709 Lovelady Rd. NE,  Valdese, NC 28690

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Principal: Pat Draughn
Mission Statement: Discovering Purpose Through Memorable Experiences

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DHS Alma Mater

by Renee Shatley, Choral Director
Lift our voices as we rise,
Swell the chorus to Draughn High.
Proud to show our Black and Gold,
Moving forward, brave and bold.
Binding friendships that are true.
Wildcats, hail to thee.
No matter where our paths may roam,
we will sing of dear ol’ Draughn.

DHS Vision

DHS Vision Statement

DHS Students will graduate with a sense of pride and fulfillment and the direction to achieve their potential.

What's New at DHS....

  • Symphonic Bands Earns Superior Rating  Congratulations to our Wildcat band students for their SUPERIOR rating at concert band MPA on Tuesday, March 14th. They did an outstanding job!!
    Posted Mar 21, 2017, 6:30 AM by Jamie Norton
  • We'll Miss You, Mr. Spain! It is with a great sense of loss and sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Tim Spain. Mr. Spain departed from us Thursday afternoon at Baptist Hospital in ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2017, 6:02 AM by Jamie Norton
  • DHS is the Grand Champion! DHS is the Grand Champion of the Chick-Fil-A Spirit Week!  We raised the most money among the four high schools in Burke through sales at the store!!! Congrats ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2017, 3:38 PM by Draughn High
  • Congratulations All County Band Students Congratulations to the DHS Students who auditioned and participated in the Burke County All County Honor Band, Feb. 10th and 11th.  Students worked with a guest director to perform multiple ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2017, 11:38 AM by Jamie Norton
  • Anchor Club donates to Souperintendent's SouperBowl The Wildcat Anchor Club donated over 350 cans of food for the Souperintendent's SouperBowl Food drive! Thank you girls for your generosity and hard work.
    Posted Feb 11, 2017, 6:48 PM by Jamie Norton
  • Congratulations Laura Cook - DHS Teacher of the Year! Congratulations to English Teacher Laura Cook who has been selected by her peers as the DHS Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Cook is in her 4th year of teaching and ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2017, 6:24 PM by Jamie Norton
  • Draughn Student receives US Naval Academy Appointment Congratulations Hali B. on your recent appointment to the US Naval Academy.  She is the first DHS student to receive appointment to a military academy!
    Posted Jan 13, 2017, 7:08 AM by Jamie Norton
  • Burke County Bands Represent at Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Parade Congratulations to our Wildcats as they joined the other Burke County and represented us in the Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Parade. They traveled to Hawaii and enjoyed the sites and ...
    Posted Dec 8, 2016, 11:36 AM by Jamie Norton
  • Welcome Mrs. Moore, New Asst. Principal Mrs. Moore has been with Burke County Public Schools for 15 years. During that time she has been a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and has also worked as an assistant ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 5:48 PM by Jamie Norton
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You need to know . . .

  • Chamber Singer Auditions - Important Information Auditions for the 2017-2018 Chamber Singers will be held on the following dates:March 27March 28March 29April 3April 4Go to this link:  https://goo ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2017, 6:05 AM by Jamie Norton
  • DHS Booster Club Annual BBQ Fundraiser - April 6th Please support the DHS Annual BBQ Fundraiser - April 6, 2017Meal includes:  BBQ Pork, beans, slaw, and roll $8.50 per plate!!!Catered by Creekside Bar-B-QueSee a ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2017, 9:38 AM by Jamie Norton
  • National Honor Society Induction - May 4th National Honor SocietyThe Induction ceremony for new members will be on May 4th at 6pm in the auditorium.  Sunday dress is required and Parents are invited to attend.
    Posted Mar 19, 2017, 7:05 PM by Jamie Norton
  • Prom - April 8, 2017 2017 Prom will be held Saturday, April 8th at Moretz Mills in Hickory NC. This year's theme will be Gatsby Mascarade.Purchase tickets from Mrs. Coleman during 1st period ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2017, 6:57 AM by Draughn High
  • 2017 Wildcat Challenge Golf Tournament 2 Man Captain's ChoiceWhen: Saturday, May 20th 1:30 pmWhere: Silver Creek Plantation, Morganton, NCLunch at 12pmContact: Tim Barus  tbarus@burke.k12.nc.us828 ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2017, 6:42 AM by Draughn High
  • Graduation Newsletter for Class of 2017 Please see below the Graduation Newsletter for the Class of 2017.  Please note all important dates and requirements.  Check with your Counselor should you have graduation questions.
    Posted Jan 2, 2017, 6:12 PM by Jamie Norton
  • Attention Seniors - Scholarship Information Here Check the following link for frequent scholarship updates throughout the year.2016-2017 Scholarship Information 
    Posted Oct 24, 2016, 5:21 PM by Jamie Norton
  • OPT-IN to SchoolMessenger Want to receive SchoolMessenger text messages? Text the word Yes to 68453. Burke County Public Schools and your child’s school use SchoolMessenger to send notifications. Phone calls and emails ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2015, 5:16 AM by Draughn High
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