Principal's Message                                                               

“Will my child be safe at school?”  This is a question countless parents have asked over the years.  It is most certainly one that will be asked by countless parents going forward.  It’s a fair question.  Especially in light of the violence that seems to be ever more present in schools today.  As a parent and as a principal, I, too, have asked the question.  It may be a fair question, but it leads me to ask why this should be a question in the first place.  In a perfect world, no one would ever have to ask if their children were going to be safe when they sent them to school.  In a perfect world, every child would come home  every day to a household that honored and respected God, valued the school-home partnership, shared a meal together, and worked to make the world that much more bright for those around them.

We don’t live in a perfect world.  We live in a world that has been deeply affected by sin.  We live in a world in which people, broken by sin and pain lash out to harm others.  We live in a world in which parents worry about their little ones while they are in school each day.  We live in a world in which teachers and principals must include vigilance and security as part of the daily routine.  We live in a world in which 5-year-olds must practice safety drills for events that they should never experience.  

We also live in a world that has been entirely and completely redeemed by the blood of our risen Savior, Jesus Christ.  So, when we might despair under the utter helplessness of it all, we are reminded that Jesus is enough!  One of the perspectives a Lutheran school can offer to students, parents, teachers, and others that may worry about safety is the knowledge that no matter what happens, we know that God will see us through.  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)  His love is not changing even though the world around us seems to be in constant flux.  

So, we lock our doors, we use security cameras, we practice safety and security drills, and we check IDs—our kids are safe, and we work to ensure it.   In a Lutheran school, we go one step further.  We share God’s Word each day knowing that His love and care will guard, guide, and direct our paths each day.  We can’t guarantee perfect security (no one can), but we can guarantee that God’s promises are real and true and will never fail us!  May God continue to bless our campus and our community as safe places where our students can gather, grow, and go out to share His love with all people.

In Christ Alone,

Corey Brandenburger, Principal

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