A list of approved devices is posted here.
Details about when students can begin to bring devices to school will be announced in late January. Please talk to staff at your child's school to find out more details about specific opportunities available at your school.
All D.W.D. students are asked to abide by normal sign-out procedures during exam week. Letters from parents should be brought in before school and sign-out passes will be given to students as usual.
Sign-out notes should specify a time at the end of a period. Students will not be allowed to leave in the middle of a class. Thank you for your cooperation in making next week run smoothly for everyone.
The School District of Pickens County has moved semester exams to before the Winter Break this year. Exams will be administered from December 17 through December 20.
Exams in 1B and 2B classes will be given on Tuesday, December 17. These will be followed by 1A and 2A on Wednesday, December 18. 3B and 4B exams will be administered on Thursday and 3A and 4A on Friday. School will be dismissed at 11:50 AM on Friday, December 20. Complete exam schedule for 2013-2014...
The D.W.D. Student Council recently spent an afternoon working as volunteers for the local "Country Santa" charity organization. The students wrapped presents, stocked shelfs, and set up displays of items to assist the charity in providing presents for children in our area.
Thanks to everyone who helped out and "Happy Holidays to All!"
All students are asked to please check to make sure their portraits are correct before they are printed in the yearbook. Portraits are currently displayed on the first, second, and third-floor bulletin boards. Seniors are on the first floor, juniors are on the second floor, and sophomores and freshmen are on the third floor.
If any mistakes are present (misspellings, grade-level, picture missing, etc.) please notify Mr. Patterson in room 352 no later than Thursday, December 19th. After that date, all pictures will be printed in their current form. Thank you for helping with this matter.
The D.W. Daniel Jazz and Concert Band will present its annual winter concert on Thursday December 12th at 7:00 PM in the Daniel Auditorium. Musical selections will include fun and exciting Christmas pieces by the Mannheim Steamrollers and the Trans Siberian Orchestra.
This event is free for everyone. Come out and get in the Christmas spirit with the Daniel High Concert and Jazz programs! This is an excellent opportunity for the public to hear our talented students in performance.
The annual D.W.D. Miss Summit Pageant will be held Saturday, December 14, at 7:00 PM in the Daniel Auditorium. Admission is only $5.00. Those attending should plan to come out early - last year was standing room only! Good luck to all of the participants.
In conjunction with this activity, the Relay for Life team is having a fundraiser in which students can "vote" for their favorite candidate by making donations during lunch. Donations will also be taken at the pageant until intermission. The winner will be the "Champion of Charity."
The December issue of the D.W.D. Newsletter is now posted to the website. Check out this edition for all of the latest news at Daniel High. Included is information concerning the school report card, various upcoming holiday events, an exam schedule and more.
Don't miss out on the "goings on" at Daniel. Read the newsletter today.
Daniel High School is proud to announce that we once again achieved a rating of "Excellent" on the School Report Card published by the South Carolina State Department of Education. We received this rating both for overall performance and for improvement. A rating of Excellent indicates that our school substantially exceeded the standards for progress outlined by the Department of Education.
The ratings on the school report card are based upon a variety of factors. These include HSAP (Exit Exam) scores, grades on End-of-Course tests, and graduation rates. Daniel improved significantly on all of these factors. Our principal, Dr. Danny Merck, congratulated the teachers and staff upon release of the Report Card, commenting that the Excellent rating "is the result of a great culture of teaching and learning."
Although these factors are not directly measured by the School Report Card, Dr. Merck added, "our ACT and AP results were tremendous. Daniel tied for the highest ACT score in the state and our AP passage rate of 82.4% demonstrates a culture of excellence." We would like to thank all of the members of the Daniel family, including students and parents, for helping us to achieve this rating.