DCHS Tiger Paw Prints
DCHS Welcome Back Edition
We are thrilled that you are joining us on this exciting journey of teaching and learning at Douglas County High School, home of the only International Baccalaureate Program in the district! It is with great pleasure that I welcome each and every one of our students and their families back to what I know is going to be an exciting year filled with memorable moments. My staff and I are dedicated to empowering our students to develop self-agency as they embark on a journey uniquely designed for their success in their endeavors. I aim to build strong, lasting relationships with you for years to come. Should you feel the need to contact me, please do not hesitate to contact by calling (770) 651-6500.
DCHS Looking to Take the Next Step in 2022
“We’re expecting to take another step on the ladder. We’ve been here seven years and have four playoff appearances and two of those years we made it to the second round,” said White. “Now we’re trying to get to the third round. We’ve got to take it week-by-week and realize that every game is important.”
This week-by-week approach will be especially important this year, White says, because his team’s schedule features tough non-region contests before having to navigate a competitive Region 5-6A.
The Tigers will open the season uniquely, as their first two games will take place on Saturday instead of the traditional Friday night. In their opener, DCHS will battle Lithia Springs High School in the Henry County Classic, and the following week they will take on Mays High School in the Great Atlanta Bash in their second week.
“Our first two games are Saturday games, and we’ve really got to get our energy and endurance up, because the first game is at 2:00 p.m., and the next week we’ll play at 4:00 p.m.,” White said. “So we’ll be playing in the middle of the heat in August so we’ve got to get in shape.”
Fortunately for the Tigers, they return several starters from last year’s team that advanced to the second round of the state playoffs. Offensively, DCHS brings 10 starters back. The group will be led by wide receiver and Wake Forest commit Hilton Alexander II, and they will also lean on running back Latrelle Murrell and wide receiver Monte Gooden on that side of the ball.
Defensively, the Tigers return eight starters and expect big contributions from Zachariah Keith, a Georgia Tech commit, and Shakai Woods. Both Keith and Woods earned All-State honors at the conclusion of last season, and Woods was named Douglas County Defensive Player of the Year. Additionally, the Tigers return linebacker and defensive back Terien George, who will play a big role this season.
CLEAR BAG POLICY AT ALL ATHLETIC EVENTS
DCSS has a clear bag policy at all sporting events. The policy will be similar to policies in place at college and professional stadiums and coliseums.
"The clear bag policy will help us keep dangerous or illegal items, including weapons, out of our venues," said Superintendent Trent North. "Just this month, someone entered a football game in a neighboring county with a semi-automatic firearm. By allowing only clear bags, we can monitor what's coming into our stadiums and gyms and keep everyone safer with only a minor inconvenience to those in attendance."
The following types of bags will be permitted inside DCSS sporting events:
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12"x6"x12"
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags
- Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5"x6.5"
September 6: Teacher Workday
September 8: 9th & 10th Grade Pre-IB Parent Night 6:30
September 8: Progress Reports Online Parent Parental
September 13: Senior Parent Night 6:30
September 14: Picture Day
September 16: IB Tailgate Party
September 27: 9th & 10th Grade Parent Night 6:30
October 1: Homecoming Dance
October 7: Homecoming Game 7:30
TEACHER APPRECIATION NEVER STOPS!!
"Donut" what we would do without our teachers! Donuts from Gourmet Bakery, Sprinkles!
Our teachers are awesome to the CORE!
Staff enjoy sweet treats from Sweet Sisters Mobile Ice Cream Shop.
WELCOME OUR NEW STAFF MEMBERS
Middle Row from Left: Sheyla Jones, ELA Teacher; Monica Olier-Toloza, IB Spanish Teacher; Drenay Everett, ELA Teacher; Annette Burgess, ELA Teacher; Georgia Thomasson, CTAE Teacher
Top Row: Ken Quinn, PE Coach; Darius Stephens, PE Coach; Jake Head, ELA Teacher; Blake Wilson, Social Studies Teacher; Duane Kelley, Head Basketball Coach
Not pictured: Jada Greene, Criminal Justice & Law Teacher; Dr. Carol Lobban, Social Studies Teacher
Parent Portal Login
If you need help with Parent Portal, contact the Douglas County Help Desk at email@example.com or (770) 651-2330.
Click link below for Instrucciones del portal para padres de Infinite Campus (Espanol)
CLASS OF 2023
We are excited to introduce our new counselor, Ms. Shay Barnby! Ms. Barnby will be replacing Mrs. Jacqueline Williams. She is eager and ready to serve students and their families with the last names A-D. The alphabet breakdown is as follows:
Last Names A-D: Shay Barnby; firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Name E-K: Jari Christmas; email@example.com
Last Name L-R: Christopher Mason; firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Name S-Z: Genobia Babalola; email@example.com
International Baccalaureate Academic Advisor: Suzanne Helms; firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to meet with your counselor, please schedule an appointment with him/her directly. Signs are posted throughout the school building with the QR code students can scan in order to make an appointment.
Google Class Codes:
Class of 2023 (Seniors): 24efsuw
Class of 2024 (Juniors): xsjkje7
Class of 2025 (Sophomores): 3gfsjgk
Class of 2026 (Freshman): pijk6rs
If you would like to meet with your child's teacher, a parent-teacher conference may be scheduled through your child's counselor. Appointment times will be before or after school and may be virtual or in-person.
High School hours are 8:20-3:25.
Daily attendance is strongly encouraged.
STUDENT OF THE MONTH - SKYLAR SOLI
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: email@example.com
NEED A PARKING PASS?
Complete blue form
Bring your driver's license and a copy of your insurance and registration
Cost is $50 payable by cash, check or money order
Parents, if your child drives to school, then they must have a parking pass.
DCHS CHEERLEADERS PERFORM AT NORTH DOUGLAS ES BACK-TO-SCHOOL PEP RALLY
Satchel Pulse for Social Emotional Learning
The Douglas County School District is pleased to announce the introduction of 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 2022-2023 school year, the Satchel Pulse SEL survey will be given to students in grades 4, 5, 6, 9, and 12 at school between August 29 and September 15.
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 in the Satchel Pulse SEL screener? If you would prefer that your child not participate in the Satchel Pulse SEL survey, please contact your child’s school to opt-out. For your convenience, the opt out form may be accessed by clicking the link above this article.
Thank you for partnering with us to support your student. @satchelpulse • firstname.lastname@example.org • 516-568-0858