The Day Creek Howl

SOTM for September: Teamwork

Teachers at Day Creek Intermediate share how they chose Student of the Month for teamwork.

Nicole D., Writer

September 29, 2020

Imagine teaching in the middle of COVID, a time when it is harder than ever for students and teachers to communicate. The Student of the Month award for September presents a difficult decision for teachers to make. This month’s character trait is teamwork. But how will teachers choose a student if st...

Behind the Scenes of the Hybrid Learning Plan

School will definitely be a lot different compared to before.

Hailey A. and Audrey C.

September 23, 2020

Day after day, students log on to a computer and look at a screen in order to learn. Nothing is face to face; everything is digital. Multiple months have passed since Day Creek Intermediate School has closed, and there is still no green light indicating a return to campus.  Distance Learning has taken its toll on ever...

Student of the Month: Big Family Feels

Olivia G. describes how it feels to get SOTM with also having seven siblings.

Aishwarya A., Kaavya K., and Keira S.

September 9, 2020

Cars roll up to Day Creek Intermediate School’s driveway in front of the school gates. Children fill passenger seats, faces smushed against the glass, eagerly awaiting to receive the awards, boxes of Chik-fil-A, and warm greetings from their principals and teachers for their hard work this month. ...

Student of the Month: A Teacher’s Perspective

The August SOTM drive-thru was a way for teachers to see and honor their students while being safe.

Nisreen M., Gwen E., and Edhen A.

September 9, 2020

Have you ever wondered what it is like to meet your students through a car window? Since COVID-19 has shut down schools for the time being, Day Creek Intermediate School has found a way to be a part of students’ lives and celebrate a job well done while still being safe. DCIS held a drive-thru for stud...

Student of the Month: Twins’ Perspective

Twins Lina and Jenna A. both are awarded Student of the Month at the same time.

Shivani R. and Mikah C.

September 9, 2020

Imagine having someone who shares many of the intricacies of your life. They have birthday, share your room, and occupy the same grade level on your campus. Since Day 1, twins’ lives are fully connected. From that first cry, each will always be associated with a twin brother or sister, something un...

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (Or is It?)

The coronavirus turned the world upside down...or did it?

Isabelle P., Writer

June 12, 2020

At first, the coronavirus was a joke, a subject of memes and teasing. It was crazy, right? It didn’t make any sense why everyone was making such a big fuss over something no worse than the flu. Then, seemingly overnight, our world imploded. Entire countries went on lockdown. China issued military-enforced...

DCIS is Exploring the Possibilities for the 2020-2021 School Year

DCIS staff members are working to plan for all of the potential outcomes of this pandemic.

Shivani R. and Mikah C.

May 19, 2020

As the 2019-2020 school year is coming to a close, students are growing more and more excited about the possibilities of the upcoming school year, scheduled to start in August of 2020. Children used to long for the days of summer when school was out of session, but now they can’t wait to return to ...

Letter to Future Self

Even though it may feel that quarantine will never end, years from now this is what I want to remember from this time.

Riley G., Writer

May 15, 2020

Dear Future Self, Aloha! How are you doing? I’m doing pretty good for being in quarantine for two months. Being in quarantine has taught me many things, both about myself and the world. People express a sense of surprise when disaster strikes, yet here it is. But in my case, I don’t see this ...

Healthcare Workers Are Stepping Up Against the Pandemic

Healthcare workers are still going to work even if they are put at risk, continuing to be there for their communities.

Mikah C. and Shivani R.

May 6, 2020

The coronavirus has temporarily closed businesses and offices until it is considered reasonably safe to return to public places. But health care officials are still required to go to work, as hospitals are always open. As of May 4th in San Bernardino County alone, there have been 2,182 confirmed cases...

Birthdays in Quarantine

Even though it wasn’t an ideal birthday, Gabby had a lot of fun and really enjoyed her quarantine birthday.

Riley G.

May 5, 2020

Even though local students are forbidden from hosting a party in our homes, there are many things we can do to celebrate that special occasion. Here are two different stories sharing how a quarantine birthday unfolded.  Gabby Rivera: Gabby Rivera, a seventh-grade student attending Day Creek Intermediate,...

Memes Have Caught the Corona

Memes about the Coronavirus are helping people cope with quarantine.

Christine L. and Ally D.

April 22, 2020

Nowadays, memes are considered an important part of our culture. Incorporating humor into recent events has become popular among the younger population, and has even wormed its way into the older generations’ humor.  Dark or “depressing” jokes are especially prevalent, so it’s no surprise...

We’re Here for You

Day Creek’s staff continues to help out students, despite the unsettling circumstances.

Jenna Q., Writer

April 20, 2020

With the elimination of remote learning and interaction caused by the coronavirus, students have been experiencing a variety of emotions. As many of the expected forms of external help now shut down, some students have felt an unfamiliar helplessness without having someone to talk with.  Thankfully, ...

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