Boy’s Soccer Heading to Regional Semi’s

The Warriors boys soccer team claimed their first district championship since 2012 on Saturday night, defeating the #4 seed West Liberty-Salem 3-0 at Springfield High School.  DC dominated the match start to finish by winning balls in the midfield and out-possessing the opponent.  Heading into the game, West Liberty-Salem was riding a 15-game winning streak dating back to August.


In the 12th minute, Noah Alexander made a brilliant run to the near post and connected on Sam Reid’s corner kick to start the scoring.  It was Noah’s 19th goal of the season.  Junior midfielder Colin Klein stepped up in the 28th minute with an absolute dinger from 22 yards out.  The pass was served up by Sam Reid.  Sam is now #1 in the state of Ohio for assists in division 3 (26).  Reid joined the scoring party in the 55th minute by lofting the ball over the goalkeeper’s head from 25 yards out.  His 20th goal of the season was served up on a 40 yard pass from Noah Alexander, his 16th assist on the year.


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The boys have now accomplished their first two goals of the season: win conference and win districts.  #5 DC carries a 15-3-2 record into the “Sweet 16” and their regional semi-final with #1 Summit Country Day.  The showdown is set for 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 1 at Lakota East High School.  Come out to support the boys as they continue writing their legacy and glorifying God through it all.



Relentless Effort, Brotherhood of Trust

John 15:13

DC Football Warriors move to 8-1 and Look Toward The Playoffs!

It was another fun-filled night last Friday as our DC Football Warriors took the field in style to take on St. Bernard-Elmwood Place.  The stands were filled with fans ready to cheer on our team as well as celebrate our Seniors.  With almost 450 yards of total offense, DC handily beat their opponent 42-8.  Tiray “Tank” Jamison scored 2 TDs, and Sam Dimario, Seth Griswold, Ethan Powell, and Seth Yunker each scored 1 TD, some for the first time ever in their varsity careers!  On defense, both David Moyer and Shawn VanNoy had interceptions, and Seth Yunker again led in tackles.  Only 1 more regular season game remains, which will be played this Friday, 10/27, beginning at 7:00 p.m. against New Miami away at John Mara Field.

DC Team running on field

This season has provided a number of firsts:  school records have been broken, multiple players have been chosen as Player of the Week, the team was chosen as Team of the Week, and one to add is that, at present, Tywon Berry is the highest scorer in the Miami Valley Conference, scoring 24 more points than the next highest scorer.  Great job Tywon!  And … should our DC Football Warriors make it to the PLAYOFFS (which has not been mathematically clinched but is very likely), this will be only the second time in school history that a DC Football team has made it to the playoffs!   WAY TO GO WARRIORS – we are so proud of all of you!!  Stay tuned for more information about the Playoffs!!

The Wright Scholar Program

2018 Promotional Briefing (Click Here for Info)

The Wright Scholar program is a highly competitive program for high school juniors and seniors, and those who are selected, will work with an AFRL scientist or engineer on a mentor-assigned project during the summer following their junior/senior year of high school.  During the 9-week paid internship, students not only gain meaningful work experience, but will be exposed to various disciplines of engineering and science through classes/workshops/tours at the University of Dayton, Wright State University, and The Ohio State University.  We also tour places of interest like the AF Museum and various AFRL labs, as well as host weekly lecture series speakers including prominent scientists and engineers who share their expertise. The program truly brings a wealth of information regarding future careers in STEM fields.

Students must be high school juniors or seniors at time of application, have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher, be at least 16 years old by program start on 4 June 2018, and have transportation to/from work place if selected. Students must also be U.S. citizens and have an avid interest in STEM career fields.  The open application period runs from November 20, 2017 through January 8, 2018.  Please refer to the following Wright Scholar web site for program details, dates, and application procedures.

Links to the application, criteria/procedures, career descriptions, and photos appear at the bottom of the main web page.

Vision and Hearing Tests

Vision and hearing testing is in progress for high school and junior high students.  As a clarification, vision and hearing is being screened for all new students and all students in Pre-school, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th grades and all high school band members.  Testing is also available for any student in another grade upon parent or teacher request.  If you would like for your child to be tested, or choose to opt out of planned testing, please contact Debbie Smith, Clinic Aide/Secretary or Kim Garrett, Director of Health Services in the clinic at 937-291-7252.

Parent Summit Tonight- Part One of “Sex, Drugs, and Social Media”

7:00 PM – A Building Auditorium

Tonight is Part One of a Five Part series on challenging topics.  Tonight’s topic is Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.  Please see the description below.  If you aren’t sure if this has anything to do with you or your child, please check out the statistics at the end of this message. Be educated!  Be informed! Take precautions!

Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.

Protecting your family and friends.  Mrs. Mason is a member of F.O.R.T, a measure initiated at the Fort hospital and includes a quick response team that heads out into the community to combat the opiate drug epidemic.  She will share her personal experience with a family member’s drug addiction as well as experience from working in emergency medicine and with F.O.R.T.  Discussion will include signs of addiction, intervention, emergency care in case of overdose, and other important facts.

Upcoming Topics:

November 13       Sex Education and Teens – Talking to your child about sex.

January 29           Media Wars II and Pornography

February 26         A Law Enforcement Perspective on the Opioid Epidemic

March 26              Bullying and Suicide Prevention


From a Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Survey from 2013 concerning trends in the Dayton Area.  Today, these drugs are even more readily available. Do you think your children will not be able to buy drugs if they want?  Are homes they visit free from drugs?

Powdered cocaine remains moderately to
highly available in the region. Participants
most often reported the drug’s current availability
as‘10’on a scale of‘0’(not available,
impossible to get) to‘10’(highly available,
extremely easy to get); the previous most
common score was also‘10.’

Crack cocaine remains highly available in the region.
Participants most often reported the drug’s current availability
as‘10’on a scale of‘0’(not available, impossible to
get) to‘10’(highly available, extremely easy to get); the
previous most common score was also‘10.’

Heroin remains highly available in the region. Participants
most often reported the overall availability of heroin as
‘10’on a scale of‘0’(not available, impossible to get) to‘10’
(highly available, extremely easy to get); the previous most
common score was also‘10.’Participants highlighted that
many prescription opioid users are switching to heroin. A
participant explained,“I think more people are doing prescription
drugs, and they get strung out on prescription drugs
and they start doing heroin ‘cause it’s easier to get. I mean I
can’t get pills on call anytime I want, but I can get heroin on


Family Life – Weekend to Remember

Family Life – Weekend to Remember Marriage Retreat is coming to our area.   November 10th – 12th at the UD Marriot.  You are offered a discount of $100 per couple by using the Group Name WTRDdayton.

More info and registration is available at

About the Marriage Retreat

Remember how captivating it was when you first fell in love with your spouse? Every moment was special. As real life takes over, that memory can grow less vivid, and you might not feel like the center of their world as often. That’s where the Weekend to Remember® marriage retreat from FamilyLife comes in.

The two-and-a-half day romantic weekend getaway is a time to be together as a couple to invest in and strengthen the foundation of your marriage, no matter how firm or fragile it is. By getting away from the distractions of life, you can fortify your most important relationship and work toward building wonderful memories together, for decades to come.

The Weekend to Remember marriage retreat is not a large group counseling session or small group discussion. You won’t be asked to share intimate details of your relationship with anyone.

You will listen to engaging talks from marriage experts , then take private time alone with your spouse to work on the concepts you studied. When you leave, you will have an assortment of powerful, Christ-centered communication tools to use for years to come.

Learn how to:

  • Address issues as they arise, rather than letting resentments fester

  • Express feelings positively, so your partner remains engaged in the discussion
  • Resolve conflict in healthy, biblical ways
  • Maintain a vital sexual connection with one another
  • Forgive one another freely and completely
  • Increase your commitment to your marriage, resulting in deeper intimacy

We want you to leave your marriage retreat with encouragement, hope, and practical tools to build and grow your relationship. That’s why we call this a Weekend to Remember. For more details, view the itinerary.

DC Football Warriors Chosen as TEAM OF THE WEEK!

Congratulations to our 7-1 DC Football Warriors for being chosen as the Team of the Week by WDTN, Channel 2* after shutting out the Lockland Panthers in a 38-0 victory last Friday.  What a sweet win it was on Homecoming Night against the team who beat us last year and kept us from winning the Division.  Tywon Berry scored 3 TDs, and Shawn VanNoy and “Tank” Tiray Jamison each ran the ball in for 1 TD each.  Shawn VanNoy had 239 rushing yards alone and JT Thornhill had 43 receiving yards which, along with other team contributions, helped the team achieve 384 yards of offense compared to the Panthers’ 122 yards.  The defense was on fire and Seth Yunker had 10 tackles including 2.5 tackles for loss.  David Moyer also had a nice interception in the second half that likely kept the Panthers from scoring.

DC Hoco sign 2

What a fun night it was, celebrating our beautiful Homecoming Court, enjoying our Pep Band’s clever halftime show, and cheering on our team along with our enthusiastic cheerleaders of all ages.  This Friday’s game will be played against St. Bernard-Elmwood Place at Home (Harmon Field) beginning at 7:00 p.m.  We will also be celebrating Senior Night/Cancer Awareness Night.  Come on out and cheer on our DC Football Warriors — there are only 2 games left until the Playoffs!  GO WARRIORS!

DC Hoco sign

* The DC Football Warriors will be featured as Team of the Week on Channel 2, WDTN News, 10/18/17 on the newscasts at 6p, 10p, and 11p.  PLEASE TUNE IN!!