At the beginning of January 2016, Grace Lutheran School was in the middle of its school year. Our enrollment at that time was 16 students in grades K-8. Our staff included Janelle Hein, full-time teacher, Ellen Bergstrom, part-time teacher, and Ann Radichel, kindergarten and music.
On January 28, 2016, we took a field trip to the Mill City Museum. On April 7 we had our annual student fair with the year’s topic being a history fair focusing on geography and the Olympics. Spring was also busy with Iowa Basics Achievement Tests as well as preparing for our school play, Beauty and the Beast, which was held on May 26. Field Day 2016 was cancelled due to inclement weather. With the closing of the school year, we lost one student to graduation.
Grace Lutheran School began its 2016-2017 school year on August 29th with 20 students in grades K-8. Throughout the year we have lost four students and gained one more, which puts our enrollment at 17. We currently have five kindergartners, two first graders, two second graders, two fourth graders, one fifth grader, one sixth grader, three seventh graders, and one eighth grader.
Our staff remains unchanged from a year ago: Janelle Hein teaches grades 1-8 and is co-principal, Ellen Bergstrom teaches part-time and is co-principal, Ann Radichel, teaches kindergarten and music, and Pastor Hein offers morning devotions and teaches grades 6-8 in Catechism instruction. Our volunteers include Connie Ahrens, Brian Bergstrom, Anita Bergstrom, Jan Davis, Emily Hein, Jenny Kleifgen, Rick and Heidi Nelson, Sue Nelson, Norma Rust, Barb Sydow, and Nyla Welker. We are ever thankful to the Lord for the blessings he showers upon us through the Christian education offered through our school.
Janelle Hein, Principal