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DCC First Graders Take on Dinosaurs

DCC First Graders Take on Dinosaurs

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Mrs. Aravich and Mrs. Dettore's first grade had lots of fun to end their week last Friday as they became paleontologists for the day. They did a great deal of digging to try to find dinosaurs in Dino eggs. This activity was an excellent way for the energetic first graders to learn more about dinosaurs...

DCC Kindergarten Tests the Concepts of Sinking and Floating

DCC Kindergarten Tests the Concepts of Sinking and Floating

Sam Harris, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Today, the Kindergarteners of Mrs. Pompeii's class participated in the Sink or Float experiment. In this test, the kids took several items and a bin of water, and hypothesized if the item they had would sink or float! After they were confident in their answer, they would drop the object into the water...

DCC Kindergarten Feed their Feathered Friends

DCC Kindergarten Feed their Feathered Friends

January 8, 2020

In learning about the letter "F", the Kindergarten students took the effort to make natural feeders to hang in the trees outside the school.  The birds will enjoy the treat and these students will not soon forget the lesson from their creative teachers, Mrs. Kelle Pompeii and Mrs. Stacey Frank. ...

DCC Kindergarten Learns Sight Words Using Shaving Cream

DCC Kindergarten Learns Sight Words Using Shaving Cream

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

Mrs. Pompeii's Kindergarten always find learning to be fun.   In this activity, they were spelling out sight words using shaving cream. Sight words are commonly used, short words that young kids are encouraged to memorize. The point of them being called "sight words" is that they are supposed to be...

DCC First Grade Shared Christmas Carols with the Residents of Christ the King Manor

DCC First Grade Shared Christmas Carols with the Residents of Christ the King Manor

December 31, 2019

Students from DCC's first grade class visited Christ the King Manor before Christmas with their teachers, Mrs. Brenda Aravich and  Mrs. Barb Dettore.  They happily sang Christmas Carols and encouraged the residents to sing a long.  It was a joyful time for all involved. The first graders also brought...

Santa’s Workshop Gives Elementary Students a Chance to Shop

Santa’s Workshop Gives Elementary Students a Chance to Shop

Rachel Aravich, Senior Editor

December 16, 2019

Santa's workshop gives the elementary kids a chance to go shopping themselves to buy Christmas presents for their family members. They can find something for everyone in the shop, even for their pets. There are helpers, who even help wrap and bag everything up safely. The workshop is open for kindergarten...

Kindergarten Makes Donuts for the Letter D

Kindergarten Makes Donuts for the Letter D

December 16, 2019

Kindergarten makes donuts for letter D week !  Nothing helps students learn a letter like the taste of a delicious donut.  

Rock Wall Installed in Elementary Gym

Rock Wall Installed in Elementary Gym

Sam Harris, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

The gym rock wall in DCC's B-Wing is a recent permanent installation, and is going to be used frequently throughout this and every year after. It is primarily used to help students with dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Secondarily is going to be used for problem solving to help kids understand...

November’s ‘Fab Five’ Announced!

November’s ‘Fab Five’ Announced!

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Every month the elementary school teachers are nominating five of their students that have been very well-behaved. The teachers nominate the students who show the "3-R's": Respect, Responsibility, and Reverence. These students are selected at the end of each month and are called "The Fab Five." Their...

5th Grade Learns About Teamwork and Lobsters

5th Grade Learns About Teamwork and Lobsters

November 27, 2019

On Monday, November 25th,  the 5th grade students learned all about lobsters from the manager of the DuBois Red Lobster.  She also spoke to the students about the importance of teamwork. The students enjoyed the talk, getting up close and personal with a lobster, and the delicious Cheddar Bay Biscuits...

DCC Elementary Recognizes Fab Five for October

DCC Elementary Recognizes Fab Five for October

November 5, 2019

Every month here at DCC the elementary teachers take time to acknowledge the best qualities of their students. They nominate students that show the 3 R’s, which are respect, responsibility, and reverence. At the end of every month, the teachers pick five children who deserve the acknowledgement. Then...

DCC Elementary Halloween Fun – Photo Gallery

DCC Elementary Halloween Fun – Photo Gallery

November 1, 2019

Elementary students had fun Halloween themed parties on Thursday.  The preschool and kindergarten were in costume, and the older students wore orange and black or other Halloween themed clothing.  Clearly they had a  great time. Photos by Nicole Finalle, Deb Kruise and Kelle Pompeii ...

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