Dominion High School Welcome to Titan Territory Promoting the Success of Each & Every Titan October 15, 2007 Dominion Mission Statement: Each and every Dominion High School student will... …accept the challenge of leadership for today and tomorrow.
Promoting the Success of
Each & Every Titan
October 15, 2007
2006 graduates Candace Avalos and Joshua Coombs elected as Vice-President of their respective classes at James Madison University and Virginia State University
The members of the Class of 2007 garnered a bunch of scholarships…
…worth $1.5 million!!!
The Titan Wrestling team won the Dulles District Championship…
…for a 2nd year in a row!!!
Our wresters then placed 2nd out of 32 schools at the Region II meet, sending 4 wrestlers to states, including undefeated district and regional champion,
The drama department and Jeremy Kinser brought Peter Pan to life…
…too bad it didn’t work out as well for Captain Hook
In support of our friends experiencing grief at Virginia Tech, Titans bought 200 maroon & orange t-shirts…
…within the first 30 minutes they were on sale in the school store
“I wanted to tell you how impressed I was with the Titan community. Last night, my daughter and I attended the visitation service for H’s mother. In attendance were not only his friends, but also coaches, administrators, guidance counselors, teachers, teammates, and parents…
…I can tell you that I left there feeling a great sense pride in how well these young Titans seem to be growing into caring young adults.”
– Email from Parent
Lauren Ritter won her 4th consecutive State Title by swimming the 500-yard freestyle event in…
…state record time
Then she won the 200-yard freestyle, making her a 5-time state champion…
…now, she swims on full scholarship for Virginia Tech
(Class of 2007)
is the first Titan appointed to West Point
“It’s been a fabo 3 years. Are you coming to college with me? …You made my classes fun. Even though you’re a Hick, I still love you.”
…from a 2007 Graduate
…whose mother had insisted that this young man needed to be taken out of this teacher’s class during his sophomore year
Junior Jennifer Weatherly became a state champion in the 100 meter dash…
…and the 200 meter dash!!!
A few days later…
… Jennifer received the 2007 Virginia Environmental Stewardship Award
…for protecting our community’s storm drains from unlawful dumping (look for the stickers on storm drains everywhere in Titan Territory and beyond)
Quote by our student speaker at commencement exercises for the first four-year graduating class in Titan history:
“we beat the odds…We each diverged from the dreaded path of the clique. We see football players in the show choir, drama kids on the lacrosse field and a piano prodigy running cross country.”
One of those 2007 graduates, Joshua Young, received a scholarship worth nearly $200,000 from the prestigious Berklee College of Music
47 percent of the grades earned by the freshmen football team during the 1st quarter (fall 2006) were A’s
The varsity football team was nearly as successful in the classroom…
…and beat Heritage on their homecoming…
…without having to throw a single pass!!!
Before I forget…
…there’s so much to celebrate…
…please forgive me if I leave something significant out!!!
For a third consecutive year, TWO Dominion High School students placed in the top three at the LCPS Science & Engineering Fair: Annemarie Thomas & Andrew Littleton
“Starting a HS program is a rough job, but…the staff of DHS have done a commendable job…As a parent I am grateful for the time you have taken to get to know the kids individually…most kids do take pride in the fact that you cared enough about them, to get to know them.”
-Email from parent after graduation
Sandi Tucker was a finalist last year for VAME Teacher of the Year
Due to their overwhelming thoughtfulness and kindness, Dominion SCA nominated our principal for Virginia SCA High School Administrator of the Year…
…and THEY won!
For a third consecutive year, Dominion High School is represented on the DECA State Action Team with three out of eight statewide officers (Kabir Syed – Historian, Meghan Andrews – Reporter, and Craig Wainner – Northern Area VP)
While the choir performed in New York City, the Concert Band placed 2nd at a festival held in April 2007 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Through our collaborative partnership,
ATLAS contributed $101,126 to Dominion last year!!!
Due to the incredible success of the new ATLAS fundraising model, 80 percent of all funds raised will now be directly invested in the specific program that raised the funds.
(up from 75 percent last year)
The Academic Team went undefeated in Dulles District competition, winning the regular season title, tournament championship, and the annual SOL Bowl
Then, the Academic Team made their first appearance on NBC-4’s It’s Academic and have been invited back to appear again on November 17th
Anthony Eifler, graduate of the class of 2006, elected as president of James Madison University Delta Epsilon Chi, the collegiate equivalent of DECA
Under the leadership of our Titans, the Athlete-to-Athlete program offered Special Olympians athletic clinics throughout the 2006-07 school year
Athlete-to-Athlete clinics were such a resounding success that one family in a neighboring community bought a home in Titan Territory so that they daughter & son could attend Dominion
For the 2nd consecutive year, a Dominion High School student, Michael Royce, won TOP honors at the LCPS Dulles Town Center Art Show
More than we could ever imagine!!!
The next several slides show SOL pass rates by subject for the past four years…
…broken down by race
In a school that is improving…
…the trend should show rising pass rates from left to right…
…while the lines representing different subgroups grow closer together as they rise toward the right.
A quick hint…
…the red line is going to look like a struggling subgroup on the graph.
…it’s the group of students whose parents have chosen NOT to identify their child’s race.
…less than 1 percent of the total student population.
Newsweek identified Dominion as 193rd on its list of the Best High Schools in…
…the United States of America
Congratulations, Titan community!!!
YOU make the difference!!!