With the number of COVID cases on the rise, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services mandated a halt to in-person learning for all high schools starting November 18th. Despite not being able to gather together, the Valley Lutheran faculty, staff, students, and families continued “pressing on” during the pause in many ways.
- Worship – daily chapel messages, videos, and songs were emailed to students each school day.
- Learning – VL students connected with classmates during weekly Google Meets. Art 1 students submitted pictures of their hand turkeys, and Biology students demonstrated content knowledge with Flipgrid videos. These are just a few ways VL teachers creatively engaged students remotely.
- Serving – The Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection and Key Club packing of boxes for the homeless still happened! Key Club members came in during the pause to assemble 32 care boxes for Saginaw’s homeless men, a project that Key Club has done for several years. The money to purchase self-care items was raised by the Key Club with their Spookygram fundraiser.
- Valuable Experiences – 3 members of our Symphonic Band participated in a virtual honor band.
- Fundraising – 343 boxes were sold through the annual Booster Club fruit sale. Thank you!
Valley Lutheran will continue to “Press On” into 2021 with an expected return to in-person learning on Jan. 4th!