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“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” ~Proverbs 9:10

What sets Christian schools apart from other schools is how we have the opportunity to openly share our faith. Although Religion classes are at the forefront of spurring open discussions, our faith can be expressed throughout the school day. The goal of the discussions in Religion classes at Hope Lutheran School is to foster spiritual growth in our students. I am privileged to be involved in this area of my students’ lives. We will be using material produced by the Concordia Publishing House (CPH) called One in Christ, Luther’s Small Catechism, and the Lutheran Service Book as additional resources to the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Holy Bible.


“Mathematics is the language in which God wrote the universe.” ~Galileo Galilei

Whether we realize it or not, math surrounds us each day of our lives. The evidence of a creator, as noted by Galileo in the quote above appears through many patterns in nature. Math is truly the study of how the world works. The language of mathematics is a precise language in order to remove the ambiguity of natural language. In my math classes, I wish to instill a sense of curiosity and encourage them to discover that math is more than just practice problems in a textbook.

English Language Arts

“The LANGUAGE we use influences the way we THINK”     Steven Pinker

Language is comprised of several different components, and this area of learning will be separated into three different classes: Literature, Grammar, and Spelling. Throughout this class, students will be pushed to grow in how they communicate with the written word as well as the spoken word.

US History

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.”     Pearl Buck

History is the story of life.  Like any story, there is, more often than not, more than one side.  The multiple perspectives in history contribute to the various world views we encounter today.  These perspectives continue to shape our future. As we discuss the history of the United States, we will experience our own background and create our own addition to the retelling of this story.

What’s Happening

Weekly Newsletter – 11/16/18

Parents, I have been in conversation with the former lead teacher at Stony Point North Elementary about continuing our service activities helping out the students in the Life Skills program there.  She has taken a new position in the Kansas City Public School...

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Weekly Newsletter – 11/9/18

Parents, It's been a pleasure working with your children as they show how appreciative they are for our men and women in service.  The 7th and 8th graders put in a lot of hard work on their essays.  Our next big outreach activity as a class will be Thanksgiving...

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Weekly Newsletter – 11/2/18

Parents, I would like to share some of the wonderful observations I made from our field trip yesterday.  All of the students were genuinely engaged in the activities that were planned for the residents of Vintage Park.  Instead of being involved in a painting craft,...

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Weekly Newsletter – 10/26/18

Parents, Next week, we have our field trip to Vintage Park on November 1st as our community service event.  We will be spending time with the residents during show and tell and a painting activity.  We will leave Hope at 8:45 and return by 10:30.  That Thursday is...

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From Mr. Gibson

Mr. Daniel GibsonWelcome to Mr. Gibson’s Hope Lutheran School Middle School website.

Here you will find links to important information for all of my classes.  In addition to being the 7th and 8th Grade homeroom teacher, I teach Middle School Math and Religion as well as 8th Grade US History . Links to resources for all of those classes can be accessed through this page.

Mr. Daniel Gibson

Middle School Teacher
Athletic Director