OLu’s Very Own Aaron Zeilinger Receives Prestigious Inaugural Award

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, by Cesar Zuniga-Pereyra Congratulations to Orange Lutheran’s Director of Instrumental Music Aaron Zeilinger, known by his students as Mr. Z, who has been selected as one of Yamaha’s 40 Under 40 honorees. Prior to taking on the role of Director of Instrumental Music, Mr. Z spent the last several years dedicating…

Athletics Signing Day Wrap-Up

Thursday, February 4, 2021 by Jenelyn Cunningham Russo ‘88   Orange Lutheran High School celebrated 16 of their senior athletes this week as they signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.   Two separate ceremonies honoring the Lancers across nine sports were hosted in The Ellwein Center in front…

In Loving Memory of Richard T. Grice

In Loving Memory of Richard T. Grice By Miss Nancy Paul   Our gracious Lord called Richard Grice home to glory on Thursday, November 5, 2020.   Richard Grice was a patriarch. He earned the venerable title not only within his own family, but also within the Orange Lutheran community.   Walter A. Maier Memorial…

Giving from the Heart: Vi Kaiser and the OLu Thrift Shop

Giving from the Heart: Vi Kaiser and the OLu Thrift Shop By Jenelyn Cunningham Russo ‘88   Long before Lutheran High School of Orange County opened its doors in 1973, there were teams of people who gave tirelessly and diligently of their time and talents in an effort to bring the idea of a local…

OLu Community Health Update – Coronavirus Update II

At the end of January, we communicated with families about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019) in this post. In addition to providing recommendations for proactive measures that we can take to ensure a healthy campus environment, we promised to provide updates should new information become available.   If you have been tracking recent updates, you…

OLu Community Health Update – Coronavirus Update I

As of 1/30/2020 Over the last few weeks, we have been monitoring both the traditional cold and flu season as well as the new coronavirus (2019 Novel Coronavirus — 2019-nCoV). We ask for your partnership to provide the safest and healthiest environment for our community while on campus. In addition to the three updates and…

Orange Lutheran honored as NLSA School of Distinction

Out of the 682 LCMS schools nationwide and 131 accredited in 2019, Orange Lutheran has been recognized as one of six Schools of Distinction by the National Lutheran School Accreditation Commission. When considering honorees, NLSA reviews the level of accreditation awarded by WASC and affirms the findings of the self-study report and report submitted by…

Dr. Mary Scott accepts call to serve as CEO & Executive Director

After prayerful consideration, Dr. Mary Scott has accepted Orange Lutheran’s call to serve as its next Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. — After prayerful consideration, Dr. Mary Scott has accepted Orange Lutheran’s call to serve as its next Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. She says, “Psalm 37:5 is my Confirmation verse provided to me when I was in 8th grade. It…

OLu receives WASC’s highest accreditation status

Orange Lutheran is pleased to announce that it has received the Six-Year Accreditation Status, the highest level of accreditation possible, from the Accrediting Commission for Schools of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) following an 18-month self-study period and a multi-day campus visit by ACS WASC representatives. This is the second consecutive time that Orange…

Athletics Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2019

Michael Crawford ’97, Eric Augustine ’05, Staci (Foster) Nash ’09, Coach Jack Preus, and the 2007 Girls Cross Country State Championship Team were inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame on March 31. The Orange Lutheran Athletics Hall of Fame celebrates the rich tradition of competition and achievement at Orange Lutheran High School. For every…