DCIS Connect Current Newsletter

Weekly Newsletter for Parents, Staff and Students

June 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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  • DCIS FIELD DAY: For 6th and 7 graders, Thursday, June 1


  • 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


Dear DCIS Families,

I want to thank you for a wonderful school year. Your children inspire me on a daily basis. I am grateful to all the parents and all our students. With a successful graduation ceremony last week and continuation ceremony this week, we are ready to begin our summer break.

I wish each and every one of you a healthy and happy summer. For high school students, please check the website for some summer reading projects. I look forward to seeing all of you again for the 2017-18 school year, which I have no doubt will be our best school year ever!

With gratitude,

Theresa McCorquodale
DCIS Principal


The PTSA would like to express its deepest appreciation to the Phoenix Fund donors for the 2016–17 school year: Edmond Horsey, Seth and Vivian Masket, Tracy McMahon, Jen Gabel, Fred Glick and Donna Bryson, the Hoyt-Mendenhall family, and Greg and Karen Mortimer. Through their generosity, the PTSA was able to sponsor cultural enrichment activities and complete school beautification projects. Below are photos of the first phase of the hallway transformation that the Phoenix Fund donations made possible.

The PTSA would also like to extend its deepest gratitude to Laurie Harris and Tim  (pictured above) and Lania Howard, without whom this hallway renovation project would not have been feasible. They have invested countless hours in this important effort. Thank you as well to Tarl Ford for donating know-how, time and tools, and to Ernest and Jozette Vigil for donating the plywood for this phase. Thank you!


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