All the in-town and rural buses have been cancelled at this time (2:45pm) . Depending on road conditions, buses may come to pick up students at a later time. If the roads have not opened by 6pm, the buses will be cancelled entirely. If parents wish for their students to be picked up by in-town relatives or friends, they must call the school and talk to a member of the office staff. Students registered as bus students should not leave until parental contact has been made. Any students who do not have alternative arrangements by 6pm, the school will have suitable accommodations sorted out for them. Their parents will be contacted as soon as possible. Any students who have driven their own vehicles to school, have been made aware that county roads are closed and that it is illegal to drive on them at this time. If students who drove are still here at 6pm, accommodation and food arrangements will also be made for them by the school.
Join forces with Global Voices this week to Raise the Roof for Haiti! We are fundraising to help build a school in Haiti with the organization KidsAlive. (visit kidsalive.org for more information)
Students are reminded to bring donations to their period 2 teachers by Thursday. On Friday, classes who have raised a minimum of $20 will be given the materials needed to build spaghetti & marshmallow towers. Those that reach the $100 mark will receive extra-large marshmallows to help with their tower.
Prizes will be awarded for: tallest tower, most money collected, and appearance. The prizes are all edible and guaranteed to be delicious!
Join in the fun and help out a great cause! Show your Saluki spirit.
Over the last several years our school has offered students many chances to travel abroad. Destinations have included Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain, France, Belgium, England, Italy and Peru. Two further trips, one to Honduras in 2014 and one to Spain & Portugal in 2015, carry on this wonderful tradition of taking students outside the classroom to expand their learning and their world view. Since the current staff began organizing trips in 2007 we have been encouraged and supported by fellow staff members, school administration, parents and students. We, the teachers who organize and take these trips, truly believe in the benefits of them for our students.
Over the last two years it has become difficult to amass enough students to make our trips viable. The Europe trips have traditionally occurred every other year, with another trip (Band, Environmental Science etc) running in the off years. We do not want to cease offering travel opportunities to our students, but we have come to the decision that fewer opportunities may make each trip better subscribed and therefore more financially accessible to more families. To that end, we have decided that DCVI will offer ONE international travel opportunity every other year. Students and staff will be travelling to Honduras in June of 2014, and to Spain & Portugal in March 2015. In 2016 we will not be offering an international travel opportunity. If all goes according to plan, the next travel opportunity will be in 2017, and will be a Science-based adventure. The next Europe trip will take place in 2019.
We realize that this may mean that students who had hoped to travel with us before 2017 may be disappointed. There are still spaces available for students in grades 9-12 to travel to Spain & Portugal over March Break 2015. All interested students should see Miss Jewson for details ASAP.
Students who have submitted applications through OUAC or OCAS for the 2014-2015 school year are advised that first semester final marks have been processed. You are advised to login to your account and make sure that everything is accurate. Report any problems to Student Services.