This is love: not that
we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for
our sins. 1 John 4:10
Emmanuel – St. Michael Lutheran School welcomes this year
342 students in grades kindergarten through eighth under the theme, “Live
Loved.” As the verse above describes, we
are children of a Heavenly Father who is defined as a God of LOVE. In response to the love of our Father, we can
love God and one another.
We hope that you will find ESM to be a caring community that
shares God’s love and forgiveness. As
this school year begins become involved, talk about goals and expectations you
have for your children, and communicate often with your child’s teacher.
As parents our most important task is to see that our
children grow in the faith and knowledge of our Savior. The teachers and staff at ESM do not take
lightly that you have trusted us as partners in growing “education for life,
and faith for eternity.”
May God bless our partnership.
Jacob Pennekamp, Principal
New Scholarships Available
Recently Governor Pence signed a bill that has dramatically expanded the opportunity for scholarships to be made available to both students already attending Emmanuel – St. Michael and those that will be new next year. The implications of this law will open the door for many CURRENT families with students attending ESM access to scholarships that may lead to an Indiana Choice Scholarship (voucher) in the future.
You can download a form produced by advocates for School Choice Indiana by following this link. Please carefully review the guidelines to determine if your family may qualify. You can also download the scholarship applications here or under the financial assistance tab above or they are also available to pick up in our school offices.
The implications of these changes create a new need. Scholarships granted through the new Indiana State Tax Credits can only be offered if funding from individual and corporate donors is provided to students of ESM. If you have State tax liability and would like to know how you and make use of these tax credits, while supporting students of ESM, please contact our school office or download the donation forms here.