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Thursday, June 2, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.-C (LSB DS4)

Sunday, June 5, 2016 8:00 a.m.-C (LSB DS4) & 10:15 a.m. (Matins)

“Trust the Triune God to Provide for You”  [I Kings 17:15-16] Pastor Skovgaard, Preacher

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EGL SCHOOL NEWS AND NOTES

June 3, 2016

 

FROM THE PRINCIPAL: It is hard to believe how quickly the school year has passed and come to an end. I would like to thank you for your faith, trust, and commitment to the mission of Elm Grove Lutheran.   It is your belief in the Lutheran education values that help us to sustain our school.  We respect the sacrifices each family makes to send their child to Elm Grove Lutheran, and we will continue to put your child first in everything we do! This was a very busy year and you, as partners in education, played a great role in making it a success!

Although it is a hectic time of year, it is the time when I most realize how blessed we all are to be part of the ministry of EGL. Parents and teachers commit their time and energy every day toward creating a nurturing environment in which children can thrive! We wish our eighth grade students all the best as they journey on to new places, or continue here as the leaders of Elm Grove Lutheran. Eighth grade graduation is a time for celebration and reflection on the impact faith-based education has made on each student,

In closing, I take this opportunity to congratulate all students of Elm Grove Lutheran! I wish you all a very happy, safe, and enjoyable summer. Please be sure to take time as a family to talk, play, and pray together. I look forward to seeing you all in August. Those families who are not returning to our school will continue to be in our prayers as you make your journey on to new places.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Congratulations to the following for earning the Fourth Quarter Academic Awards:

Honor Roll (3.60 – 3.68)

5th Grade Seth Williams

6th Grade Julia Elvers

7th Grade Chloe Handrich, Tyler Ky

8th Grade Gabrielle Harner, Joseph Rentmaster, Julianne Skovgaard, Austin Williams

High Honor Roll (3.69 – 3.84)

5th Grade Thomas Hipke, Brady Stamm, Matthew Stoll, Jacob Nelson

7th Grade Megan Hedtke, Jamie Krueger  

8th Grade Frank Eichelberger, Lydia Ohde, Madeline Wilinski

Principal’s Honor Roll (3.85 – 4.00)

5th Grade Nicolas Daws, Madeline Hedtke, Ben Krueger, Parker Marriott, Luke Wilinski  

6th Grade Hannah Daws, Danielle Scepanski  

8th Grade Sam Ewert

 

ALL FOUR QUARTERS:

Honor Roll (3.60 – 3.68)

5th  Grade Thomas Hipke, Jacob Nelson,  

7th Grade Chloe Handrich

8th Grade Frank Eichelberger, Lydia Ohde,

High Honor Roll (3.69 – 3.84)

5th Grade Nicolas Daws, Ben Krueger, Parker Marriott, Matthew Stoll, Luke Wilinski,

6th Grade Danielle Scepanski

7th Grade Jamie Krueger, Megan Hedtke

8th Grade Madeline Wilinski

Principal’s Honor Roll (3.85 – 4.00)

5th Grade Madeline Hedtke

6th Grade Hannah Daws   

8th Grade Sam Ewert

 

MS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH have been decided for May.

The following students were nominated for the category of Christian Leadership: Jacob Nelson(5), Keegan Lind(7), Sam Ewert(8), and Frank Eichelberger(8).  

Our Middle School Student of the Month for Christian Leadership is Keegan Lind(7).  

 

The following students were nominated for the category of Academic Achievement:  Madeline Hedtke(5), Jacob Nelson(5), Jack Boinski(6), Hannah Daws(6), Jamie Krueger(7), Megan Hedtke(7), Sam Ewert(8), and Maddie Wilinski(8).

Our Middle School Student of the Month for Academic Achievement is Jacob Nelson(5).

 

Congratulations to all of our nominees, and especially Jacob and Keegan! Stop by the middle school hallway to see the plaques with all of the SOTM nameplates from 2015-2016.

 

INTENT TO CALL: Mr. Simmer received an Intent to Call from West Portal Lutheran, San Francisco, CA. Mr. Simmer writes the following:

Dear Mr. Fick and Elm Grove Lutheran Church and School, This letter is not an easy one to write nor do I write it light heartedly. Calls from the Holy Spirit are divine and when one is taken, unfortunately another must be left. After much prayerful thought and consideration, I have decided to accept a call to serve at West Portal Lutheran in San Francisco, California as their Physical Education teacher and Athletic Director. Thank you for keeping my family and I in your prayers. Elm Grove Lutheran is in my prayers as well.

Sincerely,

Ehren Simmer”

We pray God’s Blessings upon Mr. Simmer and family as they continue their service to the Lord in ministry in California.

 

HISPANIC OUTREACH: On Sunday, June 5, a presentation will be given between the services highlighting the Hispanic mission work being done here in our District. CPTLN [Christ for all Nations] is the Hispanic mission outreach of the South Wisconsin District of the LCMS. Presently CPTLN is in partnership with Oklahoma Ave, Grace, St. Martini, and Santa Cruz Lutheran Churches. Through Spanish-language worship services and activities such as VBS, Bible studies, workshops on marriage, family, and youth, area Hispanics are hearing the Gospel and living out their Christian faith. Pastor German Novelli, Sr. serves as director of CPTLN and Bessie Fick serves as program coordinator. Contact info: CPTLN, Oklahoma Ave Lutheran Church, 5335 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53219.  Contact Bessie at Bessie.Fick@gmail.com or 414-477-9448.

 

 

CUW PROGRAMS THIS SUMMER: Two great opportunities are available at Concordia University-Mequon this summer.  Take the opportunity to investigate the great CUW campus.

 
  • STEAM Camps - Our annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) Camps will be the place for incoming 3rd - 8th grade students. Two camps will run on the Mequon campus from July 18-22: Camp Creation and Rocket's Red Glare. Learn more and register through the STEAM Camp website.

  • Our First (Ever) Middle School Event - We realize that young people and their parents are looking at colleges earlier than ever.  We also realize that teaching is an amazing vocation, and we want to encourage young people to consider a career in education.  For those reasons, we are hosting a jumpstart event for middle school students and their families on Monday, June 13, from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Center for Environmental Stewardship. Learn more about college admissions and ways you can best prepare while in middle and high school. The career services team will offer a vocation activity to help determine future education majors and careers which may be a good fit, and participants can meet some of our education faculty and take a tour of CUW's campus as well.

 


PTL EGL.pngSAVE THE DATE: Mark your calendars for the “Back to school Picnic” on Tuesday, August 16.
 

RETIREMENT: On Sunday, June 5, after the 10:15 service, EGL will hold a pig roast in thanksgiving to God for the work of three individuals in our midst: Carol Gray who recently retired after nearly 36 years of full-time employment at EGL; Richard Ewert for 45 on the organ bench; and for Bessie Fick for 25 years of ministry among international students. Baskets will be available for cards for each honoree. Although the pig will be provided, please bring a dish (salad, pasta, or dessert) to share. Because a gracious donor at EGL has covered the cost of the spanferkel, the free-will offering will be used to support the work of the Lutheran Seminary in Pretoria, South Africa. Come, give thanks to God for the gift of His workers as we welcome the arrival of summer!

 

SCIENCE FAIR 2017:  Ready or not, here comes another EGL school science fair.  While you are enjoying your summer, traveling or going to a summer camp, start thinking about what you might want to do for the EGL science fair next March.  All middle school students will participate in the fair.  Use your time this summer to get some plans together.

 

VBS: June 13-17, EGL hosts its annual Vacation Bible School under the banner of Barnyard Roundup. At Barnyard Roundup, your children will learn that Jesus gathers us together! Kids want to belong, be understood, and be valued. They want a BFF at their side, no matter what! At Barnyard Roundup, the kids will look into the Bible, God’s Holy Word, to discover that Jesus is better than a BFF! Jesus, their Savior, knows them by name, rounds them up, and brings them home. Please call 1-262-797-2970 or e-mail kscepanski@egl.org with any questions!

 

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY: Please note that a special VA is being called for Sunday, June 12, at 9:15 a.m., in the CN. Items to be addressed will be: accepting the list of pastoral call candidates and the election of various Board members

School News 5/20/16

Worship Service Schedule

Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 5:30 p.m.-C (LSB DS3)

Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:00 a.m. (Matins) & 10:45 a.m.-C (LSB DS3)

“The Holy Trinity at Work for You”  Pastor Skovgaard, Preacher

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EGL SCHOOL NEWS AND NOTES

May 20, 2016

 

FROM THE PRINCIPAL:  “Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, that is, Christ.” Ephesians 4:15  May we always be mindful that we draw our life from him and serve him as his willing instruments.

 

ARMED FORCES SUNDAY:  The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Ministry to the Armed Forces (MAF) is authorized as the mission arm of the Synod to support and serve all military chaplains — active and reserve — their families and the veteran population. MAF recruits, interviews, and endorses all military chaplains; sponsors annual training for all chaplains; and maintains close, pastoral relationships with chaplains after endorsement, offering counsel, training, and advice throughout their entire careers. See the Click here for  further details and ways to support this mission.


 

ALUMINUM CAN COLLECTION: The EGLC pre-K program is now collecting the aluminum cans and wants to remind you that aluminum cans can be bagged and put in the collection bin next to the dumpsters.  No need to double or triple bag the cans; just place them in a plastic bag and tie it shut, and we'll do the rest! Contact Mrs. Margrett with any questions (dmargrett@egl.org or 262.641.0806). THANK YOU!

 

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/29. JULY:  Oliver Bitunjac 7/2, Peytan Laedtke 7/02, Amalia Ward 7/02, Jacob Nelson 7/9, Tyler Ky 7/20, Maxwell Williams 7/20, Gregory D'Agostino 7/21, Madeline Wilinski 7/21, and Alexander Wech 7/23.

 

BIRTHDAYS MAY:  Matthew Stoll 5/01, Maxwell Williams 5/01, Christopher Words 5/15, Jacob Nelson 5/16, Hayley Owen 5/20, Crystal Words 5/20, Tyler Ky 5/24, Marjorie Eichelberger 5/30, and Jack Setner 5/30.  JUNE: Chloe Handrich 6/04, Devean Laedtke 6/08, Madeline Wilinski 6/08, Oliver Bitunjac 6/10, Danielle Scepanski 6/10, Megan Hedtke 6/11, Sarah Stroh 6/18, Athanasius Speck 6/19, Nikolas Rintamaki 6/20, Amalia Ward 6/26, Lilly Wilinski 6/29, and Alexander Wech 6/30.  JULY:  Jackson Poppe 7/06, Laney Nicely 7/08, Haley Williams 7/15, Carter Klein 7/19, Taylor Luser 7/19, Carrigan Ward 7/21, Nicolas Daws 7/28, Kameron Poppe 7/28, Jack Boinski 7/29, and Luke Wilinski 7/29. 

BLOOD DRIVE - THANK YOU to the 28 of you who came out and gave 24 pints of blood! Up to 72 local patients in need will receive the blood they need. You made our blood drive a success. Thanks to Hazel Ewert also for the delicious brownies!

 

CHAPEL: We welcome parents and other guests to join us for chapel each week.  Our final regular chapel service on Wednesday, May 25 will be led by Mr. Fick.  We will celebrate June and July baptismal birthdays at this service.  We have only two opportunities to bring offerings yet this year  - May 25 and our closing service on Friday, June 3.  Our offering designation,  Lutheran Deaf Outreach provides resources and training specifically designed for deaf people to learn more about the love of Jesus and share it with others.  For more information, go to www.lutherandeafoutreach.org.

 

COLLECTION FOR HAPPY HOME: EGL School students and staff are taking up a collection for special needs educational materials on behalf of the Happy Home in the Kolar Gold Fields, Karnataka, India. If you are willing to participate, take an item off "The Learning Box" display outside the sanctuary on the upper level and return both advertised item and your donation in an envelope to the school office no later than the end of May. Many thanks!

 

KNOWLEDGE BOWL: Congratulations to our 2016 Knowledge Bowl team for taking second place on Wednesday at Lake Country Lutheran! Frank Eichelberger, Sam Ewert, and Austin Williams represented the 8th grade class, Chloe Handrich and Jamie Krueger represented 7th grade, and Julia Elvers and Danielle Scepanski represented 6th grade.

 

HOT LUNCH HELPERS NEEDED: WITHOUT VOLUNTEERS THERE WOULD BE NO LUNCH PROGRAM; please follow the link and volunteer through SignUp Genius @ Hot Lunch Volunteer.

Monday

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Thursday

Friday

Judi Pritchard

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Jessica Nicely

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Nancy Ewert

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Jessica Nicely

Ruth Schulz

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Bretta Speck


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The 5th-8th Grades  will sing in worship on Holy Trinity Sunday, May 22 at the 8:00 service.  Arrival time in the Music Center is 7:40 a.m.  Please wear choir attire.

 

Thank you to the  Cherub Choir for their beautiful singing in worship on Pentecost, Sunday, May 15.

 

 

 
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2016-2017 PTL BOARD MEMBERS:  All the PTL Board positions have been filled for 2016/2017.  THANK YOU to those parents that have committed their help for next year!

 

President:              Jami Hedtke                     Fundrasier Co-Coord.:       Janine Grelk           

Vice President:        Tracy Owen                      Fundraiser Co-Coord.:       Brae Nelson

Secretary:              Brooke Gronitz                 Room Parent Coord.:        Dawn O’Connor

Treasurer:              Kristina Poppe                  Faculty Representative:     Deb Tesch

Volunteer Coord.:      Bretta Speck

PTL FUNDRAISER CHALLENGE:  The last Fundraiser Prize Day for this school year is scheduled for next Friday, May 27th.  Keep collecting those fundraiser items to turn in one last time before summer.  All points will be tracked and moved to next years’ totals.  The students met the 2015/2016 goal of $1100 and enjoyed their ice cream treat on 5/10/16. The Winning Class parties (1st Place- Pizza Party - Kindergarten; and 2nd Place- Donut Party – 6th Grade) will be scheduled with the teachers soon. Thanks EGL for all your fundraiser efforts!  Students who bring in one or more of the following fundraiser items at lunchtime on Friday will receive a prize:

  • 10 Box Tops for Education attached to a Collection Sheet

(Larger Box Tops that say “BONUS” and cash register receipts should be labelled separately with child’s name)

  • 5 Tyson A+ labels in an envelope or Ziploc Bag

         (participating Tyson Chicken Products)

  • 20 Kwik Trip Milk Moola milk caps or bag tops in an envelope or Ziploc Bag

         (please rinse caps)

  • 20 Loaves for Learning UPCs in an envelope or Ziploc Bag

         (Village Hearth and Country Hearth Bread)

Make sure to label fundraiser items with your child’s name!

SWEET TREAT FRIDAY:  The next Sweet Treat Friday is scheduled for Friday, May 27th.  Culver’s Shakes are back!  You should have turned in your form and $2 with your ice cream selection by Friday May 20th.

CAMPBELL’S LABELS FOR EDUCATION ENDING:  After 42 years, the Campbell’s Labels for Education Program will be coming to an end this July.  If you have been saving up labels, please send them to school so we can submit them and redeem our points before this program ends.  Thanks to all the school and congregation families who have supported EGLS by collecting Campbell’s labels all these years!  All PTL Fundraiser questions can be directed to Jami Hedtke at jjhedtke@wi.rr.com or 262-749-6359.

 

RETIREMENT: Peace Lutheran Church & Academy in Sussex gives thanks for Sara Kohlmeier’s 20 years of faithful service to our Lord and His Church as a Christian day school teacher. Sara is retiring this year to spend

more time with her mother and grandchildren. There will be a retirement luncheon after our 10:30 service on Sunday, June 5. Everyone is invited to attend and to show their appreciation to Sara for her years of service. Please call our Church office to let us know you will be attending at 246-3200.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL: The Sunday School lesson will focus on the story of “Jesus and the Little Children.” In our sin, we are like small children: helpless, dependent, and needy. So Jesus came to bestow His love and eternal gifts upon us. Parents could discuss, “How did Jesus show His compassion on these little children? How does Jesus shower His compassion on us?”   NO SUNDAY SCHOOL 5/29/16 Memorial Day

 

THANK YOU: Words cannot even begin to express the gratitude we have felt toward our EGL family these past few weeks. The love and support that we felt from those who came to celebrate Carla’s life lifted us up, and the love in the many cards, texts, and messages that we received have warmed our hearts. We can’t thank you enough.                                            The Ganswindt Family

 

Death has been swallowed up in victory...Thanks be to God who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!" - 1 Corinthians 15:54, 57

 

TRACK AND FIELD DAY: A huge thank you to all who helped in making this year’s Track and Field Day a success! The students, families, and staff of St. Paul’s send along their many thanks for including them as well. 3rd-8th grades will receive their ribbons next week. Service hours have been submitted for our volunteers.

 

UPCOMING DATES: Checkout the EGL School calendar at: http://www.egl.org/School.

 

VBS: June 13-17, EGL hosts its annual Vacation Bible School under the banner of Barnyard Roundup. At Barnyard Roundup, your children will learn that Jesus gathers us together! Kids want to belong, be understood, and be valued. They want a BFF at their side, no matter what! At Barnyard Roundup, the kids will look into the Bible, God’s Holy Word, to discover that Jesus is better than a BFF! Jesus, their Savior, knows them by name, rounds them up, and brings them home. Please call 1-262-797-2970 or e-mail kscepanski@egl.org with any questions!

 

WOMEN'S NIGHT OUT ON TUESDAY:  Why should the men have all the fun? A number of EGL ladies enjoyed an evening out at Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill at Brookfield Square on April 20. That was such a success that you can mark your calendars for another such evening on May 24! Bring an snack or dessert, and join us in the Bartelt Center for a fun evening! Email Pam Ganswindt (pganswindt@egl.or) or Kaethe Ward (kaetheward@gmail.com) for further info.

 

Upcoming Worship Service Schedule

Saturday, May 28, 2016 – 5:30 p.m. (Evening Prayer)

Sunday, May 29, 2016 8:00 a.m.-C (LSB DS3) & 10:45 a.m.-C (LSB DS3)

“Whose Gospel Is It?”  [Galatians 1:11-12] Pastor Myers, Preacher

Middle School 5/20/16

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EGLS MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

May 20 , 2016


ALL 5th - 8th graders sing this Sunday, May 22nd at the 8:00 a.m. service.  Please dress in choir attire and meet in the music center at 7:40 a.m.

 

KNOWLEDGE BOWL: Congratulations to our 2016 Knowledge Bowl team for taking second place on Wednesday at Lake Country Lutheran! Frank Eichelberger, Sam Ewert, and Austin Williams represented the 8th grade class, Chloe Handrich and Jamie Krueger represented 7th grade, and Julia Elvers and Danielle Scepanski represented 6th grade.

 

THANK YOU: Words cannot even begin to express the gratitude we have felt toward our EGL family these past few weeks. The love and support that we felt from those who came to celebrate Carla’s life lifted us up, and the love in the many cards, texts, and messages that we received have warmed our hearts. We can’t thank you enough.

                                               The Ganswindt Family

Death has been swallowed up in victory...Thanks be to God who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!" - 1 Corinthians 15:54, 57

 

TRACK AND FIELD DAY: A huge thank you to all who helped in making this year’s Track and Field Day a success! The students, families, and staff of St. Paul’s send along their many thanks for including them as well. 3rd-8th grades will receive their ribbons next week. Service hours have been submitted for our volunteers.

 

MLESAA track and field day is on Monday, May 23 at Martin Luther High School. Your child received a copy of the schedule on Wednesday. If your child is catching a ride from EGL, they need to be to school no later than 8:15 (or earlier if they need to change). Events start promptly at 9:00 am and we want to ensure that everyone makes it on time. All students will wear their PE uniform. Students need to be picked up from Martin Luther at the end of the afternoon, or approximately 4:00 pm. Make sure you have sunscreen as you will be outside all day. Pack a healthy lunch and plenty of water.

 

MS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH have been decided for April.

The following students were nominated for the category of Christian Leadership: Tim Diven(5), Matt Stoll(5), Devean Laedtke(5), John Hartz(6), Maddie Wilinski(8), and Frank Eichelberer(8).  

Our Middle School Student of the Month for Christian Leadership is Matt Stoll(5).  

 

The following students were nominated for the category of Academic Achievement:  Brady Stamm(5), Nick Daws(5), Matt Stoll(5), Danielle Scepanski(6), Sam Ewert(8), and Austin Williams(8).

Our Middle School Student of the Month for Academic Achievement is Sam Ewert(8).

 

We are heading into the home stretch for the school year.  Continue working hard! Congratulations to all of our nominees, and especially Matt and Sam!

 

CLASSROOM NEWS

 

5th Grade Class:

 

6th Grade Class: We began Unit 7 in Religion titled “Jesus Completes our Salvation” last week. Look for the updated review packet on the 6th grade page of the EGL website. You can find the devotion & Memory schedules there as well. The Memory assignments next week are: How can bodily eating and drinking do such great things? (TUESDAY) and Who receives this sacrament worthily? (Thursday). These will be our final two Memory assignments of 6th grade! Good luck to Sophia, Hannah, and Ian K at the state track meet tomorrow! Have a great weekend! Mrs. Paukner

 

7th Grade Class: The 7th grade keeps grinding and working hard; staying focused as the school year comes to a close. We have only 2 weeks left!! As the weather continues to improve encourage  kids to get outside for some fresh air and exercise. Here is an article on children and exercise. Kids&Exercise Mr.Simme

 

8th Grade Class:  * While some big events in eighth grade are over, now is not the time to relax and stop doing homework.  Your final eighth grade report card will be sent to the high school you will be attending next year.  Make sure that your grades reflect hard work and diligence until the end of the year. * On Thursday, May 19, we began our Family Life Education classes.  I am using the morning confirmation times and the science times for class periods.  Any grades for FLE will be included in the science section on Fast Direct.  * The MLESAA track and field day is on Monday, May 23!  Make sure you have sunscreen as you will be outside all day. Pack a healthy lunch and plenty of water, as well. Mrs. Paukner has already talked to the kids about what to wear to the meet that day, so follow her guidelines. * The 8th grade auction basket looks great.  Come to the dinner/auction tonight to place your bids.  Thank you for all of the donations to make the basket great.  *     Mrs. Weymier

 

COMPUTER

 

5th Grade:

 

6th Grade: We did not have class this week due to today’s early dismissal. We will learn how to make a header, footer, and table of contents in a Microsoft Word document next Friday for our final class of the year. Mrs. Paukner

 

7th—8th Grade: The 7th and 8th grade will not have any more computer assignments this year. Some students do, however have work that needs to be completed to receive credit. Those assignments will be due on June 1st or sooner.

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LANGUAGE ARTS/SPELLING

 

5th Grade: Spelling -  Language Arts - Mrs. Elvers

 

6th Grade: Language Arts - VAPCI - This chapter has ended.  Students took the test on Wednesday, May 11.  I will be using the remaining few language arts class periods as science classes, so that we can finish the chapter on vertebrates.  Spelling - The spelling “assignment” that was given on Friday was to take the book home and keep it there.  We are done with spelling for the year. Mrs. Weymier

7th Grade: Language Arts - The 7th grade is wrapping up their research reports. The students should be finished with their report by June 1. L Spelling - The 7th grade will complete the main portion of their spelling book next week with Unit 36, which is a review unit.

Arts - Our focus has turned

8th Grade: Language Arts - Diagramming -  We wrap up the year with a quick unit on diagramming.   Spelling - The assignment given was to take the spelling book home and keep it there.  We are done with spelling for the year.  Mrs. Weymier

 

LITERATURE — MRS. ELVERS

 

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8th Grade:

 

MATHEMATICS — MR. SIMMER

 

5th Grade Math: Fifth grade will continue increasing their fraction knowledge through the end of the school year. They will have an assessment over chapter 8 June 1st.  

 

6th Grade Math: Sixth grade will wrap up chapter 9, “Geometry and Measurement” in time for an assessment June 1st.  

 

7th Grade Pre—Algebra: Seventh grade will complete chapter 10, “Area and Volume” next week.  Their assessment will be Friday, May 27th.

 

Algebra: Eighth grade will continue working through chapter 9, “Polynomials and Factoring” until their assessment on June 1st.

 

SCIENCE — MRS. WEYMIER

 

5th Grade: Unit E Chapter 4  - Waves:  On Thursday, we started the sound portion of the chapter.  Next week we will finish up with sound and have a final wrap-up test over the material we have covered.  That test will either be on Tuesday, May 31 or Wednesday, June 1.

 

6th Grade: Unit B Chapter 4  - Vertebrates:  We have talked about the birds and will be finishing up with the mammals next week.  I will be using a few of the last language arts class periods in order to finish this chapter.  The vertebrate test is scheduled for Tuesday, May 31.

 

7th Grade: Chapter 12 Work and Machines:  We are working through the simple machines, next week we will talk about the wheel & axle and the pulley.  This week the students learned about calculating the efficiency of a machine.  They did a great job with these problems.  (Remember to draw the picture first)  Make sure you have a calculator for class next week, too.  We wrap up this chapter with a test on Tuesday, May 31.  Let’s play Element Bingo on Wednesday, June 1!

 

8th Grade: Chapter 18 Respiratory and Excretory Systems: We finished this chapter and students took the test on Wednesday, May 18.  The remaining class periods will be used for Family Life Education.  On Thursday, May 19, we were able to start our discussion of Family Life Education.  There will be a few assignments and a test over the material.  I have scheduled the test for Wednesday, June 1.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES — MR. CONWAY

 

5th Grade American History: We recently finished Chapter 16, “The Changing West.” This test was the last one we will have for the year. We just started Chapter 17, “The Nation is Industrialized.” This is an important chapter and the students are doing very well with it. I will still be collecting and grading their packets and vocabulary on this chapter, so they will still have some work to do at home.

 

6th Grade World History: We are now finished with Chapter 15, “Revolutions and Expansion.” We started Chapter 16, “Troubled Times,” on Friday and will be working to understand the events that led to World War I and the war itself. We will not have a test over this chapter, but the students will have vocabulary and their packets to work on at home.

 

7th Grade Geography: Whew! We are moving fast in 7th grade geography! We recently finished Chapter 23, “The Andean Countries,” and will start Chapter 24, “Australia and New Zealand,” on Monday. The students will have vocabulary and their packets to work on at home and we will have a quiz over this chapter on Thursday, May 26th.

 

8th Grade American History: We are finished with Chapter 14, “Cold War and the American Dream,” and have started Chapter 15, “The Civil Rights Era.” We will not be having a test over this chapter, but the students will have vocabulary and packet work to do at home.

 

PE — MRS. PAUKNER

 

Congratulations to our state qualifiers! Nine of our students will be taking part in the competition at Wisconsin Lutheran College this Saturday, May 21 at 9:00 am. They include:

Sam Ewert- 100M, 200M, Shot Put

Matt Diven- 100M, Shot Put

Ian Klein- High Jump, Long Jump

Gabby Harner- High Jump

Sophia Akpojisheri-100M

Hannah Daws- 100M, 400M

Lydia Ohde- Shot Put

Taylor Luser- Shot Put

Cristiana Words-Shot Put

 

The MLESAA track meet is Monday, May 23 at Martin Luther High School. Your child received a copy of the schedule on Wednesday. If your child is catching a ride from EGL, they need to be to school no later than 8:15 (or earlier if they need to change). Events start promptly at 9:00 am and we want to ensure that everyone makes it on time. All students will wear their PE uniform. Students need to be picked up from Martin Luther at the end of the afternoon, or approximately 4:00 pm.

 

REMINDER: If your child is unable to participate or requires limited participation in physical education, they MUST have one of the following:

  1. Have a signed note from a parent excusing them from class.

  2. Have an email sent to Mrs. Paukner (lpaukner@egl.org) by 12:30 pm of that school day.

  3. Have a parent stop in to see Mrs. Paukner before school that morning in the 6th grade room.

 

MUSIC — MRS. KRUEGER

 

5th grade:  The 5th graders started a new barred instrument arrangement of Old King Cole.  It has two versions - a merry major and a lonely minor.

 

6th grade:  The 6th graders took one more day to fine tune and assess their Makoway stick patterns.  They are now moving on to two classical arrangements for boomwhackers - Hopak and William Tell Overture.

 

7th and 8th grade did not have music classes this week due to scheduling conflicts.

 

ALL 5th - 8th graders sing this Sunday, May 22nd at the 8:00 a.m. service.  Please dress in choir attire and meet in the music center at 7:40 a.m.

 

PERFORMANCE GROUPS

 

EARLY REGISTRATION FOR BAND/ORCHESTRA/JUBILATE RINGERS:  Forms were sent home with all 5th-7th graders. You will receive a $25 discount on the fee for band/orchestra if the form and $25 is returned to the school office by July 1.  After, July 1 there is no discount but we appreciate having the registrations in early so we can start planning for 2016-17.

 

Hosanna Ringers (5th grade): No more rehearsals or Mad Minutes. Congratulations on surviving handbells this year!  I encourage each of you to participate in Jubilate Ringers next year.  Wash your gloves and keep them in a safe place for next year!  If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at kbessert@egl.org. Mrs. Bessert

 

Jubilate Ringers (6th-8th grades): Congratulations on a great year of ringing.  Farewell to Frank, John and Julianne.  We will miss you next year!  Those of you planning to play again next year should wash your gloves and keep them in a safe place for use next year!  If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at kbessert@egl.org. Mrs. Bessert

 

Band: Solo/Ensemble medals will be handed out at the Middle School Awards Night...be sure to attend!  Don’t hesitate to contact me with any other questions or concerns at spaukner@egl.org! Mr. Paukner

 

Orchestra:  Keep playing your instruments throughout the summer so you are ready to go again in the fall.  Farewell to 8th graders Julianne Skovgaard and Maddie Wilinski.  You will be missed!

 

ART — MRS. GRELK

 

5th Grade: Our classes are done for this school year.

6th Grade: We are working on our portfolios to bring home all of our art projects for the year. The planning page is due on Tuesday, May 24.

 

7th Grade: We are working on our portfolios to bring home all of our art projects for the year. The jungle scene drawn on the portfolio folder is due Wednesday,  May 25.

 

8th Grade: We are working on our portfolios to bring home all of our art projects for the year. The 3-D lettering and design on the portfolio folder is due Wednesday, May 25.

 

HIGH SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS ONLINE! - The summer programs for elementary students and HS Impact are now up and running online! You will need to set up a free sport ngin account and then you will see the choices available to your kids! New programs this year include chess, physics and swimming! Start planning your summer!

 

INTERESTED IN HOSTING AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT? Have you ever thought about hosting an International Student?  Some of our wonderful International Students would love to have the experience of living with an American Family!  Families do receive Financial Compensation for hosting. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Dwayne Jobst at djobst@lakecountryhs.org.

Mr. Kindschi is retiring at the end of the school year after 41 years of teaching, 29 of those years at Martin Luther High School.  If you would like to celebrate with him, please join us for an informal retirement (graduation) party on Wednesday, June 8th from 5-9pm in the Martin Luther High School Cafeteria.  If you are able to attend please rsvp to the Facebook link or by emailing Mrs. Karla Miles at kmiles@martinlutherhs.org.  Hope to see you there to celebrate the prolific career of the science master!   


Who wants SEASON TICKETS to the Green Bay Packers? Enter the Red Knight Open’s Packer Raffle for your chance to win! The grand prize is 2 tickets to every

Green Bay Packers home game for the 2016 season! Proceeds will go to Milwaukee Lutheran tuition assistance, and the further development of the Red Knight Institute, an academic honors and career academy, as part of the Paul and Linnea Bahr Endowment Fund.

 
  • First Prize: 2 Tickets to every Green Bay Packers home game on the 50 yard line for the 2016 season.

  • Second Prize: $3,000

  • Third Prize: $2,000

  • Fourth Prize: $1,000

  • Fifth Prize: TV

 

The ticket cost is $100. Only 1000 tickets will be sold!! Winners will be drawn on Friday, July 29, 2:45 PM at Milwaukee Lutheran High School. Attendance is not required to win.For information and to purchase raffle tickets, visit this link:

https://lhsagm.ejoinme.org/PackerRaffle or contact Shari DeBraal in our office:

sdebraal@lhsagm.org (414) 421-9100 x 225.

 

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