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Early Childhood Curriculum

We provide an encouraging, rewarding introduction to classroom education in a Christian environment for students who are 3 to 4 years-old in our Preschool Three and Prekindergarten 4 Program, students who are 5 on or before September 1 for our Kindergarten program, and our 1st and 2nd grade students as well.  We take a whole-child approach with hands-on learning that emphasizes social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development.

Skills emphasized in our program:

  • faith
  • language
  • math
  • technology
  • science
  • geography
  • music
  • spoken grammar
  • phonics
  • handwriting
  • physical education
  • sensory development
  • interpersonal awareness
  • empathy training

Students in our early childhood classes are part of the Cross Lutheran School family, and their work and play helps prepare them for further success in our elementary and middle school programs.

Cross Early Childhood Student Life

  • Caring, Qualified, Christian Teachers
  • 7:00-8:00 Before School Care Available
  • Hands-on Play and Learning
  • iPads
  • Outdoor Play and Exercise
  • Hot lunch program
  • Chapel Celebrated Weekly
  • After School Program available until 6pm M-F

Tuition

PS3 & PK4 Annual Tuition

$6100.00

Kindergarten-2nd Grade Annual Tuition

$5800.00

PS3-2nd Grade Resource Fees

$400.00/student

After Care

$8/hour

Elementary Curriculum

Cross Lutheran School offers those subjects commonly taught in elementary school. The course of study meets all educational requirements of the State of Texas and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Graduates are admitted to the public high schools of the area on the same basis as those from public schools. It is the policy of the school to cooperate with the public authorities in all matters that concern the welfare of the students and community.

In keeping with the philosophy, goals and objectives of the school, the curriculum reflects the needs and interests of the whole child, including the spiritual, academic, social, emotional and physical. Religious instruction is part of the daily routine, but more importantly, the identity of self as a child of God as he/she lives out his/her life and purposes for the future, serves as the foundation of the curriculum at Cross  Lutheran. Every child does take part in weekly chapel services, daily devotions, and other religious learning experiences. The Christian faith also becomes integrated throughout the curriculum through the planned instruction of the classroom teacher.  Our distinctively Lutheran approach to Christian education is evident in our daily routines.

A sound basic education is sought with emphasis in reading, writing and mathematics. It is our conviction that these basic tools are most important in preparing for higher education.  Individualized instruction is used in various areas of instruction with a constant effort being made to satisfy the individual's needs as they exist.

The curriculum is under constant study, and revisions will be made as needs become apparent. The following subjects are taught in our elementary school classrooms:

  • English/Language Arts (ELA)
    • Grammar
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Handwriting
    • Spelling
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Bible Study
  • Physical Education
  • Music

Cross Elementary Campus Life

  • Caring, Qualified, Christian Teachers
  • 7:00-8:00 Before School Care Available
  • Strong student-centered curriculum
  • Outdoor Recess Times Throughout the Day
  • Field Trips and Activities
  • iPads
  • Neighborhood Service Projects
  • Hot lunch program
  • Chapel Celebrated Weekly
  • After School Program available until 6pm M-F

Elementary Tuition and Fees

3rd-5th Grade Annual Tuition

$5800.00

3rd-5th Grade Resource Fees

$450.00/student

iPad (5th Grade)

$400.00

After Care

$8/hour

Cross Middle School Curriculum

Cross Lutheran School offers those subjects commonly taught in the middle school grades.  The course of study meets all educational requirements of the State of Texas and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Graduates are admitted to the public high schools of the area on the same basis as those from public schools. It is the policy of the school to cooperate with the public authorities in all matters that concern the welfare of the students and community.

In keeping with the philosophy, goals and objectives of the school, the curriculum reflects the needs and interests of the whole child, including the spiritual, academic, social, emotional and physical. Religious instruction is part of the daily routine, but more importantly, the identity of self as a child of God as he/she lives out his/her life and purposes for the future, serves as the foundation of the curriculum at Cross  Lutheran. Every student does take part in weekly chapel services, daily devotions, and other religious learning experiences. The Christian faith also becomes integrated throughout the curriculum through the planned instruction of the classroom teacher.  Our distinctively Lutheran approach to Christian education is evident in our daily routines.

A sound basic education is sought with emphasis in reading, writing and mathematics. It is our conviction that these basic tools are most important in preparing for higher education.  Individualized instruction is used in various areas of instruction with a constant effort being made to satisfy the individual's needs as they exist.

In our middle school, grades 6-8, departmental teaching is utilized in areas where individual members of the faculty are most suited according to gifts, abilities and interests. Elective classes may also be offered two or three days per week to students in our middle school.  Elective courses are at least one academic quarter in length.

The curriculum is under constant study, and revisions will be made as needs become apparent. The following courses are included in our middle school curriculum:

  • ELA
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Spelling
    • Grammar
  • Mathematics
    • Middle School Math
    • Pre-Algebra
    • Algebra 1 (and beyond)
  • Science
  • Bible Study
  • History
  • Spanish
  • Band/Choir/Handbells
  • Electives

Middle School Campus Life

  • Caring, Qualified, Christian Teachers
  • School Athletic Program
    • Volleyball
    • Cross-Country
    • Football
    • Basketball
    • Tennis
    • Golf
  • Hot Lunch Program
  • 1:1 iPad Program
  • Class Trips to Washington, D.C. & Disney World
  • Field Days
  • Outdoor Education (Overnight Camp)
  • Weekly Chapel
  • National Junior Honor Society

Middle School Tuition and Fees

6th-8th Grade Annual Tuition

$5800.00

6th-8th Grade Resource Fees

$450.00

Class Trip

$1800-2000

Outdoor Education

$170.00

Athletic Fees

$50/sport  ($150/football)

After Care

$8.00/hour

School AdminISTRATION Team

Early Childhood Team

Jennifer Cavender

Preschool 4 Teacher

Sharon Fraker

Kindergarten Teacher (Morning)

Sandy Gremmer

Kindergarten Teacher (Afternoon)

Kelly Owens

Kindergarten Teacher

Nadine Fink

First Grade Teacher

Sharon Whightsil

Second Grade Teacher

Elementary Team

Miss Moehring taught in the Calallen ISD in Corpus Christi, Texas for 30 years. She has taught 10 years of Kindergarten, 7 years of First Grade and 13 Years of Third Grade. She is currently completing her fifth year of Fourth Grade at Cross Lutheran Church and School. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and Reading. She obtained her Master of Science Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. She earned her Colloquy of Teacher Education in the Lutheran Church in 2018. She holds endorsements in Special Education, Reading, Kindergarten, ESL (English as a Second Language), and Gifted/Talented. In her free time, she enjoys reading, mission trips, traveling and taking youth to Church camp. Fourth Grade is an exciting time for elementary students. We are learning many new things in math (4-digit Multiplication/Division), Geometry, Financial Responsibility, Fractions, etc. In Reading we utilize many novels: *Charlotte’s Web, Molly’s Pilgrim, Sarah Plain and Tall, Skylark, Caleb’s Story, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Family Under the Bridge, The War With Grandpa, The Castle In The Attic, Helen Keller, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Thomas Edison…just to name a few. Our Social Studies is all about Texas History for the entire year. We take field trips to The Alamo, The Bullock Museum in Austin, Tx., Gonzales, Tx., The Presidio La Bahia in Goliad, Tx., and Fannin, Tx. I look forward to seeing you in my classroom.Learn More

Cheryl Moehring

Fourth Grade Teacher

My name is Melanie Douglas. I grew up on a small farm in Michigan. I attended Lutheran elementary school and two different Lutheran colleges. After raising our three children, my husband, Greg, and I are now empty nesters. I enjoy working in my flower beds and vegetable garden and also reading, watching old movies, and more recently going for long walks. For more than 30 years, I have taught in Lutheran schools in three different states; Wisconsin, Arizona, and Texas and many different grade levels from third through sixth. Here at Cross Lutheran, I teach fifth grade and art classes in the Middle School. Fifth grade is very much a transition year. Students have one foot in the elementary grades and the other foot in Middle School. Decimals, fractions, algebraic equations, literature, American history, grammar, science, and writing are among the many things fifth graders study. In addition, organizational skills, study skills, and responsibility are stressed as students strive to become independent learners. I love teaching children. I love getting to know them and building a relationship with them. I love the bond that each class forms as we become a tight little family for the nine months of that school year. I love watching a child light up as he or she suddenly catches on to a concept that has evaded him or her for what seems like a frustratingly long time. I love watching children help each other, defend each other, and love each other through thick and thin. I love watching their successes and watching them acknowledge and learn from their mistakes. I love listening to their stories about their weekends, their families, and their life. I love that I have the privilege of helping them see Jesus and his great love for them. I love teaching fifth graders. They can tie their own shoes and wipe their own noses. They still laugh at my jokes and think I can walk on water. I will love your fifth grader too if I have the pleasure and honor of teaching him or her here at Cross Lutheran School. Learn More

Melanie Douglas

Fifth Grade Teacher

Middle School Team

I grew up as a MN Vikings fan in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. I enjoyed my time learning and growing at Zion Lutheran School from Kindergarten to 8th grade where I decided to become a Lutheran educator. Education was always a plan since my grandma was a 1st grade teacher in the public school system and would always pass down her old grade books and textbooks. But it was the teachers and Pastors at Zion Lutheran that put the joy of Lutheran education in my heart! I graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN in 1998. I received my first call to Christ Lutheran School in Murray, UT. In Utah I started as the 6th grade teacher, but throughout my 18 years in UT I taught grades 6-8, was the Athletic Director, Early Childhood Director, and Principal. Utah holds many great memories: I married Jeff in 2002. Jacob was born in 2006 and Carson in 2012. I received my Masters of Education, emphasis in Science from Concordia University - Portland, OR in 2014. I received the Call to serve at Cross Lutheran Church and School in 2016. I love hands-on science and making science "fun" in the classroom. I love those moments when students want to come and just "hangout" in the classroom or just come back to say "hi". Making connections is part of being a family and that is what it is like at Cross. We are a family and I have been truly blessed by my family here at Cross. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13 During trials and tough times I am reminded that it is Christ who is in and with me. It is through Him that I can do all things. It is also through those moments of JOY that we are reminded of the strength that he has already provided. I look forward to sharing the Joy of Christ each day with my students and having some fun with Science at the same time. Learn More

Kari Lettow

8th Grade Homeroom

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