Celebrating advancements and initiatives at RLHS


Community Newsletter: Celebrating

advancements and initiatives at RLHS

Summer is here. Classrooms are filled with cleaning supplies rather than students, and the daily bells are temporarily silenced.

The season’s long days and warm evenings encourage me to reflect on the past school year and prepare for the upcoming one. My mind goes to Psalm 113:3 which reads: “From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.” Each and every day throughout the school year, I am fortunate to stand beside the incredible students and staff at Racine Lutheran High School and give praise for the blessings bestowed upon us.

Class of 2015

Congratulations to the class of 2015. Led by valedictorian Mark Andersen and co-salutatorians Emily Hlavacek and Morgan Scanlon, the class garnered nearly $2 million in scholarship offers. Our graduates’ accomplishments are noteworthy and varied, and we wish them continued success in the future.

Fine Arts facelift

With an ever-expanding arts program, an upgrade to our Fine Arts facilities was needed. Improvements started on the first day of summer break. The stage floor is finished, and the music room overhaul is underway. The fresh look and furnishings will be beautiful and functional. Donations can be mailed to the school or gifted through our website at www.RacineLutheran.org.

The masters

We have another master-level teacher. Congratulations to Kevin Hasseldahl who completed his master of science degree in general biology from Mississippi State University. Hasseldahl teaches many of the life science courses, including Advanced Placement biology.

RLHS Golf Outing

Fore. Or should I say foursome? Bring your friends to our annual Racine Lutheran High School Golf Outing in memory of Ron Naegeli. It will be held on Monday, Aug. 10, at Meadowbrook Country Club. Space is limited, so call 262-637-6538 to reserve your spot.

The blessings in our community

Many local organizations graciously partner with our Christian school. Among my favorite projects is the mock interview initiative. As part of the “Communication Skills” course, students prepare résumés and reference sheets as well as practice appropriate job-interviewing skills. Professionals from area companies, including Gateway Technical College, Careers Industries, AbbVie and CNH, volunteer their time and conduct the mock interviews. We appreciate their support.

NHS inductees

Congratulations to our recently inducted National Honor Society students: Isaac Brandies, Diego Bravo, McKenzie Daanen, Kimberly Dahl, Rena Eschenburg, Kayleen Gygax, Sarah Hessenius, Matthew Hogard, Maja Jovovic, Max Manske, Ashley Marweg, McKenzie Moore, Liz Nelson, Julia Pedrosa, Jordyn Radtke, Olivia Ramsey, Maddie Richio, Joseph Tate, Simon Theuer, Chris Troop and Kayla Underhill.

The National Honor Society is a prestigious, nationally recognized organization which honors students for outstanding academic performance, character, leadership and service.

Come home

Save the dates. The annual Homecoming football game and coronation will be held Oct. 2 and 3, respectively. We look forward to seeing many of our alumni as we cheer for the Crusaders and celebrate our school. Details are forthcoming. Alumni or supporters who want to add or update their mailing information should contact the school at 262-637-6538.

School begins Aug. 18

Our opening bell will ring on Aug. 18 when we kick off another great school year. New student orientation will be on Aug. 11, and all parents and students will enjoy Back-to-School Night on Aug. 17. Families who are interested in learning more about Racine Lutheran High School should contact our admissions office at 262-637-6538 today because few spots remain.

Pray for us

Our Lord has called us to the extremely important role of working with the students of Racine Lutheran High School. These young men and women are future leaders in our churches, companies and community. Please continue to pray for our students, staff and supporters as we prepare for a new school year and the gifts it will bring.