The theme of Unified Spirit Week, November 14-18, 2022, was "CHOOSE TO INCLUDE."Our Special Ed students invited us to dress up each day to show that all Blue Devils "CHOOSE TO INCLUDE".Monday was a new favorite - Pajama Day.Tuesday was "Team Tuesday" when we wore our favorite team's tee or jersey.Wednesday was "SuperHero Day." We encouraged all students to be a superhero by donating one dollar for the One Day/One Dollar Collection for Harvest Hope.Thursday was "Tacky Day." We were encouraged to "Mix - don't match!"Friday was Blue Devil Day, a day to sport Dreher gear.Friday was also a special day - a Special Olympics Day, that is!Dreher hosted a Special Olympics basketball game with guest players from AC Flora and Columbia High Schools. This event was the brain-child of Special Ed teacher Savannah Le. She received enthusiastic support from so many students and members of the administration and staff. Participating students were NJROTC, Cheerleaders, Boys Basketball players, Kindness Club members, and Student Council.
Freshman Varsity Cheerleader Keylin Stefany and always enthusiastic Cheerleader Makayla Moody lead the morning announcements. Enjoy the recording - even though the camera work is a bit off!
Scenes from Pajama Day - November 14, 2022
You can see that students and teachers alike enjoyed this dress up day. These photos come courtesy of the students in Ms. Wyland's Broadcast Journalism class.
Scenes from Team Tuesday - a Day to Wear Your Favorite Team's Jersey or Tee
Photos come courtesy of Broadcast Journalism.
Special Education teacher Savannah Le invited Kindness Club members Caroline Winchester and Sophie Martin to be part of the small group that represented Dreher on Tuesday, November 15, at the High School Special Olympics Youth Summit at the City of Columbia Convention Center. They completed activities and heard from speakers that helped them develop a foundation to build, grow, and improve Dreher's school environment of #choosingtoINCLUDE.
One activity they all enjoyed was "Building Blocks of Inclusion." Carolina, Sophie, Makayla, accompanied by Instructional Assistant Ashley Harrell show off their Building Blocks of Inclusion.
Scenes from Wednesday, "Superhero Day"
Scenes from Friday's Blue Devil Day
All photos are courtesy of Ms. Wyland's Broadcast Journalism class. Thanks for documenting all week!
Scenes from the Unified Spirit Basketball Game on November 18, 2002
Competing in the games were special education students from Dreher, AC Flora, and Columbia High Schools. Filling the stands were enthusiastic students from about ten general education classes. Pumping up the crowd were the Dreher cheerleaders. Ushering were NJROTC cadets. Assisting the Dreher players on the court were members of the Kindness Club, and students from Flora and Columbia High assisted their competitors. Refereeing the game were Katrina Sims and Chryssandra Hires. Keeping time and score were Dreher boys basketball players. Rocking us with his tunes was DJ Jeremy Vaughn.
Senior Class VP Kyerra Housey MC'd the ceremonies, beginning with our NJROTC presenting the colors and Raelyn O'Briant and Gigi Bartlett singing the National Anthem. Ty'tianna Miller recited the Special Olympics Oath with AD Coach Jarvis. Principal Kelley served as overall manager of the games.
The District reported on the game on the Richland One website.