“I Will Change the World By…”

2021-2022 School for Creative Studies Reflections Arts Contest  

Calling all Artists!

The National PTA Reflections contest wants you to create and explain how YOU will change the world!

The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Students are recognized each year for their artistic ingenuity to bring the theme to life in a way that is personally meaningful. This year’s theme is “I Will Change the World By…”.

Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, and Special Artist

Just turn in your artwork and entry form, which includes your artist statement, by 11:59pm on December 10, 2021. Awards will be given out. 

All submissions must be submitted electronically to: 

We know that not all students are on the same schedule and we encourage students to turn their work in early.  

All entries must be done by individual students and cannot be replications.  

Each entry must contain a title and all entries must include an artist statement.

The artist statement communicates what inspired the work, how it relates to the theme, and the content of the work. The statement must include at least 10 words and not exceed 100 words. The artist statement is worth 40 out of 100 points and is just as important as the artwork.

Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the current year’s theme may be submitted.

Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student’s work and help from an adult or collaboration with other students is not allowed.

Mobile food pantry at SCS

The School for Creative Studies, in partnership with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Parkwood Elementary School, will be hosting a mobile food pantry for the community on Monday, Nov. 29th from 5-7 pm.

One meal box will be provided per car at this drive through event, located at the School for Creative Studies at 5001 Red Mill Road, Durham, NC 27704.

If you are interested in volunteering to help make this event successful, please sign up here. We need helpers to assemble the meal boxes, distribute the meal boxes and clean up after the food giveaway ends.

Join the SCS Food Pantry Committee

The SCS PTSA needs your help! If interested in supporting this work, the newly established SCS Food Pantry Committee’s November meeting will take place virtually on Nov 15, 2021 at 6:30 PM. The meeting link will be shared on the Canvas observer page and to anyone that sends an email to president@thescsptsa.com expressing interest in the committee.

Our first food pantry workday was held last Friday and with volunteer help we were able to build shelves and fill them with food.

Eat BBQ and support SCS!

On Monday, November 15, 2021 at City Barbeque Durham, The School for Creative Studies will get 20% of the proceeds from every order we bring in! 

Ordering in person? Show this message to the cashier at checkout (either a printout or just on your phone). 

Ordering online or in the app? Use code FundA at checkout at https://www.citybbq.com/order for pickup on Monday, November 15, 2021. Once you enter the code, you must click the red + button to apply the fundraiser code to your order (see example below). 

Ordering over the phone? Ask to apply code FundA when you provide your payment information. 

Remember: all orders must be picked up on Monday, November 15, 2021 from City Barbeque Durham for it to count toward our fundraiser.

Thanks for your support!