Our Savior Lutheran School in Northwest Houston offers many different enrichment activities for our students.
Each year our middle school students in grades 6-8 compete in Academic Quest, an academic contest between Houston area Lutheran schools, hosted by Lutheran High North.
Students participate in open events where they compete against 6th, 7th, and 8th graders on written tests. They also participate in grade level competitions where written tests are taken on various subject matters as well as Bible knowledge. Finally, a team event is conducted in front of parents and students where a group of five 6th-8th graders work together against the clock to solve problems/answer questions.
Students in grades 6-8 choose from a selection of literature including speeches, poems, hymns, Scripture, and excerpts from famous plays. Each piece is pre-assigned a certain level of difficulty. There are three rounds in the competition. The first round is the classroom competition. Students present their orations to the class. The top 4 from each class go to round 2 where they present their orations to a panel of judges. The top 6 move on to the final round where the oration is presented to the entire school. Parents are also invited to attend. Cash prizes are given to first and second place finishers.
Annual School Spelling Bee
The OSL Spelling Bee is held each year and is open to all OSL students in grades 2 through 8. The winner of our school spelling bee moves on to the regional spelling bee and has a chance to qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Every fall our Grade 6 students spend two nights/three days at Camp Lone Star in LaGrange, Texas. While at camp the students learn how to survive in the wilderness, build shelters, and use a compass to orienteer as a team around the campgrounds. They will even cook one of their own dinners over the campfire. Our students are able to enjoy archery, canoeing, kayaking, hiking to the historical Monument Hill, and swimming. In addition to the many activities, our students participate in inspirational devotions and bible studies, and praise God with song among God’s beautiful nature.
Our Science Fair is held each year in March. Many of our classes submit class science projects to display at the fair. Students in grades 5, 6 and 8 submit individual science fair projects for judging.
The history fair is done in conjunction with the annual science fair. Students in grade 7 submit projects related to Texas history.
Mary Tiras of Creative Motion visits our campus on a weekly basis for several dance classes, each class is 1 hour:
- Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten
- Kindergarten & Grade 1
- Grades 2-4
Mary and her team introduce children to the exciting world of movement and music exploration. Classes include dance technique along with preparation for the big end of school dance recital. This gives children the opportunity to learn dance skills and experience the joy and excitement of performing on stage.
Dance classes include ballet, tap, jazz, and creative movement.
Ashley Glass of Gymnastics Plus visits our campus on a weekly basis for several gymnastics classes:
- Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten
- Kindergarten - Grade 2
- Intermediate (Grade 3 and up)
Ashley and his team teach 45 minute classes designed to develop gross motor skills and fine motor skills through various exercises. Gymnastics lends itself to the development of the body and is a self-motivating activity which, through proper instruction can be rewarding in many areas. Strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, and coordination are some of the physical rewards gained through gymnastics. The development of courage, self-control, self-confidence, and creativity are just a few of the many other rewards one can gain through gymnastics. No other training improves motor skills and body control better than gymnastics.
Texas History Trip: This is a three day/two night trip to visit the Alamo, Buckhorn Museum, Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas state capitol, Texas state cemetery, Natural Bridge caverns, and Schlitterbahn Water Park in New Braunfels.
Washington D.C. Trip: This will be a four day/three night trip to visit Washington D.C. Some points of interest visited on the trip include: Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, Robert E. Lee's plantation, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Lincoln Memorial, The Vietnam Wall, Korean War Memorial, Capitol Hill, visiting the Senate Building & Chamber, Library of Congress, and Supreme Court Building, Union Station, Ford Theater, the Peterson House, The National Archives, The FDR Memorial, The Jefferson Memorial, WWII Memorial, Mt. Vernon, National Holocaust Museum, Washington Monument, the White House, Smithsonian Institute, and Air Force Memorial.
Our Savior Lutheran School offers students an opportunity to participate in either our Boy Scout Troop or American Heritage Girls Troop. Troop meetings are held after school on campus.