Archives for Dec 2014

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Upper School Student Leadership Opportunities

Our Upper School teachers work diligently to develop unique programs and extra activities for students, which supplement the daily work inside the classroom and provide opportunities for Immanuel's students to live out their vocations as student leaders in the upper grades. An excellent example of this is the Leadership Training for the young men in the 5th through 8th grade. Led by Mr. Schultz, the Leadership Training provides opportunities for these young men to learn about becoming good leaders and how to be men of God. During the season of Advent, the young ladies in the 7th grade have taken the initiative to lead and organize an effort to serve their neighbors by preparing special treats for the community. ...Read More

ILS Middle School Open House

Interested in an excellent academic environment that nurtures your child’s mind, heart, and body? We invite you to attend a Middle School Open House Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 9:00am. Join us to learn more about the 4th through 8th grades at Immanuel, a preparatory academy cultivating the minds, hearts, and bodies of students through classical education and Lutheran catechesis. Our program will include a welcome from our headmaster and Upper School Lead Teacher, presentations from current students, as well as thoughts and reflections from recent ILS Alumni and parents. ...Read More

Six Questions with Mrs. Hull

This week, ILS Upper School Lead Teacher Mrs. Katherine Hull answers our "Six Questions." In addition to serving as Lead Teacher, Mrs. Hull teaches literature, logic, and art to our 5th through 8th grade students. Mrs. Hull earned a Bachelor of Arts from Patrick Henry College in the Classical Liberal Arts with an emphasis on Pedagogy, and minor studies in Literature, and is also a member of the Society for Classical Learning....Read More

Curriculum Corner with Mrs. Krumwiede

Our weekly "Curriculum Corner" offers ILS faculty an opportunity to highlight unique aspects of our classical, Christian curriculum and provide greater insight to what is happening in our classrooms. In this week's "Curriculum Corner," ILS 3rd grader teacher Mrs. Krumwiede discusses how she uses literature to introduce a science topic and spark student interest, engagement, and problem solving, as students figure out how we can tell the world is round....Read More

Six Questions with Miss Clevenger

This week, our ILS "Six Question" series continues with Upper School teacher Miss Clevenger. In her second year teaching at Immanuel, Miss Clevenger is our 5th and 6th grade homeroom teacher. She also teaches Grammar, History and Latin. Miss Clevenger earned her undergraduate degree from Hillsdale College and her Master's from St. John's College in Annapolis Maryland. She previously taught middle school at Tall Oaks Classical School in Delaware. Continue to read Miss Clevenger's "Six Questions" responses....Read More

Celebrating Advent at ILS

We are now in the season of Advent, and we invited our teachers to share how their classes are celebrating the season. The Latin meaning "coming into" turns our attention to the three-fold coming: Jesus' incarnation - coming into the world as a baby in Bethlehem; His coming at the end - to judge the living and the dead; and His present coming - in Word and sacrament for the forgiveness of our sins. At Immanuel, we will wait while the world begins Christmas celebrations. Instead we will pray, repent, and sing....Read More

Curriculum Corner with Mrs. Gorr

Each week we will be featuring a "Curriculum Corner" shared by one of the faculty at Immanuel. These will highlight different aspects of the classical curriculum at ILS and provide insight into what the various classes are learning throughout the school year. This week, Mrs. Gorr shares more about learning phonograms in first grade at Immanuel. ...Read More

Students versus Parents Soccer Game

This month in PE, our Upper School students have been practicing our soccer skills. The students have been working hard for the past few weeks on their dribbling, passing, and shooting. 'Creating space' when on offense has been a main focal point. To conclude our season of soccer, I wanted to organize a surprise "Big Game" for the students to demonstrate the skills they had been mastering in class....Read More

Six Questions with Miss Leithart

Our "Six Questions" series returns this week featuring our fourth grade teacher, Miss Leithart. This is Miss Leithart's second year teaching at Immanuel after previously teaching middle school in Ohio. Miss Leithart also teaches piano and enjoys singing in the Immanuel choir. Thank you to Miss Leithart for sharing her responses to our Six Questions!...Read More

Students Attend Bach Consort Noontime Cantata Concert Series

On December 2nd, for the third year in a row, ILS Upper School students took a field trip into the city to hear the Noontime Cantata Concert Series performed by the Washington Bach Cantata at the Church of the Epiphany. The featured Cantata was Sehet, welch eine Liebe, and featured Gi Young Kim on the organ playing Bach's Prelude and Fuge in E Minor, BWV 548....Read More

Thanksgiving Day of Service - Mercy Forever

Thank you families and students for the many ways you loved and served one another and the community around us on our annual Thanksgiving Day of Service. The entire student-body sorted and packed nearly 150 hygiene kits for the Orphan Grain Train, a Christian volunteer network that ships donated food, clothing, medical and other needed items to people in the United States and 64 countries around the world. Thank you families for providing so many of the needed supplies and to the PTL for purchasing the towels! All students had a chance to help assemble the kits, from the youngest student in Junior Kindergarten counting and wrapping band aids, to the older students in 5th through 8th grade who helped the lower school students assemble the right supplies and wrap and tie the bundles....Read More

Plan now to make your confession this Advent

Advent is a season of repentance. Put first things first during this season, and come confess your sins in preparation for receiving the Christ Child this Christmas....Read More

ILS Book Fair at Barnes & Noble

The PTL invites families and friends to participate in the ILS Book Fair fundraiser in partnership with Barnes and Noble. Today (December 2) at the Potomac Yards location in Alexandria, and online until December 7 , Barnes and Noble will donate 10% of all designated sales back to ILS. Use ILS voucher number 11411204 online or in the store when you shop to credit ILS with the sale. This evening, from 4-10pm, ILS will have parent and student volunteers in the store offering free gift wrapping for any Barnes & Noble customer. Stop by and say hi! Need help with ideas for all the readers on your list? We invited the ILS faculty and staff to share some ideas for children and adults. We hope you enjoy their list!...Read More