Daviess County HS News

DCHS - Distinguished School

DCHS has earned DISTINGUISHED status on the state Unbridled Learning accountability system!

DCPS - Distinguished District logo

DCPS has earned Distinguished status for outstanding performance on the state Unbridled Learning accountability system for the third consecutive year. 

DCPS educators honored at KWLA

Three DCPS educators were honored by the Kentucky World Language Association 

DCPS is proud to LIVE UNITED kids

We appreciate the agencies that do so much to support our children, families, friends and neighbors. Follow this link to view a video about a "New Perspective" on the United Way. 

The Leader In Me Symposium

DCPS is proud to serve as an Awareness Partner for The Leader In Me Symposium to be held at the Owensboro Convention Center - Nov. 16-18

DC Football vs. Owensboro Tickets

General admission tickets for the DCHS vs OHS football game this Friday will go on sale in the Athletic Office starting Wednesday, September 16th at 11:00 a.m. through Friday, September 18th @ 3:00 p.m.

All tickets are $5 (students and adults).

DCHS teacher attends FDA training

Kris Kropp participates in national FDA training

15-16 DCHS School Pictures Info
  • Picture Day is Wednesday, September 16. You can order online now. Go to mylifetouch.com, enter picture day ID: EL215059Y0, order with either Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express and print the receipt to give to the photographer on picture day. To order packages with the paper order form, be sure to include a check or cash in the exact amount duePhotographers do not carry change. Packages range from $8-$24.50 with multiple add-on and sheet options.
  • Senior Picture Retake Day is also Wednesday, Sept. 16. Males should wear a white or light colored t-shirt since they will be wearing a white dress shirt, tux jacket and bow tie. Females should wear a camisole since they will wear a drape that hangs off of their shoulders. Senior yearbook portraits will be mailed home in the form of proofs. You are not required to purchase these pictures to be in the yearbook’s senior portraits section. However, you may choose to purchase them if you so wish.
DC Wrestling Practice Canceled for Monday 8/24 & Tuesday 8/25

DC Wrestling practice has been canceled for Monday 8/24 and Tuesday 8/25.

Hour of Code

Computer science is the art of blending human ideas and digital tools to increase our power. Computer scientists work in so many different areas: writing apps for phones, curing diseases, creating animated movies, working on social media, building robots that explore other planets and so much more. The Hour of Code is an international effort to bring student awareness to computer science while having a little bit of fun. 

DCHS 1st Semester Finals Schedule

DCHS Finals Schedule for Thursday, December 18th & Friday, December 19th

Thursday, December 18th:

Algebra 2 & English 2 EOC Exams given

1st & 2nd Block Finals given

Friday, December 19th:

U.S. History & Biology EOC Exams given

3rd & 4th Block Finals given

Click here for more detailed information on the DCHS Finals schedule


DCPS Holiday Concert holidayconcert

AHS and DCHS bands present Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the RiverPark Center 

Thanksgiving break

No school for students Nov. 26-28. Happy Thanksgiving!

DCPS receives Instructional Transformation Grant KDE

KDE grant to support Kentucky Core Academic Standards 

DCPS named District of Distinction

"Great Expectations" earns national recognition for student achievement 

Attendance Zone Information

Information about DCPS district enrollment/demograhics; "Listen and Learn" public forum documents and comments; survey results "in progress"; and link to survey. We want to hear from YOU! 

DCPS Veterans Day Programs

Contact schools for more information about these programs. We extend a special invitation to all Veterans and their families to attend. 

Election Day - Tuesday, Nov. 4 vote

No school for students

3rd Region Boys Soccer Tournament Information

The Panthers vs. Owensboro game for the 3rd Region Soccer Championship has been moved to Saturday, October 25th starting at 3:00 p.m. at Apollo High School.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Coaches cards will be accepted as CARD HOLDER ONLY.

DCHS SBDM Council Parent Representative Election Info

DCHS parents will be electing one parent to serve on the DCHS Site Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council on March 12th, 2015.  Please be informed and participate in this important election.  For more information, click here!

DCPS Customer Service Month

March is DCPS Customer Service Month. Please take a minute and complete the customer service survey by clicking on Read More, then scrolling down to complete survey.

June 22nd, 2015 SBDM Council Meeting Cancelled

The DCHS SBDM meeting scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2015, has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the DCHS Media Center

DCHS Centennial Celebration

Daviess County High School is celebrating 100 years of excellence with special events planned on Aug. 29, 2015. 

Julian named to National FFA Chorus julian

Hunter Anne Julian to represent DCHS at National FFA Conference

Freshman Orientation Cancelled

Freshman orientation that was scheduled for this Friday, August 7, has been canceled due to ongoing construction.  Freshmen can still come in to pay fees and pick up a schedule, but there will be no parent meeting or student orientation.  All important information that freshmen need to know will be shared with students on the first day of school.  We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, August 12!

Senior Picnic Reschedule

The DCHS senior picnic for today has been cancelled because of weather. It will now be Thursday, June 4th, from 9-12 at Atlantis Swim Club. 

AP Exam Registration for Daviess County High School


Begins January 15th at 8:00 A.M. and closes on March 3rd at 8:00 A.M.
The cost is $91.00 per AP Exam. 
Once registration is complete, students will need to print a copy of the confirmation page. (This link is located at the bottom of the registration screen - Print and Save your Registration Confirmation Page (.pdf))
You will print the registration form and return it with parent/guardian signature and payment to Kris Shaw in Guidance. 

Please make checks payable to Daviess County High School.

Please contact Pat Hume, Pat.Hume@daviess.kyschools.us  or Kris Shaw, Kris.Shaw@daviess.kyschools.us if you would like to register for an exam not listed or any other questions.

2014 9th District Soccer Tournament Information

Ticket Information for both tournaments:



These passes will be accepted for the CARD HOLDER ONLY



First round games will begin Monday October 13th  

All games will be played at Apollo High School.



#2 SEED  DAVIESS CO.  VS   #3 SEED OWENSBORO                7:30 PM

Championship Game will be played Wednesday October 15th @ 7:00 p.m.



First round games will begin Tuesday October 14th 

All games will be played at Shively Park Field (hosted by Owensboro High School)




Championship Game will be played Thursday October 16th @ 7:00 p.m

3rd Region Girls Soccer Tournament Information

The Lady Panthers vs. Owensboro Catholic 3rd Region Soccer Championship game will take place on Friday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. at Apollo High School.

Ticket prices are $5 for adult and $3 for students. Coaches passes will be accepted as CARD HOLDER ONLY.

Help DCHS Win $100,000
The “Celebrate My Drive" campaign, sponsored by StateFarm, continues through October 24th and DCHS needs your commitment to safe driving to get to the winner’s circle!  DCH could win $100,000 and an amazing concert!  Drive over to www.celebratemydrive.com and make a commitment for our school today! Invite your friends and family to join us. Anyone age 14 and up can participate.
2015-2016 Swim Team Meetings

There will be a swim team and parent meeting on the following dates:

- Swim Team Meeting - Tuesday August 18th - 3:30pm in Media Center

- Swim Parent Meeting - Thursday August 20th - 5:30pm in Media Center

2015-2016 DCHS Fee Week Information

The 2015-2016 DCHS Fee Week will take place on Tuesday, August 4th - Friday, August 7th.  Click here for detailed information.

2015 Panther D-League Information: Revised Registration Form

Click here for information on the 2015 Panther D-League.  For more information, contact Panthers' Basketball Head Coach,Neil Hayden

Angela Gunter to serve on Teacher Leader Cohort angiegunter

Dr. Gunter honored by The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky

Focus Award nominations due Feb. 27

The Foundation for DCPS is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Focus Awards in the areas of Health, Literacy, Technology and Great Expectations.

DCPS schools CLOSED May 19 vote

No school for students on Election Day - Tuesday, May 19

2015 Lady Panthers Softball Camp

To register and for information on the 2015 Lady Panthers softball camp that will be held at the DCHS Softball field on June 22nd - 24th, click here.

2015 Panthers Youth Basketball Camp

The 2015 Panthers Basketball camp will be held on June 8th - 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Click here to register.  For more information, contact Head Coach Neil Hayden by clicking here.

2015 Lady Panthers Youth Volleyball Camp

2015 DC Volleyball Youth Camp is June 15th, 16th, and 17th.  Elementary is in the morning from 8-11am and Middle School in the afternoon from 12-3pm.  Click here for more information.

Cost is $45 per Player

Send Pre-registration and fee to:

Shannon Matthis /DCHS
4255 New Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303

Questions email Coach Steve Howard: owbvb@hotmail.com or call (270) 929-6820

DCPS school closings and delays

Information about cancellations, delays and early dismissals is summarized in this important document: Click HERE.

2014 9th District Volleyball Tournament Information

Daviess County High School will be the host site for the 2014 9th District Volleyball Tournament beginning on Tuesday October 21st.  First round games feature Apollo vs OHS at 6:00 p.m. and our own Panthers of DC vs Owensboro Catholic at 7:30 p.m. The Championship game is scheduled for Thursday, October 23rd at 6:00 p.m. Come out and support our Lady Panthers!


  • Adult General Admission - $5.00
  • Students   $3.00


  • Coach’s Pass (CARD HOLDER ONLY)
  • KHSAA Official’s Pass (CARD HOLDER ONLY)
  • Team Roster of each team for all levels (Freshmen, JV & Varsity and Coaches)
SBDM meeting schedule 2015-16

School-Based Decision Making Council meetings are open to the public. Those wishing to attend should contact the school to confirm time/date.

2015 DCHS Youth Soccer Camp

For information or to register for the DCHS Youth Soccer Camp that will take place July 27th - July 31st at the Deer Park Soccer Complex, click here or contact Lady Panthers Soccer Coach, David Sandifer.

2015 Lady Panthers Youth Basketball Camp

Lady Panthers Basketball Head Coach Natalie Powers and the rest of the Lady Panthers are hosting their annual basketball camp on July 13th - 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for students entering 2nd - 8th grades.  Click here for a registration form.  For more information, contact Lady Panthers Head Coach, Natalie Payne.

DCPS Great Expectations Award Winners DCPSge2015

DCPS honors Great Expectations Teaching Excellence Award winners, and Customer Service and Office Professional Award winners

DCPS Attendance Zone Proposal

Information about the DCPS Attendance Zone / Redistricting process is posted here. This page has been updated. Please refresh your browser to ensure you are viewing the most recent information.

2015 DCHS Student Council May Day 5K Information

The 2015 DCHS May Day 5K will take place on Saturday, May 16th at 8:00 a.m.  Click here to register.  For more information, contact Kris Kropp, DCHS Student Council Sponsor

DCPS 2015-16 calendar cal

The DCPS Board of Education has approved an instructional calendar for the 2015-16 school year. 

DCHS Class of 1978 Reunion

Daviess High School 37 Year Reunion (Class of 1978)

Reunion Coordinator: Debbie Witherspoon & Kevin Bruner

Click here for more information about the class reunion!

DCHS Summer Reading Information

Daviess County High School will be offering summer reading for ALL students this year. Students at each grade level are offered several books to choose from that will complement the academic text read in their classes next year.

2015-2016 DCHS Dress Code Information

Click here for information on DC's Dress Code for the 2015-2016 school year.

Click here to find the complete 2015-2016 DCHS Agenda Book.

DC Boys' Basketball 1st Annual Golf Scramble

The Panthers' Basketball team is hosting its 1st Annual Golf Scramble on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at Panther Creek Golf Course.  Click here for more information or you may contact Head Coach, Neil Hayden for more information.

DCPS State of the District Report OSflag

Click HERE to view DCPS State of the District report, presented to DCPS Board of Education by Supt. Owens Saylor on Nov. 20, 2014. 

DCPS YSC Middle School Summer Extravaganza

Are you looking for something to do this summer? Are you an incoming DCPS middle school student? Look no further...we’ve got just what you are looking for!!! DCPS Middle School Youth Services Centers have some really cool activities planned just for you!  Sign up at http://bit.ly/1JnSEgQ

Click HERE for brochure listing all the details.

Back-to-School events

DCPS schools are hosting a variety of events to welcome students and families to the 2015-16 year. 

2015 DCHS End of Year Calendar of Events

Click here to see the DCHS End of Year Calendar of Events.

2015-2016 New KHSAA Physical Form

Parents of High School Athletes,

The KHSAA has adopted new physical forms for the 2015-2016 school year. There are separate Parental Consent forms for middle school athletics and high school athletics. GE04 – is the parent permission form for high school level play (freshman, JV, varsity), and is signed by both the student and the parents. Any middle school student playing up at the high school level will be required to turn in a GEO4 along with the new physical form (PPEF). It is very important that any NEW physical for your child must be completed on this form.   This new physical form (PPEF) contains a section that is to be completed by the family with health history information, and on the back side, the new physician clearance form.  This standard form replaces all prior versions of the physical form. The link below contains both forms (GE04 & PPEF) for students participating at the HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL (freshman, jv, varsity). Students and parents may also pick up a copy of the new form in the DCHS Athletic Office.



or click here for the new 2015-2016 Physical Form

DCPS Customer Service and Office Professional Awards 2015

Nominations for DCPS Great Expectations Customer Service and Great Expectations Office Professional Awards accepted through May 1

DCPS Teachers of the Year

We are proud to announce the 2015 DCPS Great Expectations Teachers of the Year! 

DCPS offers Summer Tech Camps tech

Seven specialized camps are open to ALL students entering grades 4-8 next year (not limited to DCPS students). 

Attendance Zone Changes - Effective July 1, 2015

View this page to see Attendance Zone changes approved by DCPS Board of Education on March 19, 2015. 

2015-16 Laptops Can't Install Games or Music Players

Students in all four high school grades will not be able to install Minecraft, RealMedia Player, Spotify, or other non-school related programs. 

If you feel the new policy is too restrictive, you should consider bringing your own device (BYOD).

Panthers Baseball & Lady Panthers Softball Senior Recognition

The Panthers Baseball Team will be recognizing our Senior Baseball Players Tuesday, May 12th during our game with Hancock County. Recognition will take place after completion of the JV game which starts at 4:30 p.m.

The Lady Panthers Softball Team will be recognizing our Senior Softball Players Wednesday May 6th during our game with Heritage Hills High School. Senior Recognition will take place after the 5:30 Varsity game and prior to the 7:00 JV game.

DCPS Teaching Excellence Awards 2015

Nominations for Teacher of the Year and Great Expectations Teaching Excellence Awards accepted through March 1

DCPS Graduation Schedule grad

Graduation ceremonies for Apollo, Beacon Central and Daviess County high schools have been scheduled. 

Sit Down With Saylor

DCPS Superintendent Owens Saylor wants to meet YOU!

Public Notice

The Daviess County Public Schools district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or identity, disability, age, religion or marital status in educational programs and activities or employment practices.


The Daviess County Public Schools district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender,
sexual orientation or identity, disability, age, religion or marital status in educational programs and activities or employment practices.