Dominion Christian Schools
2013-2014: Issue 5 
September 5, 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... 
All-School Retreat
The Countdown is on...
Our annual "All School Retreat" is four weeks away. We are fast approaching our time annual time at Sharp Top Cove! October 2-4 will be here soon, so we wanted to let you know what to expect, particularly for our new families! 

We take this retreat each year with a goal of creating community within DCS as well as setting up our year with a time of worship and spiritual growth. For many students this is one of their fondest memories here at DCS. We leave the text books, homework, and city limit signs behind and focus on strengthening, building and creating relationships that often last for life.  



Tom Gray
This year we are fortunate to have Tom Gray speak this year to our high school students. Tom is the Senior Pastor of Mars Hill Community Church in Powder Springs, GA. Tom is no stranger to Dominion having spoken to our students on several occasions in chapels.  


nullChad Cannon
Chad Cannon will once again speak to our middle school students. Chad currently spends his time speaking at camps, retreats, churches and schools. We will also have our praise band lead us into worship. We have three sessions with our speakers and worship teams.


Sharptop Cove

We stay at Sharptop Cove in Jasper, Georgia. This is a beautiful Young Life camp facility. Our kids will stay in lodges where they will have bunk beds and nice shower and bathroom facilities. They will be grouped in those lodges by grade level. Our teachers, staff and administration will stay with the students, so they are always chaperoned. The food is prepared by the Youth Life chefs and is incredible! Your student will not come home hungry!  



Along with our great speakers and worship, we give the kid's supervised free time to use the facilities of Sharptop Cove. Also, planned class activities are organized using fun games to get everyone involved!



You will bring luggage and bed items (more on that later) on Wednesday morning, October 2. The students will be taken on large coach buses up to Sharptop Cove on Wednesday, early afternoon. We will return home mid/late morning on Friday. We will have no additional school on Friday.   


Downloadable Forms
Events & Dates
  • 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 


  • Oct 14: Faculty Work Day  
Please visit for up to date calendar information.


October Lunch Menus
October Lunch Orders due Friday, September 13
Picture Day
Picture Day is Thursday, September 12
The time has come again for school pictures! We are delighted to have Mr. & Mrs. Barfield come on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 to take our school portraits.

Students are allowed to be out of uniform that day, School dress options (please dress accordingly)

Girls: dresses or skirts with nice blouses 
Boys: dress pants, shirt and tie
Optional: School uniform or Chapel uniform

NOTE: DCS Dress Code still applies. All clothing must be in keeping with school dress code. Skirts and dresses must be appropriate length; no sleeve-less, tanks or cap-sleeves. If you have questions about what will be allowed, please contact your check in teacher PRIOR to picture day.

These are pictures that you will have the opportunity to buy via an online ordering system; you will be notified when the pictures are available for purchase. These pictures will also function as your student's yearbook photo.
Volunteers Needed for the Dominion Dash!
DCS Cross CountryService Hours Available

The Dominion Dash is Sept. 7th and we need students volunteers for course marshals this year!  


They will be needed from 8:15 am-12:30. Students that are interest and need of service hours, please see Coach Shaefer  or email at

Ranger & Explorer Tees For Sale
All shirts are Cool DRI T-shirts which are made out of a quick-drying material and wicks away moisturefrom the skin. They will all have a small white Rangers & Explorers logo printed on the front left side.

A variety of sizes and colors to choose from ...
Download size and color options here.

T-Shirts are $15 and order is due by Friday, September 6th.

DCS Hoodie Sale Coming Soon
DCS Hoodie DCS Online Hoodie Store
Now Online

The online hoodie store is NOW OPEN so you may order DCS hoodies.   


The store will be open Wednesday, Sept. 4 thru Wednesday, Sept. 11. 

Click on My Team Shop logo

Access Code: knight3QV  

(direct link:  


All ordering and payments will be done online.  Please be sure of your order - there are NO refunds or exchanges.  There will be youth and adult sizes to choose from and you may order from navy, Columbia blue, and gray colors.  You may order as many as you wish!!!!


All orders will be here before the school retreat. This is the only hoodie order until January. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Price at 


Athletics @ DCS  
Volleyball Athlete of the Week


null Varsity: Kate Worley

Kate is our varsity athlete of the week for leading the team in kills last week against Bible Baptist.  She had 7 total kills and 2 blocks!



null JV: Aubrie McDuffie  

Aubrie is receiving the athlete of the week for her leadership skills.  Aubrie has been such an encouragement to her teammates leading them on and off the court.   



null Middle School: Onnie Robbins

Onnie is the athlete of the week for her performance in the game against Fideles last week.  Dominion was down 16-24 when Onnie came up to serve.  She served 10 serves in a row giving Dominion the win 26-24! 

Small Knight Dominion Christian Athletic Association


The Dominion Christian Athletic Association would like to welcome the following members to the Booster Club for the 2013-2014 school year:


Platinum Members
Gold Members
Silver Members

The Ellison Family

The Hair Family

The Matthews Family

The Wilson Family

The Hughes Family

The Carr Family

The Costa Family

The Giles Family

The Imsand Family

The Lanier Family

The Lewallen Family

The Miller Family

The Worley Family

The DeVore Family

The Norden Family

The Robyck Family

The Filer Family


Bronze Members


The McKinnon Family

DCS Athletics

  • 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


  • Sep 7: @ Dawson Christian, 6:00
  • Sep 21: v. Crown, 3:00


  • Aug 5: v. Cornerstone, 6:00
  • Aug 12: v. Crown, 1:00


  • 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


  • 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  


  • 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 
A Yogli-Mogli Fundraiser
Help send or 8th Graders to Capital Hill
Our first fundraiser night for Yogli Mogli is coming up soon! Support the 8th Grade Washington DC trip
Be sure and tell them you are with Dominion Christian School so we get credit for your purchase! 

Monday, September 9th from 2:30-8:00 PM

A great break for the entire family!

A bit more for mid-morning break...
Coffee & Tea Please.

Starting next Tuesday and Thursday, cheerleaders and 8th grade will be selling premium coffee and teas as a fundraiser during break.  


12oz cup for $1. Later in the year we will be selling DCS 16oz tumblers - refills will then be $1 for 16oz.

College Advisement News

On September 17th Michael Webb, Admissions Officer for King University in Bristol TN, will be on the Dominion Campus.  


In a recent email, Michael states the following: "I have been speaking with our Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions, Greg King. We know the caliber of the students at Dominion and believe that they have what it takes to be great at King University."  


Thus, for any senior that completes the (fee waived) paper application, provides transcripts and test scores, and meets the admissions requirements, King University will give automatic acceptance with academic scholarships.  


This is a wonderful opportunity for all seniors. If you are interested, please RSVP to Mrs. Peeples ( For more information about King College go to:
Scholarship Opportunities

Are you a Middle Level or High School student who's making a difference through volunteering? Apply for the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1000 and a trip to Washington DC next May!

Go to or to access the online application. Complete the application and the student/parent agreement. DEADLINE: November 5, 2013.


Be sure to check the Scholarship Bulletin Board for other scholarship opportunities.

College Visits to Dominion

(All campus visits from colleges are during lunch unless otherwise noted.)

  • University of Connecticut 9/19
  • University of Alabama - Huntsville 9/20 & 11/13
  • GA College and State 10/21

College Visits in the Area

  • Brown University 9/8 6p @ Pace Academy
  • Yale University 9/8 7p @ Grady HS 
  • Yale University 9/17 7p @Riverwood HS
  • PROBE Fair 9/23 6:30p @Marietta HS
  • Duke University 9/29 5p @ Pace Academy
  • Duke University 10/2 7p @Brookwood H.S. 
  • University of Virginia 10/3 7p @Atlanta Airport Marriot Gateway       

Be sure to check out the College Bulletin Board for College Preview Days at specific colleges.

In This Issue
All School Retreat
Save the Date
October Lunch Orders
Picture Day
Service Hours
Ranger/Explorer T-Shirts
DCS Hoodie Sale
VB Athlete of the Week
DCS Athletics
Washington DC Fundraisers
College & Career Choices

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
4607 Burnt Hickory Road

Marietta, GA 30064