Thursday, March 22, 2018

DCIS Connect Newsletter (March 22-28, 2018)

Weekly Newsletter for Parents, Staff and Students
March 22-28, 2018

(Leer en Español usar el traductor de Google aquí.)

6th Graders, Families and Friends
are invited to the


Under the Umbrella Cafe
300 Elati Street

Thursday & Friday, March 22 and 23
3–4:30 pm

All students will have the chance to present the poetry they've been working hard on in class! Come on out and see our young poets. All are welcome to share their poetry, lyrics or spoken-word pieces.


  • DCIS Poetry SlamThursday & Friday, March 22 and 23, 3-4:30 pm, Under the Umbrella Cafe
  • NO SCHOOL: Spring Break, Monday–Friday, March 26–30
  • NO SCHOOL: Monday, April 2 (staff professional development); school resumes Tuesday, April 3
  • Coffee with the Principal (English): Wednesday, April 4, 8:15–9:15 am, DCIS Community Room (103)


  • 10th Grade Travel Week: April 9-13
  • College Readiness Testing for 9-11 Grades: NO SCHOOL for middle school students or seniors, Tuesday, April 10, all day; sophomores on the Canyonlands trip will take their PSAT on Tuesday, April 17
  • Café con la Directora (en español): Wednesday, April 11, 8:45–9:45 am, DCIS Community Room (103)
  • CSC Meeting: Tuesday, April 17, 4–6 pm, DCIS Community Room (103)
  • DCIS Foundation Passport Dinner: Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6–8 pm, Museum of Nature & Science
  • DCIS Reunion & Celebration: Saturday, April 28, 3–7 pm, DCIS
Dear DCIS Parents,

Happy almost spring break! Staff and students alike are excited for the upcoming break. In the meantime, we are working hard to earn it. Ninth graders had a college visit field trip this week. Eighth graders are busy preparing for the Global Issues Summit to be held today and tomorrow, and earlier this week had a field trip to the Museum of Nature and Science. Last week, our entire 6th grade also had a field trip and were so engaged in the trip and well-behaved that they received compliments wherever they went! In addition, our MIS students will be taking a trip to the zoo on Friday. DCIS students are getting out and about.

Please be reminded that the school day begins at 7:50. Students must arrive prior to 7:50 in order to be on time to class. Breakfast is free for all students every day, but we stop serving breakfast at 7:45. If you would like your child to eat breakfast at school, please make sure your child arrives before 7:45. Lately we have seen a big increase in students getting to school late. More than 150 students were tardy to school this week alone! Please, please, please make sure your child gets to school on time!

CMAS testing begins after spring break for students in grades 6-8. 6th and 7th grade students will take math and English CMAS tests on Wednesday through Friday mornings, April 11-13. Eighth graders will take math and English CMAS tests on Tuesday through Thursday mornings of the following week, April 17-19.

On Tuesday, April 10, 9th and 10th graders will take the PSAT and 11th graders will take the SAT. Middle school students and seniors will have NO SCHOOL that day. (Tenth graders who will miss the PSAT that day due to the Canyonlands trip will take their PSAT on Tuesday, April 17.)

Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and restful spring break.

Theresa McCorquodale
DCIS Principal

This week's spotlight is on the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), which offers a wide variety of study-abroad opportunities, including summer-abroad and gap-year programs encompassing the majority of languages taught at DCIS (and many more). CIEE fosters the development of understanding and mutual respect among communities and nations by promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences. They help give students, teachers and young professionals from around the world skills that make them active and responsible global citizens. Many DCIS students—and even some of our parents!—have experienced the world through CIEE. Check out the Maskets' story featured in the latest edition of CIEE's newsletter.
This year the DCIS Foundation's annual fundraising event will take place at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science! Please join us for "DCIS Foundation Passport Dinner: Igniting Global Understanding, Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders," Thursday, April 26, 6 pm. Order tickets here.

**Own a business or have connections with one?** We are seeking sponsorships! Please view our 
sponsorship packet for our Globetrotter, World Traveler, Domestic Destination Explorer and Travel Bug sponsorship levels. Thank you for helping us get more kids out of the classroom and into the world!

Application Due March 26

This 90-hour project-based summer internship exposes high school students to the local creative professional sector and engages the next generation in the evolving cultural capital of our city. 

The Colorado creative sector is refreshingly innovative and growing exponentially. This internship provides access to art, people and professional practices to get you started in a creative career.

Leaders in the arts use their voices to create impact in their communities. This internship is for the future creative leaders in Denver! 

The Center for Visual Arts also offers a free Young Artist Studio.  The next session is from April 3-May 17 and will focus on printmaking. Register here.


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