August 25, 2017
Please come join us for the first joint chapel opportunity of the school year at the Janesville Campus on Wednesday, August 30 at 9:30 AM.   
All students, staff and guests will gather together for praise and worship as we begin this season of JOY.
Dear Parents:
I am sitting at my desk on the night before school begins for the students in the morning.  The hallways are quite empty, the classrooms are filled with anticipation as the students will be in them very early tomorrow morning.  
I am picturing parents at home wondering what the new year will bring, students wondering what the first day will be like and teachers wondering how the students that God is sharing with them will grow as young learners. As you read this, the first day has been completed and you are already moving into the first weekend of the school year.  The eclipse has past and another day has dawned.  What will not change is how we will love the students that come into our building. 

In Mark 12: 30/31, Jesus is asked what the greatest commandment is.  

He replied, "love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind, and with all your strength.  The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself."  

The JOY that comes every day is knowing how we love God, we love our neighbors and then ourselves.  This is a life long lesson that we will use as our theme for the following school year.  

My prayer is that this theme is and becomes a "core" of who each of us are!


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

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

Fishing in the Park      
There is no school Friday, September 1, and all students are invited to come fishing with Doves Bay!  We will learn the basics, walk to the park and cast a line. More information and enrollment forms are available on Sycamore.  Once your child is enrolled in Doves Bay all Dove Day forms will be emailed to you prior to event.  
Upcoming Events
August 30: Joint Chapel - JC 9:30 am,  South Dakota meeting - JC 6:30 pm
September 1: No School for GC and JC
September 4: No School for Primary, Elementary and Middle School (Labor Day)
September 9: South Dakota Chapel (8th grade families) - 11:00 pm JC
September 9-15: South Dakota trip-8th grade
September 19: No School - Professional Development Day
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

Middle School Sport Events
September 29-30: Wildcat volleyball tournament JC
Summer Piano "Tour"
The piano department was busy this summer, preparing students for recitals which took place at two senior centers in the Milwaukee area. On the evening of July 27, the residents at Clare Meadows Senior Apartments in Franklin were entertained with two fantastic piano recitals, featuring students of Mrs. Propp and Mrs. Gallo. Residents at Harwood Place in Wauwatosa enjoyed two fabulous recitals given by Mrs. Samorajski's piano students on the evening of August 6. Our HCL summer piano students, along with piano friends from other Milwaukee area schools, performed music that was specially selected for the residents of these facilities.  They enjoyed listening to patriotic songs, folk tunes, and pop tunes from their era. What a great way to end summer piano lessons!
Room Parent Meeting
Thank you for volunteering to be a Room Parent this year!  Please plan to attend an important meeting to receive guidelines and funds to make your year a success.  If you cannot attend, please contact Cindy Lemerande via email ( ) to set up a time to go over the information.
DATE: Thursday, September 7
TIME: 6:30 pm
PLACE: Science Lab at Grange Campus

September Events & Programs - Hales Corners Public Library
** Future Hales Corners Library Events can be found on Sycamore under "Community Events**
Preschool StoryCrafts
For ages 2-5: Returning September 13 and running through fall, join us for stories, songs, and fun-filled crafts! Registration required. Registration begins Wednesday, August 30.
Register online at in person at the library, or by phone (414-529-6150).
Ages 3-5: Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:15 am
Ages 2-3: Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11 am
Sept. 12: (No StoryCraft)
Sept. 13: 
Little Owls Read September 19/20  Color Carnival
Sept. 26/27: 
Barnyard Blast

Book Buddies
For students in K5-3rd grade: Returning September 14, come for stories and a craft or fun activity. Registration required. Registration begins Wed., August 30. Register online at in person at the library, or by phone (414-529- 5150).
Every other Thursday, 4 to 4:45 pm 
Sept. 14:
  Minion Madness
Sept. 28: 
Coding Sleuths

Snack Attackers
For students in grades 4-6. Returning September 21, talk books, munch snacks, and do crafts. Registration required. Registration begins Wed., August 30.
Register online at in person at the library,
or by phone (414-529- 6150).
Every other Thursday, 4 to 5 pm 
Sept. 21:   Pokémon Party

Toddler Playgroup
For toddlers and caregivers. Returning September 8, have fun, make friends, and share ideas with other caregivers from our community while the tots play in the Hunt Room on  the library's lower level. Please note this is not structured as a story time. No registration. Toddler Playgroup is free and open to the public. For people with special needs, there is easy access from the lower level parking lot.
Fridays, 9:30 to 11:00 am
Hales Corners Library 
Hunt Room (use lower level entrance) 
September 8, 15, 22, & 29

Library LEGO® Club Fall Sessions - Monday, September 25
Open to children in K-5th grade. Earn prizes and display your creation in the library! Library LEGO® Club meets Monday, September 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Pre- registration required. Register online at
in person at the library, or by phone (414-529-6150). For people with special needs, there is easy access from the lower level parking lot. Questions? Contact Youth Services Librarian Patrick Lodge (414-529-6150 ext. 17).
Monday, September 25, 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

8th Grade South Dakota Meeting
Calling all parents of 8th graders - Please join us for an informational South Dakota trip meeting on Wednesday, August 30.
Parents should plan to gather at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary 
at the Janesville Campus.

7th Graders Working Together
7th grade jumped right into team-building on the first day of school! It didn't take them long to work together to stack their cups with JOY! 
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
For details and registration, go to