St. Paul Lutheran School offers summer programming for children 15 months through fifth grade. Camps provide adventure and fun in a spiritual environment from the end of the school year through the second week of August.
Best-selling author Simon Sinek was interviewed on Millennials and said something startling. According to Sinek, the use of social media has the same effect as drinking, smoking or gambling. It is addictive. The same chemical, dopamine, is released in us when we hear the ping of social media. The students we hosted in our focus groups last year agreed—they’re addicted. Interestingly, we have age restrictions on drinking, smoking and gambling—but not on social media. Anyone can use it.
So, in essence, as kids go through the stressful years of adolescence and begin relying on social media—it’s like allowing a kid the key to a bar full of alcohol and saying, “Have at it.” Social media has become such an influential factor in students’ lives so rapidly, that, by and large, we’ve not figured out how to “civilize” it yet.
One year I gave up wearing colorful shirts. Another year I started a long overdue “break up” with fast food.
I gave these up in an effort to make some small sacrifice that would connect me to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. In other times it has been a chance to make a change that turned me back toward God’s plan for me.
St. Paul Lutheran School
Operated by St. Paul Lutheran Church
Member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LC-MS)
We are part of a national system of 1173 early childhood centers, 804 elementary/middle schools, and 91 high schools enrolling over 250,000 students. Each school is operated independently by a congregation or an association of churches.
Did you know (like 4th grader Han Ding did) that this past Wednesday was National Freedom Day? It marked the ratification of the 13th Amendment to our Constitution which outlawed one human being owning another. It established forever in this nation that the detestable practice of human slavery would never again be legally practiced.