Class Notes

Jan. 13, 2014 @ 09:24 AM

Lottery applications open
The application period for DPS magnet schools begins on Jan. 13 and runs through Jan. 31.
All applications must be submitted online.
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DPS employees serve in state association
Two Durham Public Schools media coordinators have taken new leadership positions in the N.C. School Library Media Association. Jennifer Umbarger from Rogers-Herr Middle School and Tracy Bell from Southern School of Energy and Sustainability have been named the secretary and Piedmont East director, respectively, for 2013-2014.

Jordan to induct 13 faculty into Hall of Fame
Jordan High School will induct 13 faculty members into its inaugural Academics Hall of Fame class during a ceremony Feb. 20 in the school’s cafeteria.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m., and include dinner, a formal induction ceremony and several surprises. 
The inductees are John Avery (math), Nezzie Carter-Moore (guidance), John Gray (social studies), David Green (science), Richard Hill (social studies), Jesse Holton (fine arts), Ted Oakley (science), Elnora Shields (English), Rachel Simon (English), Suzan Spurrier (world languages), Emily Warner (social studies) and Fred Williams (social studies).
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by contacting Stephen Barringer at or by mailing a check to the JHS Alumni Association, P.O. Box 2628, Durham, N.C., 27715.

Tickets available for ‘Evening of Entertainment’
Tickets are on sale for “An Evening of Entertainment,” the DPS Scholarship Foundation and DPS annual fundraiser and musical workshop to showcase student talent and to raise money for scholarships.
The event will be held March 1 at 7 p.m., at the Durham Performance Art Center downtown.
Performances will feature choral students from Durham Public Schools performing a wide genre of music.
Tickets can be found by calling (919) 680.2787, Ticketmaster or the DPAC Ticket Center.

NCCU displays DPS students’ artwork
Artwork by more than 200 Durham Public Schools students is on display through Jan. 31 at the N.C. Central University Art Museum.
The artwork, by students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, is part of a districtwide art exhibit titled “Durham’s Finest.”
The exhibit can be viewed during the museum's regular operating schedule: Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. 
The museum is closed on Saturdays, Mondays and university holidays. 
Group visits may be arranged by calling (919) 530-5079 or emailing