Quality Education

Faith in reading

Memories of reading to our kids are just that–memories. Our kids are in college or into the work world; we haven’t read to our kids in years. However, Dana and I read to our kids a lot when they were young. From Bible story books to animal books to various authors and interests, we read… 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 »

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 »

No arguments here

Although Chuck Weisenbach and I may not see eye-to-eye on all matters theological, I have to say I concur wholeheartedly with the points he made in his letter published in the Indianapolis Star on June 27. Weisenbach is the principal at Roncalli High School, a very well-regarded Catholic institution in the state capital. Of course,… 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 »

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 »