Dishman Hills High School

Weekly Update - September 25, 2020

Update from the Principal

Hello Griffins!


We just wrapped up our first week of virtual instruction and I have never been more proud! I loved getting into the live sessions and seeing students again. While not the same as having kids on campus, it was a very welcome sight.


We continue to listen and collaborate with Spokane Regional Health District as we plan for bringing students back on campus. You may have seen the news this week that the earliest learners will begin a transition to a hybrid model in a few weeks. We are not sure the timeline for high school students to return as there are many things that will impact that date. I do want to assure you that no matter when in-person learning becomes an option, it will remain just that, an option. Students will have the ability to continue a fully remote education and remain at Dishman. Students wishing to return to campus will return to our traditional am/pm schedule M, T, Th, F. We will continue to communicate as the timeline becomes more clear.


Thank you for your continued support. As always, I welcome your questions, ideas and feedback.


In Service,


Lauren

Announcements

Internet Cafe

Following health and safety protocols, we are excited to open up an Internet cafe at Dishman! Students that need Internet access or a quiet place to work are welcome to join us on campus for our Internet cafe set up in the cafeteria.

Requesting Help or Resources

If you need help accessing Food Bank sites, housing assistance, transportation, homework help, clothing, or other resources, please let us know by filling out this form and the appropriate person will contact you.


Resource Request Link

Resource Support at Dishman Hills High School

Hi, My name is Logan, I am the DHHS Resource Coordinator this year from AmeriCorps. I am the go-to guy for students in need of housing assistance, clothing, food, and hygiene products. My office is tucked away in a corner of Dishman outfitters (front-right as you enter) and my door is always open. I'm looking forward to working with you this year.


Cell: (619)-734-7113

Email: Logan.Kirk@wvsd.org

Academic Support at Dishman Hills High School

Hi, my name is Cullen, I am the Academic Support Specialist through AmeriCorps at Dishman Hills High School this school year. I facilitate the work that happens in the Maker Space at Dishman Hills. If you would like access to any of the resources below, please contact me.



Makerspace Resources:

  • Running Scholarship List

  • Career Preparation: Resume Layout Templates, Job Interview Practices

  • Tutoring Services & Scheduling

  • Online Tutoring Resources (Khan Academy, Crash Course, etc.)

  • Post-High School Education Opportunities & Preparation

  • FAFSA/College Assistance

  • Volunteer Opportunities (Dishman Outfitters, Griffin Grove, Makerspace)

  • Appointment Scheduling with Academic Support Specialist

  • Extracurricular Activities List (Clubs, Games, Events)



Please contact me, Cullen Lonigan, via email at cullen.lonigan@wvsd.org or call/text (207) 619-1329 if you have any questions regarding tutoring services, academic assistance, or DHHS extracurricular activities.

Virtual College Fair for Juniors and Seniors


This year's college fair will be done virtually!

There are 6 sessions per day to choose from and 3 opportunities throughout the week to "see" each school.

Sign up for each individual session by going to the BLUE STUDENT REGISTRATION HYPERLINK on the registration schedule (linked below). You must sign up for each session you are interested in individually.

The registration schedule can be found by going to this link:

https://tinyurl.com/yxl6p5ye

These are the groupings to select from:

  • WA Private 4-year Schools
  • WA Public 4-year Schools
  • PNW Private 4-year Schools
  • Specialty/International Schools
  • Out-of-State Public Schools
  • Out-of-State Private Schools
  • Idaho Schools
  • Western Public Schools



Link to the event schedule

Struggling with Something and Need Someone to Talk to When your Counselor isn't Available?

Crisis Text Line provides free 24/7 support via text message. Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor.


Or Call First Call for Help (877) 266-1818

About Our School

We believe in new ways of teaching and learning. We empower students through project-based experiences, mentoring, and self-direction. Our goal is for all students to be successful in their academic and social lives.