The commencement for the DCHS Class of 2018 will be on Friday, May 18.
The Board of Education set the date during Thursday night’s regular monthly meeting held at DeKalb County High School. The graduation will be on the high school football field that night starting at 7 p.m.
Meanwhile in his monthly report on personnel, Director of Schools Patrick Cripps said Teresa Steele has been hired as cafeteria manager at Northside Elementary School. She will succeed Pam Baines who has resigned from the position.
“We would like to thank her (Baines) for her time and service and for the love that she showed our children while she served in that capacity,” said Director Cripps.
DCHS Principal Randy Jennings recognized students who excelled on their ACT exams.
“We have had several students take the ACT this fall and we just want to congratulate them. We had 103 students make a 21 or higher on their ACT. We have had seven students who made a 29 or higher. Those students are Madison Cantrell, Jasmine Parker, Kelsey Merriman, Kyle Justice, Ethan Jenkins, Daniel Puckett, and Jacob Frazier. We want to congratulate those students on a good job,” said Principal Jennings.
Those who made a 21 or higher on the ACT are:
Mackenzie Partridge, Maggie Robinson, Abby Evans, Kayla Belk, Hannah Brown, Gage Delape, Emily Burklow, Madison Cripps, Jasmine Parker, Will Stephens,Justin Trapp, Tyree Cripps, Brady Driver, Savannah Belcher, Hunter Jennings, Colter Norris, Emme Colwell, Maddison Parsley, Olivia Fuson, Ethan Jenkins, Trey Fuston, Lance Davis, Hailey Redmon, Savannah West, Jaimie Alexander, Jayla Angaran, Madison Whitehead, Callie Mulloy, Anna Rachel Blair, William Dowling, Ami Patel, Andrew Fuson, Marshall Evins, Seth Pack, Ana Amaya, Laiza Martinez, Allison Maynard, Hannah Evans, Logan Painter, Mark Mace, Nathaniel Snell, Jarad Henry, Kyle Justice, Hunter Speaks, Hannah Willingham, Mya Ruch, Carly Vance, Meghan Brandt, Kelsie Merriman, Zachary Atnip, Griffin Goldstein, Ethan Jennings, Kaitlyn Cantrell, Kyleigh White-Turbeville, Kayli White, Hannah Anderson, Sophie Cripps, Chloe Sykes, Madison Judkins, Lee Randolph, Pablo Juarez-Garcia, Ethan Dies, Lydia Brown, Madi Cantrell, Macy Hedge, Dulce Maciel, Malone Fletcher, Braya Murphy, Derek Young, Isaac Walker, Ethan Cantrell, Bradley Miller, Braxton Linder, Nicholas May, Cody Hale, Holly Evans, Daniel Puckett, Trey Jones, Faith Judkins, Robin Pafford, Austin Johnson, Breanna Gibson, Makayla Cornett-Bain, Santanna Ferrell, Gage Bowman, Adrian Lucci, Billy Carpenter, Jacob Frazier, Ethan Martin, Grace Godowns, Eleonor Atnip, Jaynee Angaran, Dailen Brown, Noah Byrge, Hayle Cantrell, Wesley Carpenter, Kiersten Griffith, Dalton Norrod, Megan Redmon, Taylor Reeder, Nick Staley, Devin Vanatta, and Kaylee Whitefield.
DCHS Principal Jennings is also inviting everyone to support Tuesday night’s fundraiser for former DCHS Lady Tiger Basketball Coach Jerry Foster, who is being treated for a type of lung cancer.
“DeKalb County High School along with the Tiger and Lady Tiger basketball programs are honored to host Boyd Christian High School on Tuesday, November 14 for basketball games to benefit former Lady Tiger Coach Jerry Foster. After our financial obligations to TSSAA, all other proceeds will go to assist Coach Foster’s medical expenses as he continues his fight against cancer. Coach Foster has given so much to the students of DeKalb County through his knowledge and love for the game of basketball and this is one small way that DCHS can hopefully repay him for all his contributions to our school, the community, and especially the boys and girls that love the game of basketball. The girls game starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. We hope to see everyone there,” said Principal Jennings.
Foster was head coach of the DCHS Lady Tiger basketball program from the 1993-94 season to 1999-2000
DeKalb Middle School Principal Amanda Dakas said another benefit basketball event is also planned for Coach Foster.
“DeKalb Middle and DeKalb West Schools will also have benefit basketball games December 2. Its called “Battle on the Hill”. The junior varsity game will start at 3 p.m. followed by the varsity game. It will be a benefit for Coach Jerry Foster. We’d like for everyone to come out and support this as well,” said Principal Dakas.
She also mentioned an upcoming event for the DMS Junior Beta Club.
“Our Junior Beta students, 8th grade students will be going to the Junior Beta Conference at Opryland Hotel November 20-21. They have another really wonderful program with a great message. Please support and encourage those students. I know they would appreciate it,” she said.