Doby's Mill

Elementary School

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    Friday, May 25
    • Kindergarten Program 8:30 a.m.

    Tuesday, May 29
    • 3rd grade awards 8:30 – 9:30
    • 4th grade awards 10:00 – 11:00
    • 5th grade awards 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 30
    • 1st grade awards 8:30 - 9:30
    • 2nd grade awards 10:00 - 11:00


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  • Dates to Remember: sun

    May 28 - No School (Memorial Day)

    May 31 - Last Day for BeGreat

    May 31 - Early Dismissal for Students at 11:30

    June 1 - Early Dismissal for Students at 11:30

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  • Nurse's Note


    If your student has medicine in the health room, it will need to be picked up no later than June 1, 2018 by 11:00 a.m.  After June 1, 2018 any remaining medication will be destroyed.

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  • Please Help Us Rustle Up Some Kindergartners!

    Know any rising kindergartners?  Please help us spread the word that registration is still happening!

    Students registering for 5 year old kindergarten must be 5 on or before September 1, 2018.  Complete your paperwork online at to get started. You will need to provide your child’s birth certificate, certificate of immunization, a parent’s photo ID with current and correct address, current and correct address on a tax document, check stub with current and correct address and a mortgage or lease agreement or legally notarized document from landlord verifying current address.  

    Thanks for your help!


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  • Message from our new principal…

    Hello Dolphin Family, 

    I am so excited and blessed to write to you as an official member of your wonderful school community. Doby’s Mill is a wonderful example of what can happen when school and community work together to create a collaborative learning environment to build up the whole child.  I am a great believer in the old saying, “it takes a village to raise a child,” and the faculty, staff, and community of DME has proven year after year they believe that, too.  It is because of this environment that has been well established by the administration before me that I am truly humbled and honored to be named your principal for the upcoming school year and beyond.

    I have been blessed to know and be a part of the Camden Elementary School community over the past few years, and I look forward to making DME my new home. My husband and I moved to the Elgin area a little over six years ago to raise our children after spending several years living in the city. We love the area and Kershaw County as a whole, and I am excited to lead a school in the community I call home.

     I cannot wait to officially meet everyone in the very near future and make the official move to Doby's Mill. It is my hope to develop a personal relationship with each student, family, and staff member to foster the positive “village” every child needs to be their best! Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

     Dr. Allison Hepfner

    Dr. Hephfner

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  •  Message from our Interim Principal, Linda Hall - 

    Doby’s Mill Learning Community,

    I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying being a part of the Dolphin Community!    Since I decided to come out of retirement after one week, I’m glad it was here!

     Although it is a relatively short time and I cannot remember all faces and names, I have felt very welcomed and hope that I have contributed to a smooth transition between principals.

    I have been so very impressed with the dedicated staff here who work tirelessly so that each child can achieve his/her potential! I am in awe of the students who are compassionate leaders with a desire to do their best! And I am so grateful to all of you who go to great lengths to support education and provide enriching activities for the students here!  

    I know that Doby’s Mill will continue to shine! Again, thank you for letting me “Catch the Wave” here at Doby’s Mill!

    Linda Hall

    Interim Principal

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