Thursday, April 12, 2012

LCMS School Ministry e-News April 2012

News From Schools

St. Louis high schools receive technology grant
The Lutheran High School Association in St. Louis has received a grant of nearly $400,000 from the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis for the purpose of starting a “one-to-one” technology initiative beginning in the 2012-13 school year at the city’s two Lutheran high schools.
Each student at Lutheran High School North and Lutheran High School South will be provided with a new iPad (released in March 2012) for use in school and at home. The one-to-one learning environment is designed to offer students and teachers continuous access to an array of software, electronic documents, presentations, Internet and digital learning resources.
“Students of this generation learn and engage in education differently than students of the past,” said Tim Hipenbecker, president of the Lutheran High School Association. “Students today are literally immersed in the digital world. They communicate, collaborate and create things digitally every day. As we meaningfully educate our students to prepare them to be successful Christian leaders and citizens of tomorrow, then technology must become one of their primary tools in the learning process.”
Putting students into this type of learning environment can increase student engagement, improve classroom culture and make it easier to provide for the different needs of each student, according to a statement from the school association.

Immanuel, Macomb, MI

On the weekend of March 24-26, 2012, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 47120 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb, Michigan, honored Sally Moss for her Twenty-Five years of service as the church secretary of Immanuel. As part of this celebration all of the members were given the opportunity to thank her with a monetary gift. She was presented with a special plaque, letters of congratulations, the monetary gifts from the congregation, and reception following each service. Pastor Michael Lutz, Senior Pastor of Immanuel, stated, “Sally has been my secretary for 25 years and has truly been a blessing to me as well as to the entire ministry here at Immanuel. She has a heart for the Lord and wants to serve Him in the best possible way. Over the years she has helped to make me look good.”
Lutz also stated, “Immanuel is very appreciative of its staff and remembers all of our staff on special anniversaries.” Immanuel continues to share the message of Christ since 1853.

Lutheran Schools Week, Our Savior Lutheran, Heartland, MI

On Thursday, March 8, Our Savior Lutheran School in Hartland presented their third annual school Showcase Evening. Lutheran Schools Week activities came to a close for students with an evening of fun and fellowship.
A progressive dinner was held throughout the school, and family, friends, and the public were invited to enjoy each course in a different classroom. Teachers greeted visitors to their classrooms, and a variety of student artwork, writing samples, and even an erupting volcano were on display throughout the school.
The Lutheran Malaria Initiative was on display to raise awareness and financial support for families suffering from malaria. The chapel offerings from our day school will benefit this initiative.
The sixth, seventh, and eighth graders presented their science fair projects as fellow students and visitors toured the building. The older students enjoyed teaching the younger students about their project topics, from sound waves to electrical circuits.
Directed by Kantor Matt Machemer and their teachers, students from preschool through eighth grade finished the evening with a musical presentation in the gymnasium.
Visitors enjoyed the preschool through second graders singing and signing Jesus Loves Me in addition to several other songs. Sign language and German are taught beginning in preschool, and are incorporated into the students’ daily routines. Children from first through eighth grade played the handbells and sang several songs. The older children presented one of their favorites, a beautiful Zulu hymn entitled Siyahamba meaning “Walking in the Light of God.”
Pastor Chris Thoma closed the evening in prayer. For more information about Our Savior Lutheran School, please call Mrs. Lang at (248)887-3836. More information can also be found at, or on facebook at

3 John 1:4 “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
News From Schools April 2012
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