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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.

Summer 2018


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

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.

CHIP offers low/no cost health insurance

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers uninsured children up to age 19. With more than 111,000 uninsured children in Pennsylvania, this is great news for families! CHIP provides quality, comprehensive health insurance for routine doctor visits, prescriptions, dental, eye care, eyeglasses, mental health, and much more. CHIP covers uninsured kids who are not eligible for Medical Assistance. For most families, CHIP is free; for others, it is low cost.

A flyer and other resources can be found on the CHIP website at, under CHIP Resources.

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Dock's fall musical: The Sound of Music

The Dock Theater Department is excited to officially announce THE SOUND OF MUSIC as the 2018 grades 9-12 fall musical! This Rodgers & Hammerstein collaboration is beloved around the world, and their work occupies a special place in the musical theater canon.

The scripts are in; the production team is assembled. What we need now are students for the cast and crew! (And thousands of volunteer hours during 10 weeks of very hard work....)

Students - Mr. Derstine and I will hold a "Sing Through" 8/22 at 3:00 pm in the Longacre Theater. This is a great chance to hear the music, ask some questions, and meet the directors. Audition materials, contracts and rehearsal schedules will be available. (If you can't make it, you can pick up these materials once school starts in Mrs. Kennel's room or on Schoology.)

This year, auditions will be held over two weeks to accommodate the need to cast from our EC-8 campus as well the high school. See times and dates below. Please arrive with your signed contract including all rehearsal conflicts. A list of students needed at the Call Back Audition will be posted to Schoology on Friday, August 31. The final cast list will be posted at the end of the school day, Friday September 7.

All auditions will take place in Longacre Theater on the Grades 9-12 Campus. 

So mark your calendars one and all! Performances are 7:00 p.m. November 8, 9, and 10. We look forward to sharing this classic story with you once again—or perhaps for the very first time!

Karen Johnston, Director
Rod Derstine, Musical Director
Kathy Kennel, Theater Coordinator

Open auditions for Grades 9-12 students:
Tuesday, August 28, 3:15-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 29, 3:15-5:30 p.m.
(Students need only attend one day.)

Open Auditions for EC-Grade 8 Campus students:
Thursday, August 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m. 

Call Back Auditions for All:
Wednesday, September 5, 3:15-6:00 p.m. (EC-8 students are not expected until 3:30 p.m.)

Read more about Dock's fall musical: The Sound of Music