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Unique, yet unified

We’re so blessed to have 17 unique, yet unified schools. Sharing the love of Jesus is a true privilege for our principals and teachers; yet each of our schools has its own way of doing this. I’d love to share a few highlights from our year in academic excellence. Engaging technology: Schools continue to add… Read more »

Visions of His glory

What did Mary see? An angel visiting at her front door. A bustling town so busy that there were no rooms at the inn. A barn full of animals. Excited shepherds worshipping her firstborn son and telling tales of angel choruses. The mother of our Lord saw a lot, and Luke says, “Mary treasured up… Read more »

Thankful hearts raised to God

Kids today are rarely taught gratitude. In fact, Tim Elmore notes five ways in which the opposite is taught; Tim says an internal focus is fostered for our kids: Culture pushes us to focus more on our appearance than our reality. Culture cultivates a paradigm that’s about “me” more than “we.” Culture celebrates IQ more… Read more »

It’s a family affair

Enrollment season has begun (CLHS has its Concordia Day on Friday, and FWCS will present its school showcase soon). Be it a move from one school to another or the enrollment into school for the first time, parents will be determining the best fit for their children. It makes me reflect upon discussions we’ve had… Read more »

Happy Reformation Day

Recently, I read a scathing letter from a public-school principal voicing his anger over the various reforms that have occurred here in Indiana. His arguments centered around outcomes and strategies he called “agenda” education. He views the educational reforms of Indiana (which elsewhere are seen as the nation’s best) as nothing more than thievery and… Read more »

Communities of hope and healing

In our hyper-connected, digital age, Earth really has become a “small, small world.” But despite all our gadgets and “always on” connectivity, the world can still be a cold and lonely place. In two separate, tragic incidents in Indianapolis, high-school youth committed suicide. Kids are more “social” than ever before yet talk about being lonely…. Read more »

Embracing Accountability in School Choice

Indiana’s nationally acclaimed School Choice legislation has brought our Lutheran schools greater public attention. That’s remarkable, because the Lutheran schools have a longer history here in northeast Indiana than the public schools. (Did you know that St Paul’s Lutheran School downtown is the oldest continually operating elementary school, public or private, in the state?) And… Read more »

Love watching them play

I love baseball. Once February rolls around, it’s baseball season. Spring training, regular season, postseason–I love baseball. I collect baseball cards, and I’ve visited 18 major league cities, enjoying 22 ballparks. From crab cakes to Dodger Dogs and old Milwaukee County Stadium’s brats with Secret Stadium Sauce, I’ve enjoyed plenty of concessions. But when it’s… Read more »

TLSP and LSEM: a successful partnership

It’s the most important part of education: reading. Last week, resource-room teachers from The Lutheran Schools were trained in the Orton Gillingham system. Not a curriculum per se, the Orton Gillingham instructional program provides the needed resources for students of all abilities and ages to gain needed strategies for reading. Orton Gillingham is seen by… Read more »