We all know that our area Lutheran schools represent more than places where kids gain a quality education in a Christian environment. Each school is a family. Students, parents, teachers, and administrators enjoy closer, more positive relationships than those found at public schools. And as a family, we're proud of one another's accomplishments and all the good things happening at our schools.
So why not share the good news with the broader community?
To help you share your good news, we've added a new feature to The Lutheran Schools website. At the bottom right of the homepage, you'll see a new link for "Send Us Your News." Through this link, you can quickly provide updates, celebrate individual and group achievements, announce upcoming events, and more.
We'll develop the best news tips into stories for sharing via social media, on The Lutheran Schools website, and in our e-newsletters. Some of your stories will be turned into press releases that could generate some newspaper ink or TV time.
We encourage everyone—teachers, admissions counselors, administrators, parents, clergy, and other fans of The Lutheran Schools—to use this new feature to share good news about our schools. You can:1. Praise a teacher for going above and beyond; 2. Commend a coach for modeling Christian values;3. Celebrate a student's outstanding achievement;4. Announce an important school event;5. Thank a staff member for making a difference in your life, or in the lives of your kids.
When you send us news, you'll not only be bringing attention to your school's achievements, you'll be benefiting the Lutheran-school movement in our area. It's a movement that's making a high-quality, Christ-centered education available to more and more children.
Please provide as much detail as possible in your news tips. When you mention individuals, provide first and last names. And please provide your name and contact info in case we want to reach out for further details.
I'll leave you with a fine mixture of metaphors: Let's toot our own horns—it's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.