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The Hawk

The Student News Site of Stephen Decatur High School

The Student News Site of Stephen Decatur High School

The Hawk


Tuesday, November 14

Today Celebrates: National Pickle Day, Operating Room Nurse Day, and Young Readers Day!

Lunch for today includes: Chicken Tenders with Roll, Cheeseburger, Steamed Broccoli, Steamed Mixed Vegetables, Fresh Fruit, Diced Peaches, and Milk.

The Future Educators of American Club would like to wish all the teachers and staff a happy American Education Week by sending a few shout outs today! Please visit the link on Schoology to share your shoutouts each day this week.

What can I say about Mrs. Ridout? She is FABULOUS. I’ve never had a teacher care so much about me and push me to do my best. Thank you, Mrs. Ridout for believing in me when even I didn’t.

Mrs. Wells is like the SDHS cheerleader. She is always in a positive mood and helps me when I really need it. Just seeing her is enough to brighten my day!

Mr. Pylypczuk is pretty chill. I really like the way that he teaches. He keeps me engaged and makes me want to do better in his class. His class is my favorite this semester.

Mr. Foell is the best teacher in the galaxy. He creates a space in the building that is fun, safe, and motivating for so many. I look forward to seeing him every day. I really like being in his classroom. The band room is my favorite place to be at SDHS!

Mrs. Zervakos inspires me to be the best that I can be. You can tell that she really does care about each of her students. She makes the time to listen to me and I have become a better writer from her class. She goes above and beyond to make class meaningful and fun.

I would like to shout out Mrs. Sawyer. I don’t know what I would do without her these past years. I love being in her class and I know that she has my back. She doesn’t let me slack off and I really appreciate her for all that she does.

Mrs. Tignor you are the best librarian I have ever had. Thank you for creating a space for me where I can be myself and feel comfortable. I love coming to the library and I have read more books this year that I ever have in my entire live! You are such a great resource to the students at our school.

Mrs. Fenzel-Mergott. I would be lost without you. You make me want to be a better person. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you Mrs. Smith for making science class interesting. I never really got into it before, but you bring class to life in a way that makes me want to learn more. I really like your class. You make a place that is fun for everyone while holding high expectations.

Stay tuned for more shout outs tomorrow! Thank you to all SDHS teachers for all you do each and every day.

Attention Seniors: Salisbury University will be here on Thursday, November 30th. They will start by providing general college information in the cafeteria. Then, meet with students individually to conduct interviews for On-Site admissions. If you would like to be considered for On-Site Admissions at Salisbury University, please stop by guidance and write your name on the list.

We have additional upcoming college visits you may not be aware of, so listen up! Tomorrow, Catholic University will be in the guidance office at 1:15. On Tuesday, November 21st, Wilmington University will visit at 1:15, so check in to see what they offer before escaping into a turkey coma! Lastly, on Tuesday, November 28th, Virginia Commonwealth University will visit at 10:00 am. Continue to check the list posted outside guidance for all upcoming college visits.

Give a can man! Decatur’s annual canned food drive is taking place all this week! As always, this is a first period competition, meaning that breakfast will be awarded to the three classes that bring in the most food per pound! Help those in need this holiday season and bring in those cans all next week!

Attention all those students who are participating in the field trip to New York City to see the Broadway production of Hadestown TOMORROW. Remember, you must arrive at school by 6:45 a.m. at the bus loop. The bus will depart at 7:00 and will return at 10:00 p.m. Students are to bring money for purchasing both lunch and dinner or pack. Any questions, please see either Mrs. Moore or Mrs. Tignor.

It’s that time of year again when YOU can nominate your favorite teacher for Teacher of the Year. Who will be named Decatur’s Teacher of the Year for the 2023-24 school year? Visit our schools website, to nominate! Nominations are now open and will remain open until December 1st.

Tis the season to show some gratitude! (Roll Leo Club Card video 0:11:10) Buy your cards this week during all lunch shifts!

Attention sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Are you interested in a career in plumbing? Want to learn a trade, and get paid? If so, attend the interest meeting with Seaside Plumbing on Thursday, November 16th, at 10:00 am in the cafeteria.

For Sports:

If you are interested in joining the Winter Cheer team, please come to Coach Johnson’s room to collect important information for this upcoming tryout. Make sure you sign up on Family ID, the QR code is located at Coach Johnson’s room, C129, and make sure you have your completed physical. Tryouts start on November 15th and run until the 17th. We are excited for another great season!

If you’re interested in trying out for the Boys Basketball team, please pick up your packet from Coach Johnson in room C-164. All paper work is PAST DUE! You must have a current physical and signed up on family ID to tryout.

Remember to base your decisions on the Decatur Way Principles. Pride, Achievement, Respect, and Responsibility. Have a Terrific Tuesday Decatur!

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