Dillon High School

 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.
 
EOC Spring Schedule
May 20-24, 2019


Senior Awards Night Practice May 24 and 28 @ 1:40
Senior Awards Night May 29 6:00 pm in Gym. 



TEXTBOOKS: RETURN ALL TEXTBOOKS CHECKED OUT LAST YEAR


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MAY


¨ 05/04-Junior/Senior Prom

¨ 05/07– Progress Reports & ELA/SS Benchmarks

¨ 05/09-Math/Science Benchmarks

¨ 05/13-05/14-EOC English I Writing & English II EOC

¨ 05/20-05/24-Spring EOC Testing (Eng I, Bio I, Alg I, & US History)

¨ 05/27-Memorial Day Holiday

¨ 05/28-05/29-Senior Exams

¨ 05/29-05/30-Underclass Exams

¨ 05/31-Make-Up Exams/Full Day for Students

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 almost down to the home stretch , but there is still much work left to be done in the 2018-19 school term. End-of-Course testing will begin with the writing EOC for English I and the English II Field Test on March 13-14th and resume with Eng. I, Bio I, US History, and  Alg. I beginning May 20th.  Senior exams are scheduled for May 28-29th and underclassmen exams will be given on the 29-30th.  Parents, please note that it is the policy of Dillon High School and Dillon District Four that only seniors can exempt their final exams if they have an “A” and no more than five absences or a “B” and no more than three absences.  This is on a class by class basis. With the exception of students who had an End-of-Course exam in  Algebra I, Biology I, English I, and/or U. S. History, ALL UNDERCLASSMEN must complete an exam in each of their core classes. 

                  At this time, I would like to thank everyone thus far for making this another productive school term. We have accomplished so much at this point, including creating a solid partnership with Northeastern Technology College. We now have a Dual Enrollment Center on campus  housed in our Media Center. Faculty and staff, thank you for all that you do on a daily basis to put the needs of our students first.  Parents, thank you for monitoring your students’ grades and attendance as well as reaching out to their teachers, the administration, and our guidance

department to ensure the success of your children, and students, thank you for being the reason why we chose to become educators.  Always strive to be the best you that you can be.

 

Sincerely,

 

Timothy Gibbs, Principal

 

DHS 3rd  Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Congratulations to the Following Students:

9th Grade- A Honor Roll-Temarrian Lee-Maxie Davis, Logan Mkinley Miller, Obed Acosta-Ortega, Kimberly Ann Williams, AB Honor Roll—Zay’Vion Tushaun Bethea, Makenzie Brianna Gloria Brown, Chloe Erin Dove, Hannah Danielle Frye, Kaeyonsay Taniya Galloway, Haley Marie Gendreau, Makala Shae Grimsley, Mya Faith Huggins, Jala Amaya Lewis, Ka’Mazia Nierah Lidge, Brallam Alexis Gomez-Marroquin, Sinaayah Aaliyah Mathis, Mi’Kiera Annette McColl, Abby Lei McDowell, Kyana Shont’e McKellar, Talaya Ronek McLellan, Miracle Zy’Keya Miles, John Luke Moore, Aristide Nizeyimana, Kelly Renee Norton, Shamirah Destiny Page, Kannaji Kavex Shidez Peppers, Zi’Kera Rakiima Porter, Joshua Nathan Powers, Makenly Alisabeth Powers, Derick Blaze Rathfon, Jada Leona Reaves, Karen Rojas, Jacob Matthew Scott, Kaley Shaye Scott, Charlotte Ruth Sellers, Christopher Daniel Shepherd, Mo’Nazia Zhane Sowells, Shayla Briana Thompson, Nicholas Anthony Trasport, Michael Wayne Turner, Gabbrielle Arianna Vereen, Caroline Nikole Williams

 10th Grade-A Honor Roll-Jada Nicole Alford, Abigail Kay Bristow, Jada Neketia Davis, Malaysia Nicole Davis, Ta’Lazia Markita Dixon, Vodeja Lucrissa Evans, Carrie Grace Faircloth, Harely Breanna Fowler, Hunter Ryan Godbolt, Jayla Deandra Goodwin, James Avery Hewitt, Lilly Ann Hulon, Constance Zibborah Ny’Q Jenkins, Jacob Riley Kale, Deanna Denise Lane, Renzalo Brock Mack, Dukunde Paredes Marie, Candice Mattie McBride, Zy’Keira Tamira McLeod Wright, Jordan Reid Mew, Michael Avery Moody, Ayana Celeste Moultrie, Anne Philadelphie Ndayishimiye, Juste Ndayishimiye, Emeline Niyibatanga, Autumn Rayne Price, Ja’Haira Anjalicia Rogers, Lauren Alexis Rogers, Emmanuel Angel Trejo, Zi’Kia Zy’Air Wilson AB Honor Roll—Isaiah Geovonie Backay,  Marquita Teonna Baker,  Christina Elijae’ Bethea, Tineil Bethea, Zammar Micheal Ty’sa Bethea, Bradley Emmett Dorian Black, Dohnavin Chalace Brown, Kelsey Alissa Bryant, Aniyah La’Destiny Campbell, Noah Bradley Carter, Saniya Chardae Casey, Haley Elizabeth Caulder, Monica Clements, Matthew Aaron Clewis, Charlie Nash Collins, Emily Grace Cook, Dalamarius Do’urden Coon, Nayona Sinquis DeBerry, David Lee Devine, Da’Myas An’Tronai Lapresha Dixon, Destiny Nicole Doroteo, Jalayzhia I’ayanna English, Adrianna Shantece-Jere Ervin, India Ny’Kia Farmer, Jaheem Maurice Farmer, Jaila Sierra Fowler, Hannah Nicole Gendreau, Tiniya Monay Gilchrist, Na’Paris Quanaisha Graham, Matthew Dwayne Grimsley, Ahmari Toraino Huggins-Bruce, Kaiden Knox Jackson, Ladarian Bernard Johnson, Staceyonna Zykera Johnson, Traevontt Diondre Leake, Ava Nicole Stewart, Akmal Tameem Manning, Breana Nicole McCrimmon, Shaniya Quadaisa McInnis, Shamareon Jalik McKinnon, Amir Quevon McLellan, Kianna Joelle McRae, Quandarius Tyree Owen, Zymiere Antonio Palmer, Bobby Jaylon Purnell, Brennen Ward Reeves, William Sadok, Quashod Devon Singleton, Ashton Marie Turner, Destiny Taylor Ward, Dontrell Qua’drai Williams, Jalik Ty’rese Wright

 

11th Grade -A Honor Roll—Jykya-Makala Precious Bell, Shantazia Danielle Gordon, Brittany Elizabeth Green, Rheal Ma’La Grice, Adia Marie Horvath, Sha’Kiera Janea Ingram, Destiny Nicole Jacobs, Tyshad Raheim Jacobs, Regina Shirelle Johnson, TyQuan Deryl King, Olexia Nahjay Lee, India Boone Lockemy, Dalia Lopez Martinez, Elijah Tyziah McGuire, Ashlyn Kay Miller, Dulce Guadalope Ortega,  Kavi Bharat Patel, Chyna Ja’vae Pouncey, Fred Anthony Ramirez, Jackson Kevin Stone, Elexusha Mercede Taylor, Jareshia Shearon Wright—AB Honor Roll—Ashanti Lavonda Alford, Madisyn Kaleigh Alford, Malachi Alexander Bember, Brandon Tyquan Bethea, Ty’isha Ra’Dassah Bethea, Jalil Qualik Brown, Niles Zy’Quese Brown, Kendrick Tywan Cabbagestalk, Michaela Kurstin Campbell, Lauren Tierra Cobb, Roy Edward Covington, Alexus Ni’Asia Alexus Davis, Knachanty Na’Asia Moet’ Davis, Yunique Dawkins, Na’Ziya Chrisha Deberry, Lashanti Unique Dixon, Anqwalik Fy’Heed Dudley, Tykaijha Anissa Floyd, Maria Coneption Gomez, Ashley Nikole Graves, Trey Ryan Grimsley, Jacob Ryan Guillen, Kionna Samya Harris, Haley Johnna Hayes, Allison Nichole Helton, Caleb McLean Hunt, Lindsay Grace Hyatt, Nicholas Ray Jackson, Sekyiwa Nazay Jones, Jania Alexus Kennedy, Emily Ryann Locklear, Rakiah Zina Manning, Tawfiq Zafar Manning, Antania Dasia McCollum, Mayana Annissa McCrimmon, Zion McLeod, Nyrobi Nickol Mitchell, Di’Anna Ah-Shanta Moody, Joseph Lee Murphy, Marie Rozine Nsengiyumva, Jennifer Nicole Oxendine, Zyquisha Monique Saunders, Kelsey Makayla Scott, La’kiya Janey Taylor, Allyson Asia Jade Tyndall, Zavian Tyreek Tyson, Brian Kilell Williams, William Tolan Williams, Du’Keiyah Amorii Denise Williamson

12th Grade—A Honor Roll—Reyanna Asia-Monay Arnette, Kelsey Victoria Ball, JaMarius Ni-Heem Bethea, Sandy Ann Bullock, Charity Janae Cain, James Coleman Carroll, Maleah Desiree Carter, Jayla Ranajea Crew,  Kirsten Sierra Furr, Jasmyne Lyn Gibson, Jasmine Mariah Gillespie, Zakkariyya Tyquisha Harrison, Nancy Lee Hodge, Raymond Yancey Hodge, Lauryn Ashlee Lemmon, Clifton Evon Moody, Nia-Jaddiah Unique Moody, Kaley Nicole Moore, Hannah Paige Mumford, Joshua Ja’Kurtis Page, Jacquelin Grace Reaves, Isaiah Alazante’ Richards, Zy’Kia Pearliya Sellers, La’Keria Keonia Ca’Shayla Smith, Qy’Tasia Nadreka Smith, Ambrea Rene Washington, Colby Michael Watts-- AB Honor Roll—Zachary Ra’Shad Belin, Amairamy Lizbeth Bernal-Broca, Jakia Monique Bethea, Khalil O’Brian Bethea, Mar’Queaz Montreal Bethea, Joelisha Chantel Blue, LaTaurean T’Arius Brigman, Tristian Colin Brigman, Shania Tyasia Brown, A’Rianna Joe’Nae Carmichael, Brandon Oliver Carter, Joshua Emanuel Cooks, Mikalen Drizzt Coon, Emmanuel Treyshawn Cooper, Michaela Sherie Arnasha Copeland, Lamika Anquasha Cousar, Dae’Rhonda Madori Davis, Kezia Tamar Dentley, Justice Deiondra Lachell English, Ja’Ziah Kendall Evans, Cortez Malik Greer, Annette Habonimana, Diamond Centera Harley, Noah McKenzie Hooks, Aundrea Nicole Hunt, Cayla Marie Hunt, Joshua Shane Hunt, Edward Cameron Johnson, Faraji Franklin Sadek Jones, Leigha Cheyenne Locklear, Kaitlyn Fayth Leann Lowder, Camryn Skyler McCoy, Zanaya Monique McCoy,  Ja’Ronda  Patrice McCrimmon, Messiah Ahmad McCrimmon, Jade Ann McDowell, A’Layca Aaliyah McDuffie, Wy’khale Ty’lik McGill, Davon Rikiese McLaughlin, Curtis McLaurin Johnson, Brianna Medeles, Te’Essance Amya Mills, Aziana Chantel Mattie Moultrie, Nagee Ciera Murphy, Qua’Dragus D’angelo Nelson,  Rizikiyamungu Nezeyima, Jersey Lynn Oliver, Katelyn Larissa Oliver, Mariah Elizabeth Owens, Sarah LeAnn Owens, Haley Kionna Oxendine, Shaniya Kadasha Na’Sh Page, Jafet Paramo, Jaliah Zona Pinckney, Lacie Michaela Price, Breanna Delayne Rice, Amanda Kristen Rouse, Shobria Zy’kera Sowells,  Lacey Elizabeth Tanner, Michael Austin Tyndall, Makalya Omega Wiggins, T’Niya Grantese Williams, Corrian Dy’Maz Antonio Wright


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!


*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 May 27 – May 31. 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

                           

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.
Dillon District Four Cell Phone Use Policy




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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






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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