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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.
 
TEXTBOOKS: RETURN ALL TEXTBOOKS CHECKED OUT LAST YEAR

ATTENTION PARENTS!!!
NETC SPRING ORIENTATION FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS (INFORMATION SHARING SESSION ONLY)  –
Friday, March 22, 2019  @8:00 a.m.


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MARCH

03/10-Daylight Savings Time

03/14– Spring Title I Parent Meeting 4:00-4:30  (Hotdogs and hamburgers will be served)

03/14-Parent Teacher Conferences- (4pm– 7pm)

          *Northeastern Technical College-FAFSA

03/15-Full Day Students & Staff

03/25-SIC/Title I Planning Team Meeting

 


 



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,

   We are well into the second half of our school year, and we are having another fantastic year at Dillon High School. Students received progress reports on  February 26th.  Parent conferences will be held on Thursday, March 14th  from 4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.  Hotdogs and hamburgers will be served in the cafeteria courtesy of our Title I program.

   Parents, please be mindful of any FAs that your student received in any class for the first semester.  An FA means that your child has failed that class or classes due to excessive absences and will need to take credit recovery in order to receive a credit for that course.  Students should be conferencing with their teachers before getting to the crucial point of having major attendance issues.  Remember, students cannot make up more than five

absences per guidelines set forth  by Dillon District Four and the S.C. Department of Education.   Be reminded  that the new  credit recovery policy states that students must make at least a 50 in the class and receive a recommendation from the teacher of the course that he or she wants to credit recover.

    Parents, please continue to help us with excessive tardiness, id badges, dress code violations, cell phones and earbuds. Students are now receiving suspensions for noncompliance, because numerous warnings have already been given.   ID badges are to be worn during the instructional day every day.  Our district policy prohibits the use of cell phones and earbuds during the instructional day.  All policies  regarding attendance, tardiness, dress code violations, id badges and cell phone usage are outlined in the student handbook. Please remember that all rules and policies are implemented for the safety of ALL students and staff.
   As we continue to progress through our school year, I would like to take the time to remind all students and staff to continue to stay focused on working collaboratively for the good of every member of the DHS family. Teachers are expected to deliver bell to bell instruction daily, and students are expected to come to school focused on getting a quality education.

   Remember our motto at Dillon High School is
Excellence is Essential, as we will continue to have  high expectations of excellence for our students and staff every day.

 Sincerely,

 Timothy Gibbs, Principal

 

DHS 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

(REVISED)

Congratulations to the Following Students:

9th Grade- A Honor Roll-Temarrian Lee-Maxie Davis, Chloe Erin Dove,  Jala Amaya Lewis, Logan Mkinley Miller, Aristide Nizeyimana, Au’Mareon Ty’Quez Pinkney, 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 Brumble, Kierra Alyssia Fowler, Bukuru Francois, Kaeyonsay Taniya Galloway, Nigel Malik George, Haley Victoria Harper, Mya Faith Huggins, Avery Walker Hulon, Kelci Morgan Hunt, Summer Paige Lewellen, Jala Amaya Lewis, Butoyi Marcelina, Sinaayah Alliyah Mathis, Mi’Kiera Annette McColl, Jermaree Devion McDaniel, Thomsy Niyibitanga, Ja’Nia Antwonette Owens, Jamiya Patrice Shantel Page, Shamirah Destiny Page, Kannaji Kavex Shidez Peppers, Makenly Alisabeth Powers, Jada Leona Reaves,  Shakierah Jamesha Roberts Jakota Zane Rogers, Adrian Antwon Rose,  Kyle Pacey Rowell, Jacob Matthew Scott, Christopher Shepherd, Shayla Briana Thompson, Michael Wayne Turner, Sherlyn Sandoval Leslie Gomez, Makayla Lynn Watts, Kimberly Ann Williams, Jatoria Tatyanna Wilson

10th Grade-A Honor Roll- Abigail Kay Bristow, Malaysia Nicole Davis, Vodeja Lucrissa Evans, Carrie Grace Faircloth, Harely Breanna Fowler, Hunter Ryan Godbolt,  James Avery Hewitt, Kaiden Knox Jackson, Dukunde Marie Paredes, Candice Mattie McBride, Anne Philadelphie Ndayishimiye  Emeline Niyibitanga, Lauren Alexis Rogers, Ashton Marie Turner—AB Honor Roll—Jada Nicole Alford, Marquita Teonna Baker, Christina Elijae’ Bethea,  Bradley Emmett Dorian Black, Dohnavin Chalice Brown, Zy’Quenasia La’Keya Brown, Jacarry Javon Cabbagestalk, Aniyah La’Destiny Campbell, Kaitlyn Alexis Carter, Noah Bradley Carter, Haley Elizabeth Caulder, Jazlyn Nicole Causey, Monica Clements, Dalamarius Do’urden Coon, Madison Shae Cooper, Taniya Syree’ Crawford, Darnell Grantland Hayden Davis, Jada Neketia Davis, Nayona Sinquis DeBerry,  David Devine, Dy’Myas An’Tronai Lapresha Dixon, Ta’Lazia Markita Dixon, Destiny Nicole Doroteo, Marissa Nancy Doroteo, Jalayzhia I’ayanna English, Adrianna Shantece-Jere Ervin,  India Ny’Kia Farmer, Jaila Sierra Fowler, Dwayne Lee Gaddy, Hannah Nicole Gendreau, Jayla Deandra Goodwin, Na’Paris Quanaisha Graham,  James Avery Hewitt, Alyse Nicole Hines, Lilly Ann Hulon,  Constance Zibborah Jenkins, Jacob Riley Kale, Deanna Denise Lane, Ava Nicole Ava Lewis, Renzalo Brock Mack,  Breanna Nicole McCrimmon, Qa’Meek Zyier McInnis, Shaniya Quadaisa McInnis, Amir Quevon McLellan, Zy’Kiera Tamira McLeod-Wright, Jordan Reid Mew, Ayana Celeste Moultrie, Juste Ndayishimiye,  Adrian Shaquan Nelson, Donavon Wayne Perritt, Autumn Rayne Price, Bobby Jaylon Purnell, Deasia Ashanta Reed, William Sadok, Quashod Devon Singleton, Zachary Ryan Wilkes, Zi’Kia ZyiAir Wilson, Jalik Ty’rese Wright

11th Grade -A Honor Roll—Jykya-Makala Precious Bell, Lauren Tierra Cobb, Lashanti Unique Dixon, Regina Shirelle Johnson,  Antania Dasia McCollum, Elijah Tyziah McGuire, Di’Anna Ah-Shanta Moody, Chyna Ja’vae Pouncey, Fred Anthony Ramirez, Allyson Asia Jade Tyndall, AB-Honor Roll—Ashanti Lavonda Alford, Madisyn Kaleigh Alford, Reyanna Asia-Monay Arnette, Malachi Alexander Bember, Brandon Tyquan Bethea, Makayla Shylesse Bethea, Jalil Qualik Brown, Michaela Judith Bryant, Kendrick Tywan Cabbagestalk,  Mukanyandwi Marie Chantal, Roy Edward Covington, Alexus Ni’Asia Davis, Knachanty Na’Asia Moet’ Davis, Yunique Dawkins, Na’Ziya Deberry, Anqwalik Fy’Heed Dudley, Shaquella Jenka Ford,  Dezmond Amir Gooden, Shantazia Danielle Gordon, Brittany Elizabeth Green, Kayla Nicole Green, Rheal Ma’La Grice, Jacob Ryan Guillen, Kyorry Ovionna Hammonds, Allison Hichole Helton, Adia Marie Horvath, Lindsay Grace Hyatt, Sha’Kiera Janea Ingram, Tyshad Raheim Jacobs, Asia Monet Johnson, Sekyiwa Nazay Jones, Savanna Rae Joyce, Jania Alexus Kennedy, India Boone Lockemy, Rakiah Zina Manning, Keyasia Mone’ Manuel, Dalia Lopez Martinez,  Ja’Asia Christina McRae, Jamont Willis Ruston McRae, Franklin Leroy Meekins, Amaro Haro Mendoza,  Ashlyn Kay Miller, Di’Anna Ah-Shanta Moody, Ameere Centur Ja’mes Moultrie,  Marie Rozine Nsengiyumva, Jersey Lynn Oliver, Dulce Guadalope Ortega, Zyquisha Monique Saunders, Erica Necole Scoggins, Allayssa Faye Simmons,  Jackson Kevin Stone,  Elexusha Mercede Taylor, La’kiya Janey Taylor, Camereon Nicole Tyler, Zavian Tyreek Tyson, Cherish Latrell Washington

12th Grade—A Honor Roll— Amairamy Lizbeth Broca-Bernel, James Carroll Coleman, Maleah Desiree Carter, Jasmyne Lyn Gibson, Zakkarriyya Tyquisha Harrison, Raymond Yancey Hodge, Noah McKenzie Hooks,  Messiah Ahmad McCrimmon, Wy’khale Ty’lik McGill, Mariah Elizabeth Owens, Jafet Paramo, Jacqueline Grace Reaves,  Ambrea Rene Washington, Colby Michael Watts, Makayla Omega Wiggins

AB Honor Roll—Torri Michelle Alexander, Sofia Grace Ma. Alim, Kardrella Jeanetta Baker, Ryheem Queshawn Baker, Kelsey Victoria Ball, Ja-Marius Ni-Heem Bethea, Khalil O’Brian Bethea, Ta’Mya Bre’Asia Bethea, Joelisha Chantal Blue, Shania Tyasia Brown, Sandy Ann Bullock, Charity Janae Cain, Brandon Oliver Carter, Daniel James Chestnut, Lamika Anquasha Cousar, Jayla Ranajea Crew, Madori Dae’Rhonda Davis, Kiara Nichole Edge, Ja’Ziah Kendall Evans, Domminik Ra’Sean Gest, Jasmyne Lyn Gibson, Justin Nicholas Green, Cortez Malik Greer, Annette Habonimana, Diamond Centera Harley, Dominique Lashay Hayes, Nancy Lee Hodge, Aundrea Nicole Hunt,  Cayla Hunt, Faraji Franklin Sadek Jones, Ahmed Abed Ali Kassim, Ka’Dashia R’Monnie Lewis, Connor Lee  Locklear, Kaitlyn Fayth Leann Lowder, Camryn Skyler McCoy, Na’Zhia Mo’Nae McDougal, Ny’Corious Da’J Ra’Sheem McDougal, Christopher Matthew McDowell, Jade Ann McDowell, Chavida Vonzell McLaughlin, DeAsia Nichole McLellan, Te’Essance Amya Mills, Clifton Evon Moody, Nia-Jaddiah Unique Moody, Hannah Paige Mumford, Qua’Dragus D’angelo Nelson, Katelyn Larissa Oliver, Sarah LeAnn Owens, Haley Kionna Oxendine, Shaniya Kadasha Na’Sh Page, Breanna Delayne Rice, Deondre N.T. Rogers, Amanda Kristen Rouse, Zy’Kia Pearliya Sellers, Qy’Tasia Nadreka Smith, Shobria Zykera Sowells, Lacey Elizabeth Tanner, Quadray Shareefe Thompson, Michael Austin Tyndall, Justin Amir Wade, T’Niya Grantese Williams


NEWS FROM THE DHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

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 On February 07, 2019, Dillon High School teamed up with NETC Financial Aide Department to host the school’s second FAFSA (Financial Aid) parent senior session this year. All seniors and the parents were encouraged to make an appointment to receive one on one support from the financial aide experts. Parents and seniors were required to use their income tax returns to complete the process. A FAFSA application has to be completed online prior to seniors leaving for college next fall 2019.  Each session was well attended. This event was sponsored by the DHS Guidance Department. 

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

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Mrs. McCallum Talks Biology 2

Mrs. McCallum and her Biology 2 classes have begun discussing Bacteria and Viruses. We will make virus models that we will hang around the room. Each student will pick a specific disease and research details about it.  With this project, the students will make a “Wanted” Poster and present it to the class. We will then begin discussing protists and are planning a lab to look at live protists in pond water. After discussing Kingdom Protista, we will discuss fungi and dissect mushrooms!  The students get to show their creativity while learning lots of new things!

The Building Blocks of Life!!

In Mr. Robinson’s Biology I Class, students have just completed their unit of study on Macromolecules.  Objectives for this unit include:  summarizing the function of the four macromolecules and explaining how the structures of the macromolecules are related to their caloric values.  Students will examine the various factors that affect the rate of biochemical reactions.  In this unit, students will conduct a food label lab activity.  In the activity, students will analyze the food labels of various items to determine the nutritional value of the food and the energy content based off the macromolecules studied in class.  Students will graph their results.  In the previous semester, many students were shocked by the fat content of some of the popular snacks that they have around school.  The students’ next unit of study will be on cells.  Students will learn about the different types of cells, analyze the parts of the cell theory, explain the function of various organelles and cell structures, and explain the phrase “Life is Cellular”.  All units are geared towards helping students be extremely successful on the Biology I EOC in May.

Mr. Clark Prepares Students for the US History EOC

United States History and Constitution students are now studying Standard 7 which focuses on the impact of World War II on the United States and the nation’s subsequent role in the world. Students are preparing for the South Carolina United States History and Constitution End-of-Course Examination, as well as the ACT test.  Students are also studying and practicing various aspects of responsible citizenship.  Being prompt, respecting others, and being responsible for your actions are being emphasized in this unit.

 

PEC Updates from Mrs. Angie Jackson

Starting with the 2018-2019 freshman class, special education students will have a new graduation option.  The state of South Carolina now offers qualifying students the opportunity to earn a South Carolina High School Credential.  This program combines an academic course of study with work-based experiences and is designed to help students with disabilities prepare for transitioning from High School into the work community.  We are looking forward to implementing this new option, because it will be extremely beneficial to many of our students.

 



 FROM THE DESK OF 
Ms. 
Jestine Wade, Library Media Specialist

Why Reading?
The most critical skill for academic success—and success later in life—is the ability to read well. I am a parent of a high school student. What can I do? 

 Here are a few tips:

· Understand it is never too late to benefit from independent reading.

· Build independent reading time into your teen’s day.  Remove all distractions.  Good-bye electronics.  Teens may be tempted to stray away from their reading if they use electronic devices.

· Start slow and build. Agree on the length of time. Use a timer.

· Offer a selection of books at your teen’s reading level and from different genres and help them find books they might enjoy. Teens can naturally find they love to read and build confidence when they choose their own reading material

· Have your teen  make a reading list of 4 or 5 books they want to read and
set personal reading goals.

· Find enjoyable ways for your teen to share what they read, including things like family book clubs, family group text or discussion time

· Read the same book as your teen so the two of you may discuss the book together. Push them to think outside of the box or look for deeper meaning. Adapted from the Waterfort Institute 3 benefits of independent reading—and how to make it work in your classroom

RETURN ALL OUTSTANDING TEXTBOOKS TO THE LIBRARY!

 


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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 

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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DILLON DISTRICT FOUR CELL PHONE USE POLICY


Dillon District Four: no cellphones or other devices during school day

 According to the Dillon District Four’s Possession/Use of Electronic Communication Devices in School (Policy JICJ) is simple: cellphones or other devices cannot be used or activated during the school day. Other devices may include pagers, walkie-talkies, or other telecommunication devices that emit an audible signal, vibrate, or display a message.

 

Students are permitted to use cellphones after regular school hours and during extracurricular activities.

 

The policy also states that the district will make an exception for documented medical reason and when a student aged 18 or older is an active member of a volunteer firefighting organization or volunteer emergency service organization.

 

The district specifically bans the use of camera devices to violate the privacy of a student or staff member.

 

The Student Discipline Code Book lays out punishments that students will be subject to in the case of a violation.

 

Level I-G the student possesses the device and it will be confiscated and submitted to the Office.

 

Level II-B offense is when the student uses the device for photos/videos/audio during the school day.

 

First Time offense is three days out-of-school suspension and a parent conference is required for reinstatement

 

Second Time offense is five days out-of-school suspension and a parent conference is required for reinstatement.

 

Third Time offense is five days out-of-school suspension and pending administrative hearing.

 

Please refer to pages 8 and 10 in the Student Discipline Code Book.

 

 

 


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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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   Grand Champions for Division 2A
     

 



 

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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

www.fastweb.com

https://fafsa.ed.gov/

 

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The 2018-2019 Dillon High School School Improvement Council

Ex-officio Members:

Timothy Gibbs-Principal
Wendy McDaniel-Assistant Principal
Elected Members:
Charmane Bethea-Partent
India Farmer-Student
Amanda Hastings-Teacher
Nicholas Jackson-Student
Felicia McCollum-Teacher
David Owens-Parent
Maurice Robinson-Teacher
Stone Jackson-Student
Cynthia Williams-Teacher ( Chair)
Appointed Members:
Gary Cook- Community Member
Major Hulon- Community Member
Sherri Purnell- Community Member
Karen Stagg- Community Member


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