Washington D.C. – 8th Grade Academic Capstone Trip

The 8th-grade class enjoyed a memorable adventure in Washington D.C. on their academic capstone trip. Averaging about 20,000 steps a day, the group visited inspiring monuments and memorials, including the Lincoln Memorial, Supreme Court, Capitol Building, Library of Congress, Eisenhour Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, Vietnam and Korean War monuments, and Smithsonian Castle. They also toured several impressive (and often sobering) museums, including the Museum of Bible, Holocaust Museum, Natural History Museum, and African American History museum. Each day, the group had opportunities to reflect deeply on the significance of these historic spots and on our nation's past, both its victories and tragedies.…

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London – 9th Grade Academic Capstone Trip

Our 9th-grade students greatly enjoyed their academic capstone trip to London, England, from April 30 to May 7. Students spent the bulk of their time in London itself, where they were able to visit some of the city's world-famous museums and collections (e.g., the British Museum, the British Library, and the Victoria and Albert Museum) as well as historic buildings and landmarks (St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Kensington Palace, London Tower, London Bridge, etc.). They also enjoyed day trips to Oxford (where they strolled in the footsteps of Lewis and Tolkein on Addison's Walk behind Magdalen College), Bath (where they explored…

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Speech Meet

Arma Dei students participated with Augustine Classical Academy in Speech Meet Finals. Speech Meet is an opportunity that utilizes classical educational pedagogy and challenges students to develop the skills of memorization, public speaking, and social grace. We commend the hard work and diligent practice of our finalists, but beyond this competition, we ultimately hope that all of our students will carry on these valuable skills and use their speech to worship God and bless their neighbors.

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First & Third Grade Book Buddies

This week, Mrs. Waltz's 1st-grade and Mrs. Winter's 3rd-grade classes joined together, allowing the 3rd-grade students to share their best reading fluency strategies with their 1st-grade book buddy! Students will meet with their book buddies twice a month as they grow together to appreciate reading. 

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7th-Grade Field Trip

On Wednesday, April 21st, the 7th-grade class traveled to the Challenger Learning Center in Colorado Springs where they spent the morning participating in various space-related activities, including a visit to the Challenger Learning Center's planetarium. In the afternoon, students became astronauts as they traveled to Mars in a simulated space mission to explore the red planet. Despite an instance of their life support going haywire, they were successful in their mission to discover water on Mars and collect various scientific samples for further study!

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6th-Grade Field Trip

On Wednesday, April 21st, 6th-grade students traveled to the Challenger Learning Center in Colorado Springs where they spent the morning in a simulated space mission that challenged the young astronauts to plot a successful course and launch a space probe that gathers data from Comet Encke. The crew did not locate the comet Encke; however, they did discover a new comet and named it Comet Arma Dei! During the afternoon, students learned about binary codes and shift ciphers and solved clues to discover the identity of the owner of a spy backpack. The trip was concluded with a tour through space in…

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4th-Grade Science

Fourth-grade students have been discussing the states of matter in science this week. They worked with an amorphous solid (glass) to create stained glass windows that illustrated a theme or story from the Bible. In centuries past, Christian art forms such as these were referred to as the Poor Man’s Bible and used primarily in churches and cathedrals to illustrate the teachings of the Bible to largely illiterate populations.

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