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Faith Lutheran School in Plano, Texas will be conducting a high school preview event on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. to showcase the school's Classical Lutheran high school program offerings.

Faith Lutheran School in Plano, Texas will be conducting a high school preview event on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. to showcase the school's Classical Lutheran high school program offerings.

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 972.723.7448 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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On Saturday, December 2, Heritage Farmstead Museum of Plano will host its 31st annual Lantern Light, a holiday family event for all ages. This year's event is themed "1929: The Great Texas Snow."

On Saturday, December 2, Heritage Farmstead Museum of Plano will host its 31st annual Lantern Light, a holiday family event for all ages.  This year's event is themed "1929: The Great Texas Snow."

"Lantern Light is a unique holiday experience that provides Heritage Farmstead Museum visitors the opportunity to recall holiday traditions from days gone by," said Heritage Farmstead Museum Executive Director M'Lou Hyttinen.

The event will include tours of the holiday exhibit in the Farrell Wilson House, children's crafts in the one room school house, wagon rides, candle dipping, historic demonstrations, storytelling, songs of the season in the historic pole barn, delicious treats and photos with Santa.

The event will also feature a snow mountain and sledding area for all to enjoy. Sledding is $2 per run, three runs for $5 or unlimited runs via a bracelet purchased for $10.

"I can predict chance of snow at Lantern Light is 100 percent this year!” said Heritage Farmstead Museum Director of Development Kathy Strobel.  “Come enjoy sledding in the meadow as we recall 1929: The Great Texas Snow."

The Lantern Light event will take place from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 2.  Heritage Farmstead Museum is located at 1900 West 15th Street in Plano.

Admission is $5, with children 2 and under being admitted for free.

To purchase tickets, 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.     

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Faculty, staff and students at Plano’s Faith Lutheran School gathered on Friday, November 10 with military veterans, special guests and others for a special Veterans Day recognition program.

Faculty, staff and students at Plano’s Faith Lutheran School gathered on Friday, November 10 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

The event featured appearances by City of Plano Mayor Pro Tem Rick Grady and City of Plano Council Member Tom Harrison, representatives from the East Fork - Trinity Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and a variety of community veterans from all branches of the military.

The event also included choir performances, a flag folding ceremony, veteran recognition and more.

About Faith Lutheran School : 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. 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. The school's educational program also includes both sports and the fine arts. Faith Lutheran School of Plano is located at 1701 E. Park Blvd. in Plano. 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 of Plano recently debuted a new pumpkin patch experience for residents of all ages.  Poncho’s Pumpkin Patch – named for the Farmstead’s resident donkey – offers a variety pumpkins for sale, a hay maze, a wealth of photo opportunities and more.

The pumpkin patch is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by reservation.

“Guests can enjoy a variety of special photo opportunities, our truly unique Hampshire hay maze and the beauty of Heritage Farmstead Museum, a historic treasure located in the heart of Plano,” said Kathy Strobel, Heritage Farmstead Museum Development Director.
There is a $3 entrance fee at Heritage Farmstead Museum. The museum is located at 1900 W. 15th Street in Plano. For more information, please call 972.881.0140 or visit www.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.

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Faith Lutheran School conducted its sixth annual golf tournament on Friday, October 6 at McKinney's Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club. The event raised more than $6,250 for athletic program enhancements and tuition assistance.

Faith Lutheran School conducted its sixth annual golf tournament on Friday, October 6 at McKinney's Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club.

"This golf tournament is an excellent opportunity for us to raise funds for our school, raise awareness about our school and its mission, and for us to simply gather for fun and fellowship together," said Faith Lutheran School Headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser of Wylie. "Proceeds will help to provide our athletic teams the opportunity to replace old uniforms and buy needed equipment and will also benefit our tuition assistance program."

The event raised more than $6,250, and post-event donations were still coming in following the event.

Event sponsors included Thrivent Financial; Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy Centers of Texas; Plano Magazine, Southwestern Chiropractic and Wellness Center; Anago Cleaning Systems of Dallas; Lenz Bus Service; State Farm – John Kraft; ABC Home and Commercial Services of DFW; Plano Sports Authority and others.


About Faith Lutheran School
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. 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. 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. 

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On October 9 at Heritage Farmstead Museum, Don Gates will give a demonstration of a traditional chuck wagon lunch. Samples of his unique, tasty fare will be provided. Hear the history of the chuck wagon and of the cattle drives on Texans past while sitting by an open camp fire.

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:

October 9: Don Gates will give a demonstration of a traditional chuck wagon lunch. Samples of his unique, tasty fare will be provided. Hear the history of the chuck wagon and of the cattle drives on Texans past while sitting by an open camp fire.

Pre-registration for each class is $6.00 for non-members and $5.00 for Heritage Farmstead Museum members. 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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Starting September 11, Faith Lutheran School of Plano will offer free classical literature class for adults. Students will read a portion of the literature Faith Lutheran's high school students study.

Faith Lutheran School offers classes for students in preschool through grade 12.  Students in the high school grades experience a wide variety of classical literature during their four years of study at the classical Lutheran school’s Plano campus.

“Since the inception of the high school, we have regularly had adults ask “’when are you going to teach a class for adults wishing to read and study the classical literature your students are reading?’ said Faith Lutheran School high school teacher Timothy Merritt of Plano. “Often parents and other adults have made comments about being jealous of the reading list and learning experience or feeling they missed out when they were in school. Now, we are offering adults the opportunity to study a portion of the same literature that our high school students study each year.

Merritt will be leading adult students through ten books, a small sampling of the more than 100 books that Faith Lutheran School high school students read during their course of study at the school

“The list and reading schedule might seem a bit daunting at first, but it is less than one-third of the reading volume of our high school students and should be manageable,” said Merritt.

Classes meet weekly from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning Monday, September 11 at the Faith Lutheran School campus. 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
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 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. 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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On Thursday, September 14, Heritage Farmstead Museum of Plano is offering a free yoga class and a variety of family-friendly activities from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as part of the group’s participation in North Texas Giving Day, a one-day, online giving event that benefits thousands of North Texas area non-profits.

On Thursday, September 14, Heritage Farmstead Museum of Plano is offering a free yoga class and a variety of family-friendly activities from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as part of the group’s participation in North Texas Giving Day, a one-day, online giving event that benefits thousands of North Texas area non-profits.

“Get up and give for North Texas Giving Day, then head to the farm to ¬relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the peaceful beauty of nature on our grounds,” said Heritage Farmstead Museum Director of Development Katherine Strobel.

Toni Farris, owner of Yoga Tree Studio in Plano, will offer a yoga lesson in the meadow at the Farmstead from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats.

In addition to a yoga class in the north meadow, guests will enjoy music and have the opportunity to take photos with the Farmstead’s chickens, sheep, donkey and pigs. A variety of food will also be available for purchase including Sugar Mountain snow cones and treats from the Hub Streat food truck.

“Practicing yoga on a historic farm site with animals present is a back-to-basics move that helps you find something deeper,” added Strobel. “And, I’ve heard nature is one the deepest experiences we can have…consider the loveable farm animals a bonus!”
Heritage Farmstead Museum is located at 1900 W. 15th Street in Plano. For more information, please call 972.881.0140, email kstrobel@heritagefarmstead.org or visit www.heritagefarmstead.org

To learn more about North Texas Giving Day, please visit www.northtexasgivingday.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.

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Faith Lutheran School of Plano will host its sixth annual fundraising golf tournament on Friday, October 6 at Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club.

Faith Lutheran School of Plano will host its sixth annual fundraising golf tournament on Friday, October 6 at Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club. Heritage Ranch is located at 465 Scenic Ranch Circle in McKinney.

"This golf tournament is an excellent opportunity for us to raise funds for our school, raise awareness about our school and its mission, and for us to simply gather for fun and fellowship together," said Faith Lutheran School Headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser of Wylie. "Proceeds will provide our athletic teams the opportunity to replace old uniforms and buy needed equipment and add to our tuition assistance program for families in need."

The event will be played in a scramble format and has an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Player spots ($125/each or $500/team) and sponsorship opportunities (various levels) are still available. For more information, please call 972.423.7448 or email acrawford@flsplano.org

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 grade twelve. 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. 

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On Sunday, August 6, Aubrie Bogle and Nancy Thomas were installed as teachers for Faith Lutheran School during the 8 a.m. worship service at Faith Lutheran Church.

Faith Lutheran School today announced that the school has hired Aubrie Bogle to serve as the school’s third/fourth grade combination class teacher and elementary school Latin teacher. The school has also hired Nancy Thomas to serve as the school’s first grade teacher.   
   
"Faith Lutheran School of Plano has provided a strong presence among private schools in the area for more than 35 years. We are thrilled to add Aubrie and Nancy to our staff, because we know they are dedicated to providing excellent, high-quality, Christ-centered leadership and education for our students," said Faith Lutheran School Headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser of Wylie.
   
Bogle has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political thought with a minor in classical languages and emphasis in Lutheran teaching from Concordia University in Irvine, California. Bogle resides in Plano.
   
Thomas has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary and special education from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Thomas resides in Plano.

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 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. To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit the school's web site at www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.