STUDENT LIFE AT CALVARY LUTHERAN
Student life at Calvary can be explained in one word: packed. With so many possibilities of classes, clubs, extra curriculars, and events it feels like Calvary students are always doing something. Sure, it is not possible to care about all of the available activities but when you love as much as I do, it becomes so easy to find yourself trying so many new things. That’s one of the things I love about Calvary. I love being able to try new things or at least given the option to. That’s the culture here at Calvary; everybody is involved and tries new things together. Calvary is also very welcoming and becomes a second family by the end. The size of the school means it’s all the easier to remember everyone’s names and chat with them in the hallway. But that doesn’t end with students, I can easily say that I know and care about all my teachers on a personal level and I know they care about me. With close bonds comes a sense of loss when students graduate or teachers leave to answer their own callings in life, but this scenario gives the next class the opportunity to step into a leadership role.
All of this couldn’t be possible without God being at the center of all that we do at Calvary. Matthew 19:26 says, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Calvary does an amazing job at showing the love of Christ in everything they do and I’m proud to call this place mine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.