August 17, 2015
For this week's continuation of our summer series on leisure, ILS first grade teacher, Mrs. Gorr, shares the beauty of summer leisure with her daughter. From time spent reading together, to exploring the wonder of creation in nature, she reflects how leisure is often found in these beautiful and simple activities....Read More
August 11, 2015
Is it possible to enjoy leisure while surrounded by thousands of tourists? This is the question that Miss Fleming asks in her reflection on leisure, the latest in our summer series....Read More
August 10, 2015
This week's leisure reflection is from Mrs. Krumwiede, who was able to incorporate her love of Latin into a recent visit to the National Gallery of Art in DC. Enjoy her commentary on how Latin allowed her to find joy in higher things and provided the freedom to self-educate....Read More
July 28, 2015
Our summer series of faculty reflections on leisure continues today with an update from Mrs. Stone, our special assistant to the headmaster. Mrs. Stone shares how even when we plan for leisure, it doesn't always happen as we planned, and yet we can still find meaningful connection to higher things....Read More
July 24, 2015
How is your summer going? Leisurely?
Thanks to the ILS PTL and board, I was privileged to attend this year’s Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education conference in Dallas, where the singing was loud as the ‘ya’lls’ were resplendent. Aside from wonderful Matins and Divine Service, there was very little leisure. There was, however, good work to be done, tenets of classical Lutheran education to be remembered and challenging ideas to be discussed.
July 20, 2015
As we continue our series of faculty reflections on leisure, today we hear from Upper School teacher, Mr. Schultz. In his reflection on summer leisure, Mr. Schultz highlights how his vocation as husband and father, in addition to reading and thinking, provide moments of unique contemplation every day....Read More
June 26, 2015
Our school faculty this summer is taking time to discover, practice, and share our own pursuit of leisure as we seek to observe and contemplate the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. Over the summer months, we will be sharing their reflections here on the blog as our faculty relate their efforts and thoughts on the topic. We continue our series with Miss Clevenger's reflections on leisure......Read More
June 22, 2015
Our goal as a school faculty this summer is to discover, practice, and share our own pursuit of leisure as we seek to observe and contemplate the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. Please stay tuned to the school blog throughout the summer to read reflections from various faculty members about their efforts and thoughts on the topic. We begin with Miss German’s reflection on Music and Leisure....Read More
June 19, 2015
This week students have enjoyed Latin Camp at Immanuel. Miss Clevenger, Mrs. Krumwiede, Miss Fleming, and Miss Chin-Yee have done a magnificent job connecting the Latin world to Holy Scripture and its application to our life today. Why is language learning important? There are significant theological reasons that language is important....Read More
June 19, 2015
It's been a busy two weeks at ILS since school ended for the year. Faculty and staff gathered last week to reflect on the year past, plan for the year ahead, and simply enjoy one another's company.
Our work week included a number of enriching and engaging opportunities. Most importantly we gathered for Matins, led by Pastor Esget. Mrs. Hull led us in a session where we were prompted with questions to help us grow in the classroom and in our relationships with students and parents. Miss Clevenger prepared a hands-on exercise, challenging our notions of what beautiful and inspiring classrooms look like. Mrs. Winterstein led our final session on the pursuit of leisure. Read more from her below and watch the ILS blog
for more on this topic, all summer long. ...Read More
May 20, 2015
Parents, are you beginning to think about the summer? At school, the faculty are hearing about all the exciting plans ahead: vacations, trips to the beach, and a seemingly endless list of summer camps. How fun!
Why not include a purposeful time of schole each day? This is something the whole family can take part in, as a way to supplement already current reading lists and continue the cultivation of the mind, heart, and soul.