The campus is (relatively) quiet this afternoon. We just finished our farewell all faculty/staff luncheon where we say “see you later” to those staff members who are not returning next year and to our ten month employees who are not required to be on campus during the summer.
The first week of February marked a new tradition for Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School. The school celebrated its first annual African American Celebration. The theme was, “We’ve Come This Far by Faith”.
On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 students in the Engineering - Honors classes along with any other interested STEM students took a field trip to see the ARMOR unit. ARMOR is the collaborative section of the LVMPD that provides support to the valley SWAT teams in the areas of robotics and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive incidents.
Woody Allen once said, “I'm not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” That’s cute and funny, but the reality is… he was afraid of death and it is going to happen – to all of us. I don’t know about you, but that scares me a bit. For the huge majority of the people in the world, even us Christians, death can seem scary. But as Jesus walked the face of the earth, death didn’t scare Him.
Good Friday? What is so good about Good Friday? Is this an appropriate title for such a day? In my younger days, I always viewed this as the most depressing day of the year. Churches are dark, pastors often wear black, fewer candles are lit, people are somber, the music is depressing. We often leave the sanctuary in silence. What’s so good about Good Friday?
If you are like me, you are baffled by the sudden prevalence of middle school and high school-aged children across the country using electronic vapor products like e-cigarettes, Juuls, vapes or Monq pens. The trend scares me both as a parent and a school counselor.
As the Director of Social Norms here at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School, I am passionate about helping our students avoid risky behaviors like drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and sex. This January we have launched our Faith Facts campaign with renewed vigor to involve the entire Faith Family. Faith Facts is a major undertaking that is part of a comprehensive ‘Avoid Risky Behaviors’ program. To summarize the comprehensive approach, I will summarize it in three words ‘Danger, Data, and Divinity”.
Esther the Comfort Queen has interviewed with Dr. Buuck and signed her official contract! We are excited to share a little more about the research behind this decision and what her training will entail.
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".
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.