A Coeducational, Grades 7-12 School for Tomorrow's Christian Leaders

Student Groups

The DLS "Lutheran Leaders" are the students that represent our school in many ways. Often Lutheran Leaders are giving parking directions during events, helping during math contests, passing out flyers and helping with seating at music concerts and leading on Beyond My Front Door days. They lend a helping hand wherever help is needed.  

Staff Contact: Kathy Koeneman

Robotniks is an exciting robotics group here at DLS. Students work with local engineers under the supervision of Mr. Zimmerman to learn robot mechanics. This club is about solving problems using robots. This requires us to learn about robots, construct the robots, and drive the robots through a series of tasks required in a competition. Interest in building, designing, problem solving, computer programming and driving robots are skills that we need as a team and therefore need in the Robotniks Club. 

Currently students have been participating in the BEST Competition since 2010. This competition pits groups from local public and private schools in the creation of a robot from unknown parts to complete a particular project designed for the competition. Winning schools get to advance to State and National Competitions. Students brainstorm and problem solve before setting out to design, build, and run the robot through desired tasks. Along the way team work and skill mastering are keys to a successful conclusion.

Our 15-16 Drumlions Group.

DLS has an exciting group which is hard to miss - the DL Drumlions!  This group is the all drum band, playing at spirit events, football games, parades, etc.  The group is under the direction of Dr. Michael McBride. 

High School Student Council 2015-2016

Officers

President: Caitlyn F.

Vice President:  Jocelyn C.

Secretary: Hannah I.

Treasurer: Amy M.

Senators

Rebecca F., Samantha M., Nandhini S.

House of Representatives:

Freshmen: Elise M., Sam M., Lucas W.

Sophomore: Audrey S.

Juniors: Bryce B., Rachel B., Peter K.

Seniors: Heyab A, Rachel F., Kat F., Daniel K.,  Megan M., Ruth M., Ava W.

What does Student Council do? Student Council (StuCo) is the student government organization of the school. We plan activities, projects and programs that make DLS a better place to be. StuCo generally meets on Tuesday's during lunch. StuCo: sponsors a blood drive, sponsors Spirit Days including T-shirt sales, runs elections for Homecoming Court and other Homecoming festivities, sponsors fundraisers to support school activities such as dances.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Roldan.

Middle School Student Council

Members of the middle school student council plan and organize activities for the rest of the student body. This requires skills in public speaking, working with others, setting goals, and meeting them. As part of a small group, members feel valued and connected. They create school spirit and provide social opportunities for others. As they serve on committees, members learn leadership ad teamwork, try new things, and take on new responsibilities. Service projects may include collections for food and clothing. Members develop character as they lead meetings, make decisions, and get along with others. Leadership opportunities include serving as officers and class representatives.

The National Honor Society, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, has existed for over eighty years to encourage high school students to prepare themselves for useful roles in our society. The four principles of membership are scholarship, leadership, service and character. The Lion chapter at Dallas Lutheran School is proud to have been inducting new members for over 35 years. New members will be inducted during the fall semester each year. The process for selecting and inducting new members is outlined below.

Selection: Selection to NHS is a privilege bestowed upon students by the faculty of the school, and should not be considered a right inherent to any student. Eligible candidates are invited to provide information to the faculty council to support their candidacy.

Candidacy: Eligible 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who have attended DLS for at least one full semester may be considered for candidacy. NHS is more than an honor roll. Each candidate must demonstrate not only good grades, but also strength in each of the remaining three criteria. This is not an election, nor is membership automatically conveyed simply because a student has achieved a specified level of academic performance. The Lion chapter gives equal weight to a student's demonstrated leadership, the number of completed hours of community service, and faculty assessments of a candidate’s character as well.

Academic eligibility: As the first step in the selection process, students' academic records are reviewed to determine those individuals who are scholastically eligible for membership by meeting the requirement of a cumulative GPA of 88 % or above in all high school courses.

Candidate notification and forms: Students who are eligible scholastically will receive both written and electronic notification and will be informed that for further consideration for selection to the chapter, they are to complete the Candidate Form. This form outlines the candidate's accomplishments in the areas of service and leadership. Students will be given a deadline for submitting the form.

Faculty input: All faculty members are asked to complete the Faculty Evaluation Form for all of the candidates they have taught. Faculty members provide this input in a professional manner and explain any low ratings they give candidates in the areas of leadership, service, or character. The Faculty Council considers faculty evaluations, but the evaluations do not serve as formal votes or ratings for or against any candidates.

Review and deliberation: The Faculty Council studies each student's candidate form as well as the faculty evaluations when deciding whether or not to extend an invitation to a student to be inducted in the chapter. The Faculty Council carefully considers all four areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. They then vote on each candidate, and those candidates receiving a majority vote of the Faculty Council will receive an invitation to be inducted into the Lion chapter.

Principal approval: Prior to notification of any candidates, the adviser reports to the principal the results of the Faculty Council's deliberations, including lists of selected and non-selected students as well as reasons for non-selection. The principal must approve the faculty council’s decisions before students may be notified.

Notification: Candidates and their parents will be notified in writing (via email) about the selection and the time and date of the induction ceremony. Students who are not selected are also notified in writing (via email) of their non-selection.

Verification and induction: Candidates selected for induction should notify the adviser of their acceptance of the invitation to become NHS members and their plans to attend the induction ceremony. The induction ceremony will take place at DLS during chapel. Students are encouraged to dress up in appropriate dresses or skirts or dress shirts, slacks, and ties for the ceremony. Parents are invited to attend and participate.

Transfer Membership: All 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who have been inducted into the National Honor Society at another school prior to enrolling at DLS should submit a letter of transfer to the chapter adviser at the time of enrollment. These students will be expected to participate in chapter activities and meet the obligations of the Lion chapter as outlined below.

The purpose of the National Junior Honor Society, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage good citizenship in the students of Dallas Lutheran School. The Lion chapter inducts new members toward the end of the spring semester each year. The process for selecting and inducting new members is outlined below.

Selection: Selection to NJHS is a privilege bestowed upon students by the faculty of the school, and should not be considered a right inherent to any student. Selection for membership is made by the Faculty Council and is based on outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship.  Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities.

Candidacy: NJHS is more than an honor roll. Each member must demonstrate not only good grades, but also strength in each of the remaining four criteria. This is not an election, nor is membership automatically conveyed simply because a student has achieved a specified level of academic performance. Students in 7th and 8th grades who have attended DLS for at least one full semester and who have at least a 90% GPA are invited to submit candidate forms outlining their leadership, citizenship, and community service to the Faculty Council for consideration.

Candidate notification and forms: Students who are eligible scholastically will receive both written and electronic notification and will be informed that for further consideration for selection to the chapter, they are to complete the Candidate Form. This form outlines the candidate's accomplishments in the areas of citizenship, service and leadership. Students will be given a deadline for submitting the form.

Faculty input: All faculty members are asked to complete the Faculty Evaluation Form for all of the candidates they have taught. Faculty members provide this input in a professional manner and explain any low ratings they give candidates in the areas of leadership, service, citizenship or character. The Faculty Council considers faculty evaluations, but the evaluations do not serve as formal votes or ratings for or against any candidates.

Review and deliberation: The Faculty Council studies each student's candidate form as well as the faculty evaluations when deciding whether or not to extend an invitation to a student to be inducted in the chapter. The Faculty Council carefully considers all five areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. They then vote on each candidate, and those candidates receiving a majority vote of the Faculty Council will receive an invitation to be inducted into the Lion chapter.

Principal approval: Prior to notification of any candidates, the adviser reports to the principal the results of the Faculty Council's deliberations, including lists of selected and non-selected students as well as reasons for non-selection. The principal must approve the faculty council’s decisions before students may be notified.

Notification: Candidates and their parents will be notified in writing (via email) about the selection and the time and date of the induction ceremony. Students who are not selected are also notified in writing (via email) of their non-selection.

Verification and induction: Candidates selected for induction should notify the adviser of their acceptance of the invitation to become NJHS members and their plans to attend the induction ceremony. The induction ceremony will take place at DLS during chapel. Students are encouraged to dress up in appropriate dresses or skirts or dress shirts, slacks, and ties for the ceremony. Parents are invited to attend and participate.

Transfer Membership: All 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students who have been inducted into the National Junior Honor Society at another school prior to enrolling at DLS should submit a letter of transfer to the chapter adviser at the time of enrollment. These students will be expected to participate in chapter activities and meet the obligations of the Lion chapter as outlined below.


 

 

At DLS, we consider worship vital to the spiritual life of our community. Revive is dedicated to student-led worship through hymns, praise music, and spiritual songs.Revive leads music for weekly chapel services, in area schools, and for BMFD community ministry events.

Revive Members 2015-2016

Caitlyn F.

Katerina F.

Jocelyn C.

Ava W.

Megan M.

Jeffery B.

Hannah I.

Peter K.

Drew I.

Elise M.

Anne T.

Lydia Re.


"Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand, the son of man you have raised up for yourself. Then we will not turn away from you; Revive us, and we will call on your name. Restore us, O LORD God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved."   Psalms 80:17-19

For more information regarding participation in Revive,or to schedule a performance at your school, please call the DLS at 1-214-349-8912 or email Dr. Michael McBride.

The Spanish Club at Dallas Lutheran School meets to experience cultural activities (such as trying out different dishes from Spanish-speaking countries) and to learn about life in those countries. They meet during activity period at DLS and from time to time they go on excursions to restaurants and museums.

Questions? Contact Sra. Canteli or Sra. Roldan. 

The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish Honor Society) is for academically-eligible Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors (minimum of 92% GPA in Spanish and currently enrolled in Spanish 3.) They must pass a faculty evaluation and do at least 5 hours of service using their Spanish.