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.
 


Wildcats Welcome New Staff!!!


Katherine Altman-Science
Ngum Bamah-Math
Victoria Brogdon-Virtual School
Rochel Chattersingh-English
Timothy Hyatt-English
Heather Small-Accounting
Charmaine Walker-Davis-Math



Sept. 2-Labor Day Holiday ( No School for Students)

Sept. 6-Picture Day (Gym)
Sept. 4-6 Career Planning Sessions (Guidance)


TEXTBOOKS: RETURN ALL TEXTBOOKS CHECKED OUT

 


SEPTEMBER 2019

9/ 2 – Labor Day Holiday
9/9- Help Red Cross Bahama Ends September 24th ( See Mrs. Campbell)
9/13-Senior Make-up Picture Day( See Mrs. Carmichael)
9/16-Student Council Meeting

9/18 – American Red Cross Blood Drive (Media Center)

9/20 -- PROGRESS REPORTS

9/21-Dillon District Four will make up the two days listed below:

Friday, September 20th    AND       Friday, October 25th

Students will report to school as a regular school day.

9/23 Title I Planning Meeting @ 3:30

9/23-SIC Team Meeting @ 3:30
9/24- McTeacher's Night @ McDonald's (4-7 pm)
10/5-Battle of the Bands (Doors open 1:00 starts at 2:00)
10/11-Homecoming

10/25- Students will report to school as a regular school day.



FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK

Dear DHS Family,

     I am so excited to begin my third year as principal of the Dillon High School “Wildcats”
family; we have some great things happening all around our campus. 
I want to  personally thank everyone who  attended Open House on August 16th.  The event was extremely successful with numerous  students and parents in attendance.

     Parents, please help us to have another productive year by staying actively involved in every aspect of your child’s educational experience. I encourage you to visit the school to converse with your student’s teachers  often regarding his or her progress in each of their classes.
   We will continue to maintain our focus on
literacy across all content areas along with Balanced Literacy in grades  9 –12. Students will reflect daily in their writing journals in every core class . Research shows that writing improves students’ reading abilities.  Students will also have daily ACT practice in every class as a part of our efforts to ensure that every student leaves DHS college and career ready.

     We will continue Leadership, Lunch & Learn beginning the week of September 10th. Students scoring  below 65 will receive assistance during lunch to improve their class average.
   
As a staff, we are continuously striving to make Dillon High School one of the premier high schools in the state of South Carolina.  Last year, our graduates earned $5.7 million in scholarships, and we are hoping to exceed that number for the 2018-19 school year. We have an excellent staff who is working hard to ensure that our students are successful in every aspect of their life.  Remember, our school motto is “Excellence is Essential.”  We invite you to join us in helping to make DHS a place of academic excellence and a safe and welcoming environment for every student.

 

       Sincerely,

       Timothy Gibbs, Principal

 




CLASS OF 2019 COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE LIST





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What's Happening

Cafeteria News:

Dillon School District Four has qualified again for the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) all students in Dillon School District Four receive FREE breakfast and FREE lunch daily. We want to encourage all students to take advantage of this opportunity.

For access to the Dillon School District Four Wellness Policy please go to our home page at http://www.dillon.k12.sc.us/ select Departments, Food Service, and Wellness Policy.



Academic Enrichment

Purpose: To allow students who have taken and failed a course an opportunity to recover lost credit.

Criteria: Students must apply to take Credit Recovery. A student must have scored at least a 50 in the course that he or she wants to recover. Student discipline and history of attendance is taken into consideration for eligibility. An application must be completed and a fee of $150.00 per course must be paid.

Retake Policy

There is no reason for any student at Dillon High School to fail. Every student has the opportunity to retake  any test, assignment, project or quiz which resulted in a failing grade or for grade improvement. Students are allowed a total of 5 retakes each nine weeks. Students and    teachers are responsible for arranging    suitable times for retakes.

Parent Resource Center

DHS now has a resource center available to all parents. Please call Ms. Cynthia Williams at 774-1230 ext. 226 for more  information

Red Cross Blood Drive

The first DHS blood drive will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.  Students 17 years old or older may sign up to donate blood with Ms. Williams in room 108. Students who are 16 years of age and would like to donate blood can obtain a parent permission form from Ms. Williams prior to signing up. Height and weight requirements must be met in order to donate blood.

Seniors have the added opportunity to earn a red cord to wear during the graduation ceremony by donating at least three times during their senior year or having five different people to donate on their behalf. This year’s drives are scheduled for:

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 (8:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.)

Friday, November 15, 2019 (8 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 (8:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.)

Friday, April 24, 2020 (8:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.)

 Please consider beginning a life-long passion for helping to

save lives. Sign up to give blood on a regular basis.

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

 

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.

 

ATEC STUDENTS
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.

 


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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