Club will not meet this school year. 

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Ms. Bittle has emailed seniors encouraging them to register for the Business, Finance, Marketing, Government & Public Services Career Conversation Webinar. This event will be held on November 18th from 11:00 – 12:00.

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All students in grades 6-12 enrolled in an ELA/English course have a StudySync online account to access assignments for those courses AND a digital library of 2000 texts representing authentic voices, relevant characters, historical context, and scholarly analysis.  Students, please check with your ELA/English teachers to get access to your account. 

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READY, SET, APP! CYCLE 2 IS LIVE REGISTRATION CLOSES NOVEMBER 30, 2020 

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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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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The Air Force ROTC admissions counselor will hold a virtual information session on 11/18/2020 at 10:00am.  This program includes scholarships for perspective students, no basic training, professional and educational training opportunities, traditional college life, medical/dental benefits, paid travel, paid training, 30 days paid vacation per year, and graduate degree opportunities.  There are 37 participating colleges/universities and community colleges here in North Carolina.  If you have any questions prior to Lieutenant Kelly’s visit please contact Mrs. Settle. 

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. This event is open to all students, expected for our seniors. 

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This is just a reminder that the Game Plan 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. 

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Students, there are many things we “Gotta’ do” … and there are the things we “Get to do”.  Those actions in the “Get To Do” category are called Privileges.  How many can “Get To Do’s” can you count?  Think about it.  Think about how fortunate you are to be a citizen here … a student at SCS … and a member of this Community.

This week, please take time out to begin to make a list of your Privileges.  Some might call them Blessings.  Others may call them Gifts.  At any rate, I promise you that if you pause to reflect on all the things you “Get to Do” that it will make you glad.

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We will meet on Wednesday, November 18th and Celebrate all of the wonderful things that “WE GET TO DO”!!!

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2021 graduates:  You should have received the SCS Graduation Packet mailed on October 21st requesting extremely important information concerning the spelling of your name on your diploma.  The due date for this information is now past due.  Please review the name on the document and confirm the spelling by visiting the Google form link provided on the document.  *We need your confirmation even if the name is spelled correctly. Diploma orders will be made by November 20 (date has been extended) and any corrections needed after this date will require you to make correction fee payment.  If you have misplaced this document, here is the link:

2020-2021 Graduation Packet Request link  https://tinyurl.com/y6jy4pmr

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Join us for our upcoming PTSA Dine out Nights—City BBQ Hwy. 54 on December 3 and  at Chipotle Roxboro Rd. on January 11 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

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DRIVER EDUCATION VIRTUAL COURSE BEGINS NOVEMBER 30, 2020/ REGISTRATION NOVEMBER 16-20, 2020Durham Public Schools will reopen its Driver Education course through a virtual classroom format. The three-week (fifteen-days) class will begin on November 30, 2020 with two-hours daily of online instruction for a total of 30 required hours at each high school.  The registration window for the Driver Education class will open November 16 at 8:00am and will close on November 20 at 5:00pm. Parents/students should check the DPS web page on November 16 at 8:00am to sign up (www.dpsnc.net).  Click on “Programs and Services” and then “Driver Education” and then  “Registration Information.”  NOTE:  SCS Students may register for any high school. At the close of registration, students will be selected for the Driver’s Education course by age – oldest to youngest.Students will be notified on Monday, November 23 if they are selected for the November 30 Driver Education course.  If not selected, students will be put on a waiting list for the next class in late January 2021. To be eligible for Driver Education, the student must be 14 ½ years of age at time of registration in order to enroll in the class.  Please contact Dave Roberson at (919) 560-3702 with questions. 

Weekly Message–November 16-20, 2020

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of November 16.

Diplomas for 2021 graduates.  Parents and guardians by now you should have received the SCS Graduation Packet mailed on October 21 requesting extremely important information concerning the spelling of your child’s name.  The due date for this information is now past due.  Please review the name on the document and confirm the spelling by visiting the Google form link provided on the document.  We need your confirmation even if the name is spelled correctly.  We have extended the date to order diplomas orders to November 20 and any corrections needed after this date will require you to make correction fee payment.  If you have misplaced this document please visit Price’s Write Blog for the link: 

2020-2021 Graduation Packet Request link  https://tinyurl.com/y6jy4pmr

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

The deadline to submit proof of required immunizations and school health assessments has been extended to Dec. 30, 2020. After this point a student must be excluded from in-person and remote learning until compliant with requirements.

All 7th graders in North Carolina are required by state law (Statute G.S. 130-A-152 (a), Administrative Code 10A NCAC 41A.0401) to receive one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis) vaccine and one dose of MCV (Meningococcal) vaccine. All 12th graders in North Carolina are required by state law (Statute G.S. 10A NCAC 41A .0401) to receive Meningococcal Conjugate vaccine (MenACWY). If your student is in need of these immunizations, you will receive a letter from the school via US Mail. 

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. 

Please plan to stop by the office to pick up the science kits for grades 6 and 7 that will be used for instruction this quarter. 

Our next School Improvement Team meeting will be held Wednesday, November 18th from 3:00 – 4:00. These meetings are open to parents, so if you are interested in attending, please contact Ms. Barnes for information or to receive the link. We are also in need of one middle school parent representative to serve on the School Improvement Team. The time commitment includes one monthly meeting and any additional sub-committee responsibilities that may arise. If you would like more information or would like to nominate yourself or another parent, please contact Ms. Price. We plan to vote on the nominees at the next PTSA General meeting.

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. One of the measures of the health of a school is the membership in PTSA. Let’s increase our membership from last year! Also mark your calendars for some important PTSA events–our next General Meeting will be held December 15 at 6:30 p.m.  Plan to join us for our upcoming Dine-Out Nights: City BBQ Hwy. 54 on December 3 and  at Chipotle Roxboro Rd. on January 11 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

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)

Check Global Announcements and social media for future college visits and other important activities for Wednesdays. The Air Force ROTC admissions counselor will hold a virtual information session on 11/18/2020 at 10:00 a.m. East Tennessee State University is scheduled for November 18 at 11am. 

Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link. Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course to access all Wellness Wednesday activities. 

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

This is just a reminder that the Game Plan 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 workshops has also been posted to social media pages. 

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, November 12, 2020

 There is no Dance Club meeting today.

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Due to low participation, the Morning Hangout sessions with Ms. Meza-Keuthen and Ms. Settle are going on hiatus. Friday, November 13 will be the last day for the hang-outs until January 5. 

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Did you know that we have our very own Career Development Counselor who plans activities to prepare you for your postsecondary plans? Ms. Bittle has been getting to know a lot of you. In recognition of Career Development Month, we’d like to highlight the work she has been doing: 

  1. She and Ms. Settle have met with grades 9 and 10 for guidance and the Career Awareness Assessment.
  2. She and Ms. Grant are working on a time that the 11th and 12th grade students can complete the assessment.
  3.  She has contacted Mr. Oakley and Ms. Williams with suggested activities for the month. 
  4. She has emailed seniors encouraging them to register for the Business, Finance, Marketing, Government & Public Services Career Conversation Webinar. This event will be held on November 18th from 11:00 – 12:00.

So get to know Ms. Bittle. She is an incredible resource for you. 

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All students in grades 6-12 enrolled in an ELA/English course have a StudySync online account to access assignments for those courses AND a digital library of 2000 texts representing authentic voices, relevant characters, historical context, and scholarly analysis.  Students, please check with your ELA/English teachers to get access to your account. 

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The Air Force ROTC admissions counselor will hold a virtual information session on 11/18/2020 at 10:00am.  This program includes scholarships for perspective students, no basic training, professional and educational training opportunities, traditional college life, medical/dental benefits, paid travel, paid training, 30 days paid vacation per year, and graduate degree opportunities.  There are 37 participating colleges/universities and community colleges here in North Carolina.  If you have any questions prior to Lieutenant Kelly’s visit please contact Mrs. Settle. 

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READY, SET, APP! CYCLE 2 IS LIVE REGISTRATION CLOSES NOVEMBER 30, 2020 

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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Did you know that we have a virtual art gallery? Check it out on the SCS website under the Art Gallery tab. Is your work featured? Ask your art teacher to submit it to Ms. Price. 

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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) : 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. This event is open to all students, expected for our seniors. 

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This is just a reminder that the Game Plan 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. 

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Students, there are many things we “Gotta’ do” … and there are the things we “Get to do”.  Those actions in the “Get To Do” category are called Privileges.  How many can “Get To Do’s” can you count?  Think about it.  Think about how fortunate you are to be a citizen here … a student at SCS … and a member of this Community.

This week, please take time out to begin to make a list of your Privileges.  Some might call them Blessings.  Others may call them Gifts.  At any rate, I promise you that if you pause to reflect on all the things you “Get to Do” that it will make you glad.

We will meet on Wednesday, November 18th and Celebrate all of the wonderful things that “WE GET TO DO”!!!

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2021 graduates:  You should have received the SCS Graduation Packet mailed on October 21st requesting extremely important information concerning the spelling of your name on your diploma.  The due date for this information is now past due.  Please review the name on the document and confirm the spelling by visiting the Google form link provided on the document.  Diploma orders will be made by November 13th and any corrections needed after this date will require you to make correction fee payment.  If you have misplaced this document, here is the link:

2020-2021 Graduation Packet Request link  https://tinyurl.com/y6jy4pmr

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Join us for our first PTSA Dine out Night at Chipotle Roxboro Rd. on January 11 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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Due to low participation, the Morning Hangout sessions with Ms. Meza-Keuthen and Ms. Settle are going on hiatus. Friday, November 13 will be the last day for the hang-outs until January 5. 

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Did you know that we have our very own Career Development Counselor who plans activities to prepare you for your postsecondary plans? Ms. Bittle has been getting to know a lot of you. In recognition of Career Development Month, we’d like to highlight the work she has been doing: 

  1. She and Ms. Settle have met with grades 9 and 10 for guidance and the Career Awareness Assessment.
  2. She and Ms. Grant are working on a time that the 11th and 12th grade students can complete the assessment.
  3.  She has contacted Mr. Oakley and Ms. Williams with suggested activities for the month. 
  4. She has emailed seniors encouraging them to register for the Business, Finance, Marketing, Government & Public Services Career Conversation Webinar. This event will be held on November 18th from 11:00 – 12:00.

So get to know Ms. Bittle. She is an incredible resource for you. 

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All students in grades 6-12 enrolled in an ELA/English course have a StudySync online account to access assignments for those courses AND a digital library of 2000 texts representing authentic voices, relevant characters, historical context, and scholarly analysis.  Students, please check with your ELA/English teachers to get access to your account. 

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The Air Force ROTC admissions counselor will hold a virtual information session on 11/18/2020 at 10:00am.  This program includes scholarships for perspective students, no basic training, professional and educational training opportunities, traditional college life, medical/dental benefits, paid travel, paid training, 30 days paid vacation per year, and graduate degree opportunities.  There are 37 participating colleges/universities and community colleges here in North Carolina.  If you have any questions prior to Lieutenant Kelly’s visit please contact Mrs. Settle. 

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READY, SET, APP! CYCLE 2 IS LIVE REGISTRATION CLOSES NOVEMBER 30, 2020 

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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Did you know that we have a virtual art gallery? Check it out on the SCS website under the Art Gallery tab. Is your work featured? Ask your art teacher to submit it to Ms. Price. 

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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) : 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. This event is open to all students, expected for our seniors. 

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This is just a reminder that the Game Plan 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. 

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Students, there are many things we “Gotta’ do” … and there are the things we “Get to do”.  Those actions in the “Get To Do” category are called Privileges.  How many can “Get To Do’s” can you count?  Think about it.  Think about how fortunate you are to be a citizen here … a student at SCS … and a member of this Community.

This week, please take time out to begin to make a list of your Privileges.  Some might call them Blessings.  Others may call them Gifts.  At any rate, I promise you that if you pause to reflect on all the things you “Get to Do” that it will make you glad.

Note that this is an asynchronous assignment for Wednesday, November 11th.

We will meet on Wednesday, November 18th and Celebrate all of the wonderful things that “WE GET TO DO”!!!

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2021 graduates:  You should have received the SCS Graduation Packet mailed on October 21st requesting extremely important information concerning the spelling of your name on your diploma.  The due date for this information is now past due.  Please review the name on the document and confirm the spelling by visiting the Google form link provided on the document.  Diploma orders will be made by November 13th and any corrections needed after this date will require you to make correction fee payment.  If you have misplaced this document, here is the link:

2020-2021 Graduation Packet Request link  https://tinyurl.com/y6jy4pmr

Weekly Message–November 9-13, 2020

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of November 9.

Our building will be closed for a construction project Monday and Tuesday of this week. If you need us, please email or leave a message on the main voicemail. Someone will get back to you as  soon as possible.  School will also be closed Wednesday, November 11 in recognition of Veterans Day. The office will re-open Thursday, November 12 at 8:30 a.m. 

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. 

Our next School Improvement Team meeting will be held Wednesday, November 18th from 3:00 – 4:00. These meetings are open to parents, so if you are interested in attending, please contact Ms. Barnes for information or the link. We are also in need of one  high school parent representative to serve on the School Improvement Team. The time commitment includes one monthly meeting and any additional sub-committee responsibilities that may arise. If you would like more information or would like to nominate yourself or another parent, please contact Ms. Price.

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. East Tennessee State University is scheduled for November 18 at 11am.

Go to the SCS Wellness Wednesday Canvas Page for the link. Click here to join the SCS Wellness Wednesday Course to access all Wellness Wednesday activities. 

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

This is just a reminder that the Game Plan 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 workshops has also been posted to social media pages. 

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–Friday, November 6, 2020

Did you know that we have a virtual art gallery? Check it out on the SCS website under the Art Gallery tab. Is your work featured? Ask your art teacher to submit it to Ms. Price. 

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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) : 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. This event is open to all students, expected for our seniors. 

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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. 

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Students, there are many things we “Gotta’ do” … and there are the things we “Get to do”.  Those actions in the “Get To Do” category are called Privileges.  How many can “Get To Do’s” can you count?  Think about it.  Think about how fortunate you are to be a citizen here … a student at SCS … and a member of this Community.

This week, please take time out to begin to make a list of your Privileges.  Some might call them Blessings.  Others may call them Gifts.  At any rate, I promise you that if you pause to reflect on all the things you “Get to Do” that it will make you glad.

Note that this is an asynchronous assignment for Wednesday, November 11th.

We will meet on Wednesday, November 18th and Celebrate all of the wonderful things that “WE GET TO DO”!!!

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.