Monday, February 25, 2013
Months of preparation led to the opening of the 2nd Annual DCS Carnival and the buzz around town was, “what will they do this year?” Dade Christian School opened up Thursday night with, “Date Night” or “Bring a friend and ride FREE” night. Anyone who had a ride bracelet, ticket or hand stamp was permitted to bring a friend along for FREE. Karaoke night was also Thursday night and the talent agencies were buzzing around the likes, of Al Barrera and his rendition Billy Joel’s version of “you maybe right”.
Friday night was game night as the Crusaders hosted games like limbo, a pie eating contest, make up artist hero and some live music with the likes of:
Saturday was the DCS Talent Show and “Crusader Band Stand” the stage was rocking all night with an assortment of live music from
Sunday was Country Western day as 99.9 KISS Country’s, Eric Brandon, hosted a live remote from the Crusader Fair Grounds.
Our goal is to communicate to South Florida in word and deed, that our church and school, landmarks since 1961, is still a friendly place that seeks to build meaningful relationships with our community, said Matt Pettit senior pastor at NTBC.
When asked about the event’s success this year, “each year we want to improve on the year before and from the looks on our patrons faces as they entered and exited the venue, I believe we have set the tone for years to come!
Monday, January 7, 2013
We are grateful to God for his provision of a new leader, and we are looking forward to what God is going to do in this place. Welcome Pastor Pettit and family!
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Crusader Nation was well represented by three charter buses filled with drum lines, pep bands, cheerleaders and a host of red clad Crusaders filling the stands in support. In the end, the Dade Christian School Seniors finished with a record of 31-5 over the past three seasons and became the first team in the schools 52 year history to reach the state title game. Head coach, Mike Sonneborn, did not mince words at the conclusion of the game Friday afternoon as he confidently replied with quiet strength, "we'll be back, I'll make sure of it."
On behalf of Dade Christian School and NTBC we salute our football team, not only for their tremendous effort, but also for their authentic Christian leadership on and off the field.
To read more about the state championship game click on the link below: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/08/3132604/runner-up-finish-puts-dade-christian.html
Director of Development
Friday, November 30, 2012
The "Road to State" began last week as we defeated the Glades Day Gators. Join us tomorrow night as we take on the Lions of First Baptist Academy of Naples. A win places our varsity boys football team in the State Championship Game next Friday, December 7th. WE NEED YOU!!! Game time is 7:30 PM at the Wooten Field Stadium.
Admission is $9.00 and we will have a fully stocked concession stand so come ready to eat! Please click on the link below to get a sampling of our victory last Friday.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
“Growing up at DCS, I have looked forward to taking this class forever and it has been no disappointment sharing these amazing experiences with my classmates. Marine Biology has made me love the ocean and enjoy God’s creation on a more in depth level,” said by senior, Olivia Webb. “Students not only get to experience the dives, but they also learn in the classroom about ocean life and how magnificent our underwater world is,” said Marine Biology teacher, Cathy Cryer. No stranger to Dade Christian School after 28 years, Cathy Cryer, is the DCS version of “Ms. Frizzle” who really builds a sense of wonder in each of her students.
In December, the Marine Biology class will be taking their next dive! It will be at the world famous Disney Park, Epcot. The students will have the opportunity to dive at the “Living Seas” attraction. Students will be able to experience an underwater adventure with everything from squid to sharks in a tank that holds 8,500 marine inhabitants. Visitors of the park will be able to see everything the students are doing in this crystal clear aquarium that holds 5.7 million gallons of water. It is an experience of a lifetime! In order to prepare for this dive, the students recently went on a 30 foot dive off of the coast of Ft. Lauderdale into “The Caves.” “I will admit I was nervous before the dive, but as soon as I got into the water, I felt so grateful for being given the opportunity to be part of this class,” said senior, Justin Martinez.
Amidst all of the activities, classes, and clubs, Marine Biology is definitely not something one should miss out on while attending DCS!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
|One of Dade Christian's elementary football teams, the Warriors, huddle around Coach Tommy Valentine during practice.|
“Even though I’m little, my dad says I play like a big boy. I always try to make touchdowns and do my best.” said elementary football player, Tyler Sonneborn. “The best part is that I get to play with all of my friends and we all have the same goal, to win. What pushes me the most is when I go to be the water boy at the varsity football games. I like seeing them win and I hope to be like them one day.” The elementary program is composed of three teams and is a feeder for our varsity program. The goal is to prepare them at a young age for a rigorous varsity program that they will one day be a part of.
This year, the Dade Christian varsity football program is undefeated and is ranked as one of the top teams in Division 2A in Florida. Battered but not beaten, the Crusaders have survived many injuries but somehow manage to post a banner season, making it to the State Semi-Finals one game away from States. “As a former elementary football player, I like to be an example for the elementary football program.” said Junior Alex Perera. “It was a long time ago that I was playing elementary football, but I remember every game. I am glad to have been a part of the elementary program and continue hope to continue being a role model for the younger kids well beyond my years as a student. Once a Crusader, always a Crusader!”
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The new fitness center glistened as the sun shone down upon it Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Dade Christian School (6601 NW 167 Street Miami, FL 33015). Many people from the surrounding areas, including NTBC families, DCS families, and community leaders crowded around the fitness center and auction pavilion. With cameras and checkbooks in hand, guests anxiously awaited the ribbon cutting and live auction. An air of excitement was abundant as guests were entertained by the Dade Christian School Fine Arts Department including elementary and secondary performers. Attendees were able to partake in a food tasting and silent auction where they could bid on services provided by teachers, gift baskets, and other items such as iPads, sports memorabilia, and outdoor adventures.
The development team of Dade Christian School created an event worth remembering by building a pavilion in which the guests of the auction were able to taste delicious cuisine from various restaurants in the Miami Lakes area such as Flannigan’s, Ale House, El Pimiento, Cancun Grill, and many more. The purpose of the auction was to raise money for new equipment that would benefit the fine arts department and technology improvements. In the live auction, there were multiple vacations, graduation seats, fishing/hunting excursions and large flat screen televisions.
“This project has been six years in the making and I’m very happy to see that it is finally finished. I know that David would’ve been very proud to see the impact he has left, not only on the school, but the entire community. He really was an inspiration to all he met and I am so honored to have been a part of this project,” said Jennifer Martinez, a member of the Dade Christian development team. “It was a really emotional time for me and my family,” said Pastor Ralph Rodriguez, “I know that David would be really proud to see all the support we have received and he would be happy to know the difference this center is going to make in the health and wellness of our students and families.”
The brand new David Stephen Rodriguez Fitness Center was literally built on the foundation of God’s Word; a Bible was placed in the foundation of the building before construction by David’s parents, Ralph and Rita Rodriguez. On this special day after construction was complete, elementary students wrote prayers in chalk on the new sidewalk in front of the fitness center building. “This day was a powerful reflection of our efforts to build young people with purpose and not just construct buildings”, said Director of Development, Craig Konchak, David was the epitome of what Dade Christian School has been designed to represent”.
The ceremony concluded with a dedicatory prayer by DCS Headmaster, Stanford Stone. All attendees then witnessed the Rodriguez family cut the ribbon together to commemorate a son, brother and friend to all.