Small Knight
Knightly News
Dominion Christian Schools
Issue 1 - August 20, 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.
Friday Night Lights
DCS Football Join us this Friday night at 7:30 as we kick off the season with the first home game of the year.

Friday, August 21 @ 7:30
Adults $7, Students $3
Mike Gold Honored at GISA Awards Banquet
Mike Gold July 2015

ST. SIMONS -- In July, the GISA (Georgia Independent School Association) held their annual induction ceremony in St. Simon Island, GA. Our own, Coach Mike Gold, was honored with the Brent Cribb Distinguished Service Award as he was inducted into the GISA Sports Hall of Fame.

Coach Gold has amassed an impressive list of accolades. During his GISA basketball coaching career at Augusta Christian and Dominion Chrisitan he has collected over 400 wins, two state titles, twice state runner-up, and numerous regional titles. He was voted Region Coach of the Year six times, Augusta Chronicle Coach of the Year three times, and State Coach of the Year twice.

If you know Mike Gold, you know it is never about statistics. It is always "Testimony First". He never boasts of his achievements, but in the privilege and opportunity to impact students with the message of Jesus Christ.

We are privileged and grateful to have Mike Gold at Dominion as athletic director.
Are You Ready?

Our annual "All School Retreat" is less than six weeks away. We are fast approaching our time annual time at Sharp Top Cove. September 29th will be here soon, so we wanted to let you know what to expect, particularly for our new families!

Lake & Rope Swing
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.

We will also have our praise band lead us into worship. We have three sessions with guest speakers and our worship team.
SharpTop Cove

Cabin Bunks
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!  
Carter Meeting Hall
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, September 29. 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. There is no school on Monday, October 5.
Parent Volunteers & Helpers

As parents, we have the awesome opportunity to server our students during the retreat! We have many slots 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, Sep 29 at 2 pm (you will drive yourself or carpool up to SharpTop Cove) until Friday at noon. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate volunteers that can't commit to the entire time.

For more information and sign up form, click here.

Mark Your Calendar!

Dominion Christian Schools
Picture Day is Tuesday, September 1
Picture Day ID: GG115378Q0

Lifetouch Pre-orders

DCS FootballAugust Athletics
21King's AcademyHome7:30
28Georgia ForceAway7:30


20Praise AcademyAway5:00JV, V
24Colonial HillsAway5:00JV, V
25Shiloh HillsHome5:00JV, V
31Oak MountainAway4:30JV, V


22Loganville ChristianLoganville9:00
27Weber SchoolGarrand Park4:00
29The Heritage SchoolNewnan8:00


Visit for complete scores, rosters, and schedules.


DCAA Booster Club
All DCS families are invited to join the DCAA Booster Club.

Your booster club membership grants you free admission to ALL regular-season home games for any of our Dominion sports at both the Middle School level and the High School level.

Forms are available outside the front office window or can be downloaded here

Clubs and Activities
The Outreach Club will be meeting Monday August 24th from 3:30-4:00 in Dr. Whittaker room. We are also collecting food for the backpack program throughout the month of September. We will be collecting breakfast bars, Pop tarts, individual bags of oatmeal, and individual bags of snack items.

The Recycling Club will meet Friday, August 21 during 8th period.

Mu Alpha Theta. If you wish to join Mu Alpha Theta, fill out one of the forms on Mr. Vreken's door and hand it in to Mr. Vreken by Friday, September 4.  To be eligible, you must be in high school, it must be your second year at Dominion, and you must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and at least a 3.5 math GPA.  See Mr. Vreken if you want to know if you are eligible or not.  Last-year members must re-apply, and first-time members must pay a $10 registration fee.
Rangers Outdoors. All high school students who want to go on the Rangers' whitewater rafting trip on September 18-19 must turn in their forms and $90 by Wednesday, August 26. For more information, please go to

Explorers Outdoors. There will be a middle school kayaking interest meeting in Mr. Vreken's room on Wednesday (August 26) at lunch. 

Mark Your Calendars...

Sep 1   Picture Day
Sep 2: Jr/Sr Parent Night
Sep 12: ACT Testing @ DCS
Sep 12: Homecoming Dance
Sep 14: GSN Testing
Sep 18-19: Rangers Whitewater Rafting (HS)
Sep 25: Explorers River Kayaking (MS)
Sep 29-Oct 2: All School Retreat, Sharp Top Cove


Oct 3: SAT Testing @ DCS
Oct 14: PSAT Testing (Soph & Jrs)
Oct 16-17: Explorers Backpacking (MS)
Oct 24: ACT Testing @ DCS
Oct 30-31: Rangers Backpacking (HS)

School Closed On...

Sep 7: Labor Day
Oct 5:  No School
Oct 12: No School/Faculty Work Day

Dates/Events are subject to change.
Please visit our online calendar for current listings.
Support the DCS Rewards Programs
"Thank you for participating in our rewards programs so far this year.  To date we have raised over $500.00 in money and supplies for our school.  Keep them coming!" The school rewards programs at Dominion are alive and well.  Please continue to send in your pink box tops, labels for education, and coke rewards. In addition to our box top/coke/labels for education programs, our school has Publix Partner cards ready to be picked up at the front office.
CokeBox Tops

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