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Congratulations to Thomas Pritchard for signing his letter of intent for swimming at NYU!

 

Congratulations to Grace Sorrell for being accepted into Wofford College with a $20,000 per year merit scholarship and a $12,000 grant!

 

Congratulations to MJ Ignacio on being accepted into Gardner Webb and receiving the Presidential Scholarship!

 

Congratulations to Bryce Jackson, Trevor Hausmann and Alon Fallon - 2018 Big 8 All Conference Offensive Players!

 

Congratulations to Cameron Traylor and Tre Freeman - 2018 Big 8 All Conference Linebackers!

 

Congratulations to LaDerrick Neville (Big 8 Defensive Player of the Year!!!) and Xavier Miller - 2019 Big 8 All Conference Defensive Backs!

 

Congratulations to Philip Foster, JT Taylor, and Justin Rhodes - 2018 All Conference Defensive Lineman!

 

Updates:   

Volunteer Proctors Needed! It's that time of year again. Fall Exam Week is scheduled for January 18-24. NHS needs volunteer proctors from 8:30am to 1:00pm for each day of testing. Please sign up here for any days you are available to volunteer. Thank you.

More information about the Experiment and how to apply can be found here.

Seniors who are interested in and/or have applied to Chowan University should see Mrs. Mills-Silver in Student Services about a new $150 scholarship.

Don't have any plans for spring break? Want to gain work and internship experience? 10th-12th grade students, talk to your counselor or Ms. Johnson about the Scholars-At-Work Program, a 4 day immersion program experience with a local company. Lunch and transportation are provided. Applications are due Friday, February 1.

Scholars-At-Work:  is a FREE four day workplace immersion experience within a Triangle area company for students in 10th - 12th grades.  The opportunity will take place during spring break and transportation along with lunch will be provided. Please see Ms. Johnson for an application packet. Deadline February 1st.

Durham Youth Work Intern (DYIP): The application for the 2019 DYIP summer job is now open online.  Please visit  www.durhamnc.gov and click the employment tab and look for the position titled Durham YouthWork Intern.  Please keep in mind the position page loads from the bottom so it may look like a blank page, just scroll up and you should be able to apply.  Below is the Durham YouthWork

Intern position job description.

Job
 Title:

Durham YouthWork Intern

Opening
 Date/Time:

Mon.
 01/07/19 12:00 AM Eastern Time

Closing
 Date/Time:

Sat.
 03/09/19 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Salary:

$7.25 -
 $12.00 Hourly

Job
 Type:

Internship
 w/o benefits (Less than 1000 hours)

Location:

807 E Main
 Street, Durham, North Carolina

Department:

Office of
 Economic and Workforce Development

 

Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL)  at North Carolina A&T State University: The IFAL program is a FREE one-week residential program from June 9 - 14, 2019 designed for 11th grade students.  Students will be exposed to the academic and research programs in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and will be familiarized with careers in the food, agricultural and environmental sciences.  In addition, students gain experiences in leadership by participating in leadership training seminars, touring the N.C. General Assembly, meeting governmental officials, and visiting the N.C. Farm Bureau Offices. The deadline to apply is March 30th. The IFAL application and program information can be found at the following link:

http://www.ncfb.org/Programs/InstituteforFutureAgriculturalLeaders.aspx.

 

What you might have missed:

Durham Tech:  In Spring 2019, 18 NHS students are saving $10,336 on community college tuition.  That is equivalent to ~$34,000 at a 4 yr. institution!  Get your education financially smarter; start your four year plan at a community college and then TRANSFER!

 

Soccer workouts began Monday 1/7 and will continue Mondays and Wednesdays until tryouts at the Track. Interested girls should bring running shoes and cleats. 5:30-7:00pm

 

The Emily K. Center is hosting multiple free SAT/ACT Prep sessions for students. This Saturday, Jan. 12th, a general session will be at 10am and a student-athlete session will be at 10:30am. A PSAT Review session will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10am. Registration is required. See your counselor for more details.

 

CHANGES TO END OF QUARTER
As a result of the inclement weather this fall, we are extending the end of second quarter for traditional schools to January 25, 2019. The Fall Semester Testing Window has shifted to January 18-25, 2019. The 2018-2019 Progress Report and Report Card Schedule has been updated to reflect these changes. Additional details regarding how these changes will affect Winter Graduation will be forthcoming.

 

The DPS Scholarship Foundation and Durham Public Schools are pleased to present "An Evening of Entertainment” on Friday, February 8, 2019, at the DPAC at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

Are you a rising or current Triangle area 10th, 11th, or 12th grader? Interested in Environmental Science? Want to experience Duke University’s state-of-the-art facilities and the Duke Forest? Want to build a professional resume with Duke’s career development experts? If so, apply Here for the Environmental Science Summer Program.


Step Up to STEM is a free, one-week summer residential program for 8th grade African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students. Applications open Jan. 1.

 

Here's your assignment for next semester: Take a topic, a lesson or a unit you're learning about, and turn it into a podcast.

 

Earn College credits and make your resume stand out  – CCP at Durham Tech!  Durham Tech's Engineering students took 1st place (among 83 teams!) in the Rube Goldberg competition at Wake Tech this past Saturday.  One of the students was currently a high school student.   

 

Class of 2019, we have a new way for you to keep informed of such things as scholarships, testing dates, Jostens deliveries, and graduation info!  Text @knights-19 to the number 81010 to sign up for Remind messages throughout the year on upcoming events.

 

Career and College Promise:  Build your Academic resume at Durham Tech!  Recently, DT took 11 students to the 9th annual NCMATYC Math Competition and placed in the top three.  Three of the students were current HS students.  Also, the Durham Tech University Transfer Honors Symposium just featured Biology Research poster presentations by three other current high school students!  Make your college application Stand Out; take college classes.  See Ms. Hines for more information: https://mshines.youcanbook.me/

 

Project SEED: is a FREE year-round science enrichment program for academically talented students. The program includes a paid ($2500) summer internship. If selected, students will be responsible for their daily transportation to NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill or Duke University. The tentative dates for the program are June 13 – August 2, 2019.  Project SEED is currently accepting applications from qualified 10th and 11th grade students who receive free or reduced lunch. The student application is here and for additional information please see here. Deadline January 31st.

 

Interested in going to England, Scotland and Ireland in 2020? Contact Coach Spell!

 

Duke's STAR program offers students the opportunity to participate in a research experience during the Summer. Learn more information about the upcoming application here.