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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...

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 Kindergarten Learns Sight Words Using Shaving Cream

DCC Kindergarten Learns Sight Words Using Shaving Cream

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

Mrs. Pompeii's Kindergarten always find learning to be fun.   In this activity, they were spelling out sight words using shaving cream. Sight words are commonly used, short words that young kids are encouraged to memorize. The point of them being called "sight words" is that they are supposed to be...

Ugly Christmas Sweaters with Biological and Ecological Themes At DCC

Ugly Christmas Sweaters with Biological and Ecological Themes At DCC

December 31, 2019

Mrs. Stringer’s science classes created ugly sweaters with biology and ecology themes to help get everyone into the Christmas spirit.   There  are some great designs in this collection!  

Mrs. Osterman’s 8th Grade Class Reads to the Kindergarteners

Mrs. Osterman’s 8th Grade Class Reads to the Kindergarteners

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

December 23, 2019

The middle schoolers are like role-models for the elementary schoolers. Mrs. Osterman's 8th grade class worked in pairs or groups of 3's to read Christmas stories with Mrs. Pompeii's kindergarten class. This was a positive bonding experience between the older and younger students. Not only that, but...

9th Grade Has a Breakthrough in Freshmen Biology

9th Grade Has a Breakthrough in Freshmen Biology

Rachel Aravich, Senior Editor

December 23, 2019

The freshman biology class were working to crack the code using breakout boxes. This assignment was about reviewing photosynthesis and cellular respiration. There were clues hidden all throughout the classroom to help the students crack the code. There were seven groups who opened the boxes in under...

Spanish I & II Learn Mexican Geography and Culture

Spanish I & II Learn Mexican Geography and Culture

Madison Gill, Editor

December 20, 2019

Over the past two weeks Mrs. Gankosky's Spanish I & II classes have been bringing in their projects of Mexico and the cities that are inside it. Each student made a 3D model of Mexico, and chose a theme for their project. Many students had very creative ideas, for example making and decorating cakes,...

DCC Seniors Decorate Upside-Down Christmas Tree

DCC Seniors Decorate Upside-Down Christmas Tree

Rachel Aravich, Senior Editor

December 18, 2019

The seniors from 4th period Theology helped Mrs. Dutra put up her upside-down Christmas tree. It goes up every year. It hangs on the ceiling with decorations, from tinsel to a star on top. The legend says the upside-down tree was used by St. Boniface to explain the Holy Trinity to the Pagans in Germany...

DCC Civil War Club Makes Authentic Metal Ornaments at BCAT

DCC Civil War Club Makes Authentic Metal Ornaments at BCAT

December 16, 2019

DCC Middle School Civil War Club under the direction of Mrs. Tara Kramer visited BCAT (Brockway Center for Arts and Technology). The kids learned how to cut metals into Christmas shapes, and then enamel them to make Christmas tree ornaments! Students have chosen a Christmas theme for this year's Civil...

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