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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.

CLASS OF 2018 COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE LIS


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From the Principal's Desk

Dear DHS Family,

         After completing our first few weeks of school, we are now getting re-acclimated to maintaining a positive and productive school environment. First, I would like to extend prayers for all hurricane victims. Not only were people in our neighboring state of North Carolina negatively affected, but people right here in Dillon and all surrounding areas also suffered major losses due to the aftermath of Hurricane Florence as well.  As everyone gets back into the swing of things, let’s refocus our efforts on making sure that we continue to create an environment at DHS where our students clearly understand that “Excellence is Essential.”

                  Parents, progress reports will go home on Wednesday, October 3rd.  Please help us to ensure your students’ success by being actively involved and keeping the lines of communication open with their assigned teachers.   If you have not met your child's teacher, please call the office or contact our guidance department to set up a conference as soon as your schedule permits.

Please remember that our goal is to help ensure that every child is College and Career ready when they graduate from Dillon High School.  Therefore, we have several research-based academic interventions in place to ensure every student’s success.  If your child is experiencing difficulty in any class, please set up a conference to have a team meeting with all of his or her teachers as soon as possible.

 Despite the unexpected setback, we are still well on our way to having an even better school year.   With the help of all stakeholders, we will continue to foster a culture at Dillon High School where faculty and staff, parents and students continue to work together to make our school one of the premier schools in the state of South Carolina.  We can accomplish our mission with teamwork!!

 

Sincerely,

Timothy Gibbs, Principal

Remember That it Takes Character to ROAR:

R-ESPECT
O-WNERSHIP
A-CCOUNTABILITY
R-ESPONSIBILITY



TEXTBOOKS: RETURN ALL TEXTBOOKS CHECKED OUT LAST YEAR

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 OCTOBER


10/3-PROGRESS REPORTS
10/4-Northeastern Technical College
Parent/Student Meeting
10/12- Makeup Picture Day
10/12-DHS Interview Day

10/18-Title I Parent Meeting 5:00-6:00 
10/22-SIC/Title I Meeting @ 10:00 a.m.
10/23– 45th School Day
10/25-  Parent Conferences (4pm– 7pm)-Hot Dog Supper
10/30-Report Cards





NEWS FROM THE DHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
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  Dillon High School held several College Recruitment Sessions this week October 2-4, 2018 sponsored by Northeastern Community College for all seniors and juniors. Students were strongly encouraged to begin pursuing college courses at no cost to them or their parents.
      Through this program, juniors will have an opportunity to take up to 24 college credits while saving their parents a full year of college tuition and fees. Seniors will have an opportunity to take up to 12 college credits saving their parents up to a full semester of college tuition and fees. The first courses are scheduled to begin on October 15, 2018.  All courses are offered on line for a nine week period.     
     Dr. Harriet Jackson, Counselor emphasized the importance of getting an early start as students are facing greater competition for college admissions and scholarships. Courses will be rigorous and challenging as they will further prepare students for 4 successful years of college. All courses will equate to AP high school credits. The program offers Dual Credits; high school and college. 
        Northeastern Community College’s staff, offered the workshops for students and parents during a Thursday Night Session, on October 4, 2018. Parents were invited to attend and bring their 2016 Income Tax Return Documents. Parents were able to apply on line for federal financial aide through FAFSA.ed.gov at the conclusion of the workshop. It was a most productive night!

    


Seniors attending Dillon High School are being invited to attend a college fair to be held at Francis Marion University on Monday, October 8, 2018. Seniors who have an interest in attending a 4 year college are encouraged to sign up in Guidance by Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Seniors who attend will need to pay $10.00 to cover their lunch and transportation.

Francis Marion University Interview Day is Friday, October 12, 2018 @ Dillon High School for all Seniors. By participating in Interview Day, the application fee is waived. Seniors will be given a decision on the spot. All interested Seniors should sign up in Guidance. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, October 10, 2018.


Dillon High School will hold its annual College Application Day for all seniors on Friday, October 19, 2018 in the DHS computer labs. Representatives from several colleges will meet with seniors and assist them in applying to their colleges. Application fee waivers will be available by colleges. The military will be invited to meet with seniors as well.



English Department – Flood Relief Fundraiser News from Ms. Sha` Campbell

              After the devastation of Hurricane Florence, it is great to be back at school safe and unharmed. English I students must work extremely hard for the remainder of this semester. End of Course Exams are right around the corner! English I students must be prepared by December to succeed on this Exam. Mrs. Campbell’s English I students must be diligent in completing their weekly assignments on USA Test Prep. This is excellent preparation for the EOCE and may be completed anywhere internet is accessible.

 

 

DHS Red Cross Youth Club and Interact Club will be selling t-shirts for Hurricane Relief. Shirts will be $12. See Mrs. Campbell to pre-order your shirt today!!!! LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO HELP PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND SURROUNDING AREAS!

 


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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

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.

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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
     

 



 

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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 2017-2018 Dillon High School Student Council


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