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 Riding 'The Rhino'
 STACY WIEDMAIER • LA QUINTA SUN • JUNE 12, 2008

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 To celebrate the end of another school year, 455 students and some parents at Christian School of the
                                                          s
 Desert were treated to rides on the The Rhino - the world' tallest inflatable waterslide.

                                                               The waterslide - four stories tall and 170 feet long
                                                               - was trucked in from Scottsdale, Ariz., to the              Christian School of the Desert in Bermuda Dunes rented a 40-
                                                                                                                                                                       s
                                                                                                                            foot-tall, 170-foot-long water slide for it' "water day" on Friday.
                                                               Christian School of the Desert in Bermuda Dunes              (Omar Ornelas, La Quinta Sun)
                                                               last week
                                                                                                                                                                     Miles Finley a student at
                                                                                                        s
                                                               The water day was sponsored by the school'                                                            Christian School of the
                                                                                                                                                                     Desert in Bermuda Dunes
                                                               chapter of Watch D.O.G.S., or Dads of Great                                                           slides down a rented 40'
                                                               Students. More than 130 fathers participate in the                                                    tall, 170'long water slide
                                                               program, which hosts various campus activities                                                               s
                                                                                                                                                                     for it' "water day" on
                                                                                                                                                                     Friday, June 6, 2008.
                                                               like a December "snow day" where 50,000 pounds                                                        (Omar Ornelas, La Quinta
                                                               of real snow was brought to the campus.                                                               Sun)


                                                               Each father also chooses a day to volunteer on
                                                               the campus where they mentor children, tutor,
                                                               read to them and share lunches.

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                                                               "Whoa. Face first. You' gotta love that," yelled
 Greg Solis, of La Quinta and a D.O.G.S. member, as he watched children on the waterslide. "We dads get
                                                                                                               s
 excited sometimes, too, kind of like the kids. The passion of our group is to engage fathers in their children'
 lives."

 He said the D.O.G.S. chipped in their own cash to pay for the waterslide, while another member set up his                  RELATED NEWS FROM THE WEB
 own snow cone booth. One teacher said she faced a challenge trying to control her preschooler' obvious
                                                                                              s                             Kids
 excitement over the mammoth slide.                                                                                         Family
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 "They were bouncing around in all directions and couldn'wait to come out and see it right away," said Kathy
 Roethler, teacher.
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 La Quinta said she was looking for her dad, Todd, to take her down the slide.
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 "I' a little bit nervous to go alone," she said. "I want to down with my daddy."                                           Deputies cleaning up after four-car crash in Cathedral City

 Mother Betsy Bolton is a graduate of the school herself and now has three children attending. She said the                 Calif. judge calls declares mistrial in obscenity case
 D.O.G.S. have made an amazing difference in the children.
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 "They have changed the environment here and added some spunk," she said.
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