Barb Booster Bash

posted Feb 21, 2017, 7:18 AM by Kelly Thomas

BOWLERS and BARB FANS. The DeKalb Booster Club is sponsoring its annual Barb Booster Bash at Mardi Gras Lanes on Saturday, March 4th. You may find details of the events and download the order form at the new Booster website <>. Deadline for orders is February 28. We have spaces for 192 bowlers and orders are taken on a first come first serve basis. SO ORDER NOW and show your Barb Pride. Contact Booster president Tim Draper ( with any questions.

DHS Black History Month Celebration Plans

posted Feb 3, 2017, 7:16 AM by Kelly Thomas

DHS will be celebrating Black History throughout the month of February, including three special presentations on February 24th and 27th. We will run assembly schedules both days, and 12th period teachers will escort their classes to these special events.

12th period teachers will inform their classes of the THREE options they have for the two assembly days. Each class will have an opportunity to see TWO of the THREE presentations. We will do our best to accommodate students’ top two choices; however, space is limited so we cannot guarantee preferences. Classes will certainly get to attend at least one of their top two. The three assembly rotation descriptions are as follows:

Option 1: Black History Month Trivia (Auditorium) - Come on and show us what you know! Black history, celebrated every February, is both American history and world history. This trivia event will be a class-versus-class competition that will also be informational. This will be a great opportunity to show off what you already know and learn something you don't.

Option 2: Suitcases - Living Among Us (Commons) - History is not just dead people. During Black History Month, we celebrate those who have lived and died to make this country a better place. In this presentation, students will have the opportunity to see living and breathing Black history from our own community as Black community members and staff share their story.

Option 3: Wax Museum (Field House) - Classes will have the opportunity to visit the DHS Wax Museum where students will meet some of the most famous and influential figures and symbols from Black history and culture. Students will have the chance to check out their classmates' best "mannequin poses" and hear brief presentations on important historical figures and ideas.

DHS Summer School Registration Going on NOW

posted Jan 25, 2017, 10:24 AM by Kelly Thomas   [ updated Jan 25, 2017, 10:26 AM ]

Summer School will be held at DHS from June 12th, 2017 through July 12th, 2017.  Please select from the options below for more information.

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!

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

Principal Michele Albano Welcome Message

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

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