Monday, February 25, 2013
Today, some St. Mark's Lutheran from Eureka will head to a special finance park in Chesterfield to explore simulated communities.
St. Mark’s Lutheran School eighth graders today will visit the A.G. Edwards Junior Achievement Finance Park in Chesterfield to learn personal financial management and career exploration through classroom instruction as well as active participation in a simulated community. St. Mark’s Principal Sue Templeton said the field trip is a great opportunity for the students. “At this workshop, our students will gain real-world experience by learning how to maintain a job, balance a checkbook, shop for groceries, and more. This experience will teach them valuable insight in a safe, comfortable environment,” she said. During their visit to the finance park, students spend the day making important financial decisions and maintaining a balanced …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Every year, Lutheran schools across the nation celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week. Community members are invited to attend St. Mark’s annual Italian Night fundraiser on Feb. 1.
St. Mark’s Lutheran School in Eureka will celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week during Jan. 28 through Feb. 3. Organizers indicate the week provides an opportunity to reflect on the Lutheran School's strong emphasis on Christian education. The theme for National Lutheran Schools Week 2013, is “Baptized for This Moment” based on Acts 2:38–39. St. Mark’s will observe this week by enjoying a special chapel on Baptism, and students will participate in multiple fun and engaging activities, such as: Students also participate in “Minute to Win It” games in conjunction with Fenton’s Our Savior Lutheran students on Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. On Feb. 1, families and community members are invited to attend St. Mark’s annual Italian Night. The fundraiser…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Older St. Mark's Lutheran School students in Eureka assisted younger students with a fun fall-time activity.
Seventh and eighth grade students at St. Mark’s Lutheran School in Eureka went back to preschool this week for a day of pumpkin-carving and story-telling. The activity was part of St. Mark’s “Lead to Learn” project, which helps older students develop leadership, communication and relational skills by mentoring younger students.
Friday, October 5, 2012
World Teachers' Day on Oct. 5 (today) provides an opportunity to contact local teachers to give them a quick high five, which can be done right on Patch. Worldwide, the observance has a deeper meaning.
World Teachers' Day, celebrated on Oct. 5, is a great opportunity to show teachers in the local area how great you think they are: But, the day also takes on a deeper meaning, standing for the protection of teachers' rights. Since its inception in 1994, World Teachers' Day has had a theme every year. The theme for 2012 is “Take a stand for teachers.” This day was founded by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its aim is to educate the public about the conditions of being a teacher around the world, focusing specifically on the protection of teachers' rights, and the proper training, development and status raising of teachers. UNESCO’s partners in this effort are the International Labour …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7-13. This year’s theme is “Have 2 Ways Out." Remember the Great Chicago Fire? Take a quiz regarding current facts.
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on Oct. 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on Oct. 9, 1871. Focusing on having an exit plan in the home or work place, should a fire break out, is the emphasis of the 2012 Fire Prevention Week, said Eureka Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Scott Mullins. Home and buildings could be engulfed in smoke and flames in just a few minutes, said Mullins, which is why it is important to practice exit strategies. Mullins and Eureka district inspector Sheila Frost, indicated this year's…
Sunday, September 23, 2012
This new community service initiative, plus several back-to-school activities were a great springboard for this Eureka school's new year.
St. Mark's Lutheran School in Eureka is off to a great start for the 2012-13 school year. Students already are working hard on their first service project of the year: Helping Shoeman Water Projects, a non-profit organization whose volunteers raise money for wells and water purification systems in Africa. Students are donating shoes, chapel offerings and volunteer hours. Pastor George "The Shoeman" Hutchings recently stopped by St. Mark's School to say hello and attend weekly chapel service with students. St. Mark's students also are enjoying the addition of a new, state-of-the-art media center, which features new Dell computers, updated software and flooring from Zickel Flooring. In addition, this summer, volunteers painted and …
Monday, August 6, 2012
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It's time to start thinking about the school routine, and how to also support students emotionally says the principal of St. Mark's Lutheran School in Eureka.
Preparing for the first day of elementary school means shopping, shopping, and more shopping. Elementary school students will need plenty of supplies to start the year off right. At St. Mark's Lutheran School in Eureka, we believe this is a huge milestone for children, so we encourage parents to take their time when shopping for school supplies and remember the details. St. Mark's suggests personalizing the school supply list to ensure your child is ready to embrace the first day of school. For example, let your child pick out his or her favorite backpack and lunchbox. This will give your child a sense of ownership and pride when sporting their favorite gear in school. You also could let your child choose a unique notebook with their …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: St. Mark’s Lutheran School Principal Sue Templeton in Eureka offers advice about the school selection process. School starts again in a little more than a month!
Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. As a principal, I’ve seen firsthand how stressful this decision can be for parents. And as a parent, I fully understand the weight of this decision for my children. There are more choices, more opportunities, and therefore, there is more pressure on the parents. First and foremost, it is important that your child receives a top-notch education in a safe, comfortable environment. Parents should personally visit each school being considered and meet with the teachers and the principal. Relationships between teachers and students in early childhood and kindergarten classrooms are very important. Parents want to look for teachers who are loving and …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
St. Mark's Lutheran School in Eureka recently celebrated National Lutheran Schools Week through a series of fun activities.
St. Mark's Lutheran students in Eureka kicked off this year's National Lutheran Schools Week by sponsoring a "Minute to Win It" contest for their congregation. "It was a blast," said Debbie Armbruster, a St. Mark's teacher. Throughout the week (which was March 5-10), students showed their school pride by wearing "Lighten Up" T-shirts, which is the overall 2012 theme for St. Mark's. During midweek, the school's sixth-graders wore their shirts on a field trip to the St. Louis Symphony and Gus' Pretzels. "National Lutheran Schools Week is a time set aside for parents, students, and teachers to intentionally look at the Lutheran school in which they are involved," said Deb Schmich, director of Lutheran Elementary School Association's (LESA) …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
A unique student-to-student connection enables Eureka youths this week to bond with and donate to fellow students from Joplin, MO, whose school was damaged by devastating EF-5 tornado that ripped through their town May 22.
It all started with giving seventh and eighth students at St. Mark's Lutheran School in Eureka a dollar each, and encouraging them to devise ways to raise relief money to donate to post-tornado recovery efforts in Joplin, MO. Once entrepreneurial notions took hold, St. Mark's students raised $500 within one month's time to donate to seventh and eighth grade students from Martin Luther School in Joplin. It was a chance for a unique teaching moment, and St. Mark's Principal Sue Templeton said they are all tremendously proud of the variety of ways the students achieved such a notable goal. So they arranged to make the donation in-person, student-to-student and in a touching way. Students and teachers from both schools met each other on …