Trinity Lutheran students celebrate special week

REED CITY – Joining other schools across the nation in celebrating their religious heritage, Trinity Lutheran School in Reed City hosted different events each day last week for Lutheran Schools Week.

The school’s theme this year, based on 2 Timothy 3:16-17, was “Securing each child’s future – Equipped.” Trinity enrolls 93 students in preschool through eighth grade.

Each day brought a different dress-up day, with themes such as class color day, decades day and multiples day.

Eighth graders Liza Emington and Megan Donley dressed up as twin nerds at Trinity on Tuesday for “Multiples Day.” The pair made sure their outfits were pristine for their last time as participants in Lutheran Schools Week before moving on to high school next year.

“I even ironed my socks,” Emington said.

Students at Trinity attend a chapel service every Wednesday. The week began with a special chapel and worship service Monday and Reed City students were joined by students from Trinity Lutheran school in Manistee.

To go along with the week’s theme, students performed the song, “Equipped by the spirit for every good work” for their grandparents as a part of Grandparent’s Day on Wednesday. After the performance and lunch, many grandparents came back to student’s classes and learned what their students’ were learning.

Thursday was “Decades Day” at the school and students dressed up in costumes from different time periods.

Olivia Johnson, fifth grader, dressed up as a girl from the 1950s, wearing a pink skirt with a poodle on it. Olivia enjoyed dressing up for the week, and said she likes going to a Lutheran school.

“I like that we get to do things that other schools can’t,” Olivia said. “Like religion class and going to chapel and relating that to other things we learn throughout the day.”

While part of Lutheran Schools Week is to increase school spirit, another part is dedicated to reflecting on the great opportunities associated with the Lutheran school and church, said Aaron Rohde, third and fourth grade teacher.

“We are celebrating the fact that we are blessed with this school and with a supportive congregation,” Rhode said.

He said teaching at a Lutheran school is a unique opportunity.

“We teach academics, but we also have the blessing of being able to talk about Christ throughout the day whenever we want.”

Lutheran Schools week is an annual event at Lutheran schools across the nation.