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3003, 2019

Genius Hour – Cooking Show

By |March 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Genius Hour is a tremendously creative concept the Mrs. Rasche uses with her students at Decatur Christian. The students are challenged to think about something they would like to learn, and then create a project that incorporates the learning of a skill or idea. In this student's Genius Hour project, Alli decided she wanted to expand her cooking skills, and demonstrate that new skill through the production of a cooking [...]

2903, 2019

Life Lessons in Preschool

By |March 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

by Amy Miller, Pre-K Director Every spring we have a seed project in my preschool class.  Each of the kids gets a Ziploc bag, and we put some wet cotton balls and some bean seeds in the bag.  The kids decorate a little greenhouse paper, and we staple the bag to the greenhouse artwork. Then, the plastic bag gets taped to the window.  We talk about what plants need to [...]

2603, 2019

Genius Hour – The Dancing Bears

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Mrs. Rasche has a plan to turn students into masterminds and geniuses. She taps into the interests of learners, and challenges them to create and learn and then share their amazing work. One of these students, Corinn, decided she wanted to create a stop motion video using Ty Beanie Babies bears - lots of them. These bears dance in synchronized fashion, all as directed by Corinn. There are two versions [...]

702, 2019

Slow Motion Relay Race Quiz

By |February 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

DCS 4th Grade at DCS studied for their Bible quiz by using a relay race called the “Baton Race”. Each of the two teams had a worksheet wrapped around a paper towel roll, and they did slow motion running to the front of the room. Then, each contestant opened up the worksheet, read a Bible quiz question and wrote the answer to as fast as possible, wrapped the quiz paper [...]

402, 2019

Biblical Christian Biology

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

In the final days of our unit study on biology, the senior class was challenged to create a series of posters representing various worldview ideas about life and origins.  The students used a website called "Big Huge Labs" to create movie posters.  The student creations involved a bit of creativity with listing various cast members for their movie posters.  Here are a few of the posters, which also included key [...]

402, 2019

STEM Projects Light Up the Classrooms

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

There is a lot of new activity with our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program here at Decatur Christian School. Fourth grade teacher, Gay Helgemo, has taken a lead role in selecting various hands-on projects for the students in Kindergarten through fourth grade. One project was a foam bracelet made by the students, with an LED light bulb and a small coin battery built into the wrist band. Students [...]

2311, 2018

DCS Robotics Team Places 5th of 17 Teams in Scrimmage Meet

By |November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Decatur Christian School has a team of students in the high school level of robotics competition.  The call their team the DCS MechWarriors.  Nathan Weaks, Bryce Shew, Kaleb Reynolds, and Sam Frankovich are making their mark on the landscape of regional tech teams.  Coached by DCS teacher Joe Braun, the team participated in their first scrimmage meet in Champaign, Illinois on November 10th.  There were 5 matches with different objectives [...]

411, 2018

Does God Exist?

By |November 4th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

It is important to correctly answer questions of the existence of God.  Biblical Christianity asserts not only the existence of God, but that Jesus, the Son of God, paid the price for the salvation of any who call on His name for forgiveness of sin.  Eternity is at stake.  But, the world is offering lots of noise about whether God exists or not.  Equipping a generation of young people to [...]

2810, 2018

Learning to Read

By |October 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now. When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of blist.

2810, 2018

Yum Yum for Sum Sums

By |October 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now. When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of blist.

2810, 2018

Stained Glass Art

By |October 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Stained Glass Art “I’m cutting glass on a ring saw, which you use when you use when you are trying to get more delicate curves in the glass.  It’s easier than just using a regular glass cutter because that usually only cuts straight edges,” said Alice.  A ring saw uses ice and cold water to keep the saw from overheating while it is cutting the glass.  This is a safe [...]

2710, 2018

Welcome Steve Hohm

By |October 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Welcome Steve Hohm Please join us in welcoming Steve Hohm as the new Decatur Christian School Head of School. In addition to his many years of leadership as a pastor, Steve brings over a decade of DCS teaching experience. We are very excited to have Steve at the helm of the school and look forward to seeing how God will work through his leadership. “I am truly excited for this [...]

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