The WFCA, Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, in a continuing effort to recognize the well-rounded athletes in the state of Wisconsin, is pleased to confer a 2019 Academic All-State Award on the outstanding individuals and teams that attain a high level of success in the classroom.
WLHS is proud to announce that our varsity football team has been named to the Team Academic All-State, and five of our players have been named to the Individual Academic All-State. Congratulations to Cameron Campbell, Jacob Horvat, Matthew Wanty, Jacob Meyer, and Caleb Bilitz on receiving this honor.
WLHS hosted hundreds of veterans from all branches of the military who served in World War II through the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Among our honored guests was war veteran Major Craig Kuphall ('03), who served as main speaker.
Following a procession of veterans into the WLHS gymnasium, Kuphall, who was a junior at WLHS the time of the 9/11 attacks, explained to students how impactful that event was on his life. He said it inspired him to join the armed forces and follow in the footsteps of servant leaders he saw every day in school and in his community. Watch the chapel message and Kuphall's key note message "Answer the Call" here.
The athletic pocket schedules for winter sports are now available. Pick one up in the Central Office and share with friends and family. For the most up-to-date list of athletic schedules, click here. God's blessings to our basketball, wrestling, cheer, and dance teams this season.
If you are interested in visiting schools on the East Coast, keep reading! EF Education First will be hosting a college visit over Spring Break 2020 and touring Boston University, Boston College, Harvard, Yale, and many others. The tour will also include fun tourist attractions including Times Square, a Broadway show, and much more! If you are interested and would like more information, please E-mail Suzy Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, November 17.
Each summer several Wisco students are given the opportunity to attend the Wisconsin Business World Summer Programs. Students participate in hands-on business activities over the course of three days, creating and operating fictitious businesses while learning about many different future career paths and connecting with students throughout the state. Zachary Klement ('20) (pictured fourth from the left) was the CEO of the winning company at one of the camps this past summer and received recognition at the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Business and Industry Luncheon last month. We thank the donors who have made this opportunity possible for our future Christian business leaders.
The talented and team-oriented 2019 girls volleyball team notched an unusually successful season. After claiming both regional and sectional championships, the Lady Vikes went on to State semifinals in Green Bay. WLHS has not sent a volleyball team to State since 2002. Seven buses with over 700 fans went up to cheer on the team. Both team and fans represented their Lord admirably. Playing Luxemburg-Casco, our girls played tough and lost after a tight three rounds.
Congratulations to Julia Trechiel ('20) who was voted Journal Sentinel's player of the week for October 28-November 2!
Monday, November 18, marks the middle of the second quarter and midterm grading. Click here to login to onCampus and access your student's account to check their grade progress and encourage your student to do the same as well.
Wisconsin Lutheran is hosting it's 14th annual scholarship luncheon on Wednesday, November 20. 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. Students can apply for more than 20 scholarships. Visit our website at wlhs.org/scholarships to view a list of all available scholarships.
Over $700,000 in tuition assistance and scholarships is awarded annually to make our school affordable to everyone. More than 77% of the current student body receive a form of this assistance. Thank you, donors, for your generous servant-hearted gifts to our students.
BrightArrow, our new Mass Communication Alert System for emergencies and school closings, gives us the option to notify parents via phone, E-mail, and soon text message alerts as well.
In order to receive text message alerts, you must "opt in." If you have a current cell phone number on file in onCampus, you will receive a text message from 87569 in the near future. Please reply “YES” to this text message if you wish to receive alerts via text.
Please make sure your contact information is up-to-date in onCampus so that you do not miss these WLHS alert notifications. Log into onCampus here > select Profile to edit your contact information; you cannot edit a spouse's information unless the information is shared (home phone or address).
St. Marcus Lutheran Church and School (2215 N Palmer St, Milwaukee) has offered worship services for over 140 years and provided a Lutheran elementary and middle school education in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood since 1972. The school has since grown to two campuses, opening North Campus in 2014. The school's combined total enrollment is over 920 students.
Thanks to the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (OHOW), Brian Cramer (’81) and his wife, Michelle, this school year WLHS added an anatomy and physiology class.
Since OHOW and the Cramers have committed $75,000 during the next four years to establish the course, it will be recognized as Anatomy and Physiology, sponsored by the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin.
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.
Book your next church or work Christmas event with one of our Wisconsin Lutheran musical groups: Jubilation Handbell Choir, Wisco Kid's Show Choir, and Inspiration 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.
Due to our volleyball team heading to the state tournament, there will be NO SCHOOL this Friday, November 8. We encourage students and staff to support our Lady Vikes in Green Bay. Details regarding tickets for the game and fan bus can be found here.
Last week counselors met with Sophomores and Juniors and started the career exploration process. Students began work on a Career Workbook and used Naviance to search different careers. Sophomores were able to take their workbooks home, and Junior workbooks were kept and will be part of their Junior planning meeting in February.
Seven students were honored for submissions in a drawing contest in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. A reception was held at the Consulate of Mexico in Milwaukee on Tuesday, November 5, for all honorees. 400 pieces of artwork were submitted and out of 25 schools, WLHS was given the most awards, including first place to Tiffany Chen ('23). Annelise Schultz ('23), Chloe Klopf ('23), Melissa Miller ('20), Salina Banks ('23), Lucy Lu ('21), and Lucy Li ('23) were given honorable mention.
On Wednesday, October 23, Ms. Grzanna's students attended the Student Immersion Day at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater in Milwaukee. Students interacted with specialists from the theater and watched the musical West Side Story. When asked about her experience at the play, one student said that she "loved how the words in the play expressed such great emotion."
The casts and crews of The Curious Savage, directed by Miss Tanya Tranberg, closed the curtains on successful performances this past weekend. Once again two casts, the Bears cast and the Bonds cast, performed the comedic production. The double cast allowed more of our talented students to perform in this award-winning play. Special lighting, sound effects, and make-up brought the entire show together. Thanks to parents, students, and everyone who came out to support the show!
Congratulations to Lauren Butler (’20) and Nathan Miller (’21) who were selected as Viking Christian Leaders for the month of October under “The Wisco Way Word: Truth." We thank God for the way Lauren and Nathan have modeled truth at school and away from school. Any student or staff member may nominate a student for the Viking Christian Leadership Award which is presented each month to one young man and one young woman.
Although we don't want to think about it, winter weather is already here. When there are snow or other unexpected emergency school closings, WLHS will make every effort to communicate information by 6:00 a.m. in the following ways: through radio stations WTMJ 620 AM or WISN 1130 AM or television reports on Channels 4, 6, or 12, on our website, and finally through E-mail and robocall. WLHS will determine closing status independent of MPS.
For over a half century, thousands of young Christian men and women have had the blessing of participating in the WELS Choral Festival. This year the 52nd annual WELS National Choralfest is hosted at Winnebago Lutheran Academy (475 E Merrill Ave., Fond du Lac, Wis.) The theme is Christ We Proclaim. This years clinicians are Mr. Paul Adickes, Mr. Jon Pasbrig, and Mr. Joel Ungemach. The Pops Concert is Friday, November 8, at 7:00 p.m. The Sacred Concert is Sunday, November 10, at 2:00 p.m. Both concerts will be live streamed. For more information click here.
Lady Vikes volleyball is headed to the State finals this Friday, November 8, at the Resch Center in Green Bay. In the first round the team will play Luxemburg-Casco at 2:00 p.m. There will be no school on Friday, so staff and students can cheer on our team.
Purchase game tickets and ride the student fan bus with us! Cost is $10 to the game and $5 to ride the bus, which you can purchase with cash at the reception window. Tickets and bus ride can also be purchased online here for an additional credit card convenience fee.
The fan bus will leave Wisco at 11:00 a.m. on Friday and return that same night. The State Championship game will be held on Saturday, November 9. Stay tuned for the team's progress (and possible second trip up on Saturday), and help us cheer our Lady Vikings on to State.
A modern adaptation of Luther's seal was designed by WLHS Instructor Mr. Michael Wiechmann in our Fine Arts Department. This adaptation was designed as a gift which is given in a framed version each year to those international students graduating from WLHS. A large, framed version was used in the dedication of Honey Creek Hall and is prominently displayed there.
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 Monday, November 4. 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 Thursday, November 7, with the Jostens Company during the lunch periods.
The Guidance Office took a group of students to the Manufacturing Career Expo on Wednesday, October 23.The event brings together local manufacturers and high school students to raise awareness of the career opportunities available in the local manufacturing industry. Some of the participating companies included Harley Davidson, Trace-A-Matic Corp and JW Speaker.
The New Berlin Junior Woman's Club (NBJWC) is excited to announce their 3rd annual Pop-up Boutique. This is an opportunity to sell your prom, homecoming, winter formal dresses as well as cocktail and evening gowns. All items must be clean, untorn and in saleable condition.
On Wednesday, October 30, 650 students from our conference elementary schools were delighted with the premier of the comedic production of The Curious Savage. Cast members appreciated the support of their former teachers and classmates.
WLHS was excited to welcome the following schools:
On Wednesday, November 6, we will follow the half day schedule found on page 12 of the printed student handbook. Dismissal is at 12:21 p.m. Breakfast will be available in the morning, but lunch will not be served. Faculty will use the afternoon for professional development.
Last weekend, our students who live at Honey Creek Hall gathered to perform and watch the first ever Honey Bee Concert. Using both English and their native languages, the Honey Creek Hall residents entertained their Hallmates with song, guitar play and even stand up comedy. Korean student Oumjy Zhang (junior) served as the first organizer, and all agreed that this must become a tradition.
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 Wednesday, November 6, at 6:00 p.m. in the library.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School is looking for part-time staff to supervise and provide care for a diverse group of teenagers in our new student residential facility at Honey Creek Hall. The position supports the work of the resident staff. Applicants should have experience working in an educational or residential setting, preferably with international students. They must also be a member in good standing of the WELS or ELS. Interested parties should submit a resume to Becky Glass at email@example.com.
This weekend, WLHS will present their fall drama production,The Curious Savage, a comedy by John Patrick. The Curious Savage is the story of an elderly widow named Mrs. Savage, whose husband has left her $10 million dollars. She intends to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue their “foolish dreams,” but her stepchildren strongly object.
Two casts will be featured. Click here to see the performance schedule.
Last Friday, the second ranked boys cross country team competed in the WIAA Sectional Meet and qualified for the State Cross Country Championship which will take place this Saturday, November 2, in Wisconsin Rapids. This is the tenth straight year that the boys have qualified. Congratulations to Chente Janik, Silas Ebeling, Adam Kriefall, Garrett Doan, Reed Noel, Nick Wendl and Michael Miller.
The girls cross country team also competed at the sectional championship on Friday. Congratulations to Emma Johnson and Alyssa Ebeling, who qualified for the state championship. They will compete in Wisconsin Rapids this Saturday as well.
Join the WLHS Fine Arts department for an Evening of Spaghetti and Songs on Friday, November 1, between 4:30-7:00 p.m. The Choir Associates will serve all-you-can-eat spaghetti and various WLHS choirs will perform. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for children (children three and under eat free) and can be purchased at the cafeteria door that night.
Financial Aid Night is being held on Monday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the atrium at the high school. Mr. Dave Leverence, a financial aid specialist from Wisconsin Lutheran College, will be speaking about the FAFSA Application and understanding financial aid packages. This event is a must-see for college bound seniors and their parents. All other families are welcome to attend.
In Fall, WLHS hosts the annual Grade School Marching Band Concert. This year, over 600 K-8 students from our partner Lutheran elementary schools spent part of their day with us. Teachers and pupils filled our stands from:
Star of Bethlehem, New Berlin
St. John's, Wauwatosa
St. Paul's, Franklin
Good Shepherd's, West Allis
Christ the Lord, Brookfield
Mount Calvary, Waukesha
Many thanks to the students and directors of our marching band and color guard for their wonderful performance.
Mr. Kurt Seeger, WLHS Director of Technology and Math Instructor, was honored at Raabe Stadium for his last home Viking varsity football game, on Friday, October 18. For 23 years and over 130 games, the fall air has been filled with Mr. Seeger's enthusiastic calls of "touchdown Vikings!" and "tackled by a boat-load of Vikings!" Mr. Seeger will be retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. We thank him for his years of service to our WLHS football program as an announcer and super-fan.
Our Savior’s love transforms us. So, too, does the love of the men and women who serve and protect our nation. In October, the National Guard visited the Advanced Metal Shop class allowing students to experience a Humvee up close. There are many ways to serve our Lord. There are many ways to serve our country. These students got an opportunity to see both.
ACT has announced new options for students taking the ACT starting in September 2020. Students will now have the option to take the test online. Once they take the test, they can opt to retake certain sections of the test, instead of retaking the whole test. Students can also choose to have a superscore sent to colleges and universities. A Superscore will combine subscores from multiple tests to create a higher composite score. For more information, visit the ACT website here.
Parent-teacher consultations are Thursday, October 31, 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 until Tuesday, October 29, at 5:00 p.m. Please note: Appointments are necessary to avoid scheduling conflicts.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School will hold its annual Veterans Day observance on Monday, November 11, 2019. Service men and women are invited to a complimentary breakfast in the WLHS cafeteria at 7:30 a.m. To RSVP for the breakfast, visit www.wlhs.org/veterans by Monday, November 4. For additional questions, contact Heidi Witz, firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-453-4567 ext. 2004.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School is rebranding the Grapevine news (which is printed in the Contact magazine) to Alumni News. Share your professional development, accomplishments, career and personal updates. Accomplishments will continue to be shared, but are encouraged for all areas of your life. Share an alumni news update with us here.
Join fellow WLHS young alumni for a Sip & Social night out at Third Space Brewing (1505 W St. Paul Ave, Milwaukee, WI) on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Enjoy appetizers, one drink ticket, and a chance to win fun raffle prizes with price of admission. RSVP here by Thursday, October 24.
Fashion Tech 1 students, taught by Mrs. Patti Wenzel ('83), made headbands embroidered with the phrase "Cristo Me Ama" ("Jesus loves me" in Spanish). Over 36 headbands will be available for our student foreign mission teams to take to Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries next summer.
The first quarter ends Wednesday, October 16. Report cards will be available the week of October 21. They can be accessed by logging into your onCampus account here. The student report card link is on the student Progress page < Performance.
The day set for parent-teacher consultations is Thursday, October 31, from 4:00-9:00 p.m., by appointment ONLY through onCampus > Resources > Pick A Time. Scheduling for appointments is available starting Monday, October 21. Look for further information on a splash page in onCampus and in next week's E-news.
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. The first sing-out is this Sunday, October 20. The A Cappella Choir will be singing at St. Philip's Lutheran Church (3012 North Holton Street, Milwaukee) at 10:30 a.m. Click here for a full schedule.
The Viking-2-Viking Program spearheaded by the WLHS Young Alumni Leaders Council (YALC) was excited to welcome alumni Max Long ('07) last Thursday as the featured speaker. Max met with many students interested to hear him discuss his work in the engineering field as Lead Launch Engineer for Space X. He also had a chance to visit various calculus and engineering classes as well. We love having our alumni come back and share their professional experiences!
We are soon entering into the WIAA Tournament Season for fall sports. Please note that student ID's and passes no longer admit us to athletic contests, home or away. Ticket prices for all WIAA games are approximately $4-$5 depending upon the sport and level of game
WLHS junior Qiusu (Emily) Miao (pictured second from right) was selected as one of 11 recipients for the 2019 Young Elite Award (YEA) Program of Chinese Association for Science and Technology. As a YEA recipient, Emily was invited to attend the 27th Annual Convention of the association at Columbia University.
At Wisconsin Lutheran High School, our mission extends far beyond academics. We strive to empower students with the knowledge, skills, Christian character and moral courage necessary for success in school and life as committed children of God.
We use a variety of tools to understand student achievement and look closely at our results. In keeping with our focus on results and our commitment to transparency, we are pleased to share the 2019 WLHS Report Card here.
Christ-St. Peter Lutheran School (2229 W Greenfield Ave, Milwaukee) has been providing a Lutheran elementary and middle school education to children on the near south side of Milwaukee for over 150 years. St. Peter Lutheran Church and Christ Lutheran Church combined grade schools to form one joint school. The school has a current enrollment of 218.
A Christian College Fair is being held on Tuesday, October 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Heritage Christian Schools in New Berlin. Representatives from all of the country will be available. This fair also includes a financial aid workshop. For more information click here.
Wednesday, October 16, is the end of the first quarter. Parents, please remind your students to check their onCampus account (login here) and be sure that all assignments are entered. Final grades for first quarter will be available the week of October 21.
"Masquerade" Homecoming 2019 was a spirited week at Wisconsin Lutheran! Activities included: dress-up days, lunchtime competitions, senior Jonathan Kannenberg won the title of Mr. Wisco, senior girls defeated the junior girls in the powderpuff football game, Abigail Emmrich crowned homecoming queen at the pep rally, soccer, volleyball and football games and much, much more. A special reunion alumni band, led by former WLHS Director of Bands Terry Treuden (from 1970-1999), joined the Viking Marching Band for pre-game and half time festivities. We appreciate our alumni, students, parents and supporters who return and make Homecoming such a memorable experience!
WLHS is collecting new and gently used supplies for students and teachers at St. John's Lutheran School in Antigua. It only costs a little to make a HUGE difference! Donations will be collected during the month of October. Look for the decorated boxes in the upper and lower lobbies. Questions can be directed to Campus Pastor Phil Huebner at email@example.com.
WLHS students in Ceramics 1 and Advanced Ceramics made 27 bowls to donate to the Milwaukee Empty Bowls event which will be held on Sunday, October 13, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at MSOE - Kern Center, 1245 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. For $25, participants buy an empty bowl—a reminder that someone's bowl might be empty—and then fill it with soup from local restaurants while enjoying live entertainment. Proceeds go to support area food pantries. For more information about the event, click here.
WLHS has been participating in this event for over 13 years.
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 Lutheran High School has proven compliance with 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.
WLHS is pleased to announce their fall drama production, The Curious Savage, a comedy by John Patrick. The Curious Savage is the story of an elderly widow named Mrs. Savage, whose husband has left her $10 million dollars. She intends to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue their “foolish dreams,” but her stepchildren strongly object.
WLHS will be featuring two casts. Purchase tickets online here or download the form here for one or more of these performances:
This past week freshman students were introduced to their Naviance accounts. Students began the process of completing a personality and career assessment. Results will be further discussed at a follow up meeting. Parents, if you have set up your Naviance account you will be able to view your students results through your parent account. Please E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Join us for the 2019 Homecoming pep rally in Wisco's main gymnasium this Friday at 2:15 p.m. The school day will follow the pep rally schedule as noted on page 11 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!
Click on activities or dance for more information regarding Homecoming happenings.
On Tuesday, October 1, Campus Pastor Phil Huebner presented the Wisco Witnesses to the World (WWW) 2020 international mission trip destinations. WLHS students will have the opportunity to travel to Thailand, Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico, Ukraine, Africa, and Canada. Students will share the gospel through VBS programs, ministry with the Thai Village, swim camps, teaching English, music camps and more.
Spots on international trips are limited. All students are welcome to apply. Please read the trip information and application packet closely. There are several opportunities to fundraise. Applications are due Tuesday, October 8 at 3:00 p.m. Questions can be E-mailed directly to Campus Pastor Phil Huebner at email@example.com. Domestic mission trips will be announced at a later date.
Guidance counselors have been meeting with all seniors one-on-one to discuss plans for after school. They have been given guidance on both the college application process and entering a trade or technical career. Please talk with your senior student about their next steps. Many of them were directed to update their Naviance account with college information. Counselors will be following up with students in the coming weeks on tasks they were given. Notes on your student's meeting are available in onCampus under the official notes. If you have any questions please E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wisconsin Lutheran was pleased to welcome almost 400 grandparents on Wednesday, September 25, for WLHS Grandparents Day. Students in grades 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 participated in a presentation and tour of the high school. Look for more information on Wisco's Grandparents Day in September of 2020.
Congratulations to Trinity Moore(’20) and Jon Kannenberg(’20) who were selected as Viking Christian Leaders for the month of September under “The Wisco Way Word": Unity. We thank God for the way Trinity and Jon have modeled unity at school and away from school. Any student or staff member may nominate a student for the Viking Christian Leadership Award which is presented each month to one young man and one young woman.
Dunn's Sporting Goods will be at the high school on Tuesday, October 8 and Wednesday, October 9, 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.
Families and students in grades 6-8 are invited to Wisconsin Lutheran High School's Open House on Sunday, October 6. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. with a program at 6:00 p.m. Grade school parents and students, please join us to meet teachers, tour the school, and learn more about tuition assistance, scholarships, and the Choice Program. See what a difference academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment can make in your child's life!
The WLHS math department continues to be blessed by exceptional teachers who look for innovative technology to engage students in learning. Mrs. Shikarah Cousins has been utilizing Yoga Tablet and One Note in the classroom. This has allowed her to be more mobile in her classroom, creating greater opportunities to connect with students and facilitate their learning. This technology was made possible by a special Plautz fund grant offered to teachers each year for unique educational needs.
With the help of WLHS art club, students who are learning and exploring using stop motion animation in our new videography class created a short video using the high school's new poseable Stickybones. Click here to watch the video.
WLHS is pleased to announce that Zachary Wranovsky ('20) has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 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 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
WLHS fashion techniques department is in need of upholstery materials and equipment for completing upholstery projects, including: staple guns with heavy duty staples, upholstery nails or tacks, upholstery tack hammer, 3M 77 adhesive spray, furniture touch up markers or crayons, and any type of flat topped end or coffee tables. These materials will be used for a Home and Interior Design course starting next semester. Please contact Patti Wenzel at 715-360-0407 or email@example.com with questions or to drop off donations.
On Friday, September 27, a representative from Jostens will be here to give a short presentation to the sophomores about class rings. Any student can order a ring. Information will be available at the receptionist window on Friday. The order deadline is Wednesday, October 2.
On Saturday, October 19, the Milwaukee Admirals are hosting Lutheran Night at the Panther Arena (400 W. Kilbourn Avenue) during their hockey game at 6:00 p.m. Wisconsin Lutheran High School band will be the featured entertainment during intermissions. For seats in the band section, and to receive a special Admirals Lutheran Night key chain, purchase your tickets here.
Sign up to be a Wisco Champion in the month of September, for as little as $5 a month, and receive this one-time-only WL magnet! Find out more at wlhs.org/wiscochampions.
By joining the Champion community you have the opportunity to make an immediate impact on our students plus receive special invites, updates, news and more! Check out Wisco's Facebook and Instagram to be a part of the fun this month!
For the first time in WLHS history, students from Albania, Montenegro, Serbia and Spain are attending our school. During chapel on Monday, September 16, Reverend Doctor Kenneth Fisher blessed the new flags (pictured left to right) that Serbian student Stefan ('22), Albanian student Jeton ('22), Spanish student Diego ('21), and Montenegro student Iva ('21) carried. Forty flags now hang in our atrium. They represent the countries from which we now have or have had students attending WLHS, and they remind us that we are a Great Commission School.
Join Wisconsin Lutheran High School on Sunday, September 29, at 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium for the dedication of the new dormitory, Honey Creek Hall. Tours are available before and after the service. Please register here to reserve your spot on an available tour. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last week fire caused by a lightening strike destroyed the apartment building in Waukesha where a Wisco family had been living. Freshman Madysen Lueck and her parents thankfully were not harmed; however, their home and most possessions are a total loss. Through a relative, the Luecks have a temporary residence while they search for a new place to live.
The Wisco Family is organizing support for the Luecks and invites anyone who is so moved to contribute cash or gift cards for gas, groceries, and items from department stores like Target and Wal Mart. Donations can be dropped off at Central Office. Please refrain from donations of clothing, furniture and the like at this time. For questions about donations, contact Central Office at 414-453-4567.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers (Galatians 6:10).
Every year the senior athletes on the WLHS varsity volleyball team are asked to nominate one teacher—grade school or high school—who has had a significant impact on their lives. Annually, each senior will honor one of their past or present teachers with this award.
The presentation of the Educator Impact Awards will take place in the main gymnasium of WLHS between the Junior Varsity and Varsity matches, Tuesday, September 24, at approximately 5:35 p.m. All are welcome!
Those students who are eligible for free or reduced meals but have not completed an application for the current school year, will be reverted to paid meal status on Wednesday, September 25, unless a new application is filled out that qualifies their student to still receive benefits.
If you have not registered your student's account at mymealtime.com, go to this link and click on Register.
The theme for this year's Homecoming Dance is Masquerade. The dance will take place at Wisconsin Lutheran High School's gymnasium on Saturday, October 5, 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.
WLHS seeks to conduct dances that will provide for the social development of its students in accordance with the Word of God. To help young Christians develop norms of behavior that are consistent with God's ways, the following guidelines have been developed:
A project highlight in Woods 2 at WLHS is the student created cutting boards. In the past, cutting boards have been a part of the silent auction at the WLHS Dinner Auction. Students' creativity and craftsmanship on display!
The PSAT is being offered at WLHS on Wednesday, October 16. The PSAT is a practice version of the SAT and is open to 10th and 11th grade students. Junior students who earn a high score can qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program. This program provides scholarships to students at various levels, which could include full tuition scholarships. The test costs $17 and your student must register in the Guidance Office by Tuesday, October 1.
Spanish 2 is sending off their first round of pen pal letters to our "hermanos" in Christ at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School. The students will exchange letters a few times throughout the school year as they become more proficient with the Spanish language.
The Young Alumni Leaders Council (YALC) is spearheading a new program called Viking-2-Viking. In conjunction with the WLHS Guidance Department, Viking-2-Viking will bring together alumni with juniors and seniors to talk about life after graduation, career paths, and how to be productive, Christ-centered professionals.
Last week, the first Viking-2-Viking meeting was held, highlighting the healthcare field. Shannon (Delaney) Sova ('01), RN and Transplant Coordinator at Froedtert, and Ben Thiel ('99), RN, Air National Guard and Transplant Coordinator at Froedtert, shared insights and experiences with the group.
Do you have yard work or fall cleaning that needs to get done such as raking, hedge trimming, or window washing? Consider asking hard-working members of the WLHS student council for a day or a few hours in exchange for a monetary donation. All money raised will go to the 2019-20 Haiti mission project. Work days will be held on any Saturday or Sunday from now through the end of October, excluding October 4 & 5. Students are also available on October 24 & 25. To request a team, please contact Reagan Derouin at email@example.com with your name, address, phone number, the work you need accomplished, and the day(s) this work could be completed or leave a message with the receptionist at WLHS at 414-453-4567.
The due date is fast approaching for seniors to have turned in their yearbook information to the Compass staff. Senior pictures, farewells, and biographies are due Wednesday, October 23. For more details and information, click here.
College Planning Night will take place Thursday, September 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. This presentation is geared towards Junior students and their parents, however, all are welcome to attend. The presentation will cover how to navigate the college application process, ACT information and financial aid.
Grandparents Day at Wisconsin Lutheran High School is Wednesday, September 25, 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. For questions about registration, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414-453-4567.
On Wednesday, September 18, we will follow the half day schedule found on page 12 of the printed student handbook. Dismissal is at 12:21 p.m. Breakfast will be available in the morning, but lunch will not be served. Faculty will use the afternoon for professional development.
Mr. Jason Nickel’s biology classes and (hallway onlookers) have enjoyed watching monarch caterpillars grow, pupate and hatch as adult butterflies over the last few weeks. Once the monarch's wings dry out and are ready for flight, the butterflies are tagged with a tiny sticker and released. Should they be caught again, the sticker will help scientists gather data on the monarch's incredible 2,000 mile migration to the Oyamel forests in Mexico. Bon voyage!
Last week parents received an email with a registration code to access their parent Naviance account. Naviance is the college and career planning program WLHS uses with all students. To monitor your student's activity on Naviance, you must set up your parent account. If you did not receive your registration code, please email email@example.com.
WLHS welcomes to the music department Mr. Daniel Hafenstein. Hafenstein is familiar with WLHS since he spent three seasons working with Mr. Quinten Petersen and the school’s marching band as a percussion instructor. In his current role, he will be visiting WELS grade schools to give one-on-one music lessons and direct the grade school band program. Hafenstein has a master's degree in Music Composition from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is married to Wisco grad Anne Steeves (’11), and the two attend Grace Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.
Picture retake day will be on Thursday, September 19, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on the stage in the auditorium. Picture packets were sent home Tuesday, September 10. If you did not have your picture taken on the original picture day, you must have yours taken on Thursday. 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.
Congratulations to Jonas Doerr ('20) for being named a semifinalist in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Less than 1% of the 1.5 million juniors nation-wide who enter this competition are selected, so Jonas is in rare company.
Many prayer requests were answered last Friday when WLHS sophomore Lauren Beck was released from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin after a serious accident. On Monday, much sooner than anyone anticipated, Lauren was cleared to return to school on a limited basis with a strong prognosis for her recovery. We praise God for his favor and continue to pray for Lauren’s complete healing. The Beck family expresses sincere thanks for the many forms of support.
Over the Labor Day weekend, WLHS students who live at Honey Creek Hall and those living with host families took part in the annual fall camp trip. Seventy-five WLHS participants, including international and American students and WLHS staff, traveled to Imago Dei Village Camp, located near Clintonville, Wisconsin. The students were split into teams to compete in a variety of competitions while getting to know each other better. Students also had free time to choose from options such as volleyball, basketball, "capture the chicken," and board games.
At times a student must leave school before 3:00 p.m. Please follow our protocols when this is necessary:
A student must stop at the attendance office before leaving.
Make sure that the contact/emergency information on your child's onCampus record is up to date. Students will not be excused or released from school by anyone other than the Parent or Guardian listed on their OnCampus account.
A student must have EITHER a note signed by a parent excusing him or her early OR a parent must make a phone contact with our attendance office. Please make every effort to call at least one hour ahead of your student’s departure time.
Please understand that we can’t release a student early without parental permission. Thank you for your cooperation.
Fifty-one members of the class of 2020 will be inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) on Monday, September 9, at 6:30 p.m., in the school auditorium. Please note the change in time from 7:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the atrium. Click here for a list of this year's inductees.
WLHS' YouTube channel is a great way to watch daily chapel services. These 10-15 minute services are a great way to worship with our students and commit to a worship routine in your life. If you subscribe to the WLHS YouTube channel, a notification will be sent to your E-mail when videos are uploaded. Click here to subscribe or start watching previous chapel services from this year.
This year Viking Christian Leaders will again be selected each month from students nominated by staff and students. Since we are drawing emphasis each month to one of the ten "Wisco Way Words," the Leaders will serve as examples of the Christian trait under consideration. The Wisco word for August was "love," and we offer congratulations to Adler Henn ('20) and Krista Schneider ('20) for modeling the Wisco Way.
New to the WLHS staff is Miss Angela Horneber. For the past five years, Horneber has been teaching English and sharing God’s word in Shanghai, China. At WLHS, she’s teaching freshman English, and is lead dorm supervisor for the new Honey Creek Residence Hall where she’ll support the domestic and international students and help meet their emotional, physical and spiritual needs. Angela maintains church membership at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lakeside, Ariz.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School partners with the National Federation of State High Schools (NFHS) Network to provide livestreamed games at the high school. Cameras are installed in the main gym so that now both JV and Varsity teams of volleyball, basketball (boys and girls), and wrestling can be streamed from our house into yours! Livestreaming is limited to sports that are played in the main gym.
Subscriptions for this service can be billed by month, season, or year (all games). For sign up information, click here. Great gift idea for grandparents, alum, and Viking fans who can't always make it to our building for games.
The Guidance Office will be hosting a College Essay Writing Workshop for seniors on Tuesday, September 10. Seniors need to sign up in the Guidance Office to attend the workshop during their free period. This workshop will address how to select a topic and turn an everyday experience into a compelling story to catch the attention of college admission counselors.
WLHS' Fashion Tech instructor, Mrs. Patti Wenzel, received an array of awards at the Wisconsin State Fair this year. Most notable was her 1st place ribbon in the Textile, Craft & Culinary division for the baptismal garment that she sewed. Mrs. Wenzel also received second place for her bistro apron and child's dress. We are blessed to have Patti on staff at Wisco!
All friends of Wisco are invited to attend our annual teacher/staff installation and anniversary celebration service on Sunday, September 8, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church (3766 E. Cudahy Avenue, Cudahy).
The following teacher and staff members will be installed:
At last week's Guidance Office meeting, senior students received a timeline of all activities that are specific to college and career preparation. A copy of that timeline can be found here, which includes parent meetings and other points of interest. One-on-one meetings between seniors and the Guidance Office will start next month.
On Friday, August 23, WLHS welcomed home the 2019 Girls Track Team. The team presented their state championship trophy to the student body after chapel. Also honored was Coach Jason Goede who was awarded Wisconsin Girls High School Track & Field Coach of the Year. Congratulations to these girls on their record breaking wins and outstanding season last year.
New to WLHS this year is Mrs. Lisa (Gawrish) Wigley, a WLHS alum from the class of 1996. Wigley comes to WLHS from Atonement Lutheran School in Milwaukee where she taught third grade and served as academic dean. Before that, she taught Spanish at Michigan Lutheran Seminary. At WLHS, she will teach English and Spanish, and coach Freshman Volleyball. Her two teenage daughters, Bria and Kayla, are following in their mother’s footsteps by attending Wisco. The Wigley family currently attends Atonement Lutheran Church.
With the start of the 2019-20 school year, WLHS is excited to open its doors to the new Honey Creek Hall. A contemporary, suite style dormitory, Honey Creek Hall has the capacity to accommodate 72 students, and is already nearing capacity with 62 students in the dorms this year! Highlights of the building project found here were covered in The Milwaukee Business Journal.
Honey Creek Hall will be dedicated to the glory of God on Sunday, September 29, at 2:00 p.m. in the WLHS Auditorium. All are invited. Guided tours are available before and after the service; however, tour slots are limited and must be reserved here.
Gathered with friends, family, and alumni, we couldn’t have asked for a better night out at for second annual Wisco Summer Night. This year, Wisco Summer Night was held at Sprecher Brewery. Each year, this event will continue to rotate to different locations. We hope to see you next year!
On Wednesday, August 28, we will follow the half day schedule found on page 12 of the printed student handbook. Dismissal is at 12:21 p.m. Breakfast will be available in the morning, but lunch will not be served. Faculty will use the afternoon for professional development.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School is excited to report that the Class of 2023 is the largest freshmen class in over 20 years. 261 freshmen are enrolled. We look forward to seeing all the plans God has in store for them in their years at WLHS.
Parents, mark your calendars for two important Guidance information opportunities. On Wednesday, September 4, Meet Your Teacher Night and a Naviance seminar will be held. First, the Guidance Office will be introducing parents to our post-high school planning program called Naviance seminar beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The presentation will conclude by 7:00 p.m. so that parents can participate in Meet Your Teacher Night.
WLHS welcomes new teacher, Mr. Jason Nickels to the science department this year. Nickels has spent the last eight years “in the field” doing hands-on research and instruction at Mequon Nature Preserve. He’s held a number of positions with the nonprofit, including his most recent as director of research and education. Prior to that, he taught Biology at Lakeside Lutheran for nearly a decade. Nickels has a master’s degree in Environmental Education from Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon. Jason and his wife Becky have two elementary school aged daughters, Sawyer and Maddy, and attend Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls.
On Thursday, August 22, all seniors will meet during their free periods to hear a presentation from the Guidance Office regarding post high school planning, college applications, and how Naviance will be used in this process. Seniors that do not have a free period can stop in to the Guidance Office and make an appointment to receive that information from a guidance counselor. If you have questions or would like to meet with a counselor regarding your student and their post high school plans, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families can make tuition payments online through your OnCampus account or via phone. Auto payments can also be set up to draw on the 1st or 15th of the month. Electronic check and credit card payments are both accepted. There is no fee for paying with electronic check; a small transaction fee is added for credit card payments. Your linked Smart Tuition account can be found on the Resources page of OnCampus (login here), or call 888-868-8828.
As a way to refresh the goals and expectations of our school culture this year, we have rolled out ten Christian characteristics we call The Wisco Way. On the first chapel service of each month a different characteristic is the focus, and later that month the same trait is the subject of a homeroom discussion. Of course, long before these fruits of faith became The Wisco Way, they were taught and modeled by "the way, the truth and the life” Jesus Christ. The Wisco Way includes: Love, Unity, Truth, Gratitude, Peace, Wisdom, Integrity, Humility, Courage, and Faith. May God embed these traits in our lives.
WLHS clothing is available at all home athletic contests and daily through the Athletic Office. Much more Wisco wear is available online at the Sideline School Store. WLHS has partnered 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 children's items, alumni items, as well as parent and grandparent items. Clothing can be customized for choir, band, AP classes, student council, and so much more. Access the store by clicking here.
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 and parents will receive the TRAUG instructions in their onCampus account. The TRAUG document is available in onCampus > Resources > 1:1 Chromebook and must be digitally signed by the student and at least one parent before they can receive their Chromebook.
Chromebooks and chargers will be distributed to the students in the following order:
Art instructor Michael Wiechmann and a few of his students collaborated to paint our school theme banner this summer. The painting will hang in the chapel for the 2019-20 school year. "This year's artwork was an awesome combination of students' creative skills and pure exploration, as they worked on a new large scale. It is always fun to be a good steward of the creative gifts given to our creative team," says art instructor Michael Wiechmann. #setyourmindsonthingsabove
WLHS Weekly E-news brings parents and students up-to-date information from our campus, notice of upcoming events, and a celebration of 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 entire Wisconsin Lutheran High School Family welcomes all of our parents to the 2019-2020 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.
If you took an AP exam, the results are now available. You are able to access your scores from the information on the card you filled out when you took the test. If for some reason you are unable to access the website or lost your test card, you can contact the Guidance Office and we can assist you in finding out your scores.
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.
The Math Department requires all junior and senior level math students, as well as freshman and sophomore students in “A” sections, to have a graphing calculator.
The Wisco School Store operates a calculator rental program. Students can rent a TI-84 calculator for a yearly rental fee of $30. This calculator can also be used for taking ACT and SAT tests. Calculators will be available for rental at the School Store located in the lower lobby before school and during lunch hours beginning Thursday, August 15. Questions about the program should be directed to Jason Goede, School Store Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Freshman Orientation Day on Wednesday, August 14, 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 12:45 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:
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, and E-mail address on file. It is especially important to have your E-mail addresses up-to-date as this is our preferred method of communication. If you have problems logging in to your onCampus account, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Viking Marching Band put in a week-long marching band camp during the summer in preparation for their new show "Top of the World." The marching band is excited to perform this show at homecoming for WLC, Milwaukee Admirals' Luther Night, and other new locations this year.
The marching band will also perform their show for the annual Grade School Marching Band Concert on Friday, October 18. Grade schools are encouraged to contact Director of Bands, Quinten Petersen (email@example.com), to RSVP since space is limited!
WLHS is continuing its partnership with Taher Food Service Management Company for the 2019-20 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 alum and current parent.
The spiritual and academic growth of our students as well as their future success are the chief aims of the WLHS faculty and staff. Thank you for entrusting your sons and daughters to us and for the role you allow us to play.
A 2019-20 School Information E-mail was sent out Monday, July 29, relaying instructions for locating important back to school information for the 2019-20 school year in your onCampus account.
Students who were a freshman or sophomore during the 2018-19 school year took the ACT Aspire test this past April. The results of the test are available by request from the Guidance Office. If you would like a copy of your child's test results, please E-mail Mr. Biesterfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school's main line at 414-453-4567 and ask for the Guidance Office.
NOTE: If you receive a Direct Meal Certification letter in the mail, this indicates your child(ren) are already eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch meals during the 2019-20 school year. Please do not submit an application.
Step 1: To Create Profile If you’ve used Mealtime online and have a parent profile, simply ‘Sign-In’ (the website can be viewed in Spanish by choosing the En español link). Continue to Step 2.
If you do not have a Mealtime parent profile, click the ‘Register’ box and enter: Username, Password, Name, and Email Address. Continue to Step 2.
Thank you to everyone who generously supported Wisconsin Lutheran and our goal to have a Chromebook for every student. Over $100,000 was raised and the new Chromebooks are now here at school. Our IT team is busy at work prepping them for the arrival of students in just a few weeks.
WLHS wrapped up its first ever English Excellence Summer Camp. In total, fifty-five students from Cambodia, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam have participated. A special one-day program also included fifteen Korean students from a high school in Daegu, South Korea as part of the camp activities. The three-week camp consisted of morning English skills classes, with each week additionally including a STEM, History, or Fine Arts course. In the afternoons, students participated in excursions throughout the area including Milwaukee County Zoo, Six Flags Great America roller coaster park, a Brewers baseball game, Noah's Ark water park, and more. The camp was led by WLHS staff. Our thanks to the many student "American friends" (teens from WLHS and area Lutheran grade schools) who joined the field trips and helped our international campers feel welcome.
Two evenings have been set aside for parents to review important school policies and discuss mutual concerns about the new school year on Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 13. 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:
For the second consecutive year the Lady Vikes volleyball team received a team academic award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. This award honors teams who have matched their dedication to the sport of volleyball with excellence in the classroom. Congratulation to our student athletes!
Coach Jason Goede was selected by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as the Girls' High School Coach of the Year for the state of Wisconsin for the 2019 track & field season. This honor is based upon the performance of the Wisconsin Lutheran High School Girls Track and Field Team throughout the 2019 season and is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the student athletes, the coaching staff and the administration of the school. Congratulations Coach Goede!
Parents, guardians, and alumni, please log in to your onCampus account here to make sure your contact information is up-to-date. Click on the drop-down arrow by your name, then click on Profile. It is very important that we have your current address, phone number, and E-mail address on file. It is especially important to have your E-mail addresses up-to-date as this is our preferred method of communication.
Wisco provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in a mission trip, typically during the summer months. This year, about 125 students participated in 17 trips. This week, our teams are returning from East Asia, Thailand, St. Louis, and Toronto. To view pictures from these trips, visit our Instagram page here. As our mission trips are wrapping up, we ask God to bless the efforts of our teams. #wwwmissionteam2019
Wisco provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in a mission trip, typically during the summer months. This year, about 125 students participated in 17 trips. California, Las Vegas, Colorado, Chattanooga, Antigua, Greneda, Thailand are just a few of the places our teams assisted churches. To view pictures from these trips, visit our Instagram page here. As our mission trips are wrapping up, we ask God to bless the efforts of our teams. #wwwmissionteam2019
Are you looking for a social group to stay in the Word of God with you this summer? For the rest of the year? Read along with WLHS friends on Facebook or Instagram as we "Read the Bible in a Year." Currently in Week 27 of the schedule, we are officially halfway through the Bible. Both Old and New Testaments will be completely covered by the end of December 2019. The entire schedule can be found here.
Our school theme for the 2019-20 school year comes from Colossians 3:2: “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Certainly our students have plenty of “earthly things” to consider: academics, co-curricular activities, friendships, and future aspirations. We pray, however, that as they negotiate the rigors of each day, they do so mindful of “things above” where their Savior from sin Jesus lives and the eternal home he has prepared for them is waiting. A mind set on those glorious truths knows peace, strength, and clarity. To download 2019-20 school theme materials for churches and schools, click here.
Wisconsin Lutheran is blessed to have outstanding teachers and staff. This year we will be saying farewell to four faithful members of our WLHS family.
Angela Hohenstein has served at WLHS since 2006 as our elementary band instructor. She has touched countless students' lives throughout our grade school conference as well as at the high school as colorguard instructor, and woodwind and pit orchestra director. Mrs. Hohenstein accepted a call to Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School to direct their band program.
Several more Wisco mission teams headed out to share God's word. Mr. Michael Wiechmann and his team assisted Grace Lutheran Church in Falls Church, Virg. with Bible camp activities. Mrs. Shakirah Cousins led a group to Las Vegas, Nev. Students worked with Pastor Andy Mueller at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church to lead Vacation Bible School (VBS) and assist in outreach activities. Dr. Phil and Mrs. Becky Huebner are leading a team to Antigua to assist the WELS mission church with a VBS camp as well. Mission teams will be heading to Thailand, southeast Asia, and Canada in the next few weeks. To follow our WWW student mission teams, visit Wisco's Instagram page here.
Are you interested in learning more about being a host family for a WLHS international student in the next school year? There are opportunities both for short home-stays during break times (like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring break) as well as for the full academic year. Families receive a stipend to host. If you are interested in learning more, please contact International Student Program Director, Mr. Eric Duwe, at email@example.com.
On Saturday, June 8, Coach Eric Lueck hosted the 12th annual Wisco Mile on the Wisconsin Lutheran track. Hundreds of runners from all over the state participated in races for middle school, high school, community, Masters and elite runners. Senior grad Fernanda Rocha started the night with a beautiful version of the national anthem. Click here to watch video of the races.
The featured Wisco Champion for June 2019, is C.L. Whiteside ('06), assistant principal at Wisconsin Lutheran High School.
I love to promote the movement of “be a Champion” so being a Wisco Champion and supporting a mission I know that creates opportunities and fosters an environment to prepare students to do this was a no brainer for me. #ChampTalk
Celebrate summer with fellow friends of Wisco! Join us for a casual evening of games, music, and merriment. Snacks provided with beverages and additional food available for purchase. Rain or shine — indoor space available. Alumni, friends, and family are invited. Click here to RSVP by Friday, August 2, for the FREE EVENT.
Sprecher Brewery 701 W. Glendale Ave, Milwaukee Thursday, August 8 • 6:00-9:00 p.m.
The summer edition of the WLHS Contact magazine for alumni and friends is hitting homes this week! Our jam-packed graduation issue includes updates on student and teacher summer plans, alumni who work in the transplant program at Froedtert and the Medical College, Grapevine, reunions and so much more! If you aren't receiving the Contact, or know someone who would like to be added to our mailing list, contact Cindy (Fitzsimmons) Krueger ('99), assistant director of alumni development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-453-4567 ext. 2018.
The Young Alumni Leaders Council (YALC) was established just last year with a dozen alumni leaders, and has already accomplished a lot! YALC participates and assists Wisco with Giving Tuesday, Sip & Social, Reality Store, and Reunion Zero, as well as the Auction and Golf Outing.
If you would like to be considered for a leadership position on YALC, click here for the application form.
On Monday, June 17, WLHS hosted its 29th annual Friends of Wisco Golf Outing at Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex, Wis. About 200 golfers came out to support the high school and athletic department. Participants played 9 holes of golf, enjoyed sponsorship giveaways, games, and more. The weather-friendly day ended with dinner and awards at the club house. Special thanks to our golf outing committee and sponsors.
Grandparents Day at Wisconsin Lutheran High School will be held Wednesday, September 25, and is a well attended highlight of our school year. Seniors will have an exclusive lunch with their grandparents, while underclassmen will have breakfast with their grandparents. Special tours, presentations, and chapel are just a few of the activities planned for the morning. Save the date and stay tuned for registration information this summer.
Obtaining a Participation Card is necessary to try out for a sport at WLHS. A Participation Card assures the coach that the WIAA mandated registration is completed and you are eligible for participation in interscholastic athletics. To get your Participation Card, you need to do the following:
Viking Summer Explorer Camps are in full swing! Our campers recently enjoyed Art Camp and Girls Basketball Camp. Viking Summer Explorer camps continue in July. Visit the web site here to register for the last few.
More WWW mission teams went out last week to assist mission churches with summer camps, VBS, or canvassing. Groups pictured here went to California, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Indiana. Visit our Instagram site here for even more photos!
In their 14th concert season, Canticum Novum: A WELS Chamber Choir presents "Blessed." These concerts focus on the many blessings our Lord promises and has given, while also offering songs of thanksgiving and praise. Patrick Hawes' serene Beatitudes anchors a program that includes music by Carol Barnett, Stephen Paulus, Dan Forrest and Stacy V. Gibbs. It is a beautiful collection of music assembled by Artistic Director, Jonathan A. Laabs. WLHS alumni and faculty can also be heard singing with this group. Visit Canticum Novum's Facebook page here. This 4-day concert series tour includes:
Course Request Changes are due by midnight on Saturday, June 15. No course request changes will be made after this date.
Please check the number of course requests in your onCampus account (click here to login). Some changes have been made due to placement adjustments, failed course work that affects graduation requirements, and dropped courses. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors need a minimum of 14 requests; freshmen need a minimum of 12 requests. If students do not have enough requests, courses will be added to complete their schedule.
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, strength and conditioning, and more. Junior Viking wrestling, theater, and boys and girls basketball camps wrapped up last week. Stay tuned for more fun camps to come! Click here for more information about our summer Viking Explorer camps.
The first mission trips of the summer left this week for Colorado Springs, Colo.,led by Pastor Heath Butler, and Pflugerville, Texas, led by Pastor David Bitter.
Students in Colorado are working with alum Pastor Brent Merten ('81) at Fount of Life Lutheran Church. The team is leading VBS as they tell stories, lead music and crafts, and play games with children while building relationships with the community. Students will also have wonderful opportunities to experience God's beautiful creation at Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, mountain hiking and white water rafting.
The Milwaukee Brewers have selected Wisco grad Fernanda Rocha ('19) to sing the national anthem for the sixth annual WELS Night at Miller Park on Friday, July 12, 2019.Fernanda has dreamt of this day! The Milwaukee Brewers play the San Francisco Giants. Game time is 7:10 p.m.
In addition to Rocha, Rev. James Huebner, first vice president of WELS, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Huebner is a pastor at Grace, Milwaukee, Wis. and father to campus pastor, Dr. Phil Huebner ('99).
Congratulations to the Wisco track & field members who competed in Division 2 State at UW-LaCrosse. The girls captured the 2019 State championship with a team total of 49 points! Hard work by the entire team included top finishes in triple jump by Jaiah Hopf, long jump by Hopf and Trinity Moore (second place), and second place finish by the 4x200 relay team.
Congratulations also to our wheelchair champ, Travis Beckler, who took first place in the 100 meter.
The boys finished 5th in a very competitive division, but took home a first place finish in the 4x800 relay. We are truly blessed with our Vikings athletic teams and coaches.
Graduation took place on Saturday, May 25, at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Mr. Mark Ricke gave the address based on the class verse Job 23:10. The theme of his address was Stay in the Way. Salutatorian Jack Olson and Valedictorian Paul Schindler, spoke words of inspiration and encouragement to their classmates. Click here for the 2019 graduation service.
Congratulations to the class of 2019! We wish them God's richest blessings in their future plans. Pictured is the academic top 10 for 2018-19. Click here for more pictures.
Wisco grad, Lauren Konkol ('18), met with a group of girls taking engineer classes with Mr. James Hahm, in a special class just before school finished last week. This meeting gave Lauren the chance to mentor girls interested in pursuing an engineering degree or career path. Lauren will be a sophomore at Michigan Tech University where she is pursing a degree in chemical engineering.
Obtaining a Participation Card is necessary to try out for a sport at WLHS. A Participation Card is secured by the athlete from the Receptionist and presented to the coach of your sport on the first day of try-outs. The Participation Card assures the coach that the WIAA mandated registration is completed and you are eligible for participation in interscholastic athletics. Under no circumstances are you allowed to try out or practice for a sport without your Participation Card. The sooner you complete your information, the better!
August 12-13: Parent Information Meetings August 14: Freshman Orientation Day August 15: First Full Day of School
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, to 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. Click here for the 2019-20 calendar.
The final Pilot for the school year is here! Find out about ways to beat summer boredom, the Civil Rights 2019 tour, departing teachers, and see if you can solve the cross word puzzle! Click here to check out the May 2019 edition.
Senior Mikaela Sullivan was nominated for and awarded an "Arthur B. Kohasky Leadership Award," from the Wauwatosa Public Library Foundation for her gifts of service and talents during her years at Wisco. This award is given in recognition of leadership in its various forms. Mikaela is a member of WWW (Wisco Witnesses in the World), NHS, and Wisco's steelpan group. She also tutors students who need help. What a blessing that Mikaela can let her light shine through her service.
The featured Wisco Champion for May is Meghan Walsh ('07)
"I believe that the Christian education I received at WLHS sparked my passion for education and prepared me for my current role in higher education. As a member of the Young Alumni Leaders Council (YALC), I get to volunteer with other Wisco alums, and I am constantly inspired by my peers. They truly live their lives by their Christian values and are making a difference in an incredibly diverse set of careers. Giving this financial gift is a great way to ensure Wisco is able to empower future alumni to let their light shine in their chosen profession."
Reunion Zero is becoming a tradition at Wisco. On the last Wednesday of the last week of school, our outgoing seniors are invited to a senior lunch sponsored by the Mission Advancement team. At the event, seniors have the chance to socialize with classmates, teachers, and even some alumni on the YALC (Young Alumni Leader Council). Fun giveaways, and a photo booth help connect seniors with their alma mater before they head out to future college, military, or career goals. We wish the graduating Class of 2019 God's richest blessings on their future! For more photos, visit wlhs.org/photos.
We will praise our Lord for the Class of 2019 and their achievements at our graduation worship service on Saturday, May 25, at 10:00 a.m. in the REX Center (gym) on the Wisconsin Lutheran College campus (8800 West Bluemound Road). Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Due to limited seating, tickets are required for admission. Each senior received 13 tickets in their cap and gown packet to distribute to his or her guests.
Senior pictures for the 2020 Compass yearbook must be submitted by Wednesday, October 23, 2019. More information regarding senior pictures, farewells and biographies can be found here.
Seniors may schedule a photo session with any photographer of their choice. If you would like to schedule a photo session with Gerry Milton, our official photographer for the 2019-20 school year, call Moments & Memories Photography at 262-560-0787 or 414-305-6201.
Wisconsin Lutheran senior Alicia Webb has accepted a full-ride scholarship from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern is a nationally elite university with an acceptance rate of just under nine percent.
Alicia’s $315,000 scholarship covers tuition, transportation, and room and board for four years. Alicia is known as a Christian servant leader at Wisco. She attended grade school at St. Marcus School. We wish Alicia God’s richest blessings!
Have you ever thought about opening up your home to an international student for a school year? WLHS is currently looking for host families for the 2019-2020 school year. Families will receive a stipend of $700/month for the 2019-2020 school year to support their efforts with the student. If you are interested in learning more or would like to apply, please contact the International Student Program Director, Mr. Eric Duwe, at email@example.com.
Once again the Lord blessed the "Our Hands for His Service" (OHFHS) mission effort this year. A year of student-driven fund-raising events, work days, and offerings brought in $36,44.96 under the theme "Feed the Body, Feed the Soul." Proceeds will support Taste of Ethiopia, an organization that brings food, clean water, education, and the gospel to orphans and other in need in Ethiopia.
A big thank you to our conference elementary schools who contributed $5,963.42 to the total. Most important, we thank God for the motivation, energy and resources he provided to let us exceed our $30,000 goal.
Last weekend the choirs and bands of Wisco delighted crowds with pop and Broadway hits. Among them were Tony-award winning Hamiliton medley, steelpan performances, vocal jazz solos and a song from the Disney movie Moana. Thank you to students, Fine Arts and Tech Staff, and the many volunteers who poured hours of work into these inspiring performances. Stay tuned for next year's concerts!
Like mother like daughter! Acicia Hopf (Grayson '96) who previously held the WLHS triple jump record of 37-8 in 1996 was just surpassed by her daughter, freshman Jaiah Hopf. Jaiah is currently ranked #1 in the State with a 39-1 triple jump, beating her mother's 23-year record. Congratulations and continued blessings to Jaiah!
Congratulations to Wisco varsity baseball player, Gavin Vrana (‘20), who was named the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel player of the week with his standout pitching against top-seeded teams in the Woodland West conference last week. Gavin led the Vikings to a 3-1 mark last week that began with a three-hit shutout over Woodland West leader Greendale on Monday. He also went 2 for 4 as Wisco handed the Panthers a 6-0 loss.
WLHS Prism concerts will be held Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 19 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!
All current students have met with a Guidance Counselor to complete their course requests for next school year. You can review your child's requested classes by logging into onCampus here and clicking on the Course Requests tab in your child's profile. Please note that all changes to your child's classes must be requested by Saturday, June 15. No course changes will be made after that date. The full Course Change and Withdrawal Policy is located on page 14 of the WLHS Course Catalog found here.
If your student is an incoming freshman, the deadline for your course selection is today, Wednesday, May 15. Please reach out to the Guidance Office with any questions or concerns.
On Monday, May 13, 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, Paul Schindler, and salutatorian, Jack Olson. National Honor Society members received their cords and scholarship recipients were recognized.
On Monday, May 13, eleven students received the blessing of baptism at our morning chapel service. What a joy to see God’s grace richly poured out on these young men and women! Video of the service can be seen here.
Parents and students, please note how the year-end lunch program process works:
Seniors and those students not returning next year, with a balance over $10, must request to be put on the Lunch Refund List in order to get their "Viking Dollars" refunded at the end of the year. Balances can also be transferred to a sibling's account by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds must be requested at the reception window no later than May 24, 2019.
Under the theme Neverending Twilight, 187 juniors, seniors, and their guests enjoyed our 2019 prom. Congratulations to Taniya Taylor and Jaiden Sylvester for being crowned Prom queen and king. Other members of the prom court were Senobe Blathers, Joel Brown, Brandon Williams and Niyah Williams. Thank you to all of the wonderful parents for the countless hours spent planning, decorating, and chaperoning.
The end of the school year brings with it a flurry of activities that especially involve our seniors. Activities include early yearbook and yard sign distribution, senior breakfast and lunch, senior chapel, and more. Please click here for a full schedule of events.
Make special note of graduation practice which will take place Friday, May 24. 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.
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.
Jonas Doerr and Maggie Johnston, both juniors, achieved the highest possible composite score on the ACT: a perfect 36, out of 36 possible points. Nationally, only about two-tenths of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. This was the first time the students took the exam. TMJ4's interview with Jonas and Maggie here, shows how the students prepared for the test.
Technology Services has been working on improved plans for chromebook collection at the end of the year. Because of the tremendous demand for chromebooks, we are adjusting the plan in the hopes of better serving you and our students. At this time, all chromebooks will be collected after 8th hour on Tuesday, May 21, in a special 30-minute homeroom for this purpose.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School is looking for a varsity assistant coach for the girls volleyball program. Preference will be given to previous high school/college coaching or collegiate playing experience. Please contact head coach Dave Baacke at email@example.com or 414-453-4567 ext 2023.
Congratulations to freshman Ingrid Buschkopf who performed a violin solo at the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) competition, which qualified her to compete at State. This past weekend, her solo at State was awarded Exemplary Status, a step above a perfect score! Of the 32,000 students who qualified for State this year, 400 students were given Exemplary Status, with only 18 being violin performances.
On Thursday, May 16, we will follow the half day schedule found on page 10 of the student handbook to accommodate a Prism rehearsal. 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.
Everyone is invited to the Hideaway Cafe at WLHS on Friday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the main gym. This one-night only, variety show, organized by Wisco students, features the "hidden" talents of individuals and groups. Enjoy singing, dancing, skits and more.
There are three fantastic options for seating:
1. The Date Night Table: $15, includes dinner for two
2. The Large Tables: $5 per person, includes being waited on by the fabulous student council staff. Get some friends together and buy out a whole table!
3. Bleacher seating: $3 per person. Get there early to get prime seating!
The first full week in May has been designated as Teacher Appreciation Week, and in 2019, May 7 was National Teacher Appreciation Day. All teachers are a blessing and we are certainly thankful for the countless hours and Christian love that our teachers pour into the ministry at Wisco. See what our students have to say about our teachers:
Seniors in Ms. Bond’s Painting and Advanced Ceramics classes are currently finishing up their last artworks and in the process of choosing their most exceptional and favorite work to display. This Senior Art Show will be held in the WLHS library, May 15, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided by Wisco’s own Prostart foods class. Please come and support them as they share their hard work.
Congratulations to Viking Christian Leaders for May, Maya Abner ('19) and Johnny Lee ('19). A Viking Christian Leader exemplifies the culture of Christian leadership at WLHS by applying their God-given gifts in service to others.
Registration is now open for the Friends of Wisco Annual Golf Outing set for Monday, June 17, at the NEW location:Ironwood Golf Course, in Sussex, Wis. Cost is $135 per person with shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. Price includes: green fees, golf cart, lunch and dinner, and two drink tickets. Purchase a hole sponsorship and receive a discount on a foursome of golf. For registration and sponsorship information visit one.bidpal.net/wlhsgolf19/welcome. Registration deadline is May 24, and limited to the first 216 golfers. Contact Heidi Witz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-453-4567 ext. 2004 with any questions.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School is joining thousands of friends across the globe to support our ministry partner Martin Luther College on MLC Day. MLC Day, which is celebrated each year on May 1, is a day to pray for MLC's work of preparing pastors, teachers, and staff ministers, to share messages of encouragement online, and for supporters to donate to MLC. For #MLCDay19, Wisco students and teachers created this fun video found here. What a blessing to spend MLC Day supporting and encouraging our past, present, and future teachers and pastors!
Eric Brown II ('14) and Kyler Lueck ('14) ran in two of the most historic track meets in America. Eric (picture one, second from right), running for the Wisconsin Badgers, helped his Distance Medley Relay win at the Penn Relays, which was the 1st DMR victory for Wisconsin in 103 years at Penn. Kyler (picture two, right), running for UW-Eau Claire, won the University Invitational 800 meters, making him only the 3rd Division III athlete to win that event in 110 years. Blessings to our Wisco scholar athletes!
As part of their study of plants, Biology students Deanna Campbell and Kendall Lenoire grew a 7-foot 4-inch sunflower plant using only a two-liter bottle, water, and a soil substitute called vermiculite. Students planted seeds in February and tracked the growth and development of their plants for almost three months, keeping track of leaf characteristics, water consumption, and the effect of fertilizer on plant growth. Other students grew radishes, turnips, spinach, and carrots. Some even taste-tested their vegetables when they were ready. Deanna and Kendall's sunflower plant grew so tall, it was moved to the greenhouse for better growing conditions.
Parents of the Class of 2023 are invited to Future Freshman Parent Night on Wednesday, May 1, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the WLHS auditorium. Various administrators and teachers will give presentations about school life, routines, how to make a course request change, and how to make a positive transition to high school. There will also be time for questions and answers.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School's Prom is this Saturday, May 4. Please join our much sought-after hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Bret and Cici Hopf, for a captivating evening. 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)
At the Wisco Varsity Invite on April 20, a special ceremony was held to rename the invite to the Carleton Sitz Invitational. As Wisco's first Track & Field coach in 1956, Coach Carleton Sitz taught at the high school until 1985. Wisco's athletic director Mr. Jeff Sitz received the newly renamed event banner to honor his father at the invite.
To the parents of our incoming freshmen Class of 2023, welcome to your first issue of the WLHS Weekly E-news! The Weekly E-News is delivered to your E-mail address every Wednesday during the school year. Please keep us informed of any E-mail address changes, as this is the communication tool used to convey information and upcoming events at Wisconsin Lutheran. WLHS encourages feedback to help us make our communication with you more effective. Contact Central Office at 414-453-4567 with any comments or questions.
In the final days before the year ends, our technology team will collect student chromebooks so they can be cleaned, repaired, or exchanged. Collection will occur on Friday, May 17, for freshmenand sophomores and Monday,May 20, for juniors and seniors.
Thanks to a generous donor, WLHS is pleased to provide each senior with a personalized graduation yard sign featuring their name, the Class of 2019 and the WLHS logo. In order to have the sign personalized, senior parents should respond to the email they received by Saturday, April 27, with the name of their senior that they would like displayed on the sign. If parents prefer not to personalize the sign or do not respond to the email they received, the sign will say "Grad."
Each senior will be provided with one sign. If senior parents want to order additional signs, contact Mrs. Cindy Petraske in Central Office. Signs will be handed out on Thursday, May 16, when seniors pick up their yearbooks. If you have any questions, please call 414-453-4567 ext. 2009.
This summer WLHS will hold its first-ever English Excellence Summer Camp, for international students, from July 15-August 2. The camp will accommodate about 60 students, age 11-17 from multiple countries at our campus and new dormitory. Students will spend three weeks improving their English language skills and experiencing American culture.
WLHS' International Department is looking for students to be "Wisco friends."
On Friday, April 19, nine students, accompanied by Mr. Andre Gosch, headed to the Caribbean island of Grenada on the first international WWW mission trip of the year to help Grace Lutheran Church run their annual Easter Camp. They also helped local children learn and practice swimming, played games, studied music and taught the Word of God. In their free time students had the opportunity to explore Grenada, sightsee and enjoy the beach.
Over Easter break, 32 sophomores and juniors participated in the annual WLHS Civil Rights Tour. The students and their chaperones traveled south to visit sites that were significant to the Civil Rights movement in America including The Atlanta History Center, The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site The Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, AL, the Rosa Parks Museum, and iconic sites associated with Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr. Students also engaged in guided discussions about what they saw and race relations then and now in addition to recording their reflections in journal entries. Without exception, students refer to this experience as one that creates significant personal growth.
Congratulations to Wisco student, Zachary Baltutis ('20), a senior member of the local U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps in Milwaukee. Zachary recently received the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Naval Sea Cadet Award, given only once a year, for outstanding cadet in his unit.
It's a great day to save lives! The BloodCenter of Wisconsin is at Wisconsin Lutheran High School today, Wednesday, April 24 for our spring blood drive. Approximately 100 students signed up to donate blood during their free periods. The BloodCenter of Wisconsin strives to see 700 donors a day, six days a week, to collect the blood needed by patients in the 55 plus hospitals they partner with. WLHS students will have a chance to save lives by donating blood.
Many people in the Wisco family have been impacted by organ donors. It is fitting to recognize this since April is National Donate Life Month! Over 36,000 organ donations were performed in 2018, but many more are still waiting. Including Wisco alum Joel Kammueller ('88) and Ezekiel Gipson ('00) who are both looking for kidney donors. Please keep both in your prayers! For more information about living organ donations through UW-Madison hospital, visit this link.
Recent kidney donor, Cynthia (Fitzsimmons) Krueger ('99), Assistant Director of Alumni Development at WLHS says, "Being a living organ donor was NEVER on my bucket list. Donating a kidney was an incredibly humbling experience. I was surprised at what a gift it was in my life and how it strengthened my faith and trust in God's unique plans for our lives. Never doubt what a difference YOU can make in this world!"
We're celebrating a milestone year at Wisco, and want our alumni in on the fun early! The 2018-19 school year marks Wisconsin Lutheran High School’s 115th anniversary. To celebrate, gifts given will be entered for these drawings:
$15 minimum: $50 Amazon gift card
$115 minimum: Two Brewers vs Phillies field level tickets for the Saturday, May 25 game, with a bonus post-game concert by Flo Rida
After the 115th day of 2019 on Thursday, April 25, the winners will be announced. The official gift-giving celebration will be held April 23-25. However, we want our alumni to kick off gifts in advance by donating here. Happy Birthday Wisco!
On Saturday, April 6, WLHS hosted its 23rd Annual Dinner Auction "Prepare for Trumpets." A near capacity crowd of 415 attended. Student and adult volunteers helped to serve appetizers and dinner, and assist with making the silent auction a success. The Dinner Auction succeeded in reaching its goal of raising $500,000. The event is meant to build relationships and to provide for student tuition assistance and school budgetary needs. God has blessed WLHS with donors, volunteers, and and a Wisco family that supports our students and mission to provide a successful and Christ-centered future for all at WLHS.
Josh Metzger ('97) had the chance of a lifetime to meet Milwaukee Bucks MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. At the meeting, facilitated by non-profit organization Jacarrie Kicks4Kids, Josh gave Giannis a pair of custom designed shoes he had created. Josh also has created custom pieces for silent auction at the WLHS Dinner Auction. To see more of Josh's work, visit his Instagram page here or @7JesusForgives7.
The 2019 WLHS Spring Pilot, a student produced newspaper, is now hot off the press! Articles include current events such as the crisis in Yemen, student debt, the government shutdown and more! Read the Spring Pilot here.
In April, WLHS was excited to welcome hundreds of 4th graders from 16 of our conference grade schools. Visiting students had a tour of the building and participated in a variety of activities including learning about shocking static with Mr. Plamann, playing games with Mr. Whiteside, folding origami with Wisco students, and composing music with Mr. Petersen in the music lab.
On Sunday, April 14, WLHS international student, Joshua Lyu ('19) was confirmed at Risen Savior Lutheran Church by Pastor Peter Leyrer. Pastor Leyrer and his wife Tammy, International Admissions Director at WLHS, have been Joshua's host parents while he has been attending school.
Joshua plans to attend St. Olaf College in Minnesota next fall to pursue a double major in biology and mathematics. We wish him God's richest blessings!
The most powerful truths are expressed in the simplest words: "It is finished." With these words, Jesus Christ declared that his payment for our sins was complete. "He is not here; he has risen, just as he said." And so the Easter morning angel declared that Jesus Christ is the victor over death.
The faculty and staff of Wisconsin Lutheran High School wish you a meditative time of repentance during your Holy Week and a JOYOUS victory celebration at the empty tomb Easter morning.
The students in the Trade and Tech department often serve the WLHS family with their God-given talents in quiet, behind the scenes ways. For example, an engineering student 3D modeled and 3D printed a real world machine part to help with school cleaning and save a few dollars. A metals student welded a school gate for the maintenance crew. Wood working students created and donated items to the record breaking 2019 WLHS Dinner Auction. The students pictured here created a protective cover for a clock in the main gym, saving the school a couple hundred dollars, while enabling Physical Education students and after school sports teams to time their activities. To God be the glory.
WLHS Prism concerts will be held Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 19 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. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 23. 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.
On Wednesday, April 17, freshman and sophomore students will take the DPI required ACT Aspire Test at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. Students received information about 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. It is a required day of school. Dismissal will be early at 2:00 p.m.
On Saturday, April 6, WLHS hosted its 23rd Annual Dinner Auction "Prepare for Trumpets." A near capacity crowd of 415 attended. Student and adult volunteers helped to serve appetizers and dinner, and assist with making the silent auction a success. The Dinner Auction succeeded in reaching its goal of raising $500,000. The event is meant to build relationships and to provide for student tuition assistance and school budgetary needs. God has blessed WLHS with donors, volunteers, and and a Wisco family that supports our students and mission to provide a successful and Christ-centered future for all at WLHS.
After reading the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, 30 WLHS students went to see the musical Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with Ms. Chris Grzanna on Friday, April 5. Based on Mark Twain’s classic novel, this musical celebrates a journey of discovery and uncommon friendship between Huckleberry Finn and Jim. When writing about the experience, one student remarked, “It is the first play I’ve watched in an actual theater.” It was a wonderful experience for students to see the book come to life on stage.
Congratulations to Viking Christian Leaders for April, Cameron Campbell ('20) and Cat Chan Chu ('20). A Viking Christian Leader exemplifies the culture of Christian leadership at WLHS by applying their God-given gifts in service to others.
Juniors and Seniors, WLHS Prom is coming up on Saturday, May 4. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 15-23, $60 per person. After April 23, the price goes up to $75 through April 26. Tickets can be purchased in the business office. If you plan to bring an outside guest, please pick up a guest form from central office prior to purchasing your tickets. For more information, visit the resource board in onCampus, by logging in here.
The schedule of events for the day are as follows:
Are you interested in anatomy, nursing, neuroscience, or sport and exercise science? WLC is presenting their Young Women’s Science Program Saturday, May 4, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Generac Hall on the WLC campus. The May workshop focuses on neuroscience and sport and exercise science. The program is free. Program and registration information can be found here.
Every semester our Business and Personal Law students take a day to visit Madison. As part of their day, they meet with local elected officials (pictured is this past semester's group meeting with Senator Koonyega) and tour the Capitol building. They also sit in on a Supreme Court oral argument, watching lawyers and the justices debate the merits of a case. The students then meet with a justice afterward to discuss our state judicial system and the inner workings of our highest court.
Recently, our WLHS Campus Pastor Philip Huebner ('99) successfully defended his dissertation “What to Do with Children in Church? A Study on Helping Parents Engage Their Children in Worship.” Working with students, and having children of his own, Pastor Huebner has both interest and experience in this subject. He briefly summarizes his dissertation in this way:
On Monday, April 8, we will follow the late start schedule found on page 9 of the student handbook/planner or here. School will begin at 8:35 a.m. The faculty will meet beforehand beginning at 7:00 a.m. in the library.
The WLHS Spring Sacred Choral Concert, Let All the People Praise, will be held Saturday, April 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the WLHS auditorium. The concert will feature WLHS choirs and instrumentals. Admission is free. Please consider enhancing your Easter celebration by attending this concert.
Enrollment Fees are due April 15, 2019.This $200 per student fee will be applied as a down payment on your 2019-20 tuition (the Enrollment Fee is NOT required for MPCP/WPCP students). Payments can be made by credit card or electronic check either online or over the phone with Smart Tuition.
Every year the Wisco family pulls together to raise funds for a mission cause in an effort we call Our Hands for His Service (OHFHS). Driven primarily by a collaboration of student groups, OHFHS also invites our conference elementary schools to join the cause. This year, OHFHS hopes to raise $30,000 for a ministry named Taste of Ethiopia whose mission is taken from James 1:27 that reads in part ". . . look after orphans and widows."
All juniors have met with a Guidance Counselor to select courses for next school year. Parents, you are able to view these selections in onCampus. We have also discussed future plans with your child including ACT testing and college and career plans.
All sophomore students will be meeting with a Guidance Counselor over the next two weeks to select courses for next school year. During these meetings we will also be discussing college and career plans as well as the career exploration tools available on Naviance. Click here to login to onCampus to access Naviance.
Travis Beckler ('22) and his team won the Juniors (Varsity) Division National Championship for Wheelchair Basketball, held in New Lenox, Ill., this past weekend. Travis' team, which is part of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA), defeated the Houston Hot Wheels for the title. WLHS student Lucas Oswald ('22) also played on this wheelchair team with Travis. Congratulations to both Travis and Lucas!
For attendees and non-attendees, the WLHS Dinner Auction silent auction bidding is now open! Click here to visit the mobile bidding site where auction items are now available. Once you see something you like, click on the "Sign In" link at the top right of the page, and select the way you would like to register. Then, let the fun of silent bidding begin!
Bidding is open now until 7:00 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, April 6, when the silent auction portion of the WLHS Dinner Auction concludes. Bid early, and have fun! For questions about mobile bidding, contact Heidi Witz at 414-453-4567 ext 2004 or email@example.com.
Seven students, accompanied by Mr. Quinten Petersen, headed to Tuscon, Arizona over spring break. Students, under the direction of Pastor Matthew Langebartels, will be reaching out to the community by canvassing homes for Family Fest on Sunday and helping Redeemer Lutheran Church prepare for Easter. They are visiting the classrooms of the school throughout the afternoons and doing some grounds work. They will have opportunities to enjoy the incredible weather and fun outdoor activities of Arizona.
The New Family Parent/Athlete Orientation will take place Wednesday, May 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the WLHS auditorium. Fall sports meetings will take place beforehand at 6:30 p.m. This orientation meeting is for students participating in WLHS athletics for the first time and their parents and will address:
the role our athletic department plays in Christian education,
WLHS and WIAA requirements for student eligibility,
instructions for registering your child for athletics, including time-saving use of our website and athletic software,
information on NCAA eligibility planning,
the Viking Volunteer Booster Club,
Code of Conduct for co-curricular activities, and more.
Wisconsin Lutheran College hosted its fourteenth annual Christian Women's Leadership Circle Butterfly Brunch on Saturday, March 9, to benefit students through scholarships and leadership intiative at WLC. Keynote speaker was Kimberly Joy Krueger, author and storyteller. Her speech was on empowering women to live extraordinary lives and tell their stories. Mrs. Kris Metzger ('72) attended and sponsored WLHS students: Mikaela Sullivan ('19), McKenna Dietze ('19), Eden Nass ('19), and Grace Stroh ('19). (Also pictured: Emily Frey ('16), (back row left) the recipient of a $5,000 Sharon A. Schoeneck Christian Women's Leadership Scholarship).
Do you have yard work or spring cleaning that needs to get done such as watering, planting flowers, laying mulch, washing windows, etc.? Consider hiring hard-working members of WLHS' student council for a day or a few hours for a free-will donation. All money raised will go to WLHS’ mission project to support ministry in Ethiopia. Work days will be held on any Saturday or Sunday from April 13-May 19. To request a team, please contact Claire Albrecht at 262-751-2153 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, phone number, the work you need accomplished, and the day(s) this work could be completed. Thank you for helping us spread the gospel and humanitarian aid to our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia!
In November 2018, WLHS broke ground on an exciting campus expansion that's adding an attractive, new amenity to the school's offerings.
Rising from the ground along Bluemound Road is Honey Creek Hall, a contemporary, suite style dormitory that’s designed to comfortably accommodate 72 domestic and international students and help grow the school’s enrollment.
The development is also home to Honey Creek Place, a separate five-story, market-rate apartment building with 62 units that was funded by an outside group of WLHS supporters.
Early on, WLHS partnered with the architecture firm Tredo Group, which is led by Mr. Jeff Tredo (‘90) and, Catalyst Construction, which is led by Mr. Matt Burow.
STRIKE! You are invited to the third annual Dan Joers ('77) Memorial Bowling Tournament at the Riviera Lanes (86th & Greenfield), on Saturday, April 20, at 11:30 a.m. Cost of $30 includes three games, t-shirt, pizza and prizes. For event information or to register contact Steve Dunn ('77) at 414-453-7200 or Mark Rumler ('77) at 414-640-5551. All proceeds will be donated to WLHS athletics in Dan's name.
The featured Wisco Champion for March is Nate ('92) and Sandra Baer
“Watching WLHS continually improve itself over the years motivated us to support the school in as many ways as possible. Being a Champion means we can help students be adequately prepard to join the workforce as Christian leaders.”
Alumni had a fun night out at Good City Brewing for the first ever WLHS Sip & Social on Monday, March 18. The event was facilitated by Wisco's new Young Alumni Leader Council (YALC). "The Sip & Social was inspired by a desire to provide fun fellowship opportunities for young alumni which didn't revolve around fundraising exclusively. Our goal is to grow and tighten the young alumni network by planning attractive social events, while fostering a renewed passion for WLHS," says YALC member Jon Mann ('07). The most important element for these events is fun and fellowship, so contact YALC members for suggestions about future activities. Stay tuned for the Sip & Social event next year!
Roughly seven years ago, Ezekiel Gipson ('00) was diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease, and his best chance of survival lies in the hands of someone willing to be a living kidney donor. Over the last 2 year his condition has worsened. He has three options for treatment: dialysis, a kidney transplant from a deceased donor or a kidney transplant from a living donor. Dialysis is only a temporary solution. While Ezekiel can remain on dialysis for many years, it is not a cure for kidney disease. It is also physically exhausting and time consuming, with treatment schedules as frequent as three times each week for four hours each session.
WLHS teacher Mr. Josh Nelson ('99) and his AP Chemistry students headed to the general chemistry lab at Wisconsin Lutheran College bright and early last Wednesday morning, March 13, to take advantage of the College's lab equipment and the expertise of Dr. Dan Ebeling (WLHS grad '94). Students worked on a lab examining the properties of buffer solutions, how they work, and the range in which they are effective.
WLHS teacher Mr. Jason Goede is pleased to announce that Advanced Placement (AP) Economics will be added to the WLHS course offerings next school year. This course will provide students an opportunity to study economics at a higher level and possibly earn college credit based upon the AP Exam. This is the third AP course in the Social Studies department, joining AP US History and AP Psychology which have been offered for a number of years already. In addition to adding AP Economics, the department is also looking into classes that reflect the growing diversity of our student body.
Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary invites you to join them for their annual Seminary Scurry on Saturday, May 4. This is a fun, family event. Come explore the beautiful WLS campus in a 5K run/walk and Kid’s Dash. Stay afterwards for a FREE cookout lunch and tour of the campus. Weather permitting, a free bounce house and face painting will be available for children. Click here to register online by Wednesday, May 1, to guarantee an event t-shirt. Participants may also register on the day of the event.
A reminder that spring break is March 25-29, which means no classes. Office hours will be 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Friday. School will resume on Monday, April 1.
Parents, the summer is for growing and learning! Register your grade school child(ren) for the Viking Explorer Summer Program. Offerings are designed to give grade school students a chance to experience a wide variety of activities and interests in a Christian setting. There are many camps available including: basketball, robotics, theater, cheerleading, volleyball, soccer, wrestling, art and more. For more information about camps and to register, visit www.wlhs.org/explorers.
Lashonda Good ('21) and Jadah Webb ('21) are the 2019 winners of the Black History Knowledge Bowl competition sponsored by Safe & Sound Inc. The girls were up against eight other schools with two to eight person teams, held at Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts. As winners, Lashonda and Jadah received a trophy that is on display at the high school for the year. Congratulations to these girls on their hard work!
This past weekend was will filled with athletic accomplishments for Wisconsin Lutheran High School alumni!
At the NCAA Division 3 Track & Field Championships, Leif Van Grinsven ('15) (Wheaton) (pictured left) placed 3rd in the heptathlon. David Lembke ('16) (Carroll University) (pictured middle) won the National Title in the high jump with a jump of 7’1/2”. Kyler Lueck ('15) (UW-Eau Claire) (pictured right) won the 800 meter National Title with a new D3 NCAA record of 1:48.7. At the Division 1 meet, Eric Brown ('15) ran on UW-Wisconsin’s Distance Medley Relay and placed 7th. All four were All-Americans! Blessings and good luck to our alumni!
This year WLHS is pleased to host the WELS National Band Festival the weekend of March 15-17. Twenty WELS high school bands from across the country will be in our building, making use of our classrooms and other spaces. As a result, we will NOT have regular classes on Friday, March 15. All are invited to attend the Festival Concert with guest conductor, Mr. Steven Smith, on Sunday, March 17, at 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium of WLHS.
There is one more chance to order Scrip before the 2018-19 Scrip year ends on Sunday, March 31. WLHS will place its last order on Monday, March 18. You may still place ScripNow or Reload orders until March 31, which will be credited for the current rebate year.
A non-refundable Enrollment Fee of $200 per student is required to reserve your child's seat for the upcoming school year and to ensure course scheduling priority. The enrollment fee does not apply to MPCP or WPCP students. The due date for the enrollment fee is either Monday, April 1 or Sunday, April 15, depending on which payment date you have selected. There is a new process that is being implemented by Smart Tuition this year and has delayed this notification. We are currently working with Smart Tuition on testing the new process and instructions will be emailed when we are ready to move forward, anticipated for next week. Payments can be made by credit card or electronic check to Smart Tuition either online or over the phone. Payments can also be mailed to Smart Tuition, but allow ample time (10 days) for payments to be received and recorded.
Families that applied for tuition assistance or scholarships by the February 28 due date are reminded that grants will be posted to accounts beginning Monday, April 1, 2019. If your Tuition Assistance application was submitted after February 28, please allow extra time for grants to be posted.
WLHS Concert Band will present their Spring concert on Thursday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. Guest artist Liam Teague, a world renown steel pan virtuoso, will share the stage with concert band, percussion ensemble, jazz ensemble, and three steel bands of Viking Steel. Admission is free and doors open at 6:30 p.m.
We want you to be a part of the WLHS Dinner Auction! Attend this year's event, "Prepare for Trumpets," on Saturday, April 6, at 5:00 p.m. at the high school. Register a table of ten or purchase individual tickets here by Friday, March 22. Not in the area, or already booked? Join in on the fun of the silent auction online by registering as a non-attending bidder (information coming soon!). Silent auction items include: sport tickets, artwork, jewelry, and much more!
Sponsorship, item donations, and volunteers also are important to the success of the dinner auction. Contact Heidi Witz at 414-453-4567, ext. 2004 or email@example.com if you can help in any way.
Congratulations to Viking Christian Leaders for March, Aaron Miller('19) and Mahysam Salim('19). A Viking Christian Leader exemplifies the culture of Christian leadership at WLHS by applying their God-given gifts in service to others.
The weekend of March 1-3, WLHS produced its annual musical. Over one thousand students and adults enjoyed The Sound of Music. On Saturday, a special reunion for alumni who participated in the 1994 and 2004 productions of The Sound of Music was hosted for about 50 alumni and friends. Director Ned Goede and Mrs. Gretchen Schram introduced this year's counterpart cast during the reunion social. Many thanks to the volunteers, parents, and students who gave countless hours of help. What a blessing to display the musical talent of our gifted cast and crew.
Under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) rule, all primary and secondary schools are required to develop and implement a plan for managing all building materials which contain asbestos. Included in the AHERA Act is the requirement to annually notify all workers and building occupants (or their guardians) of asbestos-related activities. Beginning in 1988, all buildings owned, leased, or under the control of Wisconsin Lutheran (WLHS) were inspected by EPA accredited inspectors, with building material samples analyzed by an independent laboratory.
The College and Career Night has been rescheduled for Monday, March 11. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and is open to all grade levels to come and talk with professionals from a wide variety of fields in the community, college representatives, and military recruiters.
Sunday, March 10, marks the beginning of Daylight Savings. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night. While this means we will lose an hour of sleep Saturday night, we look forward to the extra hours of sunlight and hopefully spring-like weather to come!
Wednesday, March 13, marks the end of the third quarter. Parents, please remind your students to check their onCampus account (click here to login) and be sure that all assignments are completed and entered. Final grades for third quarter will be available by Friday, March 15.
On this Ash Wednesday, we dedicated a new set of liturgical furnishings for our chapel—an altar, lectern (or podium), and Wisco’s first baptismal font. Retired pastor Nathan Pope, whose father served as a Wisco teacher from 1942-1943, hand crafted the furnishings. Pastor Pope has done projects for churches all over the WELS, including the Chapel of the Christ at Martin Luther College. The three pieces for WLHS are his final work. The furnishings are rich with Christian symbolism, and will give WLHS students and staff constant reminders to focus our daily worship on Jesus for years to come. To see the chapel service dedication, click here.
The WELS National Band Festival is held every other year (the regional festival is on the opposite year), and Wisconsin Lutheran High School is honored to host this year on March 15-17. Over 100 students from 20 WELS high schools will rehearse together on Friday and Saturday to prepare for the concert. WLHS is proud to have 10 students from the band selected to particiate this year. They are (from left to right) back row: Jacob Spudat (french horn), Cedric Cacciotti (clarinet), Jonas Doerr (trumpet), Alicia Mengel (trumpet), middle row: Aaron Jensen (tuba), Olivia Gerbing (tenor sax), Grace Rindfleisch (bass clarinet), Miriam Snyder (bassoon), front row: Alicia Webb (trombone), and Lauren Butler (clarinet).
WLHS held its first ever fashion show "In the Image" with the purpose of awarding a scholarship to a WLHS junior female student. Last Sunday, female students, with their mothers or female mentors, had fun dressing up in clothing from Altar'd State and LuLa Roe by Angela (Hopf) McGuire ('91)), having their hair styled by students from The Aveda Institute of Beauty and Wellness , and then taking a turn down the runway. During intermission, Stephanie Hernandez ('20) was awarded the "In the Image" Scholarship. Thanks to the many donors and attendess, emcee Sharon Patterson, and our female runway models who helped make this event a success!
This week AP Stats students used confidence intervals to determine the age old question, "Is there any difference between the number of chocolate chips found in a Chips Ahoy vs a Kroger Chipmates cookie?" In our random sample we found no evidence to conclude there being any difference and found both to be delicious. Thanks to Statsmedic for this fun and engaging activity.
Students in Mr. Mike Wiechmann's Drawing and Sketching class wrote and illustrated their own children's books. The students then had a chance to read their books to students at St. John's Lutheran School, Wauwatosa. Click here to read The Great Fall of Humpty Dumpty by Emily Harders.
"The process of seeing students go from an idea that they have in their sketchbook to reading the children's book that came from that idea is a wonderful thing!" stated Mr. Wiechmann.
Over the last two weeks freshmen have had initial scheduling presentations with the Guidance Counselors. During this meeting, graduation requirements, requirements for post secondary options, and future scheduling were discussed. Students were given their 4-year course planner and these should be brought home to be discussed with parents. Parents, please sign the back of this document and have your student return it to the Guidance Office. Freshmen will have another meeting with the Guidance Counselors in about a month to finalize their course requests for next school year. If you have any questions please contact the Guidance Department.
On Tuesday, March 5, seniors will pick up their caps and gowns for graduation along with any extra graduation items that were ordered. All extra items ordered from Jostens must be paid in full with cash or money order before the order can be released. Included in the packet are 13 tickets for the graduation ceremony. These are the only tickets each senior will receive.
Mount Mary is now accepting applications to their Summer Leadership Academy June 23-26. The cost is $100. Freshman, Sophomore and Junior female students are eligible to apply. For more information see this link. The Summer Leadership Academy brings high school girls together from across the US for a residential college-prep, career exploration and leadership program. Panels, lectures and interactive workshops will be presented by experts from a variety of backgrounds, including law, business, education and non-profits.
WLHS is excited to bring to stage the beloved story The Sound of Music. Performances will be held Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the reception window of Central Office or online here. Enjoy, once again, the classic story of the young nun who becomes nanny for a widowed Austrian captain with seven unruly children. The Sound of Music is filled with delightful songs and both funny and dramatic moments. It is family entertainment at its finest.
If you have an interest in applying to one of the US Military Academies, please plan to attend United States Military Academy Information Day on Saturday March 2 at 9:00 a.m. at Hamilton High School This event provides an overview of the Congressional Nominations process as well as presentations on academy life from current attendees from all of the service academies. Please contact the Guidance Office with any questions.
Congratulations to Jason Bonow ('19) and Isaiah Hahm ('19) for qualifying for WIAA Individual State Wrestling this past weekend. Jason was defeated in the first round by a wrestler who would go on to win third place. Isaiah advanced to place fourth in state.
Cheer the wrestling team on as they compete at WIAA State this Saturday, March 2. They will wrestle top ranked Ellsworth in the semifinals at the Field House in Madison. Wrestling begins at 10:00 a.m., and if they win, the final match begins at 3:00 p.m. Go Vikings!
Last weekend, the Fine Arts department participated in the annual Wisconsin School Music Association District Solo and Ensemble Festival. In total, Wisco brought home 211 medals. Additionally, twenty-seven WLHS solo or ensemble groups were awarded a Class A star rating and will be headed to State at UW-Milwaukee in April. God be praised for such wonderful performances!
Click here for a sample performace by the WLHS Ichthys Steelband ensemble.
Members of the 1994 Conference and State girls varsity basketball team returned to WLHS to celebrate their 25-year anniversary before a WLHS girls varsity basketball game. The '94 team enjoyed social time to watch highlight videos from their championship year and time to meet with former Coaches Leninger and Bowe. During halftime of the varsity girls game, the current team honored these past champs with roses. Members of the reunion basketball team hadn't been back to Wisco in years. "Thanks for everything," one basketball alum said, "my heart is full."
The featured Wisco Champion for February is alumnus Victor Campbell ('06).
My wife Julie and I decided to become champions to give students the opportunity to attend WLHS. Wisco gave me a GREAT education, the abilitiy to compete through athletics, all while providing me the tools, both religiously and academically, to be successful after graduation. I want other children to have the same opportunities that I experienced.
The February edition of the Pilot, WLHS student newspaper, is now available. Read about the adverse affects of drugs, global warming, voting, veterans, and test your knowledge in the cross word puzzle. Click here to read the full edition.
Wednesday, May 8, was originally scheduled as a half day of school. To recover some hours lost to inclement weather, Wednesday, May 8, will be a full day of school. At present this is the only schedule change in place.
Support our Fine Arts department on Friday, March 1, between 4:30-7:00 p.m., at the Choir Associates all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner. Tickets will be sold at the cafeteria door and cost $10 for adults, $8 for children (children three and under eat free).
Wisconsin Lutheran High School is excited to host the 2019 WELS National Band Fest on Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17. As the festival host school, the high school needs to provide housing for about 100 students and directors. If you are interested in hosting you will need to provide: transportation to and from the festival each day, living accommodations for two or more students, and breakfasts or snacks. For more information, please visit wlhs.org/finearts, or contact Director of Bands Quinten Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-453-4567.
WLHS opened it's doors last Sunday, February 17, to over 300 grade school children for our annual Kids Carnival event. Children participated in games, face painting, crafts, and more with the help of more than 60 WLHS students.
The snow may have thwarted us the first time, but the Sip & Social exclusive event for WLHS young alumni has been rescheduled for Monday, March 18, at Good City Brewery (333 W. Juneau Ave, Milwaukee), from 6:00-9:00p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Click here to register.
If you previously registered in February, you will automaticaly be transfered to our new date. We will still offer the same great beer, great prizes and food, and of course, social time with your Wisco classmates and friends. Check your calendars, and RSVP by Tuesday, March 12.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School collaborates with Smart Tuition and Smart Aid to process tuition requests. Click here to apply for tuition assistance. Smart Aid instructions can be downloaded here. The deadline to apply is February 28.
Congratulations to Joe Mastopietro ('21) who is on the Menomonee Falls High School Bowling Club that qualified for the State High School Bowling Tournament in Green Bay on March 1-3 by winning their division with a record of 15-1. The team bowled a 300 game and qualified for the National High School Bowling Tournament in June. Joe was named 1st team All District and the District MVP. Joe's high GPA also qualified him for all-academic choice.
Junior students are reminded that they are required to take the ACT on Wednesday, February 20, as a part of their school-day schedule. Juniors, please arrive promptly by 7:30 a.m. You will not be admitted to the testing rooms after the test has started. Parents, there is no cost or online registration required. This is an official ACT test. Scores from this test are necessary for most college applications. Dismissal will be at 1:00 p.m. Lunch will not be provided on this day.
Milwaukee and Wisconsin Parental Choice Program students are required to take the ACT Work Keys test on Thursday, February 21, in addition to the ACT test the day before. If you are a parental choice student, please arrive promptly at 7:30 a.m. on February 21, also.
If you are planning to take an AP Test in May, you can start registering for the test in the Guidance Office. The cost for each exam is $94, and if you qualify for the free and reduced lunch program you will qualify for a reduced test price of $53 for each exam. When you come to register please have the full payment for all the exams that you will be taking. The deadline to register is Monday, March 18. If you register for a test and decide that you no longer want to take the exam there will be a $15 processing fee. If you have any questions about the exams or the registration, you can contact the Guidance Office. Testing rooms have been shared with the students and will also be posted in the hallways on the testing day. See the guidance office resource board for links to AP test prep websites.
Chemistry teacher, Mr. Josh Nelson, is growing plants in an aquaponics tank in the greenhouse. This aquaponics tank is a small scale version of a commercial product that uses waste from the fish in the bottom tank to fertilize plants growing in the upper tank. Currently, the talapia are helping to grow basil and a few cherry tomatoes. His goal is to increase the number of edible species that are growing in Wisco's greenhouse, both fish and plant, and to expose students to a model of sustainable development practices.
On Monday, February 18, we will follow the late start schedule found on page 9 of the student handbook/planner or here. School will begin at 8:35 a.m. The faculty will work on curriculum templates beforehand beginning at 7:00 a.m.
Open enrollment for the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program is going on now. All current WLHS families participating in MPCP must re-apply online each year at the link here. MPCP families are encouraged to come to WLHS this week to avoid long lines. The hours to show proof of residency are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Spring sports will begin soon, and as a reminder, proper forms must be on file in our athletic office for each participating student. If you and your student have never seen the risk video or attended the code of conduct presentation, you MUST attend the meeting on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the atrium.
On Wednesday, February 20, all Seniors will partake in the annual Reality Store, under Mr. Jason Goede's direction. The goal of this event is to teach our seniors how to spend, share, and save their God-given finances. Volunteers come in to help teach financial literacy to the students as they walk through a month of bill paying and dealing with the unexpected financial events (e.g. car repairs, medical bills) that adults experience. This is a mandatory school day for seniors. Students will be dismissed by 1:00 p.m. Lunch is not served that day.
Our Viking Christian Leaders for the month of February are McKenna Dietze ('19) and Kyle Kane ('19). A Viking Christian Leader exemplifies the culture of Christian leadership at WLHS by applying their God-given gifts in service to others.
WLHS is excited to bring to stage the beloved story The Sound of Music. Performances are Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, and may be purchased at the reception window of Central Office or through the mail-in ticket order form downloaded here or online by clicking here. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (through eighth grade).
On Wednesday, February 20, the Class of 2020 will take the ACT during the school day. To prepare for this, the juniors have access to a self-paced ACT Prep course on the Naviance platform.
The Class of 2019 was the second class at WLHS to take the ACT as a whole. Students in the top quarter of the class of 2019 averaged 27.3 (91st percentile) on the ACT, while the top half of the class scored an average of 24.6 (83rd percentile). The top three-quarters of the class averaged 22.7 (70th percentile) on the exam. Achieving a 23 on the ACT means a student scored in the top third of all students nationwide.
WLHS seniors have the opportunity to pursue topics of interest to them as they select four, quarter-length courses from the six options available to them: Apologetics, Religion & Science, Non-Christian Religions, Corinthians, Revelation, From Friendship to Marriage, and Christian Life Planning. For the first time this year, a new course, Apologetics, is being offered to seniors led by Pastor Brian Doebler (pictured here practicing a witnessing technique knowns as “God’s Great Exchange"). Apologetics is intellectual practice of defending the Christian faith in the face of worldly arguments made against Christianity.
Due to the weather conditions, the College and Career Night scheduled for January 28 was postponed. It has been rescheduled for Monday, March 11. The event will run from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students to talk with actual professionals from a wide variety of fields, including engineers, IT professionals, skilled trades, service careers, business, industrial trades, civil service and law, military recruiters, and health related fields. New this year! Students will also be able to attend a College Fair that same evening. This event is open to all students. Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you there!
Construction on Honey Creek Hall, our new dormitory, is progressing quickly! Poster boards about the 3-story dorm that has a capacity for up to 72 students are available in the high school. The display includes furniture choices, street views, building and room layouts, and more. The dorm is scheduled to be done this summer for students coming around the US and across the globe.
Step right up and try your luck at over 45 fun games! Wisconsin Lutheran High School will be hosting the Kid's Carnival on Sunday, February 17, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Children age 3 through fourth grade are invited to play games, meet live animals and participate in other fun activities. Each $3 admission receives 20 play tokens, or $5 gets you 20 tokens and admission to a magic show in the auditorium as well as entrance into a bounce house in the multipurpose gym. The magic show is at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Concessions will be available for purchase. Parents and grandparents are admitted free of charge and encouraged to bring their cameras for some great photo opportunities.
During our 5-day stretch of snow and cold weather, WLHS Art teacher Mr. Michael Weichmann challenged students to create something during their free time off. Creative Challenge #1 was to create something unexpected. Our final, Creative Challenge #2 was to create something in a style or technique the student had never tried before. Congratulations to first place Grace Stroh ('19) (pictured here), winner of a dozen bagels, second place Avery Baewer ('19) winner of a donut , and third place Madison Sipe ('22), winner of one sprinkle or uncooked egg (choose wisely Madison!).
Thanks to all our students who submitted a creation for both snow/cold day challenges. Creativity doesn't have to be limited to our art students; thanks for sharing your creations with us!
The Winter Cheer Clinic, for grades K4-8, has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 17, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. It will be held at a NEW location, in the gym at St. John’s Lutheran School, Wauwatosa. Come learn jumps, dances, cheers and stunts with us! Parents showcase starts at 3:45 p.m. Cost is $25. Click here for registration form.
Despite the snow and cold, Galaxy Festival 2019 prevailed! Activities included dress-up days, lunchtime competitions, festival court, basketball games, and much more. Garrett Pomeroy was crowned Festival King. The week capped off with a dance Saturday night which included a balloon drop with gift cards and glow-in-the-dark fun.
Midterm grading day is Monday, February 4. Encourage your student to check his or her grades and make sure that all assignments are completed and turned in to date. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your student's teacher.
Congratulations to Isabella Iglesias ('20) winner of the WLHS Photo Club "Winter Break Challenge." Isabella and her family went on a cruise over break where she took this photo that correctly displayed the "Rule of Thirds," one of the requirements for the challenge. Thank you to everyone who voted and submitted a photo!
Due to the snow and cold this past week, WLHS students have enjoyed some free time. What better way to use that free time than to hold a "Creative Snow Day Challenge!" Students were given instructions to create something beautiful and unexpected, the rest was up to their imagination. Congratulations to first place Jack Zerbe ('22), winner of a pizza (pictured here), second place Reagan Godager ('22) winner of a candy bar, and third place Mya Baertlein ('20), winner of one pistachio or one M&M (whoo hoo Mya!).
Thanks to all our students who submitted a creation. The participants really made this creative challenge their own, displaying an excellent array of talents. Our Snow/Cold Day Creative Challenge #2 is going on right now for the rest of today (January 30)! Check our Facebook or Instagram pages for more details.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School is closed, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, due to the extremely cold temperatures.
WLHS's open or closed status for Thursday, January 31, has not been determined at this time; that decision will be made independent of the Milwaukee School System. Assume that WLHS is open on Thursday, unless you read a posted "closed" status on TV, E-mail, our web site, or hear from our recorded message.
WLHS is excited to bring to stage the beloved story The Sound of Music. Performances are Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 1, and may be purchased at the reception window of Central Office or through the mail-in ticket order form downloaded here. Every WLHS student will receive one free ticket with a school ID at the reception window. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (through eighth grade).
Throughout the school year, the English department strives to deepen students' understanding of what they read or write about. One of the ways this is done is by tapping into a variety of learning styles so that students can use different skills to show what they know. Mrs. Braun's freshmen use technology and visuals to reflect on biographies and historical events (photos 1-4). Mrs. Strand's sophomores use original art to illustrate personal narratives and the action of those stories (photos 5-6).
Career Exploration Night is Monday, January 28. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students to talk with actual professionals from a wide variety of fields, including: engineers, IT professionals, skilled trades, service careers, business, industrial trades, civil service and law, military recruiters, and health related fields.
New this year! Students will also be able to attend a College Fair that same evening.
Wisconsin Lutheran is excited to offer ten mission trip opportunities in the United States that give our students the privilege of lending their gifts to other WELS ministries. United States mission trips are open to our current juniors, sophomores, and freshmen. Seniors may also apply; however, preference will be given to juniors, sophomores, and freshmen.
The United States trips and tentative corresponding dates are:
All current WLHS families participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), or the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP), must re-apply each year. The 2019-20 online application link for both the MPCP and WPCP opens February 1. You can click here to read about further information and requirements for both programs.
All MPCP and WPCP applications must be completed online. You will need an E-mail address to complete your application.
Join us for our Winter Festival pep rally in the main gymnasium at school this Friday, January 25, at 2:15 p.m. We will be following our pep rally schedule as noted on page 9 in the student handbook and planner or click here. Classes end at 2:15 p.m. to allow for an all-school pep rally which concludes at 3:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to join us, but be ready for some noise!
Scholarship applications are due Thursday,January 31. Scholarship applications can be found by clicking here and logging onto your onCampus account. Begin your scholarship application by clicking the link in the yellow bar at the top of your onCampus page that says 1 Form(s) to Review. This link will lead you to the scholarship application. Your application will remain saved in your account until you hit the submit button. All written submissions, including letters of recommendation, can be submitted in one E-mail to email@example.com.
Members of the 1994 State Championship girls basketball team are invited to Wisco on Friday, February 8, for a special 25-year reunion. A nacho bar reception will be held in the school's atrium from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for you and your family before the Wisco girls varsity baskball game vs New Berlin West. During half time of the game, the '94 team will also be announced. Come back and celebrate with Coach Lehninger!
The featured Wisco Champion for January 2019 is Da'Sha Wilbern ('11).
I joined Wisco Champions because I love WLHS. The most important way Wisco has helped me was showing me how to stay close to God. When I went to college, Wisco prepared me for college-level classes, and I even filled in to teach in some of my classes as a teacher's aid. The reason why I wanted to join Wisco Champs was to make sure someone has the same, or even better, education than I received. Since I can't be there to volunteer, why not donate?
On Sunday, February 24, WLHS will hold its first ever fashion show, "In the Image" in the school's atrium from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The event is a celebration for women of all ages. Through this fashion show, a scholarship will be awarded to a WLHS junior year female student, based on academic success as well as community outreach and volunteer activities. Cost is $10 for front row seats or $5 for general admission. Visit wlhs.org/image to RSVP by Monday, February 8.
The Antioch Foundation will host their annual Christian Leadership Experience (CLE) event on March 15-16, 2019 at the LaCrosse Center in Lacrosse, WI and invites our readers to attend. The CLE is aimed at Christians who are looking for encouragement and counsel about their leadership roles in the home, at work, and in the community.
Since 2000, the Antioch Foundation has sponsored many projects under a simple mission: “To make a positive difference in the lives of others for the greater glory of God.” To learn more about the conference, go to www.christlead.com.
Join fellow WLHS young alumni for a Sip & Social exclusive night out for the soft opening at Good City Brewery (333 W. Juneau Ave, Milwaukee), on Tuesday, February 12, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. RSVP by Tuesday, February 5, by clicking here.
Located in the newly developed Good City Commons area, next to the Fiserv Forum in downtown Milwaukee, Good City Brewery has a variety of craft beers on tap. Enjoy appetizers, one drink ticket, and a chance for some fun raffle prizes with the price of admission.
All 5th graders and their families are invited to join us on Sunday, January 27, at 5:30 p.m., for our annual 5th Grade Extravaganza. Come for an exciting evening of food, fun and entertainment. Students and parents will have a chance to learn about our caring, Christian environment, superior academics, award-winning co-curriculars, generous tuition assistance, and other amazing opportunities that WLHS offers. The 5th grade students will tour the building in the form of a scavenger hunt, see science demonstrations, and be eligible for door prizes. To register for this fun-filled event, click here.
Junior students are reminded that they will write the ACT on Wednesday, February 20, as a part of their school-day schedule. Juniors, please arrive promptly by 7:30 a.m. Regulations do not allow a student to be admitted to the testing rooms after the test has started. Parents, there is no cost or online registration required. This is an official ACT event. Scores from this test can be used for college applications.
Milwaukee and Wisconsin Parental Choice Program students are required to take the ACT Work Keys test on Thursday, February 21, in addition to the ACT test the day before. If you are a parental choice student, please arrive promptly at 7:30 a.m. on February 21, also.
On Friday, January 18, Wisconsin Lutheran High School will hold its annual worship service to thank God for the civil rights movement. The theme of the service is Let Freedom Ring. Pastor Brady Coleman of Siloah Lutheran Church will give the address, and the youth choir of St. Marcus under the direction of Mrs. Carol Jeske will sing. The service will be streamed live here at 8:39 a.m. (CST).
We will follow the morning assembly schedule found on page 10 of the student planner and handbook which includes a 5-minute homeroom.
The New Berlin Junior Woman's Club is excited to announce its second annual Formalwear Pop-up Boutique on January 26, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and January 27, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., held at the New Berlin Community Center. The event is an opportunity to sell your prom, homecoming, and winter formal dresses, shoes, handbags, and jewelry. All items must be in clean, untorn and saleable condition.
Our Viking Christian Leaders for the month of January are Jason Bonow ('19) and Bria Wigley ('20). A Viking Christian Leader exemplifies the culture of Christian leadership at WLHS by applying their God-given gifts in service to others.
The "Reading Buddy" program at WLHS has become a special experience for our conference grade schools and the high school. Last week, our volleyball and football teams had the pleasure of reading to grade school students at Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Grade School, St. Paul's Lutheran Grade School, Cudahy, and Loving Shepherd Lutheran Grade School. Our high school students admit that they have just as much fun as their reading buddies! More visits are planned later in the month—stay tuned at your grade school!
The Antioch Foundation will host their annual Christian Leadership Experience (CLE) event on March 15-16, 2019 at the LaCrosse Center in Lacrosse, WI and invites our readers to attend. The CLE is aimed at Christians who are looking for encouragement and counsel about their leadership roles in the home, at work, and in the community.
Since 2000, the Antioch Foundation has sponsored many projects under a simple mission: “To make a positive difference in the lives of others for the greater glory of God.” To learn more about the conference and to register at an early bird rate (by January 15), go to www.christlead.com.
During morning chapel on Wednesday, January 9, the Reverend Doctor Ken Fisher blessed the new flags that Honduran student Perla Irias-Alvarado and Ugandan student Jolly Katugume carried in. Thirty-four flags now hang in our atrium. They represent the countries of origin from past and present students attending WLHS, and they remind us that we are a Great Commission School. To watch the flag service and chapel, click here.
This semester, we are blessed to have six new international students join our WLHS family. They come to us from China, South Korea, Vietnam and Uganda. WLHS held an orientation day for the new students on January 4, so that they could get acquainted with the school building and understand the basics of how to get a successful start at our high school. The students' American mentors joined in the late morning to introduce themselves, share tips, and help locate lockers and classrooms. In the afternoon, the new students toured the top sights of Milwaukee including Lake Michigan, Milwaukee Public Market, and Milwaukee Art Museum. In the evening, students had dinner with their house parents and learned about the residential program at WLHS. Welcome to our new students!
This year WLHS is pleased to host the WELS National Band Festival the weekend of March 15-17. Twenty WELS high school bands from across the country will be in our building, making use of our classrooms and other spaces. As a result, we will NOT have regular classes on Friday, March 15. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly. Information regarding public performances that weekend is forthcoming.
Campus Pastor Phil Huebner invites students and the Wisco family to unite in a new year of rededication to God’s Word by reading the Bible in one year. Reading approximately 20-minutes per day, or about 4-5 chapters, both Old and New Testaments will be completely covered by the end of December 2019. The schedule, found here, helps you stay on track for each week. There is still plenty of time to start reading the book of Matthew for this first week (January 6-12).
This semester we are blessed to have six new international students join our WLHS family. They come to us from China, South Korea, Vietnam and Uganda. WLHS held an orientation day for the new students on January 4, so they could get acquainted with the school building and the basics of how to get a successful start at our high school. The students' American mentors joined in the late morning to introduce themselves, give the new students tips, and help them find their lockers and classrooms. In the afternoon the new students went on a tour of Milwaukee, seeing top sights including Lake Michigan, Milwaukee Public Market and the Art Museum. In the evening, students had dinner with their house parents and learned about the residential program at WLHS. We welcome these new students!
Thanks to the generosity of WLHS families and friends, we are pleased to offer a variety of scholarships to our current students as well as incoming freshmen. Each scholarship that requires an application will be awarded based on the specific criteria listed. Click here for a list of all available scholarships.
All scholarship applications for the 2019-20 school year will be done online. The link for the scholarship applications opened January 1, 2019. The completed form, written submissions, and supporting financial documentation, if applicable, must be electronically submitted by January 31, 2019. Applicants will be notified of awarded scholarships beginning April 1, 2019.
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, 2019.
Students participated in many fun Christmas activities, concerts and worship services just before the holidays. We hope you enjoyed the break and time with family. Here are some great memories from Wisco Christmas 2018!