Dreher students take on the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS on Wednesday, August 27
A dozen daring Dreher seniors were doused with ice-cold water at lunch in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for ALS. Dreher students contributed $620.17 to support their fellow classmates, and donations are still coming in.
To read about the twelve lucky volunteers and the additional challenges they have called out,
Dreher Swim Teams Take First Meet
Congratulations to the Dreher swim team! Coached by Charlotte and Kelly Giese, the team defeated Blythewood at the first swim meet of the season: the girls by the score of 91 to 79 and the boys by the score of 117 to 52. The next meet is September 10 at Brookland/Cayce.
To see how your favorite swimmer swam, Read more...
Dreher students perform in Palmetto Richland video
Risk-taking is a natural part of adolescence. Palmetto Health Richland Trauma Program’s Project READY (Realistic Education About Dying Young) exposes teens to a Level I Trauma Center to deter them from risky behaviors that lead to disability or death. Dreher theatre students performed in the opening segment of a video, designed for Project READY.
Richland School District One and Dreher celebrate the 50th anniversary of the integration of schools in Columbia. Schools in Richland School District One (then called the Columbia Public School System) desegregated on August 31, 1964, one year after the court case, US v. Charleston County School District.
Brenda Fay Fruster and Oliver Washington, Jr. were the two brave African-American students who integrated Dreher.
For a photo of youngsters entering Rosewood Elementary School
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Need your fix of Dreher gear? Watch here for the opening of the one-week online Spirit Store coming in September
ACT Composite Scores on the rise at Dreher:
The State Department of Education announced 2014 mean ACT scores for senior test takers. The mean composite score achieved by last year's seniors at Dreher was up 0.9 points from the previous year, averaging 20.9. The ACT composite score is the average of four components: English, math, reading and science. The mean for the State's public schools was 20.2.
The SC Teaching Fellows Program will be accepting applications on line beginning September 1. The deadline is December 1. A fellowship of up to $6000 per year at one of twelve participating colleges in South Carolina is available to successful applicants who intend to teach in SC public schools upon graduation from college.
The State of South Carolina has abolished the HSAP, an exam previously required for graduation from High School. In its place will be two assessments given to juniors, one a college and career readiness assessment (not yet selected) and the other an exam called WorkKeys that measures workforce skills.
For more information about WorkKeys, click here.
Students who failed the South Carolina exit exam in the past may petition to receive their High School diploma. See the Richland District One website for details
Dreher Athletic Booster Club All-Sports passes are available now. Complete the Membership form and write your check for a year's worth of Dreher home games and meets.
50th Reunion of Dreher Class of 1964
Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Forest Lake Club, 340 Country Club Drive, Columbia, $70 per person (see invitation for details).
Would you like to share your home with a foreign exchange student?
Read more for two programs which are seeking host families for foreign exchange students. Read more...
Dreher Grad Mikayla Cox earns full Marine Corps Scholarship
May graduate Mikayla Cox has been awarded a full US Marine Corps ROTC scholarship worth $180,000 to Spelman College. Mikayla's Senior Naval Science Instructor O'Shawn McClendon, himself a Marine, reports that besides demonstrating academic (honor graduate) and leadership (Earl T. Ware award for the outstanding cadet at Dreher) credentials, Mikayla had to pass a Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test including a three-mile run, sit-ups and flex-arm hang. The Marine Corps awards very few of these scholarships, and Mikayla is a most worthy recipient.
Dreher Theatre students Aidan Toumey, Taylor Goodwin, Alexandra (Xan) Dubose and Wesley Mousseau along with Theatre teacher Jeanette Arvay Beck, spent the last week of June along with 4000 high school students from across the country at the University of Nebraska.
In competition, Xan and Taylor scored 295 out of 300 points with their musical duet from Rent. Aidan’s award-winning film, The Balloon, placed fifth nationally. Both Xan's and Wesley’s auditions garnered them a total of 20 callbacks from college and professional programs across the country.
Mr. Oddo was named "District Teacher of the Year" at a ceremony on May 8!
At a reception on May 6, Dreher's faculty and staff celebrated Teacher of the Year, Daniel Oddo and Employee of the Year, Teresa Thomas. Mr. Oddo teaches math and Mrs. Thomas is Secretary to the Principal. Both are well-liked and well-respected members of the Dreher family. Congratulations, and thank you for all you do, Mrs. Thomas and Mr. Oddo.
To see Mrs. Thomas, Mr. Oddo and Mrs. Stiglbauer, Read more...
Class of 2014 Rewarded for Hard Work
Many seniors in the class of 2014 received scholarships as a result of four years of hard work.
For photos of some of these fantastic seniors,
Congratulations to Dreher's students and staff:
Hard work has paid off with State recognition!
For details on why we are so proud...
CONGRATULATIONS to our five 2013-2014 National Merit Semifinalists, one National Achievement Semifinalist, and three National Commended Scholars.
Competing for National Merit scholarships are John Andrews, Jeremy Day, Jin Yu Gao, Isabel Gwara and Cameron Moreno. Jaleel Jefferson will compete for a National Achievement scholarship. Margaret Bellinger Boylston, Connor Gibson and Seth Kays are recognized as National Commended Scholars. Read more...
Always wondered what goes on in the classrooms of Dreher High School? Take a look under the Student Activities link across the top of the page.
Still photos highlighting classroom activities are in the Photo Album.