Student Life at St. Paul's

In addition to the excellent academics at St. Paul's Lutheran School, our students also have a wide variety of opportunities to experience the fine arts, athletics and learning outside the classroom setting. 

Fine Arts:Musical

We have many fine musicians on staff at St. Paul's which enable us to expose our students to the beauty of music.  Music Theory is taught at each grade level.  Learning and signing hymns is done each week in classrooms and at the weekly chapel service.  We offer Choir beginning in 3rd grade.  A strings program provides initial exposure to the violin for all 2nd graders and families may choose to take advantage of this program through 8th grade.  Band begins in 4th grade, under the leadership of Concordia Lutheran High School's band department.  We have two art teachers on staff.  Art classes are taught once a week, every week, to all grade levels.  We also participate in the annual Lutheran Schools Art & Music Festival at Concordia Lutheran High School.  Kindergartners prepare and put on a musical each year and the entire student body produces and takes part in a school musical every other year.  We also take part in the One School, One Book program.      

Athletics:

hurdlesSt. Paul's participates in an athletic association of 19 area Lutheran Schools with sports options for 5th graders through 8th graders.  We offer boys' soccer, basketball, wrestling and track.  Girls' sports include soccer, basketball, volleyball, cheer-leading and track.  There are many volunteer opportunities within our athletic program, including coaching, assistant coaching, booster club, transportation to away games and assistance with home games (set up, concession stand etc.).

 

  

  

Field Trips/Class Trips:8th grade trip to Lincolns house 2013

Due to our convenient downtown location, students at St. Paul's have many unique opportunities to learn and grow.  Many class field trips are within walking distance of school.  The History Center, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Botanical Conservatory to name just a few.  As part of the physical education curriculum, Kindergarten Field Trip - Botantical Garden 2011 Chasestudents enjoy swim lessons at the downtown YMCA beginning in 1st grade.  Upper graders take weekly walks to the Allen County Public Library to check out books.  Teachers utilize many different trips to enhance the learning experience of students.  Kindergartners take trips to the the History Center, McMillen Health Center, a farm and the Botanical Conservatory (usually during the Butterfly Exhibit) and attend Kindergarten Field Day at Concordia Lutheran High School.  The 5th graders spend a week learning math, science and technology at StarBase Indiana. The 8th grade class takes a week long trip to Washington D.C. each spring.  All of these class trips help enhance the learning that begins in our classrooms.  These trips also give parents a great opportunity to get involved in the learning process, enjoy their children and serve.  Plus, they are a lot of fun!     

Technology:

Technology is included as part of the school week and reading instruction is individualized and tested through various computer programs.  Achievement testing is assessed in an interactive way in our computer lab, and all grade levels have a weekly computer applications class.  The 6th, 7th and 8th grade teachers will be utilizing I-Pads and AppleTVs within their classrooms beginning this year with plans to expand the I-Pad program to include student usage by 2013-2014.  In addition, parents have easy access to their child's classroom via Renweb - our Internet parent/faculty network.  You can communicate easily with your child's teacher and access recent test and homework scores as well as the school Handbook, calendars, announcements and documents.  

Social:

St. Paul's has various social events throughout the year to allow for students and families to get to know each other!  The Parent Teacher League (PTL) plans and hosts many of the social events during the school year, including the back-to-school picnic, movie nights, School Carnival and the annual Auction.  Various classes also plan and put on events from year to year, including fundraising dinners, pumpkin sales and other events.  Other social events include: Run Bears Run, athletic games, roller skating parties, concerts and musicals.

Additional highlights:Run Bears Run - School Photo 2013

In addition to the opportunities already listed, students may also participate in the fall flower show, the spelling bee, school science fair, school book fair, student government, Lutheran Schools Week and Outdoor Education at Camp Lutherhaven (5-8).