January Edition of the DHS Baron Newsletter!

posted Jan 6, 2016, 6:19 AM by webmaster dhs   [ updated Jan 6, 2016, 6:19 AM ]

Click here to catch up on the latest news in the January edition of the DHS Baron Newsletter!

DeKalb FFA Compete at the State Entomology & Crops Career Development Events!

posted Dec 13, 2015, 6:29 PM by webmaster dhs   [ updated Dec 13, 2015, 6:30 PM ]

On December 12, 2015, 12 DeKalb FFA members competed at the State Entomology and Crops Career Development Events at Purdue University. 

The Entomology team consisting of Leah Hefty, Vivian Mettert, Caitie Taylor and Ally Laker placed 8th overall and Hefty individually placed 10th.

The FFA Crops team of LeAnna Shearer, Brooke Evans and John Gurtner placed 8th and Shearer was individually 8th. 

The 4-H Crops team of Kylee Stout, Montana Kummer and Lucas Pomeroy placed 5th and Stout was 6th individually. 

The 4-H Crops team of Kendall Gilbert, Jared Black and Matthew Fifer placed 6th and Gilbert was individually 7th.

Students competing in Career 

Development events not only master skills pertaining to their contest but also develop several life skills including time management, transfer of learning, team cooperation, goal setting and study skills.


Front Row (L to R):  Caitie Taylor, Ally Laker, Kylee Stout, Brooke Evans, Leah Hefty

Back Row (L to R):   Kendall Gilbert, Lucas Pomeroy, Jared Black, Montana Kummer, Vivian Mettert, LeAnna Shearer, John Gurtner

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DeKalb High School New Tech World Bio Think Tank!

posted Dec 10, 2015, 6:54 PM by webmaster dhs   [ updated Dec 10, 2015, 6:55 PM ]

DeKalb New Tech World Bio students met with community experts in DeKalb High School’s first ever National History Day Think Tank. Students and community experts worked together in brainstorming possible topic ideas for the students to research and present at the regional National History Day competition to be held February 27th at St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana. If successful in the regional round, students may have the opportunity to travel to Indianapolis for the State National History Day Competition.  The National Competition will be held June 12th through June 16th at The University of Maryland.

DeKalb World Bio students are currently working on a project called The Three E’s: Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange mirroring the National History Day theme with the driving question How has the exploration, encounter, and exchange of science and history impacted us today? National History Day is an event that allows students to compete with over 500,000 other students ranging in grades 6-12. DeKalb students enjoyed getting the chance to brainstorm with area community members.  Dr. C.J. Hathaway, Dr. James Farlow, Dr. Amy Alexander, Dr. William Sluis, Lisa Conrad, Jenny Kobiela Mondor, Darcy Davidson Armstrong, Chelsea Molin, Galen Eberhart, Julie Page, Megan Moss, Bob Wilder, Ann Green, John Bry, and Cathy Vick shared their passions and wealth of knowledge with DeKalb’s World Bio class generating numerous topic ideas that not only increased their excitement but will also unveil many aspects of DeKalb County’s local history.

DeKalb’s World Bio students will be hosting a DeKalb History Day to be held at DeKalb High School on February 24th to help prepare for the regional competition. All community members that are passionate about history and science are welcome to attend; please contact World Bio teachers Kelsey Pierce or Christina Lapham for more information.

DHS Presents A Christmas Carol!

posted Dec 10, 2015, 8:22 AM by webmaster dhs   [ updated Dec 10, 2015, 8:22 AM ]

DeKalb High School did an AMAZING job putting on a production of A Christmas Carol!  It was just the thing to put you in the holiday mood!  Great job, Barons!

DHS December Newsletter!

posted Dec 1, 2015, 7:38 AM by webmaster dhs   [ updated Dec 1, 2015, 7:38 AM ]

Click here for the DeKalb High School December Newsletter!

Salvation Army Kettle Drive!

posted Nov 20, 2015, 12:28 PM by webmaster dhs   [ updated Nov 20, 2015, 12:28 PM ]

Starting on November 27 through December 11th, DHS is hosting a Salvation Army Kettle Drive. DHS Student Government would like to request the help of DeKalb Central families to raise money to help those in need in our community.

The kettle drive will take place during school hours for student donations. The kettle will also be available at the November 28th and December 11th home basketball games for parents and community member donations.

Come out to DHS and support your Barons and the Salvation Army!

DeKalb Baron Brigade Honors Outstanding Performers!

posted Nov 18, 2015, 10:34 AM by webmaster dhs   [ updated Nov 18, 2015, 10:35 AM ]

DeKalb High School’s Baron Brigade marching band presented individual awards to members at a season-ending banquet Thursday night.

Special awards were given to musicians in each grade level, auxiliary corps members and drum majors.

The winners:

Drum majors — Hanna Fetter, Andrew Hartman and Cameron Bell.

8th Grade — Sasha Norton, best musician; Sophia Riggs, best marcher; Tabitha Butler, best mental attitude.

Freshmen — Samatha Benbow, best musician; Jillian Lewis, best marcher; Amara Wiley and Noah Mondor, co-winners for best mental attitude.

Sophomores — Spencer Mohre, best musician; Josiah Somkit, best marcher; Jacob Haberly, best mental attitude.

Juniors — Bryce Wessly, best musician; Tori Pfafman, best marcher; Hanna Johnston, best mental attitude.

Seniors — Jacob Good, best musician; Maddie Hanes, best marcher; Alexis Darling, best mental attitude.

Auxiliary corps — Kelsey Aldrich, best mental attitude; Abby Chavis, best color guard performer; McKinzie Coleman, best color guard marcher.

Article from The Star

DeKalb FFA Members Compete at National Level!

posted Nov 18, 2015, 10:16 AM by webmaster dhs   [ updated Nov 18, 2015, 10:16 AM ]

Eight DeKalb FFA members competed at the National FFA Convention, Oct. 28-30 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The DeKalb FFA chapter received a three-star national award, the highest award a chapter can receive, placing it in the top 1 percent of chapters in the nation.

To qualify for national competition, each member had to win a state competition.

In the area of agriscience, Brooke-destinee Lockwood placed first, Gabe Hefty placed fifth and Ally Laker placed seventh in their respective categories.

The forestry team of Erin Sukala, LeAnna Shearer, Ellen Shearer and Brooke Evans received a national gold rating.

Leah Hefty competed in the national prepared public speaking contest and placed with a national bronze award.

FFA gives students the opportunity to use life skills taught in the classroom. Only the best of FFA’s 610,240 members qualify to compete at the national convention.

Student of the Month Winners!

posted Nov 13, 2015, 5:36 AM by webmaster dhs   [ updated Nov 13, 2015, 5:37 AM ]

Give it up for the DeKalb High School Student of the Month winners for October based on the Baron Belief of Trust!

Back Row: Kaitlyn Rieke, Marie Burton, Alex Lumpkins, Josh Daniels
Front Row: Cloance Blasch, Allison Rumsey, Adrianna Castleberry, Jesse Curran

Not pictured: Lukas Hamman, Citoria Nester, Darianne Kimpel, Ethan Stacey, Josh Hicks

Join DHS in Recognizing Our Veterans!

posted Nov 5, 2015, 10:47 AM by webmaster dhs   [ updated Nov 5, 2015, 10:47 AM ]

DHS Veterans Day Info
On Wednesday,  Nov. 11 ( Veterans' Day) Dekalb High School students will have the opportunity to hear Lt. Col. Dawn Rice share her military experiences and deployments.

We also ask that you invite members of your family or friends who have served (or are serving) in any branch of the US Military to attend and sit in the honor seats next to our speaker.  

Visitors may arrive at DHS beginning at 1:45 and check in at the office before being escorted to a reception in the Media Center.  Our assembly will end shortly before dismissal.

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