7th & 8th Grade Classroom

Welcome to Seventh & Eighth Grade!

In this classroom, students become mature citizens of America and of God’s Kingdom by building on the foundations laid in earlier years with an eclectic group of classes like the study of God’s word in Confirmation class and Christlight lessons designed for their age, mathematics using Saxon Math, geography learning about the cultures of the world, history learning the history of our nation past the Civil War, science utilizing the variety in the Foss Science curriculum, language learning through spelling, grammar learning, and writing, physical education focusing on becoming fit for life, art using a variety of mediums, and literature with an emphasis on personal reading. Practicing communication with others and creating artifacts that show student learning in different subject areas are large components in this classroom. 

Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

Proverbs 4:6-7

Sharing God's Love With Mr. Nathan Hensler

Mr. Hensler was born and raised in Freeland, Michigan, to loving Christian parents Dan and Lori Hensler. He was raised on his family farm along with one older brother, Matthew. Nathan went to high school at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, Michigan, where he also played baseball and football. Nathan then attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, where he majored in elementary education and received a minor in physical education. He married Rachel Hartwig from South St. Paul, Minnesota, in July 2019. In October of 2021, they were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Ailith Evelyn, who is their world.

This is Nathan’s second teaching position and was formerly a teacher and athletic director at Zion Lutheran School in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

At St. John’s, Nathan is the 7-8 grade teacher, and coaches cross country and softball.

In Nathan’s spare time he enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends, reading and writing, and is always up for trying new things.



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Worship Times
Sunday: 8am - 10:30am
Thursday: 6:30pm
Bible Studies
Sunday: 9:15am
Thursday: 5:30pm
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