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  • ENGAGING GOD’S WORLD: LCS GRADUATES SERVINGIN MINISTRY- BRENNAN WOELL ’08
    on August 9, 2022 in Alumni Stories

    by Melissa Keeley, Director of Development Since graduating from Lansing Christian School Brennan Woell (’08) has been following his calling to become an ordained pastor and work in local church ministry. Brennan says he always looked up to both pastors and teachers ... Read more →

  • ENGAGING GOD’S WORLD: LCS GRADUATES SERVING IN MINISTRY- ABBY GIPSON ’18
    on July 26, 2022 in Alumni Stories

    by Melissa Keeley, Director of Development For Abby Gipson, (’18) pursuing a career in ministry was a natural next step for her after graduating from Lansing Christian School. “I just knew that I loved Jesus, I loved people, and wanted to be obedient. Ministry came easy ... Read more →

  • LCS TEACHES FOR TRANSFORMATION- MR. Tjarks
    on July 10, 2022 in Education

    by Dr. Jamie Wernet, Director of Learning/Math Teacher Our vision for students is that they will be equipped to engage and transform the world for Jesus Christ. A primary question in our work is how to give students opportunities to practice engaging the world through our ... Read more →

  • ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE – MARIAN HENDERSON ’19
    on July 6, 2022 in Alumni Stories, Student Work

    by Andrew Kleyn, Middle School and High School Principal Our vision statement can be seen and measured in the lives of our graduates. A powerful example is in the life and work of Marian Henderson (Class of 2019). Marian is attending Calvin University to study Biology and ... Read more →

  • RETREAT AND SPIRIT WEEK
    on June 22, 2022 in Education

    by Andrew Kleyn, Middle School and High School Principal Over the last two years, the pandemic has highlighted the need for community. Cultivating Christian Community is a core value of LCS, and we have a number of practices and events that contribute to this value. This ... Read more →

  • LCS TEACHES FOR TRANSFORMATION- MR. LOHMAN
    on June 22, 2022 in Education, Student Work

    by Dr. Jamie Wernet, Director of Learning/Math Teacher Our vision for students is that they will be equipped to engage and transform the world for Jesus Christ. A primary question in our work is how to give students opportunities to practice engaging the world through our ... Read more →

  • OUTDOOR LEARNING UPDATE
    on June 13, 2022 in Education

    by Melissa Keeley, Director of Development Since last spring, LCS parents have been helping the school create outdoor learning and play spaces on our 66-acre property. Parents donated their time and energy to clear brush, build trails, and create learning areas and play ... Read more →

  • LCS BOARD OF TRUSTEES REFLECTION
    on June 7, 2022 in Board

    by Dave Tebben, President of the LCS board of Trustees When I was new to being on the school board, I emailed a question to a boyhood friend of mine who is now a school administrator. I don’t remember what I asked him, but part of his response has always stuck with me. He ... Read more →

  • DEVELOPING STUDENT ATHLETES
    on May 18, 2022 in Athletics

    by Dan Carmichael, Athletic Director Our preschool through twelfth grade athletic program plays an integral and important role at Lansing Christian School. At each grade level, our athletes are able to use their God-given talents as they grow, learn, and compete.  Sports ... Read more →

  • LANSING CHRISTIAN SCHOOL CLASS OF 2022 TOP TEN STUDENTS
    on April 7, 2022 in Education

    Congratulations to the Lansing Christian School Top Ten Seniors calculated by cumulative grade point average! LCS Top Ten Students are: William Combs (Valedictorian), Madeleine DeWolf (Valedictorian), Davis Garrett, August Granger (Valedictorian), Kjersten Heinlein ... Read more →

  • LANSING CHRISTIAN SCHOOL AT 70 YEARS
    on April 6, 2022 in Alumni Stories, Education

    During the first week of school in August, 2021, parents were invited to campus to join students for chapel. Students gathered by class on the LCS soccer field, and parents surrounded them as Head of School, Wendy Hofman, and members of the Board of Trustees prayed over the ... Read more →

  • OUTDOOR LEARNING INIATIVE
    on April 5, 2022 in Education

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  • An open letter to our students and community
    on December 2, 2021 in Education

    Dear Students, With the difficulties of this year and the past 21 months, we wanted to take a few moments to remind you of a few important truths.   We are your teachers. We love our calling. We love our subjects. We love teaching, leading, and seeing learning and ... Read more →

  • Stories From the Classroom: Storylines
    on November 16, 2021 in Education, Christian education, elementary, high school, middle school, preschool

    by Dr. Jamie Wernet, Director of Learning/Math Teacher Using language and imagery, a teacher’s Storyline helps students to connect what they are learning with biblical truth. Each teacher routinely uses practices to keep their Storyline alive for students. Here are just a ... Read more →

  • Michal (Kuyers) Getz, Registered Nurse–Class of 2012
    on August 13, 2021 in Alumni Stories

    by Melissa Keeley, Director of Development When reflecting on what drew her to the field of nursing, Michal (Kuyers) Getz (’12) says, “I was attracted to nursing because I am a believer in being a public servant, and nursing seemed to be a direct (and employable) way to ... Read more →

  • A Place of Deep Hope
    on August 13, 2021 in Education

    by Dr. Jamie Wernet, Director of Learning/Math Teacher As part of our work with Teaching for Transformation, teachers are invited to develop and communicate their Deep Hope for their students. This last year, we collected Deep Hope statements into a poster to share with the ... Read more →

  • 2020-2021 LCS Teacher Innovation
    on July 23, 2021 in Education, Uncategorized

    by Sheila Dykstra, Elementary Principal and Andrew Kleyn, Middle School and High School Principal Our teachers demonstrated remarkable resiliency and ingenuity in adapting to changing circumstances and designing innovative learning experiences this past school year. ... Read more →

  • Supporting Mental Health at LCS
    on July 23, 2021 in Education

    by Wendy Hofman, Head of School We are pleased to announce that a new partnership between Lansing Christian School and Wellspring Lutheran Services has been developed for the purposes of expanding the school’s support for the psychological, social-emotional, and ... Read more →

  • Telling the Story of 2020-2021
    on July 16, 2021 in Education, Christian education, Christian School

    by Wendy Hofman, Head of School 2020-2021 will certainly be a year to remember in the history of Lansing Christian School. Organizing and supporting Christ-centered in-person education for the whole student, during a global pandemic will be a story to tell about LCS for ... Read more →

  • 2021 Graduates
    on June 25, 2021 in Alumni Stories

    EXCERPT FROM THE 2021 SENIOR CHALLENGE by Sophie Gruesbeck God makes no mistakes and He knew exactly what He was doing when he placed us all in this class. He knew we were capable to endure and overcome and has a plan to use this for our good. Now I may be biased but I ...

  • Operating During a Pandemic
    on June 14, 2021 in Education

    by Elizabeth Sabins, Spanish Teacher/Instructional Coach The switch to remote learning in the spring of 2020 presented teachers and students with an opportunity to explore new technology for teaching and learning. For the 2020-2021 school year, LCS implemented online ... Read more →

  • Nurse Team – COVID-19 Response
    on June 7, 2021 in Education

    by Bonnie Binioris, Athletic Director/Health and Safety Coordinator During a typical school year, medical needs at LCS range from the basics such as supplying Band-Aids for scraped knees, ice for bruises and bumps, distributing students’ medications per their doctor’s ... Read more →

  • Student Multicultural Club
    on June 1, 2021 in Education, high school, middle school, multicultural club

    by Andrew Kleyn, Middle School and High School Principal The strategic plan for LCS describes one of its initiatives by saying, “As a school we seek to increase our capacity to be a community where students, created in the image of God, experience a sense of belonging.” ... Read more →

  • Lansing Christian Volleyball – 2020 (and 2021!)
    on May 26, 2021 in Education

    by Bonnie Binioris, Athletic Director/Health and Safety Coordinator The Lansing Christian varsity volleyball team saw their typical three-month season turn into a seven-month adventure that included multiple state-mandated pauses, COVID testing as part of a pilot program, ... Read more →

  • Cross Country – State Champions!
    on May 19, 2021 in Education

    by Bonnie Binioris, Athletic Director/Health and Safety Coordinator On November 7, 2020, the girls cross country team won the Division 4 State Championship, the first ever for Lansing Christian School! Head coach Jon Watson credits the team of seven runners with dedication ... Read more →

  • Lansing Christian School Class of 2021 Top Ten Students
    on May 11, 2021 in Education

    Congratulations to the Lansing Christian School Top Ten Seniors calculated by cumulative grade point average! LCS Top Ten Students are: Jaimee Figueiredo, Grace Glenn, Sophie Gruesbeck (Valedictorian), Noelle Haviland, Alexa Kinnas, Frank Luginbill, Irene Nielsen, ... Read more →

  • Kent Bowden, Osteopathic Surgeon – Class of 1997
    on May 7, 2021 in Alumni Stories

    by Melissa Keeley, Director of Development When COVID-19 first arrived in Michigan in March of 2020, things came to a halt for Kent Bowden (’97). Working as an Osteopathic Surgeon in Cadillac, MI, Kent’s hospital, like hospitals across the country, had to cancel all ... Read more →

  • LCS Teaches for Transformation
    on March 31, 2021 in Education, God, teaching for transformation

    by Dr. Jamie Wernet, Director of Learning/Math Teacher Teaching for Transformation (TfT), developed in partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Christian Education, is the framework we use at LCS to support transformational learning. Incorporating best practices ... Read more →

  • Outdoor Education
    on March 31, 2021 in Education, Christian, Outdoor Education

    by Melissa Keeley, Director of Development One of the positives that have come out of this challenging year is the increased use of our school’s beautiful outdoor space. As the current pandemic has increased everyone’s dependence on technology, being outdoors has ... Read more →

  • A Letter of Thanks to Our Community
    on March 17, 2021 in Education

    by Andrew Kleyn, Middle and High school Principal One year ago, I got on the intercom at school and misspoke. I intended to say, “Grab everything you need from your locker for the next week.” Instead, I said, “Grab everything from your locker.” Few of us could have ... Read more →