STUDENT LIFE AT CALVARY LUTHERAN

Anna Kruse
Anna KrusePresident, Student Government
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.”
Proverbs 3: 5-7

Student life at Calvary has been a huge impact on not only my life, but in several others lives. The culture of Calvary is unlike any school I have ever encountered. We not only have friends and mentors, but we have also built a family. As a family we have had opportunities like the Thanksgiving meal we have every year to sit down together as a unified group and be thankful for each individual associated with our school. We have opportunities like Chapel each week to come together in worship and grow in our faith, a place where we can leave our doubts and worries and gain strength to keep moving forward. We have opportunities like sports teams or clubs where we learn the importance of service in our community and for our Lord, and we get to work as a team to accomplish those goals. These are just a few examples of the countless amount of opportunities we have had times of family, faith, and fellowship.

While we have had all of these wonderful memories that doesn’t mean that our school has never had hard times or faced challenges. Just like every family, our family does make mistakes. We get tired of each other, we say things we don’t mean, we lack a good attitude at times, but the thing that I think makes us different is how we all come together no matter what, to work through those challenges. We give all of our struggles to God and focus on the love that He gives us and we try our best to spread that love to others. We do this by holding each other accountable, respecting each other, growing with each other, worshiping with each other, loving each other, and serving with each other.

While our clubs, sports, and activities are all apart of our student life, the foundation of each of these things come from our focus on God and our strong Calvary family.

Sincerely,

Anna Kruse
Student Government President

THE CALVARY EXPERIENCE

At Calvary Lutheran High School, activities are an integral part of student life because they allow students to build their leadership skills, extend their learning beyond the classroom, and develop their God-given talents and abilities to reach their full potential. CLHS offers a wide variety of clubs to enable students to pursue their interests, be of service to others, and have fun with friends. At the beginning of each school year, a Club Fair is held to give students the opportunity to learn more about each club and consider which clubs to join. At any time during the year, students may contact a club’s advisor to inquire about club activities. Membership in school-sponsored clubs is recorded on the student’s permanent record and may be a positive factor in future evaluations of the student’s academic program.

CHAPEL

Students at Calvary Lutheran High School attend Chapel once a week. Pastors from Association churches, faculty, and even some Calvary Lutheran High School students help lead the Chapel services. We have a student band that leads us in worship a few times a year as well. The Chapel service helps students take a break from the school day and spend time with God and worship among a community of believers.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

ACADEMIC BOWL

SCHOLAR BOWL

Winner of 2 Conference Championships, the Scholar Bowl team competes against other schools by answering pyramidal questions in differing categories, including science, mathematics, social studies, communication arts, sports, entertainment, and current events.

FFA

FFA

Future Farmers of America (FFA). These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. FFA at Calvary Lutheran remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

FTA

FTA

Future Teachers of America (FTA) helps prepare future educators for the classroom as they become involved at the local, state, and national levels of the Association. They learn the value of being part of a professional association that advocates on behalf of children and education.

GPS4LIFE

GPS4LIFE

GPS4Life is a pro-life club that exists to help students recognize that God creates people in His image, giving all human lives intrinsic dignity and value. Club members oppose abortion, suicide and other means of taking life while sharing the Gospel message of forgiveness and hope through Jesus. The club equips and mobilizes students through meetings, social/outreach events, conferences, prayer vigils, speakers, and the annual March for Life.

KEY CLUB

KEY CLUB

Key Club International is a student-based organization for high school students to develop leadership skills, communication with others, and service for schools and the community. Members volunteer their time and effort for projects like Operation Bugle Boy, Color Run and Trunk or Treat for the kids at the Special Learning Center. Each year, members from every Key Club in the Missouri-Arkansas District gather together in Springfield, Missouri at the annual Key Club Conference where old and new faces meet to make life-long friendships.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Students who demonstrate academic, service, character and leadership skills. Membership is by invitation only, with an induction ceremony in late fall.  Service hours are required throughout the school year.

SADD

SADD

Students advocate and celebrate making healthy choices on a daily basis. Throughout the school year SADD students help organize Red Ribbon Week, and work towards helping others.

SPEECH & DEBATE

SPEECH & DEBATE

Calvary’s Speech and Debate team meets during elective hours. There are several different events that you can compete in. Our students show their various talents in these different categories and work hard in and out of class to get their scrips, poems, DI, HI, and more memorized.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Student government is a great organization that supports the school with different ideas to improve the Calvary Experience. Each class representative is elected by the student body. Student Government is also in charge and helps create different activities for the students to enjoy through the school year.

SPECIAL EVENTS

STUDENT RETREAT

SPIRIT WEEK

SOCIAL EVENTS

FUN & FELLOWSHIP