The Raider Soup

November 2015

Welcome back!!!

The Raider Soup is a great resource for upcoming events, news about Decatur High School and a great way to find out about important information about Decatur High!!! We would like to wish all of our D-High friends and family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Don't forget to get ready for the ACT by using John Baylor Prep!

Look what our students are saying about John Baylor Prep!

Keep in mind that these students only had about a week with the program. A couple of them didn't login until two days before the October test:


"I learned so much from just doing a few JBP sessions. I realized I was losing a lot of points because I didn't know a few simple strategies" - Camille Elmore, 12th grade, raised overall composite score 5 points to a 33


"The repetition of the math problems helped me learn how to work through some of the more difficult parts of the math section" - Ashley Satterfield, 12th grade, raised her math score 3 points


"JBP helped me to strategize and feel more confident approaching the Science portion of the ACT" - Claire Crane, 11th grade, first time test taker, 34 composite score


"The Science portion of the ACT is purely strategy. Without knowing the secrets to it there is no way to finish in the time allotted. The JBP program taught me the strategy needed and my score went up 7 points!" - Madelyn Hoffmann, 11th grade


"JBP has really helped me increase my ACT scores during the practice tests in my ACT elective class. After completing a few of the videos, assignments, and quizzes I have been able to raise my English and Reading scores 6 to 7 points during these practice tests." - Noah Burroughs, 11th grade, currently taking DHS ACT elective course

Decatur High School Login Information for John Baylor Prep:

This is a free ACT prep program that all students can access at any time on their digital device. The course will also serve as the curriculum for our ACT Prep Elective classes. Students should use the following format for logging in on the website:



www.johnbaylorprep.com



username: firstnamelastname@dcs.k12.al.us



password: lunch number (Please insert a 0 in front of your lunch number if it only has four digits)



Please contact Coach Christopher in the Media Center Guidance Office if you have any issues logging in. Also, keep a look out for future JBP information presentations at DHS in the near future!

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Congratulations to our Student of the Month Winners!!!

October is the month for Positive Attitude!!!

The winners were:

1st place - LeCorbin Sales

2nd place - Yesenia Maldonado

3rd place - Brooke Presley


Congratulations!!!!

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The Red Raider 2015 Season comes to a close with a great pep rally!!!

Congratulations to The DHS ALFA Players of the Week for 2015!!!

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Thank you to DECA!

Decatur High School DECA Students visited Children Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama! They delivered 221 pounds of pop tabs!!! WOW!!!!

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DHS IN THE NEWS!!!!!!!!!!

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Decatur High School Chorus celebrated a fabulous Fall Concert while collecting canned goods and donations!!!

A great big thank you to Dr. Carl Davis and the Decatur High School Chorus!!!

All proceeds from the DHS Fall Chorus Concert benefited The Alabama Baptist Children's Home & Family Ministries!

Dr. Davis received a letter of gratitude from the director of the Alabama Baptist Homes & Family Ministries!

There were 673 canned food items donated and $44 given in cash! These donations are used to provide for the care of many children during these months to come! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this worthy cause! Thank you to the DHS Chorus for your hard work in preparing for the 2015 Fall Concert!

The next DHS Chorus Concert will be Sunday (12/13/15) at 2:30pm at First Baptist Church! Hope to see you there!

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The DHS Wrestling Team is selling athletic apparel! Check it out using the red button below!

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Decatur High School JROTC meet with volunteers from Kohls!

The Kohls volunteers that supported Decatur High JROTC did an outstanding job!

Thank you to Mr. Snyder and Mr. Yarbrough for an outstanding job with our DHS JROTC!!!! We appreciate everything you do!

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Congratulations to George Brown and Claire Crane for scoring high on the ACT exam!

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Congratulations to our Decatur High School Developmental Volleyball Team! We are extremely proud of our coaches, team, cheerleaders, band and peer tutors!

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Exciting event coming up from the DHS Art Department!

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Don't forget the perfect Christmas gift....a DHS Keychain!!!!!!! Please visit the DHS Media Center to purchase one for $10.00! All proceeds benefit the College & Career Readiness section of the DHS Media Center!

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Join us for the Decatur High School Baseball Camp on December 19th, 2015 ~ 9:00am - 3:00pm!

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DHS JROTC Cadets and Student Council members were selected to participate in the Decatur City Schools and Community Leaders at the American Legion Post 15 sponsored Leadership Seminar BBQ Lunch in November!

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Thank you to our DHS JROTC!!!! Great Job!!!!

DCS Superintendent - Dr Nichols

DHS - Dr Abernathy


Student Council President: Anna Claire Gann

Student Council Representative: Dan Fite


JROTC Cadets

1. Adam Rodriguez

2. Brian Zhang

3. Jose Domingo

4. Abby Gay

5. Jennifer Palma

6. Mason Ford

7. Maria Romero

8. Jennifer Bahena

9. Shania Carter

10. Brett Drake

11. Noah Blackney

12. Patricia Alcarez

13. Wiley Irish

14. Martha Salinas

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Congratulations to DHS Lady Raider Volleyball players ~ Briley Terry & Tamia Willingham-King for being named on the All-Area Volleyball team!!! Also congratulations to Briley Terry for being named to the Morgan County All-Tour Team!!! Great job!!!!

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Congratulations to Trey Hayes for being selected as the Division 3 USA South Conference Defensive Rookie of the Year 2015!

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Thank you for visiting The Raider Soup! We are Decatur! Pride, Tradition, Excellence!

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