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October 6, 2017

It's fall!  I put an exclamation mark there because it's also my favorite time of year.  Skies are beautiful during fall--even the dreary days.  Colors change.  The grass doesn't need mowing as often.  My birthday is in October.  That first snowfall (the one we all look forward to) is right around the corner.  Basketball season is right around the corner.  I could go on and on.

But then, every season has its own beauty and delight.  As does each day.  It can become all too easy to focus on each particular day and take in what the Lord has in store for that day.  Maybe turning sixty has helped me to reflect more on that lately.
"Each day is a gift of your grace" is how one of the prayers in our liturgy goes.  It's so true.  Each day at school is also a gift of God's grace.  What we do with that gift is important, comes with challenges, maybe setbacks, but in the end…a gift that comes from a loving, forgiving, and empowering God!
Exclamation point there as well.
"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days."  Psalm 90:14
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!
Blood Drive at MLHS
Wednesday, November 8th - 9:00AM-2:00PM.
Sponsored by National Honor Society (NHS)

There will be a mobile unit in the parking lot near the baseball field (on the east side of the building) where the blood drive will take place. Any questions please contact Jolene Pautz at Click here for flyer.
Lancer Link-"A Connection to YOUR High School"
September Edition
If you did not have a chance to view the September issue of the Lancer Link, you can view it here.

Feel free to take the survey after watching the video. (You will need a facebook account to take the survey)
Kids and Sports
Finding Your Family's "Sweet Spot"

Wednesday, October 25th - 6:30-7:30PM
St. John's Newtonburg

St. John's, Manitowoc (Newtonburg) invites you to attend this free event for the community. Whitney Donovan, a professional counselor and former college athlete, talks about challenges that athletes and their families may face, making intentional choices, and finding strategies to improve overall well-being while juggling so much. Click here to learn more!
Lancer Spirit Store
Hey Lancer Fans are looking for something new to show off your Lancer Pride????  Check out the Lancer Spirit Store- we have all things Lancer and are well stocked.  Stop in and check it out!
Attention Seniors and Parents of Seniors
Today in homeroom your senior student should have received a graduation packet that gives you information on how to purchase graduation annoucements as well as many other graduation products. This is completely optional.
These products are ordered through Brickhouse School Service. The representative for this company will be at school on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from Noon to 1PM outside of the cafeteria collecting order forms. There is a $50 down payment required along with the order form on that day. Credit card, cash, money orders, or personal checks made payable to "Sean Brick" If the order is less than $50, please pay in -full. Subject to 5% sales tax. The order will come to MLHS 6-8 weeks prior to graduation.
Any questions contact Sean at
Lakeshore Health Care Alliance
The Lakeshore Health Care Alliance (LSHCA) is again offering group sessions for hands on educational experiences for students. The fall sessions are available online now!  The session descriptions, dates and times are currently posted online on a link through the LSHCA website at   Click here to see all posted fall events.

Explorer Program - Post #9051

The Manitowoc Police Explorer Program is for anyone between 9th grade and college, between 14 and 21 years old, who wants to "explore" what being a police officer is all about. As a Manitowoc Police Explorer, you will receive top notch instruction and hands on training from a team of Manitowoc Police Officers.
Click Here to Learn More!
Health Care & The Health Care Workforce:
Current Realities, Future Possibilities
Wednesday, November 1 from 8:30-9:30AM at Silver Lake College in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance. Sponsored by LakeShore Health Care Alliance (LSHCA)

Click here to RSVP. Must RSVP before October 15th
Wednesday, October 25th-Homeroom
Thursday, October 26th-NO SCHOOL
Friday, October 27th-NO SCHOOL
Fall Showcase & Fall Concert
Sunday, October 22nd at MLHS
This annual event is one that you will not want to miss. Come to MLHS at 2PM and partake in some pie, torte, ice cream and silent auction. Then at 4pm sit back and enjoy the Fall Concert featuring the Lancer Singers, MLHS Concert Choir, Cantate Choir, Freshman Choir, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band. See you there!

We are asking ALL parents to help make this Showcase a resounding success. Many hands make light work. Please consider signing up for at least one slot by clicking on the link below. There are many opportunities to help and we count on your help to make this event successful.
If you have any questions please contact Debra Schaefer at

Last year we started the tradition of “Family Baskets” as a way for our Lancer families to donate toward the event and show the power of Christian education in families.  It was a great idea, and the success of this event greatly depends on such baskets!
  A couple suggestions:
  • To avoid duplication of themes (eg. Packer, Badger, movies, cooking, music, crafts, children, relaxation, etc), please email Wendy Diel ( with your theme or to ask for suggestions.
  • Please bring your basket to the MLHS main office on Thursday 10/19 or Friday 10/20.
  • Please include with your basket a list of all family members who have attend MLHS.  Whether many or a few (or just one), this list will accompany the basket while on display, and is a great way for people to see how many have been blessed through Christian education here.

NHS K-4 Basketball Skills Camp
Sunday October 29th

Camps will be held at:
Bethany, Manitowoc (12-2PM)
St. Paul, Howards Grove (1-3PM)
St. John, Two Rivers  (1-3PM)
Zion, Morrison (1-3PM)

Cost is $10 per student

Deadline for registration please is October 23rd!
Click here to Register

Any questions: Jolene Pautz -
Parent-Teacher Consultations
Wednesday-November 1st at MLHS from 6:30-9:00PM
This is a great time to check in with your student's teachers to see how your student is doing. Click here for suggestions of conversation with your student's teachers. 
Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery
Ready to tackle a murder mystery that really teases the brain?  
Then save the date(s) November 3rd, 4th & 5th. Friday and Saturday. The show starts at 7:00PM and Sunday starts at 2:00PM. Cost of the show will be $6 at the door and general admissions. For more details and cast list Click Here!
Fall Sports Athletic Banquet-PLEASE RSVP
November 5, 2017 in the MLHS Commons at 6pm

With the fall seasons winding down, it is time to think about our new Fall Athletic Banquet. Unlike previous years, all sports will come together and do the banquet at MLHS. The advantage is that it is FREE!! We want to bring the whole family and enjoy our time together. Each class will be responsible in bringing some food to the banquet and the main meal will be provided. At this time, we are looking for a number of people that will be attending, so please Click here to RSVP before October 22nd! Thanks!
50th WELS Choral Festival
The festival will be at the LaCrosse Center in La Crosse, WI
November 10-12, 2017.

All are welcome to attend the concerts:
  • Pops Concert - Friday, November 10, 7:00 PM
  • Sacred Concert - Sunday, November 12, 2:00 PM
The sacred concert will features songs from the past five decades as well as a new, commissioned premier by composer/director Dale Witte!
Choral Festival alumni are asked to be a part of the concert by singing in the commissioned selection.
For more information, including alumni registration, hotel information, and more about the festival go to

Grandparent’s Day fast approaching! On Monday, November 13th, Manitowoc Lutheran will be welcoming the grandparents of our student body to our campus. Grandparents will participate in chapel service, a game show, a delicious lunch with their student and have the opportunity to attend classes with their grandchild.
All Grandparents need to register. Click here to register!

Would you be willing to help us make this day a success? Click on this very easy online signup to see how you can help out for this special day. If you have any questions, please call the main office at (920) 682-0215 or e-mail Lori at

Thank you in advance for your assistance! The day could not be a success without you!

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!

SCRIP office will be open this Saturday, October 14th for the grade school volleyball tournament from 9:00am-12:00pm. 

The SCRIP office and Friends of the Lancers spirit wear store will also be open on Sunday, October 22nd  from 2:00pm-4:00pm for Fall Showcase.
Check out the SCRIP online shopping at for an easy and simple way to purchase SCRIP.

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

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