Lifestyles: Schools

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. 

Mar. 03, 2014 @ 08:57 AM

Class Notes

  • Club and Lakewood earn honors
  • Hillside Class of 1963 offers scholarship
  • ‘High School 101’
  • Kohl’s Scholarship
  • Lucas team wins writing contest

Feb. 24, 2014 @ 09:52 AM

DPS CORNER: Keeping children safe during severe weather

Students come first in Durham Public Schools. That applies to their safety as well as their academic success. The heavy snows and traffic jams Durham County experienced Feb. 12 made for a challenging afternoon commute, and some of our buses were caught in that. DPS employees, however, made a total team effort to ensure every child’s safety.
When severe weather threatens, our transportation and operations staff is glued to the National Weather Service’s twice-daily briefings as well as local forecasts. We use multiple sources to make the best decision we can with the information we have. We have to consider high school students and employees who drive themselves as well as our bus riders.

Feb. 24, 2014 @ 09:50 AM

Class notes

  • Junior League recruiting students
  • Voyager Academy Elementary joins Ashoka
  • JHS to present ‘Footloose’
  • Tickets available for ‘Evening of Entertainment’
  • USGA and Chevron offer scholarship

Feb. 24, 2014 @ 09:51 AM

Campus briefs

Wanda Fleming Lester has been named interim dean of the N.C. Central University School of Business and began serving in that NCCU role Feb. 17. She has more than 15 years of experience in higher education. Most recently, Lester served as vice provost for academic affairs and undergraduate programs at N.C. A&T State University. NCCU will form a search committee and start a national search for the next business school dean.


Feb. 18, 2014 @ 01:47 AM

Campus briefs

  • Achievements
  • Grants and Donations

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Jul. 28, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

DPS Corner: All children, schools matter

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.