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DCC Elementary Students Enjoy the Fun of Halloween

DCC Elementary Students Enjoy the Fun of Halloween

Rachel Aravich, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase, Uncategorized

Preschool through fifth grade had Halloween parties today. Each classroom enjoyed a lot of food and candy that the homeroom moms provided. There were also a lot of fun activities that suited each age group. The kids always have a blast when we have holiday parties!

DCC 3rd Grade Review with Technology – Photo Gallery

DCC 3rd Grade Review with Technology – Photo Gallery

October 30, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase

Third graders reviewing science vocabulary using Quizlet live! 

DCC First Grade Learns About Engineering in a STEM Lesson

DCC First Grade Learns About Engineering in a STEM Lesson

October 30, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase

First grade teacher, Mrs. Brenda Aravich, taught her students about engineering with the help of Halloween candy, and other treats.  Students made 3D models and then tested how sturdy they were.  Then they changed the construction and found what worked and what didn't.  This is a lesson they won't...

DCC Kindergarten Carves Pumpkins in Preparation for Halloween

DCC Kindergarten Carves Pumpkins in Preparation for Halloween

Madison Giill, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase, Uncategorized

Today DCC Kindergarten students carved pumpkins in celebration of the upcoming holiday Halloween. Mrs. Pompeii's class carved their pumpkin with a rotted eye, and named it Jack-Jack, like the baby from the Incredibles. Mrs. Frank's class carved their pumpkin with a cool little star nose, and named it...

DCC Prepares for Elementary Book Fair

DCC Prepares for Elementary Book Fair

Rachel Aravich, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase, Uncategorized

The annual elementary book fair will be held on Monday, October 29th-Friday, November 2nd from 8:00 am-3:00 pm daily. Scholastic Book Fair is a great event for the elementary kids.  This year's theme is "Enchanted Forest - Let Your Imagination Grow". There are a tremendous number of books from various...

DCC 2nd Graders Visit Kinzua Bridge State Park – Photo Gallery

DCC 2nd Graders Visit Kinzua Bridge State Park – Photo Gallery

October 11, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase

On October 8, the second grade classes at DCC visited Kinzua Bridge State Park.  Mrs. Pisarcik and Miss Schalk said the kids had a great time!

DCC Kindergarten and Preschool Classes Learn About Fire Safety

DCC Kindergarten and Preschool Classes Learn About Fire Safety

October 11, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase

With the help of local volunteer firefighters, Preschool and Kindergarten classes have a learned great lessons about fire safety and firefighters. They have seen the various parts of a firefighter's gear, and have been taught to Stop, Drop, and Roll.  They have also learned about what to do in the...

Gab Squad Teaches DCC Elementary About Bullying

Gab Squad Teaches DCC Elementary About Bullying

Madi Gill, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase

On Wednesday DCC elementary students were visited by performer Gab Bonesso. Gab has been an anti-bullying advocate, performer, and writer/comedian for six years. She gave the elementary students an entertaining and positive presentation on bullying and how to address it. During the presentation she...

Welcome to DCC, Mr. Michael Gralla

Welcome to DCC, Mr. Michael Gralla

Sherry Anderson, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018


Filed under Elementary, News, Showcase

DCC has many new teachers this year, including elementary teacher, Mr. Michael Gralla. He has been a substitute teacher at our school before, but is now a teacher here. In the elementary school, he teaches 4th and 5th grade mathematics and is also a math tutor. Aside from teaching, he is also our head ...

DCC Kindergarten Class Graduates

DCC Kindergarten Class Graduates

May 30, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase

Congratulations to the members of the Kindergarten class who graduated today.  They did such a great job learning from their wonderful teachers, Mrs. Frank and Mrs. Pompeii.  They studied their letters, numbers, colors.  They learned to play with each other and work with each other.  Together they...

DCC 5th Graders Graduate to Middle School

DCC 5th Graders Graduate to Middle School

Sherry Anderson, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase, Uncategorized

On Tuesday, May 29th the fifth grade students celebrated their graduation from elementary school to their new beginning into middle school. They performed a show for their parents called "My Ancestral Roots" with reports and musical numbers. Finally, each student was given a diploma handed to them by...

DCC Elementary School Picnic – More Pictures

DCC Elementary School Picnic – More Pictures

May 29, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase

Mrs. Pompeii shared her pictures from the elementary school picnic.  Lots of fun on a beautiful day!

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