Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Today’s Lunch:  Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, and fruit

Tomorrow’s Breakfast:  Biscuit and gravy, fruit, juice, and milk

Tomorrow’s Lunch:  Pizza, salad, green beans, and fruit


Before School tutoring and homework help will be located in the Library from 7:20-7:45 Monday- Friday.

After School tutoring and homework help will be located in the Library from 3:20-5:15.

We will not have After School tutoring or homework help on Thursday.

Student/Staff Dress Up days:

Today:  Tie Dye Day

Thursday:  Road trip Day - Dress as a tacky tourist

Friday:  School spirit day, wear red, white and black

Please pick up permission slips for the homecoming dance in the main office.  Turn completed permission slips into Mrs. Dean in the nursing office.  Tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Dean once permission slips have been turned in.

If you were unable to attend the Friends of Rachel Club Meeting and want to join, please see or email Ms. Kelly.

FCCLA--RADA orders are due this week.  Our fundraiser ends today.  Please have all money and forms turned into Mrs. Stacey by Friday at the latest.  

Congratulations to our 2021--2022 officers:

President--Lexi Cobin

Vice-President--Lauren Bauman

Secretary--Addi Darnell

Treasurer--Ella West

Executive Council--Caroline Romani, Avrey McClanahan, Delainey Griffin, Madison Soto, Anaida Melendez.  

Attention FBLA Members: Please fill out the Membership Form in Google Classroom, and submit your dues of $20 to Mrs. Gross by Friday, October 1.

FFA /American Red Cross Blood drive at DHS: Wednesday Sept 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00

p.m.in the Auxillary gym. You may sign up with an FFA member or any classroom teacher.

American Red Cross Nutrition Information:

In order to donate blood, your iron needs to be at a certain level. The percentage of your total blood volume that consists of oxygen-carrying red blood cells is your hematocrit. To be accepted as a whole blood donor, your hematocrit must be at least 38%. You can increase your hematocrit level by increasing your intake of iron-rich foods.


Meats: Liver, Beef/Dried Beef, Pork, Ham, Chicken, Turkey, Lamb, Sardines, Shrimp, Clams, Oysters, Eggs

Fruits & Vegetables: Dried Beans/Peas, Beets, Greens, Raisins, Tomato Juice, Dried Apricots,

Watermelon, Dates, Spinach, Prunes

Breads & Cereals: Whole-Grain Breads, Wheat Germ, Iron-Fortified Cereals, Enriched Bread and


Other Foods: Molasses


* About half of your body’s iron is contained in your red blood cells.

* Vitamin C enhances the absorption of the iron you eat.

* Tannin in tea decreases the amount of iron you absorb by about 50%.

* Iron in meat is absorbed twice as efficiently as the iron in vegetables.

* More iron from vegetables can be absorbed if meat is eaten in the same meal.

* Iron is part of hemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen & gives blood its red color.