Junior Hallie Chametzky placed first in the High School Writing Contest sponsored by the USC Honors College and the USC Press. She won the Dorothy S. Williams prize of $1000. Junior Anna Jamieson Beck was also a finalist. Both writers will be published in the fall in an anthology entitled, "Writing South Carolina: Selections from the First High School Writing Contest."
For more details, read the USC release.
Award winning writer, Hallie Chametzky:
to see Anna Jamieson and Hallie at the Awards Cermony and with Pat Conroy, Read more...
Congratulations, Girls' Basketball Team, for winning the State AAA Championship on Saturday.
One AP 2D Design student and two Honors Art III students of teacher Jennifer Gorlewski have placed in the South Carolina Dialogue Art and Essay Contest: juniors Nathan Winn (first place), Abel Ferry (second place) and Sam Goff (tenth). Because they finished in the top three, Nathan and Abel - along with Mrs. Gorlewski - have won a trip to Turkey this summer.
Nathan and Abel finish first and second in the SC Dialogue Art and Essay Contest:
For photos of the award winning artwork of Nathan, Abel and Sam,
Would you like to become a teacher? If you are a junior or senior, consider applying for next year's Teacher Cadet class. Applications are hanging by Ms. Wallulis's door and must be returned to her by April 2.
Prom tickets go on sale on Wednesday, February 26, during both lunches. Tickets are $55 per person, and must be paid for with cash only.
In other prom news, girls are invited to find a perfect - and free - gown or bag or shoes for the prom at Brookland Baptist Church on Saturday, March 15 from 9 AM- noon. Get there early for the best selection.
For details on our prom, Read more...
Dr. Cliff Barrineau, our assistant principal and former math teacher, has been named the Math Adjunct Teacher of the Year at Midlands Technical College. Dr. Barrineau has taught at Midlands Tech for twenty-five years. Congratulations, Dr. B. We're proud of you!
Parents: plan ahead to join us. Academic awards for the first and second quarters will be presented in assemblies on Monday and Tuesday, March 10 and 11.
Monday, March 10: Juniors at 8:55 AM
Monday, March 10: Seniors at 10 AM
Tuesday, March 11: Freshmen at 8:55 AM
Tuesday, March 11: Sophomores at 10 AM
Congrats to the Mock Trial team members who won awards in regional competition on Saturday, February 22.
Most Effective Attorney: Lydia DeFelice and Nick Seymour
Most Effective Witness: Andrea Gonzalez Del-Valle and Nahndi Kirk-Bradley
For a complete list of competitors,
At the College of Charleston Math Meet, five freshmen scored in the top half of the Level 1 test: Rachel Weissman, Velina Georgi, Vinez Lyde, Chris Alencar and Gracie Barrineau. Two seniors, Jeremy Day and Jaleel Jefferson, and one sophomore, Emily Shimizu, placed in the top half of the Level 3 test.
Congratulations to the members of Dreher's NJROTC. At the South Point Raider High School Invitational Drill Meet, Dreher placed second (out of fourteen) "Overall Grand Champions." The team earned the following trophies: second placed in Varsity Armed Platoon Drill, second place in Varsity Armed Squad Drill, second place in varsity Armed Color Guard, and third placed in Varsity Athletic.
For a list of competitors, Read more...
Dreher's Three-D Players competed along with actors and technicians from two dozen other high schools in South Carolina in the SCITS/Palmetto Dramatics Association State Theatre Competition at Winthrop.
Superior Ratings were awarded to Dreher's play, Lives of the Saints, to senior actors Anna Weatherwax and Jennifer Asouzu, and to seniors Sophie Jackson, Vera Savory and Katherine Turnley for Sound Effects Design and Execution. Also, Anna and Jennifer were Blair Beasley Scholarship semi-finalists.
Selected to compete nationally were freshman Aiden Toumey for the film, "The Balloon," and junior Xan DuBose and freshman Taylor Goodwin for their duet musical.
For a photo of the Three-D players, Read more...
Seniors and parents of seniors:
1. FAFSA workshops are available at Midlands Tech. Click here for a schedule.
2.FAFSA is now available online. You do not need to complete your tax return before you complete the FAFSA. Complete the FAFSA now with the best information you have on hand to be sure you qualify for financial aid.
3. Be sure to check the special senior calendar and other information in the link called "Senioritis" under Student Activities (above).
4. The senior calendar contains due dates for many scholarships. Scholarship information is available under Guidance on the Faculty and Staff tab and under Scholarships on the Student Resources tab.
How are we doing?
(Fact #7 from the Annual School Report Card)
The On-Time Graduation Rate is based upon the number of students who graduate within four years of entering high school.
In 2013, 84.1% of Dreher students graduated within 4 years.
In 2009, 81.7% did so.
For the Federal definition of "on-time graduation,"
In results announced by the SC Department of Education, Dreher received an "Excellent" rating on the 2012-2013 Annual School Report Card in both both absolute terms and in growth from the previous year. Our on-time graduation rate is 84.1%.
For complete report card information, click here
For a summary, 20132013 annual report card.pdf
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...
We Got an "A!"
Dreher achieved a grade of 93.4 on the 2013 "State Report Card."
Also, last year's sophomores did a terrific job on the HSAP, a test required for graduation. In English, 93.6% passed on the first try last spring. In Math, 88.2% passed on the first try.
For details on Dreher's achievements on each significant measure, see the charts that are linked in the folder called HSAP, EOCEP and Graduation Rate for Dreher 2012-2013 under School Resources (above).
Dreher was named on Newsweek's List of America's Best High Schools.
The list is based on six components:
- graduation rate (25 percent),
- college acceptance rate (25 percent),
- AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent),
- average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent),
- average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and
- percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course (5 percent).
Would you like to run a 5K? While raising money for Epworth? And possibly earning a $1000 donation to the Booster Club?
Then visit this link to sign up for the Third Annual Moe's Burrito Dash 5K High School Challenge on March 22, 2104.
Join Coach Kleinfelder and Team Dreher at the annual MS Walk on Saturday, April 5. The Opening Ceremony begins at 8:45 AM, followed by a 1 or 3 mile walk. Team members meet at the West Columbia RiverWalk Amphitheater across the Gervais Street Bridge.
To register, click here.
To donate, click here.
"What's Going on in French II?"
Watch and listen as Lauren Davis, Mallory Johnson and Shestruma Parajuli, French 2 students, discuss "Ma Routine" - a link under Student Activities,
Let's get prepared now for the spring HSAP (High School Assessment Program). All sophomores will take the HSAP on April 1-3, 2014. One area which will be tested is research skills. See the PowerPoint instruction prepared by Media Specialist Laura Haverkamp under the Student Resources link above.
For one suggestion on improving your approach to research, click here.
For research skill #2, click here.
For research skill #3, click here.
For research skill #4, click here.
For research skill #5, click here.
For research skill #6, click here
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.