Dayton Christian School will be operating on a 2 hour delay tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16. Due to athe altered schedule, Elementary and Middle School Homeschool students do not need to attend electives.
Stay safe & warm!
Due to the ever changing, potentially dangerous driving conditions, EXCEL will be cancelled today, January 12. We apologize for the late notice, but want you all to stay safe today.
In addition, Dayton Christian Schools will be operating on a 2 hour early dismissal.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, there will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 15, 2018 on the Dayton Christian campus. If you normally participate in electives on Mondays, you will have the day off.
High School J-term extended to January 18 & Semester Two begins January 19
From Assistant Principal Katie Reynolds:
Dear students and families,
We hope your student is enjoying their January Term class tremendously! Unfortunately, due to our three missed days due to weather, we will need to extend January Term by a couple of days to ensure that the students have met the required number of class hours to receive credit. J-Term classes will now meet through Thursday, January 18th with the second semester starting on the 19th. Please remember that students who miss more than one day will not be able to receive credit for the course without an appeal based on excused absence of illness.
Students should report to school or their designated locations as normal. There are some exceptions below. Please review to ensure you have the correct information specific to your class.
The following classes will not need to meet on the extended days of the 17th or 18th. These students were on location during the snow day.
You should continue to report to your internship if the company is amendable to the extension until you reach a minimum of 60 hours. You will report to school for presentations on the 18th of January. Be prepared with your time log and PPT report. Your supervisor will be sent an evaluation to complete evaluating your work.
Ultimate Leadership Students:
Handout on plans for next week will be given out on Friday at class.
School Closed Today
Due to unsafe icy conditions, Dayton Christian School & Homeschool will be closed on Monday, January 8.
Stay safe and warm!
Dayton Christian Homeschool has two upcoming field trips!
Kaleidoscope Across America is a concert capturing the beauty of America.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – 11:00 a.m.
Schuster Performing Arts Center – Dayton, OH
$5 / person
Cincinnati Fire Museum explains the history of firefighting and fire safety.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. class & 12:00 p.m. class
315 W. Court St., Cincinnati, OH
$3/student and $7/adult
The deadline to sign up for these field trips is Friday, January 26, 2018.
Preparing for College Credit Plus for 2018-2019
DCHS’s College Credit Plus (CCP) information session is set for January 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium.
This is a mandatory meeting for participation in College Credit Plus and Dual Enrollment at Dayton Christian for the 2018-2019 school year. There will be one make up session during lunch on January 23, 2018 in the Warrior Dining Room. If you are not able to attend one of these session you will need to make arrangements to attend the CCP meeting at the college of your choice in order to participate in CCP/DE credit. This is mandatory for all students, regardless of previous year’s participation in CCP.
There are some significant changes to the program for next year. The most important of which being that you must qualify for college readiness by meeting the benchmarks on one of the Uniform Statewide Standards assessments. Most college utilize the ACT or SAT but some may use an alternative test. For this purpose, we highly encourage you to take the ACT or SAT no later than February 2018 to have scores in hand for evaluation for participation.
Qualifying scores are listed below for these two tests.
Below is more information on qualifications for CCP.
1. Students must be remediation-free in accordance to one of the assessments in the Uniform Statewide Standards for Remediation-Free Status document.
2. If a student scores within one standard error of measurement (SEM) below the remediation-free threshold and the student has a 3.0 GPA, the student is eligible to participate
3. If a student scores within one SEM below the remediation-free threshold and the student receives a recommendation from a school counselor, principal or career-technical program advisor, the student is eligible to participate
Do you have questions? Please see Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Smith, or Mrs. Hendricks in guidance.
See this post on the DCHS Warrior Daily Blog: https://dcwarriordaily.com/2017/11/04/preparing-for-ccp-season-2018-2019/
2018 DC High School SPRING MUSICAL ANNOUNCEMENT
The Dayton Christian High School Theatre Department is very excited to announce auditions for our upcoming spring musical “Godspell”, which will be performed on April 27 and 28 and May 3, 4, and 5, 2018.
The show title “Godspell” comes from the Old English “godspel” which meant “glad tidings” or “the good news”. The word “Gospel” originated with this ancient Anglo-Saxon term.
“Godspell” was the first successful Broadway musical by Stephen Schwartz – the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning composer who also wrote the music and lyrics for “Prince of Egypt”, “Wicked”, “Working”, “Childen of Eden”, and worked with Walt Disney Studios on “Pocahontas”, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, and “Enchanted”.
In 1970 Schwartz collaborated with John-Michael Tebelak who was developing “Godspell” as his master’s thesis project at Carnegie Mellon University. The production opened off-Broadway in the spring of 1971. Through the years “Godspell” has seen multiple Broadway revivals and has been shared around the world by a number of acclaimed professional touring companies.
The structure of the show consists of a series of New Testament parables, based mostly on the Gospel of Matthew. The parables are interspersed with a variety of 1970’s music. Some of the lyrics are original, but the majority come directly from the Bible and from the 1940 Episcopal Hymnal.
Why “Godspell”? With all the other musical possibilities, why did we select this show for DCHS this year? Great question, especially when you consider that the production has been the source of some controversy within Christian circles in the past.
- SPACE / BUDGET. It’s a smaller show (we can do it with as few as 14 students and as many as 24), that will work very well in our Arena Theatre in the cafeteria. In fact, the closer to the audience the better! We can also do it right (by spending a sufficient amount of dollars on costumes and sets to make it look great), even with the reduced budget that we have for this year.
- OUR APPROACH. In spite of its inherent Biblical roots, “Godspell” is often intentionally done in an irreverent way. The 1973 movie version is an example (I really don’t recommend viewing it). We will focus on the positives with our production (as we did a few years ago with “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”), to faithfully bring the Gospel to our DC audience with a blast of spiritually uplifting color, energy, vibrance, and emotion! Our show concept will revolve around an unique encounter between two very different groups of believers in the spring of 1973 – “Jesus People” hippies from New York City and some Midwest conservative Christian School students… :>)
- THE EXPERIENCE. Our students have been blessed with the opportunity to participate in large musicals off-campus during the last three years. Many had relatively minor roles with very little stage time. “Godspell” will be a completely different experience. This is an “ensemble” production where everyone will be on-stage the majority of the time. It will be developed in a collaborative rehearsal “workshop” environment and will be presented in a personally engaging way to the audience in our Arena Theatre.
- Auditions will be held in the Wardrobe (Room B208) on Monday, January 22nd and Tuesday, January 23rd from 6pm – 8pm. Students will need to sign up in advance on the 3rd floor Music or Theatre board for an audition day. They will need to be present for the entire 2 hour time slot.
- Everyone will need to prepare a :
- 1 minute monologue
- 1 minute song sample that best demonstrates their vocal capability.
- Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. We will be learning a dance step and doing some group improvisational exercises.
- Call-Backs (if needed) will be announced on Wednesday, January 24th and will be held on Thursday, January 25th from 6pm – 8pm in the Wardrobe.
- The Cast List will be posted on the 3rd floor Music and Theatre boards before the end of the day on Friday, January 26th and rehearsals will begin the next week.
While not many of our students are familiar with this musical, I assure you that those who participate in it will find it to be a blast and a blessing – possibly even the highlight of their entire DCHS theatre experience. There’s something special about the community that can develop when interacting with the Gospel in a real, fresh, and Christ-honoring way. A college friend of mine who performed “Godspell” in the mid-1980’s said that she was surprised that it was “so fun and so spiritually enriching”. Grammy award- winning contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Michael W. Smith shared that, “I literally wore out my copy of Godspell. There wasn’t a song on the album I didn’t know by heart. Godspell had a huge impact on my life… It spoke my language at a time that was crucial in my development as a believer.”
We’re looking forward to seeing you at auditions in late January! :>)
Merry Christmas from Dayton Christian Homeschool!
The Homeschool Office will be closed during Christmas Break, December 20 – January 1, and will re-open on January 2.
It is time to start thinking about Spring Sports and to sign-up for Middle School Track & Field. This sport is open to all students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Conditioning starts on January 16, 2018 right after school (3:30 p.m.) and the actual season begins in March. If you are interested in signing up, please stop by the Middle School Office (2nd floor in Building C). If you desire more information, email the coach at email@example.com.
Track & Field for High School students also starts the same day, however you will need to sign up in the High School office.