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Community expresses outrage over the death of George Floyd

DHS alumni organized the protest to show solidarity against police brutality. Several students were individually named on online platforms, leading to concern that their positions would be misrepresented online.  (Courtesy of protest organizers.)
May 31, 2020

The following article should not be considered an endorsement of the student opinions or movements mentioned. Furthermore, any perception of bias is a reflection of the author’s opinions and not intended...

Board of Trustees Strikes Down Credit/No Credit Grading Policy in 3-2 Vote

The board discusses adopting a credit, no-credit policy during a live-streamed board meeting. The motion failed 3-2.
April 22, 2020

At the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday evening, the Board struck down staff’s recommendation for a district-wide  Credit/No Credit (C/NC) grading system in a 3-2 vote. The meeting...

DUSD Superintendent announces Dublin classrooms will not reopen this school year

The board unanimously approves Dr. Marken's announcement that schools will be closed  until April 13th on March 13th. Now, the closure of classrooms has been formally extended until May 1st but it is unlikely schools will reopen this school year.
April 1, 2020

Update: Dublin schools are officially closed for the rest of this year following Governor Newsom’s press conference on April 1st, 2020. Superintendent Marken made the official announcement at 3:45 on...

Dublin Schools Close for Four Weeks to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Dublin Schools Close for Four Weeks to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
March 13, 2020

During the special board meeting earlier today, the DUSD Superintendent, Dr. Dave Marken, announced that in response to COVID-19 and acknowledging that “unprecedented times require unprecedented actions,”...

Following Pressure to Close Schools DUSD Board Discusses COVID-19

Following Pressure to Close Schools DUSD Board Discusses COVID-19
March 12, 2020

During a special extension to the regular meeting on Tuesday, March 10th, the Dublin Unified School District board discussed the COVID-19 and the procedures in place to prevent transmission of the disease...

Are DHS Students Politically Aware? Do They Want to Be?

March 11, 2020

In March 2017, the Dublin Shield staff interviewed students and staff on campus to gauge how politically aware and active students were. In the three intervening years, the political chaos that had just...

Views, Food, and Cafes: The Ultimate Holiday Guide to San Francisco

Views, Food, and Cafes: The Ultimate Holiday Guide to San Francisco
December 20, 2019

If you’re in town during the holidays, a trip to San Francisco is a great idea. Ayla Teittinen loves photography and travel; with the experience of planning several trips to San Francisco, she’s...

DUSD Board Approves $30+ million to Modernize Dublin Elementary

DUSD Board Approves $30+ million to Modernize Dublin Elementary
December 5, 2019

During the December 2nd, 2019 special school board meeting, a motion to approve an implementation plan to modernize Dublin Elementary School passed unanimously, a notable break from the divisions...

Dr. Dave Marken’s Return to Dublin Unified School District

Dr. Marken, pictured in the middle, was appointed by the Board of Trustees in April 2019.
November 18, 2019

The Dublin Unified School District started off the 2019-2020 school year with a new interim superintendent, Dr. Dave Marken. Dr. Marken has been appointed to this position until the spring of 2021, when...

Students and Faculty Reflect on Later Start Times: Harmful or Helpful?

The new legislation passed in California would change start times for high schools. Students and faculty are still processing the implications of this bill.
November 16, 2019

A recent bill signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom mandates start times of no earlier than 8:30 AM for high schools. With recent studies finding that teenagers’ brains do not reach full function...

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