Entries by Dr. Ryan Lowe

Faith vs Religion in Christian Education

Faith vs Religion is an important subject because we desire our students to have a living faith beyond being a member of a church. Our doctrine is solidly LCMS and Bible based. The goal is for the students to apply faith to their real life and see how it is woven throughout learning and everyday […]

Innovation Educators are Diamonds in the Rough

Renton Prep and Amazing Grace are unique environments that require a specific mindset of flexibility and interest in continual learning and innovation. This article focuses on innovation educators and how they aid in the vision of our schools. Innovation educators are truly diamonds to be cherished. Recently Dr. Bernard Bull, Vice President for Curriculum and […]

NCCE 2018

Renton Prep students once again represented our school well at the Northwest Council for Computer Education conference, held this year in Seattle. At NCCE 2018, students and faculty members, presented and volunteered, making this Renton Prep’s 8th consecutive year at the annual conference. Like every year, our students learned so much from the experience. Learning Something New “This […]

Renton Prep Commendation: Highlighting Students – Afomeya & Malia

At Renton Prep, we are so proud of our students for demonstrating Christian values in everything they do. We’d like to highlight two students who have recently been recognized by their parents and teachers for going above and beyond. Below is a bit about each of them and some of their accomplishments. If you would […]

Microsoft’s Hack The Classroom Live Event

As a Microsoft Showcase School, Renton Prep is a proud leader in incorporating new learning tools into the classroom. This year, our teachers and students participated in Microsoft’s Hack the Classroom event. Held annually, Hack the Classroom is an opportunity for students and educators to share their tips and tricks in an effort to spark […]

Microsoft HoloTour & HoloLens

At Renton Prep, we are constantly seeking new ways to bring education to life for our students. As educators, we know that making subjects relatable and practical for our students furthers their understanding. It also provides perspective they wouldn’t normally experience. One of our partners, Microsoft, has made this immersive education experience easier with HoloLens. […]

STEM Summit 5.0 – Part 2

To read about Renton Prep’s additional experiences at the STEM Summit 5.0, please click here. In addition to exploring the themes and locations in Julius Caesar, the student who presented with me, Leah, is interested in becoming a doctor. She wanted to use some of the new technology we’ve discussed to explore human anatomy and […]

Kayla Vrudny’s Story

Kayla Vrudny it is a first grade teacher at Amazing Grace Christian School. Through prayer and contemplation, Kayla made the decision to move to Seattle from Minnesota to join the faculty at Renton Prep. She greatly enjoys working with her students and getting to know them while also incorporating the latest technology into her teaching. […]

STEM Summit 5.0

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges I face as an educator is how to make all subjects relevant to my students. It is becoming increasingly important for students to think critically. Gone are the days of simply memorizing dates and formulas. The students of today and the leaders of tomorrow must learn how to address […]

Technology in Private Schools: The Future of Education

Renton Prep is proud to be a Microsoft Showcase School and so are our teachers and staff. We’re “all-in” and as time moves on our graduates are becoming leaders and innovators in the global workplace. Because of technology in private schools, the future of education is on display at Renton Prep. We have many advantages that […]

Renton Business Launchpad Speaking Story

At Renton Prep, we are proud of all our students and the impact they make on their communities. Recently, 10 of our students presented with Dr. Michelle Zimmerman at the Renton Business Launchpad event sponsored by the Renton Chamber of Commerce. However, while many of these students initially volunteered to participate only, not to present, […]

Virtual Reality At Renton City Comic Con

While it may be smaller than its predecessor in San Diego, Renton City Comic Con is a local “celebration of all things pop culture.” A couple of Renton Prep students were lucky enough to speak on a panel with Jess Albrecht, the Virtual Reality Manager from Virtual Sports Northwest. Jennifer Fernandez and Matthew Lee, who […]

Building a Strong Desire for STEM Learning

STEM learning (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) has become integral to curriculum in the past decade or so. Lately, focus has shifted to fostering a desire to learn STEM early in a child’s education. While it has been determined that these areas of learning are vitally important to a child’s prolonged success in and out […]

Renton Story: Julie Hood

Julie Hood is a fifth grader at Renton Prep who loves writing and art. She also enjoys working with the various technology tools that each classroom offers at Renton Prep. Renton Prep offers truly immersive experiences that integrate technology with education in a seamless and fun educational environment. Listen to Julie Hood and read her […]

Renton Story: Nathan Craia

Nathan Craia’s Story Nathan Craia’s story, like many Renton Prep student stories, depicts the life of a student who is excited to learn. At Renton Prep, students like Nathan enjoy a unique educational environment that values creativity and individuality while learning practical, life-relevant skills. Listen to Nathan’s story to hear how Renton Prep educates through […]

Renton Students Forge Partnerships At ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) holds an annual conference every year that Renton Prep is proud to attend. The ISTE conference draws over 15,000 educators and presents a dynamic platform for educators and students to engage with other technologically inclined facilitators. This year, Dr. Michelle Zimmerman attended the conference to represent our […]

Solid Foundation: The Building Blocks For STEM

Science, technology, engineering and math have garnered increasingly more attention as a focal point for k-12 learning. There has been a large push from educators and the public at large to encourage students, especially females, to pursue these careers. And that makes perfect sense. The executive director of the STEM Education Coalition, James Brown, stated: […]

Renton Prep Students Win Essay Contest

The Renton VFW held a ceremony on December 18th to award Renton students who have again demonstrated their brilliance in the annual youth essay contest. The competition encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300 to 400 word essay, expressing their views based on […]

Featured on Amazon – Renton Prep Students Rise Up

Renton Prep students were featured on Amazon! That is a great thing for teens. At the WIPTTE conference they were invited to participate in a design challenge for a book about technology. The conference leaders were so impressed with the students that they invited them to co-author a chapter, and it was published as chapter 26 […]