Midway Elementary Award Announced

vipOn May 19, 2015, Governor Terry McAuliffe and the state Board of Education announced the 2015 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement.  Midway Elementary School is among the schools that earned the 2015 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award by meeting all state and federal benchmarks and making progress towards the goals of the governor and the board.

Please join us in celebrating Midway Elementary and their students on their accomplishment.

To view Governor McAuliffe’s official press release, click here.

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Memorial Day Holiday

Monday is Memorial Day, the day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.  Dinwiddie County Public Schools will be closed in honor of all those who have died and also for those who have put their lives on the line to defend our country or continue to do so.  Thank you for your service and have a great holiday! Memorial Day - Freedom Is Not Free

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DHS Students Tablet Collection, June 5

DCPS Tablet Collection Information
Student Instructions

Dinwiddie County Public Schools (DCPS) will be collecting the student tablets on June 5, 2015. Below you will find important information on the Tablet Collection Process.

  1. Backup Data: Please backup and save all data because the tablets will be reconfigured over the summer. All school related data can be backed up to your Home Directory(X drive). All personal data (music, pictures, videos, etc.) should be backed up on a personal flash drive or memory card. Instructions for backing up your device will be located in the Textbook Distribution folder found on the tablet desktop. Flash drives will not be provided.
  2. What to Bring: We will be collecting the tablet, case, AC adapter and USB cable. You will be billed for the missing or damaged items. Fees can be paid on the tablet collection date. The fee for each missing item is listed below.

Tablet Fees

Main Board $149
Touch Panel Glass 10.1” $60
Power Adapter $15
Power Cable $9
LCD Module $119
Battery $40
Keyboard $19
LCD Cover $19
Bottom Case $14
Touchpad $18
Replacement Case $20
Cracked Screen (Touch Panel Glass and LCD Module) $179
Tablet $375


  1. Charge Tablet: Please have the tablet charged when it is turned in.
  2. Cracked Screen: Students with cracked screens are encouraged to have them repaired prior to the tablet collection date.
  3. Lost/Stolen Tablets: Lost tablets are not covered under the Worth Insurance Policy. Stolen tablets are covered if the Worth Insurance Policy was purchased. A police report must be filed if the tablet was stolen. Please file a police report before the tablet collection date.
  4. Insurance: If you are not sure if your tablet is covered by the Worth Insurance Policy please check with the Tablet Help Desk.
  5. AC Adapters/USB Cables: AC adapters and USB cables are not covered under any warranty.
  6. Fees Owed: All tablet fees will be turned over to the bookkeeper. All student fees/dues must be paid prior to participating in the Ring Dance, Prom, Graduation, some extra-curricular activities, and obtaining a parking sticker. The bookkeeper can let students know if they have any outstanding fees.
  1. PLEASE DO NOT: Please do not turn in your tablet to any teacher. If you miss the tablet collection date please bring your tablet to the help desk. Each student must sign a tablet collection form.
  2. Absent Students: If you are absent on tablet collection day please bring your tablet to school when you return. Your parent/guardian can turn in the tablet and sign the tablet collection form also.


Initial tablet information page can be found at http://www.dinwiddie.k12.va.us/tablets/.


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Athletic Physicals May 28

Attention: Rising 6 – 12 grade students planning to try out or participate in any sport for the 2015-2016 school year
  balls-all-sportsDinwiddie County Public Schools will be offering athletic physicals for the 15-16 school year.  Any rising 6 – 12 grade student who plans to try-out or participate in any school sport after June 30, 2015, must have a valid physical form on file.

DATE:  May 28, 2015
WHERE: Dinwiddie High School Cafeteria
WHEN:  3:00 pm
COSTS:  $10.00

Students must have a Virginia High School League (VHSL) physical form signed by a parent/guardian to participate.  The official VHSL Athletic Participation/Parental Consent/Physical Examination Form can be downloaded by visiting  http://www.vhsl.org/doc/upload/adm-form-physical-2013-141.pdf. MM900395774[1]

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Dinwiddie Employees Receive SVRTC Awards

Ken Trostad

Ken Trostad

The Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium (SVRTC) held its 9th Annual SVRTC Technology Awards Banquet on March 16, 2015, at Longwood University.  At the banquet, three Dinwiddie County Public Schools employees were recognized for their achievements in technology.  Mr. Ken Trostad, desktop support specialist, received the Technology Support Award.  This award recognizes a technology support person who advances a school division’s technology environment by providing and maintaining crucial technology support to division stakeholders.

Sherry Mellick

Sherry Mellick

Ms. Sherry Mellick, media specialist at Dinwiddie Elementary School, received the Instructional Support Award.  Ms. Mellick assists teachers and staff by integrating technology into curriculum and providing instructional technology support.

The Technology Teacher Award was awarded to Ms. Debra Harris.  Ms. Harris incorporates technology to advance the educational accomplishments of her students and others at Dinwiddie Middle School.

Debra Harris

Debra Harris

We congratulate Ken Trostad, Sherry Mellick, and Debra Harris on helping support technology in Dinwiddie County Public Schools.

The Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium assist members with coordinating the acquisition and effective integration of viable up-to-date and emerging technologies, valuable training for K-12 students, staff and other citizens in our communities to enhance learning at all levels and encourage economic development in Southside Virginia.

Click here for additional photos from the 2015 SVRTC Awards Banquet.

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DMS Crimesolvers Sponsoring Blood Drive, May 5

The DMS Crimesolvers are sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 5 from 2 pm – 7 pm in the Dinwiddie Middle School small cafeteria.  Schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, visit www.redcrossblood.org (search for Dinwiddie Middle School) , or click here to go online to the Dinwiddie Middle School Blood Drive page.  AmerRedCross
There will be a drawing for a $50 gift card for those that donate blood.
Please make sure you bring your photo ID.
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Spring SOL Testing Calendar Updated

bristol-computers-2012-1 students-at-computers1The Spring 2015 Testing Calendar has been revised.  Click here to view the scheduled test dates for each grade level.

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Date Change for scheduled April 28th Board Meeting

The Dinwiddie County School Board will meet on Monday, April 27th at 6:00 P.M. to approve the FY2016 School Budget. This is a change due to the April 28th Budget Approval Meeting of the Board of Supervisors at 7:00 P.M.

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Kindergarten Registration Week, April 13-17


Visit our kindergarten registration page at http://www.dinwiddie.k12.va.us/information/k-registration for times, our extended hours day, and more information!


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Month of the Military Child

PurpleUpIn recognition of the Month of the Military Child, April 2015, please join Dinwiddie County Public Schools for the 5th  annual “Purple Up! For Military Kids” celebration where we encourage staff and the community to wear purple on Wednesday, April 15.  This is a very visible way to show our support and thank military families and children for their strength and sacrifices. SupportTroopsPurple symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Marine red, and Coast Guard, Navy and Air Force blue.

In addition, Dinwiddie County School Board will recognize the children of all active military personnel who attend Dinwiddie County Public Schools. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 4:00 PM.

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