DCHS Tiger Paw Prints

Veterans Day Edition

SCHOOL THEME: Don't Just Fly...SOAR!

SCHOOL MOTTO: 5G Ready: Goals, Grades, Grind, Growth & Graduation

Watch a few of our veterans share memories of their service to our nation

Veterans Day Video
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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"



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Consuela Borders is a senior at DCHS. She is an amazing student and peer mentor to others in her classes. She is a member of the Beta Club as well as the National Honor Society. Consuela plans to attend the University of West Georgia and major in nursing. Congratulations Consuela!

Faculty & Staff Recognition


It's time to apply for the IB magnet program for 2023-2024

DCHS hosted an IB Magnet Informational Meeting on October 27th for interested 8th grade students. If you are interested in a tour of the school and a shadow day, please don't hesitate to contact the IB Coordinator, Mr. Robert Bennett at robert.bennett@dcssga.org.

Magnet Application Link

Magnet Timeline

The deadline to apply to all magnet programs is Monday, December 12, 2022.

Please contact the DCHS IB Coordinator Robert Bennett at robert.bennett@dcssga.org for more information.


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See Mr. Cordell in Room 9307 of the Jim Steele Building to order your yearbook today!

Principal's Spotlight On...

DCHS Veterans Who Have Served Our Great Country!


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Senior Night Scholarship Recipient

DCHS had the pleasure of welcoming the distinguished men of the Carrollton-Douglasville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. who presented a scholarship award to Barrington "Jayden" Henry for his outstanding leadership, character and academic achievement. Jayden is a candidate for the International Baccalaureate Diploma and plans to pursue a career in politics or journalism. We wish you the very best in your journey!

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What are the names of three popular plays written by Shakespeare?

Last Week's Trivia Question:
What is Superman's real name?

Answer: Kal-El

The name given to Superman at birth by his biological parents, Jor-El and Lara, on the planet Krypton is Kal-El. The name given to Superman by his adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, when he arrives in Smallville on Earth is Clark Kent, which continues to be the name of his alter ego.


PSST!!...Parents and Students, do you want to know EVERYTHING happening in and around DCHS? Then click on this NEWS YOU CAN USE link for all announcements. Everything from fundraisers to tryouts to how to sign up for various sports and clubs! All the happenings can be found here!

Upcoming Dates

October 24-November 9: ASVAB Registration for Juniors & Seniors Only

November 7-11 College Week (See flyer above)

November 8: Teacher Workday - No School for students

November 9: Apply to College Day

November 10: ASVAB Test Administration @ DCHS for those who registered

November 11: Veteran's Day - Celebrate staff members who serve or have served our country

November 11: Progress Reports for 13.5 weeks released online

November 15: Parent Night to review Performance Data and GMAS Support at 6pm

November 15: Basketball DCHS vs. Banneker @ home 6:00 Girls 7:30 Boys

November 16: Lip Sync Battle (stay tuned for new date)

November 18: American Red Cross Blood Drive (See flyer above)

November 21-25 Thanksgiving Holidays - No School

December 5: Senior Field Trip - GA Aquarium

December 9: Senior FAFSA Meeting 12:30-3:00 Multipurpose Room

SAFETY UPDATE: Safety APP See it, Say it, Send it

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"See it, Say It, Send It" App Launch Allows Students to Anonymously Report Potential Threats

With the addition of a student app, Douglas County students are bringing safety to their fingertips. The added layer of school safety is called See It, Say it, Send It.

Sending a message through the anonymous app is quick and easy. First, students download the See It, Say it, Send It app. From there, students send a video, audio or text message. In their message, they can include anonymous information about potential school violence, drug use or bullying. When students use the app, sharing information with administrators is easier.

The app gives students a voice. Students can share information through the app, and parents can also use the phone or website to submit information. This accessibility allows pertinent information to be shared with those who need to know.

Director of School Discipline and Safety Management James Strong says this technology empowers students.

“See It, Say it, Send it not only empowers our students, but acts as an early warning system,” Strong says. “It facilitates reporting potentially dangerous situations and allows administrators to continue providing the best learning environment. This technology allows us to be more proactive in resolving matters before they ever become an issue.”

The student communications tool reflects the district’s efforts to improve safety in the school community.

“Meeting students where they are is critical,” Superintendent Trent North says. “Board members believe we must offer students a mobile way to interact with our district. Our students live in a digital generation and are redefining how we communicate. This app allows them to share critical information through text, picture messages, or video any time of day.”

Superintendent North encourages students to download the app. Along with school administrators, he sees the app as an additional way for students to share safety concerns.

Students can download the free app from Android, Apple, or Classlink. From there, they can submit a quick or detailed tip and follow the tip’s progress.

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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.

13.5 weeks progress reports were made available online on Nov. 11th via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal for all students and parents to view. Progress reports will not be printed, so please create an IC Parent Portal account to keep track of your child's progress.

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

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

Counselor's Corner

News from the Counseling Department!

Do you know your counselor? Your counselor is based upon your last name. 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 you 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

Parents, 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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We are honored to announce the Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards' Michelle Obama Award for Memoir!

The Michelle Obama Award for Memoir grants one young, promising writer a college scholarship of $10,000 and the opportunity to learn more about the publishing industry.

Penguin Random House is awarding this college scholarship as part of their work to provide creative writing scholarships of up to $10,000 each to five U.S. high school seniors nationwide. In addition, honorable mentions receive “creativity kits,” which include a selection of Penguin Random House titles and writing resources.

If you are a current high school senior who attends a public high school in the United States and are planning to attend college – either a two-year or four-year institution – you are eligible to apply at michelleobamabooks.com/scholarship. Apply soon because only the first 1,000 submissions will be accepted! Click here for the full press release.


Did you know there are 22 technical colleges in the state of Georgia? The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) offers technical education, custom business and industry training, and adult education programs. Chattahoochee Technical College is the largest technical college in Georgia with an enrollment that exceeded 14,000 students in the past academic year.

Find out why TCSG may be the right choice for your higher education by clicking this link.

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


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The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) was administered at Douglas County High School to interested Juniors and Seniors last Thursday. 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.


I want to take this opportunity to thank the millions of Americans who swore an oath to defend our country, liberty and democracy. Please remember that today, November 11, is Veterans Day and an opportunity for us to honor our veterans, and their incredible service and sacrifice to protect our nation and preserve our freedom. We can never thank the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces enough for committing their lives to ensure our safety and security.

I want to especially thank every Douglas County School System employee who is a veteran. Regardless of the branch of service or role you held, you continue to be dedicated through public service in our school system.

The General Election was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. All Douglas County Schools were closed for in person instruction while teachers participated in a work day. Because we support the local board of elections, several of our buildings serve as polling locations. I also want to thank our families and students for partnering with us and for your understanding and cooperation.

Together, we shape the future.


Trent North



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.


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/

Late Bus Information: https://www.dcssga.org/departments/transportation/late_bus_information


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.

Students can complete the Student Parking Application prior to visiting Mrs. Flanagan

Bring your driver's license and a copy of your insurance and registration

Cost is $50 and it is 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.

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