All-College

Did You Know?

  • 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.  

  • The first LIT was held on January 31, 1953. That year it was a one-day tournament involving sixteen teams from Southern Saskatchewan. All preliminary games were played cross court, two games at a time.

  • Luther students, even though from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of tightly woven community of students, parents, alumni, teachers and staff. Typically 12% of the school’s student body originates from outside of Canada.

  • The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!

  • 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.

  • Do you know someone in Kindergarten to Grade 8 that would like to be part of the Luther Family? Encourage them to join the Future Luther Student program!

  • The International Baccalaureate provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends beyond regular Saskatchewan curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that university-bound students need to master: reflecting, inquiring, thinking, analyzing and evaluating.

  • 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.

All-College Banquet

The rich tradition of the All College Banquet began in the spring of 1954 when teachers and students, dressed in their Sunday best, assembled in the gym to enjoy an evening of sumptuous food, toasts, musical entertainment and skits. The banquet continues annually in the month of April or May and along with it, its many traditions.  All College is a sanctioned semi formal school event with no cost attached for the meal.  Students are expected to attend.

Although students are asked to dress up for the evening it is not necessary to buy new clothes.  A dress or skirt and blouse for the girls and collared shirt and dress pants for boys would be appropriate.  Some of the boys already have suits and this would be an occasion to wear them.

The host for the evening is our SRC.  They plan the evening, choose a theme and then transform the Merlis Belsher Heritage Centre into a magical place. The food is prepared by our food services and is served buffet style.  A large group of parent volunteers who generously give of their time and energy, help serve at the banquet and clean up afterwards.  Their enthusiasm helps make the evening a successful and memorable occasion. The evening concludes with some form of entertainment and everyone leaves with wonderful memories of an evening spent celebrating our school community.

This year’s All College banquet is Friday, April 27th at 6:30 pm in the Merlis Belsher Heritage Centre at Luther College High School. 

Parents:

Parent volunteers will be required from approximately 5:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Please consider coming out and being a part of this wonderful tradition. Parents are welcome to stay after the meal and enjoy the student entertainment.

If you are willing to volunteer please email Sara Hanson at s.hanson@sasktel.net or Kathy Gilbertson at akgilbertson@accesscomm.ca by Thursday, April 5th with the following information: your name, the grade(s) your child(ren) are in.
Thank you!
Kathy Gilbertson and Sara Hanson
All College Volunteer Coordinators

Why is it called "All College"?

Since 1927, a year-end banquet for boys and a separate one for girls, has been held. With the addition of a gymnasium in 1953, the two dinners were combined and held at the school. It was originally called the “Spring Banquet” but in 1958, the dinner was renamed the “All-College Banquet," a tradition that is continued every year.