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The Talent Show

Emily R. and Jessica C.
February 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Student Life

On December 5, Day Creek had a talent show for all grades to see and enjoy. Many students participated and worked to carry out the performance with the help of Leadership Students and staff alike applauded the abilities that Day Creek students exhibited.  A variety of talents were demonstrated as...

When Sports And Grades Clash

Frank C. and Shan M.
February 2, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Many people think that it's easy to maintain good grades and sports at the same time. Did you know that there are kids who play multiple sports that conflict with school work?  Well, some of these kids are at Day Creek Intermediate. They are Jacob K., Abhi A., and Marcus P. Many say that it takes a ...

New Teachers On Campus

Emma D. and Taylor D.
February 2, 2016
Filed under Student Life

New school. New kids. New teacher. It can be tough for the newbies on campus. New teachers come into school and have no idea what to expect. They are uncertain what their students will be like. They do not know what the staff will be like either. They are hoping for a welcoming group of people, but t...

Rachel’s Challenge

Sabrina V., Cami M., and Emily R.
February 1, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Rachel’s Challenge is a non-profit program that works to encourage students in school to be kind and helpful to one another. The Rachel’s challenge presentation showed Rachel Joy Scott standing up for people who were bullied or didn’t not have anybody to talk with. The video then showed told the ...

Adopted Kids

Natalie M., Maddy M., and Caiteyn M.
January 7, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Day Creek students with unique stories are all around us.  Did you know that some of those stories include adoption? DCIS journalism took some time to meet some of these students. Adoption is when a child is given to another family for a variety of reasons. Once a child is placed with an adoptive fami...

On His Way To Eagle

On His Way To Eagle

Lexi F. and Tiffy W.
December 14, 2015
Filed under Student Life

Do you know any Boy Scouts? How about Eagle Scouts? During the weekend of November 14-15, Zach Hively, a former Day Creek student, rebuilt the planter boxes as his project to earn his Eagle Scout award. “It looked in desperate need of repair and I needed a project that was pretty close to home,”...

The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift

Caiteyn M., Jamie H.
December 14, 2015
Filed under Student Life

Most kids want something tangible for Christmas: iPhones, iPods, Macbooks, hoverboards - basically all of the latest wants and cravings. Some students have a different idea. Ava S. and Ruby B. are some of those kids. “I would ask for my grandma to come back to life,” said Ava. She believes...

Do Proctors Treat Students Fairly?

Do Proctors Treat Students Fairly?

Colin C., Emma D.
December 11, 2015
Filed under Student Life

Ever since Day Creek was established, proctors have watched over school grounds to make sure students are on track. Proctors work before school starts and when students are at lunch. Their job is to make sure that students are doing activities that aren’t against school rules. When asked how students...

Too Young For Makeup?

Lexi F., Tiffy W., Emma D., and Courtney C.
October 30, 2015
Filed under Student Life

For some girls, makeup is for dress up. For others, it’s a part of their daily routine. Should that be a concern for parents and students on campus?   Staff and students at Day Creek Intermediate were recently interviewed to get their input on makeup. “[Makeup] causes girls to feel lik...

Gym-A-Palooza

Sabrina V., Cami M., and Emily R.
October 30, 2015
Filed under Student Life

What is Gym-A-Palooza? Gym-A-Palooza is an annual event where sixth, seventh, and eighth graders get together to do activities and eat pizza. In 2012, some kids wanted to have a dance, but Mrs. Sprague, the previous principal, thought it would be more fun to have after school activities with all the ...

Diablo (Chinese Yo-Yo) Fest

Diablo (Chinese Yo-Yo) Fest

Jessica C., Jazzy J., and Caiteyn M.
October 28, 2015
Filed under Student Life

Do you like playing sports or being active? Students at Day Creek Intermediate certainly do.  “Head Jester” Patrick recently introduced Diablos to the campus.  Diablos are a new, entertaining way to get exercise and have fun. On September 2, 2015, “Head Jester” Patrick came to DCIS to give a ...

Why Don’t We Use Social Media At School?

Colin C., Jessica C., Jennica V., Jazzy J., and Taylor D.
October 28, 2015
Filed under Student Life

A common problem with social media is the sharing of inappropriate pictures.  Some children don’t know that once they post a picture on social media, it can be viewed by anyone. Sometimes, those pictures can get into the wrong hands. Taking inappropriate pictures and posting them on the internet mi...

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