September 22, 2017
Dear Parents,

This past week I had the opportunity to travel with our 8th graders and chaperones in South Dakota.   One of the joys of traveling with our 8th graders each year is hearing the response from others while we are out in public.  While we were at Wind Cave this year a couple pulled me aside and said, "I have to ask, are you from a special school?"  They could tell our students weren't like other groups they had observed and wanted me to know how positive and well-behaved our group was on the tour.  Our students were showing God's love by caring for others with their polite manners and respect.  How awesome when others notice God's light shining through us!

Pastor K led us in Bible study one day focusing on God's love for us and how that changes us.  We experienced a refreshing breeze and looked at John 3:8 as we talked about how the Holy Spirit is like the wind, we don't know where it began or where it is headed but we can see the effects.  How is the Holy Spirit at work in your life?  What do others see in your relationships and interactions?  Galatians 5:22-23 says, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."   I know I fail to live this way each day and take great comfort in the forgiveness offered through Jesus' death and resurrection.  Each day is a new opportunity to share God's love with the people around us .... .may you be filled with the Holy Spirit so that others may see the effect!

Crissy Peterson
Assistant Principal

Dear God,

Thank you for blessing us in amazing ways!  Thank you for the forgiveness we have in Jesus.  Please fill us with your Holy Spirit so that others would see love, joy, and peace in our lives and want to know you more.  

In Your Holy Name we pray, Amen

In the past, the question has been raised if HCLS would consider having uniforms as their dress code.
There is considerable amount of research that would need to be done to proceed in this direction, such as what is the added cost to the parent, type of uniform, etc.
We ask you to please answer this very short survey regarding if we should proceed researching this topic.

In This Issue

The 2017-18 
Major Date calendar 
Click here  to access it.

How Many Pies Have You Sold So Far?

We are about half-way into our  Apple  Pie  Fundraiser ! We hope that everyone will participate in this  fundraiser , whether it's by selling  pie s, purchasing a  pie , and/or volunteering to help. 
  • Able to help? Please sign up via the signup genius or contact Kara Woida at or
    414-975-8250 to sign up.  
  • Filled up your order form and need another?  Additional order forms are available in the school office. You can also email Kara Woida at to have the form emailed to you.
  • When should you return your order forms?  You can return your order form(s) anytime you are done selling, but remember:  all order forms are due by Monday, Oct. 2.
HCL Spiritwear Fan Store Update!

Thanks for your interest in HCLS Sportswear.  We have had many inquiries about adding more short sleeve shirt options (adult and youth).  As a result, we will be having a second "FLASH" sale coming up on 
October 9, following the closing of our current sale.  It will run for one week. 
Mark your calendars!  
Thank you for your support.


STEP 1: Visit
STEP 2: Type in your Access Code "HCL17" in box at top of page & click "GO".
STEP 3: Select merchandise and add to shopping cart.
STEP 4: Once shopping is complete, click CHECKOUT & either register as a New User or log in with previously registered information.

Our school store will close on Sunday, October 8.  If you have any questions, please contact Heather Schmidt at  


Smile! It's Time for School Pictures!
Picture days are Tuesday , September 26 at the Janesville Campus and  Wednesday, and Thursday September 27 & 28 for the Grange Campus. 
Every student will have his  or her picture taken to be included in the school yearbook. 
A picture order form was sent  home with each student. Visit MYLIFETOUCH.COM for online payment details. Our  picture day ID# is MB117091Q0.

MAP Testing
Students in 1st - 8 th grade will begin taking Measures of Academic Progress ® (MAP ® ) tests next week to determine each child's instructional level and to measure academic growth.  Our teachers will work with a consultant in October for professional development using the data to focus on each child's individual growth and maximizing achievement.  We look forward to talking with you at parent-teacher conferences about these scores. Partnering to help all kids learn and grow as God has planned, parents and teachers can have a profound impact on the lives of His children. We are blessed! For more information on resources for parents, please download the Parent's Guide To MAP or contact Crissy Peterson, .

Upcoming Events
September 22:  Lake Country Lutheran CC meet
September 26:  Lifetouch Pictures JC
September 27 & 28:  Lifetouch Pictures GC
September 27:  8th grade leads chapel GC at 8:45AM, JC at 2:45PM
October 6 : 4th Gr. to Old World Wisconsin

Middle School Sport Events
September 21-23:  First Immanuel Lutheran volleyball tournament
September 25: 7th grade girls "B" volleyball at Milw. Lutheran 6:00 & 7:00
                          7th/8th grade girls "A" volleyball at Milw.  Lutheran 7:00 & 8:00
September 27 :  5th grade girls volleyball at HC 5:30
                          6th grade girls volleyball at HC 4:30 & 6:30
                          7th grade girls "B" volleyball at Milw. Lutheran 8:00
                          7th/8th grade girls "A" volleyball at Milw. Lutheran 7:00
September 28: 6th grade girls volleyball at our Redeemer 4:30
September 29-30: Wildcat volleyball tournament JC

Hello, Wildcat Nation!
Approaching quickly is our Hales Corners Lutheran Wildcat   Volleyball  Tournament ! Our 7th/8th "A" girls'   volleyball   team and our 6th grade girls'   volleyball  team will compete against other Lutheran schools in the area on Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30.  It is sure to be an incredible weekend full of competition and fellowship!   Your presence as a member of Hales Corners Lutheran School is valued and we invite you to consider being a part of our   tournament   by cheering on our Wildcats as a fan and/or signing up to help.  

We need a lot of help and there are many spots open to serve during the tournament!  Please see the signup genius link below and join us, in order to help create fantastic  experiences  for everyone involved at our tournament.

Exclusive HCLS School Year Fitness Membership Offer
With the school year in full swing and your calendar filling up with sports, band and musicals, it might feel like your fitness routine is a lost cause - but it doesn't have to be! The Hales Corners Lutheran Fitness Center is offering a  special School Year Fitness Membership  exclusively for HCLS families. With a Fitness Center membership, you can conveniently squeeze in workouts before school, after school or when you have time to kill when kids are at practices and rehearsals.

With a  Fitness Center membership, not only are you doing something great for your own health and wellness, but you are supporting the ministry of HCL as well - and at a fraction of the cost of a membership somewhere else! HCLS School Year memberships start at $65 for individuals. For two family members, the cost is $125 and for families of 3 or more, it is $185 and, with  online registration, it's never been easier to sign up! As a member, you'll enjoy full access to a variety of cardiovascular machines (elliptical climbers, treadmills, spin bikes) and a wide range of resistance and core training equipment. We also have a full-size walking track and  group exercise classes available as well.

Sign Up Today!
So what are you waiting for? Start enjoying the rewards of a School Year Membership at the HCL Fitness Center.  Click here to sign up for your HCLS School Year Membership now! If you have any questions or would like additional information or to schedule a tour, contact Kelly Johanning at 414-529-6700 ext. 185. For more information about the HCL Fitness Center,  click here.
Grange Campus NEWS

GC Part-time Job Opportunity
We are looking for a health room and school aide to assist 2-3 days per week from 8:15 - 3:15 PM at the Grange campus.  This position includes helping students in the health room and at lunch and recess.  A medical background would be helpful although it is not a requirement for this position.  Please contact Crissy Peterson, for more information.
Learners Club Preschool Enrichment Class
Ages: 3 - 5 years
Wednesdays in October (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th)
Theme: Fall into Spanish 
12:30 - 3:00 pm OR 11:30 am - 3:00 pm with extended lunch*
Learner's Club offers a stimulating and nurturing educational environment, taught by certified teachers. This October, students will explore the signs of Fall through art, science, cooking, and literature while learning simple Spanish terms for the season. The next session will have a different theme, watch for updates. 
*Extended lunch: Teachers pick children up from morning classes and accompany them to eat their lunch that they brought from home (milk will be provided). After lunch, they will take part in gross motor activities before beginning the transition into the Learner's Club classroom.
Registration is now online through September 30,  CLICK HERE to get started. Space is limited.
Janesville Campus NEWS
Monarch Butterflies Visit HCLS
Be sure to check out the Butterfly Bush outside of the west entrance to the Middle School wing! 

Monarch butterflies make a stop here on their annual migration to Mexico! Check out these three who stopped for a rest.

Book Order for 6th-8th Grade Students
Scholastic book orders for the month are due by September 28.  Order forms for grades 6-8 can be found in Mrs. Lillquist's classroom.  If you wish to order online, go to Scholastic Book Clubs and use the activation code J76VG.  Happy reading!

Gallup Student Survey
Our 5-8 th grade students will have an opportunity in the next month to take the 2017 Gallup Student Survey, which communicates student perceptions of school engagement, hope for the future, and understanding of readiness to participate in the economy.  Please contact Crissy Peterson ( ) or check out the website for more information:
Please click on this link for additional information or to opt out of the survey.

1st Quarter Chapel Offering Mission - Haiti
Our HCLS chapel offerings for the first quarter will be dedicated for the people of Haiti.  As a congregation,  we work with Pastor Mike at Mission Experience in the city of Port au Prince, Haiti. Our mission trips include a work project or several work projects, leading a VBS for the kids at the orphanage, and continuing to build relationships with the children and employees at the orphanage. Our missionaries may also have the opportunity to visit a local school to share a devotion, do a craft together, and play with the children.  Mr. Amling, Mrs. Horn, Mrs. Campbell and the team this past summer led a conference for the teachers of Haiti to help them with their professional development - something that they don't often have the opportunity to receive.
Here is an update from Pastor Wood:
Our chapel offerings will go directly to help the kids we serve in Haiti. This fall our kids will be moving into their new home!  This has been a long journey and we are excited for what God will still do in their lives.  There are always projects to do - building to finish the new site, helping the kids with school supplies and other things they need, and much more.  

We also had the wonderful opportunity to this summer we lead a conference for the teachers of Haiti to help them with their professional development - something that they don't have the opportunity to receive. 

Thank you for giving generously to your brothers and sisters in Haiti!

Thank You - 8 th Grade Families
Thank you, parents of eighth graders, who generously donated items and shared your most precious treasure - your son or daughter - with us while we were in South Dakota.  You can be proud of how positive the eighth graders were on this trip!  We received many compliments throughout the week recognizing the respect and great manners that were visible to the public.  The opportunity to share God's Word and experiences together positively impacts this year and beyond.  
Lutheran High School News and Information

Lutheran High School Association
2017-18 School Year Theme  - "Stand Firm and Speak Truth"  2 Thess. 2:13-17
Martin Luther
15th Annual Root River Run  - Saturday, October 7   Click this link to register.

Job Opening: Looking for a fun job and summers off? Martin Luther High School is looking for a cafeteria assistant. The position is 22 hours/week during the school year and includes a discount on tuition. Responsibilities include cashiering, food prep, serving and clean-up. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Contact Sandi at 414-421-4000, ext. 237 or apply online at

Spartan Dance Academy
The Martin Luther Dance Team invites you to the 3rd annual dance academy. All 3rd-8th grade girls are welcome to join. Please complete the flyer (handed out this week) and turn in by 9/24. Flyer can be dropped off at Martin Luther or directly mailed to Ally Arnett. Please contact Coach Arnett with any questions, or 262.434.6588.
JR Lady Spartan Basketball Try-Outs
Basketball try-outs for the JR Lady Spartans are right around the corner.
All girls in 4th-8th grade are encouraged to register online and try-out on September 23 or September 24.

Milwaukee Lutheran
ATTENTION ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS  - The Music Boosters of Milwaukee Lutheran High School will hold their annual CRAFT FAIR and BAKE SALE on Saturday, November 11 from 9am - 3pm. We are seeking artists and crafters to exhibit their creations to sell at our fair. If you're interested in reserving an exhibitor space, please email Abigail at
for an application. Any questions call Abigail at (414) 748-1041.