Australian student joins DHS

Australian student joins DHS

Lexie Chapmen, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014
Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

Full name: William Frances Bonham (everyone calls him Will)   How old are you? 16   Where did you live before you came to Decatur? Brisbane, Queensland, Australia   Why did you come to Texas?... Read more »

Eagle Strong

Eagle Strong

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
October 23, 2014
Filed under Feature, News, Sports, Sports Feature, Top Stories

This preseason brought injuries to the Eagles. Starting off the beginning of eagle two a days, junior Chris Newberry fractured his kneecap. “All I was thinking was I wasn’t going to be able to play football next season either,” Newberry said. Newberry along with senior Rickey Roberts will... Read more »

College Night

College Night

Angelica Lopez, Staff Writer
October 21, 2014
Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

College Night is today, Oct. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wise County Weatherford College campus. During that time Rene Fuller, DHS College and Career Readiness Specialist, will speak in room 112 about ACT, SAT, enrollment procedures and scholarships. Then Weatherford College representatives will speak... Read more »

A Hearty Camp

A Hearty Camp

Kobie Lunsford, Staff Writer
April 22, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

The exhilaration of a morning run, followed by the adrenaline rush of administering CPR. That is what Camp Cardiac offers students over the course of an entire week. Camp Cardiac is a weeklong summer camp run by Doctor Development NFP, a non-profit organization. The camp teaches high school students... Read more »

A Change In The Game

A Change In The Game

Angelica Lopez, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
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Starting with next year’s freshmen, new GPA calculations are put into effect. Elective courses, except for Spanish, will not affect a student’s GPA. The only classes that count are core classes and foreign language. “Your GPA is going to be determined on all the same courses that everybody... Read more »

Cody Holaway Wins Grand Champion

Cody Holaway Wins Grand Champion

Kobie Lunsford, Staff Writer
March 4, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

Jan. 26, Freshman Cody Holaway, and his pig, a chester white, won the title of Grand Champion Chester White at the Southwestern Exposition in Fort Worth. After four months of preparation, Cody decided his pig was ready to compete. At the end of this competition, his training was proven when Cody... Read more »

Gesundheit!

Gesundheit!

John Gleason, Staff Writer
February 8, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

The past few weeks have been filled with student and teacher absences, sniffeling in the halls, and stopped-up noses. In 2009, swine influenza, also known as H1N1, struck the world en masse for the first time. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 284,000 people died worldwide in... Read more »

Debate Team Advances To State

Debate Team Advances To State

Angelica Lopez, Staff Writer
February 6, 2014
Filed under News

The team of Trey Dale, junior, and Luke Thomas, sophomore, won second Feb. 5 at the district CX debate meet in Gainesville. They will advance to state and compete in Austin March 10. The team of Mital Patel, junior, and Benjamin Lunday, sophomore, placed third. Patel and Lunday are alternates to state. ... Read more »

Got Credit?

Got Credit?

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
February 5, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

For students wanting to take college courses next school year, here is an opportunity that shows how to sign up for them, where to sign up, and other helpful information on the courses. To earn college credits, students must request the dual credit course when completing a schedule request for next... Read more »

Snap, Snap

Snap, Snap

Alondra Gomez, Staff Writer
January 17, 2014
Filed under News

Fifteen students shook off their nerves and recited a poem, either by an author or an original piece, at Monday’s Poetry Slam in the auditorium. “Poetry Slam is to promote literacy for students and to give them a creative outlet to express their feelings in a unique way,” English teacher Lauren... Read more »