Rachelle Robbins might be new to the role of Athletic Director, but she's no stranger to school athletics. In high school, she was a four-sport athlete (basketball, softball, track, and cross country), and in college, she ran track and cross country at Concordia University, Nebraska. After her college graduation, she started her coaching career and now has an impressive resume, including 18 years as a track coach and 13 years as a cross country coach, plus a handful of years as a girl's basketball and tennis coach. Coaching has taken her from Nebraska to Arizona, Texas, and Colorado.
What an exciting time for our seniors! You’re about to take your first steps into a new stage–a season of independence, growth, and opportunity. Some of you are headed to college or trade school, some to a career as an entrepreneur, and some of you are traveling or moving away from home. But no matter if you cross the street or cross the world, each step you take will determine your future.
How do you choose a high school? There are so many factors that play into this decision it can seem overwhelming. In today’s post we’re talking about one important, and sometimes underrated, component you need to consider: size.
We often hear parents say that bigger schools have better opportunities; better arts and athletic programs; a wider range of extracurricular activities; a better ability to draw teachers; a better pool of peers for friendships. But at LuHi, we don’t believe that bigger automatically means better. In fact, the quality of our teachers, academic opportunities and family culture has proved that’s not the case.
The first question we have to answer is what constitutes academic success? In order to have an effective academic product; administrators, teachers, parents, and students all contribute to the equation.
Simon Gross is blazing new trails in Music Academy. He's the first to write, produce, and release a full-length album before he graduates. He will release the 8 track electronic album, Overworld, under the artist name Krypto. The album was about a year and a half in the making, and it's already gaining traction. The first track, Thesis, was released last October and hit 100 streams by December.
At LuHi, we are blessed with an amazing student body and an all-around supportive community. We love it when our students are all in, contribute to the LuHi culture, and make our school a better place! Jonathan Jaffee is one of those students and that's why we're excited to share his words about his time and experience so far at Lutheran. We'll let him take it from here:
Scott Hormann has a long love of baseball. Although he loves a lot of sports and even played football in college, baseball is his first love. Besides joining the LuHi coaching staff as our new head baseball coach, he is also the Director for USA Prime Colorado Baseball and I am a co-owner of the Khaos Clubhouse indoor hitting facility in Littleton.
Excellent Christian education has always been important, but in these changing times, it is life transformational. According to Barna.com, teens across the country are losing their faith in alarming numbers. Generation Z (people born between 1999 and 2015) is the “first truly ‘post-Christian’ generation.” The number of teens who consider themselves to be atheists is twice as many as the general population.
Four LuHi students directed one-act plays this year as part of our LuHi Theatre showcase. If you missed last week's post about Kaden's original play, read it here. This week, we hear from two other students who directed one-acts: Addie Eloe and Kendall Savage. Read more about their experience as directors below!
Our Theatre Department has a longstanding tradition of student-directed one-act performances each fall semester. This year 4 seniors, Ben Sparling, Kaden Groce, Addie Eloe, and Kendall Savage, took on the challenge of directing one-act plays. Kaden Groce took on the challenge of writing his own one-act plus an original song to go with it. Let's dive in to learn more about Kaden's process.