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May 1, 2017

Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School

Graduation ~ Class of 2017

Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School will hold its graduation service on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 10:30 AM. Rev. Phil Malchow (KML) will be the speaker, and Rev. Nathan Seiltz (Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod—multi-language publications) will be the liturgist. Class speakers will be Joseph Behm (Morning Star, Jackson) and Emmalie Olsen (Good Shepherd, West Bend).



Gruber, Josie
Josie Gruber

Bethlehem, Menomonee
Daughter of
Matthew & Lisa Gruber


Vandermus, Aaron
Aaron Vandermus

St. Lucas, Kewaskum
Son of
Tom Vandermus &
Kriss Theisen


Weber, Megan
Megan Weber

Bethlehem, Menomonee
Daughter of
Eric & Peggy Weber



Leitzke, Alyssa
Alyssa Leitzke

David's Star, Jackson
Daughter of
Shannon & Kim Leitzke


Yang, JieXin
JieXin (Jessica) Yang

Beijing, China
Daughter of
Zhao Hong & Qing Lin


Memorable Music Trip to Texas

2017 Alamo 


Seventy-one members of the KML choir and wind symphony, their teachers, and chaperones traveled to Texas over spring break to take part in the Director’s Choice Alamo Showcase of Music in San Antonio. The wind symphony earned a superior rating. The choir also earned a superior rating as well as awards for Best in Class and Best Overall. In addition to performing, the trip participants visited the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Natural Bridge Caverns, the Alamo, Sea World, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

Call News

Miss Katherine Rath, an instructor at Evergreen Lutheran High School in Tacoma, WA, has declined the call to teach English and oversee the drama department. Another call for this position will be made following the special upcoming General Board call meeting on May 1.


Mr. Matthew Linton, currently serving at Illinois Lutheran High School in Crete, IL, has accepted the call to teach Word of God and social studies at KML.

Charity Auction Update

2017 Auction 

Thank you to the many supporters of KML who raised over $90,000 at this year’s annual charity auction, A Night at the Movies. The net proceeds will go toward robotics, the videography club, and the tuition assistance program.

Thank You!

The KML Music Department would like to thank everyone who joined us for a Cartoon Extravaganza this year.  A special thank you goes out to all the volunteers who helped make this year a big success. This includes the elementary school groups who provided musical entertainment, those who donated baskets and dessert items for auction, and those who helped with other donations of time, talents, and treasures. A large portion of the money raised will be used to upgrade the technology we use to stream our concerts and performances throughout the year.


Planning for next year's edition of Family Music Fest is already underway. We look forward to sharing more information about that event with you in the future!

KML Quilters' Café

The Charger Club is serving food and homemade desserts May 6-7, 2017, for the Celebration of Quilts Quilt Show at KML. We have had wonderful volunteer support from our federation in the past and are counting on you once again!


Visit the links below to sign up to help by serving the café or by making desserts to be sold in the café:


Questions? Contact Mrs. Pam Bliesner (262-617-8698;


Profits from the café go directly to KML. Thank you for supporting KML in this way.

Freshmen Exhibition Nights

All are invited to attend the KML Freshmen Exhibition Nights on Monday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 10, from 5:30-6:30 PM in the KML PAC lobby. You will have an opportunity to ask questions of the freshmen students regarding the research they have done as part of their English 9 course, see the experiments they conducted as part of their Physical Science course, and view the products they designed to solve their chosen challenges. Contact Mr. Matt Moeller (262-677-4051 x1174; with any questions. We hope you can make it!

Percussion Concert

Percussion Concert

Community Electronics Recycling Event

Go Green

KML's annual Community Electronics Recycling Event will be held on Saturday, May 20, from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. This is an opportunity for people to dispose of unused and broken electronic items in an environmentally responsible way. A wide variety of items, including TVs, computers, phones, and other electronic devices will be accepted. The collection point will be the parking lot behind the school building - NO early drop offs accepted.


  • There is a charge for ALL televisions (including flat screens):
    • $25 each (cash) for most TVs
    • $40 each (cash) for projection TVs, console TVs, and bare TV tubes
  • $10 each (cash) for CRT computer monitors (no charge for flat screen monitors)

Individuals, businesses, and organizations are all encouraged to do a little spring cleaning and drop off their items at KML. More information about the event and a comprehensive list of items that can be accepted is available at For additional information, please contact Mr. Joshua Schoeneck (262-677-4051 x1121;


KML is actively committed to protecting and conserving the environment which God has created for our use. To learn more about our other environmental initiatives, please visit

E3 ~ KML Summer Academy

E3 Summer Academy logo

KML will be hosting various academic, fine arts, and sports camps this summer for children and adults. Take advantage of our quality camps! Please pass the information on to family and friends interested in attending. Camp flyers and registration forms are available in the rack outside the KML main office, from your elementary school, or on our website at


Memorials & Honorariums

  • Rev. Steven Bode - honorarium - 50th birthday
  • Gilbert Brown
  • Ron Eick
  • Jack & Doris Hansen
  • Ed & Sharon Haydin - honorarium - 50th anniversary
  • Elizabeth A. Johnson
  • Roger Kurth
  • Eugene Maciejewski
  • Curtis Moll
  • Lillian Oelhafen
  • Jon Pasbrig - honorarium - 25th anniversary in the ministry
  • Walter Rathke

Upcoming Events

  • KML Culver's Day at Culver's in Jackson - Wednesday, May 3
  • Voice Recital - Thursday, May 4, 7:00 PM
  • Quilt Show - Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Jazz/Echoes Concert - Wednesday, May 10, 7:00 PM
  • Percussion Concert - Saturday, May 13, 6:30 PM
  • Spring Concert - Saturday, May 20, 7:00 PM in the PAC Auditorium
  • Charger Choice Awards - Sunday, May 21, 6:30 PM in the PAC Auditorium
  • Semester Exams - Tuesday-Thursday, May 23-25
  • Graduation - Saturday, May 27, 10:30 AM in the Gymnasium (Doors open at 9:00 AM.)
  • KMLES Band Marches in the West Bend Memorial Day Parade - Monday, May 29
  • WELS Support Staff Conference & KML Educators Conference - Monday, June 5, 7:30 AM-2:00 PM at KML
  • KML Charity Golf Outing & Dinner - NEW DATE this year - Monday, July 17, at the West Bend Country Club (This is now KML's only golf outing.)

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