The Day Creek Howl

#ICANHELP

#ICANHELP

Bella D. and Carolina A.

January 22, 2020

“I was a teacher, and someone created a fake FaceBook page of one of the teachers at the school. It was super mean, so I started to educate my own students,” said Kim Karr. Karr is a representative for #ICANHELP who travels from school to school to teach students about digital wellness and soc...

Half a Heart Didn’t Stop Her

Half a Heart Didn’t Stop Her

Addison M. and Carolina A.

December 16, 2019

She enters school, greets her friends and goes to class. Typical Day Creek student, right? Or so it seems. Except she has half a heart. Carlie M., an eighth grade student, has a medical condition called Tricuspid Atresia. Tricuspid Atresia is a rare heart defect that was detected in an early ultrasound. According...

Holidays for All!

Holidays for All!

Jenna Q. and Shivani R.

December 11, 2019

Most schools have breaks throughout the school year for holidays. The most common intervals among students are Thanksgiving Holiday, Winter Recess and Spring Recess. While Thanksgiving and Spring Break don’t have anything to do with religious celebrations, multiple religious holidays fall in the middle of ...

More Time to Sleep

More Time to Sleep

Kaylee L., Writer

December 9, 2019

When you heard about the School Start Time bill that was recently signed by Governor Newsom, your immediate thought probably had to do with sleeping in.   Until students think about the law apart from their pillow, the conversation probably won’t make it too far.   Senate Bill ...

Halloween Through a New Perspective

Halloween Through a New Perspective

Riley G. and Christine L.

November 20, 2019

Costumed kids seem to be everywhere, smiling and laughing as they walk around the neighborhood, knocking on door after door asking for candy. A smaller group appears to be loitering in front of the first house on the street, watching others to see what they should do. Excited, yet hesitant, the smal...

Halloween Bash 2019

Halloween Bash 2019

Mireille G., Writer

November 12, 2019

Day Creek’s Halloween Bash took place on October 25, 2019. It was a fun, yet scary event for those who attended. The afternoon offered multiple opportunities for kids to keep themselves busy. Many students were frightened by the maze, while others enjoyed carnival games and candy. Scooby-Doo played in...

Day of Awesomeness

Day of Awesomeness

Tommy T., Writer

November 6, 2019

You walk up to the Wheel of Fortune, spin the wheel, and pray that it lands on the American Flag (which doubles your money) or a fat bill which symbolizes a huge stack of cash. The suspense is intense. Right before your eyes nearly pop out, the spinner lands on the $50 prize! You’re so ecstatic tha...

Atten – Dance

Atten – Dance

Kiley G. and Mireille G.

November 6, 2019

The Atten-dance a few weeks ago, was an enjoyable, enthusiastic event for Day Creek students, intended to reward perfect attendance, while continuing to encourage students to come to school each day. Of the 1,242 students on campus, 823 attend-danced during the event. Many students found the event...

The Story behind the Lanyards

The Story behind the Lanyards

Kiley G. and Mireille G.

November 5, 2019

On September 24, 2019, students at Day Creek Intermediate received lanyards with student IDs. The lanyards are meant to be worn throughout the day to reward students with PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) points. Students are also encouraged to wear their IDs for safety purposes. “...

Day Creek Intermediate, 2019 Blue Ribbon School

Day Creek Intermediate, 2019 Blue Ribbon School

Sean S. and Tommy T.

October 29, 2019

On September 26, 2019,  Day Creek Intermediate School received the Blue Ribbon Award from the US Department of Education in Washington, DC. Day Creek is the sole middle school in California and only one of 362 K-12 schools in the country to receive the award.  Mr. Apodaca, Day Creek’s principal, expres...

The CYRM Book Club

The CYRM Book Club

Kiley G., Writer

October 25, 2019

You would think people in a book club just read and talk about books, but there’s so much more. According to Five Reasons to Join a Book Club, readers meet new people, read things they wouldn’t otherwise read, discuss books, eat good food, and just chat. Mrs. Choi, Day Creek’s librarian, has start...

LCAP Forums

LCAP Forums

Addison M. and Penelope M.

October 24, 2019

The LCAP Community Forums meeting was held on Thursday, October third, at Day Creek Intermediate School. Parents from various Etiwanda schools attended, eager to share their ideas for funding.  LCAP is an acronym for Local Control Accountability Plan.  According to Barbie Ramirez, an attending pa...

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