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Lancer Express February 14-18, 2022

Staff Message - Renee Schmill

I love music! No, I mean, I really love music! I love making music. I love singing music. I love teaching music. I love directing musicals. I love teaching wind instruments, brass instruments, and percussion instruments! I love music and believe with all my heart that music is one of the most amazing gifts that our God has given us!

And I’m not alone in that belief! Martin Luther expressed this: Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through music.

Thank you, Dr. Luther! I couldn’t agree more!

Music is an amazing gift for us to use in worship--to pray, to praise, and to proclaim. We can sing our favorite hymn and use it to pray to the Lord. We can select a Psalm and praise our Lord for all he has done. We can sing to a roomful of people and powerfully proclaim the good news of salvation.

Music is a gift for all ages. Music was a gift when we were young and our parents sang with us at bedtime and taught us to sing “Jesus Loves Me This I Know.” Music was a gift when we were in grade school, and we joined with our classmates in the Christmas Eve service and sang of the Christ child born in a manger. And music is a gift now as we grow older and grow in our ability to sing, to play instruments, to be in choirs, or maybe just simply to listen and enjoy and be blessed by the gift of music. Yes, music truly is for life! There are no limits to our lifelong enjoyment of music.

I have been blessed during all of my teaching years to share my love and passion for music with students young and old every day. It is my hope and prayer that all of my students can join together with Martin Luther in declaring that music deserves the highest praise, and that music is a powerful tool to proclaim the Word of God.

May we all be encouraged by the Apostle Paul when he said, “. . . be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:18b-20)


Upcoming Events

Junior Lancer Wrestling Tournament

The Junior Lancer Wrestling Tournament is on Saturday, February 26th! Please consider helping by signing up to work in the canteen or by donating food items needed for the concession stand. Sign up to by visiting this link:

Spring Musical

The Drama Club from Manitowoc Lutheran High School proudly presents, Fiddler on the Roof. Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” plus many more.

Fiddler on the Roof tells the heartwarming story of father and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.

A wonderful cast of forty-nine and a live pit orchestra will entertain you as they bring this story to life on the MLHS stage.

Please join us in this family friendly production March 11-13 at MLHS. Production times: Friday and Saturday evening at 7:00 P.M. and Sunday at 2:00 P.M. Tickets are on sale now! Purchase tickets at

Manitowoc Lutheran Open House

Manitowoc Lutheran High School is welcoming the public to an Open House in Mid-February. The Attendees will be able to enjoy a guided tour of the facilities, meet the staff, learn about student organizations and extracurriculars, and get an update on the upcoming building project at the high school. The event is geared to anyone interested in learning more about MLHS, not only families with high school students. The Open House will be held on February 15th from 4:00 until 7:00 PM, however, the enrollment period for the 2022-2023 school year has begun. Staff will be available to answer questions from any families interested in enrolling now or in the future


It’s time once again for the MLHS Spring Showcase, and we’d like to invite you! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 19th at Knox’s Silver Valley and will include a plated dinner, live & silent auctions, a raffle (with top prize of $5,000!), and entertainment by Riley Haupt. All proceeds this year will benefit the MLHS Track & Field program as we work to build our own facilities. Click the link for all the details: And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates. We hope to see you there.

ACT Prep Sessions for Juniors

Juniors will be taking the ACT test on March 8th at Manitowoc Lutheran High School. To help prepare for this important test, MLHS will be offering 3 ACT test prep sessions.

The dates and times are as follows: Saturday, February 12, 2022- Science (Room 108) 9:00am - 11:00am Saturday, February, 19, 2022- Math (Room 101) 9:00am - 11:00am

Saturday, February 26, 2022- English Language Arts (Room 210) 9:00am - 11:00am

All juniors taking the ACT should strongly consider attending these three sessions. Sign up sheets will be posted outside of each classroom as the dates get closer. Please make arrangements to ask off of work for these mornings. A light breakfast will be provided. Thank you to Mr. Otto, Mr. Hochmuth, Mr. Barthel and Mr. Foelske for leading these sessions! Feel free to contact Mr. Marohn with any questions you may have at

Christian Family Solutions Presentation: What is going on in there?

The Teen Brain – presented by Dr. Brandon Hayes

Lakeshore Lutheran Schools will be offering a presentation for all parents at Manitowoc Lutheran High School on Tuesday March 29, 2022 at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend. Presentation Information: What is going on in there? The Teen Brain – presented by Dr. Brandon Hayes of Christian Family Solutions. Description: The adolescent brain undergoes tremendous growth during the teen years. Parents are often left stunned and confused by teen behavior. Teens’ brains are changing during the adolescent years. The reaction from teens has been, “Would someone please tell my parents about this?” So, now we are. Please contact Mr. Corey Marohn with any questions at Click here to RSVP for the event!


Parent and Student News

WPCP (Wisconsin Parental Choice Program) opens February 1st

WPCP (Wisconsin Parental Choice Program) opens tomorrow (2/1/22). Families that are currently in choice and those that would like to begin 9th grade year are encouraged to apply. Email Mr Uhlhorn ( for more information.

Estate Planning - in person February 24th at 4pm

As a thank you for to you and your family for your love and support of Manitowoc Lutheran High School, the MLHS Foundation is offering Free one-on-one coaching for estate planning to 100 MLHS Families. Estate planning (also called a will or trust) is a collection of documents that specify how you want your money and other assets distributed after your death, making it easier for your loved ones to handle your affairs during a time of grief. Individuals will be responsible for paying attorney fees however, due to a generous donation, when you complete the one-on-one coaching through SFC you will be reimbursed up to $500 for the attorney fees! If you would like to set up an in-person appointment for estate planning, there are times set aside for you to come right to MLHS on Thursday, February 24th, starting at 4:00PM. Please contact Ryan Hulse to schedule your appointment.

Senior Ads for the 2021-2022 Yearbook: The Excalibur

This year has been busy and productive! Because pages are so precious, the yearbook staff has set aside six pages for senior ads. They are available at a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately, when the pages are gone – they are gone. Last year, six pages were used without the yearbook staff really knowing how many pages we would need, so we are hoping that will be enough for this year.

Page prices: ½ page: $60 ¼ page: $40 ⅛ page: $20

Marketing Class - Online Store!

Looking for a new way to support students MLHS and the Capital Campaign at the same time? In a new ‘Marketing in the Digital Era’ class this semester, a group of Juniors and Seniors, with the guidance and supervision of Mr. Gurgel, has created an online store with various Lancer apparel and items available for purchase. In this class, students read in an online textbook and use strategies they learn to help improve their shop to drive in more customers. Every student has come up with their own product to design and sell in the shop. All profits made will be donated to the Capital Campaign fund. Please check out our shop at!

Drivers Education Classes at MLHS MLHS offers a classroom for Advantage Driving Center, LLC to come in and teacher drivers education. This class is offered in the spring. If you have a student that would need classes before then, you can feel free to contact Advantage Driving Center, LLC to find out other locations and dates for your student to attend. They also have online classes. Registration is done all through Advantage. MLHS simply provides the classroom. Click below for the 2022 Spring Driver's Education Classes at MLHS.

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2022 - 2023 School Year Calendar For all you planners out there, here is a calendar for the upcoming school year with no school dates, early dismissal dates and more. For the most part, these dates don't normally change, but with that being said, there could always be some changes as next school year approaches. To get real-time calendar information be sure to verify and confirm these dates with the online school calendar.

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School Pictures Available

Please note that Senior Pictures for the Yearbook are due at the end of February. Have your photographer send your pictures to Mrs. Kock ( The photo can be landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical). Student pictures for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors are available to order or download through smugmug. Simply find your student picture, click the green "buy photos" button and choose from many size and finish options. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kock.


Manitowoc Lutheran Youth Soccer Club

Registration for the Lake to Lake Soccer League is now open. Any children that belong to the WELS churches within the Manitowoc Lutheran Federation are eligible to participate. The League is made up of coed teams and covers grades K-12.

Welcome Holly Euclide To MLHS!

I am member of St. John’s Newtonburg. My son Austin is planning on attend MLHS next school year. My husband Andy and I reside here in Manitowoc and we have been married 21 years. I am a Registered Nurse and have a Master of Science degree. I enjoy traveling with my family, RV camping, reading, and spending time with friends and family. I am looking forward to working in the SCRIP office and becoming a part of the MLHS family.

Spirit Wear Available

Are you looking to show your MLHS pride? Our spirit store is fully stocked and make perfect gifts for yourself or anyone on your list. To view and purchase your spirit wear, stop by the SCRIP office anytime during their open hours. The MLHS SCRIP Office is open Monday - Friday, 7:30AM-3:30PM, with additional hours on Thursdays, 4:00PM-6:00PM.



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