In middle school we offer several extra curricular activities for our students. Please see below for these offerings:
Music is an important part of our Lutheran Day School curriculum. All students in grades Preschool through 8th grade receive classroom music instruction and sing in a choir or ensemble. Children make beautiful music, and at Saint Luke, we encourage them to “Make music to the Lord!” (Psalm 96:13)
3rd - 8th grade students participate in our Christus Choir which rehearses during the school day. Christus choir sings for the various worship services throughout the school year. They also lead a mid-week Advent worship service, participate in a yearly operetta, fine arts festival, and sing for special events such as Lutheran Schools Week celebrations, Grandparents Day, and Graduation.
Jubilate Ringers, our school handbell choir currently plays on three octaves of Schulmerich handbells and four octaves of Malmark handchimes. Rehearsals are held before or after school. The handbell choir rings for either the 8:00 or 10:30 worship services throughout the school year, as well as for a mid-week Advent worship service, and special events such as Lutheran Schools Week celebrations, Grandparents Day, and Graduation. In addition to the extracurricular groups, handchimes are integrated into the classroom music curriculum at the fourth and fifth grade level.
OPERETTA & FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
In addition to participating in the worship life of the congregation, all choirs and handbells perform “on stage” in the spring, as we showcase fine arts at Saint Luke for our Grandparents’ Day celebration. The highlight of the program is the performance of the yearly operetta. All students in 1st -8th grades make up the chorus for the operetta, with upper grade students auditioning for speaking and solo roles. Opportunities abound for exploring the technical side of the production as well. Students are encouraged to participate in set construction, and help with costumes, props, makeup and many other areas.
BAND AND STRING PROGRAM
Walther Lutheran High School provides band instruction for students in 4th - 8th grades for a participation fee. A Walther instructor comes to Saint Luke for weekly individual and small group lessons, plus a full band rehearsal. More advanced students are invited to participate in Walther’s Monday Night Band program, held at Walther. Students play in several concerts a year, and have the opportunity to attend the bi-annual Band Fest at Walther.
Students in 1st - 8th grades may participate in the Walther Grade School String program. Instruction in violin, viola, cello, and string bass are offered during the school day at Saint Luke by a Walther instructor. Opportunities for performances are scheduled twice a year.
Piano lessons are conveniently offered at Saint Luke by Mrs. Beverly Baumann, a member of our congregation. Times are scheduled after school and on Saturday mornings. She also offers a summer piano camp and summer organ camp. Please contact Mrs. Baumann directly about signing up for lessons through the School Office at 630.773.0509.
“….Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever…..” 1 Corinthians 9:25
Helping a child grow and develop to their God-given potential is a main goal at Saint Luke as our curriculum focuses on the ‘whole’ child. At Saint Luke, we are excited to offer extra-curricular sports programs. Our goal in all of our extracurricular activities is to encourage and develop an attitude that reflects Christian character and values from a child’s conduct while participating to respect for rules and authority as well as cooperation with others.
Our current sports offerings are:
Winter: Basketball & Cheerleading
Our Saint Luke Student council consists of our 7th and 8th graders. Throughout the year we do several fundraisers. We have $1 jeans day the second Friday of every month. We also host a donut day once a month where you can come early to school and buy a donut, a glass of milk and socialize with your friends and friends from other grades. The profits from our fundraisers buy t-shirts for our trips to Walcamp for the 5th and 6th graders, as well as for the 7th and 8th grade trip to Washington DC. We also pay for the obstacle course and bounce house for the all school picnic.