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Feb. 6 – Southside High School Members Being Honored

GameHonoringSHSThe Dinwiddie High School Girls Varsity Basketball team and coaches are honoring the faculty, graduates and attendees of Southside High School during its February 6, 2016, home basketball game.  The game time is 6:00 p.m.  with the Dinwiddie Lady Generals playing  Petersburg High School’s Crimson Wave.

Come out and join us in honoring attendees, graduates and faculty of Southside High School.

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Jan. 18 – School Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

martin-luther-king-jr-dayThe Dinwiddie school division will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For more information, visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday.

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Foreign Language Textbook Adoption Review Until Feb 8.

books-stackedDinwiddie County Public Schools Foreign Language Department is in the process of adopting Foreign Language textbooks.  The books are on display for public review in the Dinwiddie County School Board Office lobby area starting January 4, 2016.  The school board office hours are from 7:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday.  The textbooks will be available for review until February 8, 2016.

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Division Spelling Bee

Nicole Frye, Spelling Bee Winner, along with Kaitlyn Williams, Runner Up

On Friday, January 7, 2016, the Dinwiddie County Public Schools Division’s Spelling Bee was held. Congratulations to our Division Spelling Bee Winner, Nicole Frye and our Division Spelling Bee Runner Up, Kaitlyn Williams. They will both represent Dinwiddie County Public Schools at the March Richmond Times Dispatch State Spelling Bee.

A special thank you and congratulations to all of our Spelling Bee participants for your hard work and dedication. Everyone did an outstanding job and we applaud your efforts!

View pictures of the Division Spelling Bee here.

SCHOOL SPELLING BEE CHAMPIONS

Nicole Frye- Dinwiddie Elementary School
Raven Gee- Dinwiddie Middle School
Kaitlyn Williams- Midway Elementary School
Faith Myrick – Southside Elementary School
Kelsey Cole – Sunnyside Elementary School
Korey White – Sutherland Elementary School

ALTERNATES

Jayla Bonner -Dinwiddie Elementary School
Kayla Fischer – Dinwiddie Middle School
Jordan Fowler -Midway Elementary School
Lauren Hess – Southside Elementary School Anthony Wiltshire- Sunnyside Elementary School
Caleb Riley – Sutherland Elementary School

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Campus Portal and Internet Explorer Support

Many parents and students access the Campus Portal using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser.  Microsoft announced that beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates.  For customers running on an older version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft recommends customers plan to migrate to one of the supported operating systems and browser combinations as soon as possible.

Based on this security change, Infinite Campus will end support for IE9 and IE10 in June, 2016. Campus recommends using Internet Explorer 11 or another browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, or Opera.

For more information on Microsoft Support announcement on their security change visit: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/…ernet-Explorer.

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Pedaling For Performance

officernat3Deputy Nat Charles, Sutherland Elementary’s school resource officer, wanted a way to promote good behavior and grades.  He came up with the “Pedaling For Performance” program.

Last year the program awarded 6 bicycles.  Due to the overwhelming support of the community, in December Officer Charles was able to give away 31 bikes and helmets to deserving students.

Click here for WTVR Chanel 6 article for more pictures and information.

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Happy New Year!

2016

Dinwiddie County Public Schools hope that every student has enjoyed the break with family and friends.  We are looking forward to an exciting 2016 and seeing each and every one of our pupils back at school on Monday, January 4, ready to do their best!

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Dec. 15 – School Board Members Sworn In

Swearing in Ceremony

The School Board members were sworn in following Tuesday night’s meeting by Barrett Chappell, Clerk of the Circuit Court. (left to right): Teresa Stump, District 1; Barbara Pittman, District 3; Mary Benjamin, District 4; Sherilyn Merritt, District 5; Bill Haney, District 2;

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Dec. 12 – Annual Dinwiddie Christmas Parade

cluster 15207604Join Dinwiddie High School, Dinwiddie Elementary School and various clubs and organizations our students and faculty participate in for the Annual Dinwiddie Christmas Parade!  Held the second Saturday of December every year, this annual event is sponsored by the Dinwiddie County Chamber of Commerce. Whether you register your group for a float, show your favorite car, pile your kids on a decorated trailer, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the parade!

The annual parade will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2015.  It will begin at 1:00 pm starting at Dinwiddie Middle School and travel south, ending at the intersection of U.S. Route 1 and Courthouse Road. The rain date will be Sunday, December 13, 2015.

Registration fees from the parade go directly to the Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund which is awarded to a graduating Dinwiddie County High School senior each year.  Come support this worthwhile event and make it a family tradition!

For more information, visit the Chamber of Commerce website or call 804-861-8774.

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