Middle School Student Handbook

                                2017-2018 School Theme 
                                             “Trust” 

“"Trust" - "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

                                    Mission Statement

Lincoln Lutheran exists to equip young people to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ by providing an excellent, Christ-centered education.”--(Adopted April, 2008)

Philosophy of Education

It is the philosophy of Lincoln Lutheran Middle/High School that the education provided its students will be, above all else, Christ-centered and Christian-based. Christian education is an outgrowth of the “Great Commission”, which Christ has given to His church. Each child is a gift from God, and should be educated in a loving but disciplined Christian environment.

The Christian school serves as a partner with parents, assisting them in the Christian education of their children, a task recognized as the parent’s primary responsibility. The standard of measurement in defining our school will be the Word of God and the doctrines, teachings and practices of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod as drawn from that Word.

Our goal is to prepare students for both eternal life and life in this world. Recognizing that 98% of our students matriculate at either two-year or four-year colleges, Lincoln Lutheran will provide an excellent, Christ-centered college preparatory education, ensuring our students are ready for their post-
high school vocation.

The Purpose of Belief Statements

Lincoln Lutheran Middle/High School is a Christian school. It was established by Lincoln area Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod churches in an effort to provide a loving environment where the Gospel will be taught and lived in all curricular and extra-curricular situations, enabling students to live the Christian life now and through eternity.

Our standards are not those of this world. They are in harmony with Scripture, and designed as a reflection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. These guidelines were designed through the direction of the Holy Spirit knowing that human reasoning and intellect will only mislead us.

Middle School Philosophy

Lincoln Lutheran Middle School subscribes to a philosophy that the unique needs of students in grades 6 through 8 can best be met in a middle school setting that provides a Christ-centered and Biblically integrated curriculum, and recognizes that the students of this age are experiencing more significant physical, mental, and emotional changes than at any other period in their lives. The overall purpose of the middle school is to provide spiritual, educational, developmental, and social frameworks from a Biblical perspective that are so vitally needed during the transitional period from elementary school to high school. We understand that wellness includes balance in the academic, physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational realms. Middle school is a time when students can take ownership of these areas of their lives and Lincoln Lutheran Middle School strives to provide instruction that will benefit students in each of these areas.

The Faculty and Staff of Lincoln Lutheran

Every person who works at Lincoln Lutheran is a Christian who is dedicated to his or her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The faculty and staff have a sincere desire to assist in the academic, social, emotional, and spiritual growth of each and every young person led by God to be a part of the Lincoln Lutheran ministry. Each teacher is certified by the State of Nebraska and is competent in his/her area.

Accreditation

Lincoln Lutheran Middle/High School is accredited by the State of Nebraska through the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE). Credits earned at Lincoln Lutheran are transferable to any other school. Lincoln Lutheran is also accredited through National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) and AdvancED (formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools).

Funding the Lincoln Lutheran Ministry

The majority of financial support for Lincoln Lutheran Middle/High School comes from tuition charged to students. The Lincoln Lutheran School Association, an Association of seven local LCMS churches, is the governing body for the school and supplements the remaining ministry costs through annual assessments based on church membership. Association churches also provide a tuition subsidy for their member families with students at Lincoln Lutheran. Lincoln Lutheran makes every attempt to be a good steward of the resources entrusted to us and to function in a financially responsible manner. It is imperative that our families also regard this stewardship as a high priority and remain in good financial standing.

Racially Non-discriminatory Policy

Lincoln Lutheran Middle/High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Lincoln Lutheran does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Lincoln Lutheran may give preference in admissions to members of LCMS Lutheran congregations.

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