Downers Grove South to Welcome New Students at Mustang Mad Dash

Downers Grove South to Welcome New Students at Mustang Mad Dash

All members of the DGS Class of 2027 and transfer students are invited! 

Mustang Mad Dash

Saturday, August 19, 2023, from 1:00-6:00 pm

Downers Grove South High School

The Mustang Mad Dash is a great way to learn about DGS! 9th-grade and transfer students are placed in small groups of approximately ten students with two or three leaders who are in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. Throughout the afternoon, students will:

  • listen to inspirational key-note speakers
  • attend workshops about Student Activities, Athletics, and DGS traditions
  • learn about how to have a successful first year
  • view student-created skits about common issues they'll face in high school
  • take a general tour of the building (note: they will not have time to tour their own personal class schedules)
  • ask questions and get advice from upper-level students and make new friends
  • have a provided snack and some social time to meet their new classmates

Participants will receive their official Mustang Mad Dash T-Shirt during the event. Appropriate casual school dress is required. 

Students will be expected to follow all safety rules and regulations. We will provide a safety plan with more specific expectations and procedures before the event. 

Participants must arrive at the Main Entrance between 12:45 and 1:00 pm. They are expected to arrive on time and stay for the entire event. Entry to the event is prohibited after 1:30 pm. Parents must come into the school and sign their student out if they choose to leave early. Students must be picked up at the Main Entrance promptly at 6:00 pm. 

DGS will gladly accommodate students with special needs. Please contact us before the event if your student has any special needs or circumstances (physical limitations, mental health concerns, etc.). If a student has dietary restrictions, they are welcome to bring their own snack. 

Other Details:

  • Cost: $15.00 (includes t-shirt & snack)
  • Online registration deadline: Monday, August 14, 2023 

(Walk-in registration is permitted; however, there will be a $20 fee)

Registration & Payment Instructions

  • All registration is done online through the D99 Web Store. 
  • If you already have an account, you can log in to the D99 Web Store here:
  • You'll need to create an account if you still need one. You'll use this same system for school registration and fee payment.
  • From the main D99 Web Store Page, Select "student activities," then "events," then "Mad Dash, 2023." or Click Here.
  • No refunds will be issued if students do not attend the event.
  • Students who qualify for a school fee waiver will not be charged for this event.