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On December 16th, we will be playing boys and girls basketball vs. Bryan all day in what will be the final basketball game in our gym. We would like to invite all former basketball players, coaches, cheerleaders, managers and trainers back for these games. Each will be introduced between the JV and Varsity games.


Girls Game Schedule

12 Noon..Girls JV basketball vs Bryan

1:15 PM…Introduction of all former girls participants in attendance

2:00 PM …Girls Varsity basketball final game in gym vs Bryan

Postgame get together to be announced

Boys Game Schedule

4:30 PM - Boys Freshmen basketball vs Bryan

6:00 PM - Boys JV basketball vs Bryan

7:15 PM - Introduction of all former participants in attendance

Boys Varsity final game in gym VS Bryan

Postgame get together to be announced


Former participants need to sign in at door to enter at no cost.

Holiday Season
As we move into our second grading period, please work with your child on a nightly routine that includes reading for 20 minutes.  Research shows that a consistent bed time and three healthy meals also lead to academic success.  As we conclude our first round of parent teacher conferences, we encourage you to continue to communicate with your child's teacher ... especially if concerns were expressed by either party.
Be sure to take a look at our upcoming events.  We have several concerts and spirit days planned for the month of December.  Our last day will be Wednesday, December 20 with an early dismissal at 2:45 p.m.
Enjoy this time of year with your family! 
Mrs. Held and Mrs. Myers 
Mentoring Opportunities at DES!
If you would like to spend some quality time with one of our KinderStart-Fifth grade students, we have several mentoring opportunities available to you throughout the school year.   Click on the link below to get started.  We will need you to complete the applicaiton and return it to our Defiance County Mentoring Supervisor.  They will process your application, do a quick background check, offer training and you're all set!  We ask that you visit with your assigned student at least once a month, but encourage once a week (avg. time is 30 minutes).  This is a great opportunity to give back to your community and build the self-esteem of a child at the same time!  Win-Win!
Upcoming Events at DES
December 4 - 5th Grade Band Concert 6:00 p.m.
December 5 - Sign Choir Performance 7:00 p.m. Community Auditorium
December 7 - Puttin' On The Hits Parent Meeting 7:00 p.m.
December 8 - Interim Grades
December 12 - 5th Grade Choir/Sign Choir 6:30 p.m. 
December 14 - 5th Grade Junior Achievement (JA in a Day)
December 15 - D.A.R.E. Graduation
December 18 - Grinch Green Day (Wear Green)
December 19 - Rudolph Red Day (Wear Red)
December 20 - Pajama Day, Early Dismissal @ 2:45 p.m.
December 21 - January 2 - Christmas Vacation
January 3 - Return to School 
Defiance City Schools has central registration.  If you need to enroll your child for the 2017-18 school year, please visit our central office located on Arabella St. inside the middle school.  You will need the following information to enroll your child:
Birth Certificate
Social Security Number
Immunization Record
Custody Papers (if applicable) 
Proof of Residency (driver's license, utility bill) 
We look forward to meeting our new Bulldogs!
Hours of Operation and Book Fees
The Defiance Elementary School day runs from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Our doors unlock at 8:30 a.m. for arrival.
On scheduled two-hour delay days, our doors open at 10:30 a.m. for arrival. 
Book fees for elementary students are $52.00.
Defiance City Schools will have scheduled two-hour delays again this school year.  These will be on the last Tuesday of the month:
September 26, 2017
October 31, 2017
November 28, 2017
January 30, 2018
February 27, 2018
April 24, 2018
May 22, 2018 
School will begin at 11:00 a.m. on these scheduled delay days.  Doors will unlock at 10:30 a.m.
K-3 Learning Standards
If you have questions about the detail contained under each category on your child's standards based grade card, please click on this link.  It will direct you to the Ohio Department of Education's website.  You can then select the subject and grade you are interested in viewing:
Grades K-3 do not assign letter grades to students.  All report cards are based on skills listed under each standard.  
Phone Numbers
Elementary  419-785-2260
K-2 Fax         419-785-2261
3-5 Fax          419-785-2262
629 Arabella St.  Defiance, Ohio 43512  |  Phone: 419-782-0070
Defiance High School  |  Phone: 419-784-2777
Defiance Middle School  |  Phone: 419-782-0050
Defiance Elementary  |  Phone: 419-785-2260
Defiance Athletic Department  |  419-784-0102
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Defiance City Schools
629 Arabella Street
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Call 419-782-0070
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