ANNOUNCEMENTS for Monday, December 11, 2017
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Winter break is a great opportunity to get involved in a service-learning project and earn Student Service Learning hours. Visit the MCPS website to find organizations and events that are already approved for MCPS SSL hours. Also, don’t forget that all service hours performed during the first semester must be turned in to the school’s SSL coordinator no later than Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. The DHS coordinator for SSL hours is Ms. Loulou.
The SSL website is:

Want to participate in a fun holiday activity? Come to the media center any day this week before school or during lunch and decorate your own paper holiday sweater! Students will vote next Monday the 18th, and a winner will be announced Tuesday.


The DHS Hornet Ambassadors is holding a Toy for Tots drive this week, December 11th-15th. Please bring in new and unwrapped toys to be donated to our local children’s hospital. Donation bins can be found in the main office and media center.

Students and Staff, Athletes & Coaches, Club Members & Sponsors…our DHS Acts of Random Kindness Club is still collecting used eyeglasses, old cellphones, small dead batteries and CFL bulbs, along with empty inkjet printer cartridges and Campbell Soup product labels as part of our Fall Service Project. Please help spread the word to your family, friends, and neighbors, and try to collect these items to drop off in Mr. Dickie’s room #134 by Fri., Dec. 22. Be part of doing selfless acts for others. Thanks!

It’s that time of year again for the LEO’s canned food drive through December 19. We are collecting can food items through the first period classes!!!! At the end we will be giving the winning first period class with the most cans collected a pizza party.
So get out there and support our town!!!!


Ice Hockey won on Friday against Poolesville. Congrats to goal scorers Jordan Kearny and Nick Morhardt!

Student Nutrition Advisory Committee
Real Food for Kids - Montgomery (RFKM) is looking for a group of committed students that want to make a difference in their school lunches by joining a Student Nutrition Advisory Committee (SNAC). As a part of the Real Food for Kids - Montgomery SNAC, students will be working with RFKM to help promote healthier school foods and better nutrition education, so students of all ages can make healthier and smarter choices. If you are interested in working towards a healthier future, e-mail Colin Park, RFKM Student Board Member at with your name, grade, school name and why you're interested in serving on the SNAC.

Students hoping to go to Senior Week at the Beach: Mark Your Calendar!
Beach Week Preparation and Survival Tips will be discussed on Jan 22 at 7 pm in the DHS Auditorium. Brought to you by the PTSA, Officer Howard Caplan of the Ocean City Police Department will discuss:
• What is Senior Week?
• Helpful tips to keep your teens safe
• Local ordinances and their corresponding fines/arrests
Parents, don't allow your students to go without hearing this information! This is a presentation for both Students and Parents. Underclassmen students and parents are invited as well!
Honey Baked Ham Holiday Sale to Benefit DHS PTSA!!
Thank you to everyone that ordered last month for Thanksgiving. We hope you and your families enjoyed your ham or turkey. We are doing it again, and we'd love to get even more supporters, and HBH lovers. Place your Honey Baked Ham order online by midnight Monday, December 18th and get convenient pick-up at Damascus High School on Thursday, December 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., all while benefitting the Damascus HS PTSA. Enjoy the same prices plus convenient pick-up in Damascus. Even if you don't eat ham, there's something for you - delicious turkey, sides and desserts! HBH Gaithersburg donates a percentage of all sales to DHS PTSA!! Order now at (Sign-in Code: NJYWQA). Your participation makes a difference and we greatly appreciate your support!


Have you been on a cool adventure? Have you biked for miles across a state or done something else that’s just a little different than the “norm”? The yearbook would like to know more about it. Email a photo and a little blurb about what you did to DamascusYBK@gmail .com this week. Hope to hear more about you and your adventure soon!

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!
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.

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