Beautiful Fall Days = Great Construction Progress

After some rainy wet weather, our construction team has been very grateful for the beautiful, sunny fall days so that work can continue on our building (without all that mud!). Lots has been happening both outside the school building, as well as interior work on the kitchen. Enjoy the latest photos!

Rainy Week Construction Progress (9/26-9/30)

It was one of the first rainy weeks since our construction began earlier this summer (thankfully!!), but fortunately it didn't slow things down too much. On Wednesday, the crews were up on the the roof of our building early in the morning putting up a giant tarp to protect the work area from the worst of the rain. Additionally, work began this week removing bricks from the outer wall of the undercroft (beside the kitchen) as they get ready to expand that space and add additional bathrooms!

Building Update: Week of September 19-23

Just 12 weeks into our building project, and so much has changed on campus! Where there was once a hill, the framing for new walls is growing daily for the additional 4 classroom spaces. The interior of the office and former Jr. Kindergarten classroom are now being reinforced as our construction team plans to build up, adding a second story to that half of the building. It is exciting for everyone to get to watch the space transforming before our eyes!

Construction Progress - Second Week of School

We've had a great second week of school, and several days of nice fall-like weather has been great for our construction crews as they continue to make great progress on our project. The week started with the beginnings of the foundation for the addition, and in no time at all, the starts of walls were in place. It is great fun to watch the transformation happening each and every day!

This week, our Kindergarten students made and delivered cards to thank the team from Chamberlain Construction for their hard work building our new school. The full construction team, including our architects from Rust Orling, came for a walk-through to see all the exciting progress as well.

First Week of School - Construction Update

We love having our students back on campus this week! It has been quiet on campus (well, aside from the construction), this summer so hearing all the singing, laughing, playing and learning happening around campus is a wonderful change.

Have you enjoyed seeing all the work that has happened around campus over the summer? It has been wonderful to talk to so many parents and students about the exciting changes happening for our school. In case you missed it, this week's Alexandria Times included a great article about our project.

Counting Down to Back-to-School!

Things have been getting extra busy on campus as our crews work on a variety of projects in preparation for students returning next week. Please look for signs around campus directing you to the office and various classrooms. We can't wait for all our school families to get to see first hand all the progress that has been made over the summer when you come for Supply Drop Off and Upper School Orientation on Thursday, September 1st!

Work Continues: Week of August 15

So much activity has been happening on campus the past few weeks as our crews work to finish up demolition and the other necessary site work for our Building and Renovation Project. Work is happening around the undercroft where the kitchen and bathroom renovation (and addition) is happening, plus preparing the site for the new elevator shaft.

Demo work has continued in the school building to make way for our upgraded HVAC system, the addition of a new elevator, and brand new bathrooms! We are looking forward to starting to see the building phase start once the demo is complete.

We are so grateful for our teams from Rust|Orling Architecture, Chamberlain Construction, and the many subcontractors working on this project.

Stay tuned for updates and additional information as we get ready to welcome back teachers, students and families in just a few weeks!


Six Questions: Meet Miss Kristin Malcolm, 5th grade teacher

Immanuel Lutheran School is excited to be adding several new wonderful teachers to our faculty this year. We will be allowing the teacher a chance to introduce themselves a bit here online in our Six Questions Series, and they are all excited to get the chance to meet our students and families in person in the coming weeks.

We are pleased to have Miss Kristin Malcolm join our faculty this year as our new 5th grade teacher. Many of our students and families will remember Miss Malcolm, a Hillsdale College graduate, who served as our teacher apprentice in 2015.  Miss Malcolm is delighted to return to the ILS community and join our Upper School faculty.

More Demo Plus Undercroft Preparation

There has been a lot of activity on campus this past week, as demolition continues on the school building and our work crews prepare the area around the undercroft and kitchen for the work to be done on this part of the building (new elevator, kitchen renovation and expansion, and new restrooms).

Be sure to "Like" our Facebook page, where we regularly share photos, videos and other updates of the work.

Six Questions: Meet Miss Rebekah Reistad, 2nd grade teacher

Immanuel Lutheran School is excited to be adding several wonderful new teachers to our faculty this year, who we very much look forward to introducing you to here online, as well as in person in the coming weeks. To that end, we're asking each new teacher to share a bit more about themselves through our Six Questions Series.

Please join us in welcoming Miss Rebekah Reistad to our faculty as our new 2nd grade teacher. Stay tuned for features on our other new teachers in the coming days!