St. Charles County Lutheran schools celebrate ‘National Lutheran Schools Week’
Lutheran school students in St. Charles County celebrated their schools and their faith during National Lutheran Schools Week, held Jan. 28 through Feb. 2.
The theme of this year’s week was “Baptized for This Moment,” based on Acts 2:38-39. Students at Zion Lutheran in St. Charles County pulled out the color for “Crazy Sock Day” and “Spirit Day.” Grade-schoolers at Messiah Lutheran in Weldon Spring did the same during ”Country Day” and “Mustache and Bow-tie Day.”
At Immanuel Lutheran in Wentzville, teachers dressed for battle as they prepared for their school’s annual “staff v. students” volleyball game. Earlier in the week, several schools gathered at Zion for a concert by the Christian band “Lost & Found.”
The week included an exciting announcement; Messiah Principal Tom Guenzler revealed that the school has been nominated for a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School Award.
Students at Child of God in St. Peters, Immanuel Lutheran – St. Charles, Trinity Lutheran in St. Charles County, and Lutheran High-St. Charles also celebrated the week. The schools are members of the St. Louis-based Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA).
“This was a really fun week for our students because it gave them a chance to connect with their neighborhoods and communities,” said Deb Schmich, LESA’s director of Student Services.
More than 7,000 childrenattend LESA-member Lutheran schools in the St. Louis Metro Area. A recognized service organization of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, LESA represents 30 elementary schools, four high schools and four related agencies in St. Louis and southern Illinois. For more information about LESA, its schools and its mission, call 314-268-1520, or visit www.metrolutheranschools.org.