DHS Weekly Update

Thursday, May 20, 2021


DHS Families,

Thanks to Mr. Fernandez and the emcees for last night's SGA Awards Night. Here is the LINK to the recorded program if you would like to check it out.

This Friday is the last day for graduating seniors! We had a great prom last weekend and PTSA sponsored a Senior Carnival and Baccalaureate. For 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, just a reminder that there are NO virtual classes in the afternoon on May 27th and 28th. In-person classes will still occur on our current schedule. The most recent graduation info can be found here - LINK.

Thank you all for your continued support of our students and staff! It's been an interesting year (to say the least)! As I end my first year back at DHS since 2014 and my first year as principal here, I wanted to personally say "thank you" for your support, your understanding, and your grace. I look forward to working with you again next year!

Rochelle Lofstrand

Principal, Decatur High School

Get Ready to ROCK!

Come join us in the DHS stadium on Saturday May 22nd from 7 to 9 pm. Follow the linktree or scan the QR code to secure your tickets!

Noemi Griffin


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Clap When You Land - DEI End of Year Book Chat

Topic: Clap When You Land Book Chat

Time: May 21, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 846 3623 2893

Passcode: 0dQUYq

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Junior Varsity & Varsity Volleyball Tryouts Today and Tomorrow

JV and Varsity tryouts will be held on May 20th and 21st from 4:30pm - 6pm and 6:30pm - 8pm at DHS gym. High School tryouts are open to Rising 9-12th graders. Any rising 8th graders interested in trying out for the JV team are also welcome.

Due to continuing COVID-19 protocols, tryouts will be split into two cohorts.

JV/Varsity Tryout Schedule


4:30p-6p - COHORT 1: Rising 11th and 12th graders will tryout

6:30p-8p - CHOORT 2: Rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders will try out

At the end of each Cohort's tryout, we will make cuts. Players who are not cut will come back on May 21st for the second day of tryouts.


4:30pm - 6:30pm - JV and Varsity teams will be announced by 7:00pm.

More information regarding tryouts, what to bring, and how to prepare will be forthcoming, but until then, MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

If you have any questions, please email me directly at mdenard@gmail.com.


Coach Miriam

PTSA Call for Volunteers!

The PTSA Needs Parent Volunteers for '21-'22 School Year

The PTSA Board works together as a team to complete tasks, plan and coordinate activities, and works with the Faculty and staff to continue to improve the school environment for our Decatur High School students & families.

Each year we have volunteers that age out as their students graduate and we have a large number of long-time volunteers leaving this year. We're grateful to them for their support and need other parents to step in and take on those roles.

Please consider volunteering for the DHS PTSA and joining the board to lead a committee. Below you will find a link to an interest form with descriptions of each position and team. While there are specific official duties for each position, the Board works as a team to support one another.


News from Our Partners

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Take a break from the mayhem of May and show your teachers how much you appreciate their hard work with a Step Up for Teachers tribute. Just go to www.stepupforteachers.com, make a $25 donation and leave your tribute. We'll notify the honored teacher or CSD staff member and deliver a "We Step Up for Teachers" yard sign to your door in the coming weeks. The Step Up campaign supports our teachers in the classroom through Teacher Innovation Grants. Let's show them some love! If you’d like to leave a tribute but can’t give a gift at this time, you can send your tributes to info@decatureducationfoundation.org.

It’s a DEF Dine-Out!

NaanStop is partnering with DEF for another dine-out/take-out. NaanStop will be donating 10% of sales to the DEF! NaanStop is a family-owned Indian restaurant serving our mother's recipes. We're offering family meals including 2 entrees, fresh-baked naan, handmade samosas, basmati rice, and chutneys (feeds 4).

Just place your order before 5pm on Wednesday, June 2nd, and your order will be available for pick up between 5- 5:45pm on Thursday, June 3rd. Pick-up location provided when order is confirmed.

- link to menu: https://naanstop-decatur.square.site/
- Pickup/drive-thru at Avery/Bucher in Decatur
- Pickup instructions will be sent with confirmation
- Pickup will be available between 5- 5:45pm
- masks/distancing required at pick up
- order in advance before 5p on Wednesday, June 2nd ... first-come, first-served, so get your orders in before they sell out!