DCIS Connect Current Newsletter

Weekly Newsletter for Parents, Staff and Students

May 18–24, 2017

Every Thursday while school is in session, you’ll receive this DCIS Connect newsletter in your email inbox to keep you up to date on all the events and happenings at our school. It’s also available on the DCIS Connect app, which you can download at the Apple Store or Google Play.

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HAPPENING THIS WEEK …

  • SENIOR CHECKOUT: Thursday–Friday, May 18–19
  • SENIORS’ LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: Friday, May 19

MARK YOUR CALENDARS …

  • GRADUATION: Thursday, May 25, 6–8 pm, June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the University of Denver
  • MEMORIAL DAY: Monday, May 29, NO SCHOOL
  • FINAL EXAMS: Tuesday, May 30, and Wednesday, May 31
  • 8TH GRADE CONTINUATION CEREMONY: Wednesday, May 31, 6 pm, DCIS auditorium
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: Wednesday, May 31, for students in grades 8–11; Thursday, June 1, for students in grades 6–7
  • DCIS FIELD DAY: For 6th and 7 graders, Thursday, June 1

SAVE THE DATES!

Registration for the 2017–2018 School Year: Wednesday/Thursday, Aug. 2–3
Freshman/6th Grade Academies: Monday–Thursday, Aug. 7–10
New Parent Academy: Monday, Aug. 7
First Day of School: Monday, Aug. 21
PTSA Back-to-School BBQ/Social: Friday, Aug. 25

LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL …

Dear DCIS Parents,

We are in the home stretch! Friday, May 19, will be the last day of school for our seniors. Congratulations to our Class of 2017! All other students will attend school for the full week of May 22. Then for the week of May 29, we all have a holiday for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. Students in grades 8-11 will complete their last day of school on Wednesday, May 31. The Continuation ceremony for 8th grade students will be held the evening of May 31, beginning at 6 pm in the DCIS auditorium. Meanwhile, students in grades 6 and 7 will complete their last day of school on Thursday, June 1, which will be a Field Day featuring fun activities and a preview of their classes for next year. It promises to be a fun and informative day for all!

As close as we are to the end, we’re not finished yet. All students (except for seniors) still have final projects, quizzes and even final exams to go. Please help us remind students that the last two weeks of school are very important and in many cases weigh heavily in terms of the students’ final grades. So it is as important as ever for students to arrive to class on time and put in their best effort during these last two weeks. Their reward will be a nice, long summer vacation!

Thank you for your help and support of your DCIS student during these important last two weeks of school.

Theresa McCorquodale
DCIS Principal

 

IN SEARCH OF A HOST FAMILY

EF High School Exchange has a great opportunity for a family to host a female student from Verona, Italy, for next year. If you would like more information about Federica and this program, please email Sarah Kreider.

COUNSELORS’ CORNER …

TO BE JUNIORS AND SENIORS
Concurrent enrollment registration is closed for Fall 2017. If your student would like to take a concurrent enrollment course in Spring 2018, please have them speak to their school counselor ASAP.  Students can take up to one course or three credits during the spring.

SAT & PSAT 10
Scores will be available to students within the upcoming weeks. Please encourage students to look at their College Board account for more information. This document can help with logging in.

SENIOR UPDATE
Shout-out to our seniors! 90% of them have applied to a university, college and/or technical school! In addition, we are at about a 74% FAFSA completion rate and growing!

Senior check-out is Thursday, May 18, and Friday, May 19. Graduation is May 25 at the University of Denver.

WHAT HAS THE COUNSELING OFFICE BEEN UP TO?
Click here for an update on the DCIS Counseling Office.

DCIS Counselors:

TRAVEL CENTER NEWS …

 Merci et au revoir
Gracias y adios

 Grazie e arrivederci
谢谢
再见ありがとう、またね

 Philámayaye Tókša
It has been my pleasure to serve the DCIS community, students and staff, and to help so many students travel and see the world. I pass the hat to Ms. Bishop, who will take over as Travel Guru in August. My last day at DCIS will be May 17. Happy travels … and thank you for the memories!
Geri Zabitz Badler
Travel Center and Community Partnerships
geri_badler@dpsk12.org
Office Phone: 720-423-9043

Mondays: 7:45 am–12:15 pm
Wednesdays, Fridays: 7:45 am–1:30 pm
Room 204

RAISE YOUR HAND …

ATTENTION SOCCER FANS!
The Rapids professional soccer team donated four vouchers to the DCIS girls’ Phoenix soccer team. We’re selling those vouchers and will use the funds to pay for basic soccer needs for the girls, such as soccer balls, training equipment and uniforms. For all you soccer fans in the DCIS community, this is your chance to go to a Rapids game while supporting the Phoenix girls soccer program.Each voucher is good for two tickets. After purchasing the voucher, you log in to the Rapids website and choose the game you want to attend. It’s that easy and flexible! We’re hoping for $70 per voucher, so $35 per ticket, and they work in pairs. If $70 doesn’t work, make me an offer! We want to have these sold by the end of the year. Please pass this offer along to other Rapids/soccer fans.

Please email Lania Howard for more information or to purchase the tickets.

Go Phoenix and go Rapids!

AMAZON SMILE FOR DCIS
Did you know that the DCIS PTSA has an Amazon Smile account? What is Amazon Smile? It’s a simple way for you to donate to your favorite charitable organization — us! — every time you shop on Amazon, without spending any extra money. Either go to smile.amazon.com or click here to find out more about how Amazon Smile works, and then select DCIS PTSA to start donating with your next Amazon purchase. Thanks!

“Man’s Best Friend” Edition

Did you know…

  • Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic: two Pomeranians and one Pekingese.
  • Dogs’ eyes contain a special membrane, called the tapetum lucidum, which allows them to see in the dark.
  • 45% of dogs sleep in their family’s bed (we’re pretty sure a large percentage also hog the blankets!).
  • It’s a myth that dogs see only in black and white. In fact, it’s believed that dogs see primarily in blue, greenish-yellow, yellow and various shades of gray.

CONNECT …

DCIS Website
DCIS Facebook Page
DCIS Parents Group (closed, non-school-sanctioned) on Facebook
DCIS Drama Club Facebook
DCIS Travel Center Facebook

 

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