Help us celebrate Staff Appreciation Week, May 2-6

Dear parents of DCIS,

Please help us show some love to the awesome staff at DCIS. The PTSA is collecting gift cards to distribute to staff during Staff Appreciation Week, May 2–6, AND we’re hosting a breakfast for them on Tuesday, May 3, which is National Teacher Appreciation Day. Here’s how you can help:

1.       PARENTS AND STUDENTS: Drop off one or more gift cards in the collection box in the front office by 3 p.m. on Friday, April 29 — $5 and $10 amounts are great. In the past, we’ve been able to collect enough to give each staff member two or three cards and are hoping to do the same again this year.

2.       PARENTS: Sign up to bring a tasty treat for the staff to share at the breakfast on May 3. You can find details and sign up here:

3.       STUDENTS: Get creative! Think about different ways to thank the DCIS staff and let them know what they mean to you.

Our staff works long hours and go way above and beyond for our students every day. Let’s all pitch in and let them know THEY ROCK!!



Estimados padres de DCIS,

Por favor ayúdenos a dar una muestra de apreciación al increíble personal de DCIS. El PTSA está recolectando tarjetas de regalo, para distribuirle al personal durante la Semana de Agradecimiento al Personal Escolar, que será del 2 al 6 de Mayo.  El Martes 3 de Mayo les celebraremos con un desayuno, ya que ese es el Dia Nacional de Agradecimiento a los Maestros.   Así es cómo puede ayudar:

1.       LOS PADRES Y ESTUDIANTES – Pueden donar una o más tarjetas de regalo en la caja de donaciones, que se encuentra  en la oficina.  La caja será colectada el viernes 29 de Abril a las 3 p.m. — tarjetas con cantidades de $5 y $10 están bien.  En años pasados, hemos sido  capaces de recolectar suficientes tarjetas como para dar, a cada miembro del personal, de dos a tres tarjetas y esperamos poder hacer lo mismo este año.

2.       LOS PADRES – Pueden registrarse para traer un delicioso platillo la mañana del 3 de Mayo, para el personal de la escuela. Pueden encontrar detalles y registrarse aquí:

3.       ESTUDIANTES: ¡Sean creativo! Piensen en diferentes maneras de demostrarle al personal de DCIS, lo que significan para ustedes y agradecerle por ello.

Nuestro personal de DCIS, trabajan largas horas y más allá de lo esperado para ayudar a nuestros estudiantes todos los días. ¡Unámonos todos para hacerles saber que son fantásticos!


Would you like to host a foreign exchange student in 2016-17?

AFS USA is seeking host families that would like this interesting and rewarding experience.

AFS families commit to accept their students as a family member, providing a bed (that can be in a shared bedroom with a same gender host sibling close in age), three daily meals, transportation to school, and most important, providing a caring family environment for them.

If you are interested in hosting a student please contact Claudia Thomas at

Next PTSA Meeting – March 15

The DCIS PTSA invites you to join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, March 15, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the MUN room at the school. We’ll have food and water available and Spanish translation services too. We’ll be breaking into our teams (Events, Fundraising, School Beautification, Communications, School Help) and making plans to move forward in each area. Hope to see you there!

DCIS Speech and Debate Team Hosts Tournament

On Saturday, 2/27, the DCIS Speech and Debate Team hosted a Debate Tournament where they spent 15 hours immersed in critical thinking and in-depth analytical discussions about domestic policy and needed policy changes.  Special thanks and congratulations to the students and teachers who helped make it a success! All participants masterfully demonstrated their abilities to Communicate Ideas, Investigate the World, and Recognize Perspectives.


  • Varsity: 1st Place
  • Novice: 1st, 3rd, and 4th Place
  • Humorous/Dramatic Interpretation: 2nd and 3rd Place
  • Original Oratory: 2nd Place
  • Individual Awards: Hazel Seremet, Evan Thornton-Kolbe, Owen Schaalk, Parrish Van Ausdall, Reyna Esquibel, Cecilia Manning, Madison Alexander, Stella Wilson, Jahan Anderson,  Halston Seremet, Kyra Abel, Emma Young

DCIS Debate 2016