Southern School of Engineering junior Xavier Smith exudes positivity, and folks have noticed.
Smith has become a leader, giving back to his community through cleaning lawns, picking up trash wherever he sees it, helping those in need and sharing with peers the importance of staying positive and giving back.
Last month, the children in Christenberry Community Center's after-school program were winners in a variety of Olympic-themed challenges.
Their award? Hopefully, a longer lifespan.
Marion E. Broome, dean of Indiana University's School of Nursing, on Aug. 1 will join Duke University in that capacity.
She'll succeed Catherine Gilliss, who announced in September that she was retiring as dean after 10 years.
What are your questions about Durham Public Schools? Email them to PICE@dpsnc.net and the Office of Public Information and Community Engagement will connect you to the experts.
But first, a reminder: We are still looking for volunteer support in proctoring year-end exams in our elementary, middle and high schools. Your presence in the classroom during exams helps not only our teachers, but our students too. You can volunteer directly through your school’s volunteer coordinator or sign up online through the DPS website. Go to www.dpsnc.net/community/get-involved and click on “Register to Volunteer” to submit an application. Make sure you select “Test Proctor” as one of the activities that interests you. Once you have cleared a standard volunteer background check a school representative will offer you a volunteer assignment. Our schools would appreciate your help!
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The Durham Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction held its annual Block Kids Building Contest at E.K. Powe Elementary School in Durham on March 14.
There were 19 children who participated from the first grade class of Mrs. Gina-Marie DiMeza.
A school district’s budget is more than a stack of spreadsheets. It’s a statement of our values as school leaders, and our priorities for the children whom we serve.
The 2014-15 budget proposal we presented to the Durham Public Schools Board of Education last Thursday night makes our priority clear: we are making sure that our students and teachers come first. This staff proposal is just a step in the process.
Last week 3,100 eager students poured into our five year-round schools for the start of the school year. They were excited to meet new classmates, teachers and challenges, and their energy was catching. As I visited these schools on the first day, I felt just as excited. It was a new beginning for all of us.