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Texas Prairie Christmas will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12 at Plano's Heritage Farmstead Museum.

In early December, Heritage Farmstead Museum of Plano will present Texas Prairie Christmas, a holiday family event for all ages.  The small-group-format event is being presented this year in lieu of the farm’s annual holiday Lantern Light event. 

Texas Prairie Christmas will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12. Tickets are $30 per person and admission includes a tour of the Farrell Wilson House, a socially-distanced visit with Santa Claus in the historic pole barn, a ride across the prairie in the farm’s Texas mule wagon, hot chocolate, live longhorns visiting the farm’s meadow from Whistling Longhorn Ranch and more. To ensure guest safety, a limited number of tickets will be available for each evening event.

"Holiday celebrations look a little bit different this year, but seasonal fun at the farm is not cancelled!” said Heritage Farmstead Museum Executive Director M'Lou Hyttinen. “The Farrell Wilson House is decorated for the holidays. Our grounds are decked with twinkling lights and glowing lamps. And our Texas Prairie Christmas event will feature a bit of history, wonderful holiday music and spectacular family fun. Lights, lanterns and longhorns are all a part of this unique and personal trip across our Texas Prairie.”

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.

Heritage Farmstead Museum to present Texas Prairie Christmas event in December

 

PLANO, TEXAS – November 16, 2020 – In early December, Heritage Farmstead Museum of Plano will present Texas Prairie Christmas, a holiday family event for all ages.  The small-group-format event is being presented this year in lieu of the farm’s annual holiday Lantern Light event. 

Texas Prairie Christmas will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12. Tickets are $30 per person and admission includes a tour of the Farrell Wilson House, a socially-distanced visit with Santa Claus in the historic pole barn, a ride across the prairie in the farm’s Texas mule wagon, hot chocolate, live longhorns visiting the farm’s meadow from Whistling Longhorn Ranch and more. To ensure guest safety, a limited number of tickets will be available for each evening event.

"Holiday celebrations look a little bit different this year, but seasonal fun at the farm is not cancelled!” said Heritage Farmstead Museum Executive Director M'Lou Hyttinen. “The Farrell Wilson House is decorated for the holidays. Our grounds are decked with twinkling lights and glowing lamps. And our Texas Prairie Christmas event will feature a bit of history, wonderful holiday music and spectacular family fun. Lights, lanterns and longhorns are all a part of this unique and personal trip across our Texas Prairie.”

 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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Faith Lutheran School in Plano, Texas will be conducting an open house on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 3 p.m. to showcase the school’s K-12 and early childhood preschool programs. For those who do not prefer an in-person gathering at this time, Zoom school tours and information sessions are available anytime by appointment.

Faith Lutheran School in Plano, Texas will be conducting an open house on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 3 p.m. to showcase the school’s K-12 and early childhood preschool programs. 

For those who do not prefer an in-person gathering at this time, Zoom school tours and information sessions are available anytime by appointment. To schedule, please call 972.423.7448 or email school@flsplano.org.

At the November 15 event, families interested in the school will meet the headmaster and teaching staff and tour the school campus. The open house will include physical distancing and masks are required.

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

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 midel school and high school offer 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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Heritage Farmstead Museum will reopen to the public on Wednesday, September 2 after months of being closed due to COVID-19. Small group tours will be offered in two formats, which will allow guests to visit the grounds and experience all the farm has to offer while still ensuring the health and safety of all.

Heritage Farmstead Museum will reopen to the public on Wednesday, September 2 after months of being closed due to COVID-19. Small group tours will be offered in two formats, which will allow guests to visit the grounds and experience all the farm has to offer while still ensuring the health and safety of all.

“We are eager to welcome guests back to the farm,” said Heritage Farmstead Museum Executive Director M'Lou Hyttinen. “Our team has worked hard to offer creative and new ways for guests to explore the farm in a safe and comfortable way.  We look forward to seeing you soon!”

The farm will offer limited capacity general grounds admission for $5 per guest on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Purchasing tickets in advance is suggested, but walk-up tickets are also available. Guests may tour the grounds, feed the farm’s free-roaming chickens, learn from educational displays posted around the property and explore the exterior of the buildings on the property.  A house tour is not included in this admission
option. Guests are encouraged to bring a book or picnic and linger to enjoy the farm’s idyllic four-acre site.

In addition, the farm will offer limited capacity personalized tours of the farm’s Ammie Wilson House and Young House on Fridays at 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. for $10 per guest.  Tours last about 75 minutes and also include the general grounds admission features listed above. Farmstead house tours are self-guided and begin in the Ammie Wilson House. This grand house is the center of the farmstead and exemplifies life on the Blackland Prairie in the early 1900s.  The current exhibit celebrates the 1920's and all of the fashion, glamour and glitz of the era. Guests will also tour the Young House, which was built in 1880. It features a new exhibit depicting an early rural Texas home, pre-electricity and plumbing. This visit option concludes with a hay ride through the farm, allowing guests to observe the beautiful gardens, various animals, working blacksmith shop and other features of the property.

Since the museum abruptly closed in March, 10 new lambs have been added to the farm’s livestock. A new pig has also joined the friendly animal menagerie.  The farm’s chickens are also now free roaming on the property during tours, allowing all guests to feed the feathered flock.

Masks are required inside all buildings at the Heritage Farmstead Museum, as well as in other spaces when interacting with people outside of the guest’s immediate family.

To purchase tickets for either tour option, please visit www.heritagefarmstead.org. Call 972.881.0140 with questions.
 
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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On Saturday, May 16, 2020, faculty and staff at Faith Lutheran School of Plano, Texas hosted a parking lot parade for school students and their families to celebrate the end of the school year.

On Saturday, May 16, 2020, faculty and staff at Faith Lutheran School of Plano, Texas hosted a parking lot parade for school students and their families to celebrate the end of the school year. Teachers greeted families from a safe distance with waves, cheers and smiles. 8th grade students and high school seniors were recognized with "Pomp and Circumstance" played by a teacher kazoo choir, and these students were also named on signs in the parade's honors section.

"We are so thankful for our wonderful, supportive school families," said Faith Lutheran School headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser.  "This school year has offered unique opportunities and unforgettable challenges. Hosting this parade allowed us to demonstrate to our families how much we appreciate their support and to show them how much they mean to us."

About Faith Lutheran School: Faith Lutheran School is fully accredited and 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. Faith Lutheran School was founded in 1971, when the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas established 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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The Faith Lutheran School high school choir director asked students to individually record their assigned parts of "Victimae Paschali Laudes" at home. Students did so, then emailed their recordings to the teacher. Roundey combined the student voices with her own organ playing to create a stunning video that the school shared on Easter Sunday morning via social media. The video is available here: https://youtu.be/9TvLpcTRLLM

Like schools across the country, Faith Lutheran School in Plano, Texas is currently conducting classes remotely with a learn-from-home model.  But high school choir director Rebekah Roundey did not let current events keep her high school choir from creating a choral masterpiece to commemorate Easter.  She simply had to get a little creative in order to do it.

Roundey asked students to individually record their assigned parts of "Victimae Paschali Laudes" at home.  Students did so, then emailed their recordings to the teacher.  Roundey combined the student voices with her own organ playing to create a stunning video that the school shared on Easter Sunday morning via social media and the school's YouTube page. 

The video is available here: https://youtu.be/9TvLpcTRLLM

"When you combine the voices of our talented high school musicians with the creativity of Faith Lutheran School our high school choir director Miss  Roundey, the result is sure to be outstanding," said Faith Lutheran School of Plano Headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser.  "We are thankful for the dedication of our students and their families and the creativity of our teachers during these unique days."

Like schools across the country, Faith Lutheran School's Plano campus is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Administrators, teachers and staff quickly created the school's new "Learn From Home" program to serve the school's students at all levels - preschool through grade 12. The Learn From Home program combines recorded videos, personalized class work packets, emailed assignments and interactive, live video classes to provide a unique education experience for the school's students.

Faith Lutheran School has provided interactive, live, online classes at the high school level since 2013. The school’s extensive experience with interactive, online classes helped administrators and staff to quickly create the school's new Learn From Home program to serve students during this unprecedented time. Faith Lutheran School of Plano will continue the Learn From Home program as long as is necessary due to COVID-19 temporary school closures.

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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Faith Lutheran School launches Learn From Home Students at Faith Lutheran School haven't been on the school's Plano campus since before Spring Break in mid-March. But students are enjoying ample opportunities for a variety of enriching learning experiences and fun face-to-face visits with teachers and classmates thanks to some dedicated, innovative teachers and the school's new "Learn From Home" program.

Students at Faith Lutheran School haven't been on the school's Plano campus since before Spring Break in mid-March.  But students are enjoying ample opportunities for a variety of enriching learning experiences and fun face-to-face visits with teachers and classmates thanks to some dedicated, innovative teachers and the school's new "Learn From Home" program.

Like schools across the country, Faith Lutheran School's Plano campus is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.  Teachers at the classical, Lutheran school immediately begin planning for alternative learning after learning that students would experience time away from the classroom as a result. Administrators, teachers and staff quickly created the school's new "Learn From Home" program to serve the school's students at all levels - preschool through grade 12. The Learn From Home program combines recorded videos, personalized class work packets, emailed assignments and interactive, live video classes to provide a unique education experience for the school's students.

In addition to traditionally-assigned class work with textbooks, worksheets, research papers and tests, teachers are hosting group and individual video calls with students to stay in touch. Science labs now occur online instead of in the lab, but are supplemented by live videos and online supplemental material. Band and orchestra group classes and individual instrumental music lessons are continuing via live video call. Weekly school chapel services are live-streamed, so that students can worship together through the power of technology.

"Through the combined efforts of faculty, staff and our beloved school families, the Lord has brought about a plan in the midst of trouble that our children might continue in a classical Lutheran education," said Faith Lutheran School Headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser.  "The first week of Learn From Home is under our belt. We’ve learned a lot about ourselves.  Even more, we’ve witnessed that the Lord provides.  He has been our Refuge and Strength. The Lord has saved us.  He has taken care of us.  We have been preserved in Christian faith and made stronger because of our trials."

Faith Lutheran School has provided interactive, live, online classes at the high school level since 2013. The school’s extensive experience with interactive, online classes helped administrators and staff to quickly create the school's new Learn From Home program to serve students during this unprecedented time. Faith Lutheran School of Plano will continue the Learn From Home program as long as is necessary due to COVID-19 temporary school closures.

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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Faith Lutheran School in Plano, Texas will be conducting an open house on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7 p.m. to showcase the school’s high school programming.

The school offers both online and classroom-based high school Classical Lutheran education for students in grades 9-12. The school also offers classes for preschool through grade 8.

Faith Lutheran School's high school program is an accredited college preparatory program offering four years English, Math, History/Government and Science, as well as dual credit college classes and honors or non-honors programs.

Families interested in Faith Lutheran School's high 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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Friday, January 24, 2020 was the 100th day of the current school year at Faith Lutheran School in Plano, Texas.  The school's Kindergarten students celebrated by dressing as if they were 100 years old and completed a variety of fun activities, such as painting 100 gumballs, stamping 100 stamps, sticking 100 star stickers and making a "100" snack.

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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Faith Lutheran School of Plano today announced that the school has hired its second intern in the school’s classical Lutheran education internship program. Nathanael Hahn, a senior at Concordia University Wisconsin has been selected as the second participant in the program.

Faith Lutheran School of Plano today announced that the school has hired its second intern in the school’s classical Lutheran education internship program.

Nathanael Hahn, a senior at Concordia University Wisconsin has been selected as the second participant in the program.

Hahn will intern at Faith Lutheran School for the month of January, observing teachers and administrators and working with educators and staff in a variety of classroom and school-wide activities.

“This classical Lutheran education internship is different from traditional student teaching,” explained Faith Lutheran School of Plano Headmaster Rev. Stephen W. Kieser of Wylie.  “Mr. Hahn will have the unique opportunity to experience and observe not only day-to-day teacher activities and routines, but also school administrator duties and responsibilities. He will also prepare and teach no less than two lessons under the supervision of a mentor.”

Classical Lutheran education internships are designed to be about four weeks long, rather than the typical 10 weeks or full semester time frame that is typical of student teaching. Interested students may complete multiple internships at various campuses throughout their education as part of this program.

“This idea is very new,” said Kieser.  “Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) has had several students complete similar internships.  Faith Lutheran School of Plano’s participation is a flagship opportunity for Mr. Hahn….the second internship in this program to be completed away from the CUW campus. We are proud to participate in such a program that furthers the experiences of our future classical Lutheran educators.”

Faith Lutheran School hosted its first Classical Lutheran Education intern in August 2019.
About Faith Lutheran School: Faith Lutheran School is fully accredited and 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. Faith Lutheran School was founded in 1971, when the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas established 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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Faith Lutheran School of Plano today announced that the school has hired Steven Krycho as the school’s physical education teacher and athletic director. Mr. Krycho recently completed a Classical Lutheran education internship at the school.

Faith Lutheran School of Plano today announced that the school has hired Steven Krycho as the school’s physical education teacher and athletic director. Mr. Krycho recently completed a Classical Lutheran education internship at the school.

"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 this talented teacher to our staff, because we know he is 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.

Krycho has a bachelor of arts degree in classical education from Concordia University Wisconsin.  Krycho resides in Plano.

About Faith Lutheran School: Faith Lutheran School is fully accredited and 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. Faith Lutheran School was founded in 1971, when the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas established 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.