Students & Parents
Faribault Lutheran School strives to provide the highest quality, value-based education in a loving, Christian environment.
PHILOSOPHY AND PURPOSE
Faribault Lutheran School exists for the purpose of assisting the home and church in meeting their responsibilities to teach the Word of God to children and to train God’s children to be disciples in His kingdom. We are also an integral part of the mission and ministry of our association congregations, Peace and Trinity Lutheran Churches, member congregations of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
- Proverbs 22:6 “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
- Deuteronomy 6:6-7 “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children.”
- Ephesians 6:4 “…bring them (children) up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
- Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
In all loving concern for the parents and children of our community, we pursue this vision for Faribault Lutheran School:
- To recognize and promote our Christian Heritage.
- To provide a solid foundation for life-long learning.
- To equip our students for life-long experiences.
- To function as an educational force in the community.
- To provide a unified educational setting.
- To be proper stewards of the gifts we receive.
Report Cards and Mid-Quarter Progress Reports
Report cards are issued after each quarter. Good communication between the school and home concerning a child’s progress is essential in making education the best it can be. It is expected that families show a strong interest in school progress by attending scheduled conferences and consulting with the teacher whenever the need arises.
For grades K-2 the following grading scale is used:
- N = Needs Improvement
- S = Satisfactory
- C = Commendable
For grades 3-8 the following grading scale is used:
- 94 – 100% = A
- 85 – 93% = B
- 74 – 84% = C
- 65 – 73% = D
- Below 65% = F
The teachers of grades 3-8 send home mid-quarter progress reports at the half-way point of each quarter. This enables parents and students to determine if it is necessary to improve in a subject before the end of the grading period.
Communication between parents and teachers is important so the success of each student. Twice each year parents are given the opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher.
Typically, the first conference time falls in mid-October. It is strongly advised that ALL parents take advantage of this opportunity to discuss their child’s progress. The second opportunity for conferences comes during the 3rd quarter.
It is assumed that a parent of custody will communicate with a non-custodial parent about the appointed conference time for their child.
Parents are always encouraged to visit with their teacher if a concern arises. Parents are always welcome to visit any of the classrooms.
Students in grades 5-8 are eligible for the Honor Roll. Students whose grades in the core subjects (Reading, Math, Spelling, English, Science and Social Studies) who average 94% or higher are place on the “A Honor Roll,” and those students whose grades in the core subjects average 85% or higher are placed on the “B Honor Roll” at the end of each quarter. At the end of the year awards are given for an overall Honor Roll for the year of 90% or higher. Students in grades 4 & 8 who meet the requirements are also eligible for the Presidents Academic Achievement Award at the end of the year. 8th Grade students who throughout the year have shown academic success are given the honors of Salutatorian and Valedictorian of their class at their graduation ceremony.