PSIA is an academic competition which offers a variety of contests to students in grades 1-8. The program is designed to support the basic academic curriculum so that students can apply what they have learned in the classroom. Students get the chance to test their skills and knowledge, achieve recognition for academic excellence, and find a new excitement in learning.
Academic Quest is an all-academic competition limited to 6th-8th grade students. Students are selected by teachers to be a part of the TLS team and compete against other schools in the greater Houston area. Competitions include science, math, history, Bible knowledge, and a live team event.
Students in grades 5-8 are eligible to participate in Bible Bowl. There are two teams (grades 5-6 and grades 7-8) that compete against other Lutheran schools in the Houston area. All students are welcome to participate in practice sessions. Contestants will be chosen for competition based on ability and participation in practice. The actual Bible Bowl contests test student’s knowledge of Bible facts. Students work as a team to get points by answering questions correctly. Practices will be held before or after school. Competition is held as a one-day event during a school day.
Computer Club meets after school. It provides students with extra time on the computer to practice their skills. Students work on their typing skills as well as learning to use graphic programs. We also have a chance to enjoy the various educational games that strengthen skills in other curriculum areas. There is a participation fee.
The Accelerated Reader program is designed to help inspire students to become life long readers and learners. Students select and read books from the reading list. Then they take a quiz over the material and earn points. These points will be used for goal setting purposes and/or reward systems that vary by grade level.
Accelerated Reader Booklists are available by Author, Title, and Book Level. Use the Bookmark tab to find the index to quickly find the book you are looking for. You will need Adobe Reader to view or print the booklist
WINGS is a program designed to assist students in grades 1-4 who are deficient in one or more skills that lead to being successful independent readers (e.g. decoding, comprehension, fluency, etc.). Small group reading instruction is provided for these students by the school’s educational consultant. Time in this class may vary from one semester to four years