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Noble Calling

Sheryl Barnes, LVN
A nurse’s passion shines through the pandemic
October 22, 2020

A school needs numerous people serving various functions all over campus in order to run smoothly, and on any given year, the jobs of these professionals are challenging. This school year proves no...

Balancing Act

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Teachers face difficulties with both online, in person learning
October 14, 2020

  The Decatur district offers both virtual learning, in case parents feel safer for their child to stay home, and in school learning for the rest of the students. Instead of two teachers teaching...

Changing The Game

Katelyn Chaney
Senior soccer player joins varsity football team
October 8, 2020

  High school football.  Friday night lights. 11 guys on each side of the ball.  There’s one problem with that last sentence. How in the decades and decades of football...

New School Year, Fresh Goals

Associate Principal Brett Phipps catches up with Coach Kevin Thomas during the lunch rotation on September 11.
Administration focuses on student, teacher success
September 15, 2020

With a new school year, comes expected change. This year, with expected change, comes a whole administrative team. Two of the principals look forward to the new opportunities they hope to find within...

Mr. & Miss DHS – Levi Tate and Gracie Isham

Photo credit Lindsey Gogniat
May 22, 2020

What was the most memorable thing about your years in high school? L: The most memorable thing about high school for me was meeting Keilie my freshman year, not dating her till my sophomore year, promising...

Valedictorian – Kaitlyn Lane

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May 22, 2020

Dear DHS students,   After four years of high school struggles and fond memories, I never would have thought my senior year would end in a pandemic, but sadly it is still the middle of the outbreak...

Salutatorian – Gracie Isham

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May 21, 2020

Dear Students of DHS,   I have attended school in Decatur since kindergarten. Growing up in this small town has been quite the ride, but I am so grateful for this town and the people within...

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