Second semester start’s a tough time

Natalie Ulwelling

January 11, 2019

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Coming back to school after winter break is a different feeling for all students. Seniors are getting anxious to graduate, and freshmen are thinking about how they still have three more years to go. The contrasting thoughts...

Forsberg still eager to educate after heart attack

Mya Studyvin

January 11, 2019

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Derby High School teacher Michelle Forsberg has been teaching at Derby for two years, and a total of 20 years overall. Forsberg, who teaches Pre-AP English 9 and English 9 class, shows up every day with a smile on her face, ea...

Club/group photos set for Jan. 22

January 10, 2019

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Club and group photos are on Jan. 22 in the small gym. Photos will be taken at the listed times, so arriving five minutes before is suggested. If you arrive after the listed time, you likely will miss being included in...

KAY Club conference set for Jan. 17

Kailee Soukhaseum

January 9, 2019

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Starting off with a new year, KAY Club is going to a conference on Jan. 17. The Unit Conference is in Halstead, and students will be gone from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.   The KAY Club sponsors have chosen different members to part...

ROTC Recap

Chloe Brown

December 20, 2018

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ROTC placed at several competitions this semester. Cadets also hosted their first drill meet at DHS since 1997.   10th Annual Lee’s Summit West Drill Meet 2018 1st Place Armed Regulation Drill 1st Place Color Guard...

Two DHS yearbook editors honored by KSPA in monthly contest

Nathaniel Baucum

December 18, 2018

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Kansas Scholastic Press Association has a competition every month where students submit photos, videos, writing and design in different categories. For November, yearbook senior video editor Brett Jones placed third for KS...

Hollyball king, queen crowned

Kailee Soukhaseum

December 17, 2018

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“Night of a Thousand Lights” The 2018 Hollyball king and queen are Erin Kooser and Crew Squires. Squires is in football, National Honor Society, wrestling and Student 2 Student. Kooser is in Student Council, NHS,...

As finals near, preparation a must

Sara Brown

December 14, 2018

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Next week is finals and in order to prepare, there needs to be lots of studying.   Tips for studying: Plan ahead -- Don’t wait the day before the test to go over information as it may be overwhelming. Take regular ...

Singers selected to KMEA choirs

Chloe Brown

December 11, 2018

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Eight Derby singers were to the selected to the 2018-2019 Kansas Music Educators Association All-State High School Mixed Choir and Treble Choir. Junior Angela Cortes, senior Alyssa Gamboa, sophomore Dominic Gamboa, and junior...

Yearbook cover revealed

Yearbook cover revealed

December 10, 2018

Curious about attending a specific college? Visit first

Leah Khanu

December 7, 2018

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Last week, I went to Texas with Mylee Godwin, Brett Jones and Mrs. Schock. This might seem like a fun little excursion, but we were there on business -- that Uno game was very intense. We were there to visit the University of Tex...

Band members participate in Christmas parade

Chloe Brown

December 7, 2018

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Band members planned to play in the Christmas parade on Dec. 1 and were allowed to decorate their instruments with lights or other themed items as well as dress in spirit. “I (was) really excited we are playing Christmas carols so I think that’s pretty cool,...

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