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On Saturday, March 24, many of our DJM Orchestra students participated in the Elementary Orchestra Solo Festival. Our students did a fantastic job and came home with Superior ratings! Congratulations to these outstanding orchestra students!
So many families participated in the 12 Days of Giving this holiday season. Our hallways are overflowing with items (food, cleaning supplies, and clothing of all kinds) which are sure to make the season much brighter for our local families in need! Thank you for your incredible generosity.
On October 4, DJM participated in the Crunch Heard ‘Round the Commonwealth, an event where all participants simultaneously take a bite out of a locally-grown apple. Mrs. Vazquez, our 24-“carrot” principal dressed up as a nutritious carrot and passed out apples to all the smiling students and staff members in the cafeteria that day!
This day is part of Virginia Farm to School Week, scheduled for October 2-6, 2017 to coincide with National Farm to School Month. This year, the VDOE is encouraging schools and education centers to “Make some Noise for Virginia Farm to School Programs” to recognize the importance of these programs in improving child nutrition, supporting local economies, and educating students about the origins of food. Virginia school divisions typically celebrate by featuring locally-procured foods on menus, organizing school garden parties, taking field trips to local family farms, hosting poster contests, inviting guest farmers to classrooms and cafeterias, and engaging in other related educational activities.