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News from our schools within the Mid-Atlantic region

Nia Burton, BJA kindergartener, concentrates before she makes her next move at the chess tournament.

A group of Baltimore Junior Academy (BJA) students from the Allegheny East Conference recently hosted and participated in their first annual Baraka Shabazz Junior Chess Tournament. Students fully engaged in their chess games, but also took time to build relationships with participating players from public schools.

BACC partnered with the Daniel Migael Foundation to provide free high exams and prescription lens for students in surrounding schools. Photos by Renea Smallwood

More than 100 students in Beltsville-area schools in Maryland can now clearly see what’s written on chalkboards, in PowerPoint presentations and books, thanks to a joint project between Beltsville Adventist Community Center (BACC)—located in the Potomac Conference—area school principals and the Daniel Migael Foundation, Inc.

Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy students spend time on the USS Yorktown WWII aircraft carrier.

The USS Yorktown WWII aircraft carrier became the temporary residence for Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy (Lynchburg, Va.) students last week. Seventh through 10th grade students spent three days and two nights on board the historic ship at the Charleston Harbor in South Carolina.

Image by Taken on Pixabay

According to the Washington Post, during the first three months of 2018, there were at least 11 school shooting incidents nationwide, including the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 were killed. We asked three Columbia Union educators what they think we should do to keep our schools safe.