Racine Lutheran High School inducts three into Hall of Fame

Racine Lutheran High School (RLHS) inducted Gene Schneider, faculty and coach (1953-68), Cheryl Lynn Babel Wilkinson ’81, and Randy Lowe ’65, faculty and coach (1975-79) into its Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Jan. 13.

Schneider was recognized for his faithful service to RLHS and for his life’s accomplishments. Wilkinson’s achievements as an athlete and her commitment to the school’s mission remain noteworthy. Lowe’s exceptional career in Lutheran school administration was acknowledged.

Pictured below L-R: Dave Burgess, RLHS executive director, Gene Schneider, Cheryl Lynn Babel Wilkinson ’81, Lynette Curran (representing Randy Lowe ’65) and Jason Block, RLHS athletic director.

RLHS HOF 2018 Group photo ceremony

Community Newsletter: RLHS gives to community

This article appeared in the Journal Times on Jan. 13.

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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.

Giving

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.

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Weekly News – January 8, 2018

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RLHS Executive Director Dave Burgess is pictured with Student Council members Felicity Smith and Brandon Dexter plus a sampling of the 600 Christmas gifts the school donated to needy families at Julian Thomas Elementary School.  THANK YOU to all who donated to the Homerooms for the Holidays project!
RLHS Homeroom for the Holidays by tree

Racine Lutheran High School helps those in need

Members of Racine Lutheran High School’s Student Council spearheaded the annual Homerooms for the Holidays project. This year, 17 families who have a total of 69 children enrolled in nearby Julian Thomas Elementary School received toys, clothing, blankets, coats and other goodies to make Christmas merry. Each family also received a $25 gift card to Save-A-Lot Food Store.

RLHS students raised $1,800, donated 400 gifts and purchased 200 additional presents to give to the families. The efforts of three Thrivent Action Teams aided the project’s volunteers.

Thank you to all who helped!

 

RLHS Homeroom for the Holidays wrappers

Grand Gala – Saturday, February 10 – Roaring Twenties

Racine Lutheran High School’s Grand Gala is Saturday, Feb. 10, at Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring Street in Racine. In honor of the event’s 20th anniversary, guests will get dolled up to step back in time and put on the Ritz with the Roaring Twenties Grand Gala.

Beginning at 5 p.m., guests can enjoy the silent auction and socializing. At 7 p.m., attendees will be seated for an upscale dinner featuring chicken saltimbocca and cod a la oscar.

Yve Rojas, celebrity auctioneer and star of Survivor – Nicaragua, returns to lead the famous Voice Auction at 8 p.m. The first item up for bid is the VIP table, which allows 10 lucky guests to upgrade their dining experience while they support the school. Attendees can also bid on vacation packages to Colorado, Cancun and South Africa, and other desirable offerings. Opportunities to pledge funds for student scholarships and tuition assistance will be available.

Following dinner, luscious desserts will be served, and dancing will begin with extraordinary live music from Chicago’s High Society Orchestra. Tickets are $75 per person. Tables of 10 are available for sharing a festive evening with your family, friends, church groups and co-workers. Please make reservations by Jan. 26. Call the school at 637-6538 or email klong@RacineLutheran.org.

Supporters with dancing in background

Reminder – Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – Jan. 13

Racine Lutheran High School to celebrate Hall of Fame Inductees

Racine Lutheran High School (RLHS) will welcome three inductees into its Hall of Fame.

Gene Schneider, faculty and coach (1953-68), Cheryl Lynn Babel Wilkinson ’81, and Randy Lowe ’65, faculty and coach (1975-79), represent the 2018 class of inductees.

The recognition will take place before the varsity basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the school, 251 Luedtke Avenue. A pre-game reception will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the school’s Commons. The induction ceremony will take place in the gym at 7 p.m.

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. Complete induction biographies are posted in the Alumni section of RacineLutheran.org.

Please contact Jason Block, athletic director, at (262) 637-6538 or jblock@RacineLutheran.org for more information.

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Thank you, and Happy New Year!

Thank you for partnering with RLHS during 2017.  Your support is crucial to our ongoing success.

With just hours to go before the New Year begins, prayerfully consider making a year-end donation.  Take advantage of the current tax laws while you benefit the students of Racine Lutheran High School.

Whether you are a regular contributor or this is your first donation, and whether you are able to give $5 or $5,000, YOU are VITAL to our school and our students!

Giving is easier than ever and only takes a few minutes. To make your private, secure and tax-deductible donation, simply click here:

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If you prefer, you can visit our website at http://www.racinelutheran.org/donate/.  Click on the ‘purple star’ to make a donation with your credit card or click on the PayPal image to send your donation through your PayPal account.  You may also send your check directly to the school (251 Luedtke Ave., Racine, WI 53405).

Thank you for your generosity, and Happy 2018!

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Take advantage of the current laws – donate today!

We encourage our supporters to take advantage of the current tax laws and donate to RLHS now – before the year ends! We’ve made it easier than ever to donate.
You can navigate on our website at http://www.racinelutheran.org/donate/. Click on the ‘purple star’ to make a donation with your credit card or click on the PayPal image to send your donation through your PayPal account. You may also send your check directly to the school (251 Luedtke Ave., Racine, WI 53405).
 
Christian education is a gift that keeps on giving, and your tax-deductible donation will help make a positive difference in our students’ lives.
 
Thank you for your support this past year, and for being a part of our exciting future. We wish you peace and blessings in 2018!
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