2024

  • Student Services Student Outcomes

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School provides an Academic and Career Plan to every student. The ACP system is put in place with the goal to prepare every student to be ready for college, career, and life to find success. Wisco students will be guided to know, explore, plan, and go into the world ready for where God wants them to serve.
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  • Free FAFSA Completion Help

    The Fair Opportunity Project, a Wisconsin-based and Nationally recognized organization is offering free, one-on-one FAFSA help to students so they can easily navigate the application process and unlock financial resources. Please click here to learn more.
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  • The Wisconsin Guarantee

    The Wisconsin Guarantee offers guaranteed admission to all Universities of Wisconsin (UW) universities for all who qualify. First-year applicants from Wisconsin high schools who are in the top 10% of their class at the end of 11th grade, or Wisconsin residents who are homeschooled and receive an ACT score in the national 90th percentile ranking or higher, or are a National Merit Scholarship finalist will be guaranteed to all UW universities except UW-Madison.

    Additionally, first-year applicants from Wisconsin high schools who are in the top 5% of their class at the end of 11th grade, or Wisconsin residents who are homeschooled and receive an ACT score in the national 98th percentile ranking or higher or are a National Merit Scholarship finalist will be guaranteed admission to UW-Madison provided that they apply on or before the Early Action deadline.
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  • Wisconsin Private Colleges

    Students interested in private colleges in Wisconsin can access information that will help them learn about what schools within the state might best suit their personal interests and career goals. Please click here to view the webpage dedicated for all prospective students looking to attend a state private school. 

    Information for Universities of Wisconsin can be found here for those interested in non-private Wisconsin colleges or universities. 
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  • 2024 Taste of Wisco

    Taste of Wisco filled our halls with the smell of breakfast tacos, cheesy potatoes, collard greens, tom kha gai soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, meatballs, pancakes, cookies, and many more treats. Staff sold food items during an extended passing period and raised $4,540 for this year's OHFHS mission projects for the Friends Network in the Philippines and WELS Military Services. Thank you to our staff for making this event a success.
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  • 2025 Footsteps of Paul Tour

    Next summer in 2025, from June 27-July 7, alumni and friends, parents and students are invited to "Walk in the Footsteps of Paul" on a tour led by WLHS President Dr. Ken Fisher. The trip will highlight: Athens, Thessaloniki, the incredible ruins of Ephesus, Philippi and Corinth, include a three-day Mediterranean cruise, and so much more. Visit wlhs.org/paulfootstepstour for more information.
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  • Disney's The Little Mermaid Jerry Awards Results

    Wisco's performing arts program once again participated in the Overture Center for the Arts Jerry Awards. We received 18 nominations in the categories of outstanding musical, ensemble, direction, musical direction, leading performance, supporting performance, choreography, scenic design, costume, sound, lighting, and overall design of our production Disney's The Little Mermaid. Congratulations to the following groups, performers, and directors for receiving the Jerry Award in their category:
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  • Exam Day Schedule - May 22 & 23

    We will follow the Exam Schedule on Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23:

    Wednesday, May 22
    Devotion  7:45-7:55 a.m.
    Period 1  7:55-8:55 a.m.
    Break  8:55-9:05 a.m.
    Period 2  9:05-10:05 a.m.
    Break 10:05-10:15 a.m.
    Period 3  10:15-11:15 a.m.
    Break 11:15-11:25 a.m.
    Period 4  11:25 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
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  • Inaugural Thespian Society Induction

    In 2024, WLHS inducted the first ever group of students into the International Thespian Society. All 13 students have earned the honor of induction through their commitment to theatre over the last twelve months. A big congrats to the first ever members of ITS Troupe 11892.
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  • Math Day with the Brewers

    Ms. Gina Radue's and Mr. Chad Biesterfeld’s math classes took a field trip to American Family Field on Wednesday, May 15. Students had the opportunity to watch the Brewers game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, compile data from the game, and then plot the data they had collected. Students compute how pitch speeds affect the number of hits, runs, etc. What a fun way to apply what the students have learned in class.
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  • NHS Cord Ceremony

    On May 13, eligible seniors received their National Honor Society (NHS) cord at a ceremony. The academic top ten were presented, and special acknowledgment was given to this year's valedictorian, Kirstin Neuwirth, and salutatorian, Anna Sofija Veljkovic. The Principal's Leadership Award was presented to Oliva Hermanson. Throughout the year, the NHS group as a whole raised money for Wisco's Our Hands for His Service Project, the Friends Network in the Philippines and WELS Military Services, and recognition was given for their mission-minded acts of service.
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  • Rynders ('24) Player of the Week

    Congrats to Eddie Rynders ('24) who was chosen as the Prep Baseball Wisconsin Player of the Week for the week of May 13, 2024. Thanks to Eddie's stellar performance, Wisco has climbed to No. 14 in the Power 25 rankings, and the team is ready to keep the momentum going against New Berlin Eisenhower this week! Rynders, a Kent State commit, has enjoyed one of the most successful seasons in the WIAA to date, has continued to raise his potential MLB Draft stock as a middle infielder. 
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  • Senior Year End Activities

    The end of the school year brings with it a flurry of activities that especially involve our seniors. Click here for a full schedule of events. Click here for a recap of graduation reminders sent to seniors and their parents on Tuesday, May 14. Make special note regarding the mandatory graduation practice which will take place Friday, May 24, at Wisconsin Lutheran College REX Center, at 10:00 a.m. All seniors participating in the graduation service MUST be present for the rehearsal. Remind your students and their employers of this requirement.
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  • Textbook Return Process

    Students should return textbooks and novels to their classroom teachers by Tuesday, May 21 or at the direction of their teacher. You will receive a notice if your student's books were not returned or were damaged. If you have questions, contact Brent Bloomquist at brent.bloomquist@wlhs.org.
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  • Wednesday, May 22 - School Begins at 7:45 a.m.

    A reminder that our first and last Wednesdays of the school year are a regular start time at 7:45 a.m. On Wednesday, May 22, we will run our exam schedule found here. School ends at 12:25 p.m.
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  • What Were You Watching?

    On Thursday and Friday, May 16 and 17, every WLHS student receives their 2023-24 Compass, our yearbook. This year's theme is WL What Were You Watching? From the first days of school until finals and graduation, life at WLHS is like the menu of movies or TV shows on your favorite streaming service. We like to call it, "WLflix."
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  • Student Services Strength, Passion, and Resource Engine

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is where every student finds success to the glory of God. Student Services offers services and programs to support and counsel students. We aim to help students learn about their God-given abilities to help them find success in life after high school.
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  • 2024-25 ACT/SAT Information

    SAT registration is open for the 2024-25 testing year. Many colleges consider SAT scores as part of their holistic admission and placement decisions, and your score is a valid way to show what you've learned. Most juniors take their first SAT in the spring, and many take it again in the fall of their senior year to improve their score. It can help you keep your college options open, demonstrate your unique strengths, and even qualify for scholarships.
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  • A Walk to Remember - Prom 2024

    More than 300 juniors, seniors, and their guests enjoyed our 2024 prom at a new venue, Milwaukee County Zoo, and with a new caterer, Saz's. Congratulations to seniors Avery Williams and Janae Lampkin for being crowned prom king and prom queen. Other members of the prom court included seniors Jobban Chand, Connor Raabe, Trey Raabe, Daniel Reinke, Caleb Wilson, Maeva López, Ana Sofija Veljkovic, Madelyn Reneau, Aubrey Bauer, and Noelle Berg.
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  • Bridge & Build Event at Lambeau Field

    Seventeen WLHS students attended and participated in a "Bridge and Build: Sports with a Bigger Purpose" youth summit at Lambeau Field on May 6. Sports unite Wisconsinites — and this event brought together students from public, charter, and private schools along with political leaders from all over Wisconsin. The day involved stories of learning, leading, earning, sharing — and courage as students' stories were shared. Mr. Mark Murphy, the Packers CEO, also spoke. Students from Beloit, Milwaukee, Neenah, and Kenosha reported on mental health education and community service from the “Bringing Lambeau Home” theme of their 2022 event. Three WLHS students served as journalists doing video interviews to understand the views of those attending and explore the power of youth voice. The WLHS varsity Step Team performed a salute to the students from Beloit Memorial HS who had shared stories of their personal challenges and courage to step up against violence.
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  • Half Day Schedule - Thursday, May 16

    On Thursday, May 16, we will follow the half day schedule found here. Dismissal is at 12:21 p.m. to accommodate Prism rehearsal. Breakfast will be available in the morning, but lunch will not be served. Seniors will be able to pick up their yearbooks and yard signs after school until 1:00 p.m.
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  • Helping Those in Need

    The Hunger Task Force supplies food to families in the Milwaukee area who are not able to provide food for themselves. The Milwaukee Police Department and U.S. Army asked Wisco to partner with them in donating non-perishable food items to the Hunger Task Force. Wisco students and staff generously filled the donation box provided and then some. We thank God for allowing us the opportunity to share our blessings with others.
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  • Lunch Year End Process

    Seniors that have remaining funds in their meal accounts at the close of the school year will be refunded the balance via check to their parent or guardian at the end of June if there are no outstanding fees owed. If you wish to transfer your funds to a sibling with an existing account (not an incoming freshman), you may do so by E-mailing Sarah Derouin at chef@wlhs.org. All other students will roll their balances into the 2024-25 school year.
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  • Morning Assembly - “You Are Not Alone: Finding Comfort in Christ”

    For the final morning assembly of the 2023-24 school year, Mrs. Abbie Strong presented on the topic: "You Are Not Alone: Finding Comfort in Christ." In 2022, Mrs. Strong lost her husband in a fatal car crash in downtown Milwaukee. Suddenly Abbie and her family — daughter, Wisco student Hannah ('25), and son, Elijah — faced a life without a father and a husband. Her encouragement to the assembly was that we all suffer loss in this broken world, but know that comfort and peace come from Jesus, when we are faced with grief.
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  • Spring Art Show Opening - Friday, May 17

    Everyone is invited to the Spring Art Show opening on Friday, May 17, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the atrium at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. Celebrate the successful artwork created by our graduating seniors as well as other talented artists from the 2023-24 school year. Admission is free. Artwork will be on display the weekend of Prism (May 17-19). Come and support the arts at Wisco!
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  • Thankful for Christian Teachers and Staff

    The first full week in May has been designated as Teacher Appreciation Week, and National Teacher Appreciation Day was May 7. At WLHS we are grateful for the teachers and staff who are the front line of our operation. Each day they instruct, counsel, correct, and encourage our young people with the influence of God’s Word and their Christian faith readily evident. An old adage says “an organization is only as good as its people.” God has led to WLHS faithful staff who love our students and desire to make our school a Christ-centered one. In addition to thanking God for them, we appreciate each one.
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  • Tommy Doerr ('25) Sunday Morning Spotlight

    Junior Tommy Doerr achieved a 36 on his ACT — the highest possible score a student can receive on this test. Tommy was recently interviewed by CBS 58 reporter Tajma Hall, and his story aired on the Sunday Morning Spotlight. Click here to watch the segment. Blessings to Tommy and his future at Martin Luther College!
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  • WLHS Music Faculty Perform at WLC Concert

    WLHS Band Director Mr. Quinten Petersen and Grade School Band Director Mr. Danny Hafenstein were featured guest artists at the Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) Spring Band Concert. They played a percussion duet on a fun piece titled "Run to the Light." Quinten and Danny are both WLC alumni. What a great way to use their God-given gifts in the community!
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  • Direct Admit Wisconsin

    The Wisconsin Direct Admit program will launch starting fall 2024 with the entering senior class of 2025. Participating Universities of Wisconsin will proactively admit Wisconsin high school students who have opted in based on their high school GPA, academic course work, and graduate from a participating Wisconsin high school. Wisconsin Lutheran High School was not eligible for phase 1 and looks to participate in phase 2. Please click here to learn more about Direct Admit. More information will be provided throughout 2024-25 as phase 2 rolls out across the state. 
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  • National Youth Apprenticeship Week

    May 5-11 is National Youth Apprenticeship Week. Many youth apprenticeship programs are offered by the state through the WLHS curriculum and local companies. Youth apprenticeship provides students career related curriculum in combination with hands-on experience. During the school day, students work in potential career fields in local companies to earn a certificate of achievement that can be helpful for college admission and a resume. WLHS students often follow our Career Pathways Catalog and complete a youth apprenticeship as their capstone course into a potential career area of interest.
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  • Student Services Mission, Vision, and Core Value

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School prepares young adults for productive, Christ-centered lives in a diverse world. Student Services offers services and programs to support and counsel students. We aim to help students learn about their God-given abilities and guide them to find success in life after high school.
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  • National Work-Based Learning Conference

    The Association for Career and Technical Education held the National Work-Based Learning Conference in Milwaukee, WI from May 1-3. The conference highlighted ideas, programs, and experiences in education that are built around connecting learning being done on and off campus to potential career paths. WLHS Academic Dean, Mr. Jim Brandt and Director of Student Services, Mr. Grey Davis attended the conference to learn more about ways Wisco students can be prepared for college, career, and life. If you are interested in current WLHS Career and Technical Areas please click here to learn more. 
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  • 2024 Hall of Fame Ceremony

    On Sunday, April 28, the WLHS Hall of Fame inducted eleven outstanding WLHS supporters and Christian leaders at their eighth award ceremony. 2024 inductees include:
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  • End of Year Chromebook Collection

    All students will be required to turn in their chromebook and charger set after exams on May 22 and 23. Students must turn in the set assigned to him or her at the beginning of the year. If a chromebook and charger are not returned by noon on Friday, May 31, a non-refundable late fee will be assessed ($25 for a missing charger and $50 for a missing Chromebook). Turning in another student’s device does not count; turning in a device without a tag does not count. If the set is not returned at all, the full cost of the set will be billed to the student's account. Seniors are required to turn in their sets before graduation.
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  • Free Estate & Will Planning

    Did you know that without a will or trust, your estate may not be distributed according to your wishes, or your loved ones could face huge tax burdens? WLHS Foundation provides a service of will and estate planning to our school families, alumni, and friends. Click here for more information about this FREE consulting service with a certified professional to start your process or revise your current will.
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  • International Host Family Informational Meeting - Monday, May 13

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is holding an informational session regarding our host family program on Monday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. The growing international program at WLHS is in need of caring, supportive, mission-minded families to take in our international students over some of the school breaks throughout the year. This includes hosting opportunities for Thanksgiving break (half-week), Christmas break (two weeks), and spring break (one week). Families are also needed for yearlong international student hosting. Stipends are provided for all these hosting opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about the program, or to sign up as a host family for the 2024-25 school year, contact Director of the International Program Mr. Eric Duwe at eric.duwe@wlhs.org or read more at wlhs.org/homestay.
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  • Raise Days May 2-3 & $50 Gift Card Drawing

    For years WLHS has offered a SCRIP program to supporters by which they can purchase gift cards to dozens of stores and vendors. When purchased through this program,
    • WLHS receives a percentage of the price,
    • The purchaser can designate a percentage toward a student’s tuition, or
    • Claim a cash refund, or
    • Make a further donation to WLHS.
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  • Save Lives -- Help WLHS Mission Project Fundraising

    With just one donation, a blood donor can save up to three lives! Our WLHS students and supporters always have been heartfelt donors — reason enough to give. However, did you know? If seven more WLHS supporters donate blood by the end of May 2024, WLHS will receive a $700 grant for 2023-24 mission project efforts. WLHS is not holding another blood drive on campus before this deadline; donors will need to find another location through Versiti locations here. Additionally, after you donate contact Mrs. Lindsay Knight at lindsay.knight@wlhs.org so your donation can be recorded as part of WLHS donation contributions.
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  • Student Musicians Compete at WSMA State

    The 2024 WSMA State Solo & Ensemble Festival took place at UW-Milwaukee, and WLHS brought home 101 medals. Twenty-eight events earned first ratings and four events earned second ratings. Congratulations to all Wisco students who participated at the state level. Click here for a full recap of events.
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  • Viking Claybreakers Compete

    The Viking Claybreakers are 2-1 in their conference season. This past weekend, the team shot a 100-clay tournament in rainy, cold, and windy conditions. They took 4th place out of 10 conference teams, missing third place by just 4 clays, and second by 13 (out of 500). Top shots this week go to Owen Dusseau ('25) (who broke 92 clays and took 4th place overall), Justus Bauer ('24) with 88, Aaron Sun ('25) for 87, Andrew Piontek ('24) for 86, and Alejandro Gutierrez ('25) with 85. On Junior Varsity, Star Smith ('27) came in 8th place in her category with a respectable 67 clays.
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  • Vote Vitangcol Athlete of the Week!

    Junior Sydney Vitangcol has been nominated for rSchool Today Athlete of the Week for the team's 4-0 win over New Berlin. Sydney pitched a complete game, did not allow a single base runner, and struck out 19 of the 21 batters she faced. You can vote for Sydney (once per day) until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. Click here to vote.
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  • WELS Calls Update

    The following is an update on the recent calls that our staff received and that WLHS extended: 
    • Mr. Aaron Bauer declined our call to teach theology and coach freshman boys basketball.
    • Mr. Michael Plocher declined our call to teach engineering and coordinate Project Lead the Way.
    • Mr. Kris Walta declined our call to teach theology and coach freshman boys basketball
    • Pastor Heath Butler declined a call to First German Lutheran Church, Manitowoc, Wis. 
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  • WELS Military Services

    Several students interested in military service after high school met with Pastor Horn in January. Pastor Horn serves as the WELS chaplain to the military. Those who are interested in military services can register here to connect with WELS Military Ministry. Weekly devotionals for military personnel can be found here

    Click here to learn more about the work WELS does for current military members.
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  • Seniors Appreciate Their Strengths

    Seniors are coming closer to their graduation date.  As they prepare to leave WLHS and enter university, it is a good time for them to reflect on what they have learned and who they are.  One way they did that recently was through the CliftonStrengths Assessment and a special presentation.  The school provided the senior students in the WLHS Residential Program with the assessment to learn more about their personality, skills, and talents.  Guest speaker Emily Krill, a writer and university life coach, led a workshop on how they are uniquely gifted, and how to use their Strengths for success as future college students.
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  • 2024 Jerry Award Nominations

    The Jerry Awards recognize excellence in high school musical theatre throughout the state of Wisconsin. Final awards will be announced in May. Congratulations to the cast, crew, orchestra, and production staff of this year's musical, The Little Mermaid, for all their hard work! WLHS is pleased to announce the following nominations:
    Outstanding Musical

    Outstanding Ensemble
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  • 2024 Prism Concerts

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School presents its annual Prism concerts on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. These popular concerts are a celebration of the fine arts at Wisco. Tickets are now sold out.
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  • Baptismal Blessings

    April 18 was a special day at WLHS. Twenty-six students were baptized during a memorable chapel service. What an amazing reminder of who we are as God's children! Every flaw, every failure, every sin is washed away in Christ and we are claimed as God's redeemed children in baptism. Days like this are also a wonderful reminder of how blessed we are to teach God's Word to our students each day as we follow our mission to make disciples of all nations through nurture and outreach.
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  • Fourth Grade Roundabouts

    This week, WLHS is excited to welcome more than 550 fourth graders from 25 of our conference grade school campuses. Visiting students tour the building and participate in a variety of activities including "Science Mayhem" with Scientists Knight and Nelson ('99), playing alien invasion physical education games with Mr. Whiteside ('06), folding origami while chatting in Chinese with Wisco students and Ms. Horneber, and pounding percussion with Director of Bands Mr. Petersen.
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  • Junior Student: Reminders

    Student Services counselors have taken several steps with students to prepare and equip them to make decisions regarding their post high school path. These include: college fair and college visits, trades fairs and visits, military visits, and the Viking-2-Viking series which exposed students to a variety of careers. Students know how to select a college and have been led through activities on Naviance which supports the college and career search process.
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  • Lucia Santana ('25) Milwaukee Journal Student of the Week

    Congratulations to junior Lucia Santana who was voted by her peers as the Milwaukee Journal Student of the Week! The spring of 2024 is the inaugural start of this program by Milwaukee Journal and Lucia is the first student to receive the honor. After school principals or school administration nominate a student, staff at the Milwaukee Journal make three selections. The public is then asked to vote for a student over the course of a week. Click here to read more about Lucia.
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  • M&M Math

    Sometimes the best way to understand something is by physically seeing it in action. That's why students in Mrs. Morgan Lautz's math class reached for their M&Ms! Students used these chocolate color coated candies to test theoretical and experimental probability. After the learning activity was completed, guess where the M & Ms ended up?
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  • No School - Friday, April 26

    WLHS will not hold classes on Friday, April 26. Teachers have a professional development day. School offices will be open 7:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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  • Senior Student: Reminders

    Student Services offers some important reminders to the families of seniors to ensure a smooth transition to college or career:
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  • Viking-2-Viking: Business

    Our last Viking-2-Viking of the year took place April 19. Interested juniors and seniors heard from Wisco alums about their experiences in the world of business. Thank you to the event speakers for sharing their insights and wisdom with our students:
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  • UWM Mini-Courses ACT Prep

    Mini-Courses ACT Preparation Class prepares 11th-12th graders for the official ACT test. Students gain direct instruction in the math, reading, English, and science reasoning as well as the writing section of the ACT test. Class instruction also covers test taking strategies so students become familiar with the types of questions they will encounter and learn a variety of strategies to answer those questions. Students participate in an unofficial pre- and post-test experience that familiarizes them with the ACT testing process. Click here to learn more and apply.
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  • 2024 Auction "Be Still" Raises Record Amount

    God blessed the 28th annual Dinner Auction “Be Still” with a yield of more than $800,000 that exceeded our goal and reached a new high. Auction proceeds are applied to student aid. A huge thank you to all our sponsors, donors, volunteers, bidders, and attendees who made an impact on the night . . . and beyond. Auction attendees watched a video that shared the story of student Maeva Lopez Vicente's ('24) conversion to Lutheranism. She also performed a vocal and piano solo for the guests. Click here to watch the video.
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  • April is National Poetry Month

    During April, National Poetry Month, our WLHS library is offering many ways for students to explore the use of language to inspire, beautify, and celebrate. Students can make poetry from magnets, book spines, and blackout sheets. The library is offering a poem reading challenge. Students can check out and read a book of poetry or a book-in-verse and be entered to win a gift card. Click here to see some of the books in verse on hand in the Wisco library.
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  • Christian Family Solutions

    WLHS is grateful to partner with Christian Family Solutions (CFS) in their school-based counseling program. Licensed professional therapists are on campus five days a week to meet with students and provide mental health services. Students are also able to meet with therapists over the summer months either in person or telehealth. If you feel your child could benefit from counseling services, contact your child’s school counselor for a referral to the program.
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  • College Possible Junior Applications

    College Possible is currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 junior class. College Possible is a pre-college program that assists juniors and seniors with ACT preparation, essay writing, completing college and scholarship applications, and understanding financial aid. Students will meet one-two times a week during their free period or after school. Students must meet GPA, academic and financial requirements to be eligible for the program.
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  • New Resource Period - Starting Tuesday, April 23

    Each spring the heavy sports schedule takes students and coaches away from the final period of the day. Unfortunately, our 8th period classes are at a distinct disadvantage. In an attempt to address this imbalance, we will administer an alternate schedule beginning Tuesday, April 23. From 2:30-3:00 p.m., we will run a resource or flex period that allows spring athletes and coaches to leave school without missing class. Those who are in school will use the “flex period” for club meetings, tutoring, student organization meetings, library time, music practicing, counseling sessions, and making up tests and quizzes. This flex period will also serve as a pilot for daily schedule changes we intend to install next school year. Click here for the schedule.
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  • Rock Climbing Team Ascends at State

    2023-24 was the inaugural year for the WLHS rock climbing club under the direction of Ms. Rachel Rosenberg, Mr. Tim Meister, and Mrs. Bekah & Mr. Mical Schaffer. The club had a total of 26 climbers. In its first year, Wisco took eleven rock climbers to State to compete in both top rope and bouldering at the Downtown Adventure Rock. Four climbers made it to the final five in their divisions including Oliver Saugstad ('27), Caden Schaffer ('27), Mina Schaffer ('27), and Talia Meister ('26).
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  • School Information System Security Update

    To enhance the security and stability of Blackbaud solutions (onCampus), our student information system, Blackbaud is updating authentication for Blackbaud ID. On Wednesday, May 8, users will need to re-authenticate their Blackbaud logins in the following ways:
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  • Thomas Doerr ('25) Achieves Perfect 36 ACT

    WLHS is grateful to announce that this year junior Thomas Doerr is our seventh perfect score in the past seven years. And, apparently, some secret sauce must be involved. “I actually think it’s quite funny,” he said. “I’m the third of four brothers, so far, to get a perfect score. We joke that my one brother only got a 35.” Tommy intends to enroll at Martin Luther College to study for the pastoral ministry.

    Introduced in 1959, the American College Test now known as the ACT is written by millions of high school juniors every year. The highest achievable ACT score is 36; fewer than 1% of the annual ACT writers earn that score—rare company.
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  • Treats for Sale at A La Carte - Friday, April 19

    National Honor Society's annual A La Carte event is on Friday, April 19. Students are invited to purchase treats from more than a dozen different food stations around school. All proceeds go to this this year's school-wide mission projects, the Friends Network in the Philippines and WELS Military Services. Click here for a menu preview.
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  • Vote for Lucia Santana ('25) Milwaukee Student of the Week

    Congrats to junior Lucia Santana who was nominated for Milwaukee Student of the Week. A new program this year through Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, principals and staff members nominate their students. From there, Journal Sentinel staff narrow the list to a smaller list of finalists and ask the public to decide the winner.

    The public can vote here for this week's Student of the Week contest through noon Thursday, April 18.
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  • WELS Campus Ministry

    WELS Campus Ministry, a ministry of WELS Home Missions, provides resources, support, and encouragement to WELS congregations that serve college students around the United States and Canada. These congregations are vital in connecting college students with fellow Christians, strengthening their faith with the gospel message, and encouraging them to share that faith with other college students. Seniors, click here to register for WELS Campus Ministry.
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  • Dormitory Hosts Easter Celebration

    Before the Spring break, the Residential Activities Committee (RAC) organized an Easter party for all students residing in the dormitory as well as special Ecuadorian guests visiting for a short program at WLHS.
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  • Mental Wellness Student Leadership Summit

    School Counselor Mrs. Chavez, Director of Student Services Mr. Davis, and representatives of the WLHS Hope Squad attended the Mental Wellness Student Leadership Summit in Madison, Wis. Students were able to collaborate with school leaders and students from 45 schools across the state on the topics of mental health awareness and prevention. Our students were able to express the Christian hope that we have in the face of worldly challenges.
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  • Universities of Wisconsin Information

    Students interested in Universities of Wisconsin can access information that will help them learn about what schools within the state might best suit their personal interests and career goals. Please click here to view the new webpage dedicated for all prospective students looking to attend a state school. 

    There will be several virtual meetings available for students coming up in the next few months offered through UW HELP. Please click below to access information and register for these events.
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  • 2024 Annual Civil Rights Trip

    Over spring break, 32 students and eight chaperones traveled south for over 2,000 miles through 10 states on WLHS’s annual American Civil Rights Trip. Dr. Ken Fisher, WLHS President, develops the itinerary and leads the tour.

    The trip is experiential learning delivered through visits to important sites of the American civil rights movement in the middle of last century. Besides learning history from knowledgeable presenters, our students also meet daily to journal and conduct “courageous conversations” about what they are seeing and hearing and how it is shaping and clarifying their own views about race relations today. Daily devotions help the whole group process all experiences through the eyes of faith and in the knowledge that God allows each of us to play a role in bringing harmony to our relationships.
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  • 2024 WLHS Auction Bidding Now Open

    For attendees and non-attendees, the 2024 WLHS Dinner Auction silent auction bidding is now open! Click here to visit the mobile bidding site where auction items are available. Once you see something you like, click on the "Sign In" link at the top right of the page, and select the way you would like to register. Bid early and have fun!

    Silent auction bidding closes at 7:00 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, April 13. For any questions about mobile bidding, contact Becky Glass at 414-453-4567 ext 2291 or becky.glass@wlhs.org.
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  • 2024 WLHS Prom

    Saturday, May 4, is our 2024 Prom for juniors and seniors under the theme A Walk to Remember. Grand March is at Wisconsin Lutheran High School in the main gymnasium beginning at 4:30 p.m. Attendees should meet in the atrium no later than 4:15 p.m. The dinner and dance will be held at Peck Welcome Center, Milwaukee County Zoo (1001 W. Bluemound Road). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and all attendees must arrive no later than 7:00 p.m. Dinner is at 6:15 p.m. and dance is 7:30-10:30 p.m.
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  • Coach Walz and Senior Knueppel Receive Wisconsin AP Awards

    Congratulations to Coach Ryan Walz ('92), who was named State Coach of the Year and to Kon Knueppel ('24), who was named State Player of the Year by the Wisconsin Associated Press! Click here to read the AP article.
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  • College Visits for Juniors

    College visits are an important experience all Wisco students are encouraged to complete by fall of their senior year. This spring we have several colleges coming to campus to meet with current juniors to talk about potential majors or careers. Visiting with our local and national college partners as they visit our campus provides students access to information and offerings available before physically visiting a campus. Please view our Career Pathways Catalog which helps students map out checkpoints like college visits to complete their Academic and Career Plan at WLHS. Information about what colleges will be on campus this spring will be sent to juniors in the coming weeks. 
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  • Future Business Leaders of America 2024 State Competition

    In only its second year of competition, the WLHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) sent 13 qualified students to State competition in Green Bay, Wis. on April 8-9. Students had opportunities to grow through workshops, networking sessions, and college exploration. They also competed in a variety of events, from coding and computer programming, to marketing, accounting, investments, and more. Top performers qualify for the National Conference in Orlando.

    Congratulations to the following students who are now national qualifiers:
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  • Juniors and Seniors: No School - April 16

    Juniors and seniors do not have school on Tuesday, April 16. Freshmen and sophomores are taking the required PreACT.
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  • Parking Reminder

    The property manager at our neighboring Honey Creek Apartments has notified us that they have contracted with a towing company. Parking spaces marked with a white letter H belong to the Honey Creek Apartments. WLHS cars parked in those spots are subject to being towed at the car owner's expense. Please remind your students not to park there and be mindful of avoiding those parking spots when you attend events at WLHS.
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  • PreACT for Freshmen and Sophomores - April 16

    On Tuesday, April 16, freshman and sophomore students will take the DPI required PreACT at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. PreACT is a summative assessment that measures what students have learned in the areas of English, reading, math, and science. It is a required day of school for ALL freshmen and sophomores. Breakfast is available until 7:45 a.m., but lunch will not be served. Dismissal is at 11:15 a.m.
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  • Vote for Vitangcol Leafguard Athlete of the Week

    Junior Sydney Vitangcol is in the hunt for athlete of the week for her two-hit shutout game against Lakeside Lutheran. You can vote for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Leafguard Athlete of the Week until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. You don't have to be a subscriber to vote. Votes are limited to one per hour, per device. Click here to vote.
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  • Welcome WLHS Class of 2028

    Welcome, parents of our incoming freshman Class of 2028 to the WLHS Weekly E-news! The Weekly E-News is delivered to your E-mail address every Wednesday during the school year. Update E-mail address changes in your onCampus account, as this is the communication tool most regularly used to convey information and upcoming events at Wisconsin Lutheran. WLHS encourages feedback to help us make our communication with you more effective. Please contact Central Office at 414-453-4567 with any comments or questions.
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  • WLHS Job Opening - Admissions Specialist

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is looking for an Admissions Specialist for the International Student Program. This is a full-time year-round position. Bilingual candidates are preferred, especially those fluent in Mandarin. International travel of 3-7 weeks per year is required. This position works with international educational consultants and families to evaluate and enroll international students. The ability to develop relationships with educational consultants, parents and students is necessary. If you are interested, please submit your resume to hr@wlhs.org.
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  • All-In Milwaukee Scholar Winners

    Congratulations to seniors Ny'Ree Bailey, Janae Lampkin, and Sierra Sager who were selected to participate in the All-In Milwaukee (AIM) scholars program. AIM is a college completion program that provides financial aid, advising, and program and career support to complete college, build meaningful careers, and transform the Milwaukee community. Many of the students who finish this program after college graduate debt free, complete an internship, and secure a job within the Milwaukee community.
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  • April Showers Bring . . .

    Changes to our spring sports schedules! Wisconsin weather is often the cause of delays or changes in location or times of our games and meets. For the most up-to-date schedules for baseball, girls soccer, softball, boys and girls track and field, and golf, check the Woodland Sports Conference schedule on our website here. Or, download the Wisco app for push notifications about canceled or postponed events.
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  • Boys Basketball Trophy Presentation & State Championship Apparel for Sale

    After chapel on March 25, the Vikings boys basketball team presented their Division II state tournament trophy to the student body. En route to a 30-0 season, our Vikings displayed unparalleled skill and determination. More important, they carried themselves with humility, witnessed their faith, and gave God the glory for their success. Click here for a highlight reel reliving the unforgettable moments that captured the team's journey to their state championship title. Click here for semifinal and State championship game photos. 

    WLHS is offering state championship apparel for our proud supporters. The deadline to order is Sunday, March 31. Click the link here to place your order and secure your piece of history. Go Vikings!
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  • Course Request Deadline - Monday, April 15

    All current students have completed the course request portion of the scheduling process. Course requests are final after Monday, April 15, 2024. Students will need to complete the courses they have requested for the entire 2024-25 school year. If students have a conflict with their course request(s) or do not pass a required course, their alternate course request will be selected.
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  • Did you know? Some facts about Viking Steel

    On March 22, after a snowy start to the day, Viking Steel was still able to hold its spring concert. WLHS is one of only a few high schools in Wisconsin that offers steel pan, and one of the few co-curriculars at WLHS with 60+ members. Enjoy some more facts about Viking Steel:
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  • Easter Blessings

    The most powerful truths are expressed in the simplest words: "It is finished." With these words, Jesus Christ declared that his payment for our sins was complete. "He is not here; he has risen, just as he said." And so the Easter morning angel declared that Jesus Christ is the victor over death. 

    The faculty and staff of Wisconsin Lutheran High School wish you a meditative time of repentance during your Holy Week and a JOYOUS victory celebration at the empty tomb Easter morning.
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  • Herb Kohl Scholarship Winner

    Congratulations to senior Ny'Ree Bailey who was selected as a finalist for the Herb Kohl Student Initiative Scholarship. Ny'Ree was chosen to receive the $10,000 tuition scholarship award because she has demonstrated a high level of motivation to achieve, and strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond. Click here for the full press release. Ny'Ree hopes to attend Marquette University and study for a career in the Health Science Pathway. 
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  • PreACT Schedule - Tuesday, April 16

    On Tuesday, April 16, all freshman and sophomore students will take the PreACT at Wisconsin Lutheran. This is a required day of school for freshmen and sophomores. Juniors and seniors do not have school that day. Breakfast will be available until 7:45 a.m., but lunch will not be served. Please note: dismissal is at 11:15 a.m. Read more for the test schedule.
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  • Weekly E-news on Break

    Our Easter break runs from March 29–April 5. No classes will meet on those days. Our offices will be closed March 29 (Good Friday) and April 1 (Easter Monday). Our offices and building will be open for limited hours the rest of the week after Easter. The Weekly E-news will be on hiatus as well. The next edition is Wednesday, April 10. Stay tuned to E-mail, website, text and app updates, and robocalls for any unscheduled changes.
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  • WELS Calls Update

    The following is an update on the recent calls that our staff received and that WLHS extended:
    • Mr. Scott Georgson declined our call to teach engineering and coordinate Project Lead the Way.
    • Mr. Mark Moldenhauer declined his call to Manitowoc Lutheran High School.
    • Mr. Matt Bilitz declined his call to Fox Valley Lutheran High School.
    • Mr. Randy Strutz declined his call to Shoreland Lutheran High School.
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  • WLHS Hosts Spring Camp for Students from Ecuador

    WLHS hosted ten students and one adult chaperone from Ecuador for a two-week spring camp. Some of the many activities they experienced have included a tour of the city of Milwaukee, an Admirals hockey game, Easter party with our dorm students, Wisconsin dairy farm experience, Milwaukee Art and Public Museums, Sky Zone trampoline park, Great Wolf Lodge waterpark, and much more.
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  • Woodland Conference and WIAA Honors

    Wisco wrapped up the winter sports season with a notable number of Woodland All-Conference selections as well as WIAA honors. Congratulations to our student athletes on their accomplishments.
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  • NextGrad

    NextGrad is a college, career, and life readiness partner many schools in the nation utilize to communicate to students about potential colleges, majors, and career paths. Our NextGrad digital sign and posters will soon be on our campus to assist our goal of having every student college, career, and life ready.
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  • Career Technical Education at Wisco

    Career Technical Education (CTE) is curriculum designed to improve completion of school and to prepare students for potential careers in a diverse world. The needed skills and experiences that a CTE area-focused curriculum has cover gaps that the traditional educational model can’t provide. In addition to preparing students for college and careers, CTE focuses on life readiness including the soft skills needed to be successful after high school. We pray for our continued planning and implementation of CTE around campus and with our Wisco partners to assist our students to be college, career, and life ready.
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  • 2024 Boys Basketball Perfect Season

    After a nail-biter victory over Nicolet High School in the State semifinal game (final score 56-54), our boys basketball team defeated Pewaukee High School on Saturday to capture the 2024 Boys Basketball Division 2 State Championship title by a score of 83-62. The Vikings ended the season with a 30-0 record, only the second team in state history to do so. Thank you to everyone who came out to support, cheer, and watch the game all over the country. To God be the glory! Visit the WLHS Flickr account here to see all photos.
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  • 2024 Spring Work Days

    Do you have yard work or spring cleaning that needs to get done such as hedge trimming, or window washing? Consider hiring hard-working members of student council for a few hours for a free-will donation. All money raised will go to the 2023-24 WLHS mission project to support gospel outreach in the Philippines and the WELS US military chaplaincy. Work days will be held on any Saturday or Sunday starting April 7 through April 27 & 28. To request a team, please E-mail workdays@wlhs.org and include your name, address, phone number, the work you need accomplished, and the day(s) this work could be completed.
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  • 2024 WLHS Dinner Auction - Registration & Donations Still Needed

    The 2024 WLHS Dinner Auction, the premier fundraising event at Wisconsin Lutheran High School, will be held on Saturday, April 13. You can play a  personal role in supporting the success and spiritual growth of our students. Registration to attend the event is open through Friday, March 22. Click here for more information. The WLHS Mission Advancement office is looking for item donations and sponsorships.
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  • Spanish Teachers Mrs. Cheryl Belott ('98) and Mrs. Kaitlin Hernández

    Central States Language Conference

    Spanish teachers Mrs. Cheryl Belott ('98) and Mrs. Kaitlin Hernández spent three days in Minneapolis last weekend at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. They attended workshops and presentations with passionate language teachers from all over the midwest and beyond, and they returned excited to share new ideas with our language students at Wisco.
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  • Construction Skills Sheds Available

    The Construction Skills Woods class is once again building and offering for sale two sheds. The sheds are 10X12 with six foot wide doors in the front. If you're interested in one of these sheds, or a different size shed, please contact Mr. Joel Radue at joel.radue@wlhs.org. Please note the following points if you are considering a shed on your property:
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  • Creative Culinary Competition

    Fifteen schools and 82 high school students put their culinary and management skills to the test in the ProStart Invitational at Madison College on March 14. Wisco sent four students to compete as a team in the culinary competition. They prepared a three course meal and were judged by foodservice industry professionals and college educators on teamwork, presentation, cooking procedures, knife skills, and sanitation. Click here to see the delicious menus prepared by talented students.
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  • Easter Break: March 29-April 5

    Classes will not meet during Easter break which begins on Good Friday, March 29, and runs through Friday, April 5. Our offices will be closed March 29 and April 1, and open for limited hours April 2-5. School will resume on Monday, April 8.
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  • Flatbed Trailer Needed for Summer Parades

    Viking Steel is looking to use a 40 inch flatbed trailer to accommodate the growing steelpan group. A trailer is needed for summer parades to carry the group along the route — steel pans don't seem to march well! While not needed the entire summer, the flexibility to use the flatbed trailer throughout summer would allow the group to sign up for upcoming parades before May. For more information, please contact Director of Bands Mr. Quinten Petersen at quinten.petersen@wlhs.org.
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  • Knueppel Receives Titles & Vote for Athlete of the Week

    Senior Kon Knueppel, his teammates, and coaches are enjoying the success of an undefeated basketball season ending in a State Championship. If that weren't enough, Kon has more opportunities to add accolades. Fans are encouraged to vote for Kon as the Wissports Athlete of the Week. Click here to vote, once per day on multiple devices, through Thursday, March 21, at 2:00 p.m. In addition, Kon has also received MaxPreps High School Player of the Year and the 2024 title of Wisconsin Mr. Basketball.
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  • March is Music in Schools Month

    For nearly 40 years, March has been designated as Music In Our Schools Month®. Music has a positive impact in the lives of our students and lasts a lifetime. This month alone WLHS has many opportunities to showcase the musical talents of our students including: the spring musical The Little Mermaid, the spring band concert (pictured), the sacred choral concert, and Viking Steel spring concert. Our thanks to the hardworking teachers in our fine arts music department!
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  • Spring Sacred Choral Concert - Sunday, March 24

    Everyone is invited to the Spring Sacred Choral Concert on Sunday, March 24, at 3:00 p.m. under the theme "Of Song, Soul, and Spirit” in the WLHS auditorium. Freshman and A Cappella Choirs, Inspiration, Jubilation, and the newly formed WLHS string ensemble will perform. General admission seating is first-come-first-served; free will offering is available. Click here for livestream link.
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  • Spring Viking Steel Concert - Friday, March 22

    Everyone is invited to the Spring Viking Steel Band Concert on Friday, March 22, at 7:00 p.m. The concert will be held in the auditorium and features all three steel bands with special guest Northern Illinois University Steelband. The concert is free and general admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Click here for livestream link.
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  • Vote for Zens Leafguard Athlete of the Week

    Zavier Zens ('26) is in the hunt for athlete of the week. You can vote for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Leafguard Athlete of the Week until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. You don't have to be a subscriber to vote. Votes are limited to one per hour, per device. Click here to vote.
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  • Schools2Skills at Glenroy Inc. and UWM

    The Waukesha County Business Alliance partners with WLHS, colleges, and local businesses to offer career-based learning experiences in the Schools2Skills program. This week students toured Glenroy Inc., a flexible packaging producer, to see firsthand advanced and innovative technology in a manufacturing pathway. Students were able to see all parts of production at the factory along with asking questions about potential careers within Glenroy. The afternoon session involved a trip to UW-Milwaukee for a tour of the campus and highlighting key majors the university offers to students. Students were exposed to career clusters connected to the morning manufacturing session. We thank Waukesha County Business Alliance for continued support to help our students learn about careers in our area!
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  • WCTC Dual Enrollment Academies

    Dual Enrollment Academies (DEA) provide students college credit and career-based learning experiences in high demand labor markets. Please click here to learn more about DEA’s through Waukesha County Technical College. Below are offerings WCTC has for students to obtain college credit through a DEA. 

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  • Bethany Boost Program

    Bethany Lutheran College offers a wide variety of career pathway courses for students at WLHS. These courses are considered dual credit which count toward a student’s high school and college credits. The course offerings through BLC are online and provide our students opportunities to obtain credit and experience through courses not offered here on campus at WLHS. 

    Bethany Boost Program Pathways

    - Health Care/Pre-Med 
    - Business
    - Media/Communication
    - Pre Law/Criminal Justice
    - Education
    - Engineering/Computer
    - Psychology/Counseling
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  • 2023-24 Annual Asbestos Notification

    Under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) rule, all primary and secondary schools are required to develop and implement a plan for managing all building materials which contain asbestos. Included in the AHERA Act is the requirement to annually notify all workers and building occupants (or their guardians) of asbestos-related activities. Beginning in 1988, all buildings owned, leased, or under the control of WLHS were inspected by EPA accredited inspectors, with building material samples analyzed by an independent laboratory.
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  • 2024 Spring Pilot

    Check out reviews of the Lunar New Year celebration and Black History Month program at WLHS. Read editorials on Valentine's Day, college football and more in the March edition of the student newspaper—the Pilot. Click here to read the latest edition.
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  • 2024 Spring Pop-up Store Open!

    The 2024 spring pop-up store for official WLHS Viking apparel is now open! Click here to shop online. The spring store will be open through Wednesday March 27, just in time for fans to show their support during the spring sports season. Shipping is offered throughout the United States. However, shipping is free if you are able to pick up your purchase at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. Select FREE "ship to your school" as your shipping preference.
     
    Items rotate as these pop-up stores are offered. Take a look, and see what's new.
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  • 2024 WELS Regional Band Fest

    WELS Regional Band Fest gathers the top musicians from WELS Lutheran High Schools in our region, for a weekend of mutually-edifying performance with their peers. To be selected is a distinct honor. Wisco is sending 17 students this year's regional band fest held at Great Plains Lutheran High School, in Watertown, South Dakota on March 15-17. The theme this year is From Sea to Shining Sea. Our very own band director and fine arts coordinator, Mr. Quinten Petersen, has been selected as the percussion clinician, along with head clinician Dr. Terry Beckler professor of percussion, bands and music education at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D.
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  • Biology Students Try to Avoid a Busted Bracket

    Can the #2 Forest Elephant outlast the #15 Honey Bee? Who will survive and advance in the #8 vs #9 matchup between the Himalayan Monal and the Nicobar Pigeon? Mr. Tim McEachern's ('99) Biology classes are joining students from around the world in the 2024 March Mammal Madness Tournament (MMM). Since 2013, MMM asks the question “Who Would Win?” when two animals encounter each other in an absurdly complex and wonderfully nerdy way . . . a simulated tournament within a structured game universe! Fill out your own bracket here to play along.
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  • Boys Varsity Basketball Team Headed to State!

    Congratulations to our varsity boys basketball team and their coaches who are headed to the WIAA State semifinals in Madison on Friday, March 15. Their most recent 80-59 win over Racine Park last Saturday at Burlington earned our Vikings a sectional championship and the State semifinal berth.

    Our semifinal opponent on Friday is Nicolet High School from Glendale. Game time is 1:35 p.m. at the Kohl Center (601 W. Dayton Street) in Madison. Our thanks to the Milwaukee Fire Department who will provide a fire engine escort of our team bus to the freeway when they leave at 11:00 a.m. We are also pleased to announce that senior Ella Westphal will sing the national anthem before the game against Nicolet.
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  • Class of 2024 Cap & Gown Packets and Pictures

    On Tuesday, March 12, seniors will pick up their free cap and gown packets for graduation when they get their graduation headshot photos taken. Included in the cap and gown packet are 12 tickets for the graduation ceremony. These are the only tickets each senior will receive. 

    Pictures may be purchased using the link here from In Focus Photography. Tips for a successful graduation headshot photo include:
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  • Kings of the Court - Thursday, March 21

    Kings of the Court, a mission-project fundraising event, will be held on Thursday, March 21, at 6:00 p.m., when student and faculty volleyball teams battle it out on the court in our main gym. The winning team takes on Wisco's girls varsity volleyball in the culminating game of the night. Admission into the games is $3 and will be taken at the door. All proceeds support the 2023-24 mission project to WELS Military Services to fund chaplains, and to the Friends Network (formerly Friends of China).
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  • No School - Friday, March 15

    There will be no school and offices will be closed on Friday, March 15, to allow our students and staff to cheer on the varsity boys basketball team at State finals. Students who have signed up for the fan bus are reminded that the buses will leave promptly at 11:15 a.m. The fan bus will return to school after the game.
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  • Reality Store Teaches Budgeting

    Wisco seniors learned important lessons about finances at the Reality Store on March 12. After receiving an assigned life situation (marital status, children, debt, etc.), along with a "paycheck" based on the job they were assigned and hope to have as an adult, students stopped at various stations to create a budget. Along the way, students "run into" real life expenses such as car repairs, medical bills, vet expenses or child care. Thank you to all our volunteers who helped to make this event valuable for our students!
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  • SCRIP Rebates

    The SCRIP year ends on Sunday, March 31. There are two dates left to order, March 20 and 27. ScripNow and Reload orders can be placed until March 31 (click here for more info) and will be credited for the current rebate year. SCRIP rebates will be finalized the first week of April and applied to either your tuition account, a rebate check, or rolling it over for future use. If you have a change of rebate request or if you do not remember what you chose, E-mail scrip@wlhs.org in the next week. We will follow your original designation if not contacted. Beginning April 1, all proceeds for purchases will be credited towards the 2024-25 school year.
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  • Viking-2-Viking: Healthcare

    In March, the Viking-2-Viking presentation focused on the field of healthcare. Interested juniors and seniors met to learn more from three of our alumni: Dr. Christopher Roberts ('00) Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Mr. Cody J. Fitzwilliams B.S., CNMT ('03) Global Services MICT Technical Instructor, GE Healthcare, and Ms. Hannah Braun ('05) Physician Assistant, Wauwatosa Pediatrics. We thank our alumni for taking time from their busy schedules to share their knowledge and experiences with our students.
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  • World Geography Classes Learn About Local Food Deserts

    Students in Mr. Sam Wallace's World Geography classes had a chance to learn from Milwaukee Alderwoman Larresa Taylor about food deserts. Food deserts are areas where people have limited access to a variety of healthful foods. This may be due to having a limited income or living far away from sources of healthful and affordable food. Grace Raymond ('24) said of the presentation, "It really put things into perspective how food deserts are a local problem. Alderwoman Taylor represents Milwaukee District 9, and has been instrumental in building new grocery stores as well as redeveloping the old Northridge Mall area to bring in better businesses."
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  • Craftsman with Character

    Craftsman with Character is a career-based learning experience WLHS has been studying in the 2023-24 school year. CwC recently started in Edgerton, WI at Edgerton Gear Inc. through sponsorship with the US Navy and has now expanded to the Milwaukee area. The creation of CwC was a response to the need for every high school student to develop skills necessary to become career and life ready. The program consists of field visits to local companies in business and trade pathways along with a curriculum that focuses on character development. Participating in this program also links students who are going directly to the workforce after high school to potential employers in the Milwaukee area. Click here to learn more about CwC.
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  • Daylight Saving Time Begins

    Sunday, March 10, marks the beginning of daylight saving time. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night. While this means we will lose an hour of sleep Saturday night, we look forward to the extra hours of sunlight and hopefully spring-like weather to come!
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  • Digging Deeper Into History

    Students in Mrs. Bauer's Modern World History classes were tasked with discovering a topic that interested them during World War I and creating a poster to describe their topic. Some topics chosen included Rags the Dog, The Unknown British Soldier, Henry Johnson, Aileen Cole Stewart as well as some better known characters like U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Soviet Union Leader Vladimir Lenin or Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin. With our library as a resource, these historians uncovered the value of untold stories.
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  • Discovering Health Care Expo

    Students attended the Waukesha County Business Alliance’s annual Discovering Health Care Expo at Waukesha County Technical College on Tuesday, March 5. The expo exposed students considering a career in healthcare to the multitude of career paths available in the industry. Students participated in various hands-on activities like learning how to use physical therapy tests and blood testing equipment, CPR demonstrations, and more. Career-based opportunities offer students hands on learning in specific career fields to gain interest and understanding of a potential career. Click here to learn more how WLHS offers specific advice for students interested in the Health Science Pathway.
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  • Freshmen & Sophomores - NO SCHOOL Tuesday, March 12

    There will be no school for all freshmen and sophomores on Tuesday, March 12, due to juniors taking the ACT and the seniors participating in the Reality Store. Freshmen and sophomores will be taking the PreACT on April 16.
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  • Morning Assembly: Overcoming Obstacles with Faith

    On March 4, Wisco welcomed back alum Emily Kratz ('97) to address our student body about overcoming obstacles with faith. Ms. Kratz shared the importance of the role faith plays in facing personal challenges, not just physical ones. Ms. Kratz lives in Minneapolis and works for Microsoft. She is a triathlete and extreme racer who has regularly competed in tests of endurance in locations such as the Sahara Desert and the Arctic Circle.
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  • Reality Store for ALL Seniors - Tuesday, March 12

    On Tuesday, March 12, all seniors will participate in the annual Reality Store, under Business Department Coordinator Mr. Jason Goede's direction. The goal of this event is to teach our seniors how to spend, share, and save their God-given finances. Volunteers come in to help teach financial literacy to the students as they walk through a month of bill paying and dealing with the unexpected expenses (e.g. car repairs, medical bills) that adults experience. This is a mandatory school day for seniors. Students will be dismissed by 1:00 p.m. A limited grab and go breakfast will be served until 9:00 a.m., and pizza will be available for lunch at no cost to our students.
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  • Riebe Named Female Wrestler of the Year Back-to-Back Seasons

    Sophomore Izabella Riebe is adding accolades to her young career. As a freshman, Riebe captured both sectional and State runner up in her weight class. This year, she again took home sectional honors as well as third place in her class at State. After voting by conference coaches, Riebe was named the 2024 Woodland Conference Female Wrestler of the Year, her second year in a row. Congratulations! Stay tuned for two more exciting seasons with this student athlete.
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  • Spring Band Concert - Sunday, March 10

    Everyone is invited to an afternoon of music on Sunday, March 10, at 3:00 p.m. in the WLHS auditorium as the band department performs their spring concert under the theme “This Wide Earth.” Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and Woodwind Ensemble will all perform. Seating is general admission. A livestream link to the concert can be found on the wlhs.org livestream page here.
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  • The Little Mermaid Lands Big Audiences

    WLHS closed the curtain March 3 on the musical production of The Little Mermaid. Between the two grade school performances and public shows, almost 4,000 visitors were welcomed. The production showcased the work of more than 100 of our students and sold out shows on Saturday and Sunday. We thank our musical director, Mr. Justin Liepert, the cast and crew of The Little Mermaid, as well as all of the staff members involved to make this an outstanding show.
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  • Tuition Management Enrollment Contract & Deposit

    Beginning on Monday, March 11, enrollment contracts will be available in your onCampus account (login here). A non-refundable enrollment deposit per student is required by Sunday, March 31, to reserve your student's seat for the upcoming school year and to ensure course scheduling priority. This deposit is part of your student's total tuition for the school year, not an additional fee. The enrollment deposit does not apply to MPCP or WPCP students; however, ALL families need to complete the enrollment contract. The MPCP enrollment contracts are due by Friday, March 8. The enrollment deposit is due at the time you submit your enrollment contract by electronic check or credit card. Regular monthly payments are due on the 1st or 15th of the month depending on the date chosen in the contract. Monthly payments can be made in person at WLHS (cash or check), via electronic check or credit card in your Tuition Management account through OnCampus, or over the phone with Smart Tuition (888-868-8828).
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  • Vikings Claim Fourth Consecutive Regional Championship

    The boys basketball team won back-to-back games this past weekend in a strong start on their way to State finals. On Friday, the boys defeated their first opponent, Waukesha South High School, by a score of 79-38. The next night the team dominated visiting Whitnall High School 82-49 en route to winning their fourth consecutive regional crown. To read a full recap of the game, click here.

    Wisco advances to sectional finals on Thursday, March 7, against Pius XI. The game will be played at Wilmot Union High School at 7:00 p.m. Click here, to purchase tickets in advance online.
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  • InSpireWI - Career-Based Learning

    InspireWI is a digital platform WLHS offers to students who may be interested in career or work based learning experiences. Throughout the year, tools and services are available to families that support career-based learning. Click here to learn more about how students can utilize InspireWI and access the state’s broad network of resources to be career ready. We encourage families to utilize InspireWI as you consider components to add to your child’s Academic and Career Plan.
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  • ACT for ALL Juniors - Tuesday, March 12

    Junior students are reminded that they are required to take the ACT on Tuesday, March 12, as a part of their school-day schedule. Juniors should arrive promptly by 7:30 a.m. A limited grab and go breakfast will be available that morning. Students may bring a calculator for the math portion of the ACT; however, if they don't bring one of their own, there will not be one provided for them. Students will not be admitted to the testing rooms after the test has started. Parents, there is no cost. Students should stop by the Student Services Office for information to set up an ACT account as well as receive a test preparation booklet. This is an official ACT test. Scores from this test are necessary for most college applications. Dismissal will be at 12:30 p.m.  Pizza will be served for lunch at no cost to our students.
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  • Pictured: Top Three State Finishers and Alternates

    FBLA Students Headed to State

    Thirty-two students in Wisco's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed at the Regional Leadership Conference held at the Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha, Wis. on February 3. More than 4,200 FBLA members from across Wisconsin demonstrated their business skills competitively in 60 plus events. Some of these events included job interview, entrepreneurship, accounting, social media campaign, public speaking, digital video presentation, electronic career portfolio, computer problem solving, and many more. Fourteen of our students qualified for FBLA state competition in April and 21 of our 32 students placed in the top 5. Highlights included:
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  • Riebe ('26) Takes Third in State Wrestling

    2024 WIAA Individual Wrestling State Championships were held at the Kohl Center in Madison this past weekend. Congratulations to Izabella Riebe ('26) (235) who won by a pin over Kiley Georgel (Luxemburg-Casco Girls) in 3:28 in the final round taking home third place in Division II at State.
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  • Senior Receives Full Ride Scholarship to Mount Mary University

    Congratulations to senior Hilary Ramirez who received the prestigious Caroline Scholars Scholarship from Mount Mary University. This four-year scholarship aimed at students with a passion for social justice, covers full tuition, food, and housing totalling approximately $40,000 a year. Said Hilary of this opportunity, "You don't see a lot of these types of scholarships available. You don't have to be super athletic or super smart you just have to be passionate."
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  • Social Influencer Visits African American Studies Class

    Cree Myles is a professional reader, social media influencer, and inaugural editor and curator of a black literature podcast through Penguin Random House. Ms. Myles spoke to students in Mrs. Shakirah Cousin's African American studies class. She broke down ways to reach reading goals, emphasized the importance of reading, and gave pointers on how the class can successfully complete an upcoming assignment on podcasts for their book reviews.
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  • Volunteers Needed

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is in need of volunteers to assist with Viking Volunteers, game day operations, and coaching. Opportunities include booster club leaders who open, close, and manage the concession stand as well as sell WLHS apparel during home athletic events. Please fill out the volunteer form at https://bit.ly/wlhsvolunteers or contact Athletic Director Micah Walz at micah.walz@wlhs.org.
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  • WLHS Welcomes New Principal

    WLHS is pleased to announce that a new principal will be on staff for the 2024-25 school year. Mr. Landon Zacharyasz has accepted his divine call to be the next principal of Wisconsin Lutheran High School. He will begin his new role at Wisco on July 1. On February 24, Mr. Zacharyasz and his wife Emily and their children Kaia, Jude, Eden, and Abel were excited to tour the school. We welcome them to the Wisco family!
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  • WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival

    On February 23 & 24, the WLHS music department participated in the 2024 Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) District Solo & Ensemble Festival. With over 130 students participating in 86 different events, Wisco brought home 243 gold medals and 27 silver medals. Soloists from every graduation year earned trips to the state festival. Several students will still be attending other festivals and we expect our gold medal count to surpass 250. Congratulations to all who participated! Click here for a list of performers.
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  • Xello Arriving Summer of 2024

    We are pleased to share that WLHS is joining many schools around the world by providing a Xello account to every student and parent starting in the 2024-25 school year. Xello is an Academic and Career Planning (ACP) system which will offer families a wider experience and bring all stakeholders together in the ACP process. All information in a student’s Naviance account will be transferred to Xello this summer. Access and information to a student’s Naviance account will be available until August 1, 2024.
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  • College, Career & Life Readiness Blueprint

    An important post secondary readiness tool is now available to the WLHS family which helps all stakeholders in the conference guide our students toward post secondary success. Please click here to view the WLHS College, Career & Life Readiness Blueprint. Our hope is that this scorecard will be a reflective piece for students, parents, and staff as we work together to prepare every student for productive Christ-centered lives in a diverse world. This blueprint can be found on our website along with other helpful resources.
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  • Class of 2024 Yard Signs

    WLHS is pleased to provide each senior with a free graduation yard sign. Signs may be customized with the student's first name or simply grad. Additional signs are available for purchase at the cost of $10 per sign. Information was e-mailed on February 15 to all seniors and their parents. The deadline to order your sign is Thursday, March 14. Seniors may pick up their signs, along with their yearbook, on Thursday, May 16.
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  • Kids Carnival a Success

    WLHS opened its doors on February 18 to dozens of grade school children for our annual Kids Carnival. Children participated in games, face painting, crafts, and more with the help of WLHS Student Council members. The event raised nearly $900, and proceeds go toward this year's Our Hands For His Service mission projects, the Friends Network in the Philippines and WELS Military Services.
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  • Singing Valentine

    Cool Beans, a barbershop quartet with the Sweet Adelines International organization, stopped by to deliver a singing Valentine to the Freshman Choir. These ladies are also members of the Crosstown Harmony Chorus, a local regional chapter of Sweet Adelines. Member Rochelle Hackmann ('86) (pictured right) is a WLHS graduate and a member at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church in Greenfield. We thank the ladies for their performance and for inspiring the Freshman Choir with their four-part barbershop harmonies!
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  • State Bound for Wrestling!

    Fifteen WLHS wrestlers qualified to compete at the 2024 WIAA Individual Sectional Championship at Wauwatosa West High School last Saturday. Congratulations to our girls who won the girls sectional as a team. Five of those wrestlers captured sectional championships and will move on to compete at the 2024 WIAA Individual State Wrestling Championships. Congratulations to Izabella Riebe ('26) (235), Dakota Allen ('25) (132), Maraihya Brown ('25) (165), Amos Ebeling ('25) (106), and Leah Lawrence ('25) (138). Matches begin Thursday, February 22, at 3:00 p.m. at the Kohl Center (601 W Dayton Street) in Madison.
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  • Winter Break - February 29 & March 1

    Winter break is next Thursday, February 29, and Friday, March 1. There will be no school those days. The school office hours will be 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. on Thursday and 8:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. on Friday. Classes resume on Monday, March 4.
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  • Your Voice Matters!

    We want the meal program at our school to be the best it can be. WLHS food service company, Taher, is asking students and parents to take a brief survey by clicking here. Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer the questions to help Taher better serve our school.
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  • 2024 Lent at WLHS

    On Ash Wednesday, February 14, Campus Pastor Phil Huebner ('99) led a special chapel service that brought a focus to the beginning of the Lenten season. The theme of our campus worship this Lent is The Places of the Passion. Each Wednesday we will contemplate a different location where Jesus stopped along his path to redeem us: Gethsemane, The High Priest’s Palace, Pilate’s Court, The Way of Sorrows, and Golgotha.
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  • It's a Great Day to Save Lives

    Are you interested in donating blood? Register to donate on Monday, February 26 (sign up here) or Tuesday, February 27 (sign up here). The blood drive is held in the atrium at WLHS. Sign-ups are open until the day of the drive. Students who are 16-years-old and wish to donate blood will need to have the parental consent form here filled out. Please consider donating to save up to three lives!
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  • Jayla Rankin ('24) Joins 1000 Point Club

    Congratulations to Jayla Rankin ('24) who scored her 1000th point in her high school career at the game on February 9. Jayla joins fellow senior Jazzmine Smith (picture three) as only the third Lady Viking to achieve this milestone in Wisco girls basketball history.
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  • MPCP Open Enrollment Ends Tuesday, February 20

    Open enrollment for the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program is going on now. All current WLHS families participating in MPCP must re-apply online each year at the link here. MPCP families can email documents to choice@wlhs.org. Open enrollment closes Tuesday, February 20. For more information about MPCP, click here.
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  • National Merit Scholarship Finalists

    Congratulations to our seniors Kirstin Neuwirth and Frank An Quan-Pham who have advanced to National Merit Finalist standing. Kirstin and Frank are now in the top ten percent of the more than 1.5 million students who initially entered the National Merit Scholarship Competition their junior year.
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  • No School - Monday, February 19

    There is no school for students on Presidents Day, Monday, February 19. Teachers have professional development that day. The school office hours will be 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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  • WELS Calls Update

    The following is an update on the calls that were received and extended at WLHS:
    • Mr. Paul Habermann declined our call to teach engineering courses and direct Project Lead the Way.
    • Mr. Landon Zacharyasz accepted our call to serve as principal.
    • Mr. James Brandt declined his call to serve as Executive Director for Fox Valley Lutheran School.
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  • WIAA Playoff Season

    We are entering into the WIAA Tournament Season for winter sports. Please note that student ID's and passes, as well as family and staff passes, do not admit us to playoff athletic contests, home or away. Ticket prices for WIAA playoff games vary with the sport and level of game.

    Nine Wisco boys headed to the WIAA Wrestling Regional on February 10 at Menomonee Falls High School. All nine boys qualified for the WIAA Individual Sectional Championship on February 17 at Wauwatosa West High School. Four wrestlers claimed regional championships:
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  • WLHS Job Opening - School Nurse

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is seeking a registered school nurse (RN) to coordinate health services to students and employees at WLHS and ensure that all health services comply with Federal and State laws and standards. This is a 30 hour per week position that serves only when school is in session. The RN will provide assistance and care of sick and injured students, maintain health and medical documentation for the school, perform medical procedures as necessary, and is part of the educational team for health education and promotion. Candidates must be a member in good standing in a WELS congregation. For a full job description or to submit a resume, contact hr@wlhs.org.
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  • Global New Year Greetings from WLHS International Alumni

    New Year parties aren't limited to a countdown on the evening of December 31! WLHS recently hosted a global New Year party to celebrate New Year traditions from around the world. As part of the festivities, WLHS international alumni submitted video greetings to our Wisco family. Click here to enjoy the video compilation!
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  • 2023-24 Boys Varsity Basketball Breaks Records

    On January 26, at South Milwaukee High School, Kon II Knueppel ('24) became Wisco's all-time leading scorer in boys' basketball. With the victory that night, Coach Ryan Walz ('92) reached his 300th win as the boys varsity basketball coach. On February 6, at West Allis Central High School, Kon also became the school's all-time leading rebounder. The 2023-24 Viking team has won 19 straight games and has surpassed the 2008-09 state title team for the second-longest winning streak to start a season in school history. Only the 21-0 team of 1965-66 has enjoyed a better start. We congratulate Kon, Coach Walz, and the varsity basketball team on a successful season and cheer them on as they make a run for another state title.
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  • Jazzmine joins the 1,000 point club

    2023-24 Girls Basketball Grab Impressive Stats

    The girls varsity basketball team is taking a turn at grabbing some impressive stats for the 2023-24 season. Led by seniors Chloe Koschnitzke, Jayla Rankin, Madelyn Reneau, and Jazzmine Smith, the girls have a chance to finish with one of the school's highest girls basketball conference standings, since the girls won the conference in 2014. On Tuesday, Jazzmine scored her 1,000th career point. Jazzmine is only the second Viking in Wisco girls history to achieve this milestone. This year, Jayla became our school's all-time leader in three-point shots made, surpassing the old record of 108 career 3 point makes. The team eagerly awaits the WIAA State playoff brackets which come out Sunday, February 11.
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  • Celebrating Black History Month 2024

    On February 6, WLHS celebrated black history month with a school-wide assembly under the theme "And Still I Rise." Assistant Principal C.L. Whiteside ('06) opened with a message about what brings us together and unites us as brothers and sisters in Christ. Students poured hours into rehearsals and film editing to showcase excellence in the African-American community. From the Harlem Renaissance to Jazz and Hip-Hop, the arts were on display. Students performed a jazz number, solo and small group recitations, step and hip-hop routines, as well as Gospel songs with Praise Dancers. Video clips showcased the history of rap music and college marching bands. What a wonderful reminder that the body of Christ has individual talents that can work in harmony to the glory of God.
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  • Coach Lueck ('87) Inducted into Track & Field Hall of Fame

    On February 3, WLHS alum and track & field coach Mr. Eric Lueck ('87) was inducted into the Wisconsin Track Coaches Hall of Fame at a luncheon ceremony in Middleton, Wis. After accepting the award, Coach Lueck shared a heartfelt message about what a privilege it is to work as a coach and teacher. "I'm thankful for the ministry at Wisco, the support of my family and colleagues, and we get to do this all while keeping Jesus' love as the purpose behind all that we do."
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  • Congratulations Scott Cousins ('24)

    Scott Cousins II ('24) signed his letter of intent with the Biola University Division 2 Track & Field program. Scott has had a successful track & field career here at WLHS, and plans to continue throwing at Biola University, in La Mirada, Cal. Scott intends to pursue a major in Cinema and Media Arts with the goal to become a director.
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  • Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence

    On February 2, English Department Coordinator, Amy Goede ('94), attended a free online symposium offered by the University of Southern California entitled "The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Large Language Models in the Writing Class." From sessions on the flaws and possibilities caused by the coding used to create AI generators to harnessing the power of Chat GPT in a writing class, this symposium provided a wealth of information and ideas on how to train our students to use this fast-growing technology in an ethical and productive way.
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  • National School Counseling Week February 5-9

    National School Counseling Week highlights the impact school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. At WLHS, we are blessed to have dedicated Christian counselors in the Student Services department who are focused on getting students ready for life after high school. Counselors offer guidance in the areas of academics, college and career readiness, and mental health.
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  • Tie-Dye Experimentation

    As part of a unit on fibers and fabrics, students in Fashion Tech Two experimented with the properties of cotton — absorbency and color-fastness — by tie dying t-shirts in class. Most of the students did traditional tie dye patterns, but Rhiannon Gantner ('24) tried the ice cube method of putting dry dye on ice cubes placed on top of her shirt. Once the ice melts, the colors blend into the shirt. Who says you can't have fun while learning!
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  • Vision USA - The Wisconsin Project

    The Wisconsin Project is an independent program run by the Wisconsin Optometric Association (WOA), a non-profit association of optometrists. The program offers comprehensive eye care services to children age 18 and under who are from low income, working families and have no insurance which covers vision and eye health care. For more information and to submit an application, visit their website here or contact student counselor Katie Chavez at katie.chavez@wlhs.org.
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  • Happy National School Counseling Week!

     
    At Wisconsin Lutheran High School, we are blessed to be able to offer a variety of counseling services to our students. While many schools focus on just one area of counseling, Wisco's counseling program uses a holistic approach to help students where they are now to get them ready for life after high school.
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  • DIY Flower Arranging at Honey Creek Hall

    Students at Honey Creek Hall organized a weekend event focused on do-it-yourself (DIY) flower arrangements, brightening their living space with some spring colors. The students assembled vibrant bouquets and also crafted personalized cards to gift to their friends. The organizers, seniors Gene Kantakanishtha and Minori Higashi, hoped to give their classmates a break from routine, enjoy some social interaction, and brighten up the winter atmosphere.
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  • Annual Milwaukee Bucks NBA Game

    Students in the WLHS Residential Program enjoyed their annual trip to attend a professional basketball game. On January 13, the hometown Milwaukee Bucks defeated the popular Golden State Warriors in a close match. After the game, the WLHS group enjoyed the special opportunity of walking onto the court and each getting a chance to take a shot at the free throw line.
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  • Weekend Winter Fun

    January had its moments of cold and snow, but students were able to enjoy some fun indoor activities to help fight the cabin fever. One group went to watch the Wave, Milwaukee’s professional indoor soccer team, who defeated the Dallas Sidekicks in an exciting match. Another group sang their favorite songs at their own private karaoke suite. Upcoming trips include ice skating, a trampoline park, and a professional hockey match.
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  • An Evening of Spaghetti & Songs - Friday, March 1

    On Friday, March 1, the WLHS Choral Associates will host "Spaghetti and Songs," an evening of dinner and entertainment featuring Wisco Kids Show Choir and Inspiration Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Dinner is served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The meal is "all-you-can-eat" and includes spaghetti with red sauce or chicken alfredo, garlic bread, salad, beverages, and desserts. Tickets can be purchased at the door: $10 for adults and $7 for students through high school. Children three-and-under eat free.
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  • 2024 Winter Festival Highlights

    Arabian Nights Winter Festival 2024 was a royal success! The week's activities included dress-up days, lunchtime activities, a movie night, and a competitive dodgeball tournament. At the festival pep rally, cheer, dance, and step teams performed, classes competed for the loudest battle cry, and basketball and wrestling teams were introduced. Senior Scott Cousins was crowned Festival King.
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  • 2024-25 Course Selections

    Juniors: School Counselors will finish individual meetings with juniors on February 9.

    Sophomores: School Counselors will schedule a time to meet with sophomores starting on February 12. 

    Freshman: School Counselors will schedule a time to meet with freshman starting on February 22. 

    We are pleased to help your family this spring as we continue to develop your child’s Academic and Career Plan. Please use the following documents and information to prepare as a family before your child selects courses in onCampus:
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  • Blessing of the Singapore Flag

    WLHS held a blessing of the flag ceremony during chapel on January 29. Joanne Lee ('25), our international student from Singapore, carried her home country's flag, which WLHS Conference President Rev. Dr. Ken Fisher blessed. Joanne, who transferred to Wisco at the beginning of this semester, is the first student from Singapore to attend our school.
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  • Blessing of the Singapore Flag

    WLHS held a blessing of the flag ceremony during chapel on January 29. Joanne Lee ('25), our international student from Singapore, carried her home country's flag, which WLHS Conference President Rev. Dr. Ken Fisher blessed. Joanne, who transferred to Wisco at the beginning of this semester, is the first student from Singapore to attend our school.
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  • Celebration of Hope - Friday, February 2

    Come for a special night organized by students to promote mental health awareness at WLHS on Friday, February 2, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This event is open to everyone, so bring your family and siblings along! Wear green to show your support. Event highlights include: alumnus speaker, mental health expert, student performances, student art exhibit, and an interactive makerspace. Light refreshments will also be provided. Click here to purchase tickets online for $4 or, students may pay $3 cash through Student Services. All proceeds will go toward funding counseling services for WLHS students with Christian Family Solutions.
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  • Congratulations to Dr. Bitter

    Congratulations to English teacher Mrs. Stacy Bitter who received her doctorate from Alverno College with a degree in K-12 Leadership. Dr. Bitter defended her dissertation called "Young Adolescents' Perceptions of Reading Interventions" in December 2023. Motivated to better serve her students, Dr. Bitter completed her study in two and half years, no summers off, alongside her full time job at WLHS.
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  • Disney's The Little Mermaid - Tickets on Sale Friday, February 9

    Disney's The Little Mermaid is coming to our WLHS stage on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 3 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 9, at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased online here.
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  • Eddie Rynders ('24) Selected for Super 60 Pro Showcase

    Eddie Rynders ('24), a Kent State baseball recruit, was selected for the prestigious Super 60 Pro Showcase! This invitation-only event held in Chicago, Illinois, on February 4, features only the top draft prospects in the Prep Baseball's expansive coverage area and allows players to demonstrate their skills to scouts.
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  • National School Choice Week

    National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on the positive outcomes that students have achieved through the Choice programs. In 2024, National School Choice Week took place on January 21-27. WLHS is grateful for the expanded way Choice has allowed us to serve the congregations and elementary schools in our WLHS Conference.

    Thursday, February 1, 2024 is opening day for the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) and the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) for the 2024-25 school year. Click here for more information including required documents and deadlines.
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  • Waukesha County Technical College Upcoming Events & Open House

    Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) is excited to announce a series of engaging events designed to showcase their diverse offerings and provide valuable insights into their programs. Whether you're considering furthering your education or seeking hands-on experiences, WCTC has something for you.
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  • Welcome Back Miss Claire Leverence

    WLHS is excited to have another alumni, Miss Claire Leverence ('19), join our staff. She is serving in our English department teaching composition classes. Ms. Leverence is a recent graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran College and earned a degree in Secondary Education Broadfield Language Arts (English and Communication). Miss Leverence is a member at Grace Lutheran Church, Milwaukee. In her free time, Miss Leverence likes to run, read, crochet, thrift, write, and enjoy outdoor activities.
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  • WLHS Kid's Carnival - Sunday, February 18

    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 18, 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.
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  • Year End Tuition Statements for Families

    As a convenience to our families, Blackbaud Tuition Management provides year end statements that list payments made to a family's Tuition Management account for the 2023 calendar year and includes the required tax ID number for Wisconsin Lutheran. Access your statement by logging in to your account through onCampus here, click on Resources, then Smart Tuition. From there you can click on "Family Year End Statement" which will trigger a PDF download to your computer. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Becky Glass at becky.glass@wlhs.org or 414-453-4567 ext. 2291.
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  • 2024 Academic Top Ten

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is pleased to announce the academic top ten for the Class of 2024:
    1. Kirstin Neuwirth (Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Church & School, New Berlin)
    2. Ana Sofija Velijkovic (Kragujevic, Serbia)
    3. Stephen Miller (Christ the Lord Lutheran Church & School, Brookfield)
    4. Madelyn Winter (Christ Lutheran Church, Big Bend & Mt. Calvary Lutheran School, Waukesha)
    5. Jackson Rossman (St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School, Muskego)
    6. May Moe Thu Han (Yangon, Myanmar)
    7. Mason Marrari (Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Church & School, New Berlin)
    8. Nathaniel Crowder (Grace Lutheran Church, Milwaukee & St. John's Lutheran School, Wauwatosa)
    9. Judah Borgwardt (Living Word Lutheran Church, Waukesha & Christ the Lord Lutheran School, Brookfield)
    10. Tyler Heiman (Living Hope Lutheran Church, West Allis & Lamb of God Lutheran School, West Allis)
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  • 2024 Festival Court

    At the pep rally on Friday, January 26, one of these three senior boys will be crowned as the 2024 Festival King. Pictured left to right are: Kon Knueppel, Scott Cousins, and Logan Rindfleisch. They will be escorted by Lauren Wigley, Thea Stewartson, and Lucie Henning, respectively.
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  • A Celebration of Fashion & Christian Female Leaders

    WLHS held its annual "In the Image" Fashion Show on January 21. The event presents fashions from a variety of vendors as modeled by WLHS students. This year, the Sharon A. Schoeneck (’79) "In the Image" Scholarship was awarded to three junior female students Sydney Biebert ('25), Emerson Glodowski ('25), and Kenly Frey ('25), who have achieved academic success and demonstrated community and volunteer service.
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  • Formalwear Pop-up Boutique January 27 & 28

    The New Berlin Junior Woman's Club (NBJWC) is excited to announce their 5th annual Pop-up Boutique held at the New Berlin Community Center (14750 W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin) on January 27 & 28. 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. Click here for the flier.
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  • MPCP & WPCP Open Enrollment

    2024 Open Enrollment starts on Thursday, February 1, for all families wishing to utilize the Milwaukee (MPCP) or Wisconsin (WPCP) Parental Choice Program for the 2024-25 school year.

    Read more for important information and application instructions.
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  • Pep Rally - Friday, January 26

    Join us for 2024 Winter Festival pep rally in the main gymnasium at school on Friday, January 26, 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!
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  • Servant Leadership to Antigua

    In recent years, WLHS has developed a partnership with our WELS mission on the Caribbean island of Antigua. God has blessed St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church and School there with significant growth: 350 students attend their school and worship services on Sunday are at capacity. Each fall, WLHS holds a school-wide drive to collect resources for St. John's. Typically, five students and Pastor Huebner deliver the donation which this year was five computers, two projectors and 220 new Bibles.
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  • U.S. Mission Trips Announced

    One of the blessings of a WLHS education is the opportunity to support WELS missions at home and abroad. On January 19, 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 Friday, January 26, at 3:00 p.m. 

    Read more for locations and tentative dates:
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  • Viking-2-Viking: Real Estate

    The Viking-2-Viking program invites WLHS alumni to talk about their job and education path with Wisco juniors and seniors. Last week the Viking-2-Viking topic focused on careers in real estate. Thank you to the following alumni who shared their experiences and insights with our students:
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  • Volunteers Needed: Reality Store on Tuesday, March 12

    Reality Store, our annual financial literacy event, takes place on Tuesday, March 12, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. To give our seniors an opportunity to learn about wise stewardship of their time and resources, we are in need of volunteers on this date. Those with experience in the areas of insurance and cars are helpful, but we have many areas where life experience is valuable when working with our young people. If you can spare a few hours of time, please contact Mr. Jason Goede at jason.goede@wlhs.org.
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  • WLHS Trade Fair Offers Career & Coursework Guidance

    More than 75 students, from 6th-12th grades, attended the WLHS Trade Fair on January 18 where they could speak with representatives from 14 local businesses. Businesses included in the event were: Guhring, Inc., Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Coach USA, Straight Line Automotive Upholstery, Carpentry Union, and Ultra Tool. Events like these help our students discover future job paths or encourage them to sign up for classes that they can take in high school or college. Stay tuned for future events through WLHS Student Services.
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  • 2024 Festival Dance

    The dance will take place in the Wisconsin Lutheran High School gymnasium on Saturday, January 27, from 7:00-10:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale the week of Festival and can be purchased in the school store with cash or card for $12 per person.

    All students will need to have a means of transportation from school promptly at the end of the dance at 10:30 p.m. Curfew is 11:00 p.m. in Milwaukee County, so it is important that our students are not allowed on the street or a bus after 11:00 p.m.

    WLHS seeks to conduct dances that will provide for the social development of our students in accordance with the Word of God. To help young Christians develop norms of behavior that are consistent with spiritual principles, the following guidelines have been developed:
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  • 2024 Winter Festival: January 22-27

    Arabian Nights based on the Disney movie Aladdin is the theme for 2024 Festival. Student council has planned exciting dress-up days, lunch-time activities, a movie night, dodgeball tournament, pep rally when a Festival king is crowned, and a dance.
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  • 2024-25 Course Selections

    The course selection process for the 2024-25 school year will take place January 23-April 15. Counselors will be meeting with each class to confirm their selections beginning with the junior class. We are pleased to help your family this spring as we continue to develop your child’s Academic and Career Plan. Please use the following documents and information to prepare as a family before your child selects courses in onCampus:
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  • I Am Free In Christ: Thanksgiving for Civil Rights

    The Civil Rights movement in this country led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and others brought attention to the biblical value of respect and honor for all people whom God created in his image. Though imperfect in this life, civic freedom is based upon the freedom from sin, death and the devil that Christ has won for all people. Annually WLHS formally gives thanks to God for civil rights and spiritual freedom in Christ with a special service. This year inclement weather prompted us to move this service to Wednesday, January 17. Click here for the livestreamed service.
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  • Job Opening - Commons Supervisor

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is looking for staff to supervise students in a study hall environment in both large group and small group settings during school days as a Commons Supervisor. This position will also maintain study hall policies on attendance, cell phones, food, and drink, behavior, passes and study environment. Experience working in an educational field is preferred, and candidates should be members in good standing of the WELS or ELS. Submit a resume to Becky Glass at hr@wlhs.org.
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  • Measure of Academic Progress in Math

    All Algebra 1 students must go through testing called Measure of Academic Progress (MAP). MAP assessments are a computer adaptive achievement test which means that the computer adjusts the difficulty of the questions so that each student takes a unique test. The difficulty of each question is based on how well a student has answered previous questions. In the end, students receive a MAP RIT score which is norm-referenced to other students and represents a point on a continuous scale of learning.
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  • New Ski & Snowboard Club

    New to our co-curricular clubs for the 2023-24 school year is Ski & Snowboard Club. This club offers our students a great way to get outside, meet new friends, learn a new sport or hone your skills, and enjoy the beautiful Wisconsin winters. Wisco's Ski & Snowboard Club has partnered with Little Switzerland in Slinger, Wis., to offer special pricing for lift tickets and rentals. In December, the club had its first event. More than 30 students attended!
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  • Reading Buddies Head Out to Grade Schools

    For the month of January and February, members of the varsity football team have partnered once again with our WLHS Conference Elementary Schools for the Reading Buddy Program. Pictured here are visits to the following Lutheran Elementary Schools: Star of Bethlehem, St. John's - Mukwonago, and Living Hope. The football team will continue to visit grade schools in the next few weeks, so stay tuned to see if they visit your school next!
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  • Civil Rights Assembly - RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, January 17

    Due to inclement weather and school closed on Friday, Wisconsin Lutheran High School will has rescheduled its annual worship service to thank God for the civil rights movement to Wednesday, January 17. The theme of the service is I Am Free in Christ based on the text from Galatians 5:1-6, 13-21. Rev. Dr. Ken Fisher will be the presiding minister and Pastor Snowden Sims of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Columbus, Ohio, will give the address. Mrs. Becky Metzger and Mr. Jeff Krumbein will assist with 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.
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  • Honor Roll - 2nd Quarter

    Click here to see a list of the second quarter honor roll recipients. Congratulate these students on their diligence and hard work.
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  • Join the WLHS Auction Facebook Group

    The WLHS Dinner Auction will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024. To join in the fun and receive information before the event, participants can participate and invite others to the private WLHS Auction Facebook group page here. For information about sponsorships and donating items, visit the auction web site here.
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  • New Rock Climbing Club

    At WLHS, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of co-curricular activities and clubs geared to many different interests. This year, WLHS offers Rock Climbing Club for the first time. Through partnership with Adventure Rock, students explore and learn a new sport and even compete. In December, Wisco students competed with more than 300 students from around Wisconsin. Congratulations to Annalise Kuehn ('26) for placing first in Division 2 and Willamina Schaffer ('27) for placing second in Division 4.
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  • No School - Monday, January 15

    There is no school on Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Our faculty will meet for professional development. School building hours will be 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
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  • Pans and Percussion Concert - Saturday, January 13

    On Saturday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m., enjoy a captivating concert featuring the percussion ensembles of Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School (KML), and the Kettle Moraine Lutheran elementary schools as well as WLHS Viking Steel. The concert will be held in the KML Performing Arts Center (3399 Division Road, Jackson). Click here for a livestream recording of the concert.
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  • WELS Calls Update

    The following is an update on the calls that were received and extended at WLHS:
    • Mr. David Gartner and Dr. James Carlovsky declined the calls to serve as principal.
    • Mr. Joel Plocher and Mr. Dave Tess declined the calls to teach engineering courses and direct Project Lead the Way.
    • Ms. Elizabeth Schwartz declined the call to serve as dorm supervisor.
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  • Welcome to New International Students Starting at Spring Semester

    We welcome four new international students to Wisconsin Lutheran High School this semester!
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  • Minori from Japan

    This month we are proud to introduce Minori, a senior (Grade 12) student from Nara, Japan!
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  • Christian Family Solutions

    WLHS is grateful to partner with Christian Family Solutions (CFS) in their school-based counseling program. Mrs. Diana Migacz has been on campus for the past two years and will continue serving Wednesdays-Fridays. This semester, we welcome Mrs. Melissa Partl who is here on Mondays and Tuesdays. Both CFS staff are licensed professional counselors who meet with students in the Student Services office. If you feel your child could benefit from counseling services, please contact your child’s school counselor for a referral to the program.
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  • WLHS Trades Fair - Thursday, January 18

    WLHS will host a Trades Fair on Thursday, January 18 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the atrium and upper lobby. Individuals from local companies will be here to meet with students and help them learn and explore potential career pathways. Grades 6-12 are invited to attend and meet with WLHS staff in Student Services and our Trade and Technology Department.
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  • Focus on Ministry at Martin Luther College

    Martin Luther College will be hosting juniors and seniors from WLHS for a Focus on Ministry event February 4-5. If you are interested in attending please contact Pastor Huebner. 
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  • Focus on Ministry at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

    Boys in grades 10-12 who are interested in ministry are encouraged to register and attend an event at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in February. Please click here for information and registration. 
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