April 23, 2010
As a student of Don Callejon, I think this school is completely wonderful. I feel safe amongst the rest of the crowd, and as a K-8 community, I feel like we re united as one big family. As an older student, we set good role models when we influence younger students. We bond together at events like Walk-A-Thon when we are buddied together, getting the best of both worlds. We care for one another, and cliques aren t a problem here. Everyone is welcomed, and like family, nobody is left out. These teachers are simply amazing. Every single teacher at this school is supportive, and are willing to help in every way. Giving multiple chances, they ll help you throughout the year, and failing would probably be harder than getting a C. I do find it incredible that the younger students are reading at such an advanced level for their age. I was surprised by the number of 100% STAR passing students in our elementary level. I ve learned more than just academic skills throughout my years at Don Callejon. These teachers have taught me not only to be a good student, but to be a good person as well. While driving to school, I'm greeted by a safety patrol member. Not only are they protective, but they're polite and a great way to start the day. I love our [block] schedules, and how they change everyday, unlike other schools. With sports, we try are hardest, and play our best. We learn to have fun, while learning to be a good sport. I like to be on campus because not only do we like to keep our school clean, but the architecture definitely distinguishes us from the typical blue and white buildings. I love our library, and our librarian, Ms. Taylor. She spreads her love of reading to the rest of the school. It's easy to find things, and there's always the book I am looking for. DCSCO is very supportive, and we owe a ton of thanks to these great parents. They help fund our events like Walk-A-Thon, Spring Fling, for programs such as Starting Arts. We use technology everyday as it advances. (As editor of this year s yearbook, I often find myself spending quite a lot of time in front of a computer, daily.) We have awesome laptops provided for all the classes, cool flat screen televisions, and did I mention our media center? With 40 computers in our computer lab, programs like ALEKS, are available for students to use to do better in math. Easytech is also provided to learn about technology fundamentals. This is the best school I ve ever attended, and I ve met the best people ever. We re just one big family; GO CUBS!
- submitted by a community member