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Photo courtesy Faith Lutheran School. L to R: Rich Shelton, Real Options for Women, with Faith Lutheran School student council members Jayson Werth of Sachse, Lisa Amen of Plano and Phillip Merritt of Plano.

Students at Plano's Faith Lutheran School recently observed the school's "Celebrate Life Week."

"Students studied from a special curriculum designed to celebrate all stages of life," explained Faith Lutheran School fourth grade teacher Cheryl Wildauer of Allen.  "Students in grades 6-8 attended two sessions of a special program called "180 Degrees", an abstinence-until-marriage program presented through Real Options for Women."

 A monetary collection was taken for Real Options for Women. Real Options for Women is a local information resource for women facing unplanned pregnancies, a gateway to medical care for those continuing their pregnancies and a provider of STD screening for those at risk of infection.

A unique monetary donation program called "Baby Bottles for Life" was used to collect funds for the group. Each student was given a baby bottle to be filled with coins, bills and checks for the non-profit group. Baby clothing was also collected and donated for distribution to some of the clients of the facility. The Faith Lutheran Church ladies sewing group also donated a number of baby quilts to accompany the donated baby clothing.

Students, faculty and staff were also given green ribbons to wear each day during the week to remind them of the importance of life.

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 or call 972.423.7448. 

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