Lutheran Central Newsletter

March 17, 2023

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.”

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

For the month of March our students will be learning about Gentleness.

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8–9

There’s an old video going around on the internet that I just came across; an experiment on seeing. Maybe some of you saw it. If you didn’t you can Google it and find it. It was a rather simple test. On the video there were two teams, one dressed in black and one dressed in white. They were throwing a ball around. And the challenge was this: just count how many times the ball was passed by the team in white. Simple.

So this group of people did. They watched the video and counted. At the end, most of the people had counted fifteen, and they were right. They patted themselves on the back. This was way too easy. But then the researcher asked them: Did you see the gorilla? And many of them said: What gorilla? So they watched the video again and about a minute into the game, a man dressed in a gorilla suit walks right into the middle of the game, stands there for a few seconds, beats his chest, and then walks out. Something like half of all people who watch that video, focusing on the ball being passed by the white team, miss the gorilla. They’re blind to it, focusing too much on the ball being passed around. Scientists call it selective vision. Something, it turns out, we do all the time.

Selective vision caused the people in the video to fail, but maybe this is a gift that we need in this life. Maybe if we saw and noticed everything, our minds couldn’t handle it. I’m certainly no expert at that so I don’t know. But here’s the thing for us to consider today: If this is something we do, selective vision, what are we selecting to look at? What are we focusing on? And is it the right thing, or the wrong thing? And what are we missing?

The world is filled with distractions. We often focus on what we want or need to do. This causes us to be blind to our surroundings. When it comes to our salvation we often have an inclination to fix all of our own problems. We want to be better, do better, and feel progress in the right direction. Don’t get me wrong, God want’s us to walk in His goodness! But don’t miss the gorilla in the room. Jesus Christ is our salvation! He has won the victory over sin, death, and the devil. You cannot achieve this. This victory has been given to you through His Word and Sacraments. It is a GIFT! Don’t lose sight of this GIFT.

Let us pray:

Heavenly Father, You promised salvation through a Savior. You then sent Your Son, Jesus Christ to be our Savior. Help us never to lose sight of Him, nor be distracted by the world. Amen

Pastor Schneider

Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!

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

Payton Cottey, Breckin Curry, Kailynn Darby, Beau Deckard, Jameson and Emma DiCenzo, Ashton Drake, Grayson Dubois, Brady, Ethan and Addison England, Cooper Fischer, Bailee Fisher

Trimester 3 Grade Review 1

Today marks the first grade review of Trimester 3. Grade reviews for students in grades 1-8 have been posted in Sycamore. Please go to the "Document" tab for your child where you will find the grade review. The grade review is titled "T3_GR1_23" Please review your child's progress and sign in the signature box indicating that you have viewed the grade report.


Lutheran Central will also be IN SESSION on Friday, May 5th.

This will be used to make up for our snow day on Tuesday, January 31st.

Re-Enrollment for 2023-2024 School Year

Hello Current LCS Families!

It is time to begin re-enrollment for the 2023-2024 School Year. This year we have a new and improved ONLINE re-enrollment process. Most of your students' information will be auto-filled. Please login to Sycamore and complete the re-enrollment application.

After logging in:

Click on My School (left hand side)

Next click on Enrollment

Then click on Online Portal

From this screen you will see your current students listed under the 2023-2024 School Year.

Click on the arrow to the right of each student's name to complete the re-enrollment forms.

Re-enrollment forms are due April 15, 2023

For the 2023-2024 School Year there will be a $150 Registration/Technology Fee for each student. This is due by April 15th with the re-enrollment forms.

If you have any questions please reach out to the LC School Office at 812-358-2512.

Middle School Spring Sports Information


Practice will start Monday, March 13th.

Practices will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:30-5:00 PM @ the High School tennis courts.


Practice will start Monday, March 27th

Practice will be after school until 4:45 PM. Coaches will give athletes full practice details at the first practice.


Practice will start Monday, March 27th

Practices will be after school at Hickory Hills Golf Course. Coaches will give athletes full practice details at the first practice. Typically practices will last until 5:15 PM


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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Fliers were sent home in folders today!

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Dear Parents of Kindergarten through 4th grade,

Hello! It is time to announce the lower grade musical for the year! We have chosen, Life School Musical. It is about a class full of students learning about life sciences! On their journey through the musical, they meet some really interesting characters who teach them about the keys to life; Faith, Hope and Love.

As a part of their music grade for the 3rd trimester, all students will be a part of the Life School choir! Kindergarten will be the “bugs” and be on the stage for a short amount of time.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd will have their own “spotlight” song and will more than likely be on stage the whole time as the “class”. We are currently in the process of auditioning the musicians for solos and small groups. All practices for the choir and solos will be during music classes!

Next week we will be auditioning the 3rd and 4th graders for the main roles. They have already indicated for which parts they would like to audition. Auditions will take place during lunch next Wednesday (for 3rd) and Thursday (for 4th) in my classroom. Results will be posted outside the classrooms on the Friday before Spring Break, to give them ample time to practice their lines.

Costuming/props will be discussed after Spring Break!

The musical will be Thursday, April 20th at 7:00pm at the Brownstown High School Auditorium.

Mrs. Scheiderer

Brownstown Public Library

Kids Only Book Club

3rd, 4th, & 5th Graders

March 28th and April 25th

3:30-4:15 p.m.

Participants must have read one book before each meeting. During the meeting each participant will give a brief book talk about their selection. Keep in mind that the goal of a book talk is to tell enough about the title to encourage fellow participants to read the title, without giving away the ending.

Following the book talks, participants will have time to socialize, make recommendations for future programs, and participate in various group activities.

Snacks will be provided during all meetings. If your child has any food allergies or food related medical conditions, please send a snack with your child.

Great Beginnings Book Club

K-2nd Grade

March 27 and April 24

3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

Children in kindergarten through second grade are invited to participate in this after-school book club that will meet once a month in the library conference room. Participants will read and discuss a book selected by the staff.

Upon completion of the book discussion, participants will engage in different book-related activities. The overall goal of the club is to encourage the participants to discuss and enjoy different kinds of literature. Snacks will be provided during all meetings. If your child has any food allergies or food-related medical conditions, send a snack with your child. Some activities may occur outdoors, weather permitting.

All Parents: Should make arrangements to pick up their children promptly at 4:15 p.m.

If school is canceled due to weather the book club will also be canceled and that meeting will not be rescheduled.

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3-14 Pi Day Celebrations!

Kindergarten Fun!