Quality Education

Lego Robotics: An Adventure in Computer Programming

St. John-Emmanuel Completes in Lego Robotics CompetitionTinkering with Legos isn’t just for kids. Ask Randy Stinson, Lutheran school parent and one of the volunteer leaders for the Lego robotics club at St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School.Lego robotics combines engineering and computer programming, allowing students to design, build, and program small-scale Lego robots. These… Read more »


This is the new buzzword in education, but unlike other trends, this idea may have staying power. Grit is a person's ability to carry through on particular long-term goals. Grit is a blending of perseverance and passion. There is a great Youtube video, called Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance that… Read more »

Reading Partners Program Spurs Relationships

Volunteers and First Graders Connect through Reading and DogsIf dogs are man’s best friend, then it’s no wonder they make a great pal for early readers. In Amy Scott’s first grade class last year, children were paired with reading volunteers and later, therapy dogs, encouraging young readers with their literacy development.It all… Read more »

Concordia Elementary Highlights Character Education

Character Development Program Impacts StudentsMichael Rosin, principal at Concordia Elementary, saw the value in a tradition character education program, but wanted to meet the needs of a Lutheran school. He adapted a character education program to fit the school’s Christian focus.The program highlights seven character traits that include trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness… Read more »

Music Program Thrives at St. John Lutheran

School Offers Keyboard, Guitar and StringsGerald Ford said, “Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them—a world of work, culture, activity and human involvement.”At St. John Lutheran School in Kendallville, the music program is preparing children for the future with a variety of opportunities, including… Read more »

Central Lutheran’s Preschool Gains Space

Building Expansion Links Preschool to Grade School“I always knew I wanted to do something with young kids,” Jenna Hicks, preschool director at Central Lutheran School, explains. Certified to teach children birth through third grade, she wanted to teach in an early education program and give students the best start in their educational… Read more »

Wyneken’s Heritage of Faith and Family

A Rich History Defines SchoolWhen Marvin Drier arrived at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School for his teaching interview, he knew it was a good fit after seeing two things: Mountain Dew and seed corn hats.“When I taught in Chicago I was an abnormality,” Mr. Drier says. “I have a rural heritage. I liked… Read more »

St. Paul’s Fosters Family Atmosphere

Rich Heritage Draws Alumni BackNot all schools can boast a rich heritage of 175 years. St. Paul’s Lutheran School is the oldest continually operating elementary school in Indiana. Because of their long history, there are family and church ties that go back several generations, even among today’s teachers and students.Carla Kleinschmidt’s family… Read more »

Holy Cross Emphasizes Technology

Teacher Encourages Students Through Projects and VideosAt Holy Cross, technology has grown leaps and bounds since Kevin Schroeder came on staff 32 years ago. From early computer games like The Oregon Trail to today’s coding apps, technology continues to evolve, keeping Mr. Schroeder on his toes so he can prepare students to… Read more »

Consensus Curriculum Mapping

Collaborative Mapping Process Supports Teachers and Strengthens SchoolsConsensus mapping is an important process to ensure schools are hitting critical skills in their curriculum through all grades. Lead teachers have been established at each Lutheran school to head up the mapping process and make their curriculum even stronger.Now all teachers can participate in… Read more »