December 8, 2020
Live the holiness that God gave to you in Christ!
Dear Luther Family,

I trust all is well. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as your principal. I am looking forward to working alongside you. I was asked to share a brief bio.

Goals have, are, and will always be important tools that make me tick. I am grateful for the people in my life who have taught me how to be a goal-orientated person. As an educator I strive to lead my students to see the value of setting goals for themselves.

I am thankful for Christian parents and grandparents who shared God's Word with me. They modeled how to put God first in their lives and to trust that He was always with them. They also taught me the value of hard work.

I am thankful for the blessings that the Lord has given to me through my wife Janelle. Janelle loves hiking and is excited to explore the beauty of the La Crosse area. I am thankful for the blessing of three children. My daughter Eliza will graduate this spring from Martin Luther College. My son Zeb will finish his technical college program at Southeast Minnesota State Technical College in Red Wing this spring. My son Zeke will graduate from Fox Valley Lutheran.  He plans on attending Colorado Mesa University next fall.

In 2016 the Lord allowed me to face the earthly challenge of colon cancer. I am thankful for the work and blessings of numerous doctors and nurses who helped me through surgery, chemo, and radiation.  

I am thankful for my 26 years of ministry in the Fox Valley. I have had the opportunity to learn from some great educators. I look forward to using my experience at Luther.

God Bless,

Phil Punzel
Christmas Concert Postponed
The Luther High School Virtual Christmas Concert scheduled for Sunday, December 13th has been postponed due to the impact of COVID-19. More details about the concert will be coming soon. Thank you for your prayers, support and understanding.  
No Early Dismissal at Luther This Week
On Thursday & Friday, December 10-11 we will be having normal school hours because the Christmas Concert has been postponed due to Covid-19.
Luther High School has an opening for the position of Food Service Director. The position averages 12-15 hours per week.
  • Plan meals
  • Create calendar for webpage
  • Work with vendors
  • Place orders with vendors
  • Prepare purchase orders for billing
  • Freight
  • Manage kitchen use with outside groups
  • Take care of appliances
  • Maintain kitchen inventory
  • Work with faculty to aid with special events
  • $12.66/Hourly
  • 12-15 hours per week
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Are you looking for a way to honor teachers, paraprofessionals, custodian, bus drivers, administrators, coaches, or any school staff who made a difference or had a profound effect in your child’s life? We want you to join us in recognizing these individuals for all they have done.  
The Onalaska Education Foundation would like to give students and parents the opportunity to recognize the tremendous efforts of Onalaska school staff during these unprecedented times of the coronavirus pandemic. Giving Thanks for Onalaska School Staff is a tribute program that allows community members to recognize the amazing people in our schools. By making a donation to the Onalaska Education Foundation, you can celebrate our excellent teachers, paraprofessionals, custodian, bus drivers, administrators, coaches, or any school staff. The Foundation provides funds for innovative educational programs or creative projects that will help inspire both teachers and students to achieve educational excellence.  
With each donation, the honored school staff member will receive a thank you card with your name and a personal note to accompany the card. We will notify the person honored of your gift to the foundation without disclosing the amount.  
All tax-deductible donations, large or small, are welcomed and appreciated. With your support, we can continue to make a difference!
Please click on the following link or see the attached document to join in support.
Thank you,
Onalaska Education Foundation, Inc. 
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Luther High School
1501 Wilson St.
Onalaska, WI 54650
(608) 783-5435
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