2017

News List

  • May

    Our Funky Family Olympics

    Micah Ricke
    Isabella Iglesias (a freshman from Alexandria, Virginia who lives in Antioch House) describes our last Funtivity of the year:  Our Funky Family Olympics . . . 
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  • 2017 Graduation Service Information

    We praise our Lord for the blessings received by our graduates during their years at Wisconsin Lutheran with our graduation worship service which will be held on Sunday, May 28, at 2:00 p.m. in the REX Center (gym) on the Wisconsin Lutheran College campus (8800 West Bluemound Road). Doors open at 1:00 p.m. Due to limited seating, tickets are required for admission into the graduation service. Each senior received fifteen tickets in their cap and gown packet to distribute to his or her guests. 

    Students will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony without the graduation cap and gown that was provided to them. Decoration of graduation caps and gowns is not permitted.
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  • Class of 2018 - Senior Class Pictures

    Senior pictures for the 2018 Compass yearbook must be sent to advisor Kristi Burroughs at WLHS by Wednesday, October 11, 2017.  

    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 2017-2018 school year, call Moments & Memories Photography at 262-560-0787 or 414-305-6201.
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  • Construction

    The goal of the Construction Skills class each year is to be able to build a shed. This school year, two sheds were constructed. For the past month and a half, the class has been framing walls, attaching siding, and building rafters for the shed that was going to be put together off site. On May 18 and 19, with the help of students from other Woods classes as well as some football players, the components of the shed were moved on site. Jacob Corbett ('18), Matthew Smith ('17) and Jonathan Stamm ('17) did a great job using the skills they learned as well as being able to fight through the elements to complete the project.
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  • Our Hands For His Service

    At the chapel service on Friday, May 19, the final total amount raised for this year's OHFHS and NHS Service Project was revealed. The goal was to raise $25,000 to build an aquaponics agricultural system in Zambia, Africa, which would provide clean water for two communities. Members of student coucil and National Honor Society sponsored many events, such as a dodgeball tournament, ala carte, 3-on-3 basketball, taste of Wisco, Hideaway Cafe, and many more activities throughout April and May to raise money and awareness for this year's mission project. Partnered with our participating conference grade schools, we were able to raise a total of $26,704!
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  • Post Prism Recap

    A fantastic time was had by all at this year's Prism concert. Show stopping numbers included Disney Dazzle by all choirs, Arabesque by concert band, Rent medley by Wisco Kids and A Cappella Choir, Bohemian Rhapsody by Saxophone Quintet, Bridge Over Troubled Water by Freshman Choir, Don't Stop Till You Get Enough by Jazz Band, Say A Little Prayer by Canotorei Choir, Come Fly With Me by Inspiration, Phantom of the Opera medley by Jubilation, and many, many more group acts, solos, and duets. The steel drum band made their debut to rave reviews. The show ended with the traditional, patriotic Battle Hymn of the Republic.

    Our Prism Concerts are a true celebration of the arts at WLHS that feature our musicians and visual artists. If you have never attended one of these concerts, be sure to put it on your schedule for next year (May 18-20).
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  • Summer Hours

    Most of the WLHS offices will be open May 30–August 15 with hours as follows:
    Monday–Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Friday: 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    The 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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  • Two Wisco Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores

    WLHS is very proud of juniors Elisha Doerr and Nathan Wranovsky who both earned 36, a perfect score, on their ACTs. Elisha and Nathan are helping lead the way of academic excellence at Wisco, and we congratulate them on their efforts. Both Elisha and Nathan are planning to attend Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn. to become pastors. Read more about their story which was shared in the news at this link.
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  • Funtivity @ Bowling

    Micah Ricke
     Lauren Butler (a freshman from Manassas, Virginia who lives in Antioch House) describes what the Antioch ladies did to celebrate winning the 2016-2017 House Cup:  a little competition between the five Student Homes that calculated GPA, co-curriculars, practicing English and acts of integrity. . . 
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  • Funtivity @ Chicago Adventure

    Micah Ricke
    Nazil Arkin (senior from Urumqi, China who lives in Antioch House) describes an epic adventure we had in Chicago on a sunny Saturday in May . . . 
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  • One of the Family

    Micah Ricke
    Hansen Sun (freshman from Beijing, China who lives in Eden House) describes his experience with a wonderful family over Spring Break . . .
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  • Academic Awards Night

    On Monday, May 15, seniors were honored for their academic accomplishments at Wisconsin Lutheran High School.  The academic top ten were presented and special acknowledgment was given to this year's valedictorian, Jenna Frey, and salutatorian, Lexi Bertram. National Honor Society members received their cords and scholarship recipients were recognized.

    The following awards and recognitions are among those presented that evening:
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  • Exam Days

    We will be following the Exam Schedule on Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26 found on page 10 of the student handbook. The schedule is as follows:

    Thursday, May 25 
    Devotion 7:45–7:55
    Period 1 7:55–8:55
    Break 8:55–9:05
    Period 2 9:05–10:05
    Break 10:05–10:15
    Period 3 10:15–11:15
    Break 11:15–11:25
    Period 4 11:25–12:25
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  • Friends of Wisco Golf Outing--Register by May 26!

    Register now for the Friends of Wisco Annual Charity Golf Outing on Monday, June 19, at this year’s new location at Hawk’s View Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wis. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. Special pricing for sponsorships include a foursome of golf. $150 single registration includes: green fees, cart, 2 beverage tickets, lunch, and dinner. Registration and sponsorship information can be found at wlhs.ejoinme.org/Golf2017Register by May 26, to ensure the golf outing pullover will fit you. For questions, contact Heidi Witz at planner@wlhs.org or 414-453-4567 ext. 2004.
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  • Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin - 40th Anniversary

    The summer of 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the Fox River Valley Lutheran Youth Band/Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin. An alumni band is being formed for the June 10, Appleton Flag Day Parade. Whether you're still willing to march and play or would like to just join us for a cookout afterward, we'd love to see you! 

     
     
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  • Prism Concerts 2017

    WLHS Prism concerts will be held Friday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. in the WLHS gymnasium. Enjoy the God-given talents of our student ensembles, solos, duets, choirs and bands. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets will also be available at the door, $8 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are assigned first come, first served in one of four separate sections. Purchase tickets online here or in person at the WLHS front office to reserve a specific table within a section. Tickets are going fast!
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  • SCRIP Program

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School sponsors a SCRIP program which allows you to purchase gift cards earning tuition rebates toward a current or future WLHS student of your choice or cash back annually. Our most popular cards are Kwik Trip and Pick ‘n Save. Click here for additional information on how to sign up. Shopping with gift cards is an easy way to support our organization every time you shop. We offer a great variety of brands in addition to your weekly gas and grocery purchases. From dining and entertainment to home improvement and beyond, we have all your shopping needs covered.
     
    Buy gift cards from these best selling national retailers:
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  • Senior End of Year Activities

    The end of the school year brings with it a flurry of activities that especially involve our seniors. Activites include early yearbook distribution, senior breakfast, senior chapel, and more. Please click here for a full schedule of events.

    Please make special note of graduation practice which will take place Friday, May 26. All seniors MUST be present for the rehearsal. Please remind your students and their employers of this requirement! Seniors should be in the REX complex at Wisconsin Lutheran College by 1:00 p.m. The better the cooperation, the shorter the rehearsal.
     
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  • Stars and Stripes Honor Flight at WLHS

    On Saturday, May 13, students at Wisconsin Lutheran High School had a special opportunity to serve veterans at a coffee social held at the high school through the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight program. The event was covered by Fox 6 News which can been seen at this link.

    Representing their Savior and honoring these men and women were many WLHS students, including: Mikayla Jordan ('19), Taniya Taylor ('19), Miah Haynes ('19), Katie Lunow ('18), Matthew Conte ('17), Nathan Boileau ('17), Brendan Hausch ('17), and student council supervising teacher Mr. Andre Gosch.
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  • Textbook Return Process

    Students should return their textbooks to their teacher the last day of school. You will receive a notice if your child's books were not returned or were damaged. If you have questions, please contact Brent Bloomquist at 414-453-4567 ext 1461.
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  • Our Spectacular Seniors

    Micah Ricke
    I'm so very proud of our Student Homes and homestay seniors! This year we have thirteen scholars from four different countries graduating from Wisco. Can you imagine moving away from home as a fourteen-year-old and going to a high school in a completely different state or country? And then all your classes and teachers speak in a language that you didn't grow up speaking. I'm guessing I wouldn't be taking any AP classes. But not these spectacular seniors!
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  • the SHANs

    Micah Ricke
    The third annual SHANs (Student Homes Awards Night) took place this past Monday. The House Parents and I try to find an award, humurous or meaningful, to give the students as a way to not only honor them but remind them that they are loved! The award is written on the back of a t-shirt that we make screen print together. Here are a few highlights . . .
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  • 2017 Prom Highlights

    An enchanted time was had by all at this year's Once Upon a Dream Junior/Senior Prom. Congratulations to Jalea Slocum and Zachary Krohn for being crowned Prom queen and king. Other members of the prom court included Janiya Jones, Jenna Frey, OJ James and Kenton Fabian. Thank you to all of the wonderful parents for the countless hours spent planning, decorating, and chaperoning.
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  • AP Calculus Exam

    Today the AP Calculus AB and BC students are getting ready for their final test of the year. They have been working hard! May God bless their preparation and studies. As we like to say in Calculus: "5 or go home." (Students taking AP exams need at least a 3 or higher rating to receive college credit. 5 points is the highest mark you can get on an AP test.)
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  • Chromebook Check-In Schedule

    Beginning Monday, May 15, all students must return their assigned Chromebooks, along with their chargers and any loaners that were given out, to the Stewards Lab located in the library. The schedule will be as follows:
    • Monday, May 15 - Freshmen
    • Tuesday, May 16 - Freshmen and Sophomores
    • Wednesday, May 17 - Sophomores and Juniors
    • Thursday, May 18 - Juniors and Seniors
    • Friday, May 19 - Seniors


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  • Half Day Schedule - May 18

    On Thursday, May 18 we will follow the half day schedule found on page 10 of the student handbook. Dismissal will be at 12:21 p.m. Milwaukee County Transit Authority has been notified of our schedule change and buses will be available at that time for pick-up. The atrium will not be open for students after school that day.  

    Our Hands For His Service and National Honor Society will be providing a cookout immediately following dismissal. Brats, hot dogs and more will be for sale. Enjoy lunch and support our mission project at the same time!

    Prism rehearsals will be going on in the afternoon. If your student is not involved in the music rehearsals, please make arrangements to have them picked up.
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  • Hideaway Cafe - May 12

    Join us on Friday, May 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the main gym at Wisconsin Lutheran High School for another exciting rendition of Hideaway Cafe. Watch our talented students perform a variety of musical acts and skits as they raise money for this year's Our Hands For His Service project. Tickets are on sale now at the receptionist's window at central office. The cost for table seats is $5 and bleacher seats is $3. Tickets will also be available at the door.
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  • Lunch Program Year-End Process

    As the school year comes to a close, we would like to let you, the parents and students, know how the year-end lunch program process works:
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  • Senior Art Show - May 17

    Everyone is invited to the senior art show showcasing the work from art teacher Ms. Marilyn Bond's Advanced Ceramics and Painting classes, on Friday, May 17, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the library at Wisconsin Lutheran High School.

    Light refreshments will be provided by the students in Hospitality Foods.
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  • Wisconsin Little Ten All-Conference Honors

    Congratulations to our student athletes for their outstanding achievements in winter sports.

    First Team All Conference
    Brian Corbins ('17) - Wrestling
    Ebenezer Ikhumhen ('17) - Wrestling
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  • WLHS Hall of Fame Inductees

    On Saturday, May 6, WLHS inducted these members into the Class of 2017 Hall of Fame: Terry Treuden ('65), Greg Mahlberg ('69), Clary ('56) and Pat Hartwig, Ned Goede, Karen Sitz ('76), Rudy Kalis ('65), Nancy Raabe ('66), and the 1996-1997 Women's Volleyball Team.

    What a blessing to have these alumni and supporters as a part of the Wisco family! A well deserved honor for them to be inducted. Click here for photos from the ceremony.
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  • New WELS High School Forming in the Milwaukee Area

    Over time we have looked for ways to serve more additional students through the MPCP (Milwaukee Parental Choice Program). As a result, a group of WELS members are looking to begin a new WELS high school to serve these students in the Milwaukee-area. It will be a completely separate high school from Wisconsin Lutheran High School and we pray for God's blessings in these efforts.
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  • Once Upon A Dream - Prom 2017

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School's Prom is this Saturday, May 6.  Please join the Duke and Dutchess of Goede from the faraway lands of Business and English, for an enchanted evening. Please note the following schedule:
         Doors open at 3:30 p.m. at Wisconsin Lutheran High School
         Grand March 4:30 p.m.
         Doors open at 5:45 p.m. at Oak Creek Community Center (8580 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek)
         Dinner 6:15-7:00 p.m. 
         Prom Court Presentation 7:15 p.m.
         Dance 7:30-11:30 p.m.

    There will be no admittance after 7:00 p.m.

    The Prom Committee would like to remind you of the following:
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  • Register Now for the Friends of Wisco Golf Outing

    Register now for the Friends of Wisco Annual Charity Golf Outing on Monday, June 19, at this year’s new location at Hawk’s View Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wis. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. Special pricing for sponsorships include a foursome of golf. $150 single registration includes: green fees, cart, 2 beverage tickets, lunch, and dinner. Registration and sponsorship information can be found at wlhs.ejoinme.org/Golf2017Register by May 26, to ensure the golf outing pullover will fit you. For questions, contact Heidi Witz at planner@wlhs.org or 414-453-4567 ext. 2004.
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  • Share the Mission Trips 2017

    This year 68 Wisco students have been selected to participate in mission trips, and your support, encouragement, and prayers are appreciated. These mission trips called Share the Mission give our students the opportunity to share God’s promise of salvation throughout the world. Families, friends, and congregations are invited to share in the joy of making this outreach possible. Online donations can be made here.

    Students going on Share the Mission trips this year include:
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  • WLHS Blood Drive

    Thank you to everyone who donated in the April 26 blood drive. This was the last blood drive under the supervision of Mr. Roger Festerling. During Mr. Festerling’s career at Wisco, over 6,600 units of blood have been donated, which is enough to save 16,500 lives! A huge thanks to Mr. Festerling for his guidance, the student council for all their help, and the students, for donating!
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  • WLHS Music Department

    It was a successful day for the WLHS Music Department as they participated in the WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival held at UW-Milwaukee on Saturday, April 29. Nineteen first place gold medals were awarded along with seven second place silver medals. Exemplary Soloist awards were also given to Alyssa Casarez for both her Soprano Solo and Music Theater-Female Solo, Faith Goede for her Alto Saxophone solo, and Meghan Ludke for her Piano solo. This is a great honor! Congratulations to all on an excellent showing!
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  • Vuntivity @ Arbor Day

    Micah Ricke
    Aiden Zhang (senior from Tianjin, China) describes our annual spring vuntivity (volunteer activity):  Arbor Day . . .
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  • April

    Funtivity @ Passover Party

    Micah Ricke
    Lilian Guo (a sophomore from Beijing, China) tells about the amazing opportunity we had on Maundy Thursday to celebrate a traditional Passover meal together . . .
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  • 2015 OHFHS Project

    This past weekend 4 of our student leaders had the opportunity to see the result of Wisco's 2015 OHFHS fundraising effort. Hannah Haakenson, Jenna Frey, Anna Grepo, and Alexis Bertram (accompanied by Ms. Karen Kilchenmann) traveled to the city of Altar in the state of Sonora, Mexico, to see the church which is being constructed with funds raised through the efforts of Student Council and NHS. While there, they also visited the church in Sasabe and the mission house in Atil, and attended services in Altar.
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  • Future Freshman Parent Night

    Parents of the Class of 2021 are invited to Future Freshman Parent Night on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the WLHS auditorium. Various administrators and teachers will give presentations about school life and routines including how to make any course request changes. Tips on how to make a positive transition to high school for your daughters and sons will be discussed. There will also be time for questions and answers.
     
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  • Late Start - May 1

    Monday, May 1, is a late start day. School will begin at 8:29 a.m. A faculty meeting will take place from 7:00-8:15 a.m. Students will follow the late start schedule found on page 9 of their student planner.
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  • Miss Sarah Koelpin

    Miss Sarah Koelpin is a student teacher from Martin Luther College (MLC). She has been working with Spanish students since the beginning of March and will go back to MLC to graduate on 5 de mayo. Miss Koelpin is leading a skit in Spanish 4 as they read the novel Esperanza Renace (Esperanza Rising). We thank Miss Koelpin for her service here the past two months.  
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  • Smart Tuition

    Parents are encouraged to log into their Smart Tuition account to review tuition amounts and payment plan settings. Tuition statements/agreements will not be sent.
     
    The next communication families will receive from Smart Tuition will be an invoice in mid-late May with the first payment due in June. All invoices will be sent via email unless you notify Smart Tuition that you prefer to have invoices mailed to your home address. Please be sure to check your profile in Smart Tuition to make sure the email address listed is valid.
      
     
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  • Summer School

    At times it becomes necessary for the Guidance Office to counsel students in the area of summer school. Summer school courses are allowed on a limited basis. Summer school is NOT available as an alternative to neglecting faithful studies during the school year. If a student has not faithfully completed assignments nor actively participated in an enrolled course, credit-recovery summer school will likely not be permitted for that course.

    The following information may help you as you consider whether your student should attend summer school as part of his or her educational plan. Reasons students from Wisconsin Lutheran High School may have to consider summer school:
     
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  • WLHS Prism Concerts

    WLHS Prism concerts will be held Friday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. in the WLHS gymnasium. Enjoy the God-given talents of our student ensembles, solos, duets, choirs and bands. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets will also be available at the door, $8 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are assigned first come, first served in one of four separate sections. Purchase tickets online here or in person at the WLHS front office to reserve a specific table within a section. Mail-in registration forms can also be found at the link here. For more information, please call 414-453-4567.


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  • Vuntivity @ 4th Grade Calligraphy

    Micah Ricke
    Bella Chen (a talented junior from Hangzhou, China) tells about a volunteer activity (vuntivity) last week where the students in Our Funky Family taught over 400 fourth graders how to write Chinese calligraphy . . .
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  • ACT Aspire Test

    During the week of April 24, our freshman and sophomore students are taking the DPI required ACT Aspire Test at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. Students received scheduled times for taking the test in their onCampus accounts. ACT Aspire Early High School Test is a summative assessment that measures what students have learned in the areas of: English, Reading, Math, Science, and Writing.
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  • Badger State Representatives

    Badger State is a week-long youth program held each June to teach Wisconsin high school students leadership and the workings of government. During the week, a mock government is created as citizens elect leaders in 27 cities, 9 counties, and a "51st" state that encompasses the entire program.

    Congratulations to the following young men and women who were elected as WLHS Badger State Representatives to this summer's conventions.
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  • Blessings Abound on Fourth Annual Civil Rights Tour

    Logging over 2,000 miles in six action-packed days, thirty-one students (sophomores and juniors) and eight chaperones from WLHS traced the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 2017 WLHS Civil Rights Tour. For more photos posted on Facebook, click here. Cities highlighted on the trip included: Atlanta, Georgia, Selma and Montgomery in Alabama, and Memphis, Tennessee.
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  • Current Student Course Requests

    Students all had a chance to complete next year’s course requests in March/April. Parents (and students) are asked to login to onCampus and check course selections and see if any course changes are needed (we ask that requested changes be made ASAP).  Students are to double check they are on track to meet each course requirement and all College Core requirements if they plan on being college eligible. At this time, all changes need to be made through the guidance office not online. More information about the process is found onCampus with “Course Requests” as well as your Parent/Student Handbook.
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  • National Honor Society (NHS) Auction

    Students and faculty are invited to partake in an upcoming auction hosted by NHS. The auction will open April 24, and bidding will continue through May 3. Auction items include Brewer tickets, Packer tickets, a root beer party, "principal-for-a-day," romantic dinners, and more. All proceeds go toward Our Hands For His Service and NHS Service Project. This year we are raising money to build an aquaponics agricultural system in Zambia, Africa, which will provide clean water for two communities.
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  • Spring Fever Dance - April 22

    It's time to get your dancing shoes on and dance for a cause! Students are encouraged to join in the fun at the first ever Spring Fever Dance to be held at Wisconsin Lutheran High School on Saturday, April 22, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Dance tickets are on sale now for $5.00 in the bookstore. This is an informal dance, but the school dress code still applies. Hot dogs, chips, and cookies are available for purchase. All proceeds go to Our Hands For His Service.
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  • Supply and Demand in Economics Classes

    A recent activity from Economics classes teaches how supply can be affected by various factors. Students produced "widgets" (beads on a paperclip) in two teams. They then learned how increases in productivity, wages, taxes, and government regulations affect the numbers of widgets produced. The post-activity written reflection asked students to consider whether they would prefer to purchase more expensive, domestically-produced products or less expensive foreign-made products.
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  • Welcome to Our Future WLHS Parents

    To the parents of our incoming freshman class, the Class of 2021, welcome to the first issue of the Principal's 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.
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  • WELS Life-A-Thon - May 13

    WELS Lutherans For Life is raising funds to save lives at Life-A-Thon and you're invited to participate. You can start raising funds by creating your own fundraising web page here.

    The Life-A-Thon 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 13, at both 
    McCarty Park Pavilion (10:15 a.m.-Registration; 11:00 a.m.-Walk/Run) or 
    Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (8:00 a.m.-Registration; 8:45 a.m.-Walk/Run & competitive 5K). For more information and to register, click here.

    All funds raised support the pregnancy care ministry of WELS Lutherans for Life.
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  • WLHS Earns Jostens National Yearbook Design Recognition

    Wisconsin Lutheran's yearbook, The Compass, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2017 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of- the-best in yearbook design and coverage. The Jostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, cool covers, dazzling designs, relevant coverage, storytelling copy and action-packed photography. Along with design excellence, the annually published Look Book honors the important role well-crafted yearbooks play in helping schools chronicle the experiences, stories and achievements most relevant to students and that academic year.
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  • Easter Blessings

    The most powerful truths are expressed in the simplest words: "It is finished." With these words, Jesus Christ declared that his payment for our sins was complete.

    "He is not here; he has risen, just as he said."  And so the Easter morning angel declared that Jesus Christ is the victor over death.

    The faculty and staff of Wisconsin Lutheran High School wish you a meditative time of repentance during your Holy Week and a JOYOUS victory celebration at the empty tomb Easter morning.
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  • Junior/Senior Prom

    Junior/Senior Prom is on Saturday, May 6, under the theme Once Upon A Dream.

    Reduced priced tickets for the Grand March, dinner, and dance go on sale Wednesday, April 19-26, for $60 each. After April 26 and until April 28, tickets will be $75 each. Tickets can be purchased in the Business Office. Buy your tickets early!
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  • Memorial for Radeck/Christman Family

    The husband of WLHS graduate Megan Radeck (Christman) ('03), Justin Radeck was called home to heaven unexpectedly on April 5, 2017. Justin is survived by his wife, Megan and son, Nolan, who is 6 months old.

    Support for the family and information can be found here.

    The Wisco family sends thoughts and prayers to Megan and her family, knowing the reassurance and hope of heaven.
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  • School Closed - Easter Break

    A reminder that our Easter break will be from Friday, April 14 through Tuesday, April 18. Classes resume on Wednesday, April 19. Please note that this is a change in our schedule.

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  • Swing Dance

    Physical education classes have been enjoying a wide variety of activities including swing dancing. Life time fitness activities are a big part of our PE curriculum at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. 
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  • WLHS Dinner Auction Raises Record Amount!

    Through the support of donors, students, volunteers, and staff, God generously blessed the 2017 WLHS dinner auction which exceeded our goal of raising $350,000 for ministry.  Testimonies from Sierra Jones ('18) and this year's valedictorian Jenna Frey ('17) brought focus to the Fund-a-Student portion of the evening which over 300 guests attended and 80 volunteers supported.  The auction's theme, "Great Expectations", pointed all to our faithful God whose blessings inspire our great expectations.  To view the auction video, click here.
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  • WLHS Workdays

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is funding a mission project for aquaponics in Zambia, Africa this spring. To help support the mission, WLHS has volunteers to help with spring cleaning whether it be outdoor or indoor! Available weekends for students to work are April 29 & 30, Saturday, May 6, and Saturday, May 13. If you would like a group of students to come to your house, please contact student Mitchel Hopp at workday@wlhs.org or 414-501-3921. Scheduling is done on a first come, first serve basis.
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  • Graduation Caps and Gowns

    On Tuesday, April 4, seniors picked up their cap and gowns for graduation along with any extra graduation items that were 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 packet were 15 tickets for the graduation ceremony. These are the only tickets each senior will receive.
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  • Our Hands for His Service and NHS Service Project

    Each spring the National Honor Society and the Student Council of Wisconsin Lutheran High School join together to spearhead a special mission project called Our Hands for His Service (OHFHS). This year, students will be raising money to build an aquaponics agricultural system in Zambia, Africa, which will provide clean water for two communities.

    Upcoming fundraiser days include:
    April May
    11 - Dodgeball Tournament 1 - 3-on-3 Basketball Tournment
    19 - Ala Carte 2 - Cotton Candy
    22 - Spring Fever Dance 11 - Taste of Wisco
    26 - Blood Drive 12 - Hideaway
    30 - Car Wash  18 - Cookout (1/2 day)
    19 - Chapel reveal















    Another major fundraiser activity for the mission project is "WLHS Work Days."
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  • Smart Tuition Accounts

    Tuition assistance grants and scholarships have been posted to students' tuition accounts. Parents are encouraged to log into their Smart Tuition account to review tuition amounts and payment plan settings. Tuition statements/agreements will not be sent.
     
    The next communication families will receive from Smart Tuition will be an invoice in mid-late May with the first payment due in June. All invoices will be sent via email unless you notify Smart Tuition that you prefer to have invoices mailed to your home address. Please be sure to check your profile in Smart Tuition to make sure the email address listed is valid.
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  • Speech Class

    In Mrs. Mary Schmal's speech class students presented informational topics using smart classroom technology and Google Presentation. Sam Gerhard ('19) spoke on "How Engines Work," and Jason Bonow ('19) on sororities and fraternities. Both did an excellent job teaching the class.
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  • Spring Sacred Choral Concert - April 9

    The Wisconsin Lutheran choirs will present thier Spring Sacred Choral Concert on Sunday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  Please consider enhancing your Easter celebration by attending this concert.
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  • WLHS Auction Bidding Now Open

    Be a part of the fun, even if you're not attending the WLHS Dinner Auction on Saturday, April 8! Register as a non-attending bidder by clicking here. Fill out the registration page and your credit card information, and an e-mail or text will be sent to you with instructions on accessing the mobile bidding web site. Silent auction items include: WLHS premium parking spot, sports tickets, artwork, jewelry, and more! If you are attending and did NOT receive instructions via E-mail or text on how to start mobile bidding contact Heidi Witz at 414-453-4567 ext 2004 or planner@wlhs.org.
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  • WLHS Teachers Participate in 128th Air Refueling

    On Saturday, April 1, select teachers at Wisconsin Lutheran High School had the opportunity to join other civic leaders and employers witness an in-flight refueling with the 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee.

    This initiative called the Civic Leader Orientation Flight invites civic leaders and employers on a training flight as part of an effort to educate the surrounding community about the Wisconsin Air National Guard.
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  • March

    HP Spotlight - Zion

    Micah Ricke
    Get to know the HPs (House Parents) of Zion House, John and Katie Cleven, a bit better . . . 
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  • Classes Resume April 3

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School will resume classes on Monday, April 3.  We hope you had a restful spring break.
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  • OHFHS Kickball Kick-Off

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School students and staff are kicking off the Our Hands for His Service (OHFHS) mission fundraising projects with a kickball tournament on Tuesday, April 4, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the school's main gym.  Spectators are invited to come and watch for free! No need to eat supper, enjoy a NHS sponsored bake sale and concessions!
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  • Schedule Change - Faculty Professional Day - Tuesday, April 18 - Schedule Change

    On Tuesday, April 18 our faculty will observe a professional day. Regular classes will not meet. Please note this is a schedule change. Regular classes will resume on Wednesday, April 19, following the Easter recess.

    This non-student contact day is allowable since we have had no closings due to weather. Our total hours of instruction will still exceed the Department of Public Instruction's requirement.
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  • Two Birds with One Stone

    Micah Ricke
    Kate Xu (senior from Shanghai, China) describes a very packed Saturday this month where she "killed two birds with one stone" . . .
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  • Student Spotlight - Aiden Zhang

    Micah Ricke
    Get to know Aiden Zhang (senior from Tianjin, China) a bit more . . .
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  • Funtivity @ Adventure Rock

    Micah Ricke
    Kevin X. (sophomore from Chongqing, China) describes a recent funtivity at Adventure Rock in Milwaukee.
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  • Ten Things You Don't Really Need to Know About Mr. Duwe

    Micah Ricke
    Wisco's International Program has a new captain: Mr. Eric Duwe. He has compiled a list of ten things that you don't really need to know about him, but it's pretty interesting.
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  • Spring Band Concert - March 23

    Everyone is invited to the Spring Band Concert this Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. The WLHS band will debut a newly commissioned piece of music, Seeds of Glass. 8th grade members of the Jr. Viking Band will also perform with the high school. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free.
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  • Spring Blooms

    "This is one of the best grown flower crops I've seen yet," says teacher Mr. Roger Festerling. Mr. Festerling's Biology classes have been growing sunflowers, zinnias, and marigolds this past quarter and the results have been over-"flowering!"
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  • Spring Break - March 27-31

    A reminder that spring break is March 27-31. There are no classes. Office hours will be 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Friday.  School will resume on Monday, April 3.
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  • Viking Explorer Summer Program

    Parents, don't let summer waste away! Register your grade school child(ren) for the Viking Explorer Summer Program. Offerings are designed to give grade school students a chance to grow and experience a wide variety of activities and interests in a Christian setting. There are many camps available including: basketball, chess, robotics, sewing, drama, cheerleading, volleyball, wrestling, art and more. For more information about camps and to register, visit the Viking Explorer web site here.
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  • WELS National Band Festival

    Last weekend 10 members of the WLHS Concert Band attended the WELS National Band Festival at Fox Valley Lutheran High School. Nineteen of our area Lutheran High Schools from around the country were represented in the 110 member ensembles. Students rehearsed on Friday and Saturday to present a concert on Sunday, March 19. The guest clinician was Dr. Matthew Arau from Lawrence University in Appleton. Wisconsin Lutheran High School will host the National Band Festival in 2019.
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  • Boys' Night - March

    Micah Ricke
    Simon Zheng (junior from Beijing, China) shares what the boys did in this month's Boys' Night activity.
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  • Funtivity @ MKE Art Museum

    Micah Ricke
    Lynn L. (a sophomore from Kunming, China) shared her thoughts on a recent funtivity at the famous Milwaukee Art Museum.
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  • Vuntivity @ Food Pantry

    Micah Ricke
    Isabella Iglesias (a freshman from Alexandria, Virginia) describes a recent vuntivity (volunteer activity) that all the girls did last week. . .
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  • "Living Word Competition" Photo Winner

    Congratulations to Isabella Iglesias ('20) for winning the Wisco Photo Club's "Living Word Competition." Her terrific picture (shown here) can also be seen on the monitors in the school's upper lobby. The Wisco Photo and Video Club is a newly formed group at Wisconsin Lutheran. The club strives to encourage students to use digital media in creative ways.
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  • Luther Movie Reminder of Reformation Legacy

    On Monday, March 13, a group of WELS members in the Milwaukee area attended a special screening of the new Luther documentary "A Return to Grace: Luther's Life and Legacy," at the Marcus Majestic Cinema in Brookfield, WI. At this time, the film is only being shown in theaters in select cities around the United States, until the DVD is for sale through Northwestern Publishing House later this fall.

    President Ken Fisher attended the showing and commented on how the movie is a great reminder of the legacy we've inherited from Martin Luther's struggle to find the answer to "How can I be good?"
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  • Math Track Team

    The WLHS Math track team has enjoyed a successful season so far. The team won at Whitnall and took second place at home. The Math team finishes its season this Thursday. Go Math! 
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  • Scrip Rebates

    For those who order Scrip through WLHS, there is just one more chance to order before the 2016-17 scrip year ends on March 31. WLHS will place its last order on Monday, March 20.  Due to spring break, an order will NOT be placed on March 27. You may still place ScripNow or Reload orders until March 31, which will be credited for the current rebate year.
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  • Seminary Scurry 2017

    Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary invitesyou to join them for their annual Seminary Scurry on April 29. This is a fun family event. Come explore the beautiful WLS campus in a 5K run/walk and Kid’s Dash. Stay afterwards for a FREE cookout lunch and tour of the campus. Weather permitting, a free bounce house and face painting will be available for children.  Click here to register online by Thursday, April 27, to guarantee an event T-shirt. Participants may also register on the day of the event.
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  • Spiritual Blessings for WLHS International Student

    On Sunday, February 26, WLHS international student, John Lin ('17) became a baptized child of God and was confirmed at St. Matthew Church, by Pastor Jonathan Balge. Pastor Balge has also been his host parent while John has been studying at WLHS. John's confirmation passage is Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all this through him who gives me strength."

    John plans to attend UW-Madison next fall to pursue a degree in actuarial science. We wish him God's richest blessings!
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  • Students Raise Money through Leadership Program

    After just four days, WLHS students raised $1,349.90 for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. Students were allowed to "dress-down" by wearing appproved sweatpants, joggers, or basketball shorts in exchange for purchasing a wristband. 

    Students who lead this fundraiser are members of the new Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy advised by WLHS teachers Mr. Andre Gosch and Mr. CL Whiteside.
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  • Wisconsin Lutheran Band to Debut Commissioned Music

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School Concert Band, under the direction of Mr. Quinten Petersen, will debut a new piece of music entitled Seeds of Glass at the Spring Band Concert on Thursday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m. The music explores the intersection of nature and technology, and the video that accompanies the piece portrays the evolution of a huge machine made of glass.
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  • 3rd Quarter Ends March 10

    Friday, March 10, marks the end of the third quarter. Parents, please remind your students to check their onCampus account and be sure that all assignments are completed and entered. Final grades for third quarter will be available beginning Thursday, March 16.
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  • Guys and Dolls - That's a Wrap!

    The cast, crew, and pit orchestra of Guys and Dolls, directed by Mrs. Sarah Plamann, closed the curtains on successful performances this past weekend. The shows earned rave reviews and delighted audiences. Almost 1,100 people attended the three weekend performances, and several hundred elementary students also saw a special performance just for them. Here are a few pictures of the talented cast, crew, and orchestra of Guys and Dolls.
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  • Late Start - March 13

    Monday, March 13, is a late start day. School will begin at 8:29 a.m. A faculty meeting will take place from 7:00-8:15 a.m. Students will follow the late start schedule found on page 9 of their student planner.
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  • Reality Store

    Our annual Reality Store, under Mr. Jason Goede's direction, took place on Tuesday, February 28. 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) that adults experience. 
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  • Spring Sacred Choral Concert - Date Changed

    Please note that the date of the Spring Sacred Choral Concert has been changed to Sunday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.  The concert will be held in the auditorium at Wisconsin Lutheran High School.
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  • Tuition Down Payment Due March 15

    A non-refundable tuition down payment of $200 is required to re-enroll your child(ren) for the 2017-2018 school year. This does not apply to MPCP/WPCP students. An invoice from Smart Tuition for this tuition down payment was sent via E-mail on February 24. The payment must be received by March 15, 2017 to reserve your child’s seat for the upcoming year and ensure course scheduling priority.
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  • WLHS Dinner Auction - Saturday, April 8

    Everyone is invited to Wisconsin Lutheran High School for the annual dinner auction, “Great Expectations” on Saturday, April 8, at 5:00 p.m. The WLHS gym will be transformed into an unbelievable dinner venue and the evening will include a silent and verbal auction, raffles, and more! Reserve a table of 10 or purchase single tickets at www.wlhs.org/auction by Friday, March 24. 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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  • Funtivity @ Skyzone

    Micah Ricke
    Andrew J. (junior from Beijing) shares his thoughts on a recent funtivity at a trampoline park . . .
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  • "Leave the Computer"

    Micah Ricke
    Hansen S. (freshman from Beijing, China) describes a fun and sweaty Student Homes tradition . . .
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  • Job Opening for Director of Operations

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School's current Director of Operations, Staff Minister Randy Fink, has accepted a call to St. Paul, Muskego, and will serve the high school until June 30. We are now accepting resumes for this position.The Director of Operations will be responsible for supervising and maintaining all business, accounting and support service functions of the school, including: maintenance and housekeeping functions, technology, cafeteria, bookstore and printing operations. Please E-mail resume and cover letter by Monday, March 20, to Jodi Lunow, Human Resources Specialist, at jodi.lunow@wlhs.org, or via mail: 330 North Glenview Avenue, Milwaukee, WI  53213.
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  • Funtivity @ Midnight Bowling

    Micah Ricke
    Charlie H. (junior from Beijing, China) eloqently shares his take on midnight bowling . . .
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  • Vuntivity @ Calligraphy Presentation

    Micah Ricke
    Attila H. (freshman from Urumqi, China) shares about the volunteer activity (vuntivity) that he and the other Eden boys recently did at a local grade school . . .
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  • Athlete Signs Letter of Intent

    Congratulations to Elizabeth Mastopietro for receiving an athletic scholarship from Robert Morris University to compete in bowling at the college level next year. Elizabeth competed this winter in the Wisconsin High School Bowling Club. This team was formed as a co-op three years ago and has competed under the name of New Berlin Bowling Club. This year the team went undefeated and became a State Team Qualifier. Elizabeth was also named an Automatic Individual State Qualifier. Congratulations to Elizabeth on her athletic accomplishment!
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  • Campus Pastor Page for Students

    Campus pastor Phil Huebner has revealed to WLHS students the newly created resource board on onCampus called The Campus Pastor Page. Students can find links to daily devotions, prayers, and other spiritual content. They can also engage in discussion on religious topics, or send private questions to him to answer. A number of students have already made use of several of these features. Over time the page will grow to include many more resources for students to make use of and grow in faith.
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  • Guys and Dolls - Get Your Tickets!

    WLHS is excited to perform the acclaimed musical Guys and Dolls. The snappy dialogue and timeless melodies, are sure to give you an entertaining experience! 

    Performances are Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 5, at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (through 8th grade). Tickets may be purchased by ordering online here and will also be available at the door for purchase.

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  • Military Academy Day - March 4

    If your student is interested in a Service Academy Nomination, visit Academy Day at Milwaukee Hamilton High School on March 4, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Parents and students are invited to meet representatives from the US Coast Guard Academy, US Air Force Academy, US Merchant Marine Academy, US Military Academy-West Point, and the US Naval Academy. More information is available from the Guidance Office. This invitation comes from Congresswoman Gwen Moore along with U.S. Senators Ron Johnson, Tammy Baldwin and Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner, Paul Ryan and Mark Pocan.
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  • Mrs. Flanagan Selected for Civic Music Award

    Congratulations to Mrs. Marjorie Flanagan, Chairperson of our Fine Arts Department, on being selected as the recipient of the 2017 Civic Music Certificate of Excellence - Choral Music award. For almost 100 years, Civic Music has supported young musicians and music educators.  Mrs. Flanagan will be celebrated, along with the other 2017 award recipients on Saturday, March 11 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
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  • Pre-order your tickets by March 6

    Don't miss your chance to view an exclusive screening of "A Return to Grace: Luther's Life and Legacy" on Monday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Marcus Majestic Cinema in Brookfield. Tickets must be pre-ordered by Monday, March 6, at this link. "A Return to Grace," a full-length documentary, features thrilling reenactments of the sixteenth-century Reformation events with commentary from leading church-history experts. One of the film’s directors, Steve Boettcher, will be hosting a Q&A afterwards.
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  • Welcome to our New Student Teacher

    Wisconsin Lutheran is pleased to welcome and introduce to you Ms. Sarah Koelpin, a student teacher from Martin Luther College. Ms. Koelpin will be mentored by Ms. Tanya Tranberg in the World Languages Department and will be with us until May 5.
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  • February

    Funtivity @ Ice Skating

    Micah Ricke
    Tolly H. (sophomore from Shenzhen, China) describes a pretty "cool" funtivity from last week . . .
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  • HP Spotlight - Damascus

    Micah Ricke
    Get to know Tracy and Ryan Halter, our House Parents in Damascus House, a bit better . . . 
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  • Student Spotlight - Nate Widdifield

    Micah Ricke
    Get to know Nate Widdifield (junior from Vernon, Ontario, Canada) a bit better . . .
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  • 2017-18 Re-enrollment Information

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School has again partnered with Smart Tuition to service your tuition account in the 2017-2018 school year. 
     
    A non-refundable tuition down payment of $200 is required to re-enroll your child(ren) for the 2017-2018 school year. This does not apply to MPCP/WPCP students. An invoice from Smart Tuition for this tuition down payment was sent via E-mail on February 16. The payment must be received by March 15, 2017 to reserve your child’s seat for the upcoming year and ensure course scheduling priority.
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  • ACT for All Juniors - February 28

    Junior students are reminded that they are to take the ACT on Tuesday, February 28, as a part of their school-day schedule. Juniors, please arrive promptly by 7:30 a.m. as 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 can be used for college applications.

    Milwaukee and Wisconsin Parental Choice Program students are required to take the ACT Work Keys test on Wednesday, March 1, in addition to the ACT test the day before. If you are a parental choice student, please arrive promptly at 7:30 a.m. on March 1, also.
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  • Blast From the Past

    Here are pictures of the top ten seniors from the 1965 issue of the Pilot, Wisconsin Lutheran High School's newspaper. WLHS students have been practicing writing, editing, and revising text in this format for over 50 years. Do you recognize any of these alumni?
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  • Choir Associates Spaghetti Dinner - March 3

    Support our Fine Arts department on Friday, March 3, between 4:30-7:00 p.m., for the Choir Associates all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner. Tickets will be sold at the cafeteria door and cost $10 for adults, $7 for children (children three and under eat free).
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  • Scholarship and Tuition Assistance Applications Due February 28

    Scholarship and tuition assistance applications are due February 28.  Scholarship applications can be found by clicking here and logging onto your onCampus account. Begin your scholarship application by clicking 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 scholarship application. Your application will remain saved in your account until you hit the submit button. All written submissions, including letters of recommendations, can be submitted in one E-mail to scholarship.applications@wlhs.org.
     
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  • Share the Mission 2017 - US Trips Announced

    Wisconsin Lutheran is excited to offer several different mission trip opportunities in the United States that give our students the privilege of lending their gifts to other WELS ministries.  United States mission trips are open to our current sophomores and juniors.

    The United States trips and corresponding dates are:
    • Colorado Springs, Colorado - June 14-27
    • Bozeman, Montana - June 16-27
    • Spokane, Washington and Couer d'Alene, Idaho - June 24-July 1/2*
    • Deer Valley, Arizona - June 18-25/26*
    • Austin, Texas - July 1-8
    * dates are finalized after airline tickets are reserved



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  • Spring Sports Parent Information Meeting - February 27

    Spring sports will begin soon, and, as a reminder, proper forms must be on file in our athletic office for each participating student.

    If you and your student have never watched the risk video and code of conduct presentation, you MUST attend the above mentioned meeting on Monday, February 27 at 6:15 p.m. at Wisconsin Lutheran High School.
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  • Funtivity @ Newsboys Concert

    Micah Ricke
    Jack L. (junior from Hangzhou, China) describes his favorite funtivity of all time . . .
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  • Robotics Team

    Micah Ricke
    Walsen W. (freshman from Beijing, China) describes his experience on the Viking Robotics Team this winter . . .
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  • 2017 Academic Top Ten

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School announces the academic top ten for the Class of 2017:
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  • Annual Asbestos Notification - 2016-17 School Year

    Under the AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act) 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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  • Culinary Classes

    Looking for a way to simplify your food choices? Wisco culinary classes recommend eating your food closest to the way God made it, with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Now and again, though, also enjoy a cookie with your friends as a special treat.
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  • Exclusive Life of Luther Screening for Wisco Friends and Family

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is hosting an exclusive screening of "A Return to Grace: Luther's Life and Legacy" on Monday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Marcus Majestic Cinema in Brookfield, for friends and alumni to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Luther's Reformation. Tickets are $9.00 per person and must be pre-ordered by Monday, March 6, at this link.
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  • Get Ready to Make a Splash!

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School invites 4th and 6th grade students, on separate nights from 5:30-7:30 p.m., to a fun evening of waterslides and swimming at Country Springs Waterpark Hotel in Pewaukee. There is no cost; however, at least one parent must attend with their child. Kids will swim while parents learn more about WLHS. 4th grade students are invited on Monday, March 6, and must RSVP by Monday, February 27. 6th grade students are invited on Monday, March 13, and must RSVP by Monday, March 6. RSVP by clicking here.

    Thank you to the students and faculty for volunteering their time to make these events a success.
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  • Kid's Carnival - February 19

    Step right up and try your luck at over 45 fun games! Wisconsin Lutheran High School will be hosting the Kid's Carnival on Sunday, February 19, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Children age 3 through fourth grade are invited to play games, meet live animals and participate in other fun activities. Each $3 admission receives 20 play tokens. Cotton candy and 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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  • Road Work Continues

    Road work continues on the Zoo Interchange. Wisconsin Lutheran appreciates the patience our parents, students, and supporters have had with the changed traffic pattern. Please continue to exercise caution and follow signs, especially the no U-turn sign in front of school. Discuss safe driving practices with your student drivers including not texting while driving, following traffic rules, avoiding distractions, and being extra vigilant during high traffic times.
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  • Volunteer Honored

    Congratulations to Hannah Gorski ('19) for being recognized as a Local Honoree in the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program was designed to identify each state's top youth volunteers, and to hold them up as role models for other young people. Hannah's donations of toys, blankets, and food have been given to organizations such as: Wheaton Franciscan hospital, Milwaukee Rescue Mission, and Ronald McDonald House. Young volunteers like Hannah are inspiring examples to all of us, and are one of our brightest hopes for a better tomorrow.
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  • WLHS Re-Enrollment

    Watch your E-mail later this week for information regarding re-enrollment and the $200 tuition down payment that is required as part of the enrollment process for 2017-18. Students in MPCP/WPCP are not required to pay this fee. The tuition down payment will be invoiced by Smart Tuition (our current tuition processor) and should be paid to Smart Tuition. You will receive your invoice via E-mail within the next week. Payments must be received at Smart Tuition by March 15, 2017 to reserve your child's seat and ensure course scheduling priority.
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  • Girls Night

    Micah Ricke
    Isabella I. (freshman from Alexandria, Virginia) shares what the ladies did on our monthly tradition of Girls / Boys Night . . .
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  • 2017-18 House Parent Openings

    Micah Ricke
    Impact the lives of students living away from home by becoming a house parent at WLHS for the 2017-18 school year. House parents live and work in on-campus student housing, supervise, mentor, discipline, and love the international and out of state students attending the high school. For the complete job description, click here.

    All applicants must fill out the form here, and send it in by Monday, March 13. For additional questions, E-mail Eric Duwe, Director of the International Program, at eric.duwe@wlhs.org.
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  • 3D Technology Enhances Learning in World History Class

    With a twelve dollar 3D headset, their own smart phones, and a virtual reality teaching tool called Expeditions, students in Mr. Iles' World History classes are now able to visit ancient Egpytian pyramids, see the top of Mt. Everest, swim in the depths of the ocean—all in a 42-minute class period. "We get to experience things as if we were there, rather than just looking at pictures in a book," says Hannah S., a freshman in Mr. Iles' class. "It shows us things we can't go see and makes it look even better than on a computer screen," says sophomore Colin O.
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  • ACT for All Juniors - February 28

    Junior students are reminded that they are to take the ACT on Tuesday, February 28, 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 can be used for college applications.

    Milwaukee and Wisconsin Parental Choice Program students are required to take the ACT Work Keys test on Wednesday, March 1 in addition to the ACT test the day before. If you are a parental choice student, please arrive promptly at 7:30 a.m. on March 1, also.
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  • Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

    On Wednesday, February 1, three of our student athletes signed letters of intent to play football for their prospective colleges next year.

    Pictured (right to left): Christopher G. (Concordia, St. Paul) Brian C. (Winona State), and German F. (Southwest Minnesota State) with football coaches Radue and Roecker.

    Congratulations to them for their athletic achievements!
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  • Boys Night

    Micah Ricke
    Gilbert Z. (junior from Hangzhou, China) describes a monthly tradition in the Funky Family - Girls / Boys Night. . .
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  • Festival Recap

    Festival 2017 was a spirited week at Wisconsin Lutheran! Activites included dress-up days, lunchtime competitions, festival court, pep rally, basketball games, and much more. There was never a shortage of things to do and fantastic memories were made.
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  • Share the Mission 2017 - International Trips Announced

    Each summer 30-45 Wisconsin Lutheran High School students travel to various countries and parts of the United States on mission trips through the Share the Mission program. These teams assist in spreading the gospel throughout the world while experiencing mission work firsthand.  
    • US trips are open to sophomores and juniors and locations will be announced soon.
    • International trips are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
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  • Tuition Assistance for the 2017-18 School Year

    Tuition assistance applications via Smart Aid are available by clicking here. Smart Aid is the name of our tuition assistance program.  Smart Aid parent instructions can be found by clicking here. The deadline to apply is February 28. Families will be notified of their tuition assistance grant and/or scholarship award on their Smart Tuition statement beginning April 1, 2017.
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  • WLHS House Parent Job Opening

    Impact the lives of students living away from home by becoming a house parent at WLHS for the 2017-18 school year. House parents live and work in on-campus student housing, supervise, mentor, discipline, and love the international and out of state students attending the high school. For the complete job description, click here.

    All applicants must fill out the form here, and send it in by Monday, March 13. For additional questions, E-mail Eric Duwe, Director of the International Program, at eric.duwe@wlhs.org.
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  • WLHS Robotics Team Finishes Strong at State

    Congratulations to the members of the WLHS Robotics Team who finished 6th out of 24 teams, which got them to the semi-final round at State. The team also took home 2nd in the state for programming.

    Robotics is always looking for sponsorships to help them get into more tournaments and to purchase new equipment.

    Photo credit: Micah Ricke

    For the Milwaukee Journal article, click here.
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  • WLHS Students Visit Martin Luther College

    On Thursday, January 26, twenty-eight WLHS sophomores, juniors, and seniors, accompanied by Mr. Joel Mattek and Mr. Skip Bremer, visited Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod's teacher and pastor training college, Martin Luther College (MLC), to learn more about studying to become a pastor, teacher, or staff minister. Our students had a great time during MLC’s winter festival weekend going to classes, staying in the dorms, and participating in festival activities.
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  • Funtivity @ Winter Festival

    Micah Ricke
    Nazil A. (senior from Urumqi, China) shares her take on the Winter Festival traditions at Wisco . . .
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  • Festival Court

    At the pep rally this Friday, February 3, one of three nominated senior boys will be crowned as the 2017 Festival King.

    Pictured from left to right:  Jacob E., Kellen S., and Ira H. They will be escorted by Whitney H., Mollie H., and Skyler K.
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  • Housing Needed for Student Teacher

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is pleased to welcome Sarah Koelpin as our student teacher at the end of February. With her arrival, we are in need of housing for her. If you are interested in opening up your home and providing Sarah with her own room and preferably own bathroom for her 10-week student teaching period, please contact Cindy Petraske at cindy.petraske@wlhs.org or 414-453-4567 ext. 2009. Compensation will be provided.
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  • Midterm Grading Day - February 7

    Midterm grading day is Tuesday, February 7. 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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  • Pep Rally - Friday February 3

    Join us for our Winter Festival pep rally in the main gymnasium at school this Friday, February 3, at 2:15 p.m. We will be following our pep rally schedule as noted on page 9 in the student handbook and planner. The pep rally is part of our scheduled school day. Students are strongly encouraged to join in the fun and festivities of Festival. If your student chooses not to attend the pep rally, they must exit the building by 2:20 p.m. and are not allowed to reenter school. Parents, please talk with your students and know what their plans are for Friday.
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  • US History Students Take Citizenship Test

    These students are continuing their studies of American History in the second semester under the direction of Mr. Joel Mattek. Part of their studies have focused on taking the U.S. Citizenship Test. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has mandated that all students must successfully pass the Citizenship Test in order to graduate from high school. By the end of February, all WLHS students will be given the information and details that they need in order to take the test. The graduating class of 2017 will be the first required to pass it.
    A sample US citizenship test can be found here. Think you could pass?
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  • WLHS Musical - Guys and Dolls

    WLHS is excited to perform the acclaimed musical Guys and Dolls. This romantic comedy tells the story of Sky Masterson, man of the world and gambler of renown, who falls in love with missionary Sarah Brown, who tries not to fall in love with him. The snappy dialogue and timeless melodies, are sure to give you an entertaining experience! Performances are Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 5, at 1:30 p.m.
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  • WLHS Robotics Team Headed to State Championship

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School sent two robotics teams to the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Fox Valley Qualifying Tournament last weekend. Out of 24 teams at the tournament one of our teams placed 3rd and also won a special control award for the software programming and sensor use. The second WLHS team placed 10th. Both teams now move on to compete in the State Championship this weekend, February 3-4 at UW-Milwaukee. Fans are welcome to attend the championship which will be held in the student union at UW-Milwaukee. Qualifying matches begin at 10:30 a.m.

    For more information about the 2017 FIRST Tech State Championship, click here.
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  • WLHS Scholarship Applications Open February 1-28

    Thanks to the generosity of WLHS families and friends, we are pleased to offer a large variety of scholarships to our current students as well as incoming freshmen. Each scholarship that requires an application will be awarded based on the specific criteria listed. Click here for a list of all available scholarships.
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  • Year-End Tuition Statements for Families Available

    Smart Tuition provides year end statements as a convenience for our families. The year end statement lists payments made to a family's Smart Tuition account for the calendar year of 2016.
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  • January

    Funtivity @ Lunar New Year Party

    Micah Ricke
    Kary X. (junior from Zhenhai, China) describes Wisco's third annual Lunar New Year Party.
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  • 2017-2018 School Calendar

    The WLHS Board of Directors met on Wednesday, January 18, and approved the new calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. You can download the calendar by clicking here.
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  • Baptism Celebration

    On Friday, January 20, 2017, ten students were baptized by WLHS Campus Pastor, Phil Huebner, during a special chapel service. What a blessing to witness such a powerful sacrament. Click here to watch the chapel service.
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  • Boys Cross Country Team Honored

    Congratulations to the boys cross country team for earning Academic All-State Honors for the 2016 season. The boys had a combined team GPA of 3.6. Team members included Matt O., Phil M., Aleks A., Adam P., Doug R., Salvador P., and Jared D.
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  • Duke University Summer College for High School Students

    If you are a current 10th or 11th grade student, you are eligible to apply for a 4-week credit-bearing program offered by Duke University in North Carolina (cost is about $8,000). Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide high school students with an academic and residential environment that is conducive to collegiate success. For more information, click here.
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  • Library Happenings

    Recently, freshman English classes came to the library to select titles for their next report, an account of a non-fiction event. Page Turners (the WLHS book club) will be reading and discussing Girl Underwater by Claire Kells in February.  Knitting will also be taught during lunch periods in the library at the end of January and into February.
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  • Reminder for MPCP/WPCP Enrollment

    Open enrollment for Milwaukee and Wisconsin Parental Choice Programs starts on Wednesday, February 1. All current WLHS families participating in MPCP or WPCP must re-apply each year. For more information about MPCP/WPCP click here.
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  • Two Divine Calls Extended; One Received

    On Wednesday, January 18, Wisconsin Lutheran High School's Board of Directors met and discussed upcoming faculty needs. Lists were prepared by the Commission on Lutheran Schools and approved by the District President. Voting took place to call new teachers for Science and Fine Arts.  
     
    The board extended Divine Calls to Mr. Jeremiah Schmiege for Chemistry and Mr. Casey Pufahl for Fine Arts.
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  • Winter Festival Dress-up Days

    Have fun and tap into your creative side with the following dress-up days during Winter Festival week:

    Monday, January 30
    80's Day
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  • Winter Festival Week Activities and Dance

    The theme for the 2017 Winter Festival is Jammin' in the Jungle. Join us next week for exciting activities in celebration of Festival.

    Friday, February 3
    Winter Festival Pep Rally
    2:15 p.m.
    WLHS Gymnasium

    Boys Varsity Game vs Hartford
    7:15 p.m.
    WLHS Gymnasium
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  • WLHS Grade School Basketball Tournaments

    The WLHS grade school boys and girls basketball tournaments will be held the weekends of February 10 and 17. Twenty-four teams from our conference elementary schools will compete each weekend.  

    Tournament t-shirts will be on sale. Purchase shirts online by clicking here or download the order form here. The deadline to order is Sunday, January 29.
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  • Bella's Faith Story

    Micah Ricke
    Bella Chen (junior from Hangzhou, China) shares her faith story and why she chose to get baptized last week . . .
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  • Funtivity @ Country Springs

    Micah Ricke
    Lauren Butler (freshman from Manassas, Virginia) shares what happened on a rainy MLK Day . . .
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  • HP Spotlight - Bethlehem

    Micah Ricke
    Get to know Kristen Miller, a first-year House Parent in Bethlehem House, a bit better . . . 
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  • Career Exploration Night and PSAT Results

    On Wednesday evening, January 25, 2017, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., you are invited to Career Exploration Night at Wisconsin Lutheran High School in the cafeteria and lower lobby. This night is especially beneficial for sophomores and juniors who can speak with actual professionals in the careers that are of interest to them. All students and parents are invited to attend.
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  • Celebration of Baptism

    On Friday, January 20, 2017 at 8:30 a.m., Wisconsin Lutheran is holding a special service in celebration of God's grace in baptism. Several of our students will be baptized by Pastor Phil Huebner, campus pastor, during this morning assembly. The service will be streamed live at this link. Or go to wlhs.org, scroll down to Program Links and click on Daily Chapel.
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  • Medical College of Wisconsin Summer Programs

    Each summer, the Office of Student Affairs/Diversity at MCW-Milwaukee offers its signature programs to promote diversity in the medical field and provide an exceptional gateway to clinical careers. MCW's summer enrichment programs are designed for students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in medicine and biomedical research.
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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 2017-18 online application link for both the MPCP and WPCP opens February 1. 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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  • Save the Date for the 2017 Dinner Auction - Saturday, April 8

    On Saturday, April 8, Wisconsin Lutheran High School will hold their 21st annual Dinner Auction at 5:30 p.m., under the theme "Great Expectations." The gymnasium will be transformed into a beautiful dinner venue with live and online auctions, Big 100 Raffle, dinner, program, and more!

    Registration opens on February 10, 2017. For sponsorship information, please click here or contact Director of Development, Matt Bilitz, at 414-453-4567 ext 2015 or matt.bilitz@wlhs.org.
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  • Spanish 3

    The students in Spanish 3 are learning the future verb tense. They are writing predictions about where their classmates will be and what they will be doing in the next 5, 10, 15 and 30 years.  
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  • WLHS Hosts Blood Drive - January 25

    The Student Council of Wisconsin Lutheran is partnering with Bloodcenter of Wisconsin to host a blood drive on Wednesday, January 25. Consider that patients in local hospitals use about 800 units of blood every day, and that these patients rely heavily on the participation and leadership of sponsors in our community. About half of that amount is collected at Bloodcenter's 12 donor centers, but the other half must be collected through local drives like ours. To find out more about becoming a blood donor, click here. If you would like to donate at WLHS on January 25, please contact Mr. Roger Festerling at roger.festerling@wlhs.org or 414-453-45667 ext 2222 to make an appointment.
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  • WLHS Scholarships

    Thanks to the generous support and sponsorship of many donors, over 20 scholarships are available to our incoming and current Wisconsin Lutheran High School students. Click here to see the scholarships available.

    Scholarship applications will be open February 1. The deadline to submit all application information is February 28.
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  • Luther 500th Anniversary Tour - Oct 27-Nov 6, 2017

    Friends of Wisco are invited to join Mr. Bob Lehninger on a tour of the Lutherlands on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on October 27-November 6, 2017. Tour highlights include: Wartburg Castle, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Nuremburg, and Munich. Cost is $3,995 per person based on double occupancy.

    RSVPs should be made a soon as possible.

    For more information, download the tour brochure here. Or contact Tempo Travel Services at 414-774-1080 or mikes@tempotravelservice.com.
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  • Student Spotlight - Harley Copeland

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

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

    Well I'm proud to announce that 29 of our 35 scholars in the Student Homes are on Honor Roll for second quarter. That's 83%! Getting grades this good is rare, but doing it in your second language is truly honorable. 
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  • Civil Rights Assembly - Friday, January 13

    On Friday, January 13, Wisconsin Lutheran will hold its annual worship service to thank God for the civil rights movement. The theme of the service is Precious Lord, Take My Hand. Pastor Aaron Robinson of Fairview Lutheran Church will be giving the address.  

    Morning assembly will follow the schedule on page 10 of the student planner and handbook. This does include a 5-minute homeroom.
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  • Cross Country Coach Honored

    Eric Lueck ('87 WLHS grad) was named the District Boys Cross Country Coach of the year by the Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association.
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  • Girls Cross Country Team Honors

    Congratulations to our varsity girls cross country team for receiving academic accolades from the WCCCA. The team was recognized for having a cummulative grade point average over 3.4.
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  • No School - January 16

    Please note that there will be no school on Monday, January 16. It is a teacher professional day.
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  • Photo Permissions and Profile Updates Needed!

    Parents, if you have not done so already, please complete the Profile Update with Photo Permission form in onCampus. Click on the blue link in the yellow bar near the top of your onCampus pages to access the form.
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  • Safe Driving Guide for Students

    High school is an exciting time for many of our students receiving their driving licenses for the first time, but it can also be a dangerous time. Thousands of 15-to- 20-year-old drivers are involved in fatal car crashes each year. In fact, young drivers are involved in fatal crashes at a rate that is double that of all other drivers. 
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  • Welcome Eric Duwe, Director of the International Student Program

    On January 1, Wisconsin Lutheran High School welcomed Mr. Eric Duwe as the new Director of International Student Program. For the past 3 and a half years he has been serving in the English as a Second Language program at UW-Milwaukee.
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  • New Year Greeting

    On behalf of the faculty and staff of Wisconsin Lutheran High School, we extend to you our sincere wishes for a blessed 2017.
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  • School Resumes January 9

    School resumes on Monday, January 9. We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas break.
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  • Video Club Brings Joy to the World

    WLHS students in the video club paired a fun lip dub video with mannequin challenge to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Click here to watch the video.
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  • My First Christmas

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