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By Amanda Hays
St. John's Lutheran School has been awarded the first-ever badge among Lutheran schools from the Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation (CLEF)! St. John's is part of CLEF's Medallion School of Distinction Program which encourages Lutheran schools in Chicago to demonstrate that they have met rigorous standards of excellence in academic rigor combined with a solid foundation of Christian values. CLEF provides resources and support to the schools throughout the Medallion Program as the schools move through the process of achieving badges and ultimately Medallion status. The Medallion Program identifies four main areas that are critical to a school's success and sustainability:
As a result of the work of the St. John's staff as well as an assessment conducted by CLEF, St. John's has been awarded the Governance Badge under the area of School Leadership and Sustainability! CLEF has determined that St. John's exhibits excellence in school governance and that the school board climate and culture successfully promotes the school's mission and Christian values.
We are so proud of the administrative staff who have worked hard to achieve this honor! We are also thankful for the members of our board who continue to lead with wisdom as they uphold the mission and values of our school. Finally, thank you to CLEF for awarding us this honor!
To celebrate Earth Day 2021, our high school prep students (6th-8th graders) went to Wilson Park in Portage Park to clean up the trash and leaves around the park. Once they arrived, they divided into groups of five and spread out around the park. Students either weeded the garden, picked up trash, or raked leaves. It was a nice day to be outside and the students enjoyed making the park beautiful!
Thank you to the Wilson Park staff for overseeing the event as well as for teaching our students how to use the various tools! They had a fun time at this outing!