2019

News List

  • March

    Athletics Alumni Bowling Tournament - Saturday, April 20

    STRIKE! You are invited to the third annual Dan Joers ('77) Memorial Bowling Tournament at the Riviera Lanes (86th & Greenfield), on Saturday, April 20, at 11:30 a.m. Cost of $30 includes three games, t-shirt, pizza and prizes. For event information or to register contact Steve Dunn ('77) at 414-453-7200 or Mark Rumler ('77) at 414-640-5551. All proceeds will be donated to WLHS athletics in Dan's name.
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  • Featured Wisco Champion for March

    The featured Wisco Champion for March is Nate ('92) and Sandra Baer

    “Watching WLHS continually improve itself over the years motivated us to support the school in as many ways as possible. Being a Champion means we can help students be adequately prepard to join the workforce as Christian leaders.”

    For more information about Wisco Champions, visit www.wlhs.org/wiscochampions.
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  • WLHS Sip & Social Brings Alumni Together

    Alumni had a fun night out at Good City Brewing for the first ever WLHS Sip & Social on Monday, April 18. The event was facilitated by Wisco's new Young Alumni Leader Council (YALC). "The Sip & Social was inspired by a desire to provide fun fellowship opportunities for young alumni which didn't revolve around fundraising exclusively. Our goal is to grow and tighten the young alumni network by planning attractive social events, while fostering a renewed passion for WLHS," says YALC member Jon Mann ('07).  The most important element for these events is fun and fellowship, so contact YALC members for suggestions about future activities. Stay tuned for the Sip & Social event next year!
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  • You can save a life -- living kidney donor needed

    Roughly seven years ago, Ezekiel Gipson ('00) was diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease, and his best chance of survival lies in the hands of someone willing to be a living kidney donor. Over the last 2 year his condition has worsened. He has three options for treatment: dialysis, a kidney transplant from a deceased donor or a kidney transplant from a living donor. Dialysis is only a temporary solution. While Ezekiel can remain on dialysis for many years, it is not a cure for kidney disease. It is also physically exhausting and time consuming, with treatment schedules as frequent as three times each week for four hours each session.
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  • AP Chemistry Partners with WLC

    WLHS teacher Dr. Josh Nelson ('99) and his AP Chemistry students headed to the general chemistry lab at Wisconsin Lutheran College bright and early last Wednesday morning, March 13, to take advantage of the College's lab equipment and the expertise of Dr. Dan Ebeling (WLHS grad '94). Students worked on a lab examining the properties of buffer solutions, how they work, and the range in which they are effective.
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  • AP Economics

    WLHS teacher Mr. Jason Goede is pleased to announce that Advanced Placement (AP) Economics will be added to the WLHS course offerings next school year. This course will provide students an opportunity to study economics at a higher level and possibly earn college credit based upon the AP Exam. This is the third AP course in the Social Studies department, joining AP US History and AP Psychology which have been offered for a number of years already. In addition to adding AP Economics, the department is also looking into classes that reflect the growing diversity of our student body.  
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  • Seminary Scurry 2019

    Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary invites you to join them for their annual Seminary Scurry on Saturday, May 4. 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 Wednesday, May 1, to guarantee an event t-shirt. Participants may also register on the day of the event.
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  • Spring Break - March 25-29

    A reminder that spring break is March 25-29, which means 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 1.
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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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  • Viking Explorers Summer Program

    Parents, the summer is for growing and learning! Register your grade school child(ren) for the Viking Explorer Summer Program. Offerings are designed to give grade school students a chance to experience a wide variety of activities and interests in a Christian setting. There are many camps available including: basketball, robotics, theater, cheerleading, volleyball, soccer, wrestling, art and more. For more information about camps and to register, visit www.wlhs.org/explorers.
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  • WLHS Students Win Black History Knowledge Bowl

    Lashonda Good ('21) and Jadah Webb ('21) are the 2019 winners of the Black History Knowledge Bowl competition sponsored by Safe & Sound Inc. The girls were up against eight other schools with two to eight person teams, held at Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts. As winners, Lashonda and Jadah received a trophy that is on display at the high school for the year. Congratulations to these girls on their hard work!
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  • Alumni Athletic Honors

    This past weekend was will filled with athletic accomplishments for Wisconsin Lutheran High School alumni!

    At the NCAA Division 3 Track & Field Championships, Leif Van Grinsven ('15) (Wheaton) (pictured left) placed 3rd in the heptathlon. David Lembke ('16) (Carroll University) (pictured middle) won the National Title in the high jump with a jump of 7’1/2”. Kyler Lueck ('15) (UW-Eau Claire) (pictured right) won the 800 meter National Title with a new D3 NCAA record of 1:48.7. At the Division 1 meet, Eric Brown ('15) ran on UW-Wisconsin’s Distance Medley Relay and placed 7th. All four were All-Americans! Blessings and good luck to our alumni!
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  • Eclipse Ball

    WLHS students get exposed to a wide variety of activities in physical education classes. Pictured is a Phy-Ed 1 class playing Eclipse Ball which is a combination racket and volleyball game. 
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  • No School - Friday, March 15

    This year WLHS is pleased to host the WELS National Band Festival the weekend of March 15-17. Twenty WELS high school bands from across the country will be in our building, making use of our classrooms and other spaces. As a result, we will NOT have regular classes on Friday, March 15. All are invited to attend the Festival Concert with guest conductor, Mr. Steven Smith, on Sunday, March 17, at 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium of WLHS.
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  • Scrip Rebates

    There is one more chance to order Scrip before the 2018-19 Scrip year ends on Sunday, March 31. WLHS will place its last order on Monday, March 18. You may still place ScripNow or Reload orders until March 31, which will be credited for the current rebate year.
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  • Smart Tuition Enrollment Fee

    A non-refundable Enrollment Fee of $200 per student is required to reserve your child's seat for the upcoming school year and to ensure course scheduling priority. The enrollment fee does not apply to MPCP or WPCP students.  The due date for the enrollment fee is either Monday, April 1 or Sunday, April 15, depending on which payment date you have selected. There is a new process that is being implemented by Smart Tuition this year and has delayed this notification. We are currently working with Smart Tuition on testing the new process and instructions will be emailed when we are ready to move forward, anticipated for next week.  Payments can be made by credit card or electronic check to Smart Tuition either online or over the phone. Payments can also be mailed to Smart Tuition, but allow ample time (10 days) for payments to be received and recorded.

    Families that applied for tuition assistance or scholarships by the February 28 due date are reminded that grants will be posted to accounts beginning Monday, April 1, 2019. If your Tuition Assistance application was submitted after February 28, please allow extra time for grants to be posted.
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  • Spring Band Concert - March 21

    WLHS Concert Band will present their Spring concert on Thursday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. Guest artist Liam Teague, a world renown steel pan virtuoso, will share the stage with concert band, percussion ensemble, jazz ensemble, and three steel bands of Viking Steel. Admission is free and doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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  • Support the WLHS Dinner Auction - Saturday, April 6

    We want you to be a part of the WLHS Dinner Auction! Attend this year's event, "Prepare for Trumpets," on Saturday, April 6, at 5:00 p.m. at the high school. Register a table of ten or purchase individual tickets here by Friday, March 22. Not in the area, or already booked? Join in on the fun of the silent auction online by registering as a non-attending bidder (information coming soon!). Silent auction items include: sport tickets, artwork, jewelry, and much more!

    Sponsorship, item donations, and volunteers also are important to the success of the dinner auction. Contact Heidi Witz at 414-453-4567, ext. 2004 or planner@wlhs.org if you can help in any way.
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  • Viking Christian Leaders for the Month of March

    Congratulations to Viking Christian Leaders for March, Aaron Miller ('19) and Mahysam Salim ('19). A Viking Christian Leader exemplifies the culture of Christian leadership at WLHS by applying their God-given gifts in service to others.
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  • "So Long, Farewell," to the WLHS Production of The Sound of Music

    The weekend of March 1-3, WLHS produced its annual musical. Over one thousand students and adults enjoyed The Sound of Music. On Saturday, a special reunion for alumni who participated in the 1994 and 2004 productions of The Sound of Music was hosted for about 50 alumni and friends. Director Ned Goede and Mrs. Gretchen Schram introduced this year's counterpart cast during the reunion social. 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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  • Annual Asbestos Notification 2018-19 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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  • Career Exploration Night - March 11

    The College and Career Night has been rescheduled for Monday, March 11. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to all grade levels to come and talk with professionals from a wide variety of fields in the community, college representatives, and military recruiters.
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  • Daylight Savings Time Begins!

    Sunday, March 10, 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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  • Third Quarter Ends March 13

    Wednesday, March 13, 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 Friday, March 15.
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  • Wisco Dedicates New Chapel Furnishings

    On this Ash Wednesday, we dedicated a new set of liturgical furnishings for our chapel—an altar, lectern (or podium), and Wisco’s first baptismal font. Retired pastor Nathan Pope, whose father served as a Wisco teacher from 1942-1943, hand crafted the furnishings. Pastor Pope has done projects for churches all over the WELS, including the Chapel of the Christ at Martin Luther College. The three pieces for WLHS are his final work. The furnishings are rich with Christian symbolism, and will give WLHS students and staff constant reminders to focus our daily worship on Jesus for years to come. To see the chapel service dedication, click here.
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  • WLHS to Host WELS National Band Fest

    The WELS National Band Festival is held every other year (the regional festival is on the opposite year), and Wisconsin Lutheran High School is honored to host this year on March 15-17. Over 100 students from 20 WELS high schools will rehearse together on Friday and Saturday to prepare for the concert. WLHS is proud to have 10 students from the band selected to particiate this year. They are (from left to right) back row: Jacob Spudat (french horn), Cedric Cacciotti (clarinet), Jonas Doerr (trumpet), Alicia Mengel (trumpet), middle row: Aaron Jensen (tuba), Olivia Gerbing (tenor sax), Grace Rindfleisch (bass clarinet), Miriam Snyder (bassoon), front row: Alicia Webb (trombone), and Lauren Butler (clarinet).
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  • February

    An Afternoon at the "In the Image" Fashion Show

    WLHS held its first ever fashion show "In the Image" with the purpose of awarding a scholarship to a WLHS junior female student. Last Sunday, female students, with their mothers or female mentors, had fun dressing up in clothing from Altar'd State and LuLa Roe by Angela (Hopf) McGuire ('91)), having their hair styled by students from The Aveda Institute of Beauty and Wellness , and then taking a turn down the runway. During intermission, Stephanie Hernandez ('20) was awarded the "In the Image" Scholarship. Thanks to the many donors and attendess, emcee Sharon Patterson, and our female runway models who helped make this event a success!
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  • AP Stats Investigates

    This week AP Stats students used confidence intervals to determine the age old question, "Is there any difference between the number of chocolate chips found in a Chips Ahoy vs a Kroger Chipmates cookie?" In our random sample we found no evidence to conclude there being any difference and found both to be delicious. Thanks to Statsmedic for this fun and engaging activity.  
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  • Children's Books

    Students in Mr. Mike Wiechmann's Drawing and Sketching class wrote and illustrated their own children's books. The students then had a chance to read their books to students at St. John's Lutheran School, Wauwatosa. Click here to read The Great Fall of Humpty Dumpty by Emily Harders.

    "The process of seeing students go from an idea that they have in their sketchbook to reading the children's book that came from that idea is a wonderful thing!" stated Mr. Wiechmann.
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  • Freshmen Scheduling Meetings

    Over the last two weeks freshmen have had initial scheduling presentations with the Guidance Counselors. During this meeting, graduation requirements, requirements for post secondary options, and future scheduling were discussed. Students were given their 4-year course planner and these should be brought home to be discussed with parents. Parents, please sign the back of this document and have your student return it to the Guidance Office. Freshmen will have another meeting with the Guidance Counselors in about a month to finalize their course requests for next school year. If you have any questions please contact the Guidance Department.
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  • Graduation Caps and Gowns

    On Tuesday, March 5, seniors will pick up their caps 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 are 13 tickets for the graduation ceremony. These are the only tickets each senior will receive.
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  • Mount Mary Summer Leadership Academy

    Mount Mary is now accepting applications to their Summer Leadership Academy June 23-26.  The cost is $100. Freshman, Sophomore and Junior female students are eligible to apply. For more information see this link.

    The Summer Leadership Academy brings high school girls together from across the US for a residential college-prep, career exploration and leadership program.  Panels, lectures and interactive workshops will be presented by experts from a variety of backgrounds, including law, business, education and non-profits.
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  • Sound of Music - Get Your Tickets

    WLHS is excited to bring to stage the beloved story The Sound of Music. Performances will be held Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the reception window of Central Office or online hereEnjoy, once again, the classic story of the young nun who becomes nanny for a widowed Austrian captain with seven unruly children. The Sound of Music is filled with delightful songs and both funny and dramatic moments. It is family entertainment at its finest.
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  • U.S. Military Academy Information Day

    If you have an interest in applying to one of the US Military Academies, please plan to attend United States Military Academy Information Day on Saturday March 2 at 9:00 a.m. at Hamilton High School This event provides an overview of the Congressional Nominations process as well as presentations on academy life from current attendees from all of the service academies. Please contact the Guidance Office with any questions. 
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  • WLHS Wrestling Heads to State!

    Congratulations to Jason Bonow ('19) and Isaiah Hahm ('19) for qualifying for WIAA Individual State Wrestling this past weekend. Jason was defeated in the first round by a wrestler who would go on to win third place. Isaiah advanced to place fourth in state.

    Cheer the wrestling team on as they compete at WIAA State this Saturday, March 2. They will wrestle top ranked Ellsworth in the semifinals at the Field House in Madison. Wrestling begins at 10:00 a.m., and if they win, the final match begins at 3:00 p.m. Go Vikings!
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  • WSMA District and Solo Ensembles

    Last weekend, the Fine Arts department participated in the annual Wisconsin School Music Association District Solo and Ensemble Festival. In total, Wisco brought home 211 medals. Additionally, twenty-seven WLHS solo or ensemble groups were awarded a Class A star rating and will be headed to State at UW-Milwaukee in April. God be praised for such wonderful performances!

    Click here for a sample performace by the WLHS Ichthys Steelband ensemble.
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  • '94 Girls State Basketball Team Celebrates 25-year Reunion

    Members of the 1994 Conference and State girls varsity basketball team returned to WLHS to celebrate their 25-year anniversary before a WLHS girls varsity basketball game. The '94 team enjoyed social time to watch highlight videos from their championship year and time to meet with former Coaches Leninger and Bowe. During halftime of the varsity girls game, the current team honored these past champs with roses. Members of the reunion basketball team hadn't been back to Wisco in years. "Thanks for everything," one basketball alum said, "my heart is full."
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  • Featured Wisco Champion for February

    The featured Wisco Champion for February is alumnus Victor Campbell ('06).

    My wife Julie and I decided to become champions to give students the opportunity to attend WLHS. Wisco gave me a GREAT education, the abilitiy to compete through athletics, all while providing me the tools, both religiously and academically, to be successful after graduation. I want other children to have the same opportunities that I experienced.

    For more information about Wisco Champions, visit www.wlhs.org/wiscochampions.
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  • 2019 February Pilot Edition

    The February edition of the Pilot, WLHS student newspaper, is now available. Read about the adverse affects of drugs, global warming, voting, veterans, and test your knowledge in the cross word puzzle. Click here to read the full edition.
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  • Change in Schedule - May 8

    Wednesday, May 8, was originally scheduled as a half day of school. To recover some hours lost to inclement weather, Wednesday, May 8, will be a full day of school. At present this is the only schedule change in place.
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  • Choir Associates Spaghetti Dinner - March 1

    Support our Fine Arts department on Friday, March 1, between 4:30-7:00 p.m., at the Choir Associates all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner. Tickets will be sold at the cafeteria door and cost $10 for adults, $8 for children (children three and under eat free).
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  • Hosts Needed for WELS National Band Fest

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is excited to host the 2019 WELS National Band Fest on Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17. As the festival host school, the high school needs to provide housing for about 100 students and directors. If you are interested in hosting you will need to provide: transportation to and from the festival each day, living accommodations for two or more students, and breakfasts or snacks. For more information, please visit wlhs.org/finearts, or contact Director of Bands Quinten Petersen at quinten.petersen@wlhs.org or 414-453-4567.
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  • Kids Carnival was a Success!

    WLHS opened it's doors last Sunday, February 17, to over 300 grade school children for our annual Kids Carnival event. Children participated in games, face painting, crafts, and more with the help of more than 60 WLHS students.
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  • Sip and Social NEW Date - Monday, March 18

    The snow may have thwarted us the first time, but the Sip & Social exclusive event for WLHS young alumni has been rescheduled for Monday, March 18, at Good City Brewery (333 W. Juneau Ave, Milwaukee), from 6:00-9:00p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Click here to register.

    If you previously registered in February, you will automaticaly be transfered to our new date. We will still offer the same great beer, great prizes and food, and of course, social time with your Wisco classmates and friends. Check your calendars, and RSVP by Tuesday, March 12.
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  • Tuition Assistance Applications Due - February 28

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School collaborates with Smart Tuition and Smart Aid to process tuition requests. Click here to apply for tuition assistance. Smart Aid instructions can be downloaded here. The deadline to apply is February 28.
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  • Winter Break - February 28 and March 1

    Winter Break is next Thursday, February 28, and Friday, March 1, which means there will be no school those days. Enjoy the break! Classes will resume on Monday, March 4.
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  • WLHS Student Bowling in Nationals

    Congratulations to Joe Mastopietro ('21) who is on the Menomonee Falls High School Bowling Club that qualified for the State High School Bowling Tournament in Green Bay on March 1-3 by winning their division with a record of 15-1. The team bowled a 300 game and qualified for the National High School Bowling Tournament in June. Joe was named 1st team All District and the District MVP. Joe's high GPA also qualified him for all-academic choice.
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  • ACT for ALL Juniors February 20

    Junior students are reminded that they are required to take the ACT on Wednesday, February 20, 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. 

    Milwaukee and Wisconsin Parental Choice Program students are required to take the ACT Work Keys test on Thursday, February 21, 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 February 21, also.
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  • AP Testing

    If you are planning to take an AP Test in May, you can start registering for the test in the Guidance Office. The cost for each exam is $94, and if you qualify for the free and reduced lunch program you will qualify for a reduced test price of $53 for each exam. When you come to register please have the full payment for all the exams that you will be taking. The deadline to register is Monday, March 18. If you register for a test and decide that you no longer want to take the exam there will be a $15 processing fee. If you have any questions about the exams or the registration, you can contact the Guidance Office. Testing rooms have been shared with the students and will also be posted in the hallways on the testing day. See the guidance office resource board for links to AP test prep websites.
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  • Aquaponics at WLHS

    Chemistry teacher, Mr. Josh Nelson, is growing plants in an aquaponics tank in the greenhouse. This aquaponics tank is a small scale version of a commercial product that uses waste from the fish in the bottom tank to fertilize plants growing in the upper tank. Currently, the talapia are helping to grow basil and a few cherry tomatoes. His goal is to increase the number of edible species that are growing in Wisco's greenhouse, both fish and plant, and to expose students to a model of sustainable development practices.
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  • Freshmen and Sophomores - NO SCHOOL Wednesday, February 20

    Due to the Juniors taking the ACT and the Seniors participating in the Reality Store, there will be no school for all freshmen and sophomores on Wednesday, February 20.
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  • Late Start - Monday, February 18

    On Monday, February 18, we will follow the late start schedule found on page 9 of the student handbook/planner or here. School will begin at 8:35 a.m. The faculty will work on curriculum templates beforehand beginning at 7:00 a.m.
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  • MPCP Open Enrollment Ends Wednesday, 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 avoid long lines. The hours to show proof of residency 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.
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  • Parent/Athlete Code of Conduct Meeting - Wednesday, 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 seen the risk video or attended the code of conduct presentation, you MUST attend the meeting on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the atrium.
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  • Reality Store for ALL Seniors - Wednesday, February 20

    On Wednesday, February 20, 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.
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  • Viking Christian Leaders for the Month of February

    Our Viking Christian Leaders for the month of February are McKenna Dietze ('19) and Kyle Kane ('19). A Viking Christian Leader exemplifies the culture of Christian leadership at WLHS by applying their God-given gifts in service to others.
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  • Lunar New Year Party 2019

    WLHS students, host families, faculty and staff, and other guests rang in the Year of the Pig with a fantastic dinner party on February 4.
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  • WLHS Musical - The Sound of Music & Spaghetti Dinner

    WLHS is excited to bring to stage the beloved story The Sound of Music. Performances are Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, and may be purchased at the reception window of Central Office or through the mail-in ticket order form downloaded here or online by clicking here. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (through eighth grade).
     
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  • 2019 Academic Top Ten

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is pleased to announce the academic top ten for the Class of 2019:
    1. Paul Schindler (Zion, Hartland)
    2. Jack Olson (Star of Bethlehem, New Berlin)
    3. Mikayla Oertel (Grace, Milwaukee)
    4. Sean Wiltsey (Good Shepherd's, West Allis)
    5. Ashley Carlson (Living Word, Waukesha)
    6. Jaydin Pluta (St. Lucas, Milwaukee)
    7. Grace Stroh (Christ, Big Bend)
    8. Chloe Albrecht (Christ the Lord, Brookfield)
    9. Muqing (Samantha) Xu
    10. Kallie Berger (Salem, Milwaukee)
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  • ACT for All Juniors - February 20

    On Wednesday, February 20, the Class of 2020 will take the ACT during the school day.  To prepare for this, the juniors have access to a self-paced ACT Prep course on the Naviance platform.  

    The Class of 2019 was the second class at WLHS to take the ACT as a whole. Students in the top quarter of the class of 2019 averaged 27.3 (91st percentile) on the ACT, while the top half of the class scored an average of 24.6 (83rd percentile). The top three-quarters of the class averaged 22.7 (70th percentile) on the exam. Achieving a 23 on the ACT means a student scored in the top third of all students nationwide.
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  • Apologetics Theology Course Put into Action

    WLHS seniors have the opportunity to pursue topics of interest to them as they select four, quarter-length courses from the six options available to them: Apologetics, Religion & Science, Non-Christian Religions, Corinthians, Revelation, From Friendship to Marriage, and Christian Life Planning. For the first time this year, a new course, Apologetics, is being offered to seniors led by Pastor Brian Doebler (pictured here practicing a witnessing technique knowns as “God’s Great Exchange"). Apologetics is intellectual practice of defending the Christian faith in the face of worldly arguments made against Christianity.
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  • College and Career Night Rescheduled

    Due to the weather conditions, the College and Career Night scheduled for January 28 was postponed. It has been rescheduled for Monday, March 11. The event will run from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students to talk with actual 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. New this year! Students will also be able to attend a College Fair that same evening. This event is open to all students. Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you there!
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  • Honey Creek Hall

    Construction on Honey Creek Hall, our new dormitory, is progressing quickly! Poster boards about the 3-story dorm that has a capacity for up to 72 students are available in the high school. The display includes furniture choices, street views, building and room layouts, and more. The dorm is scheduled to be done this summer for students coming around the US and across the globe.
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  • Kids Carnival - February 17

    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 17, 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 and admission to a magic show in the auditorium as well as 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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  • Snow/Cold Day - Creative Challenge #2 Winners

    During our 5-day stretch of snow and cold weather, WLHS Art teacher Mr. Michael Weichmann challenged students to create something during their free time off. Creative Challenge #1 was to create something unexpected. Our final, Creative Challenge #2 was to create something in a style or technique the student had never tried before. Congratulations to first place Grace Stroh ('19) (pictured here), winner of a dozen bagels, second place Avery Baewer ('19) winner of a donut , and third place Madison Sipe ('22), winner of one sprinkle or uncooked egg (choose wisely Madison!).

    Thanks to all our students who submitted a creation for both snow/cold day challenges. Creativity doesn't have to be limited to our art students; thanks for sharing your creations with us!
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  • Winter Cheer Clinic Rescheduled - February 17

    The Winter Cheer Clinic, for grades K4-8, has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 17, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. It will be held at a NEW location, in the gym at St. John’s Lutheran School, Wauwatosa. Come learn jumps, dances, cheers and stunts with us! Parents showcase starts at 3:45 p.m. Cost is $25. Click here for registration form.
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  • January

    "Out of this World" Festival 2019

    Despite the snow and cold, Galaxy Festival 2019 prevailed! Activities included dress-up days, lunchtime competitions, festival court, basketball games, and much more. Garrett Pomeroy was crowned Festival King. The week capped off with a dance Saturday night which included a balloon drop with gift cards and glow-in-the-dark fun.
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  • Midterm Grading - Monday, February 4

    Midterm grading day is Monday, February 4. 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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  • Photo Club "Winter Break Challenge" Winner

    Congratulations to Isabella Iglesias ('20) winner of the WLHS Photo Club "Winter Break Challenge." Isabella and her family went on a cruise over break where she took this photo that correctly displayed the "Rule of Thirds," one of the requirements for the challenge. Thank you to everyone who voted and submitted a photo!
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  • Snow Day - Creative Challenge Winners

    Due to the snow and cold this past week, WLHS students have enjoyed some free time. What better way to use that free time than to hold a "Creative Snow Day Challenge!" Students were given instructions to create something beautiful and unexpected, the rest was up to their imagination. Congratulations to first place Jack Zerbe ('22), winner of a pizza (pictured here), second place Reagan Godager ('22) winner of a candy bar, and third place Mya Baertlein ('20), winner of one pistachio or one M&M (whoo hoo Mya!).

    Thanks to all our students who submitted a creation. The participants really made this creative challenge their own, displaying an excellent array of talents. Our Snow/Cold Day Creative Challenge #2 is going on right now for the rest of today (January 30)! Check our Facebook or Instagram pages for more details.
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  • Weather Condition Closings

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is closed, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, due to the extremely cold temperatures.

    WLHS's open or closed status for Thursday, January 31, has not been determined at this time; that decision will be made independent of the Milwaukee School System. Assume that WLHS is open on Thursday, unless you read a posted "closed" status on TV, E-mail, our web site, or hear from our recorded message.
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  • WLHS Musical - The Sound of Music

    WLHS is excited to bring to stage the beloved story The Sound of Music. Performances are Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 1, and may be purchased at the reception window of Central Office or through the mail-in ticket order form downloaded here. 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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  • Applying Modern Media to English Class

    Throughout the school year, the English department strives to deepen students' understanding of what they read or write about. One of the ways this is done is by tapping into a variety of learning styles so that students can use different skills to show what they know. Mrs. Braun's freshmen use technology and visuals to reflect on biographies and historical events (photos 1-4). Mrs. Strand's sophomores use original art to illustrate personal narratives and the action of those stories (photos 5-6).
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  • Building a Snowman

    What did you do on your snow day?
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  • Career Exploration Night and College Fair - January 28

    Career Exploration Night is Monday, January 28. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students to talk with actual 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.  
     
    New this year! Students will also be able to attend a College Fair that same evening.
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  • Domestc Mission Trips Announced

    Wisconsin Lutheran is excited to offer ten 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 juniors, sophomores, and freshmen. Seniors may also apply; however, preference will be given to juniors, sophomores, and freshmen.

    The United States trips and tentative corresponding dates are:
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  • Festival Court

    At the pep rally this Friday, January 25, one of three nominated senior boys will be crowned as the 2019 Festival King.

    Pictured from left to right: Jack Olson, David Frey, and Garrett Pomeroy.  They will be escorted by Emily Lohr, Mikayla Oertel, and Mikaela Sullivan.
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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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  • 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 2019-20 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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  • Pep Rally - Friday, January 25

    Join us for our Winter Festival pep rally in the main gymnasium at school this Friday, January 25, at 2:15 p.m. We will be following our pep rally schedule as noted on page 9 in the student handbook and planner or click here. 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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  • Scholarship Applications Due - Thursday, January 31

    Scholarship applications are due Thursday, January 31. 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 recommendation, can be submitted in one E-mail to scholarship.applications@wlhs.org.
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  • 25-Year Girls Basketball Reunion - Friday, February 8

    Members of the 1994 State Championship girls basketball team are invited to Wisco on Friday, February 8, for a special 25-year reunion.  A nacho bar reception will be held in the school's atrium from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for you and your family before the Wisco girls varsity baskball game vs New Berlin West. During half time of the game, the '94 team will also be announced. Come back and celebrate with Coach Lehninger!

    RSVP by February 1, to cynthia.krueger@wlhs.org or call 414-453-4567 ext. 2018.
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  • Featured Wisco Champion for January

    The featured Wisco Champion for January 2019 is Da'Sha Wilbern ('11).

    I joined Wisco Champions because I love WLHS. The most important way Wisco has helped me was showing me how to stay close to God. When I went to college, Wisco prepared me for college-level classes, and I even filled in to teach in some of my classes as a teacher's aid. The reason why I wanted to join Wisco Champs was to make sure someone has the same, or even better, education than I received. Since I can't be there to volunteer, why not donate?

    For more information about Wisco Champions, visit www.wlhs.org/wiscochampions.
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  • First Annual WLHS Fashion Show - Sunday, February 24

    On Sunday, February 24, WLHS will hold its first ever fashion show, "In the Image" in the school's atrium from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The event is a celebration for women of all ages. Through this fashion show, a scholarship will be awarded to a WLHS junior year female student, based on academic success as well as community outreach and volunteer activities.  Cost is $10 for front row seats or $5 for general admission. Visit wlhs.org/image to RSVP by Monday, February 8.
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  • Register for the Christian Leadership Experience

    The Antioch Foundation will host their annual Christian Leadership Experience (CLE) event on March 15-16, 2019 at the LaCrosse Center in Lacrosse, WI and invites our readers to attend. The CLE is aimed at Christians who are looking for encouragement and counsel about their leadership roles in the home, at work, and in the community.

    Since 2000, the Antioch Foundation has sponsored many projects under a simple mission: “To make a positive difference in the lives of others for the greater glory of God.”  To learn more about the conference, go to www.christlead.com
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  • Sip & Social Exclusive Night Out - Tuesday, February 5

    Join fellow WLHS young alumni for a Sip & Social exclusive night out for the soft opening at Good City Brewery (333 W. Juneau Ave, Milwaukee), on Tuesday, February 12, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Cost is $15 per person.  RSVP by Tuesday, February 5, by clicking here.

    Located in the newly developed Good City Commons area, next to the Fiserv Forum in downtown Milwaukee, Good City Brewery has a variety of craft beers on tap. Enjoy appetizers, one drink ticket, and a chance for some fun raffle prizes with the price of admission.
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  • 5th Grade Extravaganza

    All 5th graders and their families are invited to join us on Sunday, January 27, at 5:30 p.m., for our annual 5th Grade Extravaganza. Come for an exciting evening of food, fun and entertainment. Students and parents will have a chance to learn about our caring, Christian environment, superior academics, award-winning co-curriculars, generous tuition assistance, and other amazing opportunities that WLHS offers. The 5th grade students will tour the building in the form of a scavenger hunt, see science demonstrations, and be eligible for door prizes. To register for this fun-filled event, click here.
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  • ACT for ALL Juniors - February 20

    Junior students are reminded that they will write the ACT on Wednesday, February 20, as a part of their school-day schedule. Juniors, please arrive promptly by 7:30 a.m. Regulations do not allow a student to 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 event. 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 Thursday, February 21, 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 February 21, also.
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  • Civil Rights Assembly - Friday, January 18

    On Friday, January 18, Wisconsin Lutheran High School will hold its annual worship service to thank God for the civil rights movement. The theme of the service is Let Freedom Ring. Pastor Brady Coleman of Siloah Lutheran Church will give the address, and the youth choir of St. Marcus under the direction of Mrs. Carol Jeske will sing. The service will be streamed live here at 8:39 a.m. (CST).

    We will follow the morning assembly schedule found on page 10 of the student planner and handbook which includes a 5-minute homeroom.
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  • Formalwear Pop-Up Boutique Sale

    The New Berlin Junior Woman's Club is excited to announce its second annual Formalwear Pop-up Boutique on January 26, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and January 27, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., held at the New Berlin Community Center. The event is an opportunity to sell your prom, homecoming, and winter formal dresses, shoes, handbags, and jewelry. All items must be in clean, untorn and saleable condition.
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  • No School Monday, January 21

    Please note that there will be no school on Monday, January 21, for a teacher professional day.
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  • Viking Christian Leaders for the Month of January

    Our Viking Christian Leaders for the month of January are Jason Bonow ('19) and Bria Wigley ('20). A Viking Christian Leader exemplifies the culture of Christian leadership at WLHS by applying their God-given gifts in service to others.
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  • Winter Festival Week Activities and Dance

    The theme for the 2019 Winter Festival is Galaxy. Join us next week for exciting activities including dress up days, lunch time activities and more in celebration of Festival:
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  • WLHS Students Spend Time Reading with Grade Schools

    The "Reading Buddy" program at WLHS has become a special experience for our conference grade schools and the high school. Last week, our volleyball and football teams had the pleasure of reading to grade school students at Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Grade School, St. Paul's Lutheran Grade School, Cudahy, and Loving Shepherd Lutheran Grade School. Our high school students admit that they have just as much fun as their reading buddies! More visits are planned later in the month—stay tuned at your grade school!
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  • Early Bird Registration for Christian Leadership Experience

    The Antioch Foundation will host their annual Christian Leadership Experience (CLE) event on March 15-16, 2019 at the LaCrosse Center in Lacrosse, WI and invites our readers to attend. The CLE is aimed at Christians who are looking for encouragement and counsel about their leadership roles in the home, at work, and in the community.

    Since 2000, the Antioch Foundation has sponsored many projects under a simple mission: “To make a positive difference in the lives of others for the greater glory of God.”  To learn more about the conference and to register at an early bird rate (by January 15), go to www.christlead.com
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  • Flag Blessing Ceremony During Chapel

    During morning chapel on Wednesday, January 9, the Reverend Doctor Ken Fisher blessed the new flags that Honduran student Perla Irias-Alvarado and Ugandan student Jolly Katugume carried in. Thirty-four flags now hang in our atrium. They represent the countries of origin from past and present students attending WLHS, and they remind us that we are a Great Commission School. To watch the flag service and chapel, click here.
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  • International Program Welcomes New Students Second Semester

    This semester, we are blessed to have six new international students join our WLHS family. They come to us from China, South Korea, Vietnam and Uganda. WLHS held an orientation day for the new students on January 4, so that they could get acquainted with the school building and understand the basics of how to get a successful start at our high school. The students' American mentors joined in the late morning to introduce themselves, share tips, and help locate lockers and classrooms. In the afternoon, the new students toured the top sights of Milwaukee including Lake Michigan, Milwaukee Public Market, and Milwaukee Art Museum. In the evening, students had dinner with their house parents and learned about the residential program at WLHS. Welcome to our new students!
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  • No School - Friday, March 15

    This year WLHS is pleased to host the WELS National Band Festival the weekend of March 15-17. Twenty WELS high school bands from across the country will be in our building, making use of our classrooms and other spaces. As a result, we will NOT have regular classes on Friday, March 15. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly. Information regarding public performances that weekend is forthcoming.
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  • One Year Bible Reading Plan

    Campus Pastor Phil Huebner invites students and the Wisco family to unite in a new year of rededication to God’s Word by reading the Bible in one year. Reading approximately 20-minutes per day, or about 4-5 chapters, both Old and New Testaments will be completely covered by the end of December 2019. The schedule, found here, helps you stay on track for each week. There is still plenty of time to start reading the book of Matthew for this first week (January 6-12). 

    Follow along on Facebook or Instagram to stay connected and motivated!
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  • The International Program Welcomes New Students

    This semester we are blessed to have six new international students join our WLHS family. They come to us from China, South Korea, Vietnam and Uganda. WLHS held an orientation day for the new students on January 4, so they could get acquainted with the school building and the basics of how to get a successful start at our high school. The students' American mentors joined in the late morning to introduce themselves, give the new students tips, and help them find their lockers and classrooms. In the afternoon the new students went on a tour of Milwaukee, seeing top sights including Lake Michigan, Milwaukee Public Market and the Art Museum.  In the evening, students had dinner with their house parents and learned about the residential program at WLHS.  We welcome these new students!
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  • Christmas 2018 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 2018!
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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 2019 with you because we have a generous God.
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  • Scholarship Applications Open January 1-31

    Thanks to the generosity of WLHS families and friends, we are pleased to offer a 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. 

    All scholarship applications for the 2019-20 school year will be done online. The link for the scholarship applications opened January 1, 2019. The completed form, written submissions, and supporting financial documentation, if applicable, must be electronically submitted by January 31, 2019. Applicants will be notified of awarded scholarships beginning April 1, 2019.
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  • School Resumes January 7

    School resumes on Monday, January 7. We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas break.
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  • Tuition Assistance for the 2019-20 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 hereThe 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, 2019.
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  • Wisco Christmas 2018

    Students participated in many fun Christmas activities, concerts and worship services just before the holidays. We hope you enjoyed the break and time with family. Here are some great memories from Wisco Christmas 2018!
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