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District Announcements
Students to take new state tests this spring
SC students will take new state tests beginning in April 2015.  These new tests are ACT Aspire™, ACT Workkeys® and The ACT®.  Not only will the tests reflect the achievement level of students, but the new tests will help teachers understand where their students are succeeding and where extra help or academic focus is needed.  These tests will be an important tool in ensuring student success.  Attached is a link to helpful information from the SC State Department of Education on the new state testing program and what it will mean for your student.

http://www.ed.sc.gov/agency/pi/act/
Durham School Bus Services
Please contact Durham School Bus Services at DD2businfo@durhamschoolservices.com with any questions or concerns regarding bus transportation for your student. 

Durham is hiring bus drivers! Click here for more information!

 
Summerville High School Announcements
NHS
Invitations for National Honor Society will be given to qualifying students on 4/7 after spring break. Applications must be submitted by 4/15 to be considered for membership.
ACT Scores for College
Taking the ACT soon and not sure what scores you need for college? Check out these average ACT scores from current freshmen in SC colleges. In today's world, college planning starts early! Want to go to USC in Columbia? Have your heart set on being a Clemson Tiger? Click here to see what ACT scores they are looking for.
Report Cards
Parents, report cards were issued today 3/25 during homeroom. Also, a letter explaining the state testing requirements was handed out. Please ask your students to share both of these with you. Click here to view the assessment parent letter.
ACT Workshop
SHS is hosting an ACT Workshop on Saturday, April 25th from 8am-5pm (one hour lunch on your own) for a cost of $30. Students will examine all new material and strategies to build on the ACT prep sessions they attended at school last month. Please make checks payable to SHS and submit to the front office by April 17th. Register early to make sure you get a seat! Remember all students who entered high school in 2012 (juniors) will be taking the ACT on April 28th at school. Click here for more information.
Green Wave Scholar Night

Green Wave Scholar Night will be held on April 7th in the Media Center beginning at 6:30 PM. This night is for students who have requested to take Advanced Placement and/or Dual Enrollment Classes only. Students enrolled in the Early College Program, ECPI Program, or Accelerate do not need to attend. Students will receive a quick over view about the Dual Enrollment Program and have the opportunity to resolve any potential scheduling conflicts for the 2015-2016 school year.


Prom Tickets for Sale

Prom ticket update: Tickets will be sold in the cafe and in Mrs. Meyer's room253; students may not interrupt classes to purchase tickets et your tickets early, because the price increases each week. Also, if you want professional prom pictures taken, add $5 to your payment for Tumbleston Photography. The prom will be on April 18th at the Omar Shrine Temple in Mt. Pleasant.

*March 9-11: $40 in room 253 before school or after school only. DO NOT INTERRUPT HER CLASSES.
*March 12-13: $40 in the cafe during 5th and 6th periods only
*March 17-19: $45 in the cafe during 5th and 6th periods only

Tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Meyer in Room 253. Students may not interrupt her classes.
*March 20-21: $45
*Week of March 23: $50
*Week of April 6: $60
*Week of April 13- $100 (*Please note that Mrs. Meyer WILL NOT be on campus April 17)


Volleyball Camp

SHS will have a volleyball camp this year from June 8-10th for girls in grades (rising) 3rd through 8th. Come for great volleyball instruction and play! The cost is $55 per camper; registration deadline is May 29th. Please contact Coach Rachel Page at rpage@dorchester2.k12.sc.us for more information. Click here to print the registration form.


 
Parent Information
Parents, want to know more about the new state tests, including the ACT? Here are some easy pamphlets that help explain the shift away from PASS and HSAP toward ACT, Aspire, and Work Keys.
SC ACT/Aspire/Work Keys Parent Flyer
Why are students taking The ACT
Green Wave Couture
Our first annual Green Wave Couture Day will be on April 7th! We are collecting formal wear and accessories for both ladies and gentlemen to help more students afford to attend the prom. Check your closets for formal dresses and suits/tuxes. We also need shoes, jewelry, belts, dress shirts and ties. You can drop off items to the front office or the media center at school. Also, Fancy Trimmins will also be a drop-off point in town at 200 North Gum Street. We appreciate everyone helping to make this day happen! Students who wish to participate in the event need to register ahead of time using the links below.
Ladies' Registration
Gentlemen's Registration
 
Exams and Standards
Parents, students were given a parent letter and a copy of the curriculum standards for each of the courses that have state/district End of Course Exams. Click on any class below to view the letter and standards.
End of Course Exams and Standards:
EnglishEnglish 1, English 2, English 3, English 4
Math: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Social Studies: US History

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