Campus Improvements

Since 1956, the Lord has allowed our school to flourish by providing excellent secondary education to over 3,200 young people.  From our humble beginnings in a condemned building on State St. in Manitowoc, God has blessed MLHS with dedicated families desiring a Christ-centered foundation for their children.

Below are projects on the horizon, as well as several we have been blessed to complete in recent years.  THANK YOU to all who make these projects possible through your prayers and financial support!



As a result of our Phase 3 "Proclaiming Christ Today & Tomorrow" Capital Campaign, three rooms (the biology lecture/lab, the chemistry/physics lecture/lab, and the physical science tiered lecture) were renovated during the summer of 2012.

Science classes have become more popular among students and desirable to post-secondary education institutions, and the MLHS Federation's improvement to these facilities demonstrates a commitment to the education of EVERY student that passes through our doors.

Education style and learning needs have changed over the years.  Benefits of this renovation include:

  • Updating safety features and ventilation
  • Improved, energy-efficient lighting and increased natural lighting
  • Integration of modern technology (Interactive-projectors and Smart sympodiums)
  • Flexible lab options (allowing greater student involvement)
  • Expanded learning areas for both lecture and lab


Through funding from MLHS' annual Sunday Showcase auction event, as well as individual donations through our "Feature the Bleachers" fund drive, the summers of 2009 and 2010 have revealed a tremendous makeover in our gymnasium.  Improvements include:

  • Stripping & re-painting the floor with an all new design & color scheme
  • Installing new scoreboards (in the gym AND the football field)
  • Installing new, energy-efficient lighting
  • Re-painting the walls
  • Installing a new, decorative wooden stage surround
  • Replacing the old, unsafe, and out-of code bleachers


The Borgwardt Family Memorial Music Center was constructed in 2008, and provides space for all band, choral, and drama programs at MLHS.  Over 2/3 of our student body participates somehow in the Fine Arts programs here.  In addition, the Lakeshore Lutheran Chorale adult choir and Middle School Band programs practice in this beautiful new facility.  This additional space also allowed us to relocate a number of Art classrooms out of the basement, providing a greatly improved learning environment for students in those classes as well.  Click here for a slideshow of the Music Center construction.


Our first major renovation in over 20 year, the construction of a student commons at the north end of our school provided numerous benefits to our students, Federation congregations & schools, and community.  The commons serves as a gathering place for students awaiting practices and rehearsals before & after school, a study hall throughout the day, and our cafeteria.  It also provides a great place to gather during basketball games, grade school events, concerts, & worship services.  With the charge to "benefit as many students as dramatically as possible, as quickly as possible" in all campus projects, the commons also allowed us to move classrooms out of the basement to more education-appropriate space in prior second-floor study hall rooms.