Grades 6, 7, and 8


Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders bring high levels of energy to the classroom, along with the ability to engage in group discussions and learn well cooperatively. To take advantage of these growth patterns, our classroom is set up to encourage student collaboration so deeper learning can be achieved. By having a multi-grade classroom, we absorb more knowledge and strive to attain high academic levels in preparation for high school. Let's talk about how we can partner in the education of your child.

Alyssa Tessmer

847.362.4424 x2005


6th through 8th Grade Teacher

Alyssa Tessmer has finished her fourth out of five years at Martin Luther College. She is pursuing a double major in Elementary Education and Communication Arts and Literature. She has lived in Winthrop, MN, for almost her entire life and attended Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, the congregation where her father, Paul, serves as pastor. Her mother, Deborah, is an Early Childhood teacher at a local public school. Alyssa has an older brother and a younger sister.

In her free time, Alyssa enjoys being active in the fine arts. She has been involved in nine theater productions at MLC and loves to sing, dance, and write in her free time. Reading is another one of her favorite pastimes, as well as spending quality time with family and friends.

"I cannot wait to get to know the students, their families, as well as the congregation. I am incredibly excited to work and grow at St. John's Lutheran Church and School!"

Classroom Documents

Book Fair Information! Newsletter Calendar Book Reports 2019-20 School Singing Schedule 2019-20 School Supply List 2019 Registration Forms Spirit Wear Flyer Catechism Memory Work 6-8 Memory Treasures Youth Group Concussion Form Daily Schedule Classroom Plan Scrip Information


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