District News & Highlights

November 29, 2023

MSD Decatur Transportation Collaborates with I-69 Finish Line Project

The MSD of Decatur Township Transportation Deparment has worked in partnership with the I-69 Finish Line construction team to ensure road closures have a limited impact on our daily bus routes. The I-69 team has also collaborated to present about career opportunities to students at DCHS and the Gold Academy over the past year. 

Check out this video to hear more about their collaborative work!

Todd Sconce, Director of Transportation



November 21, 2023


Heading into Thanksgiving Break, we are Decatur Proud to share that the DC Hawks Football Team won the Semi-State Championship last Friday, and will be competing to become the 5A State Champions against Ft. Wayne Snider at Lucas Oil Stadium this Friday, November 24th at 7 pm. We invite you to join us to cheer on the Hawks with both the game and the send-off described below.

Congratulations and good luck to the players, as well as Coach Enright and his staff!  

DC Hawks football semi-state champions

Purchase Tickets:

Tickets to the game can be purchased through this link to Ticketmaster. 

November 24th, 7 pm ET Class 5A State Championship

The Decatur Central Hawks will be the visiting team and will be wearing white jerseys/uniforms. The Hawks will be located on the east sideline and fans will be seated on the east side of Lucas Oil Stadium.

Community Team Send-Off:

Bring your posters and noisemakers to the DCHS campus Friday (11/24) at 4:40 p.m. to help send off the Hawks in style! Fans can stand along both sides of the road between Devere Fair Stadium and the Decatur Township Fire Department to cheer for our team as their buses depart from campus on their way to Lucas Oil Stadium. We will need everyone lined up by 4:40. The line will start at the Rock going toward High School road. Mr. & Mrs. Tate will be there to assist everyone in lining up. The buses will be leaving at 4:45. Suggested parking is in the lots closest to Armstrong Pavilion, beside the rock, and the soccer field.

Map of campus and send-off line up

November 17, 2023

Exciting Events at Decatur Central High School this Weekend (Nov. 17-19)

freaky friday and semi-state Decatur Proud

Greetings DCHS Family!

We are very excited that this week has so many of our students involved in great opportunities such as our theatre students presenting Freaky Friday this Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as our football team taking on Bloomington South in the 5A semi-state championship game! We hope you will join us in support of our very talented students!

With this excitement over these events comes a little challenge. Because it is opening night for Freaky Friday this Friday, and we are hosting the semi-state football game parking may offer some challenge. Please see below for a map and the plan for people to enter campus and park for each event.

Finally, we are so glad to serve your students. We are Decatur Central High School where we are committed to being better today than yesterday, better tomorrow than today because we are HAWKS, and that's what HAWKS do!

Tom Wachnicki, Principal DCHS

Purchase Tickets:

Freak Friday The Musical: Click here for tickets (Nov. 17-19)

IHSAA  5A Football Semi-State Championship (Nov. 17)

Friday Parking

As noted above, Friday is opening night for our musical, Freaky Friday, and we host the semi-state football game. Both start at 7pm so please take a look at the image below to see where you should be parking for each event. We are asking that if you are coming to see the musical that you use the north entrances to campus off of 67 and High School Rd. If you are coming to the football game, please use the south entrances off of 67 and High School Rd. Parking for the musical will be in the bus lot on the north side of the building. Attendees will enter via Door 27. Parking for the football game will be on the south side of the building. Thank you for your help in making attendance and parking as easy as possible!


Dr. Matthew Prusiecki


Dr. Stephanie Hofer

Assistant Superintendent

District Calendar


Winter Recess (no school)

Start: Dec 22, 2023 End: Jan 5, 2024

Multi-Day Event


Additional resources

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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