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Immanuel Wentzville Named NLSA Exemplary School

March 18, 2015

After a year-long accreditation process, the National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) Committee recently selected five Lutheran schools to receive the distinguished recognition as “Exemplary Status” schools. Among those named was Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Wentzville, MO. According to a recent statement by the NLSA, “These schools demonstrated compliance with [NLSA] accreditation criteria that exceeded expectations related to the educational and ministry standards that are required for accredited schools. In addition, each school demonstrated innovative leadership through the implementation of best practices related to the academic quality and spiritual development of its students.”

National Lutheran School Accreditation, based in St. Louis, encourages and recognizes schools that provide quality Christian education and engage in continuous improvement. NLSA accredits 700 Lutheran schools that have chosen to submit to vigorous self-study and evaluation. There are more than 2,200 Lutheran preschools, elementary schools and high schools in the United States.

Watch Principal Allison Dolak receive Immanuel’s Exemplary Status Award.

Principal and Pastor Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 20, 2014

Two members of the Immanuel staff had a very chilly start to the 2014-2015 school year. On August 20, 2014, Principal Allison Dolak and Pastor Todd Liefer of Immanuel Wentzville surprised students at the end of chapel by taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Students and parents alike rose from their seats to watch their administrators doused with gallons of ice water. Principal Dolak and Pastor Liefer took the challenge to raise awareness for ALS and also in memory of Carolyn Meyer, a beloved member of Immanuel who died of ALS earlier this year.

Watch the icy video now on Immanuel’s YouTube Channel.

ILS Wins BWW Spirit Bracket Challenge

March 28, 2014

Winner! Winner! Immanuel Lutheran School is the 2014 Champion of the Buffalo Wild Wings Spirit Bracket challenge! Immanuel entered the competition with 15 other schools in the St. Louis area. Schools competed by sending their families to eat at local Buffalo Wild Wings on Spirit Nights, where a percentage of all purchases went back to the school; the school that raised the most funds moved on to the next round. After four rounds (… and tens of thousands of chicken wings …) it was announced on Fox2News that Immanuel was the grand champion! Through the generous support of both church and school families, Immanuel Wentzville raised $5,250 through this competition.

Haircuts Benefit Children

August 14, 2013

Students at Immanuel Lutheran School in Wentzville celebrated the start of school with an opening chapel service and new “do's” for two of their favorite administrators. Principal Alison Dolak and Preschool Director Shirlee Nolting decided to kick off a new year of service by chopping their locks for charity. The “proceeds” from the cuts will go to Children with Hair Loss, a nonprofit that provides free hair replacement services to children affected by illness or serious accidents.

Staff Members Get Pied for a Good Cause

April 11, 2013

To help raise money to purchase books for those less fortunate, the teachers and administration at ILS partnered with Scholastic and took part in a rather messy fundraiser. Donation jars were available at the school for each teacher, and whoever had the most money donated into their jar got a pie in the face! This year, our “lucky” winners were Mrs. Perrine (Kindergarten), Mrs. Boehme (6th grade), and Pastor Liefer (Administration). Of course, due to popular demand from the students of ILS, Mrs. Dolak took part as well!

Immanuel Lutheran School Receives Special Gift From Albert Pujols

January 5, 2013

Albert Pujols sent a special gift to Immanuel Lutheran School in Wentzville. The school received an autographed ball, a check for $10,000 and a personal note from the Pujols family. This amazing gift was in response to the students of ILS writing inspiring letters to the family. Principal Allison Dolak sent a thank you letter from the school and saw to it that many thank you letters from Immanuel families were sent as well. We at Immanuel thank God for having these letters touch such an inspiring and faith-driven family!