On Tuesday, September 5, over 300 students eager to meet their teachers, see their classrooms, and introduce themselves to their classmates, walked through the doors of Delmarva Christian Milton Campus marking the first day of classes for the 2017-2018 school year.

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.

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Wanting to be like her older sister, Delmarva Christian second grader Haylee White, the younger Maci White patiently waits for her family’s first-day-of-school photo to be taken before heading to Mrs. Ward’s kindergarten class.

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All together, kindergarten through fourth-grade students assembled in the cafeteria to open their day and recite pledges to the Christian flag, Holy Bible, and American flag. Throughout the year, the DCS elementary students will gather every morning to participate in the pledges that honor important values in their lives–God and country. Ondra Massey and Graham Savini pray along with DCMC teacher Mrs. Brenda Ward over the student body in closing.

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Lost in the stacks of school supplies on her first day of school, Delmarva Christian’s Chloe Burton finds her assigned desk and now waits instruction from her third-grade teacher Ms. Workman.

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To ease students into the new school year, the 6th- through 8th-grade students were assigned a worksheet in their Math Mega Block that related how numbers affect and effect their lives. Middle School Science and Math Mega Block Applications teacher Ms. Julie Eckels assists eighth grader Gabe Ceresini as he begins the assignment. The Math Mega Block is a multi-grade class that allows students to work in the area of math based on their skill development and not their grade level.

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DCMC teacher Mr. Jason Evans instructs his fifth-grade class through an exercise that refreshes the use of steady rhythm in music. While tapping to the beat, Lillette Hastings, Isaiah Dypsky, Nathan Van Pelt, and Chase Hitchens listen intently as Mr. Evans further explains the concept of meters.