-SENIOR PICTURES - need to be turned in by Friday, April 25, 2014 for the Yearbook.
--Only 2 ways to Submit Your Senior Picture: CD-submit on disk with your name on Disk.
--2. Email -Have your photographer email me a copy of your image or email the image
yourself. FOR SENIORS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT A PICTURE BY APRIL 25TH: If the
yearbook staff does not receive a picture, those students will have their picture taken by the YEARBOOK STAFF. Yearbook staff photographers will be having a photo session on
Thursday, May 1st, during either 2nd or 7th period in the auditorium. SENIORS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT their own picture or have their picture taken by the Yearbook staff WILL NOT BE PICTURED IN THE YEARBOOK OR PAPER. (Image Size: Doesn't Matter, all digital copies should work well.) ORDER FORMS CAN BE PICKED UP IN THE H.S. OFFICE.
-WRESTLING- Congratulations to the Wrestling team for Winning the Individual State Wrestling
Tournament team title last weekend. The 12 State Qualifiers scored 141 team points to second place Dayton Christian's 122 1/2.
This was the first time Delta was able to capture a State Title as a team since 1999. Great Job to all the boys on a great season.
--Seniors: When completing your local Scholarship Applications, you can leave the rank and gpa lines blank if you don't know them and Mrs. Fuerstenau will fill those in for you when you turn them in.
-Seniors considering Northwest State Cimmunity College, full tuition, Presidential and Half tuition Honors Scholarship applications are still being accepted for the upcoming 2014 academic yer. Applications are due April 1. Please visit www.northweststate.edu to download the application of visit Mrs. Fuerstenau for more details.
March 6th: After Prom Fund Raiser, Delta 109 restaurant, 5:00/9:00 pm.
March 8th: After Prom Fund Raiser, Steak Fry/Monte Carlo, Delta Eagles Beg.@4:30
March 10th - OGT Week - make ups following week
March 11th - Pre Contest Concert Choir & Band - Auditorium 7:00
March 13th - Girls Basketball Banquet, High School Commons 6:00
March 14th - Rock for Autism, 1:00 pm to 12 am
March 16th- Bowling Banquet 1:00 pm at Morenci Lanes
March 16th - Boys Basketball and Cheerleading Banquet High School Commons 1:30 pm
March 20th - PTO Talent & Art Show- Auditorium 6:30/8:30 pm
March 24/28th - Spring Break
March 30th - End of 3rd Quarter
TO SURE TO CHECK THE IMPORTANT EVENTS TAB ABOVE FOR ANY OTHER DATES SCHEDULED.
HS Blizzard Bags can be found under the schools tab, or by clicking HERE
RE: “Blizzard Bags” for future calamity days
It’s been quite a winter so far! The challenging weather is unprecedented, and as a result, Pike-Delta-York Schools have now had to close a total of 10 times. Like most districts in Ohio, we have exhausted our allowable 5 calamity days (snow days, etc.). Because of the severe weather conditions, the Ohio Department of Education is offering an alternative to schools that essentially adds three additional calamity days if a “blizzard bag” policy is adopted. The “blizzard bag” policy will allow our district to close if severe weather happens again without having to make up those days (up to three). The PDY Board of Education adopted the “blizzard bag” policy on January 30th.
What are blizzard bags?
Blizzard bags are lessons prepared by teachers in advance and posted on-line. For students without internet access, paper copies are also available and can be provided beforehand. Instead of simply missing school when we close, students are expected to complete the day’s assignment at home and hand them in to teachers when returning to school. If your child can't complete the work at home due to lack of internet access, etc., s/he will have two weeks to complete the assignments upon returning to school. Our goal is to give our students opportunities to continue to learn even though school may have to be closed and to make this a success for all of our students.
Here is how this will work?
If we have to close school again you will receive an instant alert as usual, and a message that this is a “blizzard bag” day. Students will go to our website at www.pdys.org, click on the their building tab, then click on “blizzard bags”. At that point they will see a grade level link, after clicking on that they will see their teachers name. When clicking on that there will be assignments for them to complete. Those assignments will be identified as “Blizzard Bag Day 1”, “Blizzard Bag Day 2”, and “Blizzard Bag Day 3”. Again, if your child does not have internet access, or it isn't working that day, there is no need to worry. Your child will be given the opportunity to make this work up over next two weeks when we return to school. In some cases, resources or material may be provided in advance. The intent is to make this easy, interesting, and relevant for students.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to endure this “historic winter”. Safety is our number one goal for your child. Having said that, we never want to be in a situation where we are worried about getting to school facing adverse weather conditions. These blizzard bags help give us peace of mind, knowing our kids are safe, and that learning can continue.
If you have any questions, please call your child’s principal or teacher.
Jay LeFevre, Superintendent
Ellen Bernal, Elementary Principal
Mike Vicars, Middle School Principal
Marty Friess, High School Principal
PayForIt, an online payment system, is now currently available and allows district families the convenience of paying for student lunches online. Directions on signing up, making payments, as well as general information are available under the "Parents" tab or by clicking HERE.
Delta High School is a great place for students to be. We have the brightest,
most creative, and most energized young people that a community could ever ask for. This year’s seniors will have performed over 12 hundred hours of community service; our athletes will have participated in nearly 500 competitions, our music students will have performed over 50 concerts; members of the Art Club, the Spanish Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Quiz Team, National Honor Society, and the Student Council will have hosted many dances, benefits and activities.
It is hard to imagine this community without a vibrant and energized high school. We have teachers, coaches, and advisers who are engaged and committed to the well being of those in their care and committed to the greater community that they serve. I truly believe that DHS is a vital part of the PDY community.
While many people may think this is a great school, no one would say it is perfect, which means we can clearly improve. As a staff we are looking at the areas where we can most immediately and effectively improve. Recently Superintendent Jay LeFevre asked our community to respond to a survey asking for feedback on our strengths and areas needing improvement.
The survey covered may areas of school operations. Whenever we seek improvement in any organization, it is critical to prioritize and focus. Our administration and staff have looked over and discussed the areas that were identified as needing improvement and have decided to focus on the three that would result in the greatest success for our students and community relations.
Communication is one area that was addressed as a concern. Since community and communication have the same root word, we believe improving communication would definitely strengthen community. We are committed to keeping our web announcements current, our athletic schedules up to date and issuing a quarterly newsletter.
Secondly, we will also be putting together a parent advisory committee as a means of getting out the high school message to the greater community and as a way of getting valuable feedback for us to improve our instructional delivery and our customer service.
Third, we are the recipient of a grant that will help us face the challenges of the twenty-first century by making technology more readily accessible for all of our students and by expanding instruction beyond the walls of the classroom.
It is important to emphasize that school improvement is an ongoing and organic process. As one problem is solved another presents itself. We know we will achieve perfection, but we will never stop working toward that goal.
All visitors must report to the office and get a visitors pass.
All doors lock when school starts.
February 16 - After Prom- Fund Raiser - Buffalo Wild Wings -Monroe St., Sylvania 4:00/9:00 pm
FEBRUARY 14/17 - NO SCHOOL
February 18th- FFA Week - High School
February 19th - Girls Basketball Sectional vs. Tinora @ Defiance H.S. 6:15 pm
February 22nd - District Wrestling 9:00 AM -Bowling Green - Stroh Center
February 23rd - District Wrestling 9:00 AM - Bowling Green - Stroh Center
February 25th -Boys Basketball Sectional vs. Montpelier @ Wauseon H.S. 8:00 pm
February 26th - Winter Sports Assembly - H.S. Gym
March 6th - Prom -Fund Raiser- 109 Cafe- 5:00 / 9:00 pm
March 8th -After Prom -Fund Raiser - Steak Fry-Delta Eagles
March 10th - OGT week - Make ups following week
March 11 - Pre Contest Concert Choir & Band - Auditorium 7:00 pm
March 14/15 - Music Contest
March 19th - Late Start - CANCELLED
March 20 - PTO Talent and Art Show - H.S. Auditorium
March 24/28th - Spring Break- No School
March 30th - 3rd Quarter Ends
April 2 - After Prom -Fund Raiser- Buffalo Wild Wings, Monroe St., Sylvania
April 4, 5 & 6 - High School Musical - Wizard of Oz
April 15th - 10th Grade - ASVAB Test
April 16th -Late Start - CANCELLED
April 18th - Good Friday - No School
April 25th - 4th quarter interims
May 6th - Honors Assembly - H.S. Auditorium @ 12:30 pm
May 10th - Prom
June 1, 2015 - Graduation
8:10 a.m. First Bell Rings (students report to class)
8:15 a.m. Second Bell Rings-Start of School Day
2:50 p.m. Dismissal Begins
High School Principal
419.822.8247 Ext. 3102
High School Assistant Principal / Athletic Director
419.822.8247 Ext. 3103
High School Secretary
419.822.8247 Ext. 3112