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Peace in the Preparation Period

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 [...]

By |2024-02-06T16:09:06-06:00February 6th, 2024|Bible, Opening Ceremonies, Students, Upper Grades|0 Comments

Shepherd’s Dinner

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 [...]

By |2023-12-22T14:00:41-06:00December 22nd, 2023|Bible, Community Impact, Students, Upper Grades|Comments Off on Shepherd’s Dinner

GDA Senior Delivers Banquet Speech

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 [...]

By |2023-12-19T04:34:17-06:00December 14th, 2023|Classical Education, Community Impact, education, Students, Upper Grades|Comments Off on GDA Senior Delivers Banquet Speech

Gloria Deo Academy Presents Annual Christmas Concerts and Programs

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 [...]

By |2023-12-07T07:13:33-06:00December 1st, 2023|Art, Band, Choir, Community Impact, Events, GDA Joplin, Lower Grades, Orchestra, Students, Upper Grades|Comments Off on Gloria Deo Academy Presents Annual Christmas Concerts and Programs

Gloria Deo Academy Athletics Department Adds Cheerleading

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 [...]

By |2023-11-28T11:40:17-06:00November 27th, 2023|Athletics, Upper Grades|Comments Off on Gloria Deo Academy Athletics Department Adds Cheerleading

What is Key Club?

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 [...]

By |2023-11-01T19:45:31-05:00November 1st, 2023|Community Impact, Students, Upper Grades|Comments Off on What is Key Club?

Encouragement: The Heart of a Positive Culture

“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 [...]

By |2023-10-25T11:37:02-05:00October 23rd, 2023|Athletics, Community Impact, Upper Grades|Comments Off on Encouragement: The Heart of a Positive Culture

See You at the Pole 2023

Come to the Flagpole and Pray  “If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me.” Jeremiah 29:13  When Jesus asked, “What is the most important commandment,” His answer began, “You must love the LORD your God will all of your heart.” Not part, or half, or even most….but wholehearted! This means 100 percent.  [...]

By |2023-10-04T18:49:00-05:00October 4th, 2023|Prayer, Upper Grades|Comments Off on See You at the Pole 2023

New Journalism Class at GDA

New Journalism Class at GDA This year, GDA offered an all new journalism class that students can take during the last hour of the school day known as the “arts hour.” Joining the lineup of band, orchestra, choir, photography, art, and drama, journalism is the only one that qualifies as a “practical art.” [...]

By |2023-03-04T17:20:09-06:00March 3rd, 2023|education, Upper Grades|Comments Off on New Journalism Class at GDA
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