A Message from the Office: In his famous novel, A Separate Peace, John Knowles writes, "Everything has to evolve, or else it perishes." This sentiment certainly rings true, as evidenced over the last year and a half. Changes have come - small and large - not only in our greater communities, but within our school and parish. Although many of these changes have been challenging, we need to remember that transitions present us with an opportunity to learn and to grow. OLL has seen its fair share of changes recently, but I am certain that our Tigers will work together to make this a great year!
What are some of the changes you may notice? We are so excited to see Mr. Stegman in his new role as a Junior High Language Arts teacher. Mrs. Huwel cannot wait for all of those perfect writers he will be sending her way next year! After four years in the middle grades, it is refreshing to see Mrs. Holscher settled in with the "Littles" again as a 2nd grade teacher. Mrs. Laker was welcomed back (with much excitement from the students!) to the Junior High to teach Earth, Life, and Physical Science. This year we not only welcomed 23 students to our kindergarten class, but 29 new students spread out in all our other grades! Lastly, a big Tiger Welcome to Ms. Isabella Olthaus, who will be stepping into the role of Intervention Specialist here at Lourdes. Ms. Olthaus is new to us and new to the education world; she graduated from Mount Saint Joseph this past spring, and she is excited to start working with students.