Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School

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Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School
Address
2015 South Hualapai Way
Las Vegas, Nevada, Clark County, 89117
 United States
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod
Employees 144
Grades 612
Enrollment 1465 (2013–14)
Color(s) Maroon and Gold         
Mascot Crusaders
CEO Dr. Steve Buuck
Mission Statement "Everyone prepared! Everyone saved!"
School Hours 8:00 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. (3:00 p.m. for grades 9-12)
School Year Theme "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change" James 1:17
Website

Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School (commonly referred to as Faith or FLHS) is a private school located in Summerlin, Clark County, Nevada serving the Las Vegas Valley. Faith has students who live in 56 different zip codes. The school, which began in 1979, serves grades 6–12 and is affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Faith Lutheran is the largest Lutheran school in the United States and the largest non-public school in the state of Nevada. Faith Lutheran's 4,541 solar panels on rooftops and covered parking for faculty and students provides 1.11 megawatts of clean energy to power the school.[1]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Faith Lutheran's athletics department, known as the Crusaders, are members of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association newly formed Division IA of the Sunset Region, following a realignment within the Sunset 4A Region and the Sunrise 4A Region.[2] Faith has won 33 state championships in its proud history.

Faith Lutheran offers three seasons of sports for both middle and high school:

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association state championships[edit]

  • Basketball (boys) - 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008[3]
  • Basketball (girls) - 2013
  • Baseball - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2014
  • Cross country (boys) - 2002, 2003
  • Golf (boys) - 2009, 2014
  • Track and field (boys) - 2009
  • Track and field (girls) - 2009, 2013, 2014
  • Golf (girls) - 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Volleyball - 2013
  • Football - 2013

Mark 10:14 Program[edit]

The Mark 10:14 Program exists to "provide an excellent education for middle and high school students with intellectual disabilities in an inclusive Christian setting." The program helps provides students with intellectual disabilities with the same school experience and learning opportunities as non-disabled children.[4]

Naming[edit]

The name of the program comes from the Bible verse Mark 10:14, which reads "Jesus said to them, 'Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.' "

Mentors[edit]

The program uses high school student mentors to help the Mark 10:14 students through school. The mentor program began in August 2009.

National Recognition[edit]

On March 7, 2012 students went to the chapel building to learn that their school won exemplary status by the Education Executive of the Pacific Southwest District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). Only seven schools out of 2,343 have received this award.[5]

Faith Lutheran has also been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for its leadership in 1:1 technology integration. Middle School students use iPads each day, and High School students use Macbooks.

Chapel service[edit]

During the school year the entire school worships once a week in chapel. The services are led by fellow students in a class called Applied Christianity. In the early years of the school, the service was held in the gym building, however a separate building dedicated to chapel and performances was built in 2008. This building is now called the Chapel and Performing Arts Center (commonly referred to as the CPAC). It holds school plays, worship services, school-wide presentations, and any other event requiring mass gathering of students. The CPAC seats 792 people so the middle school and high school worship separately except for the first and last chapel services of the school year which take place in the gym building.

Rachel's Challenge/Legacy[edit]

In 2011-2012, Faith Lutheran introduced a program called Rachel's Challenge. They asked students to sign a poster and accept the challenge. This poster was hung in the Student Center, where it still hangs today. In 2012-2013, they introduced the second half of the program known as Rachel's Legacy. They again asked students to sign a poster and accept the legacy. Just like the first, this poster was hung in the Student Center. Along with it, they hung two smaller posters containing the five points of each program which students are encouraged to follow.

Facilities and fields[edit]

Faith Lutheran contains a total of four permanent buildings, nine portable buildings, each containing two classrooms, and six sporting areas.

Main building[edit]

The main building is the largest building on the schools grounds and contains 33 classrooms and the dance studio. It also contains the library, counselors' offices, the Finance Office, the Facilities Office, the main school office, and the administration offices. It is also home to the Mark 10:14 program. It has nine entrances and four main hallways. The main building is covered with solar panels.

George and Mae Kalb Student Center[edit]

The Student Center, more commonly referred to as the cafeteria, is where the school eats. Inside, there are four stations at which food can be served. The school uses a biometric system to identify the student and charge their account. Parents have web access to put money into their child's account and also see exactly what their son/daughter has purchased. This system was first used in the 2011-2012 school year. The Student Center also contains four class rooms, conference rooms, and a staff lounge. The Student Center doubles as a second gym after school.

Gyms[edit]

The gyms are the northernmost buildings of the school and contain a weight room, locker rooms, snack bar, athletic offices, classrooms, a trophy room, and two wrestling rooms. The two gyms are connected by a Hall of Champions.

Chapel and Performing Arts Center (CPAC)[edit]

The CPAC is where most performances take place. Every Wednesday, the "Applied Christianity" class performs a chapel service. The "Praise Band" plays worship music during chapel services. The CPAC also holds all the plays the school performs, as well as three classrooms. The lobby of the CPAC is used for student checking before each year, when students get a photo ID and if needed, a pew Bible and lock. They also receive schedules here and if in high school, a MacBook Air computer (formerly MacBook) for their studies.

Amphitheater[edit]

The Amphitheater is the center of campus and creates a beautiful park-like setting for the school.

The Shield[edit]

The Shield is the school store, which sells school uniforms, spirit wear, backpacks, iPad covers, etc. It is similar to a college bookstore and is located on campus. Special reserved 30 minute parking for The Shield is available.

Portables[edit]

The portables are a set of nine portable buildings which contain classrooms. They are next to the lockers.

Lockers[edit]

The lockers are an area where students can store unneeded items safely for future use. There are currently two sets of lockers. Surrounding the lockers are benches which can be used for studying. The lockers are of a maroon color.

Softball Field[edit]

The softball field is located on the west side of Faith's property and offers spectacular views of Red Rock Canyon. In a future phase of Build Faith, the softball field will be relocated to the south property.

Build Faith[edit]

Build Faith is an ongoing capital campaign to expand Faith Lutheran. The first phase is an $8.75 million effort to build a second gym and to purchase ten acres of land directly south of the current campus. Subsequent phases include the construction of a separate middle school building, a STEM building, additional parking, an aquatic center, tennis courts, office space, and the replacement of the portables with permanent classrooms.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School". Private School Review. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ Davis, Bartt (June 7, 2011). "Committee approves proposal to split 4A into two divisions". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ "NIAA Boys Basketball Record Book". Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Mark 10:14 Homepage". Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr. High School. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  5. ^ "Exemplary status". My.hsj.org. Retrieved May 19, 2012.

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