School is officially in full swing! Pep rallies, sporting events, and rehearsals are filling the campus with all sorts of excitement and the Faith Family is back in action. Academics are also amping up as we settle into the year, which means the arrival of tests, quizzes, papers, and homework. As an academically rigorous institution that believes in the importance of a well rounded and involved student, Faith Lutheran provides several ways for students to access academic support-all included in your tuition and fees.
One main distinguishing feature at Faith Lutheran is the faculty! Just over 200 individuals make up our faculty and staff and each year new teachers join in. This year we welcomed thirteen new members that first and foremost love Jesus, love teaching, and love helping students grow.
One main distinguishing feature at Faith Lutheran is the faculty! Just over 200 individuals make up our faculty and staff and each year new teachers join in. This year we welcomed twelve new members that first and foremost love Jesus, love teaching, and love helping students grow.
We wanted to bring back one of our first blog posts written by Mrs. Sarah Harper our Middle School principal. Starting a new school, coming into middle school, or returning after a whole summer off can be tough! Middle isn't easy but here are some tips that can ease the transition.
“Why are we building a Greenhouse?” A skeptical 8th grader asks. The purpose of this greenhouse is bigger than the plants, but rather than getting knee deep in a philosophical discussion about best educational practices with a thirteen year old, I instead reply, “It will have fish...” Based on their reaction, the student is satisfied.
Topics: high school, middle school, Christian school, extracurricular activities, education, resilience, independent children, co-curricular, collaboration, outdooreducation, greenhouse, researchgreenhouse
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.
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.
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?
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.