Missouri State Thespian Conference

By |2023-03-03T18:35:39-06:00February 3rd, 2022|Theater|

Click here to learn more about Fine Arts opportunities at Gloria Deo Academy.  On January 20-22, Mrs. Davis and I took six of our GDA Upper School Drama students to the Missouri State Thespian Conference.  The conference is an opportunity for theatre students to attend technical theatre and performance workshops lead by professionals and [...]

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Long Live the Wonder Years

By |2021-12-09T10:26:34-06:00December 9th, 2021|Classical Education|

Is there a way to keep the “wonder years” alive? Juli Engel writes about cultivating worship and wonder in Christian classical education. If raising children was a scary movie, some might suggest the villain would be the “terrible twos.” Anyone who has lived through this season might think they were out of the woods [...]

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Veterans Day

By |2023-03-03T18:36:25-06:00November 19th, 2021|Opening Ceremonies|

Mrs. Strain led Gloria Deo Academy students in an Opening Ceremonies devotional on Veterans Day. Mrs. Strain talked about how the widow gave all that she had when she gave her two coins, like many military personnel have given all for our freedom during Opening Ceremonies on Veterans Day. The following blog is an example [...]

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5 Reasons GDA Is Important To Our Family

By |2023-03-03T18:37:17-06:00November 16th, 2021|Classical Education, Community Impact|

The following speech was presented at Gloria Deo Academy's Banquet benefiting the All In His Time Campaign.  My name is Lindsey King, and this is my husband, Brad. All four of our children attend Gloria Deo Academy.  We have twin sons in eighth grade, a daughter in fourth grade, and our baby girl [...]

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GDA Alumna in Northwest Africa

By |2021-10-26T16:14:01-05:00October 26th, 2021|Alumni, Community Impact|

My name is Katelyn (Reynolds) Rodabaugh and I am a proud alumna of Gloria Deo Academy and a part of the first GDA’s graduating class in 2012. I graduated from Missouri State University in 2016 and I currently work for BKD CPAs and Advisors as the Campus Recruiter for our Southern Missouri offices. I [...]

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“I Love Cross Country, Just Not The Running Part.”

By |2021-10-27T10:27:30-05:00October 26th, 2021|Athletics|

Cross Country at GDA! It is a grossly understated reality, especially in our postmodern world, that suffering has the unique ability to produce character and strength. Secular philosophies such as Stoicism preach an embrace of suffering as a means to manifesting virtue and achieving maximal resilience. The Holy Scriptures contain numerous stories of struggle, [...]

4 Bible Verses To Encourage You Today

By |2022-04-05T14:52:32-05:00February 28th, 2021|Bible|

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you [...]

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Why are GDA students so happy?

By |2022-04-11T13:01:40-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Classical Education|

A number of months back Carrie Jacques (River Stone Principal) was telling me that the last time they had the school's accreditation team come the one thing they said was that they had never seen students in such a rigorous academic program also seem so happy as the kids are at GDA. [...]

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See You at the Pole

By |2022-04-11T13:13:41-05:00October 21st, 2020|Bible, Prayer|

Gloria Deo Academy See You at the Pole Opening Prayer Gloria Deo Academy partners with parents in developing the spiritual life of GDA students. Prayer is an incredibly important part of the GDA school day. Students participate in Opening Ceremonies and recite Bible memory work and pray together every morning. On September 23, 2020, [...]

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Heart Training in Christian Classical Education

By |2022-04-11T13:17:49-05:00October 19th, 2020|Classical Education|

“....The goal of GDA is to develop ethical and wise individuals who will impact their community for the glory of God through service, leadership, and character.”   (excerpt from the GDA mission statement) I have had the privilege to attend several classical education seminars, workshops and lectures since joining GDA as a teacher. I remember, [...]

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