DCM is participating in Recycling Perks’ May Give Back Campaign for Hamptons roads area. The campaign runs from May 1st through May 31st, 2018. All you have to do to participate in this campaign is to sign up for a FREE Recycling Perks account. We will receive a $5 donation from Recycling Perks for EACH eligible sign-up.
Simply visit www.recyclingperks.com/signup to create your free account. Complete the sign-up process, which takes less than 2 minutes, and enter the promo code EnergyClub in the promo code section. All recyclers of Norfolk, Chesapeake and Suffolk are eligible to participate.
Please pass along this opportunity to sign up and donate to your friends and families in the County. Recycling Perks is our local program that rewards residents of Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Suffolk for recycling curbside. All residents who have City provided waste pick-up services are eligible to receive their first recycling container FREE. If you are eligible and don’t have your free container, please request one by calling.
Thanks for supporting Deep Creek Middle School!
Congratulations to Cheyenne Weaverling, DCM’s winner in the Character Counts essay contest. Cheyenne is to be commended for taking her time and using her talent to contribute to the success of the CPS Character Counts Education Week. You may read Cheyenne’s essay here (pdf).
Mrs. Paula Labbe has been named a national finalist in the Shell Science Lab Challenge. Sponsored by the Shell Oil Company and administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the competition encouraged teachers (grades 6-12) to share their innovative ways to deliver quality lab experiences with limited school and laboratory resources for a chance to win a school science lab makeover support package valued at $20,000. Mrs. Labbe’s prize package included a trip to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Atlanta. Mrs. Labbe is one of five national finalists selected from applications across the country.
New Deep Creek spirit wear on sale now!
Purple and gray short and long sleeve t-shirts and hoodies are available in two styles. Purchases may be made using the order form sent home with students or in the student store M-W-F during homeroom with cash or check made out to DCM. Purchases can also be made online through Online School Payment using a credit card. Deep Creek spirit wear flyer (pdf).
Congratulations to Deep Creek Middle School and teachers, Paula Labbe and Jonathan Neel, for being named the Virginia state winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a program that encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).
In November, Deep Creek Middle School was named one of the nation’s 255 state finalists, one of five state finalists in Virginia, and the only middle school in the state. Now named the state winner, Deep Creek Middle School will receive $25K in technology and a technology kit to produce a presentation video. From the presentation videos, Samsung will announce ten national finalists (March 1-25, 2018) to receive $50K in school technology and a trip to the Pitch Event. In early April, ten national finalists will present their prototype to a panel of judges. Samsung will announce three national winners who will each receive a $150K technology grant for their school, plus a Community Choice winner who will receive an additional $15K in technology for their school.
Paula Labbe and Jonathan Neel’s 8th grade students were chosen based on their proposal to use STEAM skills to address the health of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. To tackle this project, students will build a salinity monitor and develop interventions to slow or stop the spread of parasite- infected oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.
Congratulations Mrs. Kim Dorsey, DCMS Teacher of the Year, and Mrs. Shannon Michealson, DCMS Reading Teacher of the Year!
Last Revision 5/18/2018