Dreher Achieves an "A" on Federal Report Card

According to the 2014 Federal Accountability System, Dreher has once again achieved an "A."  See the SC Department of Education website for details.  Congratulations to our hard-working students and staff.

Alumni Participate in Homecoming Parade

In honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of Dreher High School, Dreher alumni were encouraged to participate in the Homecoming Parade on Thursday, October 23.

Some True Blue Devils...

Teen Driver Safety Week is October 19-25

Thirty-seven teens have died on South Carolina roads this year.  Please do not be the thirty-eighth! Read the message from the South Carolina Department of Insurance.

Freshmen Now Have Laptops

Richland School District One has purchased laptops for student use as part of its Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Initiative.  The goal of this initiative is to use technology to transform teaching and learning to ensure that all students are engaged and competitive.

Laptops have been distributed to freshmen.  Parents of freshmen are encouraged to pay $30 (cash or money order) for the Mandatory Protection Plan to help cover replacement or repair of the laptop in the event of theft, loss or accident. 

Club and Team Fundraisers and Community Service Drives

Dreher Collects for Harvest Hope Food Bank through October 31

Once again the Key Club and the Honor Society team up to encourage Dreher to donate to the Harvest Hope Food Bank.  Items will be accepted through Friday, October 31. 

To see a list of most needed items to feed our hungry neighbors,

Dreher Supports Family of Michelle Allen in Fight Like a Medic Run/Trot

To find out how you can support English teacher Michelle Allen and her family,

Upcoming Service Opportunities

If you would like to provide weekend "backpack" meals for Dreher students...


Honors and Awards

Boys' Freestyle Relay Team Takes State Championship

Austin Konkle                Nathan Hahn              Cameron Sawyer     Zachary Rue

Four members of Dreher's Boys Swim Team are wearing State Championships medals.  In an exciting race, Nathan Hahn, Cameron Sawyer, Austin Konkle and Zachary Rue finished 1/100th of a second above the second place team to clinch the state title in the 200-yard Free Relay.  Nathan Hahn won an individual medal by placing second in the 100-yard breaststroke.  The boys team placed fourth overall among 29 teams.  The swim teams at Dreher are coached by Charlotte and Kelly Giese

Here are full meet results.

Region 3 Orchestra Selections

Congratulation to the following students who were named to the Region 3 Orchestra upon a successful audition:

11-12 Orchestra
Madeline Foley, violin; Brianna Harris, violin; and Olivia Barker, violin

9-10 Orchestra
Gabriel Gonzalez, violin and Sophia Bulzoni, violin alternate

Dreher Students Took 446 AP Exams in 2014

According to the College Board and reported by the State Department of Education, 236 Dreher students took 446 Advanced Placement exams in 2014, and 73.8% of them scored either 3, 4 or 5.  A score of 3, 4 or 5 is generally required to receive college credit for an AP course taken in high school.

This year, Dreher students have the opportunity to take AP courses in English Language, English Literature, Human Geography, European History, American History, US Government and Politics, Microeconomics, Psychology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Latin, Studio Art/Drawing, Art 2D Design, and Music Theory

Four Dreher Seniors Named National Commended Scholars

Congratulations to four Dreher seniors who have been recognized as National Commended Scholars by the National Merit Corporation.  These high achieving students are Patrick Fox, Alexandra (Lexi) Bateman,  Kyle Ryan and Austin Konkle.

Ashley Stone wins "Best in Show" at State Fair

Special congratulations to junior art student Ashley Stone.  She placed first in 2-D Design at the SC State Fair.  Not only that, her entry was named "Best in Show" in the high school division!

Congratulations also to junior Sarah Cogburn for placing first in 2-D Design. Winning a ribbon in photography was senior Joshua Rue.

Savannah Bass named National Achievement Semifinalist

Senior Savannah Bass has been named a National Achievement Semifinalist and will compete for status as a finalist.

Four Dreher Seniors are Named National Merit Semifinalists

Congratulations to four highly accomplished seniors who have been named National Merit Semifinalists:  Geroge Bilderback, Hallie Chametzky, Nathan Hahn and Nick Seymour

See the announcement on the District's website.

ACT Composite Scores on the rise at Dreher:


Congratulations to Dreher's students and staff on Statewide Honors: 

Hard work has paid off with State recognition! For details on why we are so proud...

In the classroom of...

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.

Connect with Dreher

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The Dreher PTO and the Dreher Foundation meet the fourth Monday of each month.  All are welcome.

The PTO meets at 5:30 PM in the Principal's Conference Room.

The Foundation meets at 6:00 PM in the First Floor Conference Room.

The Athletic  Booster Club sells "All-Sports" passes. Complete your Membership Form for a year's worth of Dreher's regular season home games and matches.

To see the daily announcements that appear on Dreher's closed-circuit TV, click here.

To view  past announcements, please click this link: Announcement Archive

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 24
Student Holiday
no school for students
Varsity Football v. Chapin at Memorial
7:30 PM
Saturday, October 25
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday, October 27
Dreher PTO Meeting
5:30 PM
in Principal's Conference Room
Dreher Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM
in First Floor Conference Room
Tuesday, October 28
University of Southern California visits campus
8:30 AM
Sign up in Guidance
University of Richmond visits campus
1:00 PM
Sign up in Guidance
Baroque Concert by Orchestra
7:00 PM

From the Principal

The Mission Statement of Richland County School District One: We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

For the 2014-2015 School Year our special emphasis at Dreher will be on setting goals to reach our highest potential.

Our mission is to provide for all students a learning environment that enriches academic, vocational, artistic, and personal growth. We strive to ensure cooperation between the school and its diverse communities in order to optimize conditions for student achievement.

Dreher believes that:

  • Quality education is the core of a vibrant community.
  • Embracing diversity enriches a community.
  • Individuals learn in different ways and individual learning is the result of opportunity and effort.
  • Personal responsibility and accountability are essentials for a successful community.
  • Character matters; honesty, integrity, and mutual respect are vital, along with other positive character traits.
  • Students, teachers, staff, families, and community are partners in education.
  • Developing positive relationships and attitudes is critical to achieving excellence and attaining greater outcomes.
  • A safe and supportive environment, as well as a healthy lifestyle, is essential to the growth and success of all individuals.
  • Open effective communication is necessary for the success of a community. 
  • Change is a natural part of continuous growth and improvement.

The Alma Mater

In honor of Dreher's 75th Anniversary, the 2013-2014 Dreher chorus under the direction of N. Walter Graham has recorded the Alma Mater.  

Click here to be inspired.