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Y Moments

Decision-making can be tough for adolescents. In this week's blog post, LuHi Principal Jessica Raba shares about the concept of "Y Moments" and the question "What is your WHY" as a possible framework for discussing decision-making with kids.

Thanksgiving Stories

Thanksgiving is a time to pause, reflect, and appreciate the many blessings that we have. In addition to giving thanks, this holiday is one full of family and traditions. This week, our Multimedia Journalism students are taking over our blog to share some of their personal favorite Thanksgiving memories.

We hope you enjoy these accounts of memorable past Thanksgiving celebrations. Happy Thanksgiving from the LuHi family!

Parent/Teacher Conference Tips

‘Tis the season! Parent-teacher conferences are around the corner. These short meetings provide a terrific opportunity to further develop the partnership between home and school. Since the meetings are brief, and you’ll be meeting with multiple teachers, allow us to offer you some tips to make the most of your time with your child’s teachers.

A Look at LuHi Internships: Development Office

One way that LuHi helps students prepare for college and career is through a variety of in-school internships. These internship experiences allow students to work closely with the various offices that make up our school, such as admissions, marketing, and development. In today's blog post, we caught up with Joangela, who is our development office intern. She shared what she has been working on as we gear up for our biggest fundraising event of the year, the Bid For Kids Auction! Read on to see what Joangela has been working on this semester.

Preparing our Students for the Future

It's College Week here at LuHi! This week-long celebration is just one way that our Guidance department works with our students on the college process throughout their LuHi career. In fact, as early as 6th grade, our students begin researching colleges and learning what it takes to get accepted to a great school! Our co-directors of Guidance, Mrs. Kelly Walters and Mrs. Kim Kuck, share below how we prepare our students for success after LuHi.

Previewing Radium Girls

LuHi's Drama Club's Fall production - Radium Girls - opens this weekend! The cast and crew, under the direction of Rev. Justin Vetrano, have been practicing and preparing for this production since the first week of school. They can't wait to share this important and fascinating story with the LuHi community, so please plan on attending one of the shows this weekend. For a sneak peak at what you can expect, check out our video blog.

Preparing for Quarterly Assessments

Over the next two weeks, LuHi students will take their first quarterly assessments of the 2019-2020 school year. These assessments are considered a snapshot of a student’s progress in each of their classes, and are offered at the end of each academic quarter. Read on for some advice on preparing for the upcoming assessments from Mrs. Angela Loomis, LuHi’s Reading and Study Skills Teacher.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM for short). As more and more of what we do each day exists online, we need to constantly monitor and prevent security threats to our accounts and electronic devices. Below are three ways that you can stay safe online, courtesy of staysafeonline.org:

Catching up with Mrs. Cunningham

Last May, Mrs. Louise Cunningham turned in her bookstore keys and announced her retirement. Mrs. Cunningham, or “Nana” as she was called fondly by many of her students, was part of the LuHi community for 34 years!  Let’s catch up with Mrs. Cunningham as we prepare to celebrate her during our Homecoming festivities this weekend!

Coffee with the Principals

A week ago today, we welcomed about a dozen parents to our first Coffee with the Principals event. Designed to offer an informal platform for discussion and learning about topics of interest to families, our first event focused on strengthening the connection between home and school. As we shared ideas and anecdotes, the conversation yielded a few helpful take-aways that we would love to share with our entire community. Read on, below:

Get to Know our New Athletic Trainer

Mr. Tim Prohinsie, a LuHi graduate from the class of 1989, recently began his first year as LuHi's athletic trainer.  In today's post, Tim shares a little more about himself, his memories of LuHi, and his role here as athletic trainer.

The LuHi Retreat Experience

You may be wondering - what exactly happens on a LuHi retreat, and what makes each retreat so special? Vicar Adam Schoepflin, Mr. Tony Colangelo, and our Student Body President Gaurav break down the LuHi retreat sequence, and share some tips to get the most out of the experience.

A Devotion for 9/11

Today at LuHi we will pray for the victims of the September 11 attacks, their families, and the first responders that rushed in to help. Read on for a devotion from our Campus Ministry Director, Vicar Adam Schoepflin.

A Welcome Letter from Mrs. Raba

Mrs. Jessica Raba, LuHi's Principal, is so excited to welcome our students as we kick off the 2019-2020 school year. Read on as she shares some words of encouragement for the student body!

Fall Sports Preview


With the cooler temperatures of the last few days, it is really starting to feel less like summer and more like autumn. The change of season ushers in many exciting things, including a new athletics season! Read on for some highlights of each of our fall interscholastic sports teams, as shared by LuHi’s Athletic Director Mr. Todd Huebner, including key games, matches, and meets where you can come cheer on your LuHi Crusaders!
 

Meet our Student Body President!

Gaurav has been a member of the LuHi family since September 2013, when he entered LuHi as a 6th grader. Over the years, he has been involved in many LuHi activities. He is a HART (Helping and Reaching Teens) member, a member of the Boys Varsity Soccer Team, and also participates in Mathletes. He currently serves as the Student Body President. Let’s get to know President Gaurav a little better!
 

5 LuHi Events to Look Forward to in 2019-2020


There is much to be excited about as we look ahead to the upcoming 2019-2020 school year here at LuHi. Some traditions, like prom and grade-level retreats, are rites of passage for specific grade levels. Check out our list of 5 exciting school-wide events that are coming your way in 19-20!

AP Capstone Comes to LuHi

This past year, we announced that LuHi had been approved to offer AP Capstone, a two-course program that develops students’ skills in research, analysis, evidence-based arguments, collaboration, writing, and presenting. Please read on to learn more about a course sequence we are thrilled to roll out beginning this year!

Faculty Summer Update Part 2

Summer is a time of professional growth and learning for LuHi's faculty. While all faculty members participate in professional development sessions before the start of the new school year, many teachers pursue additional learning opportunities during the summer months. Keep on reading to see what some of our dedicated faculty members have been learning during the summer of 2019!

LuHi Football: A Bigger Message

As the end of summer approaches, our athletics teams are gearing up for the fall season. Mr. Chris Reno, our Varsity Football coach, shares in this post about the positive trajectory of the LuHi football program, both on and off the field.

Parent Perspective: Angela Abend

We are thrilled to welcome long-time LuHi parent, Mrs. Angela Abend, to the blog today! Parents have a unique perspective on the LuHi experience, and we believe the blog platform is a perfect way to learn more from our families. Without further adieu, we introduce Mrs. Abend!

New Faces at LuHi

We are so excited to be able to share with our community some new additions to our LuHi family. Our first new faculty member will be joining us on our middle school team as the 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher. Ms. Alyssa Knipfing is eagerly awaiting the start of the new school year to share her experience and enthusiasm for middle school, her passion for service, and love of education.

Faculty Summer Updates

Each summer, LuHi’s faculty members pursue many interesting endeavors both locally and beyond. For our first blog post, let’s check in with some of our teachers to see what they are up to!

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Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School is a Christ-centered, college-preparatory school whose mission is to glorify God by educating young people in body, mind, and spirit.