Douglass High School Alumni Banquet
May 23, 2015
Educational Support Facility
Tickets are $12.00 if purchased or reserved by May 15th. After May 15, they are $15.00. Please contact Kim Seal at email@example.com or 316-640-3261 or leave a comment on the Douglass High School Alumni Facebook page. Tickets can also be purchased at the Douglass Public Library or River Valley Supply.
The Douglass School District is proud to serve the Community of Douglass by
Challenging, Caring and preparing every student every day. We are Family, We are
Community, We are Bulldogs!
The last month has been a busy one for the DHS forensics team, and they will be even busier as the end of the season approaches. In addition to competing and practicing, 13 DHS students had the privilege of attending the Sterling College Theatre Workshop on March 9th. Students had the opportunity to participate in workshops taught by current students, graduates, and professors. Some topics covered in the workshops included stage combat, costuming, forensics events, improv, and much more. After the workshops, students enjoyed lunch on campus followed by the Sterling College production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. In addition, several juniors and seniors were able to have their application fee waved by applying for admission while on campus that day. Although it was a rather long trip, the students gained a lot from this experience on a college campus. Prior to spring break, , the team was quite close to getting a team sweepstakes trophy at several tournaments, finishing 3rd at Central of Burden, 5th at Augusta, and 4th at Udall with all three of these finishes less than 10 points from the last place taking home “hardware.” However, the hard work of the team finally paid off with them bringing home a 2nd place plaque from the Oxford tournament on March 12th. In addition to these team successes, many more students have now qualified for post-season competition. At present DHS now has the following numbers of entries qualified for various state competitions. This is the first year for a special tournament that combines the “best of the best” from all six classifications in the state. The bulldog forensics team currently has 4 events qualified for the Forensics Coaches’ Invitational at Shawnee Mission East the end of April. The first weekend of May, KSHSAA hosts the State Championships at Wichita East. The bulldogs have currently filled 13 of their 16 available slots for this tournament, and there are several other students hoping to qualify for those last few spots during the remaining tournaments. On that same weekend, KSHSAA also hosts the State Festival at Wichita East. At this point 3 more events are qualified to compete at this event. Students have 6 more tournaments in the “regular” season including the CPL League tournament to be held on Tuesday, March 31st at The Independent School in Wichita.
A number of scholarships are available locally for Douglass High School seniors. This is the time of year the application process needs to be completed. Each scholarship has its own criteria, application, and application deadlines. Unless a change occurs, the following local scholarships are available: Galen Haaga Memorial, Dellsea Nachbor Memorial, DHS Booster Club, Samantha Price Memorial, Joe Price Memorial Wrestling, Chuck and Deann Korte Butler Community College, Marjorie Diekman Memorial, PEO Sisterhood, Ryan O’Neil Memorial, White Eagle Credit Union, and Wilbur L. Stone and Gladys L. Stone, Terry Kaylor Memorial. Parents desiring more information need to contact Dana Houser at the high school 747-3310.
The Douglass Board of Education met in regular session Monday, March 9, 2015 in the District Administrative Office.
*approved donations from PTO-$299.85- Reading A-Z, $150.00-V-Math Licenses, $2,000.00-Smart-board, $799.00-Skatetime, Target-Elementary School Supplies $32.16 and High School Supplies $46.56, Tractor Supply- Tools
*accepted the resignations from Casey Dressler– Middle School Assistant Football Coach and Gabe Hancock – Middle School Assistant Boys Basketball Coach
*offered employment to Brittni Sills – High School Football Cheer Sponsor
*accepted the retirement request from Lori Logsdon – Elementary Teacher
*reviewed needs and lead a brainstorming session to help develop the district’s strategic plan.