September 29, 2017
Dear parents:
I must confess, I gave up on the Packers at half time...this most likely says something about me.  
There are numerous cliches that I could write...the truth is that I got home from the Brewer game and I did not have the energy to "invest" into another game.  
As I was pondering why it was difficult to invest,
I came to the realization that our Father in heaven never gives up on us.  Even when we fully deserve it!  He has given us the ultimate gift of GRACE.  The grace He gives us lasts for eternity.  I pray that you "invest" your time in becoming a fully devoted follower of Christ.  This investment will have an impact on the world, for Christ.  

Uniform Survey
Thank you for your input regarding HCL and uniforms. We will keep the survey open for another week.  If you have not yet filled out the short survey, please follow this link, or into your browser.

Mid Quarter Assessments
It is hard to believe that it is time for a mid quarter report.  Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to communicate with us.  Our grades K-5 are on a quarter basis.  Each quarter starts fresh.  Grades in 6th - 8th grade are by the semester, so grades are cumulative for the full semester.  That is a change starting in 6th grade.


Albert J. Amling
Superintendent of Schools/Principal
In This Issue

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


Last Call for Apple Pie Fundraiser Orders!  The last day to turn in orders is THIS Monday, Oct. 2.  Don't forget to turn in your order forms and payment to your teacher or the school office! (Note: while we would love to sell as many pies as possible, we may not be able to accept late orders as we need to order supplies several weeks ahead of pie assembly/pickup.)
We have lots volunteer spots that need to be filled.  Can you help?
Please sign up via the signup genius link: or contact
Kara at or 414-975-8250.
Wildcat Nation . . . We need your help!

HCLS has been blessed with the opportunity to adopt a Houston classroom effected by Hurricane Harvey.  We have been matched with Ms. Dimas' Kindergarten class from Jessup Elementary is Houston, TX.  Ms. Dimas has 20 kindergarten students.  Out of the 20 students, seven lost everything including their homes.  

Our third grade classes are organizing a  JOY for JESSUP collection.
This collection will be held from October 2 through October 17.
Below are items that are greatly needed by these students and their families: 

Boys' clothes sizes 5, 6 and 18 (socks & underwear also)   Shoes: size 5
Girls' shirts and pants sizes 6, 7 and 13
Baby Formula (Similac advanced -the blue one), diapers size 4,  baby wipes

Women's clothes size Large (shirts) Pants size 9-10, Shoes: size 8
Women's size small, pants 3, Shoes size 7

At the Grange Campus, collection boxes will be located in each classroom.  
At the Janesville Campus, there will be a collection box located in the school office.  

Thank you in advance for your prayers and support.  
Upcoming Events
October 6 : 4th Gr. to Old World Wisconsin

Middle School Sport Events
September 29-30:  Wildcat volleyball tournament JC
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 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.
Janesville Campus NEWS
HCLS 8 th Grade South Dakota Trip
Each September our eighth graders and chaperones travel to South Dakota for a week exploring God's creation and His love for us.  The purpose of this trip is quite different from many class trips as we invest the time at the beginning of the year to grow in faith and as a group.  The opportunity to share God's Word and experiences together positively impacts this year and beyond.  Here are some reflections from the students after the trip:

  • My relationships with classmates grew because after being in a tent together for a week or being on the bus with them you learn a lot.  Also, with my teachers I really saw how fun they could be.  ~Owen P.
  • I learned that it doesn't matter what others think about me. I should be myself and use the gifts God has blessed me with. I learned to do everything for God and to glorify Him. Be a kind person. Put others before you. Be a good leader and servant.  Trust in God because He is always with me.  ~Sam H.
  • I really got closer to God through all of the songs and devotions we saw and heard.  Also, just being kind of detached from the world and experiencing nature for a week made me humbled.  ~Amy W.
  • My relationships with some of my classmates were very strengthened.I became better friends with some and found out that we have a lot in common.  I got to know my teachers a lot better and saw a funny, exciting, and playful side to all of them. ~Carly F.
  • On this trip, we stayed on the topic of it's not all about us. I learned that we shouldn't boast, but we also have to have a happy medium and still have respect for ourselves. I think my faith in God strengthened and I will try to trust Him more often.  ~Erin K.
Looking for service hours?
We are still looking for parents to help out with the Harvest Party as well as several other middle school events.  Please click on the link below to see how you can help!  Thank you!

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

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.