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Warrior Spotlight

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If you read the first quarterly newsletter, you know that this year we have taken a different approach and will produce three each year, roughly one every quarter.  In the Winter Newsletter you will find information about:

  • What our Warrior students have been up to at school and in the community
  • Sports teams Results
  • Awards our students have earned
  • Updates on school events
  • Information about upcoming events to watch for
  • Learn about our faculty and staff, and so much more!

Lincoln Lutheran would love to hear from you so please contact Carrie Merry at cmerry@lincolnlutheran.org or 402-467-5404 with any of the below information and/or questions:

  • Share your news with Lincoln Lutheran
  • Update your mailing address
  • Would like to receive this newsletter in paper or electronic form
  • Would like to donate to Lincoln Lutheran
  • Would like to receive additional Lincoln Lutheran information

Enrollment For 11-12 Open

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Why should your student attend Lincoln Lutheran?
The Lincoln Lutheran mission statement, “Lincoln Lutheran exists to equip young people to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ by providing an excellent, Christ-centered education” addresses this question.
• Lincoln Lutheran equips young people to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ not only through daily religion classes and twice-weekly chapel services, but through teachers who integrate their faith into classroom teaching and their daily interactions with students. In addition to the examples seen at school every day, required community service helps students learn how to serve Christ in their everyday lives.
• Lincoln Lutheran provides a comprehensive, Christ-centered, college preparatory education that enables students to be successful in life. Smaller class sizes allow teachers to know students on a more personal level and more accurately meet each student’s educational needs. We currently offer ten dual-credit courses for junior and senior students, allowing them to earn up to 32 hours of college credit through Concordia University-Nebraska while taking classes at Lincoln Lutheran. Our graduates are prepared for success in college, as indicated by our student’s ACT scores, which are the highest in the Lincoln area.
• Lincoln Lutheran offers a wide range of extracurricular activities for students, including opportunities in athletics, music, speech and drama, cheer and dance, and different clubs and organizations. Students are encouraged, and have the opportunity to, be involved in several different activities during the school year.

Did You Know…
The deadline for Early Registration is Tuesday, March 15th. The Registration Fee increases after that date. We rely on Early Registration to give us an estimate for class sizes, which assists us in planning for the next school year.

Association Congregation Tuition Support
Our seven Association congregations support their member families by subsidizing tuition costs by at least 25%. The specific amount varies by congregation. Please contact your church to determine their specific level of tuition support.

Please contact Carrie Merry, Recruitment Coordinator, if you have any questions about registering, what it is like to attend Lincoln Lutheran, or to receive information about Lincoln Lutheran. She can be reached at cmerry@lincolnlutheran.org or at 402-467-5404.

 

 


Hein Receives Spirit Award

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On Febrauary 9, senior Meredith Hein received the Carmel Sheppard Spirit Award at the Husker women's basketball game. Along with six other recipients of various GWSF (Girls & Women in Sports & Fitness) awards, Meredith and her guests visited the Coaches Corner for a special reception. Her award was presented and she gave a brief acceptance speech before cheering on the Husker women against Baylor. Along with a plaque and the reception, Meredith's award was announced at the Lincoln Lutheran game on February 10 and a detailed article about her was published in Star City Sports.

The Carmel Sheppard Spirit Award is presented to a recipient who overcomes personal adversity and maintains a positive attitude. Meredith was honored for her leadership, her willingness to learn and volunteer, and her determination to always do her best. The article acknowledged her athletic skill despite "what many of us would feel was a disadvantage."  Her plan for the future is to help others while attending Concordia Nebraska, where she will major in health and human services and play on the soccer team.

Congratulations Meredith!


Discover Lincoln Lutheran Night

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WE WANT YOU!

We want you to become a member of the Lincoln Lutheran family for the 2011-12 school year. We would like to invite all prospective families to find out more about Lincoln Lutheran during our “Discover Lincoln Lutheran Night” on Thursday, January 20, at 7:00 pm.

Our Mission Statement says “Lincoln Lutheran exists to equip young people to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ by providing an excellent, Christ-centered education.” We do this by:

  • Offering a challenging academic program grounded in Christian teaching and beliefs.
  • Offering smaller class sizes that allow students better opportunities to learn and develop relationships with their teachers.
  • Offering an extensive extracurricular program that allows students opportunities for involvement in activities and to develop leadership abilities.
  • A faculty and staff that is deeply committed to the mission of Lincoln Lutheran.

We will be using a new format for Discover Lincoln Lutheran Night this year. While students are welcome to attend, the night is mainly designed for parents. You will meet in groups composed of other parents with Lincoln Lutheran teachers, and you have the opportunity to learn more about the different curricular and extracurricular programs offered at Lincoln Lutheran.

Please contact Carrie Merry, Recruitment Coordinator at 467-5404 or at cmerry@lincolnlutheran.org to let us know that you will be able to make it.  If you cannot attend Discover Lincoln Lutheran Night on Thursday, January 20 at 7:00 pm, or would like additional information about Lincoln Lutheran, you are welcome to schedule a personal visit, just contact Carrie to make the arrangements.  Please do not hesitate to contact Carrie or Matt Heibel, Principal (mheibel@lincolnlutheran.org) at any time with questions you might have about Lincoln Lutheran.

We look forward to meeting you on Thursday, January 20th at 7:00pm at Discover Lincoln Lutheran Night!
 


Gala & Live Auction

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Join us on Saturday, March 12th for the 16th Annual Lincoln Lutheran Gala and Live Auction. The event will take place at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Lincoln. Guests are encouraged to arrive at 5:00 pm for the social hour and silent auction. The dinner will start at 6:30 pm with the live auction beginning at 8:00 pm.

The theme for this year is “One in Spirit and Purpose” based on Philippians 2:1-2 which is the 2009/2010 theme for the school year. Philippians 2:1-2 says “If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, and being one in spirit and purpose.” This verse teaches us that when we respond to Christ’s love by trusting in him, his purpose becomes our mission. Our Gala & Auction grows each year and our goal this year is $80,000. We will not reach our goal without your generosity.

How can you also be “One in Spirit and Purpose” and partake in this year’s Gala? First of all, we would love for you to attend! Ticket prices are $75 per person or $150 per couple. A few other options for reservations are the Hosted, Standard, and Premium Tables. The Hosted Table includes standard seating for 10 people at the Gala. The table host is responsible for finding 10 individuals (including themselves) who will purchase their tickets and sit at the same table. The Standard Table ($750) includes seating for ten individuals and a listing of your sponsorship in the Gala program. The Premium Table ($1000) includes preferred seating for eight at the table and a faculty member and guest will be seated with you. Your sponsorship will also include a ½ page advertisement in Gala program, the large screen during the event, and in the May issue of the Lincoln Lutheran Newsletter.

Another way you can help our students at Lincoln Lutheran is to make a donation. Whether that be through a monetary means, a physical item donation, or volunteering your time, we would love to have you help in this way as well.

Please call the School Office at 402-467-5404 and ask for Amy Jurgens or Carrie Merry to make a reservation, donate towards the Gala, or ask any questions.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 12th!


Christmas Servant Event

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Lincoln Lutheran is very excited to have the opportunity each year for their Middle School students to serve the Lincoln Community. This will be the 4th Annual Middle School service event and will take place on Wednesday, December 22. The 6-8th graders will be traveling off-campus to help organizations that serve people in need. Students will work in groups at the following organizations:

  • Holmes Lake Manor (6101 Normal Blvd.)
  • Waverly Care Center (11041 N 137th St., Waverly, NE)
  • People’s City Mission (2101 N Street)
  • Cedars Youth Services Northbridge Community Center (1533 N. 27th Street)
  • Northeast Family Center (6220 Logan Avenue)
  • Capital Humane Society (2320 Park Blvd.)
  • Mad Dads (5610 Seward Ave.)
  • Good Neighbor Community Center (2617 Y Street)

Lincoln Lutheran’s 2010/2011 school theme is “One in Spirit and Purpose” based on Philippians 2:1-2.

“If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ,
if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit,
if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete
by being like-minded, having the same love, and being one in spirit and purpose.”

Research has shown that when teens take part in community service it has positive effects. More importantly, it gives our students a change to express their faith out in the community and make a difference in someone else’s life. Helping others is just one way our students can stand “One in Spirit and Purpose.”

Through a generous grant from Wells Fargo, we are able to expand our service event to reach more people in need. Lincoln Lutheran would like to thank Wells Fargo for their generosity and support of this important day for our middle school students.
 


The Fall Newsletter Is Ready!

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The long-awaited Newsletter is finally ready!  This year, we have taken a different approach and will produce three each year, roughly every quarter.  In the newsletter you will find information about:

  • What our Warrior students have been up to at school and in the community
  • Sports teams Results
  • Awards our students have earned
  • Updates on school events
  • Our new teachers, and much more!

Lincoln Lutheran would love to hear from you so please contact Carrie Merry at cmerry@lincolnlutheran.org or 402-467-5404 with any of the below information, questions or concerns:

  • Share your news with Lincoln Lutheran
  • Update your mailing address
  • Would like to receive this newsletter in paper or electronic form
  • Would like to donate to Lincoln Lutheran
  • Would like to receive additional Lincoln Lutheran information

 


A New Look for the Gym

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There has been a flurry of activity in the Lincoln Lutheran gym over the past two weeks. Our Facility Supervisor Doug Wiemer has been working hard to paint walls, replace light bulbs, and perform other cleaning tasks in preparation for the 2010-11 basketball season. This year, there will be an additional key change taking place. By the time Grand Island Central Catholic comes to Lincoln to face the Warriors on December 2, the gym will enjoy two new scoreboards, a digital display board, and some new advertising panels. 

In a year during which Lincoln Lutheran realized a significant tuition increase for its families, some might wonder why such an upgrade is taking place. In reality, new equipment is being added because of the increased cost of education. We have been exploring new ways to partner with businesses in the community to generate additional revenue to serve our students. This work has led us to combine print media, permanent gym signage, and digital advertising into a comprehensive package. 

As work was being accomplished on Monday of this week, a student asked me, “Who is paying for this new stuff?” The answer is – our business partners. While the Lincoln Lutheran Athletic Department will contribute a small gift to this gym upgrade, the strong majority of this new program will be paid for by our business partners in the first year. Moving forward, this program has the potential of generating between $30,000 and $40,000 for the students and programs of Lincoln Lutheran. This income will allow us to better serve our students.

Because our brand new display board sustained some damage in transport, it appears as though we will have a temporary display board on our wall while a new board is constructed and shipped in the weeks to come. Because of this setback, our complete “new look” in the gym won’t be finished until Christmas. 

Huge thanks are necessary for Development Director Amy Jurgens and Development Assistant Carrie Merry for all their hard work making this possible. Many other folks have supported this process as well. We especially thank our Anchor Partners – Amigos, Concordia University, St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Tracy’s Auto Collision Center, Heibel Dermatology, and Wellness One. We also thank our current Founding Partners Bob Haberman – State Farm, Watts and Hershberger, and HoriSun Hospice. 

We have additional marketing opportunities available. Please let us know if there are businesses we should talk to about this new program.

WE ARE WARRIORS!

Have a great Winter Activity Season!

Scott Ernstmeyer
Executive Director - LLSA


Eighty 5th Graders Visit

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On Wednesday, October 13th Lincoln Lutheran was buzzing with the excitement of 5th graders. Eighty students from Christ Schools, Faith Lutheran, Messiah Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran joined the Lincoln Lutheran staff and a few high school students on an afternoon full of fun.

The afternoon started off with a short program led by Matt Heibel, Principal. A devotion was led by Amy Jurgens, Development Director, reminding the children that Jesus Christ is the only one who can lighten our daily burden. Whether these burdens are school-related or family-related, He is the only one we can turn to and have our pack lightened. The program continued with a demonstration by the Cheerleaders and Blue Angels. Mrs. Mariel Olp also briefly spoke about the drama opportunities that the 5th graders will have as they enter into Middle School. Isaiah Bockelman and Samantha Heibel, both seniors, spoke about their experiences at Lincoln Lutheran and all of the activities and other opportunities that they have participated in.

After the program, the 5th graders were separated into groups and participated in numerous activities around the school. The activities were as follows:

  • Puzzleville – Found the names of the books of the Bible in a short story
  • Healthy Home Snack – Learned the significance of a Christian home
  • Pinwheel Art – Learned how to make paper pinwheels
  • Computer Scavenger Hunt – Searched on the Lincoln Lutheran website to find answers to questions
  • Science Frog Hopping contest – Learned the art of origami and tried their hand at racing their paper frogs

The day ended with the distribution of goodie bags and a bus ride back to their schools. Lincoln Lutheran would like to thank the 5th graders, their teachers and parents for allowing them to visit our school and get a feel for what it is like to be a WARRIOR!

Please feel free to contact Matt Heibel, Principal, at mheibel@lincolnlutheran.org or Carrie Merry, Recruitment Coordinator, at cmerry@lincolnlutheran.org or call them at the office at (402) 467-5404 if you have any questions about Lincoln Lutheran or if you would like to have a personal tour of the facility.


Never Alone

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If ever a message can be loud and clear, Judy Foster – a survivor of Nazi Holocaust – delivered just that. Foster, a German-born Lithuania daughter of a pastor, spent the afternoon with Lincoln Lutheran’s freshman English class retelling her story. Students created dialogue with her comparing her story with their studies Holocaust literature.

“It was a powerful talk,” Andrew Wendland said. “Of course the novels and the movie were good too, but you can’t really ask a book a question and get it answered. When you hear it in person from a survivor you have proof.”

Foster blended a story of facts with her personal story of faith. She repeated the phrase, “I was never alone.” The message, based on Psalms 46:10, came from her mother to calm her in the midst of some horrific events. It stayed with her even after her mother’s death and reminds her even today that her Savior walks with her.

“She is an inspiring person,” Hailey Backhus said. “She is an example of how it is possible to push through even the toughest moments in life. She inspires me to push through those tough times in my life.”

“It was interesting to hear her tell how there weren’t just Jews put into the camps,” Emma Schmeling said. “Basically anyone didn’t support the Nazi cause was treated poorly.”

Class discussions that followed were powerful, insightful and even emotional at times. Mr. Stoltenow adds with pride of his literary scholars, “they are handling this unit very well. Despite this ugly chapter in our world’s story, it is inspiring to see these young men and women care about the concept of fair treatment.”

Students weren’t the only ones impacted however. When asked if Judy wanted a copy of the pictures, she quickly stated, “I need an 8x10!” In these pictures, it is clear that as believers we are never alone.