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Diverse Classes Enrich Curriculum

Posted by Dr. Steve Buuck on Jan 23, 2020 10:45:32 AM

Why are the numbers 186 and 78 of interest to Faith Lutheran students?  Because this year high school students have 186 classes from which to choose, and middle school students have 78 classes from which to choose.  Each student only gets to choose 8 per year so middle school students get to take 24 of the 78 offered in their careers, and high school students get to take 32 of the 186 in their careers.  So many choices, so little time!

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Middle School Service Day 2019

Posted by Mai Choy on Dec 17, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Each year the entire Middle School takes one day to go out into the Las Vegas Valley to serve those around them.  Advisory classes connected with local non-profits, schools, and businesses.  Many of the locations have been re-occurring partnerships that we hope to continue for year to come.  Watch a video for highlights from the day and read reflections from the teachers about why serving is something all kids should do! 

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Mr. Ball Goes to Broadway

Posted by Mai Choy on Nov 8, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Mr. Erik Ball is known on campus for his expertise and creativity in the Theater Department as teacher and director for our musicals, but not many know that he worked on a major project this past year.  Dream Big: Rudy Ruettiger Live on Broadway premiered as a one-night-only show on February 11, 2019 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.  The show also featured Faith Lutheran alumni  Jessica Ruettiger '16, current student at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Mr. Ball wrote and produced the show which can now be viewed on Amazon Prime Video and has recently been nominated for a Special Event Regional EMMY award. Read more for our Q&A with him! 

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Topics: theater, teacher, rudy, broadway

Digitized Teens Part 2

Posted by Sarah Harper on Oct 15, 2019 5:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: advice, culture, teen, parent, social media, parenting, digital teenagers, online safety, education, independent children

Digitized Teens Part 1

Posted by Sarah Harper on Oct 3, 2019 5:10:00 AM

When I was in middle and high school if a kid did something embarrassing during the day we all went home at night and forgot about it.  Today, students make a bad decision during the school day and it becomes digital fodder for an infinite amount of people…forever.

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The Importance of Sleep

Posted by Mark Cheney on Sep 12, 2019 5:47:00 AM

Imagine there was a safe and legal pill that could raise test scores, enhance your looks, make you faster, stronger, and more explosive, decrease the risk of illness and disease, and lengthen life span...Would you take it?  While this might sound like a journal prompt or an ethics discussion, it’s really not that complicated.  We already have access to this “pill.” Intrigued? Read on.

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Topics: teens, athletics, athletic advice, sports, academics, sleep

New Teachers 2019

Posted by Mai Choy on Aug 7, 2019 6:02:15 PM

The first day of school is almost here!  Meet our new teachers in middle school and high school and learn about why they are awesome.

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Topics: teacher, faculty

Mark Wilbourne Baccalaureate Speech

Posted by Mai Choy on May 31, 2019 4:26:16 PM

Faith Lutheran graduate Mark Wilbourne experienced a traumatic spinal cord injury in January of 2019.  He joined his fellow classmates four months later to speak at the Baccalaureate ceremony.  This is the video footage and the transcript of his speech.  Mark graduated with Honors and received endorsements from the STEM Academy and the Conservatory of the Fine Arts program.  He ranked 9th in his class and will continue his academic pursuits by majoring in Aerospace Engineering at University of Colorado, Boulder. 

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The Kenya Project-Sponsoring Masterpieces

Posted by Mai Choy on Oct 21, 2018 7:00:00 AM

How does it feel to sponsor a child?  We are sharing various stories from the Kenya Project Team and their recent trip to Kenya with World Vision.  This initiative is successful because of the prayers and support from the Faith Family.  Every student at the school has the opportunity to donate $25.00 or more to sponsor a child through World Vision.  Our partnership with the village of Bandaptai, Kenya is long term and we hope to make a lasting, positive impact through your support.   

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Topics: Jesus Christ, travel, thekenyaproject, worldvision, sponsor a child, Africa, kenya, service, missions, love

How do Selective Universities Choose their Students?

Posted by John Chilman on Oct 20, 2018 11:22:50 PM

In 2017, 93% of Faith Lutheran seniors went to a 4-year university.  Our college counselors work hard to make sure that students are applying to universities that are the right fit.  However, sometimes a university 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

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