Members of the Class of 2018 are ready! They’ve completed their final exams, they’ve toured Washington, D.C. to wrap up their studies of U.S. History, they’ve consumed their special lunches and breakfasts, they’ve watched their DCD journeys summarized in the 8th grade slideshow, they’ve competed against their teachers in the 8th grade volleyball match, and they’ve painted their hands to take part in the cherished tradition of leaving their mark on the walls of DCD.  

Now the only thing left to do is to walk down the aisle of the Rand Gym surrounded by their schoolmates, mentors, teachers, and parents to receive their diplomas, the last stop of their DCD journey. While the colorful handprints that line the walls of the middle school are a visual reminder of who has been here, each student, whether they joined the Class of 2018 in Pre-k or 6th grade, is known and loved by our community and has left their mark on this school in some special way. We know the marks they leave on their next school communities will be just as bold and vibrant as the ones they leave with us. Best Wishes to the DCD Class of 2018.