Thankful

We are thankful that our students are learning to see the world through a Biblical lens and training to be Christ-like; we are thankful for our incredible parent community of like-minded families; we are thankful for our teachers who give of their time, talent and treasure equipping students to live purposefully and intelligently in service to God and others. <p></p>We are thankful for all of these things, but most of all we are thankful to our Heavenly Father, who gave us a precious gift on a humble and holy night long ago, His Son Jesus Christ.

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Merry Christmas

Luke 2:1-14 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave…

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History is HIS Story

by Mrs. Wenger, 5th Grade Teacher We gather together in celebration as the students of Arma Dei Academy bring life to history. As is typical in Classical Christian schools around the country, Arma Dei students are immersed in a chronological study of History. History is HIS Story  - how God has been at work through all times and civilizations. “His Story” is the organizing backbone whereupon our entire curriculum is built. Students develop an appreciation and understanding of the world around them by first studying the past. This fall, students in first grade, fifth grade, and the sixth grade have been…

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The First Thanksgiving

by Mrs. Cindy Holden, 1st Grade Teacher Early American history is formally introduced in the First grade. Our students presented a drama depicting events that may have occurred at the first Thanksgiving celebration. We begin our studies in the fall with Columbus convincing world leaders that the world was a sphere and that if one traveled west, eventually they could return to the site of the beginning of their journey. We focus on the desire of Columbus and Queen Isabella of Spain to spread the Gospel to the New World. Through this approach we present a Biblical Worldview of our American…

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WWII USS Arizona Survivor

Donald Stratton Seaman, First Class, US Navy Donald was born July 14, 1922, in Inavale, Nebraska. He enlisted in the US Navy in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1940 after gradating high school. After completing basic training at the Naval Training Station in Great Lakes, Illinois, he reported for duty on the USS Arizona at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on December 9, 1940. He was assigned to the 6th Division, battle station port AA director on the foremast. On December 7th, he went for breakfast around 7 a.m. Most of the crew were wearing shorts and t-shirts—the uniform of the day. After breakfast, Donald headed…

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Why should common core concern Christian parents?

The Common Core’s narrow, protected control of K–12 educational standards in the U.S. is unprecedented. For the past 100 years, progressive educators sought the holy grail of power in America—universal control of education. John Dewey, Charles Potter, and a host of other progressives made a play for universal educational control and standards in the early twentieth century. Charles Potter’s statement in the 1930s reveals this progressive intent: “What can theistic Sunday School, meeting for an hour once a week, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?” Lawrence Cremin, an historian at Columbia University, says it this…

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2016 ACCS Conference

Greg Vigil, Board Chairman I have attended this conference for five consecutive years and always come away refreshed and encouraged to learn from those who have gone before us who are willing to share lessons learned along the way. This year, I was especially challenged by a speaker on the Value Proposition of private education. It is my hope to invigorate our staff and board culture with a deeper passion and understanding that increases the value of an education at Arma Dei Academy for our students and parents. Eric Walters, Board Member As a board member I was impressed with the…

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