• 01/09/2020 Announcements




    Rising 9th-12th graders are invited to attend “Curriculum Night” scheduled for tonight, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Information about curriculum, course offerings, and the 2020-2021 course registration process will be shared.  Teachers from academic programs including Advanced Placement, the Arts, and Career Technical Education, will be in attendance and available for questions.   Students and their families are encouraged to attend.

    The Summer Training in Academic Research (STAR) Program provides a high-quality research experience for  high school students.  The eight-week program, held June 22 to August 13, 2020, will give participants who are interested in science and medicine real hands-on experience in research methodology and writing. They are accepting applications until midnight January 10, 2020.   https://dcri.org/education/dukes-star-program/

    UNC Asheville is proud to announce the new University Scholars Program.  Recipients are competing for scholarship awards up to $10,000 per year along with additional funding of $10,000 to support high-impact learning opportunities such as study abroad, undergraduate research, and internships.  Nominations must come from school counselors no later than January 10.  Nominees must have completed their application for admission to UNC Asheville no later than January 10.  To be nominated, see your school counselor today.

    Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a no-cost, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina sophomores and juniors who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. If hands-on, independent learning is appealing to you, and you are excited about the idea of conducting research to answer questions that intrigue you, this is the program is for you!  The application deadline is January 15.  https://www.ncssm.edu/summerventures

    Are you interested in Computer Programming or Cyber Security?  IBM is offering two Seniors with Early Release a paid internship  position beginning in January 2020. If you are a current senior with early release and looking for great opportunity software development, please see Ms. Daye in the Media Center or Mr. Nowak in Students Services.

    The Coolidge Scholars Program is an academic merit-based scholarship for current high school juniors applying to attend college in the fall of 2021. Winners of the scholarship will earn a full-ride, four-year scholarship to ANY accredited college or university in the United States. The deadline to apply is January 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm. For more information go to www.coolidgescholars.org

    Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Global Navigator High School Study Abroad - Explore a different culture in more than 30 amazing destinations across the world. Choose to focus on language learning, service and leadership, or content studies. Cost: Varies, scholarships available! Priority Scholarship Deadline:  December 6, 2019 (80% of scholarships awarded by this deadline)  Final Scholarship Deadline:  February 14, 2019  Link to learn more: https://www.ciee.org/go-abroad/high-school-study-abroad/summer

    The Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) is a free residential journalism and college preparatory program for high-achieving current juniors from low-income backgrounds who are interested in journalism. The program spans over 10 days from July 31 -August 10. Application deadline: February 17, 2020. For more information or to apply, visit https://psjp.princeton.edu/.

     UNCG CHANCE (Campamento Hispano Abriendo Nuestro Camino a la Educación)

    Overview:  A unique experience that provides area Latino/Hispanic high school students with the opportunity to engage in an intensive, five-day college readiness and test prep experience.  All Latino and Hispanic students who are currently enrolled in tenth or eleventh grade with a minimum 2.8 high school GPA and are committed to attending the program may apply. Space is limited to the first 160 qualified students.

    Date: July 13-18, 2020

    Cost: $65

    Sign up here: admissions.uncg.edu/chance.


    Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders at Appalachian State University-MGSI offers a unique opportunity for current high school juniors to gain an immeasurable amount of business knowledge and experience. This year 24 students will be selected to participate in the 17th cohort that will include two weeks of classroom instruction, an entrepreneurial project, professional/leadership development, and regional travel and/or interaction with business professionals. Program dates are July 19 - August 1, 2020.   Application deadline: February 28, 2020  To apply and get more information visit: www.marthaguy.appstate.edu

     Click here or see the Student Services website for updates from our college advisor.


    Sign ups for the Jan. 27th Driver Ed class will be Jan. 13th -17th. Students will be notified after the 17th.  The class is Jan. 27 - Feb. 11 from 4:05pm - 6:35pm.  Students can go to the dps website and sign up for the lottery.


    The FFA meeting has been moved to January 15th. The meeting will be held in room 006 and will cover information on upcoming CDE practices and the 2020 lamb project.


    The next meeting of the French club will be Monday January 13th at 8:15 in room 506 – Madame Harrison’s room – be sure to attend!


    Poetry Club will have its weekly meeting on Wednesday in room 409 at 4:15. Start the new year off with some poetry!


    Hello from Social Issues and International Club! We are hosting a clothing drive for Urban Ministry and we would love your help! We are collecting clothes (like winter coats) and other items such as soap, feminine hygiene products, lotion, blankets, and canned food. Items can be donated and dropped off in rooms 403, 306, 214, 106, and the library! The last day to donate will be on January 10th. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Z in room 411.



    Are you interested in Computer Programming or Cyber Security?  IBM is offering two Seniors with Early Release a paid internship  position beginning in January 2020. If you are a current Senior with early release and looking for great opportunity software development, please see Ms. Daye  in the Media Center or Mr. Nowak in Students Services.


    The Black Student Union will now be meeting every Wednesday in room 206 from 4:15-5:15, starting this afternoon. See you there!


    Exciting news!!  5 Falcon feathers gets you into all shows in the preforming arts this year!


    Her’d, Jordans New women’s empowerment group has meetings every Tuesday from 4:10pm-5pm in trailer 711, and if anyone has any questions or concern contact Dr.Hatmaker or Gwen Thompson” 


     “You can order yearbooks at Jostens.com. The price will go up as the year goes on so order it now!”


    NHS will host tutoring sessions every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning from 8:15 – 8:50 and every Thursday afternoon from 4:00 – 4:30 in the Media Center. Not in the Dell Lab as previously announced. This is tutoring for any subject, any grade, and any level. For questions, see Ms. Burke in Room 410.


    Usually bored during Spring Break?

    Ever dreamed of going to Spain and Portugal?   If you are interested in the Spring Break 2020-2021 trip to Spain and Portugal, please come see Mr. A in room 112.


    Do you like anime? Want to know more about anime? Then join us on Mondays in Room 103! Club meets at 4 until 5:30. See you there! 


    The Spanish Honor Society offers tutoring to students in any level of Spanish. We are available every Thursday morning, from 8:15-8:55am, in room 122 – Ms. Sudderth’s room. Please drop in if you need help in Spanish.