May 26, 2017
Dear Parents:
I wanted to share with you our staffing plan going forward with Mrs. Bartholomew accepting her call to Faith Lutheran Academy in Las Vegas.  Mrs. Peterson will continue her role as Assistant Principal at Hales Corners Lutheran and her location will be at the Grange campus as the building administrator.  Mrs. Emily Lenz, already a called teacher at HCL will now be a full time teacher and serve both buildings.  She will continue her role as Science teacher for JK3-5th grade, add STEM classes for 6-8th grade and if time allows, add STEM classes for K-3rd grade students.  Mrs. Terry Kemper will be our Language Arts teacher for 7th and 8th grade as well as one of the homeroom teachers for 8th grade. She is currently serving at WCTC as Director of Library and Academic Support Services as well as an instructor at WCTC.  She and her family are members of HCL and their two daughters attend our school.  
A part time IT resource person, assigned to the Grange campus will be hired this summer to assist our IT department while being a valuable onsite person for the Grange campus.  We are thankful to see God's hand in this process and are excited to see how He will continue to bless our ministry.  Please continue to keep our  church and  school in your prayers as we walk through the transitions that God is putting in front of us,  confident of His perfect plan.

Living on Purpose!
Albert J. Amling
Superintendent of Schools/Principal
In This Issue

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

With Our Thanks
After 20 years of faithful service in our Early Childhood classrooms, Mrs. Pam Hahn will be leaving Hales Corners Lutheran School at the end of this school year. Mrs. Hahn has served as a teacher's aide in our JK3 and JK4 classrooms. Her kindness and compassion, her love for God's children, and her positive outlook and dedicated efforts will be greatly missed. She is a gift to our HCL family and we pray God's continued blessings as she follows His will for this next season of her life. Thank you, Mrs. Hahn! We are grateful for your servant heart!

Prayers Needed
Mrs. Brenda Granley, one of our 5th grade teachers at the Elementary School, has received a call to teach 1st grade at Danville Lutheran School in Danville, IL. We ask for God's wisdom and guidance as the Granleys seek to follow God's will for their lives. We are confident that God has a plan and we trust that He will make His plan clear to Mrs. Granley and her family.
"For I know the plans I have for you" says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Lunch Account Balance and End of School Year
Thank you for your continued support of our lunch program. As we near the end of the school year, it is important that we balance out the accounts for eighth graders and students with negative balances.
Eighth graders without younger siblings at HCLS or students not returning to HCLS for the 2017-18 school year will be issued a refund on accounts of $5.00 or more. 
If an eighth grader has a younger sibling returning next year, we will transfer the remaining balance to that account.  This will automatically be done for the 2017-18 school year.
Please take a moment to view your student's account at and pay any negative balance by Wednesday, June 7. Lunch fees must be paid before report cards will be issued.
If you have any questions, please contact Denise Toy or the school office at 414-529-6702.

Summer Piano Lessons For New Students
Do you have a budding young pianist at your house, interested in starting lessons now or in the fall? Mrs. Propp and Mrs. Gallo both offer a flexible seven-week summer session, which will begin the week of June 12, at the Grange Campus. This is a perfect way to get a jump start for next school year! Summer lessons are open to students entering grades 2-8. (Children entering grade 1 may also be accepted upon Kindergarten teacher recommendation). All new students must have a piano or minimum 61-key keyboard on which to practice. If interested in signing up, information and registration forms (due May 31) are available in the school office.
Wildcat Open - HCL's First Annual Golf Outing
Join the fun at Muskego Lakes Country Club for a day of golf, lunch and/or dinner, and silent auction on June 30, 2017.  Registration will be coming to a close on June 9, and spots are filling up fast!  
Please sign-up your group to enjoy teeing up some fun and fellowship!  You may register online at If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Patrick Doherty, at  
We're looking forward to a fantastic event!

Last Day of School
There will be no BASH or Doves Bay offered after school on the last day of school, June 9.  Regular before school care will be offered for both programs.


Hales Corners Lutheran School presents:
Fine Arts Festival
Hales Corners Lutheran School - Janesville Road Campus
Friday, June 2, 2017    5:30 - 8:00 pm

Celebrating God's Gifts in Art, Music, and More

5:30 - 6:30 in the Community Center
Art & Music Stations
Pendulum Art
"How to Draw" Activity
Mosaic Art Mural
D.I.Y. Maracas and Castanets
Rain Stick Exploration
Weaving Project
**Musical Entertainment provided by piano students **

5:30 - 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall:
8th Grade Culture Fair Projects
**Musical Entertainment provided by guitar students**

6:45 - 7:45 in the Sanctuary
Musical Entertainment by our students
Vocal & instrumental performances
Retirement recognition
Special video
"All school sing" performance
Cookie treat provided by Grebe's Bakery at end of the performance

CPAL Position Open
CPAL is currently looking for a volunteer to co-chair Hop 'n Shop next year.
Hop 'n Shop takes place the first weekend in December.  This event is an opportunity for fun and fellowship for school, church, and community families. CPAL members meet about once a month to review what is happening and discuss upcoming events. If you are interested in this position, please contact Cindy Lemerande at
Upcoming Events
May 29  - Memorial Day observed - No School
June 2 - Fine Arts Festival, 5:00 pm
June 6 - 6th Grade Talent Show, 1:30 pm
June 9 - Last day of School - NOON Dismissal; NO BASH OR DOVES BAY
Joint Chapel at JRC, 9:30 am, 8th grade Graduation, 6:30 pm

Middle School Sport Events
May 27 - Metro Milwaukee Inviational - Marquette High track, 8:30 am
PLEASE See our Sycamore Calendar for all sports games, dates, times and destinations).
Birthday Blessings 
The following friends celebrated a birthday during this past week. We pray that God blessed their special day!
May 21: Molly G.
May 22: Jenna G. and Dora
May 23: Madeline W., Sam K. and David S.
May 24: Michael W.
May 25: Mrs. Schold
May 26: Ian M.

Baptismal Remembrance
Once a month during our morning chapel service, we remember the baptismal birthdays of students baptized during that month. Our baptism is like another birthday when our sins are forgiven and we are granted a new life in Christ Jesus. This past Wednesday we remembered the following students who were baptized during the month of June.
Logan R., Ella S., Caitlin T., Michael W., Nathan W., Ian M., Danielle W., Ava H., Isabelle H., Gavin M., Owen G., Joe H., Eve W., Joshua B., Antonio S., Sam K.
We are also blessed in our chapel service this week to witness the baptism of Noah S., one of our kindergarten students. We welcome Noah as a child of the King and pray God continues to grow his faith.  Blessings Noah!

With Our Deepest Thanks!
The High Interest Day Committee would like to personally thank the presenters and volunteers for making our 2017 High Interest Day such a success. It was exciting to see the kids explore the wide range of fun and different areas of interest. We are lucky to have such a talented and giving school community. Thank you for sharing your special interests with our students!
Thanks to our presenters: David Stokes, JK Lee,
Mrs. Schold, Ms. Naber, Mrs. Lenz, Mr. Agg,
Mr. Schmidt, David Schmidt, Jack Mielke, Kyle Cortez, Mr. Hopf, Mrs. Meyer, Mrs. Seebach, Mrs. Metzger and Teacher Waan, Mr. Thompson, Mrs. Trochlell, Mr. Mertz, Mr. Wehr, Mrs. Wehr, Logan Wehr, Officer Jacobi,
Mrs. Herman, Mrs. Haugen, Mrs. Marso, Mr. Forrest, Mrs. Strohmeyer, Ms. Felch, Mrs. Atkinson, Mrs. Plennes, and Concordia University and Mrs. Peters.

Thanks to the parents who assisted our presenters: Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Serra, Mr. & Mrs. Gagas, Mrs. Oxborough, Ms. Jensen, Mrs. Mosier, Mrs. Huston,
Mrs. Stamm, Mrs. Demein, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Malinger and Mrs. Sweet.
Thank you to Mrs. Reid for being our official event photographer and our elementary school staff.

Thanks to Mrs. Wolfe who assisted with our presenters and volunteer registration and set up lunch provided by Quaker Steak and Lube.

Thanks to CPAL for sponsoring a David Stokes presentation for our JK4 friends and a shout out to Pastor Leon for leading our Song Fest finale to close out the day. We are truly blessed here at HCLES.

Library Book Return
This week was the last week to check out library books. All library books were due this past week of May 22-26. Please check at home for any books that belong to our school library. Our volunteers are working hard to get all books shelved and make sure everything has been returned before summer vacation begins. Thank you!

Cub Scout Recruiting Night, May 30, 6:30 pm
Current K - 4th grade boys and their parents who are interested in joining Cub Scouts this Fall are invited to attend our Cub Scout Recruiting Night in Fellowship Hall at the Grange Campus.  Some of the fun things we do in Cub Scouts include monthly activities and games, camping, and of course building and racing Pinewood Derby cars!  While the boys are having all that fun, they are developing lifetime values, citizenship, and duty to God.  At our recruiting night we will have crafts and activities for the boys to work on while we talk to the parents about what we do in Cub Scout Pack 599 and answer any questions they may have.  As a bonus, boys who register now are invited to attend our Summer activities, and if they participate in all three they will earn their first award at our opening Pack Meeting in September!  For questions, contact Cubmaster David Graat at or 262-227-3703.
Middle School Chapel Offerings
4th Quarter Chapel offerings will be going to the LCMS Disaster Response Mission. With all of the devastating storms going on in the South, the LCMS Disaster Response Mission helps support those who have lost their homes, possessions, and/or loved ones due to natural disasters such as tornadoes, earthquakes, and hurricanes. Please consider bringing in your Chapel offerings throughout 4th Quarter to support this mission. For more information, please go to

8th Grade Families
Thank you for all the ways you are involved as we approach graduation in two weeks!  Please remember to send in your picture boards by Tuesday, June 6 to the school office.  Thank you!

HCLS Lutheran School Wins Knowledge Bowl
Hales Corners Lutheran Middle School participated in the Waukesha County Lutheran Schools Knowledge Bowl for the 3rd year. After a tough competition, they won first place! They brought home the traveling Knowledge Bowl Plaque. 

The scores were as follows: 47 Hales Corners, 44 Divine Redeemer, 40 St. Paul's , 39 Elm Grove , 38 Grace, 35 Immanuel. 

Pictured left to right:
Brooke S. (7), Lily H. (6), Carley K. (8), Amy W. (7), Elias M. (8), Seth K. (6), Mason S. (8)

Lutheran High School News
High School Graduation
Milwaukee Lutheran:
2016-17 Graduation, Saturday, May 27, at 9:00 a.m.
Martin Luther:
2016-17 Graduation, Saturday, June 3, at 10:00 a.m.
Lake Country Lutheran:
2016-17 Graduation, Saturday, May 27, at 1:00 p.m.
We also invite you to pray for our graduates, as well as other students, faculty & staff for God's continued blessings & provision and protection in their lives.  That would be very meaningful!

If you enjoy golf, please consider supporting our schools by joining us at one of our upcoming golf outings in June.
Lake Country Classic
Brandy Brook Country Club, Monday, June 12, 2017
Martin Luther Open
Tuckaway Country Club, Monday, June 19, 2017
Red Knight Open
Wisconsin Club - Country Club, Monday, June 26, 2017
Further details on each of these golf outings, including registration, can be found online at each of the school's websites under the tabs, "Support LCL". "Support ML", or "Support MLHS".

Job Opportunities
Employment opportunities are available within the Lutheran High School Association.  Please go to the "We Teach Truth" website at  for further information.

Coach Wanted - High School Boys JV Head Coach or Varsity Assistant - depending upon program numbers.  Strong emphasis on technical development preferred.  Experience coaching high school athletes helpful.  Contact Bryan Oechsner at .  Position is at Milwaukee Lutheran High School for the Fall 2017 Season.  Practice times are weekdays from 3:30-5:45 pm.