Weekly Newsletter for Parents, Staff and Students
End of 2017–2018 School Year
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!
**SAVE THE DATE**
HAPPENING THIS WEEK …
- Staff Appreciation Breakfast: Friday, June 1
MARK YOUR CALENDAR …
- 6th Grade Academy: Monday-Wednesday, August 6-8, 8-12 am
- 9th Grade Academy: Monday-Wednesday, August 6-8, 8-12 am.
- Registration: Thursday, August 9, 7:30 am-1:00 pm; Friday, August 10, 12:30-6:00 pm, DCIS Cafeteria
- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Monday, August 20
- Taco Night/Carnival/Silent Auction: Friday, August 24, 3-7 pm, DCIS
- 10th Grade Canyonlands Information Meeting: Friday, August 24, 6 pm, DCIS Auditorium
- DCIS Travel Fair: Wednesday, September 26, 12:30 pm, DCIS Auditorium
REGISTRATION FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR …
Registration for next school year will begin in August. Parents are encouraged to start the registration process online through the Parent Portal to fill out forms in advance of coming to the school on either Thursday, Aug. 9, 7:30 am–1:00 pm, or Friday, Aug. 10, 12:30–6:00 pm.
In-person registration is required. If you are out of town and unable to make it on either of those dates, please check in with the front office as soon as you are back in town. You’ll receive an email later this summer letting you know when online registration will open.
SHOW YOUR LOVE
Please show your love for our teachers by providing a tasty treat or beverage for the staff at the TEACHER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST on their last day of the school year, Friday, June 1, at 7:30 am in the DCIS Community Room (103).
You can sign up here. Feel free to drop off nonperishable items earlier that week in the front office.
TRAVEL AND HOSTING OPPORTUNITIES …
NORWEGIAN AND GERMAN STUDENTS SEEK HOSTS FOR NEXT YEAR
Sole, an amazing exchange student from Norway!
We are looking for a home for an amazing young man from Norway for the 2018-19 school year. Sole is an active guy and wants to live the American Dream to the fullest. He is a competitive free-ride skier back in Norway and may like to continue to ski here in Colorado. He really wants to come to Colorado.
Theo, a well-rounded exchange student from Germany!
We are looking for a home for a fascinating young man from Germany for the 2018-19 school year. Theo is an open-minded guy and likes art, visiting museums, cooking and playing sports. He is perfect for Colorado as he loves the outdoors and also likes to ski, cycle and canoe. He wants to live the American Dream to the fullest.
EF High School Exchange Year students come fully insured with health insurance and their own spending money. Their American family would provide a bedroom to sleep in, meals at home and a loving home to call their own. Email Derek Chandler today to find out how you can make Sole’s or Theo’s American Dream come true.
SHORT-TERM HOSTS NEEDED FOR JAPANESE AND IRAQI STUDENTS
Youth In Action, a group through which many of our students have spent time in Japan, is looking for host families for Japanese students for the weekend of Sept. 7-10. The students are from Denver’s sister city, Yamagata, and a group comes here every year to study agriculture and do a short home stay. If you are interested in hosting, please contact JoAnne at 720-217-2160.
World Denver is looking for short-term host families for an Iraqi youth delegation July 11-25. WorldDenver is partnering with World Learning to host the U.S. State Department’s 2018 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange program. Home stay hosts are needed for 11-12 high school-aged participants and one adult mentor. All speak English. Participants have programming Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm; evenings and weekends are free for them to spend with their hosts. Daily pickups/drop-offs at MLK Jr. Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. (carpool opportunities available). If you are interested, please contact Gergana Kostadinova (720-330-9289).
COUNSELORS CORNER …
Tami Schmidt: Middle School
Ted Brugman: 9th and 10th Grade
Melisa Springsteen: 11th and 12th Grade
CLASS OF 2018
- Awarded more than $4 million in scholarships and grants!
- 95% of our seniors are college ready
- 77% are staying in Colorado, with most going to Metro State
- 90% of the senior class completed the FAFSA
- Total number of college applications submitted: 576
- Total number of acceptances: 260
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