August 15, 2020

Rooted in Christ

ROOTED in Christ! These words are more than just our theme for this school year – we pray they serve as a daily reminder that we grow and prosper together only when we are rooted deeply in Christ. He is our source of strength and purpose for serving. The fruit that grows from our Christian living is a visible gift to a world who needs what we have.

Our 2020-21 logo shows many branches growing from the deep connection to Jesus our Savior. Each one of us is a branch who bears fruit and gives witness to the truths of Jesus. At KML we are blessed with strong academics, a beautiful facility, dedicated staff, and great students. We are also blessed with generous supporters like you who partner with us in this ministry through your prayers and gifts. All these branches of the KML ministry work together to educate, encourage, and equip God’s people for life and for eternity.

May God bless our new school year together!



Welcome, New Faculty & Staff!

Join us in welcoming new faculty and staff members to the KML Family!

Mrs. Jamie Bruckschen and her husband, Noah, are both 2020 graduates of Martin Luther College. Mrs. Bruckschen joins KML’s business/computer department where she will be teaching Computer Apps and Introduction to Economics while her husband begins his first year as a student at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon.

Mr. Bob Heider has served in KML’s Fiscal Office in the past and as one of our accounting instructors. We welcome him back to KML where he will once again serve as our accountant and handle accounts receivable. Mr. Heider and his wife, Lisa, have been blessed with two daughters who are KML alumni (Elizabeth ’16 and Amber ’19).

Mrs. Cheryl Micheel joins KML as one of our Learning Center Assistants. She and her family recently moved to Wisconsin from Utah where she served as a co-teacher for grades 6-8 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and School in Taylorsville and where her husband, Jonathan, was one of the pastors. (He recently accepted a call to serve at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon.) The Micheels have been blessed with four children: Emma, Sophia, Ezekiel, and Noah (new member of the KML class of 2023).



Installation Service

Join us via livestream on Friday, September 4, at 7:40 AM as we offer our praise to God for allowing KML to begin the 47th year of instructing our youth in the truth of God’s Word. New faculty member, Mrs. Jamie Bruckschen, will be installed during the service.



Farewell, Faithful Staff Members

As the new school year begins, we bid farewell to the following staff members who have served KML faithfully and wish them God’s blessings in their future endeavors:

  • Mrs. Tanya Anderson – Associate Activities Assistant
  • Mrs. Jean Johnson – Food Service Assistant
  • Mr. Jon Schoeneck – Learning Center Assistant (will continue to teach guitar lessons at KML)
  • Mr. Keith Wendt – Accountant, Accounts Receivable



Congratulations, Linton Family!

Congratulations to KML Word of God and social studies instructor, Mr. Matthew Linton, and his wife, Melissa, on the birth of their son, Ezra Matthew! Ezra was born on July 21, 2020, and was excitedly welcomed to the family by big sisters Norah, Tess, and Greta.



KML Job Openings

KML is looking for individuals to fill the following open positions:

Food Service Assistant – seeking an individual to work 2-3 days/week, 3-4 hours/day. Duties include: daily food prep, serving, and cleaning. Wage starting at $11.00/hour. No experience needed.

Part Time Janitors – seeking two individuals for two janitorial positions.

  • Cafeteria Janitor – 2-3 days/week, 4 hours/day. General cleaning of the cafeteria between lunch periods and after lunch. Wage starting at $11.00/hour. No experience needed.
  • School Janitor – 2-3 days/week, 4-5 hours/day. Start at 2:00 PM or later. Duties include general cleaning of classrooms and bathrooms. Wage starting at $11.00/hour. No experience needed.

Contact KML Business Manager, Mr. Jody Hansen (262-677-4051 x1109;, for more information.



SCRIP Volunteer Needed

We are in need of someone to staff the SCRIP Office on Monday afternoons from 12:00 – 3:00 PM, beginning in August. This involves filling SCRIP orders, handing out orders, and keeping inventory of the stock on hand. Training is simple and done on the job. Even if you can help out 1-2 times a month, we’d love to have you! Our volunteers are fantastic, share shifts, and are willing to cover shifts if you have appointments. If you’re interested in learning more or trying it out, please contact the SCRIP coordinator (



KML Charity Golf Outing a Great Success

The KML Foundation hosted the annual Charity Golf Outing on Monday, July 20. Once again, God blessed the day with great weather and great fellowship as we enjoyed some golf and a fantastic opportunity to support KML. Initial reports show that we raised more funds than the past few years which means more student assistance for current and future KML families. Thanks to all who participated and made this a special event.



Virtual Auction Update

Thank you for your generous support of the KML ministry through the 2020 KML Virtual Auction. We truly appreciate your support which helped make this year’s Rooted auction a success.

Although this event looked quite a bit different than in the past, estimates indicate a gross income of over $44,000 with approximately $22,000 of that amount going toward our challenge. Proceeds from this event will help fund new classroom furnishings and the KML tuition assistance fund.

Thank you once again for being a part of the KML team and helping our students. With your continued support, we can continue to carry out the mission of educating for life and for eternity while remaining Rooted in Christ, Innovation, and Excellence.



Save the Date!

September 27, 12:00 PM
Clay Shooting Event
at The Highlands

Registration & more info coming soon at




This program is being discontinued, so August 16-22 is the FINAL KML DQ Week! Don’t miss this last opportunity to visit DQ in Jackson and enjoy a creamy DQ treat while supporting KML at the same time. Get your coupon at today!



KML Culver’s Days in Jackson

The first Wednesday of every month during the school year is KML Culver’s Day at Culver’s in Jackson. SIX student names will be drawn from the class with the highest sales! Winners will receive either a value meal basket, a 2-scoop sundae, or a concrete mixer. All of this is in addition to 10% of all sales going toward KML’s capital campaign/debt reduction fund.

Wednesday, September 2, is our first KML Culver’s Day of the school year in Jackson. Be sure to bring a coupon so you can record the class and student you would like to win. If you forget to pick up a coupon at the KML Main Office or print one from our website, ask for one at Culver’s. Thank you for supporting your high school.



Upcoming Events

  • Kettle Klomp 5K Run, 2 Mile Walk – Saturday, August 15, 8:30 AM
  • FINAL KML DQ Week – Sunday, August 16 – Saturday, August 22, at Dairy Queen in Jackson
  • 2020-2021 School Year Begins; School Pictures Taken – Wednesday, August 19, 7:40 AM
  • KML Culver’s Day – Wednesday, September 2, at Culver’s in Jackson
  • Installation Service – Friday, September 4, 7:40 AM
  • Pastors’ Visitation Day – Friday, September 4
  • Labor Day – No School – Monday, September 7


Empowered by God’s Word, Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School educates, encourages, and equips God’s people for life and for eternity.

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