Mr. C's Blog - Week 6- Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2015

Buh-Bye September…  October is here!!!

* Teachers completed our first round of Progress Reports (IPR) this past week.  The reports will either be mailed home sometime this week or sent home with your child.

* This is our first progress report.  Please remember that the school year recently started and teachers might not have a lot in grade books yet; which could make the weight of grades unbalanced at this point.  As the quarter progresses, grades will be more balanced with true indications of academic progress.

* Remember…  You can get current reports regarding your child's grades, attendance, and discipline by accessing/checking your child's HAC (Home Access Center) account.

* Please contact your child's teacher(s) if you have questions, comments, concerns, and/or compliments regarding grades and/or behaviors.  You can find our teachers' e-mail addresses through our DRA home page.

* I also recommend you check your child's backpack on a regular basis to know what he/she is bringing to school.

* Please attend an informational meeting on Thursday, October 15th in room 305 with Ms. Miller at 3:30 PM if you are interested in attending the New York City & Washington DC Student Trip.  You can sign up online by visiting  Please contact Ms. Miller for more information,

 * Our ASES football team plays their first game at Jefferson Middle School on Friday, October 2nd.  Our cheerleading team will also be showcases their cheering talents!!!

* Speaking of ASES, please let me know if you be interested in donating money to help with sports uniforms, school supplies, art & craft supplies, Fashion Show materials, snacks/drinks for sports games, and more.  ASES is a non-profit program.  We try to have fundraisers to help cut costs for our kiddos.  Your donation is greatly needed and appreciated. 

* I want to remind students and families that DRA and staff members are not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen electronic devices.  In addition, students are not allowed to use devices during lunch.  Devices will be confiscated and citations will be given.

* In addition, many teachers are allowing students to use their phones and tablets in classes for research.  However, misusing phones to text will result in a citation and loss of privileges. 

* The Green Bay Packers FINALLY got a monkey off their back last week by defeating the Seattle Seahawks.  Our defense really stepped up.  This week, the Packers host the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football!!!  The Chiefs have one of the best running backs in the game.  We did a great job shutting down Marshawn Lynch.  Hopefully, we can do the same with Jamaal Charles.  However, we are at home at Rodgers is doing his thing!  Therefore, I predict a Packers victory by a marginal score of 24-17.  Go Pack Go!

I hope you have a dandy weekend and week!

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School Information

Office Hours:  8:20 - 3:40 - Monday - Friday

Dress Code:  School Uniform: Polo tops in school colors only. Bottoms any color, no gym shorts allowed. Students wear lanyard/ID at all times while at DRA or on school bus.

SCHOOL COLORS: Royal Blue, Gold, Orange

MASCOT: Diamondbacks  

School Site Council Meetings

In this episode, Mr. C. addresses the issues with the long lunchlines. 

The Dean's Desk - September 14, 2015 on YouTube

Clubs @ DRA

  • This week at DRA - September 21, 2015
    Monday - September 21 - 
    • Fitness Club - meets at 9:00 a.m. 
    • Helping Hands - Meets during lunch in room 313 - Ms. Casillas, Coach Brock, and Mr. Martinez

    Tuesday, September 22- 
    • AVID meets at lunch in room 404 -Mrs. Alles
    • FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets at lunch in room 309 - Ms. Ortiz
    • 3-D Dance - meets at lunch in MPR - Mrs. Zingler & Dr. Meadows

    Wednesday, September 23 
    • Club Live meets at lunch in room 613 - Mrs. Thomas
    • DIY - Do It Yourself Arts & Crafts - meets in room 605 - Ms. Valencia
    • WEB leaders - meets during lunch in room 612 - Dr. Meadows
    • D'Back Debaters - meets after school from 3:16 - 4:15 in room 402 - Ms. Flaherty 

    Thursday, September 24

    • Drama club meets during lunch in room 404 - Mrs. Alles
    • 3-D Dance - during lunch in MPR - Mrs. Zengler & Dr. Meadows

    Friday, September 25

                     Every Friday is Fun Day during lunch. Join ASB for some fun activities! 

    Posted Sep 22, 2015, 7:34 PM by Karen Flaherty
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