04/15/2024
SALSA Band Concert - Tuesday, May 14
Hello Parents, 
As we are closing in on the end of another successful school year, I wanted to inform you that the SALSA Band will be having a dress rehearsal for the May 14 concert on Thursday, May 9th at Lutheran High in Sheboygan. Grades 4, 5, and 6 will rehearse from 6:30 to 7:10 and grades 7 and 8 will play at 7:15 and end at 8:00. 
For the Tuesday, May 14 concert students are required to dress up and arrive by 6:10 for warm-ups. Each family is asked to bring a small plate of bars or cookies for the fellowship time afterwards.
Any questions, please contact Mr. Schuh at geoffschuh@gmail.com.
Thank you, 
Geoff Schuh
SALSA Band Instructor
04/11/2024
SJL Middle School Play - Twice Upon a Time

ST. JOHN MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESENTS TWICE UPON A TIME, a new play by Tracy Wells. “Twice upon a time...” there was a girl named Cindy-Rella who likes nothing better than to clean the house. Or was it a story about the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Bear who wanted to eat Little Red Riding Pants’ dessert? To find out, join Jane and Millie at the feet of their grandmother as they listen to her tell her own version of five favorite fairy tales on Thursday and Friday May 2 and 3 at 7:30 PM in the gym. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, CO.

04/11/2024
8th Grade Graduation

Please view the following letter regarding 8th grade graduation:

 

04/11/2024
4K Graduation

4K Families,

 

Please join us for the 4K Graduation on Wednesday, May 29! There will be diplomas and hats, a message from our principal, and juice and cookies in the Fellowship Hall after. All are welcome.

 

04/10/2024
3rd Quarter Honor Roll

SAINT JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL
2023-2024 3rd QUARTER HONOR ROLL

 

The following junior high students achieved ACADEMIC HONORS at Saint John Lutheran
School, Plymouth Wisconsin, during the third quarter of the 2023-2024 school year. Utilizing a
4.0 point scale, a student must earn between a 3.75-4.00 to achieve placement on the High
Honor Roll and between 3.50-3.74 to earn placement on the Honor Roll.

 

(Grade Level in parentheses)


High Honor Roll


(8) Joseph Anhalt, Makenna Arnold, Jedidiah Boerger, Kal Cigelske, Olivia Conto, Edwin Giebler, Paige Goldbeck, Aubrey Hanke, Kristi Kaufman, Camryn Klahn, Karli Klapperich, Nathaniel MacGillis, Kale Marquardt, Elayna Mueller, Charlie Schallock, Jocelyn Shafstall, Alisha Zeeveld


(7) Jack Baus, Natalie Begalke, Emily Jacobi, Gabrielle Lefeber, Calvyn Moore, Jordyn Schultz, Miriam Schultz, Landon Thuemmler, Nicholas Van Derven


(6) Abigail Anhalt, Estelle Giebler, Isabelle Herbst, Nathan Kaufman, Charlotte MacGillis, Lianna Miller, Kylie Steinhardt, Tyler Wegner, Mya Wieser


(5) Benjamin Begalke, Adeline Bertucci, Dominic Cornelius, Colton Dippel, Kolton Goetsch, Alivia Mueller, Benjamin Otte, Rebecca Schultz

 

Honor Roll


(8) Ambreah Becker, Audrey Klenner, Mary Purvis


(7) Hayden Czerwinski, Cade Dippel, Sophie Gruenke


(6) Kenleigh Fay, Henry Klemp


(5) Winston Andrews

 

We, the staff of Saint John Lutheran School, heartily congratulate these students for their most commendable effort.

04/02/2024
MAP Testing - Measure of Academic Progress

Monday, April 8th through the 19th our students in grades K-8 will be taking the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) tests. These are among the most important tools we have for evaluating individual academic progress and our curriculum as a whole. Please encourage your children to do their best, but not to worry too much about the results. Also, encourage them to get enough sleep and eat a healthy breakfast!

03/25/2024
This Year's Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Congratulations to this year's 8th grade Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Way to go on your hard work at SJL!

The Valedictorian is Alisha Zeeveld

The Salutatorian is Nate MacGillis

03/19/2024
Celebrating the End of the Year with the Alphabet

3K-2nd Grade will be celebrating the end of the year with a different letter of the alphabet each day. Check out the calendar of events:

03/14/2024
Gospel Light Chorus Trip

The Gospel Light Chorus is going to Chicago April 20-22  to sing, learn and celebrate. They will sing for services St. John’s Lutheran Church, La Grange, and Concordia University, Chicago. It will cost about $7,000 to send the 16 member choir on this tour, almost all of which comes from fund raisers and donations. If you would like to make a donation, simply leave a check in any amount at the school office. Please also look for our fund raisers and remember to pray for safe travels and for the spiritual growth of the students.

03/14/2024
Crusader Connection

Click here to read this week's Crusader Connection newsletter from LHS!

03/14/2024
24/25 School Year Calendar

24/25 School Year Calendar:

03/05/2024
Crusader Summer Camps

Sheboygan Lutheran is excited to offer summer camps for children in grades K-12, including baseball, basketball, art, volleyball, fitness, weight training, soccer, and theater. Registration is open, and spots are filling quickly! Learn more and register at lutheranhigh.com/summercamps. Also, we're excited to offer a new summer camp... FOR ADULTS! Rick and Christina Zeuner are leading 'Mission... Not-Impossible,' a 3-night series of board game introductions, snacks, and fellowship for adults only at LHS on July 15, 17 and 22, 6-8:30 pm. Register online at lutheranhigh.com/gamenight

 

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02/27/2024
Ordering a Yearbook

It's time to purchase your yearbook! Please visit the link below to order today:

LINK: harmann.com/ordering

School Specific Code: SJLPLYB

 

Best pricing for books is available until March 17th. After March 17th prices will increase and no upgrades will be available.  

 

If you are in need of alternative ordering options, please contact Harmann Studios Customer Care Team at 1-800-236-8910.

02/27/2024
Lutheran Schools Night - Sat. April 27

Join us for a night of family fun as the Milwaukee Brewers take on the New York Yankees, Saturday, April 27 - 6:10 PM.

You can select seats from the Loge Outfield Box (where our group has been in past years) or from outfield box, infield box or terrace infield seats. Tickets range from $15-$59. You can also purchase a parking pass in advance.. For groups of 10+, please contact Teddy Sibilski, Milwaukee Brewers. If you are ordering tickets for a group, you can forward tickets via text or email to individuals Ballpark App.

Purchase your tickets online at https://fevo-enterprise.com/event/Lutheranschools24 by April 12. Questions? Contact Robin, SWD, mueller@swd.lcms.org. Go Brewers!

02/26/2024
Speech & Reading Summer Programs

Check out the flyer for upcoming summer groups at Launch Speech and Reading! Visit their website: https://launchtherapies.com/ or scan the QR code below to register.

 

 

02/06/2024
Vacation Bible School Planning

Vacation Bible School planning is starting! This year we will be Celebrating The Savior, so start thinking about how you can join the party in July. We will need grade leaders, and station leads for Crafts, Snacks, Storytelling, and Games. Volunteer registration is now open: https://vbsmate.com/events/sjlplymouth/28444

01/31/2024
SJL Custom School Gear

Are you looking to purchase some custom SJL school gear like t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc?

1. Go to SpiritShop.com

2. Enter the school code: df212 in the "Find Your School" search bar.

3. Select from tons of SJL items already made, or customize your own!

 

01/22/2024
School Vouchers - Parent Applications - Feb. 1-April 18

St. John Lutheran has applied to participate in the state-wide WI Parental Choice Program (WPCP) for 2024-2025.   

WHO should apply?  A family must have an income at or below 220% of the federal poverty limit and live in WI.

Age. Students ages 4 - 20 on or before September 1 are eligible to apply for the Choice program. A student must be at least the following age on or before September 1: 4 years old for K4, 5 years old for K5 and 6 years old for grade 1.

For first time applications into the WPCP, students must:

  • (1) be applying to grades K4, K5, 1, or 9, OR
  • (2) meet one of the following requirements for the 2023-24 school year: (a) attended a public school in Wisconsin; (b) attended school in another state; (c) were not enrolled in school (including homeschool for the entire 2023-24 school year); (d) participated in the MPCP, RPCP or WPCP; (e) are on a MPCP, RPCP or WPCP waiting list, OR
  • (3) are applying to the WPCP and are on any prior year WPCP waiting list in 2015-16 or later due to a school district enrollment cap.


WHEN to apply?  Feb. 1 - April 18, 2024.  If applying before 2023 taxes are filed, 2022 income will be used. USE THIS LINK: Private School Choice Programs: Student Applications (Information for Parents & Schools) | Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

HOW to apply?  Parents complete the online application each year and provide schools with proof of residency and, if using the DPI method, proof of income.  If they applied in 2023, they should log on using the same email address and password that they used last year.  Please also present a birth certificate for your child to the school office.  Copies are not needed and the original will be returned to you.

HOW to qualify?  Income eligibility for the WPCP is based on the parent’s prior year (2023) income.

      •   Dept. of Revenue method (DOR):  Schools enter the parent’s social security number into the online application system and perform the DOR check to import income data.  DOR will first check for prior year (2023) income information.  If 2023 information is not available, DOR will check records from 2022. 

  • Dept of Public Instruction method:  If the family chooses to use the DPI method to verify income, they must provide proof of their 2023 income.

WPCP Program Brochure - USE THIS LINK: Wisconsin Private School Choice Program Overview
WPCP Frequently Asked Questions - USE THIS LINK: Private School Choice Programs: Frequently Asked Questions for Parents | Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Family income includes the income of the child’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) that reside in the same household as the student applicant.
The following are NOT included in the family income calculation:

  • Public assistance programs such as Wisconsin Works (W2) cash benefits and FoodShare (food stamps), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Caretaker Supplement.
  • Child support payments.  Alimony payments are considered taxable income and would be included in family income.
  • Social security benefits.
  • Supplemental Security Income “SSI” benefits are not included in total income.
  • Amounts received under W2 (Wisconsin Works) by an individual for job access loans, health care coverage, child care subsidies, and transportation assistance.  Amounts received under W2 for trial jobs are considered taxable wages and would be included in family income. 
  • Tax credits such as the federal earned income credit, the federal child tax credit, the Wisconsin earned income credit and the Wisconsin homestead credit.

Family size includes parents/guardians and their children by birth, marriage or adoption that reside in the same household as the student applicant.  Foster children and children in the kinship care program are counted as a family of one (1) because they are still supported by the state or county.  Therefore, the income of parents/guardians is not counted when determining eligibility for the Choice program.  The parent/guardian should indicate that the pupil is in kinship care or foster care on the online parent application. 

 

220% of the Federal Poverty Level for 2024-25
Family Size Yearly Income Must Exceed
1 $32,076
2 $43,384
3 $54,692
4 $66,000
5 $77,308
6 $88,616
For each additional member add $11,308.

*If the student’s parents/legal guardians are married, their income is reduced by $7,000 when determining  income eligibility for the program (i.e. married family income minus $7,000 is the amount married families compare to the table).

 

RESIDENCY VERIFICATION  All applicants must submit current residency documentation (within 90 days) directly to the school during the application period.  Acceptable proof of residency:

  1. Wage statement or W2 year-end earnings statement that is in the name of one of the parents/guardians at the address on the student application and dated within 3 months of when the application is received.
  2. Water, sewer, gas, electric, cable, satellite, or landline phone bill in the name of one of the parents/guardians at the address on the student application and dated within 3 months of when the application is received.  Cell phone bills are not acceptable.
  3. Lease agreement with a term that includes the date the parent applies to the school that is in the name of one of the parents/guardians at the address on the student application.  Expired leases are not acceptable. 
  4. Governmental correspondence that is in the name of one of the parents/guardians at the address on the student application and dated within 3 months of when the application is received.  Examples include a property tax bill, Supplemental Security Income “SSI”, Wisconsin Works “W2” Cash Benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families “TANF,” Food Share “Food Stamps,” or Housing Assistance letter with the address listed and the name of the parent/guardian.  Printed statements from Access.gov can be used as residency support if the statement includes a date that is within 3 months of when the application is received. 

SECURITY E-MAIL VERIFICATION  A security feature will be included in the online parent application to help ensure application related emails are sent to a parent’s correct email address.  This feature will send an email to the parent’s email account after the parent logs into the online parent application and will ask the parent to verify the email address.

     Parents applying to the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program will verify their email address when they log into the system to apply for the 2023-24 school year.  Once an email address is verified, it will not need to be verified in the future.
     Please remember only parents may use the online parent application.  Email addresses used to apply must be the parent’s address and passwords may not be shared.  Schools can answer questions and have computers available for parents to use.
How the process works:
    1. The parent or guardian logs into the online parent application.
    2. Once logged in, the application will take the parent to an instruction page on how to verify the email address. The parent’s instructions read as follows:
    1. You need to verify your email address for the Private School Choice Program Online Application.
    2. Go to the inbox for your email account for:  “email address@email.com
    3. Click the "Confirm Email Address" link in the email to confirm your email address.
    1. Once the parent clicks the “Confirm Email Address” link in the email, the link will take the parent to the email verification confirmation page where it notifies the parent that their email address has been verified.
    2. On the email verification confirmation page, the parent will be instructed to click on a link to return to the online parent application log-in page where the parent will need to enter his or her email and password to continue the application process.
 Please note the following regarding the email verification process:
    1. Parent does not receive verification email:  Please note that it may take 5 minutes to 24 hours for the email to arrive.  The parent should check his or her spam or junk folders for an email from PrivateSchoolChoice@dpi.wi.gov with a subject of "Verify your School Choice Program Email Address".
    2. Parent must have a valid email:  If the parent does not have a valid email, the parent will need to create an email using any email provider (such as Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook.com).
    3. Parent does not remember the password to their email account:  The parent must use the email provider password recovery service or create a new email address to use in the online parent application.
    4. Email address is incorrect or the parent no longer has access to the email account:  The parent must create a new Choice application account using a new email address.  The only impact that the parent will have when using a new email address is that the parent will need to re-enter data.  The system remembers and recognizes continuing students by their first and last names with date of birth.
    5. Need a new verification email sent:  If a parent has not verified his or her email address, the parent may go to the login page for the online parent application and enter their email and password again and a new verification email will be generated.

        Parents or guardians enrolling students for the Choice program should direct any questions to St. John Lutheran at (920) 893-5114 or school@sjlplymouth.com

         

        01/18/2024
        Middle School Play Rehearsal Schedule

        View the dates and times for the SJL Middle School Play Rehearsals:

        01/10/2024
        Enrollment/Re-Enrollment for 2024/2025

        Enrollment/Re-enrollment for returning families is now open. Please complete the on-line re-enrollment process as described. Click here to re-enroll.  

         

        Enrollment is now open for new 3K to 8th grade for next (2024-25) school year. 

         

        Returning families should only need to verify and update contact information (if entering through the school website-www.sjlseagles.com, BE SURE TO CLICK RE-ENROLL as a returning family). Logging on to Sycamore and completing from there, go to My School | Enrollment | Online Portal. If you have a new student to register within your family, you can do this during your re-enrollment process as well.

         

        To help our planning, we ask families to register by February 29.

         

        It always remains possible that a grade level can become full making wait lists necessary. Please understand that in order to reserve a spot for your child in a particular class, proper registration information must be submitted AND the $100 registration fee must be paid in order to consider a spot reserved.

          

        Tuition rates for the 2024-2025 school year have been set.  Rates are:

        3K -                  Member = $1,830   Non-member = $1,830

        4K -                  Member = $1,830   Non-member = $1,830

        Grades K-8 -      Member = $2,260   Non-member = $2,995

         

        Any questions regarding tuition, please contact the school office. 

        09/18/2023
        RightNow Media

        SJL Families,

        We're excited to share that our school and church has unlimited access to RightNow Media—the world’s largest streaming library of video Bible study resources (it’s been called the “Netflix of video Bible studies”). This extensive library has more than 20,000 videos from leaders like Francis Chan, Jennie Allen, Matt Chandler, Dr. Tony Evans, and many more. These Bible study videos can be used as part of a class or for personal devotions, and many series include free discussion guides and handouts.

        We believe that RightNow Media is a tool that can help you live out your faith in every area of your life—at school, at home, and in your community. In addition to series on books of the Bible, RightNow Media has videos for everyone in our families on a variety of topics like marriage, parenting, personal finances, mental health, and more. There’s even a library just for kids with over 2,000 safe, entertaining videos. RightNow Media has a free app that’s available on all major streaming devices so you and your family can access content anywhere, anytime.

        To get started, simply click this LINK, create your free account, and start browsing more than 20,000 inspiring videos. We pray that RightNow Media will be a blessing to you, your family, and our students!

        08/21/2023
        Youth Groups - 23-24

        Check out this years' Middle School and High School Youth Group schedules

         

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        07/11/2023
        2023-2024 School Year Items

        Items for the 2023-2024 School Year:

        2023-2024 School Year Calendar. Please note that school will begin at 7:30 AM and end at 2:35 PM daily.  

        Bussing Form (if your child needs bussing to or from school, you need to complete this form and return it to SJL)

        School Supply List

        Medication Form (if your child needs to take any medication during the school day, this form needs to be completed)

        Tuition Authorization Form (to sign up for automatic withdrawal for tuition payment, this form can be completed, or you can do this online as well @ sjlplymouth.com-Make A Payment)

        Athletics / Sports Physical Form 

        Volunteer Handbook / Form (to be completed for volunteering)

        2022-2023 Student & Parent Handbook - please stay tuned. . . 23-24 will be updated soon

         

        2022-2023 Athletic Handbook - please stay tuned. . . will be updated soon

         

        Gr. 5-8 Band Information-Letter

        Gr. 5-8 Band Information-Form

        09/15/2023
        Advertise Your Business in Our Gym

        SJL offers an advertising opportunity for area businesses and individuals interested in supporting our athletic programs. We work with Marshall Signs of Plymouth to place 4’x4’ advertising signs in our gym. For more information, visit our school website HERE.