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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


Filed under Middle School, Showcase

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


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

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 ...

DCC 6th Grader Melia Mitskavich Takes 4th Place in Diocesan Spelling Bee

DCC 6th Grader Melia Mitskavich Takes 4th Place in Diocesan Spelling Bee

Sherry Anderson, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

The annual Diocesan spelling bee was held on Thursday, May 3rd at St. Mark Catholic Center in Erie. Fourteen students grades 4-6 competed in the spelling bee and took on challenging words such as, "physical" and "rhythmic." The winning spelling word, which was quite appropriate, was "applaud." DCC's...

DCC’s National Junior Honor Society Inducts New Members

DCC’s National Junior Honor Society Inducts New Members

Sherry Anderson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Showcase, Uncategorized

DCC Middle School's National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) held its annual induction ceremony and honors program.  Students in grades 6 through 8 were honored for achieving honors throughout the first three quarters. President Issac Pifer led everyone in prayer and later shared an account of the "State...

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...

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