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Wednesday, September 20

posted Sep 20, 2017, 9:20 AM by Barb Laing

Writing College Apps Essays??

Bring your essay to room 207, the DHS Writing Center, to have expert consultants edit

and improve your work.  Earn that admission spot! Earn that scholarship money!  BRING

YOUR WRITING WORK TO THE WRITING CENTER during seminar in room 207. WE CAN

HELP!


Senior members of National Honor Society-there is a meeting in Mr. Croley’s room during Pride today.(9/20)


Hurricane Harvey Donation Drive

Thank you to everyone who contributed!  The drive was an amazing success and the items are going directly to families in need.  We were impressed with the amount of generosity displayed by our great community.  The race for the top was a close one:  in 3rd place was Mrs. Blake’s seminar; in 2nd place was Mr. Nolen’s seminar; and the first place finisher was Mr. Thelen’s seminar.  Thank you everyone!(9/22)


The DeWitt Math Club will hold its first meeting this Friday during seminar in Room 238.  Please see Mr. Servis in Room 112 for information about this opportunity. (9/20 - 9/22)


Spanish Club We have our first meeting FRIDAY, September 22 in room 128 (That’s Mrs. Marble’s room) during seminar. Spanish club is open to all students with an interest in Spanish language and cultures. If you are a member or would like to join, we’d love to see you at the meeting!  (9/22)


Attention Mathematicians!:  The 61st Annual Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition is coming soon.  The first exam is Tuesday, October 10th during 2nd Block.  You must sign up by Monday, September 25th to participate.  There is a $4 cost for the competition.  To get more information and/or to sign up, see Mrs. Ezze in Room 223.


APES- please meet outside the main doors at 11:05 for our Looking Glass River Research.  Be at the river at 11:15.


All Students interested in ART Club.  Come to our first meeting of the school year, this Wednesday (Sept. 20th) in Ms. Norman’s classroom, 301.  We are ready to start on projects and need to get information to all of you.  Please be there.  Attendance will be taken and list will be sent out to teachers. (9/20)


    Student Services

Applications are now available in Student Services for students interested in tutoring.   We are still in need of tutors!  

Seniors - if you have not turned in the consent for access to student transcript form, please do so TODAY.  Your transcript will not be sent to colleges and universities until we have this signed form turned in.

College Visits - Seniors - The following colleges and universities will be visiting during September:  Baker College is here today during Seminar. University of Michigan will be here on Friday.  Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College and the University of Chicago and Lawrence Tech are scheduled in September.  Western Michigan University and Central Michigan University will be doing onsite admissions in October.  Sign up in Student Services.  

Seniors last name A-G please set up your remind account with Mr. Crowley.  Directions are available at Student Services.

Sophomores - Interested in gaining valuable leadership skills?  Then consider applying to participate in the annual HOBY Leadership Conference.  You must provide an essay to be considered. 1-2 students will be selected to represent DHS.  See Student Services!


Athletics / Recognitions


Congratulations to the girls golf team: The girls beat Haslett last night with a great score of 154. Elaina DeRose led the way with a two under par 34, followed by Mackenzie Smith with a 39.  Close behind were Lexie Brya with a 40 and Morgan Colby with a 41.  We think this may be a school record and are trying to find out.  Great job girls!


Congratulations to the Equestrian Team...  CHAMPIONS!   First place in District IV in the D Division! Next goal is to win Districts and head to Regional Competition September 30th!


ATTENTION GIRLS INTERESTED IN PLAYING SOFTBALL: There will be an informational meeting for the 2018 season on WEDNESDAY September 20th during Seminar in Coach Nolen’s Room 237.  Make plans to attend. (9/20)


Congrats to the Girls’ Cross Country team The panthers won the first league jamboree here on their home course last evening.  The lady panthers were led by Katie Vitou, Ashley Shipps, Hannah Adler, Sofia Perez, Stephanie Robinson, Kaitlyn Hynes, and Delaney Kirinovic.

Great Job Ladies!!


ATTENTION GIRLS INTERESTED IN PLAYING BASKETBALL: Conditioning workouts are taking place every Tuesday and Thursday at the track from 3-4. If you are not playing a Fall sport, you should definitely be there! Also, be sure to have your completed physical on file with Mrs. Wilson in the athletic office before November. You cannot participate in tryouts without a physical. (9/20 - 9/25)


ATTENTION FRESHMAN GIRLS INTERESTED IN PLAYING BASKETBALL: There will be a meeting on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd during seminar in Coach Alger’s room, room 131.  Anyone planning on playing freshman basketball this winter should plan to attend. (9/20-9/22)


Monday, September 11

posted Sep 11, 2017, 7:41 AM by Barb Laing

FCCLA (start 9/6 and read until 9/15)

Family Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic organization with its sole purpose serving families and the community while focusing on career exploration. If you are interested in joining FCCLA for the upcoming school year please see MRS. Blake (room 132) for more information. In order to be eligible to join FCCLA you must have take a FCS class (Nutrition and Foods, Parenting, Personal Living or Family & Society). Our first meeting will be Friday september 15th during seminar. We will be discussing upcoming events and membership.

INSPIRED by FCCLA is our theme for the 2017/2018 school year.


Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive (start 9/6 and read until 9/13)- Remember to bring in donations to your Seminar teacher now through Thursday, September 14th.


Robotics: The Robotics Teams will start the season this Thursday September 14th after school in Mr. Bush’s room. If you are interested in being a part of robotics feel free to stop by and see what goes on and get some more information about our program. If you would like to see what the new game, In the Zone, looks like for this year you can check out www.VEX.com (9/14)


The DHS Renaissance Club: Is a group of students working together to improve our school and recognize students for their achievements. Our first meeting is this Friday, September 15th during seminar. If you are a part of Renaissance or would like to join, we’ll see you in room 129.


Senior NHS members need to plan on meeting in Mr. Croley's room on Wednesday the 13th for a meeting. This meeting is only for current  NHS members.


Attention Seniors: The deadline for headshots to be submitted to the yearbook staff is by midnight on Friday, October 13th. Exterior photos may not be used. Head shots must be a traditional studio picture with a plain (preferably dark background) --No hands or props allowed in the frame. Photos can be emailed to dewittyearbook2018@gmail.com --Please communicate with your photographers to ensure you make the deadline as late photos will not be included in the book. If you are in need of a traditional head shot see Dillion Grey. Questions can be directed to Liz VanDerWoude or Danielle Lewis (read 9/8 and 9/11)




Student Services

Applications are now available in Student Services for students interested in tutoring.   

Seniors - if you are interested in receiving important senior information and reminders including scholarship and other information, sign up for Mrs. Gerrish’s Remind notification.  Information is in Student Services.

College Visits - Seniors - The following colleges and universities will be visiting during September:  Northern Michigan University visit is TODAY in the Presentation room. Michigan State University, Baker College , Grand Valley State University and the University of Chicago are scheduled in September.  Sign up in Student Services.  


Athletics / Recognitions


Congratulations to the Equestrian Team...  Please help me congratulate the team for being in first place after the first meet and wish them good luck next weekend!

Good luck to Olivia Sand (captain), Alyssa Luzkow and groom Shaun Curtis.


The Girls’ Swim and Dive Team lost a close meet to Holt on Thursday. Alayna Rios, Jordyn Shipps, Karlie Janik, Lisette Fenneuff, and Sydney Shipps all won first places.  The team set 36 personal records.

The Team took 2nd place at the DeWitt Invitational on Saturday.  Jordyn Shipps, Karlie Janik, Lisette Fenneuff, Sydney Shipps, and Victoria Powe all took first places. Jordyn Shipps set a school record in the 100 Backstroke.


Girls’ Cross Country Team Congrats to the Lady Panthers Cross Country team for taking the runner-up trophy in this past weekend Bath Invite.  The Panthers placed second, just 12 points from Saline, in the Division 1 girls race.  The Panthers ran well and were lead by Katie Vitou, Ashley Shipps, Hannah Adler, Sofia Perez, Stephanie Robinson, Delaney Kirinovic, and freshman Kaitlyn Hynes.  Great start to the season Ladies!


There will be a lacrosse meeting on Friday, September 15th for any girl interested in playing. Please meet in the commons during seminar.


Friday, September 8

posted Sep 8, 2017, 7:43 AM by Barb Laing

FCCLA (start 9/6 and read until 9/15)

Family Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic organization with its sole purpose serving families and the community while focusing on career exploration. If you are interested in joining FCCLA for the upcoming school year please see MRS. Blake (room 132) for more information. In order to be eligible to join FCCLA you must have take a FCS class (Nutrition and Foods, Parenting, Personal Living or Family & Society). Our first meeting will be Friday september 15th during seminar. We will be discussing upcoming events and membership.

INSPIRED by FCCLA is our theme for the 2017/2018 school year.


Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive (start 9/6 and read until 9/13)- Remember to bring in donations to your Seminar teacher now through Thursday, September 14th.


Fall Musical - There will be a Music Man meeting today during seminar in the Choir Room. Please attend to receive your scripts, sign-up for the Remind, and talk through the schedule. (9/8)


Robotics: The Robotics Teams will start the season next Thursday September 14th after school in Mr. Bush’s room. If you are interested in being a part of robotics feel free to stop by and see what goes on and get some more information about our program. If you would like to see what the new game, In the Zone, looks like for this year you can check out www.VEX.com (9/14)


Senior NHS members need to plan on meeting in Mr. Croley's room on Wednesday the 13th for a meeting. This meeting is only for current  NHS members.


There is a DeWitt Creativity Group meeting today during Seminar. Those attending should hustle down to Mr. Croley's room a.k.a. "The Idea Hive" as there is much to be discussed. All students are welcome.  (read 9/8)


Attention Seniors: The deadline for headshots to be submitted to the yearbook staff is by midnight on Friday, October 13th. Exterior photos may not be used. Head shots must be a traditional studio picture with a plain (preferably dark background) --No hands or props allowed in the frame. Photos can be emailed to dewittyearbook2018@gmail.com --Please communicate with your photographers to ensure you make the deadline as late photos will not be included in the book. If you are in need of a traditional head shot see Dillion Grey. Questions can be directed to Liz VanDerWoude or Danielle Lewis (read 9/8 and 9/11)



A moment of SCIENCE please for the APES environmental fact of the week…  recycling 1 aluminum can saves enough electricity to power a TV for 3 hours.  North America only recycles ⅔ of all aluminum cans, please do your part and recycle. (Fri, 9/8 only)


Student Services

Applications are now available in Student Services for students interested in tutoring.   

Seniors - if you are interested in receiving important senior information and reminders including scholarship and other information, sign up for Mrs. Gerrish’s Remind notification.  Information is is Student Services.

College Visits - Seniors - The following colleges and universities will be visiting during September:  Northern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Baker College , Grand Valley State University and the University of Chicago.  Sign up in Student Services.  


Athletics / Recognitions


Please help wish the high school equestrian team good luck this weekend at their first of three meets in Mason. Riders this year are Olivia Sand and Alyssa Luzkow.  Groom is Shaun Curtis. There are 24 high school teams in our district.Go Panthers!


Wednesday, Sept 6

posted Sep 6, 2017, 11:31 AM by Barb Laing

FCCLA (start 9/6 and read until 9/15)

Family Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic organization with its sole purpose serving families and the community while focusing on career exploration. If you are interested in joining FCCLA for the upcoming school year please see MRS. Blake (room 132) for more information. In order to be eligible to join FCCLA you must have take a FCS class (Nutrition and Foods, Parenting, Personal Living or Family & Society). Our first meeting will be Friday september 15th during seminar. We will be discussing upcoming events and membership.

INSPIRED by FCCLA is our theme for the 2017/2018 school year.


Fall Musical - There will be a Music Man meeting today during seminar in the Choir Room. Please attend to receive your scripts, sign-up for the Remind, and talk through the schedule. (9/8)


LINKS Meeting

There will be a LINKS meeting in Ms. Huff’s room for all students enrolled in the LINKS course this nine weeks. Please attend to receive important information about LINKS.


Japanese Club:  We are so excited to start Japanese Club again and this year it is completely different. If you are a new student, exchange student, or have been at Dewitt your whole life, it isn't too late to join! Don't feel obligated to have taken a Japanese class or know anything about the culture. If you are interested at all in learning about the culture or meeting new people, feel free to pop in! We will be holding monthly activities and events and weekly meeting on Wednesdays. We hope to do more with food, culture, and maybe even sumo wrestling. Go down to Cousins' room and get a pass and come check us out! Our first meeting is this Wednesday(Tomorrow) in Cousins' room number 238 during seminar to discuss what's in store for us this year. Come see if you would be interested!  (9/5 - 9/6)


Robotics: The Robotics Teams will start the season next Thursday September 14th after school in Mr. Bush’s room. If you are interested in being a part of robotics feel free to stop by and see what goes on and get some more information about our program. If you would like to see what the new game, In the Zone, looks like for this year you can check out www.VEX.com (9/14)


Current Senior NHS members looking for "service hours" should see Mr. Croley today during Seminar for a great opportunity. A small group of four or five people is needed for an in school project. See Mr. Croley for details.




There will be an important DeWitt Creativity Group meeting this Friday in "The Idea Hive" -- All are welcome --If you want to connect, create, and celebrate along side of others who are passionate about utilizing their talents to create positive synergy stop down to Mr. Croley's room for the first meeting of the year. Students who participated in the Empathy and Inclusion workshop are encouraged to attend as well others who enjoy attending the Poetry Slams, SHARE sessions, Doc Film nights, and Improvisation workshops. If you want to make the most of your opportunity to share ideas, celebrate diversity, serve others, lead, create, innovate, and collaborate in order to amplify your entrepreneurial mindset and build an impressive resume at the same time come down and check it out.  


Attention Seniors: The deadline for head shots to be submitted to the yearbook staff is by midnight on Friday, October 13th. Exterior photos may not be used. Head shots must be a traditional studio picture with a plain (preferably dark background) --No hands or props allowed in the frame. Photos can be emailed to dewittyearbook2018@gmail.com --Please communicate with your photographers to ensure you make the deadline as late photos will not be included in the book. If you are in need of a traditional head shot see Dillion Grey. Questions can be directed to Liz VanDerWoude or Danielle Lewis



Student Services

Applications are now available in Student Services for students interested in tutoring.   

Seniors - if you are interested in receiving important senior information and reminders including scholarship and other information, sign up for Mrs. Gerrish’s Remind notification.  Information is is Student Services.

College Visits - Seniors - The following colleges and universities will be visiting during September:  Northern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Baker College , Grand Valley State University and the University of Chicago.  Sign up in Student Services.  



Athletics / Recognitions


All girls planning to try out for basketball: Conditioning workouts have begun out at the track on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.  You can only attend these workouts if you are NOT currently playing a Fall sport at DeWitt and they are open to grades 9-12. (9/6)


Girls’ Golf

  The girls golf team won the Ithaca Invitational last Friday with four girls placing in the top ten.  Elaina DeRose led the way with a 75 and she was the medalist, meaning she was the low score for the whole tournament.  Mackenzie Smith shot 86, Morgan Colby 88, and Erin Chapko 93. Great job ladies!

(8/30)


Wednesday, August 30

posted Aug 30, 2017, 7:33 AM by Barb Laing

Quiz Bowl Practice will start up for the year next Wednesday, September 6th after school in Mr. Servis’s room.  Hope to see you there. (Read through Sept 6th)


LINKS Meeting

There will be a LINKS meeting in Ms. Huff’s room for all students enrolled in the LINKS course this nine weeks. Please attend to receive important information about LINKS.



Athletics / Recognitions


Girls’ Golf

  The girls golf team won the Ithaca Invitational last Friday with four girls placing in the top ten.  Elaina DeRose led the way with a 75 and she was the medalist, meaning she was the low score for the whole tournament.  Mackenzie Smith shot 86, Morgan Colby 88, and Erin Chapko 93. Great job ladies!

(8/30)



Monday, June 7

posted Jun 7, 2017, 7:49 AM by Barb Laing

FRESHMAN CLASS of 2020: Please check your gapps account for a very important email message regarding prom planning for 2019. If you are unable to get to the survey you can come to Mrs. Blake’s room 132 at some point today to take the survey. Please do not come during seminar.

 

What do Steve Carell, Elijah Whitman, Tina Fey, Meri Kolemainen, Tim Meadows, and Daisy Manzer all have in common? ....They've all studied sketch comedy and improv at the famous Second City in Chicago. Why is this significant you ask?....  Because tonight at 7:30 there is an improvisation throw down in the auditorium and your invited. Why should you go? Because you deserve a good laugh, because you look good today, because you need a little break from the books, and most of all.... because if you don't, Dillion Grey will remained locked up in an undisclosed location without food or water for the entire summer. ---So come see a hilarious show celebrating the art of improv! Bring a friend or come alone and make one. Laughter is the universal language and tonight we celebrate it. -- Tickets are only $5 and will be available at the door. Doors open at 7:15.  

 

Attention Next Year AP Literature Students: If you missed the meeting on Monday, please make sure to stop by Mrs. Anderson’s room - 221 before the end of the week to get your summer reading assignments!

 

There are still a few extra yearbooks remaining that are now on sale. If you would like to purchase a book please see Mr. Croley or Mrs. Laing or Mrs. Boyle as soon as possible. Once they are gone they're gone so act quickly to ensure you get one.

 

Athletics / Recognitions

Cross Country: If you are interested in joining the guys cross country team next fall there will be an informational meeting Wednesday during Seminar in Mr. Byars’ room.  

 

Girls Cross Country:  There will be a 2017 Girls Cross Country meeting held this Thursday, June 8th, at 6:00p.m. in the high school Presentation Room.  


Monday, June 5

posted Jun 5, 2017, 11:18 AM by Barb Laing

Last chance to return library books before late notice fines are sent home. If you still have an overdue library book please return it today! Again, return your library books or pay the fine. If you can not find your book or if you have any question see Mrs. Sheridan by the end of the day. 6/5)

 

Interested in being a Quiz Bowler next year? There will be an important meeting during seminar today in Mr. Servis’ room.  Please make every effort to attend. (6/5)  

 

Attention Next Year AP Lang Students:  There will be an informational meeting on MONDAY, JUNE 5th during seminar in the cafeteria.  You will receive your summer reading information at this time. If you are unable to attend, please see Mrs. Caler before you leave for the summer to get the information. (6/5)

 

Tonight and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium there will be a comedy throw down as the "Act As If " Improv Troupe will battle for laughs in a show completely improvised. The interactive show will follow the format of Comedy Sportz and will engage the audience on many levels. Many of the students performing have been studying improvisation throughout the year and have honed their skills in Chicago at Comedy Sportz and at the famed Second City Training Center. All former, current, and future Acting students are highly encouraged to attend as much of the evening will feature similar techniques and skill sets found in the Acting I and II classes.  If you're looking for a little relief of the end of the year blues this show has the cure. It's been a long year....you deserve a good laugh. Come live, laugh, and love the fact there are only a few more days of school remaining. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

 

Attention Next Year AP Literature Students: If you missed the meeting on Monday, please make sure to stop by Mrs. Anderson’s room - 221 before the end of the week to get your summer reading assignments!

 

There are still a few extra yearbooks remaining that are now on sale. If you would like to purchase a book please see Mr. Croley or Mrs. Laing or Mrs. Boyle as soon as possible. Once they are gone they're gone so act quickly to ensure you get one.

 


Friday, June 2

posted Jun 2, 2017, 9:10 AM by Barb Laing

Just a reminder that all library books should have been returned or paid for as of last week. If you still have an overdue library book please return it today! Again, return your library books or pay the fine. If you can not find your book or if you have any question see Mrs. Sheridan by the end of the day. 6/2)

 

Interested in being a Quiz Bowler next year? There will be an important meeting during seminar today in Mr. Servis’ room.  Please make every effort to attend. (6/5)  

 

Attention Next Year AP Lang Students:  There will be an informational meeting on MONDAY, JUNE 5th during seminar in the cafeteria.  You will receive your summer reading information at this time. If you are unable to attend, please see Mrs. Caler before you leave for the summer to get the information. (6/5)

 

Attention Next Year AP Literature Students: There will be an information meeting on MONDAY, JUNE 5th during seminar in the presentation room.  You will receive your summer reading information at this time and join your assigned google classroom.  If you are unable to attend, please see Mrs. Anderson before you leave for the summer to get the required information.  (6/5)

 

Any student who signed up for an Acting I or II class next year you should head down to Mr. Croley's room today during Seminar for a meeting. Also, the cast members from Stand and Deliver and students who signed up for the Creative Leadership class should also plan on attending as well.

 

There are still a few extra yearbooks remaining that are now on sale. If you would like to purchase a book please see Mr. Croley or Mrs. Laing or Mrs. Boyle as soon as possible. Once they are gone they're gone so act quickly to ensure you get one.

 

 

 

Student Services

 

Athletics / Recognitions

 

Attention any boys and girls interested in playing golf next school year  Please meet Coach K in the Presentation room today after announcements for a meeting about our next year.  Again, golfers have a meeting in presentation room today. (6/2)


Monday, May 22

posted May 22, 2017, 9:26 AM by Barb Laing

Culinary Club FINAL MEETING: will be May 24 during Seminar in room 207. See you there!


Marching Band: Marching Band Rehearsal for Memorial Day Parade will be every Monday, Wednesday, Friday until May 26! Remember your grade is affected by your attendance so thanks for being responsible!


Attention all students signed up for an Acting Class or Creative Leadership next year -- There will be an important meeting today during Seminar in Mr. Croley's room. Please make every effort to attend.  


Attention Freshmen! Class Officers will be collecting dues this week!  Freshmen class dues are beginning to be collected this week.  You can turn in your class dues to an officer at the Freshmen class table at lunch.  Dues are $10 per year or $35 for all four years if you pay the entire amount this year! We will be collecting at lunches starting today through next Friday, May 26.  After that you will need to see Mrs. Anderson in room 221.  You should be receiving a short letter regarding dues in seminar.  Thank you.


Students please take a moment to complete the Diversity Summit Registration today during seminar and forward your email receipt to your seminar teacher for verification.  If you were able to submit and received an email receipt you DO NOT need to fill out the Diversity Summit Registration #2.  


Friday, May 19

posted May 19, 2017, 12:10 PM by Barb Laing

Culinary Club FINAL MEETING: will be May 24 during Seminar in room 207. See you there!


LINKS There will be a LINKS meeting in Ms. Huff’s room today. We are passing out information for our end of the year field trip. All students who have been involved in LINKS throughout the year are encouraged to attend.


Marching Band: Marching Band Rehearsal for Memorial Day Parade begins Monday, May 15 during seminar and will be every Monday, Wednesday, Friday until May 26! Remember your grade is affected by your attendance so thanks for being responsible!


Attention Freshmen! Class Officers will be collecting dues this week!  Freshmen class dues are beginning to be collected this week and next.  You can turn in your class dues to an officer at the Freshmen class table at lunch.  Dues are $10 per year or $35 for all four years if you pay the entire amount this year! We will be collecting at lunches starting today through next Friday, May 26.  After that you will need to see Mrs. Anderson in room 221.  You should be receiving a short letter regarding dues in seminar.  Thank you.


DHS Pops Concert is this weekend! We hope to see you there. Tickets are still available at www.dewittchoirs.org

Student Services


Athletics / Recognitions


Congratulations to the DeWitt Math Team consisting of sophomores Drew Yesmunt and Drew Keisling and freshmen Kayla Carpenter and Kelly Cochrane for bringing home a third place trophy from the Moore Mathematics Competition at Albion College last Friday.


Any Varsity Football player who raised money for the Bowl-a-thon needs to stop by Coach Wilson’s Room (220) at some point throughout the week to pick up the T-shirts that were ordered.


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