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On Saturday, May 26, 2018 two high school seniors graduated from Faith Lutheran School of Plano.

On Saturday, May 26, 2018 two high school seniors graduated from Faith Lutheran School of Plano.

Valedictorian Phillip Merritt of Plano graduates under the high school's distinguished achievement program with 29 college credits. He will attend Collin College and then transfer to Texas A&M in College Station to study mechanical engineering.

Honors graduate Jonathan Anthony of Murphy will attend Collin College and intends to study business and marketing.

About Faith Lutheran School: Faith Lutheran School is fully accredited and provides classes from preschool through twelfth grade. School curriculum is based on the acclaimed classical model of education. The school's educational program includes both sports and fine arts. In 1971, the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas established a preschool for children of the congregation. Since then, the school has grown and opened enrollment to all in the community on a tuition basis.  To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.

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The Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education (CCLE) will present its summer conference, themed “Next Steps in Classical Lutheran Education: Our Heritage, Our Future,” on the campus of Faith Lutheran School of Plano July 17-19.

The Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education (CCLE) will present its summer conference, themed “Next Steps in Classical Lutheran Education: Our Heritage, Our Future,” on the campus of Faith Lutheran School of Plano July 17-19.

The conference will feature a variety of presentations highlighting topics such as classical education, curriculum resources, education methods, special needs students, essay writing, curriculum mapping and much more. The conference is open to school administrators, educators, home school families and the general public.

“This conference is an amazing opportunity for administrators, educators, parents and others to gather to learn about classical education and to discuss best practices, trends and techniques, said Faith Lutheran School of Plano Headmaster and CCLE President Rev. Stephen W. Kieser. “In addition, this is an opportunity for our conference attendees to worship together and enjoy camaraderie together.  We are looking forward to an educational, enriching time of fellowship and learning.”

Individual conference registration is $200 per person prior to May 31, and is $275 June 1 or later. Conference meal plans are also available for an additional fee. For full conference details including a complete speaker list, hotel information and more, please visit www.ccle.org/ccle-xviii

About Faith Lutheran School: In 1971, the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas established a preschool for children of the congregation. Since then, the school has grown and opened enrollment to all in
the community on a tuition basis. Faith Lutheran School is fully accredited and provides classes from preschool through twelfth grade. School curriculum is based on the acclaimed classical model of education. The school's
educational program includes both sports and fine arts. To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.

About the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education: The Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education (CCLE) exists to promote, establish, and equip individuals and schools committed to confessional Lutheran doctrine and a classical approach to education.  CCLE will advance and promote classical education within the context of confessional Lutheranism among students, faculty, administrators, pastors, and home educators by providing standards, conferences, professional development, resource materials, and consulting services. For more information, please visit www.ccle.org

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On Sunday, May 6, 2018, Faith Lutheran School students and their families gathered with members of Faith Lutheran Church, Faith Lutheran School faculty and staff and members of the community for the the school’s annual Faith Family Picnic.

On Sunday, May 6, 2018, Faith Lutheran School students and their families gathered with members of Faith Lutheran Church, Faith Lutheran School faculty and staff and members of the community for the the school’s annual Faith Family Picnic.

At the event, two staff members at Faith Lutheran School were recognized for years of service anniversaries:

-Jennifer Eddins, 10 years of service at Faith Lutheran School in before and after-school care and cafeteria services.

-Debi Tauschek, 10 years of service in the Lutheran schools, four of those at Faith Lutheran School.

“We are blessed to have these talented people serving at our school,” said Faith Lutheran School Headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser of Wylie. “They are a blessing to all of us, especially to our students. We thank God for them and for their service.”

About Faith Lutheran School:
In 1971, the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas established a four-year-old preschool for children of the congregation. Since then, the school has grown and opened enrollment to others in the community on a tuition basis. Faith Lutheran School is fully accredited and currently provides classes from pre-school three-year-olds through the twelfth grade. School curriculum is based on the classical model of education. The school’s educational program also includes both sports and the fine arts. To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit the school’s web site at www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.

About Faith Lutheran Church:
Faith Lutheran Church is a conservative congregation of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ that confesses the teachings of the historic Christian church as they are taught in the Bible. Faith Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and has locations in both Plano and Wylie, Texas. For more information, please visit www.faithplano.org or call 972.423.7447

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Faith Lutheran Church of Plano will present "Promises From God" Vacation Bible School June 18-22, 2018 from 9 a.m. - noon each day. Classes are available for children three years old through students entering sixth grade.

Faith Lutheran Church of Plano will present "Promises From God" Vacation Bible School June 18-22, 2018 from 9 a.m. - noon each day. Classes are available for children three years old through students entering sixth grade.

"In this Vacation Bible School program, children will study the Bible, sing fun songs, do creative crafts, participate in great games, enjoy delicious snacks and learn about Jesus. Everyone is welcome....please join us!" said Faith Lutheran Church Associate Pastor Rev. Mark Taylor of Wylie.

Faith Lutheran Church is located at 1701 E. Park Blvd. in Plano. Online registration is available at www.faithplano.org/faith-lutheran-vbs. For more information, call 972.423.7447 or email vbs@faithplano.org

About Faith Lutheran Church:
Faith Lutheran Church is a conservative congregation of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ that confesses the teachings of the historic Christian church as they are taught in the Bible. Faith Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and has locations in both Plano and Wylie, Texas. For more information, please visit www.faithplano.org or call 972.423.7447

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“Young at Heart: 55+ Exceeding the Limit” is a Heritage Farmstead Museum educational program designed specifically for seniors. Program presentations, conducted on targeted days once per month from 10:00 a.m. – noon, will feature a variety of topics from vegetable gardening, music, history and much more.

Plano's Heritage Farmstead Museum is often filled with small children on school field trips or young families enjoying the wonders of the four-acre historic site, which is nestled in the center of the city.  But folks at the Farmstead are targeting a slightly different demographic with the organization's senior-focused program "Young at Heart: 55+ Exceeding the Limit".

“Young at Heart: 55+ Exceeding the Limit” is a Heritage Farmstead Museum educational program designed specifically for seniors. Program presentations, conducted on targeted days once per month from 10:00 a.m. – noon, will feature a variety of topics from vegetable gardening, music, history and much more.

"This exciting, popular program allows all of us at the Heritage Farmstead Museum to reach out to another sector of our community to provide educational opportunities, fellowship and fun," said Heritage Farmstead Museum Director of Development Kathy Strobel.

Upcoming Young at Heart: 55+ Exceeding the Limit programs include:

•    May 14: Herbs of the Prairie featuring a talk on herbs used on the prairie, along with samples of foods featuring those herbs. This program will also include a take-home craft where guests will plant herbs in small mason jars.

•    June 11: Hydroponic Gardening - Come learn a new way to grow tomatoes in North Texas from pioneer hydro-farmer, Ben Von Kennel. Hydroponics is a new method being used now by commercial growers here in North Texas. Lettuce and tomatoes can now be grown all year long at local farms and even at home with a hydroshed using no soil, only air, sun and a balanced nutrient solution.

•    July 9: Everyone Has a Story - The North 40 Storytellers Guild will tell short, five minute stories based on their lives. Attendees will be given the chance to talk about ideas for their own short stories in smaller groups.

•    August 13: Summer Tea - Historic Cooking Demonstration - An expert on historic cooking will prepare and discuss fare for a Victorian Summer tea, including an authentic watermelon cake. Attendees will be able to taste each dish.

•    September 10: Victorian Magic Lantern Show and Blacksmith Demo - The Victorian Magic Lantern Show was a precursor to the modern day movies. Hand painted slides are projected, and even appear to be animated. Beth and Mark Ayers will present their show set to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "The Village Blacksmith." We will also have a blacksmith doing a demonstration in our blacksmith shop.

•    October 8:  Dallas Banjo Band and Ice Cream Social - Dallas banjo band is a 20+ piece band comprised of banjo players. They perform everything from Rhapsody in Blue, to Sweet Caroline, to Elvira! There will be an ice cream social along with this program.

Pre-registration for each class is $6.00 per person. Groups of eight or more, $4 per person. Guests may also purchase a 55+ season package of seven programs for $35. Each program is limited to 50 registrants.  Online registration is available at www.heritagefarmstead.org or by calling 972-881-0140.

Pre-registration deadline is midnight the Thursday prior to each program, but walk up registration is also permitted if there is space available.

About The Heritage Farmstead Museum:  The Heritage Farmstead Museum, a four-acre historic site consisting of a restored, 14-room 1891 Victorian farmhouse with its original outbuildings, interprets rural life on the North Texas prairie between 1890 and 1925. The museum provides tours, field trips and programs for 35,000 visitors each year.  For more information, call 972.881.0140 or visit www.heritagefarmstead.org.       

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Faith Lutheran School in Plano, Texas will be conducting an open house on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3 p.m. to showcase the school’s K-12 and early childhood preschool programs.

Faith Lutheran School in Plano, Texas will be conducting an open house on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3 p.m. to showcase the school’s K-12 and early childhood preschool programs.

Families interested in the school will meet the headmaster and teaching staff, tour the facilities and enjoy light refreshments.

Faith Lutheran School is located at 1701 E. Park Blvd in Plano. For more information please call 972.423.7448 or visit www.flsplano.org

About Faith Lutheran School
Faith Lutheran School is fully accredited and currently provides classes from pre-school three-year-olds through the twelfth grade. School curriculum is based on the classical model of education. The school’s educational program also includes both sports and the fine arts. In 1971, the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas established a four-year-old preschool for children of the congregation. Since then, the school has grown and opened enrollment to others in the community on a tuition basis. To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit the school’s web site at www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.     

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Faith Lutheran School of Plano eighth grade student David Bork of Murphy has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2018 Texas National Geographic State Bee.

Faith Lutheran School of Plano eighth grade student David Bork of Murphy has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2018 Texas National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at Pat May Professional Development Center in Bedford, Texas on Friday, April 6, 2018.

This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 30th year. School Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the State Bees.

To celebrate the 30th annual National Geographic Bee, the cash prize for the top three students in each state has doubled. Each state champion will receive $200, the National Geographic Visual Atlas of the World, 2nd Edition and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 20-23, 2018. Students that come in second place will receive $150 and those that come in third will receive $100. The first- place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and an all-expenses- paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new

National Geographic Endeavour ll. Travel for the trip is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. Second- and third-place finishers will receive $25,000 and $10,000 college scholarships, respectively. Visit www.natgeobee.org for more information on the National Geographic Bee. National Geographic will stream the final round of the National Geographic Bee Championship starting May 24, 2018, at www.natgeobee.org.

MEDIA NOTE: Prior to the state finals on April 6, press materials with additional information about the state- and national-level contests will be posted at natgeo.org/newsroom. To be notified when these materials are available, or for other inquiries, contact Lexie de los Santos (ldelossantos@ngs.org / (202) 807-3100) with the National Geographic Society Communications Department. You may also contact the State Bee coordinator, (insert State Bee coordinator’s name/email/phone), for additional information.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The National Geographic Society is a leading nonprofit that invests in bold people and transformative ideas in the fields of exploration, scientific research, storytelling and education. The Society aspires to create a community of change, advancing key insights about the planet and probing some of the most pressing scientific questions of our time, all while ensuring that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global understanding. Its goal is measurable impact: furthering exploration and educating people around the world to inspire solutions for the greater good. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.org

ABOUT FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL OF PLANO
Faith Lutheran School is fully accredited and provides classes from pre-school three-year-olds through
the twelfth grade.   School curriculum is based on the classical model of education. The school's educational program also includes both sports and the fine arts.  In 1971, the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas established a four-year-old preschool for children of the congregation. Since then, the school has grown and opened enrollment to others in the community on a tuition basis. To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit the school's web site at www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.

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Heritage Farmstead Museum to host Victorian Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival on March 31

On Saturday, March 31, Plano's Heritage Farmstead Museum will host its 8th annual Victorian Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival.  The event features an egg hunt including more than 6,000 eggs filled with prizes for children ages eight and under, but guests of all ages will delight in the joys of spring on the Blackland Prairie with the shearing of the Farmstead's sheep and a variety of other family-friendly activities.

“We will have a baby animal photo booth, so you can get up close and personal with baby chicks, lambs and bunnies,” said Heritage Farmstead Museum Executive Director M'Lou Hyttinen. “And visitors can meet Juliette and Stella, who are the first breeding sheep on the farm since 1960. Juliette and Stella are expecting their own baby lambs in April.”

The event will also include hands-on demonstrations, historic exhibits, hay rides, concessions, face painting, children’s crafts, house tours, exhibits, historical activities and more.

"Grab your Easter basket and join us for a fun day on the Farmstead," said Hyttinen. “Take a step back in time with us at this unique, springtime event!”

The Victorian Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Egg hunts for children four and under start at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Egg hunts for children ages five to eight years start at 11:00 a.m. and noon.  Children are encouraged to bring their own Easter baskets. 

Online pre-registration is required to secure egg hunt participation. Egg hunts fill up on a first-come, first-served basis. Once early times are full, spots for the second egg hunts will be filled. Tickets are $7 per child, which includes admission and egg hunt.  Adults and guests not participating in the egg hunt may purchase tickets for $5.  Event concessions and photo booth will be charged separately. Cash and all credit cards accepted.

All photo booth proceeds benefit the Farmstead’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) Ammie Wilson Buyer’s Club, which supports Plano FFA students.

In partnership with the Vintage Radio & Phonograph Society, Inc., Heritage Farmstead Museum is also debuting its new spring exhibit, titled ‘The Golden Age of Radio in Texas: from the humble crystal sets on the farm to the birth of the transistor at Texas Instruments,’ which features an amazing display of antique radios and memorabilia.

This event is sponsored in part by the City of Plano.

The Heritage Farmstead Museum is located at 1900 West 15th Street in Plano.

Registration for this event is available at https://tinyurl.com/FarmsteadSpring2018 or by calling 972.881.0140.

About The Heritage Farmstead Museum:

The Heritage Farmstead Museum, a four-acre historic site consisting of a restored, 14-room 1891 Victorian farmhouse with its original outbuildings, interprets rural life on the North Texas prairie between 1890 and 1925. The museum provides tours, field trips and programs for 35,000 visitors each year.  For more information, call 972.881.0140 or visit www.heritagefarmstead.org.

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Plano's Heritage Farmstead Museum is often filled with small children on school field trips or young families enjoying the wonders of the four-acre historic site, which is nestled in 
the center of the city.  But folks at the Farmstead are targeting a slightly different demographic with the organization's senior-focused program "Young at Heart: 55+ Exceeding the Limit".

“Young at Heart: 55+ Exceeding the Limit” is a Heritage Farmstead Museum educational program designed specifically for seniors. Program presentations, conducted on targeted days once per each from 10:00 a.m. – noon, will feature a variety of topics from vegetable gardening, 
music, history and much more.

"This exciting, popular program allows all of us at the Heritage Farmstead Museum to reach out to another sector of our community to 
provide educational opportunities, fellowship and fun," said Heritage Farmstead Museum Director of Development Kathy Strobel.

Upcoming Young at Heart: 55+ Exceeding the Limit programs include:

•    April 9: Farm Tour featuring sheep, chickens, canning, and cars and 
tractors including a running and fully restored Model A. Rides will be 
given in the Model A if weather permits.

•    May 14: Herbs of the Prairie featuring a talk on herbs used on the 
prairie, along with samples of foods featuring those herbs. This program 
will also include a take-home craft where guests will plant herbs in 
small mason jars.

•    June 11: Hydroponic Gardening - Come learn a new way to grow 
tomatoes in North Texas from pioneer hydro-farmer, Ben Von Kennel. 
Hydroponics is a new method being used now by commercial growers here in 
North Texas. Lettuce and tomatoes can now be grown all year long at 
local farms and even at home with a hydroshed using no soil, only air, 
sun and a balanced nutrient solution.

•    July 9: Everyone Has a Story - The North 40 Storytellers Guild will 
tell short, five minute stories based on their lives. Attendees will be 
given the chance to talk about ideas for their own short stories in 
smaller groups.

•    August 13: Summer Tea - Historic Cooking Demonstration - An expert 
on historic cooking will prepare and discuss fare for a Victorian Summer 
tea, including an authentic watermelon cake. Attendees will be able to 
taste each dish.

•    September 10: Victorian Magic Lantern Show and Blacksmith Demo - 
The Victorian Magic Lantern Show was a precursor to the modern day 
movies. Hand painted slides are projected, and even appear to be 
animated. Beth and Mark Ayers will present their show set to Henry 
Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "The Village Blacksmith." We will also have 
a blacksmith doing a demonstration in our blacksmith shop.

•    October 8:  Dallas Banjo Band and Ice Cream Social - Dallas banjo 
band is a 20+ piece band comprised of banjo players. They perform 
everything from Rhapsody in Blue, to Sweet Caroline, to Elvira! There 
will be an ice cream social along with this program.

Pre-registration for each class is $6.00 per person. Groups of eight or more, $4 per person. Guests may also purchase a 55+ season package of 
seven programs for $35. Each program is limited to 50 registrants.  Online registration is available at 

www.heritagefarmstead.org

  or by calling 972-881-0140.
Pre-registration deadline is midnight the Thursday prior to each program, but walk up registration is also permitted if there is space 
available.

About The Heritage Farmstead Museum:  The Heritage Farmstead Museum, a four-acre historic site consisting of a restored, 14-room 1891 Victorian 
farmhouse with its original outbuildings, interprets rural life on the North Texas prairie between 1890 and 1925. The museum provides tours, 
field trips and programs for 35,000 visitors each year.  For more information, call 972.881.0140 or visit 

www.heritagefarmstead.org

 
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HFM Down But Not Out Radio on Loan from David Rawi Heritage Farmstead Museum of Plano recently opened a new exhibit in the museum’s Farrell-Wilson house themed “Down But Not Out,” which offers a look at Blackland Prairie life during the Great Depression.

Heritage Farmstead Museum of Plano recently opened a new exhibit in the museum’s Farrell-Wilson house themed “Down But Not Out,” which offers a look at Blackland Prairie life during the Great Depression. 

The new exhibit seeks to enhance the visitor experience through an immersive, multi-sensory approach that includes interactive presentations.  “Down But Not Out” features different scents in many of the rooms in the Farrell-Wilson Home, such as baby powder in the nursery, fresh baked bread in the kitchen, buttered popcorn in the movie theater room and more.

“We wanted to evoke memories and make memories,” explained Heritage Farmstead Museum Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Patty Shore.  “Our focus is not on the doom and gloom of the Depression, but on the hopefulness and helpfulness of people during that time. The people living during that time were so resourceful.”

The exhibit also contains era-appropriate music and videos, talking mannequins that share individual family member’s perspective of the Depression, and an interpretive 1930’s movie theater with simulated concession stand. An interactive radio show kiosk allows visitors the opportunity to listen to a variety of era-specific radio programs. The radio is on loan from friend of the Farmstead David Rawitscher.

Heritage Farmstead Museum also added “touch baskets” in many rooms of the Farrell-Wilson house exhibit, to allow guests to more closely experience some of the items on display in the home.

“Everyone – guests of all ages – want to touch,” said Shore. “It’s one of our biggest struggles, so we turned it into an opportunity. We have placed touch baskets throughout the exhibit to allow our guests a closer look at some of the items including flour sack clothing, old LPs, era-appropriate toys and more.”

The exhibit will be on display through May 2018.

“We are committed to collecting, preserving and interpreting life and history of the Blackland Prairie and sharing our research knowledge and collection with the public,” added Shore.

Heritage Farmstead Museum is located at 1900 West 15th Street in Plano. General admission is $3 per person.  Docent-guided house tours are $7 per person (includes general admission), $5 for students and children, and free for children four and under and museum members.  Grounds are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for self-guided tours. Docent-guided house tours are available Tuesday through Sunday at 1:30 p.m. each day. To learn more about Heritage Farmstead Museum, please visit www.heritagefarmstead.org or call 972.881.0140.

About The Heritage Farmstead Museum:
The Heritage Farmstead Museum, a four-acre historic site consisting of a restored, 14-room 1891 Victorian farmhouse with its original outbuildings, interprets rural life on the North Texas prairie between 1890 and 1925. The museum provides tours, field trips and programs for 35,000 visitors each year.  For more information, call 972.881.0140 or visit www.heritagefarmstead.org.