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Peace in the Preparation Period

By |2024-02-06T16:09:06-06:00February 6th, 2024|Bible, Opening Ceremonies, Students, Upper Grades|

Looking to the life of Esther in the Bible, GDA Upper Grade student, Destiny, shares how we can trust God to give us peace during Opening Ceremonies. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control.  Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit In every season of [...]

Shepherd’s Dinner

By |2023-12-22T14:00:41-06:00December 22nd, 2023|Bible, Community Impact, Students, Upper Grades|

Keep Christ in Christmas  With the busyness of the Christmas season, how do we keep Christ in Christmas? Several GDA Upper Grade students gathered recently to celebrate the gift of Jesus’ birth through a simple and solemn event called a “Shepherd’s Dinner.” Inspired by Sally Clarkson, Matt and Megan Dove opened their home to [...]

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GDA Senior Delivers Banquet Speech

By |2023-12-19T04:34:17-06:00December 14th, 2023|Classical Education, Community Impact, education, Students, Upper Grades|

GDA senior, Evan Fincher, delivered a speech on the significance of Christian education in his life at the 2023 All in His Time Banquet. He expounded on the ideal qualities that Gloria Deo Academy aims to instill in its students. Thank you, Evan, for sharing your school experience.  GDA Impacted My Life Gloria [...]

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Gloria Deo Academy Presents Annual Christmas Concerts and Programs

By |2023-12-07T07:13:33-06:00December 1st, 2023|Art, Band, Choir, Community Impact, Events, GDA Joplin, Lower Grades, Orchestra, Students, Upper Grades|

Gloria Deo Academy presents the annual Lower School Christmas Concerts on Monday, December 4th and Tuesday, December 5th. Additionally, the Band, Orchestra, and Choir Concert performs on Tuesday, December 12th. The Gloria Deo Academy family is invited to attend and join the school in celebrating the birth of Jesus this Christmas. No tickets are [...]

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Gloria Deo Academy Athletics Department Adds Cheerleading

By |2023-11-28T11:40:17-06:00November 27th, 2023|Athletics, Upper Grades|

Photo credit: Summer Nicole Photography 1 Thessalonians 5:11  "Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."  History of the Cheer Program  In 2023, Gloria Deo Academy expanded its MSHSAA activity offerings for upper school students by adding cheerleading. Cheerleading is a wonderful extracurricular for [...]

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Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers

By |2023-11-23T11:49:29-06:00November 23rd, 2023|Classical Education, Lower Grades, Memorization, Opening Ceremonies|

Each year before Thanksgiving break, Gloria Deo Academy lower grade students present Thanksgiving themed poems, songs, and Bible memory work for GDA parents. The 4th graders study the history about the first Thanksgiving and recite a beautiful poem entitled "Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans. We are thankful for our [...]

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Annie Jr. by Gloria Deo Academy Lower Grade Students

By |2023-12-12T16:40:52-06:00November 12th, 2023|Community Impact, Lower Grades, Theater|

Successful Performance of Annie Jr. by Gloria Deo Academy Lower Grade Students  It was a fall to remember for Gloria Deo Academy Lower Grade (elementary grades, 2-6) students, who put on a fantastic performance of Annie Jr. under the leadership of Mrs. Gray. The cast and crew delivered a remarkable show, which was completely [...]

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What is Key Club?

By |2023-11-01T19:45:31-05:00November 1st, 2023|Community Impact, Students, Upper Grades|

GDA's Key Club: Empowering Students to Serve and Lead Key Club is a renowned organization that empowers students in grades 9-12 to serve, build character, and cultivate leadership skills. Through partnerships with local Kiwanis clubs and volunteerism, students around the world are learning how to make a positive impact on their schools [...]

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Encouragement: The Heart of a Positive Culture

By |2023-10-25T11:37:02-05:00October 23rd, 2023|Athletics, Community Impact, Upper Grades|

“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6 (ESV) If you have attended any of the GDA Cross Country [...]

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