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DMHS Announcements for August 22, 2019
We would like to remind you that every Friday is a spirit day! This week will be a competition between upperclassmen and lowerclassmen. Tomorrow Seniors and Juniors will wear grey and Sophomores and Freshmen are maroon. So be sure to wear as many things as possible that fit with your colors! Go Wolves!
Seniors - listen up! Beginning August 26th, Counselors will begin meeting with senior students to discuss post-secondary plans. Senior students, appointment dates and times will be posted on the inside of the front office windows Friday morning. Please find your appointment time, listed by counselor name and your ID number, and make plans to attend your scheduled meeting. If you have a conflict, please contact your counselor directly.
Reminder! The Wolves…We’ve Got Something Better Door Decorating Kick-Off Event ends this Friday at the end of lunch.
- Doors will be judged based on creativity, originality & clear display of the What’s Your Better Message
- Winner will receive a pizza party!
- 2nd hour Homeroom winner will be announced Monday, 8/26
- If you have any questions please contact Ms. Phelps firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophomores the PSAT will be administered on October 30th free of charge. Juniors interested in testing may do so for $25 please bring your payment to the bookstore by September 13th.
Calling all Spanish students! Did you know the World Language Department offers FREE tutoring for Spanish students? Free tutoring is after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 in room 4113. No appointment necessary!
College and Career Center
SCHOLARSHIP SEASON IS STARTING!!
2 scholarship postings hit the college and career webpage yesterday afternoon.
The PEO STAR Scholarship is looking for outstanding senior women with strong leadership histories and great academics to be our local chapter’s nominee and compete for one of 500 scholarships worth $2500. To be considered, your nomination materials are due to the DM College and Career Center next Wednesday, August 27th.
Scottsdale Leadership is asking for Desert Mountain to select one male and one female nominee for their annual awards program. Open to both juniors and seniors, our selected nominees will compete for the honor of being the 2020 Jenkins Youth Leadership Award winner, which includes a $2000 scholarship and community recognition. Material submission for consideration are due September 4th.
Remember, both of these scholarship competitions require nomination by the Desert Mountain Scholarship Review Committee. If you are looking for scholarship money for college, check the college and career webpage to see if you are eligible.
This information also went out via Naviance email. If you did not receive notification of these, please make sure to update your email address in Naviance. Mrs. Loftus in the college & career center can help you with questions.
NHS has a meeting TODAY during lunch in room 5209. This is a mandatory meeting, please be sure to attend in order to remain an active NHS member!
D&D club meets today at lunch in room 1122.
ATTENTION WRITERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, WEB DESIGNERS, LAYOUT DESIGNERS, AND EDITORS: Here’s your chance to become a published writer or artist! The 2019-2020 Wolf’s Print Newspaper will be discussing story ideas for the first issue during lunch today in room 5219. The newspaper also is still accepting applications for editors, writers, photographers and graphic designers. Questions? See Mr. Sheh in room 5219.
Come to the first drama club meeting of the year today at lunch! Information about auditions and activities, games, food, and more! The theme is Toga… bring a sheet to dress up if you wish.
The Science Olympiad Club will be having their first meeting of the year tomorrow in Room 7123 at Lunch. We will be electing officers and planning for the new season!
Inkblot, Desert Mountain’s creative writing club will meet after school tomorrow during lunch in room 5219.
Club sign is having their first meeting today after school in the STUGO room! Come down at 2:20 and help make posters for the football field for the Chap game and help raise our school spirit!!
THE CLUB EXPERIENCE. DMHS clubs are recruiting new members. Today, the Science National Honor Society will be recruiting new members during lunch. The Science National Honor Society (SNHS) recognizes high-achieving students who excel in the sciences. Society members are expected to advance their knowledge of classical and modern science, communicate with the scientific community, and aid the civic community with its comprehension of science. SNHS members attend lectures and participate in community service. Students must apply to join. SNHS sponsors the annual Science Bowl (an academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics). Applications are now available for joining. You can find out the requirements and pick up your application by seeing Dr. Wells in room 7124. Applications are due back to Dr. Wells by Friday, August 30th.
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is offering a drop in-meeting in Room 6100 this Friday during lunch for anyone who is interested in joining or learning more about the library club. TAB offers teens the chance to explore civic duty and receive volunteer hours by assisting with programs for teens and kids, advocating for the library, promoting literacy, reaching out to the community, and socializing with like-minded individuals. TAB meets on the 1st Thursday of each month in Classroom 2 of the library from 2:30-3:30. Applications will be available at the Friday lunch meeting; see you there!
Speech and Debate Team practice is every Friday from 2:30pm-4pm. New members are welcome to attend. The meeting this Friday, August 23rd will be in Palomino library. See Ms. Winget in 5206 if you have any questions.
The IB Student Association will meet during lunch on Wednesday, Aug. 28 in room 5212, Miss North’s room. For information, see Mr. Sheh in room 5219.
Photography club will meet on Wednesday, August 28th at lunch in room 6002
Freshmen girls interested in playing tennis - the season starts Monday. Meet Coach Dever in the girls locker room after school.