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How to Find Your Vocation

What should you do with your life? Are your choices and actions aligned with God’s will? Are you ever restless, anxious, frustrated, or unfulfilled in the everyday stuff of life? Christians...Read More

Welcome Miss Malcolm!

We are excited to announce that Miss Kristin Malcolm, a junior at Hillsdale College, is joining us at Immanuel this semester for a Classical Education Apprenticeship. Miss Malcolm is the second teacher apprentice ILS has hosted, and we are thrilled to welcome her to our community. Please join us in welcoming Miss Malcolm and be sure to say hi when you see her around campus!...Read More

National Lutheran Schools Week

The national theme for this year's National Lutheran Schools Week is Standing in Christ, Serving Others: Mercy Forever. This annual community building celebration allows us an opportunity to give thanks that we are able to hear and proclaim the Gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ, day after day, at ILS. We are grateful for the mercy Christ first showed us by His atoning sacrifice on the cross for all of mankind. In response to His great love, we respond to one another with mercy....Read More

Six Questions with Mrs. Gorr

This week, Immanuel's Called first grade teacher, Mrs. Gorr, answers our "Six Questions." Mrs. Gorr graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a Bachelor of Arts in Russian and Spanish, and earned her Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language from American University. She also received her Education Specialist Degree in Reading Education from the University of Virginia. Mrs. Gorr especially enjoys teaching reading, and helping students learn about God’s love for them....Read More

Teachers are Students, Too

Last week, our Upper School students shared their reflections on the learning process. Our teachers are students, too! They were recently asked to share some of the things that they have been inspired to learn about in recent weeks. Enjoy their responses!...Read More

Six Questions with Mrs. Winterstein

Lower School Lead Teacher, Mrs. Winterstein, answers our "Six Questions" this week. Mrs. Winterstein is Immanuel's Called 2nd grade teacher and a member of the Society for Classical Learning. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, with a minor in Language Arts from Concordia University Wisconsin. She has previously worked as an ABA therapist for children with autism and demonstrates a passion for advocating on behalf of students with special needs. ...Read More

Does the imagination matter?

Does the imagination matter? In education, parents and teachers desire confirmation that the education they are giving to their children is a quality one. Data is often what parents and school turn toward: what are the test results? What is the acceptance rate? What high schools and colleges are students matriculating into? These points of data are good and helpful, certainly informative. A teacher would be a poor teacher if they did not care about ensuring academic progress and growth in their students, and lack of excellence would generally be clear in the data....Read More

Six Questions with Miss Fleming

This week, we continue our Six Questions interview series Immanuel's new Kindergarten teacher, Miss Fleming. Many returning ILS families may remember Miss Fleming, who student-taught at Immanuel during the 2013-2014 school year. Please join us in welcoming Miss Fleming back to Immanuel!...Read More

Six Questions with Coach Sparks

Every week we feature a teacher or faculty member at Immanuel Lutheran School in our "Six Questions" interview series on our blog. This week we are featuring Coach Sparks, our new Lower School PE teacher. Please join us in welcoming Coach Sparks to ILS!...Read More

Train Up a Child....

By Ms. Julia Habrecht, ILS Headmaster As we heard from Pastor Esget during his Back to School Night remarks on Vocation and Virtue, both parents and teachers have important vocations and a role in the training of children. Faculty and staff have continued this discussion during our weekly meetings as we work to impart knowledge, wisdom, and virtue to your children We are committed to honoring you and your parental authority. As a community who cares deeply about one another, I invite you to join in ongoing conversation and learning about what it means to live out our vocation as teacher and parent in a classical Lutheran school. Watch the blog and newsletter for links to articles and opportunities, and join us for teacher and parent led discussions, including:...Read More

2nd Grade Crime Solvers

By Mrs. Katherine Winterstein, 2nd Grade Teacher The FBI paid a visit to the ILS 2nd grade this work, and enlisted some young recruits to help solve the mystery of some stolen cookies. While students had fun dusting for fingerprints, studying clues and solving the mystery, they also learned an important lesson in vocation from ILS parent and FBI agent, Michelle Taylor. ...Read More