Jan 11

1st and 2nd Grades @ The Frontier Culture Museum

 One of our first Social Studies units this year was to learn about olden days.  So we compared pioneer days to our lives now.  Our class read Little House in the Big Woods, By Laura Engalls Wilder.  Then we visited the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, VA where much of that classic, true book came …

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Jan 08

Bashful Giraffe ELC & DTD K, 1st & 2nd Grade Christmas Play—Now Available on DVD!!!

On Thursday, December 10th, the Bashful Giraffe Early Learning Center 2 year olds through Pre-K along with the Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy Kindergarten through 2nd graders put on their first combined Christmas play in the DTD gymnasium. The play is called “The Wonderous Gift.”  DVDs of the program are available for only $10 as …

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Jan 08

Christmas Program DVDs: Support Our Music & Drama Program

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Dec 16

American Folk Art Studies for the 5th & 6th Grade Classes

The 5th and 6th grades learned about American folk art.  American folk art refers to self-taught artists from the 18th and 19th centuries whose lives of simplicity influenced the subjects they chose for their paintings. The most well-known name in American folk art is Grandma Moses. American folk artists’ paintings did not look like photographs. The people …

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Dec 14

Learning in Appomattox

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Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy & Tree of Life from Fredericksburg 7th & 8th grade class took their classroom outdoors and spent the day in Appomattox. The students were able to close their books and get out and experience history first hand. It was a great learning experience for all!  

Nov 24

Fall Outdoor Education

What a great week at Fall Outdoor Education at Camp Woodman!  The 7th and 8th grade classes did some great hands-on, team-building activities and focused on how we should be in service to others…It is all about being a little better each day!

Nov 19

9th and 10th Graders Visit Air and Space Center

Our Tidewater trip concluded with a visit to the Virginia Air and Space Center. The students participated in a robotics lab where they learned how to program the Lego Mindstorm robots. “It was a great hands-on experience!” said sophomore Cody Elliott. After lunch the class spent several hours touring the museum and watching the IMAX movie …

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Nov 18

Pre-K through 2nd Graders Family Thanksgiving Feast


Today, the Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Graders all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration.  Students sang songs and shared what they are thankful for while their proud family members enjoyed the show.  Then, everyone enjoyed a magnificent Thanksgiving meal together. After the meal concluded the family members participated in a game of finding the family photo …

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Nov 18

9th and 10th graders visit Va. Beach

The 9th and 10th grade class spent some time in the surf and sand at Virginia Beach. After visiting Cape Henry Lighthouse the class was able to have some fun at the beach. The group spent the afternoon playing in the waves and playing Ultimate disc on the beach. It was a great fall get-away!

Nov 18

9th and 10th graders visit 1792 Lighthouse

The 9th and 10th graders kicked off their Tidewater Field Trip with a visit to Fort Story. After going through the gate inspections to get onto the Fort, students visited Cape Henry Lighthouse. The students learned that this was the first lighthouse built by the U.S. Government in 1792. The group was able to climb …

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Nov 07

DTD Students Participate in Education Sabbath

Multiple times each school year, the students of Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy are invited to participate in a special worship service at LSDA Church. On Saturday, November 7, a large group of the students sang, ushered and participated in the children’s puppet story.  It is a great opportunity for our students to serve the …

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Nov 02

High School students attend monthly Spanish Club at CVCC

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Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy High School Spanish I and II students visited CVCC on Monday for their monthly Spanish Club meeting. Professor Lorenz Chan teaches the students Spanish songs, games, culture, and history.The students are using the Rosetta Stone program for their high school Spanish credits. The Spanish club is a way for the students to …

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Nov 01

9th and 10th Graders Goeth to See Shakespeare

Sunday afternoon students from the 9th and 10th grades met at the Tower Theater at Liberty University to see the Shakespeare play “The Twelfth Night.” The students have been reading the play in their literature class and were able to see the words of Shakespeare come to life on the stage. Everyone was entertained and …

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Oct 29

High School Robotics Team attends Technology Convention

Members of the Robotics Team spent their day off from school on Thursday in Charlotte, NC attending SouthTech 2015. The students participated and competed in the Bright Minds Manufacturing Playground program. Teams designed blades for a wind turbine and programmed the specs into a 3-D printer. The blades were then created and tested for their …

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Oct 27

9th and 10th Graders Star Gaze

Ninth and tenth grade students spent a recent Saturday night at Mr. Billy’s house gazing into the night sky. After roasting hot dogs and s’mores around the campfire, students turned their attention to the heavens. The students quickly located Cassiopeia and then discovered the surrounding constellations Andromeda, Perseus, and Cepheus In the opposite side of …

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