O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Christmas Concert

Our Choirs and Chapel Band are busy preparing for the upcoming Christmas Concert.  We invite you to join us in our auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 12th for an evening of praise and worship in celebration of our Savior’s birth.

Game Night is fun for all!

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For those who don’t know what game night is, game night is a time where all of the students can come to school and hang out with friends and teachers. With the stress of school removed students are able to see their teachers in a new fun light. At game night students are able to compete against other students and teachers in games like basketball, volleyball, and gaga-ball. During the night students can enjoy themselves with various snacks and candies. Game night is a night at school every student can enjoy.

~Austin

Blood Drive Scheduled

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Key Club has scheduled their next Blood Drive on October 31st.  You can schedule a time to donate blood by calling 573-690-6788.

Kids, Colors, and Fun!!

Color Run

If you like kids, colors, and fun, join us on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. on November 8th.  Key Club will be hosting a Run for the Kids Color Run to support all the great work at The Special Learning Center.  Adults and kids can walk/run the 1.5 mile course and visit the kid’s area for additional fun.

Entry Fee:       Adults & high school age – $20                          14 years old & under – $15

T-shirts guaranteed if you pre-register by October 15th        *ENTRY FORM*

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE

Booster Association Apple Sale

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Fall is in the air and our Apple Sale is back!  We offer five varieties of amazingly yummy apples:  Fuji, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonathan and Red Delicious.  These are all #1 grade apples.  Order sizes range from ½ peck to a full bushel and apple butters are available in pint and quart sizes.  Prices are listed below.  The deadline for ordering is Tuesday, October 1st with a tentative delivery date of the weekend of October 11th.  Please call the office, 573-638-0228 to place an order.  Profits from these sales will be used to support a variety of academic and enrichment programs.           

1/2 PECK – $5           PECK – $10

1/2 BUSHEL – $15           BUSHEL – $30

Apple Butter (Regular or Sugar-Free)

PINT – $5           QUART – $8

 

 

Lady Lions Taste Victory in Their Own Gym

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September 2nd marked another first for Calvary.  The junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams played their first home matches in their own gym against Smithton.  Both the Lady Lions JV and varsity teams won their sets.  What an exciting night!  We invite you to come and join us for the remaining home matches of the season which are listed on our calendar.

We are excited and feel very blessed to host district play on October 20th, 21st and 23rd. We hope to see you there!!

Faith & Freedom Series

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Calvary is hosting the Faith & Freedom Series, sponsored by Thrivent Financial, on Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th.  This event features retired Air Force Lt. Colonel, attorney, eminent constitutional scholar and prolific author, Pastor John Eidsmoe.  He will speak on the vital role of Faith and Freedom.  An expert in the primary sources that shed light into the thinking and belief system of the founders of our country, Eidsmoe will explain the well from which the Framers of the Constitution drew the waters of liberty.  Free to the public.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th

7:00-8:00 p.m.          The Book that Made Freedom

8:15-9:15 p.m.            The Hebrew Roots of the Constitution

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th

9:00-10:00 a.m.        Echoes of Eden

10:20-11:40 a.m.       Common Law Roots of the Constitution

12:00 Noon                Meal on Campus  (Freewill Donation)

1:00-2:00 p.m.          The Reformation Roots of the Constitution

2:30-4:00 p.m.          The War Today On Freedom

 

For more information, call: 573-638-0228

Tenth Academic Year

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Our halls are once again ringing with the exuberant sounds of students returning from summer break. While  summer was less hectic than it is now, there was plenty of activity on our campus. We are very grateful to be using our auditorium, cafeteria space, and gymnasium.

Enrollment increased to 99 at the beginning of this year. We are blessed with an amazing group of educators who give their time and talents to our students and their families, striving to achieve the goal of Building Christian Leaders. We look forward to watching the Lord work in the lives of our students as the year unfolds.

Witnessing Honor

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Recently, John Sullivan, a local World War II veteran, received France’s highest award,  the award of the Knight of the Legion of Honor medal as presented by Governor Jay Nixon.  Applications for the honor are reviewed by France and veterans must meet strict criteria.  Sullivan was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served as a bombardier aboard a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber.  On July 6, 1944, Sullivan’s crew flew the first of 35 bombing missions in the hostile skies over northern France.

Among the family, friends and local dignitaries present at this private ceremony, were four of our Calvary students.  Seniors Trevor Dusheke and Steven Gunn, along with juniors Even Brenner and William Doggett, had the pleasure of meeting Major General Steve Danner–the Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard.  Gen. Danner presented each of the students with a “challenge coin.”  Additionally, the students had the privilege of having their photograph taken with both Mr. Sullivan and Governor Jay Nixon.

“It was truly an impressive event and one that I believe has positively impacted these students.  Every one of them that I spoke with has expressed an interest in a potential military career with one noting a desire to become a Lutheran military chaplain.” Jeremy Amick remarked. Jeremy took the photograph of the event.

Cross Country New at Calvary

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“God made me fast! And when I run, I feel His pleasure.”  This declaration is attributed to Eric Liddell in the award-winning movie, “Chariots of Fire”. Now students at Calvary Lutheran High School may learn to say the same, as Cross Country joins the expanding roster of sports this Fall.

“I had been hoping for Cross Country to happen here at Calvary—and this year, it has,” says junior John Meyer. “Running is my passion.” John described the beautiful golf courses and parks where the team of five boys and one girl practice every day after school.

Cross Country involves 3.1-mile races run over varied terrain. While it tends to be more of an individual effort, team scores are kept.  It is similar to golf in that the lowest score wins.

Kerri Morris is the coach with enthusiasm to spare.  “I love running, and I hope to encourage students in a pursuit of lifelong fitness. I am truly grateful for this opportunity to work with such a great group of kids and parents at Calvary. It is exciting and fun to help start a program from the beginning.”

A marathon runner herself, Kerri has much coaching experience with high school students.  She continues to coach girls track here at Calvary, and currently coaches Cross Country at Trinity Lutheran School, as well.

Coach Kerri Morris says this “hardworking group of kids with terrific attitudes” focuses on hill training for endurance and conditioning exercises (sit-ups and push-ups!)  to develop a strong trunk.  They learn to “run smart” by adjusting their stride along their way. And that is how they run the race!

Barn-Warming Dance

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Students celebrated the first full week of school last Friday evening with a barn-warming dance.  Invited to dress in Western attire, students arrived by 7:00—some in full-on cowboy/cowgirl fashion, complete with hats, boots, and bandanas.  Others took a more subtle approach with just jeans or a plaid shirt.  The only requirement was adherence to our school’s Christ-honoring policy of modest dressing.

Excitement was building by late Friday afternoon as parents joined students and faculty in transforming Calvary Lutheran High School inside and out into a temporary “barn”, complete with corn stalks, hay bales, and fencing created from cardboard and paint! Holly Oberkrom was spotted hanging the last string of twinkle lights from the ceiling.

Arriving from a long, job-related drive from Cincinatti, school board member Kerwin Kollmeier stopped in the school office to say “hi” before setting up his equipment that would provide the music for festivities.  Mr. Kollmeier often volunteers as the school’s DJ.  Things got lively with country music and dancing that lasted until 10:00.  At least sixty of the ninety-seven member student body participated in the evening.

This first party of the year is characteristic of what Calvary Lutheran High School students and their families can expect—events that students themselves dream, plan, and carry out, with as much parent and faculty involvement as they need.  Calvary offers many opportunities for fun and fellowship in a safe, faith-filled atmosphere.

 

Calvary Starts Strong

Welcome to the first full week of Calvary Lutheran High School’s 2013-2014 year!  Calvary began nine years ago with a handful of student – “pioneers”, ready for a Christ-centered adventure in education and service. Now into its third year in our new facility, ninety-seven students fill the building.  Construction of the phase two edition is on target, with the roof taking shape just today!

This morning began with devotions. In fact, every week at CLHS is wrapped in prayer.  “There is a beginning, a middle, and an end to our worship each week,” Principal Erich Ahlers told students and faculty gathered at Friday’s short benediction at the end of the school day.  The “middle” is Wednesday’s 10:30 chapel when the multi-purpose common area is transformed into a shining sacred space, complete with a simple altar illuminated by a sky-light overhead.

Calvary Wish List

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We feel truly blessed at Calvary. The Lord has granted us the opportunity to partner with parents in providing a quality education in a Christian environment. As construction moves forward on the expansion to our current facility and our enrollment increases, we are excited and amazed. The level of support we feel from so many people, whether it be prayers or financial gifts, gives us the energy to keep pressing on to the completion of this large project. The addition of two new classrooms, an auditorium and a gymnasium requires some equipment to make these spaces functional for students. In response to inquiries for a Wish List of items needed in the near future, we are posting our Wish List to make it as convenient as possible. Please contact the school office if you are interested in making a donation to Calvary from this list.

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Calvary Hosts Summer Reading Skills Program

Calvary will be hosting the Summer Reading Skills Program which are offered through Saint Louis University. Classes are taught by professional instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. There are eight programs for ages starting at four years of age to adults. Please click here for the dates of each program and their contact information.

Golf Outing

Golf 2013

Plans for this year’s annual golf tournament  are well underway.  This year’s four-person scramble will be held FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013, at Tanglewood Golf Course in Fulton.  A barbecue lunch will be served prior to the tee off at 1:00 p.m.  Participants and their families are invited to join us for a meal immediately  following the tournament’s  conclusion.

Proceeds from this tournament  are used exclusively to assist Calvary families with financial needs. Calvary’s golf tournament  has been a great blessing generating over $112,000 in the last eight years.   Last year’s  tournament  raised $13,000 to  help assist families . The deadline to participate in this tournament is June 1, 2013.  Please click here for the registration form.

We look forward to seeing you there!