If you walked into a room full of people you had never met, how would you describe yourself?
Senior Theology teacher Marty Kohlwey always looks forward to the senior retreat each fall, but this year he believes it may be more necessary than ever.
The last days of summer are here and hopefully that means soaking in all the time with friends! Let’s take a trip to the zoo and learn about friendship from an unlikely pair.
Have you ever read those fun “choose your own adventure” books? You, the reader, get to be the main character and are led to a variety of crossroads. Instead of reading a story with a predetermined outcome, you get to flip the pages to whatever path you choose, and design the trajectory of your adventure.
As a kid, did you ever want to shimmy up a shiny rainbow and slide down to the pot of gold at the other end? It’s one of the imaginary adventures of a child’s lifetime. It can be disappointing when you grow up a little and learn that a rainbow is actually an optical illusion. But if you dig a little deeper into the science of rainbows, the truth is even more valuable than gold.
This time around, we had a chat with Mr. Kohlwey. The youngest of 4 siblings (by 8 years), he grew up just outside Milwaukee, WI and spent time helping on his uncle’s nearby farm. He has always had a passion for basketball, playing as a child and coaching as an adult. Mr. Kohlwey earned his BS in Secondary Education, majoring in Theology and Coaching after graduating from Milwaukee Lutheran High School. Shortly after completing his undergraduate studies, he and his wife were married. They relocated to Rockford, IL where Mr. Kohlwey became the Spiritual Life Director and head boy’s basketball coach at Rockford Lutheran High School - all while furthering his own education. He earned his Masters degree in Family Life Education in 1998. At that time, the Kohlweys moved to Seward, NE and he spent the next 18 years as an instructor and coach at Concordia University. Here are a few questions we asked of Mr. Kohlwey to learn more about him after his first 5 years at LuHi.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast. – Ephesians 2:8-9
For this month’s teacher spotlight, we feature Ms. Andersen, our music teacher. She has been teaching at Lutheran High for 5 years.
It’s no secret that levels of anxiety and stress are rising in teens. According to the National Institute of Health, nearly 1 in 3 adolescents age 13-18 will experience an anxiety disorder.