Joyful Noise Choir -Students in Grades 5-8 who enjoy singing, want to learn how to sing more challenging music in parts (soprano, alto and baritone), perhaps sing a solo or in a small group, and sing at different venues are encouraged to try out for this special group. We meet 2 times a week in the afternoon for 20 minutes to rehearse. Joyful Noise sings for church as well as other community events about once a month. We have a lot of fun singing music that ranges from religious to rock and roll. Because this is a select group of singers, auditions for Joyful Noise are held during the first week of school. (Mrs. Rebecca Marti, Director)
Band-this is a group of students in grades 5-8 who take lessons once a week and have group practice once a week. They perform twice a year as well as have opportunities to play for church and other functions.(Mrs. Maes)
Upper Grade Musicals-students in grades 5-8 try out and perform once a year.
Christmas Service-students in K-8 participate in a church service the third Saturday in December.
Math Quiz Bowl-students in grades 5-8 qualify to participate in a Math bowl which takes place in the spring.
Spelling Bee-students in grades 3-8 qualify to participate in a Spelling Bee which takes place in the spring.
Boy’s Basketball-Grades 5&6 compete on the B-team and practice on Tuesday after school and play on Friday nights. The Bounce-Off tournament is hosted at Living Hope Lutheran and the season ends with the West Lutheran High School tournament the first weekend in February.
Grades 7&8 try out for the A-team in late October. Practices and games are held at Living Hope Lutheran on Tuesday and Thursday after school with games on Friday nights. The Back at ‘Ya tournament is hosted at Living Hope Lutheran the first Saturday in December. We also compete in the Twin Cities Lutheran Grade School Athletic League tournament, the Martin Luther College Invitational, the Minnesota State Lutheran tournament, and in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013 the National tournament of Champions at Valparaiso University in Indiana. Cole Aldrich, who starred at Jefferson, Kansas University, and currently with the Oklahoma Thunder, played for the Eagles in 2002 and 2003. (Coach M.Zoellner)
Girl’s Basketball-The B-team girls basketball program begins the end of October and runs through February. The team is comprised of 5th and 6th grade students. We practice on Monday and have games on Friday night. We host one tournament in January called, “The Bounce Off.” The season ends with a tournament at West Lutheran High School in Plymouth.
The A-team girls basketball program runs from the end of October to the end of February. The team is the 7th and 8th graders. We host the “Back at Ya” tournament in December. In February we have three tournaments. We compete in the Twin Cities Lutheran Grade School Athletic League tournament, the Martin Luther College Invitational, the Minnesota State Lutheran tournament, and in 2006, 2007, 2012 and 2013 the National tournament of Champions at Valparaiso University in Indiana. (Coach R. Martinson)
Girl’s Volleyball-The B-team girls volleyball program is made up of the 5th and 6th grade girls of our school. The season begins in September and ends the middle of October. We practice one day a week and usually have two games per week. We finish our season with a tournament at Living Hope.(Coach R. Martinson)
A-team Volleyball. Girls in grade 7&8 play in September and October with league games played after school. They also participate in the West Lutheran High School tournament, the league tournament, and host the Dig It tournament at Living Hope Lutheran. (Coach A. Zoellner)
Boy’s Soccer-Boys in grades 5-8 participate in September and October after school. The league tournament championship is held at St. Croix Lutheran High school under the lights on a Friday night. The Eagles have captured the title in 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2011. (Coach M. Zoellner)
Cross Country-Boys and girls in grades 5-8 practice three times and compete in one meet the Wednesday before MEA at Maplewood Heights Park in Maplewood. In grades 5-7, the course is one mile and in 8th grade the course is 1.5 miles. (Coach M. Zoellner)
Track and Field-Boys and girls in grades 5-8 compete in the League Track Meet the first Friday in May at St. Croix Lutheran High School. The running events are 50m,
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, and for 7th & 8th grade 1600m. The field events include high jump, long jump, triple jump, and shot put. Relays for all grades include the 4×100 and the medley relay. (Coach M. Zoellner)
Cheerleading-is offered for girls in grades 5 through 8. Our cheer squads are chosen through tryouts. The teams practice once a week. They have a lot of fun learning new cheers and cheering on the boys basketball teams. The highlight of our season is putting on the Pep Fest and traveling to New Ulm for the tournament. Go Eagles! (Coach D. Martinson)
*Drama Camp-Bloomington Living Hope offers a one week camp in the summer for children who are in Kindergarten all the way through high school. (Mr. Kory Henkel/Mrs. Koch)
*Eagle HOOPS Basketball Camp-Eagle Hoops basketball day camp is held the first full week of June at Living Hope Lutheran. Our camp is designed to teach, develop, and refine the necessary skills for the game of basketball. Eagle Hoops also administers to the player as a child of God. Our basketball camp is open to boys and girls entering 4th through 8th grade in the fall. Each camper will receive quality instruction and spiritual guidance on a daily basis, from experienced coaches and former players. Boys camp in held 8:30 to 11:30 am and girls camp is held noon to 3:00 pm. (Coach M. Zoellner)
June 3-7, 2013
Students entering grades 5-8
Bloomington-Living Hope School
Registration forms are available at either one of our locations or online at Mr. Zoellner’s teacher website.
*Volleyball Camp-Lady Eagle’s volleyball camp is held four days during the last full week of August at Living Hope Lutheran. Girls entering grades 5-8 are eligible to participate. Quality coaching, competitions and spiritual instruction are provided daily from 9:00 am to noon. (Coaches A. Zoellner, R. Martinson)