By: Susan Gum // August 31th, 2017 // Stories
Tuesday, August 22, kicked off Welcome Day at Delmarva Christian High School with over forty new students gathering for Praise and Worship, gaining knowledge on new technology, participating in team building activities, and learning the ins-and-outs of the high school campus. Following Welcome Day, the hallways flooded with all 208 students starting the 2017-2018 school year off anticipating the promising semester ahead of them.
Delmarva Christian Schools is a non-denominational Christian school providing an excellent Christian education to students aged six weeks old through grade 12. The mission of Delmarva Christian Schools is to proclaim the gospel by preparing students spiritually, academically and physically to know and do God’s will in their lives.
On Wednesday, August 23, walking in with smiles from ear to ear, nicely dressed, and happy to see friendly faces, the upperclassmen prepared for their first day back, while the underclassmen learned the ropes of the high school campus. Junior Colin Anderson laughs at comments made by seniors Anthony Ritcher and Ben Little as they approach the doors of Delmarva Christian High School for their last first day back-to-school.
In order to thank God for another school year, Delmarva Christian High School gathered in the Arts and Athletics Center to participate in praise and worship before heading to first block. Head of School Mike Vonhof explained to the students the theme for the 2017-2018 school year, “Awakened By Truth.” The desire of Delmarva Christian Schools is that their students would experience a spiritual awakening and be motivated to impact their generation with God’s Truth.
After meeting his homeroom Algebra I class on Wednesday, DCHS freshman Dillon Koster followed DCHS teacher Eric Reiske with the rest of his classmates to the Arts and Athletics Center for praise and worship. In addition to Algebra I, Eric Reiske teaches a multitude of classes offered at DCHS including, Digital Design and Media, Computer Applications, and Yearbook.
In preparation for a discussion on the “Elements of Art,” DCHS Art Instructor Alice Betts assigned a simple project using a technique called gradation. The students were asked to outline their hand, draw horizontal lines, and utilize shading tools. DCHS freshman Grace Fetterman closely watches as Mrs. Betts shows her a more efficient way to begin the project.
Delmarva Christian’s desire is that students receive an excellent Christian education, while being spiritually awakened and motivated to proclaim God’s Truth. In effort to connect the school theme, “Awakened By Truth,” and his students, Chemistry Teacher John Jochum had the class play the icebreaker game “Two Truths, One Lie.” After participating in the game, DCHS junior Lauren Karrick, along with her classmates, learn how quickly people can be deceived and that they must dig deeper to unveil an absolute truth.
DCHS Math Teacher Richard Trice responded to sophomore Logan Tyler’s question about his assignment in geometry class on Moodle. Moodle is the software that Delmarva Christian uses in which students can access homework, educational links, and instructional videos and lectures.
The Delmarva Christian Study Skills class made up of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors listened intently to DCHS teacher Mrs. Angel Magee as she explains her catch phrase for the year, “Make Today Count.” Before starting class, Mrs. Magee holds devotion and relates Hebrews 3:13 to her classroom slogan. (3rd Row: Colby Apgar, Drew McCullough, 2nd Row: Bo McGregor, Deklan Mullaney, 1st Row: Dillion Koster, Zach Desiderio)