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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...

7th Grade Perform ‘Autopsies’ as a Form of Character Analysis

7th Grade Perform ‘Autopsies’ as a Form of Character Analysis

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Mrs. Nelson's 7th grade performed autopsies on the various and diverse characters from the best-selling book, The Giver. The students worked in groups to determine what is in the character's heart and brain, but in the sense of, what is the character's perspective of the world?, what would he or sh...

DCC and St. Francis 6th Grade Come Together For Retreat with a Little Drama Thrown In

DCC and St. Francis 6th Grade Come Together For Retreat with a Little Drama Thrown In

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Every year kids come over to DCC from St. Francis to collaborate in a retreat held by Mrs. Becky Dutra. This year's theme was "drama." The juniors who worked the retreat had a fun time coming up with different activities for the students to participate in. The students were split up into small groups...

Sixth Graders Build Their Versions of the Tower of Babel

Sixth Graders Build Their Versions of the Tower of Babel

October 17, 2019

The sixth graders in Mrs. Blasdell's theology class spent some time building towers on Wednesday.  This STREAM lesson was inspired by the story of the Tower of Babel.  The building supplies were index cards and masking tape.  They had 10 minutes to discuss a plan for building the tower; and then when...

DCC 8th Grade Enjoys “Game of Drones” Competition

DCC 8th Grade Enjoys “Game of Drones” Competition

October 16, 2019

DCC 8th grade students in Robotics class and STEAM class have been competing in a Game of Drones challenge with the first activity being a Fire VS Ice competition to improve their drone skills.  Student have been practicing flying the drones in and around the building in Robotics.  The idea of sharing...

DCC 6th Graders Enjoy Learning About Creation

DCC 6th Graders Enjoy Learning About Creation

October 3, 2019

The 6th graders in Mrs. Blasdell's theology class had some fun on Wednesday as they formed their own creatures out of clay (play doh).  They have been reading the beginning chapters of Genesis and learning the creations stories that are found there.  They had a good time using their imaginations to...

DCC 8th Graders Learn about the Water Cycle

DCC 8th Graders Learn about the  Water Cycle

Rachel Aravich, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

The two middle school science teachers did a very interesting and hands on activity with their 8th grade students on the complexity of the water cycle. Mrs. Gressler and Mrs. Stringer brought their classes together to pretend that they were water molecules and moved to different destinations (which were...

DCC 7th Grade Science Students Learn to Collaborate

DCC 7th Grade Science Students Learn to Collaborate

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

Mrs. Gressler used her Wednesday block periods as a fun way to both get to know her students better and allow them to get to know each other better. She split the students up into separate "houses" in her classroom so the students had a chance to bond with the other students who were in their house while...

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