Racine Lutheran High School – Celebrating the gift of Christmas

This appeared in the Journal Times over the weekend.





Racine Lutheran High School – Celebrating the gift of Christmas

By David Burgess, Executive Director/Principal

The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is peaking at Racine Lutheran High School. The month of December is spent preparing for the birth of our Savior, as well as getting ready for musical performances, athletic competitions and semester exams.

As our students seek success in each of these areas, we encourage them to concentrate on the joy revealed in Luke 2:12, which reads: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.

When we focus on the arrival of the Son of God, we appreciate the blessing of the most amazing Christmas gift.

1,000 victories and counting

We will celebrate our boys basketball program’s milestone of 1,000 victories, which was earned on Dec. 6.

On Wednesday, Dec. 21, the school will formally acknowledge this accomplishment at 7 p.m., prior to the basketball game. Commemorative t-shirts will be provided to fans, while supplies last. Former players and coaches who contributed to the 1,000 victories are encouraged to attend and be recognized.

Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to the RLHS Hall of Fame 2017 class of inductees: Alex Scales ’96, Brian Hagen ’93 and Donald Busarow, Ph.D. ’52 (posthumously inducted).

The recognition will take place during the varsity basketball game on Friday, Jan. 6. A pre-game reception will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the school’s Commons. Inductees will be honored at halftime.

Scales is recognized for his professional basketball accomplishments. Hagen’s achievements as a professional soccer player are noteworthy. Dr. Busarow remains widely recognized for his musical teachings, commendations and publications. Complete induction biographies are posted in the Alumni section of RacineLutheran.org.

Sader Spirit

The inaugural Alumni Cheerleading Basketball game is Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7:15 p.m. Former cheerleaders are invited to share their Sader spirit!

Participants must register by Jan. 20. To learn more, visit the Alumni section of the school website.

Open House

Prospective families are invited to join us at Open House on Monday, Jan. 23, from 5 until 7 p.m. Tour the school, meet our teachers and coaches and learn how you can enroll your child in our Christian school.  Personal daytime tours are also available.

Grand Gala

The 19th annual Feel the Love Grand Gala is Feb. 11, and features Yve Rojas, a professional auctioneer and former cast member on Survivor. The evening includes auctions, dinner, and dancing to the music of Duosonic.

Call to reserve a table for all your friends. Celebrate Valentine’s weekend with us!  Sponsorships and donations are welcome.

Veterans Project

We are honored to announce the creation of the RLHS Veterans Project.

The project began during the class of 1965’s 50th reunion. Classmates Bruce Canny and David Nass, both veterans, discussed how war had impacted them. During the ensuing weeks, Bruce shared a poem, Vietnam, They Ask, So What Was It Like?, which  he wrote about his tour of duty. David used his musical talents to transform the poem into a powerful piece titled Good-Bye, Good-Bye.

The pair hopes to honor other RLHS veterans who have given so unselfishly. The Veterans Project dedication ceremony will be held in May.

Help us gather the names of former students who have served our country. Visit RacineLutheran.org for more details.

Merry Christmas!

We invite you to enjoy our recently released Crusader Connection, which is filled with news about our students and alumni. Click on School News at RacineLutheran.org or call 637-6538 to be added to our mailing list.

Please prayerfully consider making an end-of-the-year donation to RLHS. Your generosity encourages our students to grow in faith, character, learning and leadership. Thank you for your support, and Merry Christmas!