From the desk of Principal Kathryn Anderson
Issue 7, September 23, 2021
School News You Can Use
Three things you need to know:
  1. Next week's schedule: Monday - LS day; Tuesday - 78 day; Wednesday - 56 day; Thursday - 34 day; Friday - 12 day
  2. Check out the Counseling Corner section each week for helpful resources and student supports.
  3. Several clubs are hosting their first meetings this week and next week, check out the Warrior Words summary below for club meeting details.
Message from the Principal
Dear DHS Staff, Students, and Families,

Special thanks to our school community for working together to adhere to the Illinois State Board of Education's Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools. As a reminder, Executive Order 2021-18 requires that all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to P-12 schools who are two years of age or older and medically able to tolerate a mask, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask while indoors. The face mask should have two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19 and should be worn over the nose and mouth, be secured under the chin, and should fit snugly against the sides of the face without gaps. Students may remove their masks in the designated cafeteria spaces while seated and actively eating or drinking. Masks should be replaced promptly to reduce the contact time, unmasked, with another individual. Students and staff may obtain a new, proper-fitting mask from our Deans or security staff at the entryways during the school day. Thank you again for working together to support instruction in our building this school year!

Principal Kathryn Anderson
Happening Next Week
September 27 - October 1
Monday: LS day
Tuesday: 78 day
Wednesday: 56 day
Thursday: 34 day
Friday: 12 day
Counseling Corner
DHS Virtual Calming Room
The DHS Virtual Calming Room is full of resources such as guided meditations, stretching/yoga/exercises, peaceful noises, helpful smartphone apps, and much more in order to relax and practice self-care!
Student Life
Warrior Words
September 20
  • Human Rights Club International Peace Day is September 21
  • Songwriting Club’s informational meeting on September 21 at 3:30 in R100
  • District 113 Equity & Inclusion Community Engagement Series on September 30
  • DHS Earthworks Environmental Club begins on Wednesday, September 22nd
  • Mental Health Advisory Board
  • Picture retakes on September 22
  • New Counseling Program - Jumpstart
  • GIMA's first meeting is 7:40 a.m. on Thursday, September 23 
  • Theatrix meets cycle 34 days in M-106
  • Play Reading Club's first meeting on Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:30am in M106

September 22
  • DHS Virtual Calming Room
DHS Social Media Presence
Want to stay connected to the amazing classes, activities, athletics, and performing arts groups at DHS? Follow your favorite groups on social media for frequent updates!

Each week we'll feature different groups so you know whom to follow. This week on Instagram...
deerfieldhs_chorus (Instagram)
Human Rights Club
District News
E&I Community Engagement Series
On behalf of District 113, we are pleased to announce the E&I Community Engagement Series. At District 113, the work of equity and inclusion is strengthened when community members can be involved; the benefits of that collaboration are an enriched school setting, a thriving student body, and a brighter future for each individual. We also recognize that our school district exists in an ever-changing world and that our understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion must grow and evolve. 

Let’s come together on Thursday, September 30th to listen to and work with each other as we explore these terms and our lived experiences. Our Director of Equity & Inclusion, Mirah Anti, will facilitate this event which will be held on Zoom, from 6:30-7:30 pm. If you are interested in attending, please complete this form, and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mirah Anti