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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 ...

Kindergarten Enjoys Making Jack -O’ – Lanterns

Kindergarten Enjoys Making Jack -O’ – Lanterns

October 29, 2019

DCC Kindergarten students enjoyed cleaning, carving and designing a pumpkin into a fun Jack-o'-lantern.   They named their finished product Count Kindergarten the vampire pumpkin.  According to the kids the best part was eating the seeds that had bee roasted in the oven.  Yummy!      

Kindergarten On a Leaf Safari

Kindergarten On a Leaf Safari

October 27, 2019

DCC Kindergarten enjoyed going on a Leaf Safari this past week with their teachers, Mrs. Frank and Mrs., Pompeii.  Learning about nature and enjoying some beautiful fall weather makes for a great lesson!  

DCC Kindergarten Finds Learning to Read Fun!

DCC Kindergarten Finds Learning to Read Fun!

October 23, 2019

There have been several pre-reading and reading experiences that the Kindergarten have really enjoyed recently.  Some experiences have involved partnering to share a story.  Another involved Boomer the Corgi dog who the students practiced reading with.  And what Kindergarten reading initiative could...

5th Grade Retreat Focuses on Change

5th Grade Retreat Focuses on Change

Sam Harris, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

On October 17th, DCC and Saint Francis had a joint retreat with their fifth grade classes. It was to not only acclimate some of the Saint Francis students to DCC's environment, but it also served to get the fifth graders ready for the transition from elementary to middle school. The retreat sported...

DCC First Graders Construct Bridges

DCC First Graders Construct Bridges

Rachel Aravich, Senior Editor

October 18, 2019

The first grade class at DCC participated in a STEM activity. They read a book called Across the Stream by Mirra Ginsburg. In the story, a mother hen had a dream about a fox coming to get them.  The mother hen took her chicks to the pond to get away from the fox.  At the pond there was a mother duck a...

Boomer the Corgi Dog Helps Kids Read

Boomer the Corgi Dog Helps Kids Read

Sam Harris, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Kathi Myers, the owner of an eleven-year-old corgi named Boomer, recently took a trip to DCC's elementary library to help the elementary students in grades kindergarten through third grade read. Boomer the corgi is a registered therapy animal that travels to different places to help people feel more...

More Photos of Robin Moore the Storyteller with DCC Students – Gallery

More Photos of Robin Moore the Storyteller with DCC Students – Gallery

October 14, 2019

Photos by Ms. Nicole Finalle  

The 4th Graders Have a Great Retreat

The 4th Graders Have a Great Retreat

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

On Thursday, October 10, DCC held a retreat for the 4th graders. The retreats held at Central always have some sort of theme that is appropriate to their grade. For 4th grade, it is based on the Ten Commandments. This is the perfect age for them to be learning more about themselves spiritually. T...

DCC Fourth Grade Enjoys Rosary Presentation

DCC Fourth Grade Enjoys Rosary Presentation

Rachel Aravich, Senior Editor

October 11, 2019

Margie and John Walsh travel the diocese teaching about the rosary so that 4th graders can learn and understand the importance of this form of prayer. Each student is given a  homemade rosary. When Margie is talking about the rosary you can tell that she has a strong passion about teaching younger kids...

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