May 4, 2018
Staffing and Moving Update

Dear Parents:
We are eagerly anticipating the day we are granted occupancy of our new facility and meanwhile, we are deep in details for the transition onto one campus.
We are anticipating being able to move a few items into classrooms before Memorial Day and will be creating a SignUp Genius to coordinate times if families would like to help.  Please watch Sycamore and the newsletter next week for more details as they are confirmed. Thank you to so many who have already expressed an interest in being involved with the move!

We are thankful for God's presence in the midst of change and we pray God's blessings over His workers as we discover His will.  While change can cause one to feel unsettled, we are confident of God's guidance through these transitions and excited to see all He has planned.  I want to share the most recent staffing updates for the 2018-2019 school year. In our effort to consolidate buildings and address budget concerns, we have made a decision to eliminate our 1-year old child care program starting in September of 2018.  As a result, Mrs. Tina House has found another position and her last day is today. Mrs. Diane Shippell has accepted the position of Extended Care Director.
Mrs. Jo Graham Scortino was offered a teaching position and has chosen to not return to HCL as of May 11.  Please keep her in your prayers as she seeks God's will in her next position.

Mrs. Jane Picciolo has accepted our 1 st grade teacher position.  Mrs. Sherry Voigt has chosen to spend more time at home with her family and will not be returning to HCL.  We are thankful she is interested in subbing as her schedule allows. Mrs. Annette Campbell will be a 4 th grade teacher next year.  Mrs. Brenda Granley has accepted God's call to teach at Faith in Las Vegas.  Mrs. Judy Lillquist will be a 5 th grade teacher next year and Mrs. Adrienne Scott will become a 6-8th grade Language Arts teacher. We pray for Mr. Andrew Hulke as he considers our call to become our 6-8th grade Social Studies teacher as well as Mrs. Renee Westphal who has been offered a 3 rd grade teaching position.  I am thankful for the work of our call committee as we have sought God's will for equipping our students and families at HCL. Please pray for all of God's people, whether at HCL or elsewhere in His Kingdom, as we continue to prepare and plan for the future.  To God be the Glory!

JOY!
Albert Amling
Principal

In This Issue
MAP Testing

Students in kindergarten - 8 th grade will take Measures of Academic Progress ® (MAP ® ) tests in the next few weeks in May.  We give students MAP tests to determine each child's instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year and from year to year.  You will receive a report showing your child's growth with the end of the year report card.
GRANGE CAMPUS

Pizza Party Winner Announced!
Thanks to all the Box Tops you turned in this year, our school received a check from Box Tops For Education™ for $1,599.40 just from clipping Box Tops.  As previously mentioned, this money will be used for equipment related to the new playground.

The winner of this year's pizza contest is Mrs. Heicher's first grade class who collected 1,520 Box Tops.  Congratulations to you on your big victory! Special mention goes out to Mrs. Lemerande's classroom for their second place finish (1,170) and Mrs. Kelling's classroom for their third place finish (1,132).  

Please continue to save your Box Tops over the summer to help our school receive up to $20,000 per school year through the Box Tops For Education™ program.  For more information and special Box Tops bonuses, please go to  www.btfe.com and register.  Our school ID # is 125072.

Any questions, please contact Justin Klug at Justin.Klug1839@gmail.com.

END OF YEAR LIBRARY BOOK ROUNDUP!
Time to round up ALL school library books!   ALL library books are due the week of May 7-11. The early closing date allows ample time to prepare our library for the move to our new space at Janesville campus.  So start checking in the closet, under the bed, in those backpacks.... for any library books! Parents, we greatly appreciate your assistance in getting books back in by May 11 so the whole collection can be moved early June and are ready to go again next August. 
Upcoming Events
May 6: 8th grade confirmation, 1:00 and 3:30pm
May 7 & 8: 8th grade to Kalahari
May 11: Piano Recital, 6:30pm GC, 7th & 8th grade dance, 7-9pm, CC
May 12: Piano Recital, 9:30 & 11:00am and 2:00pm
May 16:  8th grade leads chapel, 8:45am GC, 2:45pm JC
May 24:  5th grade to Kenosha Museum, Fine Arts Festival 4-9pm
May 25:  4th grade to Madison,  6th grade to Milwaukee Art Museum & Discovery World;  7th grade canoe trip
May 28:  No School - Memorial Day
May 30:  DARE graduation & Gr. 4/5 awards, 10:30am, JC Sanctuary, 
6th-8th grade - 100% Club Brewer game, 11:15am-4:00pm
June 1:  Last Day of School,  8th grade graduation, 6:30pm, JC


School Sports Events
May 9:  Coed Soccer, Immanuel Brookfield 5:30pm
May 19: Wisconsin State Track Meet, Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
May 22: MLESSA Meet, Martin Luther High School, 9:00am
May 26: Metro Milw. Invitational Track Meet, Marquette High School, 8:30am


PLEASE See our Sycamore Calendar for all sports games, dates, times and destinations.
2nd Annual Wildcat Open - Sponsor Opportunties
On Friday, June 29, we will tee-off our 2nd annual HCL Wildcat Open Golf Outing. Proceeds of the event will go toward the purchase of athletic uniforms and installation of motorized bleachers in the Community Center.
We are currently looking for sponsors for the event. There are many opportunities to be a sponsor; hole sponsor, beverage sponsor, and more.  Each level provides various perks.  For more information please visit the Wildcat Open page on our website.
JANESVILLE CAMPUS
8th Grade Picture Day Monday!
A reminder that next Monday, May 7, is picture day and then we leave for Kalahari! The 8th grade class will be getting their class picture taken at 9:00 am with individual pictures to follow. The students may enjoy a late start that morning and should be dressed appropriately for the pictures and seated in their homeroom before 9:00 am. The class picture is formal; ladies should wear dresses or skirts and gentlemen need shirts and ties.  The individual pictures are informal (dress code applies). 

Summer Camp Opportunity through Concordia University!
A full week camp focusing on different interesting topics in Environmental Education are offered for students entering grades 7-10 through Concordia University.  

Topics include:
  •  Aquatic insects and invertebrates
  •  Fish biology - native vs. invasive
  •  Aquatic and terrestrial plants
  •  Water chemistry
  •  Ornithology
  •  Introduction to beekeeping
Dr. Mark Schmitz came in to discuss these camps last week with our middle school students.  We hope you take a look at these new and engaging options. Applications and further information are available in the school office.



Sixth graders created Holy Spirit spirals in religion class as a reminder of the gift and power of the Holy Spirit that lives in us, like a strong wind which rushes in to strengthen us!
7th Grade Families - Help Needed 
All seventh graders are asked to bring in a donation for the graduation dance on Friday, May 11  Students in 7R are asked to bring either small bottles of gatorade, fruit juice pouches or juice boxes.  Students in 7D are asked to bring a snack like chips or pretzels or a dessert like cookies or brownies (ready to serve).   Questions?  Please don ' t hesitate to contact Jana Horn - jhorn@hcl.org
Thank you for your help!  Your donations allow all students to enjoy this special dance without the need to pay for refreshments.

7 th  and 8 th  Grade Dance
We look forward to seeing our seventh and eighth graders next Friday evening, May 11 , for the dance from 7-9 pm in the Community Center.  The teachers have agreed to chaperone the dance, but of course parents are welcome to come in to take a few pictures at the beginning.  We also welcome all families to help clean up after the dance, usually less than a half hour if we all work together!  Thank you! 

HCL Confirmation Weekend
We pray God's blessings for our 8th grade students who are being confirmed this weekend. May God continue to guide and lead His young people as they publicly confirm their faith and continue along their life journey.

8th Grade Picture Day Monday!
A reminder that next Monday, May 7, is picture day and then we leave for Kalahari! The 8th grade class will be getting their class picture taken at 9:00 am with individual pictures to follow. The students may enjoy a late start that morning and should be dressed appropriately for the pictures and seated in their homeroom before 9:00 am. The class picture is formal; ladies should wear dresses or skirts and gentlemen need shirts and ties. The individual pictures are informal (dress code applies). 
Lutheran High School News
Martin Luther
Dance Team Tryouts for May 8-10, Hip Hop and Pom 
Spartan Spotlight: Written by high school students for middle school students.