As part of our mission, we desire to see students to grow in their faith and make serving others an integral and natural part of their lives. Spiritual Emphasis Weeks, the National Day of Prayer, and Meet Me at the Pole are all annual events. Starting in preschool, DC students attend weekly chapel services and take part in regular mission and service opportunities.
Preschoolers visit a nursing home and share their own brand of sunshine with the residents, playing Bingo and giving lots of hugs. In addition, they have a monthly emphasis on various ministries they support.
Our elementary students take part in a Walk for Life to support the Miami Valley Women’s Center and have various dress down day fundraisers throughout the year to raise funds for local ministries. The annual Operation Christmas Child shoebox drive is always a highlight, but you’ll also find students, like our fourth graders, who forego holiday parties in order to pack lunches for the homeless.
At the middle school, students also focus on local ministries, but the faculty strives to get them involved in ministry directly. Our seventh graders have a local “mission trip” to serve and in eighth grade, students visit Chicago to minister to the needy there. DCMS also takes part in the OCC drive during November.
At the high school level, service to others is expected and a minimum number of service hours are required for graduation. Students are encouraged to take part in mission trips to Jamaica or the Dominican Republic during J-term. In addition, the student government sponsors a food drive for the needy before Thanksgiving.
You’ll also the DC family taking care of its own. Students, staff, and faculty alike raised funds for one of our administrators when he was stricken with cancer and donated funds to help when one of our faculty member’s son was diagnosed with birth defects.