This article appeared in the Journal Times on Jan. 13.
With joyful anticipation this past December, the students and staff at Racine Lutheran High School prepared to celebrate the birth of our Savior. God sent his only Son to save us. That’s a tremendous gift. The presents we exchanged provided us with temporary satisfaction. True gifts, such as the permanent graces of faith, hope and love, don’t run out of batteries or go out of style. They are blessings to all of us. We encouraged our students to reflect on the wonder of this glorious time of year, the greatness of our God, and the gifts we have received through the birth of Jesus.
Homeroom for the holidays
During the season of giving, our students were as busy as elves. They partnered with Julian Thomas Elementary School to provide a merry Christmas to many families. Toys, clothing, blankets and other goodies were donated, wrapped and delivered to children at Julian Thomas, just in time for the holiday celebrations. During opportunities like this, we recall Acts 20:35, which reads: “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Hall of Fame 2018
RLHS will welcome three inductees into its Hall of Fame: Gene Schneider, faculty and coach (1953-68), Cheryl Lynn Babel Wilkinson 1981, and Randy Lowe 1965, faculty and coach (1975-79). Schneider is being recognized for his faithful service to RLHS and for his life’s accomplishments. Wilkinson’s achievements as an athlete and her commitment to RLHS’s mission are noteworthy. After Lowe’s graduation from RLHS and tenure as a teacher, he began an exceptional career in Lutheran school administration. The recognition will take place before the basketball game tonight, Saturday, Jan. 13, at the school. A pre-game reception begins at 6:15 p.m., and the induction ceremony is at 7 p.m.
The Grand Gala
Chicago’s High Society Orchestra returns for the 20th annual Grand Gala on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Roma Lodge. Celebrating with a roaring ’20s theme, we invite you to join us for a night of lively auctions, delicious food and festive dancing. Yve Rojas, a professional auctioneer who appeared on “Survivor: Nicaragua,” leads the fast, furious and fun-filled bidding opportunities. Guests vie for the opportunity to claim exotic vacations, obtain family getaway packages or own a prized piece of art. Enjoy a night on the town to celebrate Valentine’s weekend with your special someone or a group of friends. Reserve your spot today.
Open house for prospective students
Enrollment is underway for the 2018-19 school year, and interest is at an all-time high. Attend our open house for prospective students from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22. The high school journey at RLHS includes opportunities to challenge academic potential, experience extracurricular activities, and nourish spiritual growth in a friendly, safe environment. Let your child find a niche, make friends and memories, and prepare for future success. Call 262-637-6538 to learn more.
We rely on our many generous supporters to help us serve our students, make improvements to our facilities and remain an educational treasure to our community. Please prayerfully consider making a donation, as you are able. You can securely and conveniently donate through our website at www.RacineLutheran.org or mail your donation to the school at 251 Luedtke Ave., Racine, WI 53405.