ACTIVITIES

At Gethsemane Lutheran School we believe in developing well-rounded individuals.  This is done through a variety of activities throughout the day as well as extra-curricular after school activities.

Sports

Students in 4th grade through 8th grade can participate in our sports program.  Participation in the sports program gives students the opportunity to learn rules and basic skills.  Gethsemane participates in girls volleyball in the fall, boys and girls basketball in the winter, boys and girls track in the spring.  In addition, students from 1st grade to 8th grade participate in the area Lutheran Schools Field Day.

Academic Competitions

Students compete in various academic competitions throughout the school year at area Lutheran schools.  These competitions include a speech competition, spelling bee, math competition and a writing competition.  Students have the opportunity to participate in various fairs including the Science Fair, Social Studies Fair, and Academic Fair throughout their years at Gethsemane.

Students in 3rd grade through 8th grade who demonstrate academic excellence and make the honor roll are honored at the end of the year.

Music and Arts

All students at GLS participate in music and art as part of our regular curriculum.  Additionally, GLS puts on two musicals a year, one at Christmas and one in the spring.  Students are encouraged to audition for speaking and singing parts in these productions, but all students participate in some way.  Handbell Choir is offered to students in 4thgrade to 8th grade.  Students in 3rd grade and up are introduced to the recorder and Orff instruments.

Service Projects and Outdoor Education Activities

Students participate in service projects such as the Angel Tree Gift Collection, Northglenn Bike Trail Sponsorship, and Assisted Living Ministry throughout the year.

Outdoor Ed is a part of the 5th & 6th grade curriculum and is required.  Outdoor Ed is held at Lutheran Valley Retreat.