St. Paul Lutheran School encourages all of our students to develope a strong character. As part of this process, each month we focus on a character trait. Faculty and staff are able to vote for students whom they observe displaying the months trait. At the end of the month these students are recognized in our Wednesday chapel service.
January - Respect
Students Singing in Worship
The students are invited to sing for worship at St. Paul at scheduled opportunities. Worship is an important aspect of life here at St. Paul Lutheran. Families are encouraged to come participate on these Sundays even if they have their own congregation. It is an exciting opportunity to students to grow in performance and a way to bless the congregation that operates our school.
Pastries for Parents
This is a morning for families to get-to-know each other at school while enjoying a continental breakfast provided by our kitchen staff. Teachers and other staff members are there to deepen relationships with our school community. Families are invited to stay for chapel as well.
See You at the Pole
Seventh and eighth grade students lead an event where school families come early to pray at school for our nation. This student-led event takes places at schools throughout our country. We hope that this event helps students to take leadership roles in whatever school they may later attend.
This annual event promotes safety for our community as children (and even adults) dress-up and participate in carnival type games and small rides on the campus of St. Paul. Tickets are available before the event through the school office and on the night of the event. This event is led by St. Paul Lutheran School’s PTL.
Our wonderful food service program offers a full thanksgiving meal to students and families who want to participate. Grades third through sixth eat in the cafeteria, while students in PK through second grade perform a musical program in the gym and then eat with fellow students and/or family. Students in seventh and eighth grade help serve as we foster servant leadership.
A full Christmas meal offered by our food service program to students and families who want to participate. It mirrors our Thanksgiving Feast, so students in grades third through eighth perform and students in PK through second grade eat in the cafeteria. The performance highlights our ensembles, band, choir, and recorders.
A school wide program that is shared by our students that shares the message of Christ’s birth in Bethlehem and highlights the importance that it has in our life. Students share the message through readings, dramatic readings, vocal music, instrumental music, and movement.
Students prepare a variety of competitive events at an interscholastic competition that mirrors UIL. Events include: Spelling; Maps, Graphs, and Charts; Art Memory; One-Site Drawing; Creative Writing; Ready Writing; Mathematics; Prose Interpretation; Science; and Storytelling. Students are coached by volunteers (many are faculty members) for approximately two month before participating in the event.
The culminating bee for our school that picks our representative for the RGV Regional Scripps Spelling Bee. Each class in grades 3-8 have their own spelling bee to pick two outstanding spellers who will represent their class. All of these representatives face off against each other. The winner prepares and later competes in an off-site location.
National Lutheran Schools Week
Celebrate being at our Lutheran School! This is a full-filled week of special themed dress-days, activities, and competitions highlighting a Spiritual truth. Look for special decorations based on the theme and events including an open house. The week concludes with a Special Person’s Day and chapel, where students bring in special adults (i.e. grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, and parents).
One Act Plays
Seventh and eighth grade students prepare a one act play in the fine acts class and present it to the school. This is the culmination of drama unit the students have during third quarter. Students learn lines, develop blocking, work on staging, and hone their speaking skills as they practice the play.
A night crammed full of displays of student talent. First families walk through classrooms to see the different projects students produced through the learning fair. Then, student created art work is viewed while a talent show is presented. Some of the artwork is available for purchase and the funds go to support the school.
Each year the school produces a musical, alternating between upper grades and lower grades. This year the musical will be performed by grades 4-8. This is done so that the musical is correctly selected for the age of the students, therefore the degree of musical and theatrical difficulty corresponds.
Our P.E. teachers hots a morning of games throughout the school. Upper grades and lower grades rotate through games that are geared for their age group. Students look forward to this day all year long, and everyone celebrates the friendships kids have made within the school.
8th Grade Graduation
A special service is held at the end of the year in honor of our eighth grade graduates. Family and friends are invited to come and celebrate with the students. Each child receives a diploma and a portfolio of things they have created during their time at St. Paul.