Bulldog Bulletin for

Half-Cent Extension


The School District of Volusia is asking voters to consider an extension of the half-cent, which would go into effect when the current half-cent sales tax sunsets on December 31, 2016.

Why extend the half-cent sales tax?

  • Every school and every student will benefit (see Capital Projects List).
  • This half-cent extension will be used for security, technology and facility issues – all necessary to ensure our students’ success by providing a safe and secure learning environment with 21st century tools.
  • A quality educational  system  is of major importance to businesses and economic development in Volusia County.
  • The school district has kept its promise on the use of the 2001 voter approved half-cent sales tax by completing the majority of identified school construction and renovation projects.
  • Tourists will pay 30-40% of tax revenue (entire amount will not be paid by residents).
  • Taxpayers will continue to pay the same half-cent sales tax; it is not new nor an increase.

Important information to know:

  • The half-cent voter approved sales tax can only be used for capital (facilities, technology), not general operating (salaries, instructional materials).
  • As with the 2001 half-cent sales tax, a citizens’ project oversight committee will be established to monitor the school district’s work.
  • The extension will raise an estimated $480 million
  • If approved, this extension will go into effect on January 1, 2017 for a 15-year term.
  • Vote on August 26, 2014.

To read more, please visit Half-Cent Extension.

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Concerned Citizens,

In an attempt to better inform parents and the public of resources that were available to the school, the Florida Legislature enacted Senate Bill 1546, which requires the distrubtion of an annual school financial report to the public. Figures are compiled by the Department of Education using the district's 2012-2013 financial data. Click on each picture icon to view the letter sent to parents and the financial report of DeLand High School.

"Bulldogs Coming Home" Homecoming 5k Run

You are invited to join us in the first annual "Bulldogs Coming Home" Homecoming 5k Run on Sunday, October 5th, 2014. This event will take you on a beautiful DeLand route starting and finishing at the DeLand High School campus. Runners, walkers, alumni, students and all are welcome. By participating in this event, you are benefiting the DeLand High School Booster Club. GO Bulldogs!

Date, Time & Location:
Sunday, October 5th, 2014
5k (3.1 miles): 7:00 am

DeLand High School
800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand, FL 32724 

For more information and to register online, click here.

To print a registration form, click here

2014-2015 Program of Studies/Curriculum Guide

MyTime Schools App for your iPhone and/or Android Phones! 

Evacuation Information

Bring Your Own Technology at Deland High School will be implemented in selected departments and/or courses.  Please review the following documents:
DeLand High's BYOT Policy   |    Volusia County Schools' Parent & Student Guide

DHS is proud to present a new dance team called Fusion. This innovative dance team will showcase during the halftime performance at all football games, several basketball games, and community events. Click here to view DHS Fusion's website.

Boys Soccer begins open field conditioning Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, September 3rd. Athletes must have a release slip from Mrs. Q in the athletics office or you cannot participate. Get your paperwork done now!

Anyone interested in playing softball MUST see Coach Mitchell (in the gym) on Monday, August 25th during YOUR lunch. Important information will be given out.

Anyone interested in joining Renaissance, there is an Open meeting Wednesday August 27th right after school in room 8-100. This meeting is for all old members and new wanna-be members. See Camacho in 8-106 with any questions.
The first SGA meeting is Wednesday August 27th in 8-100 right after school. See Camacho in 8-106 with any questions.
Hill Street Theatre will be holding auditions for the Fall Musical, The Addams Family on Friday, Sept. 5 in the Black Box at 3pm. Auditions are open to ANYBODY. Please prepare a one minute comic monologue and have a short song that shows off your voice. It should be a song from any Broadway show. For more information, come see Ms. Sejansky in The Black Box, 13-103 or call X23455.

Attention all juniors and sophomores
If you have a job - LISTEN UP.
You can earn up to 3 High School Credits for working at your job!
How? Let your counselor know that you want to Join OJT (On The Job Training)
See Mr. Tua’one in building 18-105 for more information. Space is limited so Sign up TODAY!

Attention Students,
ID’s, lockers, parking stickers (to those who qualify), athletic passes, yearbooks and senior shirts are still on sale. Parking pass applications are available online and at the activities office. Please stop by the activities office to buy what you may need only during lunch and before school. There will be NO sales after school.

Parents and Students,
Volusia County Schools is delighted to offer the PSAT to interested High School Juniors on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. This is an excellent opportunity for your student to gain valuable information and experience related to College Admissions Testing. It also serves as a great way for students to qualify for National Merit Scholarship Programs. The PSAT is being offered at a nominal fee of $14.00 to all High School Juniors. Interested students must contact Mrs. Foxworth in the Activities Office by September 5, 2014. PSAT Applications can be picked up at the front desk of the Main Office. Checks can be made out to DeLand High School.

Parents and Students,
DeLand High will celebrate Open House on Thursday, September 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Student schedule distribution will begin at 5:00 PM in front of the cafeteria. As always, we encourage all parents and other guardians to come out to meet your child’s teachers during Open House. DeLand High’s goal is to have the most parents and students present for Open House in our school district. Help us to accomplish our goal. Join us for what is and will always been your moment to put a name with a face and to walk in your child’s shoes for a day. We hope to see you there!

Non DHS Students,
FCAT Retake will begin the week of October 6-10. Students not enrolled in DeLand High must complete an FCAT Retake form. FCAT Retake forms can be picked up at the front desk of the Main Office from 8-4 PM. Please bring your photo ID with you.

Teachers and Students,
Are you up for the Challenge? What Challenge you might ask? The Open House Challenge. DeLand High teachers have been challenged to have the highest percentage of parents and students to attend Open House on Thursday, September 4. The three teachers with the highest percentage of parents and students present will be recognized. Help your teachers! Have your parent to attend Open House. You never know!

Please stop by the Guidance Office for new and updated scholarship opportunities.

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