Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Pee Wee Flag Football Practice

The first Pee Wee Flag Football practice will be Saturday, September 6th at 10:00 a.m.  Please bring $10.00 to practice for your game day t-shirt.  Contact Dawn Weeks with any questions at 560-0103 or e-mail

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Virtual School Enrollment

Juniors and Seniors who are interested in enrolling in Virtual School classes must enroll Monday, August 25th. Students must enroll at

PTO Volunteers Needed

The PTO is looking for volunteers to assist teachers at the school as well as other volunteer duties.  If anyone is interested in volunteering please contact Tressa Sosebee at

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Praise Team For Chapel

We are in the process of putting together a Praise Team for Chapel.  We need a keyboard player, bass player, guitarists, drummer and singers.  Any high school students who are interested in participating, please contact the office.  We want to practice over the summer to be ready when school starts.

DA Summer Sports Camps

Cheerleader Camp
Sponsored by the Varsity Cheerleaders.
 For all girls ages 4 - 11
 Dates: August 4 -6
Times 9:00 - 12:00
Cost $30.00 for all three days.  2nd child is $25.00.
 Snacks provided.
 Applications available at the school.  Call school to register -- Penny Fender 563-9511.

Volleyball Camp
Grades: 2nd - 6th
Dates:  July 28-30
Time:  9:00-12:00
Snacks provided.
Cost $30.00

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

SAT Math Prep

SAT Math Prep will be at TTC Dorchester County Quick Jobs Center on July 14 thru July 18 from 8:30am to 12 noon.  Fee is $199.00.  Call Barbara Parler at 563-5269. The course ID is: XDKC883DQ1.

SAT Prep For Reading And Writing

SAT Prep for Reading and Writing.  The class will be on June 23-27, 8:30am - noon.  Registration fee is $199.00 and includes the materials.  Course will be at the St. George site.  Students can register online or by phone, 574-6152 or 563-5269.  Must register today or class will be cancelled. Course ID is: XDKC882DQ1.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Varsity Cheerleader Practice

Varsity Cheerleaders practice schedule:

Tuesday, June 17th - 9:00
Wednesday, June 18th - 9:00
Tuesday, June 24th -  9:00
Wednesday, June 25th - 9:00
Thursday, June 26th - 9:00

Football Jerseys for Sale!

Selling Varsity Football Jerseys!!!!!!!
Get your piece of history!!!!
Anyone interested in purchasing one, please call the school.  They are $20.00.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Girls Varsity Basketball Practice 6:30 P.M. Thursday, June 12

If for some reason you can't make it for practice, but are interested in playing, please contact Mrs. Penny.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Volleyball Practice

Junior Varsity and Varsity Volleyball will practice on Wednesday, June 4th at 4:00.  Coach Jordan says come on out and get ready for the volleyball season!!!

Baby Sitters Available

You may contact the school's office for a list of available summer baby sitters. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Math SAT Prep Course

A Math SAT Prep Course will be held at Quick Jobs July 14th thru 18th.

Time: 8:00 until 12:00.

Cost $199.00

Contact:  Barbara Parler 563-5269 to register.

English & writing dates TBA.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Junior Transcripts Available

Contact Ruth Anne O'Cain or school office.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Summer Office Hours

The school office will be open Tuesday,  May 27 thru Thursday,  May 29 from 9:00 to 3:00.
Summer office hours will be Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 to 1:00.
We will be closed the week of June 30th thru July 4th.
Students will start back on August 15th.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

All Baseball And Softball Jerseys Need To Be Turned In Before Exams

Welcome Mrs. Paige Taylor Jordan - Volleyball Coach

Welcome to Mrs. Paige Taylor Jordan --- our new Volleyball Coach for the 2014-2015 season.  She would like to meet on Monday, May 21st at 11:45 in the Conference Room with all girls interested in playing volleyball.

Varsity Football Team Jerseys

The Varsity Football Team will be getting new jerseys for the upcoming Fall season.  The jerseys we have now are for sale.  If you are interested in purchasing your jersey, please let " Miss" Penny know as soon as possible.  The jerseys will sell for $20.00 for the first one and if you want both jerseys, you may purchase both for $30.00.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Baseball & Softball Senior Night April 21st

Monday, April 21st is Senior Night for our Baseball and Softball Players.  We will recognize Seniors and their parents before the start of the Varsity games.  Please come out and show your support for our Seniors as they play their last game at Dorchester Academy.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tues. April 8th JV Softball Game Start Time 4:00

The JV Softball game against Thomas Sumter will have a start time of 4:00 due to the fact that Varsity girls will be playing a double-header because of the rain out at Thomas Sumter.

Miss S.C. 2013 To Speak At Chapel Wed., April 9th

Brooke Mosteller, Miss South Carolina 2013 will be at DA on Wed., April 9 at 8:15 for Chapel and photo opportunities with students.  Brooke was also voted Miss Congeniality by her peers.  Please come out and join us for Chapel.

Monday, April 7, 2014

DA Golf Tourney Winners

The winners from Saturday's Golf Tournament have been announced:

1st Place - Joe Johnston, Chad Johnston, Colby Weeks & Johnny Weathers.
2nd Place - John Welch, Al Hay, Bruce Blanchard & John Pendarvis.
Closest To Pin  - George Brickle & Stokes Brownlee
50/50 Raffle - Bruce Blanchard

Thank you to all of the players who came out to support our school!!

JV/Varsity Softball Practice Today, April 7th Cancelled.

JV/Varsity Baseball Games Today, April 7th At Thomas Heyward Cancelled

Jr. Prom April 26th

Dorchester Academy will host Jr. Prom for grades 2-9 pn Saturday, April 26th in the Shuler Gymnasium.

Grades 2-5  6:00-8:00 p.m.
Grades 6-9  8:00-11:00 p.m.

Forms are being sent home, but must be returned on or before Thursday, April 10th in order to receive a prom t-shirt.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring Golf Tournament Saturday, April 5th

Our Spring Golf Tournament that was cancelled last Saturday due to inclement weather has been rescheduled for this Saturday, April 5th, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Country Club of St. George.  The tournament is a 4 person team Captain's Choice with a shotgun start.  For more information contact Dawn Weeks at 843-560-0103 or Tressa Sosebee at 843-560-0749.

Spring Pictures April 7th

Charlie Tumbleston will be here Monday, April 7th to take Spring Pictures.  Individual, sibling and class pictures will be taken. Package forms are available in the school office.

Girl's State

Congratulations to Madelyn Fender and Chelsea Huff and alternates Annie Gentry and Laura Judy for being chosen for Girl's State. 

Booster Club Meeting Wednesday, April 9th 6:00 P.M.

Due to away baseball games on Monday and Tuesday of next week, the Booster Club will meet on Wednesday, April 9th at 6:00 in the Conference Room.  We would love to have a Standing Room Only Crowd.  Please sell and purchase your Steak Supper Tickets.  It will be held on Saturday, May 17th at the Utopia Club.  If you need tickets to sell, please see Beau Kennedy or a Booster Club member. 

The Spring Athletic Awards Program will be held on Sunday, May 18th at 2:00 in Shuler Gymnasium.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Dorchester Academy Employment Opportunities

Dorchester Academy is accepting employment applications for the 2014-2015 school year for math and science teachers, coaches for volleyball, basketball, junior high football, and janitorial workers. 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,SC 29477.

Football Signing For Coby Berry And Jordan Weathers

We will have the football signing for Jordan Weathers and Coby Berry on Sunday, March 23, at 2:30.  We are very proud of these fine young gentlemen and their athletic and academic accomplishments.  They will be attending Charleston Southern in the fall and play football.  Please congratulate these young men when you see them!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

No April PTO Meeting

There will be no PTO meeting in April.  However, the PTO is encouraged to help with the voting booth for Board Elections on April 21.  If you can help, please call the office at 563-9511.

Please note on your calendars that the date of the monthly Board meeting for April has been moved from Monday, April 21, to Wednesday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

PTO School Board Nominations

The PTO will accept nominations for School Board election through Wednesday, March 19, at 2:30.

School Student Contracts

The school student contracts will be accepted through 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Friday, March 7, 2014

All Baseball and Softball Games Have Been Cancelled Today Due To Weather

High School Service Hours Project

Members of St. George UMC and Bethany UMC are meeting in the parking lot of St. George UMC at 8:30 am Saturday, March 8th for an Ice Storm Clean Up Day.  This clean up effort will help the homebound and physically disabled members of our community.  DA High School students can count these as service hours. If you would like to help or have any questions call Sammy Stephens (560-0054).

School Doors Open 7:30 A.M.

Please remember:  Teachers and staff are on duty in the mornings starting at 7:30.  Please do not leave your students until 7:30 when school doors will be opened.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Varsity Cheerleading Conditioning

Girls interested in trying out for Varsity Cheerleading are having conditioning on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00.

Student Government Conference

The DA Student Government will be attending the S.C. Independent School Student Association Conference.  They will be leaving the school on Sunday, March 16th and will return on Tuesday, March 18th.  Currently, Annsley Judy holds a position on the Executive Board and we have Stokes Brownlee and Cole Cleland who will be running for offices this year.

Weightlifting Starts Monday, March 10th 3:00

Coach Myers wants to remind all football players of weightlifting that will begin on Monday, March 10th with him.  Weightlifting will be held on Mondays and Thursdays at 3:00.

JV & Varsity Baseball Practice Cancelled Today. JV Practice Tomorrow 5:30.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Welcome to DA Coach Chris Myers

Coach Chris Myers will be at DA tomorrow, Friday February 28th, in the Shuler Gym at 2:15 to meet with Middle and High School students.

Girl Scout Canned Food Drive at DA

DA students from Girl Scout Troop 300 are asking for your help.  Please donate canned food or non-perishable foods that will go to the Food Pantry.  Please put your canned items in the box outside the school's front office.  Thank you.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

JV and Varsity Boy's Basketball Teams Win Region Tournament

Congratulations to both our JV and Varsity Boy's Basketball teams, Coach Mark and Coach Thomas for their big wins over Palmetto Christian to win the region Tournament!!!
Thank you boys, for such exciting games!!!
We also want to congratulate some of our players that were recognized at the tournament:

All-Region Team Members:  Vance Collier, Julianna McAlhany, and Julia Smoak

Region Player of the Year:  Stokes Brownlee

All-Tournament Team:  Vance Collier

Tournament Most Valuable Player:  Jordan Weathers

And our very own Coach Mark was chosen as Coach of the Year.

We also would like to recognize Jordan Weathers and Coby Berry, both of which will be signing to play football with Charleston Southern University.
We would also like to thank all the teachers and staff that worked so hard to make this tournament a SUCCESS !!! And thank you to the students - you did a great job as athletes and fans!!!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

School Closed Wednesday, February 12th due to weather.

School will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12th due to the weather.  Check our website or Facebook page for information concerning Thursday's plan.

SCISA Region II-AA Tournament Schedule Change

The SCISA Region II-AA Tournament hosted by Dorchester Academy has been postponed to begin on Friday, February 14th and run through Tuesday, February 18th.  We will follow the same schedule that was sent out earlier, just moving everything back one day.  The tournament will begin with JV games on Friday, February 14th.

Hospitality Room:
Friday - JV Girls
Saturday - JV Boys
Monday - Varsity Girls
Tuesday - Varsity Boys

JV Brackets:

Friday, February 14th - JV Girls 3:30 Thomas Sumter (2) vs Holly Hill (3)
                                       JV Boys 4:30 Dorchester Academy (2) vs Thomas Sumter(3)
                                       JV Girls  5:30 Calhoun Academy (1) vs Palmetto Christian (4)
                                        JV Boys  6:30 Palmetto Christian (1) vs Calhoun Academy (4)
Saturday, February 15th -Varsity Games: 2:00, 3:30, 5:00, 6:30
Monday, February 17th -  Varsity Games: 3:30, 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Tuesday, February 18th -  Championship Games: JV Girls 3:30
                                                                                 JV Boys 4:30
                                                                                 JV Awards 5:30
                                                                                 Varsity Girls 6:00
                                                                                  Varsity Boys 7:30
                                                                                  Varsity Awards 9:00
We will update brackets as we can after all Region games have been played.


No Softball Practice Today.

JV Basketball Games Cancelled Today. Varsity to Play.

JV Basketball games cancelled today due to weather.  Varsity Girls will play at 5:00 followed by Varsity Boys.  Varsity Girls need to be at the gym by 4:15.  Senior Boys will be recognized before their game.

SCISA Reported Weather Cancellations

Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the Spelling Bee, the State Debate, and the Using Technology Efficiently Workshop have been postponed.

New dates for the Middle School Regional Quiz Bowls, the State Spelling Bee, the State Debate, and the Using Technology Efficiently Workshop have not yet been determined.

Congratulation to Saylor Judy

Congratulations to Saylor Judy, president of the Dorchester Academy 4H Club, on being selected as a delegate to attend 4H Legislative Day 2014.  Saylor was one of twelve 4H members from across the state selected to go. 4H Legislative Day is sponsored by the State 4H Teen Council.  Youth will have the opportunity to observe the Legislature and Senate in action, meet with the Commissioner of Agriculture, Senators, members from the House of Representatives and the Governor's Office.

JV/Varsity Basketball vs Holly Hill

Please come out and support  our JV and Varsity Raiders as they take on the Holly Hill Raiders this afternoon with games beginning at 4:00.  Tonight is Senior night and our Senior boys and their parents will be recognized before their game.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Regional Middle School Quiz Bowl Postponed

Due to the threat of inclement weather, all Regional Middle School Quiz Bowls across the state are postponed and will be rescheduled

B-Team Game Time Change

The B-Team games scheduled for today have had a time change.  Girls will begin at 4:00 and Boys at 5:00.

Softball Practice Tuesday, February 11th at 5:30.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Postponed Weather Games:

The JV/Varsity Basketball games against Thomas Sumter have been rescheduled to Monday, February 10th.  Game time is 4:00.

The B-Teams will play Colleton Prep at Colleton Prep on Monday, February 10th.  Game time is 5:00.

Volunteers Needed for Region Basketball Tournament

Dorchester Academy will be hosting the JV and Varsity Region Basketball Tournament.  It will begin on Thursday, Feb. 13th and end on Monday, Feb. 17th.  We are looking for volunteers to help in the Concession Stand as will as provide snacks for our Hospitality Room for visiting coaches and officials.  If you would be interested, please contact the school.  Thank you for supporting Dorchester Academy Athletics !!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

DA To Host Region Basketball Tournament

Dorchester Academy will be hosting the 2014 Region Basketball Tournament for JV and Varsity.  The tournament will begin on Thursday, February 13th and run through Monday, February 17th including that Saturday.  We need all the HELP we can get.  If you are willing to help at the gate, concession stand, or supply a snack for our Coaches and Officials' Hospitality room, it would be much appreciated. We will be having 4 games each day with the first game starting at 3:30.  Please let the school, Penny, Coach Mark, Coach Anthony, Coach Murch or any Booster Club member know if you are willing to give your time.  Thank you in advance for supporting Dorchester Academy Athletics !!!

Friday, January 24, 2014

JV/Varsity Softball Practice

All girls interested in playing JV or Varsity Softball will have practice at 4:30 on Monday, January 27th.  If you play basketball, you will need to stop by the field to let Coach Jack and Coach Kim know, but you will not have to stay for practice.
We will not be having a B-Team in baseball or softball this year.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

JV Baseball Practice

JV baseball practice will begin Monday, January 27th at 5:30 pm.  JV basketball players are excused but need to check-in (drop by the field) to let Coach Carlton know for sure they plan on playing baseball.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Congratulations Jordan, Hunter & Stokes !

Congratulations to Jordan Weathers, Hunter Kennedy and Stokes Brownlee.  They have been named to the High School Sports Report SCISA Class-A All-State Football team.

Student Government Meeting & Bake Sale Thursday, January 23rd

All Student Government members need to bring sweets for our Bake Sale tomorrow.

JV & Varsity Softball Practice

JV & Varsity Softball will practice Monday, January 27th from 4:30 - 6pm.  Those not playing basketball at this time are expected to attend. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dinner Theater Sunday, February 8th 6:30 P.M. Shuler Gym

The Dorchester Academy PTO is proud to announce the first Dinner Theater on Saturday, February 8th, 2014.  Shuler Gymnasium will be magically transformed into a dinner theater where guests will gather at beautifully decorated, candle-lit tables to watch an entertaining K4-12th grade production entitled, " A Journey Through Time."  Tickets are $20.00 per person; children 3 and under are admitted free.  (Student performers will not be participating in the meal.)  Doors will open at 6:30 for dinner and the show.  The best seating (near the stage) will be on first-come, first-served basis.  The menu for the evening will be chicken cordon bleu, yellow saffron rice, green beans, and dessert.

Tickets for this event will be sent home with report cards on Thursday, with the youngest child in each family.  If you need additional tickets, do not receive yours, or wish to order one, please contact the school office at 843-563-9511.

Ticket stubs and money should be turned in to the office on or before January 30th.  This is the 2nd Board Approved Fundraiser for 2013-2014 which counts towards your $300 family fundraiser fee.

Make sure to invite your family, friends, and neighbors to this one-of-kind show.  Let's make it a memorable night at the Academy!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

C-Team Basketball Schedule

1-16-14 (Thurs) : Team 2 vs Team 4 halftime Varsity Girls
                             Team 1 vs Team 3 halftime Varsity Boys
1-21-14 (Tues):  Team 3 vs Team 4 halftime Varsity Girls
                            Team 1 vs Team 2 halftime Varsity Boys
1-30-14 (Thurs):  Team 2 vs Team 3 halftime Varsity Girls
                             Team 1 vs Team 4 halftime Varsity Boys
2/6/14 ( Thurs) :  Team 5 vs Team 6 halftime Varsity Girls
                             Team 7 vs Team 8 halftime Varsity Boys

Monday, January 13, 2014

Bring A Friend Day Monday, January 20th

Students in grades K4 - 12 are encouraged to Bring A Friend to school for the day.  Invited friends must be potential students whose parents may be interested in having them attend DA next year - they do not have to be in your grade to be invited.  We will have a guided tour for parents and students with information about our academics,  sports, clubs, college courses, etc.
  • Students: Each student that brings a friend will have their name entered into a drawing for an Apple ipad mini !!!
  • Teachers: The homeroom teacher whose students bring the most friends will receive a $50 Gift Certificate !!
  • Parents:  If your child refers a friend who attends DA in the 2014 - 2015 school year, a referral fee will be deducted from next year's tuition.
Guests must be registered with the office to attend.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Regional Spelling Bee

The Regional Spelling Bee will be held on January 16, 2014 at the Oaks Christian School in Summerville.  Dress will be khakis & dress shirt for boys and dresses/skirts for girls. Practice will be on Thursday, January 9th until 3:00 and Monday, January 13th until 3:00.

DA Pageant Sunday, January 26th 2:00 Shuler Gym

Monday, January 6, 2014

Dorchester Academy Will Be Open Tuesday, January 7th at 8:00 AM

Dorchester Academy Blood Drive In Honor Of Cameron Bates Berry

Dorchester Academy will host a Blood Drive in honor of Cameron Bates Berry on Wednesday, January 15th from 2pm to 7pm in the school cafeteria. Students 16 yrs. and older can donate blood with a parent's consent. Parent consent forms will be sent home with 10th, 11th and 12th grade students.  Please sign and return to school by Wednesday, January 15th. To schedule an appointment call Cassandra Cooner 843-200-0865 or visit and enter sponsor code: DorAca.