DCIS Travel Fair December 7

Your opportunity to learn about student travel opportunities from all over the world: Please join us at the “Travel Fair: a showcase of student travel opportunities” on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM in the cafeteria at DCIS Baker (574 W 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80204). The event is free and open to the public, with more than 20 vendors, representing language immersion, travel, gap year, and service opportunities for students from elementary- to high school. In addition, expect FOOD!  Individual students will be selling food to raise funds for their upcoming trips. Now accepting vendors, please email dcis.community@gmail.com for more info.  For a list of exhibitors, please click here.  


coffee-473765_1920It’s that time of year again … we’re kicking off our 2ND ANNUAL COFFEE FUNDRAISER! Pablo’s Coffee, one of Denver’s first craft coffee roasters — which happens to be owned by one of our wonderful DCIS families — is again creating a Special DCIS Holiday Blend to help us raise funds to support opportunities for our DCIS students and our school community.

For about the cost of three lattes, you and your friends and family can buy an ENTIRE BAG of this crowd-pleasing medium roast … or two … or ten! A great gift for grandparents, other family members, friends, neighbors, Secret Santa recipients, DCIS staff … anyone who loves a good cuppa joe.

This year, orders will be online only. You can find the order form here and via the icon on the DCIS Connect app home page. All orders must be placed by Monday, Dec. 11. Coffee will be delivered to your student on Monday, Dec. 18.

Thank you for your support!


Pre-order your DCIS Yearbook today!

Don’t miss your chance to pre-order your beautiful DCIS yearbook for just $40!  Prices go up next semester, so order yours now!  Yearbooks can be purchased in room 216A or online by clicking here.

Honor your special student with a tribute in the yearbook, starting at just $10 for seniors/$20 for all other grades!  We also have opportunities for business ads—a great way to support yearbook and advertise!  Contact Mrs. Hoffman at abby_hoffman@dpsk12.org for details!


Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6-7:30 pm, DCIS Cafeteria
Please join us for a conversation with Principal Theresa McCorquodale about DCIS’ most recent School Performance Framework (SPF) scores and what they mean. The SPF is like a report card for schools, telling us important information about how much our students have improved their scores on state tests from year to year, and how satisfied our students and families are with our school. We can then use this information to make any necessary changes in the classroom and to bring in additional supports where needed. The evening will also include PTSA elections and updates. Dinner, child care and simultaneous interpretation provided. So we can make sure we provide enough food for dinner, please take a moment to RSVP here.

Please join us! OPEN HOUSE

On Wednesday, November 8th, at 6 PM, DCIS will have an Open House for prospective students. Please join us for this evening open house and invite other parents and students you might know to attend as well. Our DCIS community has an insider perspective on the great things happening here at DCIS, and as such, are positioned as our greatest advocates. Help spread the word to potential DCIS families!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Hello DCIS Students & Families –

Parent/teacher conferences will be Monday, October 30th and Wednesday, November 1st.

To sign up for a time slot, you can click this link to be taken to a Google Sheet.  Once you’ve accessed the Google Sheet, find the teacher/s name you’d like to schedule a conference with.

Hover over the teacher’s name and a link will pop up, when it does- click that link and you’ll be taken to the Conference Sign Up.

Scroll down to find your desired time and select the Sign Up button, fill out the li’l form that pops up- with your name, e.mail, and optional comments; then click the Sign Up once more button and your time slot is scheduled for you and closed for others. ^__^

Happy Scheduling and Happy Conferencing!

P.S – here’s the actual link in case you want to copy & paste into your preferred browser…


-Have a good one!


The Succeeds Prize

The Denver Center for International Studies is an Honorable Mention school for The Succeeds Prize Award – High School category. The Succeeds Prize, a partnership between 9NEWS and Colorado Succeeds, recognizes and rewards the transformational impact of Colorado’s public schools and educators. Congratulations to our wonderful staff and students! Our Dean of Culture, Mr. Washington, and Assistant Principal, Mr. Giardiello, represented us at the gala.



Join your fellow DCIS families for the first Family Night of the school year.  Mr. Washington & Mr. Giardiello will be speaking on the topic of our new DCIS culture: “The DCIS Way” as well providing ideas on how to support your child’s education. PTSA will also be providing info & updates.  Tuesday, Oct. 10, 5:30-7:00 pm, Cafeteria. Dinner, childcare & interpretation provided. RSVP here: http://evite.me/Q1eNRccFyU