As a Christian school, religious education occurs throughout the day. We also set aside time each day to discover, explore and grow in our Christian faith. We utilize the Voyages religion curriculum in grades 1-8, which involves both daily instruction and memory work.
Following the belief that God is an integral part of our lives, all students participate in weekly chapel and school wide prayer gatherings. This provides students with increased understanding of why we practice worship, and continued opportunities to practice good church behavior.
The children participate in several mission projects during the year. In the past we have collected money or goods for or visited organizations such as:
- Lutheran World Relief
- Operation Christmas Child
- American Heart Association
- Can Drives for Local Food Pantries
- Kalamazoo Gospel Mission: Can Drives & Winter Coat Drive
- Shoe collection for Afghan orphans
- Lutheran High School in New Orleans: Katrina Relief
- Heifer International
- Bethania Kids India Orphanage
- SMLS Scholarship Fund
- B-93 “Roof Sit” supporting abused women and children
- Fountainview Retirement Home – students performed play and sing for residents.
- Handstand Project – anti-abuse organization project.
- Heart to Heart, Hand in Hand
In October, the children collect canned goods for a local food pantry. Before the canned goods are taken to the food pantry the kids have a building contest with them. The chapel families each built a structure with a portion of the cans that were collected. The Covenant Senior Day Program members judged the buildings.
St. Michael Lutheran School students raised money for Hurricane Katrina and Rita relief. Each bucket in the picture below, represents $5 raised.