Salem Lutheran School News

May 2021 Newsletter

May News

The Perry's Are Here to Stay!

We are grateful our Lord has lead Mr. and Mrs. Perry to continue serving God here at Salem. Let us pray together for continued blessing on their family and ministry.

The following is the letter from Mr. and Mrs. Perry returning their Call to Serve at Trinity Lutheran School in Jenera, Ohio.

Dear Members of Trinity Lutheran Church,

We are writing to inform you that after much prayerful consideration on how we can best serve our Lord, we have decided to return our calls to serve at Trinity. We are very thankful for your many prayers and words of encouragement. We are thankful for the time you took to answer our questions and we feel blessed to have learned more about your congregation and ministry at Jenera. Our prayers, and those of our family, are with you as you continue to share God’s Word.

Our ministry at Salem is where we feel we belong at this time and we know that the Lord will continue to bless both congregations. Thank you again for your thoughts and prayers and God Bless your continued work in His Kingdom.

In Christ’s Service,

Anthony and Pamela Perry

2021/2022 Online Registration

Let us praise God for allowing us to spend the 2020/2021 school year together. Can you believe we are one month away from Summer Vacation!

Parents will be notified via email when the online registration will be available for the 2021/2022 school year. If you have any questions while filling out your registration, please email the school ( or call Mr. Perry (989.721.7942).

End of the Year Picnic

On Wednesday, June 2nd, we will have our annual school picnic beginning at 12 pm at Bentley Park, right across from Salem Lutheran School. The PTO will supply hot dogs, buns, and beverages for the students and staff of Salem. Families are invited to attend as well. A fee of $1.00 for each guest is requested to cover the cost of additional food and beverages.

Look for more information on food donation assignments and sign up in your children's folder in a couple of weeks.

8th Grade Graduates

This year Salem Lutheran School has eight 8th grade students graduating! We are so very proud of the young men and women they have become. Let us pray together for God to continue to watch over them as they enter high school.


George Aschenbrenner (Flushing High School)

Lydia Atkins (Owosso High School)

Zachary LaHaine (Owosso High School)

Samuel Perry (Owosso High School)

Christian Rose (Owosso High School)

William Smith (Life in Christ)

Grace Steiger (Michigan Lutheran Seminary)

Tyler Strauch (Owosso High School)

Salem Class of 2017

Salem's 8th grade class of 2017 is graduating high school this month! We are proud of all their hard work they have accomplished, especially with the pandemic challenges over the past two years.


Logan Aschenbrenner (Mott Community College to study Automotive Repair)

Emma Perry (Grand Rapids Community College to study Nursing)

Ella Smewing

Brady Cornell

Ty Rainey

Madison Rainey

2020/2021 Yearbook

The yearbooks have arrived. If you have not yet purchased a yearbook, we have extra copies available. They are $11 each and can be purchased in the school office. Online ordering is no longer available for this year. If paying by check, make payable to Salem Lutheran School.

Feelin' Good Mileage Club

We are into Week 4 of Mileage Club! Together we have finished over 600 miles!! We are so proud of all the students participating. Many have already finished 20 miles and received their water bottles! We still have until the end of this month. Keep encouraging your students! They are doing Great!!

We are still in need of parent volunteers to help mark the Mileage Club cards during recess, 11:40 am-1:10 pm. If you are available to help, please call the school office to schedule your days. Thank you to the parents who are already helping! We greatly appreciate it!

Sparrow Michigan Mile

Every year after Mileage Club has come to an end, Sparrow Hospital hosts a mile run for all those who would like to participate. This year, the run will be held virtually at each participating school.

We would like all students who are interested to participate with us. The Sparrow Michigan Mile will take place on June 5th at 9:00am here at Salem. Parents are welcome to run/walk with their children.

Please visit, or click on the button bellow, to sign up.

The early sign up cost is $8. The price rises on May 7th. Parents are welcome to sign up as well. All participants receive from Sparrow an official race T-shirt, a pedometer wristwatch, a colorable race bib that they can personalize, a shiny gold medal, a post-race treat, and a cool race bag filled with more fun stuff from their sponsors!

No need to worry about picking up race packets, we will have them here at school on race day.

We are in need of parent/grandparent volunteers on the day of the run. Volunteers will help keep our students safe as they cross streets.

Important Dates to Remember

May 9 - 9:15am - Bible Catechism Review at Church

May 16 - 12:00am - Confirmation Service at Church

May 28-31 No School - Memorial Day Weekend

June 2 - 12:00pm - School Picnic at Bentley Park

June 3 - Early Dismissal (11:30) - Last Day of School

June 6 - 1:30pm - 8th Grade Graduation


Would you like to keep in touch with Salem Families during the Summer? Salem has 2 Facebook groups you should join.

Salem Ev. Lutheran School

Salem School Families

Pioneer's Pinecar Derby

Salem had three boys compete this year in our district pinecar derby, Sam Perry, and Tyler and Lucas Strauch. Both Tyler and Lucas placed 1st for speed in their grade level, Sam placed 2nd. All three boys were able to send their cars onto the national race. At nationals, Sam finished 2nd and Tyler finished 3rd for speed in Class C, 7th grade and up.

CONGRATULATIONS BOYS!!! We are proud of your accomplishment!

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Shiawassee Scholars

Lydia Atkins and Grace Steiger have both been accepted into The Shiawassee Scholars Program! We are so proud of their hard work and dedication.

The Shiawassee Scholars program will provide the resources and support to:

  • Pursue their intellectual curiosity
  • Apply for a competitive scholarship to explore a field of interest they are enthusiastic about

  • Develop a level of comfort and acceptance of their intelligence

  • Recognize academic, personal or social challenges and develop strategies to overcome them

  • Earn a GPA of 3.7 or above

  • Excel in honors or advanced placement courses

  • Earn acceptance to and attend a distinguished university or college

The Shiawassee Scholars Program requires a student be enrolled full-time at a public high school in Shiawassee County. Scholars are selected based on their SAT reading and math score in their 8th grade year.

As a Shiawassee Scholar you may request a scholarship that offers academically talented students an opportunity to further explore a career path or advanced study in a particular discipline.

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Dedication Sunday

The day finally arrived! Costa Maya Ministries had dreamed for several years of having its own worship space, and God answered our prayers. On April 4 we had our first full Spanish Sunday service in the new building. It was also the restart of regular Sunday services after Covid forced us to move to small group ministry.

That day God gave us the enormous blessing of filling up our new worship space to capacity with some people standing outside in the doorway to hear the Word. Our congregation responded to the need for helping hands by pitching in with cleaning up the construction dust and dirt, preparing decorations, bringing food for a potluck, public Bible readings, ushering and set-up. We had a pinata (made by a young woman in the church) and Easter egg hunt for the kids. Local ex pats from Canada (James and Elizabeth) made a cross banner with Luther's seal in the middle. Also, Jerry played a song on electric piano and sang. It was great to see all the participation that welcomed the community to our new church.

The biggest blessing of God’s grace was that the Easter message of the resurrection of the dead in Christ to eternal life made it to the ears of nearly 120 people, many of whom were first-time visitors. Additionally, a baptism coincided with our Easter celebration!

We’re calling this “Dedication Sunday #1.” It’s normal here to move in and start using a church building once the basics are done, even well before the finishing touches -- So we’re in! And we’re completely out of the old rental space, with the exception of the apartment.

There will be a “Dedication Sunday #2” when more of the details are done. Please stay tuned for announcements through the newsletter and Facebook page of Costa Maya Ministries so you can find out more and possibly join us in Mahahual.

We thank the many supporters who have brought us to this day under God’s guidance and direction. Pray that the Lord gives us wisdom to use the space in the best way to bring the gospel to Mahahual! ~Meghan Mortenson

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."