Druid Hills High School

Week at a Glance - September 18

Flu Shot Clinic September 19 MC

Progress Reports Issued Wednesday, 9/20 - Grades must be posted by Monday, September 18 at 4pm

Homecoming 2017 Updates

Homecoming Game - September 15 @ 5:15pm @ Adams Stadium

Spirit Wear Days (9/18-22)

Monday - Character (i.e. super hero) Day

Tuesday - Blast from the Past Day

Wednesday - (Dress like a) Tourist Day

Thursday - Twin Day

Friday - DHHS Spirit Wear Day

Friday, September 22 - Click to see revised bell schedule

1:45 Homecoming Pep Rally

2:30 Homecoming Parade (DHHS Driveway)

Saturday, September 23

Homecoming Dance - volunteers still needed

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Welcome Jared Holloway, DHHS' new Special Education Paraprofessional!

Curriculum Night Schedule - Thursday, September 21

Linner served after dismissal

6:00 - 6:10 Parents in Theatre

6:16 - 6:30 1st Period

6:36 - 6:50 2nd Period

6:56 - 7:10 3rd Period

7:16 - 7:30 4th Period

Curriculum Night is a required event for Certified staff - absences require prior approval and/or documentation.

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Broken Seat Tablets in the Theatre

Mr. Roberts just delivered the third broken seat tablet in a month. Please instruct students not to sit on them while in the Theatre. Additionally, if you use the Theatre for classes/clubs, please ensure students pick up trash and their belongings prior to leaving. Thank you!

School Safety Audits

The DCSD Public Safety - Safe Schools Unit will begin Safe School Audits of schools and centers on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017.

Faculty and staff are required to stand at the doorway of their classrooms to monitor and supervise students during transitional times. Faculty and staff are also required to actively engage students to move students expeditiously to class. All unoccupied and unused interior doors to the classroom, closets, and/or storage rooms must remain locked and secure.

All employees are expected to wear their school district ID badge and carry the key card with them at all times. Please familiarize yourself with the different lockdown procedures

  • Level 1 (Situation in the surrounding neighborhood): Exterior doors locked. Everyone remains inside the building.
  • Level 2 (Situation on campus): Exterior and interior doors locked. Everyone remains inside their current office or classroom. Classroom instruction continues.
  • Level 3 (Active shooter): Exterior and interior doors locked. Everyone remains inside their current office or classroom. Classroom instruction immediately ceases and students are to remain out-of-sight of the door windows.

Adopt-a-School Extended

Druid Hills High School has adopted the students and staff of Wisdom High School in Houston, TX. Wisdom is a diverse school (55% are English Language Learners) of over 1,800 students, nearly all of whom are on free and/or reduced lunch. According to their Principal, many of the students lost everything in the recent floods.

We are asking the Druid Hills High community to donate gift cards through September 22 to be distributed to the staff and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The gift cards can be from Sam's/Walmart, Costco, Target, Home Depot, or a Visa - no amount is too small. The Main Office will also accept monetary donations that will go directly to Wisdom.

FCCLA is conducting a Letters to Wisdom drive to run concurrently with our gift card drive. Please encourage (and even allot classroom time for) students to write an encouraging/uplifting note to a Wisdom High School student.

Students should introduce themselves and our school. Please encourage students not to spend the entire letter focused on the flooding - the focus should be on encouragement.

Please complete a check for language/graphic content before sending them to Ms. Mosses or Ms. G. Jackson.

Teachers and other staff members are encouraged to write similar notes to their counterparts at Wisdom.

Letters are due by Friday, September 22. Please contact Ms. Mosses or Ms. G. Jackson with questions. Thank you in advance!

United States Youth Senate Program - Deadline Friday

The United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution in 1962 creating the UNITED STATES SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM (USSYP), a national initiative to provide a yearly opportunity for talented young people with demonstrated leadership abilities to deepen their understanding of America’s political processes and strengthen their resolve to pursue careers in public service. The USSYP brings the highest-level officials from each branch of government together with an outstanding group of high school students — two high school juniors or seniors from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) — during an intensive educational program week held in Washington, D.C.

The program is merit-based and highly competitive. Each student will also receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. Now in its fifty-sixth year, the program has been fully funded since inception by THE HEARST FOUNDATIONS as an enduring commitment to preparing young people for citizenship and leadership in our participatory democracy. More than 5,500 strong, USSYP alumni serve the country in many ways.

Qualified applicants must be:

  • a junior or senior high school student;
  • able to show demonstrated leadership through public service in elected or appointed positions where they are actively representing a constituency in organizations that relate to government, public affairs, history and/or community service;
  • actively serving in qualified leadership positions;
  • enrolled in high school; and,
  • living in the state they will represent for the entire 2017–2018 academic year.

The deadline for application submission to the Main Office is Friday, September 22. Druid Hills did have a USSYP representative a few years ago - it would be great to send another!

GA Tech Engineering Careers Conference

The Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Program is excited to announce the 18th annual Engineering Career Conference (ECC) for current female junior and senior high school students.

ECC is designed to give high school girls knowledge and information about the eleven engineering disciplines offered at Georgia Tech to help them decide if they'd like to study engineering in college, and, if so, which type of engineering is best for them.

This year's ECC will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM in the Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom.

Next Week

Friday, 9/15

Homecoming Fball game v Clarkston 5:15 Adams (Cunningham, Ingram, Joyner)

JV Sball @ Stn. Mtn 5p (Jackson)

Saturday, 9/16

XC @ Apple Hawkins Invitational

Sunday, 9/17

Class of 1987 Reunion 3p (Cunningham)

Monday, 9/18

JV Sball @ Riverwood 5p (Cunningham)

Tuesday, 9/19

Flu Shot Clinic Media Center

XC 5:15 DHMS (George)

Vball v Salem/Eastside @ Salem 5p (Jackson)

Sball v Henry County 5:15p (Joyner)

Wednesday, 9/20

JV Sball v Riverwood 5p (Alexander)

Sball @ Chamblee 5:30p (Cunningham)

Thursday, 9/21

Sball @ Henry County 5p (Alexander)

Vball v Holy Spirit 5p (Ingram)

Curriculum Night 6p

Friday, 9/22

Pep Rally & Homecoming Parade

Fball @ N. Clayton 7:15 Southern Crescent Stadium (Alexander)

Saturday, 9/23

Soccer Neighborhood Yard Sale 9-1pm Cafeteria

Homecoming Dance Cafeteria

Coming Soon

9/26 PTSA Selective Colleges Admissions Night, Vball Senior Night

9/27 CLG during Planning, ESOL Department Meeting

9/28 - Sball Senior Night

Duty Assignments

AM Cafeteria: McIntosh, W. Harris

Science: Fullerton

Gym: Hickey/Mosses

PM Dismissal: Pauling/Richardson


A: S. Miller/Shields

B: Bornstein/Boone

C: Ponta/Betts

Hall Sweep:

1st Period: Chatard/Montooth (N. Bldg/500), Raphael/Rachford (Science), Rayburn/Lee/Renfro (Gym/Band)

2nd Period: Washington/Winchester (N. Bldg/500), Henery/Book (Science), Palmer/E. Brown (Gym/Band)

4th Period: Rachford/Spry (N. Bldg/500), Fullerton/Walton-Mouw (Science), Burton/Nicholson (Gym/Band)