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4th Grade Retreat Teaches about the Commandments

4th Grade Retreat Teaches about the Commandments

Madison Gill, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019


Filed under Elementary, Showcase, Uncategorized

On Thursday, January 10th the 4th grade class had a retreat based around the Ten Commandments. They played games, like hopscotch, and "don't let the balloons touch the floor" where the balloons represented the commandments and the floor represented sinning. The junior class helped out, and the kids had...

DCC First Grade Enjoys the Polar Express

DCC First Grade Enjoys the Polar Express

December 20, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase

It has become a tradition that Mrs. Aravich and Mrs. Dettore, the first grade teachers lead students through a reenactment of The Polar Express.  The students wear their pajamas to school and start their voyage in the hallway outside their classroom.  Mrs. Aravich reads the story and then blows a ...

Elementary Christmas Family Celebrations

Elementary Christmas Family Celebrations

Madison Gill, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase

On Sunday, December 16th, at 2 pm kindergarten through 5th grade will present Cookies & Carols - A Family Celebration of Christmas, and an afternoon full of music and song, followed by a gathering in the cafeteria.   On Friday, December 21st, at 9 am the Pre-School students will present...

Kindergarten Enjoys Making Christmas Gifts!

Kindergarten Enjoys Making Christmas Gifts!

Makenzie Park, Senior Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase, Uncategorized

Mrs. Pompeii's kindergarten class made wonderful presents for their parents. The class decorated paper bags with their own style and made creative gifts to put inside. The children will take their gifts home to give to their parents on Christmas Day.

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...

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