ANNOUNCEMENTS for April 19, 2018
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Help Best Buddies raise money for our friendship walk team.
Come to the small gym this Friday 4/20
and for $3.00 you can pie a teacher in face!

The Fourteenth Annual International Night will be held this Friday, April 20th from 7 to 9:30 p.m. There will be an international food tasting and cultural information in the cafeteria. Following, the entertainment segment will take place in the auditorium. Tickets will cost 5 dollars for adults and students, and children under 10 come for free. Tickets will be available at the door. Come and enjoy the international festivities that our Damascus community has to offer.
Post Prom still needs additional help. We are looking for 3 more people to help the 11 pm to 2 am shift and 6 people to help the 2 am to 5 am shift. Volunteer for Post Prom
Prom tickets will be for sale at 11:30 in the atrium every day this week. The cost is $60
Online payments are no longer available.
Post Prom Tickets are $10 and provides hours of entertainment, prizes and food. Tickets will be sold during lunch and during the Student vs. Staff Basketball game April 19th.

Payment: Cash or Check (no credit cards). If paying by check, checks for Prom ticket should be made out to DHS; checks for Post Prom tickets should be made out to DHS PTSA.
If you have outstanding obligations, you will need to go to the Business Office to pay them before purchasing a ticket.

If you are bringing a guest to prom who does not attend DHS, you must attach a copy of their driver’s license/state identification card or other photo ID to your guest form. Return that form to Mr. Johnson in the security office.
If you are planning on leaving early on the day of prom, don’t forget to pick up a PROM form from Ms. Amerson in the Attendance office. Parents/Guardians must sign the form. Students should plan on attending morning classes this day.

Order your Prom Corsages in the auditorium at lunch. Stop by and pick up and order form and you can drop it off the next day with payment, or order and pay the same day. Corsages are $20, Boutonnieres are $10, pick up on Friday April 27th before you leave school. For best selection place your order before April 25th ! Click on the link for an order form, order today!

Attention seniors!
If you are fluent in another language other than English, you may qualify for the
Seal of Biliteracy on your diploma! This is a very high recognition from Maryland State Department of Education! Please see Madame Boichin in 211 in the beginning of lunch as soon as possible to learn how you can earn this distinction!
Anyone interested in applying for Foreign Language Honor Society may pick up an application from Mrs. Dennison in room 207 or from their Language teacher. Applications are due by Wednesday April 25th.

Seniors – A very important Senior Exit Survey will be conducted in homeroom during report card distribution. Please come prepared with information on what your post high school plans are. What colleges you have been accepted to and any scholarship offers with dollar amount that you have received -- even if you will not use them. We realize not all students have final plans in place. Please bring what information you have up to date.

Final transcript request forms will be handed out as well. There is a $1 charge and they need to be turned in to Mrs. Carey in the counseling office by May 25th. Final transcripts will be sent to colleges in mid-July. No transcript will be sent without a request. See your counselor or Mrs. Carey if you have any questions.

Attention parents of seniors: we are currently looking for volunteers and donations for our senior breakfast which will be held on Thursday, May 31st. Please view the sign-up sheet here at Contact Nives Bidwick at with questions.
Student vs. Staff Basketball Game: Tonight, April 19 @ 7 pm - 9 pm in the DHS Gym. Join in for the fun and gamesmanship! Staff has won the last 4 years; are the students up to the challenge this year? Entry is $3 for students, $5 for adults. Students can enter a drawing for an attempt to make a half-time Half-Court Shot and an entry for door prizes! Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Prizes Include: Prom Tickets, Post Prom Tickets, and Gift Cards to local businesses

Discover the voice of the poet hidden deep in your heart and enter our DHS Student Poetry Contest! Theme: The Healing Power of Poetry! All entries must have your name and ID. Deadline: April 23rd. We’ve got COOL gift card prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! Winners will be selected by a panel of teachers and staff. Contest Rules are posted in the Rotunda and around the school. Please submit entries to Ms. Walker.

Celebrate National Poetry Month! Enjoy cool Jazz music, a Poetry Showcase and fun snacks on Thursday, April 26, 2018 during lunch in the Courtyard! Also, don’t miss the poetry book selection in our Media Center, for your inspiration! Check out our bulletin board by Room 240, coming soon!
Do you like poetry or just being creative with words? Come to the media center and put your own poem together using book titles! It’s called “Spine Book Poetry” and you all you have to do is select books and stack them horizontally to create a poem using the titles. Come to the media center to see what some students have already created.
Scholarship Opportunities
The Jason Hadeed Athletic Scholarship Committee is offering three $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors who participated in sports all four years and have an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Please pick up the application from the Career Center. Application deadline is Friday, April 20.

Join us at our April PTSA Meeting Thursday 4/19 @ 6 pmApril’s PTSA meeting will be 6:00PM this Thursday, in the DHS Media Center. The meeting will include a discussion on College Admissions 101 led by Kenny Sholes, founder of college admissions consulting company Foundry Admissions Strategies. Kenny will discuss the key elements of a strategic approach to college admissions, to include the management of college deadlines, key elements of essay writing, and preparing for interviews. Parents will have the ability to ask college admissions-related questions. Please try to join us for our meeting, and then head over to the Staff vs Student Basketball game at 7:00.
JV Girls Lacrosse: Last night, the JV girls took quick command of the field with a fast goal from Paige Callis that helped secure a 10-2 victory. The defensive team of Emma Hamrick, Chloe Wilson and Molly Smith shut down the Sherwood offense. Defense kept the Warriors scoreless in the 2nd half! Goal tenders Valerie and Nadya Casanova made crucial saves in the goal. Carly Mohardt led the team with 6 goals, and Nadya Baskot put 2 goals in the net, as did Paige Callis. Sofia Diaz contributed with 1 assist. Tonight the Hornets take on Blake, at Blake at 5:30. On Friday the ladies will host Magruder at 5:30PM.

Coming up in Sports!
04/20/2018 Friday Volleyball - Boys and Coed Watkins Mill at Damascus Coed 5:30 pm/Boys 7:15 pm
04/20/2018 Friday Tennis - Boys Watkins Mill at Damascus 3:30 pm
04/20/2018 Friday Lacrosse - Boys Damascus at Magruder V 7:15 pm/JV 5:30 pm
04/20/2018 Friday Lacrosse - Girls Magruder at Damascus V 7 pm/JV 5:30 pm

*The Boys Lacrosse games vs. Blake from Monday 4/16 have been rescheduled for Saturday, 4/21, JV at 10am and V at noon.

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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