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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 […]

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.

Gym Update

September 30, 2022 / Uncategorized
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Not much more is known at this time. We wanted to share with you the progress as it happens. This gym means so much to many in our community. Step one: Clean up and drying of the gym floors. When this is finished is when insurance will determine if they can be salvaged. We are […]

See You At the Pole

September 28, 2022 / Uncategorized
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It was great to see 148 students, staff and parents gather in our 9th street parking lot by our flagpole to pray at the ROC Student Council event, See You at the Pole on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30 AM! The 8th grade and 7th grade classes had 100 % student attendance and the 8th […]


Fire in the New Gym

September 26, 2022 / Uncategorized
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This gym is community.. The St. James community rallies together after a devastating fire in the New Gym on Sunday evening – September 25. Morgan Kurtz, director of Marketing and Admissions met with WLFI. Button

2022-2023 School Year Calendar

April 12, 2022 / Uncategorized
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The “Bare Bones” calendar has been approved by the school board. These dates and others will be added to the master calendar which is accessible on our homepage. You may subscribe to the calendar to have it auto-populate your personal calendars as well.

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 […]