Wednesday, December 18, 2013

School Holiday Hours

December 18th Students dismiss at 11:45.  Office closes at 3:30.
December 19th Students dismiss at 11:45.  Office closes at 12:00.
December 20th Students dismiss at 11:45.  Office closes at 12:30.
January 6th Teacher workday and student exam make-up day.  Office open 7:30 to 3:00.
January 7th Students return.

Congratulations to our Varsity Boy's and Varsity Girl's Basketball Teams !

Congratulations to our Varsity Boy's Basketball Team for winning the Thomas Heyward Coca Cola Classic Basketball Tournament !!! Our Varsity Girl's Team was the Runners -Up.

We also want to congratulate Julianna McAlhany, Stokes Brownlee, and Hunter Mizzell for being named to the All -Tournament Team and to Vance Collier for being named MVP of the Tournament !!  We are so proud of you !!

Keep up the good work !!! Our Varsity Boys are still undefeated with a record of 7 - 0.

Way to go Raiders !!!

B-Team Baseball / Softball Sign-Up

Mrs. Penny is asking all students interested in playing B-Team Baseball or B-Team Softball to please sign up by her office this week.  Eligible grades are 5th - 8th.

B-Team Basketball Practice

B-Team Girl's Basketball practices: 
Saturday, December 21st at 12:00
Saturday, December 28th at 2:00
Sunday, December 29th at 1:30

 B-Team Boy's Basketball practices:
 Saturday, December 21st at 2:00.
 Saturday, December 28th at 4:00
 Sunday, December 29th at 3:00

* Please make sure you have turned in a Sports Physical to Mrs. Penny.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

ACT Saturday, December 14

The ACT will be given at Dorchester Academy on Saturday, Dec. 14th.  Students who have registered for this event, should enter through the mail office door and go to the high school hallway where they will be met by an ACT administrator.  All students should be in the classroom before 8:00 a.m.  You must bring a photo ID, entrance ticket, approved calculator, and #2 pencils.  Testing begins promptly at 8.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

C-Team & B-Team Girls Basketball Practice Schedule

C-Team Basketball players (grades 3,4, and 5) will practice Saturday, Dec. 14th at 9:30.
B-Team Girls Basketball will practice Saturday, December 14th followed by the B-Team Boys at 1:30.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Half-day Aftercare Hours

Aftercare will be available on half - days December 18th, 19th, and 20th.  The cost is $10.00 per day per child.  Please let the school office or Mrs. Kathy Shuler know asap if your child will be attending on these days.  No lunch will be provided but they will be given an afternoon snack. 

SCISA North/South All-Star Football Team

Congratulations to Coby Berry, Vance Collier, and Jordan Weathers for being chosen to the SCISA North/South All-Star Football team. They will play at Orangeburg Prep on Saturday, December 7th at 12:30.  We wish them Good Luck !!!

Football Coach Position Open

Dorchester Academy is taking applications for a full time football coach/teacher or a part time football coach.  Applications will be taken through January 31, 2014.  Forms are available on the school website under the forms/applications/employment link.  Applications may be submitted online to or mailed to Headmaster, 234 Academy Rd., St. George, S.C.  29477.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


The DA Garden has an abundance of Broccoli ! We are offering  "Pick Your Own" Broccoli on the honor system. Cost is $5.00 for a gallon zip-lock bag.  Please pay at the school office. Proceeds will go to support the DA garden.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Supper With Santa

Supper With Santa on Monday, December 9th at 6:00 pm.  Join us in the Cafeteria for chicken tenders, grits, & biscuits.  Have your picture made with Santa. Cost is $15.00 per family on or before November 16th and $20 after Nov. 26th and at the door.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Basketball Volunteers Needed

Basketball season is upon us.  We are looking for volunteers to run the clock during games.  If you would be interested in helping with the clock, please let us know.

B-Team Basketball Meeting

Coach Richard Infinger will be at the school on Wednesday, November 20th around 11:30 to speak to those boys and girls interested in playing B-Team Basketball.

Monday, November 4, 2013

JV/Varsity Basketball Practice

JV/Varsity boys will practice Tuesday -- right after school and 5:00 Wednesday.
JV Girls will practice Tuesday @ 6:00.
Varsity girls will practice at 7:30 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Cow Drop Reminder !

4th Annual Cow Drop & Chili Cook Off  Thursday, November 7th at 6:00 pm.
  •  Admission $3.00 for adults.  Admission tickets will be entered into a drawing for a stainless steel gas grill.
  • 1st Board approved fundraiser counting towards your $300.00 fundraising requirement.
  • Tickets must be turned in by 3:00 Wednesday, November 6th.
  • Please turn in volunteer forms to the office.
  • Donations of cakes, baked goods, and Country Store items turned in to office by 2:00 Thursday, Nov. 7th.
  • Chili Cook-off entries call Tressa Sosebee 560-0749 to enter your pot of chili. Chili may be donated without entering contest.
  • New this year - Haunted Hayride !
  • Vendor Booths - Share your talents with us ! Forms available in office for setting up your booth at the festival.
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Car Crash
  • Silent Auction
  • Pony Rides
  • Cake Walk
  • Master G

Varsity Football Team Wins Over Holly Hill !

Congratulations to our Varsity Football team for their great victory over Holly Hill Raiders.  We will now advance to the first round of play-offs.  We will play at home Friday night against Trinity Byrnes.  Volunteers are needed for the gates and concession stand.  If you are willing to work one of these, please let Mrs. Penny know.

Friday, October 25, 2013

JV Boy's Basketball Coach Needed

Dorchester Academy is in search of a coach for the JV Boy's Basketball Team.  Anyone who is interested, please call 843-297-6048.  We will need an application filled out.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Red Ribbon Week

We are asking that all students wear Red on Wednesday in celebration of Red Ribbon Week.
 We will also be collecting canned food items to suport our Dorchester Academy "Can" say no to drugs !!!!!!!!!  Please bring in a canned food item by Oct. 29th.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Cow Drop Vendors

DA is now accepting vendors for our Annual Cow Drop.  Forms will be on the school website and available in the office. Forms will need to be submitted by November 1st.

Veteran's Day Chapel November 6th

Veteran's Day Breakfast sponsored by the Interact Club will be in the schoool cafeteria on Wednesday, November 6th from 7:30 until 8:10.  Ceremony to follow at 8:15 in the Shuler Gym.  All veterans are welcome to attend both the breakfast and the ceremony.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Booster Club BarBQue Tickets On Sale

Make sure to get your BarBQue tickets from your Booster Club Member.  It will be held this Sunday in the DA Cafeteria from 11:00am to 3:00pm.  Tickets are $10.00.

Congratulations to Miss Annsley Judy !

Congratulations to Miss Annsley Judy for being named as the 2013 Dorchester Academy Homecoming Queen. We also congratulate Chelsea Huff for being chosen 1st runner up and Meagan Kizer for being chosen 2nd runner up.

Attention Varsity Football Game Time Change !

The Varsity Football game start time on Friday, October 18th has been changed to 7:00pm.

Friday, October 11, 2013

DA McDonald's McTeacher Night October 22nd 5 - 8PM

On October 22nd from 5 - 8 pm Dorchester Academy will celebrate McTeacher's Night at the McDonald's located in St. George on Jim Bilton Blvd. During this event, a group of teachers, staff,  parents and our Headmaster, Karen Neil, will be working at McDonald's - seating customers, taking food orders and serving dinner -- while the students get a chance to hear their teacher say, "Do you want fries with that?"
A portion of the sales made that evening will go directly to our school ! This could be one of the easiest fundraisers we do this year.  To make this fundraiser a success, we need to get as many school supporters out to the Golden Arches for a McTeacher Night Dinner.  Tell your neighbors !  Bring your family and friends to support DA !

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Congratulations to Coach Stanley Gruber on Grandson !

Congratulations to Coach Gruber & family on the birth of Tanner Wilson Ruth on Wednesday, October 9th at 1:42 am. Tanner weighs 7.5 lbs 8oz and is 21 1/2 inches long.  Both Lynn and baby are doing well.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Wee Poms, Junior Poms, and Raiderettes Practice

Wee Poms, Junior Poms, and Raiderettes will practice tomorrow, Wednesday, October 9th after school until 3:00.  Please make sure you are present at this practice.  They will also perform at the Pep Rally on Friday, October 11th starting at 1:00.  Be sure to wear your maroon and gold and favorite pair of cowboy boots !

Spirit Day Winners for Middle and High School

Monday:  Trevor Canaday and Kelly Kizer
                Cinnamon Forst and Kitty Mizell

Tuesday ----Safari Day

Dress in your animal prints, dress as an animal, dress as a safari guide for the Raider Safari.  Show your SPIRIT for your school !!!!!

Also we would like to remind everyone of the Poster Contest --- We need posters for Homecoming ---Please make one and turn it in to Mrs. Penny on Wednesday.  Prizes will be given!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Spirit Week October 7th - October 11th

It is that time of year again. Homecoming !!! Please suport our school and players this week by participating in the Homecoming activities.

Monday: Come As You are Day (Wear your cutest pajamas and bring accessories)
Tuesday: Safari Day (Wear your animal prints, dress as an animal found in a safari, or as a guide to the Raider Safari)
Wednesday: Let Your Light Shine Day !! (Dress as your favorite rock star, music star, or celebrity)
Thursday:  Throwback Thursday (Dress in your favorite decade this day!!!)
Friday:  Maroon And Gold Day (Wear your school colors from head to toe)

Prizes will be given out each day to the most spirited Raider !!!

Abide by all dress code rules !!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Wed., Oct. 2nd Chapel Speaker Jennifer Dake

Indian Field Campmeeting speaker, Jennifer Dake, will be the Chapel speaker at DA on Wednesday, October 2nd.  Everyone is invited to attend the 8:10 service.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Cow Drop Tickets Going Home Today.

Please check with your child for the Cow Drop tickets.  They are being sent home today and should be returned by Wednesday,  November 6th.  Tickets are $20.00 each. Check with the office if you need extras.
The Computers For Education Booklets will also be coming home today.  Please have your friends & family fill them out.  DA will get $5.00 for each returned Booklet !

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

DA Alumni Records

All DA Alumni records from before 2003 will be shredded.  The transcript only will be kept on file.  If you want anything from your records please contact the school office.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Oct. 20th Booster Club BBQ Dinner

The Dorchester Academy Booster Club will be hosting a BBQ Dinner with all the fixin's on October 20, 2013.  Meals may be Take Out or Eat In the school cafeteria from 11am to 3pm. $10.00 per plate.  Contact Beau Kennedy for more info. 843-696-0703.  Make checks payable to the D.A. Booster Club.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sports Pictures Dates

Wee Poms, Jr. Poms and Raiderettes will be Monday, September 9th beginning at 2:30.

Junior High Football Players and Trainers on Thursday, October 10th at 5:30.

Junior High Football vs Williamsburg Sept. 5th Start Time Changed To 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hungry Mosquitoes on Football Field

The due to all of the rain mosquitoes are bad at night around the football field.  Bug spray would be a good idea for Friday's game.

Food Needed For Varsity Football Players, Trainers and Cheerleaders

Any parents interested in providing a meal for the Varsity Football Players, trainers and cheerleaders after the home ballgames should contact Dawn Mizzell.  This Friday's (August 30) game has been taken care of.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Football Concession Stand Schedule Posted Online.

The football concession stand schedule is posted online.  Junior High parents work the Varsity games
and Varsity parents work the Junior High games.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cheerleader Camp 1st Day

Cheerleader Camp was a BLAST.  We had 30 girls in attendance.  Each group of girls learned two cheers and the School Spirit Song Dance !!!
The STARS for Monday were:
Wee Poms : Grayson Hodge
Jr. Poms: Hannah Jeffers
Raiderettes:  Anna Catherine Sosebee

All cheerleaders need to remember to always bring their Smile and Sparkle to Cheer Camp !!!!!!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Dorchester Academy Taking Substitute Teacher and Part-Time Janitorial Applications

Dorchester Academy is now taking applications for substitute teachers and part-time janitorial help. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Wee Poms, Jr Poms and Raiderettes Cheerleader Camp

Date:August 5-7
Ages 4-11
Time: 9:00 to 12:00.
Snacks provided.
$10.00 per day or $25 for all 3 days. 2nd child ---$20.00
Registration by July 26th.
Applications in school office.
Sponsored by the Varsity Cheerleaders.

Media Day Date Changed to August 8th.

The date of Media Day has changed to August 8th.  The times are the same.  Junior High Football pictures will be taken at a later date.

Junior High Football Practice Begins August 19th

Jr. High Football practice will begin August 19, 2013 @ 2:30.  Shorts, helmets, cleats.
 Jr. High Football Pictures will be taken after school starts.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sports Media Day: Friday, August 9, 2013

2:00 - Junior High Cheerleaders
2:30 - Varsity Cheerleaders
3:30 - Junior Varsity Volleyball
4:00 - Varsity Volleyball
5:00 - Varsity Football

Individual and Group pictures will be taken.  All players must be present!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wee Poms, Jr. Poms & Raiderettes Cheerleader Camp

Cheerleader Camp for Wee Poms, Jr. Poms and Raiderettes will be August 5th-7th from 9:00 - 12:00.  Snacks will be provided. 
Sponsored by the Varsity Cheerleaders.

Driving School

Coach's Driving School will be offering classes at DA.  If your child is a rising 10th grader contact Susan Hughes at DA for more information and cost.

July School Office Hours

The school office will be closed July 1st thru July 5th.  The office will reopen on July 6th with hours from 9:00 - 1:00 for the month of July.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

JV and Varsity Cheerleading Camp 2013

The Dorchester Academy Varsity and JV Cheerleading Squads participated in a Universal Cheerleading Association Home Camp during the week of June 3-5.  Counselors from UCA came in each day during the hours of 9-4 and taught new cheers and dances to the girls.  At 4:00 p.m., the JV girls left and the Varsity Squad remained to participate in team building and bonding activities led by Sponsor, Penny Fender.  We have never held this type of camp before.  Some comments from the girls about this camp experience were:

"I loved the boot camp part and the bonding time with the other cheerleaders."

"I liked stunting and staying the night in the gym."

"This camp was great, don't change anything about it for next year."

For the most part, all the girls enjoyed this experience other than the lack of sleep and the cold showers.  I believe this gave the girls the opportunity to really get to know each other and to work as a team with the extra activities planned --- so we are asking that all of our fans ---be prepared to expect the unexpected!!!

These awards were given by the UCA Counselors on the final day of camp:

2013 Junior High Cheerleader Camp Awards

Monday, June 3rd --Super Star Awards:  Mary Ellis O'Cain, Logan Weathers
Outstanding Learner: Elizabeth Huff
Final Day Awards -- Dancing Divas: Hayley Mizzell, Kelly Kizer, Elizabeth Huff
                                  Most Spirit: Savanna Shelton
                                  Jump-Off:   Hayley Mizzell, Maggie Steinbronn, Savanna Varn, Kelly Kizer
                                  Most Improved Bases: Melayna Weathers, Peyton Weathers
                                  All-Around Awesome: Shelby Forst
                                  Awesome Award: Carly Clegg
                                  Awesome Back Spot Award: Sara Wimberly
                                  All-American: Logan Weathers, Hayley Mizzell, Maggie Steinbronn, Savanna Varn

2013 Varsity Cheerleader Camp Awards

First Day Awards-  Helping Hands Award : Ashley Ammons, Madelyn Fender
Final Day Awards - Dancing Divas: Madelyn Fender
The Motivator Award: Effie Moorer
Jump-Off Award: Madelyn Fender, Ashley Ammons, Meg Garris
Most Improved Base: Paige Judy
All-Around Awesome Award: Sydney Garrick, Hannah Hinton
Awesome Back-Spot Award: Tori Berry
Good Leader Award: Annsley Judy
Great Trooper Awards: Elizabeth Hartzog, Madison Murray
All-American:  Madelyn Fender, Ashley Ammons, Laura Judy, Meg Garris

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Anyone Interested In Volleyball ?

If you are interested in Volleyball contact Margaret Myers at 843-696-1023.  Practice is scheduled for June 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 24, 2013

DA Flags At Half Mast In Memory Of Cecil Jordan

The Dorchester Academy flags are being flown at half mast in memory of Mr. Cecil Jordan.
 Mr. Jordan, a former Board member, will be sadly missed.  Visitation is Friday at 4:00 at the Jordan home, 308 Quarker St. and the memorial service will be at Memorial Baptist Church on Saturday at 11:00.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tayler Barcomb's Jersey Retired !

A BIG Shout Out goes to Tayler Barcomb!!!!!!!!!!  Congratulations on having your # 11 Softball Jersey retired !!!!!!!!  May it be an inspiration to all student athletes that walk the halls of Dorchester Academy to do their best on and off the field !!!!  You have made us proud !!!!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Athletic Physicals In The Office And Online.

Athletic Physicals are in the office and online.  All athletes playing football, volleyball and or cheerleading must have their physicals turned in on or before July 26th.  All other athletes must have their physical turned in on or before August 29th.

Congratulations Tayler Barcomb and Stokes Brownlee!

Congratulations to Tayler Barcomb and Stokes Brownlee for being named to the South All-Star Team for softball and baseball.  They will play at Orangeburg Prep on Saturday, May 18th at 1:00.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

2nd Semester Middle School/High School Exam Schedule

Monday, May 20, 2013
8:00-8:12 Homeroom
8:15-9:45 HS/MS 1st period exam
9:45-10:12 Lunch
10:15-11:45 HS 2nd/MS 3rd period exam
11:45 Dismissal

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
8:00-8:12 Homeroom
8:15-9:45 HS 3rd/MS 5th period exam
9:45-10:12 Lunch
10:15-11:45 HS 4th/MS 7th period exam
11:45 Dismissal

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
8:00-8:12 Homeroom
8:15-9:45 HS 6th/MS 6th period exam
9:45-10:12 Lunch
10:15-11:45 HS 7th period exam
11:45 Dismissal

Monday, May 13, 2013

Spring Football Practice To Start

Spring Football Practice will begin on Tuesday, May 14th at 6:00 p.m.  This includes Junior High and Varsity players.  Please bring cleats.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

DA E-Mail Down

We have been hacked and are currently experiencing internet problems at Dorchester Academy.  We can recieve e-mails but cannot send or reply.  We are working on getting it restored and appreciate your patience.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

June 3rd 6:00 P.M. Booster Club Meeting for Officer Elections

Dress Down Day Wed. May 8th

Wednesday, May 8th will be "Dress Down Day".  The cost is $3.00 with the proceeds going to the Children's Miracle Network.  Students may wear jeans, shorts, athletic shorts or pants, hats.  Students must pay to participate.  Otherwise, Wednesday Wear will be enforced.

Monday, May 6, 2013

High School Summer Reading List

Summer Reading Options

"The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."  Dr. Suess

Choose a minimum of two of the following books:
I Am A Seal
Hunger Game Series
The Running Dream
Beautiful Creatures
Beautiful Darkness
Between Shades of Gray
Jefferson's Son
The Raft

Lost and Found Items

We have several jackets in the school's Lost and Found basket.  There is a particularly nice large men's suit jacket.  Please contact the school's office.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mrs. Jean (Mimi) Fisk

Dorchester Academy sends out condolances to the family of Mrs. Jean (Mimi) Fisk who passed away Thursday, May 2nd.  Mrs. Fisk is the grandmother of DA students Maggie and Hunter Steinbronn.
Viewing will be at Bryant Funeral Home Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and the service will be Sunday 2:00 p.m. at Summerville Baptist Church.

Athletics Awards Program for JV & Varsity Basketball, Softball, and Baseball Tuesday, May 21st at 6:00 P.M.

Cheerleading Try-Outs will be held May 17th.

Practice dates for Try-Outs are:

Monday, May 6th           2:45-4:00
Thursday, May 9th         2:45-4:00
Wednesday, May 15th   2:45- 4:00

JV and Varsity Softball to travel to Andrew Jackson Friday, May 3rd

Our JV and Varsity Softball girls will travel to Andrew Jackson on Friday.  Game time is 4:00.  Please take chairs if you are going to the game.

The Varsity Softball game for Monday has been cancelled by Cathedral Academy.  This was designated as our "Senior Night".  We will now plan to recognize our Senior Softball players and their parents at the May Day Program on Friday, May 3rd.  Please come out and support our Senior Girls !!!!!!!!!!

Varsity Baseball Team Plays Thomas Heyward Friday, May 3rd

Dorchester Academy Varsity Baseball Team will travel to Thomas Heyward for a doubleheader in the second series of the play-offs.  First game will begin at 4:00, second game to follow.  Please come out and support our Varsity Baseball Team.
If the games are split on Friday, DA will host Thomas Heyward on Saturday.  If anyone could possible help at the gate or in the concession stand on Saturday (if needed) please let the school know.

Dorchester Academy Accepting Applications

Dorchester Acdemy is accepting applications for the positions of:  Math teacher, Science teacher, Lower School teacher, Janitor, and volunteer football, volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball coaches.  Applications may be obtained at the school office or on the school website under the Forms/Applications menu and mailed to Headmaster, Dorchester Academy, 234 Academy Rd., St. George, SC  29477 or emailed to  Coaching applications are due by May 12.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Winter/Spring Athletic Awards Program

The Winter/Spring Athletic Awards Program will be held on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:00 p.m.  All athletes that played on the JV or Varsity basketball, baseball or softball teams are expected to be in attendance.

JV and Varsity Softball Teams to Play Andrew Jackson Friday, May 3rd.

The JV and Varsity Softball teams will travel to Andrew Jackson on Friday, May 3rd.  They have asked that you bring chairs because they do not have bleachers right now.

Varsity Baseball Team Travels to Marlboro Academy

Congratulations to our Varsity Baseball Team.  They have made it to the first round of play-offs.  Dorchester Academy Raiders will travel to Marlboro Academy on Tuesday, April 30th for a doubleheader. Game times will be 2:00 and 5:00.
Marlboro Academy will provide lunch for our players at 12:30.  Varsity Boys will be released from classes at 9:45.

Teacher Appreciation Week April 29 thru May 3

Monday, April 22, 2013

Relay For Life Dress Down Day

We will have Relay for Life Dress Down Day on Wednesday, April 24th.  The cost is $5.00.  Wednesday Wear will not be required of those participating.  Students may wear jeans, shirts untucked, hats, and athletic shorts of appropriate length.  Please help support our local Relay for Life and Dress Down for a Cause!!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Flags At Half - Staff

The flags are at half - staff in honor of all those affected by the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Senior Varsity Baseball Players Recognized

Senior Varsity Baseball Players and their parents will be recognized on Monday, April 22nd before the Varsity game against Colleton Prep.

Senior Varsity Softball Players and their parents will be recognized on Monday, May 6th before the Varsity game against Cathedral Academy.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

High School Sports Report All-State Basketball Team

Congratulations to Tayler Barcomb, Ashlyn Fralix, Daniel Fralix and Stokes Brownlee for being named to the High School Sports Report All-Star Basketball Team. They will be recognized at a Banquet on April 14th.

2013 Baccalaureate Wednesday, May 22nd 7:00 P.M.

Please note on your school calendar the Baccalaureate date & time has been changed from Wednesday, May 15th to Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00 P.M.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Student Contracts

The student contracts for the 2013-2014 school year are being mailed.  You should expect yours next week.  If you have not received yours before the end of Spring Break, please notify the office on April 8.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

B-Team Softball Team Wins Against Clarendon Hall

Congratulations to our B-Team Softball team for their win on Monday, March 25th against Clarendon Hall !

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

April 1st Booster Club Meeting Rescheduled

The April 1st Booster Club Meeting has been changed to Wednesday, March 27th at 6:00 p.m. due to Spring Break.  The main topic of discussion will be to set a date for the BBQ.

Monday, March 25, 2013

DA Students on All-State Basketball Team

Congratulations to Tayler Barcomb, Ashlynn Fralix, Daniel Fralix and Stokes Brownlee for being named to the High School Sports Report All-State Basketball Team.  They will be recognized at a Banquet on April 14th.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

March 21st JV Softball Game Cancelled

The March 21st & March 26th JV Softball games against Coastal Christian have been cancelled.
 The JV Softball team will practice today at 5:00.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Getting Enough Sleep ?

Getting enough sleep?  Recommendations from the National Sleep Foundation:
Newborns:                                          12 to 18 hours
Infants :                                              14 to 15 hours
Toddlers (1 to 3 years):                      12 to 14 hours
Preschoolers (3 to 5 years):                11 to 13 hours
School age (5 to 10  years):                10 to 11 hours
Tweens and teens (10 to 17 years):     8.5 to 9.25 hours
Adults:                                                 7 to 9 hours

Friday, March 15, 2013

April 11th Varsity Baseball Game Start Time

The Varsity Baseball game scheduled for April 11th against Coastal Christian will have a start time of 6:30 p.m.

Music Festival Results

DA is so proud of all of our Music Festival participants.  The SCISA Music Festival results are:

Gold Medals - Piano: Abigail Weathers, Colby Weeks, Miley Kennedy,
                         Lilly Roberts, Rayce Hart.
                         Voice: Stokes Brownlee, Grace Judy
                         Guitar:  Stokes Brownlee, Will Clegg, William Roberts

Silver Medal - Piano: Elizabeth Hartzog, Jacob Reeves,
                         Maura Weathers, Dylan Price
Bronze Medal - Piano: Hannah Reeves

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

PTO Board Nominations

The PTO will receive Board nominations until 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013.  Please call the school office (563-9511) to place a nomination.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday, March 11th B-Team Softball Practice

Today's B-Team Softball practice has  been moved to 5:30 in the batting cage.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

B-Team Softball Practice

B-Team Softball will practice Monday, March 11th and Tuesday March 12th from 5:00 -6:00 in the batting cage.
Home game Wednesday, March 13th at 5:00.  Players need to report to field at 4:00.

B-Team will not be playing in the tournament this weekend in Sumter.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Beta Club Shoe Donation Project

The Beta Clubs of Dorchester Academy are celebrating National Beta Week, March 4-8.  As a community service project, members are collecting new or gently used shoes for donation to a local charity.  Collection boxes are placed in the cafeteria and in the front hall.  Donations will be accepted through Tuesday, March 12.

Thank you for supporting the Junior and Senior Betas!

Friday, March 1, 2013

DA All-Star Basketball Players Named

Congratulations to Daniel Fralix and Tayler Barcomb for being named to the SCISA Basketball All-Star Team.  They will play in the SCISA vs GISA All-Star game on Saturday, March 9th at Heathwood Hall.

Congratulations also go out to Stokes Brownlee and Ashlyn Fralix for being named to the North/South Basketball All-Star Team.  They will play Saturday, March 2nd at Wilson Hall.

Tuesday, March 5th JV Softball Game Rescheduled

The JVSoftball game scheduled for Tuesday, March 5th has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 26th.  Coastal Christian requested the change.  We will travel to Coastal Christian on March 26th for a 5:00 game.

JV Softball Practice Friday 4:30 - 6:00

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Student Government Bake Sale Thursday, Feb. 28th

Bake sale held during lunch.  All items $1.00.
Thank you for supporting the Student Government.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Baseball and Softball Information

It is almost that time of year again to hear those special words.....Play Ball !!!!!!!!
Our JV and Varsity softball teams will travel to Thomas Heyward on Tuesday, Feb. 26th.  Games will begin at 5:00.

Our JV and Varsity baseball teams will begin their season on the road.  They will travel to Clarendon Hall on Thursday, Feb. 28th.  Games that were scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26th at home for the boys have been cancelled.

Our B-Team softball girls will begin their season on the road as well.  Their first game will be on Monday, March 4th at Orangeburg Prep.  Game time is 4:00.

The JV girls will have a Parent's Meeting with coaches tonight, Thursday, Feb. 21st after practice.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Oyster Roast March 2, 2013 at 6 PM

The DA Booster Club will have an Oyster Roast March 2 at 6 pm at Otis Carn's Shed, 9851 Charleston Hwy, Rosinville. All-U-Can-Eat oysters, catfish stew and chicken bog will be served.  Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased in the school office.

Please help support the Dorchester Academy Booster Club !

Contacts:  Beau Kennedy 843-696-0703
                Chris Mizzell   843-701-2988
                Perry Chinners 843-636-4060

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

March 11 PTO - State of School Address/Board Nominations

The next PTO meeting will be on Monday, March 11.  This will be the State of the School Address.  School Board nominations will be received that night for 3 new Board members.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

JV & Varsity Softball Thursday Practice

JV & Varsity Softball will practice today on the softball field at 5:30.  Bring your cleats.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Congratulations to our Varsity Basketball Teams

Congratulations to our Varsity Basketball Teams for being Region Tournament Runners up.

Congratulations to our Basketball Athletes!

All-Region and All-Tournament Girls:  Tayler Barcomb and Ashlyn Fralix

All-Region Boys:  Daniel Fralix, Jordan Weathers and Stokes Brownlee

All-Tournament Boys:  Daniel Fralix and Vance Collier

And to our Coach Mark Fralix for being named Region Coach of the Year.

All of the region awards are determined by coaches from all teams in the Region.

State Basketball Tournament Info

Varsity Girl's will play Pee Dee Friday at 3:30 at the Sumter Civic Center.

Varsity Boy's will play Spartanburg Day Saturday at 12:00 at the Sumter Civic Center.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

All Softball Teams to Practice in Gym Tuesday, Feb. 12th at 6:00.

JV & Varsity Baseball Practice in Gym Tuesday, Feb. 12th

JV will practice from 3:00 - 4:30.
Varsity will practice from 4:30 - 6:00.

Basketball Tournament Games

The Girl's basketball game is at 6:30 and boy's at 7:30 today.
Both teams will be playing Palmetto Christian at Calhoun Academy.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Region Basketball Schedule at Calhoun Academy

Varsity Girl's -- 7:30 --Thursday

JV Girl's -- 12:00 -- Saturday

JV Boy's -- 1:00 -- Saturday

Varsity Boy's -- 5:00 -- Monday

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Congratulations to the High School Sports Report Teams


Jordan Weathers and Stokes Brownlee for being named to the High School Sports Report All State Football Team.

Anna Myers for being named to the High School Sports Report All-State Volleyball Team.

Ashlynn Fralix for being named to the High School Sports Report All-State Rookie Volleyball Team.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Senior Basketball Players Honored Tues. Feb. 5th

Senior Basketball Players and their parents will be recognized before the Varsity Girls' Game on Tuesday, February 5th.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Softball Practice Today At 4:30

All Softball Teams will practice today only at 4:30.

February 11th PTO Meeting Speaker

The DA PTO meeting on February 11th at 6:00 will feature a speaker who's topic will be " What every parent should know about drugs in today's world."  Please do not bring your child.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Winners of DA Pageant 2013

Congratulations to our Pageant winners:

Wee Miss - Krystal Judy
Wee Master - Connor Hartzog
Little Miss - Abigail Weathers
Little Master - Hunter Hartzog
Junior Miss - Mary Ellis O'Cain
Teen Miss - Hayley Mizzell
Miss DA - Annsley Judy
Mr. DA - Alex Weeks

Players of the Week by Lynn and Mark Fralix

JV Girls:  Effie Moorer - Effie is playing well and has earned a starting position.  She led our team in scoring 2/3 games this week and pulled 11 rebounds.  She is working hard at practice and it is showing in game situations.

Varsity Girls:  Tayler Barcomb - Tayler scored 52 points this week showing exceptional leadership on the court.  She continues to be both an offensive and defensive threat.

B Team Basketball Players

Please turn in your uniform immediately after the game on Wednesday, January 30th.  Plan on bringing a change of clothes.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

DA Pageant Info

The DA Pageant will be held Sunday, January 27th in the Shuler Gym at 2:00.  Practice will be on Friday during school.  The gym will be open on Sunday 27th at 12:00.  There will be dressing areas available. 

Basketball Players of the Week by Lynn and Mark Fralix

Week of January 14th

JV - Katie Wimberly - Katie is consistently scoring 6 points per game and pulling 7 - 8 rebounds.  She does an excellent job helping out on the press as she is patient and doesn't panic.

Varsity - Ashlyn Fralix - Ashlyn continues to lead our team in scoring totaling 33 points this past week. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Aftercare Schedule

Tuesday, January 22, Aftercare will be held in the computer lab every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 - 3:30.  If you plan to pick up your child before 3:30 on these days, please let Mrs. Kathy Shuler know so that she can have your child at the door for dismissal.  Aftercare will be in the K4 clasroom on Monday's and Wednesday's.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Orangeburg Regional Medical Center Offers Ecocardiogram Screening

The Orangeburg Regional Medical Center is providing ecocardiogram screening for area high school and college athletes (ages 14-22).  The cost is $50 per athlete.

The screening will be held at the HeathPlex at RMC (3000 St. Matthews Rd) on Saturday,
 February 2.  Times are 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.  (Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

Registration is required.  Call 803-395-2325 or toll free in SC 800-476-3377, ext. 2325.

For further information, contact:  Trudy Wingard, RMC Cardiovascular Services Director

Basketball Players of the Week by Lynn and Mark Fralix

JV Girls:  Hannah Creel - Hannah had to play both guard and forward for us this week due to illness on the team and came up big leading the team scoring.  She also came up with some crucial steals and we were able to take advantage of these and score.

Varsity Girls:  Crystal Wilds did an awesome job this week slowing up the opponent's fast break.  She executed our defensive strategy as well as a coach could ask for.

JV Boys:  Austin Mizzell

Varsity Boys :  Reese Smoak

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Players of the Week by Lynn and Mark Fralix

A big congratulations go out to all 4 of our basketball teams for their victories over Holly Hill on Friday night.
Congratulations to our Players of the Week:  Week of January 1st.

JV Girls:  Hannah Creel - Hannah stepped up big helping us pull out our 2nd conference win over Holly Hill with 9 rebounds, 4 points and 3 steals.

Varsity Girls:  Ashlyn Fralix - Ashlyn made some awesome passes to our inside girls, Julia and Julianna, for the easy buckets.  She shot well from the outside and drained a few free throws at the end of the game to seal our win over conference rivals - Holly Hill.

JV Boys:  Cole Cleland added 12 points to the win.

Varsity Boys:  Jordan Weathers had 14 points and 17 rebounds.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Players of the Week by Lynn and Mark Fralix

JV Girls:  Madelyn Fender - Madelyn continues to be a strong leader on the court playing aggressive defense, creating steals, and running point guard to set up our offense and beat the press.  She gave me 100% effort in the LMA Christmas Tournament as we finished Tournament Runner's - Up.

Varsity Girls:  Julia Smoak - Sub-Freshman, Julia Smoak, is stepping up big for our Varsity team scoring and rebounding in double digits for the last 4 straight games.

Congratulations to Julia Smoak, Tayler Barcomb, Daniel Fralix and Stokes Brownlee for being named to the "All Tournament" team as both Varsity teams finished Tournament Runner's-up in the LMA Christmas Tournament.