Spotlight on service day and contest winner!
Did You Know?
The choral tradition at Luther began in 1914. In addition to in-school performances, the choir has shared its ministry of music with many congregations across Canada and has performed regularly on local and national radio and television shows, at contests and festivals.
The gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.
The Tuck Shop for snacks was at the bottom of the south stairs going to what is now the cafeteria. The legendary beans in a cone were considered a healthier & cheaper alternative to what students purchased across the street at the Aintree.
Through the A Time To Build capital campaign, we have added 46,897 square feet of space to Luther College High School, including the Semple gymnasium - the largest high school gym in Regina.
Students admitted to Luther College are not required to be Lutheran or Christian. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body.
Did you know there is a 3rd floor to the boy's dorm? It was traditionally assigned to upper level students who were more mature & responsible. Students who lived up there in the 1940’s confessed, in hushed tones, to having a radio when those devices were against school policy.
Luther College High School is recognized as one of the four best university preparatory schools in western Canada with as many as 96% of Luther graduates pursuing post-secondary educations.
In the late 1920's, during an in-house baseball tournament, Rex Schneider entered a team called "Prof Schneider's Battling Lions." This is the first hint that someday Luther teams would be known as the Lions.
Greetings new students!
This week's blog features our annual Service Day. For the last 3 years, Luther students and staff have undertaken a number of service projects in the spring, collectively known as Service Day. We started Service Day as a way of showing our belief in educating the whole student, and of helping students develop as community-minded citizens.
This year, students came up with a list of over 50 possible service projects to do out in the community (everything from picking up garbage around the neighbourhood to volunteering at seniors homes, to spending a day with an animal rescue organization).
Student were then placed in groups with faculty leaders, and have been planning their service projects for around a month now.
On May 2nd, all service groups will carry out the projects they've planned for the community. Some will leave the school, while others will work in and around the school.
Some examples of projects happening on May 2nd include:
-A book drive
-Visting seniors homes
-Helping with community organizations like Soul's Harbour
-Working with animal rescue organizations
-A battery recycling drive
-Writing letters to military members overseas
-Organizing a welcome barbeque and activities for refugees and new Canadians
Take a look at some photos from past service days:
We believe that service in our community is an excellent example of what we mean by "Quality Education in a Christian Context"
Keep your eyes open for upcoming blogs and contests and thanks for reading!
The winner of our extracurriculars contest is Malaya Lucke! Congratulations Malaya! You can come by the school any time the office is open (usually 8-4:30 pm Monday to Friday) to pick up your Lions Den prize.