The news site of Decatur High School

Babies on the Way

Babies on the Way

Maclaine Lowery, Staff Writer
November 12, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

December brings chilly weather, Christmas carols and winter break, but for head volleyball coach Claire Gay, December means the arrival of motherhood. Gay is expecting twins, a boy and a girl. “The little girl’s name is Emerson Mae Gay, and the little boy is Matthew Riggins Gay,“ Gay said. Family... Read more »

Comfort Across the Atlantic

Comfort Across the Atlantic

Lexie Chapman, Staff Writer
October 7, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

The thought of leaving the simple town of Skien, Norway was exhilarating but scary. After a few discussions with her parents, Vilde Sorlie finally got an application to come to America as a foreign exchange student. “I told them first when I was thirteen that I wanted to be a foreign exchange student,”... Read more »

Make Way for AVID

Make Way for AVID

Rachael Ussery, Editor-in-Chief
October 5, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

​The school’s motto is “Enter to learn- go forth to serve,” and with this new program, students will now be able to live up to those words in the fullest way possible. ​The new program, AVID, is taught by Lauren Smith and currently has 52 freshmen enrolled. It stands for Advancement Via Individual... Read more »

The Freshmen of Fall

The Freshmen of Fall

Maclaine Lowery, Staff Writer
October 5, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Friday nights are filled with football games and volleyball matches and the weekend wakes up with cross country meets. Playing this season are two varsity freshmem athletes, volleyball player Satasha Kostelecky and football player Zane Hickey. Kostelecky is #2 for the Lady Eagles volleyball team.... Read more »

Taking Home the Gold

Taking Home the Gold

Mickey Drewry, Staff Writer
September 30, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

In North Richland Hill’s Special Olympics, Carmelo Palacios took the gold in bocce doubles on Aug. 2. “I was really excited when they called my name,” Carmelo said. Wise County’s first ever Special Olympics team, Made 2 Thrive, brought home seven gold and three silver medals. Bocce, an Italian... Read more »

Paying Tribute to Those Who Served

Paying Tribute to Those Who Served

Mickey Drewry, Staff Writer
September 17, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Decatur High School will introduce a Military Hall of Honor as a tribute to DHS graduate veterans. It is set to make its debut at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. DISD Director of Communications, Holly Fuller began brainstorming in January with a committee of five other community members - Tim... Read more »

Science department wins Exxon Mobil grant

Science department wins Exxon Mobil grant

Staff, Staff Writer
April 29, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

The DHS Physics classes earned a $500 grant from Exxon Mobil! With the funds, they purchased seven Green Snap Circuit Kits. AP Physics, PAP Physics and Physics I students across the campus have had the opportunity to build some exciting projects which focus on green sources of energy like wind,... Read more »

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Mercedes Rivera, Staff Writer
March 23, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

From one day to the next, summer slides away and the school is mixture of excited teachers to nervous students awaiting their first day of school. As the cars roll in one by one, the nervousness grows. However, once you finally step out of the car you are greeted by the friendly face of Denise Joseph. She... Read more »

Talent Over-Load

Talent Over-Load

Lexie Chapman, Staff Writer
March 20, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Lights. Camera. Action! Every participant in the Talent Show went on stage on the Friday night of Spring Break preforming their act in front of their closest friends and family. From singers to dancers to guitarists to comedians, the talent show hosted a large variety of acts. Freshman twin sisters... Read more »

With All My Heart

With All My Heart

Angelica Lopez, Staff Writer
March 19, 2015
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

“Take a deep breath. Okay, once more,” the doctor said. That’s how a regular check-up goes, except when the doctor suddenly turns serious. They led my brothers and me out of the room, so the doctor could talk to my mom in private. All my life I’ve been overweight and out of shape. A simple... Read more »