Grace Lutheran School


Mrs. Tammi Straughn has been named Dean of Middle School Students at Grace Lutheran School.  Her roots run deep at GLS.  Mrs. Straughn was in the 5th grade the year the school opened in 1969.  She has been a member of Grace Lutheran Church for forty-six years and has been active in all areas of church and school ministry.  Teaching is her first passion as she taught sixth grade for eleven years and Spanish for three years at GLS before retiring for two years.  Rejoining the faculty and staff as the Director of Admissions three years ago, Mrs. Straughn now moves into another role as Dean of Middle School students while also continuing her position as Director of Admissions .  She recently said, “I’m thrilled to be back with the students, but don’t have stacks of  papers to grade.  I love it…it’s a dream come true.  I’ve missed the pulse of being with middle school students on a regular basis. They are the best and most fun to be around.”

Mrs. Straughn holds a BS Degree in Home Economics Education from Florida State University and a Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Florida.  She is married to Richard E. Straughn and has two children, Marie Straughn Prisco(Matthew W. Prisco) and James E. Straughn, both graduates of GLS.

Mrs. Straughn looks forward to making a difference in the lives of the young people she serves.  She officially begins her duties on Tues. April 2, 2013.

National Junior Honor Society Inducts New Members

Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Walter H. Moeller chapter of the National Junior Honor Society inducted eight new members during the morning chapel service on Wed. March 13, 2013.  Scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and character along with a 3.5 academic gpa and regular worship attendance are qualifications leading to membership.

The chapter participates in service activities and hosts National Lutheran Schools Week special student event known as Rally Day.  Congratulations to our new members!

An evening of fun and celebration of Monumental Moments in the history of GLS!

Proceeds benefit the Grace Lutheran School Endowment Fun.

Saturday, April 13

Nora Mayo Hall-500 Third St. Northwest   Winter Haven

6-7PM  Champagne and Horsd’oeuvres/Silent Auction

7-8:30 PM  Dinner/Entertainment

8:30-9:00 PMConclude Silent Auction/Baskets Distributed/ Live Auction

9-11:00 PM  Dancing to “The Brass Heart Band”

Semi-formal attire

Tickets $50.00 per person

Valet Parking

Limited Seating

Contact Grace Lutheran School Office at 863.293.9744 for reservations.

Boosterthon Fun Run

Posted Thursday, February 21, 2013

Boosterthon Fun Run kick off was Wednesday, Feb. 20.  Team leaders inspire students in the area of character, leadership, attitude while encouraging the students to help their school by collecting pledges per lap for the Fun Run to be held next Friday March 1.  Last year was our first experience with Boosterthon…they are the best.  Students, faculty, and parents are excited to have them back on the GLS campus for another great event.  Please call the school office if you would like to make a pledge and support our school.


Family Events- Season of Lent

Posted Thursday, February 21, 2013

Our mid-week Lenten family events are great opportunities for families of all shapes and sizes to join together around God’s Word, a tasty dinner, and other people wanting to know Christ more.  Activities include the following:

5:00 Crafts

5:30-5:50  Family devotion time

5:30-6:45- Dinner

7:00 Pm Worship

Please join us for any or all of the activities.  We would love to see you on Wednesday evenings…a time to be together with family.


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