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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Concert

Tuesday, December 7

In remembrance of the 80th anniversary of the attack on our Armed Forces at Pearl Harbor, a special concert is being planned at Wisconsin Lutheran High School at 7:00 p.m. The concert will include music played by the band of the USS Arizona at a concert performed in August 1941 in Honolulu. All are invited to attend this free concert to commemorate the Arizona band members, all of whom perished in the attack, along with thousands of other military personnel and civilians on December 7, 1941. Led by Dr. Patricia Backhaus as she conducts members of the Soli Deo Gloria concert band (several of whom are St. John’s members), the concert will also be a benefit for the WELS-sponsored Lutheran Military Support Group.

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St. John's Ski and Snowboard Club

We’re excited to be able to offer Ski and Snowboard Club again this year! Ski/Snowboard Club is open to St. John's school families, church members and their family and friends who are 7 years of age or older. 

Note: lessons are only valid for kids ages 7-17 but the group lift ticket and rental rate is available for all ages (adults too!).

For families returning to Ski/Snowboard Club, the general program and lessons are the same as last year. One new change regarding registration – payment is now via credit card online when registering.

Group dates: Our group includes four sessions - Thurs, Jan 20th; Thurs, Jan 27th; Thurs, Feb 3rd; and Thurs, Feb 10th

Our sessions start at 4:30pm. Beginner lessons start any time between 4:30-5:30pm, Beyond the Basics lessons start at 6pm. Ski/board until close!

All participants will receive a loyalty card valid that offers significant savings on lift tickets/rentals for the entire the season. Loyalty cards will be distributed before Christmas so families can use them during break.

To Register: Complete the registration form(s) at the link below. A separate registration must be completed for EACH participant. Registration closes December 15th.


Please read all program details and policies when registering. There is a lot of information, which will help ensure you know what to expect. A few in particular to keep in mind:


It is VERY rare for Little Switz to close (even when it’s really, really cold!). However, if they do, they will update all hill closing due to weather conditions by noon. Closings will be posted on their Facebook page and website. If our group outing has been canceled by Little Switz, we will be given a makeup date.

Refunds & Cancellations

All group enrollments are nonrefundable and nontransferable. In the event that a student must drop out of the program due to medical reasons a doctor’s note must be provided to Little Switzerland. In return the student will receive a Little Switzerland coupon code that will expire (no cash/check refunds). Little Switzerland does not provide a makeup session or credit if the student has other conflicts and cannot attend.


COVID-19 protocols have been revised and can be found here. Unvaccinated guests are recommended to wear masks.

Questions? If you’re new to ski/snowboard club or returning and have questions, please contact Tammy Kriese at or 414-915-3579 for details or additional information.

Once the registration period has ended, Tammy will reach out to the group to provide information on when and how they can get their loyalty card.

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Discovery Day - Save the Date

Friday, March 11
Excitement is brewing as CES plans St. John’s 2022 Discovery Day.  Mark your calendars for Friday, March 11 and watch for more information, as many parent volunteers are needed for this all-day event.

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Holiday Shopping Done Easy - Gift Cards Available through St. John's Scrip Program

Let me help you start or finish your Holiday shopping!  I will be placing a Scrip Gift Card order on Friday, December 10th. There are many options to choose from and I would be happy to place your order along, with ours! Please email the school office at ( the name of the Store/Restaurant/etc, Denomination for the gift card ($10, $25 etc) and how many you would like to purchase. 

The school office has a great selection of gift cards on site.  Please don’t forget that you can support St. John’s by purchasing gift cards through our scrip program.

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School Closings due to Weather/Emergencies

When there are snow or other unexpected emergency school closings, we will make every effort to communicate information in the following ways: through text message, E-mail, our Facebook page, radio stations or television reports. St. John’s will determine closing status independent of WLHS and MPS.

Here are the instructions to sign-up for text messages. Please let us know if you need assistance with this!

  • (last names A-G): text @sjtosaa-g to the number 81010
    You’ll receive a welcome text from Remind. If you have trouble with 81010, try texting @sjtosaa-g to (618) 987-4082.

  • (last names H-N): text @sjtosah-n to the number 81010
    You’ll receive a welcome text from Remind. If you have trouble with 81010, try texting @sjtosah-n to (618) 987-4082.

  • (last names O-Z): text @sjtosao-z to the number 81010
    You’ll receive a welcome text from Remind. If you have trouble with 81010, try texting @sjtosao-z to (618) 987-4082.

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Forensics Festival Results

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th graders for the effort they put into preparing their forensics selections.  Thank you to the parents who encouraged their children and brought them to the Festival.  Also, a special thanks to  Mr. Hackbarth for assisting with judging.  

The following students participated in the Forensics Festival on Saturday, November 6th:

GOLD MEDAL:  Ella Schroeder (7) - Interpretive Prose
Hannah Strong (8) - Humorous Declamation;  
Abby Vitangcol (7)- Interpretive Prose       

BRONZE MEDAL:  Jeremiah Alejandro (8)- Selective Storytelling 

BLUE RIBBON:     Autumn Christensen (7) - Interpretive Prose       

Jacob Nault (7) - Visual Aid; Evan Pastorek (7) - Interpretive Prose

RED RIBBON:  Jacob Lindert (7)- Interpretive Prose

These students represented themselves, St. John's, and their Lord by using their God-given talents to the best of their abilities! Way to go!

Mrs. Rindfleisch

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Luther Prep Dance Clinic

All girls in grades K - 8th are invited to Luther Prep on Dec. 5th from 2pm-4pm for our Dance Clinic. No experience needed, just a fun time with our Winter Wonderland theme! Click here for more details: 

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Luther Prep Band Concert

LUTHER PREP would like to invite you and your congregation members to join us on Sunday, November 21 for our annual Fall Band Concert. This year's concert will feature several LPS student ensembles, including the Concert Band, String Ensemble, Brass Choir, and the Prep Ringers Handbell Choir, among others. Their program, entitled "A Salute to the Classics," will highlight famous composers and their music, often with a slight twist. Please join us at 7:00 PM in the LPS Auditorium. No tickets are necessary, but a free will collection will be taken.  

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Ski and Snowboard Club

January and February 2022
We’re excited to be able to offer Ski and Snowboard Club again this year! Ski/Snowboard Club is open to St. John's school families, church members and their family and friends who are 7 years of age or older. 

Group dates:  Thurs, Jan 20; Thurs, Jan 27; Thurs, Feb 3 and Thurs, Feb 10

More details about registration and the season will be coming soon!

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