Welcome Luther College Class of 2023!

Welcome Luther College Class of 2023!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Luther College High School's Class of 2023. 
 
You've received your acceptance letter, been congratulated by your family and friends, and now you've probably got some questions. We know it can be hard to pick up the phone or shoot us an email. So, here are the top  questions about Luther College you might be too embarrassed to ask: 
 
1) I don't know anyone going to Luther -- or -- I know a ton of kids going to Luther, but I want to make new friends. How hard will it be?
 
Whether you're coming with classmates from your elementary school, or looking to make new friends, you'll have an opportunity to get to know your new classmates during our new student orientation on Wednesday, August 28th. You'll have a chance to tour the school with new and returning school as well as find your locker, meet some of your teachers, and pick up your schedule. Also, watch out for our updated Summer edition of the New Student Newsletter for information about sports tryouts (volleyball, soccer, football, cross country) and auditions for our annual Broadway musical. All of these things are great opportunities to meet new friends and/or spend time with old ones. 
 
We draw students from more than 35 schools in and around Regina for a class of around 100 students. It's big enough to give you lots of social choices, and small enough that it's incredibly easy to get to know people. We also attract a diverse student body in terms of ethnicity, geography and interests.  
 
Early on, we send the whole grade 9 class on a camping trip where new friendships will flourish. You'll canoe, kayak, swim, play indoor and outdoor games like capture the flag, and bond with your classmates and the teachers who join you on the trip. Back on campus, you'll find that Luther is like a big family, and students in grades 10-12 are excited to get to know you too. No matter your personality -- shy or outgoing, athletic or artsy -- it couldn't be easier to meet people here.
 
Here are some students on one of our recent grade 9 camping trips! For more information, email kris.dueck@luthercollege.edu or check out our website: https://www.luthercollege.edu/high-school/student-life/events/grade-9-outdoor-school
 
2) Luther sounds hard.  Will I have fun along the way?
 
You will have tons of fun along the way! Luther offers everything you expect from your high school experience, and more:  spirited football games and pep rallies, casual dances and formals, it's all here if you want it. During lunch, you might see students hanging out in the student commons or playing frisbee out on the front lawn! 
 
3)  Did someone say lunch?  How is the food on campus?
 
Plenty of students bring lunch from home but if you want to buy food on campus, you can forget slimy cafeteria fare. Our on campus food is created specially for Luther students by our director of food services, Mr. Mike Stobbs! We have vegetarian and gluten-free hot entree options, a fantastic salad bar, beautiful puddings and desserts, as well as sandwiches and soup. Check out our website for a sample weekly menu, as well as pricing information. 
 
4) I have a lot of interests.  Can a school the size of Luther offer all the activities I want?  
 
We can and we do! Luther offers dozens of clubs ranging from debate to Chess and Robotics. We've got whimsical clubs like the Jam club and Anime club, and more serious ones like Business club. At a school our size, you won't be shut out of clubs that interest you, and in fact, your opportunities for leadership couldn't be greater. Plus, you can create your own club -- even as a new student! If you're really hooked on Luther, you might become a Student Ambassador or run for SRC. You might become a peer tutor or peer support leader; write for The Tatler student newspaper or work on the yearbook. The possibilities are limitless. Check out our extracurricular magazine on the website if you want to know more about clubs and societies at Luther. Each fall we hold a clubs fair where students can sign up for existing clubs - or start their own!
For more info about clubs and groups: https://www.luthercollege.edu/high-school/student-life/co-curricular/clubs-groups
 
5) I'm pretty good at my sport, but not great.  What are my odds of making the team?  
 
Whether you're our next athletic star or a complete novice, we've got a team for you. We can't make any promises until a coach sees you play, but many of our sports have no cuts. Others have cuts but your odds of making the team -- and getting playing time -- are a lot better here than at a larger school. That's not to say Lions athletics aren't good -- most of our teams have solid winning records; our girls' soccer teams, for example, have gone to provincials for the past 5 years! 
 
 6) What do you offer in the arts?
 
Glad you asked!  Whether you play an instrument, sing, dance or act; paint, draw, or sculpt; we've got the teachers and tools to nurture your interests. The Belsher Centre at Luther gives all of our performers a seriously amazing facility in which to perform. Throughout the year, we have musicals, plays, concerts, and exhibits where you can showcase your talent. Our annual school musical gives many new performers the chance to try singing, dancing and acting. 
  
7) I heard about students going away on study trips to some really cool places. Tell me more! 
   
Every year, our students have the opportunity to get away and learn about the world around them in some pretty nice spots: there are annual trips such as the grade 9 camping trip, the Environmental Systems and Societies canoe trip, and the grade 12 Holland Cycle Tour; and there are special study trips such as the one our history students are taking next year to London, Paris, and Berlin and the Christian Ethics trip to El Salvador. Whatever your interest, there is an opportunity to learn outside the classroom in some pretty neat locations. 
  
8) Hi, there was too much text so I skipped to the bottom to find the big take-away.  Can you give me the Spark Notes version?  
 
Picture yourself in a class with 20 students, an enriching discussion, and a teacher who cares how well you do. Classes that aren't boring but engaging. Learning as a side effect of reading, thinking and talking about interesting subjects. Four years from now, you'll be well-prepared for university.
 
The bottom line is, Luther has something for everybody. If you're a motivated student looking for a challenge, we've got IB classes. If you want the full spectrum high school experience with football games and dances, you'll get that here. If you want enriching extracurriculars like clubs, service learning, student council and performing arts, you'll find unlimited choices. No matter what kind of student you are, no matter what kind of person you are, Luther is an inclusive, warm community that will welcome you for four amazing years.
 
A few final things: 
 
1) Don't forget to sign up for the grade 9 camping trip if you are interested! Email kris.dueck@luthercollege.edu.
 
2)  Make sure you plan on attending the new student orientation on August 28th and watch out for the Summer newsletter. 
 
3)  Enjoy the rest of your grade 8 year and we'll see you in the fall! 
 
Sincerely,
 
The Luther College Admissions office