Druid Hills High School
Week at a Glance - January 19
Welcome Ms. Huitt
Please give a Red Devil welcome to Ms. Eliesha Huitt, our new French Teacher. Ms. Huitt is a veteran educator, having previously served at the Atlanta International School and Dunwoody High School.
Curriculum Night - Thursday 1/21
Here's is the schedule for Curriculum Night.
Please note that your attendance is required - any emergency situations necessitating your absence require administrative approval.
Please note that Curriculum Night is an important opportunity to foster positive school-home communications and to communicate your expectations for the semester.
A special thank you to the Orthodontic Practice of Dr. Barfield and Dr.Lewishttp://www.bcorthocare.com/ for sponsoring the Curriculum Night Linner.
6:00 - 6:07 Welcome in the Theatre
6:13 - 6:28 1st Period
6:34 - 6:49 2nd Period
6:54 - 7:10 3rd Period
7:15 - 7:30 4th Period
All-State Band & Orchestra
Congratulations to the following students named to All-State Orchestra and Band!
Shona Harbert—Alternate Bass
Congratulations Jordan Foote
Ms. Shemika Morris
Mr. C. Evans
Attendance Tracking - Action Required
To improve our student contact information, as well as our communication and tracking of student absences and tardies, we are asking teachers of first period classes to collect personal information from their students.
We know many of you already perform some form of data collection during the first few days of class. If you don't collect this information, here is a generic "Student Information" form to you to download to give to your 1st block students to complete. After compiling the data from your 1st block, please verify the information provided by the student matches what is currently listed in Infinite Campus, this is for 1st block only. Should there be any discrepancies, please contact the parent or guardian to verify which information is correct.
If any information from Infinite Campus is incorrect, please enter the correct information on the "Student Information Corrections" spread sheet, and send to me, Mr. Jeffrey, when complete. I will compile the information and give to Mrs. Swanson to change in Infinite Campus.
Once this is completed, everyone will have access to better information to contact the parents about any issues, good and not so good, related to their child.
Please let me know if you have any questions and thanks.
Panelists Needed for Food Science Classes
This week the Food Science students will be designing their own taste test panels and preparing apple pies. Ms. Mosses is looking for staff members to be panelists. It should take no longer than 10 - 15 minutes of teacher planning period time. Please contact Ms. Mosses if you are interested.
Support the Spotlight
The Spotlight, the student paper of Druid Hills High School, produces high quality journalism that covers the people of our community and the issues important to our school. We produce six issues a year, and we always distribute the paper free of cost to every member of our school community.
We believe in our commitment to give the paper to all students—rather than just to students who pay their class dues, which was how previous staffs distributed the paper. Our mission to reach everyone matters. But it also requires the staff to raise nearly $5000 each year through subscriptions, donations, and advertisements to cover the cost of each issue (about $700-800).
We really need your help. We are a small staff now (just 8 students), and we are nearly out of money for the school year. We’re concerned we may not be able to keep distributing the paper free to all students and staff. (Currently we do not have enough funds to print issues this semester.)
We’re on it, though. We’re already hard at work in trying to sell ads, find new subscribers, and garner additional funds. We can also use your help, too.
Please consider becoming a faculty/staff supporter of The Spotlight. Every contribution—no matter what size—can help us reach our goals. We’ll recognize all staff supporters in our masthead. We'll be placing a letter in your mailbox this week about our fundraising needs. If you are able to help support us, you can return that form with information for Dr. King Rogers (in her mailbox or in person).
Thank you for supporting student journalism at DHHS.
2015-2016 Editor in Chief
PTSA Parent Hall of Fame - Nominations
The only restriction is that the parent not have children that currently attend Druid Hills High School (note: it can be a parent with ES or early MS children).
Please send me an email if you would like to nominate someone.
New School Advisory Council Members
Dr. Epps and Ms. Rumsey join our existing School Advisory Council members:
- Angela Hale
- John Milner
- Jerome Morgan
- Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans
- Tamara Ross
- Lawrence Shaw
- Carrie Staines
P.R.I.D.E. Driver Awareness Course
P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Incidents of Driver Error) is a free, two-hour course from the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute (GTIPI) designed to reduce the high number of crashes, injuries and fatalities involving teen drivers in the state of Georgia. The course helps parents and their new teen drivers, ages 14-16, learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time (40) hours of supervised practice driving time.
The next course is January 30. Please see the link to complete the registration form.
PTSA Annual Auction - February 6
Digital Citizenship Event - February 6
What happens when parents and students get the chance to explore the issues kids grapple with online?
Join us on February 6th from 9am - 12pm for a Digital Citizenship Day at the DeKalb School of the Arts, Kyle Theatre to discuss issues ranging from Cyberbullying to College Recruitment and Social Media.
Please visit this link for registration and additional information.
Please mention this event to parents Thursday. I'm sure many of you are aware the student activity on social media is a factor in many of our student conflicts and discipline referrals.
DCSD Calendar - Spring Semester
No school for students:
- February 12 & 15 (Presidents' Day)
- March 11 (Staff Development Day)
- April 1 - 8 (Spring Break)
- Note: May 26 - Last Day of School
No school for 10 and 11-month employees:
- February 12 & 15 (Presidents' Day)
- April 1 - 8 (Spring Break)
- Note: May 27 - Post-planning Day
No school for 12-month employees (Building Closed)
- February 15
- April 7-8
- May 30 (Memorial Day)
- July 4 (Independence Day)
Summer Credit Recovery Program is tentatively scheduled for June 1 - June 30 (Monday-Thursday)
SummerBridge for Rising 9th Graders is tentatively scheduled for July 25-28.
BETA & the CHOA Mailbox Brigade
Monday, January 18
MLK Holiday - No School
Tuesday, January 19
5th Period and Study Hall
Bball vs SWD @DHHS 5:30/7:00pm (Alexander)
Wednesday, January 20
Department Meetings 3:30pm
Wrestling @ Dunwoody 5pm (Cunningham)
JV Bball vs Tucker @DHHS 5:00/7:00 (Ingram)
Thursday, January 21
DCSD Swimming Championships @ Chamblee 5:30pm
Curriculum Night 6:00pm
Friday, January 22
Bball v Dunwoody @ DHHS 5:30pm (Jackson)
DCSD Wrestling Tournament (SWD) through 1/23 (Cunningham)
Saturday, January 23
9th Grade Bball @ SWD 10:00am
DCSD Swimming Championships @ Chamblee 3pm (Cunningham)
JV Bball @ MLK 2:30pm
Wednesday, January 27: Blood Drive
Thursday, January 28 and Saturday, January 30: Stunt Night @ 7pm
AM Science: K. Jones
AM Gym: Robinzine, Adams
PM Bus: S. Brown, C. Smith
Lunch: Brooks, Griffith, Pauling, Hardnett
1st: Knight, K. Miller