🎄 Christmas Break

The schools of DeWitt School District will be dismissed December 20 - January 3. The first day of school for students is Thursday, January 4. Have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year, everyone!

🎁 Fun DIYs Over Christmas Break by Zhasmene, Tiauna, and Gauge

Crafty Christmas Sweater Contest

The Art Club is having a “Crafty Christmas Sweater” contest! Your Christmas theme may be painted on, glued on, sewn on or any combination of theses. Christmas sweaters with “store bought” designs will not be eligible. To enter, pick up an entry form from Ms. Jackson.

The contest will take place Thursday morning, December 14. Contestants should come to the art room at 7:45 that morning for photos and judging will take place that day.

The winner will receive a gift card from Dean’s. So get your DIY on and show your Christmas spirit!

🎳 Bowling Team Tryouts

Any high school student, grades 9-12, interested in trying out for the bowling team, needs to come by Ms. Morgan’s room to acquire an information packet and permission forms as soon as possible. Forms must be completed and ready to submit on the first day of tryouts.

Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, December 12 AND Thursday, December 14 from 4:00 until 5:00 at the Rice Bowling Center in Stuttgart. Serious inquiries only. Due to the conflict in schedules, basketball players are ineligible.

📋 2018 Bowling Schedule

❄️ Coat Drive

✔️Attendance Reward Drawing

On Thursday, December 14, all students who have missed 2 or less days will be eligible for a drawing of a $50 Visa card. A student will be drawn for each grade. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!

📖 Semester Tests

The semester test shall be a comprehensive exam covering the context of the two nine weeks grading periods of each semester. The semester test shall carry the academic weight of 20% of the semester grade. The formula for computing the semester grade is as follows: double each nine weeks grade average, add the test score and divide by five. Semester tests are mandatory in each class unless students meet exemption requirements below.

EXEMPTION POLICY

Students may be exempt from their semester tests (both semesters) if they meet the following criteria:

1. A-5 absences or less (in a semester)

2. B-3 absences or less (in a semester)

3. C-0 absences or less (in a semester)

Students must not have been suspended or assigned to ISS for six or more days. There will be no exceptions made for these rules. Exemptions are based on individual classes.

*Students may check in or out of school to take exams with a note from a parent or guardian.

*Students must have a note signed by a parent or guardian to walk home or ride home with someone else.

*Students can only check in or out between classes and will not be allowed in the hall during class.

*If a student checks in after the test has begun they will have to come back during the designated make-up time.

*No exams will be given early or at any other time not scheduled unless it is approved by the teacher and cleared through the office.

🕗 Test Schedule

Friday, December 15, 2017

8:05-9:39 - 1st Period

9:43-11:17 - 3rd Period

11:20-11:52 - Lunch

11:56-1:15 - 5th Period

School dismissed at 1:15; staff at 3:45.

Monday, December 18, 2017

8:05-9:39 - 2nd Period

9:43-11:17 - 4th Period

11:20-11:52 - Lunch

11:56-1:15 - 6th Period

School dismissed at 1:15; staff at 3:45.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

8:05-9:39 - 7th Period

9:43-11:17 - 8th Period

11:20-11:52 - Lunch

11:56-1:15 - Make-up tests

School dismissed at 1:15; staff at 3:45.

Library Deadline

All library books should be turned in by December 13. All library fines must be paid to be exempt from semester tests.

👑 Miss DeWitt Pageant

The Miss DeWitt Pageant will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018. Contestants may sign up beginning Thursday, January 4 and ending Friday, January 12.

Basketball Season

🏀 Click here for the full schedule.

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

EZ School Pay

The ability to pay for school breakfast and lunch online is now an option for district students! Monitor your meal account balance and receive low-balance email alerts through EZSchoolPay. The online payment option is a quick and secure way to deposit money to your meal account by using a debit or credit card. Click here for more information.

Students of the Month

9th Grade: Kyla Wright & Jason Henderson

10th Grade: Tarence Ticey & Perla Pena

11th Grade: Zoe Gasaway & Hunter Allen

12th Grade: Rebecca Wright & Kyran Amos

Yearbook Orders

The DHS/DMS yearbook is $40 or $45 with a one-line name stamp. The DES yearbook is $22 or $27 with a one-line name stamp. Don’t miss out. ORDER TODAY! Deadline to order yearbooks is March 9, 2018. Ordering information is available here.

The ACT Test

by Haley Goudelock & Carmen Allen

DHS 12th grade students had the opportunity to prepare for the ACT Test by participating in ACT Boot Camp October 26-27. The event was sponsored by Delta Gear-Up. Many Seniors believe that the ACT boot camp has helped their score in some way. The Senior Class would like to thank all those who helped make the boot camp a success. Please enjoy the video about the ACT Boot Camp prepared by Senior Technology Seminar students. To register for the ACT click here.

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