Dublin High School

Week of October 16, 2023

A NOTE FROM DR. OVERSTREET...   Congressman Rick Allen Visit to Dublin High School: Dublin High School was honored to host Congressman Rick Allen to the school last Friday. Congressman Allen focused his visit on the WAY, the College & Career Academy. He was very impressed with the career pathway opportunities that we provide for students on the campus of Dublin High School. Moreover, he stressed the importance of preparing students to be "workforce ready" and the impact students will have on the economic development of the Dublin and Laurens County community after graduation. Congressman Allen will be a voice for the College and Career Academy on Capital Hill. Click on the link below for more of what Congressman Allen had to say about his visit to DHS.    https://www.41nbc.com/dublin-city-schools-is-giving-students-head-start-in-their-careers/    Shamrock Bowl Announcement: We would like to share an important reminder concerning attendance at all Dublin sporting events including the Shamrock Bowl. Children 16 and under are required to be accompanied by an adult in order to be admitted to all athletic events. This will be strictly enforced, and is designed to promote the safety, health, and well being of all students. Also, anyone found to violate the GHSA Code of Conduct, which states “…Profanity, degrading remarks, and intimidating actions directed at officials, competitors, or other spectators will not be tolerated, and are grounds for removal from the event site,” will be banned from future events. Let’s put our best foot forward while also cheering our Irish on to victory! #GoIrish    Student Safety & Wellness: Signing Out Students From School: Students are not allowed to leave campus during the school day without written permission from the parent and approval from the school administration.. No student is allowed to sign out to get lunch and return to school. All students must sign in and out of the school office before departing the school campus. Each student checking out should have a note and should submit it to the Front Office no later than 8:00 a.m. for verification and approval. The note should have the name and telephone number of the parent/guardian to be called. Students shall not be released until a parent/guardian is contacted and the verification process is completed. If a student checks out, he/she must keep his/her check out note and present it to the teachers whose classes were missed when the student returns to school. Under no circumstances should any student leave campus, once the student has arrived on campus, without parent/guardian verification before signing out.    Scholarships: There are several scholarships that are now available. Please review the list of scholarship posted in this newsletter weekly. Students can complete the scholarship application online, or by seeking the assistance of the high school counselor, Ms. Jessica Lemon.    Have a great week!  Don't Stop Believing!  Michael Overstreet

A Note From Dr. Overstreet...

Homecoming Week: We made it through a week filled with fun, celebrations, games, karaoke, a pep rally and powder puff game, Friday Night Football, and the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen. Congratulations to all who helped to make the week a huge success.

A Big Irish Shout Out To: Jamari Hood and Tahara Diallo, Dublin High School 2023 Homecoming King and Queen. Congratulations to both of you and the entire Homecoming Court for representing Dublin High School!

"THE PRODUCTION PHASES OF A HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE PROGRAM!" Trust me, you don’t want to miss this play. I thoroughly enjoyed Opening Night on last Saturday night. It was comical and so much fun to watch. More importantly for me, I got to see a group of very talented students who are passionate about acting. "The Production Phases of a High School Theatre Program" is a must see play. Join us on Thursday, October 19th! The show begins at 7:00 PM and tickets can be purchased for just $5.


After seeing record-high rates last year, Dublin City Schools’ Class of 2023 continued to report strong on-time graduation rates, according to data released today from the Georgia Department of Education. In fact, the Class of 2023’s overall four-year graduation rate was Dublin City’s highest ever at 97.7%! At 93.3% for Moore Street School and 98.2% for Dublin High School, both high schools’ graduation rates were well above the state average of 84.4%.

With its impressive rate, Dublin City Schools joins the top 22% of school districts statewide that also posted a graduation rate of 95% and above. And, the district earned the highest graduation rate amongst all school districts within the Heart of Georgia Regional Educational Service Area (HGRESA). “These results reflect the hard work of all our students, staff, families and business partners,” said Dublin City Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Fred Williams. “As a whole, our district and community have a lot to be proud of.” This is the fourth year in a row that Dublin City Schools has posted a 90+ point graduation rate. The district has also improved its four-year graduation rate by more than 24 points, up from 73.6% to 97.7%, over the past 10 years.

Support for Dublin High School Sister/City Exchange Trip to Japan: Dublin High School is now planning to support six of our students with their travel expenses to Japan after being selected to represent DHS and Dublin City Schools in a once in a life time trip. We are grateful to the Japan/Osaka Sister City Exchange Committee for selecting six DHS students to the delegation of nine students from across Dublin/Laurens County high schools.

To contribute to this event, donations are being accepted by writing a check to: Dublin High School Exchange Japan/Osaka Sister City Exchange, 1127 Hillcrest Parkway, Dublin, GA 31021. Congratulations to the six Dublin High School students who were selected by the Exchange Committee to travel to Japan in April of 2024 to study and experience the Japan culture. We are thrilled at this opportunity and extremely proud of the following students for representing Dublin High School: Derick McRae, Paris White, Emma McDaniel, Derricka Lewis, Elle Walker, and Kate Kolbie.

21st Century After School Program: The 21st Century Afterschool Program is available to all students. The 21st Century Program is an after-school program for students who are in need of extra help or tutoring for core academic subjects they are currently enrolled in this semester. Students can also recover credits for courses they may have previously failed in order to get back on track for graduation. The afternoon program is Monday - Thursday from 2:30 until 5:30. Bus transportation along with an afterschool meal are provided. For More information, please contact Ms. Madison, the school's Graduation Coach at 478-353-8040.

“Don’t Stop Believing!”

Go Irish!

Michael Overstreet



· 12th Graders: The Gates Scholarship 10th, 11th & 12th Graders: GSBA's Student Video Contest

· 10th, 11th & 12 Graders: Superintendent Woods seeks 2023-2024 Student Advisory Council

· 11th and 12th Graders: United States Youth Senate Program - Due September 29th

· 12th Grade Only Coco Cola Scholarship https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/ the deadline to submit is 5 pm Eastern on Monday, October 2, 2023.

· Students Scholaship.org. The Largest Collection of Scholarships on the web: https://studentscholarships.org/scholarships.php

· The Heisman High School https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/apply/a0DHq00000leoNrMAI/a1PHq00000BlyySMAR

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, October 19th: Dublin High School Cross Country AWAY @ Bleckley County Region Tune Up at 5:00 PM

  • Thursday, October 19th: Dublin High School JV Football AWAY @ East Laurens at 5:00 PM

  • Thursday, October 19th: Dublin High School Theatre Presents The Production Phases of a High School Theatre Program" at 7:00 PM in the DHS Auditorium

  • Friday, October 20th: Dublin High School Football AWAY @ Jefferson County at 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, October 21st: Dublin High School Competition Cheerleaders @ East Laurens

  • Friday, 11/17 - ASVAB Test
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Dublin High School 2023 Homecoming King & Queen Jamari Hood and Tahara Diallo

12th Grade Representatives: A’Zavius "Trey" Davis, Coumba Diallo, Tahara Diallo, Josh Guyton, Jamari Hood, Deago Jackson, Aaliyah Lang, Shaliyah Parks, Tramarius Taylor and Jordan Wright 11th Grade Representatives: Derricka Lewis and Tyrese Robinson 10th Grade Representatives: Jaylon Harris and Ja’Mya Tinsley 9th Grade Representatives: Tal Dukes and Rickaya Griffin

DHS 2023 Homecoming Court

  • 12th Grade Representatives: A’Zavius "Trey" Davis, Coumba Diallo, Tahara Diallo, Josh Guyton, Jamari Hood, Deago Jackson, Aaliyah Lang, Shaliyah Parks, Tramarius Taylor and Jordan Wright
  • 11th Grade Representatives: Derricka Lewis and Tyrese Robinson
  • 10th Grade Representatives: Jaylon Harris and Ja’Mya Tinsley
  • 9th Grade Representatives: Tal Dukes and Rickaya Griffin