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!
A Family Movie Night will be held on Sunday, February 10th
Immanuel Lutheran School will host a series of informal Open Houses every Wednesday between January 16 to March 6. Anytime between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, interested parents have the opportunity to stop by and tour the school, meet with the principal, and see the school in action. Contact the school office (63-239-1636) if you would like more information about these open houses or about ILS.
Registration for the coming school year will be held during the week of January 22. Parents are able to stop by the school office any day during this week between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm or on Tuesday, January 22 between 5:30 and 7:00 pm to register their child(ren). These registration times are open to all interested families – if you are looking for a Christian education for your children or know of a family that may be interested, have them call the school office (636-239-1636) or stop by the office during this week to get more information.
Students at ILS have begun practices for the upcoming Choral Vespers worship service, held on Wednesday, December 19th. Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade will add songs, instrumental music, and spoken recitations to the service as we share the story of Chirstmas! This year’s Choral Vespers service is entitled “Christmas Jubilee”. This classic Christmas worship service centers on the Old Testament concept of the jubilee year – which includes redemption, freedom and restoration – as it describes Christ’s coming. We invite you to join us for this wonderful evening at ILCS!
As a student body, we had the opportunity to practice selfless giving during the past month as we collected items for Operation Christmas Child. Toys, candy, and personal hygeine items were collected and donated by the ILS families. We collected over $700 to offset postage costs as well! Boxes were packed with the help of our Student Council members last week as we prepared them for shipping. In chapel, we dedicated 291 boxes (pictured above) that will leave ILS and be sent to various countries throughout the world which will bring hope, joy, and the Good News of Jesus to the chidren that receive and open them.
Come and enjoy a night of family fun at Trunk or Treat. This PTL sponsored event will be held Sat, October 27th from in Immanuel’s parking lot. Some activities include pumpkin decorating, crafts, and a cupcake walk. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Trunk or Treat is a free and safe way for the whole family to enjoy Halloween!