Concert with Concordia High School and Peter Klemp

The Concordia High School Band (from Omaha, Nebraska), under the director of Peter Klemp, made a stop at RLHS during its annual tour.  Mr. Klemp is a past RLHS teacher.  He was also Mr. Gullicksrud’s teacher in grade school – check out that vintage photo!!  The two schools’ musicians collaborated to present an incredible concert on Thursday evening.  So many thank yous…to the RLHS families who hosted our guests, to Mrs. Aumann who fed our guests, to Mr. Gullicksrud who organized this event, to everyone who attended the concert, and to the Mr. Klemp, the Concordia High School students and the chaperones who shared their time and talents with our community.  Please pray for their safe travels.  (More photos are posted on Facebook – Racine Lutheran High School Admissions.)



Tim and Pete snip



RPD Support Blue Care Packages donated by RLHS

The Racine Police Department and its officers are valued community partners for Racine Lutheran High School (RLHS). Following the recent, tragic death of a Milwaukee police officer, RLHS faculty member Paul Tuskowski suggested the school show gratitude to our local officers in the form of gift bags. The staff and students embraced the idea and scheduled a special all-school fundraiser on Valentine’s Day. Donations of nearly $800 funded the initiative, which was named Support Blue Care Packages.

More than 185 gift bags were filled and delivered to the Racine Police Department. Each bag contained hand sanitizer, facial tissue, gum, sunflower seeds, mixed nuts, Jolly Ranchers, Life Savers, lip balm, and granola bars. Every officer received a student’s hand-written note that included one of following Bible verses:

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  (Deuteronomy 31:6)

Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle. He is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, and in whom I take refuge. (Psalm 144:1-2)

“We want to show support for the work that is being done by the Racine Police Department to keep our community safe, especially given unfortunate recent events in Milwaukee and around the country. Many of our alumni, as well as parents of students, serve us through careers in law enforcement,” reports Tuskowski, “We pray for the safety of all the officers and recognize their importance to city.”

RLHS with RPD reps

Dynasia Muns selected as Student of the Month for January

Racine Lutheran High School announces sophomore Dynasia Muns was selected as the Student of the Month for January. Students are nominated by faculty considering the 2018-19 school year theme: “Be kind and compassionate to one another.”

The nominating teachers shared:

Dynasia is the epitome of kindness and compassion. She is a student who is eager to help others. She understands the importance of including all students and being a friend to everyone. Dynasia sets goals and consistently works to achieve them, even when facing unexpected challenges. Dynasia exudes a positive energy and a joyful attitude that are authentic and refreshing. She enthusiastically shares her time and talents to benefit RLHS and the Racine community.

Muns, Dynasia


Distinguished Professor works with RLHS Musicians

Friday was fabulous – thanks to Dr. Fischer! Our musicians had the extreme pleasure of working with Concordia University Chicago’s Distinguished Professor of Music Richard Fischer, DMA. Dr. Fischer is in demand internationally as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator, so we were honored to have him teach our students. Working with Mr. Gullicksrud, he encouraged our students to recognize that music is about so much more than the performance. Thank you, Dr. Fischer, for sharing your vast knowledge plus your passion for music!


Congratulations to our Cheer Squad!

Congratulations to the  RLHS cheerleaders!  The team competed at the State Cheer Championship in LaCrosse this past weekend.  The team competed against 14 teams in the Small Coed and Cheer dance divisions.  The squad placed 5th in semi-finals for Small Coed competition and 6th in the final competition.