Tiger Paw Prints
September 11, 2023
School Motto: 5 G Ready Goals, Grades, Grind, Growth & Graduation
Believe in yourself
Achieve the (im)possible
Patriot Day September 11, 2023
From The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 10445—Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance,
“On September 11, 2001, ordinary Americans performed extraordinary acts of heroism. Firefighters and police officers rushed into crumbling buildings and raging fires to save others. EMTs, construction workers, colleagues, and strangers tended to the wounded. Passengers and crewmembers gave their lives to thwart another attack. And a generation of women and men answered the call of duty by joining our Armed Forces to defend our freedom and our democracy.
“These patriots—people of undaunted courage, uncommon resolve, and unwavering perseverance—are forever ingrained in our national character. They are reminders that we are a great country because we are a good people. On this Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, we pay tribute to the heroes and victims who lost their lives on September 11, and we recommit ourselves to the spirit of unity, patriotism, and service that carried our Nation through in the days that followed.”
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Let's Get the Celebration Started!
Maya Math Game
I am Itzamná, Maya Lord of Knowledge and Wisdom. I am here to tell you about my people, who were expert mathematicians. The ancient Maya used mathematics to support many activities in their daily lives, from market transactions to predicting eclipses and making sophisticated calendar calculations.
DCHS Students earn national recognition
Twenty Douglas County High School students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These academic accolades celebrate students' hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino students are an opportunity for high performing students to share their academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs.
The following students at Douglas County High School received the national academic honor: Alexandria Criner, Alicia Brown, Anthony Douglas, Avery Thompson, Chase Curtis, Cristian Sierra, Danielle Tabe-Ebob, Gabrielle Sanders, Gabryelle Singer, Isabella Ortega, Johny Herrera, Jonathan Hardnett, Julia Amufor, Kaleb Gibson, Marquitta Moore, Michael Sinclair, Olatundun Abolarin, Ososese Okojie, Pedro Lopez Roman, and Prisca Andoh.
These outstanding students received the academic honor in one or more of four categories: National African American Recognition Award (NAARA), National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA), National Rural and Small Town Award (NRSTA) and National Indigenous Award (NIA).
“We’re thrilled to celebrate our Douglas County High School students and recognize them for the great work they’ve been doing. We’re proud of their strong academic performance in the classroom and on College Board assessments,” said Principal Kenja Parks. “There’s so much that makes our students unique, and receiving this honor reinforces this as an asset for their future.”
Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and are African American or Black, Indigenous, and Hispanic American or Latinx.
Curriculum Corner with Math Teacher, Mr. Shultz
Geometry comes to life!
In Mr. Jamie Shultz's Geometry class, students use Virtual Reality Goggles to make learning come to life. Here, the students are working through a module that has the using the distance formula to calculate the length of wire needed for a cable car that can connect two towns. They then will use the distance to do some calculations regarding the speed and time of travel for the cable car journey.
If your child is a Junior or is 16 years of age
DCHS is hosting The Gathering Marching Band Competition on October 7th. We are so excited about the 17 bands that will be joining us, including the Clark Atlanta University Mighty Marching Panthers Band.
Teacher and Student Spotlight
DCHS Picture Day 10-19-2023 During 2nd Period
News from the Counseling Department!
Students are always welcome to visit their counselors.
For quick access, students are invited to schedule an appointment using the appointment link below:
They can also scan the QR Code posted on their office door by using a smart phone.
If you would like to meet with your child's teacher, a parent-teacher conference may be scheduled through your child's counselor.
Here Comes the Bus!
Available to parents of the Douglas County School System students
• View the real-time location of your child’s bus
• Access the app from your smartphone, tablet or computer
• Receive push notifications or email alerts
• Send your child to the bus stop at just the right time
How to Get Started
1. Download the Here Comes the Bus app or visit herecomesthebus.com
2. Click the sign-up button
3. Enter school code 79003 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
4. Complete the “User Profile” box
5. Under “My Student” click “Add.” Enter your child’s last name & student ID#
6. Once you confirm your information, you are ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!
Email questions, concerns or comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
DCHS Student Parking
NEED A PARKING PASS?
See Mrs. Flanagan in the main office.
Students can complete the Student Parking Application prior to visiting Mrs. Flanagan.
Bring your driver's license and a copy of your insurance and registration.
The cost is $50 and it is payable by cash, check or money order.
Students may only park in their assigned parking spaces. There are two campus parking locations for students: in front of the school across from the bus lane and at the lower level in the stadium lot. Students must display their parking decal on their vehicles. All other parking spaces are reserved for faculty and visitors.
Click here for the Student Parking Application and Vehicle Registration Form.
When students are present daily, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who frequently attend school feel more connected to their community and develop strong social skills and friendships, which are important skills for life. Please help get your scholars to school by 8:20. The teachers and staff have planned engaging lessons to help your child acquire the skills and knowledge they need to excel.
High School hours are 8:20-3:10.
Daily punctual attendance is strongly encouraged.
Fall means football, food, family and fun!
Satchel Pulse for Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)
August 28, 2023
The Douglas County School District is pleased to announce the second annual Satchel Pulse SEL, a tool to help us monitor and improve the social-emotional learning of all our students. What is Social-Emotional Learning? Social-emotional learning (SEL) programs help youth and adults learn and apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enrich their personal and academic lives. Studies have shown that social-emotional learning programs increase academic performance, attendance, behavior, and post-secondary success.
SEL skills include developing healthy identities, managing emotions, setting and achieving goals, developing empathy for others, establishing and maintaining supportive relationships, collaborating with others, and making responsible and caring decisions.
How does Satchel Pulse work? Satchel Pulse is an easy-to-use survey with 25 simple questions. Students use the survey to rate their self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship, and responsible decision-making skills. Student answers help us learn how to best support our students’ ongoing development in these five critical skills.
When will it start? For the 2023-2024 school year, the Satchel Pulse SEL survey will be given to students in grades 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 and 12 at school between September 11th and September 22nd.
Where can I find out more information about SEL? Support Services Satchel Pulse Who can I contact to learn more about the survey or the social-emotional learning program? School counselors will be your point of contact.
What if I don't want my child to participate? Can I opt out?
Yes, Parents may opt out of Satchel Pulse. Simply Contact DCHS to let us know that you wish for your child to be exempt from this screener.
Thank you for partnering with us to support your student. @satchelpulse • email@example.com • 516-568-0858
September 12 DCHS Leadership Team Meeting 7:30 Room 9315
September 20 Parks, Brantley at District Meeting 8 - 12:30; Burross 1 to 4 at CTAE Meeting
September 21 Parks at DCSS Meeting 8 - 5
September 21 Safety Drill 9:40am
September 26 No Red Ink Training for ELA Teachers Room 9315
September 26 Senior Meeting with Herff Jones 9am in DCHS Theatre
September 26 Faculty Meeting 3:30
September 28 DCHS Marketing and DECA Programs Tour Truist Park and attend Braves Game
October 3 Underclassmen Parent Night 6:30 in the DCHS Theatre
October 4 HoPe will sponsor the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration 5-7 DCHS Cafeteria
October 5 DCHS Fall Festival 3:30 - 6pm Front Lawn of Campus
October 7 DCHS hosts The Gathering Marching Band Competition
October 18 Progress Reports available in Infinite Campus Parent Portal
October 20 Homecoming Game 7:30pm
October 21 Homecoming Dance 6:30pm (Tickets are $45.00 )
October 27 Football Senior Night