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First Lutheran School
Mission Statement:

NURTURING SPIRITUAL & ACADEMIC GROWTH


  In order to accomplish this in an educational setting, First Lutheran provides a Christ-centered education for the children of First Lutheran congregation and for the churched and unchurched children without distinction to race, social-economic status or religious creed.

Our aim is to provide an education:
A. that is in agreement with the Old and New Testaments which we call the Holy Scriptures and believe to be the inspired Word of God, the only rule of faith and practice;

B. that promotes academic excellence, spiritual depth, and moral integrity, and enables the whole child to develop in a nurturing environment.

C. that trains students in the knowledge of and commitment to the Holy Scriptures as evidenced in word and deed, and enables them to share the Good News with others;

D. that prepares pupils for Godly participation in our society and world through stewardship of God's creation, serving fellowman, responsible citizenship, and the like.

First Lutheran acknowledges the trust placed in the school by its families.  First Lutheran holds in high regard the privilege it has been given of ministering to these families and assisting them in the Christian training and nurturing of their children.

The goal of the school is then, to lead each student to develop a strong relationship with his/her Lord and Savior; to develop each student's God-given spiritual, physical, mental, social and artistic gifts to his/her fullest potential; to help each student apply the wisdom of God's kingdom; to exercise Godly dominion over God's creation, and thereby glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

 

SCHOOL HISTORY


First Lutheran was established in 1884 and was called the German Lutheran School. In the beginning the primary purpose was to transmit the German language, culture and Lutheran faith. Pastor Theo Destinon was the first teacher and 32 enrolled students.

The first school building was erected in 1891 east of the church. The same year, the pastor was given permission to teach one-and-half hours instruction in English, a controversial decision at the time.

Pastor C. Dreyer was the school's first resident pastor/teacher who arrived in Glencoe in 1888. The congregation called its first full time teacher, F.W. Friedrich, in 1906.

The school building was moved in 1910 to four lots on 14th Street and a second classroom was added in 1911.

In 1934 the old wood framed school was removed and a brick building with two classrooms, a downstairs meeting room and kitchen was built. Between 1948 and 1950, a two level addition containing three classrooms and an auditorium was built.

Three "temporary" classrooms were added in 1973 and removed in 2000, when additional classrooms for preschool, kindergarten and first and second grades were built onto the church.

Currently the school has 10 teachers and a principal for Grades 1-8, kindergarten and preschool. It includes all the core academic subjects, organized athletics and a computer lab.

Welcome to First Ev. Lutheran School


 
REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR 2017-18 KINDERGARTEN
IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE 5 YEARS OLD ON OR BEFORE SEPT. 1, 2017.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR HELP REGISTERING, CALL 320-864-3317.

REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR 2017-18 PRESCHOOL 3- OR 4-Year-Olds.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR REGISTERING, CALL 320-864-3317.
 

WELCOME... 

NURTURING SPIRITUAL & ACADEMIC GROWTH!
Be Part of Our Christ-Centered Family

First Lutheran School serves the Glencoe and surrounding communities by providing a first rate education with Christian values. Our First Lutheran Preschool offers a warm and loving environment for children ages 3 & 4. Our school serves children in kindergarten through 8th grade and offers many opportunities for children, including small class size.
 
DID YOU KNOW…
  • Our alumni have been valedictorians and salutatorians at local high schools seven times
  • Finished in the top three of the Lutheran Spelling Contest eight times
  • Qualified in the Minnesota Geographic Bee
  • Won the GSL District Spelling Contest four times
  • Won Championship in the Lutheran State Basketball Tournament
  • Participated in the Lutheran National Basketball Tournament in Valparaiso, IN
  • Tied for 14th in the 7th Grade Minnesota Math League
  • Participated in the Regional and State Science Fairs
 
Give us a call or stop by! You are always welcome to see our students
SPIRITUAL AND ACADEMIC GROWTH in action.

 

WELLNESS POLICY


Adopted:    2/18/11
Reviewed:  10/7/14
Revised:
 

LOCAL WELLNESS POLICY – FIRST LUTHERAN SCHOOL

 
I. Policy Law 

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-265),
passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by the President, established a
new provision requiring districts/schools participating in the federally funded
school meal programs to develop and implement a local wellness policy by the
beginning of the 2006 school year.
 
Congress, concerned with the growing problem of childhood obesity and health problems associated with poor nutrition and a lack of physical activity, enacted this legislation because they identified schools as playing a critical role in promoting school health, preventing childhood obesity and preventing diet-related chronic diseases. The law requires wellness policies be developed locally to allow a district school to address their local concerns.
 

II. Purpose 

The purpose of this policy is to assure a school environment that promotes and protects students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.
 

III. General Statement of Policy 

      A. The School Board recognizes that nutrition education and physical education are essential components of the
           educational process and that good health fosters student attendance and education.
      B. The school environment should promote and protect students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn by
           encouraging healthy eating and physical activity.
      C. The School Board encourages the involvement of students, parents, teachers, food service staff, and other
          interested persons in implementing, monitoring, and reviewing First Lutheran’s nutrition and physical activity
          policies.
      D. Children need to have access to healthy foods and opportunities to be physically active to grow, learn,
          and thrive.
      E. All First Lutheran students will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a
          regular basis.
      F. First Lutheran will provide students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that
          meet the health and nutrition needs of students and will provide clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate
          time for students to eat.


IV Guidelines

    A. Foods and beverages
          First Lutheran will provide a positive environment and appropriate knowledge regarding food.
          First Lutheran will provide enough space and serving areas to ensure all students have access to school
          meals with minimum wait time.
          Food service workers shall adhere to all federal, state, and local food safety and security guidelines.
          Our Hot Lunch server consults and follows national guidelines to create a balanced meal plan for First Lutheran. 
          Each meal strives to provide 1 serving each of: grain, fruit, vegetable, and protein.
 
 
    B. Nutrition Education and Promotion
          The School Board will encourage and support healthy eating by students and engage in nutrition promotion.
          First Lutheran will enable all students through its curriculum to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to
          make healthy food choices for a lifetime.
          When using food as part of class or student incentive program, staff and students are encouraged to utilize
          healthy food choices.
          When curricular –based food experiences are planned, staff and students are encouraged to seek out good
          nutrition choices whenever appropriate.
          The School Board will reduce student access to foods of minimal nutritional value.
          Strong consideration should be given to nonfood items as part of any teacher-to-student incentive programs.
 
    C. Physical Activity
         1. Students are given opportunities for physical activity and to       
             fully embrace regular physical activity as a personal behavior.
         2. The physical education program is designed to stress physical  
             fitness and encourage healthy, active lifestyles.
         3. Students are given opportunities for physical activity during 
             the school day through physical education classes, daily recess    
             periods, and the integration of physical activity into the
             academic curriculum.
         4. Classroom teachers may provide short physical activity breaks 
             between lessons or classes, as appropriate.
 
    D. Communication with Parents
          The School Board recognizes that parents and guardians have a primary and fundamental role in promoting
          and protecting their children’s health and well-being.
          The School Board will support parents’ efforts to provide a healthy diet and daily physical activity for their
          children.
          The School Board encourages parents to pack healthy lunches snacks and refrain from including beverages
          and foods without nutritional value.
 

IV. Implementation and monitoring 

      A. After approval by the School Board, the wellness policy will be administered by the principal.
      B. The principal will ensure compliance with the wellness policy and will provide an annual report of compliance
          with the policy to the School Board.

This wellness policy was presented to the School Board members who are the parent representatives of the school, reviewed by the School Board, and adopted.