Each month, Decatur Christian School is highlighted in the “Spotlight on Education” radio segment with Scott Busboom and Doug Wolfe. This month, Pastor Hohm talked with Scott and Doug about opening school for on-site instruction. Our opening day was August 17th, and everyone was so excited to be back together again! Enjoy listening here to the broadcast.
The administration and school board of Decatur Christian School have worked through our plan for opening school on schedule for on-site instruction for the 2020-2021 school year. The scheduled move to Phase 4 for the State of Illinois on June 26th would clear the way for a return to classes on-site at our regularly scheduled school start date of August 17th. There will be modifications to our normal operating procedures including temperatures being taken at the school doors and also following guidelines for group sizes for our chapels and other events. The school would also not be open for casual guests or classroom visits during Phase 4. Please review this document concerning our re-entry plan and thank you for your understanding as we continue to lead with excellence in education and care.
Pastor Steve Hohm
“Decatur Christian School is dedicated to the healthy educational and spiritual development of all of our students. I’d like to take you on a quick tour of our school and let you see just what awaits your student in this Christ-centered Pre-K3 through 12th grade school. We love what is happening here, and we are sure you will, too!” – Pastor Steve Hohm, administrator
Caleb Harman became the 6th DCS boys basketball player to reach 1000 points at the Greenview High School on Saturday, February 8, 2020. It was an away game, and Caleb and team had been tracking his points getting closer to the goal for about two weeks. Caleb knew exactly where he was at on the points total. The team clapped and celebrated on the bench when the 1000th point went in the basket.
Coach Tim Yeakley had an award basketball ready to be presented to Caleb, and after the game in the locker room, Coach ceremoniously gave the ball to Caleb. Written on the award ball was “DCS 1000 Point Club – Caleb Harman – February 8, 2020”.
Then, the team all went back up to the gym from the locker room to celebrate with the fans. A photo shoot took place, and 100,000 Grand candy bars were distributed by Julie Drew.
Way to go, Caleb!
On Saturday, December 7, 2019 the DCS MechWarriors scored so well on their project, robot build, core values and operating the robot that they qualified to go to state competition! It was a great day for our team.
The theme of this year’s competition is a Star Wars theme called City Shaper. Some of the team dressed in Star Wars costumes and went as Princess Leia and some Ewoks.
The robot executes missions on the game board from First Lego League that is the same game board around the world for this competition. One of the missions moved objects representing blue, red, and white houses into their respective colored circles on the game board. Another mission lifted a structure representing a steel building at a construction site. All the missions require attachments to the Lego Mindstorm robot, and also require programming which is done by the students.
The team also selected to study a wetland local to Decatur, Illinois at Rock Springs Nature Preserve. The girls demonstrated the importance of wetlands and how they impact nature. They discovered that the plants embed their roots in the ground which helps prevent erosion. They roots also help filter the water and help prevent flooding.
We are so proud of this team. Congratulations, DCS MechWarriors FLL team. Go, go, go!!!!