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   Dillon High School
"Home of the Wildcats!"
Excellence Is Essential

 Mr. Timothy Gibbs, Principal

 Ms. Wendy McDaniel, Assistant Principal
Ms. Sandy Cook, Assistant Principal 
 Mr. Jason Gunter, Assistant Principal
 

The mission of Dillon High School is to prepare all students to achieve excellence by creating an environment conducive to learning where students, staff, and families work together to promote the skills needed in a continuously changing world.
 
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WELCOME! WELCOME!WELCOME!

     The beginning of the new semester provides the opportunity to welcome new members to the faculty. Welcome Mr. Timothy Hyatt and Mrs. Connie Jenkins.

     Mr. Hyatt is the newest member of the English department. Also, he is a member of DHS class of 2010 and Francis Marion class of 2018. He spent last semester completing his student teaching under Mrs. Paula Stranahan.

     Mrs. Connie Jenkins is the Enrollment Facilitator for Northeastern Technical College. She will be working with students that are interested in NETC Dual Enrollment Program.  Her office is located in the Library/Media Center.



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JANUARY

1/11           Guest Speaker/Motivator  Mr. Darrell Andrews (Coach D)

1/9-1/16-     EOC TESTING ( ENGLISH 1 WRITING & READING)
1/15-1/18    EOC TESTING ( ALGEBRA 1/BIOLOGY 1/US     
                   HISTORY)
1/16-           Red Cross Blood Drive
1/21-           Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
1/28            90th School Day
1/31            Report Cards

ACADEMIC CHALLENGE  SCHEDULE 2019
        Sponsor: Mr. Paul Wiggins

1/16             Lake View                         
1/23             Cheraw                             
1/30             Creek Bridge                   
2/6               West Florence                  
2/13             Central                             
2/20            @Marlboro County         



CLASS OF 2019 COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE LIST


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TEACHER WEB PAGES  


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From the Principal's Desk

Dear DHS Family,

         It is hard to believe that our winter begins tomorrow. The time has passed quickly, and we are all excitedly looking towards a restful break with family and friends. We are thankful and truly blessed for such an amazing start, and our goal is to come back refreshed and prepared for a phenomenal finish.

             Parents, our winter End-of-Course testing for English I, Algebra I, Biology I and U.S. History Honors will begin shortly after we return from our holiday break.  Please review the January calendar of events below. If your student is taking one or more of these classes, please encourage him or her to do their very best on these state standardized tests, as their individual performance is a reflection on the entire school and a major component of our School Report Card.

      Progress Reports were sent home on December 13th; we continue to encourage you to monitor your student’s progress in each class.  Please continue to encourage your children to utilize the many academic interventions that we have in place at DHS to help every child succeed.

      As the holiday season gets underway, I would like to take this time to encourage everyone to be safe and have a blessed and prosperous holiday.  Most importantly, stay healthy and stress free so that we can continue to work collaboratively to help our students be the best that they can be.

    Sincerely,

 

    Timothy Gibbs, Principal


**Remember, Excellence is Always Essential at Dillon High School!!!

Dillon High School 1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll

 9th Grade- A Honor Roll-Temarrian Lee Maxie Davis, Chloe Erin Dove, Jala Amaya Lewis, Logan Mkinley Miller, Aristide Nizeyimana, Makenly Alisabeth Powers, Jada Leona Reaves, Charlotte Ruth Sellers, Mo’Nazia Zhane Sowells, Caroline Nikole Williams
AB Honor Roll-Daijah Marie Breeden, Harley Cheyenne Britt, Makenzie Brianna Gloria Brown, Reagan Nicole Brumbles, Kierra Alyssia Fowler, Bukuru Francois, Kaeyonsay Taniya Galloway, Nigel Malik George, Haley Victoria Harper, Kewannie Sayyid Harrison, Mya Faith Huggins, Avery Walker Hulon, Kelci Morgan Hunt, Summer Paige Lewellen, Butoyi Marcelina, Jermaree Devion McDaniel, Thomsy Niyibitanga, Ja’Nia Antwonette Owens, Jamiya Patrice Shantel Page, Kannaji Kavez Shidez Peppers, Shakierah Jamesha Roberts, Kyle Pacey Rowell, Jacob Matthew Scott, Christopher Daniel Shepherd, Shayla Briana Thompson, Michael Wayne Turner, Leslie Sherlyn Sandoval Villagomez, Kimberly Ann Williams, Jatoria Tatyanna Wilson

 

10th Grade-A Honor Roll-Christina Elijae’ Bethea, Abigail Kay Bristow, Noah Bradley Carter, Matthew Aaron Clewis, Malaysia Nicole Davis, Ta’Lazia Markita Dixon, Andrianna Shantece-Jere Ervin, Vodeja Lucrissa Evans, Carrie Grace Faircloth, Harely Breanna Fowler, Jaila Sierra Fowler, Hunter Ryan Godbolt, James Avery Hewitt, Lilly Ann Hulon, Kaiden Knox Jackson, Dukunde Paredes Marie, Zy’Keira Tamira McLeod-Wright, Jordan Reid Mew, Ayana Celeste Moultrie, Juste Ndayishimiye, Emeline Niyibitanga, Lauren Alexis Rogers, Mariann Renee’ Thompson, Ashton Marie Turner, Zi’Kia Zy’Air Wilson, Jalik Ty’rese Wright
AB Honor Roll-Jada Nicole Alford, Margarita Teonna Baker, Dohnavin Chalace Brown, Jacarry Javon Cabbagestalk, Aniyah La'Destiny Campbell, Kaitlyn Alexis Carter, Haley Elizabeth Caulder, Jazlyn Nicole Causey, Monica Clements, Madison Shaw Cooper, Taniya Syree' Crawford, Darnell Grant and Hayden Davis, Jada Neketia Davis, David Lee Devine, Dy'Myas Antronai Lapresha Dixon, Destiny Nicole Doroteo, Marissa Nancy Doroteo,  Jalayzhia I'ayanna English, India Ny'Kia Farmer, Hannah Nicole Gendreau, Na'Paris Quanaisha Graham, Ja'Paul Kawan Green, Alyse Nicole Hines, Ahmadinejad Toraino Huggins-Bruce, Uzzia Lovelace Good Jean-Baptiste, Constance Zibborah Ny'Q Jenkins, Staceyonna Zykera Johnson, Jacob Riley Kale, Deanna Denise Lane, Ava Nicole Stewart Lewis, Renzalo Brock Mack, Candice Mattie McBride, Qa'Meek Zyier McInnis, Shaniya Quadaisa McInnis, Amir Quevon McLellan, Michael Avery Moody, Shamiah Lanazi Jonase Moultrie, Anne Philadelphie Ndayishimiye, Adrian Shaquan Nelson, Donovan Wayne Perritt, Autumn Rayne Price, William Sadok, Quashod Devon Singleton, Ajana Shauntia Tyson, Ny'Asia Zykeer Washington, Ka'Myriah Sylinda Denise Williamson

 

11th Grade -A Honor Roll-Jykya Makala Previous Bell, Lashanti Unique Dixon, Kionna Santa Harris, Asia Monet Johnson, India Boone Lockemy, Rakiah Zina Manning, Dalia Lopez Martinez, Antania Dasia McCollum, Elijah Tyziah McGuire, Chyna Ja'vae Pouncey, Fred Anthony Ramirez
AB Honor Roll-Ashanti Lavonda Alford, Madisyn Kaleigh Alford, Reyanna Asia Monay  Arnette, Malachi Alexander Bember, Makayla Shylesse Bethea, Mukanyandwi Marie Chantal, Shakirah Bra'Njya Clark, Roy Edward Covington, Alexus Ni'Asia Davis, Knachanty Na'Asia Moet' Davis, Yunique Dawkins, Na'Ziya Chrisha Deberry, Ty'Ron Da'Zhure Dixon, Desmond Amir Gooden, Shantazia Danielle Gordon, Brittany Elizabeth Green, Kayla Nicole Green, Rheal Ma'La  Grice, Jacob Ryan Guillen, Adia Marie Horvath, Lindsay Grace Hyatt, Sha'Kiera Janea Ingram, Tyshad Raheim Jacobs, Regina Shirelle Johnson, Sekyiwa Nazay Jones, Jania Alexus Kennedy, Emily Ryann Locklear, Sanquorm Leontric McLellan, Ja'Asia Christina McRae, Ashlyn Kay Miller, Di'Anna Ah-Shanta Moody, Joseph Lee Murphy, Rizikiyamungu Nizeyimana, Marie Rozine Nsengiyumva, Jersey Lee Oliver, Dulce Guadalupe Ortega, Jennifer Nicole Oxendine, Deondre N.T. Rogers, Zyquisha Monique Saunders, Erica Necole Scoggins, Allayssa Faye Simmons, La'Keria Keonia Ca'Shayla Smith, Jackson Kevin Stone, Elexusha Mercede Taylor, La'kiya
Janey Taylor, Danasha Rayonna Chane Townsend, Camereon Nicole Tyler, Zavian Tyreek Tyson, Brian Kilell Williams, Here's his Shearon Wright

 

12th Grade A Honor Roll-Kelsey Victoria Ball, Amairamy Lizbeth Bernel-Broca, Zaquand Tavon Brown, James Coleman Carroll, Brandon Oliver Carter, Maleah Desires Carter, Jayla Ranajea Crew, Jazmyne Lyn Gibson, Cortez Malik Greer, Zakkariyya Tyquisha Harrison, Nancy Lee Hodge, Raymond Yancey Hodge, Noah McKenzie Hooks, Carla Marie Hunt, Kaitlyn Fayth Leann Lowder, Messiah Ahmad McCrimmon, Na'Zhia Mo'Nae McDougal, Christopher Matthew McDowell, Wy'Khale Ty'lik McGill, Curtis Johnson McLaurin, Te'Essence Amiya Mills, Jacqueline Grace Reaves, Lacey Elizabeth Tanner, Ambrea Rene Washington, Colby Michael Watts, Makayla Omega Wiggins, T'Niya Grantese Williams
AB Honor Roll-
DiaJeanette Tarell Alford, Ma. Sofia Grace Alim, Kardrella Jeanette Baker, Azhana KenAsia Bethea, Ja-Marius Ni-Heem Bethea, Khalil O'Brian Bethea, Joelisha Chantel Blue, Shania Tyasia  Brown, Sandy Ann Bullock, Charity Janae Cain, Joshua Emanuel Cooks, Lamika Anquasha Cousar, Madori Dae'Rhonda Davis, Stephen Chase Dudney, Kiara Nichole Edge, Ja'Ziah Kendall Evans, Alexis Jenae Green, Justin Nicholas Green, Annette Habonimana, Kentrae' Jaheim Harley, Dominique Lashay Hayes, Jarquise Tyshawn Herring, Aundrea Nicole Hunt, Jasmine Leigh Lane, Ajani Davion Leach, Lauryn Ashlee Lemmon, Shamar Devontae McCollum, Camryn Skyler McCoy, Zanaya Monique McCoy, Ja'Rhonda Patrice McCrimmon, Ny'Corious Da'J Ra'Sheem McDougal, Chavida Vonzell McLaughlin, Davon Rikiese McLaughlin, De'Asia Nichole McLellan, Salima Emaru Nichole McRae, Nia-Jaadiah Unique Moody, Kaley Nicole Moore, Aziana Chantel Mattie Moultrie, Hannah Paige Mumford, Zachary Denzel Nelson, Hailey Nicole Norton, Katelyn Larissa Oliver, Mariah Elizabeth Owens, Sarah LeAnn Owens, Haley Kionna Oxendine, Shaniya Kadasha Na'Sh Page, Jafet Paramo, Breanne Delayne Rice, Amanda Kristen Rice, Calvin Lee Sanders, Qy'Tasia Nadreka Smith, Shobria Zykera Sowells, Arreonna Alexis Terry, Michael Austin Tyndall, Justin Amir Wade

 

NEWS FROM THE DHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
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A Note from The Guidance Department

* SENIORS please create an account with CAPPEX & FASTWEB. It is a great way to get college admission information and apply for scholarships.

* SENIORS please be reminded to collect all scholarship information as it becomes available. The scholarship table is located in front of the guidance office. Local scholarships should start coming in after the new year. APPLY, APPLY, APPLY!

* The next 2 ACT dates are as follows:

February 9th – the registration deadline is January 11th

April 13th – the registration deadline is March 8th

* The next 2 SAT dates are as follows:

March 9th – the registration deadline is February 8th

May 4th – the registration deadline is April 5th

*Remember, you can only receive 2 fee waivers for the ACT and 2 fee waivers for the SAT during your high school career

*The EOC testing window is from January 2 – January 23. Begin studying now!!!

* Remember, the counselor list is as follows:

Dr. Jackson: A – G

Email: jacksonh@dillon.k12.sc.us

Mrs. Jackson: H – Mc

Email: jacksonk@dillon.k12.sc.us

Coach Ray: Me – Z

Email: rayc@dillon.k12.sc.us

The Marching Cats

Celebrate This Year’s Accomplishments

By

Adrian Wright

There are great things happening in the Dillon High School Music Department. The Dillon High Marching Cats have had another stellar marching band season. On Saturday, October 27, 2018, The Dillon Marching Cats competed in the W. J. Keenan Battle of the Bands competition in Columbia, South Carolina.  They earned the following awards: 1st place Drum Major Class AAA, 1st place Music Class AAA, 1st place Percussion Class AAA, 1st place Overall Class AAA, and an overall Superior Rating.

 Saturday November 3, 2018 the Marching Cats competed in their last competition of the season at the 3rd annual Keith Debreu Memorial Band Competition hosted at Darlington High School. The event featured several bands from North and South Carolina. The Marching Cats earned an overall rating of Superior and had the second highest score of all bands in attendance.

 Several students in the band program auditioned to participate with the 2019 Eastern District Honor Band Clinic hosted by Hartsville Middle and High Schools. Students were required to perform a prepared etude, major scales, define several musical terms, and sight read. We are proud to report that 29 of our students have earned chairs to participate with the clinic. These students, along with others from the Pee Dee Region selected to participate, will present a concert in late January at Hartsville Middle School. We are proud of our band students’ accomplishments thus far, and look forward to a musically prosperous spring semester.

 

Dillon High School

Awarded Exxon Mobile Grant

Congratulations!  Your 2018 Educational Alliance application for Dillon High School has been approved.  As a result, our school received a $500 grant with a certification letter from Smith-Rogers Oil Co Inc. These monies are utilized to purchase honor roll gift cards for our honor roll students each nine weeks.  A special thanks to Smith-Rogers Oil for helping us to celebrate our students!!!

Mrs. Ansted Talks Biology...

Biology !  The study of living things….is alive and well in Mrs. Ansted’s classroom!   We have classified living things and created dichotomous keys of “Beadimals”,  completed a transpiration ab with pansies,  completed genetics lessons and learned the parts of plants by breeding Wisconsin Fast Plants.  We worked with goldfish to examine the effect of temperature changes on the rate of respiration and examined animal behavior with earth worms and “Roly Poly” bugs.  Most recently, as part of our lesson on the digestive system, we have determined if we are a “Super Taster”!  We tasted various liquids that were sweet, sour, and bitter and counted our taste buds.  We have learned a lot and had a few laughs during the learning process.  The students are intelligent, inquisitive and interested in their work.  I have enjoyed this semester with this lively group!

From the Desk of Mrs. McGaha

The students in Ms. McGaha’s civics classes just completed a chapter on the legislative branch of the United States government.  In this chapter, students learned about the requirements to run for office in the House and Senate and what lawmakers do in Congress.  They also learned the process of how bills become laws and the system of checks and balances.   The students have also been watching CNN10 in order to become more aware of global and national current events. As the semester winds down in January, the students will study the judicial and executive branches of our government. 

Happenings in Mrs. L. Page’s Class

During the month of December, Mrs. L. Page’s class have been reading about the many traditions that are celebrated during Christmas.  Some traditions discussed were going to parades, lighting candles, decorating the Christmas tree with lights/ornaments, breaking a piñata, playing games, cooking dinner together and spending time with family.  In conjunction with studying traditions, the class went to the Dillon Cinema to watch, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Thursday, December 13th.  After watching the movie, the class discussed the similarities of Christmas traditions that we as Americans celebrate to the traditions celebrated in the movie and the true meaning of Christmas……spending time with family, friends and those dear to our hearts. Mrs. L. Page and class along with Ms. Helen and Mrs. Yates would like to wish ALL, a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year!

Dillon High School Athletic Department

Winter Sports Schedule

2018-2019

Varsity Basketball

JV Basketball

1/02

Latta

6:00

1/08

@ Aynor

(Boys Only)

5:00

1/08

@ Aynor*

6:00

1/10

Lake City*

6:00

1/09

@ Latta

6:00

1/14

Cheraw*

6:00

1/11

Lake City*

6:00

1/17

Loris*

6:00

1/15

@ Cheraw*

6:00

1/23

@ Marion*

6:00

1/16

Lake View

6:00

1/25

Aynor (Boys Only)

5:00

1/18

@ Loris*

6:00

1/28

Lake City*

6:00

1/22

Marion*

6:00

1/31

@ Cheraw*

6:00

1/25

Aynor*

6:00

2/04

@ Loris*

6:00

1/29

@ Lake City*

6:00

02/06

Marion

6:00

1/30

@ Lake View

6:00

 

 

 

2/01

Cheraw*

6:00

 

 

 

2/05

Loris*

6:00

 

 

 

2/07

@ Marion*

6:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Superintendent:     Ray Rogers                                                                                     
Principal:                Timothy Gibbs                                                                               
Athletic Director:    Jackie Hayes  
Assistant AD:           Zach Hayes 
             Head Coaches:
Varsity Boys:           Bryan Grice
Varsity Girls:          James McMillian
​JV Boys:                 Stacy Smith
JV Girls:                 Michele Keys

Miss Green Receives a Special Donation from Donor’s Choose

In late September, I launched a Donor’s Choose Project to fund a class set of books that I really felt would be an asset to my classroom. One anonymous donor funded the project and a set of 30 books was delivered to Dillon High School! The book is Dear Martin by Nic Stone and is a New York Times Bestselling Novel. The synopsis of the book is as follows: “Justyce McAllister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.”

Paired with Monster by Walter Dean Myers, which is already a staple of the DHS English 2 curriculum and All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brandon Kiely, I aim to create a social justice unit to tie all the titles together, expose the students to amazing literature, and keep them “in the know” about current events/themes within our country.  I am excited to continue teaching various literary terminology and techniques while celebrating recent literature achievements by current authors. 

Mrs. Stranahan Talks Teacher Cadet

Dillon High School’s Teacher Cadets have been learning a lot. They have learned about self-esteem and presented big books and puppet shows to local elementary schools via videoconferencing in our library. They have spent a day at Mauldin High School attending a teacher conference, iTeach, where they were given iTeach T-shirts and treated to a Chick-fil-a lunch. Some teacher cadets were given the opportunity to meet a 91 year old Holocaust survivor, Joe Engel, and view a private screening of his new movie. All teacher cadets were welcomed by Francis Marion University with another great shirt, lunch, a tour of the facilities and their own FMU ID. Learning what it takes to become a teacher is hard work, but having all of this fun while earning three college credits can’t be all bad. Eighteen students are preparing to complete their student teaching experience Nov. 24-Dec. 14, 2018, where they will observe and work with a district teacher, even teaching their own mini-lessons. What an experience! If anyone in grades 11-12 is interested in next year’s program make sure to see Mrs. Stranahan for an application.

Online Shopping Tips from Ms. McCollum

Business Instructor

   With the holiday season quickly approaching, we must take many precautions when shopping or making online donations.  Hackers may be stealing your personal information. Consider the following tips when online.

 

Safety Tips:

1. Only shop at reputable online merchants. When in doubt, ask around.

2. Never send cash or wire money, Use credit cards if possible, otherwise use debit cards or legitimate   payment services like Paypal.

3. When shopping or banking, look for secure sites where the web address starts with HTTPS. The “s” stands for “secure.

4. Do some research before donating online to make sure the charity is legitimate and that the money is going to the correct organization.

5.   Never give out your social security number or any other identification unless you are sure it is necessary, such as when applying for credit.                             

 

From the Desk of Mrs. Page 

American Government students have transitioned into Economics for the second quarter. They will learn about making choices and the various costs associated with their choices - not just financial. Students will discover how everything they want and need is scarce because resources are scarce. They will eventually use their knowledge to analyze the American economy and compare it to other economic systems.

 Law-Education students have begun a study of criminal law with a focus on crimes against the person and those against property. They will learn about the justice system, including the processes associated with arrest; search and seizure; interrogations and confessions; pre-trial proceedings; trials and defenses and sentencing and corrections. Lessons will focus on the rights and responsibilities of all involved in the criminal process.

Art News from the Desk of Miss Causey

Art I is a course in which ninth through twelfth graders work together to explore the History of World and the History of Art. During the Month of October, students dive deep into the earliest beginnings of the known world and discovery the Ancient civilizations of India, China, Egypt, and Mesopotamia.  Before our students can explore the birth of modern civilizations, they learn about the Old and New Stone Ages. As we explore the Old Stone Ages, students are introduced to stone hedges. Students were given the opportunity to exit the classroom and explore stone hedges. After watching an exciting documentary on the origins of stone hedges, students went outside to mark off the dimensions of stone hedges. This gave the students a more accurate feeling for the scale of the architectural structure. The students worked together to position their classmates to represent each of the stones and oriented themselves to match the original structure.  After the exploration of stone hedges, the students explored the massive architectural wonders that are Egyptian pyramids.

 

SGT. GRAY  TALKS SUMMER CAMP...PRODUCING LEADERS!!!

 I would like to take this time to acknowledge the young cadets at Dillon High School for successfully completing 2018 JCLC better known as summer camp. Listed below are fourteen cadets from Dillon High School who attended a six night, seven day adventure at FT. Jackson, South Carolina. Danashai Townsend, Kahaliyah Evans, Ty’Quasha Faison, Asia Johnson, Nagee Murphy, Diamond Harley, Damir Bethea, Brandon Bethea, Jaziah Evans, Dalamarius Coon, Nicholas Overby, Darnell Davis, Tyreike Leake, Juste Ndayshimiyem.

The purpose of the JCLC is to have the cadets perform the many tasks that were assigned to them outside of the school environment.  Cadets were given the opportunity to serve in roles from a Battalion Commander, Command Sergeant Major, Executive officer, First Sergeant, Platoon Leaders, Platoon Sergeant, Company Commander, and Squad leader each day.  This gave the cadets valuable experience at supporting their teams. The primary focus of summer camp is responsibility, accountability, discipline, respect and courtesy, meeting standards, and following orders.  Also, cadets participated in many team building activities. 
                                                                                                                                                                    Approximately 875 high school students throughout South Carolina attended JCLC at Fort Jackson held on June 10-16, 2018.  These cadets were willing to complete the Challenge of JCLC, and they were tested on their leadership capabilities, endurance, and stamina.

These cadets’ daily routine consisted of waking up every morning at 05:30 am, stand for reveille, then movement to breakfast at 06:30.  Following breakfast, these cadets were tested on their leadership training as early as 08:00am, and continued throughout the day. The Cadets were fed three hot meals per day.  Some of the camp activities consisted of high ropes, low ropes, first aid, map reading, drown proofing, swimming, canoeing, confidence course/rappel, leaders reaction course, marksmanship, stem with Forensic Science, Hologram project, how to make a motorized car and how to create  musical notes in a computer lab.  Most of the tasks listed above are tasks that Basic Trainees must complete in order to graduate from Basic Training. 

All the tests and tasks that the cadets complete throughout JCLC including climbing and rappelling off a 75 foot wall helps force the cadets to rely on their training and lean on their perseverance to overcome many of their fears. 

Also, I would like to acknowledge, Kezia Dentley (US Army Reserves, 92G Food Service Specialist), Edward Johnson (US Army Reserves, Military Police) and Lataurean Brigman (US National Guard, 92A Automated Logistical Specialist) for successfully completing Basic Training this past summer and will complete their Advance Individuals Training in the summer of 2019.

Our motto at Dillon High School is “Enter to Learn and Learn to Lead”. We challenge the cadets to become leaders, and teach them that in order to become a great leader one must be a great follower. Although JCLC was only six nights and seven days, our cadets walked away with much more than just leadership experience. They walked away with everlasting friendships and the true knowledge of what it takes to be a good leader.

                                

Mrs. Neng’s Physical Science News

     Physical Science is a course that is composed of two parts; part one is Physics and part two is Chemistry. Students that have interest in the subject are challenged to think outside the box to understand the basic concepts. I encourage students to embrace every aspect of the subject, as it is the science of the world.

     This semester, students are equipped with the ground work of scientific method, significant figures, scientific notation, metric measurement and conversion which will allow students to apply the concepts to the new material of the course for more clarity and better understanding. There are other interesting topics like matter, where students are able to classify matter and also demonstrate an understanding of various properties, etc. 

      Students’ success in Physical Science CP is guaranteed from reviewing notes daily and actively paying attention during lectures. I am looking forward to another exciting and successful school year!

MRS. CARMICHAEL TALKS ENGLISH & JOURNALISM

In Mrs. Carmichael’s class, lots of exciting things are going on!  English 3-H is reading The Scarlet letter and they’re really getting into Hester Prynne’s saga.  Students are even saying her situation reminds them of something they’ve seen on a talk show or evening drama.

English 3-CP will begin reading Bud, Not Buddy.  In this novel, students will be exposed to various historical scenarios, such as segregation and the Great Depression.  Students will also dig deep into characterization while learning what drives Bud to do the things he does.

The Yearbook class is working hard on the ’18-’19 Wildcat.  Several pages have been completed and turned in to the company that manufactures the yearbook.  Yearbooks are currently on sale for $50.00.  Please see Mrs.

Carmichael if you are interested.  This yearbook promises to be the best ever!

 

MR. TYLER HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE OF MATH

 Why Must I Learn Math?

Every High School subject contains information necessary to become a knowledgeable and functional member of our society. As we become more technologically dependent, technical reasoning is needed for survival. Mathematics has rightfully become a staple in our educational systems even though many people do not appreciate it until it is needed. 

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Leadership, Lunch & Learn

 Beginning September 10th, DHS will begin Leadership, Lunch & Learn . All students scoring below 65( D ) will be required to attend these sessions.  During this time, the students will work on  assignments in an effort to improve their grades. Lunch will be delivered to the classroom to maximize the time allotted for work. Leadership, Lunch & Learn is one more way DHS is helping students excel in academics.

Additional Academic Assistance

 

Students, you have additional academic interventions in place to help ensure your academic success in each core class. Power Breakfast is available on the following days before school with the following  teachers:

 Math– Coach McIntyre ( If Needed, Monday-Friday
Science– Mrs. Willis (Tuesdays/Thursdays)

 You also have Leadership, Lunch & Learn, Late Day Academic Assistance with your teachers, Access to Virtual School Learning and During and After School Credit Recovery to Recover Units for Classes where  you have fallen behind.  After school credit recovery costs $150.00 per course and requires at least a 50 average and teacher recommendation.

 

Dillon High
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DHS now has a resource center available to all parents. Please call Ms. Cynthia Williams at 774-1230 ext. 51 for more    information.


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Red Cross Blood Drive

Schedule 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

Please consider beginning a life-long passion for helping to save lives. Sign up to give blood on a regular basis.

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VERY IMPORTANT...PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGES!!!

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ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

District policy is as follows:

The school year consists of 180 school days.  Attendance is the presence of a student on days when school is in session.  Students may be counted present only when they are actually at school, on homebound instruction, or are present at a school activity which is authorized by the school.  This may include field trips, athletic contests, academic contests, music festivals, student conventions and similar activities.

Students must have 120 hours of seat time to earn a Carnegie unit (60 hours for a ½ unit).

This limits all absences to 10 days (5 days for a ½ unit). This includes all days missed – excused, unexcused, bereavement, medical, etc.

When students have three (3) consecutive or five (5) total unexcused or unverified absences (by class and/or school day) the school will contact parents and develop a truancy intervention plan (TIP) for improved attendance.  Students under 17 years of age who violate a TIP will be referred to a higher authority for truancy.  Parents will be required to meet with administration to develop plan.

If you are not in class, you are marked absent!

*Only five (5) days can be made up to count toward ATTENDANCE

RECOVERY.

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ALL students
will ride the bus to and from ATEC every day. If you are late and miss the bus to ATEC, your parent must sign you in at ATEC. Students of parents choosing not to take them to ATEC due to late arrival will remain in ISS until 3rd block or until students return from ATEC. Driving privileges for students going to ATEC will be at the principal’s discretion.

 




 

 

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In Memoriam

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Mr. Michael Rogers, Assistant Principal

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Michael Rogers Scholarship
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      DHS Marching Cats  
 
   Grand Champions for Division 2A
     

 



 

Links

 

 Library

Card Catalog

Discus

QuizList Interactive

DHS Student Handbook

DHS Faculty and Staff Roster





Guidance Scholarship Information

Parents and students are being asked to create accounts for college planning and scholarship information. . . . Hundreds of scholarships are available through these websites currently.  Amounts will vary from $500-20,000.  Students will need to apply right away.  Local scholarships will become available at a later date.

 

www.cappex.com

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