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Principal's Welcome

 

Watch the "Native Grasses of South Dakota" video here!  

It features Mr. Johnson's Science classes as they study and plant the native grasses of South Dakota, and study the Oceti Sakowin standards.  Enjoy!

Greetings and WELCOME to Douglas High School!
 
HOME OF THE PATRIOTS!
 
We've just embarked upon the 2016-17 school year, and as always, we'll bring our best.  Douglas High School boasts a rich and rigorous curriculum, talented and highly qualified staff, a tremendous activities program and a student body second to none.
 
It is our commitment to:
 
Prepare All Students to Meet the Challenges of an
Ever-Changing World.
 
Approximately 700 students make up our 9-12 school.  We are fortunate to serve the students of Ellsworth Air Force Base, Box Elder and the surrounding community.  Douglas High School students go on to pursue careers in the military, enroll in state and national universities, enter professional preparation through technical schools, and contribute their skills to the workforce.  We believe that our primary goal, without exception to any diversity, is the College and Career Ready student.
 
Within our hallways you will see students treating each other with dignity and respect.  You will experience them holding the door open for you as you enter (a small demonstration of their character), and you will see them smile.  Within the classroom you will see them read, write, speak, listen, explore, create, debate, and persevere.  
 
We invite you to explore all things Patriot here at our website.  Please contact me or any of the DHS staff for help, questions, or to hear more about our school and community.  DHS is a great place to be.
 
All Sincerity,
 
Bud W. Gusso
 
Mr. Bud Gusso, M.Ed.
Principal, Douglas High School
420 Patriot Dr.
Box Elder, SD  57719
(605) 923-0030
 
 
 
 
 

Principal, Bud Gusso (bud.gusso@k12.sd.us)

Assistant Principal, Duane Wince (duane.wince@k12.sd.us)

Activities Director, Naomi Hatfield (naomi.hatfield@k12.sd.us)

Principal’s Secretary, Bridget Koehler (bridget.koehler@k12.sd.us)
Attendance Secretary, Stephanie Swanson (stephanie.swanson@k12.sd.us)