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
TRAVEL AND EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES ...
TRAVEL FAIR REDUX 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.
DCIS FOUNDATION PASSPORT DINNER
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!
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