2019

News List

  • September

    Class of 2020 Yearbook Information

    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.
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  • College Planning Night - September 19

    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.
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  • Grandparents Day - September 25

    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. Click here to register for this free event.
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  • Half Day Schedule - Wednesday, September 18

    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.
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  • Monarchs

    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!
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  • Naviance

    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 guidance@wlhs.org.
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  • New Grade School Band Director and Music Instructor

    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.
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  • Picture Retake Day - Thursday, September 19

    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.
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  • Semifinalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program Announced

    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.
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  • Student Returns Home and Back to School

    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.
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  • Annual Camping Trip

    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.
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  • Attendance - Leaving Early

    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.
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  • National Honor Society Induction - September 9

    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.


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  • Subscribe to WLHS YouTube Channel

    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.
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  • Viking Christian Leaders: Love

    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.
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  • Welcome to Miss Angela Horneber

    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.
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  • Wisco Athletics NFHS Livestream

    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.
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  • August

    College Essay Writing Workshop

    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.
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  • Fashion Tech Instructor Receives 1st Place Honor

    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!
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  • Installation and Anniversary Service

    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:
    • Daniel Hafenstein - Grade School Band Program
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  • No School - Labor Day, September 2

    Please note that there will be no school on Monday, September 2.
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  • Senior Parents

    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.
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  • State Champs Honored

    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.
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  • Welcome Back to Mrs. Lisa Wigley

    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.
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  • Freshmen Tailgate

    This tailgate is a great way for freshmen to meet one another as they eat, listen to music, play games, and then cheer on Wisco's football team together! Here is the information you need to know:
    When: Thursday, August 29
    Where: Wisco Football Field
    Start Time: 4:00 p.m.
    End Time: 5:30 p.m.
    Does this cost anything? Nope! This event is completely free of charge for all freshmen.
    Do I need to bring anything? Just yourself and some friends.

    After the tailgate feel free to stay and cheer on your classmates at the freshman football game. We are super excited to host this event for another year.
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  • New Honey Creek Hall Open for 2019-20 School Year

    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.
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  • Wisco Champion Month in Coming September

    Let's celebrate! During the month long celebration we have fun things planned for current Wisco Champions, and alumni and friends of WLHS who join this special group during the month of September!
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  • Wisco Summer Night Fun

    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!
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  • Half Day Schedule - Wednesday, August 28

    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.
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  • Largest Freshmen Class in Over 20 Years!

    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.
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  • Meet Your Teacher Night and Naviance Seminar - September 4

    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.
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  • New Science Teacher and Wrestling Coach

    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.
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  • Post High School Planning for Seniors

    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 guidance@wlhs.org.
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  • Smart Tuition

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

    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.
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  • WLHS Clothing for Sale

    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.
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  • Chromebook Rollout

    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:
    • Seniors and Juniors - Friday, August 16
    • Sophomores and Freshmen - Monday, August 19
    Please send all questions to technology@wlhs.org.
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  • Creativity with WLHS School Theme

    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
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  • Picture Day

    School pictures will be taken on:

    Thursday, August 22
    for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors
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  • Weekly E-News

    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.
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  • Welcome to the New School Year

    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.
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  • Whom Do I Contact If . . .

    I have concerns regarding a teacher?
    First the teacher*
    then either an assistant principal or the principal
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  • AP Exam Results

    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.
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  • Bus Information

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

    Milwaukee County Transit has a city bus stop directly in front of our high school for our students to use during the school year. Wisconsin Lutheran High School does not provide city bus tickets. For information on purchasing bus tickets or bus passes, please contact the Milwaukee County Transit System at 414-344-4550 or online here.
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  • Calculator Rental Program

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

    The Wisco School Store operates a calculator rental program. Students can rent a TI-84 calculator for a yearly rental fee of $30. This calculator can also be used for taking ACT and SAT tests. Calculators will be available for rental at the School Store located in the lower lobby before school and during lunch hours beginning Thursday, August 15. Questions about the program should be directed to Jason Goede, School Store Coordinator, at jason.goede@wlhs.org.
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  • First Full Day of School - August 15

    The first day of school for all students is Thursday, August 15. It will be a full day of school from 7:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Lunch will be available for purchase.
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  • Freshmen Orientation Day - August 14

    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:
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  • Have You Updated Your Information?

    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 oncampus@wlhs.org.
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  • Marching to the "Top of the World"

    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 (quinten.petersen@wlhs.org), to RSVP since space is limited!
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  • Student Parking

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

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

    WLHS is continuing its partnership with Taher Food Service Management Company for the 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.
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  • July

    2019-20 Back to School Information

    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.
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  • ACT Aspire Results

    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 chad.biesterfeld@wlhs.org or call the school's main line at 414-453-4567 and ask for the Guidance Office.
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  • Applying for Free/Reduced Price School Meals

    On or after August 5, 2019, go to www.mymealtime.com

    NOTE: If you receive a Direct Meal Certification letter in the mail, this indicates your child(ren) are already eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch meals during the 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.
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  • Chromebook Update

    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.
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  • English Excellence Summer Camp at WLHS

    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.
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  • Parent Information Meetings - August 12 & 13

    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:
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  • Success on the Court and in the Classroom

    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!
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  • Athletic Start Dates

    The following are the official 2019-2020 athletic start dates for the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association:
    • JV and Varsity Football - August 6
    • Dance  - August 6
    • Cheerleading - August 6
    • Freshmen Football - August 12
    • Cross Country - August 19
    • Volleyball - August 19
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  • Coach Goede Honored

    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!
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  • Update Your Information

    Parents, guardians, and alumni, please log in to your onCampus account here to make sure your contact information is up-to-date. Click on the drop-down arrow by your name, then 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.
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  • WLHS Building Makeover

    It's been a busy summer of projects and updates around the building at Wisco. Here is a list of a few of the highlights:
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  • WWW Mission Trips Wrap Up

    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
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  • New Champion Website

    Our Wisco Champion site has had a makeover. Take a peek and see what being a Champ is all about at wlhs.org/wiscochampions.
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  • Still Time to Register for Wisco Summer Night

    Our annual Wisco Summer Night is a FREE event for alumni, friends and family. It is a casual evening of games, music, and merriment. Click here to RSVP by Friday, August 2.

    This year Wisco Summer Night will be held at Sprecher Brewery (701 W. Glendale Ave, Milwaukee) Thursday, August 8 • 6:00-9:00 p.m.
    Snacks provided with beverages and additional food available for purchase. Rain or shine —join us in the beer garden!

    Questions? Contact Cindy Krueger ('99) at cynthia.krueger@wlhs.org or 414-453-4567 ext. 2018.
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  • Wisco Mission Trips Take Teens Around the World

    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
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  • "Read the Bible in A Year" is Halfway Complete

    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.
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  • 2019-20 WLHS School Theme Announced

    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.
     
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  • Fond Farewell

    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.
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  • Wisco Witnessing Continues

    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.
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  • WLHS Host Families Needed

    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 eric.duwe@wlhs.org.
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  • June

    Wisco Mile 2019

    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.
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  • Featured Wisco Champion for June

    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

    For more information about Wisco Champions, visit www.wlhs.org/wiscochampions.
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  • RSVP for Wisco Summer Night

    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.
    Join us in the beer garden!

    Questions? Contact Cindy Krueger ('99) at cynthia.krueger@wlhs.org or 414-453-4567 ext. 2018.
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  • Summer Contact

    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 cynthia.krueger@wlhs.org or 414-453-4567 ext. 2018.

    The Contact can also be viewed online here.
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  • YALC Update

    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.
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  • 29th Annual Wisco Golf Outing

    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.
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  • Save the Date - Grandparents Day - September 25

    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.
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  • Sign up for Viking Marching Band Camp

    Marching band registration is open! Sign up, share the link, and get ready for a great season! More info will be coming soon. Click here to get started!
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  • Student Athletes, Do You Have Your Athletic Participation Card?

    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:
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  • There's Always Something Going on at Wisco--Even in Summer!

    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.
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  • WWW Summer Mission Trips Continue

    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!
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  • Canticum Novum Concert Series

    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:
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  • Class of 2019 Future Plans

    "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares theLord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (Jeremiah 29:11).

    The recently graduated class of 2019 is full of plans for the future. Click here to see some of their current goals.
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  • Course Request Changes

    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.
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  • Summer Fun at WLHS with Viking Explorer Camps

    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.
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  • Wisco Students Head to Colorado and Texas

    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.
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  • WELS Night at Miller Park

    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).
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  • WLHS Track Success at State

    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.
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  • May

    2019 Graduation

    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.
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  • Alumna Addresses Girls in Engineering

    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.
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  • Athletic Department Information - Attention Student Athletes

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

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

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

    Please note these important dates:

    August 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.
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  • Summer Pilot

    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.
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  • Wisco Student Receives Leadership Award

    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.
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  • Calling All Alumni Who Like to Paint

    Help WLHS spruce up 19 of our academic classrooms with a fresh coat of paint this summer. We supply the brushes, paint, and refreshments. You bring comfortable clothes and join in on the fun.

    Midweek Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20
    Shifts: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 4:00-6:00 p.m., 6:00-8:00 p.m.

    Saturday Dates: June 15 and 22
    Shifts: 9:00-11:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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  • Featured Wisco Champion for May

    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."

    For more information about Wisco Champions, visit www.wlhs.org/wiscochampions.
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  • Reunion Zero Keeps Senior Graduates Connected to Wisco

    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.
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  • 2019 Graduation Service Information

    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.
     
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  • Class of 2020 - Senior Class Pictures

    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.
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  • Free Summer Meals

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

    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!
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  • Host Families Needed

    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 eric.duwe@wlhs.org.
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  • OHFHS Exceeds Goal!

    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.
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  • Packed Audiences at Prism 2019

    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!
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  • Summer Hours

    Most WLHS offices will be open May 28–August 10 with hours as follows:
    Monday–Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Friday: 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Guidance Office hours will be:
    Monday–Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
    Friday: 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
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  • Wisco Triple Jump Record Smashed

    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!
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  • Wisco's Vrana Named "Player of the Week"

    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. 
     
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  • 2019 Prism Concerts

    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!
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  • 2019-20 Course Requests

    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.
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  • Academic Awards Night

    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.
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  • Baptism Blessings at WLHS

    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.
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  • Exam Days Schedule

    We will be following the Exam Schedule on Thursday, May 23, and Friday, May 24, found on page 10 of the student handbook. The schedule is as follows:
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  • Field Trip to The Giver

    On Thursday, May 9, the WLHS cast of The Giver took a field trip to see The Giver at Waukesha Civic Theatre. The production was directed by WLHS alumna, Katie Lynne Krueger ('11). 
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  • Lunch Year End Process

    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 chef@wlhs.org. Refunds must be requested at the reception window no later than May 24, 2019.
     
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  • Prom Highlights

    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.
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  • Senior Year End Activities

    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.
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  • Textbook Return Process

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

    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.
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  • Updated Chromebook Collection Schedule

    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.
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  • Assistant Volleyball Coach Needed

    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 dave.baacke@wlhs.org or 414-453-4567 ext 2023.
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  • Exemplary Performance at WSMA

    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.
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  • Half Day Schedule - Thursday, May 16

    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.
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  • Hideaway Cafe - Friday, May 10

    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!
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  • National Teacher Appreciation Week

    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:
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  • Senior Art Show - Wednesday, May 15

    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.
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  • Viking Christian Leaders for the Month of May

    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.
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  • 29th Annual Friends of Wisco Golf Outing

    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 planner@wlhs.org or 414-453-4567 ext. 2004 with any questions.
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  • #MLCDay19

    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!
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  • Alumni Track & Field News

    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!
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  • Biology Greenhouse Bounty

    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.
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  • Future Freshman Parent Night - Wednesday, May 1

    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.
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  • Prom 2019 - Saturday, May 4

    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)
         Dinner 6:15-7:00 p.m. 
         Prom Court Presentation 7:15 p.m.
         Dance 7:30-11:00 p.m.

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

    The Prom Committee would like to remind you of the following:
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  • Viking Invitational Renamed to Honor Coach Carleton Sitz

    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.
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  • Welcome to our New WLHS Parents

    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.
     
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  • April

    Chromebooks

    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 freshmen and sophomores and Monday, May 20, for juniors and seniors.
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  • Class of 2019 Yard Signs

    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.
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  • English Excellence Summer Camp

    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."
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  • Grenada Mission Trip

    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.
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  • Sixth Annual Civil Rights Trip

    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.
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  • Wisco Student Receives Naval Award

    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.
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  • WLHS Blood Drive - April 24

    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. 
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  • April is National Donate Life Month

    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!"
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  • Celebrate Wisco's 115th Birthday!

    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 hereHappy Birthday Wisco!
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  • Record Year for the 2019 Dinner Auction

    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.

    To watch the auction video, click here.
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  • Wisco Alum Creates Custom Shoes for Giannis

    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.
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  • 2019 Spring Pilot

    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.
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  • 4th Grade Roundabout

    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.
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  • Confirmation Blessing for International Student

    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!
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  • Easter Blessings

    The most powerful truths are expressed in the simplest words: "It is finished." With these words, Jesus Christ declared that his payment for our sins was complete. "He is not here; he has risen, just as he said." And so the Easter morning angel declared that Jesus Christ is the victor over death. 

    The faculty and staff of Wisconsin Lutheran High School wish you a meditative time of repentance during your Holy Week and a JOYOUS victory celebration at the empty tomb Easter morning.
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  • Easter Break - April 19 - 22

    Classes will not meet during our Easter break which begins on Good Friday, April 19, and runs through Monday, April 22. WLHS will be closed those days as well. School will resume on Tuesday, April 23.
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  • Trade and Tech Innovators

    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. 
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  • WLHS Prism Concerts

    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.
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  • Cheering on the Bucks

    Students from the WLHS International Program and Student Homes Program attended the Milwaukee Bucks game on April 10, versus the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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  • ACT Aspire Test - April 17

    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.
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  • Juniors and Seniors - No School April 17

    Due to the DPI required Aspire Test for all freshmen and sophomores, there will be no classes for juniors and seniors on Wednesday, April 17.
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  • Record Year for the 2019 WLHS Dinner Auction

    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.

    To watch the auction video, click here.
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  • Students Experience The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    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.
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  • Viking Christian Leaders for the Month of April

    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.
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  • WLHS Prom - May 4

    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:
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  • Young Women's Science Program - at WLC

    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.
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  • Business and Personal Law Students Visit Madison

    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. 
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  • Campus Pastor Phil Huebner ('99) Earns Doctorate

    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:
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  • Late Start - Monday, April 8

    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.  
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  • Sacred Choral Concert - Saturday, April 13

    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.
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  • Smart Tuition Enrollment - Due April 15

    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.
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  • Spread the Gospel in Ethiopia

    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."
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  • Student Scheduling Update for 2019-20

    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.
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  • Wisco Student on NWBA Championship Team

    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!
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  • WLHS Auction Bidding Now Open

    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 planner@wlhs.org.
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  • March

    Snowtubing Trip with American Mentors

    If you can't beat the cold and snow, you might as well enjoy it!
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  • First Mission Trip of 2019!

    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.
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  • New Family Parent/Athlete Orientation

    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.
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  • WLC Butterfly Brunch

    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).
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  • WLHS Work Days

    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 albrechtcl19@wlhs.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!
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  • WLHS Adds to Campus

    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.
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  • Athletics Alumni Bowling Tournament - Saturday, April 20

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

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

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

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

    Alumni had a fun night out at Good City Brewing for the first ever WLHS Sip & Social on Monday, 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!
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  • You can save a life -- living kidney donor needed

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

    WLHS teacher 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.
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  • AP Economics

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

    Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary invites you to join them for their annual Seminary Scurry on Saturday, May 4. This is a fun, family event. Come explore the beautiful WLS campus in a 5K run/walk and Kid’s Dash. Stay afterwards for a FREE cookout lunch and tour of the campus. Weather permitting, a free bounce house and face painting will be available for children. Click here to register online by Wednesday, May 1, to guarantee an event t-shirt. Participants may also register on the day of the event.
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  • Spring Break - March 25-29

    A reminder that spring break is March 25-29, which means no classes. Office hours will be 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Friday. School will resume on Monday, April 1.
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  • Third Quarter Honor Roll

    Click here to see a list of the third quarter honor roll recipients. Congratulate these students on their diligence and hard work.
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  • Viking Explorers Summer Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The weekend of March 1-3, WLHS produced its annual musical. Over one thousand students and adults enjoyed The Sound of Music. On Saturday, a special reunion for alumni who participated in the 1994 and 2004 productions of The Sound of Music was hosted for about 50 alumni and friends. Director Ned Goede and Mrs. Gretchen Schram introduced this year's counterpart cast during the reunion social. Many thanks to the volunteers, parents, and students who gave countless hours of help. What a blessing to display the musical talent of our gifted cast and crew.
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  • Annual Asbestos Notification 2018-19 School Year

    Under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) rule, all primary and secondary schools are required to develop and implement a plan for managing all building materials which contain asbestos. Included in the AHERA Act is the requirement to annually notify all workers and building occupants (or their guardians) of asbestos-related activities. Beginning in 1988, all buildings owned, leased, or under the control of Wisconsin Lutheran (WLHS) were inspected by EPA accredited inspectors, with building material samples analyzed by an independent laboratory.
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  • Career Exploration Night - March 11

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

    Sunday, March 10, marks the beginning of Daylight Savings. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night. While this means we will lose an hour of sleep Saturday night, we look forward to the extra hours of sunlight and hopefully spring-like weather to come!
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  • Third Quarter Ends March 13

    Wednesday, March 13, marks the end of the third quarter. Parents, please remind your students to check their onCampus account (click here to login) and be sure that all assignments are completed and entered. Final grades for third quarter will be available by Friday, March 15.
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  • Wisco Dedicates New Chapel Furnishings

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

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

    An Afternoon at the "In the Image" Fashion Show

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

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

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

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

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

    On Tuesday, March 5, seniors will pick up their caps and gowns for graduation along with any extra graduation items that were ordered. All extra items ordered from Jostens must be paid in full with cash or money order before the order can be released. Included in the packet are 13 tickets for the graduation ceremony. These are the only tickets each senior will receive.
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  • Mount Mary Summer Leadership Academy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Junior students are reminded that they are required to take the ACT on Wednesday, February 20, as a part of their school-day schedule. Juniors, please arrive promptly by 7:30 a.m. You will not be admitted to the testing rooms after the test has started. Parents, there is no cost or online registration required. This is an official ACT test. Scores from this test are necessary for most college applications. Dismissal will be at 1:00 p.m.  Lunch will not be provided on this day. 

    Milwaukee and Wisconsin Parental Choice Program students are required to take the ACT Work Keys test on Thursday, February 21, in addition to the ACT test the day before. If you are a parental choice student, please arrive promptly at 7:30 a.m. on February 21, also.
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  • AP Testing

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

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

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

    On Monday, February 18, we will follow the late start schedule found on page 9 of the student handbook/planner or here. School will begin at 8:35 a.m. The faculty will work on curriculum templates beforehand beginning at 7:00 a.m.
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  • MPCP Open Enrollment Ends Wednesday, February 20

    Open enrollment for the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program is going on now. All current WLHS families participating in MPCP must re-apply online each year at the link here. MPCP families are encouraged to come to WLHS this week to avoid long lines. The hours to show proof of residency are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
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  • Parent/Athlete Code of Conduct Meeting - Wednesday, February 27

    Spring sports will begin soon, and as a reminder, proper forms must be on file in our athletic office for each participating student. If you and your student have never seen the risk video or attended the code of conduct presentation, you MUST attend the meeting on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the atrium.
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  • Reality Store for ALL Seniors - Wednesday, February 20

    On Wednesday, February 20, all Seniors will partake in the annual Reality Store, under Mr. Jason Goede's direction. The goal of this event is to teach our seniors how to spend, share, and save their God-given finances. Volunteers come in to help teach financial literacy to the students as they walk through a month of bill paying and dealing with the unexpected financial events (e.g. car repairs, medical bills) that adults experience. This is a mandatory school day for seniors. Students will be dismissed by 1:00 p.m. Lunch is not served that day.
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  • Viking Christian Leaders for the Month of February

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Due to the weather conditions, the College and Career Night scheduled for January 28 was postponed. It has been rescheduled for Monday, March 11. The event will run from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students to talk with actual professionals from a wide variety of fields, including engineers, IT professionals, skilled trades, service careers, business, industrial trades, civil service and law, military recruiters, and health related fields. New this year! Students will also be able to attend a College Fair that same evening. This event is open to all students. Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you there!
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  • Honey Creek Hall

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

    Step right up and try your luck at over 45 fun games! Wisconsin Lutheran High School will be hosting the Kid's Carnival on Sunday, February 17, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Children age 3 through fourth grade are invited to play games, meet live animals and participate in other fun activities. Each $3 admission receives 20 play tokens, or $5 gets you 20 tokens and admission to a magic show in the auditorium as well as entrance into a bounce house in the multipurpose gym. The magic show is at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
     
    Concessions will be available for purchase. Parents and grandparents are admitted free of charge and encouraged to bring their cameras for some great photo opportunities.
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  • Snow/Cold Day - Creative Challenge #2 Winners

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

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

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

    "Out of this World" Festival 2019

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

    Midterm grading day is Monday, February 4. Encourage your student to check his or her grades and make sure that all assignments are completed and turned in to date. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your student's teacher.
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  • Photo Club "Winter Break Challenge" Winner

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

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

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

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

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

    WLHS is excited to bring to stage the beloved story The Sound of Music. Performances are Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 1, and may be purchased at the reception window of Central Office or through the mail-in ticket order form downloaded here. Every WLHS student will receive one free ticket with a school ID at the reception window. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (through eighth grade).
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  • Applying Modern Media to English Class

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

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

    Career Exploration Night is Monday, January 28. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students to talk with actual professionals from a wide variety of fields, including: engineers, IT professionals, skilled trades, service careers, business, industrial trades, civil service and law, military recruiters, and health related fields.  
     
    New this year! Students will also be able to attend a College Fair that same evening.
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  • Domestc Mission Trips Announced

    Wisconsin Lutheran is excited to offer ten mission trip opportunities in the United States that give our students the privilege of lending their gifts to other WELS ministries. United States mission trips are open to our current juniors, sophomores, and freshmen. Seniors may also apply; however, preference will be given to juniors, sophomores, and freshmen.

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

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

    Pictured from left to right: Jack Olson, David Frey, and Garrett Pomeroy.  They will be escorted by Emily Lohr, Mikayla Oertel, and Mikaela Sullivan.
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  • Honor Roll - 2nd Quarter

    Click here to see a list of the second quarter honor roll recipients. Congratulate these students on their diligence and hard work.
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  • MPCP/WPCP Open Enrollment Schedule at WLHS

    All current WLHS families participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), or the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP), must re-apply each year. The 2019-20 online application link for both the MPCP and WPCP opens February 1.  You can click here to read about further information and requirements for both programs.

    All MPCP and WPCP applications must be completed online. You will need an E-mail address to complete your application.
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  • Pep Rally - Friday, January 25

    Join us for our Winter Festival pep rally in the main gymnasium at school this Friday, January 25, at 2:15 p.m. We will be following our pep rally schedule as noted on page 9 in the student handbook and planner or click here. Classes end at 2:15 p.m. to allow for an all-school pep rally which concludes at 3:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to join us, but be ready for some noise!
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  • Scholarship Applications Due - Thursday, January 31

    Scholarship applications are due Thursday, January 31. Scholarship applications can be found by clicking here and logging onto your onCampus account. Begin your scholarship application by clicking the link in the yellow bar at the top of your onCampus page that says 1 Form(s) to Review. This link will lead you to the scholarship application. Your application will remain saved in your account until you hit the submit button. All written submissions, including letters of recommendation, can be submitted in one E-mail to scholarship.applications@wlhs.org.
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  • 25-Year Girls Basketball Reunion - Friday, February 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Junior students are reminded that they will write the ACT on Wednesday, February 20, as a part of their school-day schedule. Juniors, please arrive promptly by 7:30 a.m. Regulations do not allow a student to be admitted to the testing rooms after the test has started. Parents, there is no cost or online registration required. This is an official ACT event. Scores from this test can be used for college applications. 

    Milwaukee and Wisconsin Parental Choice Program students are required to take the ACT Work Keys test on Thursday, February 21, in addition to the ACT test the day before. If you are a parental choice student, please arrive promptly at 7:30 a.m. on February 21, also.
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  • Civil Rights Assembly - Friday, January 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Students participated in many fun Christmas-spirited activities, concerts and worship services just before the holidays. Stay warm and enjoy the great memories from Christmas 2018!
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  • New Year Greeting

    Happy New Year from the faculty and staff of Wisconsin Lutheran High School. We look forward to a prosperous 2019 with you because we have a generous God.
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  • Scholarship Applications Open January 1-31

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

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

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

    Tuition assistance applications via Smart Aid are available by clicking here. Smart Aid is the name of our tuition assistance program. Smart Aid parent instructions can be found by clicking hereThe deadline to apply is February 28. Families will be notified of their tuition assistance grant and/or scholarship award on their Smart Tuition statement beginning April 1, 2019.
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  • Wisco Christmas 2018

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