"yesterday, today, and forever"

2018-2019 School Theme

“Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.”  Hebrews 13:8

 

Change is a part of who we are as humans.  All of creation changes.  We see growth, erosion, construction, demolition, death.  All of these are changes.  Zion Lutheran School is not excluded from change.  We are reaccredited with both Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA), both of which “audit” our self-study to affirm our practice and also to verify our action plans for the future (School Improvement Plan).  

Zion must change!


Ah, but change is a challenge.  In fact, move the “lle” from challenge and you find the word change.  (Go ahead, do it!)  The two words often go together.  Challenges make us strong even when we are uncomfortable.  Consider a puzzle, a competition, or even an exercise regimen.  If we don’t have challenge, we won’t grow...which is change, right?  When we have challenges and changes we can also experience conflict.  (Oh, no!  Not that!)  Conflict is a challenge which requires change in order for blessing to come from it.  We call full, positive conflict resolution “reconciliation.”  Reconciliation is “win-win” for those in conflict.  Full reconciliation is only possible with The Reconciler and His name is Jesus.  (2 Corinthians 5:17-19)

 

Jesus, the one who does not change, became change for us.  He took on the challenges of sin and battled the one who brings about all conflict, Satan.  Good news!  Jesus won!  He won yesterday!  He wins today!  He will win forever!  Zion is ready for change!




ALUMNI: SHANE RYAN

"Zion is not just a school, it's a home and it's a family.  I spent many years here learning from the greatest teachers- teachers that not only taught us math equations and grammar, but also how to be a better person.  I can say with confidence that Zion prepared me for the real world by teaching me how to defend my faith while also showing me how to accept others with differing view. In my current career I witness real struggle and sadness.  I deal with stress that some might not know what to do with.  Having the strong foundation in my faith Zion helped me form, I can stay optimistic and keep my focus on the Lord when it might seem impossible."

 

Shane Ryan

Class of 2012

Alumni: Claudette Villicana

Zion Lutheran played a significant role in my life. There are so many unforgettable

memories I made while I was there with friends and professors I still keep in touch with till this

day. My teachers taught me how to excel academically in the classroom. I learned how

imperative it was to write grammatically (an essential part of legal writing) and the importance

of discipline and dedication, helping me learn good study habits early on in my academic career,

which I carried well into law school. Additionally, these same teachers also served as my

basketball coaches. They developed me to grow into a student-athlete and they were tremendous

role models that I looked up to, not only because of their intelligence, but also because of their

unwavering faith in God. Lastly, most importantly Zion strengthened my faith. From religion

class to weekly chapels to daily prayers, I have continued to proactively use all these tools

everyday as a reminder to continue to be a soldier for the Lord in all my endeavors.


Graduated Law School: 

California Western School of Law; 2015-2018

Graduated with a Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in Business

Competitive Advocacy Program, ADR Competitor

Entertainment and Sports Law Society, President 2017-2018

Award for Academic Excellence in Advanced Legal Research, Fall 2017


Claudette Villicana

Class of 2006



Welcome future lions!