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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 […]


Curricular & Spiritual Connections 12-11-20

Spring Semester With the arrival of the holiday season here, that means we are almost halfway through the school year!  The first semester’s mitigation efforts have prevented classroom and school-wide spread. Hats off to our students, their families, their teachers, and the staff at St. Paul’s for their resilience! We know there are several families […]

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Curricular & Spiritual Connections 12-04-20

“Tis the Season” Be sure to log into the St. Paul’s Christmas Tree Decoration Timelapse to see St. Paul’s Church tree come to life. Also watch this week’s school worship Dec. 3, Baptismal Remembrance to learn more about the meaning behind each of the Christian symbols on the tree, the, Chrismons.  Each day during opening Pastor Arthur and Principal […]


Curricular & Spiritual Connections 11-20-20

Chromebook-Gift Last spring Candi Fredrick Brekus donated funds in honor of her mom’s teaching career which included 11 years as a preschool teacher at St. Paul’s Lutheran School. Her mother, Tedi Fredrick, loved the little children and nurtured their every need. So many of her students and their parents remained close to her throughout the […]

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Curricular & Spiritual Connections 10-30-20

As we all know this pandemic has had a major impact on the lives of our families and students. Knowing all these struggles the Iowa Department of Education set the social-emotional-behavioral health of Iowa’s teachers, staff, students, and families as a focus for this school year. To help address some of our student stressors, we are excited […]