DPS special events
The DPS All-County Middle School Band Concert will be held on Friday, November 8, 6–7pm, at Riverside High School (3218 Rose of Sharon Rd). Enjoy musical selections by the top music students from Durham Public Schools. Free admission.
The DPS All-County Chorus Concert will be held on Friday, November 22, 7–8pm, at Southern High School (800 Clayton Rd). Enjoy musical selections by the top middle and high school student singers from the Durham Public School system. Free admission.
DPS employment opportunities
Click here to see the list of full- and part-time jobs at Durham Public Schools. This list is up to date, so if you’re looking for work, check back periodically.
Get loads of information on various school-related topics by listening to the Center for Family Engagement’s podcast, “Notes from the Backpack.” Click here for more info and to see a list of podcasts to choose from.
DPR computer labs
Just because school is out, that doesn’t mean you have to lose access to computers. Here’s where you can go to use a computer free of charge during your summer vacation:
Free college-level courses
Keep your skills sharp and have fun learning new things over your summer vacation. edX is an online source for finding classes offered by renowned colleges and universities from around the world that you can take for free. Some courses start on specific dates and others are totally self-paced. Most require that you dedicate a few hours per week to the course, and although work is involved, you don’t have to worry about finals and term papers. Here are some upcoming courses; click here to explore the site and look for classes on subjects you’re interested in.
Arabic classes for k–6
Arabic Classes are being offered on Saturdays from 6 to 7:30pm at Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman’s Fayetteville St masjid (3034 Fayetteville St). These classes are for young people from kindergarten through 6th grade. Call 919-394-7336 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.