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.




What's Happening

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.



       Timothy Gibbs, Principal




We want to   welcome our new faculty members to the

Dillon High School team!

Donna Ansted (Biology)

Antionette Bostic (Algebra)

Zulay Burgos (Spanish)

William Clark (U. S. History)


9/ 3 – Labor Day Holiday

9/ 6 – American Red Cross Blood Drive
9/7 School Picture Day​


9/ 21 - Teacher Inservice /Parent Conferences

9/ 24 Title I Planning Meeting @ 3:30

9/24-SIC Team Meeting @ 3:30


The DHS Guidance Department is excited about the start of the 2018-2019 school year. The Wildcats are just as eager to meet the new 9th graders along with extending a big welcome back home to the returning 10th, 11th, and 12th graders and parents. A week during this summer was scheduled to meet with parents and students to conduct IGPs, discuss career plans, state testing requirements, share appropriate classes needed for graduation/career planning, etc.

DHS’s Open House is an exciting time as well. Meeting new prospective wildcats is always one of the highlights of the school year. The DHS’s Guidance Department is always eager to see the fruition of the teachers’ master schedule and students’ schedules come to life. As you can tell from the broad smile of our most pleasant guidance secretary, Mrs. Tammy Bracey. Our school is cleaned spotless, classrooms embodied to welcome our students, media center welcomes our avid readers and researchers. Our guidance and front offices are ready to greet the community. DHS’s marching band is practicing with the sound of drums and enthusiasm while the JROTC students are fully dressed in uniforms escorting parents and new students to classrooms. What an awesome time of the year it is.

Without hesitation, we wish all of our DHS stakeholders an awesome and most rewarding school year. We embody teamwork, and support from all of our parents, students, teachers, administration, and the community as we move forward in our vision for our students,“EXCELLENCE IS ESSENTIAL AT DHS.

The Guidance Department


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.



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

Items available:

· Leveled Text

· High Interest Novels

· Informational Text

· Test Preparation Materials

· Math Resources

· ACT/ SAT Study Guides


Red Cross Blood Drive

The first DHS blood drive will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018.  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:

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Thursday, November  8, 2018     

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.





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



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.




In Memoriam


Mr. Michael Rogers, Assistant Principal


Michael Rogers Scholarship

      DHS Marching Cats  
   Grand Champions for Division 2A






Card Catalog


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.






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The 2017-2018 Dillon High School Student Council

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