School News: April 18, 2017

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

THIS WEEK

     Game shows that offer million dollar prizes seem to be all over the TV these days. Frankly, I am not much interested in watching someone else win a million dollars. At one time, the big prizes on game shows were much lower. I’m old enough to remember when a wrong question by a panelist on “What’s My Line” earned the contestant $10. The prize money was so low. I suspect people participated just for the competition. With a million dollars on the line today, I am sure they are now drawn by the money.

     I remember from years ago a fictional show called “The Millionaire”. In each episode, someone received a ‘cashier’s check in the amount of one million dollars”. The recipients were not told who the gift came from or why they were selected. They didn’t have to do anything to earn it. There was just a knock on the door by a man with an unexpected tax-free gift. The story followed how each recipient was affected by this unexpected fortune. As you can imagine, some turned out very good, while others turned out not so good.

     In his First Letter, Peter says, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light (2:9). We don’t have to wait for the knock on the door. We are chosen by God. We did nothing to earn it. We did not deserve it. Because He loves us. Because He promised. He gave us His Son. Through Jesus’ death on the cross, our sins are forgiven. God has given us a gift worth far more than a million dollars. He has given us our very lives. Because of this great gift, we declare His praise and share His message.

SCHOOL NEWS

GRADES 1-4 SPELLING BEE

This Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 PM in the Dwelling Place. We congratulate all 20 spellers, who earned the right to represent their class in this event. It is not easy to prepare to spell in front of a crowd, and we commend all of you for your hard work.

 

WALK-A-THON

We hope you will all join us in this effort to raise funds for exciting programming and opportunities for our students. Our walk is coming up on Wed, May 3.

 

ISTEP TESTING ATTENDANCE

ISTEP testing began in grades 3-8 this week and runs through May 5. Each grade has been scheduled into the Media Center for each online subtest and it is very important for students to be present for these scheduled sessions. Parents, please be sure your children can be present for each test session. 

 

ST. JOHN FAMILY NIGHT SKATING PARTY

Wheels of Wonder, 175 Southern Plaza Dr., Indpls. 46227 on Sunday, April 23rd from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Tickets are $3.00 per person and can be purchased online or in the school office. Tickets will be held at Wheels of Wonder outside the door. Skate rental is $4.00 (if needed) and skate mates are free. Non-skaters are also free. A flyer is coming home today with your child regarding this event, as well. Come and enjoy a fun night!!

 

LUTHERAN SCHOOLS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

Friday, April 28th. The choir students (Grades 6-8) from the Lutheran schools of Central Indiana will be in concert as a combined choir at 7 PM. at Lutheran High School. Art work from a number of students will also be on display as well. Come see the art work at 6:30 PM., then stay to enjoy the music.

 

LHSI SUMMER SPORTS CAMP REGISTRATION FOR 2017

Online registration should be up and running next week, until then, you may click here to print forms to mail in. Please send forms directly to Lutheran High School.

 

IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

All bills for the 2016-17 school year will be posted to Fast Direct by May 22nd. Any combined balances on these accounts or SMART tuition accounts of $50.00 or more will result in report cards being held for that family. We will also hold school records for 8th graders. Please check your Fast Direct account by May 22nd and settle your accounts the last week of school. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Lori Reno Howard at 317-352-9196 or email me: .

 

TUITION OPTIONS FOR 2017-18

Parents, please check your Fast Direct messages regarding tuition options for 2017-18. If you choose to pay in full prior to July 3rd, you’ll receive a 3% discount. No credit cards accepted for discounts. Use this link to pay. If you would like to enroll with SMART Tuition making monthly payments, please go to our website, scroll to the bottom of the page and click SMART Tuition to enroll.

Please notify Lori Reno Howard if your tuition arrangements are changing.