Good afternoon Discovery family. I hope everyone is well. Below are the announcements for this week. First, I want to say congratulations to Ms. Ward, Mr. Audrey, and Ms. Arditti. Ms. Ward was selected as our Teacher of the Year, Mr. Audrey was selected as our Classified Staff of the Year, and Ms. Arditti was selected as our Licensed Support Staff of the Year. Each of them are very deserving! Senate is sponsoring the fundraiser Kidz in Lidz on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. Each day you want to wear a hat, please bring $1 which you can pay in the cafeteria. You can pay on Monday for the whole week if you would like. The money raised will go to support kids with cancer. Juniors and Sophomores, remember that you will be taking the ACT and CCRA (practice ACT) on Tuesday. You should be at the school by 7:40. Make sure you bring back the signed permission form if you plan to leave after testing. Freshmen and Seniors will have an asynchronous day on Tuesday. Students needing community service hours, please consider volunteering at Rising Hope Farms. This is a tremendous organization that provides needed services in our area. The following is the link for our Character Awards for this week: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yvtqOCiFAW83ikao4rJQmcR88HcyaIXy/view?usp=sharing. I hope that everyone enjoys the rest of their Sunday. I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday. As always, please reach out if there is anything you need. Take care. #DiscoverU
3 days ago, Shane Whitener
We had 5 juniors show up this morning for our ACT prep session. Ella, Peyton, Judah, Solomon, and Dailin took advantage of this opportunity before they test on Tuesday. We also had 2 dedicated science olympiad students, Avalina and Evelyn, come in to work this morning as well. #DiscoverU
3 days ago, Shane Whitener
Avalina and Evelyn prep for Science Olympiad
Ella, Peyton, Judah, Solomon, and Dailin prepare for the ACT
Thanks to our Beta Club for organizing a terrific Video Game Tournament for our students yesterday evening. Christian Lynch won Smash Brothers and Chase Willis was the Mario Kart champion. Everyone had a wonderful time. #DiscoverU
3 days ago, Shane Whitener
Chase and Andrew playing Smash Brothers
Rock Band
Christian - Smash Brothers Champion
Ben, Melinda and Dalton playing Just Dance
Thanks to Rising Hope Farms for coming and talking with our students today about volunteer opportunities they have. It was great hearing testimonials from our very own June, Collin, and Adrick. #DiscoverU
4 days ago, Shane Whitener
DHS students watch a presentation from Rising Hope Farms
Video about Rising Hope Farms
Attached is an English and Spanish letter explaining the upcoming ACT on Tuesday February 27th. Please contact the school with any questions.
6 days ago, Shane Whitener
English ACT Letter
Spanish ACT Letter
Thanks to Ms. Arditti and Ms. Williams, CVCC Scholar Advisor, for hosting our CVCC Summit meeting last night for our rising juniors and their parents. #DiscoverU
6 days ago, Shane Whitener
Ms. Arditti speaks at our CVCC Summit mtg
Good afternoon Discovery family. I hope that everyone has had a wonderful weekend. Below are the announcements for this week. Attention Sophomores and Sophomore parents: On Tuesday evening at 5:30 here at the school, we will be hosting a meeting to discuss the College and Career Promise (CCP) program through CVCC. This is an important meeting that all of you should plan to attend. Contact Ms. Arditti if you have any questions. On Friday February 23rd 2:50-6:30, Beta Club will be sponsoring a video game tournament in the gym. If you are interested in participating or watching, please refer to the flyers hung around the school and/or the email that was sent out on Friday. Attention Juniors and Junior parents: We will be hosting our final ACT prep session on Saturday February 24th 9-12 in the cafeteria. I highly recommend that you plan on attending in order to practice for the ACT which will be on Tuesday February 27th. On Tuesday February 27th, our juniors will indeed be taking the ACT and our sophomores will be taking the CCRA which is a practice ACT test. Freshmen and Seniors will have an asynchronous learning day on this date. I would encourage seniors to use this day to possibly visit some colleges as well. I hope that everyone has a terrific evening and I look forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces tomorrow morning. As always, please reach out if there is anything you need. Take care. #DiscoverU
10 days ago, Shane Whitener
Video Game flyer
Important band dates for this summer and upcoming 2024-25 school year: Freshman Camp July 23rd- July 25th 9 am-1 pm Full Band Camp July 29th-August 2nd August 5th - 9th 8 am - 5 pm On the field from 8 am-12 pm Both gyms from 1-5 pm Stadium Reservations August 12-13 Evening Rehearsals 6-9 pm Stadium Field August 14th Afternoon Rehearsal 12-5 pm Practices every Tuesday from 6:30-9:15 pm August 20th August 27th September 3rd September 10th September 17th September 24th October 1st October 8th October 15th October 22nd October 29th Saturday Practices - All-Day September 28th October 5th October 12th October 19th - Southeastern Classic October 26th November 2nd Winter Concert December 10th - Gymnasium
10 days ago, Shane Whitener
Kai and Zorra enjoy some Bojangles during the ACT Prep session this morning. #DiscoverU
10 days ago, Shane Whitener
Kai and Zorra at the ACT Prep session
Ms. Isaac's theater students perform a courtroom drama. #DiscoverU
11 days ago, Shane Whitener
Ms. Isaac's theater students
Ms. Isaac's theater students
We played ultimate Rock, Paper, Scissors in Community today. Congratulations to Ben for being the champion!
11 days ago, Shane Whitener
Ben wins the Championship
Ana and Ben for the championship
Ultimate Paper, Rock, Scissors
Ms. Arditti's family playing Pictionary. #DiscoverU
11 days ago, Shane Whitener
Ms. Arditti's family playing Pictionary
Mr. Crosson's family having fun with Just Dance yesterday. #DiscoverU
11 days ago, Shane Whitener
Just Dance competition in Mr. Crosson's family
Good afternoon Discovery family. I hope that everyone is enjoying their long weekend. Below are the announcements for this week. There is a community service opportunity at North Newton Elementary School on Monday February 12th. Interested students should complete the google form that was sent out on Thursday. The enrichment schedule this week will be as follows: Tuesday-Enrichment, Wednesday-Advisory, Thursday-Family, and Friday-Community. Friday is Discovery Day. We will have a number of prospective students on our campus this day. Show them why DHS is so special. There will be another ACT prep session for juniors on Saturday February 17th. Please complete the form if you plan to attend. I hope that juniors will take advantage of this opportunity to prepare for the ACT which will be on February 27th. The Character Awards for this week can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VwNFJBVKeFI3XejD8fCfQbPvhQ4Zxf0K/view?usp=sharing. Enjoy your day off tomorrow as Monday is a workday for teachers. As always, please reach out if there is anything we can do for you. Take care. #DiscoverU
17 days ago, Shane Whitener
Isaac, Josh, Julio, and Abby are Champions
Shout out to Ms. Arditti for doing a "science lesson" for our students on the hazards of vaping. #DiscoverU
19 days ago, Shane Whitener
Ms. Arditti teaches about the hazards of vaping
Good morning Discovery family. There will be no school tomorrow February 9th and Monday February 12th because both are teacher workdays. Students received an email earlier today about a community service opportunity at North Newton Elementary on both of these days. Several students are missing hours and this would be a perfect opportunity to get quite a few. Take care. #DiscoverU
19 days ago, Shane Whitener
Maggie and Melinda help with recruiting efforts at Hickory Day yesterday afternoon. #DiscoverU
20 days ago, Shane Whitener
Maggie and Melinda recruiting at Hickory Day
Thanks to the Catawba Apprenticeship Network for coming and meeting with our juniors and seniors today. This is a great opportunity for our students. #DiscoverU
22 days ago, Shane Whitener
CAN partners
CAN presentation
Good afternoon Discovery family. I hope that everyone has had an amazing weekend. Below are the announcements for this week. The Enrichment schedule for this week will be as follows: Monday-Enrichment, Tuesday-Advisory, Wednesday-Family, and Thursday-Community. On Monday, during Enrichment, juniors and seniors will attend an apprenticeship informational session in the gym. Friday February 9th and Monday February 12th are teacher workdays which means no school for students on those two days. This upcoming week is School Counselor Appreciation Week. I encourage all of you to thank Ms. Arditti for everything she does for our school as a whole as well as how she supports each of our students. Beta Club is going to do a pet supplies drive starting on Monday. We accept all kinds of pet supplies, including pet food, pet litter, treats, cans, blankets, and toys with non-removable parts. There will be a box in the hallway in front of the vending machine where you can drop off your donations. All the supplies will go to the Humane Society and Catawba County Animal Shelter. Your donations will make a big difference for the animals who are waiting for their forever homes. Thank you for your support! The following is the link for the Character Awards for this week: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IAGW5nTXMo3O6GyHMNVVD2gpCH67xKPq/view?usp=sharing I hope that everyone has a wonderful short week. As always, please reach out if there is anything we can do for you. Take care. #DiscoverU
24 days ago, Shane Whitener
Teacher Workday Friday Feb 9th and Monday Feb 12th
DHS students take advantage of the ACT prep session on Feb. 3rd. #DiscoverU
24 days ago, Shane Whitener
DHS students attend ACT prep session