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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 […]

Active Learning In Action

March 15, 2024 / Stories
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Over the last month, the 2nd graders have been learning about plants in an integrated unit that includes religion, science, reading, writing, art, and math.  Some of these activities include: Religion: They have explored how God created plants and the world to work in systems such as the life cycles, water cycle and the oxygen cycle.   […]

Celebrating Pi

March 14, 2024 / Uncategorized
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The Middle School science class pet, Pi, celebrated his birthday in style with a lizard and bug themed party. Students designed and hid camouflaged chameleons around the room, looked at bug and plant samples under the microscopes, and collecting data on creepy bugs dug out of sandboxes. The party was topped off with a slices […]

SCRIPPS Spelling Bee

March 2, 2024 / Stories
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On February 8, St. James held it’s school spelling bee. The top 4-5 spellers from grades 5-8 met with Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Lynn Keiser for several weeks leading up to the event. They learned nuances of spelling including parts of speech and language of origin.  The top 5 students from the St. James Bee […]

Youth Art Show

March 1, 2024 / Stories
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St. James is blessed with many talented artists. We are blessed to have Mrs. Joan Tietz creating projects for our Elementary students with their classroom teachers and also volunteering in person with our 5th-8th grade students.  To celebrate Youth Art Month, schools from Tippecanoe and surrounding counties were invited to display their best art pieces. […]

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 […]

Tournament Wrap Up

February 5, 2024 / Sports
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The Annual St. James Boys Invitational Basketball Tournament was first held in 1971 and since that time has hosted 30 different schools. This year, there were ten school participating as well as four cheerleading squads totaling over 175 student athletes. As Pastor Westfall shared in his opening remarks, Indiana, and particularly Tippecanoe and the surrounding […]

Annual Basketball Tournament

January 27, 2024 / Sports
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St. James is excited to host its annual basketball tournament: February 2-4. There are many ways to celebrate with us! RSVP for Family Night Pizza Party Tournament Admissions (1 Day Pass)Adults: $7K – 12: $4Family Pass: $155 and Under: Free Tournament Admissions (2 or 3 Day Tournament Pass)Adults: $15K – 12: $8Family Pass: $305 and […]

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 […]

A White Christmas

December 10, 2023 / Uncategorized
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This past weekend, our middle school students had a night to remember, thanks to the Representatives of Christ (ROC) Student Council. The ROC hosted a spectacular dance that was not only fun but also showcased the incredible leadership skills of our students. The ROC team outdid themselves, transforming our school cafeteria into a magical setting […]

Basketball in Full Swing

December 10, 2023 / Sports
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The Varsity Boys Basketball team made an impressive showing in Buckley, Illinois this Saturday. The team traveled to Buckley to face off against both the Danville and St. John’s teams in a thrilling doubleheader. Displaying exceptional teamwork and skill, our boys emerged victorious in both games.  Looking ahead, the Varsity Boys Basketball team has a […]

Christmas Shoppe Fun

December 10, 2023 / Uncategorized
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We are overflowing with gratitude for our incredible volunteers! Your generous donations and the time you’ve dedicated to help our little shoppers have truly made this event possible. Because of all the help and donations, it was a successful event that the children enjoyed and we are already planning for ahead for next year! As […]

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. […]

FIRST LEGO Challenge Team Headed to Kokomo Qualifying Tournament

November 5, 2023 / Uncategorized
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St. James students, in grades 4-8, have been working together to prepare for their first qualifying tournament in Kokomo, this Saturday. Our students have prepared weekly together to build, program, problem solve, strengthen teamwork, and imagine possibilities. They will showcase their efforts this weekend. It will be an all day event, and we wish them all […]

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 […]

Fall Concert

October 18, 2023 / Uncategorized
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Following quickly on the heels of the Grades 1-5 Musical, the students in the Middle School and 5th Grade Band were able to share their talents! The Middle School Band (students with 2-4 years of experience) began the theme of Journeys with a fun piece taking us on a Time Machine to the Cavemen, Ancient […]

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 […]

Now Hiring – Middle School Teacher

June 7, 2023 / Uncategorized
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Located in the heart of downtown Lafayette, St. James has been a vibrant ministry in the community since 1851. We are seeking our next Science and/or Social Studies teacher for our sixth-eighth grade students. An enthusiasm, creative and a passionate educator is a perfect fit for our amazing group of future leaders. Apply online or […]

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, […]

School Secretary

December 23, 2022 / Uncategorized
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We want to say a heartfelt goodbye to our beloved school secretary, Mrs. Northington. Their family have put in many hours supporting our school in volunteer roles, and helping run our school daily. They will be missed greatly as they move back home to Kentucky for Mr. Northington’s job promotion. We wish them many blessings […]

Lesson and Carols

November 13, 2022 / Uncategorized
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Join us as we celebrate the worldwide tradition of Lessons and Carols. From Oxford, England, where this style of service began, to St. James, we invite you to hear beautiful songs of the season interwoven with Scripture readings that tell the story of Christmas. In this service, we will enjoy anthems sung by our talented […]