Why was it important for the new facility to be constructed not only for the K-8 programs, but for the church community as well?

Ed Kuerschner is the principal at Timothy Lutheran School in Blue Springs and has been the principal since 2007. Prior to coming to Blue Springs, he was principal and administrator at a parochial school in Norwood Young America, Minn. He is now celebrating the opening of Timothy Lutheran’s new facility, 301 S.W. Wyatt Road in south Blue Springs.

1 How are students and staff adjusting to the new facility?
It is going very well. The kids are adjusting and we are establishing some new routines with this building. This is simply an exciting time for all of us. Everyone has a smile on their face.”

2 Why was it important for the new facility to be constructed not only for the K-8 programs, but for the church community as well?
To advance not only the school ministry, but the ministry of Timothy Lutheran. That is why this building is important, especially to the south side of Blue Springs as it pushes farther in this direction.

3 What is your favorite feature of the building?
The gymnasium. Hands down the gymnasium. It is spacious and with it, we will have the ability to promote the Timothy Ministries through our sports programs.

4 How does this building compare to where Timothy Lutheran School was located, in the former Hansel Lowe Building?
There is no comparison. It was a good fit for what we needed at the time. But this new building supersedes anything we had over there. It is bigger and brighter with fresh paint on the walls. It even smells new right now. Everyone is so excited.

5 In terms of technology, what opportunities are now available for students?
We have so many more education opportunities for the students than we ever had at the former building. We have smart boards and white boards in every classroom as well as wireless connection capabilities. We also have a new key card-access security system, which keeps the building secure throughout the day.