Jan 27

The “Think Tank”

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Students in grades 3rd – 8th participate in the “Think Tank” club. There are currently 20 students staying after school for 2 hours to take part in the club that is designed to help make them better critical thinkers. Everyone is having a great time learning, even after school is officially out

Jan 22

Class held at Wintergreen Ski Resort

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Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy 3rd -8th graders started their ski program at Wintergreen Ski Resort yesterday. The conditions were perfect for the 14 new skiers. The remaining students had a wonderful time on the slopes! This is one of the many outside the traditional classroom learning settings that students from DTD participate.

Dec 10

Students at DTD dissect in Science class

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Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy 5th through 8th grade dissected today in Science class. The 5th & 6th graders dissected a perch and the 7th & 8th graders dissected an earthworm. What a great way to see the complexity of God’s creations.

Nov 19

7th & 8th graders visit local hospital

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DTD’s 7th & 8th graders spent a few hours at Lynchburg General Hospital in the Microbiology & Hematology departments of the Laboratory. Students were shown red blood cells by a Hematologist who pointed out all the different aspects of the cell. In the Micro Department students were shown the various bacteria’s that were being “grown” …

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Oct 28

7th & 8th graders experience hands-on-learning at 4-H Camp

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DTD students are spending 3 days/2 nights at 4-H Camp in Holiday Lake State Park. The students are getting to take part in classes from Herpetology, Night Hike & Sensory Awareness to Meteorology. The 7th & 8th grade students are taking some 10 classes over these three days offered via Virginia Cooperative Extension through Virginia …

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Oct 14

IMPORTANT WEATHER NOTICE for Wednesday, October 15th

Dear Parent/Guardian, If weather conditions pose a potential hazard to students, school officials may dismiss students early, delay the opening of schools or close schools for the day. Currently there is a forecast for severe thunderstorms with high winds for tonight and into tomorrow morning.  If conditions require the closing or delayed opening of schools, …

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Oct 14

Volunteers of all ages make a difference on the DTD campus

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DTD students, parents, & church member volunteers came out on a rainy Holiday Monday and gave their time beautifying our school. It was a humbling site to see all the hard work given on such a dreary day. The visual change on DTD’s campus is AMAZING. A BIG THANK YOU to all who have donated their …

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Oct 02

Grades 3 thur 8 spend the day at Peaks View Park

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Students in grades 3 thru 8 spent the day at Peaks View Park in celebration of the end of ITBS standardized testing week. Students had spent Monday thru Thursday doing the IOWA testing battery. DTD students were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful day at the Park in fellowship with their classmates and …

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Sep 15

7th & 8th graders dissect for Language Arts Class

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The 7th & 8th grade class at DesmondT.DossChristianAcademy dissected a sheep’s brain as part of their literary unit on Phineas Gage. It was a great hands-on-activity for the students to see what they had been reading about.    

Sep 01

A Blessed Start to the New Year at Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy

It has been an amazing start to this new year at Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy.  God has really blessed our enrollment with so many new students who have now become part of our family. In addition to the higher enrollment, we have seen God provide in so many ways. First, God blessed us in …

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Aug 19

Welcome Back to School, and Welcome Mrs. Hollie Roark & Michelline Hall!

Tomorrow is the first day of school!  It’s amazing how fast the summer flew by. We are excited this year to announce that we have more than 20 new students joining our Desmond Doss School Family!!!  Currently, there are over 70 students that will be coming through our doors tomorrow for school, and we staff …

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Aug 18

Last Minute Calendar Change…

Just letting all our DTD families know that we found a mistake in the calendar that you received at registration. The mistake applies to the month of February. We had posted both Feb. 2 & 3 as No School Days due to a teacher convention we are required to attend.  It turns out that the …

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Aug 17

School Registration for 2014-15—Spots Still Available!

If you have not already registered your child for the 2014-2015 school year or if you need to transfer your student from another school, we still have some openings available. You may call the school at 237-1899, or you may use our web contact form to request more information. Please note that every teachers’ supply list …

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Jul 13

Is your child lost in the numbers? There is an alternative!


Mr. Smith struggled through yet another science lecture, interrupting himself on numerous occasions to verbally dress-down boisterous students all over the classroom. Bone-tired and battle-weary, he mentally asked himself: “How can anyone learn anything in a class of 28 students?” If only the learning approach could be hands-on! But how do you do experiments with …

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Jun 20

Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy graduates seven 8th graders

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On June, 5, Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy graduated seven 8th graders. These fine young men & women now move out into the world of High School. It was a wonderful ceremony marked by the baptism of one of the graduates. The staff and family of Desmond T.Doss Christian Academy wish these special graduates many …

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