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Dominion Christian Schools

Knightly News Summer Issue 3
June 24, 2015
The DCS Knightly News is a communication letter to our school families in order to keep them informed of upcoming Dominion Christian news and events.
Open House, Tuesday, July 14
6:30-7:30 PM Prospective 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.

Please RSVP by clicking here. 
Dorien Jenkins Commits to Wofford College
With great excitement and pride, 6-4-3 DP Baseball announces that Dorien Jenkins (Class of 2016) has committed to play college baseball at Wofford College.  The entire 6-4-3 staff congratulates Dorien on his achievement and wishes him the very best on his continued journey as a standout student-athlete. 

 4th Quarter Honor Roll Announced...

 

Each quarter, Dominion publishes their honor rolls. In the high school, students qualify for high honors with a minimum 3.50 GPA based on the quarter grades; honor roll is based on a quarter GPA in the range 3.00-3.49. Middle school high honor students are recognized for all As for the quarter; honors students have all As and Bs.
To view the past honor rolls for this year, please click here.

 

A few changes for next year...
As a school we are always assessing ourselves: What went really well? What could use some changes? Some areas that have been brought to us...
  • Teachers need to be accessible for students.With some teachers coaching and students participating in athletics, after school help sometimes becomes  problematic.
  • The dress code is complicated and difficult to remember all the details (what is and isn't allow...and on what days)
  • More academic offerings. What additionally can be made available so that students are ready for college?
  • More technology. How can technology be utilized without becoming a distraction or a barrier to learning?

So we are addressing a few things ...  

 

We are adjusting Wednesday's schedule to a late start. School will begin at 9:00 am with chapel followed by a schedule that will accommodate all the classes.

  • 2015/2106 school handbook will be published shortly with detailed schedule 
  • there will be supervision provided for parents that need to drop off students early
  • teachers will be accessible for help before school
  • when needed, parent conferences, student meetings, or faculty meetings can be better served at this time

Dress code has been clarified and simplified.  

  • A "quick reference sheet" is available that simplifies what is allowed on school uniform days. 
  • An easy reference: If it is on the list, it is allowed or required. If it is not on the list, it is not allowed.

 Dual Enrollment for college credit is available.  

  • partnership with Truett-McConnell College offering 24 college credits through six course sin history, English, and Spanish.
  • a variety of AP courses are offered as well
  • more information in on our website

Our electronics policy is being adjusted to make technology "work" for school.

  • cell phone and mp3 policy is being clarified to make it more workable for school
  • we are exploring STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics program) this next year with a desire for implementation in the 2016/2017 school year. 

This year, Dominion Christian Schools is pleased to announce the opportunity for students to earn college credit through our Dual Enrollment program.

 

For more information, please visit  

www.dominionchristian.org/dual-enrollment  

 

Save the Date...Homecoming 2015
Homecoming Parade & Football Game:  September 11, 2015
Homecoming Dance:  September 12, 2015

We are looking for volunteers to help with the the parade, game setup and dance. Please contact Pat Hendricks at phendricks@dominionmail.org.
Summer Reading Requirements 2014
All new and returning students are required to complete summer reading prior to first day of school.

Middle School - Read ONE SELECTION for the grade you are entering and download and complete the Summer Reading Form. This will be turned in at the beginning of school.

 

High School - Read ALL BOOKS for your grade. Be prepared for an assignment or assessment at the beginning of the school year.

 

Please click here for the list of required reading books.

Summer Camps
Mrs. Rudd's Art Camp

July 27 - July 31: 4th-8th grade...Claymation, Painting, Stain glass-style painting, Wire jewelry, Paper mache

July 27-July 31: High School Painting workshop
  
 
Quick Links
MS Yearbook Class

8th grade students wishing to be in Yearbook class next year. Please download and submit your application by July 15.

 Application can be dropped off at the school office or emailed to mlightner@dominionmail.org.
Summer Office Hours
From May 26-July 31, the office will be open to serve you on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 8 am - 2 pm, and closed on Mondays and Fridays.

The office will be closed from Thursday, June 25 - Monday, July 6; reopening Tuesday, July 7. 

 

Voice mails and emails will be promptly returned the following scheduled business day.
Upcoming Events
July 11: 6th grade Picnic
July 14: Open House
June 29: Summer School (Sem 2)
Jul 31: New faculty orientation
Aug 3-5: Faculty pre-planning
Aug 5: New student orientation
Aug 6: 1/2 all students
Aug 7: Full day classes
Aug 13: Back to School Night
DCS Athletics Forms