October 5, 2016
This past weekend I was at a conference with other Lutheran High School administrators. One of the topics of the conference was space. The question was, "How do we properly use space?" Much of the discussion centered around space in the classroom and around our schools. I felt very fortunate to talk with everyone about the wonderful new space we have at Valley.
Throughout our discussions we continually went back to how students can use the space to work together. Is space set up in a way that students can collaborate? There were some great ideas discussed and shown to us. I will probably look to implement some of these ideas at Valley over time.
When I returned to Valley, I had the opportunity to go to chapel. For me there is no better space to be in at school than in the chapel together with all the students. At that time it isn't about the collaboration between students, although that is important. It isn't about the music or how well the students connect with whoever is speaking on that day. In that space in chapel it is really about how God loves us and pursues us. We are reminded over and over again in His Word about God's faithfulness. In this space God seeks us and desires to be with us. What a blessing to have a God who loves us and seeks us no matter what space we are in.
Mr. Robert Koehne