The King’s Academy of Christ the King Lutheran Church of Lake Ozark will observe National Lutheran School Week 2013 on Jan. 27 – Feb. 3 with daily activities throughout the week.
Some of the week’s activities at The King’s Academy will include special apparel and projects for each day. On Monday, the 100th Day of School, children will wear nightwear to school and bring 100 items to count in class. Tuesday will be Sports Day featuring a favorite team’s jersey, hat or item. On Wednesday and Thursday the Kindergarten class will lead chapel including the story lesson and prayer. Parents are invited to attend. Friday will be Crazy Hat Day. Also “Beach Party Days” will be held with the heat turned up, swimsuits on and a dip in a portable pool.
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod has 1,376 Early Childhood Centers, 879 Elementary Schools and 88 High Schools, including PK-12 Programs totaling 2,343 schools with 122,038 Early Childhood Students, 91,481 Grades K-8 Students and 16,052 Grades 9-12 Students. That’s 229,571 students hearing the message of salvation in Christ Jesus and 2,500 + students baptized yearly.
The King’s Academy has experienced outstanding growth since it began as King’s Kid’s Preschool in September, 2003, with 16 students, Director Denise Baker and Teacher Elaine Lehenbauer.
A new Education wing was dedicated June 11, 2006, with three half-day preschool classes for three and four-year-olds. Today there are 50 students enrolled in four half-day and full-day preschool classrooms and a Kindergarten. The Academy also offers a Before and After-Care Program.
Continuing its mission to offer a quality academic, as well as religious education, the School began its new Kindergarten Program in September. The Academy also offers a scholarship program, hot lunches, playground facilities and a security system.
The staff currently includes five teachers with bachelor of science or master’s degrees in education, four aides and a food service employee. Elaine Lehenbauer has been Director of the King’s Academy since 2005. She has previous experience as an elementary teacher in three Lutheran schools.
For more information on classes at The Academy call 573-693-9245.