Wednesday, May 17


Today Celebrates: Pack Rat Day!

Lunch for today includes: Mini Cheese Calzones with Marinara Sauce, Popcorn Chicken with Roll, Steamed Carrots, Green Peas, Mixed Fruit, and Milk.

This is a friendly reminder to all After School Academy participants that TOMORROW, Thursday, May 18th is the last day of The After School Academy. Thank you to everyone for a great year with our After School programs!

Seniors, you have a lot of information coming to you this week, so please take the time to listen, check schoology, and ask questions. First off, please check Schoology and complete the survey regarding the Senior Breakfast and BIS Stroll by the end of TODAY. Administration would like a head count in regard to food and Buses! Please note, this is a different survey than the one guidance sent out… so you have two surveys to complete, one on schoology, and one on PowerSchool.

Good News Seniors! As time winds down, please be sure to turn in your textbooks, devices, uniforms, and/or any other items that are due to the school, your teachers or coaches. A debt list will be created by the end of the week and your diploma will be held if your name is listed on it. See Mr. Berquist starting Friday to make sure that you are in the clear. If you no longer need your iPad, early collection is NOW OPEN! Please bring all tech items to the media center to get checked off.

Seniors… CHECK YOUR Schoology INBOX! Senior Superlative Winners have been notified via Schoology Messenger. Please check your messages and send a new message to Mr. Thompson to accept or decline your senior superlative, if you won. Photos will be taken following the Senior Meeting this Friday, May 19th. Specific times have been scheduled and included in the message to winners. See Mr. Thompson with any questions.

And finally seniors! Your baby/toddler photos are needed! You have 3 days to get them in or you WILL NOT appear in the pre-graduation video! Submit ONE baby photo to [email protected] by THIS FRIDAY. Make sure you include your first AND last name in the subject line. You will receive a reply email confirming your submission. If you have a hard copy of a photo, you can bring it in to Mr. Thompson to be scanned and returned, just make sure your full name is written on the back of the photo.

Calling all artists! Are you looking for an opportunity to get your artwork published? Do you want to be a part of a creative collective? Then here’s some great news! It’s not too late to submit your art to be included in Stephen Decatur’s literary magazine, Imprints. Your art will be featured alongside poems, short stories, and works of nonfiction created by other students. Scan the QR code posted around the building or talk to Mrs. Zervakos in room C151 for more information.

Decatur Theatre would like to invite you to its annual production of Shakespeare Under the Stars. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Comedy in 5 Acts, will be running performances this Thursday, May 18th and Friday, May 19th at 7:00 pm, as well as Saturday May 20th at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm in the Gladys C. Burbage Courtyard Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the door or online at If there are any questions about tickets or the production, see Mr. Cater in the Black Box Theatre. We look forward to seeing you there.

Attention Film Society members, please meet in Mr. Thompson’s room, the DNN studio TOMORROW, Thursday, May 18th at 11:10 a.m. for our yearbook photo. The photo will take approximately 5 minutes so please be prompt.

There will be a Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting at 7:15 a.m. this Thursday in D-151, Mr. Drahiem’s room. We will also be taking our yearbook photo at the beginning of the meeting. See Mrs. Fenzel-Mergott or Mrs. Kolluri if you have any questions. All are welcome!

Attention Spinebreakers, we will be discussing up to page 153 this upcoming Monday. Hopefully, the “Silent Patient” has more to say next week! Remember to grab your copy and head to the library! We will also be taking our yearbook photo at this gathering, so please plan on attending.

Today’s Sports:

At 4:00 PM Boys and Girls Tennis compete in Regionals in Cambridge – dismissal at

At 4:00 PM Varsity Softball battles Crofton at home in the Region Finals

At 4:30 PM Boys and Girls Track and Field compete at Reservoir High School – dismissal at 11:30

At 5:00 PM Girls Varsity Lacrosse battles C. Milton Wright at home in the State Quarterfinals

Remember to base your decisions on the Decatur Way principles. Have a Wonderful Wednesday Decatur!