2022-23 Summer Reading
Spartanburg District 5 schools require summer reading for all honors English classes. Rising 8th grade English 1 Honors students are expected to read one book over the summer.
Rising 8th Grade Honors English 1 Students
All English 1 Honors students must read the book of his/her choice by the first day of school and take a written test during the first week of the course. In addition to a written test, students must also be prepared for in-depth group discussion and analysis that leads to a culminating performance task.
- The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
- I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Congratulations to 8th grade science teacher Heather Bowles for being named a Teacher Forum Grant Winner! We can't wait to see how she incorporates her new supplies into her classroom next year.
Scholars Academy at USC Upstate
Congratulations to Margaret Duncan, Isabella Marin and Peyton Stone for being accepted into Scholars Academy at USC Upstate! This program is highly competitive and gives students the opportunity to take college courses and advanced high school classes over four years!
There are 15 yearbooks remaining. They are $40 and can be purchased from room 402. First come, first served.
Outstanding Performance Award
Congratulations to Jennifer Diehn, Orchestra Director and our 7th and 8th grade orchestra students for earning the South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Outstanding Performance Award - Gold for the 2021-22 school year.
The Outstanding Performance Award (OPA) is the highest achievement for orchestra programs in the state of South Carolina. To earn this award, our school's orchestra program demonstrated a high level of proficiency in all areas of scholastic musicianship. Points were earned and accumulated through success in Region & All-State Orchestra, Concert Performance Assessment, and Solo & Ensemble.
Holocaust Educator of Excellence Award
Congratulations to Language Arts teacher Ashley Scruggs! She has been awarded the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust Educator of Excellence Award. She is the only middle school teacher recognized in the state for this honor. For this recognition, she will receive a $500 check, a framed certificate, and an additional $500 grant to be used toward classroom resources.
2022 Orchestra Solo and Ensemble Results
7th Grade Superior Ratings
Solo Violin: Connor Balfour and Sarah Catherine Landrum,
Duet: Raielle Hayes and Sarah Catherine Landrum; Jenna Thomas and Emma Taylor
7th Grade Excellent Ratings
Solo Violin: Alan Ellerin
Viola: Madalynn Crawford
8th Grade Superior Solo Ratings
Solo Violin: Zoey McCrary, Mathew Ramsey, and Ben Roach
8th Grade Duet: Ada Jarrett and Ana Thoma; Mathew Ramsey and Ysaias Perez
8th Grade Ensemble: Gabrielle Gamboa, Miriam Onofre, Jeremy Rojas and Kate Furdui
7th and 8th Grade Duet: McKenzie Perry and Mathew Ramsey
8th Grade Excellent Ratings
Violin: Gabrielle Gamboa, Ada Jarrett, Haley McClure, and Kaitlyn Ramirez
Cello: Alexandra Marroquin-Torres8th Grade Ensemble: Jaydon Gilliam, Josh Borei, Antony Melnik and Ethan McClure
Congratulations 2022-2023 D.R. Hill Sideline Cheer Team!1. Khloe Burgess2. Hope Cartensen3. Ashlyn Chase4. Makenna Chase5. Kaliyah Collins6. Maggie Crosby7. Mayci Davis8. Ava Finley9. Naraija Geter10. Dayanara Gil11. DeMiya Hodges12. Lyryla Kelley13. Khylia Kennedy14. Justice Oglesby15. Cortlynn Ray16. Melea Sypherett**Parent/Athlete MeetingApril 28, 2022Aux. (old) gym @ Byrnes5:00-6pm