Art isn’t just an inherent talent. Just like any other skill, it can be taught.
Several schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Durham Public Schools systems are participating in an after-school program that is teaching students the basics of drawing.
Victoria Pridgen teaches art through the Young Rembrandts program to the budding artists by combining shapes to create a finished product that the students can be proud of.
Q: Can I still apply for a magnet school seat for my child? When will I find out if he or she was accepted?
You can, but time is running out! We are accepting applications to our magnet schools and high school career pathway programs through Friday at 11:59 p.m. You must apply using our online portal at www.dpsncapplication.com. Once you’re there, you may review the entrance requirements, learn more about the schools and make your requests.
This year, more than 33,000 children depend on Durham Public Schools to prepare them for college, career and life after graduation. More than 2,300 teachers, along with other school-based staff, work with these students every day. They all need our support in a time of heightened expectations and rising standards. These responsibilities haven’t changed, even though DPS is in a time of leadership transition.
James Hopkins, assistant principal at Jordan High School, did a double-take when he saw Michael Spears sitting in a conference room near the principal’s office that’s usually reserved for students who have gotten in trouble.
But Spears, a 16 year-old junior who plays power forward on the school’s basketball team, hadn’t broken any rules.
- Dr. Sallie Permar with Duke School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and Tamlin Pavelsky of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Geological Sciences have been named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Permar and Pavelsky were two out of 102 researchers honored by President Obama.
Third- and fifth-graders at Northside Elementary have made a clear connection with the heritage of their school with the dedication of a book that traces the legacy of the school.
The students gathered in the library of the new school for the dedication of a book the fifth-graders wrote on the history of their school. School librarian Kathryn Cole said that this was the first project of its kind.
Tyler Booker, a senior at City of Medicine Academy, didn’t always put his best foot forward as a freshman.
And as a result, his grades suffered.
“To be honest, I wasn’t very, very serious about school freshman year,” Booker said. “It was sophomore year when I had my reality check, like I needed to get serious.”