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January 2024 Newsletter

Being a Crosby Scholar is Easy as 1, 2, 3...

As a Crosby Scholar in the Middle School Program - 6th, 7th, and 8th grade - you are expected to complete just three (3) requirements each year:

1. Attend one (1) Crosby Scholars Academy each school year. Registration is required in the Crosby Scholars Student or Parent Portal.

2. Complete and submit two (2) hours of community service by April 24th, 2024.

3. Avoid receiving Out-of-School Suspension.

Visit your Crosby Scholars Student or Parent Portal for more details. The portal is your main resource to stay up to date with all programs and events offered by the Program. Make sure to log in regularly for event registration, requirement completion status, and contact information updates.

Having trouble logging in? Email us at

Crosby Scholars Student or Parent Portal
2023-24 Community Service Online Form

2024 Middle School Must-Knows: Program Essentials

Happy New Year 2024! We are so excited to start the year with you and look forward to all of your upcoming achievements. We want to help you every step of the way and provide you with the best resources and information for your future.

One of the ways we are committed to your success is by providing you with informational workshops to further develop your skills, and asking you to participate in community service. By completing these requirements you will not only continue to stay active in the Program and enjoy our many perks, but grow both educationally and personally!

Crosby Scholars must complete all requirements to receive a certificate of completion, be invited to spring and summer campus visits, and end of year celebrations.

⭐ Attend one (1) in-person OR virtual Academy.

Academies are workshops that help prepare students and develop their academic and interpersonal skills. They are offered both in-person and virtually via Zoom.

Registration is required in the Crosby Scholars Student or Parent Portal. These sessions end in January.




Virtual Academy

Academy hosted via Zoom at 4:30 pm. Registration is required in your Crosby Scholars Student or Parent Portal.




Virtual Academy

Academy hosted via Zoom at 4:30 pm. Registration is required in your Crosby Scholars Student or Parent Portal.




In-Person Academy

Academy hosted at Forsyth Tech's Strickland Center at 9:00 am. Registration is required in your Crosby Scholars Student or Parent Portal.

⭐ Complete two (2) hours of community service by April 24th, 2024.

Scholars must submit a form – either online or via a paper copy to document their hours to complete this requirement for Crosby Scholars. Community Service may not be performed at for-profit organizations or businesses.

Need to find community service opportunities? Check out our Community Service page by clicking the first button below.

Crosby Scholars Community Service Page
2023-24 Community Service Online Form

Would you like to be featured in our newsletter? Send us your picture + brief description of your community service work at


Watch: Parent Council Video Recordings


Looking Ahead in the Program

ο»ΏThe Junior/Senior Team talked about expectations and perks for students in the Program in their last two years of high school. We also heard your feedback regarding current middle school programming.

Choices in High School

(8th Grade Parents)

Registration for the 2024-25 school year will begin in February/March. We hosted a parent information session for rising 9th graders about available enrollment choices for high school.

If you would like to learn more about the Parent Council, email Parent Engagement Specialist, Tracy McAninch at


Resources and Community Events


Ready for End of Quarter Testing?

It's never too early to start preparing! Watch the video below for tips and strategies on test taking strategies. Remember to also ask your teachers and counselors how they can help you prepare for these tests.

City of Winston-Salem Special Event: Bridging the Triad

Explore STEM programming and test your engineering skills through building a bridge with only 100 craft sticks and glue!

Interest meeting

January 17 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

For more information contact 336-727-2831 or

Click Here for More Information

Forsyth County Public Library Events

All Forsyth County Public Library programs are free and open to the public. For a full listing of Forsyth County Public Library's programs for teens, check out their Calendar of Events.

STEAM for Teens & Tweens

Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m.  

Central Library- Makerspace (second floor) 

Ages 9 -18. Create and explore using science, technology, engineering, art, and math. For more information, email Mia Jordan (

Chess Clubs

Lewisville Branch Library

Jan. 3, 17, and 31, and Feb. 14 and 28 from 4-5 p.m.

Ages 12-18. Learn to play or engage in friendly competition. For more information, please call 336-703-2940. 

Healthy Eating and Kitchen Skills for Teens

Second and fourth Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 5-6:30 p.m.: Vegetarian Rice Paper Rolls 

Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 5-6:30 p.m.: Vegetarian Chili

Ages 12-18. Learn about kitchen safety and healthy recipes from professional chef Floyd Davis. No experience in the kitchen needed. Registration and program waivers are required. If you have allergies or food restrictions, please let us know when you register so we will be able to accommodate them. Email Mia Jordan ( to register.


Do You Know About Our Outreach Programs?


African American Males Pursuing Educational Dreams (AAMPED)


The program began in the 2016-17 school year. AAMPED provides workshops specifically for African-American males to provide them with life and college success skills.

Interested in joining? Email AAMPED Outreach Specialist, Chad Hicks at



The program helps Hispanic/Latina middle and high school females understand the benefits of a higher education and participants have the opportunity to meet successful Hispanic/Latina women from the Winston-Salem community and learn how they overcame barriers and achieved academic and career success.

Interested in joining? Email Hispanic Outreach Specialist, Lina Lozada at


Hispanic Latino Male Success (HLMS)

HLMS Lunch and Learns give Hispanic/Latino students in Crosby the opportunity to complete their community service and academy requirements, talk about issues affecting Latino students at school, learn college access terminology and career awareness, as well as building fellowship with other students.

Interested in joining? Email HLMS Specialist, Carlos Mata at


Show, Help, Employ

The goal of the SHE Program is to introduce STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - to female minority students early in their education. SHE gives girls the knowledge and exposure to know that they can pursue their dreams and be the future leaders to add diversity to STEM fields.

Interested in joining? Email Hispanic Outreach Specialist, Lina Lozada at


Questions? We are here for you!


ο»ΏPlease reply to this email or contact us at or call our office at (336) 725-5371.

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