What's Happening at DMHS!?
DMHS Announcements for October 16, 2018
Picture retake day for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be set up in the Auditiorium at lunch. Remember to bring your original pictures with you.
Worthy Wolves....We've Got Something Better, Student Recognition Program starts this week! The objective of the student recognition program is to cultivate the Wolves...We've Got Something Better message and empower and encourage students to make healthy choices to promote health and well-being.
Here's how it works....
- Staff were given 5 scratch off tickets to identify students they feel are demonstrating "Worthy Wolf" qualities such as acts of kindness and compassion, concern and consideration for another student, leadership and making healthy choices
- If you are awarded a scratch off ticket...please turn ticket into bookstore the first 15 minutes of lunch and you will redeem a prize and your ticket will be placed into a Worthy Wolves container for either the weekly Paw or monthly Wolf drawing
- If a student scratches off a paw they will be entered into the weekly drawing for a prize
- If a student scratches off a wolfhead they will be entered into the monthly drawing for a prize
- We will select 2 weekly winners and 2 monthly winners. Winners will be announced on Live News.
Here are some examples of prizes...
- Weekly Paw Winners..could receive - gift card, phone charger, pop socket or ID replacement, etc...
- Monthly Wolf Winners...could receive - parking ticket, prom ticket, yearbook, or event pass (athletic, performing arts, etc..)
- If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. Phelps! firstname.lastname@example.org (Room 3235)
Calling all performers: Coffee House auditions will be October 17th, 18th, and 19th in the choir room which is room 4016. Sign-up on the choir room door and start rehearsing your act! All acts must be close to performance ready. No backing tracks are allowed this year. See you there!
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is excited to announce the launch of a brand new Book Discussion Series! There will be 8 new teen fiction book options which TAB members will announce throughout the school year. Each student who signs up for one or multiple books will have a full month to finish the book before the Book Discussion takes place during the lunch period at Palomino Library. Space is extremely limited for each Book Discussion, so please pay close attention to future announcements to see how you can participate. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask the School Librarian Christina Hicks Brady.
College and Career
Seniors, have you and your family completed the FAFSA yet? The FAFSA is important because it is the first step to earning free money toward college. Tomorrow from noon to 3 pm there will be a free FAFSA workshop for Desert Mountain seniors in the Palomino library. Student and their families must register to attend. See Mrs. Loftus or the College and Career website for details.
Today the University of Arizona Honors College will hold a presentation for interested students at 9 am. Whitworth, a private Christian College in Spokane Washington will present at 9:45 am. Lafayette will be here at 9:45 and 10 am respectively. Lafayette, a private liberal arts college based in Pennsylvania, with a campus in New York City comes at 10 am. San Diego State University will be in the house! That’s at 11 am. And St Mary’s College in Indiana will be here at noon. Due to the college visit schedule, there will be no Scholarship meeting at lunch today.
Physics Club will be hosting a canned food drive from October 17 to October 30. Please bring in canned food to your second period class. The class who brings in the most cans per student will receive a donut party. All cans collected will be donated to Saint Mary’s food bank.
Fashion Club will meet in room 6100 October 22nd - 2:30-3:15. Please note the date change.
In Cross Country news - The men's and women's cross country teams both came home with 6th place finishes at the Titan Invitation this past Friday. Connor Heron led the men's team with a 4th place finish in the varsity race while Kaylin Lacher, breaking DM's freshman 5K record by nearly 30 seconds, led the women's team with a 6th place finish in the varsity race.
- Kyle Miller (28th) Grant Dolin (32nd), Carter Morales (48th), and Connor Anderson (51st) all scored for the varsity team.
- Jayme Morris (28th), Monique Duran (48th), Claire Pescatore (50th), and Claryssa Dunigan (56th) rounded out the scoring on the women's side.
- Logan Kerr paced DM's freshman team by earning a second place finish in his race
- Wrestling Pre-Season practices will start on October 16, Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 3:45. Wrestler need to have a physical, concussion test and be registered when the season starts on October 29th. If you have any question contact Coach Lopez in room 4113.
Desert Mountains winter sports season is just around the corner, basketball, soccer and wrestling officially begin on Monday, October 29th. You must be cleared to tryout and participate, visit registermyathlete.com today and get the clearance process started. See the athletic office if you have questions or need assistance, GO WOLVES!!