Lifestyles: Schools

Mar. 31, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

High school students kick butts

Students from Carrboro High, Chapel Hill High and East Chapel Hill High got together on a Saturday to kick butts.

The students took part in Kick Butts Day and other activities at their schools to encourage their peers to not use tobacco products. All of the students are members of their school’s Tobacco Reality Unfiltered clubs.

Mar. 31, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

C.W. Stanford named School to Watch

C.W. Stanford Middle school is one of two in the state designated Schools to Watch for 2014.

The middle school was given the honor by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform and recognizes the school’s emphasis on strong academics, sensitivity to young adolescents’ needs and interests and commitment to equal access to a high quality education.

Mar. 31, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

Culbreth honored at play festival

Culbreth Middle School brought home several awards from the 2014 N.C. Theatre Conference Middle School Play Festival.
Led by Terra Hodge, Culbreth’s theater program presented “May the Farce be with You” at the festival March 15.

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

Campus briefs

  • Durham native honored with distinguished professorship chair
  • Carolina Playmakers history is topic of exhibit, lecture
  • Morehead to host STEMville symposium for kids

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 11:17 AM

Artists visit schools, inspire students

Last week famed jazz and blues violinist Christian Howes visited Chapel Hill High’s orchestra class. Before 52 students he began a lesson on creativity in music.

“I focus around contemporary music styles and improvisation suing technology to bring the cool factor into string playing,” Howes said.

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 11:10 AM


Students Mount Production of "James and the Giant Peach"


Mar. 24, 2014 @ 10:39 AM

DPS Corner: 2014 Literacy Summit coming in May

On May 3, volunteers and partners from across Durham County will unite with a shared strategy toward our common purpose: every child a reader, every child a writer.
The Durham Public Schools Literacy Summit, presented by the Superintendent’s Closing the Achievement Gap Committee, will convene beginning at 8:30 a.m. May 3 at Brogden Middle School. If you are a current volunteer or partner in Durham Public Schools, or would like to learn how to support our schools in teaching our students how to improve their reading and writing skills, we urge you to join us.

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

Class Notes

  • Githens to participate in Gravity Games
  • DSA honored at Middle School Play Festival
  • CE Electric to award camp scholarships

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Rotary tutoring program goes international

Six students from Y.E. Smith Elementary School joined six counterparts from India on Friday in a global teleconference organized by the Durham Rotary Club and Duke CE. At the end of the 70-minute conference, participants on both sides of the globe joined in group photo with Duke CE's Todd Taylor, the program organizer, Principal Letisha Judd, Coach Smith, Victoria Robinson, and Darlene Escudero, with six AIG students from Y.E. Smith and students and teachers from New Bricks School in Ahmedabad, India, on screen.

Mar. 17, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

Duke University's Student of the Month

DSA’s talent and vision have her ready for new challenges


Mar. 17, 2014 @ 01:29 PM

Duke University’s Student of the Month

School comes first for Hillside New Tech senior

Mar. 17, 2014 @ 10:41 AM

Class Notes

  • Students to show portrait series
  • CE Electric to award camp scholarships
  • Hillside to host drumline competition
  • Hillside Class of 1963 offers scholarship

Mar. 10, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

Young speller vanquishes bee with 'i-m-p-u-n-i-t-y'

Fifty-nine jittery spellers representing schools across Durham and Orange counties took to the stage Saturday to compete in the fifth annual Duke Regional Spelling Bee, held in Page Auditorium on Duke University’s West Campus.

Mar. 10, 2014 @ 09:57 AM

Class Notes

  • Riverside’s robotic team state champs
  • Library reps named
  • IMS to offer Mandarin Chinese
  • Smith wins black history bowl
  • Stop Rx abuse contest
  • ‘Give Five – Read Five’
  • Hillside Class of 1963 offers scholarship
  • ‘High School 101’

Mar. 11, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

Ask DPS: Making plans for summer camps

This month we have answers to questions on a range of topics including summer programs and preparing for high school.