Through the Telescope…Vol. 31

“You’re never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true.” Richard Bach

The Discovery Charter School draws its daily life as an educational experience for a widely diverse group of students and their families.  They are driven by unique learning interests and a willingness to be involved as partners in defining the curriculum and selecting specific interest areas to guide the refinement of basic learning skills.  We are still very much in the process of defining successful family-student-teacher project based learning experiences, but we are alive, excited and able to reflect as we complete our second year of this public charter school learning model.

Our classes are full, and we have waiting lists as we initiate planning for our third year, and in fact we have doubled our students from our first year’s enrollments.  We take pride in the daily involvement of our advisors and staff in the delivery of a curriculum built on leveled learning objectives yet targeted to individual learning interests.  As we see public schools around us focusing on test preparation, and school administrators and teachers willing to break laws by cheating on performance based  testing programs,  we become more dedicated to focusing our learning experiences on projects, problem solving, thinking  skills, and the ability to find solutions to the problems that challenge our lives.

We are knowledgeable of the growth of the National Core Curriculum standards currently adopted by 45 states and we are working to integrate those curriculum objectives into our project-inquiry-problem solving instructional delivery focus. We will work hard to ensure that our families and students benefit from the guidance of those standards.

We take great pride in the reality of our dream, a school where families have the opportunity to be active learning partners and teachers as we share the power of the reality that is the Discovery Charter School.  ~Dr. Price

We Are Monsters Musical

The stage is set and the cast is ready for their performance of We Are Monsters on April 24th.

All Discovery students have been invited to the 2pm matinee. Permission slips for this showing have been sent home and we are hoping to have plenty of parent volunteers to help transport for the event.

An evening performance is scheduled at 6pm.  Tickets are $5 per person for this showing.

We are Monsters Cast Reminder-All cast/tech MANDATORY Dress Rehearsal Wednesday, April 23rd from 4-6pm at Oasis Baptist Church 5220 E. Russell Las Vegas, NV 89122.

Got Fruit??

Mrs. McNeese’s advisory recently received a dehydrator and can’t wait to see it in action.  Donations of apples, bananas, strawberries, and any other fruits that are able to be dehydrated are being accepted.

Yearbook Presales  $25

Yearbooks will be available for pick up at the end of May. Make sure to reserve yours today!

Thank you to all the families that made the breakfast potluck an absolute success!! What a great way to start the school day!

DCS Foundation Mixer

Have you purchased your tickets yet?  Proceeds from the mixer benefit the student s of the Discovery Charter School.  This adult only event will feature a guest speaker, appetizers and refreshments.  Child care will be provided at each campus by a member of the staff.

We hope to see you there!

Teacher Appreciation Week  May 6th-May 11th

Please check the lost and found boxes in the front office of each campus.  The boxes are overflowing once again with coats and lunch boxes.

Coming Soon

Scholastic Book Fair  April 29th – May 2nd

During lunch and Afterschool

Important Track Meet Info…..

Faith Lutheran Middle School Track Meet

2015 S. Hualapai Way

Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, April 27, 2013

TIME: Check in at 8:00am, please be at the Faith Lutheran Track no later than 8:15am for check in.

Divisions: Athletes will be placed into their appropriate grade level in school.

Boys: 5th/6th Grade

Boys: 7th/8th Grade

Girls: 5th/6th Grade

Girls: 7th/8th Grade

Awards: Ribbons will be awarded for 1st through 5th place.

Athletes may participate in a total of four events only.

Dress: Please wear dark blue or black running shorts with a Discovery Charter School T-Shirt. If you don’t have a T-Shirt, please make sure you see Mr. Takemoto for one. Please bring running shoes, track spike shoes are not needed, but 1/8 inch spikes or less are allowed.

Please bring sun screen, hats, and appropriate clothing if weather is cold.

Track meet starts at 9:00am and last till about 3:00pm. Once athletes are finished with their events they are free to go, but please check in with Mr. Takemoto first. PLEASE BE AT FAITH LUTHERAN BY 8:00am for check-in. The 1600 meters is the first event and will start at 9:00am.

Athletes need to listen carefully for announcements of their events and check-in promptly when called. Athletes missing check-in for their events will not be allowed to compete.

FOOD and DRINK – Athletes should bring plenty of water and snacks for the day. Mr. Takemoto will bring a cooler of water and there will be concessions stand selling food and drinks. PLEASE NO GUM!

Only Athletes and Coaches are allowed on infield during track meet. Spectators please watch in events in grand stands.

This is a big event involving many schools. Please be respectful to all track officials, coaches, and athletes.

Any students wishing to compete in this event please see Mr. Takemoto as soon as possible. At the Summerlin campus, students are practicing every Mon. and Weds. After-school from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

No transportation to and from meet is available.

If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Takemoto at

A second track meet is schedule on May 4, at the The Meadows School. Further information on that track meet will be coming soon.

Hillpointe Talent Show  May 9th at 6pm.

Performance Location:  LDS Auditorium

7401 Smoke Ranch Rd (between Buffalo and Tenaya)

Discovery Charter School Carnival

What: Fun, Games, Food and Raffles

When: May 31st  3-7pm

Where: Hillpointe Campus

If you are interesting in being on the carnival planning committee please contact Mrs. Story at