Community News – RLHS is focusing on God’s love

Another exciting school year has begun at Racine Lutheran High School. On the morning of Aug. 16, we started the new year with an all-school Chapel to praise our God for the gift of a Lutheran education.

Our theme for this school year is from 1 Corinthians 13:13: “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

The love our Heavenly Father gives us is different from the love the world talks about. We see this love clearly in Jesus Christ. It is a sacrificial love; a love for one’s neighbor above concern for ourselves.

When our school community embraces such a love, caring and kindness are evident in how we treat one another.

Class of 2017

Congratulations to the members of RLHS class of 2017 who were awarded more than $2.4 million in scholarships for their post-secondary journeys. We are proud of our 100 percent graduation rate, and we wish our new alumni success in the future.

Environmental Club

The Environmental Club adopted Lee Park on the west bank of the Root River adjacent to the school. The partnership serves the city of Racine and benefits the picturesque parklands that surround our campus.

The group strives to make our school’s footprint an example of environmental friendliness, share awareness about taking care of the environment and the neighborhood and promote environmental efforts at the school and beyond.

In addition to clean-up efforts at Lee Park, the students have worked with the Friends of Island Park to clear small trees near a beaver habitat in the Root River.

Homecoming 2017

RLHS boasts nearly 4,500 alumni who live near and far. On Saturday, Sept. 30, we invite them to come home and celebrate their alma mater. This year’s Homecoming festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. with the kickoff of the football game at Horlick Field. RLHS graduates will receive free admission. Wear your purple and gold, and visit the alumni tent for a special gift.

The alumni fun continues after the victory. Complimentary refreshments will be served from 1:30 until 4 p.m. at Buckets Pub, 2031 Lathrop Ave. Catch up with classmates, reminisce with old friends and share stories with new acquaintances. Once a Crusader, always a Crusader.

Our current Crusaders will participate in Homecoming week fun-filled activities, including themed dress-up days, class-versus-class competitions, coronation and a dance.

Science lab renovation

Our young scientists are busy learning in our renovated science lab. The lab provides our students with expansive, flexible space for creating innovative projects and enhanced work areas to complement the scientific, engineering and technological college- and career-readiness initiatives, plus improved safety features such as air exchange and fume hoods. Thank you for your donations.


RLHS offers the complete high school experience. More families are committed to providing their children with a Christian education, which resulted in RLHS experiencing a 10 percent increase in enrollment this fall. Together, we help the students become well-grounded, well-rounded young men and women.

Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year begins with our open house for prospective students on Monday, Oct. 23. Contact the admissions office at 262-637-6538 to learn more.

Thank you

The Racine community recognizes the importance of Lutheran High School, and we are grateful. Our donors, alumni, volunteers, parents, grandparents, teachers, pastors, association congregations and corporate and educational partners are vital to our ongoing success.

We are blessed to have such support. Please pray for our teachers as they share God’s love, while nurturing each student’s faith, character, learning and leadership.

RLHS After Opening Chapel