WYKOFF, Minn., May 4, 2022
St. Johns Lutheran Church and School, Fillmore County’s only Christian elementary school, is launching a trio of new programs beginning this summer with academic and recreational courses, and added preschool and after-school care options heading into the 2022-2023 academic year.
The summer academic and recreational course is open to any student entering K-8 this fall from any school or district and will run seven weeks during summer, starting June 13, and concluding the week of Aug. 8, with no classes from July 11 through July 22. Students can attend the duration of the summer, or choose only the weeks desired. They can also choose to attend full or half days with pricing based on their selection. This program, which is open to the community-at-large, is intended to both prompt continuing education during summer and to provide childcare, which many families need.
Mickey Angerman, the Principal and a teacher at St. Johns explains, “As an educator, I know kids can get rusty over the summer. We want to attract students from throughout the community and help them stay sharp, and even give them a little extra attention if needed. And, it’s summer—we also want to have some fun!” Angerman also notes this is the only offering of its kind in the county.
The days will be broken into morning and afternoon sessions with each week. The morning session will focus on core academics, including math, language arts, reading and social studies. It will also include a brief, daily Bible study. Afternoons will still embrace learning, but be leisurely and fun; they will include things such as art, crafts, cooking, movies, games and sports. If families need care before or after the courses, Eagle care is available for additional fees.
The daily schedule breaks down as:
- 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Optional Eagle Care
- 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Morning Academic Session
- 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lunch and Afternoon Recreation Session
- 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Optional Eagle Care
The other new development at St. Johns deals with expansion of its preschool offerings and school-age care program. Beginning in fall 2022, preschool classes will be held five days per week—Monday through Friday—for the entire school day from 8:05 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Families can utilize the full schedule, opt for half days, or attend fewer days per week, at a prorated cost. In addition, Eagle care will still operate on school days before school from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., and also now after school from 2:50 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The expansion comes in response to many parent requests for enhanced preschool offerings and for their students who need an after-school program. “Anymore, most families desire preschool that meets every day and they require after-school care. We will meet their needs and continue offering top-notch academics, extracurricular opportunities, and growth in the Christian faith,” states Angerman.
St. Johns welcomes students beginning at age three for preschool, and offers schooling through eighth grade. St. Johns utilizes Kingsland Public Schools transportation and keeps a similar calendar to the overlaying district. Personal appointments to meet with teachers and tour the school are available for prospective students of any level.
For additional details, program offerings, program costs, or question, please visit the school website www.stjohns-wykoff.org, call the school office (507) 352-4671, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About St. Johns Lutheran Church & School
St. Johns Lutheran Church was founded in Wykoff, Minn. in 1874, and St. Johns Lutheran School opened in 1889 to provide Christian education. Both are affiliates of the Minnesota South District of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The school welcomes any student who is interested in receiving a Christ-centered, high-quality education. St. Johns Lutheran School admits students of any faith, race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sex to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Connect with us at www.stjohns-wykoff.org/ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StJohnsWykoff.