At Carroll Lutheran School (CLS), the idea of service to others is central to our mission and philosophy. Therefore, service-oriented learning is incorporated whenever possible and at every grade-level, whether the children are writing letters, donating to Shepherd’s Staff, singing carols at Carroll Lutheran Village, or working with Chapel.
Middle School students are presented with many opportunities to accumulate formal service learning hours, much like their public school counterparts.
CLS Students are introduced to positive character traits through Chapel Services and classroom Faith Studies. Additional encouragement and guidance comes through morning announcements, which includes prayer and stories intended to focus on values.
Recognition that students have internalized these traits is both formal and informal and varies by classroom. Throughout the school, students found to exhibit good character and behavior in spontaneous acts of kindness and service to others are rewarded with a CLS “Dove” and recognized in morning announcements by their peers. Evidence of daily kindnesses accumulate rapidly in our hallways and serve as constant reminder for all!