November 22, 2020
IMPORTANT DATES
NOVEMBER 23-27 -- NO SCHOOL -- Thanksgiving Week
DECEMBER 10 -- Senior Photos @ DHHS
DECEMBER 21 -- JANUARY 1 -- NO SCHOOL -- Winter Break
DCSD Calendar -- DHAA Calendar
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!
We need help to organize a DRIVE-THROUGH HOLIDAY COOKIE DAY for our amazing staff and faculty. Please email Gina Greene if you can help organize!
It's time to get ready for the holidays and help raise funds for the baseball teams. As in years past, the Druid Hills Dugout club is partnering with Lynch Creek Farms - when you purchase any of their wonderful wreaths, greens, centerpieces.... a portion of the money comes back to the program. 
APPOINTMENTS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SENIOR PHOTOS @ SCHOOL
Thurs., December 10 from 10-6 @ DHHS theater

Book your appointment now (or change your location to the school if you signed up for the studio). Note that if you signed up for certain packages those can only be done at the studio. The basic packages will be available at the school though.  

Visit www.cadystudios.com or use the chat feature on their website because we've been told that the phone number isn't picking up for some reason. 
Life After DHHS
Virtual Campus Visits
Our DHHS Counseling Department has organized virtual college visits every Wednesday in October and November!

Check out the calendar HERE and sign up to take advantage of this opportunity, Juniors and Seniors!!
Attending a US Military Academy
Linked below you will find information related to getting the needed nomination from a member of the US House of Representatives or other distinguished individuals from whom you may request a nomination. Details HERE

Seniors & Juniors, this is information that is pertinent to you in this moment. Freshman & Sophomores this information is good for you to have now for future use.
2020-2021 Yearbook News
Order HERE at before the price goes up!

This year’s yearbook is not cancelled. In fact, we’re covering YOU and your friends like never before. Help us tell the story. Use the hashtag #dhhssaga1928 on Instagram and tag us in your photos. This year, we’re all in this together. Yeah, we sang "High School Musical" in our heads too. If you'd prefer email, parents, students, and members of our community can all be a part of the yearbook this year by emailing us photos too!
  • Parents, honor your graduating senior with a yearbook ad
  • Students can also purchase ads and design them with a group of friends.
  • Businesses can advertise and show their support. 

All ads are the same size and price no matter what type of ad it is.
Wellness Resources for Students & Parents
Help Emory U Develop Heart & Mind Curriculum
Are you interested in taking care of yourself and others and making the world a better, more just place?

Help SEE Learning, a free K-12 social, emotional & ethical education program developed for international use, is the culmination of an academic collaboration that began in 1998 between Emory University and the Dalai Lama to refine their high school curriculum content. Here's what is covered in it: Creating Compassionate Learning Environment; Building Resilience; Strengthening Attention & Self-Awareness; Navigating Emotions; Self-Compassion; Compassion & Other Ethical Values; Learning about and from One Another; Systems Thinking; Building a Better World (team project).

If you chose to join, you will be participating activities and reflective practices from the curriculum in addition to reading lessons and providing verbal and/or written feedback on them. Your commitment would be approximately 6 hours per month and earns community service hours! CLICK HERE TO JOIN!
Special Opportunity for Seniors: Free Virtual Therapy Group
Perspectives is offering a free virtual group developed to support high school seniors who may be having difficulties dealing with life’s situations, especially new stressors arising due to the pandemic. Open to all students within the state of Georgia. Participants can register by calling the number on the flyer or emailing HERE or filling out THIS FORM.
Register to Vote in the
January 5th Runoff Elections!
Georgia's two Senatorial seats are still undecided and both will likely go to a special run-off election on January 5, 2021.

ANYONE WHO WILL BE 18 YEARS OLD ON JANUARY 5, 2021 IS ELLEGIBLE TO VOTE IN THIS HISTORIC ELECTION.

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO REGISTER TO VOTE & BECOME INFORMED ABOUT THE FOUR CANDIDATES WHO WANT TO REPRESENT YOU AS GEORGIA'S TWO SENATORS IN WASHINGTON DC.

Here are two EXCELLENT non-partisan resources to learn more about the GA election process, help you make your election plan, and become informed ahead of the runoff election:

And some important deadlines to be aware of:
  • December 7, 2020 (Monday): Last date to register—if you’ll be 18 by Jan 5 you can register.
  • December 14, 2020 (Monday): In-person early voting begins. Early voting will likely end Thursday December 31st.
  • January 5, 2021 (Tuesday): 7 am to 7 pm--Runoff election date.


Easy Ways to Score Easy Money for DHHS!
Publix has donated over $22,000 to DHHS through this program! Go to Publix Partners (create an account if you don't yet have one) and search for "Druid Hills High School PTO." Just give your phone number every time you check out at Publix!
Go to Kroger Community Rewards and (create an account if you don't yet have one) and search for "XL230" or "Druid Hills High School". DHHS will get a donation every time you use your card or phone number!
Shop through the AmazonSmile portal, & Amazon donates a portion of your purchase total to DHHS. Search for "Druid Hills High School PTO" & set smile.amazon.com as your default Amazon page so all of your purchases count!
USEFUL LINKS
Online portal for student information: assignments, attendance, grades, schedule.
Search for "Druid Hills High School PTO" and LIKE our page to stay in the know!
Online cafeteria payments.
Check your balance, top off your account, check purchases.
DCSD School Nutrition
DCSD Bus Routes
This DHHS PTO Newsletter is published weekly during the school year, usually on Sundays. To share school-related news or announcements, please EMAIL US. Any items sent by close of business Tuesday will be included in the following week's issue of the newsletter, unless you specify a different future publication date. The DHHS PTO reserves the right to decide whether submissions are appropriate for inclusion in the school newsletter. We also reserve the right to edit all submissions for clarity and brevity.
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