Devotion: God Prepared You

It’s the month of May.  Around here we will not only celebrate the graduation of our Seniors as they matriculate on to their next adventure, but many of the local Lutheran congregations will also be celebrating the Confirmations of their junior confirmands.  As usual, a Bible verse will be chosen or assigned to the confirmands…

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Thankfulness & End of Year

There is much to be thankful for as we near the end of the year.  We have met new friends, had new experiences, grown from challenges, experienced great joys, and had fun.  I know that I do not always express enough appreciation for all the miracles of each day.  We have some incredibly talented musicians…

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Quasimodogeniti

When Victor Hugo wrote “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1831) he chose the name “Quasimodo” for the main protagonist of his story.  Quasimodo was the hunchback, a disfigured but kind-hearted recluse who had been shunned all his life for being different, but who found refuge in the magnificent cathedral in the center of Paris. How…

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Mission, Scheduling & Scholarships

The mission of Saint Paul Lutheran High School is to provide curricular and co-curricular experiences in a Christian environment that equip students for joyful, faithful service.  A response similar to “Wow, I could never do that” is usually what I hear when I tell people I am a high school teacher.  There are certainly days…

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Living the Love

February is an odd month – with the leap year thing every four years.  This year we also have Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday on the same day.  Maybe this year the imposition of ashes on the forehead can be made in the shape of a heart. It reminded me of our “Vision” statement that…

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Winter Weather & God Gave Us Brains. Let’s Use Them!

Principal’s Blog – January 8, 2024  From Mrs. Marsh:  Winter Weather If there is winter weather, I will share any changes to the school schedule with students, faculty, and staff via email ASAP.  I want everyone to be safe, while also prioritizing learning.  If we have school, but parents do not feel that it is…

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SPLHS End of the Year Update

The SPLHS German Christmas Market weekend was another rousing success with thousands of visitors and shoppers on campus for a quick two day weekend (December 8 -9). The next week was filled with basketball games, finals and travel for our students as they headed into the 3 week Christmas break. It’s always a very busy…

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148

—-148— What does this number mean? Recently the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod has embarked on an initiative to recruit young people for professional church work (Pastors, Teachers, DCEs, etc.). You can find about it at lcms.org/set-apart-to-serve . I know. Most of you might choose to stop reading about now, but please give me a…

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Winter Weather & Education Conference

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5: 16 – 18 It has been a great start to the year.  It is hard to believe we are approaching Thanksgiving break.  Fall sport seasons are finishing, the fall play is right around…

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Coming Home

Coming Home The first “Homecoming” event apparently happened in Columbia, MO in the Fall of 1911. It was for a football game between Kansas University and the University of Missouri (which tied at 3-3 – boring!). 10,000 alumni showed up. It has become a “thing” ever since. But why come home? Also, what is –…

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