ANNOUNCEMENTS for February 16, 2018

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If you are interested in Government, Politics, Leadership, attendance at Military Academy, College ROTC, or just a challenging Academic program Maryland Boys State is the experience for you! Boys State is a week long practical exercise in Government that will have a positive influence on your life. If you are interested in the MD Boys State program, please come to an informational session on Wednesday, February 21st the first half of lunch. Please note that Boys State is for current junior boys only.

Attention: Any senior who has not already applied to Montgomery College and would like to do so free of charge, must complete the on-line application before March 1st. So if you plan on taking any classes this summer, or in the fall and have not yet completed an application, OR you would like to re-take the Accuplacer to improve your scores, please see Mrs. O’Brien in room 240 today.

Seniors: Have you taken the SAT/ACT or Accuplacer? If not, please come join the review class to prepare for the Accuplacer. Seniors who want to improve their Accuplacer scores are also encouraged to attend.
Reviews run from Feb.20th thru Feb 27th during lunch in room 143. Please come in and log onto a computer before going to get your lunch, so that the program is ready when you return. 30 minutes of practice is recommended. See you there!!!

Want to be pampered by your favorite teacher or staff member? If so, the Tri-M Music Honor Society is sponsoring our annual Pampered Student Day fundraiser. Tables are set up at lunch in the rotunda and the auditorium lobby. Students can purchase 1 chance to be pampered by their favorite teacher for $1, 6 chances for $5, or 15 chances for $10. Fundraiser ends today, and winners will be announced early next week.

Celebrate Black History Month and check out our special DHS Media Center book displays including posters with various black history stories posted around the library.

Our nonfiction book display currently has the following titles: Tell All the Children Our Story – Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America; Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou; Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr. and A Dream of Freedom: Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968. Our fiction display includes mostly black historical fiction and the black experience, such as: The Color Purple by Alice Walker; The Help by Kathryn Stockett; The Skin I’m In by Sharon Flake, and many more! We will also have a separate display for Read Africa week later this month, which will include an awesome mix of fiction and nonfiction. Check out a book today!

Don’t miss our “Open Mic” event, during lunch, celebrating Black History Month on Friday, February 23rd in our cafeteria with great entertainment including singing, rapping, comedy, a special guest speaker and a Jazz band! Grab some lunch and just chill. Be there!

Attention Junior and Seniors
If you are interested in being a counselor for Rocky Hill’s 6th grade Outdoor Education Program, applications can be picked up from Mrs. Johnson in room 251. Outdoor Education is the week of April 23-27, 2018. Applications must be completed and turned into Mrs. Johnson in room 251 no later than February 23rd.

Music Seniors: 2018 Music Scholarship applications are now available from Mr. Doherty in the Band Room or Mrs. Goldsmith in the Choral Room. Up to four $500 awards may be given out. You must be in a music class for your entire senior year, plus an additional 4 semesters during your high school career to qualify.
If you intend to apply for one of these scholarships, the deadline is end of school on Wednesday March 21, so pick up your application today!


Counseling News for Seniors:
Those seniors who need a mid-year counselor report and first semester transcript sent to colleges should complete a transcript request form and turn it in to Mrs. Carey in the counseling office. There is no charge for this, but if the mid-year report cannot be sent electronically through Naviance, a stamped addressed enveloped should be included with the request. Please see Mrs. Carey or your counselor if you have questions.


Attention anyone interested in playing football next season. The football team will be conducting winter workouts after school every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 2:45-3:45 in the weight room. See coach Wallich if you plan to play but cannot attend. Attendance will be taken daily.

Tonight, 2/16/18 Girls Varsity Basketball Damascus @ Paint Branch 5:30 pm

Swim and Dive: This Saturday, at the Fairland Aquatic Center, qualifying swimmers and divers will represent DHS in the regional meet. Please wish the following swimmers good luck in their competition:
Cody Kim, Daniel Vela, AJ Navaleza, Carl Green, Connor Hebert, Wyatt Scott, Carter Sebring, Gerritt Broadwater, Connor McPhee & Philip Cho
Emma Iorio, Kayleigh Bohs, Megan Kane, Emely Vela, Katie Corder, Sarah Kelly, Ariana Arias, Caitlyn Burkhardt, Lindsey Whitmeyer, Brianna Devan & Irene Navaleza

Meet starts at 4:00PM! The team would love to see Swarm and cheerleader support!

Your DHS PTSA is once again awarding scholarships to two or three graduating seniors to be used a college or technical school. All you need to do is write a short essay and you could receive $500 or $1000! You can get more information on the PTSA website, the PTSA Bulletin Board near the main office, or by emailing the PTSA Scholarship Chair at

ACTIVITY BUS – The activity bus will run every Wednesday and Thursday (except on early release days) beginning September 13, 2017 through May, 2018. Pick up is in front of the school by the flagpole at 4:30.
HOMEWORK HOTLINE LIVE -- is back on TV! Get free, after-school homework help from MCPS teachers by calling, or submitting a question online, to Homework Hotline Live at 301-279-3234 or go to Ask H-H-L dot org. Or check out the new Homework Hotline Live phone app! Watch teachers address your homework questions live on MCPS-TV from 4:30 to 6 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays, or get online help from 6 to 9 pm, Monday through Thursday. Go to Ask H-H-L dot org for more info, or download the free app!

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