Dreher Athletic Booster Club All-Sports passes are available now!

Save 10% if Membership form and payment is received by August 15, 1014!

Planning ahead for the summer?  Choose your English class and start your mandatory summer reading (when you click on your class, a link to a Word document will appear at the bottom of your screen):

Grade 9 College Prep    Grade 9 Honors    

Grade 10 College Prep   Grade 10 Honors    

Grade 11 College Prep   Grade 11 Honors  
AP Language

Grade 12 College Prep   Grade 12 Honors  
AP Literature

Please note that other AP classes (eg, AP European History) will also have mandatory summer reading.  Check with the AP teacher to be sure you fulfill those requirements.

Will you be taking AP European History next school year?

In addition to the reading you do this summer for next year's English class, students taking AP European History next year also must read A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara Tuchman and complete the writing assignment described in this link (a link to a Word document will appear at the bottom of your page).

Will you be taking AP US History next year?

If so, here's the book you must this summer to prepare for your assignment:

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, by Joseph Ellis    

Publisher: Vintage Books [Random House] (February 2002)

ISBN: 9780375705243

Contact Mrs. Rose for a copy of the assignment.

Reunion for Class of '94  Interstate 94 marker

Did you graduate from Dreher in 1994?  Wouldn't it be great to reconnect with other members of the Class of '94?  

Click here for details on the Reunion Party on Saturday, August 2

Did you graduate with the Dreher Class of 1974?  Has it really been 40 years?  Wouldn't it be great to reconnect
old friends?

Make plans now to attend the reunion events for the Class of 1974 during the weekend of August 22-24, 2014.  The letter from your organizing committee and the schedule of events contain contact information and other details.   

All-American Families Needed!

Are you a little bit lonely at home?  Could you use another friendly face around the house?  

If so, consider volunteering to be a host family for a foreign exchange student during the 2014-2015 school year.  Students speak English and have their own insurance and spending money.  

If you are interested contact Tricia Goss, Midlands Rrepresentative of the Cultural Academic Student Exchange, at 321-947-7671, or, or visit

This year's edition of Sparks, Dreher's Literary and Arts magazine, begins with a moving tribute to English teacher Kay Greiner, "the catalyst of the revival of the magazine,"  who died this past February. 

Read Sparks  for all the beautiful art work and inspiring essays, stories and poems. 

Honors and Awards

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, 

Our seniors have begun to report to us on the scholarships they have been accumulating.

Terry Sweat: Jaleel Jefferson:

Jaleel Jefferson has been awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship, which can cover costs through the Ph.D level (see articles in The State newspaper and in

Terry Sweat has been awarded the Columbia Rotary Club scholarship.  Terry also has been selected as a James F. Byrnes scholar.

Jin Yu Gao and Joanne Wu have been named Hamilton Scholars at USC.  This is a prestigious scholarship which provides them with $7000 per year for four years.  

Congratulations to Ally Fripp.  She was awarded the Amos and Vesta Showalter Endowed Scholarship at Colorado College.  

Congratulations to senior Katherine Doc Osborne on being selected as a South Carolina Teaching Fellow at The College of Charleston.

Several seniors have signed to play athletics in college:  Colin Dryden (football, Newberry): Kaydra Duckett (basketball, USC); Kathleen Gant (soccer, Brevard); Ben Herring (baseball, Newberry), 
Makayla Johnson (basketball, Clemson), Bradford Lemmons (football, Furman); Rachel McGill (track, Erskine); and Alexus White (Converse).

For photos of some of these fantastic seniors,

Congratulations to Dreher's students and staff.  Once again this year, Dreher was named a Palmetto Gold Award winner for Overall Performance, the highest educational honor in the State. 

See the Department of Education's website for details.

Forty-one seniors have been named High School Scholars and Academic All-Stars.  They and their parents will be honored by the district at a banquet on May 6.

The district sets the strict criteria for this award.

For a list of these remarkably successful students, 

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.  

For more photos, 

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).  

In the classroom of...

"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,

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.

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

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 9
Varsity Football at Swansea
9:30 AM
Tuesday, August 12
Varsity Football at Gilbert
6:00 PM
Thursday, August 14
New Student Orientation
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
more info to follow
Friday, August 15
New Student Orientation
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
more info to follow
Saturday, August 16
Varsity Football at Memorial
6:00 PM
Monday, August 18
First Day of School
8:00 AM - 3:15 PM

From the Principal

Happy 75th Anniversary to Dreher High School!

Mission Statement

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.