DCHS Tiger Paw Prints

September 15, 2022


New teachers were serenaded by Douglas County's finest Drumline during New Teacher Orientation! Teachers were able to rock out to the tunes as they arrived for their first meet and greet at Douglas County High School! What a warm welcome! Thank you to our band director, Mr. Torre Goodson and the DCHS Band. #YOUROCK!
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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"

Upcoming Dates

September 16: IB Tailgate Party 5:30-7:00

September 27: 9th & 10th Grade Parent Night 6:30

October 1: Homecoming Dance 7:00-10:30

October 7: Homecoming Game 7:30

October 10 & 11: Fall Break - No School

October 25: PSAT Day

October 27: SAT School Day

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) takes place September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. It is a national celebration to honor the history, culture and influence of past generations who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. National Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson as Hispanic Heritage Week and was expanded to a month-long celebration 20 years later. The start of the festive month on September 15 marks the Independence Day of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Then on September 16, Mexico celebrates its Independence Day, followed by Chile on September 18 and Belize on September 21. In the latter half of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mexicans observe the Día de la Raza (Race Day) on October 12, which was previously known as Columbus Day. Día de la Raza (Race Day) recognizes "the mixed indigenous and European heritage of Mexico." What’s more, the end of the celebration (October 15) is only two weeks away from Mexico’s Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 1 and November 2.

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Parent Portal Login

To access your students progress reports, report cards, attendance, and grades, click the "Infinite Campus Parent Portal Set Up" link above for directions on registering for a Parent Portal account. 4.5 weeks progress reports were made available online via Infinite Campus on Friday, Sept. 8, 2022, for all parents and students who attend DCHS.

If you need help with Parent Portal, contact the Douglas County Help Desk at parent@dcssga.org or (770) 651-2330.

Click link below for Instrucciones del portal para padres de Infinite Campus (Espanol)

Counselor's Corner

News from the Counseling Department!

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; shay.barnby1@dcssga.org

Last Name E-K: Jari Christmas; jari.christmas@dcssga.org

Last Name L-R: Christopher Mason; christopher.mason@dcssga.org

Last Name S-Z: Genobia Babalola; genobia.babalola@dcssga.org

International Baccalaureate Academic Advisor: Suzanne Helms; suzanne.helms@dcssga.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

Parent-Teacher Conferences

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.

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Seniors, stay abreast of all the news in the Senior Newsletter. The countdown is on!!


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Work-Based Learning (WBL)

Work-Based Learning (WBL) is a continuum of awareness, exploration, preparation, and training activities, including developing employability and technical skills that support success in careers and postsecondary education. Douglas County School System (DCSS) students that are in the 11th and 12th grade, who are on track for graduation, are a minimum of 16 years of age, and meet the program requirements may enroll in the program.

The program is an education option that prepares students for the world of work through a combination of academic and workplace learning. WBL is based on the belief that our youth must be better prepared for the future if they are to be successful in a competitive, global economy.

During the eighth, ninth and 10th grade, students begin exploring their career interests. In 9th and 10th grade students should begin taking courses in the academic and technical areas that help to lay the foundation for their future careers. Additionally, as students continue to take coursework related to his/her career interest, they also begin paid, on-the-job training or a non-paid internship through a structured workplace learning program.

This combination of structured learning and authentic work experiences are implemented through an education and industry partnership. Students have the opportunity to connect what they learn in school with worksite applications, enabling a smooth transition into the workforce and education beyond high school.

Caliber Car Wash was on-site at DCHS on Wednesday recruiting potential employees. Pictured above is 11th grade student, Bianca Cain speaking with Devon Parks. Bianca is a part of our WBL program, who is always seeking employment opportunities that will enhance her knowledge of the workforce.

Work-Based Learning activities culminate in an assessment and recognition of acquired knowledge and skills, at the end of the school year.


Exciting news! All 9th grade students will be taking the YouScience assessment on October 25th. We believe YouScience is a great way for students to learn more about themselves, explore high-demand careers that are a good fit for them, and gain a better understanding of how their unique talents are needed in the economy. Click the link below to learn more about YouScience and what it means for your student.


SAT School Day October 27, 2022

Attention Seniors:

If you are interested in taking the SAT on October 27th you must report to Mrs. LaRosa Johnson in the Jim Steele Building to register. The test fee is $60.00 which is payable by cash, check or money order. The deadline to register is September 20th.


The ASVAB test will be administered at DCHS on November 10, 2022 from 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. for Juniors and Seniors only. This is an excellent aptitude and interest test that will help students identify possible career areas even if they have no plans of entering the military. If interested, students MUST SIGN UP ahead of time in order to take the ASVAB. Sign-up will be announced in late October on Google Classroom, morning announcements and with JROTC instructors. They will not want to miss this opportunity!

Pictured below from left to right: DCHS Counselor Genobia Babalola, SGG Norris & SFC Lehnhardt of the United States Army. The Army recruiters were on hand Wednesday to help all interested students understand all aspects of the Army in hopes of helping them make informed decisions regarding a career in the Army.

Counselor Genobia Babalola, SSG Norris & SFC Lehnhardt


When students are present daily, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who frequently attend school feel more connected to their community and develop strong social skills and friendships, which are important life skills.

High School hours are 8:20-3:25.

Daily attendance is strongly encouraged.


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Students must be at their designated bus stop 5 minutes before their scheduled pick-up time. Bus routes are located at https://edulog.dcssga.org/livewebquery/webquery/


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: herecomesthebus@dcssga.org


See Mrs. Flanagan in the main office.

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.

Click here for the Student Parking Application and Vehicle Registration Form.

Satchel Pulse for Social Emotional Learning

August 25, 2022

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 • pulse@teamsatchel.com • 516-568-0858