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The parents’ transition to high school

“This is the season of our lives when we should talk less and pray more.”

This is challenging advice that a Cadet mom shared that her wise aunt gave her as she dealt with the daily struggles of raising teenagers. We were sitting in the Women’s Bible Study that meets weekly at CLHS discussing our book, “Control Girl.” We talked about how hard it is to walk the fine line between parenting and encouraging our kids to trying to control them too much. This Bible Study has been such a blessing to be able to discuss these kinds of topics with other CLHS moms.

As a mom of two teenage students, I remember leaving the safety of the grade school that they attended for almost a decade. The school that I served as a room mom for numerous classrooms, helped with PTL events, chaperoned dances and volunteered on committees. What now?

As I transitioned into my new role as the mother of a Cadet, I did find other ways to volunteer and get involved: helping with team meals for soccer and volleyball, volunteering time to set up for the Cadets in Cadence Dinner Auction, working the JROTC booth at the Johnny Appleseed Festival, and attending the Women’s Morning Bible Study.

Whatever your kids participate in, you can find ways to get involved.

Dianne Moellering, former band director, used to tell band parents that as much as teens act like they do not want you around, they do like knowing that you are around helping at their school. For more information on the Women’s Bible Study, please call Tina Harmeyer at (260) 310-0367.

So, as I am trying to talk less and pray more for my own teenagers, I will pray for the parents of our new CLHS students also that they do not feel lost and find a place at CLHS where they can use their gifts too! CLHS is not just a school. It is a community.

P.S. Don’t forget about our upcoming Open House on Sunday, January 21 from noon-3:00 p.m. There will be interactive tour stops and opportunities to experience an “Hour of Code,” “Hour of Video,” and “Hour of Biomed.” Please register to attend at

Shine On,

Dawn Schuller,
Director of Admissions & Retention