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Too Tired Tuesday is a Hit!

Too Tired Tuesday is a Hit!

Madison Gill, Editor

September 17, 2019

Today's spirit week theme was 'Too Tired Tuesday' where students were told to wear their pajamas and comfy clothes. High School Math teacher, Mr. Hrinya, was a great surprise to students when he showed up in his Americana Onesie. Some students wore animal onsies and others kept it casual with their favorite...

Spirit Week Kicks Off with Match-Up Monday

Spirit Week Kicks Off with Match-Up Monday

Madison Gill, Editor

September 16, 2019

Today was the start of Spirit Week at DCC, and the theme was Match-Up Monday. On Match-Up Monday students wore team related shirts, to show their spirit for their favorite team. The most popular choices were school spirit and Penn State tee-shirts. Some girls even wore matching jerseys for a tournament...

DCC 8th Graders Learn about the Water Cycle

DCC 8th Graders Learn about the  Water Cycle

Rachel Aravich, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

The two middle school science teachers did a very interesting and hands on activity with their 8th grade students on the complexity of the water cycle. Mrs. Gressler and Mrs. Stringer brought their classes together to pretend that they were water molecules and moved to different destinations (which were...

Geometry in the Sunshine

Geometry in the Sunshine

September 10, 2019

Mr. Zelenky's math classes enjoyed a fun twist on their usual classroom experience on Friday.  The Intro to Geometry class did a lesson on using the distance formula  in a real-world scenario. Students had to sprint to different parts of the road and other students had to take different paths to get...

Pre-K Goes on a Letter Hunt

Pre-K Goes on a Letter Hunt

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

Mrs. Noroski took her  all-day preschoolers out on a letter hunt.  She started out by reading the alphabet book "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" to her class. The students then moved throughout the elementary lobby identifying the letters wearing their special hats.  This was a fun and educational way to...

DCC 7th Grade Science Students Learn to Collaborate

DCC 7th Grade Science Students Learn to Collaborate

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

Mrs. Gressler used her Wednesday block periods as a fun way to both get to know her students better and allow them to get to know each other better. She split the students up into separate "houses" in her classroom so the students had a chance to bond with the other students who were in their house while...

Ecology Students Go Outdoors to Classify Animals

Ecology Students Go Outdoors to Classify Animals

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

August 30, 2019

To start off the year, Mrs. Kelly Stringer's Ecology class spent their block 8th period outside. This allowed them to learn more about the roles that animal habitats play in the environment in a more hands-on way.  The students observed how the different organisms interact with each other. As th...

Math on a Zip-line with Mrs. Rice

Math on a Zip-line with Mrs. Rice

Sam Harris, Staff Writer

August 30, 2019

Recently, High School / Middle School teacher Mrs. Lauren Rice did a STEM project with her sixth grade enrichment class that revolved around finding success in failure. The project was initiated by giving the students very limited materials, and the goal of the project was to get a figurine from one...

Kindergarten Enjoys a Reading Lesson on the Ark

Kindergarten Enjoys a Reading Lesson on the Ark

August 30, 2019

Students in Mrs. Pompeii's Kindergarten class enjoyed an early reading lesson on Noah's Ark.  The students enjoyed the opportunity to be outdoors in the beautiful weather.  Completed this past spring, the ark was a project that BCAT developed to encourage early sensory learning.  What a wonderful...

DCC Back to School – What’s New?

DCC Back to School – What’s New?

Sam Harris, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

Summer has officially ended, the air is starting to chill as fall rolls in once more and welcomes the new school year. As we get into this brand new school term, we begin to unwrap the new things that have come with it. Not only are there many new teachers that we have recently welcomed onto the DCC...

Lantern Release Starts the Year for the Class of 2020

Lantern Release Starts the Year for the Class of 2020

Jaci Mennetti, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

On Sunday night, August 25, the seniors experienced their first activity as seniors to set off the year. They released Chinese lanterns, which symbolizes the wish for a bright future as they had started their last first day of high school the next day. They had to be careful unfolding them to be sure...

Let’s Say “Shalom” to This School Year!

Let’s Say “Shalom” to This School Year!

Julie Stine, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

On Wednesday, August 28th, the Dubois Central Catholic family came together to celebrate the first all school mass of the new school year. Shalom, a local praise and worship band came to the school as part of a pastoral outreach program. The members of the band: Bart Foradora, Charlie Prescott, Dr. St...

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