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DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL

Home of the Tigers

1670 Hwy 88

Minden, NV  89423

(775) 782-5136 - Main Office

(775) 782-7039 - Fax

 

   
 

DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

Douglas High School students will have opportunities to achieve their potential and to graduate as competent, life-long learners who will continue to grow as productive citizens.

Douglas High School is fully accredited through

AdvancED logo  www.northwestaccreditation.org logo   

DHS Executive Summary
DHS External Review Report
June 2013

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Click here for a map of the Douglas High School Campus.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • During the week of October 20-24, 2014, High School Proficiency Exams (HSPE) will be administered to Juniors and Seniors who have not taken or not passed the Reading, Writing, Math, and Science HSPEs. On October 20, 23, 24 students will be excused from class as needed for testing.  On October 21 and 22, Douglas High School will run on a late start schedule for all Sophomores.  The Writing HSPE will be administered on October 22 to all Juniors and any Seniors who have not taken or not passed the Writing HSPE.  The schedule for Math, Science, or Reading exams will be posted on the wall across from the main office.  Students needing to test should arrive by 7:30 a.m. with testing beginning at 7:40 a.m. and concluding at 10:00 a.m. each of these late start days.  Sophomores and students not needing to test should arrive at school by 10:00 a.m.  Rosters of the students who need to test and their room assignments will be posted on the wall across from the main office prior to testing.  Students testing must have a photo ID, either a driver’s license or a school ID.  Bus drivers will share information about second-run routes, pick up locations, and times.  Please contact your student’s counselor if you have any questions concerning these exams.

    Date

    Time

    Class/Activity

    Tues., Oct 21, 2014

    6:40 – 7:33

    0 Period at regular time

     

    7:15 – 7:35

    Teachers Pick up Testing Materials

     

    7:40 – 10:00

    Testing (2 hours & 20 minutes)

     

    10:00 – 10:10

    Break (10 minutes)

     

    10:15 – 11:17

    Period 2 (62 minutes)

     

    11:17 – 11:22

    Passing (5 minutes)

     

    11:22 – 12:24

    Period 4 (62 minutes

     

    12:24 – 12:59

    Lunch (35 minutes)

     

    1:04 – 2:06

    Period 6 (62 minutes)

     

     

     

    Wed., Oct 22, 2014

    7:15 – 7:35

    Teachers Pick up Testing Materials

     

    7:40 – 10:00

    Testing (2 hours & 20 minutes)

     

    10:00 – 10:10

    Break (10 minutes)

     

    10:15 – 11:17

    Period 1 (62 minutes)

     

    11:17 – 11:22

    Passing (5 minutes)

     

    11:22 – 12:24

    Period 3 (62 minutes

     

    12:24 – 12:59

    Lunch (35 minutes)

     

    1:04 – 2:06

    Period 5 (62 minutes)

     

     

     


  • To the parents and guardians of our Douglas High School Tiger students:

    Below is a link to a survey which asks for your input on Douglas High’s proposed bell schedules for 2015-2016, configuration of closed campus (remain on campus during lunches), and an opportunity for you to share any other comments you might have.

    We would greatly appreciate it if you would take a couple of minutes to complete and submit the survey by Wednesday, October 22nd.   We value the input that you provide.

    Thank you for taking this survey.

    The Douglas High Bell Schedule Committee

    http://www.k12insight.com/k/RQsQPSURsQTUsPsPsP

  • Western Nevada College will be offering a 30-Hour New Driver Education class, Saturdays, October 18-November 15 (No class on November 1 - Nevada Day Weekend), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the WNC Carson City Campus. Total cost is $100.  To register go to www.wnc.edu/drivereducation/.

  • Construction Continues:  An Update
    Since the ground breaking for our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics  (STEM) two-story building in May, we have made a great deal of progress in the first portion of our renovation and construction projects.  The following is a summary of what we have accomplished to date:
    • The Commons is expanded and has an additional capacity for over 300 more students at lunch.  The new lighting is installed—and it’s much brighter.  The floor is one level and concrete.  Currently, it is sealed, and we plan to add some color to it and polish it over winter break.  We will also be forming a student committee to recommend decorating and furnishing ideas for this space.
    • The new kitchen/servery and delivery area are on schedule.  The infrastructure and floor are finished, and the target date for the servery’s opening is the beginning of second semester.
    • The main gymnasium has new bleachers that provide accessibility and flexibility, as they can be rolled out for small and large groups.  The ceiling has received some sound treatments in order to reduce dramatically the sound reverberation. The building has new heating and air conditioning, and the wood floor has been sanded, repainted, and resealed.  In late October the tartan (rubberized) floor will be resurfaced, and then we plan to put the signs and banners back up.  We also plan to have a new mural painted at the south gym wall.
    • The 500 building was delayed over the summer due to extended work on the roof.  Students and teachers are returning to classrooms, and we are putting the final touches for both inside and outside.  New cabinets are being installed along with window coverings.  The welding and auto shop areas are still undergoing some final changes.  The new metal coverings for the soffit areas on the outside of the building are being installed, as well as the landscaping that is being put into place. 
    • The STEM building has its infrastructure completed, and crews are erecting the masonry walls.  When you enter the main building or drive through the parking lot, you can see the walls above the protective fencing.  This will continue through the months of October and November.
    • The sidewalk by the student parking lot for additional area for drop off and pick up is finished and accessible for students.

         Also during second semester, the current south side of the Commons and rooms in the 100 hallway will start renovations for new restrooms, a nurses’ office, JROTC classrooms and a shooting range.  Additionally, the planned expansion of the small gym will begin.
         These are exciting changes for our students, staff, and community.  We’ll continue to update you as we reach our next milestones.

Important Newsletter Information!

In an effort to help keep costs to a minimum, we will not be mailing out monthly newsletters unless you request that they be sent to you.  The newsletter will be available on our website the first week of each month at Newsletters.  You may request that we email you the Newsletter by contacting us at kseelbin@dcsd.k12.nv.us. This will enable us to email you the daily announcements as well as monthly newsletters and other important information. Thank you for your part in helping us to reduce expenses and to go green.

 

 

Connect with your Student's Education

PowerSchool Parent Portal

PowerSchool Parent Logins to change Effective January 3, current parent logins will no longer allow access to your student's PowerSchool account.  Our IT department has developed a system whereby you will generate one login and password to access all of your students' information district wide.  Please visit the district website at www.dcsd.k12.nv.us for further information.

Click on the link above to access the Douglas High School PowerSchool site.  You can check grades, check attendance, email teachers, and request emails be sent to you on a regular basis concerning your student's grades and class work. Contact the school at 782-5136 if you need assistance with the username and password.

Principal's Message:

                       

Welcome to the Douglas High School website.  The community of the Carson Valley is proud of our students and their accomplishments.  A major reason why Douglas High School is a great place is because we have exceptional students, parents, staff, and community members working together to provide meaningful educational opportunities.

We have a common vision of the future for each of our students that our school mission statement reflects:

“Douglas High School students will have opportunities to achieve their potential and to graduate as competent, life-long learners who continue to grow as productive citizens.”

Our staff and community want the best for our students, and we work hard to achieve our mission and to meet the dreams and goals of our students.

On our website you will find valuable information about the programs and opportunities we have at our school.  There is also a link to the Douglas County School District website if you would like to learn more about our school district.

Please feel free to contact any of our staff if you have any questions or comments.

Go Tigers!

Marty Swisher, Principal

    

 

OTHER LINKS/CONTACT

INFORMATION:

Please read about our Physical Education Department's new emphasis this year by following this link: 

PE Focuses on Fitness First

 

BELL SCHEDULE

"A" Days
     Zero Period

     6:40-7:33 a.m.

     1st Period

     7:40-9:28 a.m.

     Break

     9:28-9:38 a.m.

     3rd Period

     9:42-11:35 a.m.

     Lunch

     11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

     5th Period

     12:19 p.m.-2:06 p.m.

"B" Days
     Zero Period

     6:40-7:33 a.m.

     2nd Period

     7:40-9:28 a.m.

     Break

     9:28-9:38 a.m.

     4th Period

     9:42-11:35 a.m.

     Lunch

     11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

     6th Period

     12:19 p.m.-2:06 p.m.

 

Douglas County School District

Mission Statement

The Douglas County School District, in partnership with parents and community, will ensure that all students achieve excellence in education, character, and citzenship.

 

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Douglas County School District Board of Trustees supports equal educational opportunity for students free from discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin (Board Policy No. 103).  This concept of equal opportunity serves as a guide for staff in making decisions relating to school facilities; and selection of educational materials, equipment, curriculum, and regulations affecting students.   In support of this policy and in compliance with the requirements of federal law, no student will be required to attend mandatory meetings solely based on the student’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

 

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