Lancer exPRESS


Are we doing things to promote safety at our school?  I raise that question because it gets posed to us every now and then.  It’s understandable.  And it’s good to ask.  This edition of my weekly message won’t go into the details of what steps we are taking.  There is a different mechanism for that.  But it will highlight something that we’ve always done before and always will:  rely on God’s protection.

Relying on God’s protection doesn’t mean there is nothing else that needs to be done.  That would be like saying that God will protect me while I’m driving my car but I don’t need to drive carefully, or buckle up, or watch out for the other drivers.  At the same time, as we think about the many different things that could happen and--sadly, have happened--that make safety the concern that it is, we don’t want to ignore the glorious truth that God does protect us.  It’s part of what Jesus meant when he taught us to pray, “Deliver us from evil.”  He protects us (delivers us) either by keeping evil from us or by turning it into some kind of good.
This morning, after the faculty had a chance to go through our school “crisis plan” and talk about some updates, I was asked to close the meeting with prayer.  I’ll share with you what I said because all of us can certainly raise it to our Lord’s heavenly throne:
“Heavenly Father, we are always in need of your protection.  You have invited us to ask you for it because you know we need it.  Today we pray that you continue to keep us safe here at school and to send your angels to watch over us.  Thank you for all the times you have protected us from harm and danger.  For those who have had to endure extreme difficulties in other places, please provide them with healing and use this as an opportunity for them to realize that we all need a God who alone can fix what is really wrong with our world.  Thank you for the opportunity you give us here to let those in our care know that we do have a God who watches over us and loves us, who sent his only Son to go right into the dangers of hell itself so that we would not have to, and be our Savior.  Bless us as we continue to do our work for him today and always.  In that Son’s holy name we pray.  Amen.”
“The Lord will keep you from all harm; he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”  Psalm 121: 7-8

The Lord has lead Mr. Nate King to accept the call as International Coordinator. God’s Blessings to him as he remains with us next year.

Michael Ash has been called to teach math at MLHS. He currently teaches and lives in San Diego, CA (Resurrection LES).  Prior to that he taught at Mission Viejo, CA.  He’s also a graduate of MLHS.  His dad Richard taught here.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
At a recent faculty meeting, the faculty and staff reviewed our crisis plan and made some modifications to it to ensure we have a safe school environment if/when something was to occur.  A reminder that if for any reason we are required to evacuate the building, our meeting spot is the Manitowoc County Shop on the corner of Wildwood and Fleetwood (by the viadock). That is where you would go to pick you your child. Please don’t try to contact your student until you hear from them. We need their attention to our procedure at MLHS.
After working with the Manitowoc Police department, we will be running a few drills in the spring to practice against various situations. While we can’t prepare for every situation, MLHS is prepared with a plan in case an emergency arises. We pray that God will continue to not only protect MLHS, but all schools from the dangers that sin puts into our world. If there are questions, please contact administration at MLHS.
Congratulations Forensics-ON TO STATE!
On Monday, March 12, the Lancer Forensics team presented at WHSFA District competition. Senior Franklin (Poetry), Junior Sissie (Prose), Sophomores Owen (Solo Acting) and James (Public Address), and Freshman Ethan (Impromptu Speaking)—ALL qualified for State competition at Madison on
April 21!

To God be the Glory, and congratulations, Lancers!
What Parents Need to Know About Juuling
This article was written by Michelle Woo for Offspring
"One of the biggest topics right now in high school parent newsletters everywhere is the Juul. It’s a popular e-cigarette system that looks a lot like a USB flash drive—you may have seen one in your teenager’s room, figuring it contains an essay on The Great Gatsby. Based on Twitter and Instagram posts with the hashtag #doit4juul, students are “juuling” wherever, whenever—in school bathrooms, in libraries and under their desks in class. They’re getting away with it because the device is discreet, the “cloud” can be hidden in a sleeve, and the vapor smells sweet and fruity, unlike cigarette smoke. Among teens, e-cigarettes are more popular than traditional cigarettes, and the Juul brand is currently king." 
Please click here to read more.

3-Point Contest
Trey Zastrow has been selected by the WIAA to participate in a 3 point contest at the Kohl Center on Saturday at 9:30am.  You can watch this even online at 

Grace Melso was also selected to participate in the girls’ contest, but because the team qualified for state, she became ineligible for that contest.

Starting next week, all spring sports will be underway. Consult the calendar when events occur and come and cheer for the Lancers!!


Always refer to the online calendar for up-to-date information. (Dates below are suject to change)

Tuesday, March 20th-Homeroom
Wednesday, March 21st-Homeroom
Thursday, March 22nd-Homeroom
Wednesday, March 21st-Homeroom
Tuesday, March 27th-Homeroom
Wednesday, March 28th-Homeroom
Thursday, March 29th-Early Dismissal
Friday March 30th-NO SCHOOL
Monday, April 2nd-NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, April 3rd-NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, April 4th-NO SCHOOL
Friday, April 6th-Two Hour Delay
Tuesday, April 10th-Homeroom
Tuesday, April 17th-Homeroom
Thursday, April 19th-Homeroom
Monday, April 23rd-Homeroom
Wednesday, April 25th-Homeroom
Friday, April 27th-Two Hour Delay
Monday, April 30th-Homeroom
T.W.I.R.P. Dance
Saturday, March 17th 8PM-Midnight
TWIRP stands for “The Woman Is Required (to) Pay.”
For this dance the young ladies are supposed to ask the young men. :) There will be a professional DJ. Tickets will be sold at the door. The cost is $7 per person. (So if a boy and a girl come together it will be $14.
WELS Regional Band Festival
Sunday, March 18th
On Wednesday, March 14th nine of our MLHS band students will be departing for Tacoma, Washington to participate in the WELS “West” Regional Band Festival at Evergreen Lutheran HS.  They will play under the direction of Mr. Paul Kassulke of American Band College in Ashland, Oregon.  Mr. Kassulke was once the music director here at Manitowoc Lutheran!  Mr. Wes Schmandt of Kettle Moraine Lutheran HS will be the percussion clinician. Students attending are Dayna Hubbartt & Elena Thoma (Flute), Natalie Zirbel (Clarinet), Ashlee Olsen (Alto Saxophone), Ryan Kluba (Bass Clarinet), Ben Thom, Leah Kuchenbecker, and Simeon Poehlman (Trombone), and  Noah Ungemach (Tuba). The festival will culminate with a concert at 2:30pm (Pacific) / 4:30pm (Central) Watch it live at:
Please join us on Sunday/March 18, in the YMCA Studio Y room, 1 pm to 3 pm, 205 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc. Special guest and MLHS alumni, Phillip Jindra, will lead us in singing and dancing.  An Easter egg hunt, a craft, games, gym activities, and snacks will also be available.

On Sunday/April 8, New Friends will again take place in the YMCA Studio Y room, from 1 pm to 3 pm.  Guests who have gardening knowledge are going to help interested participants plant flower seeds in containers, which can be decorated and taken home as a gift or to keep.  Games, gym activities, and snacks will also be available.  There is no charge to attend New Friends and any special needs individuals or families are welcome.          
Have you considered shopping online for all your SCRIP needs and just have not done anything about it yet? Maybe you just need help setting it up. The MLHS SCRIP office invites you to come to MARCH MADNESS IN THE SCRIP OFFICE March 22nd  from 4:00PM - 6:00PM and check out how easy and convenient it is to order your SCRIP online. They will get you all set up and explain how it all works. Bring along your electronic device that night. Enter your name into a drawing to win a $10 Super Scrip Drawing too! See you all there!
The 3rd Annual Lancer Spring Showcase Tasting Event Fundraiser is MARCH 24th and fast approaching, and you won’t want to miss this great evening! Tickets are available online at ; $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Enjoy a tremendous evening sampling wines and appetizers from area vendors, another great selection of silent and live auction items, and a relaxing evening with Lancer parents, friends and families! 
First German Floor Hockey Tournament
On Saturday, March 24th, First German is having a floor hockey tournament in their gymnasium. Sticks, golas and pucks are all provided by First German. Come and enjoy the fun!
Click here for details.
March 28th at 7:00 PM in the MLHS Gymnasium. This year’s Easter concert theme is “Sing Joyfully”. The concert will feature the Junior Lancer Youth Choir, MLHS Freshman Choir, Cantate Choir, Concert Choir, Lancer Singers and Symphonic Band. Join us in celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.
Open Forum for Parents at the
April Board of Control Meeting

Twice per year, the MLHS Board of Control includes on its meeting agenda an open forum for parents to ask questions.  The next opportunity will be on April 3rd, 2018, at 6:30pm.  Should you have any questions or concerns, you are encouraged to attend this meeting, or you may also contact any of our Board members (click here for contact information) at any time.

Please enter through the main office doors at west end of the building.
Friends of the Lancer (FOL)
Annual Fish Fry

Friday, April 27, 2018
Twin Fountains Banquet Hall
Serving 4:30-8:00PM
Back by popular demand...
Riley Haupt Entertainment from 7-10PM

MLHS Guidance Department
"Guidance Go To"
  • Get your scholarship information
  • Get your college information
  • Get your testing information
  • and much much more...
Go to:
You can use SCRIP to purchase everyday expenses
...with every purchase you make using Scrip, you are generating extra income for families with a tuition credit account along with budgeted and non-budgeted items at Manitowoc Lutheran High School. Learn more here. Get your updated SCRIP Order Form and the latest Newsletter from SCRIP below!

Have you considered shopping online for all your SCRIP needs and just have not done anything with it yet?  Come and join the March Madness in the SCRIP office March 1st or 22nd  and check out how easy and convenient it is to order your SCRIP online.

SCRIP Newsletter
SCRIP Order Form

SCRIP now has their own phone line that you can call
SCRIP HOURS: Mon – Fri 7:30AM -3:30PM with additional hours on Thursday from 4:00-6:00PM
Lancer Spirit Store 
Hey Lancer Fans-  the Lancer Spirit Store is well stocked and has a couple new items.  Make sure that you have all your Lancer gear for the winter sports seasons.  Stop in and check it out.  GO LANCERS!!!!!!!!
Check out the Lancer Spirit Store
Pictures added weekly!

Enjoy Your Students High School In Pictures!

You can view the pictures of your student in action by going to You can also find a link on the MLHS Homepage under the parent icon. Click on Photo Gallery.

Thank you Kathy Kock for taking your time to capture these great moments for our students and families!
ATTENTION Class of 2019-2021
Enrollment is Open for 18-19 School Year!

If you are a current parent of a freshman, sophomore or junior you should have received an email from TADS for enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. If you did not receive an email please check your junk mail.(In the past we used to do this first in June/July.) Please enroll by the end of February.

ATTENTION Class of 2022
(Incoming Freshman for 18-19)

please check your emails for an enrollment email from TADS. This is still not a binding contract, just a step closer in holding a spot should you decide to become a Lancer. If you have any questions feel free to contact the high school at 920-682-0215.
MLHS Tuition Assistance Opportunities
for the 2018-2019 School Year
Class of 2019-Class of 2022

Families wishing to apply/re-apply for MLHS Needs-Based Tuition Assistance (NBTA) or the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (“Choice”) are reminded that the application periods for each program are open from 2/1 through 4/10 and 4/20, respectively. 

Please visit our web page for information and instructions.  There are some changes from last year including the service being used for NBTA and eligibility for Choice, so please look the information over carefully.  Questions may be directed to Scott Reinhard at or 242-9204.
Robo Remedy-Robotics Team
Have you ventured downstairs lately to the room across from the shop area at MLHS?  Back in December a group of students joined together and formally became known as Robo Remedy.  Since their beginning in December they have been meeting three times a week going through the process of designing and building their rookie year robot. They are part of the FIRST Robotics Competition program in which students are given six weeks to build a robot along with marketing and communication roles associated with promoting the season.

Click here to learn more

2018 Night of Excellence Nominations
Nominations are now open for the 2018 Night of Excellence awards banquet! Every year, Lakeshore Orthopaedics Sports Medicine department hosts this event, which honors the athletic accomplishments of Manitowoc County athletes, teams, and coaches. Awards include Male & Female Athlete of the Year, Male & Female Breakthrough Athlete of the Year, Comeback Athlete of the Year, Team of the Year, and Coach of the Year. Nominations may be made through June 1, 2018.

The banquet will be held at Knox Silver Valley on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Check out the link: or check out the brochure for award descriptions. Nominate today!
2018 Running Clinic is NOW OPEN!

The 2018 Running Clinic is now open for registration! Topics for this FREE event include topics about nutrition, injuries & treatment, breathing difficulties, and footwear.

Registration may be completed through
2017-2018 School Theme
“Our Victory is Won”
1 Corinthians 15:57 which reads, But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ
MLHS Mission Statement
“Manitowoc Lutheran High School uses its God-given gifts to help each student become thoroughly equipped for paths of service to our Redeemer.”

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"To Our God and Father be glory forever and ever" ~ Philippians 4:20