Thursday, May 17, 2018

DCIS Connect Newsletter (May 17-23, 2018) 

Weekly Newsletter for Parents, Staff and Students
May 17-23, 2018

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


  • Senior Awards Night & Dinner Reception: Thursday, May 17, 6–8 pm 
  • Senior Checkout Days (last day for seniors): Friday, May 18


  • Graduation: Thursday, May 24, 6–8 pm, Newman Center for the Performing Arts at University of Denver, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver
  • Living Wax Museum: Friday, May 25, 4:30 pm, DCIS
  • Final Exams (Green Day): Friday, May 25
  • NO SCHOOL: Monday, May 28, Memorial Day
  • Final Exams (Blue Day): Tuesday, May 29
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR GRADES 8–11: Tuesday, May 29
  • 8th Grade Continuation: Tuesday, May 29, 6–8 pm, DCIS Auditorium
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for GRADES 6–7, Field Day, Final Exams Makeup Day: Wednesday, May 30
  • Staff Appreciation Breakfast: Friday, June 1

Dear DCIS Parents,

A huge thank-you to all our parent volunteers throughout the year. We were glad to see many of you at our Parent Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, May 16. Hope you enjoyed our small thank-you for the big help you are to our school. And for those who couldn't make it, thank you for your dedication of hours and time too. We hope to see you at next year's breakfast!

Our high school students are winding up their Advanced Placement exams this week, so if you hear a collective sigh of relief coming from the school, rest assured it is celebration of the end of standardized testing! Our senior class will complete Senior Checkout this Thursday and Friday, and will have next week off ahead of graduation day on Thursday, May 24. Meanwhile, all students in grades 6-11 are busy completing their end-of-year projects and preparing for final tests. Check out the calendar section above for important dates in these two weeks. 
Hope to see you at many of these end-of-year events!

Theresa McCorquodale


As their final project, students will research and represent a historical figure or a commodity that was traded, or create an artifact replica and explain its importance, as part of a "Living Wax Museum." Students will present in class as their final and are eligible for extra credit if they stay after school on Friday, May 25, at 4:30 and showcase their talents as historians to friends and family. The event is open to the public, and everyone is welcome!  
Have you purchased yours? Yearbooks have arrived and can be picked up at lunch in room 216A. Bring your receipt! We have a limited number of unsold yearbooks available for purchase for $50 outside room 109 at lunch or in room 216A. Please contact with questions.

Congrats to DCIS Junior Mia Oliver, who plays for North High School, for placing 3rd for #1 singles in the Colorado Girls High School 3A State Tennis Championships!


Take the lead on fundraising for next year's 10th Canyonlands trip (in April 2019), making this trip accessible for every 10th grader. Please email if you are interested in taking this on, or if you have time available to help. Thank you!


Borderless Friends Forever is looking for families to host exchange students for the 2018-2019 school year. If you're interested, please contact Melissa (703-674-6578).

World Denver is looking for short-term host families for an Iraqi youth delegation July 11-25. WorldDenver is partnering with World Learning to host the U.S. State Department's 2018 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange program. Homestay Hosts needed for 11-12 high school-aged participants and 1 adult mentor. All English speaking. Participants have programming Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm; evenings and weekends are free for them to spend with their hosts. Daily pickups/drop-offs at MLK Jr. Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. (carpool opportunities available).  If you are interested, please contact Gergana Kostadinova (720-330-9289).


According to the 2015 Healthy Kids Survey, 10% of Denver Public School students reported having used prescription drugs without a prescription, and the average age of first use is 13. A survey conducted by SAMHSA shows that 80% of heroin users start with a prescription opioid, and 66% of people misusing prescription drugs obtained them from a friend or relative, indicating that drug abuse is starting in the home, not out on the streets. 
Ensure your medicines are kept in a safe place, and that your child knows the dangers of misusing a drug that is not prescribed to them. Click here for information on how to keep your medicines safe.


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DCIS Drama Club Facebook 
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