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Third Grade Battle

March 22, 2024 / School News / Stories
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The third-grade class has been reading books by the author Patricia Polacco in their classroom followed by a ‘Battle’ to recall details in preparation for next year when they can join the school’s Battle of the Books team. A random drawing chose our two teams. We tested our students’ knowledge of the books by using […]

Battle of the Books

February 23, 2024 / School News / Stories
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The St. James Battle of the Books team competed on February 22 as the only non-public school in this very unique competition. After reading 10 books, the students were challenged to recall details of the books and answer 60 questions. These are not simple recall questions, but very detail oriented requiring hours of reading, re-reading […]

Family Focus on the Court

January 19, 2024 / School News / Sports
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Once upon a time, in a family focused school community, there was a JV Girls Basketball team composed of 3rd through 6th grade girls. These young athletes were full of energy, determination, and a love for the game. Despite facing challenges on the court, they always showed up with smiles on their faces. One day, […]

1st Annual STEM Fair

January 18, 2024 / School News
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Thursday night, more than half of our student body and their families attended the first annual St. James STEM Fair. It was a captivating event that brought  science, technology, engineering, and math to life.  During the fair, attendees had the chance to visit various STEM stations run by our talented teachers. By participating in these […]

St. James In Service

November 20, 2023 / School News
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This month, as part of our Freindzy theme, “Love At All Times”, our students have been completing service projects. When we love others, it often has a ripple effect. When we choose to show our love in word and action, it starts a single act, but then spreads outward, affecting many more. It’s good to […]

Crusader Weekend Basketball

November 12, 2023 / School News / Sports
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Our Varsity Basketball and cheerleading teams traveled to New Haven, Indiana to participate in the inaugural John Weber Memorial Tournament at Central Lutheran School. Both girls and boys teams played well and showed great promise for a successful season to come. Our Lady Crusaders took a loss in their Friday night game, but pulled out […]

St. James CrusaderBots

November 12, 2023 / School News
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St. James CrusaderBots had the opportunity to travel to Kokomo for their FIRST Lego League Challenge qualifying event. The event was an all day affair with opening ceremonies beginning at 8:00 am followed by test runs, innovation project judging, the robot game challenge, and ending ceremonies concluding the event at 4:00pm. This is the first […]

Veterans Honored

November 12, 2023 / School News / Uncategorized
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“This program has become special to our students and families. The highlight is always thesinging of the Armed Forces Salute. This year we have a wall of Veterans and Servicemen andwomen that we are honoring as well as special guest speaker Retired Navy Chaplain, RonMay,” says Amanda Goodspeed, Music Director and School Leadership Team member. […]

Great Apple Crunch

October 20, 2023 / School News
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Ms. French, our Director of Food Services, planned St. James Lutheran School’s second annual “Great Apple Crunch” for both Early Childhood and our K-8 students. The event took place on Friday, October 20th, at 1:55pm, as part of the Indiana Apple Crunch to celebrate National Farm to School Month and local farmers. The day is celebrated by […]

Pastor Appreciation Month

October 17, 2023 / School News
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In celebration of Pastor Appreciation Month, our 6th grade students planned a scavenger hunt for Pastor Morrow on Tuesday, October 17th. They came together as a class, to devise a plan, to show Pastor how much they appreciate him and his presence in the school. They created the clues together that lead him around the church […]

Our cast learned the whole musical in 20 rehearsals!

Fall Musical

October 13, 2023 / School News
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St. James has a long tradition of musicals for our Elementary students. We are excited that we are back in force and sharing the saving news of Christ through our words and songs. As the children help Farmer Fred with his harvest, he teaches them the parable of the seed and the sower. When they’re […]

Regional Science Fair Winners

March 18, 2023 / School News
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A round of applause for Lizzy and Evie in the Science Fair Regionals at Purdue on March 10. Lizzy (Elizabeth) Bunton won a silver medal (2nd place) in the area of plant sciences.  Evie (Evelyn) Falher won honorable mention (4th place) in the area of health sciences.  We are so very proud of them! 

Spelling Bee Champion

March 12, 2023 / School News / Stories
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CONGRATULATIONS to AMELIA GOODSPEED 2023 St. James Spelling Bee Champion2023 Christian Schools Spelling Bee Champion And NOW THIRD PLACE at the 2023 LAFAYETTE AREA SPELLING BEE!! Thirty schools were represented at the Area Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 4 at River City Community Center. Amelia spelled through 9 rounds and a spell-off to earn third […]

Day of Giving

January 25, 2023 / School News
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All donations will be used to provide scholarships for our students. Find out how to support us!

Empowering Our Students

January 13, 2023 / music / School News
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This is the theme at the IMEA Middle School Honor Choir that clinician, Bishop Dr. Chantel Wright, shared with 150 of the state’s best choristers. They are the future. They can dispel hate with their voices and the messages in their music. Our students are the future, they cannot and should not hide behind others, […]

Join our team!

November 11, 2022 / School News
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We currently have a few positions open and would love to have you join us in ministry at St. James. Find out more

Movie and Trivia Night!

October 22, 2022 / School News
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Ready for a night of fun?!?! While the children are watching their movie the adults will have fun in the fellowship hall at trivia night! Please see the photos for more details! Please resiter for our trivia night but there is no registration link for Movie Night. Just show up ready for a great show! […]

Gym Update – 10/19

October 19, 2022 / School News
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Today’s Gym Update! Power has been restored Cleaning the bathrooms/locker rooms-Stripped those floors Taking down acoustic tiles-for replacement Heat has been turned on Floor-is still undecided on the extent of damage We are still in the cleaning phase and awaiting the insurance report.

49th Annual Basketball Tournament

February 4, 2022 / School News / Sports
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The Annual Boys Basketball Tournament will now start on Saturday, February 5 due to extreme weather conditions. Throughout the weekend, we will post updates at This year, there will be 9 teams joining us in competition and fellowship. We lift up a prayer for all our teams for safe travels, good health and sportsmanship. […]

Early January Tournaments

January 8, 2022 / School News / Sports
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The Varsity girls hosted their annual basketball tournament this past weekend. Originally scheduled for December, we were excited to be able to host 5 other Lutheran schools from Indiana and Ohio. The Crusaders ended the tournament 2-1 with wins over St. John, Indianapolis and Trinity, Crown Point. Sydney M. and Cassie S. both placed in […]

New Lunch Program

January 3, 2022 / School News
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We are excited to be partnering with Chartwells in our cafeteria. Don’t worry – Mrs. Moya and Mrs. Bechner will are still with us. Remember – lunch is FREE for ALL Students in the 2021-2022 School Year! What’s being served? Keep reading and download the app described below. Food Kids Love to Eat Chartwells’ team […]

Awaken the Music!

November 16, 2021 / music / School News
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We were excited to bring music back for the 2021-2022 school year! With nearly 80% of all 5th-8th grade students participating in Band and/or Choir, music is an important part of the St. James experience. Led by Mrs. Goodspeed (1994 Alum), the students presented a Pre-Holiday Concert in the new gym featuring folk songs from […]

Boys Varsity Basketball Starts the Season Strong

November 14, 2021 / School News / Sports
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A basketball filled weekend at the LuHi tournament is now in the books for the SJLS Varsity Boys Basketball Team. Coached by Mr. Plassard and Mr. Pollert, the team came into the tournament off a season opener win against Klondike. The team started off strong against the St. Peter, Fort Wayne on Friday evening winning […]

Chapel Drama Team Makes Its Debut

November 10, 2021 / School News
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Mrs. Goodspeed started an after school drama team for Middle School students which had its debut performance on November 10. The students shared a comical skit of what some believe the Last Day will look like and excuses some have for not believing in Christ. We do not know the day that Christ will come […]

Girls Basketball Starts a New Season

November 8, 2021 / School News / Sports
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But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.  1 Corinthians 15:10 This is the theme for the 2021-22 Girls Basketball teams under the direction […]

Soccer Team 2021

Soccer Recap

September 30, 2021 / School News
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The St. James soccer team wrapped up its season recently with a very successful 5 wins.  The team of 4th-8th graders, both boys and girls, was able to defeat teams from Central Cathloic, Benton Central, Delphi, Carroll, and Trinity Lutheran.  The defense was anchored by Kate K and goaltender Charlie W.  Out of the midfield, the team […]

Great start for the Varsity Volleyball team

August 26, 2021 / School News
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Congratulations to our girls on their first win of the season defeating Attica 25-4, 25-9! While there were reports of nervousness before the game, the Crusaders quickly gained control of the game led by 18 straight points by 8th Grader, Sydney M. The second game featured a balanced serving attack by Amelia G, Sophia P, […]

New Promethean Boards

July 8, 2021 / School News
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Through the “Fund-A-Need” campaign at the 2021 Crusader Auction, St. James has been blessed with new Promethean ActivPanels. The boards arrived and then our volunteer crew of parents, students, alumni and teachers showed up in a big way. The new boards were delivered to classrooms and will be installed on July 19 and the Middle […]

Summer Hard Work

July 1, 2021 / School News
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Summer is a great time to relax, swim, catch up on reading and brush up your basketball skills. Here in Indiana, Basketball is a way of life and that is certainly true for many of our student athletes. Open gym opportunities have been available for both our boys and girls teams through out the summer. […]

Our Teachers Are the Best

June 19, 2021 / School News
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Our teachers don’t stop, even in the summer! Vacation Bible School was held June 14-18 led by several St. James teachers. Our theme for the week was “Rainforest Explorers” with a focus on Jesus as our leader. After reaching our Mission Goal of 300 items for the YWCA Women’s Shelter, students were able to shower […]