The Demands (or not) of Fundraising

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We have had several high school students at Bethany Lutheran Church who were involved in one thing or another, and as a result had to do annual fundraising. It reminds me of the fundraising I had to do in my high school career for my extracurricular activities of choice. I’m afraid my neighbors and relatives […]

Testing and Formative Assessment

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Every school should assess the progress of its students on a regular basis and use the information to adapt the teaching methods for maximum benefit. The content of teaching remains the same, but the techniques used to teach it will naturally vary over time from student to student. If you have a child or grandchild […]

Science at a Christian School? It’s a Natural Fit!

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The Columbia Lutheran School science textbooks were written by Dr. Jay Wile, and some of our K-4 students even look forward to science as a favorite class. Dr. Wile wrote an article you might find enlightening about the relationship between Christianity and science, mainly because it presents that relationship as it stands historically, rather than […]

Limited-Time Opportunities for 2015-2016

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This year, the CLS School Board is offering an early registration incentive based upon the generous gifts we have received over the past year. All students registered for 2015-2016 before May 15th will have their registration fee later credited toward their tuition. This still allows the school to make needed purchases in anticipation of the […]

Standardized Testing? How about Adaptive Testing!

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Columbia Lutheran School is using the Measures of Academic Progress from the Northwest Evaluation Association for an objective measure of our students’ academic progress. Over the summer, we looked into using it as an independent school, but found that the cost that way was far beyond our reach in this first year. However, it turns […]