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Durham Public Schools TOWN HALL MEETINGS WITH DR. MUBENGA
Superintendent Pascal Mubenga is hosting public town hall meetings to share his vision of academic excellence for DPS students, presenting his “Four Guiding Principles.” He will ask attendees to provide input on how these principles can be applied to improve DPS and will use it to help create a new strategic plan that will guide Durham Public Schools into the future. Please join Dr. Mubenga this week at 7:00 p.m:
Monday, January 22Jordan High School 6806 Garrett Rd. Durham, NC 27707 Tuesday, January 23Northern High School 117 Tom Wilkinson Rd. Durham, NC 27712
Sets Community Conversations with Local Elected Officials
residents invited to three community meetings to share input with elected
officials on public safety, affordable housing, human services, education &
economic development: http://bit.ly/2CYva6k
During these discussions, residents will be able to address issues and provide
feedback directly with Durham City Council Members and Durham County Board of
Commissioners on topics ranging from public safety, affordable housing, human
services, education, and economic development.
These community conversations will each have a different theme allowing
residents to choose the issues they are most passionate about, and to make sure
residents feel heard by elected officials as well as staff members from the
City, County, and Durham Public Schools. Residents are invited to attend any or
all of the meetings.
The meetings are set for:
* Public Safety: Saturday, January 27 at 10 a.m. at the Durham Convention
W. Morgan St.
* Affordable Housing, Transportation, and Human Services: Tuesday, January 30
at 7 p.m. at the Durham County Human Services Complex, 400
East Main St.
* Education and Economic Development: Tuesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. at Brogden
Middle School, 1001
Representatives from the Durham City Council and Durham County Board of
Commissioners will introduce the sessions, followed by presentations from City
and County budget staffs on how tax revenues support services throughout the
entire community. After the presentations, attendees will go through an
interactive session to provide input, generate ideas, and identify priorities
in each topic area. Feedback from all sessions will be compiled, analyzed, and
shared with the public on both the City and County government websites.
Us for a School Choice Workshop January 9 or 10
Overwhelmed by all the school options for Elementary,
Middle, or High School?
Wondering if there is a “best” school for your child?
Interested in a better understanding of the DPS Magnet
School lottery application process (January 8—January 31, 2018)?
School Choice Workshop is for any parentor guardian with a child
who wants to explore K-12 public school options, including charter schools.
Come learn how to select a school for your child as we discuss:
·The many school options available
·What to consider when choosing a school for your child
·Important information about the DPS magnet school lottery
Attend a workshop on one of the following 2018 dates*:
9 6:30-8:00PM (English) childcare available
9 6:30-8:00PM (Spanish) childcare available
In Spanish, Contact Angelina Schiavone (919) 578-2818
TALLER SOBRE OPCIONES ESCOLARES
¿Quisiera usted saber…
Sobre las opciones que
existen para sus hijos en cuanto a las escuelas Primarias, Intermedias y
Si existe una “mejor”
escuela para su hijo?
Que son las escuelas
Especializadas de las Escuelas Públicas de Durham (DPS) (conocidas como
escuelas “Magnet”) y como es el proceso de solicitud para estas escuelas?
(Las solicitudes serán del 8 al 31 de enero 2018)
El taller sobre opciones escolares es para
cualquier padre o tutor con un niño que quiera explorar las opciones de
escuelas públicas para kínder a 12º grado, incluyendo las escuelas públicas
alternativas (chárter). Venga y aprenda como elegir una escuela para su hijo.
En el taller hablaremos de:
·Que tener en cuenta
al seleccionar una escuela para su hijo.
importante sobre la lotería para ingresar a las escuelas especializadas de DPS
Asista a uno de los
talleres en las siguientes fechas del 2018*:
Martes 9 de enero 6:30 a
8:00PM (En inglés y en español con cuidado de niños.)
Miércoles 10 de
enero 12:00 a 1:30PM (Disponible en
inglés y en español)
Dr. Bell and Krista Saunders will present to the group about Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) – what are they, when might you need one, and how to get the most out of them. Please bring your questions.
This Saturday, September 16 all Durham middle and high school
students are invited to join Kids Voting Durham and Durham School of the Arts’
Octagon Service Club to create a Candidate Questionnaire for Durham’s City
Council and Mayor Candidates. Youth have the opportunity to voice their
opinions about which issues are most important to them and say what they want
to know about the candidates and their positions. The KVD Youth Candidate
Guide is sent to all schools and is used by many adults to inform their vote.
Breakfast snacks are provided. No preparation is necessary and all
are welcome, but you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 919-560-7321 if you have questions or want to express interest.
This is a great volunteer activity for youth and a good college resume builder for students looking to dive into the issues most important to youth in the Durham community.
now open for Duke's FEMMES After-School Programs and their Saturday
Program. Female undergraduate volunteers will lead hands-on science, math,
and engineering activities for 4th,
5th, and 6th grade girls from Durham. They have limited
space, and can accept registration on a first come, first served basis. You can sign up for only
one program. Your student cannot be signed up for both an
After-School Program and the Saturday Program. You can find out more about the FEMMES program at this site: https://sites.duke.edu/femmes/about-femmes/
If you would
like to register your daughter for a FEMMES program, please submit
one of the registration forms, linked below:
*** Please submit one form for EACH daughter participating, if you have more
than one daughter.
Contact FEMMES with questions at email@example.com
FEMMES does need copies of the signed legal release forms. The legal
release form is attached
below. Along with the submission of the
electronic registration form, please email them a pdf of the signed
legal release form by Wednesday September 20.