Student to be Featured on CBS Television Program – airs July 2

Racine Lutheran High School graduate Michael Gray was interviewed by CBS 58 anchor April Dovorany.  Gray, and classmate Hezekiah McCoy, recently completed the Youth Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Boot Camp.

Gray and Boot Camp Coordinator Todd Nienhaus will be featured on the Racine & Me television program to be aired Saturday, July 2, at 6:30 a.m. on CBS affiliate WMLW:  Time Warner Cable and ATT channel 7 or 1007, DirecTV and Dish network channel 49, Charter channel 8, and over-the-air/antenna channel 49.1.

Gray was named the Most Valuable Classmate, and both students earned the Certified Production Technician Safety Certificate and the Lean/Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate.  Gray and McCoy graduated from Racine Lutheran in May 2016, and they seamlessly transitioned into the workforce with the training they received in the CNC Boot Camp.

The CNC Boot Camp is a partnership between Gateway Technical College, Racine County Workforce Solutions, SC Johnson and United Way of Racine County plus Racine Lutheran and other area high schools.

For more information, tune in to Racine & Me on Saturday, July 2, at 6:30 a.m. or contact Racine Lutheran at 637-6538 or

RLHS Michael Gray at Racine & Me

Yearbooks have arrived!  

If you ordered a 2016 yearbook, you may pick it up at the RLHS office Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.  (We are closed Monday, July 4.)  If you did not order one, you may purchase one on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $60.

2016 yearbook RLHS (2)

RLHS welcomes new girls basketball coach

Racine Lutheran High School has hired Stephen Shaffer as its new head varsity girls basketball coach. Coach Shaffer comes to RLHS with more than 20 years of high school coaching experience, with the last 13 years being Melody Owsley’s top assistant at The Prairie School. He was part of the staff that won the 2004 state championship and that also made a 2013 state semifinal appearance. Shaffer was previously a coach at RLHS from 1995-1997 in the girls basketball, baseball, and softball programs. He was the head girls basketball coach for the 1996-97 season, and he also had coaching stints at Union Grove and Catholic Central high schools. Shaffer is a member at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

“We are excited to have Coach Shaffer leading our girls basketball program,” states Jason Block, RLHS athletic director. “He brings experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm that will help take our program to the next level. He will help our student-athletes to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually.”

Shaffer replaces Ben Walther, who has led the girls program the past 8 years and leaves with the second most wins in program history. Walther has accepted a call to Sierra Lutheran High School in Carson City, Nevada.

Steve Shaffer Headshot (2)


Seeking Varsity Golf Coach

RLHS has begun the search process for our new Varsity Golf Coach.  Our current coach, Ben Walther, has accepted an out-of-state call.
Interested applicants should contact Athletic Director Jason Block at
Golf Club

Holocaust Survivor speaks to RLHS Students

Racine Lutheran High School students listened to first-person stories told by Mendel (Manny) Chulew, a Jewish immigrant from Poland who survived the Holocaust.  Chulew was featured at the school’s quarterly CLASH assembly. CLASH stands for Changing Lives And Serving Him, and it allows speakers from the community to share personal experiences with the students.

Mr. Chulew and his daughter, Natalie Chulew, posed for a picture with RLHS teacher Nick Gasau and students Liz Nelson, Lydia Balke, Sophia Drager, Andrea Mares and Niko Burton.

RLHS - Chulew group

Accompanied by his daughter, Natalie Chulew, Holocaust survivor Manny Chulew shared memories from his childhood with the RLHS students.

RLHS - Chulew presentation

April Student of the Month – Jordyn Radtke

Jordyn Radtke, a junior at Racine Lutheran High School, has been selected as the Student of the Month for April. The Student of the Month award is decided by faculty. Students are nominated in light of the 2015-16 school year theme, “Live in Peace.”

The nominating teacher shared that Radtke has faced many challenges, including an injury that kept her from competing in volleyball this year. She continues to live in peace and treat others with kindness and courtesy. She keeps a smile on her face despite difficulties and setbacks. Radtke works incredibly hard as a student and generously gives of her time. Her selflessness is inspiring. Radtke is a true friend, a diligent student and a thoughtful person.


RLHS Radtke, Jordyn

Racine Lutheran Golfers named Academic All-State Honorees

Racine Lutheran High School varsity golf team members Ben Jung, Jack Manna and Trenton Tenner were selected as Academic All-State Honorees by the Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin (GCAW).

GCAW described the three golfers as student-athletes who serve as great examples to others, proving that academic and athletic successes are not mutually exclusive.

To be considered, students must meet the following criteria: a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25, participation in at least 75 percent of their team’s varsity matches, and are at least a sophomore in high school.

To learn more about the array of academic and athletic opportunities offered at Racine Lutheran High School, please contact the Admissions Office at (262) 637-6538 or

Jung, Ben Manna, Jack Tenner, Trenton

Weekly News – June 13, 2016, plus Golf Outing info


The latest Weekly News is attached for your convenience.  Please contact the school with any concerns.  Weekly News – June 13, 2016 – PDF
Hey Golfers!!!  Don’t “fore-get” to turn in your registration for the RLHS Golf Outing on Monday, August 8, at Meadowbrook Country Club. See the attached information, and contact Krista Long with any questions.