Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Go Lions! Go Lions

          We have two girls in the dorm that are active players on this season's Lady Lion Volleyball team, players #3 and #4.  Another dorm student is the team manager/stat keeper.  The team has also recruited a dorm boy to video record the matches.  Players have practice each day after school from 3:30-5:30pm.  The practices are geared for conditioning and technique. 
          The first half of the season our girls played mightily and won the majority of their matches.  These last couple of games have been close, but we haven't been able to pull out a win.  This week the girls have 3 games:

Tuesday 9/26 @ home vs. Poplar Indians
Friday 9/29  away vs. Froid/Medicine Lake
Saturday 9/30 away vs. Plentywood (Plentywood Invitational)

Tonight we will be in the stands cheering our girls on to victory!  Let's Go Lions!!

Monday, August 28, 2017

First week of School

What a first week!  School started on Tuesday, August 22 with these boarding students ready for action.  
Get:  Thailand
Ashley:  USA, New York
Lily:  USA, Montana
Brady:  USA, Montana
Harry:  Vietnam

The students started the day in the assembly room to meet new students, meet new staff and be addressed by Mr. Young, superintendent.  

This year’s key verse is from Philippians 3:7-8.
7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.  8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.  I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ…. (ESV)

After reading this verse, Mr. Young expounded from personal experience.  During the high school years students are encouraged and pushed to excellence.  Mr. Young conveyed that as a result of his own well-doing in high school, “I got an inflated image of myself.”  Students train hard and study diligently to receive awards, scholarships, and recognition.  He also stated, “Flattery is only dangerous if you believe it.”  We want to do our best and even fulfill Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,”.  The key is in doing good works for the Lord and not men. In the long run, Mr. Young continued, the awards and trophies end up in a shop somewhere collecting dust.  They aren’t often found in a glass case or displayed on a mantle.  Everything we get here on earth eventually becomes rubbish.  Mr. Young challenged the students to “be honest and genuine with each other.  Be aware of how we can celebrate with others and be self-less together.  Let’s work for that last reward.”  

teaching staff

The week flew by in a flurry of reading assignments, math homework, intense volleyball practices, and finding the happy medium between insanity and completing all the required homework.  Samuel arrived, accompanied by his mother and uncle, and began classes on Thursday.  He is now settled into the dorm and acclimating well with our initial fabulous five.

We are super happy with the way the boarding students are connecting with one another.  They are not opposed to getting away from their electronic devices.  Most evenings you will find them in the gym playing volleyball or basketball together, lounging in the gathering room, or even playing a board game.    

Sunday evening was Opening Program.  The program began with Mr. Butler leading everyone in singing ‘Be Thou My Vision.’  Mr. Young gave a devotional, an abbreviated version of his first-day-of-school challenge.  New staff members then gave their testimonies of faith and introduction:  Mrs. A Traeholt (Social sciences and PE) and Mrs. Froiland (Secretary, foreign language and Advanced computers).  Special music was performed by the LCHS choir, singing Agnus Deo.  Following that, the staff class advisors introduced students by class.  Mr. Young was the one to introduce all the staff and school board members.  Wow, it takes a lot of people to make the LCHS world go around!  The evening was completed by comments from Mr. K. Toavs, the school board chairman.  

Upcoming events:
Tuesday:  Recreation and Renewal Day
Tuesday:  Lady Lions @ Ophiem at 5:00pm
Saturday:  Lady Lions @ home vs. Glasgow JV at 6:00pm

Monday:  No School — Labor Day Holiday

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Dorm opens for 2017-2018 school year

Welcome to all boarding students for the 2017-2018 school year!  It looks like we have a good group of students to start off the year.  Students will be arriving slowly over the weekend from New York, Vietnam, Thailand, Montana, and Ethiopia.  We are expecting 2-3 more students by the end of the month as well.

Lustre Christian classes begin on August 22nd with a full range of courses including Art and Spanish, musical arts, and mandatory core classes.  This year we welcome 3 new staff members to round out the teaching positions.  We are thankful for full staffing again this year.

Volleyball practice has already begun and the girls look forward to their first match on August 25th in Culbertson.  Two of our dorm girls will be playing with the Lady Lions this season, coached by Mrs. K. Klatt.

A big Lustre WELCOME to all our new students and a high-five to our returning students.  Let's work together to make this year a positive experience for everyone.