Guiding Principles for Student Development & Leadership

We believe that extra-curricular activities should be regarded as a vital part of the total educational offerings of our school and an extension of the classroom. We encourage student participation and would like to involve as many students as possible in this experience. All students will be afforded opportunities to develop their work ethic, sense of commitment, social, and intellectual skills.

The purpose of our activities program is to provide our students with the opportunity to use their God-given abilities so that they can:

  • Witness their walk with Christ as they spend time with fellow students outside of the classroom
  • Develop good personal traits that include a strong work ethic, self-discipline, and positive self-esteem.
  • Gain life skills such as teamwork, leadership, and good citizenship.

Messiah Faith and Service

Faith & Service

The foundation of Messiah Lutheran School is our faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ.  We celebrate and immerse ourselves in this foundation.  Students participate in a weekly chapel service and study the Christian faith throughout their day.  Because of our great joy in the gospel of Jesus Christ, we are called to reflect His love to others.  Students do this in many ways such as: chapel offerings, volunteer opportunities, special collections for local and global organizations, Operation Christmas Child and many others.  Serving is part of our culture, and it deeply resonates with our students and families.


Messiah Scholar Bowl

Academic Bowl

Messiah has participated in the LSAM Academic Scholar Bowl for the past five years. Scholar Bowl is open to students in 7th and 8th grade. We hold an informational practice early each fall for students to become familiar with the rules, question types, and pace of the game. Our team travels to area schools throughout the fall and winter, competing approximately once a month. At the end of the season, our top players are invited to attend the LSAM State Competition. 

  • Coaches: Lyn Biesendorfer and Annie Brockmeier
  • Fees: None
  • Eligibility: Any 7th or 8th grader who is interested can join
  • Schedule: Practices begin in November and matches take place in December and January


fellowship of christian athletes

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

FAITH + SPORT = FCA Unite your two passions, faith and athletics, to impact the world for Jesus Christ. Coaches, athletes and fans are answering the call.  God is doing amazing things everyday through thousands of people on teams, in schools and in communities worldwide.  FCA is for middle school students, and meets before school once a month.  

  • Leader: Tim Dwyer


Outdoor Play & Education

At Messiah we recognize the importance of balancing the body, mind & spirit.  Outdoor play & education is an important component of that balance.  We are blessed with a beautiful wooded campus where the rhythm of nature can be viewed and appreciated.  Our K-8 playground features the innovative Fitness Play equipment that strengthens core muscles as the children play.  The preschool playground offers age-appropriate play equipment along with creative spaces for gardening, art & other activities.



Since 2014 Messiah has been blessed with the opportunity to have two Lego Robotics teams.  For students in grades 5-8, these teams practice twice a week during the fall and compete in November.  For the 2018-2019 season, both teams won awards, and the 7th and 8th grade team advanced to the Eastern Missouri regional competition.  Team members build and program robots to be sent on “missions” as well as come up with a themed project each year.  Teams are limited to 10 students each. Learn more about First Lego League here—

Student Council

Student Council is a group of student leaders from grades 6th-8th.  Students work in the summer to complete service hours in order to participate the following year.  During the school year StuCru is responsible for organizing events such as Operation Christmas Child, The Daddy Daughter Dance, The Talent Show, The Middle School Dance, Pep Rallies, National Lutheran Schools Week, and even leading chapel and other various assemblies.  They also celebrate student’s birthdays, and make signs to cheer on our cross-country runners.  Members take great pride in their school and they work hard to make changes for the benefit of students! 

  • Advisors:  Stephanie Dwyer & Corey Ensrude
  • Fees: N/A
  • Eligibility: 6th-8th graders.   Summer service hours are required to apply prior to the school year. Students need to fulfill service hour requirement, fill out application and submit letters of recommendation.  All applications and requirements are due by the 2nd week of the school year.
  • Schedule: Two Wednesday hour-long meetings per month.  A few weekend evening events during the year.
  • Student Counsel Application

Yearbook Team

The yearbook committee is responsible for the creation of the school yearbook including format, design, and photography.

  • Advisor(s): Annie Brockmeier and Jana Brackman
  • Fees: None
  • Eligibility: Any 7th or 8th grader who is interested can join
  • Schedule: Meetings begin in February and continue until the end of the school year

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