From the Principal

The Heart of Christian Education

At Christ Lutheran School, we ask a lot of our 8th graders. By the time that our students get to 8th grade, they know the ropes of the place. Even if they are new to the school, they learn quickly that the 8th graders are to be leaders in the building. In exit...

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Christ Lutheran School- It’s Still About Jesus

Being the principal of a Lutheran School is a wonderful vocation. Every day I get to greet the students as they enter the building. On a daily basis, I get to interact with students of different backgrounds and grade levels. Over the course of the year, I get to know...

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Preparation

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 ESV Preparation and looking forward are very much the theme of the advent season. The prophecy from Isaiah 7:14 speaks of...

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Another Year

“Every year the students return to school a little bigger, and I, a little grayer.” This, and many others sayings like it are common among teachers and those who work with children and youth. The first day of school is filled with looks of wonder at how the students...

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Preparation

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” These famous words of Benjamin Franklin speak to the importance of preparation. One task that teachers spend a lot of time doing outside of the school day and often behind the scenes is in preparation. Each lesson...

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The Race

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for...

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Seizing Opportunities

As the weather begins to shake off the cold and settle into the warmth of late spring and early summer, I can’t help but notice the change in the landscape. As they wake from their long winter’s sleep, trees begin to bud and their leaves start to come of color. For me...

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A Firm Foundation

Little was said by the family gathered in the basement of the church. Built of stone and concrete, its exterior walls served as a foundation of the historic church. A few wise words were spoken. A prayer was said. The air was leaden with silence. Even the children,...

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Behind the Scenes

Many things are being done in the background to improve CLS. Below is a glimpse of what is happening with accreditation: The Christ Lutheran Board of Christian Education, various boards of Christ Lutheran Church and School, and our teachers are continually looking for...

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Change

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, English Standard Version). It was early September 1993. The weather at 30,000 feet was predictably clear. I had been looking forward to that day for quite some time. The...

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Firing on All Cylinders

The beginning of any school year is a challenge in many ways. The first few weeks, teachers and support staff are going over policies and procedures along with reviewing things that the students learned last year. Right about this time of the year, I often say that...

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Strong in the Lord

A new academic year has begun at Christ Lutheran School (CLS). Every year, the first day of school brings a smile to my face as I see some students and families that I haven't seen for a while. Kids with their growth spurts, always surprise me with how much they have...

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A Legacy of Truth

August 5, 2016 Over the course of the past year I have been working with the Christ Lutheran School’s Board of Christian Education to make the community more aware of the fine jewel we have that is Christ Lutheran School (CLS). In particular, this past month I have...

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A Lasting Impression

June 30, 2016 One of the attractions to education for teachers is the potential to make a positive impact on kids in particular as well as on society in general. This is at the heart of what teachers do. Through their dedicated service, teachers daily make decisions...

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