“Encourage one another and build each other up…” 1st Thess. 5:11
Welcome back to school, 2015-2016 style. The 36th academic school year of The Lutheran High School of Kansas City has begun. I am proud of our faculty and their devotion to detail as they prepared diligently the last few weeks to not only plan and shape curriculum but to spruce up their rooms and office areas.
The opening of a school year is always an exciting time. New lockers, new textbooks, new students all shine in the gloss of a new year as hope runs high for academic, athletic, and social success. We hope and pray that our efforts prove fruitful as we share the love of Christ with each other. By sharing this love we open up every avenue of excellence known to man. Our teachers and students view their world experiences through a lens of love and forgiveness. This allows for a greater trust between mentor and mentee, allowing for deeper inquiry and eventually a mastery of learning. Teachers are not afraid to pose difficult questions to students because we teach from the standpoint of the ultimate truth, Jesus Christ. There is no fear of textbooks, no fear of secular humanism, no fear of political correctness because Christ reigns supreme in our curriculum.
Unfortunately all schools DO NOT declare the triune God as the supreme being of our universe. In fact, schools have begun to acknowledge all gods as the same, a sad and dangerous practice permeating our school systems these days. This is what makes Lutheran High different, challenging, rewarding, and blessed. We bask in His light as we lead, follow, interact, and encourage one another. So . . . the LHSKC faculty and I stand together as we proclaim with Joshua “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Please join us for Back to School Night - Monday, August 31st 7 p.m.
Dr. Cary Stelmachowicz