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The Day Creek Howl

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The Day Creek Howl

The student news site of Day Creek Intermediate School

The Day Creek Howl

The expectations signs around campus have the saying, failure is not an option, on them.

Is Failure Not an Option?

Brooklyn B. and Brooklynn H. September 18, 2023

Have you ever been told that “failure is not an option?” This simple phrase has been Day Creek’s motto since the school’s inception in 2004. The original principal and staff instituted it the...

The Day Creek and Rancho High Band conducting their musical instruments during a football game.

Band: making Day Creek history

Angela A. , Sydney N., Julianne D., and Jocelyn W. September 18, 2023

Thriller, Blinding Lights, Uptown Funk, Land of a Thousand Dances, and the National Anthem. What do all five songs have in common? They were each played together by the Rancho High School band and...

Mr. Zajicek participating in the first Day Creek spirit day of the year!

A new leader of the pack

Sydney N. and Julianne D. September 8, 2023

Day Creek’s new principal, Nick Zaijeck, comes to campus intent to bring a blend of fun and learning to students and staff.  “I taught in Ontario-Montclair. I was assistant principal [and] principal...

Seventh grade Coyotes in their Barbie attire.

Barbie and Ken day: why does it matter to students?

Sydney N. and Julianne D. September 5, 2023

A doll with a pink dress, blond hair and a pink bow, with a supposed boyfriend named Ken. Ever heard of her? It’s likely you have, and she was intended to encourage girls all over the world to pursue...

A photo of the aquatic robot Luke L. created for his SeaPerch competition.

Paving the Way to the U.S. Navy

Shreya P., Maddie S., and Sanai B. May 24, 2023

Seventh-grader Luke Lopez has dreamed of being a fighter pilot in the Navy since he was nine-years-old. He grew up attending air shows, including one memorable performance: a demo of two fighter planes...

There has been an increase in the number of students using AirPods in class, but teachers believe they provide an opportunity for cheating.

Should AirPods be allowed in class? Why or why not?

Nikki K., Writer May 24, 2023

Have you ever seen someone using AirPods in class? Have you ever used AirPods in class? Although they’re generally not allowed, many students argue that they should be. Can the privilege of this technology...

Over the years, multiple awards can be given by achieving certain benchmarks, some of these including pins for certain milestones.

Growing up and moving on

Pablo GS. and Josep M. May 18, 2023

As the school year comes to a close, the 8th grade promotion seems closer than ever. 8th grade students have mixed emotions. They have built lasting friendships throughout the course of middle school.  Some...

The Coyote mascot and administrators with Mrs. Rose and her 31 roses.

Roses are Red

Addison J. and Makayla S. May 10, 2023

Kind. Caring. Understanding. These three words are just a few that students use to describe PE coach, Ms. Rose.  Rose has been working as a PE teacher at DCIS for 31 years. And next month, she will...

A DCIS student tells her story of dancing throughout the years.

A Dancer’s Journey

Alice L., Liam C., Brynlee S., and Sienna G. May 9, 2023

Hours of commitment led to one anxiety-filled moment. Yet it’s exactly what they’d trained for. They huddled on stage right. Kelly’s dance group held their collective breaths, waiting for the announcement....

Ramadan is a holy time where Muslims fast both spiritually and physically for 30 days, and celebrate the creation of the Quran.

Ramadan: What Does it Mean For Students?

Marco A., Pablo GS., and Josep M. April 18, 2023

You wake up for school and check your phone. On the screen, you see a news notification announcing: “Islamic holy month of Ramadan celebrated around the world,” What is Ramadan? Why do people participate...

During standardized testing, students put up dividers and log onto a secure test browser.

Standardized Testing: Useful or Pointless

River Y., Chloe L., and Nikki K. April 18, 2023

i-Ready. CAASPP. Two names the majority of Day Creek students dread to hear. It is the season of standardized testing, a time of long hours on a computer, forced silence, and teachers milling about watching...

The full Color Rally experience returns for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade for the 2022-2023 school year.

Color Rally

Troy S. April 17, 2023

Color Rally for Previous Years On March 24, the students of Day Creek Intermediate School gathered for the school’s traditional Color Rally. This annual event was discontinued by Covid-19, however,...

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