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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!

DCC Elementary School Picnic – Bring on the Fun! Photo Gallery

DCC Elementary School Picnic – Bring on the Fun!  Photo Gallery

May 25, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase

Every year the elementary enjoys a school picnic with games and snow cones, and sunshine.  This year was a great time for all!

DCC First Grade Presents A “Barnyard Moosical” Photo Gallery and Video

DCC First Grade Presents A “Barnyard Moosical” Photo Gallery and Video

May 18, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase

DCC first grade has been working hard learning the songs and a little choreography to present a fun musical to their families for an end of the year treat.  'The Barnyard Moosical" was a huge success and was followed by a slide show of the children throughout the past year. Photos by Rachel Aravich ...

DCC May Crowning Honors Mary

DCC May Crowning Honors Mary

Rachel Aravich, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase, Uncategorized

Following a long held tradition at DCC, the elementary students held a May Crowning.  It is a special prayer service that honors Mary and the qualities she had that we aspire to.  This year Hope Jacobs (May Queen)  crowned Mary with flowers. She had her attendants by her side.  They were Tess Stewart...

First Grade Says Goodbye to their Chickens

First Grade Says Goodbye to their Chickens

Rachel Aravich, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase, Uncategorized

An important lesson that the students love in first grade is learning about the life cycle of a chicken. Every year Mrs. Aravich and Mrs. Dettore have fertilized eggs given to them that have chicks inside of them. As time goes on the chicks develop more and soon hatch. When the eggs hatch all the...

3rd Graders Learn Economics with Cookies – Picture Gallery

3rd Graders Learn Economics with Cookies – Picture Gallery

Sherry Anderson, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase, Uncategorized

Mrs. Erich's 3rd grade class learned about economics this past week. They made cookies using assembly lines to decorate them.  They also learned how to trade and barter their cookies as a fun and interactive way to learn about economics. What a delicious lesson! Photos by Rachel Aravich ...

DCC Elementary Science Fair is a Great Success

DCC Elementary Science Fair is a Great Success

Sherry Anderson, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase, Uncategorized

On Thursday April 26th, the elementary held their annual science fair in the gym.  The science fair is open to kindergarten through 4th grade and is mandatory for 5th grade students. There was a wide variety of different science topics throughout the grades that showcased each student’s love and...

Kindergarten Helps out for Earth Day

Kindergarten Helps out for Earth Day

Katie Jordan, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase, Uncategorized

Earth Day is always a big deal in the elementary school. Mrs. Frank's and Mrs. Pompeii's kindergarten classes went outside to pick up litter on the ground around the school. They also have  orange vests to wear on their exciting exertion. The whole class is very excited to have the opportunity to go...

First Grade Enjoys Breakout EDU Activity

First Grade Enjoys Breakout EDU Activity

Rachel Aravich, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Elementary, Showcase, Uncategorized

First graders had a chance to participate in a fun concept in education - a Breakout EDU.  In Breakout EDU games, players work in groups  to solve a series of clues that involve critical thinking  in order to open a locked box. The clues can get tricky sometimes, but the 1st grade did an excellen...

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