Welcome to H. H. Dow High School!

It is my pleasure to be the principal of H.H. Dow High School. We are an outstanding public high school that services 1,292 students in grades 9-12. We are widely recognized for our academic rigor and our excellent student achievement is proof. Our curriculum has options for students at all levels and has a track record of college success. Our co and extra-curricular activities help to define H.H. Dow High School as a truly exemplary school.

Dr. Steven Poole, Principal


Latest News & Announcements


Student Athletes

Dear Chargers:

Student Athletes receive an annual athletic pass at no extra charge when they fulfill their activity fee obligation.  We encourage students who participate in Dow High athletics to pay their activity fee in the fall to take full advantage of this pass during the 2018-2019 school year.  Student Picture Day is Monday, September 10th.  Students should receive their school picture ID athletic pass within a week of this date.  They may stop by the main office to pick up their ID.

All student athletes must pay their $150 activity fee prior to the first day of practice/tryouts. For fall sports these dates are August 6th for Football and August 8th for all other fall sports.  

Athletes must complete the following in order to practice or tryout:

1. Completed Athletic Physical Form on file in athletic office. Blank form available at this link:  https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/health%20safety/physical2page.pdf

2. Athletic Eligibility form on file (online registration form www.dowathletics.com) – Opens July 9

3. Activity Fee Requirement complete (one of the following three)

  1. $150 paid online or in the main office.  Office hours are Mon.-Thurs., 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

  2. 2018-2019 Free and Reduced Lunch application completed and approved (form online www.dowathletics.com)

  3. An email to the DHS Principal – Dr. Steve Poole – poolesa@midlandps.org asking for a scholarship due to financial hardship.

Athletes should stop by the main office prior to the first day of practice/tryouts to verify they have completed all requirements.  Once completed, the athlete will be issued a “Charger Athletic Card” to be presented to the athlete’s coach on the first day of practice.  The card will grant permission for the athlete to begin practice.  No Card = No Practice.  This card will also serve as a temporary pass to all athletic events prior to the issuance of the photo ID.  The temporary pass will expire September 21, 2018. 

Athletes will not be allowed to participate in practices/tryouts until fees have been paid.  A refund will be issued to any athlete that does not make the team or suffers a season-ending injury prior to the mid-point of the season for which the Activity Fee has been paid. The injury must preclude the athlete from participating in one-half or more of the regularly scheduled contests. A medical authorization letter must accompany all such requests. Requests for refunds must be made to the athletic department before the season’s midpoint.  

*** Registration for 2018-19 H.H. Dow Athletics Opens on July 9th at   https://dowathletics.com/

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the Athletic Office at 989-923-5582.  


John Streeter

H. H. Dow High School Exam Schedule


Exam Schedule 


June 12, 2018

1st hour


1 dismissal: 7:40-9:10 (15hrs) Final dismissal: 10:05 (2hrs25min.)

2nd hour


1 dismissal: 10:15-11:45 (15hrs) Final dismissal: 12:40 (2hrs25min)

7th hour


1 dismissal: 1:00-2:30 (l.5 hrs) Final dismissal: 3:25 (2hrs25min)


June 13, 2018

Open Study


3rd hour


1 dismissal:

8:40-10:10 (15hrs)

Final dismissal: 11:05 (2hrs25 min)

4th hour


1 dismissal: 12:00-1:30 (15hrs) Final dismissal: 2:25 (2hrs25 min.)


June 14, 2018

Open Study


5th hour


1 dismissal: 8:40-10:10 (15hrs) Final dismissal: 11:05 (2hrs25 min)


6th hour


1 dismissal: 12:00-1:30 (l.5hrs) Final dismissal: 2:25 (2 hrs25 min.)




  1. Tuesday, June 12, 2018

DHS (cafe) to MHS 12:40    MHS to DHS 12:50 (#04)


No Building Trades


  1. Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Bus 36 shuttle 8:15 DHS to MHS

Bus 51shuttle Return 11:15 DHS to MHS Return MHS to DHS 11:25


No Math & Language NO Building Trades


  1. Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bus 36 shuttle 8:15 DHS to MHS

Bus 03shuttle return 11:15 DHS to MHS Return MHS to DHS 11:25


No Math & Language No Building Trades



Math & Language- DHS to Jefferson

On Tuesday return bus should pick up at DHS at 9:15 (#54)

Exam on Tuesday bus will return at 10:10 & wait until 10:15 (#54)


On Tuesday 2nd hour bus will return at 11:50 (bus #58) Exam on Tuesday bus will return at 12:45 (bus #58)

No bus on Wednesday & Thursday


Language & Math – MHS to Northeast

Exam on Tuesday bus will wait until 9: 15 (bus#45) then return for  10:10 & wait until  10:15 bus


On Tuesday 2nd hour bus will return at 11:50 (bus #56) then return for 12:45 (bus #56) No bus on Wednesday, & Thursday

Cafeteria Hours

Breakfast (7:15 – 7:35) – all three days


Tuesday: 11:45 – 12:45

Wednesday/Thursday:   10:10     1 1:45

Announcements 5/23/2018


Daily Announcements

H. H Dow High School

Wednesday May 23, 2018




“Attention all biology students attending the wetlands field trip this afternoon: you must go to 1st lunch. Again, biology students attending the wetlands field trip this afternoon, go to 1st lunch.”



Anyone planning on playing football for Dow High should plan on attending a short meeting after 6th hour today.  We will plan on meeting in the GOLD GYM.  This is a change in location from an earlier announcement.

If you have a 7th hour please see Coach Watkins after 7th hour.  If you have another conflict, stop by Coach Watkins room on Thursday before school.

Hey Chargers:


Go Green!

Are you interested in solar energy? How about growing fresh, organic vegetables? Maybe your into construction….or hydroponics….or maybe you simply need volunteer hours….

Whatever your interest, GO GREEN would like to invite you to our next meeting this Friday, May 25 at 3:30 in room 220. We will be discussing the plans to move forward in building Dow High’s greenhouse, and….

New faces and ideas are always welcome!


Attention anyone interested in trying out for fall cheer: Tryouts will be held in the loft on Tuesday, May 29th, Wednesday, May 30th, and Thursday, May 31st from 3:35-5. Pick up a tryout packet in Student Services! See you there.

Girls Soccer

The Girl’s Varsity Soccer team defeated last year’s Division 3 State Runner-Up Freeland last night 2-0. Goals came from Elizabeth Green and Paige Messick. District play begins for the Chargers on Tuesday at home vs Bay City Western at 5:00!


7th hour Reminder

There will be no 7th hour tomorrow Thursday May 24, 2018.



Boys Golf away at Frannkenmuth

Girls Tennis away at Traverse City

Freshman Boys baseball home vs Mt. Pleasant

Girls Varsity/JV Softball home vs Gladwin

Boys Varsity Baseball away vs Arthur Hill

No school on Monday May 28th.

Come out to the Memorial Parade and support your Dow High Marching Band Members.










  1. H. H. Dow High

Daily Announcements

Tuesday May 22, 2018






“Attention NHS members! If you joined NHS but have not been invited to Classroom yet, please contact any of the officers or Mr. Frye. Furthermore, the inducted members’ turn-in date for Marking Period 4 hours is Friday, June 1.  Those who just joined NHS this spring do not need to turn in anything.  Also, there is NO June meeting.”


Finance Club

“The results are in! The Finance Club executive board members will be: Jenna Wray and Ben Vercellino. The Finance Club President for the 2018-2019 year is: Gabe McGuire! Thank you to all of the candidates that ran and we can’t wait till next year!”




Attention anyone interested in trying out for fall cheer: Tryouts will be held in the loft on Tuesday, May 29th, Wednesday, May 30th, and Thursday, May 31st from 3:35-5. Pick up a tryout packet in Student Services! See you there


Attention German Clubbers!

Our last German Club meeting of the year–and the first under new President Shane Hogan–is today Tuesday, May 22. Come down to room 377 on Tuesday at 3:00 or after 7th hour for one last round of German Club fun. See you Tuesday for German Club!


Attention ALL 2018-2019 Student Council Members!

We will be having our first whole Council meeting on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:00 am in room 308 (Ms. Outinen´s room). It is crucial that you attend to start the new council year on a positive note! See you there!




In the first match against Midland High, the JV softball team won 16 to 4. Leading hitters for the game were Evelyn Pressnall going 3 for 4 with two triples, Sydney Yost going 3-4  and Maddie Miller going 2-3.

In the second game, Dow won 22-3. Leading hitters were Katelyn Murray going 4-4 with two RBIs and Catie Hodgins with two RBIs. Winner pitcher for both games was Sydney Johnson.



Announcements 5/10/2018

H.H. Dow High

Daily Announcements

Thursday May 10, 2018

The votes have been tallied!

Thanks to all who auditioned, it was a very close race!

Congratulations to Shane Hogan, Collin Erickson, and Isabella Rhee.

Our 2018-2019 announcement team.



Attention chargers! It’s pre-zza time once again! Remember that pre-zza is pre-ordered pizza that is delivered to your third hour. Place your orders and pay before May 16th to be able to enjoy pizza on Thursday, May 17th. Since it is the senior’s last week, seniors will come first on pizza orders. There are only 25 pizzas available, so contact Chloe Welch to place your order!

Chloe Welch- chlowelc19@midlandps.org





National Honor Society members:  our final meeting of the year will be this Thursday, May 10th, in the Little Theater, both before and after school.  The morning meeting will begin PROMPTLY at 7:05 AM, and the afternoon session at 2:35 PM. Please come to meet the new officers, receive some information about summer hours, and to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities.  Newly invited probationary members, you are welcome to attend!!

See you all there!

Cheer Announcement

Attention anyone interested in joining Dow High Cheer– We will be starting workouts every Tuesday and Thursday after 6th hour in the loft. This is a great way to prepare for the upcoming tryouts for next season. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jessica Bunnelle or Sophie Dehn.


Go Green

If you are someone who’s concerned with environmental issues, and are interested in taking action to make things better, please consider attending the next GO GREEN meeting this Thursday, May 10 at 3:30 in room 220.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please feel free to stop by room 220 and talk with Ms. Roberts anytime… before or after school, or during either lunch.

New faces and ideas are always welcome!


Adams Elementary Seniors


Any senior who attended Adams Elementary – the walk through, with graduation cap and gown, is scheduled for Monday, May 21 at 11:00am. Don’t forget to wear your cap and gown!



Woodcrest Elementary Seniors


Calling all former Woodcrest wolverines and Cook cougars. The senior walkthrough has been scheduled for Monday May 21st at 11:00 am. We will meet in the Woodcrest front office. Please wear your cap and gown. Contact Maddie Reed if you have any questions!




Hey Chargers! Have you ever wanted to relieve some stress and support a good cause? Then we have the perfect solution for you. A Dodgeball tournament! June 9th 2018 at Dow High! It’s simple you get to relieve stress, eat pizza, throw balls at teachers, teachers throw balls at your students, and support a greater cause that hits close to Dow High. 200 cases of MS are diagnosed each week in the US  and more than 15,000 are in Michigan alone. Our own Ms. Pancost, and Sydney’s mom, both have MS; let’s ban together and show support for them and everyone else affected by the disease. So grab a group of 5 and all of you bring $2 for a total of $10 and contact Sydney Gardner and Hannah Kempl. Half of the fee will go towards food, the other half will go towards the National MS Society and all donations are welcome. There’s a table everyday at both lunches. Sign up today while spots are available!


Key Club

The seniors’ last day is next Friday! Every day this week, Key Club is selling Hershey’s kisses at both lunches to send to seniors on Thursday, May 17th. Send a bundle of kisses and a note for just $1 and show your appreciation for your favorite seniors before they graduate.




Chargers – Did you forget to order your 2018 yearbook? Well you are in luck! We are going to open up a last chance ordering window for those that want to make sure they have a 50th anniversary book. Order forms are available outside room 218 and payments must be made in school, as the online ordering is no longer available. This last chance sale will begin on Monday, May 7 and end on Friday May 11. Distribution day will be Thursday, May 17 at 2:25 in the cafeteria. Any remaining books will be sold for $65 while supplies last.


Attention current sophomores! Please check your email regarding this year’s candidates for Student Council. Voting will open on Wednesday and close on Friday at 1:00. Thank you!



Attention all Seniors!


Student Leadership is creating a Senior sendoff slideshow for our last assembly on May 18th. If you would like your pictures to be featured, please send them to reedmk@midlandps.org or DM them to the Student Leadership Twitter account. Please make sure these photos are school appropriate or else they will not be accepted, Thank you!




Field Day Volunteers


Attention all Chargers! Are you interested in helping out with Dow’s first field day?  Look in your emails for a link to a signup genius for volunteering! Volunteers will help run the fun games Student Council has planned for June 4th. Hope to see you there!





Car Show


The Dow High Car Show will be Tuesday May 15th during both lunches. All makes and models are welcome. Please see Mr Ransom in room 368 for applications. Applications are due in rm 368 by the end of the day Monday and can be slid under the classroom door if locked. A mandatory meeting will also be held in room 368 at 10:30 for all participants.



Chess Club


Attention all students! Dow High’s Chess Club will meet Tuesday, from 3:30-4:30 in room 324 (which is Mr. Evans’ room). Come and join our Chess club for some competitive Chess. No previous Chess knowledge is required, so bring a CHESS MATE and learn how to CHECKMATE!

Hope to see you there!



Varsity Soccer


The Girl’s Varsity Soccer team defeated Lapeer 2-0 yesterday. Both goals came in the second half from Sarah Ismail. The Chargers are back in action today at home against Alma at 5:00.


Chemistry Club


“Attention Chemistry Club members: our next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 16th, after 6th and 7th hours in Ms. Loris’ room, 129b. We will be doing tie-dye so please bring a prewashed T-shirt or anything else you would like to tie-dye for some fluorine, uranium, nitrogen!”



Student Reps for Prom


Attention all current sophomores: Want to choose who will be in charge of prom next year? Make sure that you check your email and vote for your Student Council reps! Voting will close on Friday at 1:00 pm.



Attention NHS members!


The turn-in date for Marking Period 4 hours is currently Friday, June 1 for juniors and Friday, May 11 for seniors.  Juniors need to turn in nine hours, while seniors need to turn in only three.  Furthermore, our next meeting will be Thursday, May 10 in the little theater both at 7:10 and after sixth hour.  All sophomores and juniors in NHS are required to attend.  Seniors, your attendance would be appreciated.




There is a list of seniors that have not told the Update staff their plans for next year for our after graduation spread. WE NEED EVERY SENIORS PLAN. If you did not complete the senior survey or have not communicated your plans to an update staffer please do so immediately or your name will not appear in our senior issue. If you are not sure if we have your information the list of students that we are missing is posted outside of room 218. Please help us have a completed list by the end of the day. Thank you!


Cheer workouts will be cancelled for today. We will start workouts back up next Tuesday.