Every student can experience some nervousness about the upcoming school year. However, freshmen and seniors are in a particularly unique spot as they anticipate the future. Freshmen tiptoe or maybe dive into the vastly unknown high school experience, meeting new faces and classrooms and challenges around each corner. Seniors look forward to their last year of high school with mixed emotions, knowing that the next stage of life is a few months away and there is a lot to be done before graduation.
Now I know a lot of you are scared with starting the new school year. For some of you, it’s your freshman year and you’re gonna be here for the next four years. You know, I remember my first day in this town...
The title of this article is not, “How to Avoid Anxiety” because that’s impossible this side of heaven. Anxiety disorders affect one in four youth over their lifetime, and it’s the most common disorder for youth to face in childhood and adolescence. While some of us will never have a diagnosed anxiety disorder, we all face anxious, fearful, worrying feelings at different points.
Every other summer, LuHi Teacher Mrs Loptien leads an EF Tour for a group of LuHi students, parents, and staff members. EF Tours (https://www.eftours.com/) are educational tours meant to expand student horizons as they explore a different part of the globe from their own. Students are exposed to new cultures and old history resulting in an experience they won’t be soon to forget.
Parents of Lutheran High School Athletes,
We are blessed to have a handful of new faces joining our LuHi Staff this fall! As our student body continues to grow, we keep our class sizes small by hiring new teachers. This coming school year, we are excited to serve about 680 students! Let’s meet the new teachers and faculty members!
Time flies, and for prospective students (and especially their parents) the time to choose a high school can come quickly. Once the school year starts and you really ramp up your search and exploration of potential high schools for your child, your calendar is sure to fill up quickly.
Our teenage years are years of turbulence and growth. As young men and women transition into adulthood, their physical and emotional changes, along with the pressures of school, can sometimes lead to social or behavioral problems. This is a normal part of getting older; however, how these mistakes or problems are handled can dramatically affect your child’s emotional growth.
High school is a tumultuous time for many young men and women. There are a lot of changes going on! Physical, emotional, and literal changes to surroundings can be challenging for teenagers. It’s a busy, crucial time in their development; and a supportive environment at home and at school is incredibly important.
My kids and I recently watched a powerful story about baby animals in a Disney Nature film called “Growing Up Wild.” One of the babies, a monkey, lived within a troop of fifty monkeys that, by nature, heavily depend on a social class system. If a monkey is born into a good family, it gets the best food and the best chance at survival. If a monkey is in the lowest of classes, it sadly doesn’t fare well.