News

List of 6 news stories.

  • Student Spotlight - Harley Copeland

    Micah Ricke
    Get to know Harley Copeland (a delightful senior from Daytona Beach, Florida who lives in Bethlehem House) a bit better . . .
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  • 83%

    Micah Ricke
    Getting on Honor Roll (3.4 GPA or higher) is not easy. Even for American students it takes a lot of dedication. Imagine trying to get on honor roll at a high school in Beijing . . . with teachers teaching you in Chinese. Just the thought is scary isn't it? Most of the students in Our Funky Family are doing just that here at Wisco!

    Well I'm proud to announce that 29 of our 35 scholars in the Student Homes are on Honor Roll for second quarter. That's 83%! Getting grades this good is rare, but doing it in your second language is truly honorable. 
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  • My First Christmas

    Micah Ricke
    Attila H. (freshman from Urumqi, China who lives in Eden House) describes his first Christmas in America. A huge thanks to the Bush family for opening up their hearts and home to Attila and all the other families who invited an international student into their family this vacation!
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  • Brian's Masterpiece

    Micah Ricke
    Brian Yoo (senior from Seoul, South Korea who lives in Damascus House) won the Christmas card painting contest! We are super proud of him. Brian explains his painting a bit more. . .
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  • Alfred's Faith Story

    Micah Ricke
    On Saturday, December 10, international student Alfred L. received the blessing of baptism at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa, by Pastor Joshua Yu. May God keep Alfred in his baptismal grace.

    Alfred (a sophomore from Xi'an, China) tells us how he came to know Jesus here at Wisco and why he chose to be baptized last week.
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  • Funtivity @ Christmas Party

    Micah Ricke
    Samantha Xu (junior from Beijing, China) talks about Our Funky Family Christmas Party in her own words. . .
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WLHS student homes are a safe, structured, and loving family environment where scholars from around the world are given opportunities to grow:

List of 5 items.

  • Academically

    • Setting high academic goals
    • Providing a structured study schedule
    • Helping struggling scholars
    • Building English confidence and proficiency
  • Emotionally

    • Communicating with biological families
    • Building character through volunteer activities
    • Facing challenges rather than ignoring them
    • Practicing forgiveness and repentance
  • Physically

    • Maintaining healthy living and sleeping habits
    • Eating a balanced diet as a family
    • Providing opportunities to be active
    • Providing medical care when needed
  • Socially

    • Providing consistent discipline and guidance
    • Building life-long friendships
    • Pursuing integrity
    • Experiencing American culture and sharing their own
  • Spiritually

    • Sharing the beautiful truth of Jesus’ love
    • Being respectful of scholars of all faiths
    • Helping scholars make wise choices
    • Participating in family devotions

List of 3 items.

  • Student Homes

    Students have the opportunity to stay in student homes with caring, qualified house parents. House parents provide assistance and oversight to ensure good study habits and positive socialization. Students staying in the student homes will also have organized activities available after school and on weekends to ensure cultural experience, as well as structured free time during the week.
  • Home-stays

    WLHS also arranges home-stays in very special circumstances for a limited number of students, or in the event student homes are at capacity. An additional fee of $5,000 is added to the total cost of tuition and fees if a student requests and is placed in a host family.
  • Director of Residential Life

    The Director of Residential Life manages the student homes and provides additional 24 hour on-campus support. The director communicates directly with school administration, maintenance, food service, teachers, and the Director of the International Student Program regarding any building needs or needs of the students.

About Milwaukee

WLHS is located in the city of Milwaukee in the state of Wisconsin, which is in the northern Midwest region of the United States. It is the 26th most populous city in the United States and is located just 70 miles from Chicago. The area has a wide variety of culture, including excellent museums, galleries, and theaters, and is nationally-known for its festivals. It also is home to several professional sports teams as well as many great public parks to enjoy. Discover more about Milwaukee.