DCHS Homecoming activities begin next week leading up to the football game Friday night, October 17 against Macon County.
During Thursday night's School Board meeting, DCHS Principal Patrick Cripps extended an invitation for everyone to participate in the various Homecoming events. "Next week is our Homecoming week at DCHS. It will be a very busy week. We would like to invite the public to come out on Thursday night to our bon fire and pep rally. Friday, October 17 is Homecoming and we'll have our parade as usual. We'll come around the square and have a pep rally there. We ask the community to come out and join in our pep rally and show our team support," he said.
Meanwhile, Fall break is set for October 20-31 and Intercession will be Monday through Friday, October 20-24 to give DCHS students a chance to catch up on class work. "As we go into our fall break, we will again have our Intercession that will run October 20 -24th from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Any student that is behind in a class or is failing a class or has failed a class in the past can come in during that time and get their grades up to par or recover a credit," said Cripps. "If they have failed a class due to absences, they can do what we call "double time for time" to make up those absences. It's a program that has really helped our graduation rate as well as the after school program. If you (students) don't have those forms filled out, you need to have those filled out and turned in to Ms.Charlotte Blaylock by Tuesday, October 14. Parents, if you have a student who intends to attend the Intercession please contact Ms. Blaylock at DCHS and get the forms filled out so that if you do need a bus we can get that lined up so your student will have transportation to that program," he said.
On another event, Cripps said the FBLA Club is seeking support for a children's book drive that is currently underway. "Our FBLA is doing a book drive for infants to fifth grade. Our intentions are to give out those books free at football games. If anyone would like to participate in that we would greatly appreciate it. You may turn those books in at any school," said Cripps.
The Book Drive is a joint effort between the local FBLA Chapter and the “Read 20” initiative. The FBLA chapter is competing with all other FBLA chapters in the state. All books will be handed out to local children at home football games. Gently used children's books will be collected with reading levels from Pre-K to 5th grade. Send your donated books to school with your child. His/her teacher will know what to do with them. The drive will be from Oct. 6th -17th. The FBLA chapter will provide $50 for the winning school’s library! If you have any questions, you may contact DCHS or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.