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      Box Tops

      Thanks to everyone who participated in the fall Box Tops contest. Our fall Box tops contest brought in over $600 to the PTSA.  Our next Box Top Contest will be held February 6-17. Please start collecting and look for details on our contest coming soon.

      Next Year’s PTSA Board

      If you are interested in serving on the PTSA board for the next school year, please email Teresa Ward at teresaward@sc.rr.com.

      ACTION News
      Coffee with a Cop
      Parents, please join us on Wednesday, January 18 from 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.. Two crime analysts (Audra Linfert and Linda Houck) and RCSD Deputy Katelyn Jasak will be here to answer your questions about Internet safety. Meet with us in the media center. Discover the best ways to protect your family!
      February 236-7:30 p.m. - Mark your calendars for our 2nd annual Black History Month Celebration.  Last year, 550 members of the community attended the event.  This year, our keynote speaker will be AT&T Notable African-American honoree, Ms. Sky Foster (http://scafricanamerican.com/honorees/schylver-v-foster/). Invite your friends and family. Join us for fun, food, and fellowship!
      Weightlifting

      Girls and boys after-school weightlifting will start Monday, January 9th.  Students can come after school with high school walkers.  Coach Dixon will do sports-specific training with boys on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and girls on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  This may change as the year goes on. 

      Students must be picked up after weight training in the bus loop at DFHS at 4:40.

      Baseball Tryouts

      Anyone interested in playing baseball please note the following:
      All players must have a current physical. 
      Mon., Jan. 9 - 4:00-6:00 Workout
      Wed., Jan. 11 - 4:00-6:00 Workout
             ***Please bring glove bat and helmet, Catchers bring gear and dress for the weather.
      Jan. 17, 18, 24 and 25 - Conditioning from 4:00-6:00
             ***Wear clothes for weather and tennis shoes, no baseball equipment
      Jan. 26 - 4:00-4:30 - Physical check for tryouts
      Tryouts:   Jan. 30 - Feb, 1 - 4:00-6:00 - All 7th, 8th & 9th graders

      IGPs – 8th Grade Only

      My how time flies! It's hard to believe that your 8th grader is beginning the preparation process for High School.  We are excited to be a part of the planning to help make it a smooth transition.  This begins with the IGP (Individual Graduation Plan).

      By now you should have received a letter noting the day and time. We need both parent/guardian and student to attend a short IGP session. During this session we will discuss:

      - Information regarding "What is an IGP?"

      - Connecting their high school experience to world of work

      - Important upcoming dates

      - High school registration process

      Please make every effort to attend this extremely important discussion regarding your students high school experience and how it relates to the world of work.

      If you have a question regarding your meeting date and time or if you need to reschedule your appointed time, please feel free to call our Guidance Office at 476-4805.

      Upcoming Events
      Monday, January 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
      Tuesday, January 17th - Basketball vs. Chapin - DFMS Gym - 5:30 p.m.
      Thursday, January 18th - Basketball @ Meadow Glenn - MGMS - 5:30 p.m.
      Saturday, January 21st - C-Team Wrestling Match @ Lexington High

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