• Students of the Month - November

    Congratulations to our Students of the Month for November!  


    Super Stars Hall: Collin Pace & Peyton Walters


    Top Cats Hall: Mary Claire Kinard & Emerson James


    Cosmic Cats Hall: Aylin Duran & Josiah Hagood


    Roar Hall: Kalila Thao & Aidan Fanecco


    Power Paws: Elijah Williams


    November SOM


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    • Winter Showcase

      Congratulations to our girls and boys basketball teams for their victories this weekend in the Winter Showcase Tournament at Upward!


      Lady Tigers defeated St. Joe



      Boys won both games

      40-10 over Sanders Middle

      57-14 over Fairforest Middle

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  • Our own Ashley Williams, Assistant Principal, is the 2023 SC Middle Level Assistant Principal of the Year!

    Ashley Williams

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  • ladies soccer

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  • 7th

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  • Region One Honors Orchestra

    The following students performed in the Region One Honors Orchestra this past Saturday: Ryleigh Burnette, Oliver Duque-Romero, Alan Ellerin, Nyah Henderson, Mykka Houston, Chloe Krebs, Sarah Catherine Landrum, McKenzie Perry, and Jenna Thomas.


    Congratulations on a fantastic concert! We are so proud of you!  


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  • 8th grade

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  • Girls

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  • October Students of the Month

    Congratulations to our October Students of the Month!  

    October SOM

    From left to right: Ariana Krebs, Annabelle Marsh, Matthew Krupenya, Madden Sok, Derek Arroyo-Ortega, Ava Hough, Malakai Carter, Amy Marin-Martinez, and Joseph Watson

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  • September Students of the Month

    Congratulations to our September students of the month!

    Students of the month

    From left to right: Mathew  Charboneau, Leandro Juarez-Carrion, Logan Cox, Cayden Duncan, Isael Hernandez-Flores, Ben Millican, Makenna Chase, and Lexis Gordon.

    Not pictured: Baobai Her

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  • Undisputed Conference Champs

    Congratulations to our 7th grade football team!  They finished out their season with a perfect 8-0 record.


    7th grade

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  • Boys Basketball Tryouts

    Due to the high volume of tryout numbers, we will do 7th and 8th grade boys on separate days.

    7th grade: November 1st and November 3rd (Tuesday and Thursday)

    • 3:30 - 5:30pm

    8th grade: November 2nd and November 4th (Wednesday and Friday)

    • 3:30 - 5:30pm

    **We will have an extra tryout day Nov. 9th for any student that will be attending the NC field trip or Chorus concert!**

    Must have athletic gear and shoes to try out

    **Ride must be on time for pick-up!**

    • Must have a sports physical on file ***It must be dated after May 1st 2022!***
    • Coach Johnson will check and confirm before the student is allowed to try out.
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  • Distinguished Teacher of Literacy

    Congratulations to our own Amanda Harper for being named Spartanburg District Five's Distinguished Teacher of Literacy!


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  • Spin Clinic

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  • Yearbook

    Click here for more information.

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  • Meet the Teacher

    Join us for Meet the Teacher on Thursday, August 11th from 5-6:30pm.  Pelican's SnoBalls will have a truck in the parking lot to sell snow cones! 

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  • 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
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  • Teacher Forum Grant Winner

    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.

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  • 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!

    Scholars Academy

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    There are 15 yearbooks remaining.  They are $40 and can be purchased from room 402.  First come, first served.

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  • 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.  

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  • 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. 


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  • 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-Torres

    8th Grade Ensemble:  Jaydon Gilliam, Josh Borei, Antony Melnik and Ethan McClure
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  • Congratulations 2022-2023 D.R. Hill Sideline Cheer Team!

    1. Khloe Burgess
    2. Hope Cartensen
    3. Ashlyn Chase
    4. Makenna Chase
    5. Kaliyah Collins
    6. Maggie Crosby
    7. Mayci Davis
    8. Ava Finley
    9. Naraija Geter
    10. Dayanara Gil 
    11. DeMiya Hodges
    12. Lyryla Kelley
    13. Khylia Kennedy
    14. Justice Oglesby
    15. Cortlynn Ray
    16. Melea Sypherett
     **Parent/Athlete Meeting
    April 28, 2022
    Aux. (old) gym @ Byrnes
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  • Night on Broadway

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  • Cheer Meeting

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  • Callbacks

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  • Please join us in congratulating our 2021 Junior Scholars! 

    Out of 80 test takers 24 have qualified for this distinct academic honor based upon their content scores in the Critical Reading and/or Math tested sections of the PSAT.
    These young men and women will be formally recognized by the county after the New Year.
    Michael Bustos
    Nicholas Caballero
    Kaleah Cheatham
    Kyle Conant
    Steven Doughty
    Maggie Duncan
    Elizabeth Fowler
    Raegan Gandy
    Haily Harper
    Ava Hogue
    Ayianna Lowery
    Daniel Maksimtsov
    Juan Maldanado
    Izabella Marin
    Caleb Massey
    Anna McCravy
    Mark Mikhailidi
    Savannah Moody
    Tristan Pearson
    Davis Phillips
    Alaina Ramsey
    Emily Jade Ramsey
    Michael Rosenbaum
    Peyton Stone
    2021 Junior Scholars
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  • Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners!!

    Spelling Bee

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  • Congrats to the DRH basketball teams!

    🐯  The 7th grade boys defeated Fairforest.  Congrats Coach Marcus Johnson and staff!
    🐯 The Lady Tigers fell short tonight but the girls came out aggressively and showed true grit through the final seconds. 
    🐯  Congrats to the 8th grade boys on their win!  Congrats Coach Elton Brooks on your first win as a head coach.  

    A special thanks to Glasgow, Rowe, Leverette, Taylor, and Stom!  Tonight was a gauntlet!  Three games!  We were short handed but these wonderful ladies (and two men) stayed beyond their shift!   Thank you for helping us! 
    Go Tigers!  
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  • Lady Tigers

    Congratulations to the following students for becoming members of the 21-22 D.R. Hill Lady Tigers Basketball team!


    Jayona Young

    Quadreanna Smith

    Haley Black

    Keniya Clyburn

    Gianni Prieto

    Seirea Duckett

    Emma-Jade Huot-Long

    Ja'quavuna Grayson

    Constance Brown

    Amarianna Jackson

    Selena Reid

    Rickhyah Cline

    Aveah Jean

    Nevaeh Holland


    Managers: Addison Lark and Destiny High


    Head Coach: Breanna Hines

    Assistant Coach: Shay Barnes

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  • Students of the Month

    Congratulations to our Students of the Month for October!

    Top row left to right: Meia Dunn, Khashay Young, Cloud Manphonsy, Zion Fullard, Mya Lindsey, Jeremey Rojas, Alex Womack

    Bottom row left to right: Rachel Nance, Stella Parham


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  • Chess Club

    If you are interested in joining D.R. Hill's newest club click the link below!  

    Click here to sign up

    If you have questions or need more information please contact Heather Bowles at

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  • Distinguished Literacy Teacher

    Congratulations to Lisa Chapman, Reading Interventionist here at DR Hill.  She was selected to represent the Middle/High School level for Spartanburg District Five by a panel of outside Literacy Experts. She will compete for the Spartanburg County Literacy Teacher in November!!

    Lisa Chapman

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  • Winter Guard

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    • 7th grade boys’ basketball tryouts are November 1 and November 2 from 3:30-5:00
    • 8th grade boys’ basketball tryouts are November 1 and November 2nd from 5:00-6:30
    • You must have a physical on file
    • Please see Coach Johnson room 406 for any questions



    • D.R. Hill students who want to wrestle for the Byrnes Middle School Wrestling team, practice begins on November 3
    • We have weight classes from 80 lbs. to 285 lbs
    • You must have a physical on file
    • You will ride the activity bus to Byrnes for practice
    • Your ride will need to pick you up at 5:45 in front of the gym



    • Winter guard auditions are November 9, 10, and 11 at Byrnes in the high school band room from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    • Please wear athletic clothing you can move in
    • If you are interested or have any questions, email Ms. Shuler or see her in room 206
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  • Boys Basketball Tryouts

    Monday November 1st 
    3:30-5:00  7th grade tryouts
    5:00-6:30 8th grade tryouts
    Tuesday November 2nd 
    3:30-5:00  7th grade tryouts
    5:00-6:30 8th grade tryouts
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  • Drug Free Looks Like Me

    Next week is Red Ribbon Week!  We will be using material from the Natural High - Drug Prevention Program for youth.  Each morning this week our students will be hearing and discussing powerful stories from celebrity athletes and how they avoid drugs and alcohol through their own personal spark.

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  • Students of the Month - September 2021


    Congratulations to the following students:

    Super Stars:

    Amy Marin-Martinez

    Cavan Beaty

    Top Cats:

    Sarah Catherine Landrum

    Ja'Quaylin Streater

    Cosmic Cats

    Tre Sias

    Miriam Onofre

    The Roar:

    Julian Milton

    Ella Grace Clary

    Power Paws:

    Matthew Roberts

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  • Region Orchestra

    Congratulations to the following students for making it into the 2021 South Carolina Region One Orchestra: 

    1st Violin: (D.R. Hill students make up half of the 1st violin section)
    4th Chair:  Gabrielle Gamboa
    7th Chair:  Alfonzo Rojas
    8th Chair:  Mathew Ramsey
    9th Chair:  Ysaias Perez
    10th Chair:  Ben Roach
    11th Chair:  Ecaterina Furdi
    2nd Violin:  
    3rd Chair:  Sarah Catherine Landrum
    9th Chair:  Jenna Thomas
    2nd Chair:  Katelena Kuss
    4th Chair:  McKenzie Perry


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  • TAP

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  • Congratulations to our 2021-22 Student Council Members

    7th Grade Sponsor - Mrs. Kay

    100 Hall - Super Stars 

    • Elizabeth Enriquez 

    • Randy Collins 

    200 Hall - Top Cats 

    • Jeily Hernandez

    • Jenna Thomas

    300 Hall - 7th Grade Tiger Town 

    • Brandon "Gabe" Hill 

    • Ryu Jeffcoat 


    8th Grade Sponsor - Mrs. Hunt

    300 Hall - 8th Grade Tiger Town 

    • Anna McCravy 

    • Elizabeth “Hope” Fowler 

    400 Hall - Cosmic Cats 

    • Afton Barnett 

    • Emma Cushman 

    500 Hall - The Roar 

    • Gianna Vadas 

    • Faith Gist 

    Honorary Member

    • Matthew Roberts
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  • Orchestra

    Congratulations to Mathew Ramsey, Gabrielle Gamboa, and Jeremy Rojas for receiving the first three chairs in the 1st violin section in the Spartanburg Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

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  • Lunch Menu - Friday, August 20, 2021

    General Tso’s Chicken

    Lo Mein Noodles

    Baked Mozzarella Sticks/Pizza Sauce

    Chicken Filet Sandwich


    (Veggies and Sides)

    Glazed Carrots

    Wild greens Salad


    Celery Sticks



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  • Legally Blonde Jr. Auditions

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    Our Meet The Teacher event will be tonight Thursday, August 12th from 5-6:30pm.

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  • Release Time

    Release Time will be offered for both 7th and 8th graders through Friendship Baptist Church each Tuesday.
    Start Date:  Tuesday, September 14th.
    End Date: Tuesday, December 7th. (Semester 1)
    8th graders will attend from 9:28-10:10 am (3rd period)
    7th graders will attend from 12:32-1:14 (7th period)
    Students must get a signed form through Guidance to be able to attend.
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  • Welcome back, teachers!

    We are SO excited to start the BEST YEAR EVER. #TheHill

    Welcome Back

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  • New Tiger Alert

    New Tiger Alert

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  • Volleyball Summer Workouts

    Attention rising 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing volleyball!

    Summer workouts have begun and on the following days and times:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays

         Weight room 3:00 - 4:00pm

         Open gym 5:30 - 7:15pm

    Anyone interested MUST have a phsical dated AFTER April 1, 2021


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  • D5 Citizenship Award

    Congratulations to Jacob Degler for being D.R. Hill's recipient of the District Five Citizenship Award!

    Citizenship Award

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  • 2021 Junior Scholars

    Congratulations to the following 8th grade students for being recognized as SC Junior Scholars.  These students took the PSAT and scored either a 550 or higher in Reading and Writing or a 530 or higher in Math.


    Henriette Brenner

    Ryan Cook

    Jacob Degler

    Jackson Demumbreum

    Keenan Foster

    Allen Hammett

    Molly Kate Havens

    Hannah Hill

    Karly Hough

    Kaitlyn Lewis

    Damian Lopez

    Dlan Morrison

    Ava Page

    Brittney Phan

    Madison Rittlinger

    Andrew Seigler

    Kollin Sok

     Alyssa Wright

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  • SC Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities

    Congratulations to the following D.R. Hill students who have been accepted into one of the programs at the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities!


    Henriette Brenner, Arts Odyssey Program - Music

    Carolena Sims, Arts Odyssey Program - Music

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  • Congratulations to Mrs. Rita Owen's, Guidance Secretary, on her retirement.  DR Hill will certainly miss you but we know you will continue to be one of our biggest cheerleaders and advocates in the community!

    Rita Owens

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  • Summer Meals

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  • D5 Summer Chorus Camp

    Dates: June 21-24 (Mon-Thurs) 8:15am - 2:15pm

    Location: Byrnes High School

    Contact: Katelyn Ohler -

    Register Here

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  • Summer Band & Orchestra Camp

    Dates: June 21-24, 2021

    Times: 8:15am - 2:15pm 

    Location: Byrnes High School

    Free of charge, lunch provided, and transportation available.  Space is limited!

    Click this link for flyer and registration link

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  • Virtual Students

    Arrival and Dismissal

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    A Brochure for Parents and Students

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  • D5 Cheerleading Info Meeting

    Middle & High School

    Tuesday, April 27th


    Byrnes HS Cafeteria

    Items to be discussed/provided:

    • All forms & info necessary for tryouts
    • Tryout schedule - May 17-21st, 2021
    • Expectations & qualifications for cheerleaders
    • Fees
    • Brief question & answer session

    DR Hill tigersFlorence Chapel



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  • Rebel Royals

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  • Youth Writing Camps

    Clemson University's Upstate Writing Project presents Youth Writing Camps!  All summer camps will be held virtually from 9am-noon, Monday - Friday.

    Middle School Camp Offerings:

    Discovering your Poetry Voice

    Intrigue & Investigation: The Art of Mystery Writing

    Level Up your Writing

    Be the Change!

    Click here for more information!

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  • SCMEA Concert Assessment Performance

    Congratulations to our 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra Students in receiving a SUPERIOR award at our SCMEA Concert Assessment Performance.  This is a big  deal in a "regular" school year but even more so considering our situation this year.  We are so proud of our hardworking D.R Hill students.  

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  • 2021 SCMEA All-State Orchestra

    Congratulations to Scarlett Rabadan on making the 2021 SCMEA All-State Orchestra.  Scarlett is 7th chair in the viola section.

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  • Students of the Month for February

    From left to right and top to bottom:

    Alaina Ramsey

    Zayla Jones

    Amaury Smith

    Jason Acevedo-Quiterio

    Yasmine Cathcart

    Jaylen DeNoon

    Zimaria Martin-Miller

    Ahmir Shaw

    McKinley West


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  • Spring

    Spring Photos

    Spring photos will be taken on March 23rd.  Virtual students can drop in from 8 - 10:30am to have your photo taken!


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  • State Testing Dates

    SC READY ELA Day 1 - 5/3/21

    SC READY ELA Day 2 - 5/4/21

    SC READY Math - 5/6/21

    EOC Algebra 1 - 5/11/21

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  • Parenting Workshop

    On Wednesday, February 17th at 6:30pm, Thornwell, a non-profit organization, is offering a one hour virtual workshop entitled “Who’s In Charge?” for parents, caregivers, or anyone interested. Attendees will learn techniques on how to avoid power struggles with their children and walk away feeling empowered to tackle the challenge of parenting. 

    Attendees should register using the following link:  Parenting Workshop Registration - Thornwell

    THW Parenting Workshop Flyer

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  • All-State/REgion Band

    Congratulatulations to Karly Hough (bassoon) and Keenan Foster (trumpet). Both of them were selected to the 2021 SC All State band! 

    Also...a second shout out to the following students for their placements in the SC Region 6 band! 


    Region Band

    Molly Kate Havens JR Flute 05

    Alaina Ramsey JR Clarinet 11
    Jennifer McIlwain JR Clarinet 12

    Kollin Sok JR Alto Sax 03

    Madison Bagwell JR Trumpet 05
    Jake Degler JR Trumpet 08
    Alex Montoya JR Trumpet 15
    Anika Lamb JR Trumpet 16
    Jayden Phillips JR Trumpet A08

    Henriette Brenner JR Horn 01
    Damian Lopez JR Horn A01

    Ryan Cook JR Tuba 03
    Samuel Bonneval JR Tuba 08

    Chandler Hutcheson JR Percussion 03
    Buckley Brooks JR Percussion 05
    Logan Alley JR Percussion 07
    Tristan Pearson JR Percussion A01

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  • 2021 SC Band Directors Association Virtual Conference

    The D. R. Hill Percussion ensemble has been chosen to perform at the 2021 SC Band Directors Association Virtual Conference! 

    It is a great honor to be chosen to perform for our colleagues and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students. 
    Members of this ensemble will include:
    Alley, Logan
    Blanton, Landen
    Brooks, Buckley
    Hutcheson, Chandler
    Milici, Luke
    Pearson, Tristan
    Poole, Diem
    Alling, Tobyn
    Cummings, Jonathan
    Jennings, Ja'Marion
    McIlwain, Gabriel
    Morgan, Riley
    Demumbreum, Jackson
    Lynn, Savannah 
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  • Students of the Month for January 2021

    From left to right and top to bottom:

    Ella Zhuk

    Daniel Maksmitsov

    Ethan Parsons

    Zoeyonna McCrary

    Allen Hammett

    Emily Boychenko

    Allie McMakin

    Antony Melnik

    Bethany Pittman

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  • Nearly 110K #schoolcounselors provide students with academic, college/career and social/emotional development. School counselors celebrate all students. This week we celebrate D.R. Hill's School Counselors Danielle Akey and Michelle Zwicker! #NSCW21

    School Counseling Week

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  • Region Band

    Congratulations to the following students for making the 2021 SC Region 6 Band: 

    Molly Kate Havens 
    Karly Hough 
    Alaina Ramsey 
    Jennifer McIlwain
    Kollin Sok 
    Keenan Foster 
    Madison Bagwell
    Jake Degler 
    Alex Montoya 
    Anika Lamb 
    Henriette Brenner 
    Damian Lopez 
    Ryan Cook
    Samuel Bonneval 
    Chandler Hutcheson 
    Buckley Brooks 
    Logan Alley
    Tristan Pearson 
    Also, the following students placed high enough to qualify for the state audition:
    Molly Kate Havens 
    Karly Hough 
    Kollin Sok  
    Keenan Foster 
    Madison Bagwell
    Jake Degler
    Henriette Brenner 
    Ryan Cook   
    Chandler Hutcheson 
    Buckley Brooks 
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  • Orchestra Students Make SC Region One Orchestra

    Please join us in congratulating the following students on making it into the 2021 Region One Orchestra:
    Violin 1:  Violin 9 Gabrielle Gamboa,  Violin 12 Damayanti Santiago-Acevedo,  Violin 13 Mathew Ramsey
    Violin 2:   Violin 26 Brittany Phan
    Viola:   Viola 3 Scarlett Rabadan
    These students worked very diligently and their hard work paid off!  
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  • Spring Sports

    Girls Soccer

    Tryouts will be held February 1st and 2nd

    Location: Beech Springs

    Time: 4-5:30pm


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  • Love Week

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  • Soccer

    Anyone interested in playing Soccer?  If so, then go to the following link.  There, you will find information and a form to complete if you want to play.  
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  • C-Team Baseball

    Anyone interested in playing baseball for Byrnes, needs to go to this link.  There, you will find information and a form to complete if you want to play.
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  • SCMEA Region One Solo and Ensemble

    Congratulations to the following Orchestra students on receiving a Superior and or Excellent Score!


    Matthew Ramsey - 7th Grade Solo
    Ben Roach, Whitney Mefford, Ethan McClure, Lily Davis, and Gabriel Bollinger - 7th Grade Ensemble
    Ada Jarrett - 7th Grade Ensemble
    Alfonso Rojas - 7th Grade Solo
    Ryder Bridges and Devin Caldwell - 7th Grade Duet
    Scarlett Rabadan - 8th Grade Solo
    Ben Roach - 7th  Grade Solo
    Gabrielle Gamboa and Jakiyah Colon - 7th Grade Duet
    Joshua Borei - 7th Grade Solo
    Gabrielle Gamboa - 7th Grade Solo 
    Joshula Borei and Kinsley Caraway - 7th Grade Duet
    Katy Furdui - 7th Grade Solo
    Brittany Phan - 8th Grade Solo
    Jonathan Poeta and Sara Taylor - 8th Grade Duet
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  • November Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the following students:

    7th Grade:

    Matthew Fowler

    Zach Reinert

    Meia Dunn

    Matthew Ramsey

    Raegan Gandy

    8th Grade:

    Brayden Yablonosky

    Marihanna Hill

    Camila Diaz-Jamie

    Mason Yarbrough


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  • Winter Guard

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  • Congratulations to the following students on making the 20-21 7th grade basketball team!

    Logan Alley

    E'jaivyus Logan

    Angel Cruz

    Jasias Miller

    Octavius Davis

    Caleb Moran

    Maori Henderson

    Tristan Pearson

    Malijah Jeter

    Sukhmirat Singh

    Josiah Lewis

    Cameron Sullivan

    Haedyn Lister

    David Zakharchuk

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  • October SOM

    Congratulations to the following Students of the Month for October 2020:

    8th Grade

    500 Hall: Madison Rittlinger and Madison Bagwell

    400 Hall: Austin Higgins and Savanna Perez

    7th Grade

    100 Hall: Gabrielle Gamboa and Cameron Sullivan

    200 Hall: Tristan Ramirez, Qua Duncan, and Maggie Duncan

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  • Basketball Tryouts

    • Tryouts dates for girls basketball are Nov. 4th, 5th and 6th from 3-5 in the gym.
    • Tryouts dates for 7th grade boys basketball are Nov. 4th, 5th and 6th from 5-7.
    • Tryouts dates for 8th grade Boys basketball are 9th, 10th and 11th from 5-7.
    • Everyone must have a sports physical to tryout. Physical forms are in the office and on DRH's website. See Mr. Teal if you have any questions. 
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  • Technology Student Association

    The TSA club will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 beginning October 5th and 6th 2020.  Mondays will be for schedule A students and Tuesdays for schedule B students.  Virtual students are invited to attend as well, via Zoom. 
    If you have any questions or plan to attend virtually, please contact me at
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  • Picture Day

    Picture day will be October 19th and 20th. Virtual Students can drop in on either day between 8am and 10:30am. 

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  • Congratulations to our 20-21 Student Council Members 

    100 Hall

    • A Day - Afton Barnett 
    • B Day - Memorie Melton 

    200 Hall

    • A Day - Meia Dunn 
    • B Day - Layla Russell 

    300 Hall

    • A Day - Anna McCravy 
    • B Day - Gianna Vadas 

    400 Hall 

    • A Day - Jake Degler 
    • B Day - AJ Suttles 

    500 Hall 

    • A Day - Samuel Bonneval 
    • B Day - Kaleigh Suddeth 

    Virtual School

    • 7th Grade - Mark Owens 
    • 8th Grade - Tasha Bickel 
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  • Update on Interims

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  • Girls that Code Club

    Girls are you interested in learning more about computer programming and coding?  Then think about joining The Girls That Code Club!  This club is opened to all females regardless of coding experience who might be interested in a career in the technology field.  Club meetings will be held over Zoom on a weekly basis starting Thursday, September 10th from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm.
    Girls Who Code webpage:
    Interested students can fill out an interest form here:
    Interested students or parents can also email our department chair at
    We have an informational page set up as well here:
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  • School Counseling Virtual Office

    Click here for the School Counseling Virtual Office

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  • Tiger Academic Program

    Is completing your homework a problem for you?

    Join the D.R. Hill Tiger Academic Program!  Every Monday and Tuesday afternoon from 3-4pm.

    $10 fee to join for the whole year!

    Refreshments will be served.

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    Success Tips for At-Home Days

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    All students interested in playing football:  D.R. Hill WILL be fielding 7th and 8th grade football teams this year.  We will begin practice on Aug. 24.  You must have an up-to-date physical on file in order to participate.

    There will be sign-up information in the front office.  All interested participants should see Coach Johnson or Coach Teal.

    • Aug. 24 - Sept. 4 practice will be 3:15 -5:15 
    • Sept 8 - onward practice will be 3:15 - 5:30


    Anyone interested in fishing on the Byrnes fishing team needs to attend the first meeting at Wellford Baptist Church, Tuesday Aug. 25th at 6:30. Contact Mr. Teal with any questions.


    This is for any girls interested in playing DRH Volleyball. Workouts will begin today for B Day students and workouts for A Day students start on Wednesday, August 19th.  Workouts will be held from 3:15 - 5:00. 

    Volleyball tryouts start on August 24th from 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

    You must have a physical to practice or try out.  Contact Mr. Teal with any questions

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  • Virtual Academy Tech Support

    If you are having technical difficulty with virtual learning please contact tech support at:

    Phone Number:  864-949-2050 

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  • Virtual School Schedule

    Please go to for clarification on your child's virtual school schedule. This link also provides answers to frequently asked questions and gives you the opportunity to submit a question to us! We are committed to making sure that this school year is a GREAT year for ALL of our students.

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    • Virtual School students can pick up a meal kit each Monday from 9:00 AM -11:00 AM at Duncan Elementary or River Ridge Elementary.
    • Parents should contact their child’s school by Wednesday at 12:00 PM the preceding week to order a meal kit.  
    • These meals are NOT free.  Students must show ID or provide evidence that they attend a District Five school when meals are picked up.
    • Meals will be picked up at the cafeteria entrance.  If schools are closed on Monday, then meals will be available on Tuesday that week.



    • A –Day students will receive meals as they leave on Monday (for Tuesday) and Wednesday (for Thursday and Friday).
    • B-Day students will receive meals as they leave on Tuesday (for Wednesday) and Thursday (for Friday and Monday).
    • Meals should be available for both car and bus riders.
    • A student ID must be presented (7-12) or student name provided (K-6) when meals are picked-up at the distribution point.
    • Students must show their student ID when meals are picked up. 


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  • What is the Difference?


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  • Bus Riders

    If your child is a bus rider, you have to register with the district transportation department.  Please complete the following link.


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  • Yearbooks for 20-21

    Order your yearbooks here!  

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  • Back to School Supply Give Away

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  • Supply Lists

    Supply Lists

    7th Grade Supply List

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  • Changes to Summer School

    Summer school will now be held virtual from July 13-30.
    If students need their laptop, they can pick them up at school between 8am and 4pm on Monday, July 6th through Thursday, July 9th. 
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  • Sports Physicals

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  • Athletics News

    As of now (June 22), Byrnes Athletics is limiting Summer workouts to Fall Sports only.  Unfortunately this does not include middle school sports.  For more information, click on the following link:
    Just in case other sports are allowed to attend, please have a new physical ready.   It must be dated no earlier than April 1st.  
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  • Byrnes Cheer Information

    Click the link for information about Byrnes Cheer!

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  • D.R. Hill Middle School Closure Plan

    Friday, May 15th:  All Online Assignments and Paper Packets Due 

    • Students will be allowed to turn in make-up work until May 26th, but no new assignments will be given after May 15th.

    Thursday, May 21st: Turn In Laptops, Library Books, and Textbooks

    • 7th Grade: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 8th Grade: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Parents will drive through the car line lane to turn in their child’s laptop and textbooks
      • A faculty member will be outside to pick these items up from the vehicle and deliver the yearbook.

    Thursday, May 28th: Locker Clean Out, Turn in Instruments, Fee Collection, Distribute Yearbooks

    • 7th Grade: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 8th Grade: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Students will be allowed in the building to clean out their lockers and turn in their instruments
      • Parents will be able to pay any fees for the year
      • School personnel will provide supervision on hallways

    Friday, June 5th: Report Cards Mailed Home

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  • Spirit Week

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  • Scholars Academy

    Congratulations to the following 8th grade students who have been invited into The Scholars Academy at USC Upstate for their 9th grade year:
    Alayia Jenkins
    Nikko's Pantelis
    Saylor Symborski
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  • Spartanburg County Early College High School

    Congratulations to Joelle Mariano-Ramos!  She has been invited into the Spartanburg County Early College High School Program for her 9th grade year.
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  • Volleyball

    Any rising 7th , 8th or 9th grade student interested in playing volleyball needs to send an email to program head coach Jimmy Woods at or assistant coach Raelyn Chambliss at with the following information:
    Player name
    Parent name 
    Parent email
    Grade and school 
    Volleyball experience  
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  • Rising 8th Grade Registration

    Current 7th Graders should be registering for their 8th grade classes.  If you have not completed this process please see videos and information below.  Students and parents should have received an e-mail with this information last week.

    Watch First

    Watch Second

    Written instructions for Registration

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  • Color Guard Virtual Auditions

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  • Theatre Imaginations

    Attention 7th grade students interested in the Theatre Imaginations (Advanced Theatre) class next year!
    If you are interested in being in the 8th Grade Theatre Imaginations class next Spring please email Mrs. Bohmer (  ) so that she can send you the (Super Easy to follow) virtual audition information!
    Mrs. B. can't wait to hear from you!
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  • Food Pantry Assistance

    MTCC will continue distributing food, including Spring Break, during the following food pantry hours:

    Tuesday – 9:00 am until 1:00 pm
    Wednesday – 9:00 am until 1:00 pm
    Thursday – 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm


    Clients need to stay in their cars,
    the food will be distributed curbside.


    Utilities will not be disconnected
    at this time due to lack of payment.


    Call MTCC if you have additional needs
    (864) 439-7760 84 Groce Rd, Lyman, SC 29365

    MTCC Food Pantry Flier

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  • January 2020 Students of the Month

    Congratulations to our January Students of the Month!

    January students of the month

    Super Stars

    Rylee Burch

    Gavin Varner


    Top Cats 

    Zebulon Salazar

    Julianna Kovalevich


    Power Paws

    Mandy Nelson


    Cosmic Cats

    Alex Butsenko

    Ja'Nyla Evans


    The Roar 

    William "Nic" Degler

    Addison O'Sullivan

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  • School Counseling Week

    National School Counseling Week 2019 is Feb. 3–7.  The week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Take a moment to thank our D.R. Hill Middle School Counselors Danielle Akey and Michelle Zwicker.

    School counselors help students in more ways than you realize. This week we celebrate them as a part of National School Counseling Week 2020. Learn more about the role of this necessary profession:

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  • January VEX Competition

    Our VEX team went to competition on Saturday, 1/25/20.  We are proud of our team and all they accomplished.  They learned a lot about robots, coding, building, perseverance, cooperation, and themselves!


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  • Byrnes Guard - Dance & Spin Clinic

    Dance and Spin Clinic

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  • March for Babies Superbowl LIV Campaign

    • Please donate money for your favorite football team all week
    • The 49ers or The Chiefs
    Monday 1/27: 
    • All Out Purple Day (Dress in all purple)
    Tuesday 1/28: 
    • Twins and Triplets Day (Dress like a friend)
    Wednesday 1/29: 
    • Wacky Tacky Day (Wear bright colors or crazy socks)
    Thursday 1/30: 
    • D. R. Hill Day (Wear your DRH gear or colors)
    Friday 1/31: 
    • Super Bowl Day (Wear the colors of your favorite NFL team)
    Friday 1/31: 
    • Hat Day (Pay $1 for a sticker to wear a hat)
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  • Middle School Wrestling State Championship

    Congratulations to Chris Foster, 8th grade student here at D.R. Hill Middle for qualifying for the middle school wrestling state championship!

    Pictured on the back row, second to the left.


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  • South Carolina All-State Orchestra

    Please join us in congratulating Saylor Symborski, and 8th grade student here at D.R. Hill, for making the 1st Violin section in the 2020 SCMEA South Carolina All-State Orchestra.  Saylor made first chair in the SC Region One Orchestra Orchestra this fall and then auditioned for All-State earlier this month.  We are so proud of Saylor's hard work!

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  • Unofficial Region Band Results

    We recently had a number of students who auditioned for our region band. These students competed against the best students from Cherokee, Laurens, Newberry, Spartanburg, Union, and York county for an opportunity to be placed in our region honor band. 


    Please help me congratulate the following students for earning a spot in our region honor band: 
    Makayla Downs (Oboe)
    Nikkos Pantelis (Oboe) 
    Karly Hough (Bassoon) 
    Amelia Mallory (Contrasbass Clarinet) 
    Max Bolds (Saxophone) 
    J.J. Rogers (Tenor Saxophone)
    Jacquori Peters (Baritone Saxophone)
    Nic Degler (Trumpet)
    Kennan Foster (Trumpet) 
    Juan Martinez (Trumpet) 
    Andrew Balanyuk (Trumpet)
    Grace Bohmer (Horn)
    Henriette Brenner (Horn) 
    Colin Linaman (Horn) 
    Jack McCravy (Trombone) 
    John Kinard (Tuba) 
    Also, please wish the following students good luck as they scored high enough to compete for an All-State position: 
    Makayla Downs (Oboe)  3rd 
    Karly Hough (Bassoon)  2nd 
    Amelia Mallory (Contrasbass Clarinet) 1st 
    Max Bolds (Saxophone) 2nd 
    J.J. Rogers (Tenor Saxophone) 1st 
    Jacquori Peters (Baritone Saxophone) 1st 
    Nic Degler (Trumpet)  3rd 
    Grace Bohmer (Horn)  4th 
    Jack McCravy (Trombone)  3rd  
    We are super proud of everyone who auditioned! These kids always go above and beyond.
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  • JROTC Visit

    Wednesday, January 22nd Col Dobson and the JROTC cadets will be presenting to all 8th graders in the gym during 1st period.

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  • Yearbook Winter Sale

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  • Athletics Announcements 

    •  Girls lacrosse is now practicing. If interested, email Mr. Bill Teal for the dates. 
    • Open season baseball practice will start on Monday, Dec. 16th from 3:45-6pm at the Byrnes Baseball field. All necessary baseball equipment is encouraged (hat, glove, bat, cleats, baseball pants).
    • Boys soccer tryouts will start on January 7th at 4pm at Beech Springs.
    • The boys lacrosse workouts are held daily from 3:45pm-5:45pm at the Byrnes high school.
    • Girls soccer workouts will be held at Beech Springs from 4:30-6:30pm this week 12/16
    • Open season practice for all middle school girls (both new and returning wanting to tryout for softball: December 18th, January 8th, January 15th and January 22nd at Beech Springs Intermediate from 3:45-5:30pm.  Students may ride the activity bus to Beech Springs.  Softball weight lifting is after school on Tuesdays/Thursdays this week 12/16 and will resume after the holiday break on Tuesdays/Thursdays starting January 14th - February 3rd.  Tryouts will be February 3rd and 4th from 3:30-6pm.



    • You must have a sports physical on file to participate.
    • If you'd like to ride the athletic bus to practice or workouts, you must have your student ID.


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  • FCS Christmas Fundraiser

    Thank you for ALL your support with FCS CFA Biscuits and our faculty soup sale.  BECAUSE OF YOU,  at least 11 children will have Christmas!  We are blessed and have blessed others....keep it going!  Thank you Thomas Cotter for the drum roll and Shannon Scott for allowing your room to be used every Friday (and for your pep talk with the kids this morning)!



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  • Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Junior Scholars!

    These 16 individuals were selected based upon their performance in either the Critical Based Reading and/or the Math sections of the exam.   They will be recognized at a ceremony to take place at Converse College at a later date.

    Evan Beasley
    Grace Bohmer 
    Caroline Cash
    Corbin Gilbert
    Lilian Holifield
    Alayia Jenkins
    Kellen Jones
    John Kinard
    Jack McCravy
    Timmerian Miller
    Nikkos Pantelis
    Jocelyn Perez-Ugarte
    Liliana Pratt
    Payne Sheriff
    Saylor Symborski
    Jesse Tice
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  • Wrestling Tournament Results

    The Byrnes wrestling team competed in three tournaments December 6-7th.

    Congratulations to Semias Chambers & Zaylin Anderson - 8th grade students, for winning the championship in their respective weight class at the Laurens Raiders Tournament!
    For complete results, visit:
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  • Congratulations to our Students of the Month for November!

    Super Stars

    Solomon Evans

    Elena Galvez

    Top Cats

    Zaira Jardon

    Nathan Neves Costa

    Power Paws

    Sarah Cameron

    Cosmic Cats

    Will Wayne

    Keyaira Fiddermon

    The Roar

    Logan Robinson

    Skylee McCurdy

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  • Winter Guard

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  • Congratulations to our Students of the Month for October!

    Super Stars

    Kaleb Cooksey

    Bianca Munoz

    Top Cats

    Savanna Perez

    Keenan Foster

    Power Paws

    Turner Mason

    Cosmic Cats

    Isaiah Hudson-Bailey

    Gaby Valladolid

    The Roar

    Cheyenne Perez

    Jordan Yeargin

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  • CFA

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  • Basketball Tryouts

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  • Food Drive

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  • Wresting

    Are you interested in wresting?  Practice begins Monday, November 4th 2019 at Byrnes High.  Due to no school that day, practice will run from 10am-noon.  You need to have a physical on file.  See Mr. Teal with any questions.  He can also be reached at

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  • Congratulations to our Students of the Month for September!

    Power Paws

    Amare Peoples

    The Roar

    Jada Gosnell and Giovani Jimenez

    Cosmic Cats

    Tyshaun McCoy and Lina Foster

    Top Cats

    Alyssa Wright and Patrick Mayfield

    Super Stars

    Chloe Allen and Michael Coleman

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  • Spirit Week - 9/30 - 10/4/19

    Monday 9/30 - Nerd Out (for the love of BOOKS!)

    Tuesday 10/1 - Pink Out (in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness)

    Wednesday 10/2 - Wacky Tacky

    Thursday 10/3 - Team Day (Night for Literacy - NFL)

    Friday 10/4 - Decades Day

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  • Congratulations to both 7th and 8th grade teams on their wins over Florence Chapel Middle last night!  

    7th grade: DRH 36 - FCM 8

    8th grade: DRH 36 - FCM 6

    The Tigers have been preparing for the season since late May and their hard work paid off!  Both of our D5 middle schools showed class and sportsmanship!

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  • Hornets

    Career in Sports Day

    The 2019 Fall Career in Sports Day for middle school and high school students will be hosted on Friday, November 15th at Spectrum Center.

    • Career advice and Q & A from Hornets Executives
    • Check in: 1pm (Main Lobby)
    • Speaker Series Panel: 2-3:30pm (Main Seating Bowl)
    • Tipoff: 7pm
    • Various ticket prices available. Upgraded seats available upon request!

    See more with flyer link: Career in Sports Day Flyer

    For more information or to purchase tickets contact: Fabian Truss at 704-688-9078 or 

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  • Teens in Crisis: Stop the Violence

    A community-wide youth and young adult support summit will be held on October 5, 2019. "It Takes a Village: Helping Teens to Flourish"

    Six Breakout Sessions:

    Middle School - Being Your Best at Being You

    High School - Feel Safe in Your Own Space

    Parents - Warning Signs/Gang Awareness

    Post High School - Decisions, Choices, Consequences

    Teachers and Youth Workers - Cyber Hazards, Influences, & Support Methods

    Law Enforcement - CEU Hours

    See details here: Teen Summit Flyer

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  • Yearbook Photojournalists

    Congratulations to our 2019-2020 yearbook photojournalists!

    Katherine Worley

    Destiny Lee

    Meydi Garcia-Herrera

    Karol Mariano Christoval

    Gaby Valladolid

    AJ Emory

    Chloe Alexander

    Amelia Mallory

    Kylie Stone

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  • Grand National Adjudicators Invitational

    Congratulations to our DRH band program!  Our students have been selected to participate in the Grand National Adjudicators Invitational in Atlanta, GA on April 24-25th 2020.  

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  • Delta Academy

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a non-profit international organization, whose purpose is to provide service and programs to promote human welfare.  Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Preparing Young Women for the 21st Century: The Delta Academy was created out of an urgent sense that bold action was needed to save our young females (ages 11-14) from the perils of academic failure, low self-esteem, and crippled futures.  Delta Academy provides an opportunity for local chapters to enrich and enhance the education that our young teens receive in public schools across the nation.  Specifically, we augment their scholarship in math, science, and technology, their opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership through service learning defined as the cultivation and maintenance of relationships.

    The application deadline is September 14, 2019.  Application can be submitted by mail or by scanning and emailling to the e-mail address below.

    Delta Academy Commitee

    C/O Teresa D. Ferguson & Barbara Bryant

    Spartanburg Alumnae Chapter

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

    PO Box 1063 Spartanburg, SC 29304 

    Delta Academy Application

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  • Urban League

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  • Yearbook

    ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT to buy your yearbook at the early bird special price of $25! FREE icons with personalization. Click the link to access our page to pay with a debit or credit card! 
    Yearbook Flyer
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  • TSA - Technology Student Association


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  • Back 2 School Dance


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  • Volleyball Tryouts

    Volleyball tryout flyer

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  • Community In Action (CIA)

    DR Hill will have our first Community In Action, CIA, meeting September 5th at 6pm. 

    Who's invited?  Parents, Grandparents, Guardians, & community members.  

    What's being discussed?  School goals, noinations for CIA leaders, and upcomming events

    For more information please contact Terry Glasgow at

    Flyer for community in action

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  • TAP After School Program

    The after school TAP (Tiger Academic Program) begins Monday, August 26th.  The cost is $10 for the year for students to join.  Snack is provided.  Attendance is optional.  Come as needed.

    Students must be picked up at 4pm.

    TAP flyer

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  • School Supply List 2018-2019

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  • Good Day Video


    Click on the link below to watch our our cool school video of Good Day.


     Good Day



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