Author: Senator Staff

Only 25 spots left? What you need to know about parking for 2017-18

Parking at Dover High School has undergone numerous changes over the summer. The main changes occurring are that all students are parking in the same lot, teachers are moving lots, new passes have been created, and students can lose their privilege to park. Students are used to separate lots for seniors and juniors, but this year all students will be parking in one student lot. The lot will be located on the right of the school in what was formerly the senior lot or East Student Lot. Any student with a pass must park in this area, which will...

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Grade changes are for the better

By: Cassie Thomas The Dover High grading scale stayed the same for years. An  A was 94-100, a B was an 86-93, a C was a 77-84, a D was a 70-77, and an F was anything 69 and below. We all were used to that scale, but that changed with the 2016-17 school year. The new grade scale is now the 10 point scale. An A is a 90-100, B is 80- 89, C is 70-79, D is 60-69, and an F is 59 and below. This dramatic change had created some confusion and relief among students. Most were surprised with the change, but a lot of students were willing to give it their best shot. The new grade scale should make students’ grades look better with this new scale as it mirrors that of most colleges, which for the majority of the student body, is a positive thing. The other change to the grading system concerns the end of quarter. In the past, any grade at the end of the quarter, if below a 50% rounds up to that, a 50%. Now, a quarter grade will still round up to a 50%, but not for quarters three and four. This rule was originally designed to help students who struggled the first two quarters by allowing them a chance to make up for lost grades in another quarter,...

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Welcome Home! 8/10/17

From the desks of the DHS Administration team… Ready or not, school will be back in session before we know it!  We are super pumped to welcome all of our senator families back to DHS next week as we host our Welcome Home Events.  Please read this information carefully so that you will know when to join us to get much wanted information! On Tuesday, August 15th, we will welcome our 9th grade students back first. We know that 9th grade students and families need the most time to be able to learn about DHS, understand reading their schedules...

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Dover High School students strive for gender equality

By: Becca Jawahar Copy Editor Ali Guckes is a rising senior at Dover High School who uses the app Charity Miles when she is logging bike rides. One particular day, she came across the worldwide organization known as She’s the First. After googling the organization, she fell in love with the mission and opportunity she saw within it. In the fall of 2016, Ali got a group of friends together and founded a chapter of She’s the First at Dover High School. This is where the story of the club begins. She’s the First is an organization to fight...

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Meet the school safety monitors

For the 2016-17 school year, security officers no longer patrolled the hallways of DHS, but were replaced by three School Safety Monitors or SSMs, all of whom were former police officers. All three constables have worked for 20 years or more in the police force. The officers are Charles Woodard, Berry Jones, and Vincent Green. Officer Woodard wanted to work here because of his previous experience in the Dover Police Department, and shared that “In Dover PD, I worked with juveniles and thought I would be a perfect fit.” Officer Woodard also has worked with the community and specialized...

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