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Weekly Update 5/7

Good evening Githens Raiders!  This is Dr. Lanier with a brief message for the week!  Please listen carefully to all details!

Monday, May 8, through Friday, May 12, is National Teacher Appreciation Week!  Parents, our Raider teachers do so much for our scholars everyday and we want to take the time this week to show our appreciation.  I encourage you to do the following: give a handwritten note of appreciation, donate a greeting/thank you card, gift cards for lunch, emails of appreciation, or simply say thank you!  Let’s show our teachers how much they are truly appreciated this week!

The following is a list of dates to remember:

Monday, May 8 - Soccer Championship at Durham County Stadium (5:00 pm)

Wednesday, May 10 - Track Championship at Durham County Stadium (5:00 pm)

Thursday, May 11 - Family Game Night (5:30pm  - 7:00pm)

Monday, May 15 - Spring Sports Awards Ceremony at Githens (5:30 pm)

Friday, May 19 - School Dance (6:00pm - 8:00pm) 

Saturday, May 20 - Saturday Academy of the Year (9:00am - 12:00pm)

Monday, May 22 - Orchestra Spring Concert with Art Displays at Jordan (7:00pm)

Tuesday, May 23 - Chorus Spring Concert with Art Displays at Githens (7:00pm)

Wednesday, May 24 - Band Spring Concert with Art Displays at Jordan (7:00pm)

Friday, May 26 - State Required End of Grade Testing begins

A reminder that we are asking parents to complete a quick survey.  Click on the link in the email that accompanies this phone message to complete the family engagement survey.

A reminder that scholars are required to bring their school issued DPS device and charger daily.  Scholars need to ensure devices are charged prior to entering the building.  This is imperative as we enter the district and state required testing season.  

PowerSchool Parent Portal is the official source of student grade information and a convenient way for you to update your most current contact information.  DPS has created step by step instructions, as well as video instructions, on how to access the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  Use the link ( provided in the email that accompanies this voice message to navigate the setup process.  

That’s all for now.  Have a great week!

Parent and Family Engagement Survey

Pride Camp Registration

BOOST Program at Duke University

Spring Sports Coaches


Elizabeth Efird -

Martha Taylor -

Girls Soccer

Rory McElroy -

Karen Parker -

Alan Kinlaw -

Boys Track & Field 

Michael Fields -

Brian Mannino -

Girls Track & Field

Shlisa Stackhouse -

David Johnson -

Boys Tennis 

Hallie Shinn -


Will Winslow -

Michael Collins -

Raider Store Amazon Wishlist

Ignite Learners Program

PTA Membership:

PTA Volunteer:

Ticket Spicket:

Githens Athletic Booster Club Sign Up:

Parent Resources Folder:

DPS Bus Transportation Information:

PowerSchool Parent Portal:

Lunch Application:

DPS Online School Payments/Lunch Account: