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DCC 8th Graders Complete Environmental Study by Releasing Trout

DCC 8th Graders Complete Environmental Study by Releasing Trout

June 6, 2019

An annual project in Mrs. Renee Gressler's 8th grade science class is the raising and release of brook trout.  8th grade students learn about the quality of water by doing a macroinvertebrate survey of a stream. They release brook trout that they raised and also collect samples to study the water quality. Thanks to ...

8th Grade Shares Books with Kindergarten and First Graders

8th Grade Shares Books with Kindergarten and First Graders

June 4, 2019

8th grade students in Mrs. Barber’s class wrote and illustrated children’s books and took time today to share them with the kindergarten and first grade classes. It was a great cross-age lesson. The primary students provided a true audience for the project for the 8th grade, and the little ones got...

DCC 8th Grade Civil War Balloon Battle – A Great Way to End the Year

DCC 8th Grade Civil War Balloon Battle – A Great Way to End the Year

June 3, 2019

Each year the 8th graders and plan and prepare for the ultimate Civil War battle.  It takes place on school grounds and involves water balloons, but there are strategies in play.  It is the perfect reenactment for a group of teenagers! Photos by Aundalynn Aljoe  

DCC Students Prepare for Trip to China

DCC Students Prepare for Trip to China

June 3, 2019

The day after school finishes for the year, our group of Central travelers will be leaving at 5AM for Beijing, China. The trip will last for 10 days and give students a chance to see historic sites and to learn about the culture and language of China. Aside from Beijing, students will see the cities...

DCC’s Class of 2019 Graduates – Photos and Video

DCC’s Class of 2019 Graduates – Photos and Video

June 2, 2019

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!  

Freshman Spanish Class Has Scavenger Hunt

Freshman Spanish Class Has Scavenger Hunt

Mrs. Blasdell, Adviser

May 31, 2019

On Friday Mrs. Gankosky's 3rd period Freshmen went on a Spanish scavenger hunt and played spanish games. The students played a version of "Mother May I" where they'd have to ask her "Madre puedo..." and an action of their choice. If she said, "Si," they'd have to do that action but if she said no it...

DCC Seniors Continue Tradition of Senior Walk

DCC Seniors Continue Tradition of Senior Walk

May 24, 2019

Today, the seniors took a walk throughout the school starting where many of them began at Central in the primary wing.  The seniors wore college shirts and carried pennants representing where they were going after high school. Elementary students gave them high fives and teachers wished them well. ...

DCC Senior Drama Assembly – Photo Gallery – Part I

DCC Senior Drama Assembly – Photo Gallery – Part I

May 24, 2019

The seniors in the DCC drama class under the direction of Mrs. Kate Kunkle came together for a final performance.  On Friday, May 24th, the assembly began with a farewell to teachers who are leaving at the end of the school year. Then the Murphy Awards began for both students and teachers, student made...

DCC Seniors Bid Each Other Farewell by Signing School Shirts

DCC Seniors Bid Each Other Farewell by Signing School Shirts

Gabby Sabatose, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

Every year at DCC, on the last day of regular classes, our seniors get their school shirts signed. Every student and teacher goes around throughout the day and signs their shirts. This is always such a fun, yet sad day for the seniors.  The shirt that was once part of their uniform becomes a memento...

DCC Students Enjoy New Noah’s Ark Sensory Garden

DCC Students Enjoy New Noah’s Ark Sensory Garden

May 23, 2019

The Noah's Ark Sensory Garden and Learning Center has been a wonderful addition to the DCC primary program.  Students have been learning and reviewing in a beautiful atmosphere under blue skies.  Kindergarten enjoyed a variety of activities with their teachers.  First grade enjoyed spelling time in...

DCC Elementary Students Shop at the AR Store

DCC Elementary Students Shop at the AR Store

May 23, 2019

The DCC Elementary Library sponsors the Accelerated Reader (AR) program that encourages students to read and take comprehension quizzes to earn points.  Students can then use the points to shop in the AR store according to Mrs. Jacob.  The students enjoy "buying" fun rewards for being great readers.

DCC Elementary Art Students Create Hand Print Mural

DCC Elementary Art Students Create Hand Print Mural

Sherry Anderson, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

Elementary art teacher, Ms. Roy, with the inspiration of Chris Felix, is creating a collaborative mural of angel wings to display in the elementary. Each student in her classes from pre-k through 5th grade will add a hand print to the wings to represent the feathers. In addition to the wings, Psalm 91:4...

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