Lutheran Spirit

Masterpiece

I discovered in college that art was enjoyable. I don’t remember art as a favorite in elementary school and I am sure I had no art classes in high school. But in college, 2D art and Teaching Art were two classes I vividly remember. Contour line drawing, doing color studies and studying… Read more »

It has to be said this week

While Christians of all types fight side by side for religious liberty, conscience and life issues, there remains a basic truth that distinguishes. The truth of the Reformation still stands. We are justified for Christ's sake, apart from our works, apart from the works of any saints. It is Christ alone. The… Read more »

Pray

Scripture Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 ESV 17 pray without ceasing, Isn’t it entertaining to watch a two-year-old boy watch and mimic everything his Daddy does? It can be quite hilarious to see the toddler walk out of the bedroom wearing Daddy’s shoes. Hearing new words, good and bad, voiced by the young… Read more »

Rejoice Always

Scripture Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 ESV Woohoo! Another school year is underway. The excitement of a new school year, a new teacher, new students, fresh paint, shiny floors and a clean slate bring great joy to administrators and teachers, parents and kids. It’s akin to the budding flowers and new green grass… Read more »

The IT Girls

This Summer, CLHS graduate Hayley Grisez is running her second year of The IT Girls, a technology camp for middle school girls. In spring last year, CLHS tech services director and teacher Scott Storm recommended Hayley for the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Award and won… Read more »

Beyond Islands

Technically the IDCI - Social Studies Curriculum Team finished three days ago. However, I can’t stop thinking about the great experience I had being a part of this team and pilot program. I had the opportunity to work on something bigger than my own classroom. Together we worked to create something that… Read more »

Where Do You Turn

Google? Youtube? A subscribed podcast? Who do we go to when we need answers? When we were young (very young), it was parents. “Mommy, help!” may have been a plea for something to eat or to get out of a troublesome situation. Middle school found a time when parents didn’t have answers… Read more »

Persistence

“I do not like that Sam I am.” “I would not eat them here or there, I would not eat them anywhere.” In Dr. Seuss’s book Green Eggs and Ham, an unnamed person insists that eating green eggs and ham could not and would not ever happen. Not only does he make… Read more »

Excellence in Teaching

This past week we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week, a chance to thank teachers who work so hard to educate and shape our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren. When we think back to our favorite teachers we often think about those teachers who think outside of the box. The… Read more »