Principal's Page

null"Welcome to St. John.  Our school has been in continued service for over 150 years with the mission of fulfilling Christ's command to make disciples and equipping children for their earthly walk and heavenly destination.  With a spiritual purpose in a student's life, the areas of academics, social, emotional and physical development becomes more enriching, insightful and meaningful.  St. John has committed itself to excellence in educational instruction by serving the whole child."

"St. John's congregation places a high priority and shared sacrifice to help young students and families have a safe, wholesome learning environment.  With the assistance of highly qualified faculty and staff, students' academic performance meets and many times, exceeds area schools and state scores.  The teachers are frequently cited by the students as caring and encouraging in their educational pursuits.  It is not uncommon to annually have a valedictorian and/or salutatorian in a local public or area Lutheran high school who was formerly a St. John student."

"With auxiliary groups like our active Parent Teachers League, opportunities to work together for school support and fellowship exist for parents and students alike.  Our school's emphasis in the fine arts has permitted students to have enrichment activities like choir, band, handbells and the visual arts that showcase their gifts with outstanding evaluations from outside assessors.

"Again, welcome.  Come and find out why we say, 'Your children...their future... our commitment.'  Let me know how I can assist you."

Mr. David Waltz, St. John's principal, has been a Lutheran educator for 40 years.  Mr. Waltz has served in three Michigan congregations:  St. Thomas, Eastpointe (7 yrs); Zion, Bay City (14 yrs.); and St. John, Fraser (18 yrs.). During his teaching tenure, he has been a school principal and administrator for 34 years.

Mr. Waltz is originally from Monroe, MI.  He is a graduate from Concordia, Ann Arbor, MI (AA); Concordia, Seward, NE (BS and DCE); and holds a master degree in school administration from Wayne State, Detroit, MI.  He has been involved in school improvement using the accreditation process for over 3 decades at his schools and over 16 different visit teams for various Lutheran and Catholic schools.  Mr. Waltz is involved in the congregation's adult Bible classes as well as other volunteer groups and outside agencies. He holds professional memberships in Lutheran Education Association (LEA), and Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL).