Lifestyles: Schools

Jun. 09, 2014 @ 01:21 PM

Class Notes

  • Schools receive gratn for fruits, veggies
  • Early release day ends school year

Jun. 09, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Campus briefs

  • Federal grant funds Duke Divinity project
  • NCCU youth academy gets funding
  • Duke Forest area now named after Edeburn
  • UNC researcher named National Academy of Education Fellow
  • Local students named to college dean’s lists

Jun. 09, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

ASK DPS: Be prepared for this week's graduations

For seniors graduating from Durham Public Schools and their families, this week’s commencement ceremonies will be truly special. In this month’s Q&A column, we have some information about how to navigate the ceremonies — there are important security-related changes this year. We also have helpful tips for the high school students who will still be with us next year and are planning to take Advanced Placement courses.


Jun. 02, 2014 @ 11:21 AM

DPS Corner: Looking back on successful year

On May 22, 204 seniors at our smaller specialty high schools — Clement Early College, City of Medicine Academy and Middle College — crossed the stage, shook our hands and took their first steps as high school graduates. By the end of the day on June 12, the total of Durham Public Schools graduates will swell to nearly 2,100 – 2,100 young adults ready for whatever comes next, a career, college, maybe the military. They will be ready to make their mark on the world.
And did we mention they bring with them some $29 million in scholarships?

Jun. 02, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

Class Notes

  • JHS student wins scholarship to study Russian
  • Early release day ends school year
  • ADF offers discount to public school teachers
  • CHHS students receive awards for National Latin Exam
  • DPS needs proctors

Jun. 02, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Campus briefs

  • Local students among graduates at several universities
  • University dean’s lists recognize area students
  • Cookbook most popular item in Duke Digital Collections
  • Duke faculty celebrate new club’s opening

May. 26, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Campus briefs, May 27

  • Two UNC students get Native American internships
  • UNC student receives NOAA scholarship
  • UNC shares STEM expansion grant
  • UNC School of Government wins $7.1M pledge

May. 25, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

Class Notes

  • JHS senior leaves legacy through scholarships
  • Community Resource Expo
  • Two DPS magnet schools receive national honors
  • Six DPS beginning teachers win grants
  • Students win scholarships
  • Kid builders wanted
  • Vance-Granville graduates
  • DPS needs proctors

May. 19, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

Student of the Month: Xavier Smith

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.

May. 19, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

After-school program addresses eating, activity

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.

May. 19, 2014 @ 09:01 AM

Class notes, May 20

  • Lucas Middle School has Student of the Year
  • Githens’ original song now online
  • Bethesda Elementary’s Martha Lloyd-George recognized
  • Soil & Water Conservation District award winners
  • 5 DPS schools participate in Model U.N.

May. 19, 2014 @ 12:34 AM

Campus briefs, May 20

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. 

May. 12, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

ASK DPS: Get ready for kindergarten registration

What are your questions about Durham Public Schools? Email them to 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 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!

May. 12, 2014 @ 12:22 PM

Campus briefs

  • Orange County residents among Global Gap Year Fellows
  • Seven Duke students picked for ‘Reggie’ scholarships
  • Local students graduate from Brevard College
  • Two UNC researchers win Lumosity grant
  • Duke names 12 University Scholars
  • UNC recognizes graduate students with Impact Awards

And more ...

May. 12, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

Class Notes

  • Teacher wins award
  • NCSSM student places 2nd in science competition
  • Eno Valley teacher gets donation
  • DPS needs proctors
  • Saturday Academy

Columnist: Bert L'Homme View All »

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.