Fire drills are very important here at DGK School. For the past few weeks, we have been practicing our fire drills. All the students and teachers take these drills very seriously: we have to evacuate the building in under three minutes. DGK cares a lot about school safety. The teachers and students are always prepared. It's important to practice these drills so that we are prepared just in case of a real fire.
Talida El-Choum, 8th Grade Senior
Hard Work & Dedication in Autumn
Autumn is a very stressful season for a lot of students here in DGK. It is very important for students to continue to work hard and push through the rest of the year!
I know that our senior class is working very hard preparing for the SHSAT and the TACHS exam. These tests are very difficult and will take a lot of studying in order to prepare.
I wish lots of luck to all the students taking tests and working hard on their studies!
Katerina Koukoulis, 8th Grade Senior
Preparing for Oxi Day
Oxi Day is a very special holiday in Greek culture. It's the day when the Greeks said "NO!" when the Italians asked to pass through Greece during World War II.
Every year, we have a celebration to honor our heritage. We sing and perform plays related to Oxi Day. The assembly is on October 24th, but we have been practicing all month. In Greek class, students have been learning about Oxi Day and practicing their plays or poems. In chorus, we practice our songs with Kr. Kosta.
We are now having whole-school rehearsals in our gym. We are excited to perform!
Argiroula Monioudis, 8th Grade Senior
In 2017, there have been an estimated 1,688,780 diagnosed cancer cases. This month, we are raising awareness towards breast and liver cancer. I would like to not only raise awareness to these types of cancer, but to all cancers.
DGK's prayers are with those who are fighting cancer or have relatives who are fighting cancer. Our thoughts go out to those who have lost a loved one to this disease.
As Dave Pelzer said, "You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It's a mindset." This quote is telling us to live life to its fullest, because you never know what will happen.
Marta Balikcioglu, 8th Grade Senior