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What We're Reading Wednesday: Mrs. Grace Egger

Check in on our ILS social media pages or here on our ILS Blog to hear from all your favorite ILS teachers and staff as they share a peek at what they’re reading this summer!

Mrs. Grace Egger, ILS Kindergarten Teacher, continues our “What We’re Reading Wednesday” series with a selection that she recommends students and families include on their summer reading list.

What’s on your summer list? We’d love to hear what you’re reading this summer as well!

What We're Reading Wednesday: Mrs. Marie Greenway

Check in on our ILS social media pages or here on our ILS Blog to hear from all your favorite ILS teachers and staff as they share a peek at what they’re reading this summer!

Mrs. Marie Greenway, ILS Music Teacher, kicks off our “What We’re Reading Wednesday” series with a look at a selection that has made it onto her summer reading list.

What’s on your summer list? We’d love to hear what you’re reading this summer as well!

Two Articles from ILS Faculty Included in Classical Lutheran Education Journal

Last summer, six ILS faculty members were invited to present at the eighteenth annual Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education (CCLE) Summer Conference. Ms. Katherine Kramer, Assistant Headmaster, and Miss Kristin Malcolm, 5th grade teacher, were then invited to submit their presentations as articles for the CCLE’s Classical Lutheran Education Journal.

Please enjoy these two excellent articles from Ms. Kramer and Miss Malcolm, and to read the entire journal issue, view exclusive videos, and listen to conference recordings, join the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education to receive Member access.

Some of Our Favorite Memories from 2016-2017

Field Trips. Friends. House Team Competitions. Grandparents Day. Teachers. Mount Vernon. The Washington Chorus. School Construction. Science Camp. Spelling Bee. Class Plays. Christmas Caroling. Chili Cookoff. Reading Buddies. Student versus Parent Basketball Game. Pizza Days. Upper School Electives. Drop Everything and Read Day. Fall Parent Socials. Day of Service. Lutheran Schools Week. P.E. After-School Spanish Class. Thankful Thursdays. Journalism Club. Oration Showcase. Veterans Day. Soccer Team. Parent Coffees. Lower School Showcases. Chapel Helpers. Teacher Swap Day. Talent Show. Science Fair. Lunch Bunch Concert at First Baptist. Field Day. Patrol. Advent Evening Prayer Service. Mother-Daughter Tea. In-Class Music Recitals. 100th Day of School. Adventure Camp. ILS Day at Nats Park. Student Ambassadors. Weekly Chapel. MathCounts Competition. National Zoo. Basketball Team. The Great Zucchini. National Latin Exam. Graduation Party. 

It has been another wonderful year here at ILS, and we have enjoyed making so many great memories with all our students, teachers, and families this year. We asked students and teachers to share some of their favorite things from the year, and we hope you enjoy their responses! Let us know some of your favorite memories from this year in the comments.

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!

Six Questions with School Board Member, Mr. Mark Hemingway

In addition to introducing you to our outstanding teachers, we will be using our Six Questions Series to help you get to know the men and women who faithfully serve ILS on our School Board.

Immanuel Lutheran School is a mission of Immanuel Evangelical-Lutheran Church. The School Board of Immanuel Lutheran Church serves ILS by adopting a clear statement of the school’s mission, vision, and strategic goals, and by establishing policies and plans that support them. The Board is comprised of members of Immanuel Lutheran Church, elected by the congregation for rotating two-year terms.

Today's blog features Board member Mr. Mark Hemingway, father to two current ILS students. We hope you enjoy!

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.