Lutheran Central Newsletter

September 10, 2021

Our Mission: “To share the Good News of Jesus Christ, teach children, and assist parents in training children to be witnessing Christians and productive citizens.”

Continuing to Train — Celebrate the Little Victories

In the Word

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us (Romans 8:18).

Of the Word

Did you run those three miles faster than last time? Go ahead and do a little happy dance. Finally made it up that hill without walking? Let out a big WHOOP — if you have any breath left! Finished your first 5K? Don’t be afraid to give someone a high five.

Unfortunately, moments of celebration are sometimes rare and hard to come by in day-to-day life. Too often people mark their days by sufferings rather than victories. For this reason even little victories need to be celebrated every day.

Jesus knew a lot about the eternal treasure and happiness of heaven. But while on earth, He made it a point to celebrate feasts and weddings. They are little celebrations in light of what is to come, yet at the same time a foretaste of the final victory of life everlasting.

So celebrate all the little victories. At the same time hold onto the hope and assurance that a bigger celebration is still to come for those whose faith is in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Walking with my Lord

Heavenly Father, thank You for the hope of eternal life. As I await the glory of that day, help me to celebrate little victories instead of focusing on sufferings. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Mustard Seed: The Race of Faith. Author: Amanda Stacy, DCE. 15/28 ©2015 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. Code: #40196

Students and Families we are praying for this week....

Emily Keller, Cooper and Owen Kellermeier, Madelynn Kellermeier, Isabelle Kiewit, Lindsey and Olivia Klosterman, John Kruse, Langston Lakes, Maverick Landstrom, Emma Lucas, Wyatt Lutes, and Andrew Lynn.

From the Desk of Ms. Whipker...

Dear Parents and Students at Lutheran Central School.

I want to start off this letter by thanking each and everyone one of you for allowing me to teach, guide, and grow alongside you in the last seven years here at LC. It is with a bittersweet heart that I am here to inform you: I recently have been given a huge opportunity to take my skills , talents, and passion for Special Education to Bartholomew County School Corporation. As I have been given the title of Special Educator of private schools in BCSC. I believe God has brought me to a place in my life where he wants me to fight the good fight of advocating for students’ needs and services in a new and exciting way. A way where I get to reach more than just one school. As I move on from my position here at LC, I want to let each and every one of you know that I will always hold the LC family close to my heart. I know that God will continue to bless LC, and that all of your children will go on to do wonderful things. All of this being said, my last day at Lutheran Central will be on September 15th.

It has truly been a honor and joy to serve you,

Courtney Whipker

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.

We will miss you Ms. Whipker...

We would like to thank Ms. Whipker for her 7 years of service with Lutheran Central. She has done an amazing job serving both our 4th grade classroom and our Special Education/504 students. We wish her the best in her new educational endeavor in Bartholomew County. The students and staff at Lutheran Central will greatly miss her smiling face and her willingness to support the educational needs of our students .

Starting on September 16th, Mrs. McKinley will become the full time 4th grade teacher. Mrs. McKinley already does an excellent job in fourth grade and we are confident that she will transition seamlessly into teaching 4th grade Religion and Science.

Lutheran Central is also currently working on a plan to continue to provide very similar services to all of our Section 504 and Special Education students. We hope to have a plan in place by September 15th. Please know that our goal is to continue providing extra help and accommodations to the students at LC.

I would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we adjust to a few minor schedule changes. Please know that we will always work to provide the best education possible for all of our students.

God's Blessings,

Jami Stuckwisch

Water Bottles and Masks

If you would like for your child to wear a mask at school please send one with them. We have some masks available for students who occasionally forget, but not to provide masks each day.

Please also remember to send a refillable water bottle with your student each day.

Student Council Hat Day!

The Student Council sponsored a Hat Day today at LC. All funds raised went toward new outdoor basketball nets, tetherballs, and basketballs.

The turnout was TREMENDOUS! The Student Council was able to raise $200 for the outdoor project.

Thanks for the great participation from all of our students and staff!

NWEA Assessment

During the weeks of September 13 and September 20 students in grades K-8 will be taking NWEA assessments.

NWEA is a set of tests called the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) that students in grades K-8 will be taking this fall and spring. Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade take MAP for primary grades tests in Reading and Math, while students in grades 2-8 take MAP tests in Reading, Language Arts, and Math. These tests determine your child's instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the listed subject areas.

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Lutheran Central chapel offerings for September will be going to Camp Atterbury in Indiana to help with the 1st Afghan refugees who are stationed there. We will be using the monetary offerings to purchase items that are listed below. If you would prefer to donate items from the list you can do that as well by sending the items to school with your child beginning September 7 and the last day will be September 30. All items need to be new. You can go to the following link for more information Thank you for your help in supporting our mission!

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Look what is happening around Lutheran Central.....

This week 4th grade learned the Engineer Design process, and put it to use in designing and improving a hoop glider. The challenge was to design the farthest flying hoop glider.

Winners 1st Collin, 2nd Brady, and 3rd Ryder.

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The seventh graders built parachutes and launched them from the gym loft to study the effects of gravity and air resistance. Some parachutes were more successful than others, but everyone was able to see how Newton's First Law of Motion affected moving objects.

Let's learn about the 5 senses!

Today in class the 1st Grade Class learned to experiment with their sense of TASTE! Mrs. Rothert gave each student 6 items to identify using only their sense of taste!
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