Dominion Christian Schools
2013-2014: Issue 3 
August 22, 2013 
Knightly News
The DCS Knightly News is a weekly communication letter to our school families in order to keep them informed of upcoming Dominion Christian news and events... 
Friday Night Lights 
FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IS BACK


WHEN: FRIDAY "KNIGHT!" - AUGUST 23RD!

WHERE: THE "CASTLE!" - "WHERE KNIGHTMARES HAPPEN!"

TIME: 7:30 PM

ATTIRE: AS MUCH WHITE AS YOU CAN!!!!!"

 

T-SHIRTS AND TOWELS WILL BE ON SALE 
THE WEEK OF AUGUST 23!

A Secured Environment 
Please remember...for your students safety, that high school students should not be arriving at school prior to 7:15AM and middle school students should not arrive prior to 7:30AM. 

All visitors entering the school will be asked to present a valid driver's license/picture identification prior to gaining access to the main building. We have secured all main exterior doors with "access control" features.

Additionally, we have added a comprehensive video surveillance system. There is more detail in the document linked below. Please assist us during the 8:30am - 2:25pm times by presenting your driver's license/picture identification while "buzzing" in at the front door and then again when you sign in and receive your visitor pass.
 
Freshmen Game Night
Freshman Social
& Game Night
Friday, August 30

There will be a freshmen get-together and game night on Friday, August 30 in the gym from 7:00-10:00 pm.  

 

No admission cost - just come to play and fellowship together.  This is sponsored by the Peer Council.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Price at pprice@dominionmail.org. 

 

DCS Dads & Kids Pizza Night 
2nd ANNUAL DOMINION DADS & KIDS PIZZA NIGHT

  

Students, Fathers & Father-Figures

High School & Middle School 

Tuesday Evening, September 3

6:30 PM in the DCS Dining Hall

 

Join us as Dominion Christian Schools kicks off its second year of WatchDOGS (Dads of Great Students).  

 

WATCH D.O.G.S. is the fathering initiative of the National Center for Fathering (www.fathers.com/watchdogs). The program began in a single school in 1998 and has since grown to a national program with WATCH D.O.G.S. schools in almost every state in the nation.

 

 

Each school year men volunteer to work at least one day in their child's school through the WATCH D.O.G.S. program. These men work along side the educators to help as car line facilitators, hallway monitors, classroom assistants, lunchroom helpers, homework tutors and gymnasium coaches. The possibilities are endless. Every school year these men have a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of kids.

For more information, please email watchdogs@dominionmail.org.
All-School Retreat
Parent Volunteers & Helpers...
The Dominion all-school retreat on Oct 2-4 is approaching quickly.  As parents, we have the awesome opportunity to server our students during the retreat!  I can honestly say that it has been the most fun thing I have done at Dominion for the last 6 years!  We have 10 spots left for volunteers - moms and dads are welcome!  We serve food, help the Sharptop kitchen staff, and staff the Snack Bar!  We sleep in a "parent cabin" - not with the kids - and it is a great way to get to know other parents.  

As volunteers, we would need you to commit from Wednesday, Oct 2 at 2pm (you will drive yourself or carpool if you wish needing to be at Sharptop by 2) until Friday at noon.  Unfortunately, we can't usually accommodate volunteers that can't commit to the entire time.

This will be staffed by the first people that reply back to Pat Hendricks (phendricks@dominionmail.org)!  Background checks are necessary and we will send you a form that allows us to complete one.

Looking forward to working with many of you at Sharptop!


Go Knights!

Cindi Filer 


Six students from Dominion Christian High School were nominated for the Possee Foundation 4 year full paid scholarship.     

Students Nominated:

  • Tate Cooney
  • Donavan Ellison
  • Emily Filer
  • Brandt Kireta
  • Anna-Elizabeth Lewis
  • Camille Pugh

Congratulations you have been nominated by LIFE Counseling & Assessment Center to be a part of Posse!

 

We are excited for your first round interview on Wednesday, September 4th 2013. Blessings on your Interviews!

DCS Students Selected for Cobb's Youth Leadership Program 


Dominion Christian had three students who were selected for the Cobb County Youth Leadership Program for 2013/2014.  Applications were submitted last spring and selection has recently taken place. 

 

There were over 800 applications submitted.  Orientation took place this past Monday evening at Six Flags.  Selected Dominion Christian students were in attendance with their parents. 

 

Congratulations to:

  • Jasmine Allen
  • Lauren Heo
  • AJ Wilson
Dual Enrollment Information
KSU Dual Enrollment Honors Program
 
STANDARDS FOR ADMISSION
  • SAT score of 1100 on Critical Reading and Math sections combined (or ACT composite score of 24)

  • SAT Critical Reading score no lower than 530 (or ACT English score of 23)

  • SAT Math score no lower than 530 (or ACT Math score of 22)

  • High school academic grade point average of at least 3.0 in courses used to satisfy the 17 College-Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) requirements in English, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science and Foreign Language

  • Applicants must be rising Juniors or Seniors on track to complete a college-prep diploma.

HONORVIEW INFORMATION

 

Honorview is an informational session held each fall for students and parents interested in the Dual Enrollment Honors Program for the following academic year. Honorview explains the program, benefits to students, admissions process and funding options. Students and parents interested in entering the Dual Enrollment Honors Program in Fall 2014 are strongly encouraged to attend an Honorview Information session. Honorview 2013 dates are September 5th, September 16th and September 24th. Click on your preferred date below to begin the registration process!

 

September 5th: 7:00 p.m. 

September 16th: 7:00 p.m. 

September 24th: 7:00 p.m. 

 

Registration is open! Seats fill quickly, so reserve your spot today!

 

All sessions will be held at the KSU Center 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Ample parking will be available.

 

Application Deadline is January 15, 2014 for 2014 Fall Semester consideration. 

Carpool Needs & Opportunities
Carpool Needs
Although Dominion does not arrange carpooling, we do offer opportunities for families to help one another with carpooling needs.

Below are are current needs we have in our Dominion community. If you are able to help with any of these opportunities, please make contact directly via email or phone:
 
Ms. Tara Adams 10th grader (afternoons)
tadams@spsu.edu
Location: Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta

Ms. Becky Moore

8th grader (afternoons)
770-527-1071
rsmm55@hotmail.com
Location: off Jiles Rd, near Kennesaw Elementary

Ms. Alma Schmidt
8th grader
almaschmidt33@gmail.com
Location: off Cedarcrest Rd, near Seven Hills
2013-2014 Academic Calendar
Dominion's 2013-2014 Calendar.

To view or download the 2013-2014
Calendar, please click here.

For up to date information, please refer to our official school calendar for changes and edits.  
Events & Dates
SAVE THE DATE
  • Aug 24 & 25: Rangers Whitewater Rafting (High School) 
  • Sep 3: Junior/Senior Parent Night
  • Sep 13: Explorers Kayaking (Middle School) 
  • Sep 21: ACT testing @ DCS
  • Oct 2-4: All School Retreat
  • Oct 5: SAT testing @ DCS
  • Oct: 19: Homecoming Dance 

SCHOOL CLOSED 

  • Sep 2: Labor Day
    Oct 14: Faculty Work Day 
Athletics @ DCS  
HS & MS Baseball
There will be a Baseball interest meeting this Friday, August 23, before school @ 7:30 AM in the computer lab for all MS/HS players.

For more information, contact Coach Tidwell at turfwell@gmail.com.
DCS Athletics

VARSITY FOOTBALL
  • Aug 23: v. Crown, 7:30 
  • Aug 30: @ Griffin Christian, 7:30
  • Sep 6: v. Heritage, 7:30
  • Sep 13: v. Trinity Christian, 7:30
  • Sep 20: @ Unity Christian, 7:30
  • Sep 27: @ Covenant Christian, 7:30

JV FOOTBALL

  • Aug 24: @ Crown (Kell HS), 7:30
  • Aug 31: v. Georgia Force, 1:00
  • Sep 7: @ Dawson Christian, 6:00
  • Sep 21: v. Crown, 3:00

MS FOOTBALL

  • Aug 24: @ Crown (Kell HS), 5:30
  • Aug 31: v. Georgia Force, 11:00
  • Aug 5: v. Cornerstone, 6:00
  • Aug 12: v. Crown, 1:00

JV & VARSITY VOLLEYBALL

  • Aug 20: v. Shiloh Hills/Heritage (V), 5:00 
  • Aug 22: v. Colonial Hills (JV & V), 5:00
  • Aug 27: v. Bible Baptist (JV & V), 5:00
  • Sep 5: @ Colonial Hills (JV & V), 5:00
  • Sep 7: v. Augusta Prep (JV & V), 5:00  
  • Sep 10: v. Loganville Christian (JV & V), 5:00
  • Sep 13-14: Augusta Prep Invitational (V) 
  • Sep 17: v. Community Christian (JV & V), 5:00
  • Sep 19: v. Holy Spirit (JV & V), 5:00
  • Sep 24: v. Weber (JV & V), 5:00
  • Sep 26: v. Atlanta Girls (JV & V), 5:00

 MS VOLLEYBALL

  • Aug 22: v. Colonial Hills, 4:00
  • Aug 27: v. Excel Christian, 5:00
  • Aug 29: v. Fideles, 5:00
  • Sep 5: @ Cherokee Christian, 4:00
  • Sep 12: @ Excel Christian, 4:00
  • Sep 16: @ Fideles, 4:30
  • Sep 17: v. Community Christian, 4:00
  • Sep 24: v. Cherokee Christian, 4:00
  • Oct 1, NAMAL Tournament  

CROSS COUNTRY

  • Aug 24: @ Loganville Christian, 9:00
  • Sep 7: Dominion Dash, 9:00
  • Sep 16: @ Stratford, 4:30
  • Sep 28: @ Atlanta Color Run, 9:00
  • Oct 5: @ Community Christian, 9:00
  • Oct 9: JV State Meet, Macon, 4:30
  • Oct 17: 1AAA Region Meet, Loganville, 4:30
  • Oct 26: State Meet @ GA Children's Home, Macon 
Referral Program 

Referral Program.

Help us spread the word about DCS!   Your family can earn $500 referral credits for each enrolled family that your refer to DCS, this could amount to $5000 in tuition credits for the 2013-2014 school year! Each year we have many families participate in the program. It's simple,
Assist DCS Students with SSO Funds
New legislation can assist DCS Students with SSO Funds.
If you are a LLC, S Corp, or PC and would like to know how you can redirect some of your Georgia State Tax Liability - please contact me!  Joe Bradley, jbradley@dominionmail.org

 

As you may or may not know, HB 283 increased the maximum donation amount for LLCs, S Corps and PCs. The new maximum is up to $10,000 of the amount contributed, as long you have paid GA income tax in that amount on that share of taxable income from the S Corp, LLC or PC.

 

The Dept. of Revenue is currently pre-approving the new amounts.  If they have already applied and donated, they can re-apply for the additional amount.

 

This can be such a blessing for our students.

In This Issue
Friday Night Football
Secured Environment
Freshman Game Night
WatchDOGS Kick-Off
Retreat Volunteers
Posse Foundation Nominees
Cobb Youth Leadership
KSU Dual Enrollment Information
Carpool Needs
Calendar Download
Upcoming Events
Baseball Interest Meeting
DCS Athletics
Refer-A-Family
SSO Student Scholarship

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.   Psalm 127:1
Dominion Christian Schools
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Marietta, GA 30064

770-420-2153