The Communities In Schools program at Dickinson High School plans a variety of activities throughout the year to empower students to stay in school and achieve in life. We are grateful to our campus and community for helping us with various events throughout the year.
Standardized dress clothes are provided to students in need.
Incoming Grade 9 students are given an opportunity to learn their schedule and walk the school before the other grades arrive. Freshmen are shown resources and provided answers about high school to all their questions.
Staff are sent into the neighborhoods to track down students who are registered but have not attended school.
Grade 9 students are given an education and a job based on their GPA and attendance and asked to live for a day in reality, paying bills, feeding themselves and family and possibly finding a second job to afford their lifestyle.
Red Ribbon Activities:
All students are made aware of the consequences of illegal drug and alcohol use.
Students are exposed to universities and colleges and given the opportunity to find out how to attend them.
Students play math games at lunch and earn a sweet treat.
Grade 9 students are given an incentive for doing well during the STAAR test.
Students have an opportunity to meet with local businesses and ask questions about career paths.
Adopt A Family:
Assistance is provided throughout the year, especially at holiday time, for families that are struggling to meet basic needs.
Students are given small incentives for behavior, attendance and tardy challenges. We always need donations of items such as, small denomination gift cards to Sonic, Dairy Queen, McDonalds or Subway, perfume, make up, nail polish, sports equipment, snacks, snacks and more snacks!