Apr 28

The 5th and 6th graders go to the Zoo in North Carolina

The 5th & 6th graders had a wonderful trip to the Zoo in Asheboro, North Carolina. The students got to see all kinds of marsupials, gorillas (including one who played on the glass with the kids giving them a very unique experience), giraffes, elephants, and so many more. However, it was the Polar Bears who …

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Apr 27

7th & 8th Field Trip to the National Marine Corp. Museum

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The Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy 7th and 8th grade classes had a great two-day trip with Richmond Academy and Tree of Life at the National Marine Corp. Museum. The students learned about all different aspects of the history of the Marines. We can never forget these brave Marines’ sacrifice for us.  

Apr 16

Open Enrollment for the 2016-2017 School Year

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Apr 08

“Hit the Books” with South Paw

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3rd and 4th grade enjoying a visit from the Lynchburg Hillcat’s mascot South Paw. South Paw shared the “Hit the Books” program with all the DTD students. A great visit as always.

Mar 07

Third and Fourth Grade Field Trip to Falwell Aviation

Third and Fourth graders took a field trip to Falwell Aviation while reading the book Fly High!  The Story of Bessie Coleman. While there, they got to see a few fly-bys and took turns sitting in an airplane.  It was a great way to bring the story to life.

Mar 05

Spanish Club Visits La Carreta

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Spanish Club students put their hard work and studying to use as they recently visited La Carreta for lunch. Students were required to converse only is Spanish with their waiters. “It was a fun way to show what we had learned, but I was nervous.” stated one of the 9th graders.

Feb 27

DTD Junior & Senior High Take Trip to the Mountains

Today, Mr. Doss took the Junior and Senior High students and headed to the mountains for some fun. Mr. Doss said, “This group of young people are awesome and exemplify John 13:34-35 in their daily walk! I am one proud/blessed teacher to be surrounded by them!”

Feb 23

Kindergarten Learns About the Great Shepherd

“I just wanna be a sheep, baa baa baa baa!” The Kindergarten class learned about our Great Shepherd this week in Bible class. We learned the importance of being more like a sheep and less like a goat.

Feb 10

DTD’s Kindergarten Celebrates 100th Day of School

Kindergarten celebrated our 100th day of school. We had a very fun day of activities, followed by a party!

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 19

9th and 10th Graders Donate Christmas Gifts

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The ninth and tenth grade class donated Christmas gifts for children at Miriam’s House in Lynchburg. This was an opportunity for our students to reach out to our community in a tangible way. “It gave me a chance to think about those that aren’t as fortunate as we are…I hope this helps them to have …

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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!  

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