So many things have changed over the past year and a lot of the processes we operated by have melded into something new. Navigating the world of COVID-19 restrictions has been a challenge for school officials throughout the world. Many students and parents have been dissatisfied with how their district managed things and are looking for alternatives to public school.
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
Factors that play into admission decisions for colleges are discussed in detail in the 2019 State of College Admissions report. Chapter 3 of this document looks at various variables that go into a high school senior's application, ranging from GPA to extracurricular activities, and the weight each variable has on the college admissions decision.
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.
At Lutheran High, one of our central commitments to our students is to prepare them for college. This takes form in many ways, but includes helping students choose the right school for them. We understand the draw of a major university, but also want to shed light on some of the great community colleges in our state. Let’s first address some of the myths surrounding community college so you can make educated, informed decisions that will shape the rest of your life.
We have been blessed to plan, develop, fund, and see-through such a large construction project to provide the best environment for our students and LuHi families. Beginning with Phase 1 (the football field) and continuing with Phase 2A (new weight room and remodel of Forge classrooms) and Phase 2B (75 parking spots, additional upper floor bathrooms, upgraded lighting, renovated performing arts room, opening of the main corridor). The final plan for Phase 2 is the western expansion that will include a new cafeteria, a new college guidance center, and new classrooms.
Mental health and emotional wellbeing provide the foundation upon which to build a successful life. Cultivating a strong heart and mind in the midst of pressure is an important endeavor for high school students, because it is a time in life when the body and mind change rapidly, and outside pressures start to mount. From academics to extracurriculars, family, faith and friends, young adults have a lot to deal with, and we are committed to doing all we can to promote mental health and wellbeing among our student body.
Life in high school can be notoriously hard. Increased pressure to perform academically, along with worries about college, family expectations, impressing peers, navigating romantic relationships, and excelling in sports or extracurricular activities can weigh down the hearts and mind of even the strongest students. Add to that the 24/7 feed of social media, potentially with negative or hurtful comments, and the pressure to live the perfect life, and many students begin to experience symptoms that make them wonder if they are clinically depressed or anxious.