November 2017

November 2017
Veterans Day
November Teacher Feature
The Mayo honoree for the month of November is Lyn O'Donnell, Art Teacher.  Thanks for all you do for our school and student
s everyday!

Music & Drama Production

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On Thursday & Friday, November 2 & 3 the Music and Drama departments presented an original production of "You Are Not Alone!"  It was held in the Mayo gym.  KUDOS to Paulette Lunn and Cole Davis for their amazing work with the cast and crew
.  Congratulations to these talented students for a GREAT performance.  

National English Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, & FBLA Inductions

On Tuesday evening, November 7, Mayo held officer and new member inductions for National English Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the Future Business Leaders of America organizations.  We welcome and honor all members to these organizations.  Thank you to the parents and family members that showed up in support of your child.  Special thanks to the advisers of these organizations:  Jennifer Blankenship, Vonda Baker, Gina Benjamin, and Charissa Lannan.

Veterans Day

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On Thursday, November 9, our Social Studies Department sponsored our annual Veterans Day program in the Mayo Conference Center.  The students and staff were given gold stars to write family and friends down who served in the military, their branch of service served in, and the war they fought in.  It was a very solemn and respectful program in honor of our Veterans.  Several Veterans in the community were invited to participate.  The ceremony started with the JROTC color guard from Darlington High School presenting the colors followed by a short routine given by the Drill Team.  A few of our resident Eagle Scouts led us with the Pledge of Allegience.  Special thanks to al the students who participated in the ceremony and to the Social Studies department teachers:  Jill Knight, Layne Smith, Jay Flowers.

All-State Chorus Auditions
All State Chorus

On Wednesday, November 9, Cole Davis took several students to audition for the All-State Chorus Auditions.  Congratulations to Landen Allen, Adrian Pooler, and Tyler Coleman for making the cut!  We know you'll make us proud at the All-State Chorus performance in the spring!

Renaissance Awards Program

On Friday, November 10 we held our Academic Renaissance Program for the first quarter.  The program was held in the new Conference Center during Activity period. 

American Education Week

During the week of November 13-17, Mayo celebrated American Education Week. 
  We had a great celebration during the week. Thank you for supporting our daily activities. Kudos to our Mayo parents, School Improvement Council and Academic Booster Club.  A delicious lunch was bought in every day for the faculty and staff, it was great!

America Recycles Day

can drive

America Recycles Day was held on Wednesday, November 15 sponsored by the Environmental Club.  They asked everyone to bring in empty aluminum cans in honor of America Recycles Day.  The funds from the can collection will be donated to the Darlington Animal Shelter.

Lighting up the LED's!
Here are some photos of us working hard on our Arduino 8x8 LED projects in Mr. Cook's class.
Interactive Career Fair

On Friday, November 17 DCIT hosted our Sophomores for the Interactive Career Fair for the morning.  Students were given tours of the different programs offered and were allowed to ask questions.

Clemson-Carolina Day/Thanksgiving Lunch

On Friday, November 17 Mayo hosted parents & family members of our students and community members to join us for our annual Thanksgiving lunch in the cafeteria.  We had lots of compliments from parents and grandparents. The cafeteria was also decorated with Clemson and Carolina decorations to show our spirit for the big rivalry weekend!

During the week we also collected canned food for the Lord's Care Ministry.  So who won? USC with 123 cans.  Tigers followed close behind with 111 cans.  
food drive

Mrs. Wallace would like to say thank you to the faculty members who joined the parents and students for lunch.....'It did her heart good' to see everyone participating and supporting the cafeteria staff.  The cafeteria staff did an EXCELLENT job with the meal.

National Career Development Week
Davis Door
One of the activities sponsored during this week was a door decorating contest for the teachers.  Congratulations to the 2017 Dress Your Door Contest winner - Mr. Cole Davis with the theme "Under the Spotlight".  His class will receive a prize on Monday, November 27.  

Phoenix Phocus LifeSkills Lessons

On Wednesday, November 29, we held another session of our new Phoenix Phocus LifeSkills Lessons.  All students were allowed to register for the session of their choice.  Here are the sessions we offered and their Instructors:

Wrapping Presents with Jill Knight & Elizabeth Thompson
Interview Skills with Cole Davis & Gina Benjamin
Laundry Lesson with Carol Ross
Etiquette Lesson/Place Settings with Jay Flowers & Jennifer Blankenship
Sewing on a Button with Ruth Taylor & Lyn O'Donnell

Mr. Mayo Pageant
Mr Mayo

On Thursday, November 30 the annual Mr. Mayo Pageant was held in the Mayo gym at 6:30 PM.  The theme for this year was "Suit & Tie" based on the song by Justin Timberlake. As always, this was an entertaining night.  

Congratulations to the following winners:
Mr. Sexy Legs - True-Allah Liles
Mr. Talented - Kinton Jackson
Top 4 - Joshua Jefferson, Jackson Matthews, Gabe Gainey, and True-Allah Liles
Second Runner Up - Jackson Matthews
First Runner Up - Gabe Gainey
Mr. Mayo 2017-2018 - True-Allah Liles

Kudos to Ms. Lunn, pageant coordinator, and Mr. Cole Davis, choreographer, for working with the young men to make the Mr. Mayo Pageant possible.  Special thanks to all of the contestants, escorts, judges, 405, Phoenix Phame, Art Department, and program participants.