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Faith Lutheran School senior Slade Leicht of Sachse recently signed a National Letter of Intent with Concordia University, Nebraska to play on the university’s men’s soccer team.

Faith Lutheran School senior Slade Leicht of Sachse recently signed a National Letter of Intent with Concordia University, Nebraska to play on the university’s men’s soccer team.

“It is a pleasure to celebrate the hard work Slade has put into his academics as well the game of soccer both on the field at Faith Lutheran School and in his years of playing high-level club soccer,” said Faith Lutheran School Headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser of Wylie. ““It is always fantastic to see our dedicated and talented students recognized.”

Leicht has attended Faith Lutheran School since preschool. He intends to major in computer science at Concordia University, Nebraska, after which he plans to attend Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana to study to be a Lutheran pastor.

“We are very proud of Slade,” said Slade’s father, Keith Leicht. “We give sincere thanks to our Lord for giving us the gift of saving faith in Christ which has been nurtured through the selfless and hardworking pastors, teachers, staff and volunteers at Faith Lutheran Church and School.”

Faith Lutheran School of Plano provides classical Lutheran education to students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, the school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up children in faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We partner with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions so that we may present every person complete in Christ (Colossians 1:28). To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448. 

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Children-Christy Hill dba Chill Photography-Herita On Saturday, April 9, Plano's Heritage Farmstead Museum will host its Victorian Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival.

On Saturday, April 9, Plano's Heritage Farmstead Museum will host its Victorian Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival.  The event features an egg hunt including thousands of eggs filled with prizes for children ages 10 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.

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

The event will also include hands-on demonstrations, historic exhibits, hay rides, food trucks, children’s crafts, house tours, historical activities, a photo booth, live banjo and ukulele music and more.

The Victorian Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Egg hunts for children three and under start at 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Egg hunts for children ages four to six years start at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Egg hunts for children seven to 10 years start at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Children are encouraged to bring their own Easter baskets.

Online admission and egg hunt ticket purchase is preferred, and a $2 discount is available if tickets are purchased online. Egg hunts fill up on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission tickets are $6 per child, $8 for adults and $5 for Heritage Farmstead Museum members. Egg hunt tickets are $2 per child for all children birth to 10 years. Food truck purchases will be charged separately.  All photo booth proceeds benefit the farm’s livestock program.

The Heritage Farmstead Museum is also debuting its new spring exhibit, titled ‘For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” in the Farrell Wilson Home, which depicts an early 19th Century George Washington-themed birthday party complete with games, ice cream and patriotic ragtime music.

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://www.heritagefarmstead.org/event-list/victorian-eggstravaganza-and-spring-festival-6/ 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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Faith Lutheran School in Plano will conduct a school-wide open house on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 7 p.m. At this event, prospective families will learn about our preschool, lower school, and upper school programs, meet our faculty, and tour our facility. In addition, Faith Lutheran School will host a high school specific open house on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 7 p.m. At the high school-focused event, guests will have the opportunity to visit with current high school parents and students, meet with faculty and discover our robust high school offerings.

Faith Lutheran School in Plano will conduct a school-wide open house on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 7 p.m.  At this event, prospective families will learn about our preschool, lower school, and upper school programs, meet our faculty, and tour our facility.

In addition, Faith Lutheran School will host a high school specific open house on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 7 p.m.  At the high school-focused event, guests will have the opportunity to visit with current high school parents and students, meet with faculty and discover our robust high school offerings.

Faith Lutheran School is located at 1701 E. Park Blvd in Plano. 

Faith Lutheran School of Plano serves students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, our classical Lutheran school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up our children in the faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We partner with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions so that we may present every person complete in Christ (Colossians 1:28). To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.

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Faith Lutheran Church and School of Plano today announced it will host a presentation by renowned author Dr. Gene Edward Veith on Thursday, February 3 at 7 p.m. Dr. Veith will discuss his book Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture.

Faith Lutheran Church and School of Plano today announced it will host a presentation by renowned author Dr. Gene Edward Veith on Thursday, February 3 at 7 p.m.  Dr. Veith will discuss his book Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Veith to our campus,” said Faith Lutheran Church Associate Pastor Rev. Stephen W. Kieser, who also serves as Headmaster for Faith Lutheran School.  “His book, Postmodern Times, is a must-read for all Christians.”

In Postmodern Times, Dr. Veith reminds readers that it is important to understand present day thought and culture. Relativist and postmodern ideas have gripped the nation's universities, which turn out today's lawyers, judges, writers, journalists, teachers, and other culture-shapers. Truth, meaning, and individual identity do not exist in the postmodern mindset. But Christ has called us to proclaim the gospel to a culture grappling with postmodernism.

Faith Lutheran Church members recently enjoyed a Bible study focusing on Dr. Veith’s book The Spirituality of the Cross, and Faith Lutheran School’s high school scholars read Postmodern Times during their course of study at the classical Lutheran school, so inviting Dr. Veith to the church and school was a natural fit, Kieser added.

Gene Edward Veith, Jr., is a writer and a retired literature professor.  He is Provost Emeritus at Patrick Henry College and the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  He previously served as Culture Editor of WORLD MAGAZINE and Professor of English and Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at Concordia University Wisconsin. He is the author of more than 25 book including Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture, The Spirituality of the Cross: The Way of the First EvangelicalsClassical Education, and God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life.

Dr. Veith was born in Oklahoma in 1951. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1973 and received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas in 1979.  He has honorary doctorates from Concordia Theological Seminary (2005), Concordia University California (2014), and Patrick Henry College (2016).  He has taught at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and was a Visiting Professor at Wheaton College, Gordon College, and Regent College (Vancouver).  He was also a Visiting Lecturer at the Estonian Institute of Humanities in Tallinn, Estonia. He and his wife Jackquelyn have three grown children and twelve grandchildren.  They live in Blackwell, Oklahoma.

Faith Lutheran Church of Plano is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and the congregation was founded in 1964. With Jesus at the center of all that is taught and preached, Faith Lutheran Church is faithful to the Scriptures and to the Lutheran Confessions.  For more information, please visit www.faithplano.org or call 972.423.744.7

Faith Lutheran School of Plano serves students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, the classical Lutheran school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up children in the faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Faith Lutheran School partners with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions to present every person complete in Christ. For more information, please visit www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.

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Faith Lutheran School high school seniors named co

Faith Lutheran School of Plano today announced that seniors David H. Bork of Murphy and Slade A. Leicht of Sachse have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

“It is always a great pleasure to see our dedicated and talented students recognized,” said Faith Lutheran School Headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser. “We are very proud of David and Slade and their accomplishments.”

A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) which conducts the program, will be presented by the headmaster to these scholastically talented seniors.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2022 competition for the National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” said a spokesperson for NMSC.  “These students represent a valuable national resource.  Recognizing their accomplishments as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.  We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

Faith Lutheran School of Plano serves students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, the classical Lutheran school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up children in the faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Faith Lutheran School partners with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions to present every person complete in Christ. To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please call 972.423.7448.

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Faith Lutheran School high school sophomore Elizabeth Crawford of Plano was recently selected to participate in the National Honor Choir at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.

Faith Lutheran School high school sophomore Elizabeth Crawford of Plano was recently selected to participate in the National Honor Choir at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.

Crawford was one of 110 talented high school singers chosen from more than 200 students across the country who auditioned to be in this prestigious group.

“It is always a great pleasure to see our dedicated and talented students recognized,” said Faith Lutheran School Headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser. “We are very proud of Elizabeth and her accomplishments.”

Crawford and other National Honor Choir members experienced extensive rehearsal on the Concordia University – Nebraska campus on Friday, November 5 with the university’s renowned music department chair Dr. Kurt Von Kampen. Rehearsals culminated with a late afternoon concert at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Nebraska the same day. This concert also featured the university’s popular A Capella Choir, which includes two Faith Lutheran School alumni, John Merritt of Plano and Nathan Kieser of Wylie.

Faith Lutheran School of Plano serves students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, the classical Lutheran school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up children in the faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Faith Lutheran School partners with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions to present every person complete in Christ. To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please call 972.423.7448.

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Faith Lutheran School of Plano hosts Veterans Day recognition event on November 11

Faculty, staff and students at Plano’s Faith Lutheran School gathered on Thursday, November 11 with military veterans, special guests and others for a special Veterans Day recognition program.

“This event was a way for us to show our respect for our country and to express our thanks to veterans who have given so much so that we may enjoy many freedoms,” said Faith Lutheran School Headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser of Wylie

he event featured the school's elementary and middle school choir singing the National Anthem, the school's high school choir singing Taps accompanied by student trumpet players, the presentation of colors from the Sons of the American Revolution, a proclamation from the Plano Mayor's office, a flag folding ceremony, the singing of America the Beautiful and more.

Faith Lutheran School of Plano serves students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, the classical Lutheran school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up children in the faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Faith Lutheran School partners with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions to present every person complete in Christ. To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.

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Faith Lutheran School in Plano will conduct a school-wide open house on Wednesday, November 17 at 6 p.m. At this event, prospective families will learn about our preschool, lower school, and upper school programs, meet our faculty, and tour our facility. In addition, Faith Lutheran School will host a high school specific open house on Tuesday, November 30 at 6 p.m.

Faith Lutheran School in Plano will conduct a school-wide open house on Wednesday, November 17 at 6 p.m.  At this event, prospective families will learn about our preschool, lower school, and upper school programs, meet our faculty, and tour our facility. In addition, Faith Lutheran School will host a high school specific open house on Tuesday, November 30 at 6 p.m. At this event, guests will have the opportunity to visit with current high school parents and students, meet with faculty and discover our robust high school offerings. Faith Lutheran School is located at 1701 E. Park Blvd in Plano.  All are welcome...please join us!

Faith Lutheran School of Plano serves students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1971, our classical Lutheran school embodies both the sound doctrine and the educational model that are essential to training up our children in the faith and cultivating in them wisdom and virtue, a love of learning, sound reasoning, and the ability to confess and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We partner with families to provide a true, good, and beautiful classical education built upon the foundation of God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions so that we may present every person complete in Christ (Colossians 1:28). To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448. 

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Farmers, fairies, superheroes and a myriad of other costumed guests gathered at Faith Lutheran School in Plano, Texas on Friday, October 29 for the school's 40th annual Treat N Feast Fall Festival. The event featured fair-type foods, carnival games and more.


Farmers, fairies, superheroes and a myriad of other costumed guests gathered at Faith Lutheran School in Plano, Texas on Friday, October 29 for the school's 40th annual Treat N Feast Fall Festival. The event featured fair-type foods, carnival games and more.  

About Faith Lutheran School: Faith Lutheran School is fully accredited and provides classes from preschool three-year-olds through grade 12. School curriculum is based on the classical model of education. The school's educational program also includes both sports and the fine arts. Faith Lutheran School was founded in 1971, when the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas established a preschool for children of the congregation. The school’s high school offers both online and traditional classroom course offerings. 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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For one month this holiday season, Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano will be bedazzled with more than one million twinkling holiday lights and filled with animated yuletide displays as part of the venue’s first-ever Lights on the Farm holiday event. The outdoor event will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening November 26 to December 26, but will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Heritage Farmstead Museum today announced that H-E-B Grocery Company is the presenting sponsor for the non-profit’s new Lights on the Farm holiday event.  Additional corporate sponsors include Central Market, Centurion American, EarthCo, Plano Magazine, Whistling Longhorn Ranch, Children’s Health, Taverna Rossa, AmeriGas, A&A Creative,  Coolbox, Community Impact Newspaper, the City of Plano, Rosewood Property Company, Holman Pottery, Signs by Tomorrow, and individual donors C. Dan and Le’Nore, Smith, Danny Amos, Kay Baird, Theresa Caver, Nicola Hobeiche, and Ryan and Tracy Dry.

For one month this holiday season, Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano will be bedazzled with more than one million twinkling holiday lights and filled with animated yuletide displays as part of the venue’s first-ever Lights on the Farm holiday event.  The outdoor event will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening November 26 to December 26, but will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Additional corporate sponsorships for the event are still available at various levels, including a unique opportunity for sponsors to send students at Plano’s elementary schools to the Lights on the Farm event.

“Are you looking for a way to create a little magic this holiday season?” asked Heritage Farmstead Museum’s Vice President of Marketing and Development Kathy Wilson.  “For just $1,500, your organization will not only enjoy a unique advertising opportunity, you will also gain joy from knowing that your donation funded admission for an entire local elementary school so that students can experience this dazzling event. School field trips to the farm have been severely curbed in recent months. We miss having students on the farm…we’re ready to welcome them back!”

Wilson said Santa recently visited the farm to help with planning for the upcoming holiday event.  

“Make sure you are on Santa’s “nice list”! Contact us today to learn more about Lights on the Farm sponsorship opportunities,” she said. “Your donation will not only support our historic preservation efforts here at the farm, you’ll also delight in knowing that your contribution helped spread holiday joy to many through your support of this magical event!”

The all-outdoor Lights on the Farm event will feature a quarter-mile trail through the property showcasing stunning holiday light creations and animated displays crafted by First Choice Lights.  Guests will also enjoy a 20-foot Christmas tree, refreshments such as hot cocoa and make-your-own s’mores, and a chance for the youngest guests to visit with Santa. There will also be plenty of dazzling selfie photo opportunities throughout the farm property, as well.

Tickets for the event are on sale now through the Lights on the Farm website at https://heritagefarmstead.muradbid.com  Online, advance registration is encouraged. Online admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Guests can also pay at the door (tickets subject to availability) where admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tours begin every evening the display is open beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Guests will be allowed entry into the property every 20 minutes and the last guests will be admitted at 9 p.m. The Farmstead will close at 10:00 p.m. on event evenings. 

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or the Lights on the Farm event, please contact Kathy Wilson at 972-881-0140 or email kathy@heritagefarmstead.org

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.