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Monday, January 30

posted Jan 30, 2017, 7:45 AM by Barb Laing


Welcome to Winterfest week at DHS! Thanks to those already showing spirit by wearing PJs today.

Teachers, please count students wearing PJs, refer to Mr. DeLaCruz’s email, and fill out the tally sheet there as soon as you can. Thank you!

Tomorrow will be class colors day: freshmen wear green, sophomores wear navy blue, Junior's wear white, seniors wear black, and teachers wear red. The class with the best participation wins the fabled ROAR trophy and a grand prize.

This Friday Student Government is throwing DHS’s first WINTERBLAST! event right after the basketball game from 10pm to 2am -- if we can get the chaperones! Only a $5 entry for games, movies, competitions, raffles and more! Please show your spirit and support with your attendance! Have a great week and go panthers! Grrrowl!

DHS Students!: You’re invited to the DHS Multicultural Student Union’s first official meeting on Wednesday, February 1st during seminar in Mr. DeLaCruz’s bio room! The purpose of this union is to provide a space where minority students can connect with one another and discuss relevant issues in today’s society. For more information, please speak to Sean Holland or Haley Garcia! (1/27-2/1)

Marching Band 2017 - Your deposit for marching band is due February 1st. No deposit = no spot in the show. (2/1)

Choir Trip: The MANDATORY Toronto meeting has been RESCHEDULED for Wednesday during Seminar. If you are going on the trip you MUST be at the meeting to sign-up for rooms and tour groups (2/1).

COSTA RICA: We have an IMPORTANT meeting TODAY in seminar for all students enrolled for our trip to Costa Rica in June! Meet in room 128 after these announcements.

Students looking to participate in the SHARE this Wednesday should see Mr. Croley today or tomorrow to sign up. Themes for the next few weeks include:

  • Having integrity has allowed me to...

  • Overcoming struggles have made me stronger

  • Let me tell you about the bizarre dream I had...

  • Perception vs. Reality

A reminder to all cast members of Stand and Deliver, the costume and props deadlines are this week. Make sure you have gathered and organized your inventory and are well prepared for rehearsals.  (read 1/30 only)

Tickets for Stand and Deliver will go on sale this week. Tables will be at both lunches this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. The play is based on the 1988 film which follows the true story of a group of inner city students at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles and the journey of the famous Calculus teacher Jaime Escalante, which will be played by Mr. Croley.

    The show is very much relevant to many pressing issues facing our schools, communities, and country. Stand and Deliver is for anyone who believes in the power of possibility and the limitless pursuit of happiness. It's a show for the supporters of education and those who fight to the keep the artistry in the teaching profession. It's a show for the doers and dreamers, the underdogs and the persistent. It 's an urban tale which speaks directly to the heart. The play is an emotionally packed roller-coaster that speaks the common language we all share...one of laughter, tears and love. Do your part in helping to create a more positive school culture where diversity is embraced and inclusion becomes the norm. Come see Stand and Deliver! Shows are Feb. 15, 16, 17, and 18 at 7:00 p.m. and Feb. 19 at 2:00 p.m. Note: There will be a post show discussion following each performance discussing issues of diversity, inclusion, and ways we can work together to create psychologically safe learning environments. (read 1/30, 2/1, 2/3)

Student Services

AP Testing: All students taking an AP class this school year interested in taking the AP exam must sign up in Student Services.  You will need a $15 non-refundable deposit at the time you sign up.  

Local Scholarship applications are now available in Student Services.  If you are interested in local scholarships, stop into Student Services and fill out the form.  If you turned in a scholarship request form, your scholarship applications can be picked up in Student Services.

Athletics / Recognitions

The Girls Varsity Basketball team picked up two more victories this weekend knocking off Mason 52-39 and Charlotte 58-17. Maddie Petersen led the team in scoring both nights, with 15 points Friday and a career-high 19 on Saturday night. Grace George scored 14 points against the Bulldogs, and chipped in with 9 points and 9 rebounds against the Orioles. The team faces CAAC-Red rival St. Johns on Friday night at home. (1-30)