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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.

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.

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.

Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

November 2, 2017

Many transgender and genderqueer students don't feel safe using sex-segregated restrooms, so the Gender-Sexuality Alliance proposed an all-gender restroom that would make students' lives easier.

Rock v Hatfield

Rock v Hatfield

March 17, 2017

Jackson Rock and Wesley Hatfield occasionally play pickup basketball against each other, but never in a 1v1 game. In mid-February, however, Rock proposed playing a future match-up in front of a much bigger audience: the Decatur High School community.

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