In early November, Mrs. Enns and Mrs. Zelin took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to conduct experiments with their young learners. They made “storm clouds” using shaving cream, glue, and paint! They also made anemometers to measure the wind speed outside!

The Legacy Class of 2020 has officially turned the tassel and celebrated that long awaited milestone of high school graduation! We are so thankful for the students and families that supported our desire to honor this class with an in-person ceremony that included 250 of their closest family and friends!

Some of the unique stats the Class of 2020 gets to claim include:

  • 5,700 Hours Serving at Legacy
  • $2.6 Million Offered in Scholarships
  • 363 College Credits through on-site PSEO
  • 15 Honor Graduates
  • 89% Co-Curricular Involvement

Watch our Class of 2020 video for all the details that make the Legacy Class of 2020 unique!

 

Mrs. Niessen’s 4th grade class has been focusing kindness.  Recently, they hosted a Random Acts of Crazy Kindness (RACK) Week!  Every day they picked a card with a random act to bless people both inside and outside of their classroom. Here’s how their RACK week racked up!

Monday:  Write a Thank you card to a school helper. Philimon and a friend in the classroom who had helped them recently.

Tuesday:  Make a card for a friend. A friend in a different grade than 4th and a friend in our class

Wednesday:  Ask someone how you can help them today.  Mrs. Niessen emailed the staff and asked what we could do for them. The kids helped Mrs, Oberg, Mrs. Bruneau, Mrs. Smitsdorff, Mrs. Henderson, Ms. Buchelt, Mrs. Beyers, Mrs. Christian, Mrs. Kubiszewski, Mrs. Coolbroth, and Mrs. Kubly. They also helped each other clean our their desks.

Thursday:  Throw away someone else’s trash in the cafeteria. They helped other kids at lunch. They helped pick up trash when it fell in our classroom.

Friday:  Let only kind words come out of your mouth. We tried to curb our responses if someone said or did something we didn’t like both in the classroom and outside of it.

Over the week, the 4th grader  handled themselves very responsibly and earned many compliments. It was neat to see them working in different classrooms, interacting with middle school and high school teachers, and blessing others.

This week was a complete success!!!!

This year’s 2nd annual slime sale was a success! Students lined up to purchase one of the 450 packets of slime made by Mrs. Albinson’s homeroom class’s slime business.  Thank you for purchasing! This process helped them learn about research, development, marketing, sales, quality control, and profit.

The team spent $250 on packing and ingredients to make their slime. They sold each packet for $1.00 and earned an additional $6 in tips! Their total profit was $206.

This year, prayer led the class to donate their profits to a Mexico Missions trip next week to build houses, which classmate, Taran, is attending. The class is honored to be joining the mission trip by sending their money with him and praying that the right opportunity for who to give the money to will present itself.

Allowing and promoting opportunities for students to be creative is a focus at Legacy Christian Academy!  In Ms. Bock’s fifth grade, the students had a great opportunity to partner with and teach Mrs. Anderson’s preschool students about construction zones and the importance of these areas.  At the beginning of the week, fifth graders used slideshow presentations and posters to explain different aspects of a construction zone including: workers, tools, vehicles and equipment. The fifth graders and preschool students then created prototypes of the zones using materials from home, including paper tubes, paper towel tubes, boxes, cotton balls, tape, popsicle sticks, buttons, random art supplies, and more. Finally, the PreK classroom was turned into a construction zone for the prototypes to come to life.

The fifth grade students were able to use technology to create presentations that included math principles of costs, area and dimensions, and volume.  They were also able to present to the preschool students and discover their love for public speaking and teaching. As demonstrated in the pictures attached, art was included in the design of posters and ultimately the construction zones themselves. Both Ms. Bock and Mrs. Anderson were filled with joy as they listened to students share ideas, collaborate together, and then come up with a plan and a solution to fulfill their plan. It is amazing what students come up with all on their own given basic household supplies!

As a fun bonus, Mr. Mulvihill and Kinghorn Construction allowed the students to wear hard hat construction helmets to encourage their creative spirits!  Thank you to the parents and school friends who made this project possible.

First graders joined forces with preschoolers for a STEM Design Thinking project building gingerbread man traps! It was so fun to see the first graders in Ms. Kubly’s class be leaders and collaborate with Mrs. Klobe’s students, and to see the amazing ideas that they came up with together.  They started by researching three different types of traps and then the PreK buddy picked a type of trap that they wanted to build to catch a gingerbread man.  They worked with their first grade buddies to design their trap, draw a blueprint, and determine a materials list for building. First grade buddies collected materials from home and then we built!  Following the design thinking process, each group built, tested, revised and retested their traps.  Many had to adjust their original plan as they were building which was a great lesson in flexibility.  In the end, most traps were successful in catching the elusive gingerbread man and those that weren’t were still a success because of all that was learned through the process.  We love watching the wheels turning and the pure excitement as our students learn together and grow as innovators and creators! All in all the gingerbread trap project was a blast for all involved!

 

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

On Friday, November 15th, Legacy affirmed 15 students (3 seniors and 12 juniors) as new members to the National Honor Society and recognized the ongoing accomplishments of an additional 9 seniors who were inducted last year.

Please help us in congratulating these exemplary students as new inductees:

Seniors C. Manske, J. Olson, & C. Sharp. Juniors E. Coolbroth, D. Cruz, A. Domeyer, T. Harrison, M. Johnson, M. Johnson, R. Juelich, H. Kendall, K. Sauve, A. Simpson, T. Steffen, P. Stromquist

They join the following seniors as National Honor Society Members: L. Block, K. Darling, J. Davie, A. Hamann, J. Kotelevskaya, M. Nelson, M. Posey, T. Schmidt, W. Schwalbe.

In addition, at the recommendation of this year’s Faculty Council, it was a tremendous privilege to recognize our own Mrs. Kowalchuk with an honorary NHS membership. The honorary membership recognizes the many ways that she, too, has demonstrated the NHS pillars of character, scholarship, leadership, and service to our school, our students, our families, and our community.

On Monday, August 19th, Legacy welcomed 567 students into the building to kickoff the 2019-2020 school year.

The high fives were flying, the music was pumping and the smiles were lighting up the halls! We could not be more excited to have our students back in the building!

 

From our youngest learners to those ready to launch, the end of the school year is all about celebrating our students!

PreK students celebrate their first year of learning in big ways.

(More videos on YouTube)

From student to alumni, we say “goodbye for now” to our Seniors as they take their final walk across the stage & turn the tassel.

A graduation program complete with Tributes to Parents, Tributes to Staff, Graduate Reflections, Faculty Challenge and Prayer of Blessing all preceded the Ceremony of the Tassel for these amazing LCA Class of 2019 graduates.

Senior Class Verse

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6 

 

Congratulations! (¡Felicidades!) to Legacy Spanish students attaining national recognition for excellent performance on the 2019 National Spanish Examination (NSE).

The National Spanish Exam is a voluntary assessment; only top students choose to take the challenging test. Therefore, the placement medals were earned in competition between the elite Spanish students in the United States!

The percentile scores below are not simply a number of questions correct, rather they are a ranking within all testers. Among that elite group, our 14 Legacy testers garnered these medals:

Silver medal – 85-95%
M. Demars, Level 2 (90%)

Bronze medals – 75-84%
L. Thomas, Level 2 (83%)
G. Weissman, Level 1 (80%)

Honorable Mention – 50-74%
A. Domeyer, Level 2
T. Harrison, Level 2
T. Price, Level 2
E. Schiebout, Level 2

Profe Oberg says to all testing students – “You dared greatly! You stepped into the arena! And YOU learned, you achieved, and I AM more than proud of you!”

Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the NSE is very prestigious because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with 146,000 students participating in 2019.

“It is my privilege to teach students who love a challenge and to watch our students compete and excel among the elites of Spanish!” Profe Oberg