Stop. Listen. Let’s Talk About It.

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29th at SCS from 6pm – 7:30pm for our first “Stop. Listen. Let’s Talk About It” conversation!

This first session in our series is about suicide awareness and prevention and bullying prevention. Please bring your friends and family to learn about this very important social issue.

Counselors from Graham, Moore and Clark, LLC will lead our panel discussion. We will also have a special guest, Camedra Brown, who will share her journey after the suicide of her best friend in high school.

Dinner will be served during the event. Please RSVP HERE to let us know you are joining us. We hope to see you there!


Today’s phone message from The SCS PTSA President

Hello SCS families! This is Tanisha Davis, your PTSA President! First, thank you to all of the families that attended the PTSA meeting this past Thursday. We sincerely appreciate your attendance.

Next, the 2nd Annual SCS Fall Carnival is on Sunday, November 3rd from 2 to 5 pm. A Carnival Committee meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, September 19th at 5:00pm in the Cybrary. If you are not able to attend but would like to be a part of the committee, please email to let us know.

Third, we need parent, teacher and student volunteers in order to have a successful carnival. Please consider signing up for a shift by visiting our website, There is a link under the volunteer tab, to sign up for shifts.

Fourth, our next Healthy Eating Night is Thursday, October 17th at 6pm in the SCS Cafeteria. Check our website and social media for the link to RSVP!

Last, but certainly not least, we are participating in this year’s PTA Reflections Program. This is a national program for all students. Using their imagination, students reflect on this year’s theme, Look Within, and create original works of art in one or more of the following six categories: Film Production, Dance Choreography, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. Information and entry forms are being sent home with students this week. Additional forms are also available in the front office. All entries are due to the PTSA by Tuesday, November 12th at 2pm. All participants will celebrate and share their work in a gallery at SCS on Friday, November 15th at 6pm. Additionally, your student’s work may be featured at the regional, state and/or national level! This is such an exciting opportunity to showcase the talent of our students. Fall break is a great time to start on those entries!

Have a great night!

SCS Healthy Eating Tasting Night

Enjoy a FREE dinner with your family!

On Thursday, October 17th from 6pm – 7:30pm, The School for Creative Studies PTSA will be hosting its 3rd Healthy Eating Tasting Night. Local Chef Carmen Settles of Full Street Wings Café, will spend the evening with families as they prepare and eat two easy recipes, featuring a local food chosen by our students! Vote on which recipe you think is best, and leave with a take home kit to make the recipes at home!
We hope you can join us!    

NCPTA Has New Executive Leadership!

For Immediate Release

NCPTA Has New Executive Leadership!

President and Executive Director Have Wealth of PTA Experience

Raleigh, NC, August 21, 2019:  The Board of Directors of the North Carolina Parent Teacher Congress (NCPTA) is pleased to announce two new leaders at the helm – President Harold Dixon, and Executive Director Mari Urness. Harold and Mari each have a long tradition of working with PTAs and schools in a variety of ways.

Harold has been with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district for 32 years and currently serves as a Family Engagement Specialist.  His PTA experience includes serving as the first African American male president of the Mecklenburg PTA Council, and instituting many trainings, programs, and leadership development opportunities there. The council’s membership and budget tripled under him, and he received the NCPTA Oak Leaf Award for creating the male engagement initiative, “Be There Dad.” For National PTA, Harold has served as the Host/Ambassador for the 2015 National PTA Convention held in Charlotte, and served on the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee.

Mari has served as Minnesota State President as well as Federal and State Legislative Chair, and National Vice Chair of the Committee for Diversity and Equity of National PTA. In her work with PTA, she reorganized grassroots efforts to better empower local units, was an advocacy trainer, and served on the boards of many organizations that directly influence child wellness, including the Minnesota Department of Education Assessment and Accountability Board. Mari has also taught theatre, arts, and communications to special ed, gifted, and at-risk students as well as having been a high school speech and athletic coach.

Harold had this to say about taking on his new role: “It is an honor to be at the helm of this organization as we celebrate 100 years. North Carolina PTA has a long tradition of advocating for the children of North Carolina, and I am passionate about the mission of ‘Every Child. One Voice.’ All children deserve to have someone fighting for them, and I look forward to being one of many continuing and expanding on our mission over the next two years.”

Mari said: “I am thrilled by the opportunity to further empower those working in North Carolina on behalf of our children. The ability to advocate effectively is critical, as there are so many things impacting children today. We have the infrastructure in place to bring issues from even the smallest communities to the governor’s office, and I am excited to do my part to improve the lives of children all across the state. It is an honor to be part of this organization.”


North Carolina PTA is the state’s oldest and largest volunteer organization advocating for every child to reach their full potential. Founded in 1919 and affiliated with National PTA, there are more than 960 Parent Teacher Associations in schools across the state with more than 110,000 members. PTAs provide advocacy, vital volunteers, and material resources to their schools. NCPTA supports PTA units and provides programs, training, and advocacy on behalf of North Carolina’s children.

Contact: Mari Urness, Executive Director
North Carolina PTA
Phone (919) 787-0534
Fax (919) 787-0569
3501 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27612