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Blood drive falls short of goal

DCHS Journalism

Maddie Johnson | November 10, 2018

Decatur Community High School hosted its 13th annual blood drive on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The goal was 60 pints, but the drive fell short with only 51 pints collected.   Over half of the donors were high school . . . read more Feedback

High School KMEA

DCHS Journalism

Isabel Grafel | November 10, 2018

Eight high school students will represent Decatur Community High School at the Northwest Kansas Music Teachers Association Concert on December 8 in Hays. Two Oberlin vocalists and six musicians were selected. Vocalists . . . read more Feedback

Jr. High Scholars begin season

DCHS Journalism

By Anna Carter | November 10, 2018

The junior high scholars’ bowl team had their first matches of the season on Monday, Nov. 5. The 8th graders came out with a 4-3 record receiving fourth place. The seventh graders had a 3-4 record for sixth place. Competing . . . read more Feedback

Scholars place third at home meet

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Kaylen Ashley | November 10, 2018

The Decatur Community High School Varsity Scholars’ Bowl team took third at their home tournament on Tuesday, November 6. Oberlin had two teams competing; the varsity team consisted of seniors Faith Meitl, Isabel Grafel, Kaden . . . read more

Two Seventh Graders Chosen for KCDA Choir

DCHS Journalism

Clayton Carter | November 10, 2018

Rayne Erickson and Lia Jimenez have been selected to the Kansas Choral Directors' Association Treble Honor Choir. The Treble Honor Choir is an opportunity open to students in grades 5-9 who are enrolled in a choral . . . read more Feedback

Sophomores read to elementary students

November 3, 2018

  "As You Wish."  This was what Ladd Wendelin's sophomore English class said to the elementary students last Friday when asked to read storybooks inspired by the classic book and film  The Princess . . . read more

Spanish Concert

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Kaylen Ashley | November 2, 2018

Sixteen students from Carol Brown's Spanish II, III, and IV classes went to North Platte to a concert presented by the Justo Lamas Group. The performer was Edgar Rene from Puerto Rico, and this was his first world tour with the . . . read more Feedback

Students dress up for Halloween

DCHS Journalism

November 2, 2018

Several students dressed up for Halloween last week.  Students were allowed to dress in costumes if they donated $2 to the DCHS Helping Hands.  This fund is used for students at Christmas time. Sam Jimenez won first place with . . . read more

Scholars take second

DCHS Journalism

Isabel Grafel | October 25, 2018

The Oberlin Scholars' Bowl team began their season in Atwood on Monday, Oct. 22. The team took second place with a 5-2 record.     The team consisted of seniors Kaylen Ashley and Alex Hayward, juniors . . . read more Feedback


October 19, 2018

Principal Ben Jimenez and the Student Council are continuing with their TEAM award program this year.  TEAM is an acronym for Teach Respect, Expect Respect, Appreciate Respect, Model Respect.  If teachers or staff . . . read more Feedback

Meet Mrs. Springer - the new art teacher

DCHS Journalism

By Anna Carter

Jillian Springer is the new art teacher at Decatur Community High School and Oberlin Elementary School. Mrs. Springer graduated from Cambridge High School in Nebraska in 2007. She then attended college at Fort Hays . . . read more

Mr. Jackson is the new PE teacher

DCHS Journalism

By Maddie Johnson

The new elementary and freshman physical education teacher is Tanner Jackson from Hot Springs, Ark. Mr. Jackson also teacher freshman health.   Mr. Jackson graduated from Arkansas State University in . . . read more

NHS and Stuco visit the grade school

DCHS Journalism

By Kaylen Ashley | October 12, 2018

-Photos by Sheila Jansonius   Last week was Bullying Prevention Week in Kansas, so the juniors and seniors in Student Council and National Honor Society went over to the grade school and talked about bullying with . . . read more Feedback

Biology class studies pond life

DCHS Journalism

Photos and story by Clayton Carter and Anna Carter | September 19, 2018

Duane Dorshorst’s Biology II class has been studying pond life. Recently, the class went to Carl Larson’s pond, which is located west of town, and gathered materials to begin their studies.   “The . . . read more

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