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                                                                                                        Weekly All-School Announcements
                                                                                                                    December 9 - 13, 2019
Weekly Scripture Verse

And she will have a Son, and you shall name Him Jesus, meaning ‘Savior’, for He will save His people from their sins. Matthew 1:21 (TLB)

IMPORTANT DATES..
Monday, December 9: High School: Varsity Girls’ Basketball Game, 5:00 p.m.
High School: Varsity Boys’ Basketball Game, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 10: MS/HS: ASB Lunch

Elementary: Christmas Tree Farm Field Trip, 1st & 2nd Grade
High School: Varsity Coed Soccer Game, 3:00 p.m.
High School: Varsity Girls’ Basketball Game, 5:00 p.m.
High School: Varsity Boys’ Basketball Game, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11: All School: Panda Lunch (Pre-Ordered)

All School: Teacher In-Service - Minimum Day (No Tutoring)
Faculty: WASC Committee Meetings, 12:30 p.m.
 

Thursday, December 12: ASB: ASB Meeting, 12:20 p.m. in The Basement
High School: Varsity Girls’ Basketball Game, 5:00 p.m.
High School: Varsity Boys’ Basketball Game, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, December 13: Elementary: Elementary AR Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
MS/HS: MS/HS Chapel, 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, December 15: Elementary: Elementary Students Sing in Services

* Minimum Day = 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
* Remember to check the Desert Chapel Christian School calendar at: www.dceagles.org

ALL SCHOOL NEWS..
CHRISTMAS CANDY GRAMS
The Desert Chapel High School Associated Student Body (ASB) is selling Christmas Candy Grams. Surprise your student, or a classmate, teacher, or staff member with a little Christmas cheer. Candy Grams will be delivered on Thursday, December 19th. The order form is attached. All proceeds benefit the DC ASB, to fund special events, such as Homecoming, Senior Nights, Prom, and other special activities.

SWEATSHIRTS & LONG-SLEEVED T-SHIRTS
As we anticipate cooler temperatures, Desert Chapel navy sweatshirts and long-sleeved t-shirts are available for purchase in the school offices.
● Sweatshirts: $30
● Long Sleeve: $15

NO TUTORING
There will be no tutoring on Wednesday, December 11th, due to Teacher In-Service meetings and a Minimum Day schedule. Tutoring will remain scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
 

CHRISTMAS AT DESERT CHAPEL
Please join us to celebrate this beautiful season:
December 15th - DC Elementary students perform at the church services, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.
December 16th - Toys for Kids, 9:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Volunteers appreciated)
December 19th - DC Elementary Christmas Performance, “A Red Letter Christmas”, 6:30 p.m.
December 20th - Choir Performance, “Christmas is Coming”, 6:30 p.m.
December 21st - Choir Performance, “Christmas is Coming”, 6:30 p.m.
December 24th - Candlelight Services, 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.

DESERT CHAPEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SOCIAL MEDIA
The official DCCS Instagram is: @DCEagles. Keep up with the latest news!
The official DCCS Facebook is: https://www.facebook.com/mydceagles/

ELEMENTARY NEWS..
 

FIELD TRIP
Grades One and Two will be travelling to the Live Oak Canyon Christmas Tree Farm on Tuesday, December 10th. They will leave the campus at 10:00 a.m. and return by the end of the school day.

ACCELERATED READER CHAPEL
Friday, December 13th is an AR Chapel, where students will be honored for their reading progress and prowess. Parents, please join us to celebrate, if your schedule allows.

STUDENTS PERFORM IN CHURCH
On Sunday, December 15th, the elementary students will be performing at the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. church services. Please arrive to meet Mrs. Wood in the small gym at 9:15 a.m. The attire is FUN CHRISTMAS - wear your Santa hats, Christmas sweaters, or flashing Christmas bulb necklaces.

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL NEWS..
ASB LUNCH
ASB offers a yummy meal each Tuesday for $5. This week’s delicious lunch is:
● Chili, Corn Bread, & Drink
PIZZA LUNCH
Pizza is available for lunch on Thursday.
● Pizza & Drink: $5 ● Pizza Only: $4

SEMESTER ONE FINAL EXAMINATIONS SCHEDULE
Tuesday, December 17th (Regular Day Schedule)
● Period Three - Bible Final
 

Wednesday, December 18th (Minimum Day)
● 8:05 - 9:30 a.m. - Period One Final
● 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Break
● 10:05 - 11:30 a.m. - Period Two Final

Thursday, December 19th (Minimum Day)
● 8:05 - 9:30 a.m. - Period Four Final
● 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Break
● 10:05 - 11:30 a.m. - Period Five Final

Friday, December 20th (Minimum Day)
● 8:05 - 9:30 a.m. - Period Six Final
● 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Break
● 10:05 - 11:30 a.m. - Period Seven Final

ATHLETICS
GAMES
Monday, December 9: Varsity Girls’ Basketball @ Desert Chapel v.s. West Shores, 5:00 p.m.
Varsity Boys’ Basketball @ Desert Chapel v.s. West Shores, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 10 : Varsity Coed Soccer @ Desert Chapel v.s. Cal Lutheran, 3:00 p.m.
Varsity Girls’ Basketball @ Desert Chapel v.s. Mesa Grande, 5:00 p.m.
Varsity Boys’ Basketball @ Desert Chapel v.s. Mesa Grande, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 12: Varsity Coed Soccer @ Public Safety, 3:00 p.m.

Varsity Girls’ Basketball @ Desert Chapel v.s. Palos Verde, 5:00 p.m.
Varsity Boys’ Basketball @ Desert Chapel v.s. Palos Verde, 6:30 p.m

ATHLETES, BE SURE TO COMMUNICATE TO YOUR TUTOR IF YOU WILL BE ABSENT FROM TUTORING DUE TO A GAME!

Please regularly check the Desert Chapel Master Calendar for event dates and times, as unexpected and last minute changes do occur. www.dceagles.org

ACADEMICS
SAT & ACT TEST DATES
Register NOW! The SAT and ACT tests are required for application to universities. Seniors are writing these this fall, and Juniors will begin writing these in the Spring
SAT Test Dates: March 14, 2020 Registration Deadline: February 14, 2020
May 2, 2020 Registration Deadline: April 3, 2020
June 6, 2020 Registration Deadline: May 8, 2020
ACT Test Dates: December 14, 2019 Late Registration - Late fee applied
February 8, 2020 Registration Deadline: January 10, 2020
April 4, 2020 Registration Deadline: February 28, 2020
June 13, 2020 Registration Deadline: May 8, 2020
July 18, 2020 Registration Deadline: June 19, 2020
Register for the SAT at: www.collegeboard.org Register for the ACT at: www.act.org

2020 LOS ANGELES BRAIN BEE
The BrainBee allows students to learn more about neuroscience and compete with their peers for a chance to participate at the National Brain Bee! Students do not need prior knowledge in neuroscience to participate. It is recommended that students prepare for the event by downloading the following
books: Neuroscience: the Science of the Brain (found at brain.mcmaster.ca/BrainBee/Neuroscience.Science.of.the.Brain.pdf) and Brain Facts (found at https://www.brainfacts.org/the-brain-facts-book).
During the competition, students will take a written exam and a practical exam involving human brain anatomy, in order to test their knowledge in basic neuroanatomy as well as principles in neuroscience.
All exam questions will be taken from the books listed above.
● As a part of the event, students will:
● Participate in interactive demonstrations about neuroscience and the brain
● Meet neuroscience professionals and students
● Go on campus tours at USC Health Sciences Campus
● Enjoy a complimentary lunch

Registration is free, and the event is scheduled for Saturday, February 1st, 2020 from 9am to 4pm at the University of Southern California Health Sciences Campus (USC). To register and for more information please visit our website at: http://losangelesbrainbee.com/. Attached please find the event flyer. This event is a really great way for high school students to expose themselves to academia and it looks great on a resume.

COLLEGE INFORMATION OPPORTUNITY
Please see the attached flyer for the opportunity in January 2020 to learn about some New York liberal arts colleges, Skidmore College, Union College, Colgate University, and Hamilton College.

BIRTHDAYS >
May you have a wonderful birthday!
STUDENTS
12/13 → Janessa P. (2nd Grade)
STAFF
12/10 → Russell Wilson
12/14 → Jesse DeMent
12/14 → Dave Carey