February 10 – Racine Lutheran’s Grand Gala


The VIP table is the opening auction item at the RLHS Grand Gala.

Racine Lutheran High School’s Grand Gala is Saturday, Feb. 10, at Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring Street in Racine. In honor of the event’s 20th anniversary, guests will get dolled up to step back in time and put on the Ritz with the Roaring Twenties Grand Gala.

Beginning at 5 p.m., guests can enjoy the silent auction and socializing. At 7 p.m., attendees will be seated for an upscale dinner featuring chicken saltimbocca and cod a la oscar.

Yve Rojas, celebrity auctioneer and star of Survivor – Nicaragua, returns to lead the famous Voice Auction at 8 p.m. The first item up for bid is the VIP table, which allows 10 lucky guests to upgrade their dining experience while they support the school. Attendees can also bid on vacation packages to Colorado, Cancun and South Africa, and other desirable offerings. Opportunities to pledge funds for student scholarships and tuition assistance will be available.

The RLHS Roaring Twenties Grand Gala is a special night on the town, complete with dancing, dinner and auctions

Following dinner, luscious desserts will be served, and dancing will begin with extraordinary live music from Chicago’s High Society Orchestra. Tickets are $75 per person. Tables of 10 are available for sharing a festive evening with your family, friends, church groups and co-workers. Please make reservations by Jan. 26. Call the school at 262-637-6538 or email klong@RacineLutheran.org.

January 13 – RLHS to celebrate Hall of Fame Inductees

Racine Lutheran High School (RLHS) will welcome three inductees into its Hall of Fame. Gene Schneider, faculty and coach (1953-68), Cheryl Lynn Babel Wilkinson ’81, and Randy Lowe ’65, faculty and coach (1975-79), represent the 2018 class of inductees.

Gene Schneider

Randy Lowe

Cheryl Lynn Wilkinson

The recognition will take place before the varsity basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the school, 251 Luedtke Ave., Racine.  A pre-game reception will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the school’s Commons. The induction ceremony will take place in the gym at 7 p.m.

Schneider is being recognized for his faithful service to RLHS and for his life’s accomplishments.

Wilkinson’s achievements as an athlete and her commitment to RLHS’s mission are noteworthy. After Lowe’s graduation from RLHS and tenure as a teacher, he began an exceptional career in Lutheran school administration. Complete induction biographies are posted in the Alumni section of RacineLutheran.org.

Please contact Jason Block, athletic director, at

(262) 637-6538 or jblock@RacineLutheran.org for more information.



August 11 – New Teacher Orientation





New Teacher Orientation
Friday, August 11, 2017
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

South Wisconsin District
8100 W. Capitol Dr.

This FREE orientation is for first-year teachers to the South Wisconsin District.

Topics include:

  • Concordia Plan Services
  • Professional Ethics of Teaching
  • Lutheran Teaching in the SWD


A light breakfast will be provided.

Register online by August 1

Christian Art and History in Italy 2018


After a successful tour of Germany in 2016, Mt. Zion Lutheran Church of Greenfield, WI has organized a trip in September 2018 to take in the riches of Italy’s Christian art and history and its many other wonders. Italy’s historic and cultural heritage is so rich and so vast that very few countries in Europe can match its treasure. Our journey has been custom designed to highlight some of the most important sites for Christians and also to savor some of the country’s most delightful and beautiful places. The tour begins with several days in Rome, focusing on important Christian sites, including a morning devoted to Luther’s stay there in 1510. The tour continues to such sites as Assisi, Pisa, Florence, Siena, Ravenna, Venice, and Tuscany, the cradle of the Renaissance.  September is an ideal time to visit this region. For more information, go to Mt. Zion’s website, and be sure to click the links below to view the brochure with all the details of this once in a lifetime trip. We hope you will join us!


June 19 – A Trauma-Sensitive Workshop at CUW

A Trauma-Sensitive Toolbox for Teachers:
Meeting the needs of all learners in Christian schools within a fallen and broken world

Monday, June 19, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Friends of Concordia Seminar Room
Concordia University Wisconsin’s Mequon Campus

In today’s world it is imperative that educators understand the impact of adverse and traumatic events on children’s physiology and brain functioning as well as how those manifest themselves in their actions and interactions with others, particularly in school. Such understanding will enable educators to become trauma responsive.

This full day seminar will provide background and resources related to trauma along with specific strategies on how to coach students to manage their brain and their actions within school and, ultimately, begin to learn how to cope and compensate more successfully within the classroom and life. This seminar has been designed for educators in Christian schools but is useful for a teacher in any setting.