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This week, students from Faith Lutheran School visited Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano. Preschool, pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students learned how to milk a cow, wash clothes on a washboard and grind corn for chicken feed. Students also listened to stories, played games and explored the Farmstead's pumpkin patch.

This week, students from Faith Lutheran School visited Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano. Preschool, pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students learned how to milk a cow, wash clothes on a washboard and grind corn for chicken feed. Students also listened to stories, played games and explored the Farmstead's pumpkin patch.

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.

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 conducted its eighth annual golf tournament on Friday, October 4 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 go toward our new school archery program and will also benefit our tuition assistance program."

The event raised more than $8,000 and post-event donations were still coming in following the event. Funds raised will be used toward the school's new archery program and other athletics programming.

Event sponsors included David C. Johnson, Attorney & Counselor at Law, RifleGear of Plano, KFUO Radio, Thrivent Financial – Colin Mildred, ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas, Richardson Ready Electric, aai Trophies & Awards, ABC Home & Commercial Services, Lenz Bus Service, Plano Magazine, 89.7 WAY-FM, Crawford Services, Inc., Arrow Ridge Roasting, State Farm – John Kraft, Ricoh, Southwestern Chiropractic, Plano Sports Authority and Goldreich Orthodontics

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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The Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano recently launched a membership drive to encourage members of the North Texas community to sign up as members or renew their membership at the Farmstead. Heritage Farmstead Museum members receive a year of free admission to the museum and access to variety of members-only events and special benefits.

The Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano recently launched a membership drive to encourage members of the North Texas community to sign up as members or renew their membership at the Farmstead. Heritage Farmstead Museum members receive a year of free admission to the museum and access to variety of members-only events and special benefits.

“Our membership is unique, because our members become part of our Farmstead family. We want to provide a social space for them to get involved and get to know other members. And we count on their financial support, as well,” said Heritage Farmstead Museum Executive Director M’Lou Hyttinen. “Memberships help us sustain our educational programs, enhance our exhibits and protect our historic site for the many generations to come. And let’s not forget the regular care and feeding of our loveable livestock.”

The Heritage Farmstead Museum is located on a four-acre farmstead built in 1891. The farmland contains a historic house, 15 original outbuildings and barns, a vast collection of agricultural implements and objects, a vegetable garden, a beautiful creek and nature area and livestock.

“This is a rare testimony to the agricultural heritage of North Texas and is a priceless landmark linking our community with its past,” added Hyttinen. “70 percent of our funding comes from memberships, donations, and sponsorships.”

Each year approximately 35,000 people including more than 10,000 students and children visit the site. Heritage Farmstead Museum offers school field trips and programs, private house and grounds tours, special events, summer camps, private parties and volunteer opportunities.

The Farmstead is celebrating its members at an annual membership dinner on October 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring food from On the Border, beverages, dancing and live music by Matt Hillyer from Eleven Hundred Springs. The membership dinner event is free, so those interested are encouraged to join or renew their membership before October 10.

 For more information, please call 972.881.0140 or visit https://www.heritagefarmstead.org/membership-opportunities

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 eighth annual fundraising golf tournament on Friday, October 4 at Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club. Registration ends September 19.


Faith Lutheran School of Plano will host its eighth annual fundraising golf tournament on Friday, October 4 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 funds for our new school archery team and will 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. Registration deadline is Thursday, September 19. For more information, please call 972.423.7448 or email acrawford@flsplano.org

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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Farmers, mice, fairies and superheroes will gather at Faith Lutheran School on Friday, October 25 for the school's annual Treat-N-Feast Fall Festival.

Farmers, mice, fairies and superheroes will gather at Faith Lutheran School on Friday, October 25 for the school's annual Treat-N-Feast Fall Festival. The event will feature a bounce house, fair-type foods, a cake walk, carnival games and more.  Faith Lutheran School is located at 1701 E. Park Blvd. in Plano.  Tickets can be purchased at the door to be used in exchange for food and games. For more information, please call 972.423.7448 or visit www.flsplano.org

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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On Thursday, September 19, Heritage Farmstead Museum of Plano is offering a free yoga class and a variety of family-friendly activities from 5:30 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 19, Heritage Farmstead Museum of Plano is offering a free yoga class and a variety of family-friendly activities from 5:30 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.


“We’d like the community to know that good neighbors embrace and encourage the art of giving to those in need. It’s a long standing tradition as the good people of Plano always pulled together to help fellow farmers in good times and in bad,” said Kathy Wilson, Development Director for Heritage Farmstead Museum. “And then there’s always the importance of getting our bodies moving and stretching our limits!”

Toni Farris, owner of Yoga Tree Studio in Plano, will offer a yoga lesson in the meadow at the Farmstead from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats.

“We hope this event will elevate awareness of North Texas Giving Day across Collin County,” added Wilson. “As part of this event, Heritage Farmstead Museum will host a North Texas Giving Day Donation Station featuring information booths from a variety of area non-profits. Booths will be located across our 4 acre historic site.”

In addition to a yoga class, vendors and North Texas Giving Day donation station opportunities, 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.

Some of the participating non-profits include: Agape Resource & Assistance Center, Prelude Clubhouse, Faith Lutheran School, Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue, Plano Community Homes, Habitat for Humanity of Collin County, Veterans Center of North Texas, Altruistic, Canine Companions, Abby Road Rescue, Daughters of the American Revolution, National Autism Association of North Texas, Fair Oaks of Denton, Paw Support, Developing Working Hands and the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation.

Last year, North Texas Giving Day brought together more than 2,700 organizations and raised $48 million to area non-profits. This year, North Texas Giving Day aims to raise the giving day bar once again to benefit even more North Texas nonprofits.

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

Heritage Farmstead Museum is located at 1900 W. 15th Street in Plano. For more information, please call 972.881.0140, email kathy@heritagefarmstead.org 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 has expanded its live online high school course offerings for the 2019-2020 school year. Faith Lutheran School’s online classes use two-way, HD-video streaming through the Internet, allowing home-schooled students and others across the globe to participate in the school's classes in real time.

Faith Lutheran School has expanded its live online high school course offerings for the 2019-2020 school year.

Faith Lutheran School’s online classes use two-way, HD-video streaming through the Internet, allowing home-schooled students and others across the globe to participate in the school's classes in real time.

"The student sees the teacher on his or her computer, sees the notes the teacher puts on the e-board, listens to the lecture, participates in live discussions with other students, and the teacher sees the student, as well," explained Faith Lutheran School High School Principal Tim Merritt of Plano. “This is a unique, convenient learning opportunity for online students anywhere to interact with our local students and staff in a live classroom setting.”

Faith Lutheran School will offer Omnibus 2, Theology 2, Omnibus 4, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Latin 1, Latin 2, Latin 3, Logic and Rhetoric online in the 2019-2020 school year.

For pricing, details and other information, please call 972-423-7448 or visit http://www.flsplano.org/academics/high-school/live-online-courses/

About Faith Lutheran School
Faith Lutheran School is fully accredited and provides classes from preschool three-year-olds through the twelfth grade at its Plano, Texas campus and also provides online high school classes in selected subjects to students around the globe.   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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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".

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:

•    June 10: Coachmen Culture in the Gilded Age - Historian Dr. Carolee Klimchock will speak about the culture of coach drivers during the Gilded Age. She explores how relationships between coachmen and their passengers resulted in public scandals. Dr. Klimchock is a graduate of Yale University, is a professor at UTD, and has appeared on C-SPAN.
•    July 7: Beautiful Houseplants - A speaker from Collin County Master Gardeners will teach guests about how to grow and maintain beautiful houseplants.
•    August 12: to be announced
•    September 9: Preparedness in Plano: Then and Now - In this program, Ron Moore, City of Plano CERT Manager, will discuss resources offered by the City of Plano in disaster scenarios, as well as how tips for how to keep yourself and your family safe. We will also discuss how early settlers to Plano handled disasters such as fires and tornadoes, as well as some of those occurrences in Plano's past.
•    October 14: Dallas Banjo Band – The 2019 season of the 55+ program closes with the Dallas Banjo Band. This 20-piece banjo band plays favorites from patriotic tunes to classical songs, all the way to some more modern favorites such as Sweet Caroline.

Pre-registration for each class is $6.00 per person. Groups of eight or more, $4 per person. Through June 7, guests  may also purchase a 55+ season package of programs for $25. Each program is limited to 50 registrants.  Online registration for the $6 per person price is available at www.heritagefarmstead.org. All other registration (season passes and groups) must take place by calling 972-881-0140 x 109. 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. 

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Faith Lutheran Church of Plano will present "Christ Is The World's Redeemer" Vacation Bible School June 17-22, 2019 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 "Christ Is The World's Redeemer" Vacation Bible School June 17-22, 2019 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

Please register by May 28th in order to guarantee a t-shirt for participating children.    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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Faith Lutheran School middle school and high school students recently participated in the National Latin Exam. Several students received recognition for their outstanding performance

Faith Lutheran School middle school and high school students recently participated in the National Latin Exam. Several students received recognition for their outstanding performance:

Introduction to Latin Exam
Purple Ribbon, Outstanding Achievement Certificate Audrey Chen
Jocelyn Chen
Elizabeth Crawford
Olivia Ottmers

Achievement Certificate
Ella Rivers
Elizabeth Koch

Latin I Exam
Silver Medal, maxima cum laude
Julia Hitz

Latin II Exam
Gold Medal, summa cum laude
David Bork

Silver Medal, maxima cum laude
Slade Leicht

Magna Cum Laude
Abigail Kieser
Mwamure Njuguna

The National Latin Exam (NLE) is a test given annually to Latin students across the United States and around the world.The NLE is not meant to be a competition but rather an opportunity for students to receive reinforcement and recognition for their accomplishments in the classroom. Depending upon their score, students may earn certificates, medals, and may even qualify for scholarships.

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.