ANNOUNCEMENTS for Thursday, June 15, 2017

Announcements are scrolling daily on the TV in the rotunda AND you can view the Announcements on the DHS website!

TEEN MEET-UPS @ Damascus Library begins on Thursday, June 22. From 3-5:00 every Thursday this summer there will be great crafts, games, snacks and fun for teens and tweens entering 6th through 12th grades. It's all free and there is no registration required. For more information, contact the Damascus Library at 240-773-9444 or go to and click on the Calendar of Events.

AP BIOLOGY -- Attention all students taking AP Biology next year: If you were absent from school Wednesday afternoon and did not get your Summer Assignment, you MUST come to Mrs. Jennings, room 224, to get your summer assignment packet. It is due the first day of school. If you are unable to stop by, please email Mrs. Jennings and go to her weebly page for more information at .”

ALUMNI ROCK SHOW -- Damascus High School will be holding an Alumni Rock Show today, Thursday, June 15th at 7:00pm in the auditorium. There will be 3 alumni bands performing including Mr. Bernstein and Mr. Crespo’s band. Come and enjoy some loud music, some old friends, and the start of the summer break. Admission is free. (Bernstein)


PTSA thankful to all supporters --- On behalf of the Damascus High School PTSA, I would like to thank everyone who supported us this year. We appreciate all the community businesses that helped us, and we are thankful for the parents that donated money, food, and time. Without these supporters, we could not do all that we have done for our staff and students. In addition, our school office staff and building services really make all PTSA operations so much easier. From help with the paperwork, to reserving and setting up space, and also advertising events, our staff help tremendously. Thanks for a great year.

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DAMASCUS LIONS CLUB -- The Damascus Lions club recently decided to rejuvenate the Damascus Skate Park. They are now looking for a team of volunteers to help with painting the wood so it all looks new again. People are needed on June 17 from 9am till Noon. Work will include light wire brushing and painting. Supplies will be provided; all you need is enthusiasm. Spread the word to anyone who might want to help and let Tony know if you can help (

DAMASCUS LIBRARY SUMMER READING VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT -- Damascus Library is seeking friendly High School students to help with the children’s and teen Summer Reading events. Student Service Learning Program hours will be earned. Damascus Library is located at 9701 Main Street, Damascus MD 20872.

• When: During weekly events from June 19 through August 31, 2017.
• Duties: Volunteers assist library staff with events for children and teens ages 3-17; tasks include auditorium/meeting room chair and table set-up and clean-up, ticket-taking, crowd control, materials preparation, assisting children and teens with crafts and experiments, and overseeing LEGO and DUPLO programs.
• Qualifications: You should be an energetic, polite, patient, articulate high school student (aged 13-up and finished 8th grade) who can commit to a regular weekly schedule throughout the summer; you should be able to follow directions, turn off your cell phone, have a good sense of humor and enjoy working with young children, teens, and their families. Enthusiasm for Harry Potter Cosplay required for 3 events.
• Application: Interested teens should visit Damascus Library to complete an application before May 22 to facilitate scheduling; parent signature required. Call Damascus Library at 240-773-9444 for more information; any staff member can help you.

SPORTS PLUS -- is an organization that offers year-round, uniquely structured, co-ed sports and social programs for verbal children able to follow multi-step directions between the ages of 5 and 14 with mild to moderate autistic spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. Both indoor and outdoor programs are offered. Volunteers assist coaches with activities, help with set-up and clean-up, and most of all, provide encouragement to the athletes. Expertise in a particular sport is NOT required, but enthusiasm is. More details can be found at If interested in any of the following activities, please contact Diane Golden at, and let her know how often you would like to volunteer. And if you want to volunteer with a friend, let her know so you can be scheduled together. Please only sign up for days you know you can commit to.

MONTGOMERY PARKS -- hundreds of Student Service Learning approved volunteer opportunities – many dates and locations – Special Events, Cleanups, and Outdoor Activities – If interested, go to to look for opportunities. You can also email, or call at 301-495-2504.

MONTGOMERY PARKS -- Natural surface trail work project – To see scheduled dates and locations and to sign up, visit and click on “Search & Apply”, then “Trails”, then “Trail Workdays.”

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