We will be having a Back to School Social at ILS on Sunday afternoon, August 18, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm. This will be your opportunity to meet the teachers, see your child's classroom, and drop off your child's school supplies. Teachers will have a brief opportunity to talk with the parents about the upcoming year in each classroom on the following schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 pm Classroom Visits for Preschool – 8th Grade
(Choose from three identical 20 minute sessions – 2:00, 2:20, 2:40)
3:00 – 3:30 pm Chapel Service
3:30 – 4:00 pm Upper Grade Session – Meet in cafeteria
3:30 – 4:30 pm Ice Cream Social
We hope that everyone can attend this afternoon as we kick-off a new school year!
Don Wharton is the third of four events in the inaugural "Concert and Speaker Series" at Immanuel. The first two events, "The Legend Singers" and "Astronaut Colonel Jeffrey Williams" were deeply enjoyed by all.
Don Wharton is gifted musician, vocalist, and humorist. His performances are always enjoyable for the whole family. As with all the "Concert and Speaker Series" events, this is free and open to the public. Invite your friends and family for a fun evening of music, stories, and laughter. Set aside Friday, June 28, at 7:00 pm for this memorable event.
The final "Concert and Speaker Series" event in 2013 will be the Concordia Chicago Wind Symphony on Friday, November 1.
A theme has been developed for the coming school year, revolving around love! "Love Like Jesus" is based on John 13:34-35, where Jesus states that we should "Love one another as I have loved you." The verse continues with "everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." Throughout the course of the school year, students will find out what it means to "Love Like Jesus" as we serve, love, and care for those around us.
This theme will also be used in our chapel services, staff and faculty Bible studies, Grandparents Day, as well as interwoven into our Lutheran Schools Week celebration!
On Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, the upper grade students at ILS will present “The Wizard of Oz”. This well-known musical will be held in the gym and will begin at 7:00 pm both nights. Join us as we go with Dorothy and Toto to a magical place called OZ . . . and meet some unforgettable characters along the way! Come out to see this elaborate production as well as support the talents of these young men and women as we showcase their acting, singing, and set design! These shows are free to all.
NASA astronaut Colonel Jeffrey Williams will be at Immanuel this Friday, April 12. He will lead a children's presentation on Friday at 2 p.m. and one for the community at 7 p.m.
Colonel Williams spent 183 days aboard the International Space Station in 2006 taking more pictures than any astronaut past or present. He will share those pictures and his story. It will be a unique and exciting opportunity for children and adults alike.
There is no cost for the event and the Washington community is invited.
Easter is coming soon. Immanuel invites all families with children 12 or under to join us this weekend, Sat. March 23. Registration begins at 10:00 AM. The 1st hunt begins at 10:45AM. The free Easter Egg Hunt at Krog Park is for all families in our community. Immanuel volunteers filled 2500 eggs with candy and stickers to give out during the hunt.
There will be face painting, ballons, prizes and photos with Easter Bunny. This year we will also offer free hot dogs.The next day is Palm Sunday. You are invited to join us singing & carrying palms into the sanctuary. All families from our community are invited. We hope to see you there.
Pi Day was celebrated on March 14 (3.14) again this year at ILS. Students celebrated not only the significance of this mathematical term, but the love of math in general. Pictured to the right is our 7th grade class, giving themselves the nickname of "The Pi-thons"! They were responsible for the planning and much of the assistance of the day's activities. This year, students participated in pie relays, a pie throwing contest, and a pie eating contest. The highlight again this year was our competition of the recitation of the digits of pi - one student reciting 236 digits!
8th grade students at ILS will participate in a pilot for the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). This pilot will measure students' capacity to use, understand, and evaluate technology as well as to understand technological principles and strategies needed to develop solutions and achieve goals. Students will also complete problem-solving tasks based on scenarios reflecting realistic situations. This will prove to be a great opportunity for our students, but also to NAEP as we assist them in gathering data for this upcoming nationwide assessment.
The annual ILS Dinner Auction will be held on Saturday, March 9th. The theme this year is "Timeless", based on Hebrews 13:8. This scripture allows us to focus on our everlasting God and celebrate our 150th year of ministry at ILS. Reservations are now being accepted - put together your group for an evening out! The cost is $35 per person or $280 for a table of eight. Enjoy fellowship with one another, friendly bidding against fellow supporters of ILS, and a great catered dinner by The Blue Duck in Washington. This year, there will also be a photo booth sponsored by Mark Tobben, DDS for you to make some "Timeless" memories!
An open house will be held on Sunday, February 10th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Families can stop by the school to take a tour of the classrooms, talk with the principal, and find out more about the programs that ILS has to offer. Those visiting ILS are invited to stay for the movie "RIO" (see post below). We look forward to having you as our guests at both events!