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Four Immanuel Students perform in 2017 Lutheran Honors Band Festival

lutheran band festivalThe Lutheran Honors Band is a one day festival that brings together the top musicians in our Illinois Lutheran middle school and junior high bands. This year we had 20 schools represented. Students are nominated by their directors, and chosen based on their credentials and the band’s instrumentation needs. They prepare music in advance that is rehearsed with the group and guest director on the day of the festival, and present an evening concert for families and friends. It is an opportunity to share their musical gifts with others, and experience a large ensemble and challenging literature.

BandPhoto2This year was the 14th annual year of LHB hosted by Concordia Lutheran School, in Peoria, IL. Immanuel has been a part of the LHB since it’s beginning. This year we were excited to bring three 8th graders and one 7th grader playing the oboe, percussion, alto saxophone and french horn. They participated in the full day event of rehearsals, sectionals, ending with a fantastic concert of difficult music!

We are pleased to announce that we are in the process of commissioning a new band work to celebrate the 15th anniversary festival by composer Todd Statler a composer with Alfred Music Publishing. His piece will feature music of our Lutheran hymnody. It will be a world premiere at the Lutheran Honors Band Festival which will take place at CLS, Peoria, IL on Friday, March 23, 2018.

Bubble Wonders is coming to Immanuel Lutheran School

bubble wonders anything is possibleOn Friday, May 5, 2017 Immanuel Lutheran School students will get to experience a very unique assembly. Author, Speaker and Bubble Artist, Geoff Akins-Hannah will be visiting Immanuel for his Bubble Wonders performance.

What can students expect to see? Here’s how Bubble Wonders describes the show:

BubblePic1Watch spellbound as Geoff creates Bubbles inside of bubbles, Bubble Caterpillars, Dancing Bubbles, Fog-filled Volcano Bubbles, Kid in a Bubble and much more! How about a Square Bubble? Anything is Possible!

Geoff’s gentle humor and “Anything is possible” message have delighted audiences worldwide! He has performed in 10 different countries and all across the U.S..

BubblePic2You’ll never look at bubbles the same way again!

It is sure to be a memorable experience for all! ILS Parents & siblings are welcome to attend.

Learn more at www.BubbleShows.com


ESS SOS – Spring Break March 27-31

Immanuel Lutheran School Presents… E.S.S. S.O.S.
(Extended School Supervision – School’s Out Service)

Spring Break - March 27-31, 2017

This week join us in a PokemonTM Adventure! We will be making our own lunches every day this week!

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Kick start this AWESOME week with all things Pokeball! Paper Plate Pokeball, Pokeball
Launcher, and even a Pokeball hunt!
Lunch: Pokeball Pizzas and Carrots
*Activity/Lunch Fee: $3

Tepig Tuesday 28

Make a Pokemon Puzzle, your very own Pokemon Pet Rock, Oreo Cookie Pokeball craft and more!
Lunch: Pokemon Pinwheel Sandwiches and Mixed Fruit
*Activity/Lunch Fee: $3

Wobafette Wednesday 29

We will be hatching our own Pokemon eggs?! Make your very own laminated Pokemon Card
Lunch: Charmander Crispy Chicken Sandwiches and Applesauce
*Activity/Lunch Fee: $3

Toracat Thursday 30

We will be busy with Pokemon themed egg dyeing, Pokemon character book marks, and more!
Lunch: Diglet Hot Dogs and Mixed Fruit
*Activity/Lunch Fee: $3

Froakie Friday 31

Come join us for a fun filled day of Pikachu! Masks, cupcakes, boxes and more!
Lunch: Fruit Filled Pikachu Pancakes
*Activity/Lunch Fee: $3

Important Information:
ESS SOS has a $6.00 per hour charge just like ESS, and will be billed to you. To sign up for ESS SOS, please turn in a “sign-up form” with the activity fees to the ESS Director.
Deadline to sign up is Monday, March 20th!
Please email Kari Judge at essdirector@ilcp.org for any questions.


The Popular Egg Coloring Night is Back ~ April 10th!

Everyone is welcome at this Fun “Make and Take!

Easter_eggsLooking for a little family fun for you and your preschooler? Immanuel Lutheran School in Palatine is hosting an egg coloring event for preschoolers, kindergartners, and their caregivers from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 10. Preschoolers can dye Easter eggs in a lively, fun environment.

This event is sponsored annually by Immanuel’s early childhood teachers and is always popular and well-received. Please call Mrs. Tres, Immanuel’s early childhood Director, at 847-660-4163 to reserve a spot. Please bring two dozen hard boiled eggs and a basket in which to bring them home.

Immanuel Lutheran School is located at 200 North Plum Grove Road in downtown Palatine, just two blocks east of the Palatine Metra Train Station.

About Immanuel Lutheran Preschool

Immanuel Lutheran Early Childhood Center has been providing quality Christian education in our community for over 50 years. Our teachers provide a warm, caring, family environment so that children can learn and thrive. Children learn by engaging in hands on relevant activities. We include Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities. Pre-reading and language arts activities are also integrated into our thematic dramatic play units. Come and see our dynamic program in action.

For tours and enrollment information please contact Marlene Tres, early childhood director at Ecdirector@ilcp.org or 847-660-4163.

Parent Appreciation & Alumni Night

AlumniNight3Friday, February 24th, was Basketball and Cheerleader Parent Appreciation/ Alumni Night. What a night!

It started, as it should, with the basketball players and cheerleaders thanking their parents for their support and presenting their moms with a Bobcat blue-tinged carnation.


AlumniNight2Then the gym started heating up as dozens of former Immanuel players, cheerleaders and parents arrived to fill the gym for back to back basketball showdowns. The ladies took to the court first and a fast-paced game between the alumni girls and our current Bobcat girls ensued. Current and former cheerleaders kept the crowd rooting on the players. The alumni girls gave the current Bobcats a run for their money.


AlumniNight1Then the alumni boys took to the court to face our current Bobcat boys. The alumni boys were doing their best Harlem Globetrotter impersonations, complete with slam dunk attempts, but our current Bobcats stuck to their solid fundamentals and edged out the alumni by 1 point. To end the evening, the older boys and a couple of the girls played an exciting bonus round of alumni versus alumni hoops.

We are grateful to all the Bobcat families, past and present, who came to make the night a great success!

Being a Champion

ILS_2017_state_champsThis weekend, I had the joy of cheering for our varsity girls at the Lutheran Sports Association of Illinois State basketball tournament. My pride in the girls was not found in their final achievement, winning the tournament, but in their growth as a team through their hard work this season. Coach Heather shared with me that they focused on three goals all season long – Trusting God, Working Together as a Team, and Trying your Hardest.

What a great lesson for all of us! We can Trust God because He loves us, cares for us, and provides for us. His plan for us is perfect, we just need to trust Him enough to follow Him. Teamwork enables us to be more effective. Our teammates help by shouldering burdens, sharing the work load, and supporting our efforts. Being a part of a team is a give and take - we are expected to be there for our teammates, not just take from them. Being part of team also means that we are aware of others, not being focused on ourselves. Trying our Hardest can also be stated as ‘Giving our Best’. Whatever we do, we should do to the best of our ability. Our ‘try’ may not be perfect, but we grow when we try to the best of our ability. So many sell short their own potential when they fear trying something new or hesitate to risk because the result may not be successful.

Only 18 middle school girls were on that Immanuel basketball team that won the State Championship, but I think the rest of us can learn from their team goals – Trust God, Work Together, and Try our Hardest! Congratulations Lady Bobcats and good luck at Nationals!

God’s Blessings,
Delaine Schiestel

Bobcats Go To State!


Congratulations to our varsity Lady Bobcat Basketball Team as they enter the LSA tournament once again!

March 3-5, 2017

Lady Bobcat Basketball

The girls are seeded 1st going into the state tournament and will have their first game on Friday morning. They will tip off against Trinity Bloomington at 10:30am at St. Peter Lutheran School in Arlington Heights. Second round will be played at 8:30am on Saturday morning either at Trinity Roselle or St. John Lombard depending on the outcome of their first round game. Good luck, girls!

State Worship

The service will be held on Saturday evening at St. Peter’s in Arlington Heights and is expected to begin at about 8:15pm. Join our Immanuel family and give God the praise at this upbeat, youth-oriented celebration! Rev. Phillip Baerwolf from Immanuel Dundee and the Dundee Praise Band will lead worship.

Directions to St. Peter, Arlington Heights [111 W. Olive Street, Arlington Hts., IL (847) 253-6638]:
Go East on Palatine Road. Turn right and go 0.7mi. south on N. Arlington Heights Road. Turn right on Olive Street and go 0.2 mi. St. Peter will be on the left.

Directions to Trinity, Roselle [405 Rush Street, Roselle, IL, (630) 894-3263]:
From Euclid and Roselle Roads go South on Roselle Road 7.3 mi. Turn left on E. Pine Street and go 0.3 mi. to S. Rush Street. Go 0.3 mi. on Rush. Trinity Roselle will be on the left.

Directions to St. John, Lombard [220 S. Lincoln Avenue, Lombard, IL (630) 932-3196]:
53 South to I-290 E to I-355 S. Exit onto Route 64/North Avenue. Keep left at the fork and follow signs to Glendale Heights/Carol Stream. Go 0.2 mi. Turn left at North Avenue/Route 64 and go 1.1 mi. Turn right at N. Main Street and travel 1.5 mi. Turn right at W. Ash Street, and then right on S. Lincoln Avenue.

Directions to Immanuel, Crystal Lake [300 S. Pathway Court, Crystal Lake, IL (815) 459-1444]:
From Plum Grove Road and Route 14 (Northwest Highway) travel 16.8 mi. northwest on Route 14. Turn right onto Teckler Blvd (2 streets past Main St.). Follow Teckler Blvd. past Hobby Lobby, and you will see the school ahead on the left.

Please join us after the girls’ final game to celebrate the Immanuel Bobcat basketball season at Fuddruckers [436 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL (847) 519-9390]
20% of the proceeds will go to the basketball program if you tell them you are with Immanuel.

lady bobcats state bracket

Coming Soon – Intramural Volleyball!

VolleyBallBWIntramural Volleyball is coming to Immanuel Lutheran School.

Please join in the fun of learning and playing Volleyball. This is a great way to learn something new or continue on with Volleyball. Intermural Volleyball is open to 4th-8th Grade Girls and Boys. We will Start Thursday April 6th, 3-5pm.

Volleyball will run on Thursdays, unless there is a conflict with Track and Field.

Watch for more details as the date gets closer. Please contact the school office at (847) 359-1936
with any questions.

A Winning Weekend for Boys JV Basketball

Boys JV BasketballThis past weekend, the 5/6th Boys Junior Varsity basketball team were champions of the St Peter Lutheran Schaumburg Tournament.

Congratulations to all the boys for their hard work!



Immanuel at MathCounts

MathCounts1On February 4th, Immanuel students once again competed in the regional MathCounts competition for the 5th consecutive year.  MathCounts is a program for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in which they compete with other area students through a series of challenging math tests.

The competition was held at Oakton Community College.  Immanuel had 10 students compete at this competition and we are proud of them! Middle School teacher Karen Sandusky and several parents accompanied them. Sandusky says, “I was glad to have an enthusiastic group of students who worked hard and did a great job!”

MathCounts2Students took a 2.5 hour test and then the top four per school advanced to the team competition. Then there is a lunch break followed by a speed round where the top students buzz in to answer verbal questions like a quiz show.

If you have any questions about Immanuel Lutheran School and/or our math program, please contact Delaine Schiestel, Principal, at 847-359-1936. Immanuel Lutheran Church & School is located at 200 North Plum Grove Road (at Wood Street) in downtown Palatine, just two blocks east of the Palatine Metra Train Station.

About Immanuel Lutheran School
Immanuel Lutheran School spiritually and academically nurtures students (preschool – eighth grade) and provides a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, values and critical thinking which enables students to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. Immanuel teachers recognize that they teach children, not subjects. The school is a two-time winner of the Presidential Excellence in Education Award.