Dillard ECT Students Shine At Art Guild Expo

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Dillard ECT Students Shine At Art Guild Expo

Broward Art Guild Youth Exhibit

The Broward Art Guild is the oldest and largest organization of working artists in Broward County. Formed in the late 1940's, originally as a branch of the American Artists Professional League, the Guild later evolved into an independent, not-for-profit organization. The Guild offered the students an opportunity to enter multiple pieces of their work  to be judged on September 27th. Exhibition selections will also have the opportunity to sell their artwork. The exhibit  ran from October 1st until October 10th. Our very own Esdras Saint-Preux won Honorable Mention for "Freedom."  Click here to see some of the outstanding work presented by the Dillard ECT students of Stacey Jenkins Digital Arts program.

Learn more at: http://www.browardartguild.org/about.htm

Our Mrs. Robinson Recognized As One Of Florida's Top Principals!

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Our Mrs. Robinson Recognized As One Of Florida's Top Principals!

Dillard High School Principal Casandra Robinson named one of Florida’s top principals by Florida TaxWatch and FSU’s Learning Systems Institute

 Broward County Public Schools Dillard High School Principal Casandra Robinson has been named one of Florida’s top performing principals by Florida TaxWatch Center for Educational Performance & Accountability and the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University. In all, six principals throughout the state were revealed recently as recipients of the Florida TaxWatch Principal Leadership Awards. Recognition is based on analysis of student achievement gains in reading and mathematics in high-risk public schools.

“Great leadership is the cornerstone of a successful school,” said Education Commissioner Pam Stewart. “Congratulations to the great leaders honored with the Principal Leadership Award. I applaud the bold action each of them has taken to ensure their students have the best chance for success in college, career and life.”

We are very proud of Principal Robinson and the great leadership she provides to her students, teachers, staff and the community of Dillard High School,” said Broward Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “The students and staff continued accomplishments are evidence of her hard work and commitment to student achievement.”

The Principal Leadership Awards program is part of the Florida TaxWatch and Learning Systems Institute Principal Leadership Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to improve student achievement in high-risk schools and close the achievement gap by studying the identified principals and changing state policies to reflect their successful practices.

“These six principals are breaking down barriers to achievement for high-risk students by creating the best learning environment for their success,” said Robert Weissert, chief research officer for Florida TaxWatch. “By applying the characteristics that help these principals foster student achievement to all principals in all schools, Florida can ensure every student can be successful in the classroom, regardless of race, class, zip code, or school zone.”

While there are other awards programs for Florida principals, the Florida TaxWatch Principal Leadership Award is the only data-driven honor given to those who exceed expectations in learning gains for at-risk students in high-risk schools. High-risk schools have high percentages of students with disabilities, students designated as English as a Second Language learners, and those eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch.

“The Learning Systems Institute is proud to partner with Florida TaxWatch to recognize Florida’s remarkable principals, whose actions play a critical role in student performance,” said Kristina Lavenia, researcher with LSI. “The Principal Leadership Awards program lays the foundation for a study that will allow Florida to understand which leadership and management practices are contributing most to positive learning gains.”

The principals were recognized at a ceremony in Orlando on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, where they will receive a generous financial award sponsored by the Florida Lottery, Kyra Infotech, J.M. Rubin Foundation, State Farm, Wells Fargo and Brighthouse Networks. The principals will also be recognized at the State Board of Education meeting in Orlando on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. To be eligible for the award, candidates must have been at their school for a minimum of three years to ensure their policies were impactful. No nominations were accepted for the awards; only DOE data were analyzed to determine the winning principals.

 From browardschools.com

 

Dillard Center for the Arts Presents: DREAMGIRLS

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Dillard Center for the Arts Presents: DREAMGIRLS

Broward’s premiere high school magnet for the visual and performing arts proudly presents – DREAMGIRLS – featuring the DCA Theatre Department in conjunction with the nationally renowned DCA Jazz Ensemble.

Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James "Thunder" Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due?

Now you can enjoy DCA's rendition of this Broadway classic, opening October 30 with 4 great shows!
 October 30 - 7:30 PM
 | October 31 - 7:30 PM
 | November 1 - 7:30 PM
 | November 2 - 4:00 PM

Dillard Center for the Arts Theater

2501 NW 11th St.  | Fort Lauderdale, FL  33311

Tickets: $15 Adults | $5 Students available at:  dillardhigh.com/dreamgirls or the DCA Box Office: 754.322.0838

Sponsorship Packages are available - Contact: israel.charles@browardschools.com

DHS College Week Activites Announced

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DHS College Week Activites Announced

October 20TH
“Rep Your Favorite College”

  • Wear the college you attended(Staff)
  • Wear the college you plan to attend (Students)

“Decorate Your Door” Students/Teachers

October 21st
“National College Fair”
Field Trip to Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center 8 am-12 pm (Juniors Only)
The convention will also be opened for everyone to attend at 6-9 pm

“Back To Books” - 6:00-7:30 p.m.
“Parents” wishing to return back to school

October 22nd
“School College Fair”(Seniors Only)
Colleges will come to our school, inside the gym and represent their school

“School-Wide Pink Out Day”(Staff & Students)
Wear Pink to represent Breast Cancer Month

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.

See The School Is Cool Photo Gallery

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.