Curricular & Spiritual Connections 3-05-21

Providing HOPE and JOY to Families in Need Lutheran Schools Week gives us an opportunity to celebrate everything that makes us unique and reminds us to focus on ways we can serve others. This year our theme is “Hope and Joy”. When I called and spoke with Claire about what goods we might collect, she […]

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Curricular & Spiritual Connections 1-29-21

Remote Learning Snow Day! St. Paul’s parents and students got to experience a new approach to “snow days” on Tuesday. Instead of sleeping in or watching tv all day our PS-6th grade students had the opportunity to experience organized learning at home. As the winter season arrived teachers sent home “Snow Day Packets” and added […]


Curricular & Spiritual Connections 1-22-21

Peer Editing This week I stopped by Mrs. Rickenberg’s class and I caught the students working on the peer editing process, which is included as a standard in the Iowa Core English Language Arts. The purpose of peer-editing is to help students learn to be more active readers, to wean students away from constantly seeking […]


Curricular & Spiritual Connections 1-15-21

School Choice As we gear up for the 2021-22 school year registration  we will be highlighting St. Paul’s in the local media as well as on social media. What a better time to celebrate what we do at St. Paul’s than during the week of January 24-30 which is National School Choice Week. What is school choice? School choice is […]

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Curricular & Spiritual Connections 1-08-21

Strategies for Spiritual Self-Care Navigating in our world today continues to be a challenge for our students and their families. It is so important to get rid of that negative, stale energy and tap into some inner peace and help our kids in nurturing their spiritual self-care practices. We are all created in the image […]


Curricular & Spiritual Connections 12-18-20

The Visual Arts The Iowa’s Fine Arts Standards were approved and adopted by the Iowa State Board of Education in 2017. Like music, the visual arts focuses on the artistic processes of creating, performing, responding, and connecting. One of the art standards focuses on creating and telling about art that communicates a story about a […]