Principal’s Message

DCHS Students and Families,

The Senior Countdown is nearly single-digits in the, it's all going way to fast! We've got lots of great things on-tap:

Prom - Saturday, May 20th. Grand March is at 5:00 p.m. followed by a boat ride, dinner and dance on the St. Croix. From midnight to 3:00 a.m., the students will at The Big Thrill Factory in Minnetonka arriving back to DCHS around 4:00 a.m. Here's to a fun, safe evening filled with many great memories!

Baccalaureate and Scholarship Program - Wednesday, May 31st. A worship service sponsored by the local ministerial will take place at 7:15 p.m. in the PAC. Immediately following, we will hand out nearly $50,000 in Scholarships to deserving Seniors!

Senior Breakfast/Commencement Practice

The annual Senior Breakfast and Commencement practice will be on Friday, June 2nd from 8:07-10:30 a.m. in the Middle School Commons.   The focus of this time is to practice for the Commencement Ceremony, but it is also a special time because it is the second to the last time we will have the entire Class of 2017 in the same place at the same time.  PSEO and part-time students planning to participate in Commencement, please make note of this date and check-in with the HS Office as the end of the year approaches.

Finish Strong!

The students are not just wheezing to the finish line, they're sprinting to it! We've got a great group of Seniors who've been setting an awesome example. The underclassmen are right there with them. It's a privilege to work with such great kids!


Dean A. Jennissen, DCHS Principal (320-286-4202,

To Contact Me:

Phone: 320-286-4100
ext. 1802
Fax: 320-286-4201