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Lamplighter is a quarterly print publication sent to some 6,500 alumni, current parents and friends.

Newsroom provides online access to Dock Mennonite Academy news and events 24/7/365.

Lamplighter gets an update

A new design gives Lamplighter a look and feel that is consistent with other Dock publications

The joining of Christopher Dock Mennonite High School and Penn View Christian School into Dock Mennonite Academy in 2015 set in motion a series of changes. With a new name for our combined school came a new identity, and new ways to communicate who we are to our stakeholders—students, parents, faculty and staff, alumni and friends.

An important way to communicate these changes was our web site, which was re-created almost from scratch nearly two years ago. A viewbook and other promotional materials were next to adopt Dock's new brand image and colors.

The Winter 2019 issue of Lamplighter represents the logical next step in the metamorphosis of Dock's identity, and allows our publications to have a consistent look and "feel." Over the next few issues, we will be working to redirect the content of the magazine as well, with more news and information about alumni, including profiles of our graduates who are making an impact on their communities and the world.

We welcome your feedback on the new design, as well your suggestions for articles and alumni profiles. Please direct your comments to Jay Gordon, jbgordon@dock.org, 215.362.2675, ext. 108.

Note: As you flip through the digital version of Lamplighter (below), you will notice that on many pages, there are parts of the page that become highlighted as you scroll over them. These highlighted sections indicate additional content—videos, for example—that you can access by clicking the link. There is further additional content when you view Lamplighter on your mobile device. We look forward to your feedback!

Lamplighter Winter 2019

Winter 2019

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2018

  • Service Day 2018
  • Alumni of the Year
  • Fall Musical: The Sound of Music
  • What a run for Erik Kratz ('98)

Additional content from the Winter 2019 Lamplighter:

Color Run photo gallery (page 7)

Disc Golf Open (page 8)

Water Balloon Launch Challenge (page 8)

Dock Talks (page 9)

Avelynn Myers' book (page 17)

"Dream Small" (song by Josh Wilson, page 19)

Annual Fund donation page (page 24)

Class reunion reports (page 25)

Summer 2018

AUSTIN KRATZ IS FAST

  • 63rd Annual Commencement
  • Senior Presentations
  • Academic Awards and Scholarships
  • Business is (literally) taking off for this '09 alumni

Spring 2018

FEEDING THE HUNGRY IN NEW YORK CITY

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

EXTRA CONTENT: SENIOR EXPERIENCE

EXTRA CONTENT: PLANTING SEEDS

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.

2019-20 framework calendar available
jbgordon

Dock Mennonite Academy has released its framework calendar for the 2019-20 school year. This calendar shows the timing of holidays, breaks and other important events during the school year, and is useful as a planning tool. 

Printed calendars showing all school events for each campus are typically printed and mailed to families in August.

Download the 2019-20 framework calendar

 

2019/2020 School Calendar

 August 2019

19, 20, Mon., Tues.         Faculty In-Service – No School

22, Thurs.                      First Day of Classes

30, Fri.                         No School for faculty/students

 

September 2019

2, Mon.                         Labor Day – No School

20, Fri                           Faculty In-Service – No School

 

October 2019

4, 5, Fri., Sat.                  Homecoming

25, Fri.                          Faculty In-Service – No School

28, Mon.                       No School for faculty/students

 

November 2019

27, Wed.                       Early Dismissal

28, 29, Thurs., Fri.          Thanksgiving Break – No School

 

December 2019

2, Mon.                         Thanksgiving Break – No School

20, Fri.                          Early Dismissal

23-31, Mon.-Tues.          Christmas Break – No School

 

January 2020

1, Wed.                         Christmas Break – No School

17, Fri.                          End Quarter 2

20, Mon.                       Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School

21, Tues.                       Faculty In-Service – No School

22, Wed.                        Begin Quarter 3

 

February 2020

6, Thurs.                       Mennonite Educators Conference – Early Dismissal

7, 8, Fri., Sat.                 Mennonite Educators Conference – No School

17, Mon.                       Presidents’ Day – No School

 

March 2020

13, Fri.                          No School for faculty/students

27, Fri.                          End Quarter 3

30, Mon.                       Faculty In-Service – No School

31, Tues.                        Begin Quarter 4

 

April 2020

9-13, Thurs.-Mon.          Easter Vacation – No School

 

May 2020

25, Mon.                       Memorial Day – No School

 

June 2020

1-3, Mon.-Wed.              Senior Presentations

4, 5, Thurs.-Fri.               High School Finals

4, Thurs.                        8th Grade Celebration

5, Fri.                            Last Day of Classes

5, Fri.                            High School Baccalaureate

6, Sat.                           High School Commencement, 6 pm

8, Mon.                         Faculty In-Service

 

High School Day 7:45 a.m.to 2:45 p.m.; 181 student days; EC 8 School Day 8:25 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.; 181 student days (includes one snow day); Days in BOLD print = No school or early dismissal for students

 

Read more about 2019-20 framework calendar available
Students vs Teachers on the ClassH-Room
jbgordon

Dock's high school episode of the game show, The ClassH-Room aired on Thursday, December 20 on Philly Fox 29. If you missed our edition of the popular game show, you can now watch it at the link below—as well as the episode featuring our middle school students, which aired two weeks ago.

The ClassH-Room is a trivia-based game show for teachers and students in grades 7-12. Each episode features students and teachers from the same school, competing against each other to try to win funds for their chosen charities. The show airs weekdays at 12 noon.

As a result of our participation on Philly Fox 29's The ClassH-Room, Dock shared our $1,000 winnings from both episodes with two charities, Keystone Opportunity Center and Mennonite Disaster Service. That's what you call a "win-win"!

Watch Dock Middle School on the ClassH-Room

Watch Dock High School on the ClassH-Room

Did you read our blog post about the ClassH-Room? 

Read more about Students vs Teachers on the ClassH-Room
Students show Christmas spirit on Fox29
jbgordon

Dock Middle School Student Council officers and ClassHroom contestants took a field trip December 12 to shop for health and beauty care items and cleaning products for those in need in our community. After their shopping spree, students proceeded to Keystone Opportunity Center and presented the much-needed items they had purchased, along with another check for $250. The donations were made possible with the $500 prize money students received from their appearance on Fox 29's ClassHroom game show. It was exciting to see our students decide to donate to those in need in our community, and reporter Bruce Gordon FOX 29 did a great job covering the story!

Watch the Fox 29 report

Photos from the field trip

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Did you see Dock on the ClassH-Room?
jbgordon

Dock's middle school episode of the game show, The ClassH-Room aired on Tuesday, December 4 at noon on Philly Fox 29. If you didn't get to see the show, you can watch it by clicking on the link below. The ClassH-Room episode featuring our high school students will air sometime early in the new year.

The ClassH-Room is a trivia-based game show for teachers and students in grades 7-12. Each episode features students and teachers from the same school, competing against each other to try to win funds for their chosen charities. The show airs weekdays at 12 noon.

As a result of our participation on Philly Fox 29's The ClassH-Room, Dock is excited to share our $1,000 winnings from both episodes with two charities, Keystone Opportunity Center and Mennonite Disaster Service. That's what you call a "win-win" experience!

Watch Dock on the ClassH-Room

Did you read our blog post about the ClassH-Room? 

Read more about Did you see Dock on the ClassH-Room?