At Zion Lutheran School, we are blessed to have a librarian on staff who makes it her weekly mission to offer books and reading opportunities to all of our students, from preschool to 8th grade.
All students get the joy of visiting the library. Mrs. Papka and her volunteers are eager to assist each and every one of our students, including special story time for our littlest learners.
Each spring, we host a Scholastic Book Fair on campus where students can purchase their favorite books. During the book fair, children and families are given the opportunity to share their love of reading with others by gifting books to their Zion classrooms and to children in Honduras through Zion’s Open Door Ministries initiative.
Additionally, students participate in the Reading Counts program throughout the year, a way of encouraging additional reading outside of curriculum and the classroom. Students read age-appropriate books and then take a ten-question, multiple-choice quiz over what he/she read. Each passed quiz equates to points earned and twice a year, a “prize patrol” is hosted where students spend their points for special prizes.
We strive to help students develop critical minds and a life-long love of learning that guides choices and can transform lives.
Our focus on individual students strengths ignites curiosity, creativity, grit and resilience in our students.
We are committed to each and every child growing their faith and love of God, and our students emerge ready to serve and succeed with Christ as their compass.