The Dewitt Creativity Group is a united effort on behalf of the creatively-minded students at DHS to ensure continued innovation and expression in all forms.

2012-13 "The Year of the Student"

The DeWitt Creativity Group has announced that the 2012-13 school year will be "The Year of the Student." The efforts of the DCG will focus on improving the quality of life for students at DeWitt High School. The creative, emotional, and intellectual needs of students will be addressed through the various initiatives of the DCG. Collaborations between various student and community organizations will continue to provide innovative educational opportunities for DHS students. The DeWitt Creativity Group has plans to work closely with groups such as the DHS National Honors Society chapter, DeWitt Public Schools Foundation (www.dewittfoundation.org), DHS Pride Alliance, and DHS Special Education program. The goal is to have students share, discuss, and present their interests and talents. Additionally, students will have opportunities to work together on meaningful projects across academic, social, and grade level barriers.

One source of inspiration for "The Year of the Student" is Olympic Gold medalist Jordyn Wieber. Her incredible performance both on the mat and beyond sets an amazing example for other DHS students. It is possible for students to achieve greatness by developing and following their passions. What is crucial to note regarding Jordyn's success are the support systems created by her family, larger community (including DeWitt Public School District), and coaches. The DCG wishes to create open and just-in-time structures to enable students to pursue their interests. By providing ample opportunities in various parts of the economy to DHS students to assist local economic development and develop outstanding resumes.

This will be the year that the DCG will attempt to institutionalize more of its philosophy and practices among DHS students and staff. This work will be carried out in an earnest and celebratory manner. This may serve as a countervailing force to the incessant emphasis on standardized testing and the militarization of education. Remember: Students are more than data!