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Denair’s March Toward Playoffs Continues With Hard-Fought 26-12 Victory at Mariposa
Armas goes from upset in Denair to Disneyland in a matter of hours
BY JAMES BURNS - firstname.lastname@example.org
Denair High School football coach Anthony Armas made a promise to himself before he took the job at his alma mater: Football wouldn’t consume his life.
He would always make time for family and their adventures, even when they coincide with the biggest win of his young career.
The Coyotes spoiled Delhi’s bid for a perfect season Friday evening, riding two Justin Steeley touchdown runs to a stunning 14-0 victory.
The win spices up the final few weeks in the Southern League, where front-running Orestimba (7-1, 5-0 WAC) suddenly has a clear path to second consecutive championship.
USA TODAY High School Sports recently brought you the story of Grant High in Van Nuys, which has scrapped its way to a 6-0 start to the season despite competing with just 20 players on its roster. As impressive as that Southern California feat is, it may be topped by another program farther up the state.
As reported by the Modesto Bee, Denair High has jumped out to a 4-2 record, racking up victories against both former Sac-Joaquin Section champion LeGrand by a score of 50-0 and 2015 Division VI semifinalists Ripon Christian 32-0. Both of those results would be surprising for a program that has just two winning seasons in 12 years, but they’re stunning when you consider another factor: Denair is competing with just 14 players.
That’s right. Forget a 20-man roster, Denair lists just 16 players in total and has had only 14 active in recent weeks. Nonetheless, the Coyotes’ “Mighty 14” are on track to capture, potentially, both a Southern League crown and Sac-Joaquin Section playoff spot. Consider the fact that Blair High in Pasadena recently canceled the remainder of its season because it’s roster shrunk to 20 players, and the Mighty 14 can seem almost like superheroes.
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DEADLINE: January 29th, 2017
Sixt rent a car company has an annual nationwide scholarship opportunity currently available. They will be awarding 5 students $5,000 toward their study at any 2 or 4 year accredited university. The link is posted below.
DEADLINE: November 30th, 2016
Dates and details from the counselor, Mrs. Gresham:
Meet the Principal
It is with great pleasure to introduce myself as your new Director of Secondary Education. My name is Kara Backman and this will be my 17th year in the education field, working as a teacher, administrator and education consultant. My husband, James and I have three amazing children, Kade, Kash and Jacee. Kade will be attending DECA in August as a Kindergartener in the bilingual program. My family is deeply rooted in the Denair community where both my husband and sister in-law graduated. The land where our family owned pig farm resides is the property in which my husband’s grandfather homesteaded. I am firmly passionate about youth first, giving back to your community and purposefully growing your mindset through life-altering relationships.
We are going to have an amazing year as we focus on Building a Strong Culture and Climate for our high school community and fostering Academic Success through support and accountability. My work at Denair High School has already begun and is deeply entrenched in this transformation. I have been relentless about hiring the right “fits” for our student, staff and family community. My goal is to be fully hired by Coyote Call and we are well on our way!
New Cell Phone Policy
Per student and family request, we have adjusted the cell phone policy. I hope that this appeals to 100% of our student body. Please take a few moments to read the enclosed policy and partner with us to reinforce this new policy with your child.
Thank you for giving me this opportunity of partnership. I am excited about the year ahead of us.
“Student Password Changes
All returning students’ passwords have been updated from seven characters to eight characters, by placing the number “9” in front of your existing password. For example, a student who previously had a password of 1234567, would now have a password of 91234567. Students new to the District for the 2016-17 school year, already have eight character passwords.”
School Site Council
We are in need of members and parent participants to assist in the oversight of the Single Plan for Student Achievement are needed. Please email Mr. Dale Lovelace at email@example.com if you are interested.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SENIORS
ACT test registration information
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Breakfast at DHS
Breakfast is FREE to all students. Breakfast is served in the Coyote Cafe from 7:30 to 7:55 a.m.