News and Events

Vouchers versus SGOs: the facts

See those storm clouds? No, those clouds aren’t going to bring a storm. At least not the clouds I’m looking at. The clouds I’m seeing are directed at recent school-choice legislation in Indiana. While the program is a model for any state looking at choice as an option for its schools (words used by researchers… Read more »

It’s your choice: make yourself heard

The Golden Dome of Notre Dame was the setting for this week’s conference on the outcomes of school choice in Indiana. Researchers from coast to coast (Stanford to Duke) presented their findings on various aspects of school choice and how these findings describe the “Indiana School Choice Ecosystem.” Researchers looked at various research and its… Read more »

A time of transition

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’” (Isaiah 52:7) As the 2013-14 school year comes to a close, transitions are obvious. From graduations to moves to a new grade level, students… Read more »

Can I have that in a sentence, please?

Achievement. OK, it’s supposed to be I before E except after C. So … Achievement. A-C-H-I-E-V-E-M-E-N-T. Achievement. Whew. I got that right, and I’m still in the competition. But like most of us who’ve found spellcheck to be a true blessing, I’m no competition for Lutheran South Unity School seventh-grader Lwin Moe Aung, who’s off… Read more »

Concordia fifth-graders help IPFW celebrate

Fifth-grade students at Concordia Lutheran Elementary School in Fort Wayne are doing their part in Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s signature 50th anniversary project, Sculpture with Purpose. The Concordia Lutheran School fifth-graders have decorated a bicycle that will be featured in artist Suzy Hendrix’s “A Time for You,” one of the 50 Sculpture with Purpose… Read more »

Put August 16 on your lineup card

We need your help filling Parkview Field on Saturday, August 16, as we celebrate the unique resources we have in northeast Indiana-18 Lutheran schools-with The Lutheran Schools Partnership’s Fourth Annual Lutheran Schools Night at the TinCaps. This event is one of the largest gatherings of Lutheran-friendly families in the region. For $7 a ticket, you… Read more »

St. Paul’s boys take national tourney, finish 36-0

Congratulations to the St. Paul’s Lutheran School boys basketball team for winning the National Tournament of Champions in Valparaiso, March 28-30. St. Paul’s defeated Garden Homes Lutheran School from Milwaukee to gain the championship and complete an undefeated 36-0 season. For the St. Paul’s Bears and for the coaching staff, headed by Jerry Ratzburg, this… Read more »

IMPACT is back

For over 20 years, our Lutheran schools have offered a weeklong professional-development experience designed to promote critical-thinking skills, and we’ve called it IMPACT (Involving Minds in Problem Analysis and Critical Thinking). There are two definitions of the word “impact.” The first is to have a strong effect on someone. That’s a good descriptor of what… Read more »