8th Grade Student Receives Scholarship

Word of Life 8th grade student Kayla Loesche was surprised by being chosen as a Darrik S. Sabada Memorial Scholarship recipient Tuesday at the Awards Assembly. Only six 8th graders were chosen out of seventy St. Louis area applicants, and she was one! She will receive $3000 in scholarships each year of high school at Lutheran South, so a total of $12,000.  Kayla was nominated by the Principal, Mrs. Klug, for this award.

The Sabada family created a scholarship program for students who attend or will attend a parochial and other private high school. The scholarship is in honor of Darrik Sabada who passed away from cardiac arrhythmia when he was a junior at St. John Vianney in October 1999.

International Day 2017

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, K-8 students at Word of Life celebrated International Day.

International Day is our way of celebrating the wonderful countries represented by Word of Life students and their families! Students were asked to wear native clothing and bring items representative of their country (flag, music, housewares, fabric, photos). and they were invited to bring samples of their favorite native dishes to share with classmates!

The morning began with Chapel led by Paul Terral, Director of Youth and Family Ministry at Epiphany Lutheran Church. After Chapel, students rotated through different groups of parents speaking about their culture.

Enjoy the pictures of the morning!

Faith in Action Day Spring 2017

On Friday, April 7, Kindergarten through 8th grade participated in the spring Faith in Action day.

K-2 went to Francis Park and helped clean up the park by picking up trash and limbs.

3rd-5th grades went to Lindenwood Park and did the same.

6th-8th went to Bethlehem Lutheran Church and helped inside and out to beautify the building.

To kick off the morning, the 8th graders led the student body in chapel, reminding us we all have a part to play using our unique gifts to futher the Kingdom!

Garden Dedication

Word of Life was awarded a grant from Gateway Greening and on Friday, March 10, the students dedicated the new garden space.

The students worked together to assemble the garden beds and shoveled dirt to set the project in motion. As soon as the weather permits, lettuce seeds will be planted!

We are looking forward to watching the garden grow and the outdoor classroom opportunities for our students!



Serving at Bethlehem

On Wednesday evening, February 23, students and staff from Word of Life went to Bethlehem Lutheran Church to serve during the program called Bethlehem Bible Outreach (BBO).

BBO is an inner city outreach of Bethlehem Lutheran Church that focuses on unchurched or underchurched kids in the North Saint Louis area in areas including but not limited to Hyde Park, O’Fallon Place, and the Peabody houses downtown.

“On average we have about 60 kids that attend weekly, and have seen weekly numbers as high as 90. This academic 2016-2017 school year we have reached (that means they have come at least one time to BBO) 316 different kids thus far. That is just this year alone! Thanks again for all your help. You guys rock,” said Pastor Gerard Bolling.

NLSW ’17

The week of January 23 – 27, 2017, Word of Life celebrated National Lutheran Schools Week.

It is one of the most exciting weeks in the school year, as we join together with Lutheran schools nationwide to acknowledge the work that Christ is doing in the lives of our students and schools.

The theme this year “Upon this Rock” is based on the verse Is. 26:4 “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.”

Black History Month Assembly

Word of Life Celebrates Black History Month

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 1:30 p.m, students shared poems, speeches, music, biographies and food which painted the portrait of a determined, creative and resilient people.

The kindergarten through grade eight students participated in a variety of ways during the assembly. Pastor Gerard Bolling from Bethlehem Lutheran School in St. Louis was the guest speaker, and there was a special visit by a period performer from the Missouri History Museum: an in-school play “From the Darkness Cometh the Light”, the Lucy Delaney story. A delicious sampling of soul food from Ol’Henry capped the event.

“I am excited about our 2017 Black History Month Assembly because the students are given the opportunity to celebrate art, culture and heritage. Black History is American History. I am honored to have been chosen to help coordinate this most important exhibition. The entire K-8 campus participated in the program, which allowed everyone to partake in the festivities. Together, we will celebrate great advancements and achievements in history,” said event coordinator Devri Davis of Word of Life School.

Two students recited Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I have dream” speech. See a portion here.

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