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DCC 7th Grade Public Speaking Class Enjoys Some Amazing Speeches

DCC 7th Grade Public Speaking Class Enjoys Some Amazing Speeches

Egan Peck, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

Each year Mrs. Barber's 7th grade speech class has to write and present a demonstration speech about something they love to do in their lives. This year Reagan Porter did her presentation on mounting a horse, going through all the steps of this process. To do so, she brought her horse to school for ...

Middle School Students Make Mini “Golf Courses” Using Sphero Robots

Middle School Students Make Mini “Golf Courses” Using Sphero Robots

Gabby Sabatose, Staff writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

Mrs. Kramer's middle school students used Sphero robots to complete distance time graphs. A Sphero robot is a little ball wrapped in plastic that is capable of rolling around under the control of a smartphone or tablet. It can also change colors or even run programs. Mrs. Gressler was also involved. The...

DCC Appreciates Middle School Students During Catholic Schools Week

DCC Appreciates Middle School Students During Catholic Schools Week

Rachel Aravich, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Today is Middle School Appreciation Day. Students received messages from teachers and candy in homeroom.  They were able to dress down and after lunch the fun will begin. The 6th, 7th and 8th graders will be watching movies. They can choose from  Trolls, Night of the Museum, Lion King, CoCo, and ...

6th Grade Math Class Learns with Makey Makey Projects

6th Grade Math Class Learns with Makey Makey Projects

December 20, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase

Makey Makey is an electronic invention tool and toy that allows users to connect everyday objects to computer programs. Using a circuit board, alligator clips, and a USB cable, the toy uses closed loop electrical signals to send the computer either a keyboard stroke or mouse click signal. The 6th...

Mr. Micknis’ 6th Grade Class Share Scary Stories

Mr. Micknis’ 6th Grade Class Share Scary Stories

Rachel Aravich, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

Mr. Micknis' 6th grade presented Weird Western Hemisphere Tales. It is a Social Studies project that merges the five themes of Social Studies also with English and Literature. The students must research legends and myths from North and South America, locate them on a map, and retell the stories using...

DCC 6th Graders Study Saints and Scientists

DCC 6th Graders Study Saints and Scientists

November 2, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase

Mrs. Blasdell's 6th grade class has been researching saints and scientists associated with the Catholic faith.  The students put the results of their research into a PowerPoint presentation so that they can share them with the class.  They also created marbled colored paper and put a symbol of their...

DCC Middle School Science Solves Breakout Boxes

DCC Middle School Science Solves Breakout Boxes

Madison Gill, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

Yesterday, Mrs. Gressler's middle school students worked together to solve breakout boxes. What is a breakout box? You might ask. A breakout box is essentially a locked box puzzle that you use problem-solving, trouble-shooting, and team work to unlock the box. Students were given riddles on what looked...

Trick or Treat Catapults to a Whole New Level at DCC

Trick or Treat Catapults to a Whole New Level at DCC

Alyssa Johnston and Ally Dinger-Noemi

October 23, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase

Bella Blakley and Neel Gupta are pictured creating their catapults for DCC Middle School science enrichment. Students in science enrichment were assigned to create sling shots or catapults to try to shoot Halloween candy with them. The story behind the project is that there is a man who is sick and can’t...

DCC 6th Grade Retreat Teaches Life Skills

DCC 6th Grade Retreat Teaches Life Skills

Egan Peck, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

On Thursday, October 18th the sixth grade class had a retreat that was run by DCC Juniors.  The day started with an opening prayer that took place in the chapel. The retreat was soon moved to the gym where the kids did multiple activities to teach them how to avoid drama throughout their lives. One...

Mrs. Blasdell’s Theology 6 Students Walk in Faith

Mrs. Blasdell’s Theology 6 Students Walk in Faith

October 17, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase

It was a fun lesson in faith when students in Mrs. Blasdell's 6th grade theology class put on blindfolds and took a walk of faith.  Other students helped lead them by pretending to be the "voice of God" and the rest of the students tried to distract them just as so many obstacles in our lives get in...

DCC Theology 6 Class Builds Relationships

DCC Theology 6 Class Builds Relationships

October 10, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase

On Wednesday, October 10, Mrs. Blasdell's Theology 6 class got to work.  They began with a lesson in tearing someone down as opposed to building them up, and recognized how much better a positive relationships is.  They then worked in teams to build the tallest tower without being able to talk to each...

DCC 6th Graders Collect Data in Math Class

DCC 6th Graders Collect Data in Math Class

Sherry Anderson, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Middle School, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

  Mrs Lauren Rice's 6th grade math students were taught how to collect data using a hands on activity. For this activity each group was given the same amount of materials to construct something that would zipline their action figure across the room. They measured the distance their contr...

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