Zion Lutheran School - News & Events

Important Upcoming ZLS Events

April 15 – 20 Week of the Young Child
April 15 Praise Him Choir Sings
April 16 Preschool Registration
April 22 Jr. High Band Concert at 3:00
May 6 8th Grade Confirmation
May 7-11 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 9 Zion Athletic Banquet
May 15 Preschool/Kindergarten Graduation
May 16 8th Grade Graduation
May 17 Last Day of School
May 20 PTL Meeting at 6:00


Congratulations to 5th grader, Ava Fernandez, on her 1st place win at the Macoupin County Spelling Bee! Way to go, Ava!


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: 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. If you know a teacher who goes above and beyond, please nominate him/her for this contest!


April 13th, 2018

Save the date once again this year for Zion’s Family Prom! This year’s event will be held on Friday, April 13, in the Zion gym! Last year’s Prom was so much fun for all the kids and parents alike. This year’s theme for the Family Prom will be "Lights, Camera, Action! Reach for the stars at the Zion Family Prom"! Watch for more information to follow in the coming weeks.


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


Welcome to April! As I was walking through the school this morning, I spoke to a couple of 8th graders "studying." They were counting off and doing some calculations. I asked what they were studying and they replied, "We are figuring out how many days of school are left." Summer is on their mind. This year, the race to the summer will be a bit different. Instead of the normal Memorial Day(ish) last day of school, this year the last day is in mid-May! Track and Field is just kicking off but in one month, we will already be hosting the 2018 Sports Banquet. Expect the first two weeks of May to be nonstop.

I hope everyone has had a chance to schedule your conference with your child's homeroom teacher. I have had conversations with several parents about the "overwhelming" amount of data you received. They were not upset but want more clarity on their scores and what they meant. If you are in the same boat, set up a time to meet with me.

The 2018-2019 calendar will be out soon. We historically wait for the public school to release their official calendar before we set ours. This year, the calendar is very late. I do foresee some changes in our calendar versus the public one, so be prepared.

Enjoy a great (chilly) weekend before we get the beautiful weather next week!

In Christ,
Mr. Manning
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View below for what's happening at Zion Lutheran School and upcoming Lunch menus
Saturday - 4/14
Good Shepherd Track Meet
Sunday - 4/15
10:30 Service, PreK 3’s – 2nd grade sing
Monday - 4/16
Week of the Young Child!
6:00-7:30 Preschool Registration
Tuesday - 4/17
4:00 Track Meet at Staunton Public
Wednesday - 4/18
8:30 Chapel
4:00 Track Meet at Highland
Thursday - 4/19
Little Italy’s Pizza Night
Friday - 4/20
7:00 Preschool/Kindergarten Circus
Lunch Menu: 4/16-4/20

Monday 4/16
Cheese or Hamburger, French Fries, Corn, Pears, and Milk
Tuesday 4/17
Corn Dog, Potato Chips, Carrot & Celery Sticks, Grapes, and Milk
Wednesday 4/18
Baked Ham, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, Vanilla Pudding, and Milk
Thursday 4/19
Beef & Noodles, Peas, Mixed Fruit, and Milk
Friday 4/20
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza, Side Salad, Brownie, and Milk
*Whole wheat bread is available each day as well.