Quality Education

Thinking biblically

Controversy surrounding the Common Core State Standards continues to swirl as we wait for lawmakers and state officials to hammer out their differences. Parents and others have expressed concerns to educators about what will happen if it’s mandated that our schools adopt this set of standards. And principals find themselves caught in the middle of… Read more »

LSAA fall sports roundup

While the postseason goes on for the Concordia Lutheran High School girls volleyball team and the Cadets football team, fall seasons for the rest of The Lutheran Schools have come to an end. Congratulations to the Central Chargers boys soccer team and the St. John-Emmanuel Tigers girls volleyball team for their championships. In soccer, eight… Read more »

St. Peter’s teacher earns high praise

Holly Ehle, a kindergarten teacher at St. Peter’s Lutheran School, was named the Arthur L. Amt Lutheran School Teacher of the Year during the Lutheran Education Association Convocation in Milwaukee in October. This honor goes to a teacher in the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod who best demonstrates the characteristics of exemplary teaching…. Read more »

Central Lutheran opens first preschool

On Thursday, September 5, Central Lutheran School in New Haven will welcome students to its new preschool. Nearly 40 students are already enrolled for the inaugural semester. Central Lutheran School has been providing a high-quality, Christ-centered education to students in kindergarten through the eighth grade for 60 years. This will be the first time, however,… Read more »

St. Paul’s Whirrett honored

Andrew Whirrett, an eighth-grade English and history teacher and athletic director at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Fort Wayne, was among several educators honored by the Indiana Department of the American Legion during its 95th Annual State Convention in July. Each year, the Indiana Department of the American Legion honors educators who are recognized by… Read more »

Rachael Johnson earns NBC33 award

News anchor Megan Trent presents the “NBC33 Excellence in Education” award to Rachael Johnson. Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School sixth-grade teacher Rachael Johnson has received the “NBC33 Excellence in Education” award for July. Every month, NBC33 shines the spotlight on an exceptional teacher in our area. On July 3, news anchor Megan Trent and an NBC33… Read more »

Holy Cross’ Bennett earns top honor

Holy Cross Lutheran School head football coach Steve Bennett received the Youth Football Coach of the Year award during the 2013 Jason Baker Pro Football Mini Camp in Fort Wayne. During Bennett’s 15 years at Holy Cross, the Crusaders have won several Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) football championships. In addition to the honor received by… Read more »