It’s hard to believe that the third quarter of the school year ends this March! It seems that our school year just started.
We look forward to a few nights of fundraising and fellowship this month. Immanuel is participating in a Chuck E. Cheese night on March 7th, and we are hosting a trivia night on March 11th. The PTL group is putting together a Mother-Son bowling event at Glo Bowl in Marengo, too. Many thanks to the parent volunteers and staff members who work hard to bring fun events to the school.
March is also filled with faith-based activities. The fourth and fifth grade classes are singing at the 9:15 church service on March 19th and our first grade classes are leading chapel on March 22nd. On March 23rd, we are hosting a Parent Night Presentation. These presentations are joint initiatives between the church and the school; we look forward to welcoming children’s literacy expert Dr. Ben Boche to our campus for this next presentation.
At ILS, we offer a variety of extracurricular activities to engage students’ various interests. Our Singing Knights choir is participating in the Rockford Lutheran Fine Arts festival this month, Cooking Club is starting up for our seventh and eighth grade students, and Computer Club and Sewing Club continue to meet, too.
Enrollment is open to current families, siblings, and the community. We require prospective families to tour the school and meet with me prior to enrolling. Please contact the school office at 815-547-5346 if you are interested in learning more about Immanuel and the enrollment process.
The Campus Project Team continues to meet to develop new and creative ways to use our facilities to better accommodate the increasing enrollment. The Search Committee will continue its work to fill faculty positions for the 2023-2024 school year, too. We are pleased to announce that Miss Alexandra Spear of Ann Arbor, MI, has accepted the Call to serve as middle school math and science teacher as Mr. Schaefer will retire after 40 years in ministry this school year. Mrs. Alicyn Daehler, teacher aide, will serve a new role next school year as special education and technology teacher. God has raised up great servants to serve here at Immanuel.