From the desk of Principal Kathryn Anderson
Issue 9, October 7, 2021
School News You Can Use
Three things you need to know:
  1. Next week's schedule: Monday - No School; Tuesday - 100 day; Wednesday - No School - PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors; Thursday - half-day special schedule; Friday - 12 day
  2. Next week is Homecoming! Show your school spirit by participating in dress-up days, participating in pep rally, and attending the Homecoming Dance!
  3. See the District News section regarding the Future 113 Listening Sessions and Tour Information.
Message from the Principal
Dear DHS Staff, Students, and Families,

We are excited to celebrate Homecoming week next week! I want to encourage all staff, students, AND families to participate in the fun activities we have planned - whether participating in dress-up days or attending an event at the school. There is no better time to show our Warrior Pride!

In planning for the Homecoming Dance or other events at the school, I want to encourage families to utilize the resources found on the Community the Anti-Drug (CTAD) webpage. As a school community, we can each do our part to ensure that our students have the support and resources necessary to have a safe and healthy Homecoming experience. Thank you, in advance, for your part in making this year's Homecoming unforgettable!

Lastly, please see the Happening Next Week section for the unique schedule next week due to the holiday on Monday, PSAT/NMSQT testing on Wednesday and Thursday morning, and pep rally on Friday.

Principal Kathryn Anderson
Happening Next Week
October 4-October 8
Monday: No School
Tuesday: 100 day
Wednesday: No School - PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors
Friday: 12 day (extended homeroom for pep rally)
Counseling Corner
CCRC Senior Newsletter
Seniors and parents/guardians, be sure to check your inbox on the 1st and 15th of each month for the CCRC Senior Newsletter which has important information pertaining to the college application process, financial aid, workshop dates, night programs, and more.
Student Life
Homecoming 2021
Theme: Early 2000s

Dress-Up Days:
  • Tuesday - Pajamas
  • Thursday - Anything but a Packpack
  • Friday - Warrior Spirit Day

  • Homecoming Week HOME Athletic Events
  • Tuesday, October 12 - Boys soccer
  • Thursday, October 14 - Boys soccer
  • Friday, October 15 - Football
  • Saturday, October 16 - Football, Girls Swimming and Diving
  • Pep Rally (Friday, October 15)
  • Homecoming Dance
  • The dance will be held on Saturday, October 16th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Loft 21-Lincolnshire.
  • Students must purchase their tickets at the IC School Store by October 12th.
  • All attendees must either be vaccinated or get one COVID test during Homecoming Week. DHS will have testing on Monday, Oct 11th and Thursday, Oct 14thThere will be special hours for testing next week: Monday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday from 7 a.m. -5 p.m..

Any questions? Please contact Mr. Brian Verisario, Student Activities Director.
Warrior Words
October 4
  • Noises Off Show dates: October 6, 7, 8 & 9 @ 7:30pm in the DHS Auditorium
  • Peer Helping Lou Malnati's on Thursday, October 7
  • Earthworks recycling on Wednesday’s in-person and after school
  • College Rep Visits are happening now
October 6 (except repeats from Oct. 4)
  • DHS Virtual Calming Room
  • DHS Science Club Meet in X121 at 3:20pm
District News
Future 113 - Listening Sessions and Tour Information
The Board of Education seeks your input on the future of District 113. Two Listening Sessions will be held on the dates and times below for the community to provide input to the Board. Tours of each school's facilities will run before the Listening Session portion of the meeting. Community members can attend the meeting most convenient to their schedules or attend both. This is a great opportunity to see the needs at each high school. The Listening Session portions of the meetings will be streamed and recorded. The District is working on creating virtual tours for those who are unable to attend. Check out the website for more details.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Guided building tour begins at 6:00 p.m.
Listening Session 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Highland Park High School

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Guided building tour begins at 6:00 p.m.
Listening Session 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Deerfield High School