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Is a Private High School Right For My Kid?

This is an important and complicated question for parents to ask today. As you have probably discovered, choosing a school for your child is not just determined by academics and finances. The decision is also dependent on your child’s personality, skills, and activities as well as your family’s needs. The below questions will help you determine if a private school is right for your kid.

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Meet the new LuHi Girls Basketball Coach, Josh Schneider

As Coach Mark Duitsman moves on to a new role in Arizona, Lutheran High is excited to announce Coach Josh Schneider as the new LuHi Head Girls Basketball Coach. Josh has been part of the LuHi Coaching Staff since 2018. He has served as both the assistant varsity coach for girls' basketball and the assistant varsity baseball coach at Lutheran.

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Community College Myths vs. Facts

At Lutheran High, one of our central commitments to our students is to prepare them for college. This takes form in many ways, but includes helping students choose the right school for them. We understand the draw of a major university, but also want to shed light on some of the great community colleges in our state. Let’s first address some of the myths surrounding community college so you can make educated, informed decisions that will shape the rest of your life.

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Remodel Update: Finishing Phase 2

We have been blessed to plan, develop, fund, and see-through such a large construction project to provide the best environment for our students and LuHi families. Beginning with Phase 1 (the football field) and continuing with Phase 2A (new weight room and remodel of Forge classrooms) and Phase 2B (75 parking spots, additional upper floor bathrooms, upgraded lighting, renovated performing arts room, opening of the main corridor). The final plan for Phase 2 is the western expansion that will include a new cafeteria, a new college guidance center, and new classrooms.

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Welcome Back, Mr. Parrott!

Mr. Craig Parrott has spent more than fifty years in schools and jokes that he still doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up! But once you get to know him, it’s clear that God has gifted him with the passion and talents to teach God’s Word to high schoolers. LuHi is very happy to have our veteran Theology teacher return after teaching twenty-one years at Denver Lutheran High and nine years at Faith Christian.

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How LuHi is Supporting Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental health and emotional wellbeing provide the foundation upon which to build a successful life. Cultivating a strong heart and mind in the midst of pressure is an important endeavor for high school students, because it is a time in life when the body and mind change rapidly, and outside pressures start to mount. From academics to extracurriculars, family, faith and friends, young adults have a lot to deal with, and we are committed to doing all we can to promote mental health and wellbeing among our student body.

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Devotion: The Banana Principle

You might love them or you might despise them. But however you feel about bananas, you have to admit their smell packs a punch! If you put a banana in your school lunch, your sandwich and cookie will probably taste like a banana by lunchtime. Drop a banana in your smoothie and it’ll be hard to taste anything else.

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Depression, Anxiety, or Just a Bad Day?

Life in high school can be notoriously hard. Increased pressure to perform academically, along with worries about college, family expectations, impressing peers, navigating romantic relationships, and excelling in sports or extracurricular activities can weigh down the hearts and mind of even the strongest students. Add to that the 24/7 feed of social media, potentially with negative or hurtful comments, and the pressure to live the perfect life, and many students begin to experience symptoms that make them wonder if they are clinically depressed or anxious.

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How to Prepare Students for Change

This last year has brought plenty of change to the lives of parents, teachers, students, administrators, and... well, all of us. Many of us have never before experienced such massive change in such a short period of time. And, for teens, this experience can be even more disconcerting, because their brains and coping mechanisms are literally still developing. Adults can provide some sense of consistency and help students build the skills they need to continue living and succeeding in the midst of incredible change. There are five areas in which parents and teachers can help.

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The Importance of Sleep

It’s time for a pop quiz, everyone. How many hours of sleep per night should you get as a teenager?

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