WOH For Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Prolific Advice I Received From My Teachers – By Thad Franklin, Music Director
Lately I’ve been feeling reflective as one of my favorite music teachers, Ron Miles, passed
away just a few days ago. I am incredibly lucky to have spent time with him and even luckier to
have recorded an album with him. I’ve had amazing teachers over the years and I’d like to
share some of their wisdom with you. All of their advice applies to music, but some of these
can easily be used in everyday life as well. Because it matters who they are, I’d like to give
recognition where it is due. The teachers who influenced me the most are Vern Sielert, Tim
Hagans, Tom Garling, Ron Miles, and Laurie Frink. Here are 12 things I learned from them.
- Listen, listen, listen. Musicians have conversations with notes rather than words. Unlike
words, notes cannot lie.
- Silence is just the space between notes. Don’t be afraid of it. The things you don’t say are
often as important as the things you say.
- There are no wrong notes if you believe in what you play.
- Practice slow. It’s the fastest way to learn.
- Anything is easy if you do it enough times.
- Do not fear mistakes. How else would you learn?
- Start and stop at the same time. We have more power when we do things together.
- Perception is everything. Did that song sound bad? Of course not. There are people in a
war somewhere hearing guns firing or bombs exploding. THOSE are bad sounds.
- The best musicians sound like themselves but they had to imitate other people to get there.
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Thursday, 3/17: St. Patrick’s Day spirit day
Friday, 3/18: Free Dress Day
Friday, 3/18: Trinity Bend Choir Concert
Sunday, 3/20 – Tuesday, 3/22: Accreditation Team Visits Hope
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Accreditation Visit March 20-22, 2022
Please join us in welcoming a visiting team of 5 Lutheran administrators and educators as they review our self-study documents and evidence and give us feedback on how we can improve as a school going forward. The visiting team will arrive on Sunday afternoon and will be on campus through next Tuesday. During this time, they will be in classrooms, observing drop-off and pick-up, and talking with staff, students, and parents. Please pray for the accreditation process and for our team members as they leave their schools for a few days to be with us. We will share more information about the visit later this spring.
Financial Aid Deadline – April 30th
If you would like to apply for financial aid for the next academic year, please do so by April 30th. To find out more information on how to apply, please click here. Families must re-apply for aid every year. Contracts will be sent out the third week of April to families who are re-enrolled.
PIP Opportunity – PTH Auction SignUp Genius
If you are looking for a way to earn PIP service hours and would like to support the school auction, you can go to Sign-Up Genius and find a way to help.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0545ada823aafa7-incredible
Hope Lutheran Summer Camp
Summer Camp Registration opened up last week. All Hope students in grades preschool through fifth grade are welcome to sign up! Fun themes include art, sports, animals, science, and drama. Space is limited and usually fills up quickly so please sign up here.
Save The Date: Vacation Bible School
VBS is coming June 20-24, 9:00am-Noon for students entering 1st-5th grade in the fall. The theme is “Treasured: Discovering You are Priceless to God“. VBS is coming June 20-24, 9:00am-Noon for students entering 1st-5th grade in the fall. The theme is “Treasured: Discovering You are Priceless to God“.
Click Here to register and to sign up to volunteer. Due to COVID-19 space will be limited to eighty participants and first priority will be to our Hope community.
Summer Art Camps at Hope Lutheran School (in-person!)
Lacey Reuter, founder of Rainbow Parrot Art and former art teacher at Holy Rosary, will be hosting two weeks of Summer Art Camps at Hope Lutheran School in August. Art Camp #1 will be held from Aug. 8-12 @ 10:30am-2:00pm. Art Camp #2 will be held from Aug. 15-18 @ 10:30am-2:00pm. For full details and to register, visit www.rainbowparrotart.com.
Lil’ Saints Basketball and Volleyball Summer Camp – June 20-24, 2022
Join us at camp! Is your child interested in playing volleyball or basketball? At volleyball camp your student, 5th-9th grade, will receive instruction on passing, setting the ball, spiking and serving, and scrimmage, etc. Our basketball camp is for grade 1- 5 and campers will receive instruction on dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, playing defense, etc. Alongside the coach, there will be high school coaches to help your child grow in the game of basketball and learn valuable life lessons. To register, click here.
SLHS Spring Musical April 29 30 and May 1 2022 – Purchase Tickets Here!
This spring, Seattle Lutheran High School Drama is proud to present The World According to Snoopy. Snoopy is the world’s most lovable dog, but people don’t feel the same about his owner, Charlie Brown. In a series of comic strip-like scenes, we watch everyone’s favorite “Peanuts” characters go to school, sit in the pumpkin patch, ask for psychiatric advice, and have wild flights of fancy. This funny, uplifting musical reminds us all of the power of friendship. Don’t miss it! Dates are April 29, 30 and May 1; tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and non-SLHS students.