Everyone is invited to two different free concerts that are traditions here at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. The Christmas Pops Concert will be held Sunday, December 3, at 3:00 p.m. This concert features the secular music of Christmas with a variety of instrumental and choral groups performing holiday favorites. It is a fun-filled concert with refreshments after the concert.
The Sacred Christmas Concert will be held Sunday, December 17, at 7:00 p.m. This year’s theme is Sing God is Love. A Cappella, Cantorei, Freshmen choirs as well as Jubilation Handbell Choir will perform, joined by instrumentalists. Both concerts are held in the auditorium at WLHS.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School’s Mission Advancement office is looking to hire a development officer. Primary responsibilities include: carry a portfolio of young alumni, manage volunteers and interns, research and write grants, and assist the Director of Advancement Services. Blackbaud or donor database experience desired. Please submit resume and cover letter by Monday, December 4, to Jodi Lunow, Human Resources Specialist, at email@example.com, or via mail: 330 North Glenview Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53213.
For the 17th straight year, Wisco students are supporting WELS Mission to the Children in Sonora, Mexico, by sending gifts to hundreds of children as part of the annual Christmas outreach. When the gifts are distributed in early December, over 1,200 people will come to worship as they are reminded of God's perfect gift of a Savior.
Anyone who would like to donate any amount to be used toward shipping expenses is invited to do so by Friday, December 1.
Each year, Wisconsin Lutheran High School holds a scholarship luncheon to honor the supporters who annually provide scholarship and tuition assistance money to students who would otherwise not be able to afford a Christian education at WLHS.
On Thursday, November 16, about 30 individual donors and Foundation members attended the luncheon with the student(s) they support. Nathan Wranovsky ('18), from St. Paul Lutheran School, Muskego, was the student speaker. For more information about scholarship and tuition assistance at WLHS, click here. Applications for scholarships and tuition assistance for the 2018-2019 school year are available starting January 1, 2018.
How appropriate that during this week of Thanksgiving students in Mr. Seeger's Proclaiming Christianity class have been studying the key to thankful living! You are encouraged to open your Bibles to Philippians chapter 4 (or use your Bible app), as the sophomores, to learn the true meaning of thankfulness, the rock solid source of joy, and the true measure of contentment. The chapter is sprinkled with powerful Words of God designed to encourage. A highlight of what the students studied is found in verse 7: "And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."As you and your families join together in Thanksgiving, may this incomprehensible truth be the bedrock source of your thankfulness. Blessed Thanksgiving from the WLHS theology department!
This past Saturday, November 18, seven Wisco students, along with WLHS band director Quinten Petersen, traveled to Northern Illinois University(NIU), in DeKalb, Ill., for a concert by the NIU Steelband. Before the concert, Liam Teague, Head of Steelpan Studies and Professor of Music at Northern Illinois University, conducted a master class for the attending students. This year, the steelband program at Wisco has grown to feature three different ensembles and 30 students.
About 20 Wisco students stayed after school to make some very important phone calls just before the Thanksgiving holiday. They called to personally thank about 500 donors or to handwrite thank you cards to faculty and staff who have given a gift to the high school in the past year. Senior Carley Techlin (Christ the Lord Lutheran School, Brookfield) made phone calls to about 65 donors and said many of them were interested to hear about the high school and about her plans after graduation. "Without these Wisco supporters," says Carley, "the high school wouldn't be possible." Thank you again to our amazing donors who have supported the high school with time, talents, and treasures.
Students will be dismissed at 12:21 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. There will be no school on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24. All offices at Wisconsin Lutheran also will be closed those days. Enjoy Thanksgiving break!
Classes resume on Monday, November 27, at 7:45 a.m.
Every month Señora Belott calls "Feliz cumpleaños" and they celebrate the birthdays of the students who have a birthday that month. The students sing to the birthday "chicos" and the students who have a birthday that month enjoy a treat! One of the many ways that Señora Belott is brightening the halls and classes at WLHS.
Please note that Friday, November 17, is a late start day. This is a change from the original school schedule. School begins at 8:35 a.m. We will follow the late start schedule found on page 9 in the student handbook/planner. The faculty will meet before the start of school.
Orders can be taken now for the Wisco Yankee Candle fundraiser. Buy something for seasonal decorations, or get your Christmas gifts now. Candles, decorations, home goods, and more are available!
Best of all . . . 40% of all sales goes to support Wisco mission trips!
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Wisconsin Lutheran is hosting it's 12th annual scholarship luncheon on Thursday, November 16. The luncheon is a chance for our high school to honor and appreciate the donors who generously fund scholarships which allow our students to receive a Christ-centered education. There are more than 20 scholarships that students can apply for. Visit our websiter here to view a list of all available scholarships.
Wisconsin Lutheran hosted almost 400 veterans last Thursday, November 9, under the theme "The Vietnam War: A Hero's Homecoming." Before the service, breakfast was served to the veterans in the school cafeteria. Displays imitating the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall decorated the upper lobby and included inspirational messages from our conference grade school students.
Chaplain Ray W. Stubbe, US Navy (Retired), who served in the Vietnam War, was the guest speaker. News coverage from the day can be found here.
(photo of Inspiration at the Choral Fest show choir concert)
Both Inspiration and Wisco Kids choirs were a part of the 50th Choral Fest held in LaCrosse, Wis. last weekend on Nov. 10-12. Each year, WELS Lutheran high schools from around the country send their travel choir or honors choir for a Friday night show choir concert, weekend of rehearsals, and Sunday afternoon sacred concert to end the festival. This year was the national choral fest with more than 20 schools participating. Inspiration choir director, Mrs. Gretchen Schram, has been taking a choir to Choral Fest since 1998. "It is experiencing a little taste of heaven," Mrs. Schram says, "to hear all the choirs, alumni choir, and the commissioned piece by Dale Witte." To watch the commissioned piece, go to the WLHS Facebook page here.
Impact the lives of international students living away from home by becoming a WLHS homestay family for the spring 2018 semester. Homestay families make an international student a welcome member of their family, provide a room with a study space, provide breakfast and dinner meals, arrange for school transportation, and mentor and discipline the international student. A monthly stipend is offered to allow you to provide a great experience for the student. Click here for an application. Applications must be received by Friday, December 1. For more information about WLHS' international student program, visit www.wlhs.org/international.
Have you ever wondered what Wisconsin Lutheran's average class size is? How many of our instructors have master's degrees or higher? Or what percent of our senior graduates enroll in postsecondary institutions? Then take a look hereat WLHS' At A Glance and find the answers to all of your questions and more about the high school. Share with your friends!
The athletic pocket schedules for winter sports are now available. Pick one up in the Central Office and share with friends and family. Good luck and blessings to our boys and girls basketball and wrestling teams.
The God-given spiritual gift of service can be used to build up the body of Christ and share God's love with others through action. Wisconsin Lutheran High School students will have a new opportunity to serve and let their light shine through the pursuit of professional culinary experiences. WLHS is working to add the ProStart culinary curriculum starting in the 2018-19 school year. Intense study and real-world experiences will prepare students for the Hospitality Industry.
Next week students will hear a presentation on organ, tissue, and eye donation. Just one donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and save and heal more than 75 lives through tissue and eye donation.
Anyone 15 1/2 or older can register to be a donor, regardless of health. Click here to read more about becoming a registered donor. Talk with your student today about the lifesaving impact their decision could make.
Book your next church or work Christmas event with one of our Wisconsin Lutheran musical groups including: Jubilation handbell choir, Wisco Kid's show choir, and Inspirational Christian contemporary choir. All are available to perform their Christmas programs.
For more information or to schedule your event, contact Casey Pufahl at 414-453-4567 ext. 2572.
Just a reminder that Monday, November 13 follows a regular school schedule. Late start has been moved to Friday, November 17 and school will start at 8:35 a.m. that day. The faculty will meet beforehand for a meeting.
The cast and crew of The Crucible, directed by Miss Tanya Tranberg, closed the curtains on a successful performance this past weekend. Our students took on the challenge of one of the more ambitious scripts we have done and did well. Special lighting and sound effects brought the entire show together. Thanks to parents, students, and everyone who came out to support the show!
Wisconsin Lutheran High School students were proud to march in the Veterans Day parade in Milwaukee last Saturday, November 2, despite the rain and cold. What a blessing to honor and thank our Veterans.
OnMilwaukee.com wrote, "There were at least 50 students from Wisconsin Lutheran High School marching today. They carried handmade cards thanking vets and handed them out to every veteran they saw along the route. The sign they carried read "Thank God for Veterans."
This weekend, WLHS will be presenting a classic drama, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Senior Anna Johnson will play Abigail Williams, one of the show's lead characters. Anna notes that this heavy-hitting play is not only one of the best, most challenging productions the program has done, but will also be the most rewarding to go see. "We wanted to do a show you can sink your teeth into, something with impact. We'll have extra lighting and sound effects to really bring the show to life."
The play will be in the WLHS Auditorium November 3rd through the 5th. Tickets can be purchased at www.wlhs.org/drama or at the door the night of the show.
For the past half century, thousands of young Christian men and women have had the blessing of participating in the WELS Choral Festival. Luther High School, host of the 1st, 10th, 25th, and 35th Choral Festivals now warmly invites all to the 50th anniversary festival. Past participants are also invited to participate in a special alumni choir. The Pops Concert will be held Friday, November 10, at 7:00 p.m., and the Sacred Concert will be held Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. This event will be held in the main arena of the La Crosse Center (300 Harborview Plaza, LaCrosse, Wis.) where there is seating for over 3,000.
All seniors will attend an informational meeting regarding the ordering of their graduation caps, gowns, and other items during homeroom (8:31-8:39 a.m.) on Friday, November 3. Students will receive a graduation packet with an order form and other information. Parents, please take time to review the packet information with your son or daughter so that he/she will be ready to place an order on Tuesday, November 7, with the Jostens Company during the lunch periods.
Please note: Our next late start date was scheduled for Monday, November 13. It has been moved to Friday, November 17, when classes will begin at 8:35 A.M. in accord with our late start schedule. On Monday, November 13, we will run our regular schedule so that we can better accommodate a large group of visiting 7th graders. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
On Saturday, October 21, the Viking Band represented Wisco at the first "Luther Night" hosted by the Milwaukee Admirals at the US Cellular Arena. During each intermission, the Viking Band volleyed songs with Milwaukee Lutheran High School band who were stationed at the opposite corner of the arena. Although the Admirals didn't come out with the win, the night was complete with a pastor riding the human slingshot and some great Luther trivia. To cap off the night, the members of the band brought home a Martin Luther bobblehead to commemorate the evening.
The fall season of sports has wrapped up for our student athletes. In Wisco's inaugural season in the Woodland Conference, football placed 5th, volleyball placed 3rd, and boys cross country placed 3rd. See how all sports did
Support WLHS Fine Arts department on Friday, November 3, between 4:30-7:00 p.m. for the Choir Associates all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner. Tickets will be sold at the cafetieria door and cost $10 for adults, $7 for children (children three and under eat free).
The selection process for the Civil Rights Tour was difficult this year, since a record number of students applied for the coming trip on April 2-7, 2018. A total of 32 students were chosen. The tour will visit key Civil Rights movement sites in Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.
Students will be involved in many group discussions and training sessions, and will be required to keep a daily journal of the trip to give them a deeper appreciation and knowledge of the Civil Rights leaders and how God used them to make changes in this country.
Parent-teacher consultations are Thursday, November 2, by appointment ONLY through onCampus, between 4:00-9:00 p.m. You can access your onCampus account here. Go to Resources > Pick A Time to create an account and sign up for a time to meet with your child's teachers.
Scheduling is open from Monday, October 30, at 8:00 a.m., until Wednesday, November 1, at 5:00 p.m.
Please note: Appointments are necessary to avoid scheduling conflicts.
Over the summer, the first phase of the school store remodeling took place. With the help of students, the space was cleaned out, received a new coat of paint on the walls and ceiling as well as brand new lighting and carpeting. Also, new wall hanging slats and storage cases were installed to showcase merchandise for sale. A new refrigerator was purchased for unique beverages such as iced tea, Propel water, and other drinks not found in the school vending machines. A new cash register system was installed so that the store can now take credit and debit card payments.
Renovations to the school store were made possible through the Plautz Fund, a business/finance leadership club at the high school. The WLHS bookstore is located on the ground level, across from the cafeteria, and open before school from 7:20-7:45 a.m. and during all school lunch periods.
Tickets are on sale now for the WLHS production of The Crucible, a classic drama by American playwright Arthur Miller. Performances are Thursday and Friday, November 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 5 at 1:30 p.m. The play is a dramatized and partially fictionalized account of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692-93.
Seating is general admission. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 through 8th grade. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here or at the high school's Central Office. Tickets may be picked up before or on the day of the show, and can also be purchased before each performance. Every WLHS student can receive 1 free ticket.
Winter 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 and heard the risk video and code of conduct presentation, you MUST attend the above-mentioned meeting on November 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the atrium. Parents and their students must attend and then sign forms which will stay on file in the athletic office for those students. Upon completion of the proper forms, a participation card will then be issued to the student, who will then give it to his/her coach. All forms are available on the school's website. You can also register your student on-line by clicking here.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School will hold its annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Service men and women are invited to a complimentary plated breakfast served in the WLHS cafeteria at 7:00 a.m. RSVP for the breakfast by Friday, November 3, by registering online at www.wlhs.org/veterans. For additional questions, contact Heidi Witz, firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-453-4567 ext. 2004.
Everyone is invited to the special Veterans Day presentation in the main gymnasium at 8:30 a.m. entitled “The Vietnam War: A Hero’s Homecoming.” The presentation will also be streamed live online the day of the event. For more information go to www.wlhs.org.
The first quarter ended Friday, October 13. Report cards can be accessed by logging into your onCampus account here. The student report card link is on the studen't Progress page, under Performance. Report cards will be available Wednesday, October 18.
The day set for parent-teacher consultations is Thursday, November 2, from 4:00-9:00 p.m., by appointment ONLY through onCampus. Scheduling for appointments will not be available until Monday, October 23. Look for further information on a splash page in onCampus or in next week's E-news.
Please note that Monday, October 23 is a late start day. School will begin at 8:35 a.m. We will follow the late start schedule found on page 9 of the student handbook/planer. The faculty will meet before the start of school.
This past Sunday, October 15, Wisconsin Lutheran High School hosted 146 different families totaling 485 guests and visitors! Parents and prospective students toured the building, met with teachers, and learned about the exciting benefits of a Christian education at WLHS.
Students in Modern World History are testing a new tool called Peergrade.
Peergrade allows students to collaborate and communicate critically about writing in historical thinking concepts. The teacher creates guided questions and a scoring rubric and students anonymously upload their work. Peers are then assigned to provide meaningful feedback to the students prior to assessment by the teacher.
Feedback is the one of the most important factors in improving student achievement according to John Hattie, an expert in the field of Pedagogical Research.
Everyone is invited to the festival worship service by the Southeastern Wisconsin District on Sunday, November 5, at 3:30 p.m., at the Miller High Life Theater (a.k.a Milwaukee Theater) to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Church's Reformation. We gather foremost to thank God for preserving the gospel of Jesus our Savior and to recognize the role of Martin Luther and the momentous events of 500 years ago. This will be an opportunity for members of many different WELS congregations and visitors to join in a special worship service centered on the saving truths of Scripture.
Although weekend showers threatened to delay the competition, on Saturday, October 14, about 30 bands, including WLHS Viking Marching Band competed outdoors at the State Marching Band Finals at Whitewater University. The band, performing their show "Within the Shadows," took home 4th place in Class A and earned a first division award.
Congratulations to the band and directors for a job well done this year! Thank you to parents and supporters for all your help. For more photos and video click here to go to the band's Facebook page.
We are now in the WIAA Tournament Season for fall sports. Please note that student ID's and passes no longer work for admission to athletic contests, home or away. Ticket prices for all WIAA games are approximately $4-$5 depending upon the sport and level of game.
Seniors met with guidance counselors last month to discuss post high school planning. This is a reminder that the Guidance Office has many resources available to seniors. Seniors planning on post-high school education are being encouraged to get their applications in early. Counselors are available during the school day to assist seniors with the application process if questions arise. Scholarships and scholarship-search-websites are posted on the Guidance Resource Board through onCampus.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are overseen by the College Board, a not-for profit organization that helps students gain access to college. AP classes are typically the most rigorous in a school’s curriculum and culminate in a final test prepared by the College Board. Students score on a scale from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). The class of 2017’s AP exam performance is noteworthy.
Twenty-two students received special recognition for their cumulative exam scores for which we congratulate them.
For the fifth straight year, Wisconsin Lutheran High School students from the sophomore and junior classes will have the privilege of going on a Civil Rights tour in the spring of 2018. The trip leaves from school on Monday, April 2, and returns in the evening on Saturday, April 7.
“I’ve witnessed how this educational experience impacts our students in profound ways. It not only expands their racial consciousness and empathy, but it gives them confidence to have courageous conversations,” said Pastor Ken Fisher, president of WLHS. “Finally, it challenges them to lead in bringing healing through the gospel that unites us in Christ.”
Friday, October 13, marks the end of the first quarter. Parents, please remind your students to check their onCampus account and be sure that all assignments are entered. Final grades for first quarter will be available the week of October 16.
Wisco students in physical education classes have been spending class time in the weight room learning different types of workouts to improve fitness. God has blessed the high school with a great weight room and the PE classes use it often.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School is blessed with many talented musicians and vocalists. Throughout the school year, WLHS choirs and small ensembles participate in our area churches' worship services. Click here for a full schedule or download the schedule here.
WLHS is excited to announce its fall drama production, The Crucible, a 1953 theater production by American playwright Arthur Miller. The play is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692-93.
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Wisconsin Lutheran High School's Open House is this Sunday, October 15. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. with program at 6:00 p.m. 6th-8th grade school students and their parents are invited to meet teachers, tour the school, and enjoy faculty presentations. See what a difference academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment can make in your child's life!
ACT and SAT tests are often referred to as “high stakes tests” for good reason. Many colleges and universities use these scores to determine admission and/or scholarship awards. How can a student do well? Besides working hard in their regular classes, students can take “prep” courses that are available and do help them score well. Fortunately, a group called the SAT/ACT Prep Project has joined other organizations to offer families online, semester-long study programs at a reduced cost through their sponsorship. Programs that normally cost $600 have been reduced to $49.99 and those priced at $350 are offered at $19.99. The programs are streamed and come with student support. Visit eknowledge.com/WLHS to get started.
The Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA) is pleased to announce the exemplary accreditation of Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
WLHS has proven compliance with the WELSSA's educational standards and is a member in good standing. "We are pleased to congratulate Wisconsin Lutheran High school for its dedication and efforts during the self-study process, and its commitment to continuous school improvement," remarked Tom Plitzuweit, WELSSA's executive director.
Join WLHS and fellow Lutherans in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation on Saturday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. as the Milwaukee Admirals host Lutheran Night at the hockey game. In friendly competition, WLHS band will play in a "battle of the bands" against Milwaukee Lutheran High School. Each Lutheran Night ticket purchased here will be guaranteed an exclusive Martin Luther Bobblehead! Tickets cost $20 plus ticket fee.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School is pleased to announce that Hannah Lukasik has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Homecoming 2017 was a spirited week at Wisconsin Lutheran! Activities included dress-up days, lunchtime competitions, junior and senior girls powderpuff game, the crowning of Mr. Wisco, homecoming court, pep rally, soccer, volleyball and football games and much, much more. Alumni were invited to a Homecoming Social before the game with food, games for kids, and tours of the school. The Viking Marching Band completed the Homcoming festivities with their home show invitational on Sunday afternoon. We appreciate our alumni, students, parents and supporters who make Homecoming such a memorable experience!
The Viking Marching Band held its home show invitational on Sunday, October 1, at Nathan Hale High School. The 68-member band, led by director Quinten Petersen and colorguard instructor Angela Hohenstein presented in exhibition their show "Within the Shadows." Eleven bands performed with Greendale High School taking home top honor.
The Viking Marching Band will perform a special concert for over 500 grade school students on Friday, October 13, at 10:00 a.m. at the high school.
For the last 14 years, students at WLHS have been making bowls to donate to Milwaukee Empty Bowls, which is the largest public Empty Bowls event in the United States! This year, students again created 30+ bowls. The 19th annual Milwaukee Empy Bowls fundraiser will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kern Center-MSOE, (1245 N. Broadway, Milwaukee), and features entertainment, delicious soup, and bread from area restaurants. More than 95% of the funds raised during this popular event goes directly to aid the hungry in our own community. Cost is $25.00 per bowl. Your bowl is a reminder that someone's bowl might be empty.
College Possible is an organization that assists 1st generation college bound students who have economic need and meet other requirements with training and support in working through the college admission process. College Possible is now recruiting 20 juniors to WISCO’s first ever cohort. Eligible students commit to two hours of after school programming twice a week during their junior and senior years—a total of more than 320 hours of training and coaching. The curriculum is interactive, and the whole experience has a proven record of moving high school students into college where the support stays with them until graduation.
College Possible is available to our students through a grant and is provided at no cost to the families. More information is available through our Guidance Office.
During the last week of September, freshmen were introduced to the Guidance Office and its services through a presentation given by the guidance counselors. Scheduling, academic requirements, career planning, and personal counseling were some of the guidance services shared with them.
Wisconsin Lutheran was pleased to welcome over 250 grandparents last Wednesday, September 20, to Grandparents Day. Students in grade 9-11 enjoyed breakfast with their grandparents, while seniors enjoyed a special lunch with their grandparents. Grandparents joined in worship during chapel with their grandkids and then enjoyed a presentation and tour of the high school. Save the date for Wisco's Grandparents Day on Wednesday, September 19, 2018!
Join us for our pep rally in the main gymnasium at school this Friday at 2:15 p.m. We will be following our pep rally schedule as noted on page 9 in the student handbook. Classes end at 2:15 p.m. to allow for an all-school pep rally which concludes at 3:00 p.m. Again, parents are welcome to join us, but be ready for some noise!
This summer, Wisco welcomed Mr. Marc Shambeau to the math department. Originally from Two Rivers, Wis. and a graduate of Manitowoc Lutheran High School, Marc received his teaching degree from Martin Luther College and in May will graduate from Wisconsin Lutheran College with a masters in Leadership Innovation. Being a Wisconsin native, Marc is a Packers and Brewers fan and also enjoys golf, working out, and playing cards against his wife. What you may not know about Marc is he grew up on a dairy farm that has been in the family for over 150 years!
Shorts may notbe worn starting October 3 and may be worn again beginning April 15, 2018. For any questions regarding the WLHS dress code, please see page 18 of the Student Handbook or click here to find it online.
The Wisco cross country team ran over to St. John's Lutheran Grade School, Wauwatosa, to help practice with the grade school cross country team last week Monday. St. John has about 40 runners in their program and many have come to run for the high school once they graduate. St. John's program is led by Coach Kristen (Lueck) McEvoy ('88), sister of Wisco teacher and boys cross country coach Eric Lueck ('87).
Celebrate your legacy! Alumni and guests, join us for an informal social gathering on Friday, September 29, from4:30-6:30 p.m. before the homecoming football game in the atrium at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. This family friendly event includes dinner, activities for kids, and tours of the high school. Share memories, catch up and gear up for WLHS Homecoming football vs New Berlin West! RSVPs are now closed.
Attending a Christian University and College Fair can be the first step for many students when searching for the right college or university. On Monday, October 9, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Elmbrook Church (777 S Barker Road, Brookfield) representatives from nearly 30 Christian colleges will be present to answer questions about their institutions. You will be able to view college and university displays, talk with representatives, and attend a Financial Aid Workshop. Participants will receive a free copy of “THE Guide,” a 250 page college search resource. Click here to register now.
Every year millions of dollars are given out in scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. This is done through the PSAT/NMSQT test that is given to juniors during periods 1-4, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Wisconsin Lutheran High School.
If your son/daughter has definite 4-year college plans, it is recommended that he or she takes this test. There are multiple advantages to doing so. It is possible for your student to become a semi-finalist or finalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition, and receive scholarship dollars by taking the PSAT.
With the help of Wisco band and choir, the students created a message to share with everyone suffering from the effects of natural disasters around the world and here in the US. May their message give you comfort and peace. Click here.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School's Viking Robotics team invites you to visit their booth at Maker Faire Milwaukee this Saturday, September 23, from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 24, from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. located in the Expo Center at the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds (8200 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI 53214). Viking Robotics is a FTC (First Tech Challenge) robotics team, and will be showing their 3D printer, which is used for their robot, in action, and offer the opportunity to drive their robot to show what a FTC game and season are like. Admission to Maker Faire Milwaukee is free.
The due date is fast approaching for seniors to turn in their yearbook information to the Compass staff. Senior pictures, farewells, and biographies are due Wednesday, October 11. For more details and information, click here.
Students, athletes, parents, alumni, and fans can now purchase their favorite SCHOOL custom logo’d Nike football apparel products. Join the Exclusive Nike Design Promotion available to Sideline Store partners ONLY; Exclusive Now – October 1, 2017. Click here to start shopping now.
The theme for this year's Homecoming Dance is Red Carpet Ready! The dance will take place at Wisconsin Lutheran High School's gymnasium on Saturday, September 30, from 7:00-11:00 p.m.
All students will need to have a means of transportation from school promptly at the end of the dance. Curfew is 11:00 p.m. in Milwaukee County, so it is important that our students not be allowed to walk home or take the bus after the dance.
Students in Mrs. Kolander's Biology class ponder what it means to be a living thing. The animals in the greenhouse provide a great opportunity to observe many different forms of life and how they all share common characteristics. Students are able to hold the hedgehog as it curls up for defense and watch the gecko as it sheds its skin after eating a few too many crickets. And God made them all.
Fifty-eight members of the class of 2018 will be inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) on Monday, September 18, at 7:00 p.m., in the school auditorium. A reception will follow in the atrium.
Membership into the WLHS chapter of NHS requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 after six semesters and a demonstrated record of participation in school activities, service to others, and character. Once inducted, students are required to maintain a 3.50 GPA and participate in service activities while serving as role models of Christian behavior.
Picture retake day will be on Monday, September 18, at 1:30 p.m. on the stage in the auditorium. If you did not have your picture taken on the original picture day, you must have yours taken on Monday. If you were not pleased with your picture, bring the original package and $10 for a retake. If there was a photographer's error, there is no charge for the retake.
Over 450 grade school students took part in our Viking Explorers Summer Camps. Summer camp sessions included boys and girls basketball, volleyball, wrestling, robotics, strength and conditioning, theater, sewing, cheerleading, art and more. Look for information in the spring for our upcoming 2018 Viking Explorers Summer Camps.
Legislative representatives have sent reminders that October 13, 2017 is the deadline for applications to be received for nominations to West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academies. Applications need to be completed before the deadline to either your US Senator or US Representative (or Vice President). Applications can go directly to the Coast Guard Academy. Contact the Guidance Office for more information.
WLHS “shop classes” construct wood and metal projects as they explore their God-given talents. Students also solve dynamic problems and collaborate in teams. At an upcoming home football game, look for a group of students to transform these parts into a new fan activity.
The main gym at Wisconsin Lutheran underwent some major improvements over the summer. The floor was stripped, sanded, stained and painted. New, sturdier bleachers were installed on the home side thanks to the generous donations received from the Friends of Wisco Golf Outing. The most exciting change has been the revamping of the HVAC system which now allows the gym to be air conditioned. Athletes have been sweating it out in there since 1956, but no more! God is good!
Students who are a part of Wisco Witnesses in the World (WWW) have contacted every Texas pastor and teacher from our WELS churches and schools affected by Hurricane Harvey. Students shared that our Texas brothers and sisters in Christ are in our thoughts and prayers and have offered words and passages of encouragement. Wisco Witnesses in the World is also discussing ways to send physical and/or monetary support as well.
Read this Facebook post from Abiding Word Lutheran School in Houston, Texas:
Families that mail their tuition payments to Smart Tuition are reminded to get their payments in the mail 10 days prior to the duedate to ensure the payment is delivered and posted on time. To avoid relying on the post office, families are encouraged to make payments online at Smart Tuition's website or via phone to have the payment recorded immediately. Electronic check and credit card payments are both accepted. There is a link to Smart Tuition's website on the Resources page of OnCampus (login here), or call 888-868-8828.
Dunn's Sporting Goods will be at Wisconsin Lutheran on Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13, to size students and take orders for letter jackets during lunch hour periods. A $50 deposit is required at the time of the order and balance is due on delivery (approximately 5 weeks). For information, click here.
We are blessed to have Mrs. Tammy Leyrer join our international and Student Homes community this year! Mrs. Leyrer comes with a wealth of experience after having helped developed a successful international program at another school in the Midwest.
This year the English department is implementing a new textbook series for two levels of its curriculum. The series is designed with the 21st century learner in mind and allows the students to work collaboratively, closely reading the text and accessing interactive supplementary materials on their chromebooks. There are even resources available to them through an app on their smart phones that they can get extra help from when working at home.
Parents are encouraged to attend the Parent Nights coming up in September. The Guidance Department of WLHS makes a determined effort to provide programs that are of relevance for our parents. Responses from parents in previous years have been highly positive, especially with our “walk through your child’s day” programs.
Make our Parent Night activities a priority item on your calendar. Please note the following dates:
The calendar turns over to September on Friday, and that means many of the games in high school football will now be conference match-ups. Included in these match-ups is Wisco's first home game of the year againt New Berlin Eisenhower at 7:00 p.m. (Sept 1) which is also up for the FOX6 High School Blitz Game of the Week. The winning game will be featured by Kaitlin Sharkey, Friday night in the FOX6 News at 6, 9 & 10 p.m. Vote for Wisco vs Eisenhower's game to be featured by going to this link. Voting ends at 10 p.m. Thursday night (Aug 31).
The Wisconsin Lutheran Children's Choir (WLCC) has a long history of praising our Lord through quality literature. The choir is open to all 5-8 grade boys and girls with unchanged voices. For more information, the full schedule, and to register, click here.
WLHS clothing is available at all home athletic contests and daily through the Athletic Office. Much more Wisco Wear is available on-line at the Sideline School Store. We are teaming with Lids, a national company with local reps, to make this store accessible. Each individual order is processed as it is received and shipped directly to the person who orders. As you explore the shop, you will see kids items, alumni items, and parent and grandparent items as well. Other items are clothing for choir, band, AP classes, student council, and on and on. You can access the store by clicking here.
Wisco Girls Cross Country team stopped in during St. Paul, Muskego's grade school cross country practice to work on stretching and drills with the 3rd and 4th grade students and to build relationships with our grade school familes. St. Paul, Muskego Eagles cross country teams are coached by Justin Walz ('96) and Julie Shevey.
For the first time in WLHS history, a student from Ecuador is attending the school. In a special chapel service Tuesday morning, Pastor Ken Fisher blessed the new flag that Ecuadorian student Paul ('21) carried in, and which is now hanging in the Atrium at Wisco. To watch the flag service and chapel, click here.
Grandparents Day at Wisconsin Lutheran High School will be held on Wednesday, September 20, and is a well-attended, highlight of our school year. To help facilitate the growing number of guests attending this day, seniors will have a special lunch with their grandparents while the underclassmen will eat breakfast with grandparents.
Wisconsin Lutheran College invites everyone to the world premier production of The Open Door, Salty Earth Pictures’ newest full-length motion picture, on Thursday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 9 at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free, but tickets are needed to guarantee your seat. For tickets click here.
Every year millions of dollars are given out in scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. This is done through the PSAT/NMSQT test that is given to juniors during periods 1-4, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Wisconsin Lutheran High School.
If your son/daughter has definite four-year college plans, it is recommended that your student takes this test. There are multiple advantages to doing so. It is possible for your student to become a semi-finalist or finalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition, and receive scholarship dollars by taking the PSAT.
Please note this change in schedule: Tuesday, February 27 – All Juniors will be taking the ACT State test and all Seniors will be participating in the Reality Store. Freshmen and Sophomores will NOT have classes that day.
Wednesday, April 18 – All Freshmen and Sophomores will be taking the ACT Aspire test. Juniors and Seniors will NOT have classes that day.
The drama department is looking for a one-time volunteer to help organize costumes in the drama room. Volunteer should be detailed and organized. Please contact Tanya Tranberg at 414-453-4567 ext. 1105 or email@example.com if you are interested.
We warmly welcome Pastor Brian Doebler to our theology department! A native of the greater Chicago area, he is a graduate of Shoreland Lutheran High School, Martin Luther College, and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. His first call into the ministry was to serve as a missionary in Santa Ana, Calif., working with Pan de Vida Lutheran Church. The Lord's path led him next to Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Richland Hills (Fort Worth), Texas.
The richness of an experience can be measured in more than just time. Early Monday morning, August 21, a group of WLHS art and engineering students headed to Southern Illinois with teacher James Hahm to see the total eclipse. The totality lasted a mere two and a half minutes and yet God's amazing creation left all who saw it mesmerized and changed forever. "The heavens" do "declare the glory of God" (Psalm 19:1a).
Students will begin receiving Chromebooks and chargers this week. Prior to receiving a Chromebook and charger, all students must have a signed TRAUG (Technology Resources Acceptable Use Guideline) form; students will receive the TRAUG in homeroom on Thursday, August 17. Forms are also available in onCampus > Resources > 1:1 Chromebook. Students must bring this signed form to the Stewards Lab to pick up their Chromebook and charger. Chromebooks and chargers will be distributed to the students in the following order:
We are excited to celebrate the first birthday of our Weekly E-news. WLHS Weekly E-news is created for parents and students to bring you up to date information from our campus, promote upcoming events, and celebrate student/teacher accomplishments. It is delivered to your inbox via E-mail every Wednesday that school is in session. News stories are also availabe on our website here.
The Weekly E-news is an important communication tool for our school. If you have any comments or suggestions on ways we can improve, please E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WLHS is welcoming a number of new faces to its campus.
Cheryl Belott ('98) joins the World Languages Department as a Spanish teacher. Belott describes her classroom as extremely active with lots of dialog, an emphasis on immersion and an incorporation of technology. “I like an energetic classroom that engages students through various stimuli. We might be asking each other questions, standing up and singing a song or making a video. Since students learn in all different ways, I implement a variety of strategies to connect and inspire them.” Belott is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Carroll University.
Thursday, August 24 for all seniors, faculty, & staff
Friday, August 25 for all freshmen, sophomores, & juniors
ALL students need to have their pictures taken as these pictures are used for ID’s and the school yearbook. Students will have their pictures taken during their free period, such as study hall or Commons or before school. They may order picture packets for personal use. Order forms will be given to students in their homerooms.
The Viking Card is a new opportunity for outstanding savings at local businesses around Wisco. Among many great deals, Subway is offering a buy one, get one free 6” sub deal. This card is good and can be used every single day from now until June 1. It’s a great value for only $15. And here’s the best part . . . 100% of Viking Card sales goes toward mission trips this year. So get a card for your student and for yourself knowing you’ll get some great deals and help a great cause—students sharing their faith around the country and around the world. Viking cards will be available for sale from the receptionist or Pastor Huebner.
The entire Wisconsin Lutheran High School family welcomes all of our parents to the 2017-2018 school year. God has given you a precious trust in your child(ren) and that trust comes with a serious responsibility—to help them grow in the grace and knowledge of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The Math Department requires all junior and senior level math students, as well as freshman and sophomore students in “A” sections, to have a graphing calculator.
The Wisco School Store operates a calculator rental program. Students can rent a TI-84 calculator for a yearly rental fee of $30. This calculator can also be used for taking ACT and SAT tests. Calculators will be available during the school year beginning August 16 from the School Store. Questions about the program should be directed to Jason Goede, School Store Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Class schedules are available and can be found in your onCampus account. Log into onCampus, click on your child's name (upper left corner) and their schedule will appear below. Study halls and lunch schedules are yet to be determined.
If interested in requesting a course change because there is a legitimate reason for significant educational improvement, please see page 26 of the student handbook for specific details. A Course Change Request form will need to be submitted. Remember these are requests; we will try to make the schedule change work, but we cannot promise the request will fit the schedule or course loads. If you have any questions about your student's class schedule, call the Guidance Office at 414-453-4567.
Freshman Orientation Day on Wednesday, August 16, is considered a school day for freshmen, so attendance is mandatory.
The day’s activities begin promptly at 7:45 a.m. and conclude at 1:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to arrive 10–15 minutes before the actual starting time. Lunch (no cost) will be provided for all students.
Among the activities involving our new students will be the following:
This summer, the high school building received some maintenance and repair work. Three AC units were installed on the roof which will provide cooling temperatures in the main gymnasium and auditorium. The units were installed with an extra long crane extension to reach over the entire length of the school. Video of the installation can be seen here.
Also, repair work is being performed on a portion of the main gymnasium floor. Due to what looks like water damage, some of the boards were starting to warp. The drinking fountains were removed, floor boards replaced, and the paint stripped from the entire floor. Over the next few weeks, the floor will be repainted and refinished.
WLHS has once again signed on with Taher Food Service Management Company for the 2017-2018 school year. Taher offers chef-based meals for breakfast and lunch.
Taher cooks from scratch with fresh, quality ingredients, partnering with local farmers and growers. Their licensed dietitians stay current on advancements in nutritional knowledge, and they continuously weave these into their school breakfast and lunch programs.
Taher’s food service director at WLHS is Sarah Derouin, who also happens to be a WLHS alumn and current parent.
Thank you for entrusting your child’s Christian education to WLHS. Student growth—spiritual and intellectual—as well as their future success is our privilege and our mission.
An E-mail and letter were sent out this week relaying instructions for locating important back to school information for the 2017-2018 school year in your onCampus account. New this year: information will be available through downloads and links found on the 2017-2018 Back to School Information resourceboard. To access the 2017-2018 Back to School Information resource board, log into your onCampus account by clicking here. Below the blue bar at the top of the page, click on Resources. Click on the blue board that says 2017-2018 Back to School Information.
A limited number of paper copies will also be available at the Parent Information Nights on August 14 and 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m. If you did not receive the E-mail and/or letter, please call 414-453-4567.
In 16th century Germany, a young Augustinian monk named Martin Luther had drawn the ire of his church of that day. Well educated and natively intelligent, Luther dared to challenge his church’s teaching. Not surprisingly, the church pushed back. Hard. A dramatic scene took place in 1520 at the Diet of Worms where the church and the government asked Luther to take back what he had written and preached. He refused. Often the words “Here I Stand” are attributed to him in this moment though that is not verifiable. What is true is that Luther knew he stood on the solid ground of faith, grace, and Scripture alone.
On or after August 4, 2017, go to the following link: www.mymealtime.com Step 1: CREATE PROFILE If you’ve used Mealtime online and have a parent profile, simply ‘Sign-In’ (the website can be viewed in Spanish by choosing the En español link). If you do not have a Mealtime parent profile, click the ‘Create New Profile’ link and enter: Username, Password, Name, and E-mail Address.
Awake and Alive, a Christian Event ministry for the 18-25-year-olds in SE Wisconsin, exists to encourage a generation in the college era of life in their relationship with Jesus and to encourage young Christian leaders as they bring the healing and hope of Christ to their communities with a heart that prays, "Lord make me awake to who I am in you, make me alive to living out that identity in my world, for the purpose of reaching one more person with the hope and life of Jesus."
Join us for our final summer session of 2017! Pastor James and Denise Becker, teachers at Wisconsin Lutheran High School who lead the popular "From Friendship to Marriage" course at Wisco, will be there to talk relationships, friendships and Jesus.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School does not provide yellow school bus service. Students have to arrange their own way to school via city bus, automobiles, carpooling, etc.
Milwaukee County Transit has a city bus stop directly in front of our high school for our students to use during the school year. Wisconsin Lutheran High School does not provide city bus tickets. For information on purchasing bus tickets or bus passes, please contact the Milwaukee County Transit System at 414-344-4550 or online here.
This summer, a new dual-boiler system was installed at the high school. The previous system was 58 years old (installed when the school was built!), and this past fall, the backup boiler was starting to fail.
A huge thank you to our supporters who helped us raise $500,000 for the new system. Come fall, our students can enjoy the warmth and reliance of this new system! Names for the new twin boilier system coming soon . . .
Two evenings have been set aside for parents to review important school policies and discuss mutual concerns about the new school year. School administrators and counselors will be present at these meetings, as will members of the WLHS Board of Directors.
Students are not required to attend these meetings.
Parents are invited to join us for the following valuable information:
The WLHS Athletic Department provides a variety of ways in which parents may become more actively involved in our support programs. This fall the athletic department needs adults for freshmen and sophomore football games to help with the chains. Also, concession workers and ticket takers are needed for football, volleyball, and soccer games. This is a great way to get involved and meet other parents. If interested, please call WLHS at 414-453-4567.
Once again this fall, the Wisconsin Lutheran High School football program will be providing an opportunity for boys in grades 2-4 to familiarize themselves with the fundamentals of football in a Christian setting. Participants will spend time practicing football basics (stance, catching, throwing, etc.) before dividing into teams to play games. Cost is $25 per person. To ensure you receive a mesh jersey, registrations must in by Friday, August 25. Click here to register online.
Practices will be conducted by members of the WLHS varsity coaching staff as well as varsity football players, and held at the Wisconsin Lutheran High School football field on September 9 and September 23 from 10:00-11:30 a.m., and September 30 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
For additional questions, contact Coach Joel Radue at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-496-6112.
Parents, Guardians, Alumni - Please log into your onCampus account here to make sure your contact information is up-to-date. Click on the drop-down arrow by your name, then click on Profile. It is very important that we have your current address, phone number, E-mail address, and student's photo release permission on file. It is especially important to have your E-mail addresses up-to-date as this is our preferred method of communication.
Healthy Roster is a FREE mobile app/website program connecting Wisconsin Lutheran High School parents and coaches with Certified Athletic Trainers from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. When your child is injured playing sports, help is one tap away!
In order to give our faculty time to coordinate as departments, we have incorporated more late start dates this year. On late start days, school will begin at 8:35 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. The following dates will be late starts this school year:
Our Wisco students are continuing to share the gospel around the globe. Currently, students and chaperons are in Sonora, Mexico and Southeast Asia. Students in Asia are teaching English to grade school students and working with our WELS contacts. Students on the Mexico trip are organizing recreation activities and teaching Bible lessons. Also, in early July, Wisco students were in Austin, Texas. The group was hosted by Holy Word Lutheran Church and helped out with a community outreach program that revolved around a food drive. While they were there, they also had a chance to celebrate the Fourth of July, Texas-style! For more Instagram photos of all the Share the Mission trips, click here.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School Foundation is hosting an all-day trip to see Church Basement Ladies on Wednesday, September 6. The cost is $84 per person and includes transportation to new location, Fireside Theater, in Fort Atkinson (bus boarding starts at 8:45 a.m. at Wisconsin Lutheran High School), lunch, all gratuities, and ticket to the show. Come and join us for a day of fun, and feel free to bring a friend. But don't delay because reservations are limited. Contact Heidi Witz at 414-453-4567 ext 2004 or email@example.com to reserve your tickets.
Soli Deo Gloria Brass, under conductor Dr. Patricia Backhaus, will present a concert by composers of the Reformation era on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 700 Beechwood Ave., Waukesha.
Four of our WLHS alumni will be performing in the concert. Come and enjoy the music of our Lutheran heritage.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. It is with these words that we have been able to persevere during this difficult time in our life. Words cannot describe how thankful and humbled we are to know we are loved this much. Your generosity has been overwhelming. Thank you.
Students on the Share the Mission trip to Washington/Idaho were featured in the Couer d'Alene, Idaho Press under the "Faith in Action" section. The students, in conjunction with new mission church The Vine Church, helped clean up area beaches, parks and trails. Students on the trip included: McKenna Godager, Hannah Falkner, Hannah Lukasik, Alex Bremer, Andrew Polzin, and Noah Berger.
The 2017 Wisconsin Act 11, signed by Governor Walker, was published June 22, 2017, and went into effect on June 23, 2017. The law removes the requirement that 16- and 17-year-old minors obtain work permits. This law also changes the terminology and refers to the "employment of minors" instead of child labor.
Fall sports will be starting before you know it. All athletes must complete four forms each year in order to pick up their participation card. The participation card needs to be handed to the coach before beginning any tryout session or practice.
Our athletic registration for the participation card can be found online here. Only parents are to fill out the online registration. All necessary forms may also be picked up from the reception desk at the high school or printed from our website and returned when completed. With the change in athletic conferences, there have been some difficulties with online registration. If you experience this, please proceed with the hard copy format. Note: All physical forms must be handed in and not sent electronically.
Participation cards are available from the athletic director or the receptionist after the online registration has been submitted.
Our students are continuing to spread God's word across the country and around the globe. Mission teams returned recently from Mahahual, Mexico and Spokane, Washington and Couer d'Alene, Idaho. Students in Mahahual organized recreation activities and taught Bible lessons. The Washington and Idaho mission team assisted with St. Matthew's Vacation Bible School, and also canvassed and volunteered in community service projects for The Vine, a brand new mission church.
As part of the Zoo Interchange project, improvements to the intersection of Bluemound Road and 84th Street will begin July 5. Motorists should watch for changing traffic patterns and expect delays. There will be a southbound lane reduction and sidewalk closure along 84th Street, as well as a right turn lane closure along Bluemound Road. Pedestrians should follow the posted pedestrian detour route signs to get around the sidewalk closure. These improvements will assist in providing better pedestrian accommodations while improving traffic flow within the intersection. Work in this area is slated to continue for approximately three weeks.
The project team appreciates your patience during this period of construction. For more information, click here.
Early Wednesday morning, June 14, the house of our assistant principal, Darrell Roecker and his wife Tami, caught fire due to a blocked vent that led away from the water heater. Praise God that all evacuated the house without injuries. Thanks to a firewall, the house was not a total loss, but a significant portion was destroyed. As a result, their home is undergoing restoration for an estimated six months during which time the Roeckers will stay in temporary housing.
On Friday, May 12, the Wisconsin Lutheran High School Baseball program took time before their game to honor Coach Andre Gosch for his years of coaching WLHS baseball. We thank Coach Gosch for his over twenty years of service to our baseball program.
Our students have been busy this summer sharing the message of our Savior across the country. Two mission teams have already returned from Colorado Springs and Eagle, Colorado, where they helped out with Vacation Bible School (VBS), took part in fun activities like horseback riding, whitewater rafting, hiking and more, and made lasting memories. Pastor Phil and Mrs. Becky Huebner are currently leading a trip to Bozeman, Montana, working with Shining Mountains Lutheran Church to run a VBS program as a way to introduce neighbors to the church. Follow along with Share the Mission trips on the WiscoVikings Instagram account!
Even though school is out for the summer, we have a flurry of activity at the high school with Viking Explorer camps, summer band camp, Summer Academy, strength and conditioning and more. Girls basketball camp wrapped up, Thursday, June 15.
On Monday, June 19, the high school held its annual Friends of Wisco Golf Outing at Hawk's View Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wis. The event was at capacity with 144 golfers, and numerous volunteers on hand to make the day a success. Despite an early morning shower, and an afternoon storm that ended the event early, golfers enjoyed the new golf course, games along the course, and finally dinner and awards at the end of the day. Special thanks to our golf outing committee and sponsors. To see more photos from the day go to #wiscogolfouting on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Save the date for next year's golf outing on Monday, June 18, 2018.
On Saturday, June 10, Wisconsin Lutheran High School hosted the 10th annual Wisco Mile. This special evening gave distance runners of every level the opportunity to race the classic MILE and pursue their personal best. The Mile is the premiere event of Track & Field. Organizers worked to design an evening of racing that promoted fast times by using pace rabbits, music, announcing, and racing under the lights of Wisconsin Lutheran High School.
Thank you to everyone for making this year a great success. Click here to watch a livestream of the event.
We are pleased and excited to introduce the newest members of our Wisconsin Lutheran High School staff:
Cheryl Belott ('98) is joining our World Languages Department as a Spanish teacher. She has worked in MPS and the School District of Waukesha as a Spanish teacher for the past 14 years. Cheryl is currently pursuing a masters in educational leadership. She is excited to be serving along side her brother, Brian Gottschalk.
Graduation took place on Sunday, May 28 at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Pastor Jonathan Balge of St. Matthew Lutheran Church gave the address entitled Inseparable Love based on the class verse, Romans 8:38, 39. Salutatorian, Alexis Bertram, and Valedictorian, Jenna Frey, addressed their class with words of inspiration and encouragement. Click here for the 2017 graduation service.
Congratulations to the class of 2017! We wish them God's richest blessings in their future plans.
An E-mail containing important information will be sent to each WLHS family the last week of July. If you do not receive an E-mail by the first week of August, please call WLHS at 414-453-4567, and make sure that your E-mail address is up to date.
School hours will be 7:45 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Parents will be expected to make every possible effort to have their children picked up no later than 3:15 p.m. unless they are involved in an after-school activity.
Another screening of “A Return to Grace” will be held at AMC Mayfair Mall on Wednesday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. Please invite your family and friends for a movie 500 years in the making. See the story of Martin Luther’s life, an epic quest that would lead to the reformation of the church. The event, hosted by St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, will include a brief introduction to the movie as well as a short Q&A period following the film. Cost is $12 per person. Purchase tickets online here.
A Participation Card is necessary to try out for a sport at WLHS. A Participation Card is secured by the athlete from the athletic office and presented to the coach of your sport on the first day of try-outs. The Participation Card assures the coach that all of the necessary WIAA mandated paper work is completed and you are eligible for participation in interscholastic athletics. Under no circumstances are you allowed to try out or practice for a sport without your Participation Card.
To get your Participation Card, you need to do the following:
The first year of one-to-one technology at WLHS is past, and both teachers and students have noted many blessings. Still, major change does not come without a learning curve. So that we could be certain to retrieve and service all Chromebooks for future use, we began collecting Chromebooks from students before the year was over. We recognize that caused frustration and inconvenience for some which we regret. Our hope going forward is that we can collect in a way that will lessen the anxiety, and allow our tech team the time they need. Thank you to all for patience and understanding.
Congratulations to our 13 graduates from the Student Homes and homestay families! This was not only a very big graduating class but also a talented and memorable one. Scholars from three countries who were involved in dozens of co-curricular activites, six of them members of National Honor Society and two of them (Max Yang and John Lin) graduating in the academic top ten! I'm so proud of you guys and can't wait to see what King Jesus has planned for your bright futures.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School is blessed to have outstanding teachers and staff. This year we will be saying farewell to nine members of our WLHS family.
Ms. Karen Kilchenmann retired at the end of this school year. She has been teaching at WLHS since 1974 and has taught all levels of Spanish. She has taken students on academic field trips to Latin America and served as the Ski Club advisor from 1975-1984. In 2000, she started Share the Mission and has organized 100 mission trips since then. Ms. Kilchenmann stated, "Wisco will always be in my heart and in my prayers. I've been blessed to serve here."
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.
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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. . .
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:
The Friends of Wisco Annual Charity Golf Outing is scheduled for Monday, June 19, at the new location of 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. Registration is now full, however hole sponsorships and cash donations can stiill be made at this link. For questions, contact Heidi Witz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-453-4567 ext. 2004.
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!
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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 . . .
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.
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.)
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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/Golf2017. Register by May 26, to ensure the golf outing pullover will fit you. For questions, contact Heidi Witz at email@example.com or 414-453-4567 ext. 2004.
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:
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 . . .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-501-3921. Scheduling is done on a first come, first serve basis.
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.
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:
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."
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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!
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.
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.
"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!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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 willNOT 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, or via mail: 330 North Glenview Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53213.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 1in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com or 414-453-4567 ext. 2009. Compensation will be provided.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 414-453-45667 ext 2222 to make an appointment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!