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DHS Online Schedule Change Request

Select your guidance counselor and proceed to your respective grade level schedule form.  Complete the form and include a thorough explanation of your request detailing what classes should be changed and why. Follow the example below:

My name is John Doe.  I would like to drop Spanish1 4th period and add Spanish2 because I took Spanish1 last year.

 

Select Your Grade Level Counselor

9th Grade - Ms. McKenzie

10th Grade - Mrs. Patterson - Hankerson

11th Grade - Mr. Mitchell

12th Grade - Mr. Williams

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.
2014-2015 Code Of Conduct Books Now Available

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2014-2015 Code Of Conduct Books Now Available

2014-2015 Student Code of Conduct Handbook is now available for download. The videos for elementary and secondary students are embedded in the Code Book on page vi - Summary of Changes. Posters advertising the electronic Code of Student Conduct handbook will be delivered to all schools. Each poster will contain a Quick Response (QR) Code in order for individuals to scan and download the Code Book to their smartphone/devices.

To help better understand the Code of Student Conduct Handbook, click here for a video tutorial.
To view the Discipline Matrix, click here.

Free Back To School Vaccinations

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Free Back To School Vaccinations

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County is offering free immunizations for school-age children next month inside the Lauderhill Mall. The free clinics will be offered from August 5 – 20.

The mall is located at 1299E NW 40th Ave.  The immunizations will be offered the following days and times:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
August 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19 & 20 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday August 8 & 15 - 9:00am to 7:00pm

Free Broward County Library Card

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Free Broward County Library Card

Students can apply online or in-person with a parent/ guardian.

Owning a Broward County Public Library card provides access to extensive print and online resources to support literacy and learning. When students receive their free library cards they will have free, immediate access to books (online and print), magazines, academic databases, internet access, test preparation materials, as well as homework help and additional resources.

Students can apply online or in-person with a parent/ guardian.
Please visit www.broward.org/Library for additional information

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District To Offer EOC Retakes

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District To Offer EOC Retakes

Parents, the district is offering re-takes of the following EOC's:  Algebra, Geometry, US History, Biology, and Civics.  As soon as the results are made public, students need to register for the test on Virtual Counselor.  Please click on this link to read a very important letter from the district.

Dillard Finishes 3rd In National Jazz Competition

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Dillard Finishes 3rd In National Jazz Competition

(From wyntonmarsalis.com)

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the top high school jazz bands in the nation who took the highest honors at the prestigious 19th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival (EE) at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

After a packed three days of mentoring, jam sessions, and workshops, EE culminated at tonight’s concert, where the top-placing bands each performed with their choice Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) member.  The second half of the final concert featured the world-renowned JLCO with Wynton Marsalis – whose members served as mentors for the finalist bands throughout the week – performing a repertoire of tunes made famous by Duke Ellington.

Each band was chosen by a panel of judges composed of distinguished jazz musicians and historians – Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Artistic and Managing Director, Wynton Marsalis; composer, conductor, and Ellington authority, David Berger; drummer and co-leader of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Jeff Hamilton; educator and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist, Chris Chrenshaw; and composer, arranger, and bassist extraordinaire, Chuck Israels.

Culminating at the ceremony, Wynton Marsalis presented awards to each of the 15 finalist high school jazz bands. Doug Tidaback, director of Tucson Jazz Institute, accepted the 1st place trophy and an award of $5,000. Julius Tolentino, director of Jazz House Kids, accepted the 2nd place trophy and an award of $2,500. Christopher Dorsey, director of Dillard Center for the Arts, accepted the 3rd place trophy with an award of $1,000. Garfield High School, directed by Clarence Acox, received honorable mention with an award of $750. The remaining eleven bands were each awarded cash awards of $500.  All monetary awards are to be used for improving the jazz education programs of each respective high school.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 19th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival Awards

First Place Tucson Jazz Institute, Tucson, AZ

Second Place Jazz House Kids, Montclair, NJ

Third Place Dillard Center for the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Honorable Mention Garfield High School, Seattle, WA

DCA students also nabbed several of the top individual awards presented including:

Outstanding Piano: Max Holm, Ulysses McClover

Outstanding Bass: Chris Mills

Outstanding Guitar: Zachary Auslander

Outstanding Drums: Zachary McKinney, Dillard Center for the Arts

Outstanding Alto Sax: Christian Cummings

Outstanding Tenor Sax: Ben Stocker

Outstanding Trumpet: Anthony Hervey

DCA also nabbed the following ensemble awards: Outstanding Trombone Section & Outstanding Rhythm Section

The Competition & Festival is the culmination of the annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Program (EE), which also includes non-competitive regional festivals around the country, teaching resources, a summer Band Director Academy, newsletters, and more. The year-long Essentially Ellington program will have distributed more than 21,600 newly transcribed scores by the end of this school year. For more information including background, history, photos, and audio recordings of the Essentially Ellington 2014 repertoire, and more, visit: http://academy.jalc.org/ee/

This year, the Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival was more media accessible than ever via JALC social media on Facebook, Twitter EssEllington, Instagram jalcnyc, and Tumblr. Throughout the weekend, students, viewers, and participants shared their thoughts and photos by using the hashtag #EE2014.

The 15 Finalists for Essentially Ellington 2014 (in alphabetical order): Beloit Memorial High School (Beloit, WI); Carroll Senior High School (Southlake, TX); Community Arts Program (Coral Gables, FL); Dillard Center for the Arts (Fort Lauderdale, FL); Garfield High School (Seattle, WA); Jazz House Kids (Montclair, NJ); Lexington High School (Lexington, MA); Medfield High School (Medfield, MA); Mount Si High School (Snoqualmie, WA); Osceola County School for the Arts (Kissimmee, FL); Rio Americano High School (Sacramento, CA); Roosevelt High School (Seattle, WA); Sun Prairie High School (Sun Prairie, WI); Tucson Jazz Institute (Tucson, AZ); Whiteland Community High School (Whiteland, IN).

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2013-14 Concert and Education Season boasts a diverse range of artistry and embodies the concept “all jazz is modern.”