School Is Cool Project Funding Renewed

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School Is Cool Project Funding Renewed

Our  School is Cool project – My Future Is Now (MFIN) -  has received renewed funding from the Community Foundation of Broward to serve our entire middle school during the 2014-15 school year.

MFIN has trained all of our middle school teachers, the leadership team including our principal, Mrs. Casandra Robinson, and business and community volunteers to help students connect what they are learning in school with their vision for the future. The project will also include field trips by these students, their teachers and parents to the workplace, local colleges and technical schools, to experience jobs first-hand, and learn more about career possibilities.

In the 2013-14 school year, MFIN students have improved reading, math, and FCAT scores, as well as their attendance and behavior, based on specific objectives set for the project. Students developed “dream plans” for the future.  Many are talking about going to college and having professional careers, especially after a trip in February to the University of Miami Campus.

“The culture MFIN assist with creating at Dillard High School fulfill the School and The School District’s mission of educating all students to reach their highest potential, improve student performance and reduce the number of high school dropouts by changing the way students experience school,” said Ms. Robinson.

The School is Cool Initiative aims to increase Broward’s graduation rate to 90% by focusing on middle school success.  “Everyone loses when a student drops out of school,” said MFIN Project Director, John Casbarro, President of the non-profit organization Learning for Success, Inc.

This project is made possible by a grant from the Mary N. Porter and Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Funds of the Community Foundation of Broward through its School Is Cool Initiative.

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Panthers In Progress (PIP) Schedule Announced

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Panthers In Progress (PIP) Schedule Announced

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YMCA 21ST CENTURY 2014-2015
Panther’s in Progress

 

Dillard High School is proud to announce the 2014 - 2015 Panther's In Progress After School Academy, in partnership with the YMCA.  Below is a complete list of all of the programs offered as well as a brief program description.  Transportation will be provided, as well as light snacks, and on some occasions hot meals.

TEEN RAP/READ Club:
Program Description:  Student will address writing skills through writing poetry and short stories, along with discussing different genres of literature.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

2:50 – 4:50

Teen Rap/R.E.A.D. Club 

Ms. Lake

Room 424

Teen Rap/R.E.A.D. Club 

Ms. Lake

Room 424

 

 

 

HOSA
Program Description:  HOSA members will learn quality health care knowledge by engaging in skill and leadership development. “Health Occupations Students of America”

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

 

HOSA

Mrs. Jones

Room 426

 

HOSA

Mrs. Jones

Room 426

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
Program Description:  Provide an outlet for participants to pursue their musical aptitude in a co-curricular ensemble.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

2:50 – 4:50

 

 

 

 

Instrumental

Music Enrichment

Mr. Mclean

Band Room

 

Instrumental

Music Enrichment 

Mr. Mclean

Band Room

EDMENTUM
Program Description:  Online Credit Course Recovery.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

2:50 – 4:50

Edmentum

Latimer

Room 420

Edmentum

Latimer

Room 420

Edmentum 

Miller

Room 420

Edmentum

Miller

Room 420

 

YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT
Program Description: Students will engage in learning about local, state, and federal gov’t as well as democracy and leadership.

                MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

2:50-4:50

 

 

 

Youth in Government 

Ms. K. Williams

Room 574

Youth in Government

 Ms. K. Williams

Room 574

 ADVENTURES IN ATHLETICS
Program Description:  Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of physical fitness activities, which will include lifetime skills.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

2:50-4:50

Adventures in Athletics 

Mrs. Pinder

Room 372

Adventures in Athletics 

Mrs. Pinder

Room 372

Adventures in Athletics 

Mrs. Pinder

Room 372

Adventures in Athletics

Mrs. Pinder

Room 372

AUXILIARY/STEP
Program Description: To use the Arts as a means to develop leadership skills, self-esteem, and character developments.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

2:50-4:50

Auxiliary Step

 

Broady/Barr-

Band Room (267)

Auxiliary Step

 

Broady/Barr

Band Room (267)

Auxiliary Step

 

Broady/Barr

Band Room (267)

Auxiliary Step

 

Broady/Barr

Band Room (267)

STEM CONTINUUM (ROBOTICS)
Program Description:  Students will further their understanding of STEM academic subjects through hands on explorations and team competitions at the district level.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

2:50-4:50

 

Stem Continuum (Robotics)

 

Swanson

Room 802

 

Stem Continuum (Robotics)

 

Swanson

Room 802

HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE
Program Description:  Independent Research & Study with the use of technology.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

2:50-4:50

Homework Assistance

 

 

Mrs. Love

Media Center

Homework Assistance

 

 

Mrs. Love

Media Center

Homework Assistance

 

 

Mrs. Love

Media Center

Homework Assistance

 

 

Mrs. Love

Media Center

GEOMETRY/ALGEBRA INFUSION
Program Description:  Tutoring for Math, as well as Credit Recovery.

2:50-4:50

Geometry/Algebra Infusion

Credit Recovery

 

Mr. Woodburn

Room 570

 

Geometry/Algebra Infusion

Credit Recovery

 

Mr. Woodburn

Room 570

 

Site Coordinator:          Kenneth Walton
Asst. Site Coordinator: Kimberly Smith
Para Professional:         Jeanne Cross, Cynthia Love
Security:                          Bobby Jackson/Ken Scott
Contact Information:    School Number (754) 322-0800

 “Together We Make Great Things Happen”

Mills & Smith Nab Top Honors At UCF Cheerleader Camp

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Mills & Smith Nab Top Honors At UCF Cheerleader Camp

Two DHS Seniors (Taiylor Smith and Asya Mills) qualified to receive UCA/UCF try-out invitations for next spring based on their collegiate abilities as high school students at the UCF summer cheerleading camp.  Junior, Lanese Davis won the jump-off contest beating out fifty other girls. Also, four DHS students were

Asya Mills

Asya Mills

recipients of the All American Cheerleader Award. See the full photo gallery.

Active Parenting Of Teens Classes Now Available

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Active Parenting Of Teens Classes Now Available

(For Parents of Children ages 12-18)

This six-session Active Parenting of Teens series will provide parents with guidance and support to transform the challenges of raising a teenager into opportunities for growth. Participants will learn:

  • Styles of parenting
  • Positive skills for clear, honest communication
  • Respectful basic and advanced discipline techniques to teach your child to make better choices resulting in appropriate behavior
  • Using the Think-Feel-Do Cycle to intervene and build self-esteem
  • Concrete strategies to prevent risky behavior and help your child resist peer pressure
  • Problem solving methods including using family meetings and the FLAC method
  • 5 goals of teen behavior
  • Decreasing power struggles
  • Handling anger

Learn to become an encouraging parent and much more; including important issues such as teens online, bullying, alcohol and other drugs, sexuality and depression. Join us at the next session and see the difference ... as you make positive and realistic changes in your family's daily routine to gain greater happiness in your home!

Dates 2014: September 10 (Weds.), 16 (Tues.), 24, October 1, 8, and 15 (Wednesdays)
Time: From 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Location: Indian Ridge Middle, Media Center (unless otherwise specified at the entrance)
1355 Nob Hill Rd., Davie 33324

Presenter: Emily Gonzalez-Abreu, ESE and Support Services Family Counselor, Active Parenting Leader, Broward County Public Schools

No Registration Required! For more information, contact Carol Beitler, FDLRS
Program Specialist-Parent Services at
754-321-3400 or carol.beitler@browardschools.com
ESE Parent Workshop Information is available on the ESE website
http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/studentsupport/ese/html/WORKSHOP.htm

MS Athletics Meeting Slated For Sep. 3

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MS Athletics Meeting Slated For Sep. 3

We are pleased to announce that Dillard HS 6-12 Center will be having a meeting for middle school sports for all those students that are interested in participating in sports for the school year; the sports are boys and girls flag football, basketball, cheerleading and track and field.  There will be a parent/guardian meeting on Wednesday September 3 at 6:00pm in the cafeteria and all students that are interested must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or adult.  This will be an informative meeting introducing the MS Athletic department, administrators, and coaches and also covering student requirements. Please spread the word in your classes that any and all students are welcomed to attend.  Any questions, please feel free to contact K. Walker via email  or by phone at 754-322-0864.

2014 Fall Newsletter Now Available

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2014 Fall Newsletter Now Available

The 2014 summer edition of the Panther Newsletter is now available for download.  This edition contains important information related to the start of school such as school uniform information for middle school students, free and reduced meals and so much more.

Freshman Orientation August 14

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Freshman Orientation August 14

The annual "Panther Preview" freshman and new student orientation for students attending Dillard for the first time in the 2014 - 2015 school year will be held Thursday August 14, 2014 beginning at 9 AM in the Panther Gymnasium. New students can pick up their schedules, tour the campus and get more information as needed pertaining to the start of the school year.

DHS Volunteer Information

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DHS Volunteer Information

Adults interested in volunteering  at Dillard High are required to register with Broward Schools beginning August 11th at getinvolvedineducation.com.  This applies to both new and returning volunteers.

After completing this process, you will be able to have your picture taken for your 2014 - 2015 Volunteer ID badge.  Anyone volunteering must wear an ID badge while volunteering for DHS for both on and campus and off campus events.