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Lancer Express February 7 - February 11, 2022

Staff Message - Charis Scharf

I have a confession to make. My Christmas decorations are still up, tree and all. That’s right, it is officially February, and I have yet to take down my Christmas decorations. I have always opted to keep the festive décor out a little longer than the average household, but I typically pack things up by mid-January. This year, however, I just couldn’t bring myself to put everything away. Someone recently joked that I might as well leave it up all year long, which I will admit is somewhat appealing, but that made me stop to think about why I enjoy it so much and why I get so excited each year when it comes time to decorate. I think I cherish these decorations partially because they are only present for such a small portion of the year and partially because they come at my least favorite time of the year. You see, I truly despise cold weather and the limited hours of sunshine in the winter months. The festive lights and bright colors of Christmas make the long hours of darkness less disheartening and help chase away the never ending chill. It’s about more than just the pretty lights and colors though, isn’t it? As Christians, we know the real reason we deck the halls and trim the tree. Jesus says in John 8:12, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” When I look at the lights on my balcony and tree each evening, not only does it literally brighten a dreary time of year, it also points me to the Light of the World, the Savior who has given me a reason to celebrate each December and all year long for that matter. Why limit the joy to one month out of the year? If you too find yourself behind on packing things away, go ahead and allow yourself to enjoy those reminders of your Savior’s coming as long as you’d like! I plan to take down my decorations in the next few days, but I guarantee I will proudly have them out again next Thanksgiving weekend, along with the feel-good movies and joyful Christmas tunes. I pray you all may enjoy these small reminders that we will never walk in darkness as we follow the Light of the World.


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

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.

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


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!

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.

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.

MLHS Sunday

Did you know that you can enjoy a MLHS Sunday throughout the school year? What is a MLHS Sunday you ask? Our Lancer Singers have a 3-year rotation where they head out to the respective church on the schedule and use their gifts of music to lead you in worship.

Feel free to check out this MLHS Sunday Schedule and consider yourself welcome.


Forensic Competition

On January 26, the MLHS Forensics Team travelled to Elkhart Lake to compete in the Big East Conference Forensics Competition. It was the team's first taste of competition this season. The team took FIRST PLACE at the competition, making the Lancers this year's Big East Conference Champions. The team has a sub-district meet here at MLHS today!! God's Blessings on the kids as they compete.


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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