‘Tis the Season 12/8/14 at Dinwiddie High School

Dinwiddie County Public Schools Invites you to:

“Tis The Season 2014″

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sidefill1An evening to celebrate the holiday!  Fun, food, and entertainment for the entire family!

Date: Monday, December 8, 2014

Place: Dinwiddie High School

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Admission:  Free

Holiday Craft Activities Sponsored by Dinwiddie County High School Clubs

Pictures with Santa

Letters to Santa

Face Painting

High School Drama & Chorus Performances

Refreshments for Sale

For more information call (804) 469-4190

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Dinwiddie Christmas Parade, 12/13/14

cluster 15207604Dinwiddie County Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring the Dinwiddie County Christmas Parade.  The parade will be held on Saturday, December 13, at 1:00 p.m.  Rain date is Sunday, December 14 (same time).   Many schools, clubs, and community groups will be participating in the parade .  We hope to see you there!  cluster 15206648 cluster 15198700

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Grand Illumination of the Historic Courthouse, 12/2/14

Historic Courthouse Decorated 2014 008Dinwiddie County’s Grand Illumination will be held rain or shine on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 7:00 pm at the Historic Dinwiddie County Courthouse.  Come out and see the lights!

 

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Honoring Our Veterans

VeteransDay2Dinwiddie County Public Schools would like to honor all veterans, and those who are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.

In 1918, a temporary cease-fire went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month ending World War I. In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

In 1954, Armistice Day officially became known as the first “Veterans Day”: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Thank you again, veterans, for your sacrifice in order to keep our country free.

For more information on Veteran’s Day, visit http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp.

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Online Payment System for School Meals

ShowDinwiddie County Public Schools now has an online payment system for school meals!  Our online payment system (www.K12PaymentCenter.com) is a secure, easy and convenient way to apply funds directly to your student’s account.

To learn more visit Student Meal Payments.

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Historic Southside Monument Unveiling

HSHECDinwiddie County Public Schools and the committee for use and preservation of Southside High School,  the African American high school in Dinwiddie County that operated from 1954 to 1969,  invites the public to attend the unveiling ceremony of the Historic Southside High School monument.  The monument unveiling will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 2:30 pm at the Historic Southside High School Education Center located at 12318 Boydton Plank Road in Dinwiddie, Virginia.

The Historic Southside High School Education Center currently serves as the home of Dinwiddie Department of Social Services, Dinwiddie’s Adult Education Program, provides space for School Board and other meetings and trainings as needed, and houses offices for Dinwiddie County Public Schools.

For more information, please visit http://www.dinwiddie.k12.va.us/hsh/.

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DHS Tablet Rollout

As part of the Virginia e-Learning Backpack Initiative, ninth and tenth grade students of Dinwiddie High School (DHS) were eligible to receive a Asus Transformer T100 TA tablet computer.  The initial tablet rollout began on Friday, September 12, 2014, in which over 600 tablets were issued to students. More information at http://www.dinwiddie.k12.va.us/tablets/.

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Campus Portal Reset Feature

IC_logo A new feature has been added to Campus Portal which gives students and guardians the ability to reset their password or request their username should you ever need to.  Campus Portal is Dinwiddie County Public Schools district-wide student database which lets guardians and students quickly access important information so they may better understand and participate in the educational process.

To better protect your privacy and security, all users will be required to add additional security preferences when registering a new account or logging into an existing account.  Security preferences are another layer of protection for your account.

If you already have a Portal account, click http://www.dinwiddie.k12.va.us/information/portal/resetting-your-portal-account/ for information on setting up your Security Preferences.

If you have received your activation code from your child’s school, click http://www.dinwiddie.k12.va.us/information/portal/ for information on creating your new account.

NOTE: If you use the Campus mobile app, security preferences need to be set on a desktop computer or laptop before the mobile app will work correctly. If not, the only fix is to reinstall the newest version of the mobile app.

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2014-2015 Bus Routes

The 2014-2015 Dinwiddie County Public Schools Transportation Department plays an important role in the educational process.  Transporting our students to and from school each day safely and efficiently is our primary goal.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Transportation Department at 804-469-4680.

Bus routes for the upcoming school year can be found in the following links:

Secondary Bus Routes (DHS/DMS)

Dinwiddie Elementary Bus Routes

Midway Elementary Bus Routes

Southside Elementary Bus Routes

Sunnyside Elementary Bus Routes

Sutherland Elementary Bus Routes

Note: When viewing your school’s bus routes, you can search easier by hitting Ctrl+F and typing the street name. Continue to hit the Enter key to keep searching until you find your bus stop.
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Postsecondary Education and Employment Data

During the 2014 Regular Session of the General Assembly, House Bill 886 was adopted. This bill makes State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) data available to enrolled and prospective college students. The link below provides a simple map of the colleges and universities in the Commonwealth to which this statue is applicable. Users can filter on a variety of characteristics to limit the display to institutions that best fit their interest.

Students and their families are encouraged to use a variety of information sources to select a college and major. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) provides one such source that is available at http://research.schev.edu/findacollege.asp

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