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Valley Lutheran High School teachers Benjamin (Ben) and Amy Cooper were individually awarded the Distinguished Lutheran Secondary Educator award by the LEA (Lutheran Education Association).The couple are two of just eight educators, both active and retired, chosen as 2015 recipients, and the only two to be awarded in the same category. Typically one educator per category is selected.Amy and Ben…
Yesterday Valley Lutheran students had the opportunity to hear from Rev. and Mrs. Larry Matro who have spent many years as missionaries in Papua New Guinea and will be returning there this summer. In addition to Rev. Matro's chapel message, students had the opportunity during their religion classes to hear stories and see pictures from the mission field of this…
There is a new extra-curricular at Valley Lutheran High School: Michigan Envirothon. This group, led by Biology teacher Mr. Ben Cooper, is joining students from the state of Michigan and around the country in learning about environmental issues and completing community outreach projects. Valley's team has been studying environmental issues such as agriculture, aquatic ecology, energy, forestry, urban forestry, wildlife,…
During an afternoon assembly Valley Lutheran High School students had the opportunity to hear from Bryan Osborne, a speaker from the Christian apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis.  His enlightening presentation armed students with Biblical truths about creation, history, and the reality that all humans are one race, one blood (from Adam), and can all be saved by the second Adam,…
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 16:07

March 10 Parent Newsletter Available

Valley Lutheran is hosting the next of our Third Sunday Open Houses this Sunday from 2-3 p.m.  You're welcome to stop by and find out more about what Valley Lutheran is all about!  More information about this and the upcoming band/choir tour, career day panelist needs, and invitations to events at local churches available in the most recent parent newsletter…
Valley Lutheran High School and Holy Cross Lutheran Church will be hosting a speaker from the Answers in Genesis ministry on Sunday and Monday, March 15 and 16.  This mLive article has all the details!
French 1 and 2 students from Valley Lutheran enjoyed spending Friday morning with first graders from St. Lorenz Lutheran School. The French students taught the younger students songs like "Jesus Loves Me" and "Frère Jacques" and the words for animal names, colors, greetings, and numbers.  Students enjoyed eating crêpes together while learning the words for the various toppings.  Valley students also…
A little blowing snow and sleet couldn't keep 24 Lutheran schools (2,400 students and adults) from around the state from gathering at Saginaw Valley State University on Tuesday for the Joint Lutheran Schools Celebration! Valley Lutheran Juniors participated in the festivities and served as ushers for the grade school students.These schools joined together to support a very special mission project.…
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 22:03

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser on Sunday

This Sunday, March 1, you are invited to Buffalo Wild Wings to support the students from Valley Lutheran who will be traveling to Guatemala over Easter break on a mission trip.  20% of the sales that are accompanied by this flyer (click here) will return to the group.  Thanks, in advance, for your support!
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:02

February 24 Parent Newsletter Available

The Global Awareness Club is collecting fleece to make blankets for foster kids and unaccompanied minors through Wellspring Ministries!  If you would like to donate, they are requesting two 1 1/2 yard pieces for each blanket.  Donations can be given to any Valley Lutheran student or dropped off in the school office by Friday.To read other Valley Lutheran news including…
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 00:00

February 9 Parent Newsletter Available

Congratulations to the Valley Lutheran High School PomPon squad who won the Mid-American State Championship last weekend in Lansing!Other Valley Lutheran news is available in the latest parent newsletter (available here) including this weekend's drama production, the upcoming auction, the unusual schedule for March 3, and more!  For previous parent newsletters click here.
Monday, 09 February 2015 00:00

March 3 Schedule Announced

Valley Lutheran students will be participating in a unique day on March 3.  Freshmen, sophomores, and seniors will be testing at Valley in the morning, while Juniors will attend the Lutheran Schools Week celebration at SVSU.  All underclassmen will register for next year's classes at some point during the day.  In the afternoon, all students will view the movie "God's…
Thursday, 22 January 2015 00:00

January 21 Parent Newsletter Available

The latest Parent Newsletter (available here) includes information about accessing semester grades, the upcoming LEAP meeting and BBQ Pulled Pork Dinner, how to get involved in this year's auction, and an invitation to Valley Lutheran's Dessert Theater coming February 12-14.  For previous parent newsletters click here.
Grandparents'/Special Friends' Days are returning to Valley Lutheran every Thursday in February.  These Thursdays have been set aside so that our students can share with their special person(s) first hand what makes Valley Lutheran so special.  The seniors are encouraged to sign up their grandparents(s) or special friend(s) for February 5th, the juniors for February 12, the sophomores for February…
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 00:00

January 5th Parent Newsletter Available

Valley Lutheran is back is session after Christmas break and is busy like always!  Check out the most recent Parent Newsletter (available here) for information about this Sunday's Chicken BBQ, Grandparents/Special Friends Days coming in February, upcoming Third Sunday Open Houses, and more!
Valley Lutheran senior Logan Rechsteiner was chosen by Saginaw News as the Boys Soccer Player of the Year for his skills in goal, strong field sense, and innate leadership.  Both Rechsteiner and fellow senior teammate Marco Anchondo were chosen as part of the 2014 Saginaw News Boys Soccer Dream Team.  Read more about these honors on mLive (available here).
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:00

Annual "Christmas Family" Collection Underway

Every year Valley Lutheran staff and students participate in the annual "Christmas family" collection, where Christmas gifts and needed household and food items are provided to families in the community.  Over the past thirty-three years we have collected over $50,000 and thousands of boxes of new and used clothing, toys and household goods to help over 175 families in the…
Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00

Thanksgiving Reminders

This month several Valley Lutheran High School leaders and I visited 10 of our 15 association congregations saying "thanks" for their partnership in our ministry. While that partnership alone is reason to be thankful, my visits reminded of many other reasons for "thanksgiving" like . . . The wide variety of music raised in praise to God – organ ,…
Seniors instrumentalists Matt Korte, Jahna Mueller, Josh Grusecki, Elizabeth Bierlein, Eric Jackson, Taylor Piotrowski, Josiah Schultz, Megan Koch, Trent Daenzer, and Emma Odorico participated in the Tri-Valley Honor Band held at Carrollton High School on Nov. 13th. They had a great time and enjoyed performing the pieces they worked on during the day at an evening performance. Senior Megan Koch…
During a special assembly on Thursday, Nov. 20th, Valley students gathered in the gym with their family groups and packed boxes for Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse that has delivered millions of these gift-filled boxes to children all over the world. According to Linda Rogers, an advisor for the Global Awareness Club who challenged the student body…
Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00

Valley Seniors Honored by Optimist Club

Seniors Jordan Hilbrandt and Bayly Vallier were honored at the Youth Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the Optimist Club of Saginaw on November 13th. They were selected by the VLHS faculty based on their positive attitudes and accomplishments in school, home, church, and community. Congratulations Jordan and Bayly!
Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

Valley Freshmen Enjoy Recent Field Trips

This fall freshmen students in Biology and English 2 have enjoyed off-site experiences as a part of their normal curriculum.  In October Mr. Cooper's Biology students traveled to the Bay City State Recreation Area where Visitor Center interpreters and DNR volunteers led them in water testing, a macro-invertebrate survey, temperature and turbidity tests, and a shoreline assessment hike. The students'…
Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

You're Invited to our Fall Information Night

Cultivating the next generation of Christian leaders is a tenet of Valley Lutheran High School that sets our school apart. More than a third of our student body is involved in leadership groups; including Key Club, National Honor Society, band and choir section leaders, athletic team captains or as newly-trained student leaders in our Family Group Ministry.Valley students demonstrate servant…
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 00:00

Hearth Named Athlete of the Week

Jon Hearth was named Saginaw News Athlete of the Week after his role in Valley Lutheran's win over Genessee Christian to advance to the regional final game. For the mLive article naming him, click here. For coverage of the Genessee Christian game, click here. Congrats to all members of the Charger soccer team for their District Championship and hard-fought playoff…

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