The theme for this year's Festival Dance is In the Clouds inspired by the Disney Pixar movie Up. The dance will take place at Wisconsin Lutheran High School's gymnasium on Saturday, February 4, from 7:00-10:30 p.m.
All students will need to have a means of transportation from school promptly at the end of the dance. We expect that all students will be out of the building by 10:40 p.m. Also note that curfew is 11:00 p.m. in Milwaukee County, so it is important that our students do not walk home or take the bus after the curfew.
Historical figures and events from the Gilded Age came alive in US History class when students scripted and performed skits before their classmates. The sketches included historically accurate dialogue between people like Teddy Roosevelt, Annie Oakley, JP Morgan, Ida Wells, Alice Paul, Mark Twain, William Jennings Bryan, Carl Schurz, and many others.
Secondary source research and peer collaboration were the objectives for this assignment. Developing these kinds of skills is critical for student success in the 21st century.
Midterm grading day is Wednesday, February 8. Encourage your student to check his or her grades and make sure that all assignments are completed and turned in to date. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your student's teacher.
National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on the positive outcomes that students have achieved through the Choice programs. In 2023, National School Choice Week took place on January 22-28. WLHS is grateful for the expanded way Choice has allowed us to serve the congregations and elementary schools in our WLHS Conference.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 is opening day for the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) and the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) for the 2023-24 school year. Click here for more information including required documents and deadlines.
Join us for 2023 Winter Festival pep rally in the main gymnasium at school on Friday, February 3, at 2:15 p.m. We will follow our pep rally schedule as noted here in the student handbook and planner. Classes end at 2:15 p.m. to allow for an all-school pep rally which concludes at 3:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to join us, but be ready for some noise!
While we don't believe the majority of our students are intentionally abusing their accounts, many may be inadvertently participating in group chats or other formats that are inappropriate. Our students' safety and spiritual welfare are our chief concerns; and we are grateful to be your partners in discipling our youth. Click here for more information from a past communication that will help you talk with your student and be more aware of their social media activity.
Last week, the Viking-2-Viking presentation focused on physical and occupational therapy. WLHS alumni Gracie Evans ('14), doctor of physical therapy at Neurologic Rehab at St. Luke's Hospital in the inpatient rehabilitation unit and Nate Cairs ('13), doctor of physical therapy at Senior Living PT, Assistant Supervisor at Aspen Trace in Indiana, spoke to juniors and seniors interested in these fields. We thank Gracie and Nate for sharing their insights and knowledge with our students.
Step right up and try your luck at over 45 fun games! Wisconsin Lutheran High School will be hosting the Kid's Carnival on Sunday, February 19, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Children age 3 through third grade are invited to play games, meet live animals, and participate in other fun activities. Carnival tokens and wristbands can be purchased at the door, or online by clicking here.
More than 1,300 WELS members gathered in Chicago for the 2023 WELS National Conference on Lutheran Leadership. For three days in January they dedicated themselves to learning about leading in the congregation and community as well as enjoying worship and fellowship. Rev. Dr. Phil Huebner, WLHS campus pastor, took 16 WLHS students along to participate in a WELS teens panel discussion. Dr. Joan Prince ('71) and Rev. Dr. Kenneth Fisher, president of WLHS, led a presentation titled “A Courageous Conversation on Modeling Gospel-Centered Unity.” Click here for a recap of the conference.
In the Clouds (inspired by Disney Pixar's movie Up) is the theme for this year's Festival. Student council has planned exciting dress-up days, a movie night, lunch-time activities, dodgeball tournament, pep rally when a Festival king is crowned, and a dance.
On January 20, after chapel, Campus Pastor Huebner announced the United States mission trips for this summer. All students are welcome to apply, however, upperclassmen receive preference for selection. Applications, including the parent and student form and release of liability, are due Wednesday, January 25 at 3:00 p.m.
Even though hockey is not a sport offered at WLHS, senior Clara Kammholz has been playing hockey since fourth grade. A goalie for the Chicago Mission AAA Youth Hockey Girls Team, Clara has secured a full athletic scholarship to play hockey at Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York, next fall. Clara plans to major in biomedical sciences. We wish Clara God's richest blessings on her future!
The WLHS Jazz Ensemble performed at the Wisconsin Lutheran College Jazz Festival on Saturday, January 21. Seven of those talented Wisco student musicians were selected this year to take part in the Honors Jazz Festival Band during the concert. The WLC Jazz Festival gathers jazz ensembles from our WELS high schools to participate in an all-day collection of clinics and performances. Our thanks to WLC for hosting.
Each year the WLHS Residential Program hosts a Lunar New Year party to celebrate the biggest holiday of the year for our students coming from countries including China, South Korea, and Vietnam. The 2023 party again featured delicious cuisines from Asian countries, fun games and trivia, and cultural activities such as calligraphy. We thank the many helping hands from students and staff that made the event a huge success, and we wish everyone a blessed and prosperous Year of the Rabbit!
The 2023 WLHS Dinner Auction, the premier fundraising event at Wisconsin Lutheran High School, will be held on Saturday, April 22. Your participation allows you to have a personal role in supporting the success and spiritual growth of our students. The WLHS Mission Advancement office is looking for item donations and sponsorships.
Our food service, Taher, periodically sends an executive chef to their sites. We are pleased to welcome Chef John Sugimura, a Japanese-raised, Minnesota-born, second generation professionally trained sushi chef and a graduate of the prestigious Sushi Institute of America in Little Tokyo. He is working with our kitchen staff to introduce Japan's iconic street food to our students and staff, including Gyoza dumplings, Yakisoba, and Karaage Don. Chef Sugimura is also working with our Food Tech and ProStart students during their classes and sharing his knowledge of Japanese cuisine.
The New Berlin Junior Woman's Club (NBJWC) is excited to announce their 4th annual Pop-up Boutique. This is an opportunity to sell your prom, homecoming, winter formal dresses as well as cocktail and evening gowns. All items must be clean, untorn, and in saleable condition.
WLHS Viking Steel and percussion and Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School (KML) performed a concert called Pans & Percussion on January 14. Student musicians spent the morning learning joint pieces which were then played later that night. Our thanks to KML for hosting. Click here for a Livestream recording of the concert.
For the month of January and February, the Wisco football team has partnered once again with our WLHS Conference Elementary Schools for the Reading Buddy Program. Pictured here are visits to Star of Bethlehem Lutheran School, Mount Calvary Lutheran School, Zion Lutheran School, Risen Savior Lutheran School, and St. Paul's, Muskego Lutheran School. The football team will visit a total of 15 grade schools in the next few weeks, so stay tuned to see if they visit your school next!
A grade school teacher shared, "Thanks for bringing the football players in today! The [kindergarteners] will be talking about their visit for some time. They were so happy to have the picture bookmark to take home. The boys are always so personable — I love the way they seem so comfortable with the [kindergarteners] and you are right, I can see them being teachers someday! Thanks again!"
ProStart students practiced their restaurant management skills in a Marketing Tactic Throwdown during December. The students competed against other ProStart students throughout the state and were judged by various professionals in the Culinary Industry. Congratulations to Jianna Matthews ('25) for taking first place with her "Queen's Feast" Coupon promotional tactic shown here.
One of the blessings of a WLHS education is the opportunity to support WELS missions at home and abroad. WLHS has a partnership with mission church St John's Ev. Lutheran School, on the Caribbean island of Antigua and each year collects school supplies in a school-wide drive. Five students had the opportunity to deliver several hundred pounds of supplies including 32 chromebooks.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School collaborates with Blackbaud Financial Aid Management to process tuition assistance requests. Click here to apply for tuition assistance for the 2023-24 school year. Financial Aid Management instructions can be downloaded here. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 31, 2023.
On Friday, January 13, Wisconsin Lutheran High School will hold its annual worship service to thank God for the civil rights movement. The theme of the service is taken from our text in Acts 10, God does not show favoritism. Pastor Ray Kimbrough from St. Philip's Lutheran Church, will give the address. Mrs. Becky Metzger, Mr. Jeff Krumbein, and Mr. Seth Kock will assist in worship. The service will be livestreamed here at 8:30 a.m. We will follow the morning assembly schedule that day which can be found here.
First year Spanish students are starting off semester two by diving into authentic texts written entirely in Spanish. Yana Puryear ('26) (pictured) enjoys one of the several new literary selections the World Languages Department has adopted this year. With careful choosing, students are encouraged to discover how much they are able to understand so early on in their language studies!
At the end of December, Fox 6 named senior Noel Greene the High School Hot Shot of the week. Noel's grandfather encouraged her love of basketball by playing pick-up in her driveway, and now she's the captain of our WLHS varsity basketball team with a current 11-3 record and some lofty goals. To see the full interview, click here.
The library was a busy place first semester! 112 classes and clubs made use of the library space and its resources. Specialized library guides for research and classes were created as well as special book lists. Our library has over 55 databases with a wide variety of topics and reading levels. Over 28,684 searches were completed in our library databases this semester.
The library is more than just books, but they're important too! Of the 8,967 books in the library, there were 1,802 checkouts last semester. 200 new books were added to the library which included creating two new sections, Manga and Spanish language books. The top three most popular titles were: