Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Coins for Kids

We are so proud of these young men!

This year the students helped our local community "Koins for Kids" group.  The boys helped set up at the community center so others could come wrap and organize gifts.  At first the boys were only scheduled to help on the first day.  However, they did such a good job and the directors of the group were so impressed, they asked the boys to come out again the next day to continue helping!!

our mission statement is to mobilize people and resources for creating solutions to community needs.  we accomplish this with a whole bunch of super-great youth volunteers like those at Diamond Ranch Academy!!
-linda sappington, washington county volunteer center 

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas at DRA

Happy Holidays from everyone at Diamond Ranch Academy!

We know the holidays can be stressful at anytime.  We also understand that it is more so when your child is far away.  We appreciate your trust and support during this time to care for and watch over your students.  It is our pleasure and honor to share with them the blessings and joy this season has to offer.  We have included a short video from Ricky Dias that explains what we do during the Christmas Holiday to make it special for everyone.  May we all have a HEALTHY and Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wooden Tantrum

A couple of the Lava Falls Mentors and a few upper level students who were doing well, went on a benefit with their Campus Director Travis to a Celtic Christmas Performance performed by Wooden Tantrum at the new Eccles Fine Arts Center at Dixie State College.
It was a nice night so the boys sat around outside and ate some pizza, and discussed ways they could help others improve and progress in their programs.

Inside waiting for the performance to start!Wooden TantrumPosing for a pic after the show. With their bellies full of pizza and cranberry Sierra Mist, the boys enjoyed the performance and had a fun night!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday Night Hoops (Diamond Ranch Academy vs. Dixie High School)

Our boys played a game against one of St.George's local 4A high schools. We lost by a little but played an excellent game against a well-ranked team. The boys are really working hard and coming together as a team and really enjoying the season. Here's a few pics of the fella's in action! We are very proud of our team....GO D-BACKS!!!!

Sean taking it to the hole!!

Nothin' but NET!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Diamond Ranch Academy's Clinical Department takes the plunge

We stumbled upon some great photos that were "lost" (were they really, or did the clinical team try to make sure no one would find them?  Hmm...)  We won't go into the who, what, and how.  Nor will we reveal the name or names of the person or people who got hold of these photos.  Just be sure to tell your therapist you saw them!!  Ha!  Ha!! Ha!!

Who's Brave Enough??




He's definitely going down...

Told ya!!    


This can't be fair...Is the tank even deep enough?

Apparently so.                           

Makin More Money!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What's Been Going On Over The Holidays!

Students of the Week

Quarter Credits

Pay Raises

Tons of Advancements!