Posted by KDRA News on Monday, Oct 1st, 2012.

In this week's episode...

1.  Bella interviews Mr. Burnett, our new language arts teacher.

2.  FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes - meets Tuesday during lunch in room 309.

3.  Dream Believers- campus clean-up - this Friday during lunch. New officers: Trinity Castaneda - President, Isabella Lagunes - Vice President, Scribe: Vanessa Mendivil, Treasurer: Tova Zones. Next meeting is Oct. 10 during lunch.

4.  Still time to sign up for New York/Washington, D.C/Philidelphia trip. See Mrs. Amidei in room 615.

5.  Boo Grams are on sale in student store - $1.00.

6.  Costume Day is Oct. 31!

7. Red Ribbon Week - Oct. 23 - Oct. 31.

8. Cadets meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 -4:30 p.m. There is still time to join!  See Mr. Powell in room 613.

9. Club Live Magic Mountain Trip - $45.00/cash.  Trip is Nov. 3.  See Mrs. Amidei in room 615.



Posted by KDRA News on Sunday, Sep 9th, 2012.

In this week's episode...

Welcome Mr. Levrault - Interviewd by Trinity. Mr. Levrault is offering French and Chinese intstruction during lunch in room 614.  Monday & Tuesday = French and Wednesday & Thursday = Chinese!  Thanks, Mr. L!

Mr. C. says we are off to a great start.  We are having an assembly on Friday and other info. See Mr.  C's blog for more information! 

Picture Day is Friday, Sept. 21 - Polos only!  No spirit shirts.


  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes - (FCA) - Meetings will start Oct. 2 in room 309.  Contact:  Ms. Gervin.
  • Dream Believers - Meet this Wednesday in room 305.   Students can stop by Mrs. Lew's room to get lunch pass back to her room before the meeting on Wednesday. Contact: Mrs. Lew.
  • Drama Club - Meets Wednesday during lunch in Mrs. Alles' room - room 612.  Contact: Mrs. Alles

Cadets - First meeting after school at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 in Mr. Powell's room - room 613. Parents are invited too.  Contact:  Mr. Powell.

Robotics:  First robotics meeting is this Thursday during lunch in room 408.  Contact: Ms. Hillman.

Club Live - Six Flags Magic Mountain Trip:  Saturday, November 3.  Money and persmission slips are due by 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 12.  $45.00. Cash only.  Contact: Mrs. Amidei.




Posted by KDRA News on Sunday, Sep 2nd, 2012.

KDRA news wants to know if you are running for ASB office?  If so, we would like to post your campaign info on our news blog!  We want to hear from you! 


Posted by KDRA News on Wednesday, Aug 15th, 2012.

Hi Diamondbacks,


At the beginning of summer, Mrs. Belcoe accepted a principal position at a school in Lone Pine, CA.  While she is going to miss being at DRA, she is very excited about the opportunity to be the principal of her own school.  

Mr. Borgen and a few others interviewed several candidates for the assistant principal position.  An unreliable source told KDRA news that even though Mr. Martinez refused to wear a Yankees' hat during the interview, he was still selected to be our newest assistant principal (). 

One can't help but admire his integrity and commitment to the Dodgers.  :)

Congratulations, Mr. Martinez!!!!  

Posted by KDRA News on Friday, Aug 10th, 2012.

Hi Diamondbacks,

The first day of school is quickly approaching, so here's the scoop on the first day of school bell schedule. 

First, advisory time has been changed from before first  period on Mondays to after 7th period on Mondays (see new bell schedule) . This way we can end our day with our advisory class, get the announcements, check-in with our advisory teacher, etc.

BUT...on the first day of school you are going to go to advisory before first period and after 7th.  Why?  Well, as many of you know, you will pick up your schedule in your advisory class on the first day of school. When you get to school, you will see a big grade-level sign that has your name and advisory teacher listed.  Go to this classroom before 1st period.  Your advisory teacher will give you your schedule. You will start you day and end your day in your advisory classroom.  If you have any questions, feel free to post them here and KDRA news will glady answer them.  Here is the first day of school schedule:

Can't wait to see you!

Posted by KDRA News on Thursday, Aug 2nd, 2012.

Hi D'Backs,

Today I saw a momma moose and her baby eating lunch near my friend's house.  :)

 A mother moose is called a cow and a baby moose is called a calf.  The moose is the largest member of the deer family.  Its predators are the grizzly bear and man. They are fast runners.  The cow will protect her calf and charge you if she feels like she is in danger.  Apparently, this momma likes me.  :) 

Posted by KDRA News on Friday, Jul 20th, 2012.

Hi Diamondbacks,

Marcus Wood has been named new principal at Shadow Hills High School!

 Mr. Wood was the principal at John Glenn Middle School.  He is a fantastic leader and excellent principal.  He is also a huge 49er's fan so SHHS is in good hands! Go, Niners!

P.S. You can read his letter of introduction on the Shadow Hills website.

Posted by KDRA News on Thursday, Jul 19th, 2012.
Hi D'Backs Thought you might enjoy this video clip of the creek that runs through my friend's backyard in Alaska! Stay cool!
Posted by KDRA News on Wednesday, Jul 18th, 2012.

Hi D'Backs, I hope that you are enjoying your summer vacation! I'm having a great time in Alaska! I hope that you are reading a good book, exercising daily, and working out some math problems! :) Summer Olympics 2012 is just around the corner. The games start on July 27. To follow the action, click here to visit the official London2012 website.

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