Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thanks Media Club!

Thursday afternoon, the Media Club girls went on a benefit to Dairy Queen to have lunch and ice cream with Betsy.  The girls celebrated all of their hard work with the 411 and blogging over the past several months.  The afternoon was filled with many laughs and jokes.  It was an unexpected surprise that was really fun and memorable!

Jessica, Media Club

Thursday afternoon, the Media Club girls went on a benefit to Dairy Queen to have lunch and ice cream with Betsy.  The girls celebrated all of their hard work with the 411 and blogging over the past several months.  The afternoon was filled with many laughs and jokes.  It was an unexpected surprise that was really fun and memorable!

Jessica, Media Club


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

sPrInG wEeDiNg

On Friday, June 11th we had our annual campus-wide weeding contest hosted by Kelby, Director of Maintenance and Operations.  Right after school, the students met at the basketball court and Kelby gave everyone a great pep talk to up the competition!













We were absolutely amped up and ready to win the pizza party!
For about an hour and a half there was nothing but hard work left and right, while students rushed to pick as many weeds as they could to make the biggest piles.  Even the teachers and staff were out there pulling their weight and breaking a sweat.  It was nice to see everyone working together and keeping positive attitudes.
It was a great bonding experience!  Afterward, the winner was announced and we all met under the shade trees to enjoy a well-deserved barbecue.  What a fun afternoon!
-Melissa, Media Club

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Arrivals to Diamond Ranch...

We have PEACOCKS at the ranch!

One impressive male...
  

 ...and one equally beautiful female.







isn't this fun??!!!

Welcome to our Diamond Ranch Family



There are two new additions to the Ranch: Mini Horses!  Though quite small in size, they sure know how to make an entrance.  Both are very playful and friendly, and are quickly becoming part of the DRA family – mingling with the alpaca and sheep.
Ryan, Shamsi, and Lance: Media Club

Friday, June 11, 2010

"Lucky"

Today in the Creative Writing Club, students read from the screen play “Napoleon Dynamite”. Both the boys and the girls were really into their roles, and the Staff enjoyed watching it all take place. It was very entertaining! Students in the Creative Writing Club are currently learning to write for movie scripts and theater.

Melissa, Meredith, & Shamsi: Media Club




Summer Kick-Off BBQ


SuRPriSe!  To kick the summer off and also celebrate the holiday weekend, Derek and the 18 year old boys put together a barbecue for the entire campus.  It was so nice to get out of class and enjoy the sunshine with everyone.  The burgers were great and so was the company!  We were all grateful for the opportunity, and we look forward to the next big event on campus.

Melissa, Media Club


What a fun Day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Girls’ Pottery Club

On Tuesday, June 1st, the girls in the Pottery Club sculpted with clay and then painted their sculptures.  They are planning to fire their newly created sculptures in the kiln very soon.  The girls are really creative and are making things like piggy banks, pots, and other sculptures for their parents.  We have some really talented girls here at the Ranch!

Meredith, Media Club