Band and Choir to Disneyland/Disneyworld:
This past spring break, many of the band and choir members flew down to southern California to perform at Disneyland. There they enjoyed the sunny weather and had tons of fun. This is a tradition of DC that happens every other year. The next trip will be in 2 years to Disneyworld in Florida. Although optional, it is highly spoke of by students and chaperones alike. The cost varies each year, but fundraising and other techniques are encouraged to help decrease the cost.
Each fall, the senior class heads up to Silverthorne to stay in a home on the Blue River. This is an amazing time to enjoy each other, think intentionally about being a leader and about your faith, and enjoy the beautiful Colorado fall season in the mountains. We leave on Sunday afternoon and return on Monday afternoon before the end of the school day, so it is a quick trip. The one addition this year is that the boys will be sleeping outside in tents, so we'll need to borrow some tents if your family has one.
One of our new traditions for this upcoming year is Discovery Week. What a great opportunity that no class before you has experienced! At this point, we only have the details about the trips ... consider going to the Dominican Republic, The Emerald Zoo in Florida, or Washington DC; our on-campus or around the town options will be finalized early in the fall. Embrace this new tradition ... how you respond to this new program will impact the rest of the high school students. Make it a great experience!
C Lazy U Ranch:
Every year, the seniors go to C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, Colorado, to relax, have fun, and fellowship in their last days in high school. This year, the trip will be on May 18. This trip will cost around 50 dollars for the student, with the school covering the rest.
Events include horseback riding, hiking, fishing, swimming, gourmet meals, and much more! Every year, DC works to keep this program going, with seniors raving about how great it is for students.
High School Events
Homecoming is celebrated at the beginning of the year for all high school students. We have fun being challenged through games and competitions against each class (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors). The classes will celebrate the end of the Homecoming week with a Homecoming bonfire and dance. An announcement will be made during the dance for the winning class that received the most points in competitions.
Formerly known as Mr Crusader, Mr Thunder is a male pageant show where a group of senior guys can show off some of their "talents" in front of the whole DC community. This event is not only a ton of fun for all who are involved, but also raises money for the senior class and events coming up.
This event takes a ton of work and time from the senior boys, junior girls, the tech team, multiple teachers, and many more.
The seniors this year will look to take the title of Mr. Thunder from last year's winner!
Prom is a time at the end of the year for juniors and seniors to have fun together and celebrate the end of high school for the seniors.
Sophomores are allowed if they are asked by a junior or a senior, but no freshman are allowed.
After prom is generally at an active place where juniors and seniors can have some late night fun. Students will meet at school after prom and take a bus to the after prom location.
For our Seniors
Painting the Parking Lot
Begin thinking about designs for your parking lot spot. This is a tradition that we started recently. You can "purchase" a reserved spot in the senior lot for $75, and then you can paint a design on it ... Painting Parties will be in August. The funds go towards your class account and your end of the year day at C-Lazy-U. More details to come, but just search "senior parking spots" in Google Images for ideas.
Senior Prayer Time
on Sunday night (8/19) at 7:00 pm, we have a senior prayer time. Your whole family is invited. Please make every effort to attend this prayer time. We will have a 15 minute devotional/prayer, and then you will go through the school praying for your classmates, teachers, students, staff and the school year. It is very informal, but very powerful. What an important way to start your senior year as student leaders in the school!
Senior night gives seniors the opportunity towards the end of the year to show off what they have accomplished to family, friends, and the DC community.
Senior Synthesis is a high school graduation requirement in which seniors can summarize what they have learned and how much they've grown throughout their entire schooling. The only requirement is that it is a thoughtful project expressing the student's growth in 6 areas:
Past, Present, Future
Academic, Spiritual, Personal
On Senior Night, seniors get to present their synthesis projects in a sort of science fair kind of way. Visitors can walk around and observe each project and learn about each member of the graduating class.
As seniors, students have the option to join a class called Senior Seminar. Based on the question: how then should we live?, students in the class spend the 3rd trimester in a discussion-based, usually pretty small class where each student researches one topic and writes a paper on it. They look at each topic from the same 3 categories: history of the topic, the current controversy, and a biblical perspective. Each student also creates a presentation on their topic and presents it at Senior Night. This class not only increases writing and speaking skills, but also creates a new biblically-based perspective on life and the issues of today.
Seniors also have the opportunity to participate in an internship. From helping a teacher in the elementary to filing papers in a lawyer's office, students are encouraged to seek out an internship in their future field. Although this is not required for graduation, this can be invaluable for a student because it can give experience for the future and can help one decide if they really want to work in a certain field.
We have arrived at that time of year, when graduating students across the country don their caps and gowns, and arm themselves with a big grin as they march across the stage to receive their diplomas. Whether a student is finishing up middle, elementary, or high school, graduation is an important milestone in their learning journey. Please join the Graduating Class of 2019 as they march down the isle to receive their diplomas.
Time and Date: May 22, 2020 at 7 pm
Location: DC Main Gym
Look for invitations to graduation parties!