Life is full of transitions. Every year brings new changes that can alter your carefully plotted schedules and plans. When will things ever be normal and predictable for a while? Now, before you even realized, high school has sneaked up on you, and you’re facing another big shift in the status quo.
One of the strangest words I ever had on a vocab test was “triskaidekaphobia,” which means fear of the number thirteen. Strange for sure, but that’s not as weird as it gets. “Linonophobia” is the fear of string; “arachibutyrophobia” is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the mouth; and most recently, linguists came up with “nomophobia” to describe the anxiety that arises from being out of cell service range, without a charged phone, or with a lost phone. The struggle is real!
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could do enough research to guarantee that your student will have the perfect educational fit and excel at a private school you’re enrolling them in? The reality is, despite every precaution and preparation, it’s tough to find a private school that will hit 100% with your student in every single area of life and educational goals.
As part of her studies with the Lights Leadership Academy at LuHi, student Meghan Otte was stirred to research the fight against human trafficking and develop a new anti-trafficking Prevention Project at LuHi.
February was all about the love.
In fact, it started in January. The minute Christmas decorations get restocked, stores have filled the aisles with every kind of Valentine you can imagine. The smell of chalky conversation hearts takes many of us back to our grade school Valentine’s Day parties when we constructed shoebox mail slots, held secret crushes and gorged on candy (maybe some of you are still doing that...) For some of us those are happy memories, and for others not so much.
One of the exceptional privileges of attending Lutheran High Parker is the opportunity to gain practical, real-world skills in one of our six Academies: Art, Business, Lights Leadership, Music, Mission and Ministries, and STEM.
When was the last time you experienced deep darkness?
I don’t mean the kind of darkness lit by the light of an exit sign, night light or stars. I mean darkness without any trace of light--the kind that leaves you feeling a little afraid, alone, facing the unknown.
One of a teacher’s eternal challenges is keeping students--hey! Put down that phone! We’re writing a blog here.
As we were saying, one tough challenge in school is making sure everyone in class--excuse you? Who’s playing that music? And is someone talking in the back corner?
As our students and teachers welcome a fresh start in 2020, we say goodbye to the year 2019 and also to the decade. But did you know that Mr. David Ness is also celebrating his own decade as principal at LuHi? For the past ten years, Mr. Ness has been guiding us with his God-given wisdom and leadership skills through countless changes, challenges, growth opportunities and improvements. In celebration of his tenth year anniversary, he’s here to share some insights into his life and role here at LuHi.