The Close of Another Year Dear Families, As we come to the end of another school year, I’d like to thank you for all of the prayers & support, volunteer hours, and dollars that you have invested in St. John’s Lutheran School. Your commitment to creating new experiences, honoring traditions, and engaging our children is amazing! We know that it takes the gifts and passion of many people to make our school excellent. We thank you and praise the Lord for so many helpers to do His work in this place. May your summer months be rejuvenating and full of fun. [...]
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Dear Families, On behalf of the Board of Education and our Call Committee, I wanted to update you on staffing plans for next year. We will be saying goodbye to the following people: Amy Peterson (K – expecting a baby in July), Miriam Armstrong (4 – moving to TN), Elizabeth Koehler (5-8 – expecting a baby in October), Carrie Weigman (nurse – finishing graduate school as an NP), Lynn Schutte (hot lunch manager - retiring after 22 years!), Gina Bussing (hot lunch – completing nursing school) and John Draskovich (custodial manager – retiring). We are so grateful for the many years [...]
Preschool...What a Beautiful Thing!! Yesterday, I had the pleasure of assisting in Mrs. Maria Koosman’s preschool class for a couple of hours. As the children arrived one by one, I watched and listened as almost all of them had very exciting news to share with Mrs. Koosman. One little boy told her all about the dream he had had the night before; one girl told a silly story about her younger brother; one child made a smart observation about the weather. Each time a child shared something, Mrs. Koosman listened attentively and then shared her own cheerful and animated response. Purposeful [...]
Exciting Staffing Updates! We are happy to announce that Miss Laura Ellinghuysen has ACCEPTED our offer to be a contracted teacher at St. John’s. As a reminder, Laura comes to us from Winona, MN and will be graduating from Bethany Lutheran College next week. She attended an LCMS grade school and high school, feels passionately about math and reading, and is currently the women’s basketball team captain for her college. Last week, we offered a contract to another teacher candidate, Miss Kari Preus. She has already ACCEPTED as well! Kari is a member of our congregation, was a student here at [...]
St. John's Lutheran School presents THE SPRING VARIETY SHOW! Wednesday, May 4th at 12:30pm & Thursday, May 5th at 6:30pm To read our full newsletter, click here: https://stjlutheranschool.org/eagle-connection-newsletter-04-28-2022/
EAGLE FAMILY FUNDAY!! Help us Pave the Way to keep our parking lot safe for all! 9:00am Family FUNDrun Check-In 9:15am Family FUNDrun 9:45am Little Eagle Loop 10:00am-12:00pm Carnival & Lunch 11:30am Silent Auction Closes 12:00pm Prize Drawings & Winners Announced VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED - SIGN UP HERE! To read our full newsletter, click here: https://stjlutheranschool.org/eagle-connection-newsletter-2/
Easter Blessings to All! God's blessings to each of you as we celebrate and rejoice in the triumphant resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To read our full newsletter, click here: https://stjlutheranschool.org/eagle-connection-newsletter-04-14-2022/
Dear Families, To keep everyone at church and school on the same page in terms of communication, I’m sharing with you the announcement that will also appear in our church bulletin this Sunday: Thank you for your continued prayers to the Lord for provision of workers in our churches and schools. With a heavy heart, Ms. Kristi Collins has declined our call to serve as a teacher in our school at this time. She expressed that she is extremely excited about our ministry here, but needs to help her current congregation/school through some unanticipated transitions. Our call committee is reconvening to [...]
Dear Families, This spring is stacking up to include two busy months of activity at school! Exciting! We have before us: 8th grade class trip Northwest Lutheran Schools Spelling Bee (hosted by Trinity St. Francis this year) School Assemblies (next week West Lutheran High School will be leading a Robotics assembly) Easter Break Eagle Family FUNDay (sponsored by our amazing PTL) Spring Variety Show (featuring all school choirs, handbells, and 5-8th grade student acting) Field Days for grades 1-8 Softball Game Days for grades 5-8 Field Trips (across various grades) Confirmation & banquet for our 8th grade students Band Festival & [...]
Dear Families, On behalf of our Teacher Call Committee, I wanted to make school families aware that we have extended a divine call to Ms. Kristi Collins, a rostered educator in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, to serve as a teacher on our staff next year. Ms. Collins has many years of teaching experience, is a National Board Certified Teacher, and is currently serving in Delavan, WI as principal/teacher. She has a strong passion for education, and we’d be blessed to have her join our ranks! She hopes to visit us next week/end so that she can see our school [...]