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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 14:08

New Faces and New Roles for Upcoming Year

We welcome two teachers joining the Valley Lutheran family. Caleb Abraham, a 2005 Valley graduate, is a new addition to the math department.  “He brings experience at the middle school level where he was noted for his skill at showing students the applications of their math lessons,” said Executive Director John Brandt.  Jai Millen, a recent graduate of Concordia University…
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 10:27

Reflections of a Trip to Italy

This past July, I was blessed to be able to travel to the beautiful country of Italy with 61 other travelers. After preparing for and planning our travels for almost three years, when the time to leave came, it was hard to believe it was actually happening! But it did happen, and it was a fabulous experience. Our ten day…
Four outstanding athletes from the Class of 2017 will be continuing their athletic careers at colleges and universities this fall.  Congrats to Jacob Hilbrandt who will playing soccer at Concordia University, Wisconsin; Grace Hearth who will join the Scot volleyball team at Alma College; and Max Wood and Markos Azucar who will take the football field at Concordia University, Ann Arbor.…
Monday, 19 June 2017 12:09

Class of 2017 Earns Numerous Accolades

Valley Lutheran graduates celebrated with family and friends after receiving their diplomas during commencement on Sunday, June 11. Sarah Giglio and Elizabeth Holcomb were named Co-Valedectorians, based on grade point average. Sarah Kempin was the class Salutatorian. Of the 68 graduates, 19 earned recognition as Summa Cum Laude (3.75-4.00 gpa), 13 were Magna Cum Laude (3.50-3.74), and nine were Cum…
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:16

Literary Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the two winners of our annual Literary Competition!  Clara Jekel won in the poetry category with her work entitled The Sylvan's Drum while Sarah Kempin won in the prose category with her submission Going to Pieces.  Thanks to all the students who submitted writings!
Monday, 05 June 2017 14:45

Senior Poem for the Class of 2017

In the name of the Father, In the name of the Son,In the name of the Spirit, Holy God, three-in-one.At about this time and place, for the past eleven years,We spotlight this year’s seniors as graduation nears.They have many great talents, through which God can get glory,All sixty-nine students have their own unique story.“Give thanks to the Lord in word…
Congratulations to the VLHS Class of 2017 on the awards they received and the accomplishments they achieved as they were recognized at the annual Senior Banquet and Honors Convocation on May 25th, 2017, at the Swan Valley Golf and Banquet Center:CO-VALEDICTORIANS - Sarah Giglio & Elise HolcombSALUTATORIAN - Sarah KempinHONORS DIPLOMAS - Kathryn Davis, Grace Hearth, Sarah KempinGUEST PRESENTATIONSSaginaw Optimist…
Anyone who has ever taking high school Spanish has spent time mastering “Buenos Dias, Buenos noches and Hola, me llamo Bruce”. Renee Brenner, Spanish teacher at Valley Lutheran High School in Saginaw, teaches these same common basics but integrates it with new methodology and great enthusiasm. This is why she is the Michigan District 2017 High School Teacher of the…
Monday, 01 May 2017 11:03

Hofmeister Announces Retirement

We join in praising and thanking God for Athletic Director and Dean of Students, Kurt Hofmeister, who announced his retirement after 39 years of ministry in Lutheran schools including 17 at Valley Lutheran.Mr. Hofmeister served as Athletic Director, Dean of Students, baseball coach and Theology teacher at Valley Lutheran. Previously he served at Immanuel Lutheran School - Sebewaing, and Faith…
Barbara Doyle, a math instructor at Valley Lutheran High School, has been named the Lutheran Education Association’s 2017 Distinguished Lutheran Secondary Educator award. Doyle was selected for this honor by LEA’s Secondary Educators Network leadership team. Chuck Winterstein, assistant superintendent of Lutheran Schools for the Michigan District presented the award to Doyle during chapel Monday, April 24, at the high…
Saturday, 15 April 2017 15:46

Experience Easter Grace!

He Is Risen!“But he denied it. ‘Woman, I don’t know him,’ he said.A little later someone else saw him and said, ‘You also are one of them.’‘Man, I am not!’ Peter replied.About an hour later another asserted, ‘Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is Galilean.’Peter replied, ‘Man I don’t know what you are talking about.’” (Luke 22:57-66)Peter vehemently…
Thursday, 06 April 2017 14:34

Valley Lutheran Hosts Biennial Career Day

On Friday, April 7, Valley Lutheran High School hosted 70 professionals in 19 different career areas as a part of biennial Career Day. Students rotated through informative question and answer sectionals that matched their future career interests.A huge thank you to the following participants.  Thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to educate, encourage, and inspire our…
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 14:27

VLHS Summer Camp Schedule Available!

Valley Lutheran High School will once again be offering a variety of week-long summer camp opportunities for students entering 4th - 9th grades this coming June.  From drama to football, soccer to French, there's something for everyone!  The flyer is available here, or head to www.vlhs.com/camps for the registration link.  Early registration discount applies through May 30.  Thank you for…
Friday, 24 March 2017 22:33

Tour Recap 2017

This past weekend, Valley Lutheran’s Symphonic Band and Golden Voice Choir went on a five day tour of the Midwest. Each night they led a worship service with the theme “His Plan,” based on Jeremiah 29:11-13. Through the service they depicted the fall of man, Christ’s redemption, and the confident hope that God has a plan for everything in our…
Every year Valley Lutheran's Symphonic Band and Golden Voice Choir share a message of God's grace and hope during their Annual Lenten tour.  This year's tour theme is "His Plan" with stops in:Wednesday, March 15     St. Michael Lutheran Church         Fort Wayne, IN              7 p.m.Thursday, March 16    …
Valley Lutheran's Golden Voice choir has been invited to join Concordia University, Nebraska's A Capella choir during their tour this month.  The concert will be held at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church on Saturday, March 25 at 8 p.m.  Golden Voice is directed by Mr. Paul Eschmann; A Capella is directed by Dr. Kurt von Kampen.  Thanks to Concordia and Dr.…
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 21:30

Benefit Dinner Auction Raises $58,000

Headbands, parachute pants and neon attire highlighted the night as Valley Lutheran held its 14th annual Benefit Auction and Dinner at The Conference Center at Apple Mountain on Saturday, February 25. The theme for the evening was “Back to the ’80s” and most of the crowd came dressed for the occasion. They had the opportunity to bid on a rad…
Congratulations to our own Mrs. Barb Doyle who was recently named the 2017 Distinguished Lutheran Secondary Educator by the Lutheran Education Association!  Read their press release here, or look for more VL coverage after the award presentation later this spring. Congrats to Mrs. Doyle for this well deserved recognition!!
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 21:38

March for Life: Student Reflections

Over forty Valley Lutheran High School students were among the tens of thousands gathered in Washington D.C. on Friday, January 27, 2017 for the 44th Annual March for Life. Their experiences and reflections are included in the recap below.The group drove through the night on Wednesday, January 25 arriving in D.C. early Thursday morning. Their day was filled with sightseeing…
On Monday 257 Lutheran educators from around the Great Lakes Bay Region gathered together under the theme “The Work We Do, The Impact We Have.” In what has become an annual conference, educators from 22 Lutheran schools and early childhood centers met to learn, worship, encourage each other, and celebrate their ministry.Pastor Steve Essenberg, missionary-at-large in Detroit, led the opening…
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 13:07

And Bob said, "It's not a snowflake."

And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was.”  Matthew 2:9 (ESV) The Indian Christian church is small (5 percent of the population) but it sends a powerful message through a favorite Christmas decoration – a star over the Christian home. Inspired by…
Thursday, 15 December 2016 16:04

Valley Math Instructor Barbara Doyle Pens Book

Barbara Doyle (VLHS ’91) knows what it takes to get the most out of herself and her students. Now she’s sharing her methods with everyone. Doyle, a math teacher at Valley, has self-published Greater Expectations, a guidebook which outlines her secrets for achieving teaching success. “It’s not nearly so much about math as what’s the best attitude and the best…
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 13:58

Annual Christmas Family Collection Underway!

Over the past thirty-five years Valley Lutheran helped our community beyond our usual service projects by helping individual families at Christmas. During that time we have collected over $58,000 and thousands of boxes of new and used clothing, toys and household goods to help over 185 families in the area to have a more enjoyable Christmas season.We have helped families…
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 11:02

Thanksgiving! Celebrate!

In 1527 Martin Luther composed "A Mighty Fortress is Our God," which ultimately was recognized as the powerful hymn of the Reformation. Students of the Reformation clearly see Luther's struggles in those words as he battled both church and civil authorities to return the Church to the Bible and to celebrate God's grace.That same year the Plague hit Wittenberg. Luther…
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