Senior Year Perspective



This year will be a bittersweet one for my class. This will be the final year of us being together every day during the school year. This is the last year for Friday night football games, cheering on our friends in sports, homecoming and prom, and most importantly making memories with each other. By the end of this school year, we will be leaving each other as we move on to the next part in our lives. This will be extremely hard because some of us have been here all of our lives, some of us have been here for a long time, and some of us have been here for just a couple of years. No matter when each one of us joined the class, we are all still a family like everyone has been a part of it since day one. We are a typical family. We laugh in the good times, cry in the bad times, comfort those who need it, and are there for one another whenever they need it. Yes, we have some arguments now and then, and maybe some of us are not the closest friends, but at the end of the day, we still love each other very much. Being at Decatur Christian for over eight years, I have seen our family grow. We all have grown in different ways and I can see how God has used us throughout our time here at DCS. While our time here is running out, I cannot help but think of all the great memories I have had with my class. They are my best friends and family and I would not trade any of them for the world. This year is bittersweet because we are not ready to leave all the memories and our friends, but at the same time, we are excited to see what the next step is and to see all of the opportunities that will be coming our way. My class will always be my family no matter where we all end up. I pray that each one seeks God throughout their lives and that we will always stay as close as we are at this moment. I cannot wait to see what my class can accomplish after graduating this year.  – Emily Reeves, Senior

Prayer Garden


Do you need somewhere peaceful and quiet to spend time with the Lord in prayer? DCS has a prayer garden where you can do just that. The garden is located on the north side of the main building and is between the building and the 3rd and 4th grade portable. The garden is open to anyone who needs somewhere to pray and is open during the school hours.

Senior Student

Emily Reeves

Broadway Is Back




Join Investment Planners and IPI Wealth Management who are sponsoring an event to benefit Decatur Christian School for an unforgettable evening.  The Jersey Tenors will be performing for this event. They will be singing a blend of the most iconic Opera classics from industry greats as Queen, ABBA, Journey, Elton John, Josh Groban, and many more. The concert will be at the Lincoln Square Theatre downtown on November 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 general seating or $40 for reserved seating. Spread the word! This is a big deal for Decatur and a huge deal for Decatur Christian School.   Several downtown restaurants have already committed to donating a percentage back to DCS on dinner sales on November 12.  This event has the potential to sell out so don’t delay getting your tickets early. Tickets are available by calling 217-425-6340.  Please help us make this event a great DCS fundraiser!!

Senior Student

Emily Reeves



zzaElementary students will begin a new program call “First Friday Lunch Bunch”.  It’s a great opportunity for adults (grandparents, parents, aunts/uncles, pastors, neighbors, etc) to come and have lunch with their elementary students!  This will occur the FIRST Friday of EVERY month.  The menu will be pizza from Papa Murphy’s.  Watch for more information coming soon!