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What We're Reading (April edition)...

Spring has arrived, and our journey through the penitential season of Lent continues. Once again we bring you our latest edition of "What we're reading..." with variety articles, sermons, and news that we have found intriguing or interesting these past few weeks.

For April, Pastor Esget kicks us off asking the question of “Do You Believe in Monsters?” Also included are articles from Mrs. Marie Greenway, ILS Music Teacher, as well as Mr. Mark Hemingway, ILS parent and School Board member.

Have you read (or written!) anything recently that you think we and other ILS families may enjoy? We always welcome you to share any articles or blogs with use to consider including in future blog features.

What We're Reading (March edition)...

As we prepare to enter the penitential season of Lent, our latest edition of "What we're reading..." includes some resources and family devotions for the season, as well as a variety of other articles we have compiled on a variety of topics.

This month, we include a selection of articles on beauty, hospitality, art, fair tales, and more! Also included, the latest article from our own ILS Music Teacher, Mrs. Marie Greenway, writing on keeping reverence in church.

Have you read (or written!) anything recently that you think we and other ILS families may enjoy? We always welcome you to share any articles or blogs with use to consider including in future blog features.

A Look Back at Lutheran Schools Week (and 2019 MathCounts Success!)

As January came to a close, Immanuel Lutheran School students, teachers and families celebrated National Lutheran Schools Week (January 27 -February 2) alongside more than 2000 LCMS schools across the US. With a full week of activities, beginning with the school's annual Chili Cook-off, and concluding with an outstanding performance by the ILS MathCounts team at the Northern Virginia Regional competition, it was a wonderful time for the entire school community.

Throughout the week, students competed in a Penny Wars contest to raise funds for four different missions: former ILS Manager of Operations, Mrs. Ruth Stone, now serving as a missionary in Hong Kong, former ILS Upper School teacher, Mr. Aaron Schultz, now a student at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Assist Pregnancy Center, and the ILS Tuition Assistance Fund. Students raised more than $1000 to support these projects. 

What we're reading (February edition)...

We had such a wonderful time celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week at ILS, and now we’re ready to kick off a new month with our latest edition of "What we're reading..." here on the blog! As we do each month, for your enjoyment this month, we’ve compiled articles that we’ve found to be interesting or thought-provoking recently on a variety of topics.

This month, we include contributions both from Immanuel’s Pastor, Christopher Esget, as well as ILS Music Teacher, Mrs. Marie Greenway. Additionally, please enjoy a selection of articles on beauty and the imagination, recommendations for books worth giving a slow read, prayer, and more.

What have you read lately that you think we, or other ILS families, may find interesting? Please keep sharing links and articles for us to enjoy!

Walk-in-Wednesday: 8th Grade Math with Miss Danielle Davis

This fall, we launched a new series on the ILS Blog offering visitors a sneak peek of our classrooms from each of our teachers. Just as we do with our in-person tours each week, this feature is designed to provide families more of a feel for a classical Christian education at Immanuel and what that looks like in action in our classrooms.

This week, Miss Danielle Davis, our Upper School Math Teacher, continues our “Walk-in-Wednesday” series in the new year with a peek into her 8th grade math class and some of the joyful learning and delightful problem solving underway should you stop by for a visit.

We hope that you are encouraged by these snap-shots to visit us in person to see us in action, and we warmly invite you to visit us for a Walk-in-Wednesday tour or our final Admissions Open House of the year (Thursday, January 10th). Stepping through our red doors, you will be welcomed by the joyful sounds of learning, from poems and jingles in the lower grades, to great discussions and debates in our older grades. Singing and music ring out from the music room, and the wonderful sights and sounds of students and teachers engaged in learning can be witnessed throughout our campus.

What we're reading (January edition)...

Happy New Year! We hope that all of our ILS families and friends enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing Christmas break, and while we all enjoyed the time celebrating the season with family and friends, we are also so excited to be back at school and see all the smiling faces back in the classrooms!

We are ringing in the new year with a brand new edition of "What we're reading..." for January! As we do each month, we’ve gathered a collection of articles that we’ve found to be interesting or thought-provoking recently, and we hope you enjoy reading these as well.

What have you read lately that you think we, or other ILS families, may find interesting? Please keep sharing links and articles for us to enjoy!

What we're reading (December edition)...

Happy New Year! As we enter the season of Advent, the church celebrates a new year as we prepare and await the celebration of the birth of Christ, and also anticipate His coming again. Join us on Wednesday, December 19th, as we celebrate with our all-school Advent Service.

While the new church year may be just beginning, we are nearing the mid-way point in our academic year, and we’re kicking off December with another edition of "What we're reading..." and a collection of articles that we’ve found to be interesting or thought-provoking. We hope you enjoy perusing these at your leisure.

This month, we’re sharing articles on topics including: information on celebrating Advent, teaching reading through phonics, a look at the most important skills for the next industrial revolution, wasting time and human happiness, finding great books for your kids and for yourself, and much more!

What have you read lately that you think we, or other ILS families, may find interesting? Please keep sharing links and articles for us to enjoy!

What we're reading (November edition)...

Fall has finally fully arrived, and it is hard to believe that we have already finished the first quarter of the school year. It is such a joy to watch the ways our students are learning and growing each day. We so enjoyed welcoming parents, grandparents and other ILS friends to our First Quarter Lower School Showcase on October 19th. Our lower school scholars delighted in the chance to share their poems, songs, jingles, projects and other learning from the quarter. We are very much looking forward to sitting down together for first quarter parent-teacher conferences next week as another opportunity to continue our ongoing conversations about student growth and development throughout the year.

As we launch into November, we have once again collected articles and storied for a new edition of "What we're reading..." Our faculty and staff are always reading, and we take this opportunity each month to share with our families some of the things that we have recently read and found to be interesting, intriguing or otherwise thought-provoking.

As we do each month, we’ve compiled a selection of articles on different topics, including a look at the role of leisure in our lives, a reflection on some of the differences between boys and girls (and what that means for schools), news about an exciting discovery in a basement in Italy, several pieces on classical education, and a few great reads on music as well.

Have you read something lately that you think we, or other ILS families, may enjoy? As always, we love to discover new things to read and chances to learn!

What we're reading (October edition)...

We are almost a month into the new school year, and it is a delight to watch students and teachers settling into the joyful rhythms of learning. As we hear music and chants, jingles and poems, laughter and amazement filling our classrooms and our hallways, it is a wonderful reminder of the privilege and honor it is to partner with our families in the important and challenging work of teaching and nurturing children.

As we do each month, we’ve compiled a new edition of "What we're reading..." This is just a short collection of the many articles that our faculty and staff have read recently and found to be interesting, intriguing or otherwise thought-provoking, and that we hope our families will likewise enjoy reading.

This month, we a great line-up of articles, including pieces on artists and map making, encouraging reading through dinner time storytelling (as well as a few other great pieces on reading), human invisibility in the digital age, another look at the powerful benefits of learning to write in cursive, and more! We hope you enjoy this selection!

Have you read something lately that you think we, or other ILS families, may enjoy? As always, we love to discover new things to read and chances to learn!

What we're reading (September edition)...

Welcome back to school! We are so thrilled to commence a new school year and welcome all of our new and returning ILS students and families back to campus! As you may imagine, though busy, things are much quieter on campus over the summer, and it is a great joy to see smiling faces, hear the return of beautiful singing and music, and experience the delightful buzz of learning happening all around us.

If you're joining us here for the first time, each month we  share a new edition of "What we're reading..." here on the ILS Blog. This feature includes a variety of articles or news stories that our faculty and staff have found to be interesting, intriguing or otherwise thought-provoking. We hope you enjoy the chance to read and explore them as well!

This month, we have a variety of articles, including a look at screen time - and the encouragement to look up from our screens, ideas on nurturing a love of reading in our kids, a piece on collecting a personal library, yet another look at the importance of play, another excellent feature from Miss Marie Landskroener, our ILS Music Teacher, as well as Pastor Christopher Esget's sermon for the wedding of ILS Teachers, Mr. Shawn Barnett and Mrs. Molly (Leithart) Barnett. We hope you enjoy this selection!

We also love to hear from you! Have you read something lately that you think we, or other ILS families, may enjoy? Please leave us a note in the comments!