SLT Meeting Discusses Phasing Out Wellness Wednesday

Sam Varkey's petition to keep Wellness Wednesday received almost 2,000 signatures on change.org.
January 12, 2021

On Jan. 11, at 4:30pm, the School Leadership Team (SLT) held a meeting that largely discussed the ideas for phasing out Wellness Wednesday. Decatur High School (DHS) principal Rochelle Lofstrand invited...

One Love One Heart Virtual 5k raises money for CdLS Foundation

Kira Czech, Hannah Pomfret, and Maya Pomfret participating in the 5k on Sunday, January 10th.
January 12, 2021

200 runners participated in the One Love One Heart virtual 5k held Friday, Jan. 8 through Sunday, Jan. 10. The event supported the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation, and over 10,000 dollars were raised...

Students rally behind keeping Wellness Wednesday

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January 7, 2021

Decatur High School (DHS) students sent mass emails to administrators and City Schools of Decatur Superintendent David Dude to stop the end of Wellness Wednesday, a break from school established early...

Decatur High School Students Win Hometown Hero Awards

The meddle Hometown Hero's receive. The award, which was mailed to all recipients, is typically presented at an in-person ceremony every year.
December 14, 2020

Decatur High School seniors Lauryn Williams, Genesis Reddicks, and Daxton Petus won Decatur’s 2020 Hometown Hero Award. The award is designed to highlight Decatur residents’ service to their community...

Sophomore starts Harry Potter club at DHS

Sophomore starts Harry Potter club at DHS
December 10, 2020
On Dec. 9, the Harry Potter club held its inaugural meeting virtually. The club, started by sophomore Ruby Skillman, is a place where students can come together as part of the worldwide Harry Potter community.

Junior starts Biolympiad club

Junior starts Biolympiad club
December 6, 2020

On Dec. 3, a group of about 20 students joined for the second meeting of the new Biology Olympiad (Biolympiad) club. Junior Juliana Fenimore is the president of the club.   Fenimore has been...

Virtual Noise: Music During A Pandemic

Each section of the marching band is spread across campus for rehearsal in order to maintain social distance. (photo ourtesy of Kylie Reynolds)
Concerts and festivals have been postponed and even cancelled due to COVID-19. Decatur musicians have resorted to a variety of methods to continue practicing their art.
December 1, 2020

Stadiums and concert halls that once held loyal listeners have been emptied from fear of infection. Because COVID-19 is most easily spread among large gatherings, concerts and festivals have been postponed...

Decatur Sunrise Movement hosts phone banking events

Mauldin, pictured at the far left of the third row, is also involved in the National Sunrise Movement and the Climate Reality Project.
October 29, 2020

On Oct. 28, the new Decatur branch of the Sunrise Movement held a phone banking event campaigning for Tennessee senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw.  This event comes a week after their inaugural event,...

‘Foco’ sparks online debate among students

'Foco' sparks online debate among students
October 19, 2020

On Sunday, October 18, a post from the Instagram account @dhspics sparked a debate between DHS students about the morality of hanging out with friends while not social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Junior launches student branch of Legacy Park Affordable Housing Project

Junior launches student branch of Legacy Park Affordable Housing Project
October 16, 2020

On Oct. 8, junior Sage Arnold launched the student branch of the Legacy Park Affordable Housing Project in support of the plan maximizing the construction of affordable housing at Legacy Park, with 174...

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