SPECIAL THANK YOU

To Dinwiddie High School Football Team
AND
ALL the other wonderful, caring, generous people who helped raise money
and donated time for baby Amelia’s cause.

I was telling my husband that I wish I was a poet so maybe then I would be able
to appropriately convey the abundance of appreciation we have for all of you who came
together and, through the goodness of your hearts, spent your time and energy on
prayers, fundraising and generous gifts. So many of you did not even know us and yet
you gave donations to help this fundraiser a successful one. I see this as nothing
short of a blessing!

Plus, the whole event has left something more than we had expected. We
can feel less anxious about our finances, which puts our minds at ease, but seeing all of
you come together as a community to support our family has put our hearts at ease that
we have made the right decision to bring our girls into the world in the first place. In a
world where the negative seems to prevail, we can show actual proof that the world
really is full of people who care, love, empathize, and support. When times get rough we
can use that knowledge to maintain positivity and I hope that the community will be able
to use the event for the same thing in their own lives.

I now know the real power of rallies. This fundraiser was not only a gift to our
family, but to everyone involved; whether helping to organize or coming out to support,
one can walk away feeling a part of something bigger than themselves. Helping others
helps to open up the heart and feel good about the world and oneself. This energy
surrounds them and is passed off to others and so on, sending out a big wake of
goodness and optimism.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU SO MUCH ALL OF YOU!

Eternally grateful with all our hearts,
Ameila, Alexandra, Meghan and Markku

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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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Youth Risk Behavior Survey

surveyDinwiddie County is preparing to begin a comprehensive needs assessment related to youth in Dinwiddie County.  Part of the assessment is to survey Dinwiddie High School students on October, 2, 2014, who are scheduled in an English course at this time.  These students will be taking the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) using Survey Monkey, an online survey tool.  The YRBS is a series of 86 questions covering topics such as physical activity, nutrition, use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, sexual activity, weapons and violence.  Parents may preview the survey by viewing this document (Survey Preview).  Participation is optional and parents/guardians may choose to have their child opt-out by sending a letter to the principal, Mr. Randy Johnson.  Opt-out letters must be received by 10:00 am on October 1, 2014, at Dinwiddie High School.

Thank you in advance for helping us help the youth of Dinwiddie County.

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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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2014-2015 School Calendar

2014-2015 School-Calendar

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Secondary Summer School Opportunities

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Dinwiddie County Public Schools is offering several secondary summer school opportunities to help students possibly move to the next grade level or to help students earn certain high school credits and verified credits.  Click here to view more details!

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FY2015 Proposed School Fund Budget

FY2015 Proposed School Fund Budget

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