More than likely you know a young person who struggles with mental illness. Today, mental health problems are diagnosed more frequently than heart disease, lung disease, and cancer combined. More than twenty percent of youth ages 12-25 are now experiencing or will experience a serious mental disorder.
This month we are excited to showcase art teacher and Art Academy director Mark Hollenbeck, who has been teaching at LuHi for close to twenty-five years! In addition to teaching Drawing/Painting 1 and 2, Intro to Computer Graphics, Crafts and Printmaking, leading the Art Academy, and coaching Tennis, he is also an artist himself whose work is inspired by his faith in Christ.
Back when you were in high school, you likely counted down the days until you could pick up your yearbook toward the end of the school year. You’d search for pictures of you and your friends, gather signatures, and relive the previous year.
It seemed like it would never get here during all the May snow, but summer is finally arrive! After a long year of studying, training, teaching and working, you’ve earned a new swimming suit and some relaxation in the sun.
We are excited to welcome Tabitha to our LuHi family of coaches as she steps in to fill the role of Spirit Coach. She comes to us with over 16 years of dance, cheer, and coaching experience. She shares that she is passionate about her sport, "because of the interaction with teams, crowds, and students. Helping people get pumped for games is a skill not everyone loves to do, so cheerleaders should feel proud that they are the ones leading the crowd."
It’s been about two years since we sat down with you and asked some questions. Is the timing right to do this again?
Absolutely. I enjoy a forum to speak candidly about the big picture of Lutheran High School and all the things we are currently working on.
Getting To Know History Teacher Mark Doebele
This month for our teacher spotlight edition we’d like you to get better acquainted with one of LuHi’s outstanding history teachers. Mark Doebele currently teaches AP US History and US History. He’s been living out his calling now for seventeen years, and this is his fourth year at Lutheran High School.
If you’re a human being, you’ve faced fear. Maybe it was on the basketball court or before performing a solo on stage. Maybe it was during a difficult conversation with a friend, applying for college or standing up to peer pressure.
All parents want their children to be loved and supported throughout their lives. Particularly in high school, relationships can be challenging and stressful. As children grow into young adults, they are dealing with a range of emotions and changes that can be confusing and frustrating.