Mayor Barrett Stopped by DHS
Monday, February 20, 2017
Mayor Barrett knows a good sports program when he sees it. Mayor Barrett watched the game, and then took a few minutes with Varsity Coach B Joseph, Ladies Varsity Coach Dixon, Ms. Washington, superintendent; Mr. Campbell, assistant director of schools; and Mr. Nickson, DLHA.
Forgiveness & Prayer: Even for Your Enemies
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Pastor Richard Hines addressed Destiny’s student body, explaining what real forgiveness is. He used the Bible verse Matthew 18:22, where Jesus answered, “I tell you, not just seven times, but seventy-seven times!” Mr. Hines said God wipes the slate clean each time we sin and repent. He explained that we all must forgive everyone no matter what, if we expect the forgiveness of others and especially God. Hines went on to point out that Matthew 5:44-45 says: But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven…” The message is that we not only forgive family and friends for what they do but even our enemies. In fact, pray for your enemies as well as family and friends.
Academic Spotlight: Emission Spectrum Lab
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Science is Ablazing!
‘Fires were once again burning in Mr. Paquet’s chemistry laboratory at Destiny High School. This time, the students were able to ignite different chemicals to explore their atomic emission spectra, which is when an element is burned, it gives off a unique color of light. Student were able to observe the spectra for iron, zinc, magnesium, and magnesium chloride. Mr. Paquet also entertained the students with a show of a chemical compound called thermite, which burns twice as hot as LAVA! As a result of this laboratory, students were able to see the different atomic qualities of elements using observations made with their own eyes.
Next week, students will be performing a similar lab, in which they will be comparing the emission spectrum of metal elements with those of nonmetals, in order to compare how metal and nonmetals have completely different atomic structure.
For more information, Mr. Paquet can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Destiny’s Basketball Coach Nets his 100th Win
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Since Coach Brandon Joseph, known as BJoe, came to Destiny seven year ago, he has compiled a record of 101-52. This year he is coaching one of Destiny’s best teams yet, as the Boy's Varsity currently sits at 15-1 on the season. With many of his seniors getting offers from Division 1 and Division 2 schools, there is plenty of talent contributing to the team's overall success - Terrance Banyard, Sarion McGee, and Cameron Posey are leading the scoring with Pierre Johnson and Deo Caldwell helping to facilitate the attack.
“Coaching is more than coaching basketball; it is coaching lives,” says Joseph. “Our coaching staff wants to make sure kids are committed academically as well.” We require a GPA of 2.0, and that keeps them motivated in the classroom and gives them their best shot at a college career.
Looking forward, Coach Joseph hopes to see Destiny’s Varsity finishing out the year in Madison, but he also stresses the journey to get there is just as important. Their next game is February 3rd.