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Daviess County High School News

Fall for FAFSA

DCPS hosts FAFSA information sessions for parents 

Growing Minds, Growing Hearts

Our theme this year is “Growing Minds, Growing Hearts" as we promote an academic growth mindset across the district, celebrating and encouraging community service as an important learning experience for our students.

DCPS Arts Showcase artsshowcase

Visual and performing arts showcase is 4:30 to 8 p.m. April 19, 21 and 26 at Daviess County High School 

DCHS Performing Arts Open House

2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 

Great news about DCHS student Tyler Belcher in Nov. 30 edition of the Messenger-Inquirer!

Great news about DCHS student Tyler Belcher in Nov. 30 edition of the Messenger-Inquirer! Check it out in today’s newspaper or at www.messenger-inquirer.com  Congratulations to Tyler for his Eagle Scout project – installing a Little Free Library at Smothers Park!

DCHS Veterans Day Program

DCHS will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the main gymnasium. The program will include presentation of colors, remarks by keynote speaker; MSG Shown, and presentation of flags representing branches of the military. Following remarks by the keynote speaker, the DCHS Navy JROTC will perform the POW-MIA “remembrance table” ceremony, a meaningful and touching ceremony that will remind those in attendance of those whose service to our country resulted in their status as Prisoners of War or Missing in Action.  All Veterans are invited to a free breakfast provided by the DCHS cafeteria staff beginning at 7:40 in the school cafeteria.    

DCPS Honors Veterans

DCPS schools are hosting a variety of programs to honor those who have served our country. Veterans are invited to attend as our special guests. Contact schools for more information. 

2015 9th District Volleyball Tournament Information

9th District Volleyball Tournament:


  • Monday, Oct 19 – 5:30 pm:  #1 Seed Owensboro Catholic vs. #4 Seed Owensboro
  • Monday, Oct 19 – 7:00 pm:  #2 Seed Daviess County vs. #3 Seed Apollo
  • Wednesday, Oct 21 – 6:00 pm:  9th District Volleyball Championship Game
15-16 3rd Region Soccer Tournaments Information

Click here for information on the 2015 Boys' 3rd Region Soccer Tournament.

- The Panthers will take on Ohio County on Monday, October 19th @ 7:30 p.m. at Deer Park Soccer Complex

Click here for information on the 2015 Girls' 3rd Region Soccer Tournament.

- The Lady Panthers will take on Grayson County on Monday, October 19th @ 7:30 p.m. at Ohio County High School

2015 9th District Boys' Soccer Championship

The 9th District Boys' Soccer Championship will be played on Thursday, October 15th at 5:30 p.m. @ Deer Park Soccer complex.

15-16 9th District Soccer Tournament Info

The 9th District Soccer Tournaments will be played the week of October 12th - 16th.

Click here for the Girls 9th District Soccer Tournament information.

Click here fo the Boys 9th District Soccer Tournament information.

DCHS - Distinguished School

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

DCPS - Distinguished District

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 

2015 OIT Basketball Tournament Information

Click here for the Boys bracket for the 2015 OIT.
Click here for the Girls bracket for the 2015 OIT.




9th District Basketball Tournament Tickets on-sale

Tickets for the 9th District Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament will go on sale Friday February 19th in the DCHS Athletic Office at 9:00 a.m.  Tickets will be sold during school hours this Friday & Monday, and Tuesday of next week. Reserved Seat Tickets are $8; Student Tickets $6 (Chair Back); General Admission  $6 (Bench Seats)  All games played at the Owensboro Sportscenter. 


16-17 Scheduling Parent Meetings
  • Tuesday, March 15th? - Parent Meetings for Current 11th and 10th Grade

    Current 11th Grade
    • 5:30 - 6:00 (Gym)
    • 6:00 - 7:00 (Cafe for Scheduling with Advocate)

Current 10th Grade

  • 6:30 - 7:00 (Gym)
  • 7:00 - 8:00 (Cafe for Scheduling with Advocate)        

  • Thursday, March 17th? - Parent Meetings for Current 9th and 8th Grade

    Current 9th Grade
  • 5:30 - 6:00 (Gym)
  • 6:00 - 7:00 (Cafe for Scheduling with Advocate)

Current 8th Grade

  • 6:30 - 7:00 (Gym)
  • 7:00 - 8:00 (Cafe for Scheduling with Advocate)
2016-2017 DCHS Student Fees, Parking, & Locker Information

DCHS Student Fees, Parking, Lockers

ALL GRADES may pick up schedules and pay fees on these dates:

Tuesday, August 2nd - Friday, August 5th


Evening of August 4th, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 20th is Kentucky High Attendance Day

Tuesday, September 20th, is Kentucky High Attendance Day for all of our Kentucky Public Schools.  Being at school on time and all day makes for good grades, success in school and a foundation for a solid career. 

Title 9 Public Comment Session

The Gender Equity Review Committee (Title 9) will be holding a Public Comment Session on Tuesday, December 15th  from 3:00-3:30 in the Cafeteria.  For more information, contact Jeff Hurley.

Sit Down With Saylor

Next Session - March 8 

2016 9th District Baseball Tournament Information

Click here for the 2016 District Baseball Tournament bracket.

The tournament host is Owensboro High School.

Daviess Co. will open up play on Monday May 23rd vs Owensboro High School at 7:00 p.m. at Shively Park.

Admission: Adults- $5  Students- $3
Passes: KHSAA Coaches Pass, Officials Pass, Administrator Pass---    CARD HOLDER ONLY

Four DCPS students honored as National Merit Semifinalists collage

Olivia Wright (AHS) and Mason Clark, Max Smith and Stephen Ward (DCHS) recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program

2016 Panthers Youth Football Camp

For information and to register for the 2016 DCHS Youth Football Camp that will be held Monday, June 13th - Wednesday, June 15th from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the DCHS Football practice field, click here.  For more information, contact Head Coach, Matt Brannon.

2016 DCHS Youth Soccer Camp Information

For information or to register for the DCHS Youth Soccer Camp that will take place August 1st - 5th at the Deer Park Soccer Complex, click here or contact Lady Panthers Soccer Coach, David Sandifer.

DCHS ACT Prep Schedule Information

ACT English Review Sessions:

Monday, Dec. 7th 3:30-4:30 p.m. Room 135
Tuesday, Dec. 8th 7:30-8:00 a.m. Room 135 (Part 1)
Wednesday, Dec. 9th 7:30-8:00 a.m. Room 135 (Part 2)
Thursday, Dec. 10th 3:30-4:30 Room 135

Link to recorded ACT English review session and resources: http://gunter-english.weebly.com/act-english-prep.html

ACT Math Review Sessions:

Tues 12/8 & Thurs 12/10  - ACT Geometry Prep in room 238 from 3:30-4:30
Tues 12/1 -  ACT Math Tips & Resources in room 169 from 3:30-4:15
Thurs 12/3 – ACT Probability & Statistics Prep in room 170 from 7:30-8:00
Thurs 12/10 – ACT Trigonometry Prep in room 170 from 7:30-8:00
Mon 12/14 – A2 EOC Prep in room 171 from 3:30-4:30

Students may attend ESS any day before or after school for help with practice questions for the ACT or EOC.

ACT Reading Review Sessions:

During CCR (except December 10) with Mrs. Grimsley in room 134.
Mondays and Wednesdays - Reading test technique overview
Tuesdays and Thursdays - Application of technique from the previous day
Friday - Reading test simulation

Deadline Fast Approaching - 2016 AP Exam Registration for DCHS
  • Registration begins February 1st at 8:00 AM and closes on March 11th at 3:00 PM
  • The cost is $92.00 per AP Exam.   www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/182040
  • 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 Neil Hayden, Neil.Hayden@daviess.kyschools.us or Kris Shaw, Kris.Shaw@daviess.kyschools.us if you have any questions.
2016 9th District Basketball Tournament Brackets

The 9th District Basketball Tournament is set for February 22nd - 26th, 2016.  The Panthers will take on Apollo in the 1st round of the 9th District Tournament.  Click here for the Boys' 9th District bracket.

The Lady Panthers will take on Owensboro in the 1st round of the 9th District Tournament. Click here for the Girls' 9th District bracket.


2016 9th District Softball Tournament Information

Click here for the 2016 9th District Softball Tournament bracket.

The tournament will be held @ Owensboro Catholic beginning Monday May 23rd.

DC will open up play vs Owensboro High School Monday May 23rd at 5:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices:  Adults -$5 / Students - $3
Passes Accepted: KHSAA Coaches Pass, Officials Passes, Administrators Pass—CARD HOLDER ONLY

DCPS Lives United

DCPS supports the United Way 2016 Campaign

Karen Mallonee - Ky MS Teacher of the Year

Karen Mallonee, a Spanish language teacher at College View Middle School, has been named 2016 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year 

Owens Saylor - 2016 Ky Supt. of the Year!

DCPS Superintendent named 2016 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year

2016 DCHS Cheer Tryout Information

DCHS will be holding an informational meeting for parents of students interested in trying out for the DC Cheer Team on Thursday May 12th in the DCHS Media Center at 6:00 p.m.

Information will be distributed outlining tryout procedures, and information on the financial obligations associated with team membership.

A Cheer Clinic will be held for participants on May 17th, 18th, & 19th  from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the main gym at DCHS. Tryouts will be conducted on Saturday May 21st at 9:00 a.m.

The clinic and tryouts are closed to parents and the public.


Participants can bring their valid/current physical form the day of the clinic.

For more information contact:

Morgan Tipton –Head Cheer Coach
Cell: 270-314-6938

DCHS Important End-of-Year Information

It is a very busy time of year around DCHS. Here are some important documents to help parents, staff, and students with planning.

- 2016 Senior Important Dates
- 2016 All Grades Important Dates
- 2016 2nd Semester Finals Schedule


DCPS Back-to-School events

DCPS schools are hosting back-to-school events to welcome students and parents to the 2016-17 year! 

DCPS Voluntary Student Accident Insurance Available

DCPS offers a Voluntary Student Accident Insurance Policy.  Click here for more information.  Click here to enroll.

Ruckdeschel Finalist for National Award

Michelle Ruckdeschel, director of Heritage Park High School, is honored as one of nation's top math teachers 

DCPS Snow Day Information

Parents are encouraged to be familiar with DCPS Cancellation, Delay and Early Dismissal information.

STOP Tipline

Resource offers anonymous reporting of bullying and unsafe situations. 

2016 Panthers Youth Basketball Camp

Daviess County High School Basketball Camp 2016

For boys entering 3rd through 8th grades
Camp Date:  June 6th – 8th  
9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Cost: $55 Per Camper - 2nd Child in same family (+ $35) - 3rd child from same family (+ $25)

Click here to register.  For more information, contact Head Coach Neil Hayden by clicking here.

Janet Land - Outstanding Service Award janetland

DCPS Preschool Coordinator honored by Kentucky Division for Early Childhood

DCPS Graduation Schedule dcpslogos

Graduation schedule for the DCPS Class of 2016 

Online Registration - Parent Portal Links

Parents of students who will attend DCPS schools in 2016-17 must complete online registration process. 

16-17 D-League Signup Information

2016 D-League Basketball

Registration is now open at https://goo.gl/UCH0wj

Evaluation Times:
2nd& 3rd Grade: 5:30 – 6:30
4th& 5thGrade 6:30 – 7:30

Divisions will be 2/3rd grade & 4/5th grade

Registration Fee: $85 per player – 2nd Child in same family $60 (pay at TNL)

For more information, click here or contact Head Basketball Coach, Neil Hayden

DCPS 2016-2017 Calendar

The DCPS Board of Education has approved an instructional calendar for 2016-2017.

DCPS 2016 Teachers of the Year

Honoring outstanding educators at our DCPS schools! 

2016 Panthers Basketball Shooting Camp

The Panthers Basketball team is hosting a shooting camp on July 11th & 12th for students in grades 4th - 8th.  For more information, click here or contact Head Coach, Neil Hayden

2016 DCHS Cheer Clinic Revised Dates

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the DCHS cheer clinic dates had to be moved to July 18- July 20th.

Daviess County High School Annual Cheer Clinic for ages 3-12

Date: July 18th - July 20th, 2016

Time: 9 a.m.--12 p.m.

For more information and to register, click here.


Student Chromebook Intro Videos and Information

Click this headline for a brief slideshow with videos and introductory information.

2016 Lady Panthers Youth Basketball Camp

Lady Panthers Basketball Head Coach Natalie Payne and the rest of the Lady Panthers are hosting their annual basketball camp on July 11th - 14th 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.

Online Registration Now Open!

Online registration is required for students attending DCPS schools in 2016-17. Read this for more information, including Open Lab dates and locations where assistance will be available.

SBDM Council Meeting Schedules

School-Based Decision Making Councils will meet throughout the year to support teaching and learning in all DCPS schools. 

2016 DCHS Dance Camp

The DCHS dance team is hosting a dance camp for upcoming 6th - 8th graders June 13th - 16th from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Click here for more information or contact Debbie Conner.

Summer Feeding Schedule

DCPS provides free meals to youth age 18 and younger at locations across Daviess County. Schedule includes sites, times and dates of meals; and Summer 2016 menu.

2nd Annual DCHS Boys Basketball Golf Scramble at Panther Creek Golf Club

2nd Annual Boys Basketball Golf Scramble at Panther Creek Golf Club
For more information, click here or contact Head Coach, Neil Hayden
- Saturday, September 17th
- Shotgun at 8:00 AM (7:30 Registration)
- $200 entry fee per 4-man team or $50 per individual

DCPS Customer Service and Office Professional Awards 2016

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

DCPS Teaching Excellence Awards 2016

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


The Daviess County Public Schools district prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital or parental status, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status or disability in its educational programs and activities or employment practices.