DHS Weekly Update

Thursday, May 13, 2021


DHS Families,

As the 2020-2021 school year comes to an end, our school calendar is packed with great events! Make sure to check out our website - https://www.csdecatur.net/dhs - for our calendar. Next week we have SLT and PTSA meetings and tryouts for fall sports are beginning. This Saturday is also the senior prom and May 27th is graduation (SENIOR eblast - click here).

If you have any questions, please let me know! It is a pleasure to serve this community!

Rochelle Lofstrand

Principal, Decatur High School

Get Ready to ROCK!

Come join us in the DHS stadium on Friday May 14th and Saturday May 22nd from 7 to 9 pm. Follow the linktree or scan the QR code to secure your tickets!

Noemi Griffin


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Girls Basketball Interest Meeting

"Attention all girls interested in playing basketball at RMS and DHS next school year.

Please complete this interest form (Decatur/Renfroe Girls Basketball Interest Form). Coach Dawson will host a hybrid Interest Meeting on Monday, May 17th at 12:45 pm. High school students should enter the Decatur High School (PAC/Gym) using the side door on Don Griffith Dr. RMS students should attend using this Google Meet link."

Have You Bought Your Yearbook?

The 2020-2021 school year has been a memorable one for sure. Don't forget these memories - make sure you have a yearbook!There are less than 50 yearbooks left to buy. Books can be bought at www.jostens.com and are $65. Get one today before they are gone!

Yearbook Delivery/Distribution

We are anticipating yearbooks to be delivered the last week of school. Based on when we receive them, we will distribute before July 3. All purchasers will get an email with the specific details to pick up ordered books.

If you have any questions please email alockhart@csdecatur.net.

gusto! Spirit Night - May 18, 2021, 5pm-8pm

Come out and support your school during Spirit Night at gusto! Decatur. Make sure you mention "DHS" when you make your purchase. Delicious food for a great cause!
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DEI End of Year Book Chat

Renfroe, Junior Varsity & Varsity Volleyball Tryouts

We are excited to announced the dates for Renfroe, JV, and Varsity Volleyball Tryouts for the 2021 season.

Renfroe Middle School tryouts will be held on August 11th and 12th from 430pm - 630pm at DHS gym. More information on Renfroe tryouts is coming soon.

JV and Varsity tryouts will be held on May 20th and 21st from 4:30pm - 6pm and 6:30pm - 8pm at DHS gym. High School tryouts are open to Rising 9-12th graders. Any rising 8th graders interested in trying out for the JV team are also welcome.

Due to continuing COVID-19 protocols, tryouts will be split into two cohorts.

JV/Varsity Tryout Schedule


4:30p-6p - COHORT 1: Rising 11th and 12th graders will tryout

6:30p-8p - CHOORT 2: Rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders will try out

At the end of each Cohort's tryout, we will make cuts. Players who are not cut will come back on May 21st for the second day of tryouts.


4:30pm - 6:30pm - JV and Varsity teams will be announced by 7:00pm.

More information regarding tryouts, what to bring, and how to prepare will be forthcoming, but until then, MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

If you have any questions, please email me directly at mdenard@gmail.com.


Coach Miriam

News from Our Partners

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The Newly Renovated Decatur Student Center at Decatur High School Is Now Open!

We are thrilled to announce that the newly renovated Student Center at CSD Decatur High School has just officially re-opened this afternoon. After years of planning, the Center was redesigned by DEF board member and designer Lauren Pelissier with student input and will be dedicated space to help address DHS students' behavioral health needs. A small, Covid-safe ribbon-cutting event was held last week to launch its official opening. The idea for the space was spearheaded by Lori Heemann and her family to honor her son and DHS graduate Joe Bodine who tragically lost his life to addiction in 2016. To see photos of the space, please visit DEF’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DecaturEducationFoundation


Take a break from the mayhem of May and show your teachers how much you appreciate their hard work with a Step Up for Teachers tribute. Just go to www.stepupforteachers.com, make a $25 donation and leave your tribute. We'll notify the honored teacher or CSD staff member and deliver a "We Step Up for Teachers" yard sign to your door in the coming weeks. The Step Up campaign supports our teachers in the classroom through Teacher Innovation Grants. Let's show them some love! If you’d like to leave a tribute but can’t give a gift at this time, you can send your tributes to info@decatureducationfoundation.org.

Decatur Education Foundation to Award 20 Scholarships to DHS Class of 2021 Seniors

Thanks to the generous donors in our community, DEF awards more than $70,000 annually in scholarships to 20 hard-working high school seniors. A socially distanced awards event will take place next Monday, May 17th in the DHS courtyard to honor these ambitious students. To see a full list of this year’s scholarship recipients, please visit www.decatureducationfoundation.org/2021scholarships