Friday, February 1, 2013

Lutheran Schools Are Fun

CLS Kindergarten students Skype with kindergartners
from Holy Trinity Lutheran School in Bowling Green, KY.
As we come to the end of the 2013 National Lutheran Schools Week, we look back on a week of activities, spirit days, service projects, and excitement to realize that one of the great things about Lutheran schools is that we know how to have fun. It was evident that the students here at Central Lutheran School enjoyed letting loose and having a good time the last five days. Our students were able to enjoy a popcorn party, service projects, crazy dress days, and the popular 8th grade vs. teachers volleyball game. Whether it is in the classroom, on the playing field, at a musical event, or any other activity, Lutheran schools are able to provide an environment where students are able to enjoy themselves while learning. 

We also realize that learning is not ALWAYS fun. Sometimes it is challenging, where it pushes us to perform in a manner that we did not know we were capable of. Sometimes learning can be frustrating, and we are tempted to quit or settle for less than our best. In the end though, learning is rewarding, and there is no rule that says that it can't be fun.

We all had a good time this week at Central Lutheran School, but there is one more mission that brings us all together. We are all centered around a common faith in Jesus Christ that calls us to a life of service in response to the love he has shown us. National Lutheran Schools Week is about having fun, but even more, it is about thanking God for using our schools to share the love of Christ with our students, our families, and our community.

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