This Week at Dutchman Creek!

Week of 5-27-2024


From the Desk of Principal Moton

Dear parents, students, and school community:

The school year is quickly coming to an end. Many of us can see the finish line in sight as we are mere days away from summer break. However, just as a runner must sprint THROUGH the finish line to ensure their best time, it is important that we push ourselves THROUGH the final days of school to ensure the best possible finish to the year!

We take Monday off in honor of those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation and our future. We resume school on Tuesday. Our calendar of events show several important events and activities. Your support is always appreciated.

Everyday is important so be sure to make each day count! Stay safe and well and let's have a great week at The Creek! GOOOOOOOOOOO GATORS!

Yours in service,

Principal Clayton B. Moton

Gator Nation Celebrations!

Let's take a moment to recognize and celebrate our Gator Nation students, staff, and community members!

Honoring the 2024 District Retirees!

Rock Hill Schools held its Retirement Banquet this past week. Dutchman Creek's Dr. Thomas Hildreth was among those who were honored. We wish Dr. Hildreth the best in his new season of life.

Congratulations, Mrs. Stephenson!

Mrs. Michelle Stephenson has joined the Dutchman Creek staff on a full-time basis as our new receptionist!

Evidence of Engagement is Everywhere!

Swishes for Wishes Charity Walk!

The DCMS Student Council fundraiser for cancer research was successful and fun!

Sharpening our Saws!

Gallery walks conducted by Mrs. Knowles and her students!

🚨ICYMI: The Gator Nation Podcast! Ep 13!🚨

Episode 13: Meet Mr. Johnson!

The GNP and co-host Ethan chat with newly elected DCMS Teacher of the Year, Paul Johnson!

#GoGators💚🖤🐊 #RockSolid 

Gator Nation PSAs!

Important news and information to note!

State Testing concludes on 

 Thursday (5/30/2024) Algebra I EOC

Save the Dates!

Spring Testing Reminders

Parental Reminders for State Testing

ATTENTION 8th Grade Parents...Save the Dates!


The 8th Grade Awards Celebration time has been changed to 10:00 a.m. to ensure 8th grade parents are able to attend the 5th grade graduation at our feeder elementary schools.

The Formal Committee is accepting donations for small bottled waters or candy for the formal. If you would like to help, please send in any donations by May 30th

Want to know how you can help? Please email Ms. Blake (, Mrs. Williams-Wilson ( and Ms. Janicke ( 

The Dean's List

Writer's Visit

Students had an awesome time meeting Ms. Sa'Rah Jones, Television Writer and Producer. The level of engagement was positive and each question was intentional. Thank you Ms. K-W, and ELA teachers for allowing students to attend.

Senior Gator Walk! 🎓

Summer Student Leadership Camp Opportunity

It is with much excitement that we announce the time has come to register for DK1’s Inaugural Youth Leadership Camp. We are elated to be able to provide this camp to all youth for FREE, as well as amenities including a hot lunch provided both days, DK youth camp wrist bands, t-shirts & towels. We are also thrilled to have guest appearances from some of Football City USA’s finest.


We’re ready to enjoy a weekend full of skill set advancement and fun as DK gives back to the community. We also look forward to the retirement of DK’s Rock Hill Cowboys Jersey.

We look forward to seeing you all!


*****This will be a 2-day camp, once your athlete is registered for day 1 they will automatically be registered for day 2*****

-Welvin Simpson

DCMS Media Center

5-24-24 Media Center WAAG

Counselors' Corner

Need some advice or have a question in general? We are here to help!

6th Grade Counselor

Tiffany Smith


7th Grade Counselor

Shandra James


8th Grade Counselor

Christina Plantz


Career Counselor

Natisha Wilkins


Gator Athletics

From our friends at Northwestern High!

Rising 7th and 8th graders!  If you like to run, then the Northwestern Cross Country team is for you!  No prior running experience necessary - just fill out the interest form in the link below and a coach will give you further information.

Calendar of Events

National Celebrations in May!




May 26

May 27

May 28

May 29

May 30

May 31

Gator Vision: Behind the Lens!

Images from Week 36!