Diamond Ranch Academy

Saturday, January 30, 2010

more basketball!

this last week we had some special super-fans show up to the game!
hi mOm!
it was way fun having some of the students' parents at the game. they were so fun to have in the bleachers!
a favorite shot:
"it looks like ashley is teaching the other team how to shoot while meredith teaches them how to dance!"
meredith and her battle royale!
ashley takes it down the court

Go TeAm Go!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010


at a recent tuesday with tayleigh, we put together frames with campus pictures for the dorms!

bradley hung the frames up and they look

game #2

the score:

"basically, the girls are amazing!"
-betsy, coach

meredith takes it down the court!

sasha sets it up

GoOd GaMe!

Friday, January 22, 2010

thursday basketball game #1

the girls had two basketball games yesterday.
the first game was against another school,

our lady-backs won

nice job, girls!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

today's advancements!

SuPeR jOb, LaDiEs!
these girls have worked hard and earned their levels today!

"since my last advancement i've learned to move on and not to dwell on things. i learned to not just hope problems will get solved, but to do something about them."

"i never thought i'd say this, but being separated from bad influences has helped me a lot."

Sunday, January 17, 2010

d back victory!

last time the girls played this team, the score was close the entire time... this week they held nothing back and kept the score high the whole game!

a few fans from the ranch cheering for the team!

in the middle of the game, one of the girls from the other team fell on the ground. the game was still going and the other team took the ball down the cout. i was impressed when sasha and dani made sure she was helped up. once she was up, ashley had already stollen the ball and was on her way back down the court!

gAmE oVeR!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

lady d backs win again!

another victory for our girls basketball team!

taking it to the net!

dani teaches the team that hydration is very important

Friday, January 8, 2010

this thursday at crystal springs

this week was incredible for Crystal Springs! we now have three new supervisors, one new manager, and two graduates!

"during a level advancement, the students present their speeches to a student panel and myself. they discuss how they've worked on goals and improved relationships. advancements are always a really great learning experience for the students and myself."
-tayleigh, campus director

"i felt amazed and so proud of myself for getting manager; i never thought this day would come!"

"i never cry, but i'm so happy right now!"

after hearing that she got graduate...

our newest graduates!

tuesday with tayleigh for the new year!

we decided to take the traditional approach to the new year by having resolutions tuesday night

we made a top ten for the year 2010. here's what the girls decided they wanted to work on:

SeLf-CoNtRoL, SoBrIeTyiNtEgRiTy, aCcEpTaNcE, sErViCe,  hApPiNeSs, HuMiLiTy, rEsPeCt, GrAtItUdE, and ExCeLLeNCe!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Years Resolutions

Writing New Years Resolutions:

"My goal is to take one day at a time"

"My goal is to graduate"

"My goal is to have a good relationship with my family."

-posted by Melanie

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Years Day

Happy New Year to Everyone! 2010!
We began the new year right with a wonderful breakfast.  Chocolate oats, yogurt, bananas, and peanut butter and jelly!! Then we all gathered to watch "Bee Movie" in the cabin.

After the movie we had a combined game with CS and WC of flag football.  
Football practice:

And for the game...

-posted by Melanie