Dublin High School

Week of September 18, 2023

A NOTE FROM DR. OVERSTREET...   Congressman Rick Allen Visit to Dublin High School: Dublin High School was honored to host Congressman Rick Allen to the school last Friday. Congressman Allen focused his visit on the WAY, the College & Career Academy. He was very impressed with the career pathway opportunities that we provide for students on the campus of Dublin High School. Moreover, he stressed the importance of preparing students to be "workforce ready" and the impact students will have on the economic development of the Dublin and Laurens County community after graduation. Congressman Allen will be a voice for the College and Career Academy on Capital Hill. Click on the link below for more of what Congressman Allen had to say about his visit to DHS.    https://www.41nbc.com/dublin-city-schools-is-giving-students-head-start-in-their-careers/    Shamrock Bowl Announcement: We would like to share an important reminder concerning attendance at all Dublin sporting events including the Shamrock Bowl. Children 16 and under are required to be accompanied by an adult in order to be admitted to all athletic events. This will be strictly enforced, and is designed to promote the safety, health, and well being of all students. Also, anyone found to violate the GHSA Code of Conduct, which states “…Profanity, degrading remarks, and intimidating actions directed at officials, competitors, or other spectators will not be tolerated, and are grounds for removal from the event site,” will be banned from future events. Let’s put our best foot forward while also cheering our Irish on to victory! #GoIrish    Student Safety & Wellness: Signing Out Students From School: Students are not allowed to leave campus during the school day without written permission from the parent and approval from the school administration.. No student is allowed to sign out to get lunch and return to school. All students must sign in and out of the school office before departing the school campus. Each student checking out should have a note and should submit it to the Front Office no later than 8:00 a.m. for verification and approval. The note should have the name and telephone number of the parent/guardian to be called. Students shall not be released until a parent/guardian is contacted and the verification process is completed. If a student checks out, he/she must keep his/her check out note and present it to the teachers whose classes were missed when the student returns to school. Under no circumstances should any student leave campus, once the student has arrived on campus, without parent/guardian verification before signing out.    Scholarships: There are several scholarships that are now available. Please review the list of scholarship posted in this newsletter weekly. Students can complete the scholarship application online, or by seeking the assistance of the high school counselor, Ms. Jessica Lemon.    Have a great week!  Don't Stop Believing!  Michael Overstreet

A Note From Dr. Overstreet...

Intruder Alert Drill, Monday, September 18, 2023: Dublin High School will participate in a district-wide Intruder Alert Drill on Monday, September 18, 2023. This is a Drill to prepare our staff and students in the event of a real time situation. The event is linked to our district Belief Statement: " A safe, secure, flexible, and loving environment promotes positive learning communities for academic achievement, personal growth, and emotional well-being. The drill will take place during the school day. Teachers and staff will follow the school's lockdown protocols during the drill. Following the drill, DHS will resume normal school day activities.

Congratulation to the following students for being selected as class representatives on the 2023 Homecoming Court:

Freshman Class: Rickaya Griffin & Tal Duke

Sophomore Class: Jamya Tinsley & Jaylon Harris

Junior Class: Derricka Lewis & Tyrese Lewis

Representing the Senior Class:

Tahara Diallo

Deago Jackson

Coumba Diallo

Jamari Hood

Shaliyah Parks

A'zavius Davis

Jordan Wright

Josh Guyton

Aaliyah Lang

Tramarius Talor

The Japan/Osaka Twin Sister Scholarship: We are so proud of the seventeen students who applied for this prestigious scholarship. We congratulate all of you for applying and wish you well during the interview process. This is a very competitive scholarship which includes students from Dublin High School, West Laurens and East Laurens High Schools. Only nine students county-wide will be selected to travel to Japan to participate in the exchange program. Students will have the opportunity to visit Tokyo and Osaka while staying with host families. They will learn about international business and the unique culture of Japan.

21st Century After School Program: The 21st Century Afterschool Program is available to all students. The 21st Century Program is an after-school program for students who are in need of extra help or tutoring for core academic subjects they are currently enrolled in this semester. Students can also recover credits for courses they may have previously failed in order to get back on track for graduation. The afternoon program is Monday - Thursday from 2:30 until 5:30. Bus transportation along with an afterschool meal are provided. For More information, please contact Ms. Madision, the school's Graduation Coach at 478-353-8040.

Senior Transcript Audit Day: Parents are invited to join us on Tuesday, September 20th for "Senior Transcript Day." This event is very important because it allows seniors and the high school staff to conduct an "audit" of every senior transcript to make sure all seniors on track to graduate in May, 2024. For more information call the school 478-353-8040.

The University of Georgia Night: Dublin High School will host an “Evening with UGA” on September 26th beginning at 6:00 p.m in the school's auditorium. This is an illustrious event because UGA handpicks schools nationwide to host. Therefore, it is a privilege for us to be chosen. Attached is the event flyer and the link to register is below. This event is open to ALL students high school students, not just Dublin High School, so we expect a large crowd that day. Please help us by making sure students are registered. By registering, this places them on UGA’s admissions “radar.” Even if a student is not interested in attending the University of Georgia, great college admissions tips are often given at these events. It will help us achieve our mission to make all students college and/or career-ready. UGA admissions are excited to come to see Dublin, and I’m excited for us to have them! sponsored by Dublin High School, The WAY, Workforce Accelerating Youth College & Career Academy. Please register at the link below or call the school for more information 478-353-8040.


DHS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15, 2023

About National Hispanic Heritage Month - Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period. Dublin High School will recognize Hispanic Heritage Month with planned activities.

“Don’t Stop Believing!”

Go Irish!

Michael Overstreet

Leadership/Scholarships Opportunities

Upcoming Events

Monday, 9/18 Lady Irish Softball @ Washington County 5:30PM

Tuesday, 9/19 Lady Irish Softball @ Jefferson County 5:30PM

Tuesday, 9/19 Lady Irish Softball @ West Laurens 5:00PM

Wednesday, 9/20 - Senior Transcript Audit Day

Thursday, 9/21Lady Irish Vollyball @ Tatnall High School 6PM & 7PM

Thursday, 9/21 Irish Cross Country Team Bulldog Invitational @5PM

Monday, 9/25 - 29: Dublin High School's Book Fair

Monday, 9/25: Local School Governance Team Training

Tuesday 9/26 UGA Night (Students/Parents must register)

Wednesday 10/11 - Report Card Day

Wednesday, 10/11 - PSAT Test

Friday, 11/17 - ASVAB Test

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