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Lancer Express February 28 - March 4, 2022

Staff Message - Joel Ungemach

Family! It has been a blessing in my life! If you know me well, you know that I come from a relatively large family (I am the youngest of six) and that my wife and I have been blessed with six awesome blessings of our own. I sincerely cherish the wonderful relationships, love, and support that God has blessed me with through my wife, children, parents, siblings, and extended family. My time spent with family is always special and held dear. We belong to another family blessed by God, the Lancer family. Over the past 18 years my family and I have been embraced by wonderful Christian brothers and sisters here in Manitowoc. Whether it has been working daily with faculty, staff, and students or having the opportunity to connect with alumni and supporters at MLHS Sundays, concerts, athletic contests, or performances, it has been a true blessing to be a part of this “Lancer Family”. This family is not just a term that we throw around when we want to feel connected at MLHS. I have witnessed through triumph and tragedy just how much this family sticks together and supports one another. The family of believers at MLHS is a true blessing! In fact, Paul writing to the Ephesians spoke about the bigger family of believers. He wrote, “So then, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of God’s household.” (Ephesians 2: 19) Lancer Family: Continue to support one another in love! Cheer one another on! Hold each other up in prayer! We are family under God! 😊


Upcoming Events

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.


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

Excellence in Education

Manitowoc Lutheran High School recognizes excellence in education. This year six Manitowoc Lutheran High School seniors have completed 7 semesters with a 4.0 or higher grade point average. The students are; Jenna Gries, Zack Koenig, Emma Kolar, Emma Kracht, Isaiah Ruddat, and Alexandra Smith. The Class of 2022 Salutatorian is Zackary Koenig and the Valedictorian is Emma Kracht. Congratulations to these students on their hard work and God’s richest blessings in your future endeavors!

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.


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 2 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!

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.

Deadline to sign up is March 6th, 2022

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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