In spite of rainy weather, the students of the dorm had a great time bonding at this kick-off event. At a campgrounds near Lake Geneva, they enjoyed activities such as rock climbing, running an obstacle course, team relay races, zip lining, archery tag, and charades. WLHS President Dr. Fisher gave a devotion about using God-given tools for lifelong personal growth and enrichment. The night ended with marshmallow roasting and singing around the fire.
With our first student this year from Nepal, the International Program office door has added Nepali as a language on its welcoming door! Can you spot it? Better yet, can you identify all the languages on the door? These are the languages spoken at home for the students in the International Program. Whichever language is on the tip of your tongue, we say "hello!"
Wisconsin Lutheran High School welcomes our new international students for the 2020-2021 school year! New international students this fall hail from China, Japan, Nepal, Nigeria, and South Korea. The students have begun orientation both with in-person and virtual sessions to prepare them for a successful start. God’s blessings to all of our new and returning students this fall!
While on lockdown, the students and staff of Honey Creek Hall dormitory are staying busy with a variety of activities that allow them to keep building relationships, practice creativity, encourage the community, and, of course, study!
Activities pictured: poster-making to thank delivery drivers, school day, board games, Culture Club, art contest
We are excited to have our students back in Honey Creek Hall after a restful break! For the week of spring break, 28 Wisco host families opened their homes to international students when the dormitory closed over break. During these short-term stays our students become like one of the family, and students and hosts enjoy the experience of sharing their cultures with one another.
On March 6, 2020, 18 international students dedicated a few hours of their winter break to make the short journey to Marquette University for a campus and admissions tour. The students dined in a brand new residence hall of Marquette, toured the campus, and learned about the admissions process and the types of academic programs and extracurricular activities Marquette has to offer.
Students of WLHS have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of co-curriculars that allow them to explore their strengths and talents, grow in confidence, and build valuable relationships. Some of the co-curriculars international students are currently involved in include: basketball, forensics, chess club, robotics, choir, track, culture club, cheerleading, and many more!
On Friday, February 21, the girls of Honey Creek Hall enjoyed the opportunity to invite a local school friend into the dormitory for an afternoon. While guests can ordinarily spend time with residents in the lobby, this was a chance to bring friends upstairs into their units and bedrooms and introduce them to dorm life. Stephanie Hernandez ('20) organized this event with games, snacks, and a contest with trivia about the dorm. Do you know the answers to these trivia questions?
Welcome to the Year of the Rat! One of the highlights of the year for our students who are far from home is the annual International Lunar New Year party. Students of Honey Creek Hall, international homestay students, homestay families, mentors, and other friends gathered to celebrate and share this intercultural event. Harry Tang (‘20) and Una Luo (‘20), Quang Le (‘21), and Oumjy Zhang (‘21) shared presentations about the new year celebrations of China, Vietnam, and Korea, respectively. Students and guests enjoyed authentic food from local Asian restaurants, exchanged language, tried their hand at calligraphy, played some East Asian games, and sang karaoke for hours! Happy New Year!