11.18.22 Principal's Corner
Mrs. McFarland, one of Immanuel's middle school teachers, was installed last weekend as a Commissioned Minister of Religion. This celebration marked her completion of the colloquy program, which is a series of classes beyond regular teacher preparation for church workers to rigorously study the doctrine and beliefs of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Sunday was a very special day for Mrs. McFarland as we celebrated her commitment to faithfully serving God in our congregation and the work of the Holy Spirit through her call as a teacher at Immanuel.
11.11.22 Girl's Varsity Volleyball State Update
Congratulations to our Girls Varsity Volleyball team on their Consolation Championship at the LSA State Tournament! This equates to a 9th Place finish in the state of Illinois! This is the highest a team from Immanuel has ever placed. Additionally, for the first time ever, one of our athletes was named to the All-Tournament team, which recognizes 12 players total from across the tournament that best represent the sport and sportsmanship. We are so proud of each one of these girls for rallying around each other and finishing the season strong. Well done, ladies!
11.09.22 Veteran's Day Chapel
Are veteran's heroes? Yes - you don't have to have died in battle to be a hero. These men and women have done extraordinary things in the worst of circumstances. This was the message we learned at the Veteran's Day chapel. Veterans have sacrificed their time in service, so that others can live in peace.
Thank you to Mrs. Dalpini, our volunteers and the students for putting this service together. The K-2 and 3-5 grade choirs both sang special songs for the veterans in attendance, and the 6th graders acted out the story of David and Goliath. A BIG thank you to all veterans for your service!
10.28.2022 Principal's Corner
The preschoolers had the school building to themselves on Thursday afternoon and all day Friday while our K - 8 families had parent-teacher conferences. Mrs. Clark's class visited the school office to sing My God Is So Big, and today all of our morning preschool classes had a special visit from a parent who is a firefighter. He talked about fire safety and showed them his protective gear and fire equipment. We are so blessed at Immanuel to praise God during our school day and to be able to talk about the many ways that we can share His love, which includes serving, singing for others and serving in our community.
10.21.2022 Principal's Corner
Congratulations to our cross country team on their performance in the Illinois State Meet this past weekend! We have two runners who have qualified for the National Meet this coming weekend at Concordia University Wisconsin. Congratulations to those two runners, and to all of our team members!
Our varsity girls volleyball team placed 2nd in last weekend’s tournament at St. Paul Mt. Prospect. They will be playing in the championship bracket this weekend at the Trinity Lutheran Invitational Tournament in Roselle, and they will also be representing Immanuel at the State Tournament in Springfield Nov 4 - 6. Way to go Lady Eagles!
It's been a joy watching our JV volleyball players grow throughout the season as a team and as individual players. They will finish out their season with a tournament this weekend in Crystal Lake, and we wish them the very best!
2022 Lutheran Educators Association Convention
At this year’s Lutheran Educators Association convention (held October 6-8 in Milwaukee, WI), Mrs. Laughlin was again acknowledged—this time in front of her teaching and school administrator colleagues from across the country—for receiving the 2022 LEA Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Administrator Award. This is an honor that is bestowed upon an individual each year who has been nominated by peers, met specified criteria, and been selected by a committee comprised of LEA leaders and staff. Mrs. Laughlin was recognized as a Lutheran educator who exemplifies the ministry to which God has called her and has demonstrated her exceptional commitment to her work.
Congratulations again on this honor, Mrs. Laughlin!
09.30.2022 Principal's Corner
It was an eventful week at Immanuel! There was a lot to celebrate, but the best part was seeing our students growing in their discipleship, which showed in their Christian sportsmanship and their care for one other. We hosted our JV volleyball tournament, and our Immanuel Eagles won first place!
Immanuel also hosted our cross country meet at Marmion Academy. We won 3rd place for the JV boys individual, 1st place for the JV girls individual, 1st place for the JV boys team, and 1st place for the varsity girls individual.
We hosted our first ever knowledge bowl. Our JV team placed 3rd, and our varsity team placed 2nd.
We ended our week with our annual Walkathon. The weather was beautiful, and there was lots of popcorn, music, balloons, and bubbles. Our older students walked with our youngest ones, and everyone had a great time!
09.16.2022 Lego Club
Lego Club was a HUGE success! Current middle school students and some ILS alumni were there to assist Mrs. Suydam. Fun was had by all!
09.09.2022 Playdough Club
Playdough Club was a HUGE success! Current middle school students and a few alummi were there to assist Mrs. Suydam. Fun was had by all!
09.02.2022 Principal's Corner
Meet Our New PE Teachers
Mrs. Lambert is our PE teacher for grades K - 5. She has been a member at Immanuel and school parent for many years, and she recently retired from her career in law enforcement. She has extensive experience teaching adults, and she is enjoying her new calling as a teacher of young people.
Mrs. Lawler is our middle school PE teacher. She taught PE to middle schoolers for 12 years in the Naperville school district, and she has been a fitness instructor for the past 7 years. She enjoys teaching middle school students, focusing on physical wellness and Christian sportsmanship through activities through sports and activities that keep kids moving.
Mrs. Dalpini is having a little fun while passing the reins to the new PE teachers!