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DCC 9th Grade uses Stop-Motion to Learn Mitosis

DCC 9th Grade uses Stop-Motion to Learn Mitosis

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

This week, Mrs. Stringer's 9th-grade science classes were learning all about mitosis. Mitosis is a type of cell division that results in two daughter cells that each have a corresponding number of chromosomes as the parent nucleus. Mitosis is a topic that any high school student has learned about at s...

DCC First Graders Take on Dinosaurs

DCC First Graders Take on Dinosaurs

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Mrs. Aravich and Mrs. Dettore's first grade had lots of fun to end their week last Friday as they became paleontologists for the day. They did a great deal of digging to try to find dinosaurs in Dino eggs. This activity was an excellent way for the energetic first graders to learn more about dinosaurs...

DCC 7th Graders Livin’ Like Michelangelo

DCC 7th Graders Livin’ Like Michelangelo

Sam Harris, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

In Mrs. Kramer's 7th grade social studies class, things got quite creative. The students were learning about about Michelangelo and how he painted the Sistine Chapel. The method that Michelangelo used involved him staring up at the ceiling for months at a time. With the help of Mrs. Gardner, the students...

Senior Spotlight: Tristan Engle

Senior Spotlight: Tristan Engle

Rachel Aravich, Senior Editor

January 10, 2020

Tristan has been attending DCC since 6th grade. He participates in soccer, tennis, and basketball. Tristan is also apart of the Mock Trial Team and the Senior Class Play (The Baseball Show). When he has free time he likes to hang out with the boys and partake in hardcore minecrafting. Out of all Tristan's...

The Week Every Student Dreads – Semester Exams

The Week Every Student Dreads – Semester Exams

Rachel Aravich, Senior Editor

January 10, 2020

Believe it or not, we are soon approaching the middle of the school year, and you know what that means, midterms. As time is approaching all of our students are shifting into gear and buckling down to get as much studying done as possible.  The schedule for Middle School will be as follows: Tuesday, Januar...

Save the Date for Fun at This Year’s Winterfest! – Sunday, January 26

Save the Date for Fun at This Year’s Winterfest! – Sunday, January 26

January 10, 2020

This year’s Fall Kick-Off was a great success, so, we decided to continue the festivities with DCC’s first ever: “Winterfest”! on Sunday, January 26 from 1:00– 3:00 to coincide with our Catholic Schools Week Open House and week of fun! Note that all outdoor activities will be dependent upon...

DCC Kindergarten Tests the Concepts of Sinking and Floating

DCC Kindergarten Tests the Concepts of Sinking and Floating

Sam Harris, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Today, the Kindergarteners of Mrs. Pompeii's class participated in the Sink or Float experiment. In this test, the kids took several items and a bin of water, and hypothesized if the item they had would sink or float! After they were confident in their answer, they would drop the object into the water...

DCC Kindergarten Feed their Feathered Friends

DCC Kindergarten Feed their Feathered Friends

January 8, 2020

In learning about the letter "F", the Kindergarten students took the effort to make natural feeders to hang in the trees outside the school.  The birds will enjoy the treat and these students will not soon forget the lesson from their creative teachers, Mrs. Kelle Pompeii and Mrs. Stacey Frank. ...

DCC Competes in Mock Trial at Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning

DCC Competes in Mock Trial at Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning

Sam Harris, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

The DCC Mock Trial Team under the direction of Mrs. Carol Korthaus enjoyed competing in Pittsburgh at the Cathedral of Learning.  Some of the schools they competed against were Butler and Pine Ridge.  They students did well overall and learned a lot in a short period of time. They have more meets...

DCC to Raise Money For Wounded Warriors at Basketball Game – January 14

DCC to Raise Money For Wounded Warriors at Basketball Game – January 14

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

On Tuesday, January 14th, DCC will be raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project at the JV and varsity basketball games. JV will start at 6pm and varsity will follow at 7:30pm. All students and families available should try to attend and bring a few extra dollars with them for this important organization. The W...

Senior Spotlight: Madisyn Miscavish

Senior Spotlight: Madisyn Miscavish

Rachel Aravich, Senior Editor

January 7, 2020

Madisyn has been attending DCC since freshman year, she came over from Saint. Francis. Her two favorite sports that she participates in are cross country and tennis. She is involved in student council, mock trial, NHS (National Honors Society), and she is senior class president. When Madisyn has free...

DCC Girls Varsity Basketball Gaining Steam – Photo Gallery

DCC Girls Varsity Basketball Gaining Steam – Photo Gallery

Madison Gill, Editor

January 7, 2020

This year the Varsity team has had some very close games, but have kept their heads up, and are improving. On Thursday, the Lady Cards had a big win over Curwensville, the final score being 73-32. Seniors leading the way this year are Maia Cogley, Martina Swalligan, Shaylee Gulvas, and  Jordan Kosko....

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