Weekly Update

August 23, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Good evening Sharks, this is Principal Smith with your Weekly Update!

We have had a great opening this past week, and I want to thank all of the parents who have lent a hand to help in this very smooth opening! The students have started to get acquainted with our new staff, and have reached out to make new friends and assist our newest Sharks with getting settled! We still have space available for students in grades 9, 10, and 12, so feel free to encourage your friends to apply for Space Available through the Magnet Portal!

Traffic continues to be an obstacle in getting students to school on time. Traffic is a part of LA and is not an excuse for tardies. Please plan accordingly so you arrive at school on time and in class before the 8:00 am bell.

Students in PE are expected to be dressed in appropriate DPMHS uniforms, including lace-up sneakers. If your Shark still needs PE clothes, the Student Store will be open Monday morning from 7:30 am to 7:50 am, and then at Nutrition and Lunch.

Detention for tardies begins Monday, August 24th, and is held during lunch in the MPR. On Tuesday, August 25th, grade level meetings will be held in the MPR with Principal Smith to review school expectations, digital citizenship, and to review campus-wide clubs, groups, and events. Freshman will be encouraged to come together to nominate and elect their grade level/ Class of 2019 leadership!

On Friday, August 28th, we will have our first Fiesta Friday! This is sort of like a school-wide picnic, where all students and staff come together in the front grove of the school to enjoy music, dancing, and friendly sports! Bring a beach towel or small blanket to share with your friends! Parents are always welcome to join us for Fiesta Friday!

Looking ahead, the first SSC meeting will be held on Monday, August 31st at 5:30 pm, in the library. All are welcome to join us! There is a 4-day weekend coming up, Friday, September 4th through Monday, September 7th.

That’s it for this week, see you tomorrow!