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MMS Fire Destroys Classroom

MMS Fire
STEM lab destroyed, entire campus forced into online learning until after Thanksgiving break
November 16, 2020

  Due to an electrical problem at McCarroll Middle School, a fire broke out in the STEM classroom and left the contents unsalvageable. It not only left the classroom in ruins, but the heavy...

Eagles Fly

Cross Country
Lady Eagles, Eagles place 2nd, 5th at regional race in Lubbock
November 12, 2020

Cross country competed at regionals in Lubbock, Texas for the second straight year on Monday and Tuesday.  “Right now it’s all about the mind game for us because Coach Park has already...

New, Improved iPhone 12

iPhone Models
Apple introduces updated device for 2020
November 4, 2020

  On October 13, Apple debuted their latest iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini. While Apple currently accepts pre-orders for the iPhone 12, the iPhone mini pre-orders start on November 6. The new...

Placing Ballots Makes a Difference

Vote Here Sign
First time voters reveal experience at polls 
October 28, 2020

It’s 2020 and once again the hot topic surrounding most communities is the election. Arguments about who someone votes for and why their preferred candidate is better than the other plague every...

Eagles Make Waves to Start Season

DHS Swim
Fall swim takes off amid pandemic
October 20, 2020

Swim season is in full swing for the Decatur Eagles. With their practices well under way the Eagles are as ready as ever for the next meet at Fit-N-Wise this afternoon. “We are looking forward...

Band Stands

BBMB in the Stands
District builds BBMB spirit area behind south end zone to share with Eagle Dolls
October 9, 2020

Peering over the field, the Big Blue Marching Band now resides in a new place they recognize as a permanent home. After enduring closely spaced stands built of concrete, the marching band easily adjusted...

Homecoming Happenings

Homecoming Signs
Eagles 'Rock On' in spite of safety adjustments to traditional celebrations
October 6, 2020

Homecoming week just hit DHS, and the theme days are in full swing. Emphasizing the overall theme of homecoming this year, "Rock On, Eagles", the dress up days are as follows: Mosh Pit Monday, Band...

Rough Start to School

Senior library aide, Alec Burdge helps maintain clean surfaces for students using the library  throughout the day.
Students, families weigh benefits, risks to returning to campus in person
September 30, 2020

The 2020-21 school year began in mid-August, but not without issue and various inconveniences for those involved.  The year 2020 already brought a wide variety of challenges over and over again,...

New Six Weeks Allows for Fresh Start

At home learners return choose return to campus with start of new grading period
September 26, 2020

The start of the 2020-2021 school year gave the student body the choice to either complete school from home or attend classes in person, on campus. Due to student fears of spreading or coming in contact...

Bistro Open for Business

Eagle Cafe
Eagle Cafe offers limited alternatives to traditional school food options
September 22, 2020

Now that the campus bistro, the Eagle Cafe, reopened, students and staff visit the library for a quick on the go meal before class starts. When the bistro opened mid September, students realized they...

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