Why Church is Important – Even if You Attend a Christian School

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There are SO many important things pulling at our limited time availability. When your week (and, let’s be honest – your weekends as well) are packed solid with activities, it’s easy to drop church attendance. After all, it’s just 1-2 hours, right? And let’s be real – when you already send your kids to a Christian school, it’s even easier … Read More

More than Conquerors

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Blessings to you from your friends at Springfield Lutheran School!  We are gearing up for another incredible school year.  This year, our theme is “More than Conquerors” based on Romans 8:37, “We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”  You might be thinking, “What could school kids possibly have to conquer?”  Take yourself back to your school days … Read More

Getting to Know Archery Coach Karen Schaller

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Tell us a little about yourself. I have been blessed to be the 6th grade teacher at SLS for 18 years (my second career).  I was married to Michael for 35 years until his passing in 2018.   Our daughters attended SLS and are now grown with children of their own.  Being a grandparent of three is the best!  When I … Read More

Getting to Know Coach Shannon Schmidt

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Get to know SLS basketball coach Shannon Schmidt! We asked her a few questions to get to know her better. Check out what she had to say! Tell us a little about yourself. I am a mother of two, a wife of 25 years, a teacher of 12 years, and a lover of the Lord for 48 years.  Did you … Read More

Getting to Know Cross Country Coach Jason Gabathuler

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Tell us a little bit about yourself For 17 years I have worked for the City of Springfield for 17 years helping design buildings. I still enjoy it because you don’t know what each day is going to bring.  I have an awesome wife who works at SLS in the morning Extended Care, and we have two great kids attending … Read More

Getting to Know Volleyball Coach Richter

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Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am married to my husband, Doyle, and we have 3 children (Ashley, Andrew, & Katelyn) who all went through SLS from Preschool – 8th grade.  I have been teaching music here at SLS for 20 years and have coached volleyball and cheerleading for the last several years.  In my free time, I … Read More

SLS Students Score Higher Than Nation

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We would like to share some exciting news. Recently, schools have been highlighted in national news, reporting that student testing data reflects learning loss related to the impact of COVID-19. We are thrilled to share that SLS student data has continued to show growth. In fact, every class that tests at SLS is above the national level with the exception … Read More

Common Misconceptions about Attending Lutheran School

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You have to be Lutheran to attend a Lutheran School. SLS accepts all faith backgrounds as part of our school, including those who do not attend a church.  We are unapologetically a conservative Christian school.  All children attending SLS will be taught that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and that salvation is by grace through faith in … Read More

Developing Independent Children

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We all want children to grow up to be confident, independent problem solvers. No one wants their child to be an unemployed adult who lives at home and plays video games. No one wants their child to be an adult who isn’t able to socially interact with others. No one wants their child to grow into an adult who constantly … Read More

We Did It!

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We did it! We survived in-person school during a pandemic, including masking, social distancing, and quarantines. In spite of the challenges, we were able to see our students make incredible academic, social, emotional, and spiritual growth. It has been a joy to be together, and we could not have survived this hectic year without the care and love of our … Read More