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Weekly Preview: Nov. 13- Nov. 17

Weekly Preview: Nov. 13- Nov. 17

Natalie Casas, Online Features Editor

November 13, 2017


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Monday, Nov. 13: There will be a 9:20 a.m late arrival. There will also be a vision and hearing screening that will take place in room C149B. It will start at 9:20 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. The Girls Varsity Basketball team will be competing at Yorkville today.   Tuesday, Nov. 14: The Ace Leadership Club wi...

Operation Snowball creates ‘a community of caring’

Operation Snowball creates ‘a community of caring’

Barbara Collins, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2017


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Almost 200 DGS students and staff members will attend the 20th annual fall Operation Snowball event at YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside on Nov. 10-11. Operation Snowball’s goal is to create an accepting place for students to have fun and be their authentic selves. Participating students will hear from...

Weekly preview: Nov. 6-Nov. 10

Weekly  preview: Nov. 6-Nov. 10

Jayna Bardahl, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2017


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Monday, Nov. 6: There will be a 9:20 a.m. late arrival. Key club will host their “Adopt a Highway” event starting at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7: The chess team will have a game at 4 p.m. The DGS Wind Ensemble Invitational will take place in the auditorium from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8: Sign...

Weekly preview: Oct. 30–Nov. 3

Weekly preview: Oct. 30–Nov. 3

Barbara Collins, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2017


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Monday, Oct. 30: There will be a 9:20 a.m. late arrival. Girls’ basketball tryouts will take place in the large gym after school from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Players must have an updated physical and register on the school website in order to tryout; contact coach Lyndsie Long with questions. Tuesday,...

Halloween fun fair fast approaching

Halloween fun fair fast approaching

Jonah Ocuto, Head Video News Director

October 24, 2017


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The fourth annual Halloween Fun Fair is fast approaching on Oct. 24 from 5-7 pm; all kids from pre-school to the fifth grade are invited to participate in fun activities like arts and crafts, trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting and more. The event will also feature DGS students from multiple clubs dr...

Weekly preview: Oct. 16 – Oct. 20

Weekly preview: Oct. 16 – Oct. 20

Vince Vena, Copy Editor

October 16, 2017


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Monday, Oct. 16: Monday will be a 9:20 a.m. late start. Class periods are only 38 minutes long except for periods four, five and six which are 44 minutes long. Prestige Portraits will be returning to DGS for anyone not yet been photographed for the yearbook in the Little Theatre. Students can stop by during a ...

Young Hearts for Life checks students’ hearts

Young Hearts for Life checks students’ hearts

Autumn Bryant, Freelance Writer

October 16, 2017


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On Oct. 26 the non-profit organization Young Hearts for Life will be giving free cardiac screenings to students during their gym, health, drivers ed and study hall periods. Electrocardiograms (EKG’s) will be given to every student who signed up for the cardiac screenings, and on staff cardiologists wil...

Personal safety P.E. class comes in kicking

Personal safety P.E. class comes in kicking

Kelly Pyburn, Freelance Writer

October 10, 2017


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New to DGS this year, Personal Safety P.E. class is an untraditional program that teaches students self-defense skills while also enveloping women empowerment. This class has a distinct weekly schedule. To start the week off, on Mondays students have a classroom day where they create a safe envir...

Several dance and football team members kneel for national anthem

Several dance and football team members kneel for national anthem

Barbara Collins and Kora Montana

October 6, 2017


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Several DGS students on the Fillies and Pintos dance teams and varsity football team knelt during the national anthem at the homecoming football game Sept. 29. Senior Karina Melendez, one of the Fillies who participated in the kneeling, explained her motivation. “I heard about an experience that...

Weekly preview: Oct. 2 – Oct. 6

Weekly preview: Oct. 2 – Oct. 6

Sydney Hall, Online News Editor

October 2, 2017


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Monday, Oct. 2: Monday will be a 9:20 a.m arrival making class periods shortened to 38 minutes long with the exception of lunch periods. Underclassmen photos will be also be held from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m in the auditorium. Tuesday, Oct. 3: The girls Varsity tennis team will host their last home...

Anonymous Alerts: Newest edition to school security

Anonymous Alerts: Newest edition to school security

Emmanuelle Copeland and Kora Montana

October 1, 2017


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Anonymous alerts are one of the newest additions to the 2017-2018 school year at DGS. Students can use the alerts to anonymously send in tips or reports of concerns they have around school or anything they want to be brought to the administration’s attention without giving up their identity.  Ass...

Dress code stripped down

Dress code stripped down

Katie Anthony

September 29, 2017


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This school year, DGS students were introduced to new changes to the dress code. These changes were explained during the deans meeting that took place for all students on the first day of school.   Principal Ed Schwartz described the new dress code as mainly a change in wording. “We thought, w...