Lifestyles: Schools

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Student of the Month: Enjoying the mix of high school and college

The way Crystal Gordon sees it, she’s got the best of both worlds.

The Clement Early College High School senior has had a mix of traditional-style high school classes while also immersing herself in college-level courses at N.C. Central University.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 09:54 AM

Campus briefs

  • Columbia professor tapped for UNC Center for Civil Rights
  • Duke student named 2014 Goldwater Scholar
  • N.C. Central archivist inducted into historical society
  • State government offers paid summer internships

Apr. 07, 2014 @ 11:17 AM

ASK DPS: Volunteer opportunities for end of school year

Q: Are there any school volunteer opportunities coming up toward the end of the school year?
A: You’d better believe it! Toward the end of the school year, each of our schools will need volunteer help in proctoring exams. State policies now require proctors to be present to ensure accountability during high school final exams and all end-of-grade and end-of-course tests. Durham Public Schools needs volunteers to help proctor beginning as early as May 5 at some schools.

Apr. 07, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Class Notes

  • Saturday academies slated
  • SAVE Summit at NC State
  • Kids to question candidates
  • Middle College teacher wins national science award
  • Easley exceptional children’s teacher wins award

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 04:56 PM

Meeting a need

N.C. Central University dedicated its food pantry on Monday. The pantry is housed in the Dent Human Sciences Building on second floor. The concept for the pantry was developed by the campuswide NCCU Food Pantry Committee in response to some members of the NCCU community who are struggling to make ends meet, including having sufficient funds for food. The ribbon-cutting was part of the activities leading up to the installation of Chancellor Debra Saunders-White on Friday at 10 a.m.

Mar. 31, 2014 @ 11:28 AM

Class notes

  • JHS students to perform ‘Footloose’
  • DPS has record number attending Governor School
  • Fun at Hope Valley
  • Kids to question candidates
  • Youth employment
  • Schools earn honors at Science Olympiad

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.

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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.