Friday, May 10, 2019


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Because of a technical snafu, this week's DCIS Connect Newsletter didn't include the following updates from the Travel Center, some of which are time-sensitive and couldn't wait until next week's newsletter, and some that simply underscore the huge benefits of student travel. PLEASE READ!

Want to have a voice in middle school travel options? Join us on Tuesday, May 14, at 6 pm in the DCIS Community Room (103) to hear about and help choose between two fabulous trips: Guatemala or Peru, both through Walking Tree Travel. 

Student meeting for United Kingdom high school trip for summer of 2020: Next Thursday, May 16, at lunch in Mr. Crossley's room (116A). We are gauging student interest. A parent meeting will be offered at the beginning of the next school year. 

Grazie! Bravi! Thank you to the five DCIS rock-star families who stepped up to host an Italian exchange student. We and they really appreciate it! We hope it will be a great experience for all. 

The 10th grade Canyonlands and Estes trips were a great success! Thanks to Marie Meyer, Jilaine Sandlin, Connor Saller and Abby Hoffman, who made it all happen. Here are some quotes from students who went on the Canyonlands trip:

  • Helped me overcome some insecurities and gave me an opportunity to talk to people I never really see.
  • Helped me make new connections and learn new things about myself, others and nature.
  • Really taught me what it means to become connected to the people around me.
  • Made me realize what I truly need and want in life.
  • Helped me create stronger bonds and pushed me to test my limits.
  • This trip helped me break from a shell and allowed me to connect to people I haven't communicated with before.
  • Taught me that stepping outside of your comfort zone can help repair friendships.
  • Trying new things is sometimes good for the soul. Strengthened bonds with friends and made new ones. Felt connection with nature.
  • Reminded me of how wonderful my class is, taught me things about nature, and allowed me to create new and stronger friendships.
  • Being here will change your mind on how you see the world.
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