September 25, 2014

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...
Breakfast with Dads...


Friday, September 26
7-8am Dominion Lunch Room

High school and middle school fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, big brothers,

Please join me for Dads & Donuts on Friday morning in the DCS dining hall. This will be a great time of fellowship, bonding and promoting positive, faithful male role models to all of our students.

For more information, go to: join me...

Joe Bradley, headmaster 

DCS All-school Retreat

October 1-3, 2014 @ SharpTop Cove, Jasper, GA

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.


For more information and downloadable forms, please click here >>
SharpTop Live at Retreat!
Sharp Top Live is a variety show, anyone can participate with a song, dance, skit, comedy act, you name it...but all acts must have school approval.

Audition sign-up sheets are at the front office, all participants will receive a Sharp Top Live 2014 t-shirt. 
See Mrs. Stansel for more information.

Each Friday
12:00PM - 1:30PM

More than 110 families from our school and community have purchased a variety of fruits and vegetables from Scholastic Market Day.  Scholastic Market Day is a farmers market based fundraising ministry focused on helping our community eat more fruits & vegetables and saving money while raising money for educational and civic causes. 


Please help us by participating and by helping to spread the word in our community.  A variety of fruits and vegetables are available - at previous events participants could choose limes, corn, nectarines, raspberries, strawberries, mangos, peaches, cabbage, Roma tomatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes on the vine, cilantro, scuppernongs, carrots, yellow squash, celery, Yukon gold potatoes (3 lb bag), red potatoes, white potatoes, sweet yellow onions, serrano peppers, green bell peppers and  plablono peppers - for $20 you may choose all the fruit and vegetables you need for your family for 7 days.


You may bring your own bag or bags are available. 


If you have questions, please contact

Beth Fawcett (
or Deborah Lanier (


2015 Spring Break College Trip to New York & Boston

Trip will include visits to Harvard, Yale and Columbia Universities.  We will visit the Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial, Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue, Radio City Music Hall St. Patrick's Cathedral, Bryant Park and Grand Central Station, see a Broadway show and end the week at the Today Show.

The cost is $1555 per person for 5 nights / 4 days, the price includes flight from Atlanta, all meals except lunch each day, 1 bus and admission to all activities.  All high school students, domestic and international are invited, the first payment of $275 is due Friday 9/26, the next payment date is November 2014 and the final payment is February 2015.
For more information, contact Mrs. Peeples at
or Mrs. Stansel at  


Save the Dates 
School Closed on...
  • Oct 13: Faculty Development
  • Nov 24-28: Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Dec 22-Jan 2: Christmas Holiday
  • Jan 5: Faculty Work Day
Art Department Needs Donations
The Visual Arts Department is beginning to work on painting and re-purposing items for the Holiday House auction. Please donate furniture,old flatware, kitchen canisters and old instruments. We would like your donations as soon as possible so HS art students, Mrs. Rudd and Mrs. Huff can start to create some up-cycled masterpieces! 
Donations wanted... 
The PE department is looking for badminton rackets and solid wood paddle-ball rackets that you may have lying around the house that you don't want or need anymore.  If you have any you would like to donate, please send in to the school to Tricia Price. 
Jeans Day for Homecoming
September 29 & October 6
benefiting Homecoming 2014.
$3.00 Jeans/$2.00 Hats

We are excited to announce that this year we are planning a large parade starting from Burnt Hickory Baptist Church at 5:30 on October 17th proceeding down Old Mt. Road to the school!


We want this to be a fun and festive time for our school as we cheer on our Knights as they Crush the Crusaders of Griffin Christian School!




Please register your car or truck with Mrs. Hendricks at by Oct.10th.
There is no registration fee to participate.  You are welcome to decorate any vehicle.  Just have fun and decorate it and ride in the parade.  If you would like you may throw candy once we get to the Dominion campus.


Join in the fun and make sure you register as soon as possible.


Let's support our KNIGHTS!


The following students will represent their grades at the football

Homecoming game Friday, October 17.


Seniors - Molly Lanier, Lenlie Millwood, Analise Niverson, Kate Worley,
                  Nic Bradley, Cory O'Sullivan, Sheldon Robyck, and AJ Wilson


Juniors - Emily Jones, Diana Sandoval, Ross Dockins, and Arles Johnson


Sophomores - Sue Byun, Caroline Parr, Danny Edwards, and Tom Liu


Freshmen - Reese Baumgartner and Clark Motes



The Homecoming Queen and King will be chosen from the seniors

and will be announced at halftime.



Each year at our Homecoming game, we welcome back our alumni.  It is a fun night for them to visit with friends and former teachers.  One of our traditions is to have an "Alumni Tent" where they meet and hang out and EAT.  Our parents are so gracious to provide food for them - and every year, the students are excited to eat all the great food!!!


For this year, we are asking for some specific foods and if you are able to provide any of these,

we would be very grateful.  

Please note -

  • The food should be brought about 6 - 6:30 pm Friday night, October 17
  • There is no way to keep things cool or to heat food up
  • Mrs. Price will accept food donations either at the gate or near the cabin
  • Please bring food in disposable containers
  • Food items needed
  • 3 cut up fruit trays/platters
  • 2 cheese/crackers trays/platters
  • 2 deviled eggs trays
  • 5 chicken fingers trays/platters
  • 4 chicken wings trays/platters
  • 5 deli sandwiches trays/platters
  • {please cut the sandwiches into 2-3 inch sections}
  • 2 pigs n blankets trays/platters
  • 4 brownies/cookies trays/platters
  • 4-5 cases of water (24 bottles each)
  • 2 plates and napkins


Cash donations are always accepted so food items that are not provided can be purchased. 

If you can provide any of these, or have any questions,

please contact Patricia Price at 



AJ Wilson Awarded Service Recognition


A.J. Wilson, a senior at Dominion Christian Schools, was awarded the Princeton Club of Georgia's 2014 Woodrow Wilson Community Service Award on Wednesday, September 17th. Congratulations A.J.! The teachers and administration at Dominion thank you for your commitment and service to our community and representing DCS in such a positive way.


Basketball Clinic MS Basketball

Boys and girls grades 2nd-8th
Oct 3 - 9-11 
$20 per session
Contact Coach Schmidt for more details 
DCS 2nd Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament 

Saturday, October 18th

Contact Coach Schmidt for more info  
Athletes of the Week   9/22-9/26
Middle School Volleyball 
Chrysta Nichols.  Chrysta has been such a star in our past two middle school games.  All of her passes have been on point and she has recorded 9 aces, 3 kills, and 5 digs.    

Varsity Volleyball
Gracie Schumacher.  The best word to describe Gracie is committed.  She works so hard in every practice and game and is committed to improving at everything she does.  Gracie had 13 total serves, two aces, no errors.  She also contributed 2 digs.
Varsity Volleyball

Hailey Giles.  Hailey was 94% at the service line with 5 aces. She accumulated 7 kills on the front row. She had an excellent game against Brandon Hall. 

Varsity Cross Country

Malik Gitau.  Malik is motivated to push himself and is a team player. At practice when a teammate has to run a lap or a hill, Malik will run it with them. He is a great leader and role model. God's presence is shown through his hard work!


Varsity Football 

Dave Carr and Cody LaVigne are named players of last week. Dave registered an Interception, 35 yard Punt Return for a touchdown, and a 17 yard touchdown reception. Cody had six tackles one for loss and some key assist to lead the Knights to a 52 to 9 victory.


Andrew "Rock" Giles and Levi Lewallen are the players of the week. The tandem combined for 19 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and 4 Quarterback SACs in the game against Loganville.

Dominion Athletics

HS Football
  • Sep 26: @ Young Americans Christian, 7:00
  • Oct 10: v. Trinity Christian, 7:30
  • Oct 17: Homecoming v. Griffin Christian, 7:30
  • Oct 24: @ The Heritage School, 7:30
  • Oct 31: Senior Night v. Holy Spirit, 7:30

MS Football

  • Sep 25: @ King's Academy, 6:00
  • Oct 9: v. Georgia Force, 6:00
  • Oct 16: 1st Round Play-offs, TBA
  • Oct 25: Championship, TBA

HS Volleyball

  • Sep 25: @ Holy Spirit, 5:00
  • Sep 29: v. Mill Springs, 5:00
  • Sep 30: v. Brandon Hall, 5:00
  • Oct 7: v. Atlanta Girls, 5:00
  • Oct 9: v. Holy Spirit, 5:00
  • Oct 13: @ Loganville, 5:00
  • Oct 14: @ Weber, 5:00
  • Oct 16: v. Academe of the Oaks, 5:00
  • Oct 20: Senior Night v. Loganville, 5:00
  • Oct 24-25: State Tournament @ The Heritage School, Newnan, TBA

MS Volleyball      

  • Sep 30: v. Eastside, 4:00
  • Oct 6: NAMAL Tournament, TBA

Cross Country

  • Sep 27: Dominion Dash @ DCS, 9:00
  • Oct 7:   Weber @ Garrad Landing Park, 5:00
  • Oct 9:   MS NAML Championship @ Excel, 4:00
  • Oct 20: 1AAA Region Meet, Loganville, 4:30
  • Oct 25: State Meet, Albany, TBA
Friday, November 7
7:30 am - 1:30 pm
For prospective students

Middle school & High school


Experience DCS during a regular school day. Observe classes, meet students and teachers, and learn about Dominion's "extras". A FREE Dominion t-shirt and lunch is provided. 

Please RSVP by clicking here.
Questions should be directed to Lisa Stansel to or 770-420-2153
Open House

Saturday, November 15

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
For prospective students

Middle school & High school Open House is a great way for prospective families and students to get an inside look at Dominion's academic offerings and extra-curricular opportunities in a uniquely Christian environment.

             Colleges are scheduled to be at Dominion this month.
    • Emmanuel College, 9/25
    • Perdue University, 10/9
    • University of Connecticut, 11/6
For the latest updates, please visit our College & Career Blog at
Issue: 6
In This Issue
Land's End Sale
DCS Retreat
SharpTop Live!
Market Day
College Trip
Save the Dates
In the Arts...
PE Donations
Jeans Day Fundraisers
Homecoming Parade
Homecoming Court
Welcoming Alumni
AJ Wilson Recognition
Basketball Clinic
Alumni Basketball Tournament
DCS Athletics
Shadow Day
Open House
College and Career
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