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2014-2015 Achievement Results

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

How does Zion Lutheran School compare to other schools academically?  Zion uses the NWEA MAP assessment to gauge student learning.  This test is given in fall, winter, and spring testing sessions and gives teachers, students, and families immediate feedback on achievement.  The MAP assessment has become the assessment of choice for the Lutheran schools of […]

2012-2013 Achievement Test Results!

Monday, June 17th, 2013

I am often asked how Zion performs academically compared to other schools.  I have always known from that the quality of our educational programs are excellent, but it can become a cliche to say that we offer an excellent education for our students.  Our achievement scores are always exemplary, but they weren’t easy to compare […]

Lutheran Schools Tops in the Nation on the “Nation’s Report Card”

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Lutheran schools across the country continue to excel over both their private and public school counterparts!  Read educator and author Janie Andrich’s article “Lutheran Schools Tops in the Nation on the “Nation’s Report Card” for more information!  Share this with your friends and anyone else who might benefit from the high quality of Lutheran education.

Future Crusader: Levi Anthony Splittgerber

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Mr. & Mrs. Splittgerber are pleased to introduce a future Crusader to the Zion family — Levi Anthony Splittgerber was born at 12:06 on March 2, 2011.  He was born 8lbs, 7oz.  We can’t wait to show him off to the school.  If all goes well, Levi will recieve Christian baptism at a future school […]

Changes at Zion for 2009-2010

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Zion continues to grow!  Praise the Lord!  Due to God’s blessings,  Zion Lutheran School of Kearney is filling again.  Current growth has necessitated some class restructuring for next year.  Currently the first and second grades are in one class as a combined or blended classroom with one teacher teaching two grades.  In order to keep […]

Zion Continues to Grow!

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The Lord continues to bless the school ministry of Zion Lutheran Church & School!  For those of you who may not be familiar with Zion’s history — it has definitely had its ups and downs.  In fact only a few years ago, Zion had its lowest enrollment in over 30 years!  But we have (thanks […]

Zion 2006-2007 Year in Review pt. 3

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

At long last, here is the conclusion to my drawn out review of Zion Lutheran’s 76th academic year.  This entry will bring us up to speed for the 2007-2008 school year, which will be starting very soon.  Here I will detail the highlights of the school year as well as what we’ve been doing to make […]

Zion 2006-2007 School Year in Review Pt. 2

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Welcome back! Please join me for this, the second part of Mr. Splittgerber’s installment/review of the 2006-2007 school year.  Here I will continue my recount of the highlights and happenings of the last school year, lest they be forgotten.

Zion 2006-2007 School Year in Review pt. 1

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Greetings in Christ, Crusader supporters!  As I have begun preparations for the 2007-2008 school year, I thought that it would be good to leave for posterity a review of the 2006-2007 school year.  I think this is important because, as a lover of history, I think that what is accomplished here at Zion Lutheran School […]

Welcome to ZELCS.ORG Version 3.0

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

This is it! The new look of Zion Lutheran School of Kearney’s website!  This is the new and improved version of, and the third since my arrival at Zion less than a year ago.  This website is, in many ways, Zion’s face to the world.  Through this site, people get a glimpse of the […]