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Lancer Express February 21-25, 2022

Staff Message - Dave Uhlhorn

I recently visited a friend of mine who serves as a Pastor in the Twin Cities. As I was following my GPS to his house, I was also on the lookout for his church where he served. As I drove around, I noticed huge church buildings, beautifully designed buildings, churches with full parking lots, and churches with huge child play areas. Later on that evening, after I had arrived at my friend’s house, he took me to visit his church. It was small, out of the way, and in some ways unnoticeable. I began to think how misleading it can be to look at the outside of a building, a person, or a school and make judgements on what goes on in the inside. No doubt if it looks good on the outside, nothing bad can be happening on the inside, right? And while that may be true some of the time, most of the time it can be just covering up something they don’t want you to see. 1 Samuel 16:7 tells us that the Lord doesn’t look at the outward appearance, the Lord looks at the heart. The point of the passage isn’t that we shouldn’t make the outside of our churches or schools look great. It isn’t implying we can “let ourselves go” because God doesn’t look at our outward appearance. The passage is a great reminder that it is the inside that counts. What actually happens inside that church with the huge area for kids to play? What is going on at that church with all the cars in the parking lot? What is going on inside our hearts? While I can’t speak about what is going on at other buildings, I can share with you that what is inside my heart is not always pure and I think you can agree with me with your own thoughts and your own hearts. I can also share that not everything that goes on inside my home church or MLHS is sinless. That’s because sin is everywhere, including in our hearts. What I can say, is that God has forgiven those sins and I can share with you at my home church and our area WELS churches is that constant reminder of Christ crucified that leads to our forgiveness and salvation. It is the inside that does count because it is where our faith lives and the buildings where our faith can grow. May we not get distracted on the outward appearance or outward distractions in our life. Let’s always focus on our faith and growing our faith in weekly worship and daily devotion and prayer. At MLHS, we do this daily as we equip our students in paths of service. May we all continue to grow in our worship life each week. I Samuel 16:7 “The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”


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 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


MLHS Alumni are invited to our first MLHS Encore Preshow Reception!

With your RSVP, you will receive one FREE general admission ticket (bleacher seats) to the Saturday, March 12th performance of Fiddler on the Roof!

Join us for an Alumni Reception at 5:30pm in the MLHS Conference Room before the show. For more details and to register, go to:


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


Join us on March 15th from 7:00pm-8:30 pm in the MLHS school commons, as we learn from Thrivent Financial representative Tim Lukasek and SFC Estate Coach Tom Slye about planning for your financial future after you are gone.

To learn more about the seminar and to register, click below -

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

ACT Information for Juniors

The ACT with Writing for juniors is coming up on Tuesday, March 8th. Testing will begin right at 8:00am in the band room. Please arrive by 7:45am. On Thursday, February 24th, you will each receive a booklet with more information and you will also set up your MyACT account during FLEX period that day. Please see the attached sheet for more information.

ACT Information for Juniors
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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.

Parent Teacher Consultations/Guidance Night

Monday February 28, MLHS will be hosting the Parent Teacher Consultations followed by brief informational meetings. Parent Teacher Consultations will take place from 6:00-7:30, meetings will run from 7:30-8:00. Freshman and sophomore parents will have a chance to hear from the Manitowoc Police Department regarding keeping students safe in the community from drugs, alcohol, social media, etc. Junior parents will receive information regarding PSAT and ACT information. Senior parents will have the opportunity to be part of a panel discussion question and answer session with alumni parents. Please enter through the commons for this evening.

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.


MLHS recently issued a call to Keturah Hochmuth to serve as Student Resource Coordinator. This is a new position that absorbs the position of Learning Coordinator previously at MLHS and adds to it not only working with students, but also helping to diagnose students' needs, coordinate help, assist teachers in accommodations, and be a part of the newly formed Lakeshore Lutheran School Special education committee. This position will also help to begin the Special Needs Scholarship program (SNSP) at MLHS which will allow families to get a free tuition voucher for their child who may require academic help. This position will not be a teaching position but rather a resource that both teachers and students can use. Corey Marohn, who serves as part time Learning Coordinator, will shift to full time curriculum coordinator not only for K-8 but also f 9-12 as well. Pastor David Frey has returned his call to serve in our theology department. Please keep Keturah and her family, and MLHS in your prayers.

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. (Update - there are only 3 pages left to fill; so don't wait!!) Email the photos and sentiment you would like to Mrs. Kock and the cost will be added to your TADS.

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.

2022_Driver ed
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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.

MLHS School Events_2022-2023 School Year as o_Michelle Luebke
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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.

JL Baseball Signup

Do you want your child to learn the importance of being team player, increase their health and coordination, as well as give you a break this summer? Don't hesitate! Sign them up for JL Baseball! No previous experience is needed, just an enthusiastic spirit.

Junior Lancer Baseball is open to boys that are currently enrolled in 7th or 8th grade.

Baseball practices are slated to begin early May, twice a week. Games will begin mid May with the league tournament potentially in the middle of July. The cost for the full season is $125. Please register by February 25th.

Scrip - ThankScriping Days

Mark February 24th and 25th down on your calendars! ThankScriping Days is 2 days of big bonuses on eGift cards and reloadable gift cards. Please watch the RaiseRight App on those days!

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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