Message from Principal Albano

posted Jan 11, 2017, 10:12 AM by Kelly Thomas

Hello!  DeKalb High School wishes to remind families that as we begin the cold and flu season, we have seen an increase in illness among staff and students.  Please remember the best way to protect yourself is to be diligent with washing your hands after using the restroom, and before eating or handling food.  Refrain from touching your face, mouth or eyes as these are ports of entry for bacteria and viruses to enter your body and cause illness.  If you are sick with a fever, vomiting or diarrhea, remember to stay home until you are symptom-free for 24 hours without the use of medication. DHS is doing what we can to keep the school environment clean, including adding additional disinfecting measures. At home, you can use a bleach-based cleaner to disinfect commonly-touched objects like door knobs, light switches, remotes and cell phones. All the best for a healthy new year!


posted Dec 21, 2016, 5:56 AM by Kelly Thomas   [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 11:22 AM ]

Wednesday, January 11th                    Thursday, January 12th                            Friday, January 13th
    Period 1 - 7:45 - 9:00                            Period 4/5 or 5/6 - 7:45 - 9:00                     Period 8/9 or 9/10 - 7:45 - 9:00
    Period 2 - 9:10 - 10:25                          Period 6/7 or 7/8 - 9:10 - 10:25                   Period 12 - 9:10 - 10:25
    Period 3 - 10:35 - 11:50                        *Early Bird PE - 10:35 - 11:50

*You must have your own ride home.  School Dismissal time is 10:25.

Buses will run on the same pick-up schedule and will leave DHS for drop off after the scheduled dismissal time each day. 

NIU ACT/SAT Prep Courses

posted Dec 15, 2016, 11:38 AM by Kelly Thomas   [ updated Dec 15, 2016, 11:38 AM ]

The Northern Illinois University Spring ACT and SAT Test preparation program provides individualized attention in a small classroom setting and offers students a chance to best prepare themselves for the ACT or SAT.


NIU parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays but students must not park in spaces marked “Reserved at all times”.


Enrollment is limited and registration is now open at or


NIU’s ACT program covers English, Math, Reading and Science Reasoning and the SAT program covers Writing and Language Arts, Reading, Math (Calculator and No Calculator.)


The NIU ACT/SAT instructors include Lance Vobornik, an experienced Mathematics instructor at NIU with a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Melissa Craig, an experienced teacher at St. Thomas More School.


Spring ACT Test Preparation Schedule:


Spring Session I

February 4, 2017 – Pre-test

February 11, 2017 – English

February 18, 2017 – Reading and Science Reasoning

February 25, 2017 – Math

March 5, 2017 – Post-test


Spring Session II

February 5, 2017 – Pre-test

February 12, 2017 – English

February 19, 2017 – Reading and Science Reasoning

February 26, 2017 – Math

March 6, 2017 – Post-test


Cost is $250 ($275 after January 27) which includes instruction, book, website access, and retired ACT tests. It does not include registration to take the actual ACT test.


Spring SAT Test Preparation Schedule:

March 5, 2017 – Pre-test

March 12, 2017 – Writing and Language Arts 

March 19, 2017 – Reading

March 26, 2017 – Math (Calculator and No Calculator)

April 2, 2017 – Post-test


Cost is $250 ($275 after February 24) which includes instruction, book, website access, and retired SAT tests. It does not include registration to take the actual SAT test.


For more information contact the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming at 815-753-5200

Freshman Finals - Parent Information Night

posted Dec 15, 2016, 11:36 AM by Kelly Thomas   [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 11:27 AM ]

January 5th - 7:00pm to 8:00pm - Click below for more information.

District Communication Survey

posted Dec 6, 2016, 10:51 AM by Denise Flemming

DeKalb District 428 Communication Committee would like your feedback.  Click on the Link below to access the survey in the language of your choice. We appreciate your time and responses.




Principal Michele Albano Welcome Message

posted Sep 13, 2016, 11:01 AM by Kelly Thomas

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