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Beginning June 8th, please visit us at our new website:   http://shs.ddtwo.org.  
 
District Announcements
Students to take new state tests this spring

SC students will take new state tests beginning in April 2015.  These new tests are ACT Aspire™, ACT Workkeys® and The ACT®.  Not only will the tests reflect the achievement level of students, but the new tests will help teachers understand where their students are succeeding and where extra help or academic focus is needed.  These tests will be an important tool in ensuring student success.  Attached is a link to helpful information from the SC State Department of Education on the new state testing program and what it will mean for your student.

http://www.ed.sc.gov/agency/pi/act/

http://www.eoc.sc.gov/Home/ACT%20Aspire/ACTAspireflyerDRAFT.pdf
New Website Coming June 8th

Dorchester School District Two is proud to announce the launch of our new website platform. On June 8th, 2015 we will transition from our current School Fusion platform to Edline.  In order to make the transition successful for all of our users, we are encouraging parents, students and staff to save any personal files currently stored on School Fusion to an alternate location.  As of June 8th, you will no longer be able to access websites or files on School Fusion. Please see the attached document for instructions on saving personal files.

Thanks to community feedback, we have organized our new websites to allow for ease of navigation in order to effectively communicate with the Dorchester School District Two community.  Parents will have the ability to quickly access up-to-date information on what is happening in the district and their child’s school.  We will keep you informed regarding web site features and the progress of the transition.

Please continue to visit us at http://do.ddtwo.org
Durham School Bus Services
Please contact Durham School Bus Services at DD2businfo@durhamschoolservices.com with any questions or concerns regarding bus transportation for your student. 

Durham is hiring bus drivers! Click here for more information!

 
Summerville High School Announcements
Rising 9th Grade Night

Attn all rising SHS 9th graders and parents! We are hosting a rising 9th grade night for students and parents next week on Monday and Tuesday from 6:30pm-8:00pm. There will be important information on schedules, academics, and general information about SHS. We are so excited to see our future Green Wave students-- welcome class of 2019!

Alston and Gregg students: Monday, April 27th
Rollings and DuBose students: Tuesday, April 28th


Virtual School Exams
Attn students who are CURRENTLY enrolled in an initial credit course through the VirtualSC Program: Final Exams for those VirtualSC courses ending in May are scheduled for May 4th and 5th at Summerville High School.  It is important that those students come by the main guidance office to schedule a time for their exam.  Final exams will represent 20% of the grade in the course and Exams will only be given on May 4th and May 5th.  See Mrs. Miranda Knight or Mrs. Toliver  to schedule you exam time. Click here to view more information.
Girls Tennis Tryouts

Lady Green Wave Tennis 2015 Fall Season Information: Mark your calendar!

The 2015 girls’ tennis season is not far away. The official tryout date is July 31 at the Blanton tennis courts at Summerville High School. Out of season workouts are being conducted now and summer workouts will continue during June. All participants must have a current sports pre-participation physical dated April 1, 2015 or later. Any rising 7th thru 12th grader interested should contact Coach Long via email at dlong@dorchester2.sc.us.


Quality Core Exams
Teachers will be showing this presentation to students to help them navigate the Quality Core Online Exams starting soon. Click here to view the presentation.
Scholarship List 14
Scholarship List 14 has just been released. Click here to view it.
Color Guard Auditions

SHS Color Guard will hold auditions for next year's team on April 27-30 in the mini gym from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Plan to be at all 4 rehearsals. All current 8th – 11th grade students attending SHS in the fall are eligible to audition. No experience is necessary! Please wear clothing that will allow you to demonstrate your ability to move, no jeans please!
Colorguard Flyer
Audition Information
Colorguard Poster
Video Commercial


Online Blended Learning
DD2 is now accepting registrations for the online blended learning summer session for Keyboarding and Computer Applications (each 1/2 credit). Registration is open from April 13-May 29 for any current 7th-12th grade students. The class will begin on June 8 and end on July 24. Students may only take one course, and the cost is $75. Click here to register.
Blended Learning Flyer
FAQs Blended Learning


 
Cheer Camp
SHS will be offering a Little Wave Cheer Camp this summer from June 3-5th for ages 4-current 6th grade girls and boys. Children will learn different aspects of cheerleading, including stunting, tumbling, jumps, cheers, and dances with the SHS cheerleaders and coaching staff. The cost is $75-- register early to ensure a spot. Email Coach Josh Ayers with any questions at jayers@dorchester2.k12.sc.us.Click here to download the registration form.
Seniors
Seniors, we keep track of the college acceptances and scholarships/grants you receive. Please bring your letters by guidance so we can add your accomplishments to our list.
Important Dates for Seniors
Seniors and parents, please mark these important dates on your calendars:
*Regular senior exams: 5/18-5/21
*Graduation Practice: Thurs, May 28 at 1pm at SHS auditorium
*Baccalaureate Service for graduates: Thurs, May 28 at 7pm at Summerville Baptist Church
*Graduation: Sat, May 30 at 2pm at N. Charleston Coliseum (grads arrive early)


 
Perfect Attendance
Current Seniors who have had perfect attendance since first grade need to see Ms. Tracy no later than April 17th. Students must not have accumulated any absences—excused or unexcused—since being enrolled in a public school as a first grade student. Students who meet the necessary requirements will be recognized with a special certificate.
Spring Testing Dates
Parents and students, this is a great sheet to print to keep up with testing dates this spring. Click here to view.
ACT Scores for College
Taking the ACT soon and not sure what scores you need for college? Check out these average ACT scores from current freshmen in SC colleges. In today's world, college planning starts early! Want to go to USC in Columbia? Have your heart set on being a Clemson Tiger? Click here to see what ACT scores they are looking for.
Report Cards
Parents, report cards were issued today 3/25 during homeroom. Also, a letter explaining the state testing requirements was handed out. Please ask your students to share both of these with you. Click here to view the assessment parent letter.
Prom Tickets for Sale

Prom ticket update: Tickets will be sold in the cafe and in Mrs. Meyer's room253; students may not interrupt classes to purchase tickets et your tickets early, because the price increases each week. Also, if you want professional prom pictures taken, add $5 to your payment for Tumbleston Photography. The prom will be on April 18th at the Omar Shrine Temple in Mt. Pleasant.

*March 9-11: $40 in room 253 before school or after school only. DO NOT INTERRUPT HER CLASSES.
*March 12-13: $40 in the cafe during 5th and 6th periods only
*March 17-19: $45 in the cafe during 5th and 6th periods only

Tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Meyer in Room 253. Students may not interrupt her classes.
*March 20-21: $45
*Week of March 23: $50
*Week of April 6: $60
*Week of April 13- $100 (*Please note that Mrs. Meyer WILL NOT be on campus April 17)


Volleyball Camp

SHS will have a volleyball camp this year from June 8-10th for girls in grades (rising) 3rd through 8th. Come for great volleyball instruction and play! The cost is $55 per camper; registration deadline is May 29th. Please contact Coach Rachel Page at rpage@dorchester2.k12.sc.us for more information. Click here to print the registration form.


 
Parent Information
Parents, want to know more about the new state tests, including the ACT? Here are some easy pamphlets that help explain the shift away from PASS and HSAP toward ACT, Aspire, and Work Keys.
SC ACT/Aspire/Work Keys Parent Flyer
Why are students taking The ACT
Exams and Standards
Parents, students were given a parent letter and a copy of the curriculum standards for each of the courses that have state/district End of Course Exams. Click on any class below to view the letter and standards.
End of Course Exams and Standards:
EnglishEnglish 1, English 2, English 3, English 4
Math: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Social Studies: US History

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