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DeLand High School's Teacher of the Year, Chris Dowdell being congratulated by DHS principal, Mitch Moyer, for being named one of the five finalists for the Volusia County School District's Teacher of the Year.

Learn more about Mr. Dowdell by clicking here

DeLand High School had several students compete in this year’s “Everybody, Everyday! Contest. The contest is hosted by the School Social Services Attendance Committee of Volusia County Schools. Students have the opportunity to create poems, posters, and rap videos showing why attendance is important to education and school achievement.

DeLand freshman James Gibbs was the Second Place Winner of the Everybody, Everyday Poster Contest, DeLand sophomore Jessica Strickland was the First Place Winner of the Everybody, Everyday Poster Contest and DeLand sophomore Thomas Bryant was the First Place Winner of the Everybody, Everyday Poem Contest.

From left to right: Deland High Social worker LaToya Everett, sophomore Thomas Bryant, freshman James Gibbs, sophomore Jessica Strickland, and DeLand High principal Mitch Moyer.

Your check is welcome at all schools in the Volusia County Schools.

Volusia County Schools recognizes that occasionally a parent may inadvertently overdraw a checking account and a check may be returned by your bank. In order to recover these funds in a private and professional manner, theVolusia County Schools has contracted with CHECKredi of Alabama, a company based in Huntsville, Al. for collection of returned checks.

Each person writing a check to a school or the School System should write the check on a commercially printed check with your name, address and one phone number. Counter or starter checks will not be accepted. When a person writes a check to a school or the School System, the person writing the check agrees that, if the check is returned, that it may be represented electronically on the same account, and that the fee established by law, may be debited from the same account.

If the check and fee are not collected electronically, then CHECKredi will contact you by mail and by telephone in order for you to make arrangements to pay. Payments may be made to CHECKredi by mailing to 4925 Sparkman Drive or to P.O. Box 3829 Huntsville, AL 35810. Payments of the check and fee may be made electronically at www.checkredi.com by using a credit card, debit card, or electronic check without additional fee. For a convenience fee, payments may be made over the telephone by credit or debit card or electronic check by calling toll free (877) 524-7334.

More information from CHECKredi is available by clicking here.

Program helps Volusia students get construction experience

Kameron Campbell uses a template to mark a line as he measures under the watchful eyes of teacher Greg Gebben during a construction class at DeLand High School. Gebben designs his in-class projects to be as close to real-life as possible because he wants students to be able to step onto job sites after they graduate with little additional training.

Read more of this article in the Daytona Beach News Journal by clicking here.



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Florida KidCare is our state’s free or low cost health insurance program that provides comprehensive health coverage for children under 19 years old. Getting health coverage for your children before they become sick is very important. Children need regular check-ups so they can grow strong and healthy. Healthy children do their best at school and play.

Florida KidCare services include:

• Doctor Visits
• Check-ups & Shots
• Hospital, Surgery & Emergency Services
• Vision/Hearing
• Mental Health
• Prescriptions

Eligibility for Florida KidCare is based on income and family size. Your child may be eligible for the health insurance, even if one or both parents are working.

Florida KidCare includes four different programs. When you apply for the insurance, Florida KidCare will check which program your child may qualify for based on the child’s age and family income.

Premiums for most eligible families are only $15 or $20 a month for all of their children. Many families pay nothing at all. Even families that do not qualify for premium assistance may be eligible for the Florida KidCare “full pay” option.
If your child is uninsured we can help you.

Please call Kathyann Carmona at 386-734-7190 Extension 20516 or email her at khcarmon@volusia.k12.fl.us with any questions concerning Florida KidCare or the application process.

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.

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

Florida's School Public Accountability Reports have been generated to comply with federal legislation that requires annual report cards on the educational progress of schools, school districts, and the state. These reports are initially published prior to the beginning of the school year. The School Public Accountability Report contains several types of data (indicators) designed to inform parents and the general public about the progress of Florida's public schools. This report meets public reporting requirements and provides certain additional information of interest on the status of Florida's schools.

Click here to view the DOE School Accountability Report

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

The Florida Department of Education as required by NCLB [Section 1111(6)(A) ESEA], states the beginning of each school year, Volusia County Schools must inform parents of their right to request information about the professional qualifications of both the teachers and the paraprofessionals who teach and work with their children. Attached are letters which explain a parent’s right to know the qualifications.

View this letter:

In English | En Espanol

C-SPAN Annual Student Documentary Competition Winner

Theme: What ‘s the most important issue the US Congress should consider in 2014?

Watch the video by clicking here.

Need a Facility Usage Form?

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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


Vote for December's Renaissance Teacher of the Month by clicking here.

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.

Today is the first day of the DeLand Rotary’s 14th Annual Boys Basketball Tournament. Make sure to stop by and watch your Bulldogs take on some great competition today, tomorrow and Saturday.

DeLand’s Girls’ soccer team will take on University at University today at 4pm. Go Lady Bulldogs!

Krispy Kreme doughnuts are available for presale right now. Pickup begins after school on January 12th. See any Fashion Plate or go to room 11-100 to place your order.

Mandatory Powder Puff Meeting on January 15th in Mrs. Taylors’ room 11-100 during both lunches. Make sure you attend to be able to play and coach in the Powder Puff Game

The Academy of Construction Technologies (ACT) is now accepting applications for Summer 2015 jobs.
Start pay is $9.00 per hour. You must be a Junior or Senior. Any student that has taken: Mr. Hervey’s Carpentry Class or Mr. Gebben’s Construction Class is eligible. Applications can be picked up this week in Mr. Hervey’s room 18-107+18-106, and are due January 7th by 3:00pm. The Job Fair Date is April, 2015.

Order your spirit jerseys in Mrs. Taylor’s room 11-100. Last day to order is Thursday, Dec. 18th.

We have special bell schedules for Mid-Term exams this week. Exam periods will be 80 minutes long and at the end of the day. Periods 1 & 2 test Thursday. Your lunch time will be determined by the building you are in for that period. See the school website for the bell schedules and lunch periods… DeLand H S .org

Attention students and staff,
We are coming down to the final days of our blanket drive. Please bring gently used or new blankets to room 8-102 or email Mrs. Pertler to have them picked up. The Neighborhood Center will be distributing them for the holidays.

Tickets are now on sale for the DeLand Rotary’s 14th Annual Boys Basketball Tournament in room 8-102 and in the dog bowl during both lunches every day until Dec 18th before and after school. Tickets are $3.00 for students with an ID, $7.00 for students for all 3 days, $5.00 for adults per day and $12 for adults for all 3 days.
The tournament is on December 18th, 19th & 20th. This year you will have a chance to win a brand new 2015 Toyota Corolla, an LCD TV and a gift certificate for the Brickhouse Grill. A TV & gift certificate will be given away all 3 nights! The teams participating are DeLand, Deltona, Deltona Trinity, University, Atlantic, Atlantic Coast, Winter Haven & Vero Beach. Come and join the fun and have a chance to take a shot at the hoop for one of the prizes.

Yearbooks are on sale in the Activities office for $75. Price will increase at the end of this first semester so get yours today before school and during lunch!

Attention Juniors: The PERT is coming! All juniors are required to take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test during the week of January 12-16. The PERT is a free exam assessing students in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. PERT results are used to determine student placement in English and Math placement for seniors. Visit www.college.measuredsuccess.com and take the sample tests to help prepare for the exam.

All-Subjects Study Groups are available in the back of the media center – room 10-102, from 2:45-3:45, every Thursday. Just come to the back door of the media center any Thursday and we’ll help you out!

Seniors! There are extra senior t-shirts available for purchase for $15 in Ms. Bennett’s room, 11-105. Come and get yours today!

Seniors, cap and gown prices are increasing! Make sure to go to www.herfforlando.com and order your graduation materials if you haven’t done so!

Seniors, Applications for the Superintendent’s Diploma of Distinction can found online on www.delandhs.org. The Superintendent’s Diploma of Distinction honors students who have successfully completed a series of rigorous AP courses, have taken the SAT or ACT, and have completed a number of community service hours. All applications are to be completed and returned to Mr. Scott by Friday, May 8. Award recipients will be recognized at our Graduation Ceremony.

Attention Seniors: Do you have a 3.0 GPA or higher and are in good standing with your school and community? Are you a well-rounded student involved in service clubs, organizations, and athletics? Then you may qualify for the News Journal’s Medallions of Excellence Award & Recognition Program. The Daytona Beach News-Journal will host the Medallions of Excellence Awards event for the 33rd year recognizing the most outstanding, well-rounded seniors in Volusia and Flagler counties. Only a limited number of applicants from each school will be selected. If you are interested, please refer to www.nieworld.com. All applications must be typed and returned to Mr. Scott by the end of school on Tuesday, Jan. 13th.

Seniors! It’s Scholarship season! There’s a lot of scholarship opportunities posted on the guidance web page. Start filling out applications now! Last year’s class received over 6 million dollars in scholarship money! Let’s go Seniors! Get some money!

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

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