Books spark lively conversations in Mrs. Robbins’ room, and this is largely due to an enlightening confession from the Freshman English teacher herself: “I was a reluctant reader in high school, like many of my students, which is why I love my job. I, too, can impact students and hopefully help them develop a love for literature that was not there before.”
Most of the clubs here at LuHi welcome every student who is interested. National Honor Society (NHS) is an exception. This unique club admits students based on several important criteria, and provides them with opportunities to further develop core areas while attending Lutheran High.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.