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On March 12, more than 200 adults and 130 students celebrated the 75th anniversary of Emmaus Lutheran School. The church and school have been in the six-acre location at 840 S. Almansor St. since 1950. Students from preschool 3 and 4, kindergarten, and grades one through eight sang songs throughout the service; the sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade bell choirs rang out; and the chapel dancers joined in. Later, church members, parents, and guests participated in an open house of the classrooms and a science fair presentation.
This was also the culmination of Lutheran Schools Week celebrated throughout the U.S. More than 190,000 students attend Lutheran Schools nationwide. A part of the Pacific Southwest District, Emmaus is one of 107 preschools, 50 elementary schools, and nine high schools in the region.
To develop a festive attitude, the Student Council organized different events for each weekday. On Monday, students dressed up as animals and saw a magic show that incorporated animals. Tuesday saw them dressing down in pajamas with an opportunity to build a bear or other type of animal. Wednesday found the campus full of rock stars. Thursday brought an opportunity to wear their favorite sport gear or clothing from their favorite sports team. The annual Spelling Bee was also took place. Congratulations to winners Ariel, Ning, and Amanda. Friday was School Spirit Day, when students got to preview the sixth- through eighth-Grade Science Fair and participate in judging. The day and week ended with a pep rally.
Emmaus gives students a solid spiritual, academic, and confident foundation that will help them become life-long learners and successful Christian adults in the 21st century. Emmaus Summer Academy and Camp will take place June 5 through Aug. 4 with the option of attending single weeks.
For more information regarding the summer program or the 2017/18 school year or for a tour of the campus, contact Principal Kit Hittinger at 626-289-3664.