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Mrs. Gressler’s Students Take on Newton’s Law

Mrs. Gressler’s Students Take on Newton’s Law

Zachary Schoeneman, Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

As part of Mrs. Gressler's middle school science class, Mrs. Gressler had her students delve into the world of physics. In preparation for a test for next week, she had them perform a, "breakout activity," which is essentially an activity where you solve puzzles to unlock various items.   This...

DCC Seventh Graders Compete in Science Fair

DCC Seventh Graders Compete in Science Fair

Victoria Barber, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

This year the science fair takes place on Friday, March 23rd. DCC seventh graders will be hoping for a first place ribbon. Students receiving a score between 40 and 50 will receive first awards. Students receiving a score between 30 and 39 will take second place. Last but not least students who receive...

DCC 6th Grade Show Off at Spelling Bee

DCC 6th Grade Show Off at Spelling Bee

March 9, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase

DCC middle school students gathered in the cafeteria to share in the fun as members of the sixth grade class got a chance to show their spelling ability.  The students did a great job, according to moderator Mr. James Murphy.  The winner of the bee was Melia Mitskavich.

DCC Joins up with Brockway for Drug Prevention Assembly

DCC Joins up with Brockway for Drug Prevention Assembly

Zachary Schoeneman, Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

A big thing in our world today is the existence of recreational drugs and how harmful and addictive they can be. Some of them, such as heroin or fentanyl, have the ability to kill people if used. However, drug prevention efforts have been and are still ongoing in order to fight the harmful drug epidemic,...

DCC vs. St. Francis 8th Grade Basketball Game – Lots of Photos

DCC vs. St. Francis 8th Grade Basketball Game – Lots of Photos

February 6, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

On Thursday, February1st, the DCC 8th grade basketball team faced the St. Francis 8th Grade basketball team to show our unity during Catholic Schools Week.  DCC middle school students travelled to St. Francis in Clearfield for a fun time cheering on our team. Check out these great pictures from the...

DCC Algebra Class Uses Barbies and Bungee Jumping to Learn Math

DCC Algebra Class Uses Barbies and Bungee Jumping to Learn Math

January 24, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

Students in Mrs. Rice's second period middle school algebra class needed data to make scatter plots.  Why not use Barbies?  Why not have them bungee jump? The students were definitely motivated with this fun lesson.  Today they took them to the loft area of the stage and dropped them to further...

Innovative Math Problems Challenge DCC Middle School Students

Innovative Math Problems Challenge DCC Middle School Students

Jack Volpe, Journalist

December 13, 2017


Filed under Middle School, Showcase

New to our DCC family taking up the place of Mrs. Young, Miss Eck is a fine replacement.  She hasn’t been with us for long, but already she’s reshaping her classes from the average school formula. Ms. Eck is taking a more hands-on approach to teaching her middle school classes, straying away from...

DCC Middle School Students Enjoy Watching the Moive – “Wonder”

DCC Middle School Students Enjoy Watching the Moive – “Wonder”

December 12, 2017


Filed under Middle School, Showcase

Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 took a trip to Carmike Cinema to see the movie Wonder.  The movie details the story of a boy who was born with deformities and struggled to fit in at school.  Students related the movie to bullying and to acceptance of themselves and others.  In the video above you can ...

DCC 8th Grade Enjoys Retreat Run by the Starfish Guy

DCC 8th Grade Enjoys Retreat Run by the Starfish Guy

November 18, 2017


Filed under Middle School, Showcase

Denny Barger (The Starfish Guy) gave a retreat for the DCC  8th Grade classes in the gymnasium at DCC on November 17. The students enjoyed a pizza lunch .The students share  about themselves with a partner or the rest of the group. Mr. Barger also shared stories with the students. One story was ...

DCC 7th Grade Learns about Responsibility at Retreat

DCC 7th Grade Learns about Responsibility at Retreat

Elizabeth Williams, Roving Reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Middle School, Showcase

On Thursday, November 2nd DCC hosted a seventh grade retreat. Seventh graders from Saint Francis school attended alongside DCC’s seventh graders. The juniors at DCC organized and led this event.    The SFS students arrived at 11:30 and enjoyed Buck’s pizza in the library with the DCC students,...

Jr. Cardinal Chatter Presents DCC Middle School News Update

Jr. Cardinal Chatter Presents DCC Middle School News Update

Mrs. Blasdell, Adviser

November 3, 2017


Filed under Middle School, Showcase

This year there is a Jr. Cardinal Chatter team made up of Middle School students.  They have been eager to take pictures and video for the school news.  Many of their photos and videos have already been featured. This week we worked on a video to share what is going on in the middle school with...

DCC’s 6th Grade Enjoys Retreat with St. Francis 6th Grade

DCC’s 6th Grade Enjoys Retreat with St. Francis 6th Grade

October 20, 2017


Filed under Middle School, News, Showcase

This Thursday, October 19 the DCC 6th grade took the afternoon to reflect on their relationships with each other and with God.  Invited to join them were the 6th graders from St. Francis Catholic School. The students prayed together, created projects, and played games.  The activities were facilitated...

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