Daviess County HS News

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 

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.

DCHS Centennial Celebration

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

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)
DCPS 2016 Teachers of the Year

Honoring outstanding educators at our DCPS schools! 

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

Sit Down With Saylor

Next Session - March 8 

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.

Julian named to National FFA Chorus julian

Hunter Anne Julian to represent DCHS at National FFA Conference

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. 

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!

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.

2015-2016 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

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

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.


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 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

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


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

Owens Saylor - 2016 Ky Supt. of the Year!

DCPS Superintendent named 2016 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year

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 

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

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.

On-Line Registration Begins July 1

No more filling out pen & paper registration forms! 

DCPS Graduation Schedule dcpslogos

Graduation schedule for the DCPS Class of 2016 

Janet Land - Outstanding Service Award janetland

DCPS Preschool Coordinator honored by Kentucky Division for Early Childhood

DCPS Great Expectations Award Winners DCPSge2015

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

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!

DCPS 2016-2017 Calendar

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

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

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 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.

Sit Down With Saylor

DCPS Superintendent Owens Saylor wants to meet YOU!

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.

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

Back-to-School events

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

STOP Tipline

Resource offers anonymous reporting of bullying and unsafe situations. 

DCPS Teaching Excellence Awards 2016

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

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.

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 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.