St. John Lutheran in Libertyville makes sure students keep learning

  • St. John has "Spirit Days" every Friday in an effort to promote community and school spirit. The theme for May 1 was a tribute to first responders.

    St. John has "Spirit Days" every Friday in an effort to promote community and school spirit. The theme for May 1 was a tribute to first responders. Courtesy of St. John Lutheran School

 
Submitted by Peter Kolch
Updated 5/11/2020 1:52 PM

St. John Lutheran School in Libertyville began supporting families and students through e-learning, video class gatherings and one-on-one video connections with students immediately after schools were closed in March.

The families have been very appreciative of the continued efforts to provide quality education, with one parent saying, "Thank you so much, St. John teachers, for all the hard work and dedication to our children since we started e-learning. We have been so impressed by how much you care about the continued education of our kids, and the resources you have given to us to help keep them learning.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"The education and support that the St. John teachers have provided since we started online learning is far and above what we have heard from other family and friends across the country. We are so appreciative that our teachers love and care for our children this much. We miss our St. John family and can't wait until we're back together again!"

Last year, 12 students at St. John Lutheran School received a Tax Credit Scholarship through Empower Illinois, and there are currently 25 students in line waiting for a Fall 2020-Spring 2021 scholarship.

Scholarship families qualify based on need, and undoubtedly even more students will require financial assistance as a result of COVID-19 hardships.

For information on how to donate, visit empowerillinois.org/donors or stjohnslib.com/school/school_choice_scholarships.phtml.

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