Lifestyles: Schools

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

May. 06, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

GALLERY: Durham School of the Arts production of All's Fair

Durham School of the Arts students will perform All's Fair at the school's Black Box Theatre on Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm. The original musical was written by DSA students Daniel Roth and J.L. Klinck. Admission is $5 at the door. For more info, contact Carl Martin at 560-3926 x-23498 or The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

May. 05, 2014 @ 01:52 PM

Campus briefs

  • N.C. Central forges training alliance in Beijing
  • Surgeon Atul Gawande tapped for UNC commencement
  • Minority health expert, HBCU advocate to speak at NCCU commencement
  • UNC students awarded graduate research fellowships

May. 05, 2014 @ 10:56 AM

Class Notes

Schools recognized for nutrition

Saturday Academy

Ballen to serve as keynote speaker

DPS needs proctors

Apr. 28, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

Powe students win Block Kids Building contest

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.

Apr. 28, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

Class Notes

  • Six DPS high schools among the nation’s best
  • Hillside High’s student council honored
  • DPS has 3 National Achievement Scholarship winners
  • Advanced Academics Expo
  • Math fair honorees
  • Students win science competition

Apr. 28, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

DPS Corner:Supporting students, teachers: Our budget proposal

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.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 12:53 AM

Class Notes

  • DPS needs proctors
  • Public forum today
  • Project explores race, class
  • Special Olympics at DA’s Upper School
  • NCSSM math teams to compete
  • RHS golf tourney
  • Homeschoolers problem-solve
  • Ableidinger named senior director

Apr. 21, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

Campus briefs

  • Duke researchers receive Team Science Award
  • Student-curated Civil War exhibit coming to UNC
  • Grant aims to ensure future of N.C. artists’ archives
  • Warren Wilson offers scholarships to 9 in Durham
  • Cultural critic Teju Cole speaks at Duke on Thursday
  • Exhibit at Ackland Art Museum to explore dynamics

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

Class Notes

  • Candidate forum at Hillside High
  • DPS releases superintendent survey
  • Literacy summit
  • Hayes selected for PBS honor
  • ECHHS ethics team wins national title

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.

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.