Friday, August 29, 2014
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August 29, 2014

It's a great day to be a Jaguar!


  • Car riders exit their vehicles on the south side of DCHS in the mornings, and car riders enter the building through the gym lobby.  The doors are opened each morning at 7:50.  In the afternoons, all car riders and walkers exit the building through the gym lobby at 3:33. Car riders are picked up on the south side of the building near the student parking lot.
  • DeSoto Central High School has been designated as a Star School by the Mississippi Department of Education.  This is the highest recognition that a school can receive, and it is based upon test scores, student academic growth, and graduation rate.  The Mississippi Department of Education began this accreditation system in 2009, and only 7 high schools (including DeSoto Central High School) have received this honor in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
  • In order to check-out students, parents or their designee must come to the school and check-out their child in person.  If you have attendance questions, you can contact our attendance clerk, Ms. Suzanne Maness, at suzanne.maness@dcsms.org.  Parents can view the board policy regarding attendance at www.desotocountyschools.org.
  • You can follow DeSoto Central High School on Twitter @dchsjaguars.
  • Everyone is encouraged to visit our school district's website at www.desotocountyschools.org.  By viewing this website, you can get updates regarding board policy changes and school district events.
  • You can follow our counselors through their blog at www.dchscounselors.blogspot.com
  • Adults can purchase an all-sports athletic pass for $100.  The pass will admit one adult to all home regular season athletic events at DeSoto Central High School.  If you are interested in purchasing a pass, contact our athletic director, Matt Wallace, at matthew.wallace@dcsms.org.
  • The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2015 will be held May 23, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the Landers Center.



  • Students will receive their 1st nine-weeks report cards on October 17th.
  • Students will receive progress reports on September 10th.
  • Our seniors met with our Holland Studios representative in April to discuss their upcoming senior pictures.  We use one photographer in order to maintain consistency in our yearbook and on our senior composite.  In order for a senior to be on the composite and in the yearbook, he/she must have his/her pictures made at Holland Studios.
  • Students received their SATP scores from the spring 2014 semester on August 14th in homeroom.  If a student does not receive his/her SATP scores, the student/parent can contact our school test coordinator, Jessica Morris, at jessica.morris@dcsms.org.
  • Freshmen will receive their MCT2 score reports in homeroom next Friday (September 5th).
  • Students have received textbooks, and lockers were assigned on August 12th in homeroom.  If a student has a textbook issue, he/she can see Mr. Baird in the library between classes.
  • Our theatre department's first performance will be September 18-20 in the Performing Arts Center.
  • Our volleyball team plays this weekend in Orlando.
  • Our football team plays next Friday (September 5th) at Lafayette County. Kickoff is 7:00.

Jaguar Pride!

Cory Uselton 

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