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  • 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 →

  • 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 →

  • An Open Letter of Thanks to Our Teachers
    on March 17, 2021 in Education

    by Sheila Dykstra, Elementary Principal A year ago, our world was turned upside down. We packed up students and sent them home with learning materials for what we believed to be a 3 week pause. Those 3 weeks turned into 3 months. In those 3 months, you explored the world of ... Read more →

  • Outdoor Learning
    on February 26, 2021 in Education, elementary, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Learning

    Our students are having a great time being outdoors this winter—exploring the woods, building forts with tree branches, going on prayer walks, and embracing the opportunity to take a break from the mitigation strategies that are necessary inside the building. Being ... Read more →

  • Athletics Reopen at LCS
    on February 11, 2021 in Education, Athletics, high school

    Proverbs 3:5-6Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. Until now, our incredible team of basketball coaches and student athletes at Lansing Christian School have ... Read more →

  • Why Outdoor Experiences matter
    on January 29, 2021 in Education, Christian School, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Learning

    Lansing Christian students are enjoying God’s creation on our beautiful outdoor campus! Outdoor experiences enhance classroom learning. Spending time outdoors allows students to develop their creativity, problem-solving, independence, confidence, and more. While ... Read more →

  • WANT TO IMPACT A STUDENT’S LIFE? SO DO WE!
    on December 15, 2020 in Featured Stories, Uncategorized

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  • Parent Survey results
    on November 2, 2020 in Uncategorized, Christian School, elementary, high school, middle school

    Thank you to the more than 200 families who responded to our recent LCS Connects Family Feedback Survey. Below is a summary of the results. Some positive take-aways from the survey responses include: 100% of LCS families agreed that LCS is following health and safety ... Read more →

  • Innovation at LCS Supports Safe In-Person Learning
    on September 24, 2020 in Education, Christian education, elementary

    “I am so happy to be back at school.” This is not normally what you hear on the first day of school from a tenth-grade boy, but it is exactly what I heard from one of our students as he entered the building on August 20, masked and ready to learn. After months of ... Read more →

  • Lansing Christian Back To School
    on August 28, 2020 in Education, back to school, Christian, education, School

    It’s been an amazing first week of school here on our campus! It is so good to see the students again, and it is great to see how much they enjoy being with one another. We experienced joy on our campus every day this week. This is truly something to be grateful for.  ... Read more →

  • Message from Wendy Hofman, LCS Head of School
    on August 18, 2020 in Education

    We continue to finalize plans and procedures for beginning school in-person on August 25. The 2020-2021 Reopening Plan has been developed to support health and safety while we also continue to pursue excellence in Christ-centered learning. As we work to create a learning ... Read more →

  • Finding A Back-To-School Balance
    on August 12, 2020 in Education

    September is a funny month. It’s unique in that it’s welcomed, and yet feared, by many. If you have school-age children, you know all about the excitement that a brand new school year brings and how bright and shiny things look on September 1. However, as surely as the ... Read more →

  • LCS 2020-2021 Reopening Plan
    on July 30, 2020 in Education, School Reopen Plan

    Letter from Wendy Hofman, Head of School At Lansing Christian School, our vision calls us to equip young men and women to engage and transform the world for Jesus Christ. Our core values direct us to pursue excellence, cultivate Christian community, partner with parents, ... Read more →

  • 2020-2021 SAFE, IN-PERSON, ON CAMPUS INSTRUCTION EVERY DAY
    on July 24, 2020 in Education, elementary, high school, middle school, School

    As a private, Christian school in Greater Lansing, we are committed to mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 and we are committed to maintaining a “low risk” learning environment at LCS. We are also committed to meeting or exceeding the state’s requirements ... Read more →

  • Letting God’s Light Shine!
    on July 7, 2020 in Education

    GLORIFYING GOD THROUGH FINE ARTS Throughout the Bible, Jesus used stories, also called parables, to teach valuable life lessons and help us understand how we can be more like Him. In the same way, the students in the Lansing Christian School Creative Arts program utilize ... Read more →

  • Work Hard, Play Hard!
    on June 29, 2020 in Education

    5 REASONS PLAY IS ESSENTIAL TO YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION All work and no play is no good — especially when it comes to your child’s education. When you think of “play,” your mind probably goes to preschoolers playing with toys or running around the playground. ... Read more →

  • How Important Is Christian Education?
    on June 22, 2020 in Education

    Many parents spend countless hours creating an environment that will encourage development in the Christian faith. They may search for an appropriate church, pray that their children will make the right friends, or monitor technology use to eliminate exposure to harmful ... Read more →