Wednesday, November 20
Wednesday, January 15
Wednesday, February 19
Wednesday, March 19
Wednesday, April 16
Dec. 5th - Sophomores go to Four County Visit.
SENIOR SUCCESS DAY- is all Day December 10th, at the Church of Christ. You will spend the day attending various seminars to help prepare you as you move forward after graduation. If you need transportation to the church next week, please sign up in the Guidance office.
December14th, Saturday, the Community Choir will be performing The Messiah at 7:30 PM in the High School Auditorium.
The High School Christmas concert will be Sunday December 15th at 7:00 pm in the High School Auditorium.
December 20th is the end of the quarter and it also begins Winter Break from the 20th to January 6th, 2014.
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A GOOD START
Now that autumn is officially upon us, it is a good time to reflect on the first full month of student life here at DHS. First of all, the student behavior as a whole has been exemplary. Parents should take credit for and be proud of the mature conduct of the students here.
As we get into the school year it is a good time to remind you that we will be running our safety drills. Fire drills have been a part of the school culture for decades. Those who were in school in the 50s and 60s probably remember the Nuclear bomb drills also. We no longer have our nuclear defense plan, but we have added tornado drills, evacuation drills, and 2 types of lockdown drills. Because students have been engaged in fire drills since kindergarten, they know instinctively what to do. It is our goal to have all forms of drills be as just as routine and instinctive. As a result we will be having several lockdown and tornado drills this year in order to make our safety procedures as panic free as possible, should the real need arise.
In other areas, the teachers are in full swing working in their TBTs (Teacher Based Teams). The content area teachers have been working on curriculum mapping. This involves looking at grade level standards and making sure that there are few redundancies and no omissions in teaching those core standards. The teams are also busy looking at testing data to see in which areas our students are succeeding and in which areas we need improvement.
The high school extra curricular programs are experiencing excellent participation and outcomes. Varsity Boys’ Soccer is new to us this year adding another sport to our current list of participation opportunities. In addition to boys’ soccer there is football, volleyball, golf, cross-country, girls’ soccer, cheerleading, marching band, and Del-Aires. Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Student Council, National Honor Society, FFA, Art Club and Spanish club have all begun to meet and make plans for the upcoming school year. Mr. Carrizales has agreed to be advisor for students interested in starting a debate team, and we are looking at the possibility of a chess club. All in all, the students have many opportunities to get involved.
The staff at DHS is striving to live up to our entire vision statement, but is particularly focused on making our school a place where “all students are excited to attend.” We believe that classroom innovations and extracurricular opportunities go a long way toward making that goal a reality.
All visitors must report to the office and get a visitors pass.
All doors lock when school starts.
8:10 a.m. First Bell Rings (students report to class)
8:15 a.m. Second Bell Rings-Start of School Day
2:50 p.m. Dismissal Begins
High School Principal
419.822.8247 Ext. 3102
High School Assistant Principal / Athletic Director
419.822.8247 Ext. 3103
High School Secretary
419.822.8247 Ext. 3112