Join Our Mailing List        September 5, 2014

Dear DHS Parents,


It seems like school started only yesterday, but here we are almost one third of the way through the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year.  I'm reminded of the importance of the number 720 to our school and our students alike.  This is the number of days that are allotted for the entire high school experience - an experience that comes once in a lifetime and yet for most of us, contains some of life's more significant memories.  For our freshman students, the number of days remaining is already less than 700, and our seniors have only about 150 school days until they are walking across the stage, receiving their diplomas and beginning a new chapter in the story of their lives.  Time surely does fly!  Whether you're the parent of a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, let me thank you for your involvement in your child's high school experience and encourage you to continue to be actively involved for their entire journey.  As with any journey, there are sure to be ups and downs, hills and valleys, celebrations and challenges, but I believe that the value of parents who care enough to be involved in the lives and education of their children is truly invaluable.  I'm hopeful that this newsletter, along with our new school app, school website, parent portal, e-blasts, parent conferences, etc. serve to keep you well informed and assist you in truly maximizing the impact of your involvement in your child's high school experience here at Duluth.


Have a great weekend.


Anthony Smith



DHS PTSA invites you to become a member today!

Your PTSA membership helps Duluth High School Students & Teachers in so many ways....


Homecoming Dance Refreshments, Academic Letter Reception, Teacher of the Year Award, Teacher Luncheons, Duluth Dads, Freshmen Experience, Clinic Supplies, Senior Breakfast/Yearbook Signing, Teacher Holiday Treats, Reflections Art Contest, Senior Lock-In, Senior Baccalaureate, Senior Scholarships, Miss DHS, Honors Night, Chick Fil-A/Krispy Kreme-Finals Week, TrueBlue Schools, and Monthly PTSA meetings.


There are 3 easy ways to join:

1. Online at My Payments Plus:


2. Download a membership form from the DHS website: look for the PTSA drop down menu


3. Pick-up a membership form in the front office. If you fill out a paper form, please have your student deliver it to any teacher.


Individual memberships are $10 each. DONATIONS are most welcome!




Counselors provide an important support system for students, teachers, administrators, and parents, as Duluth High School pursues educational excellence. 

Counselors focus their support in three areas:

 Academic Development


Career Development

 Personal and Social Development

 Whether working with students one-on-one, in small groups or in classroom guidance sessions, counselors are here to make sure students get the very most out of their high school experience.


Phone:  770.232.3322

Office Hours:  6:45 AM- 2:45 PM


Staying Connected to DHS   


Important Dates:


September 5th - Pep Rally 
7th period 
(weather permitting)


Bell Schedule

2014 - 2015






7:15 - 8:06 



8:13 - 9:04



9:11 - 10:02



10:09 - 11:05

Lunch A: 10:09-10:34

Lunch B: 10:39 -11:05



11:12 - 12:08

Lunch A: 11:12 -11:37

Lunch B: 11:42 -12:08



12:15 - 1:11

Lunch A: 12:15 -12:40

Lunch B: 12:45 - 1:11



1:18 - 2:10




Quick Links...
Sign-up for a Library Card!
Representatives from the Gwinnett County Public Library will come to the DHS Media Center on
Wednesday, September 1o, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Faculty, staff, and students will be able to sign-up for library cards.


Gain access to MANY additional resources beyond the school's collection!

 Note: Students will complete the entire application, but if under 18 will have to have a parent stop by a branch to pick-up and sign for the card. However, the pre-sign up gets all the paperwork out of the way!


List of Sports Offered at DHS


Fall Sports 


Sport                                       Coach 


Football (Boys)             Jason Conner 

Volleyball (Girls)          Beau Pezoldt 

Softball (Girls)              Dawn Marsh Cheerleading (Both)     TiffanyBorders 

Cross Country (Boys)   SteveFairchild 

Cross CountryGirls)  BrookeWright            

Winter Sports


Basketball (Boys)           Eddie Hood

Basketball (Girls)           Charlie Parker 

Wrestling (Boys)            Chris Kiefer

Swim & Dive (Both)       Jim Reason   


Spring Sports


Baseball                      Thomas LePage 

Track (Both)              Bob Swank

Soccer (Boys)             Adel Mohsen 

Soccer (Girls)             Lauren Dodson

Lacrosse (Boys)         Simon Mawson

Lacrosse (Girls)          Paul Hennelly  

Tennis (Boys)             Jim Reason 

Tennis Girls)             NicoleRichardson

Golf (Both)                 Isaiah Taulbee

 Go Wildcats!