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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.
Congratulations to Gregg Middle School! Gregg Middle was named PALMETTO"S FINEST as the top middle  school in South Carolina.
Dorchester District Two Board of Trustees cancelled the March 23rd board meeting
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Dorchester District Two Board of Trustees on March 23, 2015 has been cancelled.  The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be on Monday, April 13, 2015

Dorchester School District Two schedules public meetings on the 2015-2016 budget
Employees, parents, and community members are invited to attend a series of public meetings and school board workshops on the proposed Dorchester School District Two 2015-2016 district operating budget.  Public comment and input is a very important part of the process in developing the budget for the next school year.
Please plan to attend one or all of the following meetings and workshops:

Dorchester School District Two's Secret to Success
The local media recently highlighted Joseph R. Pye's fifteen years of service as Superintendent of Dorchester School District Two. Click HERE to view the story.
2015 Teachers of the Year
Dorchester School District Two is proud to announce the 2015 Teachers of the Year.
School Board Forms Acquatic Center Committee
Dorchester School District Two Board of Trustees established an Aquatic Center Committee
At the December 8th, 2014 board meeting, the Dorchester School District Two Board of Trustees established an Aquatic Center Committee. In coming weeks, the committee will set goals and will define the purpose of this committee as the aquatic center project moves forward.
School Board committee members include:
  • Brian Mitchum, chairman
  • Sam Clark
  • Justin Farnsworth
Visit the Aquatic Center website for more information.

Dorchester School District Two has received another "A" on the Federal Education Report Card! Click here to see Superintendent Joe Pye discuss the achievement.
School Board Approves Bell Schedule Change for 2015-2016
At the December 8th board meeting, the Dorchester School District Two Board of Trustees voted unanimously to change the bell schedule for all district schools beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. Hours for elementary schools will be 7:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.; middle schools from 8:10 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.; and high schools from 8:55 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.  Rollings Middle School of the Arts and Givhans Alternative Program will be on a schedule of 8:10 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.  Superintendent Joe Pye stated, “After considering an overwhelming body of research and feedback from seven community forums, from teacher leaders and student leaders, an extensive community survey, I am requesting that you approve the proposed bell schedule for the next school year.”

**Additional information on proposed change

Q & A's from Bell Schedule Public Meetings
Durham School Bus Services
Please contact Durham School Bus Services at with any questions or concerns regarding bus transportation for your student. 

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

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