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Spring 2018


  • Senior Experience
  • Arts Day 2018
  • Planting Seeds: Reflections from Mr. Derstine, Dr, Bishop, and Señor Miller
  • 2016-17 Annual Report



Winter 2018

Good News of Great Joy

  • Christmas Benefit Concert
  • Fall Musical: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017
  • 2017 Alumni of the Year

Summer 2017

Sparks sown in us like seeds

  • 62nd Annual Commencement
  • Senior Presentations
  • A transforming experience (Senior Experience trip to Uganda)
  • Thinking outside the box (Social Issues class)
  • Country Fair & Auction
  • Environmentally conscious (David Souder Endowment)

Spring 2017

Lights! Camera! Action!

  • Arts Day 2017
  • Senior Experience
  • The Mysterious Disappearance of Jim Herschberger '66

Winter 2017

Celebrating God's gift of music

  • Homecoming 2016
  • Service Day 2016
  • Fall Musical: Curtains

Summer 2016

Summer 2016 Lamplighter

The Upside Down Kingdom Life

  • Commencement 2016
  • Dock's new identity
  • Senior Presentations

The Window

The Window offers an inside look at the news and events of both the EC-8 and Grades 9-12 campuses.

Student leaders celebrate CFA project

Students who participated in Dock's Chick-fil-A Leader Academy this year celebrated their successful impact project, a fundraiser that raised over $10,000 to support Dock's sister school in Puerto Rico, Academia Menonita Betania. Dock's Leader Academy group was sponsored by Chick-fil-A's Lansdale restaurant, just down Forty Foot Road from our campus. CFA Lansdale operator Dawn Friel (kneeling, right) provided lunch for the group to help them celebrate. Thank you Dawn and Chick-fil-A for your fantastic support of our students and school community!  #CFALeaderAcademy

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Touring Choir announces spring itinerary

Dock Mennonite Academy's Touring Choir has announced its itinerary for Spring 2018:

April 15 Nueva Vida Norristown New Life Mennonite Church, 10:30 am

April 22 Souderton Mennonite Church, 9:30 am

May 6 Franconia Mennonite Church, 10:15 am

May 16 Spring Concert, 7:00 pm

May 20 Perkiomenville Mennonite Church, 10:15 am

May 22 Dock Woods, 2:00 pm

June 3 Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, 9:30 am

Zion Mennonite Church, 7:00 pm

June 9 Commencement

June 12-28 European Tour

For more than five decades, Dock's Touring Choir has been igniting students' passion for music, and providing opportunities for members to strengthen relationships with peers and deepen their faith in Christ. The blend of voices in this auditioned group of juniors and seniors expresses love for our Creator. Ms. Emily Grimes gives leadership not only to the choir, but to our entire high school music program.

The entire Touring Choir itinerary can be found on the choir's web page, along with other elements of this year's program. The choir's 2018 theme is, "The Road Home." The oil painting that provides the cover for this year's program was created by Daniel Kabakjian, Class of 2018.

View the Touring Choir web page

Also, a limited number of 2017 Touring Choir CDs are still avaliable at Detweiler House for $10.

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Third time is the charm for PR fundraiser

After two postponements due to snow, Dock's "Partnering with Puerto Rico" fundraiser was finally held on April 4—and it was worth the wait! With excellent participation from the entire Dock community, we exceeded our goal of $10,000 to help our sister school, Academia Menonita Betania, rebuild after heavy damage from Hurricane Maria.

More than 26 Dodgeball teams—featuring current students, alumni, faculty, staff and board members—competed in a massive tournament, raising more than $1,300 alone. The evening also featured an epic Knockout tournament, as well as the opportunity to duct tape school staff—EC-Grade 8 Principal Mrs. Bronwyn Histand and Guidance Counselor Mr. Ken Kabakjian—to a wall. There were salsa dancing lessons, authentic Puerto Rican foods, and educational games and displays to build awareness about the damage caused by the hurricane.

Thank you to everyone who helped plan and support this event!

More coverage here

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AHERA Plan: In order to remain compliant with federal regulations, this serves as a notification that the AHERA management plan for Dock Mennonite Academy is on file in Detweiler House and is available for review upon request.

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Registration opens for Auction Day 5K

Registration is now open for the Auction Day 5K and 1-Mile Run, which will be held on Saturday, May 19 in conjunction with Dock Mennonite Academy's 57th Annual Country Fair & Auction. The 5K race will start at 8:00 a.m., and the 1-Mile Run will start at 8:45 a.m. Packet pickup is Thursday, May 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or Saturday, May 19 starting at 7:00 a.m.

More information

Register online now!

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