School Circle

Who is Who is School Circle? You are! All parents are members of School Circle during the time their children are enrolled at Dutton Christian School. School Circle elects a board of officers each spring who serve a two-year term – the first year as a vice-officer and the second year as lead-officer.

What is School Circle?

School Circle exists to provide volunteer help (service) in various areas of the school, to build community (fellowship) within our school, and to provide financial support (fundraising) for items outside of what tuition provides for. School Circle meetings are held two or three times per year as announced in the Parents in Touch newsletter. Childcare is provided for younger children so that all parents can attend and participate.
DCS School Circle

Many volunteer and service opportunities are available at DCS! School Circle coordinates volunteers needed in the classroom as well as all various fellowship and fundraising events throughout the year. Please consider helping where you are able.

Turkey Bowl and Parade

School Circle strives to build community and fellowship within our school by coordinating different social functions throughout the school year. For example, an annual bus trip, roller-skating parties, Donuts with Dudes, Sweetheart Dance, Ladies & Lads, and Grandparents Day are just a few of the fellowship events in which we work to build a strong and caring community at DCS.

School Circle Programs

The financial support and fundraising generated by School Circle is used in many ways. A portion of the money is given each year to the school’s operating fund in order to keep the cost of tuition down. In addition, our fundraisers allow us to enrich educational experiences provided at DCS not covered by tuition dollars, including school chapels, 7th grade Outdoor Education, Robotics, sports team uniforms, and various gifts/bereavement, and refreshments for many school meetings and functions.

Invest In The Dutton Christian School Community

The School Circle brochure outlines service, fellowship, and fundraising opportunities at DCS in more detail. Where do you feel God calling you to volunteer your time and talents? By investing yourself in the DCS community, you will be contributing to your children’s educations, meeting new people, and making new friends. Please consider volunteering your talents in at least one area. Your help will go a long way toward making DCS a successful and God-centered place for your child to learn.

Sign Up For A Campus Tour

We would love to have you visit our campus. After completing the form, you will be contacted to arrange a time to meet our staff and receive a tour of our campus.

Why Dutton Christian School

Hear what some of our parents have to say about their experience here.

20 Years & Counting

“In the Fall of 1985, the first of our 3 boys started Kindergarten. We were so impressed with the staff and the commitment of the parents sending their children to DCS. As years passed, we became very involved in the school which gave us an inside look at how the school was run. We loved DCS over all the years our boys were there (1985-1999).

Now, here we are 20+ years later, so grateful and blessed to have grandchildren at DCS. And guess what, it is STILL the great school it was many years ago! Thank you administrators and staff for staying faithful & true to the mission of Dutton Christian School! To God be the glory!”

-Pat Ringnalda

They're Amazing

“Teachers and staff are amazing! We love DCS and everything they have done for our kids!”

-Rachael Brinks

Great Community

“Such a great community. Thankful my children are being educated and nurtured in their faith at this great school.”

-Rebecca Helmus

Greatly Impacted My Life

“Dutton Christian School has greatly impacted my life. As a former student of DCS, I have experienced the amazing commitment to Christian Education from each of my teachers. They diligently walked alongside me to nurture not only my mind but also my spirit. In addition, as a parent of 3 children who attended preschool through 8th grade at Dutton Christian School, I have always felt that my children were valued by their teachers as a unique child of God. Furthermore, I have been blessed to be a teacher at Dutton Christian for over 11 years. As a teacher, I have experienced the loving support of the DCS community, a community deeply rooted in their faith. In many seasons of my life, Dutton Christian School has made a great difference and an eternal impact!”

-Kerri Nitz, 6th grade English and Language Arts teacher

I Have Created Great Friendships

“My experience at Dutton Christian has significantly impacted my life to live for Christ. The teachers genuinely care about students, and I have created great friendships. Biblical knowledge is incorporated through each class, and I will always remember the important life lessons that I have been taught by Dutton Christian.”

-Nicole V., DCS Student

We Were Welcomed With Open Arms

“Our children transferred in from a local public school and were welcomed with open arms. The staff is awesome, the location great, and incorporating faith based curriculum was an important consideration to our family. As uncomfortable as it was for our children to come into a new school, teachers and students reached out to them and us to make the transition as comfortable, seamless, and welcoming as possible.”

-Kevin James, DCS Parent

I Recommend Dutton Christian School

“I had a wonderful morning with 5th grade PE. Many adults could learn from these children who showed love, kindness, and support to each other. They showed love with one another as Jesus has taught us!”

-Cheryl Kaiser VanderMolen, DCS Parent

"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10