2020

  • 2020 Virtual Grandparents Day

    Our WLHS Grandparents Day looked a little different, but we were able to expand our reach to even more grandparents outside the Milwaukee-area. This year, grandparents participated in a virtual celebration which included links to a special Grandparents Day video here and chapel message here. In addition, Wisco grandchildren sent their grandparents who registered a card. We hope that we can have our grandparents back in the building next year!
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  • It's Not too Late to Order School Pictures

    In case you didn't have the opportunity to order school pictures and wish to do so online, you can place orders until Friday, October 23. Simply email Moments and Memories at info@momentsandmemories.biz. Include your student’s last name, first name and grade and they will send you back instructions as to how to order online.
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  • Masks on Sale at School Store

    The Wisco School Store has a new supply of masks available for purchase. There are two different styles (pictured)—both in limited quantities. Masks can be purchased by students before school or during lunch each day. Online orders can be made by visiting www.wiscoschoolstore.com. Orders can be picked up or shipped anywhere in the US. 
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  • UW-Madison Hosts Virtual Events for Junior and Seniors

    Badger Bound is a virtual event designed for students of color and those first in their family to attend college. It will be held on October 10 and will highlight the academic and extracurricular opportunities available at UW Madison. It will also include tips on navigating the application, scholarships and financial aid processes. More event information including how to register, can be found here.

    Virtual Open House is for any student/parent who is looking at UW Madison as a prospective school. There will be various live sessions which include housing, financial aid, academic information sessions, a virtual campus tour, admissions information session, a student panel, and a variety of interactive panels with programs and offices from across campus. You can also join several interactive panels to answer any questions you may have. Registration information for this event can be found here.
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  • Viking-2-Viking Program is Back for a Second Year

    The Viking-2-Viking Program is a career series hosted by the WLHS Young Alumni Leaders Council (YALC) intended to bring together young alumni professionals with juniors and seniors to talk about life after graduation, career paths, and how to be productive, Christ-centered professionals. Topics are based on current student interest. 

    Last week was our first session and the emphasis was on careers in ministry. WLHS was proud to welcome back the following alumni panelists:
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  • Welcome Mrs. Hernandez

    Mrs. Kaitlin Hernandez is new to our World Languages department at WLHS as a part-time Spanish instructor. Kaitlin is a Minnesota State University—Mankato graduate (2008) where she earned degrees in Spanish and social work. Kaitlin has been a part-time swim instructor since 2009, and also taught first grade at Saint David School in the Dominican Republic from 2008-2009. Kaitlin enjoys swimming, running, gardening and camping with her family. She and her husband Micah, who is also a WLHS Spanish teacher, have four children, Gabriel (11), Benjamin (9), Simon (6) and Daniel (4).
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  • Welcome Mrs. Schuessler

    Mrs. Meg Schuessler is a 1997 WLHS graduate. After high school, she attended the University of WI—Oshkosh where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education. She comes to us from St. Marcus Lutheran School where she served as an art teacher from 2004-2020. Meg and her husband, Paul, are members at St. Marcus Church where their four children, Kiah (13), Lincoln (12), Graham (8), and Logan (5) attend school.
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  • Kayaking in Downtown Milwaukee

    The beautiful scenic Milwaukee River is a great place to enjoy the sunshine and the Milwaukee skyline. A group of students spent the afternoon of Sunday, September 13 kayaking together for the first dormitory 'funtivity' of the quarter. Our upcoming trips will also be outdoors: a corn maze in nearby rural Mukwonago and the Milwaukee Zoo.
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  • Annual Residential Labor Day Camp

    In spite of rainy weather, the students of the dorm had a great time bonding at this kick-off event. At a campgrounds near Lake Geneva, they enjoyed activities such as rock climbing, running an obstacle course, team relay races, zip lining, archery tag, and charades. WLHS President Dr. Fisher gave a devotion about using God-given tools for lifelong personal growth and enrichment. The night ended with marshmallow roasting and singing around the fire.
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  • Can you find the Nepali language?

    With our first student this year from Nepal, the International Program office door has added Nepali as a language on its welcoming door! Can you spot it? Better yet, can you identify all the languages on the door?  These are the languages spoken at home for the students in the International Program. Whichever language is on the tip of your tongue, we say "hello!"
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  • 2020 Fall Sports Update

    Throughout these past months WLHS has prepared and pivoted for school reopening plans. These plans include how to mitigate the return of fall sports. With WIAA and the Milwaukee Health Department approval, our Wisco fall sports have returned: cross country, golf, volleyball, soccer, and most recently, football. As fans, we please ask that you abide by the safety rules so that our student athletes can continue to play. Thanks for your Wisco Viking support!
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  • September Wisco Champions Month

    In September, we celebrate our Wisco Champions! Wisco Champions are annual givers who donate to support Wisco's academic excellence, faith and service, tuition assistance, and award winning co-curriculars. To learn more about this vital ministry, visit wlhs.org/wiscochampions.
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  • Stay at Home: 2020 Virtual Homecoming

    We are so excited to connect virtually as an alumni community for Stay at Home: 2020 Homecoming! The week of September 28-October 2, reconnect with former classmates, friends, and fellow alumni, and explore the Homecoming Week Hub at wlhs.org/hoco2020. Homecoming highlights for the week will include: alumni t-shirt giveaway and photo contest, coloring contest, Wisco trivia, and more! Happy #WLHSHomecoming2020!
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  • Football Pivots Plans to Play in the Fall

    WLHS has once again filed a mitigation plan with the Milwaukee Health Department to play football in the fall. Our plan mirrors that of another Milwaukee school's which recently has been approved for fall play. Therefore, we will move forward with our fall football season. Practices will start immediately, and schedules will be determined shortly. Please stay tuned as more updates become available.
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  • Free/Reduced Lunch Eligibility

    Those students who are eligible for free or reduced meals but have not completed an application for the current school year, will be reverted to paid meal status on Friday, September 25, unless a new application is filled out that qualifies the student to still receive benefits.

    If you have not registered your student's account, visit mymealtime.com and click on Register.
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  • Half Day Schedule - Wednesday, September 23

    On Wednesday, September 23, we will follow the half day schedule found on page 11 of the printed student handbook. Dismissal is at 12:21 p.m. Breakfast will be available in the morning, but lunch will not be served. Faculty will use the afternoon for professional development.
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  • Jr. Vikings Rescheduled Basketball Tryout Dates Announced

    Jr. Vikings boys and girls basketball tryouts will be held the weekend of September 25-27 at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. All tryout registrations must be made online, no walk ups allowed. Visit wlhs.org/jrvikings to register your son or daughter for tryouts.
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  • National Honor Society Induction

    Sixty-two members of the class of 2021 were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) on Monday, September 14. Click here for a list of this year's inductees.
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  • National Merit Scholarship Commended Student

    WLHS is pleased to announce that Alyssa Ebeling ('21) has been named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
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  • Senior Meetings with Guidance Counselors

    Last week, Seniors met with Guidance Counselors to review the college application process and how to navigate Naviance, our college and career software provider, to manage the documents needed for their college applications including how to send transcripts and request letters of recommendation. To view the presentation, click here. Individual meetings are now being scheduled with seniors to assist in the application process as well.
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  • Technology Services Update

    In our third week of school, WLHS Technology Services continues to assess and monitor virtual learning with GoGuardian and Google Meet platforms. In addition to measures GoGuardian has taken to increase connectivity, we have done the following:
    • Developed flowcharts for students to aid themselves in addition to fielding calls and emails. Click here for the chart. Remember to shut down your chromebook each night.
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  • Welcome Mr. Ben Leyrer

    Mr. Ben Leyrer is the newest member to the WLHS technology department. Ben and his wife, Ashley, are busy parents of Kaia (6), Mara (3), Linnea (1) and Janna (newborn). Ben has vast experience as he comes to us from Newline Technology where he served as a technology integrator from 2015-2020. Ben graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts. The Leyrers are members at Nain, West Allis.
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  • Welcome Mr. Brad Reinhardt

    Brad (’07) comes to WLHS from St. Marcus Lutheran School where he taught social studies to 7th and 8th graders from 2017-2020 and was also a 4th grade teacher prior to moving to the upper grades. Preceding St. Marcus, Brad was a Financial Assistant at Trilogy Health from 2012-2016.  He and his wife, Samantha (Evans ’16) are members at St. Marcus. Brad will serve in our math and theology departments, and assist our football program. Brad earned a Bachelor of Science from Wisconsin Lutheran College in Theology and enjoys spending time with family and friends, coaching, watching football, reading, golfing and yard work.
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  • 2020 Protocols for Boys Soccer Fans

    With the Milwaukee Health Department's recent reclassification of high school soccer, WLHS is moving forward with our boys soccer fall season. However, there are a few new protocols for fans who wish to attend games at WLHS, which can be found here. More information will be coming soon on how to sign up to attend games. Fans, thank you for following these protocols so that our boys soccer team can continue to play!
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  • Attendance - Leaving School or Online Classes Early

    At times a student must leave school or online classes before 3:00 p.m. Please follow our protocols when this is necessary:
    • Face-to-face students must stop at the attendance office before leaving.
    • Virtual students will need to have a parent or guardian call in advance of missing a class period.
    • Make sure that the contact/emergency information on your child's onCampus record is up to date. Students may not be excused or released from classes by anyone other than the Parent or Guardian listed on their OnCampus account.
    • A student must have EITHER a note signed by a parent excusing him or her early OR a parent must make a phone contact with our attendance office. Please make every effort to call at least one hour ahead of your student’s departure time or absence from online class.
    Please understand that we can’t release a student early without parental permission. Thank you for your cooperation.
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  • Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program Announced

    Congratulations to Hannah Behroozi ('21) and Alexandra Miles ('21), recently named semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Less than 1% of the 1.5 million juniors nationwide who enter this competition are selected—Hannah and Alexandra are in rare company.
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  • WLHS Health Protocols

    Tuesday, September 8, we shared communication with parents regarding protocols for illness in a WLHS student. These protocols are in place until further notice. We ask our parents and guardians to help us keep sick students from spreading illness while trying to be reasonable about time away from school. Please click here to read the full communication.
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  • WLHS Welcomes Mr. Joseph Janke

    Mr. Joseph Janke ('08) comes to us from Manitowoc Lutheran High School where he served as English teacher and coach from 2016-2020. From 2013-2016, he served as Principal and upper grade teacher at St. Paul in Menomonie. Mr. Janke is a 2013 Martin Luther College graduate where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Secondary Education. He enjoys playing baseball, reading, writing, grilling and smoking meat. He and his wife, Christy are members at Christ the Lord, Brookfield and are proud dog owners of Griffey and Jack Robinson. Joe is in our English department and is an assistant baseball coach.
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  • WLHS Welcomes Mr. Justin Liepert

    WLHS is pleased to welcome new English teacher Mr. Justin Liepert. He previously served at Winnebago Lutheran High School as an instructor and Technology Director from 2012-2020. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Martin Luther College in 2012. Mr. Liepert will also direct the WLHS spring musical. He enjoys theatre, woodworking, traveling and camping. Justin and his wife, Stephanie, have a son, Jackson (3). The Lieperts are members at Mt. Calvary, Waukesha
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  • 2020 WLHS Virtual Grandparents Day

    Grandparents Day is going virtual for 2020! While we will miss our grandparents in the building this year, we still wanted to share what your grandchildren are up to in high school. Register for our 2020 WLHS Virtual Grandparents Day here. On Wednesday, September 23, grandparents who opt-in will receive an E-mail with links to chapel and a special message from our students. Additionally, a card with a personalized message from your grandchild(ren) will be mailed to all grandparents registered. Registration deadline is Monday, September 14, 2020.
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  • Daily Chapel Livestreamed

    A great way to stay connected in the Word and with WLHS is to watch our daily chapel services. Services are held at 8:40 a.m.* and are a great way to worship with our students and commit to a worship routine in your life. Click here to start watching live and previous chapel services from this year. Abbreviated, taped chapel services can also be found here.

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  • Dress Code

    Parents and guardians, please help us enforce our dress code. In the past, we could provide a student in violation of the dress code with suitable, laundered clothing. In the age of COVID, we will no longer follow that practice. Students in violation of our dress code will either be sent home or someone will have to bring them a change of clothes right away.  The most frequent violations are:
    • rips in jeans that are ABOVE the knee (even the tiniest amount of skin exposure is not allowed above the knee)
    • shirts with musicians or music groups are NOT allowed
    • shirts need to cover up the entire midsection (even when they raise their hand)
    • athletic wear is NOT allowed
    For more details, please see page 18 of the student handbook found here.
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  • Fall Sports Seasons Moved to Spring

    Due to COVID-19 Milwaukee safety guidelines, school and athletic administrations made the difficult decision to move the fall sports of football and boys soccer to the WIAA’s alternate spring season.
    • Football and Boys Soccer, because they have been labeled high-contact (high risk) activities, will not take place this fall, and will be moved to the WIAA’s alternate season in the early spring. Specific information will be coming from the coaching staff over the next weeks.
    • Cross Country and Volleyball, because they have been labeled low-contact (low risk) activities, will take place this fall, with modified schedules and protocols in place.
    The letter from our Athletic Director Jeff Sitz that shares and explains this news with our coaches and families is available here.
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  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Commissioned Artwork

    During the spring of the 2019-2020 school year, Thermo Fisher Scientific reached out to art teacher Mr. Michael Wiechmann to commission 20+ large scale paintings by our WLHS students. These paintings, which are comprised of things one would see under a microscope, now fill the halls and walls of their office and facility in downtown Milwaukee. More than 30 students were involved with this process. "The logistics were especially challenging due to Covid-19, but our students made it work and created some amazing artwork. I am crazy proud of them," says Mr. Wiechmann.
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  • UW-Madison Virtual Information Session

    If you are interested in attending UW-Madison, they are hosting a virtual admission information session on Thursday, September 3 at 5:00 p.m. They will discuss academic opportunity, student life and the admission process. Please click here to register.
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  • Virtual Learning

    Our virtual learning orientation days have been helpful in acclimating our students to online learning. Unfortunately, the first day our web conferencing platform crashed due to server overload. We apologize for the inconvenience. That situation has improved and we have a Plan B in place that has proved able. Students and parents at home can also be a part of the solution to technical difficulties . 

    The following are some troubleshooting guidelines for virtual learners:
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  • Welcome Mrs. Erin Koschnitzke

    Erin comes to us from Lakeside Lutheran where she served as a part-time teacher and coach from 2018-2020. She is a Martin Luther College graduate (2001) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts. Erin will serve part-time in our Physical Education and FACE (Family and Consumer Education) departments, and assist in coaching the girls’ basketball team. Erin is a busy mother of six to Micah (WLHS ’22), Chloe (WLHS ’24), Quinn (12), Faith (11), Zayne (9) and Jonas (5). Erin enjoys being outdoors and being active with her family.
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  • Welcome Rev. Christopher Koschnitzke

    WLHS welcomes new teacher Rev. Chris Koschnitzke (’98) to the theology and world language departments. Rev. Koschnitzke will also be an assistant football coach. He and his wife Erin have six children, Micah (WLHS ’22), Chloe (WLHS ’24), Quinn (12), Faith (11), Zayne (9) and Jonas (5). Pastor Koschnitzke previously served as pastor at St. John-Newville near Lake Mills from 2015-2020 and at Christus Lutheran in Delavan from 2007-2015. Chris graduated from the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2007 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2003 from Martin Luther College. He enjoys spending time with his wife and six children, lifting weights, and cheering on Wisconsin sports teams. The Koschnitzkes are members at Grace Downtown.
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  • WLHS Honored with 2019-20 WIAA Award of Excellence

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School was one of only 46 high schools in Wisconsin to be awarded the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association "Award of Excellence" for 2019-20.

    The award promotes and recognizes the efforts and achievements of schools in the areas of sportsmanship, ethics, integrity, leadership and character. Schools and athletics administrators experienced unique and additional challenges this year with school closures and the cancelation of high school activities in the spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For a complete list of schools and criteria, click here.
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  • Calculator Rental Program

    The Math Department requires all junior and senior level math students, as well as freshman and sophomore students in “A” sections, to have a graphing calculator.

    The Wisco School Store operates a calculator rental program. Students can rent a TI-84 calculator for a yearly rental fee of $30. This calculator can also be used for taking ACT and SAT tests. Calculators will be available for rental at the School Store located in the lower lobby before school and during lunch hours. Questions about the program should be directed to Jason Goede, School Store Coordinator, at jason.goede@wlhs.org.
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  • Face-to-Face Learning Opt-in Deadline

    During our orientation days this week, some of our families are switching their status from virtual learning to in-person learning and vice versa.  We are accommodating those requests, however, maintaining our in-person student count and the parameters of our re-opening plan require that we set a deadline of Thursday, August 27 by which any requests to switch learning modes must be made. Thank you for your understanding.
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  • Food Service Pick Up Offerings

    For students that have chosen virtual learning, or on the day face-to-face students are in virtual learning, families can opt-in for meal pick up for both breakfast and lunch. Click here to register for this food service option for first semester. Pricing for all meals will apply based on free, reduced or paid status.
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  • New Microwave/Vending Safety Suspensions

    Please note that COVID-19 mitigation protocols require that our vending machines and our microwave ovens in the cafeteria may not be in use temporarily due to their high touch surfaces. We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
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  • Parent and Virtual Learners Online Presentations

    If you were unable to attend the parent information nights on August  24 and 25, click here for a link to the presentation given by the principal, assistant principals, and Director of Guidance. A slide presentation was also shown which gave a brief overview of onCampus, our school information system. Click here to view.
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  • Regular Schedule Start on August 31

    This week Tuesday-Friday were orientation days. Our regular schedule (7:45 a.m. -3:00 p.m.) begins Monday, August 31 which is also our first official day of school and the beginning of the first quarter. Students who elected 100% virtual learning will join their live classroom from home at the time those classes meet (also known as synchronous learning). In-person learners will come to school four days each full week and learn from home once a week on a day that has been assigned to them.
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  • Smart Tuition

    Families can make tuition payments online through your OnCampus account or via phone. Auto payments can also be set up to draw on the 1st or 15th of the month. Electronic check and credit card payments are both accepted. There is no fee for paying with electronic check; a small transaction fee is added for credit card payments. Your linked Smart Tuition account can be found on the Resources page of OnCampus (login here), or call 888-868-8828.
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  • Welcome Ms. Radue

    Gina Radue (’12) comes to WLHS to teach math and coach.  Prior to moving to Milwaukee, Gina served at Great Plains Lutheran High School where she was a dorm supervisor and math instructor. She is a 2017 Martin Luther College graduate and enjoys playing sand volleyball, softball, and watching the Bucks, Packers, and Brewers. She enjoys scrapbooking and reading.
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  • Wisco School Store

    The Wisco School Store is open for students and visitors during the school day. Hours are 7:20-7:40 a.m. and the last ten minutes of each lunch period. Times may vary with the schedule for the day. The School Store can also be opened after school upon request. Or, shop online here and have orders shipped across the U.S. or picked up next-day at Wisco. If you have questions, contact Jason Goede, Business Education Coordinator, at jason.goede@wlhs.org.

    Our student-run store operates within Wisconsin Lutheran High School. Most of the product ideas come from students in various Business courses.
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  • WLHS Welcomes Mr. Carlovsky

    WLHS welcomes to the theology department Ben Carlovsky. The Carlovskys come to us from Houston, Texas where Ben served as principal and upper grade teacher at Abiding Word from 2014-2020. Prior to that, he served as a staff minister and upper grade teacher at St. Paul in Green Bay from 2003-2014. Mr. Carlovsky earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Martin Luther College in 2003. Ben is married to Betsy (’00) and they have two boys, Luke (12) and Landon (10). The Carlovskys are members at St. John's, Milwaukee where Betsy serves as the 5th grade and upper grade science teacher. As a family, they enjoy being outside and playing sports.
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  • New International Student Orientation - Fall 2020

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School welcomes our new international students for the 2020-2021 school year! New international students this fall hail from China, Japan, Nepal, Nigeria, and South Korea.  The students have begun orientation both with in-person and virtual sessions to prepare them for a successful start.  God’s blessings to all of our new and returning students this fall!
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  • New Honey Creek Hall Dormitory Supervisors

    We welcome some wonderful and talented new dormitory supervisors to the residential program at WLHS's Honey Creek Hall this year!
    • Mr. & Mrs. Elijah and Mariah Ehlert
    • Mr. TJ McBryde
    • Miss Ellen Smith
    We look forward to the ways in which these new dormitory supervisors will be a blessing in the lives of the students who live in Honey Creek Hall!
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  • A Call for Names

    If you've served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces, Police, Fire, or EMT, please let us know. We'd like to include an Honor Roll in our fall issue of the Contact magazine. Please send us your: first and last name, graduation year, current position, length of service, and any other details or information you'd like to share to Assistant Director of Alumni Development Cindy Krueger ('99) at cynthia.krueger@wlhs.org or 414-453-4567.
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  • Featured Wisco Champion for August

    The featured Wisco Champions for August 2020 are Brandon ('08) and Dyresha ('07) Whiteside.   

    “I will always be a part of Wisco due to the close connections that my family and I made while attending Wisco and throughout the years. Wisco helped me in many ways to become who I am today. It’s rewarding to know that I can be a cheerful giver as God commands, while positively impacting students and a school that continues to flourish academically and spiritually,” says Brandon.

    For more information about Wisco Champions, visit www.wlhs.org/wiscochampions.
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  • Graphic Design and Digital Media Specialist Job Opening

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is looking to hire a graphic design and digital media specialist. Applicants should have experience in Creative Suite, and knowledge in online and video technology. For a full job description click here. Submit a resume to Becky Glass at hr@wlhs.org.
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  • WLHS on LinkedIn

    Expand your alumni professional connections with our NEW WLHS LinkedIn business page! Find alumni referrals, job opportunities, alumni updates, news about your alma mater and more.  Visit linkedin.com/company/wlhs and stay connected!
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  • 2020 Team Academic Award

    Congratulations to the WLHS varsity volleyball team, led by Coach Dave Baacke, for receiving the 2020 United States Marine Corp/American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award.

    The WLHS volleyball team surpassed the average 3.3 GPA benchmark for the entire year. Even without the sport to bond them this spring, the team focused on academics and achieved this accomplishment.
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  • Branch Lutheran Schools Send Thanks

    Thank you to the students, parents, and partnering grade schools for the donation of $24,150 to Branch Lutheran Schools of Haiti for the 2019-20 WLHS mission project. This gift ensures that the children in Haiti continue to receive a Lutheran education with learning resources.

    Branch Lutheran Schools are able to share the Gospel to more than 900 children and equips students with God's Word to be a light to their families, neighbors, and communities. This incredible donation provides more than two months of salaries for the 36 teachers, directors, and a superintendent who carry out this Bible-based education.
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  • Picture Days

    School pictures will be taken on:

    Tuesday, August 25
    for all virtual students

    Wednesday, August 26
    for all new students
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  • Turtle Research

    Biology teacher Mr. Jason Nickels spent a week this summer in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan at Ottawa National Park studying turtles. "The hikes were long, hot, and humid but worth the work. Few people get to visit rivers, forests, and fields that are untouched by humans. In fact, I might be the only human those turtles will ever see. I couldn't help but think about the complexity and beauty of God's creation in its unspoiled state," says Mr. Nickels.
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  • Update Your Information

    Click here to log into your onCampus account. Click the link in the yellow bar at the top of your onCampus page that says 1 Form(s) to Review. This link will lead you to the information that needs to be updated. Your information will remain saved in your account until you hit the submit button.
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  • 2020-2021 School Resource Board

    The spiritual and academic growth of our students as well as their future success are the chief aims of the WLHS faculty and staff. Thank you for entrusting your sons and daughters to us and for the role you allow us to play.

    A strong home-school partnership is critical to student success. Back to school information will be available through downloads and links on the 2020-2021 School Information resource board. This board will be continually updated as information becomes available throughout the year.

    To access the 2020-2021 School Information resource board, log into your onCampus account here. Below the blue bar at the top of the page, click on Resources. Click on the Rejoice icon that says 2020-2021 School Information. 


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  • Bus Information

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School does not provide yellow school bus service. Students have to arrange their own way to school via city bus, automobiles, carpooling, etc.

    Milwaukee County Transit has a city bus stop directly in front of our high school for our students to use during the school year. Wisconsin Lutheran High School does not provide city bus tickets. For information on route information, purchasing bus tickets or bus passes, and rider restrictions due to COVID-19, please contact the Milwaukee County Transit System at 414-344-4550 or online here.
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  • College Essay Writing Workshop for Seniors

    The Guidance Office is offering a College Essay Writing Workshop on Tuesday, August 18 at 9:30 a.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa. This is for seniors to assist you in writing a compelling essay for your college applications. The workshop will include brainstorming topics, parts of the essay, reviewing Common Application and UW System Essay questions and how they have adjusted questions due to COVID-19. Time will be allowed for writing. All counselors will be available to provide feedback. 

     
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  • Student Parking

    All vehicles that are brought to school should be registered with us each year. Click here to fill out the online vehicle registration form.

    Parents, please note the parking options that are available to our students:
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  • Viking Cafe Update

    WLHS is continuing its partnership with Taher Food Service Management Company for the 2020-21 school year. Taher offers chef-based meals for breakfast and lunch.

    Taher cooks from scratch with fresh, quality ingredients, partnering with local farmers and growers. Their licensed dietitians stay current on advancements in nutritional knowledge, and they continuously weave these into their school breakfast and lunch programs. Taher will follow best practices and CDC guidelines for food preparation and serving.

    Taher’s food service director at WLHS is Sarah Derouin, who also happens to be a WLHS alum and current parent.
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  • Virtual Student Orientation Day - August 25

    On Tuesday August 25, all students who have elected virtual education will have a half day orientation at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. This is only for students who have elected to attend school virtually for the first semester. Students' attendance is necessary for this half day to pick up chromebooks, take their ID picture, meet their teachers, learn how to connect to different classes virtually, and receive their textbooks. If you have questions, please contact the Guidance Office at 414-453-4567.

    Virtual learners will receive a separate communication regarding the schedule for the day.
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  • Whom Do I Contact If...

    I have concerns regarding a teacher?
    First the teacher*
    then either an assistant principal or the principal
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  • WLHS Welcomes Mrs. Chavez to Guidance Office

    WLHS welcomes Mrs. Katie Chavez to the Guidance Office this school year. Katie and her husband, Cirilo, are members at Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford and have three children: Eladio (8), Dayanara (5), and Ariana (3). Katie loves to travel and experience new cultures, and she and her family regularly travel to Mexico to visit her husband’s family. Her primary role in the Guidance Office will be working with students for college and career advice, as well as personal counseling. Please welcome Mrs. Chavez!
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  • AP Art Summer School

    During the last week of July, art instructor Mr. Michael Wiechmann took an AP Art and Design Class through Rice University. To view more work from Mr. Wiechmann, visit his Facebook page Wiechmannart.com. Mr. Wiechmann's Sustained Investigation image collage creation includes three of his children.
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  • Applying for Free/Reduced Price School Meals

    On or after August 10, 2020, go to www.mymealtime.com

    NOTE: If you receive a Direct Meal Certification letter in the mail, this indicates your child(ren) are already eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch meals during the 2020-21 school year. Please do not submit an application.

    Step 1: To Create Profile
    If you’ve used Mealtime online and have a parent profile, simply ‘Sign-In’ (the website can be viewed in Spanish by choosing the En español link). Continue to Step 2.

    If you do not have a Mealtime parent profile, click the ‘Register’ box and enter: Username, Password, Name, and Email Address. Continue to Step 2.
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  • Fall 2020 Selection for Back-to-School Learning

    WLHS parents in the USA, earlier today, an E-mail regarding your selection for the 2020 fall semester back-to-school learning was sent. Many have filled out the form already, this is only a reminder for those who have not. Selections must be made by the end of the day on Friday, August 7. International students and families should make contact with program director Mr. Eric Duwe regarding instructional choices for the fall. Link to the E-mail correspondence can be found here.
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  • New Vinyl Coverage for Wisco Trailer

    The Wisco trailer, which is mainly used by the performing arts department, recently received some new vinyl decals. The trailer is used for moving instruments, music stands, steelpans and more! Says Wisco Director of Bands, Quinten Petersen, "It's great to see the Wisco brand more prominently displayed when we head out for church and community events." The trailer itself was purchased through the Plauz Fund, a student stock-market learning experience at Wisco.
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  • Parent Information Nights - August 24 and 25

    Two evenings have been set aside for parents to review important school policies and discuss mutual concerns about the new school year on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25. School administrators and counselors will be present at these meetings, as will members of the WLHS Board of Directors. New this year, we will be offering an organization fair which will highlight the sports and co-curricular activities available at WLHS.

    To accommodate social distancing, we ask that families whose last name begins with A-L come on Monday, August 24, and families whose last name begins with M-Z come on Tuesday, August 25. If you cannot make your date, please attend on the other date. Students are not required to attend these meetings, but are welcome to come.

    Parents are invited to join us for the following valuable information:
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  • Updated 2020-2021 Calendar

    On Monday, August 3, the WLHS Board of Directors approved the newly revised 2020-2021 school calendar. Please note the changes on November 13 and March 1, 2, and 3 to full school days. Exam days in December and May will also be full school days. Click here to see the calendar.
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  • 2020-2021 WLHS School Theme Announced

    Our school theme for the 2020-21 school year is “Rejoice in the Lord Always” from Philippians 4:4. Perhaps you are running into your share of commentators who are forecasting doom for our country right now. Looking to current events for a reason to rejoice is futile. By God’s grace we look instead to our relationship with Jesus Christ. Our faith in him allows us to retreat every day to the powerful truths that won’t change:
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  • A Spiritual Re-Washing During COVID

    WLHS student Lily Dang was planning a public baptismal service in March before the safer-at-home order closed school and face-to-face church services. While Lily's baptism was private, she says, "I would love to make it official that I am a Christian now!" Lily joins a total of four WLHS students who were baptized this past spring.
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  • Cover Story

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School's drive through graduation was featured on the cover of the July 2020 Accelerate magazine, a Waukesha County Business Alliance publication. The cover story can be found on pages 18-21 of the online edition found here. WLHS had the opportunity to share our virtual efforts during the safer-at-home spring school year.
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  • Esports State Championship Runner-Up

    The 2019-20 school year was the first year that WLHS competed in the Wisconsin High School Esports Association. Four days prior to the season ending tournament, the coronavirus suspended all school activities. However, our students were able to conclude their League of Legends season remotely and defeat Fox Valley Lutheran in the semifinal. The team made it to the State Championship final game against McFarland and lost 2 games to 1.
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  • School Start Date Changes to August 26 & 27

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School submitted a back-to-school health & safety plan to the Milwaukee Health Department on Thursday, July 23. While face-to-face instruction is the most effective learning environment, our Instruction and Learning Task Force continues to develop our distance learning plans which will build upon and improve on the model we presented last spring. To accommodate training and any technology installations the task force recommends, we have moved our school start date to Wednesday, August 26 which is our freshman and new student orientation day. Classes for all students will begin Thursday, August 27.
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  • Summer Building Project Update

    Our Honey Creek Hall and Place building project improvements continue this summer! A new parking lot, path to and from the dorm and fencing will be going up soon. A new retaining wall is being built and optical fiber installed to the dorm for improved internet access.
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  • WIAA Fall Sport Update

    Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) has announced that all fall sports seasons will take place; however, the start dates for most sports will be delayed. Boys and girls cross country will be permitted to begin practice with prescribed acclimatization protocol Monday, August 17. The earliest practice date for football, boys soccer, and girls volleyball is Monday, September 7.
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  • 30th Annual Friends of Wisco Golf Outing - Monday, August 24

    Register now for the 30th Annual Friends of Wisco Annual Golf Outing, rescheduled to Monday, August 24, at Ironwood Golf Course, in Sussex, Wis. Cost is $160 per person with shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. Price includes: green fees, golf cart, lunch and dinner, and two drink tickets. Purchase a hole sponsorship and receive a discount on a foursome of golf. For registration and sponsorship information, visit bidpal.net/wlhsgolf20. Registration is limited to the first 216 golfers. Please register by Friday, August 14.

    WLHS is working closely with our vendors to ensure that we are abiding by all state and county guidelines. For questions about COVID-19 safety measures, contact the golf course at 262-538-9900.
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  • Calling New Young Alumni Leaders

    WLHS’s Young Alumni Leaders Council (YALC) is looking for young, professional alumni interested in finding ways to keep recent graduates engaged for the benefit of each other, our students and WLHS. Interested in serving in this unique way? Visit wlhs.org/yalc for more information.
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  • 2020 Summer Contact

    The summer edition of the WLHS Contact magazine is out now. Hightlights include Class of 2020 graduation, alumni in jobs of service, a new scholarship, and alumni updates and news. Read more here.
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  • Farewell to WLHS Theology Instructor

    WLHS Theology Instructor and International Campus Pastor Brian Doebler has accepted his call to serve as pastor to King of Kings Lutheran Church at Garden Grove, Calif. Pastor Doebler will be leaving for California sometime this summer. God has richly blessed the WLHS ministry through Brian's service, and we will miss his contribution. Yet we trust God's leading in this as in all transitions, and we rejoice with King of Kings that their call for a shepherd has been answered.
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  • Featured Wisco Champion for July

    The featured Wisco Champions for July 2020 are Corey and Erika ('94) Tipton.

    We decided to contribute to Wisco as Wisco Champions for many reasons. As a Wisco alumna and as parents of students who currently attend Wisco, we have seen the many benefits of the Christ-centered education at Wisco. Wisco prepared me academically and spiritually for my journey after high school. The daily chapels and religion classes, while they seemed redundant as a student, were daily reminders that our spiritual well-being is very important and needs to be nurtured daily. We are blessed that our children also receive this excellent education and spiritual foundation at Wisco.  

    For more information about Wisco Champions, visit www.wlhs.org/wiscochampions.
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  • Four-Part Series "A Conversation on Race" Wrap-Up

    The last video from Wisco's four-part series "A Conversation on Race: Where Do We Go From Here?" has been released this week. Students, fathers, and mothers have real conversations about racial issues happening in our world today. Listen to their stories and be encouraged to talk to one another in Christian love. Series can be found on the WLHS YouTube channel here.
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  • Update Your Information

    Parents, guardians, and alumni, please log in to your onCampus account here to make sure your contact information is up-to-date. Click on the drop-down arrow by your name, then select 'profile.' It is very important that we have your current address, phone number, and E-mail address on file. It is especially important to have your E-mail addresses up-to-date as this is our preferred method of communication.
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  • Wisco Grad Flies Helicopter Over White House

    On the 4th of July, WLHS grad, Josiah Ricke ('12), had the special honor of being selected to fly over the White House. Josiah serves in the Marine Corps and is training to fly AH-1Z attack helicopters. He is currently stationed in Jacksonville, NC. It was a combination of his skills and the random draw that gave him this special opportunity.

    Josiah notes that his time in high school with the WiscoXC program helped him be better prepared for his life and work in the military, similar to the "band of brothers" that he now has in the military. Josiah was a captain on the Wisco 2011 State XC Championship team.
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  • 2019-2020 Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

    Click here to see a list of the 2019-2020 fourth quarter honor roll recipients. Congratulate these students on their diligence and hard work.
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  • A Conversation on Race: Where do we go from here?

    Recent events in our country have led to a time of social unrest and serious discussions about race relations. WLHS also wants to engage in these conversations informed by God’s Word and our Christian values. In the next three weeks, a 4-part series called "A Conversation about Race: Where do we go from here?" will be shared on the WLHS Vikings YouTube channel here and with links through social media.
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  • Accepting Instrument and Sheet Music Donations

    Do you have sheet music that is collecting dust or taking up space in your filing cabinet? Are there instruments in your home that would welcome the chance to be played again? WLHS is pleased to accept donations of sheet music and instruments. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept pianos or organs at this time. 
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  • Puppy Love

    During the quarantine period this last spring, four of our teachers expanded their families by adopting a dog. Wisconsin Lutheran High School is pleased to welcome Ms. Tranberg's Pomeranian - Belle (picture #1), Mr. Ile's German shepherd/plot hound - Clem (picture #2), Mrs. Knight's boxer/spaniel mix - Jack (picture #3), and Mr. Petersen's chocolate Labrador - Louie (picture #4) who was born on Leap Day.
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  • Summer Music at Wisco

    Summer is the time for music at Wisco! While there are still some uncertainties and adjustments that need to be made, we want to ensure the safety of all of our students and staff participating in musical activities. All summer activities that are scheduled have risk mitigation plans in place to keep the music going.
    • Information about Inspiration vocal jazz can be found here.
    • Information about Wisco Kids show choir can be found here.
    • Students involved in Viking Marching Band can reach out to Mr. Petersen (quinten.petersen@wlhs.org).
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  • WLHS Offices Closed July 3

    In observance of the fourth of July holiday, the offices in Wisconsin Lutheran High School will be closed on Friday, July 3.
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  • WLHS Retirees in Technology and Foundation

    At the end of the 2019-20 school year, WLHS has two more retirements.

    Mr. Kurt Seeger has been in the teaching ministry for 44 years, 27 of those years here at Wisco. He came to the high school in 1993 from Atonement Lutheran School. As well as teaching, Mr. Seeger has also been Director of Technology.
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  • Full Scholarship to Northwestern University

    Congratulations to recent graduate Cam Campbell (’20) who has received a full scholarship to Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois. Cam’s award covers tuition, room and board, books and other costs for an annual total of $80,000. During his tenure at WLHS, Cam distinguished himself as a strong student and leader.
    • Recognized by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association as an Individual Academic All-State his senior year.
    • Member of the National Honor Society and on the Honor Roll.
    • Selected as a WLHS Viking Christian Leader for his commitment to excellence and exemplary character his junior year.
    • Participated in the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy his freshman year.
    “Garden Homes prepared me for Wisco and Wisco prepared me for Northwestern,” says Campbell. “My teachers and coaches always supported me and pushed me to be my best self.”

    Campbell joins 2019 WLHS grad Alicia Webb who also received a full, four-year scholarship to Northwestern. Webb and Campbell talked last year after a chapel when Webb was recognized for her acceptance into Northwestern. The pair have kept in touch and both plan to pursue careers as lawyers.

    Did You Know?
    • Northwestern University was recently ranked #9 by U.S. News & World Report of Best National Universities and has an acceptance rate of just 9%.
    • The University received 39,261 applications for its 2020 freshman class.
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  • 2020 Hall of Fame Class Announced

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is proud to announce the 2020 Hall of Fame Class. We welcome this new class of outstanding teachers, coaches, alum and friends into the Hall:
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  • A Call for Hope

    In this time of social unrest, your high school has a heart-felt video here from Vice Principal C.L. Whiteside ('06) and letter here from WLHS President Pastor Ken Fisher for our Wisco family.
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  • Featured Wisco Champion for June

    The featured Wisco Champion for June 2020, is Pastor Victor ('74) and Karen Fischer.

    It is our honor to contribute to WLHS as Wisco Champions. As a student (Victor) I think of the staff and my classmates during all of these years and how they pointed me to remain focused on my one true friend, Jesus. Wisco set the stage through four unforgettable years founded and grounded in the Savior. That's what makes Wisco tick. That may not have seemed important when I was a student, but now as an adult I appreciate that foundational truth that Jesus walks with us every step of the way until we reach eternity!

    For more information about Wisco Champions, visit www.wlhs.org/wiscochampions.
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  • Wisco Teachers & Staff Retiring

    At the end of the 2019-20 school year, WLHS said farewell to some outstanding teachers and staff.  In the English Department, Dr. Carol Krause, Mrs. Bev Braun, and Mr. Gil Tatge are retiring. Interesting to note, a Krause has been on staff at the current Wisco building since the beginning (Carol's father, Robert, was the original principal in 1955-56)!
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  • A New Look!

    Another phase of our Honey Creek Hall and Place building project is unfolding this summer. The old campus house has been razed to make room for more parking as well as a sidewalk and retaining wall that will provide improved safety and beauty for our dorm students. Stay tuned for updates about the progress of this project!
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  • All-Time Wisconsin State Track and Field Champions

    In an attempt to put a positive spin on a lost spring sports season, a high school Track and Field enthusiast created an “All-Time Wisconsin State Championships in Track and Field." He encouraged each high school to submit their school records. These track and field records were then put into a scoring system in relation to other schools. Well, the results have been released.
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  • Class of 2021 - Senior Class Pictures

    Senior pictures for the 2021 Compass yearbook must be submitted by Wednesday, October 21, 2020. More information regarding senior pictures, farewells and biographies can be found here.

    Seniors may schedule a photo session with any photographer of their choice. If you would like to schedule a photo session with Gerry Milton, our official photographer for the 2020-21 school year, call Moments & Memories Photography at 262-560-0787 or 414-305-6201.
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  • Cooped Up and Winning At It

    Congratulations Michael Kuether ('20) winner of the Cooped Up Young Creatives Film & Video Festival! 

    Four students in Wisco's Video Production class taught by Mr. Michael Wiechmann, took the initiative to each submit one of their projects from a virtual learning assignment to this festival. Along with a cash prize, Michael also received a year-subscription to Celtx, video production software, and personalized feedback from an industry pro. For a list of all winners and to see Michael's video, click here.
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  • Have You Turned in All of Your School Items?

    We are asking your cooperation to return all school property including: chromebooks, chargers, textbooks, calculator rentals, library books, music, uniforms and all other Wisco property. School items can be dropped off at the receptionist's window Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. or Friday 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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  • Pan Rocks During Quarantine

    Wisco Director of Bands Quinten Petersen was invited to virtually perform with 100 quarantined steelpan players from eight different countries. Produced by Pan Rocks this video was created for Pan Rocks International Quarantine Steelpan Jam. Click here to watch.

    Wisco is one of three high schools in Wisconsin that has a steelpan band. Mr. Petersen taught three different steelpan ensembles at Wisco this past year.
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  • The Complete High School Experience for 2020-21

    A WLHS Back-to-School Task Force is currently addressing three key areas of our operation for the coming school year: instruction and learning, safe and healthful practices, and residential life. We want to share with you what we believe is in the best interests of our students and what we pray we can deliver in the 2020-21 school year. Read More
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  • Wisco Student Organizes Peaceful Protest

    Shout out goes to rising Wisco senior Noah Kontny who this month organized a peaceful protest in his hometown of Fort Atkinson, Wis. In particular, Noah brought a focus to easing the strain between police officers and the communities they serve by inviting police and residents to speak to each other. 

    Thank you Noah for your commitment to growing hearts and love towards one another. Click here to read the full story.
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  • WLHS Job Opening

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is looking to hire a planned and major gifts officer. Applicants should have experience in the field of planned gifts, development and/or sales. For a full job description or to submit a resume please contact Becky Glass at hr@wlhs.org.
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  • WLHS Says Farewell to Art Teacher

    Another faithful teacher is retiring, Art Instructor Mrs. Marilyn Bond. Marilyn has served Wisco since 1993—the past few years in a part-time capacity. Throughout her tenure she has played a prominent role in our fine arts visual department, and many students have discovered talents, abilities, and passion under her guidance. We wish Marilyn God's richest blessings in retirement.
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  • 2020 Graduation Like No Other

    Thank you to our Graduates and parents for your patience and understanding as we navigated rules and restrictions due to Covid-19 to provide a new and unique virtual graduation ceremony and drive through graduation reception for our seniors on Saturday, May 30. Mr. Gil Tatge gave the address based on the class verse Deuteronomy 31:6. The theme of his address was Live Your Life as an Exclamation Point Not a Question Mark. Salutatorian Claire Chen and Valedictorian Jonas Doerr, spoke words of inspiration and encouragement to their classmates. Click here for the 2020 virtual graduation service.
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  • A Tradition Continues

    While the end of the 2019-20 school year brought many changes, one tradition was able to continue. Students in A Cappella Choir taped themselves singing the beloved graduation song, "An Expression of Gratitude." Link to the video the students created can be found here.
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  • English Department Retirements

    At the end of the 2019-20 school year, WLHS said farewell to some outstanding English department staff — Dr. Carol Krause, Mrs. Bev Braun, and Mr. Gil Tatge. Interesting to note, a Krause has been on staff at the current Wisco building since the beginning (Carol's father, Robert, was the original principal in 1955-56)!
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  • Free Summer Meals

    There are many organizations throughout Wisconsin that provide free healthy meals to children throughout the summer. You may use one or more of the following resources to find your nearest location:
    • Locate a site on the Summer Meals Map (the map will be updated weekly throughout the summer)
    • Call 2-1-1 a free, easy-to-remember phone number connecting callers with health and human services in their community.
    • Text 'food' to 877-877
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  • Friends of Wisco Golf Outing Rescheduled

    Wisco golfers, you have a few extra weeks to brush up your swing! The 30th annual Friends of Wisco Golf Outing has been rescheduled for Monday, August 24, at the Iron Wood Golf Course in Sussex. Information on how to register will be shared beginning in July 2020. We look forward to seeing you out on the green soon!
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  • Reunion Zero 2020 Rescheduled

    Members of the WLHS Class of 2020 are invited to a special rescheduled Reunion Zero on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Full details will be E-mailed to you in the fall, please save the date. To confirm we have an updated E-mail on file, please contact Assistant Director of Alumni Development Cindy Krueger at cynthia.krueger@wlhs.org or 414-453-4567.
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  • Student-Athlete Signing

    Congratulation to Wisco student-athlete Julia Treichel ('20)! Julia has signed to play volleyball at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, while studying towards a nursing degree. Blessings Julia!
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  • Athletic Department Information - Attention Student Athletes

    Obtaining a Participation Card is necessary to try out for a sport at WLHS. A Participation Card is secured by the athlete from the Receptionist and presented to the coach of your sport on the first day of try-outs. The Participation Card assures the coach that the WIAA mandated registration is completed and you are eligible for participation in interscholastic athletics. Under no circumstances are you allowed to try out or practice for a sport without your Participation Card. The sooner you complete your information, the better!
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  • Baptismal Blessings Poured Out

    In a private ceremony, WLHS International Pastor Brian Doebler had the honor of baptizing another Wisco student, Julian, into God's family of believers. What a joy to see God’s grace richly poured out on this young man!
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  • E-news Summer Schedule

    Yes, even our E-news will be taking a little time off this summer!

    The WLHS Weekly E-news will publish bi-monthly during June and July. Beginning in August, we will go back to our regular weekly Wednesday schedule.
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  • Important Dates

    Please note these important dates:
    August 17-18: Parent Information Meetings
    August 19: New Student Orientation Day
    August 20: First Full Day of School

    Our hope is that face-to-face instruction and learning will take place next fall; however, we are planning for various scenarios. We will keep our families informed of any changes over the summer. Please keep your contact information, particularly your E-mail address, up-to-date. Call the school at 414-453-4567, especially if you are not receiving communication from us. Click here for the 2020-21 calendar.
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  • Summer Hours

    Most WLHS offices will be open May 27–August 10 with hours as follows:
    Monday–Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Friday: 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Guidance Office hours will be:
    Monday–Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
    Friday: 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
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  • Virtual A Cappella Choir

    While the A Cappella Choir wasn't able to perform at Prism this year, members of the choir found creative virtual ways to still sing together. Using a little technology and their God-given talents, the group sang "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Click here to watch.
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  • Celebrating Seniors from Honey Creek Hall: Volume 5

    We celebrate with our WLHS seniors from around the USA and around the world! Here are the reflections of even more of our seniors from Honey Creek Hall dormitory.
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  • 2020 Wisco Summer Night Update

    Due to all the uncertainty surrounding social gatherings at this time, our annual Wisco Summer Night event will be cancelled for this year. The Wisco Alumni Team looks forward to seeing you at future events. 
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  • Celebrating Seniors from Honey Creek Hall: Volume 4

    We celebrate with our WLHS seniors from around the USA and around the world! Here are the reflections of another set of our seniors from Honey Creek Hall dormitory.
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  • 2020 Senior Wrestling Recognition Tour

    Wisco wrestling coaches and auxiliary dropped off curbside awards to the 2020 senior wrestlers. Congratulations and future blessings to Sammy Bausley, Nate Doan, Larry Dolphin, Adler Henn, Ruben Micheel, Lucas Nygaard, and Aundre Reid.
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  • 2020 Virtual Graduation and Drive Through Reception

    On Saturday, May 30, at 10:00 a.m., WLHS will release our graduation video on our WLHS Vikings YouTube channel here, with links to the video on our wlhs.org website as well. Also on Saturday, May 30, from 12:00 (noon)-3:00 p.m., seniors will celebrate their graduation with a drive through reception at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. Graduates will walk across a stage and receive their diploma from Principal Leyrer. Faculty and staff members will be in attendance to congratulate and wish our seniors a fond farewell. The WLHS alumni team will also be on campus to welcome our new graduates into the WLHS alumni family. Details on how we can celebrate the day are as follows:
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  • Academic Excellence

    In keeping with tradition, we commend these students whose cumulative grade point average places them in our Academic Top Ten. Special acknowledgment goes to this year's valedictorian, Jonas Doerr, and salutatorian, Claire Chen. National Honor Society members will receive their cords at the graduation reception on Saturday, May 30.

    The Class of 2020 has recorded almost $3 million in scholarships, to date, including a full ride scholarship to Northwestern University. Please note the following awards and recognitions:
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  • Baptism Blessings at WLHS

    This last week, WLHS International Pastor Brian Doebler had the honor of baptizing Wisco student Walsen, and WLHS Campus Pastor Dr. Phil Huebner had the honor of baptizing Wisco student India Cross in private ceremonies. What a joy to see God’s grace richly poured out on this young man and woman!
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  • Collection of WLHS Chromebooks and Other School Items

    We are asking your cooperation to return all school property including: chromebook, textbooks, calculator rentals, library books, and all other Wisco items. Please try to comply with the following schedule for returning items and to practice social distancing. Click here for more information.
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  • Featured Wisco Champion for May

    The featured Wisco Champion for May 2020, is Saynousone "Sy" Vanissaveth ('99).

    Reflecting on where I am now, I look back to the foundations that brought me here. I know that I would not be where I am without my Savior. It’s a miracle that God brought me into His family as an immigrant from Laos without any knowledge of Him, and a part of that miracle is moving my parents to send me to Wisco. Not only did I receive an excellent education that challenged and pushed me to be better, I also received a strong foundation for my faith that continued to grow through hearing, studying, and living God’s Word, and that kept me close to Him and trust Him during the toughest times.
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  • Our Hands For His Service Shares Blessings

    Once again, the Lord blessed Our Hands for His Service (OHFHS) mission efforts this year. A year of student-driven fundraising events, work days, and offerings brought in $24,148.97 under the theme "Hand in Hand with Haiti." Click here to watch the OHFHS reveal video. Proceeds will support Branch Lutheran Schools in Haiti, which includes eight orphanages and three WELS grades schools. Branch Lutheran serves more than 900 orphans and local students by providing shelter, education, and the gospel.
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  • Senior Salute

    Attention seniors! On Tuesday, May 26, as you return your textbooks and Chromebooks to Wisco, stop at the front lobby for a special senior salute. Your high school alumni department wants to send you off with best wishes. Pick up some Wisco goodies before you leave!
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  • Updates from the Art Room: Week 4

    It is our last week of art room updates! Enjoy the beauty of God's creation and the talents he has bestowed on our students!
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  • Wisco e-sports Finish as Champions!

    The Wisco Vikingers League of Legends team finished their WIHSEA season with an undefeated record and claimed the e-sports championship in their division this past weekend. They bested teams from Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, and Iowa on their way to victory. All-State winner Zack Chen was awarded a medal for being one of the five best players in Division 2 this past season. Congratulations on an excellent inaugural season, and we look forward to continued success in the future!
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  • Celebrating Seniors from Honey Creek Hall: Volume 3

    We celebrate with our WLHS seniors from around the USA and around the world! Here are the reflections of some more of our seniors from Honey Creek Hall dormitory.
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  • Celebrating Seniors from Honey Creek Hall: Volume 2

    We celebrate with our WLHS seniors from around the USA and around the world! Here are the reflections of a few more of our seniors from Honey Creek Hall dormitory.
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  • Celebrating Seniors from Honey Creek Hall: Volume 1

    We celebrate with our WLHS seniors from around the USA and around the world! Here are the reflections of a few of our seniors from Honey Creek Hall dormitory.
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  • Exploratory Metals Final Project

    Wisco's Exploratory Metals class usually makes real screwdrivers as a final project. During our unique stay-at-home learning, though, they pivoted to paper ones!
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  • ONLINE Athletic Orientation for New Families

    New families coming to WLHS as either incoming freshmen, transfer students, or students who have not yet played a Wisco sport, must participate in our athletic orientation. Because we cannot meet together at this point in time, we ask that new families view the online presentation here, by Monday, June 1. Right now, we do not know what the status of athletics will be in the fall of 2020, but please don't delay in signing up your child for participation.
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  • Textbook and Chromebook Return May 26-29

    The week of May 26-29 will be used to return textbooks and chromebooks, clean out lockers, and pick-up art projects and yearbooks. In order to minimize traffic and adhere to social distancing guidelines, each class will be assigned a specific day:
    • Seniors – Tuesday, May 26
    • Juniors – Wednesday, May 27
    • Sophomores – Thursday, May 28
    • Freshmen – Friday, May 29
    More details will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.
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  • Updates from the Art Room: Week 3

    Our art project updates continue! Our students are keeping busy and enjoying some creativity while working and studying from home.
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  • Welcome to Our New WLHS Parents

    To the parents of our incoming freshmen Class of 2024, welcome to your first issue of the WLHS Weekly E-news! The Weekly E-News is delivered to your E-mail address every Wednesday during the school year. Please keep us informed of any E-mail address changes, as this is the communication tool used to convey information and upcoming events at Wisconsin Lutheran. WLHS encourages feedback to help us make our communication with you more effective. Contact Central Office at 414-453-4567 with any comments or questions.
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  • WLHS 2020 Graduation Update

    High school graduation is a rite of passage that ranks among the more important events in a person’s life, and we desire to acknowledge this accomplishment in a meaningful way, yet within the parameters set by our state government. Just how to do this has been on our minds daily. With recent information and guidlines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services we have decided on our course of action. Click here for our 2020 graduation plans.
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  • ONLINE Parent/Athlete Orientation for New Families

    Our Parent/Athlete Orientation for new families will be offered in a virtual platform for the 2020-2021 school year. A presentation will be made available in mid-May on the Parent Information page of Atheletics on our wlhs.org web site and will also be E-mailed to all incoming 9th grade families who are registered for the 2020-2021 school year. This orientation meeting is for students participating in WLHS athletics for the first time and their parents and will address:
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  • Celebrating the Class of 2020

    Wisco faculty and staff surprised our seniors with 2020 graduation lawn signs this past weekend. While safely social distancing, both teachers and students had a chance to share in this rite of passage. We wish God's blessings to our seniors and safe, healthy future plans! To be a part of the social fun, visit WLHS Vikings on Facebook or Instagram.
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  • Lunch Year End Process

    Seniors that have remaining funds in their meal accounts will be refunded their balance via check at the end of May. 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 students must be current in their account (not negative) in order to fulfill the requirements of graduation. All other students will roll their balances into the 2020-2021 school year.
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  • Quarantine Olympics

    When the WIAA spring sports season was officially canceled, Coach Lueck regrouped his distance runners and refocused them on what the future may still hold, reminding them of Jesus' Easter victory that is ours day after day. Part of his team's refocus plan included a four-week running schedule, which became the Quarantine Olympics. Coach Hernandez offered the team an extra challenge, encouraging the team to write a four line poem incorporating running and the current novel coronavirus crisis. Here's what the team came up with:
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  • Thank you to our Wisco Teachers!

    Teacher Appreciation Week this year is on May 4-8. During the transition to virtual learning, our teachers have maintained a positive outlook and kept Christ in all we do. Our teachers care and pray for your children on a daily basis. Click here to see a video from students and the Board of Directors, thanking teachers for their ministry.
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  • Updates from the Art Room: Week 2

    Our art students are keeping the creativity going during social distancing. We present this week's artwork.
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  • WLHS 2020 Prom Court

    Before students left our building, the 2020 WLHS Prom Court was elected by the junior and senior classes. The seniors then voted online for their prom king and queen. On Saturday, May 2, the prom court met at WLHS for the crowning while practicing safe social distancing. Congratulations to WLHS prom queen Larissa Roby-Brown and king Damarius Clay. Click here for the link to the video.
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  • WWW Domestic Mission Trips Canceled for 2020 Summer

    We regret to report that most of our domestic mission trip sites have canceled their outreach plans for the summer, and travel arrangements to the others are uncertain. Unfortunately, we are officially canceling all summer 2020 mission trips. Participating families have been informed in a separate communication.

    Refunding options are under discussion and will be forthcoming. Mission trip coordinator and Campus Pastor Phil Huebner thanks everyone for their understanding and patience. He also assures us that our mission trips are only on leave for now. They will be back!
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  • 2020-21 Enrollment Contract

    Enrollment fees were due April 15, 2020. The enrollment contract is found in your OnCampus account (click here to login to OnCampus). A $200 enrollment deposit is due at the time of submission which is a down payment on your 2020-21 tuition. The enrollment contract and fee are NOT required for returning MPCP or WPCP students. Payments can be made by credit card or electronic check.

    Once you have completed your contract, you can go to the Resource Page and click on the Smart Tuition logo and it will redirect you to your account so you always have access to view your account.
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  • Help is on the way!

    While face-to-face instruction is on hold, many of our Wisco teachers are making use of technology to keep in touch with students, offer additional academic help, or reinforce homework assignments. Featured this week, Mr. Josh Nelson's virtual science lessons and home office lesson planning (photos 1-2) and Mr. Scott Raymond working with his pre-algebra students (photo 3). Wisco family, we are still with you, safe at home!
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  • Mental & Spiritual Resources

    Wisco family, we continue to pray for you, asking God to give you strength of faith and character to meet the challenges of virtual learning and remaining safe at home with grace and favor. We are all dealing with the novel coronavirus in different ways. For a list of additional resources, please click here. May God keep you safe in his care.
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  • Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8

    Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week and we need your help! Parents and students, send in a short video thanking your talented WLHS teachers for all they do by Sunday, May 3 to suzy.welsh@wlhs.org. Be as creative as you can! Your message might include:
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  • Updates from the Art Room: Week 1

    Art students at Wisco have been busy even when they are distance learning. Each week, creations from Wisco students will be shared in the Weekly Peek. "I have been amazed at the God-given talent of the artists at our school and the way they have continued in their creative exploring even when they have had to work from home," says art teacher Mr. Wiechmann.
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  • WLHS Coloring Contest Inspires

    Thanks to all our coloring contest participants for sharing your creations with us! You give inspiration and color to us. Seeing your God-given talents is wonderful.

    In art teacher Mr. Weichmann's video, posted on Facebook here, he shared the wonderful designs that were submitted as well as the three winners of our contest. Congratulations Mary Hahm (8th grade student) (photo 1), Nhu Nguyen "Belle" Phan ('20) (photo 2), and Karen (Kasulke) Mathwig ('73) (photo 3).
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  • WWW Executive Board and Student Council for 2020-21

    Congratulations to the newly elected Student Council representatives and WWW (Wisco Witnesses in the World) executive board for the 2020-21 school year!  Click here to see a list of the Student Council representatives. The WWW council is as follows:
    • President - Lauren Clement ('21)
    • Vice President - Grace Schneider ('22)
    • Secretary - Sydney Mueller ('21)
    • Jerusalem Committee - Leah Pinnow ('21)
    • Judea Committee - Alyssa Techlin ('21)
    • Samaria Committee - Luke Wegner ('21)
    • International Committee - Kahmiah Carson ('21)
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  • Life During Lockdown

    While on lockdown, the students and staff of Honey Creek Hall dormitory are staying busy with a variety of activities that allow them to keep building relationships, practice creativity, encourage the community, and, of course, study!

    Activities pictured: poster-making to thank delivery drivers, school day, board games, Culture Club, art contest
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  • Advanced Placement Exams

    Advanced Placement (AP) Exams will be administered from May 11 to May 22. The College Board has made modifications to their AP exams so that students will take exams at home on their devices under prescribed parameters, and each subject’s exam will be taken the same day at the same time worldwide. AP students have been receiving information about these changes and can direct any questions to their AP teachers.
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  • High Five for "National High Five Day"

    National High Five Day is an annual observance that encourages all to give out high fives and is typically held on the third Thursday in April. According to the National High Five Project, the event began in 2002 at the University of Virginia after a group of students set up a booth and gave out high fives and lemonade.

    Wisco quickly found out that this day happens to be Mr. Jason Nickels' favorite "holiday." To keep the good vibes going, students and faculty sent in clips to create a virtual Wisco high five video. The video even received recognition from the "National High Five Day" Facebook group! Login to Facebook here, to watch.
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  • The "New Face" of Meetup!

    Teachers are finding innovative ways to provide instruction for their students, keep them motivated, and add a personal connection during our time of virtual learning. Just to name a few: international student program department meeting (picture 1), math team meeting (picture 2 & 3), and Mrs. Shakirah Cousin's JV volleyball team meeting (picture 4 & 5) — all 13 players were online to meet. Keep that spirit Wisco family!
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  • Virtual Learning to Continue for Remainder of the School Year

    Last Thursday, April 16, Gov. Evers extended the Safer at Home order to May 26. WLHS will comply with this order and continue to deliver our curriculum through virtual learning until the end of the school year. As always our instruction will be marked by its pervasive Christ-centeredness and high academic standards. For more end of year updates, click here.
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  • WIAA Spring Sports Update

    The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association's (WIAA) Board of Control voted to cancel the WIAA Spring Sport Season in all activities. This was an expected move given Gov. Evers latest order, however; we know it is disappointing. Click here to read the full update from Athletic Director Mr. Jeff Sitz.
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  • WLHS Day of Caring

    On April 14, WLHS celebrated 414 Milwaukee Day (aka - Milwaukee's area code), with a special WLHS Day of Caring. The WLHS family was invited to share photos or posts demonstrating Christ-like acts of caring, such as food drop-offs for family, chalk or window messages for neighbors, or homemade projects while safely social-distancing. What a blessing to know that the love of Christ can still be seen during this novel coronavirus time.
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  • You Can Impact the OHFHS Goal

    With our school year transitioning to safer-at-home learning, WWW (Wisco Witness in the World) and Student Council are looking for gifts to help them reach their $10,000 OHFHS (Our Hands for His Service) mission project goal. The 2019-20 project "Hand in Hand with Haiti" is partnered with Branch Lutheran Schools of Haiti. This year, Branch Lutheran has about 900 students enrolled in their four schools; 100 are orphans and live in orphanage facilities that are located in three of their schools. Money would go towards: food, uniforms/shoes, books and supplies, and three new classrooms.

    To donate online, please click here, and select OHFHS.
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  • 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

    Congratulations to Hannah Behroozi, Alyssa Ebeling and Alexandra Miles for taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and meeting requirements to enter the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. With a Selection Index score of 209 or above, these high performers have shown outstanding academic potential. From more than 1.5 million program entrants, each of these students is among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants who will be recognized as either Semifinalists or Commended Students in the fall.
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  • Archived Chapel Messages

    With the recent change to our "normal" Wisco school life, one thing that hasn't changed are the daily chapel messages that follow our 2019-20 worship plan. Make these chapel messages a part of your daily routine when you login to onCampus. Once you login here, hover over the News icon in the top menu bar, and select "Featured Content." Recent archived chapel messages will be available on that page. Chapel videos will continue to be uploaded to the WLHS Vikings YouTube channel and shared on social media.
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  • Auction 2020 Blessings

    Together we raised $462,500 in support of our students. We are so incredibly thankful for your generosity and willingness to bless Wisconsin Lutheran High School financially in these uncertain times. Thank you!

    If you haven't had a chance to view this year's auction video please click here. It's a true testament to the ministry work being done at WLHS each and every day!
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  • Coloring Contest with Wisco Art Teacher

    Wisco art teacher, Mr. Michael Wiechmann, has released pages of his coloring book here to spark fun and creativity during our COVID-19 safer at home time. To add some color to this project, Mr. Wiechmann will pick three submissions to receive a $50 gift card of their choice, as well as a Wiechmannart.com set of three stickers.

    Colored pages must be submitted by Friday, April 24, to michael.wiechmann@wlhs.org, or by tagging Wisconsin Lutheran High School on social media. Don't worry, we'll send reminders on Facebook so that you can also post to our page. Ready, set, Picasso!
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  • Got Chalk?

    You can get online video tutorials in algebra, precalculus, calculus, and trigonometry from Wisco's own math wizard Mr. Brian Gottschalk. For the math "faint of heart" a word of caution: you might be amazed and learn something all at the same time! Thanks Mr. Gottschalk! Click the link here to learn more!
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  • Page Turners Book Club Heads to Online

    "It's nice to be able to do a few 'normal things' and see the students again," says Mrs. Haakenson, WLHS Library Media Services Director and advisor for Page Turners, WLHS' book club. This week, Page Turners met online, via Google Meet, for their first book club meeting since the safer at home mandate. Other Wisco co-curriculars and classes are using virtual meetings to provide additional academic support and keep our Wisco family connected.
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  • Virtual Learning Moves to a 4-day Week

    Beginning April 20, WLHS is transitioning to a 4-day school week for virtual learning. Teachers will deliver lessons and assignments for Monday-Thursday and attendance will be taken. Fridays will be reserved for department meetings and teacher preparation. Teachers will also be available to students who have questions or need help. No assignments will be due on Fridays. For more information and updates on student and parent polls, attendance, and other virtual learning guidelines, click here.
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  • 2020 WLHS Online Live Auction Spread Its Reach

    On Saturday, April 4, WLHS successfully carried out its first ever, all online live auction! While we were disappointed that we could not host our guests at the high school this year, the online auction reached over 1.5K views on YouTube and gathered more than 500 friends on Facebook. We praise God for blessing the efforts of our staff and moving the hearts of our supporters. If you have any questions about item pick-up, contact erin.krug@wlhs.org. We look forward to sharing the final total raised with you soon. To watch a recap of our online live auction, click here.
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  • Easter Blessings

    Coincidentally, the first Easter weekend, Jesus’ followers were sheltered in place. Fear for their lives drove them behind locked doors (John 20:19). If a boulder-sealed grave couldn’t hold Jesus, certainly a locked door was no match. And so Jesus appeared to them. His first words could have been “Why did you leave me?” or “I told you this would happen; why didn’t you believe me?” Instead, he said simply, “Peace be with you!”

    This is the peace of our sin-debt paid and our eternal life assured. The WLHS Faculty and staff prays you will revel in this real though undeserved peace won by our victorious Savior. We shelter in place to keep harm out; seize the joy of knowing a Lord who couldn’t and wouldn’t be kept out of your heart.
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  • Easter Break April 10-13

    Online classes will not meet during our Easter break which begins on Good Friday, April 10, and runs through Monday, April 13. WLHS will be closed those days as well. Virtual learning will resume on Tuesday, April 14 as will our building hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
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  • Smart Tuition Enrollment Fee Extended to April 15

    The Smart Tuition enrollment fee deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 15, 2020. This $200 per student fee will be applied as a down payment on your 2020-21 tuition (the enrollment fee is NOT required for all MPCP students and returning WPCP students). Payments can be made by credit card or electronic check either online or over the phone with Smart Tuition. Families applying for WPCP for the first time should pay the down payment and if accepted into the program, they will be reimbursed.
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  • Virtual Core

    The boys distance runners from Wisconsin Lutheran High School are maintaining their dedication to track training while social distancing. In addition to their daily running, the boys meet for a virtual core session every other day for 30 minutes. Coaches Hernandez and Lueck lead the strength session as the boys do the work. In one day, 13 boys ran for a total of 675 minutes which is 52 minutes per runner. We are very proud of their work and dedication!
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  • A Message from Athletic Director Sitz: Spring Sports Update

    Greetings student-athletes!

    Well, I don't bear much different news. You all know that our US president has indicated that we are not to gather in place (face-to-face education) until the end of April. The first day we could be in school is Friday, May 1, which means that the first day we could play events (if we practiced Friday and Saturday) is Thursday, May 7. The WIAA says we will have to follow their start of the season regulations and practice for five days before we can play . . . (golf requires only three days, so they could get a jump start on the rest!).

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  • Spring Break Home-stays

    We are excited to have our students back in Honey Creek Hall after a restful break! For the week of spring break, 28 Wisco host families opened their homes to international students when the dormitory closed over break. During these short-term stays our students become like one of the family, and students and hosts enjoy the experience of sharing their cultures with one another.
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  • First Week of Online Learning

    Monday, March 30, was the first day of virtual learning at WLHS, and 97% of our students logged in to onCampus for their daily assignments. We recognize that this is a work in process and encourage both parents and students to give feedback in a survey that will go out this week. Click here for the WLHS Long Term Virtual Learning Guide for Students and Families.
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  • Join our WLHS Auction LIVE Online Event!

    On Saturday, April 4, at 7:00 p.m., we are broadcasting the 2020 WLHS Auction as an online live event! Our goal is to have over 1,000 WLHS friends from around the country to rally around our students and families like never before. Join us for an evening of inspiration, entertainment, and purpose, by joining our interactive "WLHS Online Auction Group" Facebook page.
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  • Student Athlete Signings

    Congratulations to our senior student athletes Trinity Moore and Ashanti Weeks. Just before we moved to virtual learning, the two signed letters of intent to continue in track and field at the collegiate level.
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  • Students Doing Good During COVID-19

    Students in Mrs. Patti Wenzel's ('83) Fashion Tech 2 class are making face masks to help hospitals in short supply during this COVID-19 crisis. Mrs. Wenzel pre-made kits with instructions that are available for her students to pick-up in the WLHS lobby. What a blessing for our students to continue learning while helping others!

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  • Third Quarter Honor Roll

    Click here to see a list of the third quarter honor roll recipients. Congratulate these students on their diligence and hard work.
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  • Virtual Chapel at WLHS

    Our morning chapel services are the spiritual anchor of each day. In this unprecedented time, we want to stay connected around God's Word. Each weekday, we plan to share a chapel message on our WLHS Vikings YouTube page at 9:00 a.m. Click here to watch or subscribe to our channel. Please share with your family and friends. Help us spread God's grace.
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  • Walking with Louise

    Meet Louise, our resident African Spurred Tortoise, courtesy of science teacher Mr. Jason Nickels. Every so often she enjoys a nice stroll throughout the hallways of Wisco. Louise is 18-years-old, but could live to be 100 — a pet for life! Visit our WiscoVikings Instagram page here, to watch a video of Louise.
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  • WLHS Building Hours

    During the closure WLHS building hours are 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Fridays. Students can pick up textbooks and instruction materials during these times.
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  • Tour of Marquette University

    On March 6, 2020, 18 international students dedicated a few hours of their winter break to make the short journey to Marquette University for a campus and admissions tour. The students dined in a brand new residence hall of Marquette, toured the campus, and learned about the admissions process and the types of academic programs and extracurricular activities Marquette has to offer.
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  • 2020 Dinner Auction Update

    We've decided to make the 2020 Dinner Auction an online event! On Saturday, April 4, Wisco friends EVERYWHERE can rally together via livestream and mobile bidding to support the cause of helping our students. Click the link here, and select "Sign In" at the top right of the page for FREE REGISTRATION to mobile bidding. The WLHS Dinner Auction is critical for our tuition assistance fund so that we can meet the growing needs of every student and family.
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  • Coronavirus & WLHS School Update

    Through the Department of Health, Governor Evers’ latest order states that Wisconsin schools “shall remain closed for the duration of the public health emergency or until a subsequent order lifts this specific restriction.”

    This means that the length of our closure is no longer tied to a date but is now indefinite.
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  • Freshmen Course Selections

    Unfortunately, we were not able to meet with all freshmen students before the extended school closure began. Freshmen students who did not meet to select their courses will be getting an E-mail from a counselor to complete this process. Please take some time to review and respond to the E-mail.
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  • Limited Building Hours

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School will be open with limited staffing and hours effective immediately. Please do not come to school unless you have been asked to pick up homework packets.

    Hours of operation this week
    March 17-18: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Thursday, March 19: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Friday, March 20: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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  • Prom Court

    On Monday and Tuesday, Juniors and Seniors voted online for the 2020 prom court. WLHS is pleased to announce the following seniors on prom court.
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  • SCRIP Rebates

    The SCRIP year ends on Tuesday, March 31. You may still place ScripNow or Reload orders until March 31, which 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, please E-mail scrip@wlhs.org in the next week. We will follow your original designation if not contacted.
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  • Upcoming Schedule

    After spring break on March 23-27, virtual classes will begin on Monday, March 30. Click here for guidelines about virtual learning. Please watch your E-mail for any updates or changes to this schedule and do not hesitate to reach out to teachers and administration with questions and comments. We are in unchartered territory now which calls for widespread cooperation. Thank you.
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  • Viking-2-Viking

    Wisco's “Viking-2-Viking” program recently offered topic dicussions focused on trade professions. Mr. Kyle Safranek (‘00), Production Supervisor at Glenn Reider, shared with students the various opportunities and rewarding work within the trades. Viking-2-Viking, a program developed through Wisco's guidance and alumni relations offices, brings together alumni with juniors and seniors to talk about life after graduation, career paths, and how to be productive, Christ-centered professionals.
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  • Weekly E-News on Spring Break

    The week of March 23-27 is our scheduled spring break. The weekly E-news will be on spring break as well. The next edition will be out Wednesday, April 1. Stay tuned to E-mail, the WLHS website, texts, and robocalls for any important updates.
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  • "Once and For All" Newsies Production Comes to a Close

    The weekend of March 6-8, WLHS produced its annual musical. More than 1,000 students and adults enjoyed Disney's Newsies. Many thanks to the volunteers, parents, and students who gave countless hours of help. What a blessing to display the musical talent of our gifted cast and crew.
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  • Freshmen and Sophomores Course Scheduling

    All sophomores met with a counselor to select their courses for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have not had a meeting yet, please stop in the Guidance Office to schedule one with a counselor. Freshman scheduling meetings are starting today. Check your E-mail for an invitation from a counselor. It is important that you show up at your scheduled time. Talk with the counselor who sent you the invitation if you have any questions.
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  • Half Day Schedule - Wednesday, March 18

    On Wednesday, March 18, we will follow the half day schedule found on page 12 of the printed student handbook. Dismissal is at 12:21 p.m. Breakfast will be available in the morning, but lunch will not be served. Faculty will use the afternoon for professional development.
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  • Inspiration to Sing at Brewers Game!

    Inspiration, WLHS' vocal jazz group, has the exciting opportunity to sing the national anthem at Miller Park on Tuesday, May 19. This marquee game, which starts at 6:40 p.m., features the Milwaukee Brewers against the New York Yankees! WLHS has a block of group tickets in the terraced reserved section for $10 a ticket. Tickets may be purchased at Central Office with cash, check, or credit card. Tickets will be available for pickup in early May, at Central Office M-F 7:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
     
    Purchase tickets online here. A $.75 convenience fee per ticket will be added to all online and credit card ticket orders.
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  • Realia Assignment

    Realia is the term used to refer to objects or activities that relate classroom teaching to real life, especially of a population or historic period being studied. US History students brought in items from the Roaring 20s or Great Depression. One young lady wore a flapper dress and played a song on her guitar. Other students brought in washboards, small appliances, 78 RPM records, the first Blondie comic strip, Depression-era glass, knobs and tubes on a wall stud showing 1920s electrical wiring in houses, and tube style radios. The best part of the assignment was that students had opportunities to talk with their grandparents or great grandparents about their ancestors who lived through the 20s and the 30s.
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  • Register for the 2020 WLHS Dinner Auction

    “Be the Vision” at the Wisconsin Lutheran High School annual dinner auction on Saturday, April 4, at 5:00 p.m. The gym will be transformed into an elegant dinner venue. Enjoy the excitement of silent and live auctions, raffles, and more! Reserve a table of 10 or single tickets at www.wlhs.org/auction. For auction information, sponsorship opportunities, or to donate an auction item, contact Heidi Witz at 414-453-4567, ext. 2004 or planner@wlhs.org.
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  • Smart Tuition Enrollment Deposit

    A non-refundable Enrollment Deposit of $200 per student is required by March 31 to reserve your child's seat for the upcoming school year and to ensure course scheduling priority. This $200 is part of your child's total tuition for the school year, not an additional fee. The enrollment fee does not apply to MPCP students or returning WPCP students. If you have applied for WPCP and are awaiting the lottery results, you must pay the $200 enrollment deposit. If you are chosen for WPCP, your $200 will be refunded. 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 dependent on what is chosen in the contract. Monthly payments can be made in person at WLHS (cash or check), via electronic check or credit card in your Smart Tuition account through OnCampus, or over the phone with Smart Tuition (888-868-8828).
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  • Spring Band Concert - Thursday, March 19

    Everyone is invited to the secular Spring Band Concert on Thursday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free. The concert will feature a wide range of musical selections from the various ensemble groups at Wisco.
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  • Wisco esports Teams Headed to Conference!

    Wisco esport teams are headed to the conference championship playoffs — a feat they accomplished in their first year as a team! Congratulations to Zach Chen ('21) (pictured left) on being selected to the All State team. Zach was the only player to receive consensus honors in the state. Ben Haakenson ('21) (pictured right) received 2nd Team All State for his jungler role. Both Zach and Ben participate for Wisco in the League of Legends division.
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  • Co-curriculars & Newsies

    Students of WLHS have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of co-curriculars that allow them to explore their strengths and talents, grow in confidence, and build valuable relationships. Some of the co-curriculars international students are currently involved in include: basketball, forensics, chess club, robotics, choir, track, culture club, cheerleading, and many more!
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  • An Evening of Spaghetti and Songs - Friday, March 6

    Join the WLHS Fine Arts Department for an Evening of Spaghetti and Songs on Friday, March 6, between 4:30-7:00 p.m. The Choir Associates will serve all-you-can-eat spaghetti and various WLHS choirs will perform. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children (three and under eat free) and can be purchased at the cafeteria door that night.
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  • Annual Asbestos Notification 2019-2020 School Year

    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 Wisconsin Lutheran (WLHS) were inspected by EPA accredited inspectors, with building material samples analyzed by an independent laboratory.

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  • Daylight Savings Time Begins!

    Sunday, March 8, marks the beginning of Daylight Savings. 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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  • Grade School Premier of Disney's Newsies

    On Wednesday, March 4, almost 800 students from our conference elementary schools were delighted with the premier of the musical production of Disney's Newsies. Cast members appreciated the support of their former teachers and classmates.

    WLHS was excited to welcome the following schools:
    • St. John's, Wauwatosa
    • St. Paul's, Muskego
    • St. Paul's, Franklin
    • St. John's, Milwaukee
    • Star of Bethlehem, New Berlin
    • Good Shepherd's, West Allis
    • St. Jacobi, Greenfield
    • St. John's, Mukwonago
    • St. John's, Lannon
    • Zion, Hartland
    • Mt. Calvary, Waukesha
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  • Third Quarter Ends Wednesday, March 11

    Wednesday, March 11 marks the end of the third quarter. Parents, please remind your students to check their onCampus account (click here to login) and be sure that all assignments are completed and entered. Final grades for third quarter will be available by Monday, March 16.
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  • Viking Christian Leaders: Integrity

    Congratulations to Dulce Chaidez ('21) and Ouray Harper ('21) who were selected as Viking Christian Leaders for the month of February under “The Wisco Way Word": Integrity. We thank God for the way Dulce and Ouray have modeled Christian integrity at school and in the community. Any student or staff member may nominate a student for the Viking Christian Leadership Award which is presented each month to one young man and one young woman.
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  • WLHS Prom - Saturday May 2

    "City Lights" is the theme of the WLHS Junior and Senior Prom coming up on Saturday, May 2. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 30-April 15, $60 per person. After April 15, the price goes up to $75 through April 17. Tickets can be purchased in the business office. If you plan to bring an outside guest, please pick up a guest form from central office prior to purchasing your tickets. For more information, visit the resource board in onCampus, by logging in here.

    New this year, the venue has moved to Grace Center Downtown Milwaukee. The schedule of events for the day are as follows:
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  • WSMA Solo Ensemble Festival

    This past weekend over 100 Wisco students participated in the WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival to celebrate the musical gifts God has blessed them with. In total, Wisco brought home 219 medals; 187 of which were gold.
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  • 2020 Scholastic Art Awards

    More than three hundred artworks by Wisconsin students in grades 7-12 are featured in the annual Scholastic Art Awards exhibition that celebrates young talent in our state. This year, the juried exhibition drew from over three thousand submissions in multiple media categories. WLHS had four students honored at this event: Honorable Mention - Amelia Butler ('23), Silver Award - Tiffany Chen ('23), Gold Award - Harry Tang ('23) (pictured here) and Lucy Li ('21). Congratulation to these students on their outstanding achievements. Their artwork will be on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum until March 21.
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  • ACT for ALL Juniors on Tuesday, March 3

    Junior students are reminded that they are required to take the ACT on Tuesday, March 3, as a part of their school-day schedule. Juniors, please arrive promptly by 7:30 a.m. You will not be admitted to the testing rooms after the test has started. Parents, there is no cost or online registration required. This is an official ACT test. Scores from this test are necessary for most college applications. Dismissal will be at 1:00 p.m. Lunch will not be provided on this day.
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  • Freshmen and Sophomores - NO SCHOOL Tuesday, March 3

    There will be no school for all freshmen and sophomores on Tuesday, March 3, due to the Juniors taking the ACT and the Seniors participating in the Reality Store.
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  • Graduation Caps and Gowns

    On Wednesday, March 4, seniors will pick up their caps and gowns for graduation along with any extra graduation items they ordered. All extra items ordered from Jostens must be paid in full with cash or money order before the order can be released. Included in the cap and gown packet are 15 tickets for the graduation ceremony. These are the only tickets each senior will receive.
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  • Job Opening for Technology Manager

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School intends to hire a Technology Manager. Primary responsibilities include overseeing school networks, camera systems and phone system. Other responsibilities include recommending hardware for faculty, staff and students, troubleshooting hardware issues, inventory of school hardware and E-Rate applications. This position will start on or around May 1, 2020. Inquiries and resumes should be sent to hr@wlhs.org.
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  • Lent at WLHS

    Today (February 26) is Ash Wednesday which begins the start of the Lenten season in the Christian Church year. Students attended a special chapel service on Tuesday led by Dr. Phil Huebner, campus pastor, and Pastor Brian Doebler. Fernanda Rocha ('19) sang several anthems and a 14-piece orchestra also added to the special worship service. The theme for this year's Lenten series is The King Came For Us. Chapel is a highlight of the WLHS school day where our students, teachers, and staff members gather together to worship our Triune God and at this time of year in particular reflect on our sinfulness and the brutal price our Savior paid to save us from our sins. Click here to watch the Ash Wednesday chapel service. Link to livestream daily chapels service can also be found on the E-news sidebar or wlhs.org hompage.
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  • Real World Math

    What job is consistently rated as one of the top jobs in the US and requires a love for math? Answer: Actuary

    Many people, including students, have no idea who an actuary is and what they do on a daily basis, which essentially is assessing risk. Earlier this month, Mr. Gottschalk, math department chair, chaperoned six students to the Northwestern Mutual downtown campus for their annual actuarial workshop. The workshop provided students with first hand information about being an actuary. One of the breakout sessions involved a simulation game where students were able to experience the types of problems and decisions actuaries face everyday. The workshop provided a wonderful opportunity for students to identify another career in which they may be able to use God's great gift of mathematics in the real world.
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  • Reality Store for ALL Seniors - Tuesday, March 3

    On Tuesday, March 3, all Seniors will partake in the annual Reality Store, under 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 financial events (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. Lunch is not served that day.

    Seniors will also have their picture taken in cap and gown this day for a future issue of WLHS' publication Contact. Order forms are being sent home with seniors on Thursday and are available in Central Office. Pictures will arrive before graduation and a digital option is available.
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  • Viking Explorers Summer Camp

    Don’t let your grade school children waste a minute this summer. Signup for summer camp at Wisconsin Lutheran High School and explore a wide variety of activities and interests in a Christian setting. Camps include: theater, sports, robotics, and cheerleading. For more information and to register, visit www.wlhs.org/explorers.
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  • Winter Break - March 5 and 6

    Winter Break is next Thursday and Friday, March 5 and 6, which means there will be no school those days. Enjoy the break! Classes will resume on Monday, March 9.
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  • Dormitory Friends' Open House

    On Friday, February 21, the girls of Honey Creek Hall enjoyed the opportunity to invite a local school friend into the dormitory for an afternoon. While guests can ordinarily spend time with residents in the lobby, this was a chance to bring friends upstairs into their units and bedrooms and introduce them to dorm life. Stephanie Hernandez ('20) organized this event with games, snacks, and a contest with trivia about the dorm. Do you know the answers to these trivia questions?
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  • WLHS Musical - Disney's Newsies & Spaghetti Dinner

    WLHS is excited to bring to stage the Tony award-winning production of Disney's Newsies. Performances are Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 8, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, and may be purchased three different ways: online here, at the reception window of Central Office, or through the mail-in ticket order form downloaded here (tickets will be assigned and available for pickup at Central Office). A convenience fee will be added to online ticket orders. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (through eighth grade).

    Come early on Friday, March 6, for an Evening of Spaghetti and Songs hosted by the Choir Associates and support our Fine Arts department. The all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be served in the WLHS cafeteria between 4:30-7:00 p.m. Enjoy pasta with meat sauce, breadsticks, and salad. Coffee, tea, and desserts will also be provided. Inspiration and Wisco Kids will perform between 4:45 and 7:00 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, $7 for children (three and under eat free).
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  • Featured Wisco Champion for February

    The featured Wisco Champion for February 2020, is Jessica Potter ('01).

    The reason I became a Wisco Champion is taking what God has graciously provided me and paying it forward so other young men and women could have the same opportunity to grow in Christ at the most influential time of their lives.

    For more information about Wisco Champions, visit www.wlhs.org/wiscochampions.
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  • Join WLHS' Brew Crew in AZ - Friday, March 6

    All alumni, friends, and spouses are invited to attend the WLHS Tailgate Party at American Family Fields of Phoenix on Friday, March 6, 2020, where the Milwaukee Brewers will take on the San Francisco Giants. If you have not done so already, please RSVP to the tailgate by Friday, February 28, by clicking here. RSVP does not include admission to the game.

    Join us for a tailgate party BEFORE the game in the parking lot (look for WLHS signs!) starting at 11:00 a.m. Please note, this is a change from previous announcements.
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  • 2020 WLHS Dinner Auction - How Can You Help?

    The 2020 WLHS Dinner Auction, the premier fundraising event at Wisconsin Lutheran High School, will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Your participation allows you to have a personal role in supporting the success and spiritual lives of our students.

    WLHS Mission Advancement office is looking for item donations and sponsorships. Donations can include: tickets to athletic or musical events, kitchen decorations, toys, handy-man tools, pet accessories, bath products, and more! Or, purchase an ad for the auction booklet to promote your business. For more information click here. Items should be dropped off at the high school by Friday, March 13.
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  • Ash Wednesday Service & Imposition of Ashes at Nain Lutheran Church

    Nain Evangelical Lutheran Church (1665 S. 57th Street, West Allis) was founded in 1914. They have over 180 members. Nain's partnership with Wisco includes the various choral and musical groups of Wisco assisting in worship services. 

    Next week, on Ash Wednesday, February 26, Christian churches around the world will mark the beginning of the penitential season of Lent. Nain Lutheran Church will hold their "Imposition of Ashes" Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 p.m.
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  • German Classes at WLHS

    German 3 and 4 classes had an opportunity to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum. As part of their art unit, students toured the museum and selected an artwork they particularly liked. They then created a presentation for the class, in which they described and interpreted their favorite art work in German natürlich!
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  • God Blesses WLHS' Gaining Ground

    Thanks be to God our current Gaining Ground campaign exceeded its $1 million goal by the January 31 deadline. Many donors, a number of them new, supported this effort and we thank them as well. The land acquisition is now in the final stages of closing. WLHS president Dr. Ken Fisher said, "Wisco is so grateful for your partnership and prayers. Every conference congregation agreed to participate in Gaining Ground and without that support it would have been impossible. God be praised for what he can do through his people!"
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  • Half Day Schedule - Wednesday, February 26

    On Wednesday, February 26, we will follow the half day schedule found on page 12 of the printed student handbook. Dismissal is at 12:21 p.m. Breakfast will be available in the morning, but lunch will not be served. Faculty will use the afternoon for professional development.
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  • Stock Car Racer Charlie Weddle Addresses Student Body for Black History Month

    As a part of our Black History Month observance, WLHS welcomed Mr. Charlie Weddle for a presentation after chapel on Wednesday, February 19. Mr. Weddle is a seasoned citizen who grew up picking cotton in Tennessee and later broke the color line in Wisconsin stock car racing despite clear opposition to him based on race. A strong Christian and St. Marcus Lutheran Church member, Mr. Weddle speaks frequently to young people encouraging them to push through obstacles with God’s help and to avoid being a victim. Click here to see an interview of Mr. Weddle on Channel 12.
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  • Vote for David Carson as the Journal Sentinel Prep Athlete of the Week

    David Carson ('21) has been nominated as Journal Sentinel's prep athlete of the week. The junior 113-pound competitor improved to 32-7 and helped the Vikings win the regional title last Saturday at Nicolet by scoring pins over Whitefish Bay’s Andres Pesch and Marquette’s Jaden Prom. A week earlier David won his weight class at the Woodland Conference meet. Click here to vote for David. Votes are limited to one per hour per device. Voting ends at 3:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, February 21.
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  • ACT Study Resource

    On Tuesday, March 3, ALL juniors will be taking the ACT required by the state of Wisconsin. In order to help juniors prepare for that test, a booklet with practice tests and information about the test has been provided by ACT. Any junior interested in receiving this booklet should stop by the Guidance Office.
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  • Admission Days for MATC & UW-Milwaukee

    The Guidance Office is hosting onsite admission days to MATC and UW-Milwaukee. Today, Wednesday, Feburary 12, an admission counselor from MATC wil help students apply and enroll in various programs for the fall semester. Thursday, February 13, an admission counselor from UW-Milwaukee will be meeting with students. There is still time to apply and participate in the onsite admissions process for UW-Milwaukee. Seniors who are interested are invited to come to the Guidance Office during their free period.
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  • Celebrating Black History Month

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School has been celebrating Black History month this February in a variety of ways. Posters have been hung up around the building showing historical events of the Civil Rights movement. A timeline posted in the Atrium shows many individuals and groups standing up to fight inequality and racism. The Culture Club decorated doors and bulletin boards highlighting prominent events from several HBCUs - Historical Black Colleges and Universities.
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  • Junior Course Selection Update

    Course scheduling with the junior class is concluding this week (February 10-14). Please review your student's course selections in onCampus (login here). Many students also added prospective colleges to their Naviance account. You can review this information through your Naviance parent account.
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  • Mexican Eats Supporting Mission Work

    Wisco's National Honor Society is hosting a savory fundraiser at Qdoba Mexican Eats (418 N Mayfair Road) on Tuesday, February 18, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go toward this year’s service project to support mission work in Haiti. An electronic or paper copy of the voucher must be presented when you order. Click here for the electronic voucher. Applies to both dine-in and carry-out orders.
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  • MPCP Open Enrollment Ends Thursday, 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 are encouraged to come to WLHS this week to show proof of residency. Our hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Find our admissions staff in the upper lobby. Don't delay! Open enrollment closes Thursday, February 20.
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  • National Merit Scholarship Finalist

    Congratulations to Jonas Doerr (’20) who has advanced to National Merit Finalist standing. Jonas entered the National Merit Scholarship Competition his junior year with over 1.5 million other students.
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  • Parent Athlete Code of Conduct Meeting

    Spring sports will begin soon. If you and your student have never seen and heard the risk video and code of conduct presentation, you MUST attend the above-mentioned meeting on Monday, February 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the atrium. Parents and their students must attend and then sign forms which will stay on file in the athletic office for those students. Upon completion of the proper forms, a participation card will be issued to the student, who will then give it to his/her coach. All forms are available on the school's website. You should register your student once a year for athletics online by clicking here.
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  • Sophomore Course Selections Next Week

    Sophomores will begin to select their courses for the 2020-21 school year the week of February 17-21. You will see an official notification in onCampus when your student has selected their courses.
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  • Valentine Edition of Pilot

    In the Valentine edition of Pilot, read about WLHS' new Culture Club, Winter Festival, the mystery of Thursday's chicken bowl, the dangers of teen vaping, and more. Check out the new comic strip Flying Funniez. To explore the full edition, click here.
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  • Welcome Boys & Girls Basketball Teams!

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is excited to welcome student athletes from our conference grade schools to the boys and girls basketball tournaments. This week, on February 13 and 15, boys teams will compete and next week, February 20 and 22, girls teams will have their turn at the championship. We look forward to seeing future Wisco Vikings on our campus, and pray all teams have a fun and God-blessed tournament. Click here for boys team brackets and here for girls team brackets for the tournament.
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  • Wisco Family Grows by One

    Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Erica Gottschalk on the birth of their daughter on Monday, February 10. Mr. Gottschalk ('96) teaches AP Calculus, AP Stats, as well as Honors Trigonometry at Wisco. Ember Jean joins her three brothers Ethan (12), Brady (10), and Bryce (5). Mom and baby are doing well. We thank God for blessing the Gottschalk family!
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  • "Under the Sea" Winter Festival 2020

    Under the Sea Winter Festival 2020 was a swimming success! The week's activities included dress-up days, lunchtime competitions, festival court, basketball games, and much more. Isaiah Roberson was crowned Festival King. The week capped off with a dance Saturday night which included a bubble machine and record Festival dance attendance.
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  • 2020 Academic Top Ten

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is pleased to announce the academic top ten for the Class of 2020:
    1. Jonas Doerr (homeschool)
    2. Xingzhu (Claire) Chen (Shaoxing, China)
    3. Miriam Snyder (Christ the Lord Lutheran School, Brookfield)
    4. Melissa Miller (Christ the Lord Lutheran School, Brookfield)
    5. Magdalen Johnston (St. John Lutheran School, Milwaukee)
    6. Julia Treichel (St. John Lutheran School, Wauwatosa)
    7. Bria Wigley (Atonement Lutheran School, Milwaukee)
    8. Joseph Noeske (Salem Lutheran Grade School, Milwaukee)
    9. Jacob Horvat (Lamb of God Lutheran Grade School, West Allis)
    10. Abigail Emmrich (St. Jacobi Lutheran Grade School, Greenfield)
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  • Junior Course Selection

    Juniors have begun course selection for next school year. Take some time to review the classes they have selected after your junior student meets with a counselor. You will also see an official notification in onCampus. These individual meetings also review post high school plans. Many students have updated Naviance with schools they are considering. You can view these schools through your parent account for Naviance. If you have any questions, please contact the counselor your student met with to complete course requests.
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  • Kid's Carnival - Sunday, February 16

    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 16, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Children age 3 through fourth grade are invited to play games, meet live animals, and participate in other fun activities. Each $3 admission receives 20 play tokens, or $5 gets you 20 tokens, admission to a magic show in the auditorium, and entrance into a bounce house in the multipurpose gym. The magic show is at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

    Concessions will be available for purchase. Parents and grandparents are admitted free of charge and encouraged to bring their cameras for some great photo opportunities.
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  • Phy Ed 2 Class

    The Physical Education 2 class has been playing volleyball using a ball slightly bigger than a beach ball. The larger ball slows play which allows more inclusive participation and builds skills for students learning to play volleyball. Despite the slower speed, the competition is still fierce!
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  • Siloah Lutheran Church and School

    Siloah Lutheran Church (3721 N. 21st Street, Milwaukee) was founded in 1894 and the school in 1898. The church has 150 members and the school enrollment is 87 students. Siloah's PreK-8 partnership with Wisco includes the various choral and musical groups of Wisco assisting in worship services, WLHS student-athlete reading buddies program, spelling bees, and forensic festivals.
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  • Viking Christian Leaders: Wisdom

    Congratulations to Ian Beck ('20) and Grace Schneider ('22) who were selected as Viking Christian Leaders for the month of January under “The Wisco Way Word": Wisdom. We thank God for the way Ian and Grace have modeled Christian wisdom at school and in the community. Any student or staff member may nominate a student for the Viking Christian Leadership Award which is presented each month to one young man and one young woman.
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  • WELS Women Writers Conference - April 24-25, 2020

    Have you thought about writing or are a writer who wants to improve her craft? Then consider attending the WELS Women Writers Conference on April 24-25, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waukesha. Explore the diverse opportunities in the world of writing and publishing. Meet other women who are seeking to use writing gifts for God's glory. For more information, visit the website here.
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  • Lunar New Year

    Welcome to the Year of the Rat! One of the highlights of the year for our students who are far from home is the annual International Lunar New Year party. Students of Honey Creek Hall, international homestay students, homestay families, mentors, and other friends gathered to celebrate and share this intercultural event. Harry Tang (‘20) and Una Luo (‘20), Quang Le (‘21), and Oumjy Zhang (‘21) shared presentations about the new year celebrations of China, Vietnam, and Korea, respectively. Students and guests enjoyed authentic food from local Asian restaurants, exchanged language, tried their hand at calligraphy, played some East Asian games, and sang karaoke for hours! Happy New Year!
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  • Change in Attendance Notification

    Beginning Monday, February 3, text notifications will be sent to parents of students who have been marked unexcused for at least two consecutive periods throughout the school day. Please be sure your contact information is up-to-date in onCampus (click here to login). If you have not yet opted in to receive text messages from WLHS, please text YES to 87569.
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  • Festival Court

    At the pep rally this Friday, January 31, one of three nominated senior boys will be crowned as the 2020 Festival King.

    Pictured from left to right: Cameron Campbell, Isaiah Roberson, and Aundre Reid. They will be escorted by Cianna Campbell, Fantasheah Highshaw, and Gennesis Valle, respectively.
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  • Half Day Schedule - Wednesday, February 5

    On Wednesday, February 5, we will follow the half day schedule found on page 12 of the printed student handbook. Dismissal is at 12:21 p.m. Breakfast will be available in the morning, but lunch will not be served. Faculty will use the afternoon for professional development.
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  • Midterm Grading - Monday, February 3

    Midterm grading day is Monday, February 3. Encourage your student to check his or her grades and make sure that all assignments are completed and turned in to date. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your student's teacher.
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  • Milwaukee Opera Singer Visits A Capella Choir

    Jill Anna Ponasik, Producing Artistic Director for the Milwaukee Opera Theatre, was a special guest during A Capella rehearsal this week. Ponasik offered critiques after the choir performed a few selections for her. She also listened to individual solos and encouraged group critiques of each performance. "When our students receive this type of professional advice, it really helps them see how they can stretch their God-given abilities," Mr. Ned Goede, A Capella Director said. "It also introduces our students, planning for a musical future, to potential jobs in the music community."
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  • MPCP/WPCP Open Enrollment Schedule at WLHS

    All current WLHS families participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), or the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP), must re-apply each year. The 2020-21 online application link for both the MPCP and WPCP opens February 3. You can click here to read about further information and requirements for both programs.

    All MPCP and WPCP applications must be completed online. You will need an E-mail address to complete your application.
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  • National School Choice Week - January 26-February 1

    This week is National School Choice Week. Wisco's A Cappella Choir was honored with an invitation to sing at the Wisconsin State Capitol for the Wisconsin 30-year anniversary celebration of School Choice with Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday, January 28. Click here to hear a brief excerpt of their performance. Wisco student Trinity Moore ('20) was recognized by Vice President Pence for her success and educational growth at WLHS. What an incredible opportunity for our students to support this great program and let their lights shine!
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  • Pep Rally - Friday, January 31

    Join us for our Winter Festival pep rally in the main gymnasium at school this Friday, January 31, at 2:15 p.m. We will be following our pep rally schedule as noted on page 11 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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  • St. John's Lutheran Church and School, Wauwatosa

    St. John's Lutheran Church and School (7809 Harwood Avenue, Wauwatosa) were founded in 1882. The church has 1,200 members and the school enrollment is over 250 students. St. John's PreK-8 partnership with Wisco includes the various choral and musical groups of Wisco assisting in worship services, WLHS student-athlete reading buddies program, drama and musical performances, spelling bees, and forensic festivals.
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  • Wisco Winter Camp 2020

    A group of 14 Korean high school students experienced a winter camp program at WLHS from January 11-22.  
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  • 5th Grade Extravaganza

    On Sunday, January 26, WLHS invites 5th graders and their families to the 5th Grade Extravaganza. The evening includes food, fun, and entertainment. Students and parents have a chance to learn about our caring, Christian environment, superior academics, award-winning co-curriculars, generous tuition assistance, and the amazing opportunities that WLHS offers. The students will tour the building in the form of a scavenger hunt. To register for this exciting event, click here.
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  • Advanced Metals Class

    This year our Advanced Metals class chose to create a barbecue grill as their culminating project. Students created plans in 3D CAD software. Then, they used 3D printing to make a prototype which they tested. Finally, they emailed the files to a laser cutter, and now will begin welding. A special thanks to Argon Industries for donating thousands of dollars worth of material. It all makes summer feel just a little closer! God bless their work.
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  • Eat Ice Cream, Support Mission Work!

    Wisco's National Honor Society is hosting a fundraiser at Oscar’s Frozen Custard (2362 S 108th St, West Allis) on Tuesday, January 28, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. All proceeds will go toward this year’s service project to support mission work in Haiti. An electronic or paper copy of the voucher must be presented when you order. Click here for the electronic voucher. Enjoy delicious Oscar burgers, fries, and custard while supporting a good cause! We hope to see you there!
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  • Football and Volleyball Reading Buddies

    Beginning in January, our football and volleyball players have been visiting PK-2nd grade students in our conference schools and reading with them. Our high school student-athletes love being reading buddies and interacting with the younger students. They look forward to more visits and reading this winter, but so far have enjoyed visiting the following grade schools:
    • Mount Calvary, Waukesha
    • St. Marcus, Milwaukee
    • Risen Savior, Milwaukee
    • St. Paul's, Muskego
    • Siloah, Milwaukee
    • Mt. Lebanon, Milwaukee
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  • Junior and Freshman Academic Course Selection Updates

    Junior Parents - Junior students have met with counselors to discuss their upcoming course selection, and how to build a list of colleges to apply to. This includes identifying safety, target and reach schools. Those who are interested in a trade or technical school also received information on resources for their desired career.

    Individual junior meetings will begin Monday, January 27, to complete course selection for senior year, and to review post high school plans.
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  • Tuition Assistance Applications Due Friday, January 31

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School collaborates with Smart Tuition and Smart Aid to process tuition assistance requests. Click here to apply for tuition assistance. Smart Aid instructions can be downloaded here. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 31, 2020.
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  • Winter Festival 2020 is "Under the Sea"

    The theme for the 2020 Winter Festival is "Under the Sea." Join us next week for exciting activities including dress up days, lunch time activities and more in celebration of Festival. Details will be released to the student body during a short presentation on Friday and morning homeroom announcements.

    The dance will take place Saturday, February 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the WLHS gymnasium. Students must have their student ID to enter and no one will be admitted atfter 8:00 p.m.
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  • Wisco Track Coach Receives Accolades

    Wisco is proud to announce that Coach Jason Goede, head girls track coach, has been recognized by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) as the 2019 Wisconsin Girls Track & Field Coach of the Year. Previously, he received recognition from the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for that same honor. Congratulations to Coach Goede and his staff and team for earning this well deserved recognition. What a great example of the faithful application of God's gifts at Wisconsin Lutheran High School!
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  • Featured Wisco Champion for January

    The featured Wisco Champion for January 2020, is Lee Johnson ('11).

    I’m super fired up to be a Wisco Champ to show support to my alma mater! I’ve made
    my closest and lifelong friends there, and it continues to produce servant leaders that better our community.

    For more information about Wisco Champions, visit www.wlhs.org/wiscochampions.
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  • Join the 10-Year Reunion for Basketball and Cheerleading Champs

    Members from the 2009 State Championship Boys Basketball Team & 2009-2010 State Championship Cheer Teams we went to celebrate with you! You and your family/a guest are invited to a 10-year reunion in the atrium at Wisconsin Lutheran High School on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The reception includes a nacho bar and free entry to the Wisco boys varsity home game that same night vs New Berlin West at 7:15 p.m. The 2009 Boys Basketball team will be announced prior to tip off with the 2009-2010 Cheer squads recognized at halftime of the game. RSVP by January 17, 2020, to cynthia.krueger@wlhs.org or call 414-453-4567 ext. 2018.
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  • We're Looking for 2020 Reunion Leaders!

    Happy 2020 class reunions! Classes ending in "0" or "5" (ex. 1995, 2000) will be celebrating reunion anniversaries. Partner with the Wisco Alumni Team to help plan your class' reunion. If you are interested, please contact cynthia.krueger@wlhs.org or 414-453-4567, ext. 2018.
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  • Career Exploration Night and College Fair - Wednesday, January 22

    Career Exploration Night and College Fair is Wednesday, January 22 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students to talk with professionals from a wide variety of fields, including: engineers, IT professionals, skilled trades, service careers, business, industrial trades, civil service and law, military recruiters, and health related fields. Students will also be able to attend a College Fair that same evening.
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  • Civil Rights Assembly - Friday, January 17

    On Friday, January 17, Wisconsin Lutheran High School will hold its annual worship service to thank God for the civil rights movement. Mr. Henry Tyson, Superintendent of St. Marcus Lutheran School, will give the address, "What are you doing for others." Mrs. Becky Metzger and Wisco's A Cappella Choir will assist in worship. The service will be livestreamed here at 8:39 a.m. (CST).

    We will follow the morning assembly schedule found on page 11 of the student planner and handbook which includes a 5-minute homeroom.
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  • Congratulations Coach Eric Lueck

    On Friday, January 10, Coach Eric Lueck was inducted into the Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association (WCCCA) Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Coach Lueck was nominated as an athlete and coach for this honor and then selected by the Hall of Fame Committee. His extensive credentials include thirteen conference championships. For a list of all WCCCA 2020 Hall of Fame inductees, click here.
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  • Keep Your Eyes On Wisco Boys Basketball

    This year's boys varsity basketball team has a promising mixture of experience and youth. Their fast-paced wins drew the attention of Journal-Sentinel reporter Mark Stewart whose January 8 editorial in the Journal-Sentinel sports online subscription can be found here. Cheer on our Wisco winter sports teams! Click here for an up-to-date schedule of WLHS sports events.
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  • No School Monday, January 20

    Please note that there will be no school on Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Our faculty will meet for professional development.
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  • Viking + Gamer = Vikinger

    This week marks the beginning of the inaugural season of esports at Wisco. What is esports? Click here to find out more. Sixteen students made it through competitive try-outs to represent our school on the digital battlefields. Each week, these competitors will face off against another Wisconsin high school in League of Legends or Rocket League. Over 80 schools will be vying for a spot at the state championships in March. The Wisco esports channel is featured on Wisco's YouTube channel here. Watch live matches, replays, and support our Vikingers this season!
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  • Give It Up For 5th Grade Spirit

    Mr. Mark Ricke, Director of Enrollment, visited 5th graders in our PK-12 partner grade schools giving them the tools to create a Wisco-inspired design. Once the projects were complete, the grade schools and Wisco community were invited to vote for their favorite flag design. Congratulations to Atonement Lutheran Grade School (design #1) who received the most votes and whose 5th grade class will receive a pizza party.
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  • WLHS Presents Disney's Newsies

    The Tony award-winning production of Disney's Newsies is coming to the WLHS stage. Performances are Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 8, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 3, and may be purchased three different ways: online here, at the reception window of Central Office, or through the mail-in ticket order form downloaded here (tickets will be assigned and available for pickup at Central Office). A convenience fee will be added to online ticket orders. Every WLHS student will receive one free ticket with a school ID at the reception window. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (through eighth grade).
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  • "In the Image" Fashion Show

    Get the girls together for an afternoon of fashion! Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres, a runway show put on by Wisco students, and great music! Featuring apparel from David's Bridal and LulaRoe. Please join us Sunday, January 19, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Tickets start at $5 - front row $10. All ticket proceeds benefit the "In the Image" scholarship. Visit www.wlhs.org/image for tickets.
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  • Food Allergies

    If your student has a food allergy, please indicate it on your student's contact card by logging into onCampus here. Because your onCampus account is separate from your food service account, also E-mail our Taher food service director, Mrs. Sarah Derouin, at chef@wlhs.org and let her know what foods your student is allergic to. If your student's food allergies require a meal modification for breakfast or lunch, please note the meal modification request process listed on page 24 of the student handbook by clicking 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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  • New Look in the New Year!

    If you have started to notice changes in the design and branding of Wisconsin Lutheran High School, your eyes are not deceiving you. Most notably, the website wlhs.org was just relaunched over Christmas break. Here are some helpful things to guide your online experience:
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  • Spreading Christmas Cheer

    The Wisco volleyball team presented SaintA: Foster Care, Education and Mental Health with a special gift. The team was able to fulfill all the gift cards requests on SaintA’s angel tree. As a part of the Christmas celebrations, the team enjoyed dinner with the teens and officers from Milwaukee District 7.
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  • St. Paul's, Muskego Church and School

    St. Paul's Church (S66W14325 Janesville Road, Muskego) was founded in 1858 and has over 2,600 members. The school began in 1968 and serves 340 students in PreK through 8th grade. St. Paul's partnership with WLHS includes our reading buddies program, sing-outs, drama and musical productions, Jr. Vikings, grade school band and more.
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  • TED Talks at WLHS

    This past December, Mrs. Huebner's speech classes ended the semester with a TED talk style final speech. Using the microphone and podium in the auditorium, students were required to speak about a topic of their choosing while practicing public speaking skills in a larger setting than just their classroom.
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  • Welcome to Our Newest WLHS International Students

    Four new international students arrived safely to Milwaukee on January 3, 2020 to join the WLHS family for the start of the spring semester.
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  • Christmas 2019 at WLHS

    Students participated in many fun Christmas-spirited activities, concerts and worship services just before the holidays. Stay warm and enjoy the great memories from Christmas 2019!
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  • Divine Calls Update

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is placing several divine calls for next year due to retirements and growth in enrollment. The following is an update of calls accepted:
    • Mr. Benjamin Carlovsky accepted our call to teach Theology and coach
    • Mr. Joseph Janke accepted our call to teach English and coach
    • Rev. Christopher Koschnitzke accepted our call to teach Theology and Latin and coach
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  • New Year Greeting

    Happy New Year from the faculty and staff of Wisconsin Lutheran High School. We look forward to a prosperous 2020 with you because we have a generous God.
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  • School Resumes January 6

    School resumes on Monday, January 6. We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas break.
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  • Winter Edition of the Pilot

    The student-produced newspaper, the Pilot, wraps up 2019 with its December edition. Click here to read about Christmas traditions, chess and esports clubs, and more!
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  • Wisco Teacher Receives Extra Special Bundle on New Years

    Wisco art teacher Mr. Michael Wiechmann spent New Years Day in the hospital. However, he was more than excited to be there. The Wiechmann family welcomed new baby girl Autumn Hope at 2:01 a.m. on Wednesday, January 1. "Both mom and baby are doing just fine," Wiechmann says. We thank our heavenly father for a safe delivery. Add to the excitement, Fox 6 News was happy to report on the first 2020 Milwaukee-area baby born at Froedtert Hospital. Watch the story here.
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