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Triumph for The Wind Emsemble

Triumph for The Wind Emsemble

October 1, 2018

During the 2017-2018 Band season, Decatur High School won The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance, a national award for excellence in that field. The realization of the astonishing accomplishment happened in July when the winners were announced for the youth, high school, and college levels.

Decatur implements new attendance policies

Decatur implements new attendance policies

September 26, 2018

Decatur implemented new school policies on August 20 to combat tardiness, including a warning bell and a limit on tardies. Assistant Principal Wesley Hatfield said that he hopes these new school policies will decrease the amount of students who are late to class or who are skipping. When Hatfield graduated from Decatur in 1999, they had a warning bell, but they stopped it when they switched to a 7-period schedule.

Students Step Up at Board Meeting

Students Step Up at Board Meeting

September 25, 2018

On Sep. 11, the second Tuesday of the month, the City Schools of Decatur Board held their usual monthly meeting. Aside from the scheduled discussion between board members and issues raised by parents, something made this meeting different: students from Decatur heavily contributed to the talking points.

APUSH department reaches out to rural schools

APUSH department reaches out to rural schools

September 24, 2018

The Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH) Department, starting with teacher Alex Sawyer, is reaching out to school systems in rural areas around the country.

City Manager of 25 years announces retirement

City Manager of 25 years announces retirement

September 14, 2018

On July 16, Decatur City Manager Peggy Merriss announced her retirement from the City of Decatur effective Dec. 31. Merriss began working for the city in 1983 and became City Manager in 1993.

UPDATE: Courtyard closes due to student misuse

UPDATE: Courtyard closes due to student misuse

September 12, 2018

Ever since construction in the school began early last year, students and have looked forward to the idea of having a courtyard in which they could eat lunch while taking in the sun and fresh air of the outdoors.

‘A Dancer’s Heart’

‘A Dancer’s Heart’

September 9, 2018

A Dancer's Heart is an organization started in memory of Imani Thompson-Twine, who was a DHS rising senior when she passed away in June of 2010. During the past seven years they have partnered with the Decatur Education Foundation to provide a scholarship to a graduating female senior at DHS and provide other leadership and life skill workshops on mental illness, staying safe, financial literacy, and college help.

Student center to add mental health seminars to advisement

Student center to add mental health seminars to advisement

September 4, 2018

There are a multitude of different mental health seminars that are being added to advisement this year to help guide students through high school. Administrators, counselors and other faculty members unanimously made the decision to add these lessons so that students will have another outlet to be more aware about their own mental health.

Short film tackles HIV stigma

Short film tackles HIV stigma

August 29, 2018

On Aug. 29, 2018 community public health employees, HIV clinicians, and activists took a stand against HIV in black communities at the screening of the short film “90 Days." The film follows a young couple and takes on HIV stigma and love, while highlighting biomedical prevention strategies.  

Decatur Imperial to host #FamiliesBelongTogether Fundraiser

Decatur Imperial to host #FamiliesBelongTogether Fundraiser

August 23, 2018

A fundraiser to support Kids In Need of Defense will be held at the Imperial this Thursday. KIND provides legal representation for children facing deportation proceedings, with a focus on children from Central America, and advocates for policy changes that will better protect unaccompanied children in the US.

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