Abiding Savior Receives $75,000 Grant for a Makerspace

Abiding Savior Lutheran School Receives $75,000 Grant 


(St. Louis, Mo) September 12, 2019 - Abiding Savior Lutheran School in south St. Louis County, received a $75,000 grant from the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis to transform a computer lab into a Makerspace where students will participate in hands-on, self-directed, exploratory learning in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). 

“Makerspaces give students a great opportunity to learn in a 21st century way by creating things, collaborating with each other and problem solving with modern technology,” said Assistant Principal and Makerspace Director, Sarah Donnelly. “We are very excited to engage our students in new ways of learning not only core subjects, but also opening doors for them to explore engineering with 3d printers, computer programing, woodworking, Lego robotics, photography and videography, as well as many other STEAM activities.”

“Makerspaces are increasingly being looked to as a method for engaging learners in creative, higher-order problem-solving through hands-on design, construction, and iteration. Ultimately, the interdisciplinary and empowering nature of these Makerspaces can help prepare youth for a future we can’t yet imagine,” as reported in the New Media Consortium Horizon Report. 

The Makerspace at Abiding Savior Lutheran School will be fully functional by December 2019. An open house for the public will be held on November 5th from 6-8pm to preview the space. Visit aslsonline.org for more information.

The Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis is the grant-making ministry of 74 St. Louis area Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod congregations. The Foundation’s vision is to see the Church brought into the lives of hurting people and people included in the healing life of the church. 

Since 1984, Abiding Savior Lutheran School has been providing an enriching educational experience for students ages two through eighth grade in South County, St. Louis. For more information, visit www.aslsonline.org

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Why Consider a Christian School?

Abiding Savior Lutheran School, for more than 35 years, has been a Christian school option in the South County St. Louis area. If you are exploring educational options for you students, there are a few reasons why we believe you may want to consider a Christian school.

  • You may want your belief in the truth of the Bible reinforced, rather than trivialized.

  • You may want your child’s teachers to give Biblically consistent answers to the questions your child may ask including: Where did I come from? What is my purpose? How should I behave and why?

  • You may want the Biblical morality your child learns at home and in church reinforced during the 35+ hours they will spend at school each week.

  • You may want your child in smaller classes with more individual attention from their teachers.

  • You may want to be involved in your child’s education and form a partnership with a dedicated, Christian teacher who will communicate with you frequently, and welcome your communications as well.

  • You may want help equipping your child with the ability to identify truth in a society filled with confusing and contradictory messages.

Abiding Savior Lutheran School serves ages 2 - 8th grade. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Megan Arnold, Admissions Director, at 314-892-4408 or marnold@abidingsaviorlutheran.org. The first step in the process is to come visit and have a personal tour at our campus.

Mrs. Doering catches Mrs. Donnelly...

Mrs. Doering, 4th grade teacher, happened to walk in on Mrs. Donnelly doing a lesson about chrome books with her 3rd graders.  She noticed how the class of six were ALL engaged and all actually doing some of the teaching.

”I just saw it as a teacher’s dream.  Being able to answer everyone’s questions as they came up and having everyone learn from each other. No child was left behind!” Mrs. Doering commented.

The average class size at Abiding Savior this year is 12 students in Senior Kindergarten - 8th grade. If you are looking for a Christian school we invite your student to come and spend a day with us or come to Kindergarten Info Night on November 6th. Shadow days are going on now for the 2019/2020 school year.

So what were they up to? The 3rd graders shared Google presentations they created. Mrs. Donnelly says, “I love our little group and the amazing learning that takes place. So many unique and amazing teaching and learning opportunities.”

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This Just In...

We celebrate when ASLS graduates succeed! On September 6th, Lutheran High School South recognized the 2017-2018 second semester academic gifts in a special ceremony.

ASLS was proudly represented with many of our recent graduates receiving awards.

13 alumni earned "Honors with Highest Distinction 4.0+" 

 7 alumni earned "Honors with High Distinction 3.800-3.999" 

Congratulations students. Keep up the great work. 

Kindness Club Serves ASLS

 The first year of the Kindness Club was a success! The students and faculty advisors, Mrs. Arnold and Mrs. Beishir, enjoyed learning about serving, meeting Noah the Comfort Dog, and spending time creating gifts to give during testing week and teacher appreciation.

"I enjoyed the kindness club because we got to do fun stuff and we were kind to people," said Hannah, 1st grade.

"I liked to be a part of the Kindness Club because we picked up trash and put out signs," said Gavin, 3rd grade.

What to expect in Middle School v.1

Welcome to our new series "What to expect in Middle School". This is version 1 with many exciting Middle School insights to follow.

Recently, ASLS 6th grade Social Studies students were learning about Athens. The students created reports on different parts of the culture utilizing the online tool PowToon. The featured presentations share information on Athenian Gods and Food. Enjoy!

Skirts for Uganda

Mrs. Hageman, K-6 music and piano teacher, leads the Sewing elective for 5th and 6th graders. 

Hands of Love Orphanage in Uganda will benefit from the sewing skills the class is learning because the students will produce skirts to send to the children at the orphanage.

"I think it's good because we get to help people and their needs," said student Sarah Chrichton. 

Last year, ASLS Chapel offerings yielded $200 to support the project. The orphanage will be the 4th quarter chapel offering project for the 17/18 school year. 

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Summer Camp is Back!

June 4 - August 10

Abiding Savior Lutheran Church is again offering the LOVE TO KNOW SUMMER CAMP - a fun-filled learning experience for children ages 3-12. This camp, centered in a Christian environment, is sure to please children and parents alike. The amazing hours and the love of experienced, dedicated, and educated directors and counselors creates the perfect experience for the ones you love the most!  THEMED WEEKS such as Mad Science, Go Pro Sports, and American Ninja Warrior and GUEST SPEAKERS will allow all children to experience different activities each week. 

The camp is conducted in a peanut and tree-nut free environment. All directors are certified in first-aid, CPR, and EPI. 

Options include: 5-Day and 3-Day plans with hours for the working family: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. or Special Half-Day Camps from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Because we realize that most camps have short hours that cause an issue for working parents, we are offering amazing hours with flexible drop-off and pick-up times to best accommodate your needs. We do ask that all children arrive to camp no later than 9 a.m. every morning and would like them to stay with us until 4 p.m. if possible. This allows us to plan organized activities for everyone.               

5-Day Program: $165/week   |    3-Day Program: $115/week

Don't need full-time camp? These half-day camps (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) are a great way to offer a fun play date with friends while participating in the same great, themed activities.      

Half-Day Camp 5-Days: $95/week   |    Half-Day Camp 3-Days: $65/week

See this flyer weekly themes and more information on registration.

Love to Know ASLC Summer Camp | 4355 Butler Hill Road, St. Louis, MO 63128  | for more information contact Stacey at 314-280-3809