| Upcoming Events |
June 7, 2013
Covenant Fellowship Church
|Upcoming Reunions |
The Class of 1998 is in the planning stages of their 15th Class Reunion. Details to come.
The Class of 1964 will be celebrating their next reunion during the weekend of May 2-4, 2014 at the Doubletree in Valley Forge. Contact Donna Younglove at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joe Alexxi at email@example.com.
|Campus News |
Current Bible teacher Ron Hoch and his wife Juli are excited to announce the birth of their first son Asher Edward born on March 13, 2013. Congratulations!
|DC Sports Teams Give Back |
MS Boys and Girls Soccer – FDCS
MS Girls Basketball – Delivered trays for the Cookie Outreach
HS Soccer - Raking for alumni family
Girls Tennis – World Impact Center- Homework Club
Girls HS Basketball - Clinic at FDCS
Boys HS Basketball - City Team Missions
Track - Broomall Rehab
Cheerleading - Broomall Rehab
|Sports Update: LAX Joining Forces |
The HS Boys Lacrosse team partnership with Devon Prep began out of necessity. Both schools, one evangelical Protestant, the other Piarist Catholic, are small schools and neither had enough players by themselves to sustain a varsity lacrosse program. The PIAA allows for joint teams to be formed, so long as a number of criteria are met. Athletic directors (Don Davis and Mark Aquilante), having a common desire to offer varsity lacrosse to their respective student athletes, applied for and were granted varsity status by the PIAA.
The team travels under the name of Team21 (Two schools becoming one team) and competed as a club this past winter in a local indoor lacrosse league. They now are in the middle of our spring outdoor season, playing a variety of teams from other small or private schools. The team is coached by DC parent Greg Porter with a team chaplain, Brett Illig, who encourages the players to live faithful and godly lives both on and off the field. They begin practices and games with prayer to a common Savior and with the coach asking the question, 'What's my job as coach?' to which the players respond, 'To serve us.' Then the coach replies, 'What's your job as players?' to which the team replies, 'To serve each other.' Each day they designate a player of the day, who the coach encourages in front of the team players, followed by a prayer for that particular player. By the end of the season, each member of Team21 will be designated 'player of the day' and prayed for.
The team has also sent out a prayer calendar, asking parents from both schools to pray for one designated player per day throughout the season. It has been, and remains, a venture of faith by all parties. It is our objective to create young men who are characterized by three words. 'Fidelity,' to our common Savior and to one another, 'Tenacity' in their approach to learning and improving at, the game of lacrosse and finally, 'Community,' indicating that relationships are paramount to all we do. That is, we are first and foremost a community that happens to play lacrosse rather than a lacrosse team that happens to be a community.
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Hello Alumni ~
The school year is winding down and the seniors have just concluded their AP exams and final papers. Spring has arrived with an excitement in the air. This year our 63rd graduating class of 81 students will walk the stage to accept their diplomas and start the next chapter in their lives. Congratulations to our newest members into the alumni family. God bless them as they make an impact on the world through Biblical thought and action.
Class of 2013: Click here for a list of sgraduates and colleges attending
This year marks 40 years of service by Dr. Stephen P. Dill '68, Head of School. He has been a faithful servant-leader as DC's teacher and administrator. A recognition service and reception will be held in Steve's honor on Saturday, June 15, 5 PM at The DeMoss Center. RSVP at www.dccs.org/dill40. Share your memories and appreciation of Dr. Dill on the blog (same link)!
A new addition to the DC website is the Online Business Directory. Check out the listing of DC alumni and parent owned businesses at www.dccs.org/businessdirectory. If you are an alumnus who owns a business and would like to be included in this free online directory, fill out the form found on the left column of the directory page under "DC Life" tab.
We love to keep in touch with our alumni, so please send in your alumni news or your updated contact information by filling out an Alumni Update Form on the DC website (www.dccs.org) or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the school keeps all of our alumni in prayer, we ask you to please continue to lift DC in your prayers.
Kim O'Bryan - Alumni Coordinator
|Alumni Faculty Farewell |
Russ Nixon ’72 was honored at a special reception held in the chapel at the DC elementary campus on Sunday, April 14. A large gathering of Russ’s friends and colleagues gathered to honor him for the 29 years of valued service to DC. Russ began his long tenure at DC as the athletic director and head basketball coach. But over most of his years at DC, he was serving in the advancement office. In this critical capacity Russ emceed many social events, ran several golf fund raisers, organized and managed each of DC’s highly effective Auctions. Finally as his most significant contribution, Russ directed the Campaign for Transformational Leaders. This highly successful campaign included the purchase of the Devon Elementary Campus. Overall, more than 22 million dollars was received through this campaign. Russ has concluded his ministry at DC and has taken the position of Senior Vice President of Advancement at Cairn University. Our prayer for Russ Nixon is that God will continue to prosper his work for Christian education as it now takes place in the realm of higher education.
Christy Ware ’97 is accepting a call to serve God in missions with TeachBeyond, an organization that specializes in Christian Education around the world. She will be pursuing French language training in France this next school year 2013-2014 in order to be prepared to serve the teachers in West Africa the following year. Christy was set to leave for Central African Republic this past April; however, because of a recent overthrow of the government she had to postpone the trip. As a result, Christy’s plans have changed and language school is where she is headed. So, she has officially decided not to return to teach at DC. Christy says “In many ways I feel I'm pulling up an anchor by resigning from DC because on top of the 11 years I have taught Science, I was a DC student for 13 years there. I've been there for 2/3 of my life! But as a friend recently told me, ‘A ship cannot be steered if it is still attached to the dock.’" Christy has had a place in her heart for missions since serving in China before she came to DC. Keep her in prayer as she navigates through the unknown and that God’s direction will be clear.
|The "Rite of Passage" French Creek Camping |
Elementary teacher, Scott Bateman ‘73, has conducted the French Creek Camping Trip for every 5th grader since 1982. Each trip is carefully planned according to a well-established formula. Last year when DC’s class walked into the visitors' center at Hopewell Furnace National Historic site, a group of rangers greeted them with a party celebrating Scott's 30th year of bringing 5th graders to Hopewell Furnace.
On this French Creek adventure, students participate in experiential learning by living outdoors in tents, enjoying boating (full-scale naval battle), campfires, skits, and devotions alongside the famous Owlus Americanus, the camp mascot. This trip also allows the class to explore the colonial past of the people of Hopewell Furnace as well as tour the rock formations at Crystal Cave.
This annual “rite of passage” at DC accomplishes so many fabulous goals but most importantly it gets 5th graders outside and doing something real together. Mr. Bateman is committed to learning through a fun, out-of-the-classroom experience and the kids respond with enthusiasm. He brings his own flavor of craziness from dowsing kids with a boat paddle to the competitive game “Red-Pick-up Truck.”
This experience gives the kids the opportunity to get hooked on God’s amazing world. Mr. Bateman’s camping trips have captivated the hearts of many DC students (and you, our alumni). He has also orchestrated additional camping trips to Cape Henlopen and World’s End over the summer. Just recently a special request went in for a boys’ high school camping trip to Ricketts Glen this coming summer. Thank you Mr. B for creating memories that will last a lifetime. Click here to read the humorous perspective of Diane Clark, DC teacher and long-time chaperone
|Coming July 2013: New Head of School Tim Wiens |
In accepting the Head of School role at DC, Dr. Wiens states “My wife, Katie, and I are thrilled to be a part of the Delaware County Christian School community. DC's rich and historic past as a Christian school of excellence drew me to apply for the position. As I got to know members of the board, members of the administrative team, and numerous parents – past and present – who were members of the search committee, it became very clear that God was leading us to an incredible institution. We are also very blessed by the opportunity for our son, Eliot, to attend DC and grow in his love of the Creator through his education at DCCS. Our family looks forward to years of ministry and service alongside the DC family.”
Opportunities for our alumni to meet our new head of school will be announced in the fall of 2013.
|Alumnus on the Road |
Greg Ryle '78 was the recipient of the March Trike of the Month award. Greg has spent most of his life riding motorcycles with his first argument with his father over a motorcycle purchase at age sixteen. “My dad said it was me or the motorcycle that had to go,” says Greg with a smile, “but eventually I was able to win him over, turning him and my two brothers into motorcycle enthusiasts, as well.”
Greg became an aircraft mechanic and pilot spending 20 years working overseas in West Africa and Haiti involved with missionary and healthcare organizations.
Upon returning from overseas, Greg purchased a 2008 Harley-Davidson Ultra two-wheeler in which he and wife Cheryl logged nearly 23,000 miles. He had two knee surgeries that threatened his ability to ride; however, he refused to give in. In 2011 he underwemt his knee replacements and it was early in 2012 Greg decided a trike would be the perfect solution to staying on a bike. He made the choice for a Roadsmith conversion.
Since “triking” his ride, Greg has continued enjoying his ride and has logged over 11,000 miles on his Roadsmith Trike. His travel destinations read like a “Best Roads of Motorcycling” list and he has plans to add more trips in his future.
|Alumni Class Notes |
Michael Chivalette ’70 is employed as a Superintendent at Temple Christian School in Lima, OH. He graduated from Philadelphia Biblical University with his BS in Christian Education and earned a double master’s degree in Christian Education from Trinity Theological Seminary and School Administration from Cornerstone. In 1997 he earned his Ph.D. from Southwest Seminary. He recently completed his 35th year in education including 20 years as Superintendent. He worked for four years as a college head basketball coach and men's Athletic Director, with 12 years of classroom instruction and two years of teaching at the college level. He recently led his school in a 3.7 million dollar capital campaign while completing a 19,000 square foot multi-purpose facility. Michael presently is overseeing the international student exchange program with Republic of China. He and his wife Carol Ann reside in Lima, Ohio. "The many fond memories of Delaware County Christian School still ring true as I approach my 35th year in education with 20 of those having served in the role of superintendent. God has been faithful and I often recall with old friends like George Hopson the blessings we were given in attending a quality Christian school. Today, my wife and I serve jointly as she teaches advanced high school English. I am blessed....Thank you, DC for being used by the Lord Jesus to mold me and use me for your service...."Colossians 3:23
Sara (Gray) Ashworth ’77 was presented with the John McClelland Compassionate Caregiver Award. She was honored at Bryn Mawr Hospital’s annual recognition dinner on April 5, 2013. She has worked as a nurse in the Comprehensive Breast Center at Bryn Mawr Hospital for many years, working with women diagnosed with breast cancer and with those who are at high risk for breast cancer. Congratulations Sara!
Anne and Steve Lake ’98 announce the birth of their son Adah born March 23, 2013.
Jami and Erin Diffin Brighty ‘98 announce the birth of Jackson Alexander born on May 4, 2012. He joins big brother Aidan who is 3 years old. The family lives in Chicago, Illinois. Erin teaches 3rd grade students in Wilmette, IL.
Vince and Kimberly (Lang) Taliercio ‘98 welcomed Miriam Jade on November 16, 2012 and joined older sister Lillian (13 months old).
David and Laura (Ressler) Cook ‘07 were married on November 17, 2012 at Aldan Union Church. They met through mutual friends, DC alumni Scott Brookes ’01 and Lauren Coppola ‘08 at a candlelight Christmas Eve service at Scott Brookes' fathers church in 2007. In June they are moving to Lynchburg, Virginia as Laura will be a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Liberty University working with the field hockey and women's lacrosse teams. She will also be completing her Masters of Public Health there at Liberty, hoping to graduate in 2015.
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