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Happy youth settle into lockers at Frederick Adventist Academy.

Photo courtesy Beckie Carbaugh


This week Chesapeake Conference’s 11 schools welcome students for the 2017-18 school year. Teachers and staff have been busy preparing their classrooms, common spaces and dormitories; making lesson plans, and receiving in-service training to be ready.

Joey Rouse, dean of boys at Highland View Academy, shared a story about HVA’s preparations. The dormitory rooms were last renovated in 1984 and were in great need of refurbishing. Due to groups using the dorms during the summer, Rouse says contractors were pressed to finish work in the boy’s dorm by registration day. He says contractors returned to the job this past Saturday evening after sunset and worked through the night in an effort to have the rooms ready for students arriving on Sunday. “It was amazing to see how patient many of the parents were in spite of the fact that rooms weren’t ready until early afternoon,” says Rouse. The rooms were finished in time for students to settle in and participate in the activities planned for the afternoon.

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