Deltona High School For the parents, students, & community supporters of Deltona High School.
Volume 23 Issue 4 PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE Wolves Family, I can’t believe that we only have a few more weeks left in the 2017-2018 school year! We have had a wonderful year at Deltona High. There were many successes and recognitions with our students, athletics, clubs and organizations, teachers, and staff members. Your support throughout the year has made a difference. Students are doing a wonderful job during our FSA and other standardized testing. Thank you for encouraging your son/daughter to do their very best. Students are continuing to take these exams and preparing for the end of course exams throughout the rest of the year. As we conclude the year there are senior end of the year programs that recognize the wonderful accomplishments of our seniors. ll May 15 Baccalaureate @ Deltona Alliance Church, 6:00 pm (wear cap & gown) ll May 17 Senior Awards Ceremony @ DHS Aud., 6:30 pm (wear cap & gown) ll May 18 Senior Breakfast and send off @ Debary Golf and Country Club, 7:30 am ll May 31 Graduation Rehearsal @ Ocean Center, MANDATORY arrive @ 12:00 noon ll June 3 Graduation @ Ocean Center arrive @ 11:00 am
News for 2018-2019: We have completed the registration process of your son/daughter for their classes next year. The data department will be working very hard over the summer trying to schedule these classes for next year, while keeping in compliance with the class size requirement. You should have received, by now, your student’s course selections for next year. These were given to parents and students during the class registration evenings. If you have any questions regarding next year’s schedule, please contact #44092, Ms. Peter. There will be NO schedule changes after May 4, 2018. Please stay updated with our website throughout the rest of the school year and summer. Specifically, for schedule pick up days. Have a great summer and until next time…GO WOLVES! Carolyn Carbonell Carolyn Carbonell, Principal
DELTONA HIGH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
“Believing all students will learn, Deltona High School empowers students by providing challenging educational experiences in a caring environment.” “Con la certeza de que todo estudiante aprendera, Deltona High School capacita a los estudiantes a traves de experiencias educatives retadoras dentro de un ambiente alentador.”
VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT VISION STATEMENT Ensuring all students receive a superior 21st century education. Mission: Volusia County Schools will ignite a passion for learning by providing a challenging, creative curriculum in a safe, supportive environment where students reach their highest potential.
INFORMATION This information is based on the most accurate information available at the time of publication. Please check the school for changes during the year.
Progress Reports: Seniors- April 17th all other students: April 24th Report cards: In June, TBD School’s Website: www.DHSwolves.com
Howling News Inside
New Graduation Bag Policy . . . 2 Testing Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Counselor’s Corner . . . . . . . . . . 4 Senior News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Media News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2018 Turn Around Winners . . . . 7 Biology & HOSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
“Wolf Tales” Deltona High School April 2018 Published 4 Times Per Year 100 Wolfpack Run Deltona, FL 32725 Issue # 3
2 VOLUSIA 2018 NEW GRADUATION BAG POLICY
ASSISTANCE DIRECTORY (386) 575-4153
Carolyn S. Carbonell, Principal Bobbie Jo Grieve, Asst. Principal Pamela Robinson, Asst. Principal Dr. Christina Lapnow, Asst. Principal Michael Micallef, Asst. Principal Kiheme Cowan, Dean Alisha Zarbo, Testing Coordinator
Jim Gawriluk, Athletic Director Jackie Hirsch, Activity Director Amanda Forsythe, Principal’s Secretary Deputy Garcia, School Resource Deputy Lisette Nazario-Lamplugh, Counseling Dir. Cathy Knowles, Cafe Manager
44006 44010 44083 44022 44016 44084 44101 44106 44018 44006 44102 44095 44399
New this year is a bag policy for guests attending the graduation ceremonies at the Ocean Center: ll Each ticket holder, including children, may carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse: ○○ One clear bag no larger than 12”x6”x12” or a onegallon clear Ziploc, or similar, bag ○○ One small clutch bag or purse no larger than 6.5”x6.5”, with or without a strap ll Diapers and wipes may be carried in a clear bag; however, diaper bags are not permitted. ll Additional clothing, blankets, etc. are permitted if carried loosely (preferably over the shoulder to be screened more quickly) or in an approved clear bag. ll Small cameras, binoculars and cell phones may be carried loosely or in an approved clear bag.
Activity Office 44018 Agriculture Office 44081 Art Department 44077 Athletic Office 44106 Attendance Office 44091 Band 44073 Bookkeeping 44109 Cambridge 44086 Chorus Department 44072 Clinic 44398 Culinary Department 44076 Data Office 44092 Deans’ Office 44100 ESE Office 44085 ESOL Office 44101 Fine Arts Department 44111 Foreign Language Department 44090 Health Academy 44082 Industrial Arts Department 44078 JROTC 44039 Math Department 44042 Media Center 44396 Obligations 44109 Physical Ed. Department 44068, 44069 Registrar/Records 44087 Science Department 44061 School Counseling Office 44397 Social Studies Department 44045 Volusia County School Board 734-7190 Yearbook 44080 Cady Studios 1-800-547-6237 Balfour 1-800-704-7464
MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
Dear Parent or Guardian, The last day of school is May 30, 2018 which is fast approaching. Please be sure to pick up your child’s medication from the clinic by the end of the school day on May 30. This includes prescription and non-prescription medication as well as nebulizer and any equipment you may have brought in for medical procedures. An adult must pick up these items, as we cannot send them home with the students. If the medication is not picked up before the end of the school day on May 30, the medication will be disposed of according to Volusia County School Board administration of medication guidelines at the close of that day. Please use this web site: http://myvolusiaschools.org/student-health-services/Pages/Health-Related-AuthorizationForms.aspx (Parent/ Student Health Services) to access the new medication forms and or procedure forms for next school year, which begins on August 13, 2018. Medication forms, procedure forms, and emergency care plans must be renewed by the parent, at or before the beginning of each school year in order for your child to receive medication or procedures during school hours. Students carrying their own epi-pen, inhaler or diabetic supplies, are also required to have a new medication form on file each school year. Make sure you wait until on or after July 2nd, 2018 to get authorizations for 2018/2019 school year - anytime sooner will not be accepted for next school year. Please ask your pharmacist to use the manufacturer expiration date so the medication does not expire before the end of the school year. If you have any questions please contact your child’s school clinic staff. Have a wonderful, safe, and healthy summer. I look forward to seeing you next year! Sincerely, Sonia Rivera School Nurse School Clinic: (386-515-4153 x44398)
3 TESTING DATES April 16, 2018 – April 19, 2018 May 1, 2018 – May 2, 2018 May 7, 2018 May 9, 2018 – May 10, 2018 May 11, 2018
Date Mon. – 5/7/18 Tue. – 5/8/18 Tue.- 5/8/18 Wed. – 5/9/18 Thu. – 5/10/18 Fri. – 5/11/18 Mon. – 5/14/18 Tue. – 5/15/18 Wed. – 5/16/18 Thu. – 5/17/18 Fri. – 5/18/18 Tue.- 5/22/18
EOC/FCAT/FSA Test Dates FSA ELA Reading Component Grades 9 and 10 EOC –Geometry EOC – Biology EOC - Algebra EOC – US History
AP Exams & Cambridge Exams – 5/7/18 to 5/22/18 Testing location to be announced Morning Session Afternoon Session Chemistry Psychology Spanish Literature and Culture Spanish Language and Culture Art History Physics 1: Algebra-based Cambridge Pre Aice Biology Lab Test English Literature and Composition United States Government and Politics United States History Biology Music Theory Calculus AB French Language and Culture Calculus BC English Language and Composition World History Statistics Human Geography Microeconomics Cambridge Pre Aice Biology Test
Juniors and seniors it is time to take your SAT and ACT exams. Check out the dates and websites below to register. If you are on free and reduced lunch, see your school counselor for a fee waiver. ACT–http://www.actstudent.org SAT–www.sat.org/register Test Date Deadline Late Deadline Test Date Deadline Late Deadline *Late Fee Required* *Late Fee Required* June 9th May 4th May 18th June 2nd May 3rd May 23th
2017-2018 SCHOOL CALENDAR May 28th-Memorial Day Holiday May 30th –Last Day of School for Students June 1st-Last Day of School for Teachers NO Early Release On: April 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9 Early Release: May 16, 23 & 30
VOLUNTEER & BUSINESS PARTNERS
Deltona High School would like to congratulate the following 2017/2018 Volunteer and Business Partner Winners: ll Youth Volunteer: Kathleen Root ll Adult Volunteer: Latrice Cust-Payne ll Senior Volunteer: Connie Fletcher ll Teacher-Team Volunteer: Brandy Meadows & Kelley Daly ll Business Partner: GraceLife Church
DHS was recognized for the 3rd quarter for the best High School attendance! Superintendent’s Challenge – Everybody, Every Day.
4 DELTONA HIGH STUDENTS OF EXCELLENCE
September: Scholar of the Month: Destiny Rodriguez Citizen of the Month: Alexandris Dominguez Athlete of the Month: Birta Ferraioli Wolf of the Month: Matthew Wirt October: Scholar of the Month: Karl Kinner Citizen of the Month: Mathew Bennett Athlete of the Month: Jer’Mikal Monroe Wolf of the Month: Graeme Daly
November: Scholar of the Month: Elisa Thomas Citizen of the Month: Zariah Henry Athlete of the Month: Courtney Frederick Wolf of the Month: Jayme Tomko December: Scholar of the Month: Jared Chown Citizen of the Month: Alexander Insignares Athlete of the Month: Megan Boyle Wolf of the Month: Taylor Cust
January: Scholar of the Month: Yashira Sanchez Citizen of the Month: Yarielis Velez Athlete of the Month: Samuel Thompson Wolf of the Month: Bianca Castillo February: Scholar of the Month: Christian Catalano Citizen of the Month: De’Anthony Mattocks Athlete of the Month: Michelle Decker Wolf of the Month: Travis Sinsabaugh March & April: TBD
Greetings from counseling land and welcome to the fourth quarter! As we wind down the year, we’re ramping up our efforts towards a strong finish for our students. Since February counselors have been meeting with our students to register them for classes for the 2018-2019 school year. Teachers have provided their academic recommendations and we have been excited to see so many of our students stepping up to the plate to challenge themselves with more rigorous coursework, including Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment classes. Way to step up Wolves! Additionally, our rising Wolves were visited at their middle schools and provided the opportunity to choose their coursework for next year. Each grade level had their own parent night so that parents & their students could meet with a counselor and make any changes before their choices are locked in at the end of the year. Our final parent night is Thursday, April 12th from 5-7:30pm in the media center for rising 9th grade students with the last names M-Z. Students may still change their academic or elective choices up until May 4th & they may see their counselor during lunch or can email them with any changes. With the days winding down for our seniors, the School Counseling Department would like to remind students that it is NEVER too late to plan. They may still apply to colleges and scholarships. The latest edition of the scholarship newsletter is posted in the counseling office, students may still apply for Federal Financial Aid by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov and there are two on site admissions opportunities during the school
day for students to apply, receive academic advisement, and be processed all in one day! Daytona State College is on campus April 11th from 8am-2pm in the counseling office and Seminole State College will be on campus April 24th and both events are in the school counseling office. Lastly, there will be a senior job fair being held on both the East and West side of the district for those seniors entering the work force full time or to get started on their first job. The job fair will be held April 23rd from 6-8pm at the Atlantic High School auditorium as well as April 26th from 6-8 pm at the University High School Auditorium. Seniors, dress for success in work professional attire and make sure you have copies of your resume to present to potential employers. We wish you all the best in making whatever future option you choose a successful and one full of growth and possibility. Thank you for making this year another of growth, discovery, change, and challenge. Your Deltona High School Counselors are here to be of assistance and look forward to continuing to serve our students, community, parents, and faculty. Thank you and let’s make this last grading period the strongest one yet! Go Wolves! With much care, Lisette Nazario-Lamplugh School Counseling Director and Grade 10 Counselor
SENIOR NEWS 2018 IMPORTANT SENIOR CLASS DATES
ll April 27, Grad Bash, 5:00 PM â€“ 2:00 AM, Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure ll May 1-29 Graduation tickets on sale at lunch, Activities Office, ($3.00 per person, $5.00 parking) ll May 7-18, AP exams ll May 2-3, Balfour Cap & Gown delivery, given out during lunch ll May 11, Deadline to finish Florida virtual school ll May 14 â€“17, Senior Exams ll May 15, Baccalaureate Ceremony, 6 PM., Deltona Alliance Church (arrive by 5:30 PM in Cap & Gown) ll May 17, Senior Awards Ceremony, 6:30 PM., Auditorium (Wear Cap & Gown) Seniors must be in auditorium by 6:00PM. ll May 18, Senior Breakfast @ Debary Golf & Country Club, 7:30AM ll May 31, MANDATORY, Graduation Rehearsal, seniors must be there by 12PM, starts promptly at 1:00PM. ll June 3, Graduation Ceremony, seniors must be there by 11:00AM, ceremony starts at 12:00PM
SENIOR GRAD BASH
ll When: Friday, April 27th, 2018 ll Where: Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure ll Time: 7:00 pm- 2:00 am ll Ticket Price: $103 ***LIVE IN CONCERT Sean Paul*** Your ticket price includes admission into two unbelievable parks and one unforgettable night, transportation provided by charter bus. YOU CANNOT DRIVE YOURSELF!
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Deltona Alliance Church, 921 Deltona Blvd. in Deltona. Seniors: please arrive by 5:30 PM and wear your cap and gown.
SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY
Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the DHS auditorium All senior recipients (of scholarships, awards, medals, recognition) will be notified a week to ten days prior to the assembly and should make a special effort to be in attendance to receive scholarships, awards, etc. This assembly is open to the public with no limit to the number of guests. Seats are ample and admission tickets are NOT required. Please wear caps and gowns this evening. Seniors will be seated in the center section of the auditorium.. Seniors must be in the auditorium by 6:00 PM and wear your cap and gown.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 Ocean Center, Daytona Beach- seniors report at 12PM, starts promptly at 1PM. The rehearsal is MANDATORY for all seniors participating in the Graduation Ceremony! Seniors are to arrive at the Ocean Center by 12:00 PM and the Rehearsal will begin at 1:00 PM SHARP! Casual attire is to be worn at the rehearsal (no cap & gown). Parking is available on the South Lot (West side of Peabody).
Sunday, June 3, 2018 Ocean Center, Daytona Beach- seniors report at 11AM, Ceremony begins at 12PM. All participating seniors are to be at the Ocean Center, Daytona Beach on Sunday, June 3, 2018 by 11:00 AM and go to the same entrance used for graduation rehearsal. Students please make sure to have your cap and gown and also your tassel. The tassel should be worn on the RIGHT side. No pins or other adornment may be on the graduation gown. Parking: Family, friends, and relatives of the graduating seniors may park in the south lot just west of the Peabody or the west lot behind the Exhibition Hall. These tickets will be on sale during the month of May in the Activity Office for $5. Please contact Mrs. Hirsch for any questions.
MEDIA NEWS DHS WOLF PACK LEARNING COMMONS
“Where the learning continues…” (http://wolfpacklearningcommons.weebly.com) Celebrate National Library Month: Celebrate literacy, reading, and libraries during the month of April. Here are few statistics and some unknown details about your Deltona High Learning Commons (Media Center): ll We have an average of 80 students visiting the media center at lunch during non-testing weeks; about 30-40 during our testing season; ll Our Makerspace is visited nearly every day; students enjoy playing Uno cards, Chess, and other sponsored activities, (e.g. Small machines; Ornament Make-n-Take; Origami; Color Big; etc.); ll We have popular magazines that students can read and/or consider for background knowledge or in addition to what they read on the internet, (e.g. Sports Illustrated, Popular Science, Consumer Reports, Entrepreneurs; Time; Motivos (bilingual); Maker; and more). ll Our Media Center operates like a Learning Commons—a place that provides our students with five unique areas that promote personal and authentic learning. You’ll hear more about this concept in the near future. For more information, programming, instructional and/or curriculumbased support see the website highlighted above.
PAWS2READ BOOK CLUB
Our first ever district sponsored Battle of the Books will take place on April 12th at Spruce Creek High School. Five books from the Florida Teens Read collection will be featured in the battle: ll Scythe by N. Shusterman ll Salt to the Sea by R. Sepetys ll Holding Up the Universe by J. Niven ll Learning to Swear in America by K. Kennedy ll My Lady Jane by C. Hand, et al. It’s been an interesting year with Book Club, as we changed our approach to how and what was read to meet the demands of the district battle. What we’ve learned in the process is that, “Members just want to read and share.” And as the sponsor, I simply want to continue to support life-long reading. Still, I believe that we can find a way to read what we love, as well as, participate as literacy leaders in a district-wide competition. So, if you’re a rising freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior; and you love to read and lead; consider joining our club next year. We’ll take what we’ve learned this year and aspire to do more as a team in the upcoming year. The new list of Florida Teen Read titles will be published in May. Stay tuned. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Futures Foundations for their support in promoting literacy at Deltona. Funds awarded by Futures gave our members the opportunity to own individual copies—so they could mark it up; highlight it; and have it to study at their convenience. This made a big difference.
7 FUTURE’S MINI GRANTS AT WORK
Two major Makerspace projects were made possible with funding by the Futures Foundation, Inc. The inspiration for the grant, “How Mr. Wolf gets locked up, escapes, and MAKES great things happen,” came from my introduction to a product called, “Breakout Edu.” This kit includes a collection of locks; two different boxes; UVA pen with a flashlight; infrared viewer and more. I created one breakout but was inspired to do more after watching our students ESCAPE during Hour-of-Code week; and then learning more about the product at a technology conference. The result of this inspiration led me to create a 10-chapter notebook with evolving characters, plot, and setting. Each chapter offers the reader a new experience. I’m describing this project as, “Innovated Literacy,” because much of it includes STEM-BASED concepts and participating students are invited to write and/or create the concluding chapter--using whatever they’ve learned in previous breakouts; choosing to finish the story and/or final breakout, however they see fit. This will be interesting. I look forward to sharing this notebook and this cool project at a future conference. Funding from this particular grant was also used to augment our Rube Goldberg project. Team of students working on this project are still using small robotics, (e.g. Evo, Cubelets, etc.); some circuitry; some LEGOS, dominoes, and NEW item—KEVA Planks. The planks are cool, because you can build up; build high; construct, but also engineer how the planks will fall to trigger another action or simply fall in an organized fashion. Each participant contributes to the process and does his/her part to problem solve; make decisions; create; modify, as needed to succeed and achieve the set objective. If you’re interested in Makerspace, there will be plenty of opportunities to participate in a number of activities during lunch in the coming year. Makerspace projects are usually led by students that want to commit, collaborate, and work cooperatively toward achieving an objective within a certain timeframe. Visit the media website, (see above) in the near future to view the results of this year’s Rube Goldberg.
THE FAMILIA THAT READS (A DELTONA HIGH FAMILY PROJECT)
Featuring: El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) We initiated, “The Familia that Reads,” project last year and this year we followed up with, a Pre-K visit to the media center to check out multi-cultural books during Hispanic Heritage month; and a visit from Helen Miles Ryan, author of Cotton Candy Hair as a kick-off to Black History Month. Each child met the author, received a signed copy of her book, and other goodies. If you have younger brothers or sisters, consider reading to them on Children’s Day, Book Day (El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros) on April 30th. This is a Nationwide event that encourages families to, “Connect to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries.” If you can’t make it to the Public Library, you can check out a book from our media center until May 10th. We hope to have one more opportunity in late April to engage our pre-K students in our Makerspace. Please see Mrs. O’Brien for questions on this program.
HOW IMPORTANT IS SUMMER READING?
Featuring: Summer Reading Adventure 2018 (Florida initiative) I’m taking this opportunity to encourage our students to continue reading during the summer months. It’s important, because you could lose important building blocks and/or progress you’ve made throughout the year. Skills you’ve learned; connections you’ve made; and good reading habits can still be part of your summer vacation. Anything you love doing, can be improved with reading. And a book is so easy to pack. Take it to the beach or the park; find a comfortable seat on the porch or a nice cool spot under the shade of a tree. It’s easy to carry on a plane or on a long trip. Just keep reading! Here a few web links with recommended lists and/or titles for summer reading: ll Bookshare: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/landing/summerreads/teens ll Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/teen/40ya-books-you-need-on-your-summer-reading-list/ ll Florida Teens Read 2017: https://wolfpacklearningcommons. weebly.com/book-club.html ll Florida Teens Read 2018: To be announced in late May Make a pledge to read this summer: ll Go to: http://www.fldoe.org/academics/standards/just-read-fl/ summer-lit-adventure.stml If you want to contribute or have questions about Media Center programming or the future Learning Commons, please visit our website below and submit your information in the comment form: ll https://wolfpacklearningcommons.weebly.com/comment-form.html Thank You! Mrs. O’Brien, Media Teacher
DELTONA HIGH SCHOOL’S 2018 TURN AROUND WINNERS
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9th grade: Jordan Alvarado 10th grade: Daniel Moss 11th grade: Elizabeth Talamo 12th grade: Kaliha Griffin
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BIOLOGY CAMP It’s FREE and FUNctional!
July 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 11th 7:30 AM -10:30 AM (Monday – Thursday) All Science students who have passed Algebra 1 and plan to register for High School Biology are invited to attend at Deltona High School. It’s FREE and includes: Daily hands-on labs and activities! Daily Biology Instruction to get a head start for next year! Field study day (7:30am-2:30pm) at Rose Bay (July 9th)
STUDENTS THAT PLACED AT THE HOSA STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
ll Brandon Shadeed, Seanna Cashell, Nicole Polcyn, Katelyn Polcyn, Katie Root, and Ashley Wilder placed 2nd in Parliamentary Procedures ll Tiffany Lambeth and Kiara Carrera placed 4th for CPR/ First Aid ll Ashley Wilson Placed 5th for Sports Medicine Recognitions: ll Outstanding HOSA Chapter – Kayla Trinidad and Raymond Pereria ll HOSA Happenings – Kelly Drescher Other amazing News: ll Brandon Shadeed is now the Northern VP Secondary for State HOSA ll Brandon also won a $900 FL HOSA Scholarship ll We also had several Barbara James winners! ll The Parliamentary Procedures team are able to move on to the International Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, June 27th – July1st.