Friday, February 26, 2010

Take me out to the ball game...

Baseball season is fast approaching and just like all schools across this great nation...DRA is holding tryouts!! This is just a quick clip of the first day. We have 40 boys vying for 20 slots this year. Many of them are veteran athletes and many of them have never touched a baseball before. But there is plenty of heart. Let's just say I'm glad I'm not a coach!

The skills are there, the atmosphere is eLeCtRiC, and the SmileS are a mile wide. Stay close for all the action packed updates for the 2010 Diamondback baseball team... it's going to be a great season!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Working out our MINDS!!!

The Meeting of the Minds!
Here are your winners after round one.
It's starting to get intense!!
The boys loved the fact that they could challenge each other and test their capabilities.

We love this game because it is one that holds true to the universal truth " begin with the end in mind" because as many great chess players say " I know if I can beat you in the first 2 moves you make".
We just wanted to thank the games club for putting on this awesome event and taking the time to invite everyone. THANKS GUYS!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Our Athletic Director (Robbie)  put on a "mini combine" for the boys to showcase their athletic ability. The boys loved it and were excited to "show off" for the other boys and the staff.

Here is Tony flexing for the camera!
Jake wanted to get the blood flowing before the big challenge as well.
How many kids does it take to lift 275lbs?
Here is Robbie giving his best pep talk to get the boys ready to give it their all!

                                          And it starts! Dominic and Tommy were the first to go.
Here is Jon and Cameron
Matt, Marcin and Ryan gave it a run for the money.

Anthony and Danila really pushed it.

Jordan had a blast at the races.

Here is Mack and Brian.

Jake and his friends were having a great time, this is the 3rd race between these guys.

George and Matt really had a good competition going between each other.
Here is Josh and Drew.

Tony and Ryan were having a blast!!

Aaron tried his speed against some of the older boys.
Here is Ethan stretching for the win!!
Here is Greg pushing it.
Here is the beginning of the last heat. Starting with 7
Here they are halfway!!

Now we are down to 4!!

And they're off!! Can Stone Ridge pull off Victory?
It's still anyone's race!!!
And here are your winners!!!
We will be adding more events in the next few days!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Diamond Ranch Academy Gets Trees!

Diamond Ranch Academy is always trying to improve and recently we've added about 35 Austrian Pines.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Serving Others

The new mentor program has been a success!! And the mentors wanted to show their appreciation to the other students for doing their best and improving in their programs by having a benefit for the entire campus.
The mentors and the Campus Directors( Brigham M, and Travis B) went down to the local grocery store and bought these donuts to pass out to the student body while they were watching a movie.

The students loved the movie and donuts! The mentors actually had to pay for the donuts with money from their ledgers(Then we used real money to buy them), this gave them the pride from sacrificing something for others. The mentors were so happy that they were able to pay something back to the students for making such great progress.