Monday, April 30, 2012

Prom/Yearbooks/Parking Passes

The Junior-Senior Prom is approaching. The date is May 19th at the Columbia Conference Center in Irmo from 8:00 pm to midnight. Tickets are $25.00 per person and will go on sale Friday, May 4th through Wednesday, May 16th in the commons during all lunch periods. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Richmond at 476-3431.

Additionally, please be reminded that today is the last day to order yearbooks online. Go to to order.

Parking pass sign-up for rising Juniors and Seniors will be Thursday, May 3rd and Friday, May 4th in the commons during all lunches. Debts must be paid before Thursday, May 3rd. Debts include school fees, IDs, library, and cafeteria. Alive at 25 is required but does not necessarily have to be done before Thursday, May 3rd.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spring Fine Arts Assembly

We are very proud of the following programs for working collaboratively to produce the 2012 Spring Fine Arts Assembly.

1. Visual Arts
2. Chorus
3. Band
4. Orchestra
5. Dance
6. Theatre

Our students and their teachers produced masterful renditions throughout the performances. We are so proud of them for their accomplishments.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Earth Day Scholarship Awarded to Dutch Fork High School Senior

Columbia, SC—Robert Daniel Lowman, a senior Honor Roll Student at Dutch Fork High School, is the recipient of the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District’s (RSWCD’s) 2012 Earth Day Scholarship. The $500 scholarship will help Lowman pursue his education at Clemson University this fall.

An outstanding student, athlete, role model, and leader, Lowman plays Varsity soccer and football, mentors and tutors other students, is active in his church youth group, and excels in advanced academic courses. He was named Varsity Team Football Captain in 2011 and Varsity Team Soccer Captain in 2012. Lowman is also dedicated to conservation: “I believe the Earth is a wonderful gift to us all, and I want it to stay beautiful for others to enjoy for years to come,” he wrote in his scholarship application essay. “I am a huge believer that each person can make a big difference,” and “I can see that my words and actions encourage others to think about the environment and how we can take better care of our planet.”

Through the Earth Day Scholarship Program, the RSWCD seeks to recognize and celebrate students who have a demonstrated interest in natural resources, conservation, and/or the environment. “Education is a vital part of our mission and purpose, and the RSWCD takes great pride in our County’s young scholars,” said Jeff Laney, Associate Commissioner for the RSWCD.

Lowman will be recognized at the RSWCD’s Conservation Banquet in May.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Art Show at Dutch Fork High

Dutch Fork High School's Visual Arts department is proud to announce this year's Recent Works Art Show! The show includes a variety of pieces displaying the talent and hard work of our visual arts students this year. The show will run from April 19-26th in the Media Center.

The opening- with light refreshments and student awards- will be April 19th at 6pm in the DFHS Media Center. Join us!

Dutch Fork English Teacher Accepted into the National Endowment for the Humanities

We are proud to announce that Deborah Gascon (English Teacher) has been accepted into the National Endowment for the Humanities program. The program is the Teaching Shakespeare Institute at the Fogler Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. She will spend four weeks studying Shakespearean plays with twenty-five other educators from across the country. Previously, Ms. Gascon has studied in Italy and Austria with the National Endowment for the Humanities program.

Deborah Gascon
We are extremely proud of Ms. Gascon! Her efforts continue to make Dutch Fork High one of the premier public schools in the country. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

HSAP Testing (April 17, 18, and 19)

Attention parents and students!

The HSAP exam required for graduation” will be administered to all first time 10th graders and any other student who has not yet passed one or both parts of the exam on April 17 -19, 2012.  The test will be given during the first two blocks of each day.  Please be sure you are in attendance on these three days and on time to school!  There will be no delayed opening Wednesday, April 18th.  

Get a good night's rest and good luck!