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8th Grade Reviews Romeo and Juliet with Breakout Boxes

8th Grade Reviews Romeo and Juliet with Breakout Boxes

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

January 18, 2020

Mrs. Osterman's 8th-grade literature class is reading the highly popular tragedy written by Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet. Breakout boxes are similar to escape rooms. The students solved the breakout boxes based on their knowledge of the play. They were given several clues in order to determine codes to...

DCC Civil War Club Makes Authentic Metal Ornaments at BCAT

DCC Civil War Club Makes Authentic Metal Ornaments at BCAT

December 16, 2019

DCC Middle School Civil War Club under the direction of Mrs. Tara Kramer visited BCAT (Brockway Center for Arts and Technology). The kids learned how to cut metals into Christmas shapes, and then enamel them to make Christmas tree ornaments! Students have chosen a Christmas theme for this year's Civil...

Annual Advent Celebration Will Be Held This Sunday

Annual Advent Celebration Will Be Held This Sunday

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

On December 15th, Mrs. Jodi Stewart, Central's choir director, is to present our Advent Celebration. It includes Christmas solos from selected, talented singers of DCC. They will be accompanied by Mrs. Stewart on piano. Following the soloists, Middle School Drama  will present "Christmas Shorts" which...

Paper Circuit Christmas Cards Challenge 7th Graders

Paper Circuit Christmas Cards Challenge 7th Graders

Rachel Aravich, Senior Editor

December 10, 2019

Mrs. Kramer's 7th grade computer class started a new stem activity. They are making Christmas cards but adding their own pizzazz to it. Mrs. Kramer is teaching about paper circuits right now so they are adding lights to their Christmas cards. The students can give these to whomever they want. There were...

Algebra 1 Students Take on the Sun

Algebra 1 Students Take on the Sun

Rachel Aravich, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Eighth grade Algebra 1 students watched a clip of Mr Burns trying to block the sun over Springfield in The Simpsons. Mrs. Lauren Rice then directed her students to use ratios, slope, and direct variation to find the size of discs that would be needed to block the sun over a city at various distances. ...

DCC 7th Graders Learn about the Feudal System in Social Studies

DCC 7th Graders Learn about the Feudal System in Social Studies

November 21, 2019

Students in Mrs. Tara Kramer's social studies class learned about the Feudal System this week with an interactive lesson.

8th Grade Retreat Features The Starfish Guy

8th Grade Retreat Features The Starfish Guy

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

A retreat was held for the DCC and Saint Francis 8th graders this afternoon, November 19th. They started out their day with lots of pizza and then moved into the gym for the rest of their retreat. It included Denny Barger, The Starfish Guy, who encouraged the kids to reflect upon themselves. He focused...

8th Grade Find There are Many Winners in ‘Game of Drones’

8th Grade Find There are Many Winners in ‘Game of Drones’

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Mrs. Gressler's 8th-grade STREAM class and Mrs. Kramer's Robotics class had a competition on who could get the most points in a series of drone activities. It was called 'Game of Drones' due to it being themed based on the popular television show 'Game of Thrones'. The drones were to defeat winter by...

6th Grade Theology Student “Walk in Faith”

6th Grade Theology Student “Walk in Faith”

Sam Harris, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Mrs. Blasdell’s 6th grade theology class participated in a faith walk, where students would put blindfolds on and be guided by others in a “voice of God” fashion, to teach the importance of listening to God and following him.  Other students portrayed themselves as the obstacles we must overcome...

Mrs. Gressler’s classes do “Stranger Things” themed Breakout Box

Mrs. Gressler’s classes do “Stranger Things” themed Breakout Box

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Mrs. Gressler always finds creative activities to make her classes entertaining. Last week, her science classes participated in Halloween fun by doing breakout boxes that were themed as the popular television series, Stranger Things.  The breakout boxes were similar to escape rooms so it was a wa...

DCC Seventh Graders Give First Person Narratives of Saints

DCC Seventh Graders Give First Person Narratives of Saints

November 3, 2019

Mrs. Jodi Stewart's seventh grade theology classes were full of excitement this past week.  The students researched a chosen saint and then dressed as the saint and shared a first person narrative as though they were the saint with their classmates. The students looked great in their costumes and...

8th Grade Game of Drones Continues to Challenge Students – Photos

8th Grade Game of Drones Continues to Challenge Students – Photos

October 27, 2019

DCC 8th grade students in Robotics class and STEAM class love drones!  They have had several competitions related to the Game of Thrones epic.  Students are learning to fly drones as well as learn more about cooperation, and innovation.  This STEAM activity has been very challenging for the students...

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