Friday, November 20, 2009

Preschool Service Project

“Mrs. Swearingen’s preschool class participated in a service project during the month of November. Baby items were collected and donated to Crosslines, an agency of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks. Diapers & wipes, baby food & formula, and clothing for boys and girls are most needed. We are thankful for the many blessings God gives us, so we share these gifts with those in greater need.”

Thursday, November 19, 2009

SLS Students Are Thankful For

With all of next week off at SLS, the students and staff were celebrating Thanksgiving this week. Pastor Maas lead our chapel worship and we listed things were were thankful for. Here are some of those "I'm Thankful For" lists... We hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving celebration.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mrs. Appelquist - Principal For The Day

At last year's SLS Dinner Auction, someone purchased the "Principal For The Day" item being auctioned for Mrs. Appelquist. We often hope a child's parent will buy this but no not this time... This meant that Mr. Baker needed to switch to secretary for the day. Above you see him taking an important memo from Principal Appelquest. Mrs. A did very well for the day and kept everything running smoothly. Mr. Baker, on the other hand, had lots of trouble being the "Lead Secretary" for the long, long day.

Friday, November 13, 2009

2nd Grade Plays

Second grade recently completed a unit on Physical Science. To show what they have learned, each child completed a project on a topic of their choice from the unit. Some children chose to make games, or puzzles, while some chose to put on a skit. In these pictures 3 different groups of children are showing how plants grow, what is needed for plants to grow and how seeds are scattered.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mr. Heilman & Fourth Grade Lead Chapel

SLS has chapel worship each Wednesday during the school year. Each classroom leads one of these chapel services. Mr. Heilman and his fourth grade led our worship this week. The theme was sharing and caring for one another. We heard the Bible story of Jesus feeding the five thousand. We talked about ways to share our faith and earth possessions with people around us.

Mr. Heilman's chapels are famous for containing a game or quiz. This year's chapel was no exception. The Candy Car pictured above was used to quiz the students about the Bible story. The fourth grade did a terrific job. Many fourth graders also shareds a musical talent before and during the chapel worship. We heard students playing the piano, drums, band instruments and using their voices to praise their Lord.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

SLS Awarded Walmart Grant for OEA Project

Some years ago Redeemer removed a house just east of the school as a part of the parking lot project. SLS has dreamed for a few years about using this now vacant lot as an Outdoor Education Area or OEA. Mr. Beckman, who loves all things outdoors, has hoped for an opportunity to share his love of gardening with our students.

We recently applied for a Walmart Grant to provide funding for this project. We were notified we had been approved to receive $2000 for our OEA project. Work has begun on the low fence to contain the area and raised beds will be built and filled with soil in anticipation of our spring planting.

Mrs. Wendy Larkin, an SLS parent, works for Sam's Club South and encouraged our grant writing efforts. She is pictured above with Mr. Baker. Watch for our progress on Main Street.

State Volleyball Tournament

This past weekend, we participated in the LSAM State Volleyball tournament. Our Lady Saints had a very successful weekend. On Saturday, we played to a 5-5 record in pool play which placed us in the Silver Bracket on Sunday. After three hard fought matches, we placed 2nd in the Silver bracket. We were also awarded the Sportsmanship Award for the tournament. This is truly an honor and certainly reflective of our girls attitude towards the game, each other and other teams. They also earned a 3rd place award in the LSAM Idol contest with their dance routine.
We had a great season and I would like to take the time to thank the girls for Playing Hard and Having Fun! Thanks also to the parents for your constant support and thanks to the fans for coming to our games and encouraging us in many other ways. Thanks even more to our Heavenly Father who has so richly blessed this team with so many gifts. To Him be the glory...WAY TO GO - SAINTS!! Thanks to all - Steve Jasinski

Monday, November 9, 2009

Walk - A - Thon

It was a great day for a walk to raise money for new desk in some of our classrooms. The SLS students and staff love to exercise and have such fun just being together. The kids did a great job and a good time was had by all.

Sixth Grade Visits George Washington Carver National Park

The Sixth Grade Class went on a field trip to George Washington Carver's boyhood home in Diamond, Missouri. The students learned about different uses of the peanut, they got to see where his home was located and got to see the woods that he enjoyed so much as a child. They were able to make peanut milk in the laboratory. They got to see how an old schoolhouse looked and listen to one of the speeches he gave.

Mrs. Schaller's Sixth Grade Science Class

Mrs. Schaller's Sixth Grade class has been doing experiments this past week. They had a week full of experiments including Dancing Worms, Three Layer Float, Matter of Degrees and Oobleck - Solid or Liquid? They all had fun and learned a lot!

Pre-Kindergarten Goes To Ruttledge-Wilson Farm

The Pre-Kindergarten class went to Ruttledge Wilson Farm and got to see mini-horses, milk a pretend cow, sit in saddles and see different farm equipment such as a tractor and a barn. It was a chilly day, but they had fun!

Pep Rally

The students, teachers and fans of all ages came together to support the Volleyball team before the tournament this weekend! The girls will be participating in the All Missouri Lutheran School Volleyball Tournament this weekend at St. Paul and Concordia High School. We pray the Lord's Blessing on their travel and the games they play. GO TEAM!!

Mr. Gerdes and the Kindergarten Go On A Nature Hike

It looked like rain but we were fine and had a great hike.

Scholastic Book Fair!

Each fall SLS host a Scholastic Book Fair to encourage and enrich the reading skills of our students. This fair is scheduled to overlap the Parent-Teacher Conferences. To get things going this year Clifford TD went to our classrooms to greet the students. Clifford was hard to hug do to his huge girth.

Preschool Visits the Apple Orchard

Mrs. Swearingen’s preschool class completed their apple unit with a trip to Sunshine Valley Farm, where they had hands-on experience with apple-picking. The children learned apples can be red, yellow or green, with funny names like Granny Smith, Enterprise, and Mutzu. The day was perfect for a cool walk in the orchard, followed by warm apple cake from the bakery.

Books Given to 1st and 2nd Graders

Mrs. Jasinski and The RIF Program

Middle School Learning

Middle School Learning

The middle school students have been busy learning new things. The 6th graders have been learning about the Periodic Table and the different elements. The 7th graders just completed lessons on the Renaissance in Social Studies. Each student chose a famous person from that era to research and then write a biographical poem about that person. Stop in the hallway to see the excellent learning that is going on at SLS!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

SLS New Blog Site

We are trying this blog site to bring you "What's New@SLS". We hope you find the pictures and blog information interesting and entertaining. We will feature lots of our kids but will not name them for their safety.

The picture above is from this years travels to Heits Point Outdoor Education Camp. Mrs. Magnus and Mr. Gerdes took our 7th and 8th grader for a wonderful three day stay.

Let me know if you have questions or are interested in making suggestions for this blog. Blessings Mr. Baker