Connecting Students to Christ through Engaging Faith-Based Education

Mrs. Trisha Engel, Principal, Immanuel Lutheran School

“From the Principal’s Desk”

We are getting ready for you!

August 2023

In just a few short weeks, we’ll welcome our students back for the 2023-24 school year.  Our final preparations have begun and teachers have started setting up their classrooms.

This past July, Immanuel hosted a basketball camp for its students and those in the community. Over 50 children came together for a week of fun, teamwork, and instruction on how to play basketball. This fall, we intend to offer a full sports program and extracurricular activities.

We are pleased to have many new staff members on our team! Two new teachers are joining our pre-K team: Mrs. Pagan and Ms. Wright. We are also introducing Mrs. Swanson, who will be teaching kindergarten, Ms. Preston, who will be teaching third grade, Mr. Oliver, who will be teaching fifth grade, and Miss Spear, who has been assigned to the middle school as the math and science teacher. More staff members are joining the teacher aide- and extended-care team: Mrs. Ohme, Ms. Brunett, Ms. Orduno, and Mrs. Rohde. We thank God for raising up these faithful workers!

On August 12 and 13, Immanuel Lutheran Church is hosting a special Blessing of the Backpacks during all church services. All students are invited to bring their backpacks to church to receive a special blessing plus a small gift. Services are held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night and at 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.  At the 11:00 a.m. service, induction of Miss Spear and Mr. Oliver will take place as well as a dedication to the school year.

While our pre-K and kindergarten classes are full, we still have space available in grades one through eight. If you are in search of a school for your children and would like to schedule a tour, please contact me at or 815-547-5346.

See you soon!

Trisha's Signature

Immanuel Lutheran School

Main Office:

Immanuel Lutheran Church, LCMS

Immanuel Lutheran School is a ministry of Immanuel Lutheran Church, LCMS