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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 22:03

Thanksgiving 2018

In the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln’s call for a national day of Thanksgiving began a tradition that continues today.  However, he was not the first American President to call for a day of Thanksgiving.  President George Washington did so in 1789 his first year in office. That year our government was seated for the first time…
Sunday, 18 November 2018 22:50

VL Students Join in Annual OCC Collection

The classrooms and hallways were bustling on Friday afternoon as Valley students took time away from the normal school day to pack 180 shoeboxes of gifts to be distributed through Samaritan's Purse.  The Samaritan’s Purse is an international Christian organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world; one of their holiday events is Operation Christmas Child. …
Thursday, 15 November 2018 21:47

Growing Campaign E-News: November

November's GROWING Campaign E-Newsletter update is now available here!  This month's update includes musings from our Development Director, pictures of the beginning of 'site prep' (!), and more.If you are interested in having this sent directly to your inbox please visit www.vlhs.com/growing and sign-up for the GROWING Campaign E-Newsletter in the gray box on the right hand side.
Thursday, 08 November 2018 12:17

Valley Lutheran Named School of Distinction

Valley Lutheran High School was recognized for its designation as a School of Distinction by the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation (NLSA) Commission in a presentation at the school Thursday, Nov. 8.The commission met in July and accredited 121 out of roughly 2,000 Lutheran schools nationwide, and Valley Lutheran was 1 of 5 accredited schools -- and two in the region…
The annual spirit wear sale sponsored by the VL Booster Club is here!  Orders are due by November 29 for a mid December delivery.  To order please visit https://vlhsapparel2018.itemorder.com/sale.
Valley Lutheran High School is excited to have received a $15,000 grant from the Saginaw Community Foundation (SCF) for the school’s GROWING Campaign.“We are thankful to have received this grant from the Community Foundation. Not only will this help us take another step toward better serving our students, but it is confirmation of the strength and importance of community,” said…
Monday, 08 October 2018 16:18

Growing Campaign E-News: September

Each month a new GROWING Campaign E-Newsletter update will now be available!  Please click here to access September's which includes links to much of the news coverage from our groundbreaking!August's E-News is available here.If you are interested in having this sent directly to your inbox please visit www.vlhs.com/growing and sign-up for the GROWING Campaign E-Newsletter in the gray box on the…
Executive Director Dr. John Brandt recently announced that Devin Neumann has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior."Devin holds high expectations for himself, making the most of…
Monday, 10 September 2018 17:03

VLHS to Break Ground on $6.5 Million Expansion

Valley Lutheran High School is excited to invite alumni, association members and media to a groundbreaking ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 that will celebrate the addition of 30,000-square feet to the McCarty Road campus.“Our school has always challenged students to fully use their God-given abilities to serve others,” Valley Lutheran Executive Director Dr. John Brandt said. “The addition…
Sunday, 09 September 2018 16:02

Homecoming 2018 Schedule of Events

Mark your calendars now for Valley Lutheran Homecoming 2018, September 24-29!  The theme for the week is "Around the World."Students will enjoy a variety of dress-up days throughout the week.  Monday is "Team Day", Tuesday is "Twin Day", Thursday is "Class Color Day" (seniors-black, juniors-white, sophomores-blue and freshmen-red) and Friday is "Spirit Day".  (On Wednesday students will be serving through-out…
While summer break provides students and faculty a well deserved break, June and July were busy months for the GROWING Campaign Building Committee. Chaired by Bill Wittig (VL Alumni Parent), this group of six volunteers met frequently as the building project bids were released, submitted, reviewed, and then a final recommendation made.Then, on July 31, 2018, a special meeting of…
Saturday, 18 August 2018 17:13

VL Welcomes New Faculty for Upcoming Year

Three teachers have joined the Valley Lutheran family for the 2018-19 school year.Patrick Winningham (bottom left) is a new addition to the social studies department. He is originally from Ray, Michigan. He has been teaching at Lutheran High School of Indianapolis since 2007.  He has a Master of Education from Indiana Wesleyan and a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia Ann…
Friday, 17 August 2018 22:01

Weber Wins Literary Contest

Every spring Valley Lutheran students have the opportunity to participate in a literary contest sponsored by the Parent Organization.  Katherine Weber's poetry entitled A Bee's Last Journey was selected as our 2017-2018 winner, receiving a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble.  Thanks for sharing your submission with us, Katherine, and congratulations!A Bee's Last JourneyKatherine WeberThe day begins ordinarily;The bumblebee wakes…
Three Valley students, Abbey, Elliott, and Kya, attended Worldview Academy on the campus of Spring Arbor University during the last week of June. We caught up with them recently to learn more about their experience.What is Worldview Academy or Camp Worldview?Abbey: Worldview Academy is a traveling camp offered to teenagers across America to teach how to best live and think…
Mrs. Krista Flory was recently recognized as a recipient of the 2018 Faith-Based Office Professional Award by the Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools. This award seeks to acknowledge the exemplary dedication shown by office professionals to students and parents in faith-based schools. Flory served as a Lutheran school educator for 30 years before joining Valley Lutheran as a development secretary…
Friday, 01 June 2018 22:20

Senior Poem for the Class of 2018

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 twelve years,We spotlight this year’s seniors as graduation nears.They have many great talents, through which God can get glory,All ninety-two students have their own unique story.“Give thanks to the Lord in word…
Congratulations to the VLHS Class of 2018 for their achievements and awards recognized at the annual Senior Banquet and Honors Convocation on May 24, 2018, at the Swan Valley Golf and Country Club:VALEDICTORIAN - Danielle BehnkeSALUTATORIAN - Joshua O’LaughlinHONORS DIPLOMAS - Kendal Brechtelsbauer, Sarah Hornbacher, Alyvia Pape, Robin Rodriguez, Kennedy Schugars, Hope Strieter, Elizabeth Trent, Alec Urbytes, Ruby YantzGUEST PRESENTATIONSVL…
On Thursday May 17 Valley Lutheran students had a different school day.  Instead of regular classes and routines students instead spread out across the Great Lakes Bay Region as part of their spring Service Day.  Serving in family groups, students completed projects with organizations such as the Saginaw Zoo, Midland Recyclers, Beacon of Hope, Saginaw City Rescue Mission, The Manors,…
Valley Lutheran hosted its first fundraiser for the Growing Campaign on Friday, April 20 at HORIZONS Conference Center. It turned out to be a very special evening.Nearly 400 attendees at the Growing Campaign Summit Dinner were asked to pledge an amount over the next five years to help launch the project.  In all, more than $800,000 was pledged, bringing the…
It was like 1979 again on Monday, April 23, at Valley Lutheran High School. Students were sitting on the carpet for chapel, Pastor Gil McDonald was giving the message, and Jesus was still the reason for celebrating.Students, staff and guests marked the 39th anniversary of the first day of school at Valley’s McCarty Road location, which was April 23, 1979,…
Dr. Lisa Meyers, Valley Lutheran High School’s Academic Dean of Students, has been awarded the Golden Apple Award by the Saginaw County Law Day Committee.The Golden Apple Award is given to a local educator each year to recognize those who have made an outstanding contribution to law-related education and whose programs and activities have furthered the understanding of the students…
A group from Valley Lutheran High School traveled to Sosua, Dominican Republic, during Easter Break to share Christ’s love with children there and in two neighboring villages.A total of 33 people were on the trip (24 students and nine adults and chaperones), which took the team to the nearby Monticillo and Redemption villages.  Spanish teacher Renee Brenner had been on four…
Valley Lutheran High School is hosting a special chapel service on Monday, April 23, at 10am, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the day students, faculty, and staff moved into the McCarty Road location.The community is invited to take part as Pastor Gil McDonald, who served at Valley from 1978 to 1991, will offer the message for the service. McDonald…
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 16:50

Join Us for Our 2018 Summer Camps!

Valley Lutheran High School is once again 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!  New this year is a 3D Printing Camp and a Spanish Camp!  The schedule, full camp flyer, and registration link are all located at www.vlhs.com/camps.…
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