DAHS and MES students team up for Earth Day

On Monday, April 21, DeForest Area High School Conservation & Forestry class students and teacher Dan Kvalheim worked with students and staff at Morrisonville Elementary School to plant trees at  the school’s Big Hill Environmental Center in honor of Earth Day 2014.

MES-Earth Day

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Summer Drama Camp

The DeForest Drama Club will once again be offering a Summer Theatre Camp for students in grades 1 – 9.  Students participating in this wonderful program will learn more about theatre while having a great time developing the many skills needed in order to perform a theatrical production!

The camp will run from June 23 to July 25.  Students will attend Monday – Thursday, 9 am –12 noon, in the DeForest Area High School Little Theatre.  Performances will be July 23 and 24, and a trip to Kalahari Resort is scheduled for July 25. The cost is $100 (second child in family is $60). The registration deadline is May 14, 2014.

For more information, contact Jan Williams at 842-6751 or jwilliams@deforestschools.org.  Brochures (with registration form) are available at all school offices and DeForest Area Public Library.

Thai students and teacher visit DASD

Five Thai students and their teacher are visiting the DeForest Area School District April 17 to May 7, 2014.  Students are living with host families from the DeForest area and attending school with their high school host sister or brother.  Watch for more photos here during their visit!

DASD Superintendent Dr. Sue Borden and host families welcome Thai students and their teacher at the Dane County Regional Airport on April 19.

DASD Superintendent Dr. Sue Borden and host families welcome Thai students and their teacher at the Dane County Regional Airport on April 19.

Jazz on the Green, May 12

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Bring your folding chair and/or blanket!

Summer Swim Lessons 2014

swimmingRegistration for DASD residents for Summer Swim Lessons at the DeForest Area High School Pool will take place on Wednesday, May 7, 6-8 pm in the Little Theater (near the front, Jefferson Street, entrance of the high school).

Four sessions of classes will be offered, Monday through Friday for two weeks each.  Session 1 is June 16-27; Session 2, June 30-July 11; Session 3: July 14-25; and Session 4, July 28-August 8.  Cost per session is $25 for DASD residents; $35 for out-of-district residents.

Registration for out-of-district residents (and in-district residents who missed the May 7 registration) will be on May 14th, from 7:00-9:00, at the pool.

Registration information, descriptions of classes offered, and registration forms are available on the DeForest Area School District website at www.deforestschools.org.  Go to District, then Facilities/Pool.

DECA students move on to national competition

Front Row:  McKenna Gates, Lauren Bayer, Clayton Gotzion, Anna Langdon. Back Row: Megan Pilecky, Anna Sausen, Avery Williams, Will Peters

Front Row: McKenna Gates, Lauren Bayer, Clayton Gotzion, Anna Langdon.
Back Row: Megan Pilecky, Anna Sausen, Avery Williams, Will Peters

DeForest DECA competed at the 2014 State DECA Career Development Conference March 18-20. Over 1,500 students from across the state arrived in Lake Geneva and did their best in each of the series event categories. Students competed in events focused on several occupational areas, such as Food Marketing, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Retail Marketing Management, etc. Each student was required to take two written tests: one on economics and the other was specifically related to the occupational area of the event. Students also competed in two role play events, where they had to problem solve, develop promotional campaigns, deal with difficult customers, and other situations.

McKenna Gates placed first in her series event and qualified for the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, GA, this May. Congratulations to other ICDC qualifiers and event winners; Anna Sausen, Megan Pilecky, Lauren Bayer, Anna Langdon, Avery Williams, William Peters IV, and Clayton Gotzion. DECA is a high school co-curricular organization for students enrolled in marketing classes.  Questions about this event can be referred to advisor John Webster at jwebster@deforestschools.org or 842-6790.

Elmer McLaughlin Memorial Band Concert

On Thursday, May 8 at 7 pm, the DAHS Music Department is hosting the Elmer McLaughlin Memorial Band Concert.  Elmer was the DAHS band director from 1933-1977.  Four former DeForest Band directors will be conducting at the concert including David Buehler, Nathan Pierce, Mark Sieger, and Richard Fellenz. Linda Meier and Claire Ma (former choral directors) will also be in attendance . The concert will highlight the rich history in music at DeForest.   Orrie Walsvik, Elmer’s grandson, will be the emcee at the concert.
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