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Lancer Express January 24-28, 2022

Staff Message - Jolene Pautz

Things do not always work out the way we plan. I have always wanted to be a teacher. When I was young, I enjoyed pretending to be the teacher while playing with friends. I have also enjoyed math. When I was looking into where to go to college, I visited DMLC (now Martin Luther College) and Wisconsin Lutheran College and decided I really liked the smaller atmosphere of WLC. At that time, WLC was a two-year school so I finished my degree in math education at UW-Oshkosh. Not able to find a regular full-time teaching position, along with the fact that we were blessed with children soon after our wedding, I did some subbing in the public schools for a few years. I also worked in retail stores and did some childcare. During this time, I decided to get my certification to teach Spanish in addition to math. When I was ready to work outside the home again, I went back into education, teaching Spanish at Roncalli and L. B. Clarke Middle School, and teaching preschool at Grace. Then, God called me to teach Spanish at Manitowoc Lutheran High School. I am now in my fourteenth year at MLHS, which includes teaching math and Spanish. Although I did not have the typical path to being a WELS teacher, I can see the guidance that God has given me along the way. My varied experiences have all contributed to making me a better teacher. This reminds me of Romans 8:28, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” God will guide us along the path that is best for us to serve his purpose. It may not always go the way we have planned, but we must trust in God’s guidance.


Upcoming Events

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

Girl's Poms Camp

Poms camp is for girls grades K-8, and will be from 8:30 - 11:00 am on February 5th in the MLHS Gym. Participants will receive a camp t-shirt and will learn a short routine from our high school dancers. There will be an opportunity to perform the routine at the basketball game on Tuesday, February 8th. The cost for this camp is $10 per student. If you have any questions, please contact Abigail Bosin. Click here to register for Poms Camp!

Freshman Information Night

Do you have an 8th grader in your family? MLHS invites all 8th graders and their parents to come to MLHS either Monday, January 24 or Wednesday, January 26th at 6:30PM to see the MLHS campus, meet our faculty, and hear more about keeping Christ in higher education. This event is NOT a binding commitment, and no fees are involved. If you are undecided about high school for next year, please come and get a taste for MLHS. To help us plan for those nights, please provide us with some basic information about your child by going to MLHS offers need-based tuition assistance to our families. In addition, aid is provided through the SCRIP program, from your home congregation, and you can apply for the Wisconsin Choice Voucher Program. Inquiries regarding tuition assistance will also be explained these nights. See you then! If you have any questions contact, Ryan Holper our Admissions Director 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!


Student News

WPCP (Wisconsin Parental Choice Program) opens February 1st

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

Policy Change - Missing and Late Work As an administrative staff, we have looked at our missing and late work policy and have noticed it isn’t working like we would like it to. Students are still not being prompt with assignments being turned in. We are going to try something different in the 2nd semester that may help to encourage our students to get their work done and done on time. We will reevaluate during summer and officially adopt a new policy then. For now, see below our temporary late and missing policy that we will do for the 2nd semester. Missing work: 7+ policy still applies with no change. Any student with more than 6 missing assignments at weeks end will be ineligible for the week, in addition these students spend time after school (or before) until missing work is done. Assignments still missing and are over 2 weeks old: 1st offense is a 1 hour detention (mutually agreed time between Administration and student) Student are still eligible assuming they aren’t ineligible by another policy. 2nd offense is a 1 hour detention and 1 week ineligibility (students can’t perform (games, concerts, etc…) but could attend practice) 3rd offense is an in school detention and 1 week ineligibility (Students can’t practice or perform for a week) 4th offence, meet with principal and parents and a plan is formed, ineligible for the rest of the semester (part of the plan may be withdraw of a class, directed study hall, after school time, out of extra curricular) Late work: 10 Late assignments is a 1 hour detention (mutually agreed time between Administration and student) students are still eligible, unless another policy puts them as ineligible 15 Late assignments is a 1 hour detention and 1 week ineligibility (students can’t perform (games, concerts, etc…) but could attend practice) 20 Late assignments is an in school suspension and 1 week ineligibility (Students can’t practice or perform for a week) 30 Late assignments is a meeting with principal and parents and academic plan is formed, ineligible for rest of semester As in the past, individual exceptions may occur and will be dealt with as they come up. Communication is key.

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.


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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