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Kindergarten Eats Their Art

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Learning your primary colors is an essential part of being in an art class, even for kindergarteners. The primary colors are red, yellow, and blue. Mrs. Pompeii's kindergarten art class used these three colors of icing. Having something edible is beneficial in getting younger students more involved in...

Carnegie Science Fair 2019 – Solar Quest – Lots of Photos

Carnegie Science Fair 2019 – Solar Quest – Lots of Photos

Rachel Aravich, Staff writer

November 12, 2019

Friday, November 8,  students in Grades K-8 enjoyed the Carnegie Science Fair. It is an event with lots of fun hands-on activities. Mrs. Stringer asked the juniors and seniors to help set up and to be instructors at each station. This was a fun day, full of learning for everyone, even...

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...

The Intersection of Art and Anatomy

The Intersection of Art and Anatomy

Sam Harris and Dr. Amy Way

November 7, 2019

Mrs. Gardner joined Dr. Way’s Anatomy and Physiology class to teach the class how to use art to learn the bones of the skeleton. Bones have a lot of detail, and the students are learning not only each bone, but many of the markings on the bones. Mrs. Gardner began with a brief example as she drew the...

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...

8th Grade DECA Students Enjoy BCAT Presentation

8th Grade DECA Students Enjoy BCAT Presentation

Sam Harris, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Recently, artists from Brockway’s BCAT, or, Brockway Center of Arts and Technology, visited DCC and spoke about how they were able to become freelancers and begin to sell their own artwork to people. BCAT was also there to share information about their program , but they also spoke about their careers...

DCC Spanish II and III Classes Make Sugar Skulls to Celebrate the “Day of the Dead”

DCC Spanish II and III Classes Make Sugar Skulls to Celebrate the “Day of the Dead”

November 4, 2019

It is a Mexican tradition to celebrate Dia de los Muertes (Day of the Dead) this time of the year. Students in Spanish II and III classes learned that many families honor their ancestors and dead with home altars, laden with harvest fruits, traditional bread with crossed bones in dough on top. They do...

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...

DCC Drama Class Presents – The Perfect Halloween Skit

DCC Drama Class Presents – The Perfect Halloween Skit

November 1, 2019

On Thursday, October 31st the Senior Drama Class preformed a Halloween Skit to the Middle School and High School students in the auditorium. Needless to say, there were quite a few frightened faces; with the seniors dressing up as clowns, the Grudge Girls, Chucky and Annabelle, Hamburger Lady, and the Tw...

DCC Elementary Halloween Fun – Photo Gallery

DCC Elementary Halloween Fun – Photo Gallery

November 1, 2019

Elementary students had fun Halloween themed parties on Thursday.  The preschool and kindergarten were in costume, and the older students wore orange and black or other Halloween themed clothing.  Clearly they had a  great time. Photos by Nicole Finalle, Deb Kruise and Kelle Pompeii ...

Trick or Treating Galore

Trick or Treating Galore

Sam Harris, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

This year, DCC is continuing the tradition of the preschool and kindergarten students participating in a yearly trick or treat around the building. Little kids dressed up as Marios, Luigis, Hulks, princesses - and even rainbows- took a trip to every classroom in their journey for candy and compliments on their a...

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