DHS Announcements September 17, 2018

Today’s Lunch:  Cheeseburger mac, broccoli, carrots, dip, and fruit cocktail

Tomorrow’s Breakfast:  Waffle with syrup, sausage, juice, and milk

Tomorrow’s Lunch:  Cheesy bread sticks with sauce, salad, and mandarin oranges

If you ordered booster buttons, please come to the office.

The Choices class will be selling Otis Spunkmeyer cookies during 5A lunch on Tuesdays and during 5B lunch on Thursdays.  All cookies are 50 cents each or 3 for $1.00. The first $300 in cookie sales will go to the Sarah Keltner family.

Seniors: Applications are now open for 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, honoring students making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  If you do volunteer service and would like to apply you may access the application at spirit.prudential.com. Deadline is November 6, 2018.

The 2018-2019 Pep Club would like to invite you to Du Quoin’s Hollywood Spectacular (D.H.S.) homecoming dance! Tickets will go on sale September 18th. Make plans to join us!

Seniors:  New scholarship opportunity.  TEACH Outdoors, Inc. is awarding two educational scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year.  Joyce Betz Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1000.00 and a second TEACH Outdoors, Inc. with an award of $500. The scholarship will be awarded directly to a student who is furthering his or her education by attending college, a university or trade school.  All applicants received will be considered for this award. Please check guidance for more information on requirements.

Reminder for FCCLA members--Rada orders are due no later than September 21st.  All money should be collected and turned in with your orders.

FCCLA members--If you have someone that lives away from here and would like to purchase Rada--FCCLA has a website where they may do that and have it shipped to them.  If you would be interested in that website to share--please stop by the FACS room and pick up the website from Mrs. Stacey.

FBLA new member induction meeting will be on Tuesday, September 18 at 7:00 pm in the commons. Please wear your business attire.   See Mrs. Woodsides if you have any questions.

School pictures have arrived.  Please come pick them up in the office.

If any group would like to be in the 2018 Homecoming Parade, please email LaTasha Baxter (lbaxter@duquoinschools.org) by Thursday, September 20th. The theme this year is Du Quoin's Hollywood Spectacular.

Juniors and Seniors:    A representative from Iowa Wesleyan, a private four-year liberal arts university in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, will be at DHS next Wednesday, Sept. 19th at 10:30.  Please sign up in guidance if you would like to learn more about Iowa Wesleyan.

There will be an engineering club meeting in Mr. Jones’ room @ 7:15 on Wednesday, September 19.

American Red Cross Facts about blood donation:

A single blood donation can save up to three lives!!!

  • Every 2 seconds, someone in the US needs blood.  1 in 10 people entering the hospital need blood.  The average transfusion uses 3.4 pints of blood.

  • A newborn baby has about one cup of blood in its body.  An average adult body contains 10-12 pints of blood.  A person can donate 5-6 times a year.

  • However, most people only donate about 1.4 times a year.  Around 97% of us will need blood sometime in our life, but only 5% of medically eligible people donate blood.

You can make a difference the whole year through.  Someone’s life could depend upon your donation. 

Blood drive at DHS:  Wednesday Sept 19, 2018 Sign up with an FFA member or in the high school office.

Blood donors that are 16 years of age, just a friendly reminder.  Please don’t forget to have your parent/guardian complete a blood donor permission form.  These permission forms can be picked up in the DHS office, and/or obtained from teacher. You may turn your form in to the office prior to the blood drive or bring it with you at your appointed time on Wed. Sept. 19th.

Just a friendly reminder for all DHS faculty, staff, and students that have blood donor forms to please turn them in to the office or Mr. Huntley by the end of school today.

Pep Club members: Please see Mrs. Bush today before lunch to vote on two spirit days.  Also, if you plan on decorating, please sign up in Ms. Baxter’s room this week.

Attention juniors, there will be a class meeting today during ELT to discuss the billboard.  Since the Driver Ed room is occupied, we will meet next door in Mr. Hill's room. All junior class officers and representatives must attend. Any junior interested in helping with the billboard is welcome to attend, as well.

There will be an Art Club meeting Thursday before school at 7:45 in the art room.

Art Club Hoodie sign-up is available in the art room. Cost is $25, money must be turned in to Ms. Collins by Tuesday, October 2nd.

Attention all Homecoming court- Pictures and interviews for the Magnavox, The Du Quoin Call and The Weekly will be Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7:45 in Mrs. Dunavan's room (210).  If you cannot attend, please see Mrs. Dunavan for an alternate time.

Student Council Members:  We will have a meeting Thursday morning at 7:45 in the Library.

The next Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meeting will be Thursday during both lunches.  Freshmen will meet in the Driver's Education Room, Soph-Seniors will meet in Mrs. Stacey's room.  Cost for pizza and soda is $3. Please sign up with Coach File or Coach Boyett so we know how much food to order.

If you are on the Homecoming Court, please see Mrs. Bush some time today for information about Homecoming week.

If you are a student who would be interested in learning more about becoming a paralegal please stop by the guidance office and see Mrs. Gross-Woodside.  Thanks!