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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


Renaissance's January Teacher of the Month

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.

Congratulations to the girls’ basketball team with their win over Hagerty in overtime. The Lady Bulldogs beat Mainland 73-71 with Sherae Cherefant leading with 47 points.

Congratulations to the girl weightlifters who competed in the Sectional Finals meet yesterday. They all performed really well, and Megan Manning, Kat Rosa, and Kayla Washington are advancing to the State Finals Weightlifting Meet. Great job, ladies!

Powderpuff applications are due this TODAY. There will be a quick meeting in Mrs. Taylor’s room, 11-100, during both lunches for added information on the game. No late applications will be accepted.

There is a culinary club meeting today from 3 to 4 to discuss upcoming events and club pictures.

Key Club would like to remind you that they have open meetings every Monday after school in room 11-205. Key Club is a wonderful way to earn service hours!

Don’t forget to donate your jeans you no longer wear to 8-106, 8-207 or the media center. See Camacho with any questions.

Club Olympics will be on January 28th on the ROTC/Band field. Come support your favorite club and see which is the best of the best.

Club picture day will be on Thursday, January 29th.

Attention talented junior girls. Miss DHS applications are available in the bookshelf outside of the Activities office. The mandatory lunch meeting will be on February 5th in 8-106. Completed application packets are due at the lunch meeting.

Chess club is cancelled this week for Thursday.

There will be a Freshmen SGA spirit night at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, January 27th from 4pm-8pm. See you there Bulldogs!

This is for students who gave blood at DeLand High’s last blood drive in December. If you did not get a Blood Drive shirt and gave your name to Ms. Hunt, please stop by 18-100 and pick up your shirt.

It’s time again to take your report cards to Daytona Chrysler Jeep Ram for a chance to win a car or a laptop. Get the form from Mrs.Q. in the main office and take it with your report card to the dealership. The better your grades, the more chances you have to win!

Attention all DHS students. Are you a great writer? Do you want to win a cash prize for your writing? Then enter our Black History Month Writing Contest. All you have to do is write a 250 word essay in response to the following prompt: How have the contributions of influential African American women of the past helped to change the beliefs about women in leadership roles today? There will be a 1st and 2nd place cash reward for the top two essays. The essays must be typed and turned in to Deputy Sampson by February 24th.

DHS Teachers, We need you! We want you! The sponsors of the 2015 Black History Month program and activities will host a Bulldog Teacher Brain Bowl Competition on Thursday, February 19 at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium. We are looking for five teacher teams to participate in the competition. Each teacher team must have five team members. All teams will compete in a three round contest demonstrating their knowledge of Black History. The cost to register a team is $35.00. Awards and prizes will be given to the winning team. The deadline to register your team is February 3. See Mr. Scott for more details.

There will be a mandatory meeting on Thursday, January 29th from 3-5pm in the Theatre room (13-103) for all students and teacher committee members who will be assisting with the Black History Month In-School Program. All scheduled participants must attend this meeting.

Students, Winter EOC Score Reports will be available for pick up in the next few weeks. Once the Score Reports arrive, pick up dates and locations will be explained on the morning announcements.

Students interested in Drivers Ed classes: The after school classes are Mondays and Tuesday from 3pm-6pm at Deland High and will start next week. The Saturday Drivers Ed classes start on January 24th from 8am-3pm in AE room.

Juniors, Herff Jones will be on campus to take class ring orders on Thursday and Friday, January 22nd and 23rd during both lunches. A deposit of $60.00 will be required to place your order. Cash, check, money order or credit cards will be accepted for your deposit.

Seniors! Grad Bash at Universal and Islands of Adventure will be on Friday, April 24th, 2015! Tickets will be on sale for $90.00 from February 9th through February 27th ONLY. Ticket price includes entry to both parks and charter bus ride. Stop by and get an application in the Activities office and have parent signature before tickets are purchased.

Seniors, 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.

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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