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CSD cancels extracurricular activities, students cope

CSD cancels extracurricular activities, students cope

March 23, 2020

Alongside the cancellation of City Schools of Decatur (CSD) on March 12 stemming from concerns regarding COVID-19, all student extracurricular activities, including sports, were cancelled.

UPDATE: SGA holds voter registration drive at Decatur

UPDATE: SGA holds voter registration drive at Decatur

February 13, 2020

During all lunches on Feb. 14, the Student Government Association (SGA) will host a voter registration drive to assist eligible students in the voting process.

Watson (top row, middle) and Staton (bottom row, far right) with fellow juniors right before the group started their demonstration.

Students protest Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill

May 13, 2019

In response to the recent six week abortion ban signed by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp last Tuesday, Decatur High School juniors Liza Watson and Isabel Staton have organized a protest to oppose the bill.

Beacon Hill and CSD host PBIS town hall

Beacon Hill and CSD host PBIS town hall

May 10, 2019

PBIS, which stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, is set to be implemented at som...

Decatur's mock trial defense team after competing in their first competition of the year. From left to right, Lauryn Williams, Rebecca Rayburn, Nayeli Shad, Daxton Pettus, Seth Bellenguezclark, Alexis Siegler and Connor Coltrane. 

DHS mock trial team wins first competition of the year

February 8, 2019

On Feb. 2, the Dekalb County courthouse was full of ongoing trials and debating high school students. Students played the role of attorneys, witnesses, time keepers and court artists as they argued against other schools and presented a case before a judge. After a make-up round took place on Wednesday the 6th, Decatur’s mock trial team won first place.

Update: James and the Giant Peach Tech Week and Preparation for Opening Night

Update: James and the Giant Peach Tech Week and Preparation for Opening Night

November 22, 2018

With Thanksgiving around the corner and opening night soon after, the cast and crew of Decatur’s newest musical production, James and the Giant Peach, is hurrying to get the show ready for viewers.

An example of a tardy pass resulted from the new attendance polices.

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.

Harris County Sheriff Office tweet: 

???We are assisting @SantaFeISD with a multiple-casualty incident at Santa Fe High School. This is no longer an active shooting situation and the injured are being treated.

Nation faces another school shooting; 10 dead

May 18, 2018

At 10 a.m., this morning, our nation was subject to another school shooting. 8 people were reported dead and more injured at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas.

Photo By Lucas Schaefer

New addition to school safety

March 14, 2018

Following the construction of the new courtyard in Decatur High School, administrators have installed a new security system: a blue emergency phone. The emergency phones have been very successful in mitigating crime due to its easy use and bright lights discouraging any would be perpetrators.

Students gain new perspectives in the mountains

Students gain new perspectives in the mountains

March 13, 2018

During the first semester of the school year, sophomore Henry Yates was learning about global food economics instead of the American Revolution, and backpacking through the Blue Ridge mountains instead of walking to Chemistry. This was everyday life at the Outdoor Academy (OA).

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