Bethany Lutheran School
Education that lasts beyond a lifetime
We will teach the Bible truths as confessed
by the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Hymns & Songs
Fundamentals of Christian Doctrine
Phonics & Reading & Literature
Handwriting: manuscript & cursive
English & Spelling
Health & Safety
Vocal & Appreciation
Creative & Appreciation
Subject Area Enrichment
Projects & Reports
Introduction to Programming
The faculty and administration of BLS believe that assignments are a part of the academic program of the school and a valuable learning experience. The diligent child will be able to complete much of this work at school.
To assist with the tracking of your child's homework, our students are given an assignment book, and taught how to keep records of their assignments in it for each class. It is our goal that our students become self-disciplined in the area of schoolwork, a training that will be helpful throughout life. To that end, we expect the parents to assist their children in their academic studies.
Students in grades 3-8 participate in standardized tests that are administered three times per year. Nationally, our students excel when it comes to these tests.
Computer and Internet are available to the students under teacher supervision. Since technological access offers the availability of material not considered appropriate or beneficial toward Christian education, an industrious user may access or discover controversial information. Therefore, BLS has taken precautions to restrict access to the Internet to times when the students are working under the guidance and direction of a teacher.
kindergarten: mrs. bergemann
Mrs. Becky Bergemann has more than 15 years of educational experience with children in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Dr. Martin Luther College.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as gardening and beading.
1st & 2nd grade: Mrs. Mantey
Mrs. Barb Mantey has more than 30 years of educational experience. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Dr. Martin Luther College.
She enjoys spending reading and spending time with her family and friends.
3rd & 4th grade: Mrs. Faugstad
Mrs. Jayde Faugstad is a recent graduate of Bethany Lutheran College where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.
She enjoys walking and hiking, hammocking, playing board games, and spending time with friends and family (especially at the lake!).
5th & 6th Grade: mr. Denney
vice-principal, athletic director
Mr. Chris Denney has over 10 years of educational experience, working with students in grades 3 through high school. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Martin Luther College. He has a diverse background in coaching, and currently serves as an assistant coach for the Evergreen Lutheran Eagles football team.
He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, coaching, and cheering for MN sports teams.
7th & 8th grade: Mr. Lai
Mr. Shu-Ting Lai has more than 20 years of educational experience as a principal and teacher . He has a Bachelor's Degree from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master's Degree from Concordia University.
He enjoys a variety of outdoor activities and spending time with his family.
extended care: Mrs. Skinner
Mrs. Vikki Skinner has served as our Extended Care teacher for the last 8 years. She also volunteers throughout the building and is a substitute teacher in our preschool classrooms.
She enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, reading, and chocolates.
Before and after school care is available for students enrolled at Bethany Lutheran School.
Before school care is offered from 6:30am-8:00am.
After school care is offered from 3:30pm-6:00pm.
After school care is offered on early release days, starting at 11:45am.
Extended care is not offered when school is not in session.
The education of the child in the elementary grades is based on the need for a firm foundation of basic knowledge to insure the tools necessary to function successfully in the broadening scope of education. All subjects are presented using means that make education creative and meaningful. All subjects throughout the day are approached from a distinctly Christian point of view.
For a more detailed description, including our curriculum publishers, you can view our Curriculum Guide below.