- Hail shields for Rooftop A/C Units
- Soundproof classroom walls in original classroom wing (1974)
- Replace Foods room appliances (1982)
- Paint the exterior of the gym to match building
- New lockers for athletic locker-room (Christmas installation)
- New Cafeteria tables (1983)
- Library renovation – now called Learning Lounge
- New HVAC Controls
- Sidewalk replacement – front of the school
- New Cafeteria tables (1983)
- Ceiling Replacement – Halls and Classrooms
- Floor Tile Replacement – Halls and Commons
The “Innovative Instructional Grant” program provides funding for curricular departments to pilot projects and programs that will significantly enhance the students’ classroom experience. The grant limit is $10,000 per project! Projects funded by they grant include:
- Apple TV’s
- Business Management and Marketing educational materials and software
- I-Pads and storage carts
- LCD classroom projectors
- Media Center renovations
- Science lab technology and equipment
- Foreign Language curriculum
Since 1944, our LHSA has endeavored to promote not only a Christ-centered education to secondary students, but also an excellent college-prep curriculum through excellent academic programs. A significant goal for our schools is to continue to be overtly intentional in achieving this excellence year after year. Last year, Mr. John Brandt, veteran teacher and English Department Chair at LHN, was given release time to serve as the school’s Academic Dean to lead the effort in curriculum review and enhancements, professional development, and teacher mentoring. Based upon the benefits that North has observed from this focus, each school has instituted their own version of professional growth and development for their teaching staff. On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, all staff will join together for professional development and team building activities (no school for our students).
Mr. Paul Looker, Assistant Superintendent, has taken the lead responsibility for implementing an admissions program in each of our schools. For years, each of the schools has done recruitment and admissions, but admittedly, not a true structured program with definite goals, objectives, and metrics. Each school has identified a lead person who is responsible for the program in their school. We now have a much better handle on what we do, why we do it, and the results produced. This has already led to schools adjusting and revamping recruitment visits and events that they have done for years.
Tuition and Financial Aid Management
The Association has contracted with “Smart Tuition” for the 2016/17 school year to assist with the management of tuition payments and in determining financial need for student aid. Tuition payment options for parents will be greatly expanded. One of the added benefits of this new system is that parents will be able to view the status of their accounts at any time. An additional new feature that will be available soon, is called, “Buy Now – Give Now”. This program will allow people, not only parents, to purchase school items and tickets for fundraisers. The giving component will allow people to make donations to the schools and the Lutheran High School Association on-line.
First and foremost, the vision for the Lutheran High School Association schools is that they prepare students for life in time and life in eternity. Secondly, that each school is the school of choice for Lutherans and all those who desire a Faith based education. The first step in that vision is for our schools to become the school of choice for graduates of our Lutheran grade schools. To that end, each school is in the process of reassessing its current recruitment efforts directed at our Lutheran grade schools. We will also seek input from families, pastors, principals, and faculty of our Lutheran grade schools regarding the effectiveness of our current recruitment efforts and suggestions for improvement. We endeavor to make our program Christ centered, challenging, relevant, and ultimately prepare our students for college.