Spring 2018 Service Project

Family Fun Night

On April 4, the Dock community came together for an evening to raise awareness, and money, to assist our friends and neighbors in Puerto Rico who have suffered so much.

We exceeded our goal and raised more than

to help rebuild our sister school, Academia Menonita Betania


Still time to donate—send cash or check made payable to Dock Mennonite Academy (memo line: Puerto Rico relief) to the school office.

See more photos of Academia Menonita storm damage below

Do Something!

Watch this awesome stop-motion video produced by our 4TH GRADERS!!

Students in our 4th grade classes worked hard on this amazing stop-motion video to promote our "Partnering with Puerto Rico" event.

The Purple Cobras

Dodgeball featured teacher-staff teams!

Watch the Chapel promotion video (below)


Dodgeball Champs

Winning teams in the EC-Grade 8 division of the Dodgeball Tournament included (above) the ExterminatorsViper Snipers, and Fourth Grade Fury, posing here with the Chick-fil-A sandwich card prizes.

Winners in the Grades 9-12 (and beyond) division of the Dodgeball Tournament included (l to r) Derek Cassel ’14, Kurt Clemens ’19, Connor Derstine '19, Andrew Landis ’04, and Anthony Detweiler. Congratulations and THANK YOU to all 26 teams that participated—and helped us get to our $10,000 goal for the fundraiser!

See the complete image gallery below

"An unforgettable night"

Read a first-hand account of what it was like to live through the terrible fury of Hurricane Maria, written by Academia Menonita Betania Superintendent Alex Gonzalez.

Many in the Dock community have relatives and friends living in Puerto Rico.

Listen to the stories of those who feared for loved ones as a result of the storm


Teams registered to play:


High School

The Purple Cobras: Mr. Doug Hackman, Mr. Palmer Trolli, Mr. Cody Powis, Mr. Dana Gehman, Player to be named later

Bergeys Squad: Lincoln Bergey, Jeremy Yoder, Colin Hunsberger, Mr. Ryan Seiz '10, Mr. Brandon Reichart '10

Casting the First Stone: Mr. Caleb Benner, Mr. Kirby King, Evan Alderfer, David Keller, Harrison Moyer


The Purple Lady Cobras: Mrs. Darla Bergey, Mrs. Jayne Longacre, Mrs. Kara Derstine, Mrs. Trish Landis, Mrs. Liz Wallace

Middle School/elementary

Caden Interrante, Stellan Derstine, Mason Gendron, Miles Longacre, Mikey Leatherman, Eli Landis

Londyn Interrante, Scarlett Derstine, Maddie Gendron, Gracie Longacre, Penny Longacre, Beylese Landis

Celeste Derstine, Megan Wenzel, Zach Frederick, Ainsley Moyer, Asher Smith

Ashlann Gerber, Emma Kratz, Lauren Friend, Katherine Wenzel, Melissa Moyer

Lydia Longacre, Katherine Kardos, Trinity Landis, Olivia Zaskoda, and Rachel Edenfield

Sophia Dennis, Sophia Veltre, Ellie Crissman,

Sophia Messina, Devon Ridge, Maddy Lewis, Roman Kuhn, Carter Jagiela



Many of us have connections with family and friends in Puerto Rico, including our sister school, Academia Menonita Betania. It is too easy to forget about disasters when the initial deluge of media attention ends, and the camera turns away to cover the next issue. This event was designed to help bring hope to our friends in Puerto Rico while building community here on our campus.
Our sincere hope and prayer is that this fun evening raised awareness for the situation in Puerto Rico. We certainly raised a good amount of money—over $10,000—to help those affected by this terrible storm. We are deeply grateful to every person who planned, participated, and gave to this all-school service project. Thank you!