Insights @ Faith Lutheran

How do Selective Universities Choose their Students?

Posted by John Chilman on Feb 14, 2018 3:33:54 PM

In 2017, 93% of Faith Lutheran seniors went to a 4-year university.  Our college counselors Mr. Chilman and Mr. Buikema work hard to make sure that students are applying to universities that are the right fit.  However, sometimes the university you apply to has an acceptance rate of 5%.  This begs the question, "How do selective universities choose their students?"  The easiest answer to the question is, "It depends".

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Topics: college, advice, counseling, college search, college tips, education

Mexico Mission Trip 2018

Posted by Mai Choy on Feb 6, 2018 5:22:06 PM

A few weeks ago, a team of 34 middle school and high school students traveled to Ensenada, Mexico to serve and learn.  The goal was to build a home for a family in need but the end result turned out to be so much more.   Read and watch the highlight video to learn about the mission trip and how our students grew in heart, soul, and mind.

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Topics: Christian Identity, mission, Christian school, mission trip, mexico, ensenada, bajabound

Robotics Tournament January 2018

Posted by Mai Choy on Jan 30, 2018 6:39:00 AM

On January 13, 2018, Faith Lutheran hosted a record 78 teams from southern Nevada and California at its 3rd annual VEX Robotics Tournament.  This year we expanded to include middle school VEX IQ Teams in addition to high school VRC.  Faith Lutheran Teams competed at Sierra Vista’s tournament in December, our tournament in January, and are looking forward to the VEX IQ and VRC Championships in April.

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Topics: extracurricular activities, STEM, VEX IQ, VEX VRC, co-curricular, competition, collaboration, robotics

FLNN Mini Video-A Nifty Thrifty Birthday

Posted by Mai Choy on Jan 23, 2018 6:49:00 AM
The "Faith Family" is not just the students, teachers, and staff.  It also includes our wonderful parents and friends from the community.  You can find many of these friends at the Faith Lutheran Thrift Store.  For over 30 years, volunteers have been operating the Thrift Store, now located at 2211 S. Rainbow Blvd., and donating the proceeds to school programs.  This FLNN Mini Video about one such friend. 
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The Future of our City

Posted by Dr. Steve Buuck on Jan 16, 2018 5:00:00 AM

A few weeks ago, I was invited to a small luncheon to hear Jeremy Aguero from Applied Analysis and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval speak about Nevada’s economy.  Generously hosted by Nevada State Bank, these two men shared exciting and pertinent information about our state and city – all of which is great news for Faith Lutheran and our future.  

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Esther the Comfort Queen Part 1

Posted by Courtney Burns on Jan 9, 2018 5:31:00 AM

We are so pleased to introduce the newest member of the Faith Family - Esther!  Esther is a two month old Goldendoodle.  She will begin working full time at Faith during the 2018-2019 school year but will be a regular visitor to campus during this training year.  I’d like to take a moment to share more information about Esther, how she was “hired”, and what her role at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School will look like.

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Topics: high school, middle school, anxiety, culture, identity, Christian school, counseling, trauma, ptsd, shooting, lasvegas, education

The Gift of Presence

Posted by Dr. Steve Buuck on Dec 25, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Dearest Faith Families, 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (in my best Andy Williams’ voice!).  The sights, the sounds, the smells, the tastes…I hope everyone loves the Christmas season!   Around Faith Lutheran, our students, faculty, and staff will enjoy some well deserved time off to spend time with family and friends.   And maybe open some presents.

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Topics: Christian school, Christmas, Grinch, Jesus Christ, Easter

Raising Exceptional Kids: Fostering Strength, Independence, and Resilience

Posted by Mark Cheney on Dec 19, 2017 5:40:00 AM

Adulting.  Failure to launch.  Safe spaces.  Microaggressions.  Snowflakes.  

A host of new terms has entered the vernacular to describe the actions, attitudes, and responses of Millennials and adolescents today.  Why are we seeing such a phenomenon?  More importantly, how can we raise strong, resilient, and independent adolescents who grow into well-adjusted adults?

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Topics: advice, high school, middle school, athletics, resilience, millenials, snowflake children, self-efficacy, independent children

FLNN Mini Video-Broadcasting Behind the Scenes

Posted by Mai Choy on Dec 12, 2017 3:05:02 PM

This was the second year Faith Lutheran's Varsity Football Team competed in the 4A Northwest Conference, Sunset Division.  This is the highest and most challenging division in the NIAA.  Games in this division are so popular, they grab the attention of local news stations.  

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Topics: FLNN, atomictv, broadcasting, news, sports programing, FLNN Mini Story

Homework-How Much is Too Much?

Posted by Courtney Burns on Dec 5, 2017 5:30:00 AM

As a parent, the most frequent point of contention I have with my teen and tween is homework.  As a school counselor, it is a frequent concern voiced by parents.  Homework can quickly become a power struggle, turning kitchen tables into battlefields and consuming family time in the evenings.  While there is no easy rule for how many minutes of homework a child “should” have each night, and some nights will have more homework than others, there are ways to help ease the burden.

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Topics: homework, time management, advice, middle school, counseling, organization

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