Through the Telescope…Vol. 32

“It is in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough—its technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities that yield us the results that make our heart sing.”  –Steve Jobs

We Are Monsters

Amazing…Wonderful…A Superb performance!  These are just a few of the raving reviews that Miss Rivera and her cast of mini monsters received for their performance of We are Monsters.  Students came from all classrooms far and wide in hopes to earn a part in the hit musical.  Months of practicing ensued.  Fast forward six months…the stage is set, the performers in top form and the auditorium is buzzing with such anticipation, you can feel the electricity in the air…there wasn’t a dry eye in the house after what had to be the greatest theatrical performance DCS has witnessed!!

Thank you, Miss Rivera, for all your hard work and dedication to the students of DCS!

Hillpointe Talent Show  May 9th @ 6:30 pm

LDS Church @ 7401 Smoke Ranch Rd Las Vegas, NV 89128

DCS Spring Carnival Luau  May 31st 3-7pm @ Hillpointe Campus

The annual spring carnival is fun for all ages! This family friendly event will feature midway type games, activity booths, raffle items, food and fun prizes!  Please email Mrs. Story if you would like to be a part of the carnival planning committee.

Field Trips and Such….

Many field trips and end of the year activities and events are scheduled.  Please be sure to check advisor websites regularly as well as the DCS website to stay informed!

The Importance of Hydration

With warmer weather quickly approaching, it is crucial to recognize the importance of keeping hydrated.  Children are at a greater risk of dehydration than adults due to their lower body weight and smaller reserve of body fluids.  Often overlooked, is an adults’ easy access to a supply of water, while children tend to rely on their caregiver to provide drinks and often do not recognize the early stages of thirst.  Research suggests that just a 1% to 2% body weight loss of fluids can lead to significant reductions in concentration and mental performance.  As a child’s body is around 60% water, it is important to keep them filled up with fluids throughout the day.  Ways to ensure your child stays hydrated during the warm weather months include; packing a refillable water bottle in your child’s backpack, encouraging plain, natural drinks free from sweeteners and additives.  Caregivers and teachers should encourage young children to drink water on a regular basis and of course adults need to set the example by getting plenty of fluids as well.

Book Fair Wrap Up

The scholastic book fair stopped at both the Hillpointe and the Mesa Vista campus the week of 4/29-5/2.  Thanks to the support of our savvy student shoppers, we were able to place a generous amount of new books in each classroom.

A trip to Vegas Roots Community Farm

Students in Mr. Anderson and Mrs. McNeese’s 3rd/ 4th and 5th grade classes visited the Vegas Roots Community Farm .  During this visit students learned the importance of recycling, sustainability, planting their own food and creating compost.

DCS Foundation Mixer

Thank you to everyone who dedicated their time and support to the DCS Foundation Mixer. A special thank you to guest speaker Jamie Naughton, for her engaging talk about this wonderful town we call home. Last, but not least, a big round of applause to Miss Lisa for coordinating the entire event.

Mesa Vista Talent Show  May 30th Location to Be Determined…