When everyone is a winner, the valuable lessons gained from healthy competition can be lost. While it is good to help everyone feel like a success, and a valued member of society, our school, or our church, competition can be a good thing, too. It can shape you into a confident, resilient person who remembers where worth actually comes from - God’s love for us. Competition is everywhere, including school, sports and the professional world. We have to compete in order to get into college or land a great job. If everyone's a winner all the time, we don’t have a chance to gain experience in what it’s like to lose gracefully, grow from experiences and move on with self-esteem intact. In this article, we explore 5 important values of competition, and how they actually serve to build character more than participation trophies.
We have been back at it in a unique way at Lutheran High. In person classes are going well and we are excited to witness the success of distance learning in each classroom via Zoom. We know this has presented challenges for students and their families — their adaptability has been inspiring! We wanted to find out how our teachers were experiencing the changes in their own classrooms, so we sat down with Alicia Kidston (Dean of Women, English Teacher), Hannah Swafford (Social Studies Teacher), and David Black (Teacher, Director of Lights Academy). Each gave us a glimpse into the changes they’ve made to contribute to the success of their students.
At Lutheran High, we have welcomed our students and staff back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester. We have made numerous adjustments to create an inclusive environment that is accessible to our families whose students may not be ready or able to attend in-person classes. Whether living in a multi-generational household, or having regular contact with someone who is immuno-compromised, we have prepared resources for all students to continue their education seamlessly.
In times of turmoil, it can be hard to remain focused. But, the Lord reminds us in Psalm 91:14-15 that as long as we remain focused on Him, he will always have our backs. At LuHi, we are grateful to have our students back on campus, and we want everyone to be successful in this transition back to our normal routines. It can always be difficult to return to a school schedule after summer break, but this year may be particularly challenging for many families as they have been adjusting to a new routine at home as well. Here are some things to keep in mind as you transition from a loosely scheduled summer into the full swing of daily classes.
Meet the newest staff members joining the LuHi family for the upcoming school year! We are excited to welcome five new full time teachers and two part time teachers.
Perspective families! Mark you calendars for these admissions specific dates. We'd love for you to come in and learn more about LuHi!
Our Fall Sports teams would love to have your support at a home game or match. Although some sports that traditionally happen in the fall are missing from the docket, we are still excited to cheer on the teams that do get to participate! Check out our school calendar to see when our Softball, Cross Country, and Boys Golf teams are competing: https://www.lhsparker.org/calendar
Starting high school is an exciting time of life. It’s a new phase, a chance to start fresh, or to continue pursuing your dreams and goals. Many students wonder how to make their first year of high school the best it can possibly be. Start the journey off right with 10 great things to keep in mind to make the most of your freshman year in academics, athletics, social life and spiritual development.
Becoming a LuHi Lion is a blessing in many ways. We have so much to offer our students, including college-prep classes, exemplary teachers, and an enriching community life. But as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility. Statistics show that today’s academic responsibilities can cause half of high school students, particularly those in private schools, to undergo unhealthy stress levels. SAT exams, college applications and scholarships, extra-curricular activities, volunteering and work responsibilities, and less time to do it all can amount to major burnout.
What’s Your “Thrive”?
What does a thriving life look like to you? Does it make you think about good fitness and nutrition? Maybe lots of success in your work and educational projects? Landing scholarships, getting top grades, and already saving for your retirement funds in savvy long-term accounts?