Model United Nations
If a student is more of a history, economics, and geography person, we are excited to offer this new elective. Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of the UN General Assembly. Students will role-play as ambassadors debating specific topics. Students will learn public speaking, critical thinking, and in-depth research skills. While playing their roles as ambassadors, student delegates will make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model UN's conference rules and procedures - all in the interest of mobilizing international cooperation to resolve problems that affect countries all over world.
Grace Lutheran School is always looking for ways to support our students with special needs. The Opportunity Program will provide ongoing direct support to students with high functioning autism, dyslexia, visual and auditory challenges, ADHA/ADD, and those students who need small group, multi-sensory instruction to achieve success in school. The Opportunity Program will provide general education classroom support, assist in 504 accommodation plans, and help facilitate teacher/parent conferences and Individual Education Plans.
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Grace Lutheran School will be offering a STEAM elective using a program called Project Lead the Way. Under Project Lead the Way, there are two separate programs, Launch & Gateway. Launch is for Kindergarten through 5th grade while Gateway is for Middle School. Within the Gateway program there are different modules.
Our middle school will be starting with the Medical Detective module. This module is aligned to our 6-8th grade standards. Medical Detective is the perfect unit to introduce health field-related topics such as learning to take blood pressure, heart rates, pulse, temperature, learning more about the senses, diseases and viruses and how they spread and dissections. At the end of the unit, students are presented with a crime scene and they will need to solve the crime. Students are divided into teams, and each team is responsible for collecting evidence and conducting tests to help them determine what happened. In the future we look forward to implementing different modules each trimester that will include Design & Modeling, Automation & Robotics, Flight & Space.
Our K - 5th grade Launch program empowers students to adopt a design-thinking mindset through compelling activities, projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the world around them. As students engage in hands-on activities in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, they become creative, collaborative problem solvers ready to take on any challenge. Each Launch module engages students in cross-disciplinary activities that spark a lifelong love of learning, build knowledge, and skills in science related areas. For our K-5th Launch program, we are going to start with the modules that complement the Medical Detective class, focusing on biomedical science.