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    • What Makes Dutch Fork So Special?

       

      Dutch Fork High School is committed to the academic, social, mental, physical, and personal growth of our students.

      • In academics, Dutch Fork scored Excellent on the SC Annual Report Card and continues to implement instructional programs that successfully produce students who not only meet but exceed the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.  We also have a strong STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Program that was awarded AdvancED STEM Certification. During the 2017-18 school year, Dutch Fork produced 10 National Merit Finalists, 51 Palmetto Fellows, 276 graduates who had GPAs of 3.0 or higher qualifying them for the Hope and Life Scholarships, and 279 students who earned a state scholarship.  DFHS was ranked by the Washington Post and Niche among the nation's most academically rigorous and challenging high schools and the 2nd highest traditional high school in SC. Dutch Fork was also selected as a Professional Development School by the University of South Carolina, allowing for a close partnership of professional development with the university.

      • Our Cheerleading and Football teams are BACK-to-Back STATE CHAMPIONS! Dutch Fork’s sports program affords students numerous opportunities to participate in competitive sports with an emphasis on developing students’ athletic abilities while supporting academic excellence.

      • Always reaching for distinction, our band, chorus, orchestra, drama, and dance students received superior ratings at all of their competitions, and the Dutch Fork ROTC Program was named a Top National Distinguished ROTC Unit.     

      • Dutch Fork is also home to the 2018-19 Lexington-Richland 5 Teacher of the Year, Ali Hendrick, whose constant implementation of best practices and creative teaching exemplifies the shared expectations of rigorous instruction by all of our teachers.  

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    • Orchestra Earns Two Perfect Scores In late March, Orchestra was adjudicated by three judges. Our overall ranking was Superior.

       Judge 1 graded sight reading (accuracy of playing through music that we’ve never seen before). The orchestra earned 24 out of 25 points.

       More exciting, Judge 2 and Judge 3 adjudicated our prepared piece of music. Those judges each gave us a score of 50 out of 50 points

       Two perfect scores!! This is unheard of at CPA.  These Silver Foxes are working hard and excelling.  #FoxPride

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    • TSA Students The DFHS Technology Student Association (TSA) attended the State Conference in Myrtle Beach, placing 2nd overall in the state. We brought home six 1st place, eight 2nd place, and eight 3rd place trophies. Ms. McShane’s VEX Robotics team placed 1st in their competition, and Mr. Lindler’s Coding teams swept the competition with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Mr. Landreneau’s Extemporaneous Speech students, Connor Willoughby, Kwame Kennedy, and Caroline Norris also swept the competition with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The Debate team of Meaghan Ainsworth and Connor Willoughby placed 3rd. The Biotechnology Team of Rachel Faris, Ben Alkahatib, Pan Naing, and Bryson Gregg placed 2nd. The Engineering Design Team of Kameron Stewart, John Sweringen, Tommy Metts and Mark Stacy placed 3rd, and the team of Tommy Pinckney and Owen Peterson placed 2nd. Aleah Solomon placed 3rd in the Future Technology Teacher competition. Guytano Mancine placed 2nd in Music Production, and the team of Taj Thomas, Jaden Suber, Josh Coleman, and Jordan Trapp placed 3rd. Jaylen Leonard placed 3rd in Scientific Visualization, and Jenna Hofseth placed 3rd in STEM Careers. The team of Nick Holden, Deric Hanko, and Tamia Burgess placed 1st in Promotional Design. Kate Land and Seth McPhail placed 1st in Technology Problem Solving. Kate Land also placed 2nd in prepared Presentation and Maja Mushtaq placed 1st. The team of Liam Martin, Cameron Muccio, Connor Willoughby, Johnelle Weekley, and Erica Meece placed 2nd in Video Game Design. Wyatt Boyer and Austin Meier placed 2nd in the Webmaster Competition. The students had a great time and represented DFHS well. Many of these students have qualified for Nationals this Summer.

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    • Kat Degar Dutch Fork High science teacher Kat Degar (left) was one of ten teachers selected from hundreds of applicants to participate in an ecology-based International Fellowship! Partnering with the non-profit organization Ecology Project International, Degar worked hands-on with local fishermen/conservationists during a catch-and-release sea turtle monitoring project in Baja, Mexico. She is excited to share her learning with District Five!

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    • LK Wins Award Lindsey Kirtley won a Juror's choice award in the amount of $250.00 at the annual "Art of Healing" event. Lexington Medical Center and the Columbia Museum of art joined forces, and students from Lexington County submitted work that interpreted healing through visual art. Congratulations to one of our very own silver foxes for this accomplishment.

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    • Holden JSHS Teacher of the Year Dutch Fork High School Science and Research Teacher Brittany Holden was named Teacher of the Year for South Carolina at the Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) on January 20. The Regional JSHS is a statewide competition at the University of South Carolina consisting of presentations by scientists and research presentations by high school students. This award honored Holden for her contribution to advancing student participation in research and for educational excellence in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics.

      “I felt very honored to receive Teacher of the Year at the South Carolina Junior Science and Humanities Symposium,” said Holden. “Previously, I worked in the research field and now as an educator I feel like teaching the importance of research in our society is valuable to all students.”

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