Zion Lutheran School - News & Events

Important Upcoming ZLS Events

May 15 3rd Grade Field Trip
May 15 5th – 8th grade Field Trip
May 15 Preschool/Kindergarten Graduation
May 16 8th Grade Graduation
May 17 Last Day of School
May 20 PTL Meeting at 6:00


June 3 Gillespie Parade
June 4 Dairy Queen Night
June 8-10 8th Grade Class Trip
June 15 Zion Night at the Ballpark
June 16 Mt. Olive Parade
June 22 – 24 Fish Stand
June 24 Staunton Parade
July 2 Dairy Queen Night
July 15 PTL Meeting
July 23-27 Vacation Bible School
August 2-3 Registration
August 6 Dairy Queen Night
August 11 Zion Golf Tournament
August 13 Open House
August 15 First Day of School


It is that time of year again - time to sign up to work the PTL Fish Stand! Each year the PTL has a stand at the Staunton Fireman's Homecoming. We sell fish sandwiches, fries and onion rings along with soda and water. The stand helps raise money for the PTL to use on many important projects throughout the year that benefit your children in so many ways. The stand also helps get our name out in the community. We are in need of workers to help with the stand over the course of the weekend (June 21-25). It takes all of our parents to make this stand possible…and it's always a fun time had by all! Please click on the following link for Sign Up Genius at: signupgenius.com or you may call Amber Ruehrup to sign up for your shift.


The Zion apparel online store is open again for the spring! The track shirt is also now available for purchase. Here is the link to our school’s webstore: www.creativeflaironline.com/zion T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, polos, jackets, and hats are all available! Orders may be placed from now through April 8. They will be available for pickup the following week. Please let me know if you have any questions! Mrs. Meade


Congratulations to the following Zion faculty members on their nominations for Madison Teacher of the Year: Mr. Manning, Mrs. Crouch, Mrs. Mosser, Mr. Secoy, and Mrs. Mitteis! Voting begins April 1 and continues throughout the month. The two winners of the contest will each receive $500 to be used toward a future student advancement project, a recognition plaque, and a pizza party for their class. Please visit www.gomadison.com and vote for your favorite teacher!

From the Desk of the Prinicpal


This year we have been learning the names of Jesus in our chapel messages. This year began with The Alpha, We conclude the year with another Greek letter, Omega. Omega would be the z of the Greek alphabet. It is the last letter.

Jesus calls Himself the “Alpha and Omega” (Rev. 21:6). We began the year in the name of Jesus, the Alpha. We conclude the year in the name of Jesus, the Omega. Jesus is the first in everything and the last in everything and everything in between. In Jesus, we have the perfect ending to our salvation. Jesus ended the punishment for our sins by His death on the cross. Jesus ended the power of the devil with His resurrection. Any doubt about our being with Jesus forever is ended because He has claimed us as His children in baptism. Any doubt about the power to fight the temptation of the devil is ended because God gives us the power of His Word.

In a few days, we say the end to another school year. Another grade level ends; an athletic season ends; many special experiences come to an end. We thank God for all of them. The truths that we learned about Jesus this year will never end. The power and promises we learned through the names of Jesus will never end. We look forward to learning more together in worship this summer. We look forward to a new beginning this fall. The Bible says that someday, everything on earth will conclude: the end. Jesus will come back to judge the world. Jesus will come back to bring all of His children into His holy presence forever. Our time with Jesus will be a new beginning — an Alpha!

Adapted from the 2017-2018 LCMS Chapel Talks
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, have the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in Humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but to interests of others. Phil 2:1-4
I love the book of Philippians. Here is the problem I have when I quote it.... I never know when to stop! The next verse is always as powerful as the verse prior. This verse is the focus of our final week of school in Chapel. I've attached an adapted chapel message above.

Summer is here! What happened? Watching my daughter open Christmas presents feels like it was only a few days ago. The first day of school feels like a few weeks ago. Nonetheless, ten months has passed. Students have grown physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is amazing to see how far they have come. I look at the school composite picture in the office and it is hard to believe that those young faces were from this school year.

Summer is a rough time for me. I miss seeing the kiddos. I miss hearing the sounds of classes shuffling through the halls throughout the day. I miss hearing staff members share about their lives and adventures. What I look forward to is seeing those kids on the first day of school. Some I won't even recognize as they will have grown so much. The energy the school brings, when filled, is palpable.

I hope your summer is filled with blessings. I hope to see you on Sundays (and Saturday nights sometimes). I look forward to seeing you at my normal hangouts throughout Staunton. It is always a joy to bump into family and I look forward to seeing our Zion family here and there over the next couple of months. If not, I will see you in August.

In Christ,
Mr. Manning
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View below for what's happening at Zion Lutheran School and upcoming Lunch menus
Saturday - 5/12
District Track Meet at Freeburg H.S.
Monday - 5/14
6:30 School Board Meeting
Tuesday - 5/15
3rd Grade Field Trip – Botanical Gardens
5th – 8th Grade Field Trip – City Museum
7:00 Preschool/Kindergarten Graduation
Wednesday - 5/16
7:00 8th Grade Graduation
Thursday - 5/17
Little Italy’s Pizza Night
9:00 Chapel
12:00 Dismissal – Last Day of School!
Friday - 5/18
7:00 Staunton High School Graduation
Upcoming Lunch Menu:

Monday 5/14
Cheese or Hamburger, French Fries, Green Beans, Peaches, and Milk
Tuesday 5/15
Corn Dog, Baked Beans, Cheese Puffs, Rice Krispie Treat, and Milk
Wednesday 5/16
Chicken Patty, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, Pineapple, and Milk
Thursday 5/17
Little Italy’s Pizza, Dilly Bars, and Soda or Milk
*Whole wheat bread is available each day as well.