A chapel service is held each week and parents and friends are encouraged to attend. Each quarter the 8th grade class collects and organizes the chapel offerings. Some of our more recent offerings have gone to: Guinea, West Africa to support a missionary to the Kuranko people; the purchase of desks and school supplies for the Mbara community in Kenya; and the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch in support of their Equine Therapeutic Riding Program.
Every October we set aside a Friday morning to thank and honor our grandparents for their support of our students and our school. The events of the day include a chapel service followed by a special brunch, with entertainment presented by the school children, and an end-of-the-day activity where the students get to spend time with their grandparents.
Every December Hope Lutheran School hosts a basketball tournament with players coming from four states for some friendly competition and Christian fellowship.
Christmas Services and Programs
The children, with their child-like faith, do a great job of sharing their wonder and amazement in the birth of the Christ Child in word and song. We have several Christmas programs the children lead and share with family and friends.
National Lutheran Schools Week
The week long celebration begins on Sunday in church with the focus being on the members of the congregation. This is our time to thank and honor the members of our church for their support of Christian education. The day school choirs sing and treats are served as a small token of our appreciation. The rest of the week the students participate in daily activities in the school and out in the community.
Hope Lutheran School participates in two talent shows each year. The “Gathering of the Talents” is hosted by Concordia University in Seward, NE and is open to Kindergarten through 8th grade students from Lutheran Church Missouri Synod schools and churches. The “HLS Talent Show” is an opportunity for our Kindergarten through 8th grade students to share their God given talents right here at Hope.
All School Field Day
At the end of the school year our 7th & 8th grade classes come together to plan and run twelve different events for the younger students to enjoy. The 6th grade students act as guides to take our Kindergarten through 5th grade classes through all of the events. Working together, it is a great day of fun for all involved.
8th Grade Class Trip
This 3 or 4 day trip is designed to blend educational enjoyment and spiritual growth, provides an opportunity for the 8th graders to experience the excitement and pace of a larger, urban environment while under the guidance of Christian leaders who are familiar with the place.
Our middle school students will be heading to Heit’s Point Lutheran Camp on September 22nd-23rd to embark on an adventure. The students will be engaged in outdoor education and team building activities. What is outdoor education? It is when we take the classroom outside and we use God’s creation as our tool for teaching. Our students will be building a shelter, learn about crawdads, swimming in the lake, canoeing, and learning about constellations. In addition, our students will be part of team building activities in which will create an atmosphere of “we are a team” with the faculty and students such as the low course rope. Together we will have praise and worship with the staff of Heit’s Point and morning devotions.