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DHS AVID Seniors Shatter Scholarship Goals
DHS AVIDCongratulations to Robert Blanco, Jennifer Olague Carranza and Jesus Izaguirre from the Dysart High School Class of 2021 who were named members of the Million Dollar Club for earning scholarships through the support of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program.  

Each year, the AVID cohorts are challenged to earn a certain amount of scholarship and grant money.  In order to do this, they must apply to different colleges and universities as well as complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Their original goal was to earn 4.5 million dollars in scholarships and so far, the cohort led by Mr. Keegan Cook, has earned 6.2 million in scholarships. 

The AVID students have made Demon history this year by earning this high honor and each have decided on a major. Robert is planning to become a Physical Therapist (M.D), Jesus strives to become a Civil Engineer, and Jenny plans to become a Biomedical Engineer. Last year, Ren Dickson from the class of 2020, was the first AVID student at Dysart High School to earn over a million dollars in scholarship offers. 

The Dysart High School Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program has been a fixture at DHS since 2008 when it was first introduced to the district. AVID is a program that supports students in the academic middle who are motivated to attend post secondary education, but may not have all of the tools they need in order to be as successful as they can be in a college setting. A typical AVID student is one who has some motivation to be successful, is in the academic middle (2.5-3.5 GPA), possibly the first generation in the family to attend college, or has some other potential barrier to reaching post secondary education. Through the four year program, students are taught note taking skills, time management, test taking skills, collaboration and critical reading skills, and are supported as they tackle rigorous curriculum. 

“We are so proud of our AVID students and can’t wait to see what path they choose to pursue next year,” said Alesha Wisbey, Dysart High School AVID Teacher and Site Coordinator.  
Posted : 3/2 | Direct Link
2021-2022 Course Selection
Dysart High School will be completing course selection for the 2021-2022 School Year in the coming weeks. 

Links to presentations, resources and documents will be added as the dates arrive. 

Course Selection Forms
Parent's please sign your child's course selection sheet so they can turn it in on time.
All forms must be received by January 22nd. Any student who does not submit a form will have their elective courses selected for them. 

January 11th-15th: Incoming 9th grade course selection
Monday, January 11th--  Presentation of the Course Selection Process and Presentation of DHS Courses and Programs 

Tuesday, January 12th-- Counselors at El Mirage Elementary and Rancho Gabriela Elementary for course selection 
Wednesday, January 13th-- Counselors at Luke Elementary and Marley Park Elementary for course selection
Thursday, January 14th-- Counselors at Dysart Elementary School for course selection 
Friday, January 15th--  Counselors at Riverview Elementary for course selection

DHS Incoming 9th Grade Course Selection Process Presentation-- Watch this to help you complete the course selection form and registration process. 

DHS Incoming 9th Grade Programs, Courses and Offerings Presentation-- Watch this to learn about the different programs, courses and opportunities at DHS. 

DHS AVID Incoming Student Application [PDF]

Have questions? Use this LINK to submit any questions you have about courses or the course selection process. 

January 19th-22nd: Current 9th-11th grade course selection 
Tuesday, January 19th-- 9th-11th grade students will get their course selection sheets and view their grade level specific presentation about courses for the next year. 
Wednesday, January 20th-Friday, January 22nd-- students will complete the online course selection process in their math class. 

Current 10th-12th Grade Course Selection Process Video
Current 10th-12th Grade Course Elective Presentation 

Current iSchool Students
Incoming 9th Graders: Parents can come to the DHS office from (7:00-3:30) January 11th-January 15th to complete their child's form. 

Current DHS 9th-11th graders: We will be sending the course selection information to the DUSD student email. Students will need to use the link click included in the email to complete their course selection process. All forms must be received by January 22nd. Any student who does not submit their form will have their courses selected for them. 

Additional Resources

DUSD Course Guide 

DHS CTE Programs 
Automotive Technology
Digital Photography
Graphic/Web Design
Network Security
Sports Medicine 
TV Broadcasting and Production 
Posted : 1/8 | Direct Link
Fall Tutoring Schedule
Fall Tutoring Schedule

The tutoring buses run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4:30 PM. The buses drop students off at DHS Feeder Schools, Luke and Agua Fria Ranch. 

Students need to get a tutoring bus pass from their teacher to ride the tutoring bus. 

The Student Commons are open by appointment. Students can use the QR Code posted around campus or see Ms. DeLuna in the Commons to book an appointment. 

Click the link to see the Fall Tutoring Schedule [PDF]

Posted : 9/25/2020 | Direct Link
Athlete Spotlight: Isabel Quintero-Soria
Isabel Quintero-Soria Many teenagers would balk at a 4:00 a.m. wake up time, but Isabel Quintero Soria, cross country athlete at Dysart High School, laced up early to beat the heat each day and was committed to staying in shape and focused on the sport during the closures. 

 “It was difficult because of everything going on, but I made it my goal to run early everyday as the sun rose to make sure I did not lose focus,” said Quintero-Soria.

Isabel has been a member of the varsity cross country team since her freshman year.  She started her journey with the team when Ivory Carson, Math teacher and cross country coach,  encouraged her to try out.

“Coach told me about the team, and I tried out and was surprised at how fast I was and how much I enjoyed it,” said Quintero-Soria.

Coach Carson recognized her natural talent right away. 

“At the Sectional Meet in 2017, Isabel told me the time she would run before the race, which was well beyond her personal best. She ran faster than the time she quoted,” stated Carson. “That day verified something I felt. Isabel is that quiet leader who does what she says and says what she does.”

Isabel has grown as an athlete and member of the team. She was chosen as senior captain this year to lead her close-knit team. 

“My team is a family to me,” she said.  “I have a different mindset when I am with them.  We motivate one another and we just really just love to run together.”

Isabel not only looks to her team for strength but also her coach. 

“Coach Carson is a father figure, he keeps us on track not only in sports but also in class he helps everyone out,'' she said.  “He’s definitely the one to go if you need motivation or just someone to talk about life.”

Speaking of family, Isabel is the youngest of nine children and has a ton of support from her large household and her own personal cheering section at competitions. 

“It’s crazy. I have five brothers and three sisters.  It is awesome to hear them encouraging me from the sidelines during meets.”

Isabel competed in the AIA Division II State Cross Country Meet for the past three years and  established herself as the number seven cross country runner all-time at Dysart High School.  Her desire for her senior season is to move up the all-time list breaking the school record of 19:53.2 held by Gabriel Gomez. With a successful senior season, she will be inducted into the prestigious 100 mile club, an honor bestowed upon four year letter winners in cross country at Dysart High School.

“She inspires others to excellence,” said Carson.

In addition to cross country, Isabel ran track for the first time last season but it was cut short because of COVID-19. Even in the brief season she established herself as the two-mile specialist on the team placing sixth at the Richard Thompson South Mountain Invitational and earning fourth place running the lead-off leg in the 4x800 relay.

Isabel is working arduously to attain a cross country scholarship at an in-state college to major in Criminal Justice with the hope of becoming a lawyer or a detective. 
Posted : 9/8/2020 | Direct Link
Senior FSA ID Events
Counselors will be meeting virtually with students in  their government/ economics classes on Wednesday, August 26th to assist them in creating an FSA ID.   This is the first step to completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  They will need their social security number and a personal e-mail address.

On August 27th at 6pm, counselors will be hosting a webinar to assist parents in this process as well, as you will also need an FSA ID to complete the FAFSA.  This serves as a digital signature.  
Counselors will be presenting a Spanish version of the presentation on September 1st at 6 pm.
Posted : 8/25/2020 | Direct Link
Buy your 2021 Yearbook
The DHS Yearbook is now on sale. 

Yearbooks are available for purchase through Jostens online.  You can use this LINK or the Yearbook Order link on the DHS website

Pricing for the year is as follows: 
8/10-8/31      Back To School Special book is $55 and they get free personalization ($10 value)
9/1-10/31      Fall Campaign Book is $55, all add-ons are regular price
11/1-12/31   Winter Campaign  Book is $65
1/1-2/28         Last Chance Campaign Book is $75

DHS does not order extra yearbooks so you must order in advance to secure your book. 

Posted : 8/19/2020 | Direct Link
Remote Learning Information

Remote learning starts for students on Tuesday, August 4th at 7:15 A.M. Students will need to follow their class schedule each day. Schedules will be available in the Infinite Campus Portal after 12:00 pm on Monday, August 3rd. 

We have created a Remote Learning Section to our DHS Website to provide parents and students a centralized location to get information related to our time in remote learning. 
On Monday will be receiving a message from each teacher for each class that gives you information about how your child will access learning. Having a Parent Portal account and checking email communication are important to supporting your child during remote learning. 
Posted : 7/29/2020 | Direct Link
Chromebook Distribution
Dysart High School will be issuing a Chromebook to all students this year. This Chromebook will be used for both our remote learning time and in-person classes daily when we resume. Please review the following presentation for general information and expectations.

DHS 1:1 Device - Information for Parents [PDF]

We will be issuing Chromebooks Monday, July 27th and Tuesday, July 28th. Please see the schedule and location information below. A parent must be present to sign for the device. There are multiple times available for each family last names. Please come during one of your designated time so we can keep the process efficient for families. 

Chromebook Insurance is available for $25 per device and will be added to your child’s account.  If you have NOT paid the $25 within 5 business days, the insurance will be dropped. Insurance payment can be made through the online payment system. 

20-21 Device User Agreement and Optional Device Protection Plan [PDF]

20-21 Device User Agreement and Optional Device Protection Plan (Spanish) [PDF]

Families will park in the south lot off of Varney and enter through the south gate. Chromebook pick up will be done in the 5000 building. Families will need to ensure they are wearing masks and following social distancing guidelines while inside the building. 

Monday, July 27th
Last Names  A-D 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Last Names  E-K 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
Last Names  L-Q 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Last Names  R-Z 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Last Names  A-D 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Last Names  E-K 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Last Names  L-Q 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Last Names  R-Z 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.      

Tuesday, July 28th
Last Names  R-Z 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Last Names  L-Q 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
Last Names  E-K 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Last Names  A-D 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Last Names  R-Z 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Last Names  L-Q 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. 
Last Names  E-K 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Last Names  A-D 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. 

Posted : 7/16/2020 | Direct Link
Yearbook Pick Up
Yearbooks can be picked up on Wednesday July 8th from 12- 4 pm at the DHS Bookstore. This is also the very last day to pay off your book if you still owe a balance. Unpaid books will forfeit their deposits and be sold to people on the waiting list. People on the waiting list will be notified after the 8th and can then go to the bookstore to pay for and receive their copy.
Posted : 7/6/2020 | Direct Link
DHS Drive-Thru Diploma Event
Dysart High School Drive-Thru Diploma Event 

DHS will be doing our drive-thru diploma event on June 30th from 4-7:30 pm.

This event will be for DHS, DHS Sundown and DHS i-School graduates.

Students will get their diploma and have a picture taken by Grads Photography. Families may have up to 2 cars attend the event but please make sure they arrive together so that we can keep the line moving efficiently for all attendees.

Seniors we encourage you to wear your cap and gown along with any of your cords/stoles for the event (caps undecorated). Families we encourage you to decorate cars or make signs to celebrate your senior.

We are so sad that we are not able to have our traditional ceremony as planned but look forward to celebrating our seniors on June 30th.

Posted : 6/24/2020 | Direct Link
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