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ORDERING PE UNIFORMS – DEADLINE JULY 29TH
The deadline for all PE Uniform Orders is Friday, July 29th. Please print or stop by the office for an order form along with cash or check. We cannot make change in the office or accept a debit/credit card. Orders placed prior to the July 29th deadline will be available for pickup at the Back to School Bash. The prices shown are for orders placed before the July 29th deadline at a bulk rate. Orders placed after the deadline are subject to an increased cost. Click here to view the order form.
It is funny (a God thing?) how once you make a decision about something there are little things that confirm that decision.
Last week, the SPLS faculty decided the theme Got G.R.I.T.? Grace Responsibility Integrity Tenacity would help us to help students come August. We hope every school would want students to build grit and would want it to encourage students to grow in responsibility, practice integrity and approach tasks with tenacity. However, we felt by starting students with a great understanding of how God’s grace frees us and empowers us it would make this theme unique to our students and ministry. And it would emphasize our belief that pleasing God and blessing the people around us flows out of a continual receiving of God’s restoring grace.
Dear Parents of Current and Future SPLS Middle Schoolers,
We are thankful to announce that Mr. Jason Harris signed a contract to serve as our new middle school science teacher. We are very excited to add him to our excellent staff.
Mr. Harris is a graduate of Clemson University where he received his degree in ceramics engineering. After working in the masonry business for a period of time, he found himself drawn to educating young people as a career path..
In his fourteen years as a Polk County educator, Mr. Harris has taught 3rd and 4th grade, including several years as a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) teacher. He has also taught physical education.
The opening for middle science at SPLS seemed to be perfectly timed as he recognized that he is drawn to and is well-suited to the more in-depth, rigorous curriculum of this age level. We recognize that it is common for teachers to successfully move up to middle school level after a time in elementary school. A good example would be Mrs.Debbie Pahl..
Interestingly, Mr. Harris shared that he was approached about the middle school science position by our school administration the last time there was a science teacher opening at SPLS. He now feels fully prepared to take on this challenge.
Mr. Harris and his family are active and long-time members and volunteers at St. Paul Lutheran Church. He has previously worked with high school youth alongside Mr. Moss. He and his wife Lily are volunteer chaperones with the St. Paul Lutheran Church High School Youth Group as they journey to the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans this summer. His skills as a teacher and his clear commitment to his faith in Jesus Christ, made Mr. Harris stand out among the several applicants for the position.
Please welcome Mr. Jason Harris to our middle school team of outstanding Christian educators.
In His Children’s Service, Robert C. Boyd