news and notes...
Congratulations all-state music students listed on the Arts Page.
See 8th graders displaying art at the Harrison Invitational show on the Art Page.
There were 27 of our Junior Thespians who performed at District 9 Competition on December, 9. We received 11 Superiors and 5 Excellents and Janiyah got to perform her solo as a Critic’s Choice runner-up. We will now take 8 of the highest scoring pieces to State in February. Visit the Art Page for the group picture.
New Student Checkout Procedure
Due to the number of disruptions caused in our classrooms, the latest you may check students out will be 2:40 pm (unless there is an emergency). This means that students may be checked out for necessary appointments during the day up until 2:40pm. After that time, students (and parents) will need to wait until the final bell to become car riders.
Spotlight on Leader of The Month
Elementary: Amelia Rivera
Coach Meade says, "Amelia has all 7 habits. Amelia is an awesome student!"
Middle School: Kathlyn Paulino
Mrs. Lewis said, "You are my leader of the month for November because you always exhibit habit #3... put first things first. You always follow directions and work. You get your priority and have a plan to reach your goal. Keep up the great work!"
See what your student is learning about being a leader. The new 7 Habits page is HERE!
Teacher of The Year
This year's teacher of the year is Ms. Gotshall and employee of the year is Mr. Diego; congratulations to both of you. Ms. Gotshall has been at DSA for 13 years and she said her favorite part is when she gets to see that light bulb go off in a child's head. She also added that she feels blessed to be a part of such a great school surrounded by great teachers, administrators, and students. Mr. Diego has been at DSA for 1 year and he said his favorite part of his job is when he gets to pressure wash. He said his favorite thing about DSA was everything.
Did You Know We Have a Little Library?
The little library is located in the garden. Give a book, get a book! More info.
Extended School day To Achieve Results is in place for before-school and after-school student registration. For more on ESTAR, a brochure and registration form, click on the icon here: