Good afternoon Discovery Family. I hope that everyone has had a great weekend thus far. Below are our announcements for this week.
Monday October 19th is a teacher workday. Tuesday October 20th and Wednesday October 21st are A Days. Thursday October 22nd is a B Day. Friday October 23rd is remote for everyone.
Students will be getting tickets this week for our Fall Barbecue which will be on Friday November 13th. More information to come about the barbecue.
Students, please be sure that you continue to log into Canvas everyday for each of your classes for attendance purposes. Also, please be sure that you continue to follow all safety protocols including staying 6 feet apart and wearing your mask properly.
From Ms. Arditti: The Guardian ad Litem Program is partnering with Newton-Conover City Schools in collecting plastic jars of Peanut Butter and Jelly to be donated to backpack programs to help local families and children in Catawba County. The goal is to collect 2500 jars by January.
Collect & donate between October 1st, 2020 - January 18th, 2021. You may put your donations in a box near the Chalk Talk board right outside of Mr. Wilson's room.
Thank you for contributing to this worthwhile cause if you are able.
The character awards for this week can be found by clicking on the headline.
I hope you all have a great week. Please let me know if you need anything.
Please click on the headline to view an article on school rankings done by the US News and World Report. Discovery High School is ranked #1 in the Hickory Metro Area.
Good morning everyone. Please click on the headline for today's talent video. Thanks to Abigail and Ryan for sharing their talents with us. I encourage all of you to send me a talent video. All of you have at least one talent and I would love to showcase it with our Discovery family.
Good afternoon Discovery family. I hope that everyone is doing well on this wet weekend.
First semester Biology, English 2, Math 1, and Math 3 students will be participating in their Case 21 assessments this week. A Day students will complete the assessments on Monday. B Day and remote students will complete the assessments on Wednesday. Remote students will have the ability to take the assessments virtually from home. This is different than what was announced last week. Please contact the school if you have questions.
Friday October 16th marks the end of the first quarter. Please be sure to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions about his/her grade. Remember that you can access your student's grades through the PowerSchool parent portal.
There will be a teacher workday on Monday October 19th which means there will be no school for students on this day.
Students should continue to sign into Canvas each day for attendance purposes. Students should do this through another device other than their phone. We have found that when students sign in through their phone, it does not always show up on the teacher's end.
Discovery High School is implementing an exam exemption policy. The criteria is simply that a student must have at least a 90 in a class without an EOC or AP test in order to qualify for the exam exemption. This policy will be in effect immediately and students can qualify for this first semester.
If you click on the headline, you will go to a link to this week's character awards.
I hope that everyone has a terrific week.
Good morning students and staff. Please click on the headline to find the link for this week's talent. I want to thank Ellen and Faith for their dance and Lauren for sharing her art with us. I am always amazed at how many different talents all of you have. Saying that, we want to showcase as many talents that you guys have as possible. Please send me videos of your abilities so that I can share with our students and staff. This has always been a big part of our Community on Fridays and this is one way we can keep things as "normal" as possible. Thanks and have a great weekend!