At Christ Alone Lutheran School (CALS), there is a strong emphasis on building Christian relationships.
We all benefit from mentors or guides throughout life to teach, uplift, and support our lifelong learning. At CALS, we give older students the opportunity to mentor younger students in multiple ways. Then, the younger students are blessed with the opportunity to mentor students when they are older.
Older students are paired with younger students each year as part of the Chapel Buddy program. Preschool and Kindergarten students benefit by having an older student guide them through the weekly chapel service. Older students enjoy mentoring young children of God and helping them to grow in their faith. Seeing a friendly face in the hallways throughout the school year benefits all the students.
School-Wide Student Teams
Another way that CALS fosters Christian relationships among its students is by creating school-wide team, where the team is made up of students from each grade level. The teams complete against each other throughout the year. Competitions include service projects, such as a food drive contest to see who can bring in the most canned food items, a field day, kickball tournaments, and more.
Other annual events, such as Spirit Week, also play a role in building a school culture where students not only know each other, but like and support one another, too!
Older students are partnered up with younger students as reading buddies. Older students will read stories to younger students, and also help younger students as the younger students read to the older students.
Each year, students raise awareness of juvenile diabetes and funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Students walk or run 2 or 4 miles along the Ozaukee Interurban Trail, which happens to be at the school’s west boundary. Donations raised exceeded $1000 in 2021.
Parents and Grandparents are invited to be part of the CALS family throughout the year. Events include Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, Cookies with Comets, and Grandparents Day. This is a great way for families to immerse themselves in their student’s world and share Christian experiences.