Zion Lutheran School - News & Events

Important Upcoming ZLS Events

May 21: Joyful Noise/"Thursday" Choirs Sing
May 21: Mrs. Satterlee’s Retirement Celebration
May 21: PTL Meeting at 6:00
May 22: 5th – 8th Field Trip to City Museum
May 22: Preschool & Kindergarten Graduation
May 24: Last Day of School
May 28–31: 8th grade Class Trip
June 3: 8th grade Graduation
June 4: 8th grade Confirmation
June 5: Dairy Queen Night
June 11: Zion Church Picnic
Jun 12-16: Vacation Bible School
June 17: Zion in Mt. Olive Parade
June 23-25: PTL Fish Stand Days see 5/20 Panther Paws for details and shifts
June 25: Zion in Staunton Parade
July 3: Dairy Queen Night
July 16: PTL Meeting
August 3-4: School Registration
August 7: Dairy Queen Night
August 16: First Day of School
August 26: PTL Golf Tournament


Mrs. Satterlee’s Retirement Celebration

Mrs. Cassie Satterlee will be retiring at the end of the 2016-2017 school year after 40 years of teaching at Zion. We would like to honor her dedication to teaching at a retirement celebration on Sunday, May 21, following the 10:30 worship service. Congregation members in addition to all current and former students, parents, co-workers, family, and friends are invited to attend. Please share this information with as many of Mrs. Satterlee's former students as possible! The more, the merrier! The celebration will include a catered meal so we are requesting an RSVP from those who wish to attend. Please either call Jessica in the school office at 635-3060 ext. 01 or email rsvp@zion-school.org. Please RSVP your name and the number of individuals (i.e. adults, children, etc...) attending by Monday, May 8. We hope that you will be able to join us to honor Mrs. Satterlee and her service to Zion, but for those who are unable to attend, we ask that you consider sending a card of congratulations to Mrs. Satterlee. Cards may be dropped off at school or mailed to her at Zion Lutheran School, 220 W. Henry St, Staunton, IL 62088. Also, if you have a funny story, special memory, or pictures that you would like to share with us, please drop those off at the school office or email them to rsvp@zion-school.org also by May 8. We hope to see you at the celebration for Mrs. Satterlee on Sunday, May 21!

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Teacher of the Year Contest

Congratulations to the following Zion faculty members on their nominations for Madison Teacher of the Year: Mr. Manning, Mrs. Crouch, Mrs. Brackman, Mrs. Kleckner, and Mrs. Mitteis!
Madison Communications is once again sponsoring their Annual Teacher of the Year Award contest. Beginning, March 1, you may nominate a teacher who has made a difference by going to their website: www.gomadison.com. 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 go www.gomadison.com to and vote for your favorite teacher!

From the Desk of the Prinicpal

May 20th, 2017

Summer vacation is almost here! This is the last newsletter of the 2016-17 school year. Why is the word vacation in quotes? There is a great reason! While the students of Zion will be burning off some calories and having summer fun, Zion leadership will be feverishly preparing for this fall. Here is a short version of the long list that we will be working on:
Classrooms - We will be adding one classroom on the 3rd floor. This will assist the middle school program especially. The room has been used for storage the last few years and will get an overhaul in preparation for our larger numbers this fall. Other classrooms will be refitted, including the current Art room. That room will be used for lower level "breakout" classes and will be the homeroom of our new part-time teacher. The school will see some new furniture this fall as well. Both teachers and students are excited about using our new desks.
Courses - Staff meets for a week and a half after classes conclude. We will be discussing curriculum tweaks and replacements. We spend a great deal of time on what worked well and what we can do to make it better.
New Staffing – Mrs. Jamie Crouch will be moving from part time to full time status. A contract has also been extended to Mrs. Julie Cox for a part time teaching position in the elementary.
Technology - The middle school will be revamping the iPad Initiative and will be adding Chromebooks into the program this year. This will mean there will be more iPad units available for our classrooms. Our tech in the school has been 1:1 in middle school for 5 years now. With this expansion, we will be closer to 1:1 throughout our entire K-8 program.
PLEASE be on the lookout for postings about workdays. WE NEED A LOT of muscle this summer. We will be moving desks and cleaning out the third floor. MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK! Keep a look out on Facebook for our summer posts. Keep this Blue Sheet handy, as it will serve as a great reference throughout your summer.
In Christ,
Mr. Manning


The last day of school for the 2016-2017 school year has been set for Wednesday, May 24. Zion will dismiss at 12:00. Staunton Public will dismiss at 2:00. We will not have bus service on the last day of school.


Summer Parade Participation

Summer parades will be held in Gillespie on June 4th, Mt. Olive on June 17th, and in Staunton on June 25th. We like to have as many parents and students as possible to attend these parades and ride along on the Zion float. We are also seeking a leader over these parades (to help organize volunteers, candy and the items that we pass out). If you are interested in learning more, please contact Ailee Taylor.

Choir Performed at LCMS International Center (Updated 1/27/17)

Pictures and video from the choir performance at the International Center may be viewed on the school’s Facebook page. There is also a link so that you can listen to the radio interview. Along with the performance and interview, the choir was also blessed to tour our synods headquarters. We are very blessed that they were able to have such a great experience. Thank you to all of the parents/grandparents who went along and thank you also to the PTL for helping to fund the cost of the bus.
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View below for what's happening at Zion Lutheran School and upcoming Lunch menus
Saturday - 5/20
Sunday - 5/21
10:30 Service - Joyful Noise Choir & "Thursday Choir" sing in honor of Mrs. Satterlee's retirement
Monday - 5/22
5th – 8th City Museum Field Trip
Wednesday - 5/17
8:30 Chapel
Lunch Menu: 5/22-5/24
Monday 5/22
Smoked Turkey Sandwich, Potato Chips, Carrot & Celery Sticks, Rice Krispy Treat, and Milk
Tuesday 5/23
Popcorn Chicken, Buttered Noodles, Green Beans, Mixed Fruit, and Milk
Wednesday 5/24
Little Italy’s Pizza, Dilly Bars, and Soda or Milk
*Whole wheat bread is available each day as well.