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The Languages of DHS

The Languages of DHS

Hunter Alley

March 9, 2017


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The Foreign Language department is lacking in many things. One of these things is the variety of languages that are available to students. DHS only offers Spanish and Sign Language out of the thousands of languages out there. I took a survey and asked the question “What Foreign Language would you like...

Why take the Dual Credit Program

Why take the Dual Credit Program

Hunter Alley, Writer, Photo Manager

January 23, 2017


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What is Dual Credit Texas? Dual Credit Texas is the new system of education which allows a high school student to enroll in college level classes, and earn college credits, but also earning credits for their high school graduation track. These courses at many high schools in Texas have math, Engli...

STEM Classes Excited by New 3-D Printer

STEM Classes Excited by New 3-D Printer

Kevin Belanger, STEM Teacher

December 12, 2014


Filed under Academics, Showcase

Just a quick update on our new CubePro 3-D Printer in Robotics & Automation and Engineering Math.  It took a couple weeks of missteps, re-calibrations, and learning the software, but we have finally made some incredible breakthroughs. The machine is up and working beautifully.  Recently we cre...

Engineering Math Weigh in

Engineering Math Weigh in

submitted by Kevin Belanger, Teacher

November 11, 2014


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Engineering Math students "weighed in" with their bridge constructions last week.  Teams assembled various beam and truss members, which they had been studying prior to the project, for their designs.  They were built with popsicle sticks, glue, and wire.  Scoring depended on how much load the bridge...

Friendly Robotics Competition

Friendly Robotics Competition

Submitted by Kevin Belanger, Teacher

November 4, 2014


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The new Robotics & Automation class enjoyed some friendly Robot competition last week.  Teams were able to control their modified core kits to try disabling the opponent, or shoving them out of "the octagon" to achieve victory.  Students are looking forward to incorporating the newly acquired expansion...

Juniors enjoy the Scarlet Letter

Juniors enjoy the Scarlet Letter

Submitted by Shanna McCracken

October 8, 2014


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McCracken's AP Eng III & Bryant's Dual Credit Eng III came together to cover the novel The Scarlet Letter. The two courses were combined to be introduced to the novel together, as a whole. Each class read & discussed the novel over a 2-3 week period. Once during the reading, we combined clas...

Busy month of March for Engineering Math

Busy month of March for Engineering Math

Mr. Kevin Belanger, Engineering Math Teacher

April 7, 2014


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The DHS Engineering Math class attended STEM Day (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) workshops hosted by Lee College.  The sessions included Robotics, Slime (Polymers), Physics of Music, Chemical Process Industry, CADD, Forensic Ballistics, and more.  The students each participated in 3...

Broncos Rock District UIL!

Broncos Rock District UIL!

Gabrielle Ortego, Reporter

March 25, 2014


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This past Saturday, March 22, 2014, the  Dayton High School UIL teams traveled to Barbers Hill High School for the District UIL competition. "Last year I was made an alternate for Regionals and I was devastated," junior Kiara Rose said. "I am so elated that I developed due to my many years of experience-...

UIL Hamshire-Fannett Invitational Tournament

UIL Hamshire-Fannett Invitational Tournament

Haley Shaw, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2014


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Last Friday and Saturday, January 10-11, Dayton High Schools UIL team competed against other schools at the Hamshire-Fannett UIL invitational tournament. Attending invitational tournaments gives the Uil team a chance to practice for the annual District competition that will be held at Barber's Hill on...

BPA Qualifies for STATE!

BPA Qualifies for STATE!

Gabrielle Ortego, Staff Reporter

January 14, 2014


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This past Friday and Saturday, our BPA(Business Professionals of America) members went to regionals competition at Hull-Daisetta. We have 32 state qualifiers, they all worked very hard to get there, and they are all very proud.  "It's a lot of fun, I met a lot of good people and I'm excited for state,...

Engineering Math class creates Fluid Lift mechanisms

Engineering Math class creates Fluid Lift mechanisms

submitted by Kevin Belanger, Engineering Math Teacher

November 21, 2013


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A common misconception about Fluid Power is that it must involve a liquid.  Fact is, liquids and gases both fall into the category of Fluid Power.  After two weeks of Hydraulic and Pneumatic formulas in the classroom, Engineering Math students were back in the lab designing and assembling their Fluid...

College Education Class Visits Woodrow Wilson Junior High

College Education Class Visits Woodrow Wilson Junior High

Meagan Seals, Editor-in-chief

October 14, 2013


Filed under Academics, Showcase

Here at DHS college courses are being offered, where students can earn actual college credit to go towards their future college education. One class that is offered is Mrs. English's college education class, on Monday October 14th, they went to Woodrow Wilson Junior High to observe the dynamics of four...

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