Friday, December 19, 2014
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December 19, 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 ("A" rating) 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, 2013, and 2014.
  • 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. Pamela Wiliams, at pamela.williams@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 report cards on January 9th.
  • Students received progress reports on November 12th.
  • Students have received their SATP results and MCT2 results.  If a student did not receive his/her SATP scores, the student/parent can contact our school test coordinator, Jessica Morris, at jessica.morris@dcsms.org.
  • If a student has a textbook issue, he/she can see Mr. Baird in the library between classes.
  • If you would like to volunteer to assist with state testing this spring, please contact our school testing coordinator, Ms. Jessica Morris, at jessica.morris@dcsms.org.
  • Our seniors met with our Graduate Services representative on Wednesday, October 29th during 2nd block to discuss caps and gowns, senior invitations, etc., and seniors had an opportunity to place senior orders on November 5th.
  • Students will take 1st and 2nd block exams during regular class time today (Friday).  We will have a regular bell schedule.
  • Students will go to homeroom at 8:25 on Monday, January 5th to receive their schedules for the 3rd nine weeks.  1st block Vo-Tech students and 2nd semester late arrival students can arrive at 10:00.
  • Our bowling team has a match Monday, January 5th at Tupelo.
  • Our soccer teams play today (Friday) against Pontotoc in Oxford
  • Our basketball teams play today (Friday) at home against Hernando.

Jaguar Pride!

Cory Uselton 

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