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Decatur boys’ cross-country team wins state championship

Decatur boys’ cross-country team wins state championship

November 11, 2019

The Decatur High School boys’ cross-country team won the 5-A state championship in Carrollton, Geo...

Global Village Project support refugee girls with annual walk

Global Village Project support refugee girls with annual walk

November 6, 2019

On Nov. 2, 2019, The Global Village Project (GVP) hosted their seventh annual Welcome Walk. This is a...

UPDATED: DHS Black Student Union plans to make significant changes

UPDATED: DHS Black Student Union plans to make significant changes

October 23, 2019

The Decatur High School Black Student Union (BSU) was created in 2002 to provide a safe space and support system for African American students. This year's co-presidents Liza Watson and Daxton Pettus plan to make significant changes to the historical club, making the BSU bigger and better than before.

UPDATE: Class Color Day shirts lose their color

UPDATE: Class Color Day shirts lose their color

October 15, 2019

Interim principal Wesley Hatfield made the decision to change Class Color Day shirts from different colors for every grade to all gray for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. The class shirt for seniors will remain blue. The refashioning comes as part of a continuation of efforts by school administration over the past few years to crack down on “bullying” that occurs as a result of upperclassmen “tagging” underclassmen with class colors on Class Color Day.

DHS graduate fundraises for gender transition

DHS graduate fundraises for gender transition

October 14, 2019

At first, Grayson Maxwell, a 2018 DHS graduate, wanted to raise money for his transition on his own. But during 2018 Pride, Maxwell found himself fundraising with his friends. Offering one dollar kisses, he was pleasantly surprised to find a community happy to help.

Decatur anticipates a new Fiber Optic Network

Decatur anticipates a new Fiber Optic Network

October 9, 2019

The city started the installation of the new Fiber Optic Network on Aug. 19. The construction is suppose...

Learning Connections become a time for learning

Learning Connections become a time for learning

October 9, 2019

Learning Connections have been a part of Thursday block day at Decatur High School for around a decade. In the past, Learning Connections were a time for recreation and relaxation, like walking club, lawn games, and watching “The Office." This year, they will be a time for finishing classwork, getting one-on-one teacher help, and working on general projects. 

Exonerees speak to DHS students on Wrongful Conviction Day

Exonerees speak to DHS students on Wrongful Conviction Day

October 7, 2019

Oct. 2 was Wrongful Conviction Day, a holiday dedicated to those who were falsely accused and convicted of a crime they did not commit. In order to raise awareness, the Georgia Innocence Project brought two exonerees to speak at Decatur High School so that students could hear the stories of some of those wrongfully convicted.

50+ DHS students participate in climate strike

50+ DHS students participate in climate strike

September 30, 2019

Hundreds of people, mostly young students, gathered at the GA Capitol Building for a day of worldwide protests in 160+ countries.

Laura Searcy speaks on the harms of vaping

Laura Searcy speaks on the harms of vaping

September 20, 2019

On Sept. 18th in the PAC, Decatur High School hosted a presentation on new vaping research and current trends by Laura Searcy for Decatur parents. Searcy is a pediatric nurse practitioner and a member of the Cobb Community Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse. Searcy gave a detailed account of the statistics pertaining to youth usage of vaping products and the related side effects.

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