January 15, 2022

12 Days of Christmas Update

During KML’s 12 Days of Christmas, the students, faculty, staff, and community raised money to help the Albrecht, Bintz, Pfund, and Westeen families. The total raised this year was a record-breaking $61,512!

Three of the four families were able to join us in person on January 12 after our chapel service for a special presentation during which they were gifted their individual checks.

Thank you to Coffeeville Company for partnering with us again this year to support this program through the coffee fundraiser, and THANK YOU TO ALL WHO GAVE SO GENEROUSLY to help this year’s 12 Days families. What a wonderful way to share the love of our Savior through our actions!

To view more photos from the presentation or to learn more about this year’s 12 Days families, visit www.kmlhs.org/12days.



Call News

Mr. Derek Rabbers, KML science instructor, continues to deliberate the call he received to teach upper level science at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm, MN. Please keep Mr. Rabbers in your prayers as he deliberates where to serve the Lord.

Pastor Phil Malchow, KML’s Word of God 11 instructor, has announced his retirement at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Throughout his eight years at KML, Pastor Malchow has been a blessing through his faithful service in such areas as teaching, coaching, and mentoring. We wish him God’s richest blessings in his retirement.

Mrs. Jamie Bruckschen and Mrs. Sarah Chojnacki will also be moving on from KML at the end of this school year.

Mrs. Bruckschen who teaches science and economics classes will be moving with her husband (a student at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary) to where he receives his vicar call.

Mrs. Chojnacki, English and math instructor eagerly awaiting the birth of her first child, will be changing careers to that of full-time mom.

God’s blessings to both Mrs. Bruckschen and Mrs. Chojnacki as they follow the exciting new paths God has for them.

At the regular quarterly KML General Board meeting on Monday, February 14, the board will issue calls to fill the vacancies left by Pastor Malchow, Mrs. Bruckschen, and Mrs. Chojnacki.



Percussion Concert

On Saturday, January 15, at 6:30 PM, join us for a percussion concert featuring the ensembles of Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School and Elementary Schools and Wisconsin Lutheran High School with special guest Caribbean Eclipse. The concert will be held in KML’s PAC auditorium and also livestreamed at www.kmlhs.org/stream. Questions? Contact Mr. Wes Schmandt (wes.schmandt@kmlhs.org).



Winter Musical: The Wizard of Oz

We’re off to see the wizard! Don’t miss KML’s winter musical, The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, on Friday & Saturday, February 25 & 26, at 7:00 PM & Sunday, February 27, at 2:00 PM. Ticket info coming soon. Ticket info coming soon. Watch www.kmlhs.org/theatre for the most up-to-date information.



Blood Drive

KML’s chapter of the National Honor Society, together with Versiti Blood Centers, will hold a blood drive in the KML gymnasium on Wednesday, January 26, from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Safe social distancing measures will be in place to ensure donor safety. Please wear your mask. Sign up to donate at www.kmlhs.org/blood-drive.



Upcoming Events

  • 6th Annual Percussion Invitational Concert – Saturday, January 15, 6:30 PM
  • Blood Drive – Wednesday, January 26, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the Gymnasium
  • Pastor & Student Meetings – Friday, January 28, during Homeroom
  • KML Culver’s Day – Wednesday, February 2, at Culver’s in Jackson
  • No School – Faculty Professional Development – Monday, February 7
  • KML General Board Meeting – Monday, February 14, 7:00 PM in the Library


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Find out more about the KMLHS ministry at www.kmlhs.org.


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