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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


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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


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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...

DCC 8th Grade Students Read Books They Wrote to Kindergarten and First Grade

DCC 8th Grade Students Read Books They Wrote to Kindergarten and First Grade

May 29, 2018


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DCC 8th grade students wrote and illustrated books for Mrs. Barber's class.  Today they took them to Kindergarten and first grade and tested them with a real audience.  The kids loved the stories and the authors were proud of their stories - a great cross-age lesson!

DCC 8th Grade Celebrates Move Up Day

DCC 8th Grade Celebrates Move Up Day

Sherry Anderson, Staff Writer

May 25, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

On Wednesday, May 23, the 8th grade students celebrated their 8th Grade Move Up Day during Mass to mark the next chapter in their DCC education - the beginning  of high school next school year. After Mass students received recognition for their achievements in middle school.  Maria Tomasko received...

DCC 8th Graders Release Trout

DCC 8th Graders Release Trout

Jack Volpe, Journalist

May 24, 2018


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The 8th grade class, lead by Mr. Micknis and Mrs. Gressler, has recently obtained and raised a school of native trout. Keeping these tiny trout alive and well is quite the challenge, even in their own habitat. "Brook trout are the only native trout around here" ,says Mike Micknis, "and for some reason...

DCC’s Annual Civil War Day Inspires a Love of History

DCC’s Annual Civil War Day Inspires a Love of History

Sherry Anderson, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

DCC's annual Civil War Day took place on Friday, May 11th. Mrs. Kramer and the Civil War club have been working hard all year to make this day possible. There will be different stations for the students to learn about the Civil War. These stations will be run by Civil War reenactors who will teach the...

DCC 7th Grade Girls Enjoy Math Options

DCC 7th Grade Girls Enjoy Math Options

Jack Volpe, Journalist

May 14, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

Recently, Ms. Eck and Mrs. Rice took Centralʻs 7th grade girls to a Penn State for a math experience.  "Math Options" was designed to help the young girls explore STEM and have fun doing so. Several team building activities were included such as hand-less cup stacking, which involved the girls using...

DCC Middle School Students Have Success at Math 24 Competition

DCC Middle School Students Have Success at Math 24 Competition

Jack Volpe, Journalist

May 7, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

Recently, Miss Eck took middle school math students to a competition.  This time, it was the popular little brain builder, Math 24.  Several eighth graders and one sixth grader went to compete.  Nearing the end, three eighth graders actually placed fairly high in this competition.  Emma Suplizio ...

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