Black History Month
We celebrate the history and contributions that African Americans have given to our country. We also honor the trail blazers who forged the way for the freedoms of many.
by Jocelyn Cardoza
Rosa Parks stood up for herself by refusing to give up her seat to a white man on the bus. She helped Martin Luther King free black people, and she was brave enough to sit in the front of the bus. She fought for civil rights, and she believed that everyone should be treated the same and have freedom.
She was known as “the mother of the civil rights movement. She fought through her life of racial equality and women’s rights. All she wanted was freedom for black people and she wanted everyone to be treated equally.
Martin Luther King Jr.
by Heidi Fernandez
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Martin’s birthday is in January 21’s. It’s a public holiday, it’s a day off for the general population and schools and most businesses are closed. It’s a day that they promote equal rights for all the Americans regardless of their background. He was important civil rights activists. He was leader of movement to end racial segregation in the United States. One of his most famous address was “I have a Dream” speech. He became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Assassinated in 1968.
Black History Salute
Music from and inspired by artists who performed at the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969.
The Forgotten Forerunners
"Mo Rocca tells the stories of three remarkable people who changed history - but whose names you probably never heard. They are the pioneers before the pioneers. Before Rosa Parks, there was Elizabeth Jennings. Before Jackie Robinson, there was Moses Fleetwood Walker."
DHS Clubs and Activities
DHS Tennis- Practice beginning January 14th from 4-5:30 (looking for boys!)
DHS Cheer- Cheer Competition February 23rd
DHS Skills USA-
DHS Mariachi- February 14th Music Dept. Event
JROTC- competition in Las cruces Feb 23rd
Child Development- Going to My Little School and working with the kids.
GRADS- Santa Fe 4th and 5th for the legislative session
Pro Start- boot camp 4th and 5th at NMSU.
National Honor Society - judged science fair projects at Memorial Elementary and Red Mountain Middle School - assisted with Spelling Bee on 2/4 - Memorial
2/9 - assisted with dinner at the Cancer Ball
Time for the fourth annual Valentine's Day LIMERICKS OF LOVE competition!!
Pen your most romantic thoughts in LIMERICK format. It can be a single LIMERICK or several LIMERICKS together to form a narrative.
Sign your LIMERICK OF LOVE indicating it is your original work.
Turn your LIMERICK OF LOVE into the special LOVE box located inside InformationNation!
Feel free to enter more than one LIMERICK OF LOVE.
Deadline for entries: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Prizes awarded: Thursday, February 14, 2019
For guidance in writing a limerick and several excellent LIMERICK examples, click on the google search link below.
What's Happenin'at DHS?
More information on tickets coming soon....
Photos courtesy of
Student Art Show
Deming Arts Center
Till Feb 14th
The end of an era
By Anyssa MAESE
Teachers say goodbye to DHS Campus as they move into the newly remodeled Hofacket Campus.
When word spread that Deming, New Mexico was getting a new high school, many individuals were filled with excitement and joy as they were ready to see Deming grow with the times. A new high school was being built filled with the latest technology, amazing architecture, and over fifty new classrooms ready to be filled with new memories. Parents were in awe as they saw blueprints and heard others talk about the future of this school. Students were excited to step foot into a new building filled with so many neat tools and cool collaboration spaces. Teachers were relieved as they finally got to advance in the world as they entered rooms filled with the newest technologies and amazing layouts. It all seemed good. It all seemed like this was exactly what everyone wanted, as there was a little something for everyone, and it does, but one thing is in fact missing.
When the time came to start moving out of the old high school into the new high school, majority of the teachers were excited to start a new school year off within a new environment. Sounds good, right? New year, year school. Well, unfortunately some classrooms weren’t quite fully developed yet. These classrooms that were still under construction were the bigger classrooms: Culinary Arts, Sculpture, JROTC, Health Care, etc. These teachers and classrooms were asked to reside in the old main campus until the rooms were ready to be filled with students and materials. To these teachers, another five months in the old campus wasn’t going to do any harm as most of them have been there for at least twenty years.
Now, the time spent in old main is coming to an end, as the last five classrooms located in old main, move over to the new school and complete the transition.
As I previously mentioned, many teachers were extremely happy and relieved to move into a school new, while to some, losing the old high school meant losing memories and parts of them that have grown while they have resided within the old campus. These teachers have taught in their classroom for at least twenty years as I mentioned earlier, and as cliché as it might sound, they have made their mark on each of those classrooms creating memories that will last a lifetime and stick with them as they continue to grow in their new work spaces. For teachers like Mrs. Mary Anderson, and Mr. Jesse Kriegel, losing their classroom means a lot more to them as they were once students sitting in the exact room as they now teach in.
Mrs. Anderson, who teaches health car science and Skills USA, has been teaching for 45 years in the old main campus. She has moved around and about, from portables to parts of the science building, but she has loved every second that she has spent there. She was once a student that resided in the classroom as she now teaches in. One of Mr. Kriegels favorite memories was in fact being a student who once sat in the same classroom he now teaches in as well. What exactly is he going to miss most? “I think I’m going to miss the fineness and environment they have created over the past 30 years. Paintings on the walls, flavor this room has…”. Ms. Munoz said that the classroom she is currently in was the first classroom she ever taught in and she has had so many great laughs doing projects and caterings. These teachers are incredibly excited for what the new classrooms have to offer to both them and their students, but it’s obvious that the connections both individuals have with their old classrooms is simply irreplaceable.
When word spread that Deming, New Mexico was getting a new high school, many individuals were filled with excitement and joy as they were ready to see Deming update with the times. Parents, students and teachers were all filled with excitement and joy as a new high school was exactly what Deming needed. Although losing the old high school means losing outdated classrooms and interesting smelling hallways,
the one thing students and teachers alike will never forget is the memories that were made within those very classrooms and halls. Moving the last five classrooms in the old campus over to the new school may not seem like a big deal to some, but to others, this is the end of an era.