Swimming Districts!

Now is the time to make a SPLASH with the Dayton Christian Swim Team as we are asking Warrior Nation to create a WAVE of purple and gold at the Metro Buckeye Conference Championships, Saturday, February 3rd, 2:00pm, at Trotwood Madison High School.  With a team record 39 swimmers, there will be plenty to cheer for as the Girls hope to reclaim the top honor from 2 time defending champion Yellow Springs, while the Boys are looking for their first league title as they seek to dethrone 3 time league champs Troy Christian.swim1

 

The league will be recognizing Seniors from all of the teams, and with 16 DC Seniors on the team, let’s also be the top of the class in fan support!  So if this is your first time to stick you toe in the water, or if you have been around the pool a time or two, let’s all join together to let our league rivals know what the Heart of the Warrior is all about!  So don’t take a DIVE in your support for the team but rather, come to the meet, get loud, and be proud of your Warrior Swim Team.  Who knows, you might even get a little wet!  Saturday, February 3rd, 2:00pm at Trotwood Madison High School.

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DC Varsity Basketball Warriors Tied with Troy Christian for FIRST PLACE in Metro Conference — and THESE TEAMS BATTLE EACH OTHER TONIGHT!

Our DC Basketball Warriors pulled off their third straight win last Friday, putting up 60 points to Legacy Christian’s 45.  Matt Welker scored 21 points and had 5 steals, Ryan Fair had 12 points on 5 for 6 shooting, and Anton Webb had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.  Impressive play!

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Tonight’s game will be very important as it will determine who is in first place in the Metro Conference — DC or Troy Christian.  The team needs the “6th man” (that’s YOU DC fans!!) to show up in huge numbers!!!  Please come and support our boys and show your school support and spirit.  The game will be held at Troy Christian High School; the Varsity game begins at 7:00 p.m., and the JV game begins at 5:30 p.m.  Also of note is that there will be a free Praise & Worship Concert immediately following the game. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend and enjoy the music after the game!

GO WARRIORS!

DCHS Welcomes New Volleyball Coach

We would like to welcome Angi Dabbelt as the new head varsity volleyball coach at Dayton Christian. Angi is no stranger to Dayton Christian Schools as she has been the head middle school volleyball coach for the last two seasons and an assistant junior high basketball coach.  Coach Dabbelt has been playing and coaching volleyball for over 25 years. She graduated from Wright State University where she attended on a full volleyball scholarship.  After graduation, she joined the Ohio Valley Region of USA volleyball team. She has had coaching stints at Beavercreek High School and with the Dayton Juniors volleyball team. Coach Dabbelt is committed to Jesus, has a love for developing Christian student-athletes, and exhibits a strong passion for volleyball and interscholastic athletics where students can build lifelong skills! Angi is married to Jake, a 1994 DC graduate. They have three children: Olivia, Matthew and Samuel, all whom attend Dayton Christian.

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Parents and prospective volleyball players can visit with Coach Dabbelt on Monday night, Feb. 26 in room D108 from 6:00-7:00pm to learn more about the volleyball program and the upcoming fall season.

Pre-Registration and Reminder – CCP Meeting on Monday

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Dear Students and Parents,

This is a reminder that we are hosting Dayton Christian’s College Credit Plus Information Night on Monday, January  22nd at 7:00 PM. We will meet in the Auditorium in Building A. Students in grades 7-12 who are considering applying for funding through the CCP program should plan to attend. Several colleges and universities will attend to meet with you personally and answer questions about their programs, application procedures, and course offerings.

If you would like to save time at the door, please preregister via this link here.  You are still free to attend if you do not register, but instead of completing information at sign in, you may quickly check off your name as attending. Pre-Registration Form

You may also save time by completing the intent to participate prior to Monday and bring with you to the meeting.  This is the first step in the CCP application process. We will make copies and submit the form to the state for you. Letter of Intent

If you are unable to attend this meeting, please plan to attend an information night at Sinclair, Wright State, Clark State, Miami Middletown, or Cedarville. CCP meetings outside of our school will not have school specific information. We will have one brief make-up session on Tuesday in the warrior dining room at lunch.  This will abbreviated and less informative, so we highly encourage you to make every attempt to attend on Monday night.

Thank you very much,

The Guidance Team

Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Smith, and Mrs. Hendricks

Summer STEM Program at West Point

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Each year West Point’s Center for Leadership in Diversity (CLD) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) conducts a 4-day resident workshop at USMA for students currently in 6thand 7th grades.  This unique middle school program offers students the opportunity to participate in hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities taught by Academy faculty and cadet mentors.  Other than transportation to/from West Point, cost is free for participants.

 
Workshop schedule
The 2018 Middle School STEM Workshop will be held 29 May – 1 June 2018.  (Please note, session dates are based cadet training schedules and facility availability.  While these dates may  conflict with some schools, they are the only dates available.)
 
Eligibility
Students must be a citizen of the United States, demonstrate a strong academic performance, and strong interest in pursuing college.
 
Tuition
CLD STEM has received generous donations allowing it to cover tuition for all students selected to participate in the 2018 workshop. Housing, meals, and all activities will be provided by the scholarship, however travel for students to and from West Point is not included and must be provided by the family.
 
Meals and Housing
Breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner are provided for all participants. During their visit to West Point all students will stay in the barracks under the supervision of cadet mentors.
 
Transportation
Each student is responsible for arranging transportation to and from West Point.
 
Application
More information and the on-line application for this year’s Workshop can be found at:  https://www.usma.edu/cldstem/SitePages/MS%20STEM%20Workshop.aspx
 

The application deadline is 23 February 2018.

New York Trip

The New York Fine Arts Class arrived to blustery conditions in the Big Apple last Friday evening. Wind chills were dipping well beneath zero degrees but that did not deter the team from venturing out to Times Square and Rockefeller Center.

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For many, this was their first time to partake of the sights, sounds, and tastes of New York. Mrs. Smith did not disappoint in making sure that this cultural experience was as complete and varied as seven days in the city would allow. The performing arts ranged from the “Hansel and Gretel” opera at the Met to “Stomp” in the East Village. Students were impressed and amazed at the talent of a particularly gifted cellist who stole the show at the symphony but the crowd favorite was seeing the Broadway show “Wicked” at the Gershwin Theatre.

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Taste buds were equally treated to such a variety of delights. A must have would be New York style pizza from John’s Pizza but it would be hard to pick a favorite between Virgil’s BBQ pork nachos or Carmine’s chicken Parmesan. For some, it might even be the late night run to the Shake Shack with Mr. and Mrs. Hunt for a burger and shake.

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The students visited many sites rich with history such as Ellis Island and Federal Hall and the beauty of the architecture of places such as Grand Central Station, the New York City Library, the Guggenheim  museum and the Empire State Building.

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Subway rides provided great opportunity for discussion about the places we just visited and the places we were going to. It also brought us very very TOGETHER at times!

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A real treat was getting to attend church with Hillsong of New York City. Very different from what us mid-westerners were used to was the security we had to go through to enter the building to worship.

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One minute we were exposed to such opulence and beauty and talent and the next we saw such dirtiness and poverty and homelessness. One evening some of our group were able to share our leftovers with those less fortunate. We saw the city firsthand as we walked between 7 and 11 miles each day! The week was full of wonderful opportunities and we took advantage of each and every one.

Welker Scores 1000th Career Point, Warriors Split Over Weekend

The Warriors used a smothering full court defensive press to forced conference foe Middletown Christian into 25 turnovers Friday night which resulted in a 66-48 victory for DC.  Senior Matt Welker scored his 1000th career point in the first quarter and finished the night with 16 points.  Sophomore Sam Dimario, making his first career varsity start, got the party started making steals early and finished the night with a team high 5. Not to be outdone, Welker also had 5 steals and overall the team had an astounding 20 for the night. A good portion of the steals were due in part to Junior Anton Webb’s 10 deflections who had 3 steals of his own. Webb also led all scorers with 23 points and Senior Ryan Fair added 15 along with 4 steals as the Warriors improved to 4-1 in conference play.

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Saturday night the Warriors came up short in a defensive battle against D2 Carroll 44-37. Carroll grabbed an early lead and while the Warriors fought hard they were not able to overcome the early deficit. Senior Matt Welker led DC with 21 points and Sophomore Luke Swanger added 9 as the Warriors fell to 7-4 overall.

The team is back in action tonight in an important conference game @ Yellow Springs. Come out and support the team as they will need their 6th man this evening!