January 17, 2019
Mill Pond Ice Skating Shack

We've received a phone call that the ice shack is now open.  

The ice shack is located at the far eastern end of Main Street.  Plymouth’s Mill Pond is a beautiful setting to spend some time ice skating.  Our warming house offers free skate rentals, warm drinks, snacks and restroom facilities.  The rink is open when there are seven inches of measured ice.  


Ice shack hours are:

Monday-Friday     4:00-9:00 PM

Saturday                12:00-9:00 PM

Sunday                  12:00-8:00 PM

January 17, 2019
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest - January 26, 2019


January 16, 2019
Free Baby Kittens

The cats were born on December 28th.  Available cats are:  2 black - 1 orange - 1 calico.

Call Myranda (838-5118) to learn more, to play with baby cats, and to adopt one.

January 16, 2019
Congratulations Eagles!

This past weekend the A boys participated in the SJB Tournament.  The tournament was setup in round robin fashion with the boys scheduled to play 4 games, the first of which was Friday night versus Seton.  The boys got off to a rough start and fell behind by as many as 12 points.  They battled back to tie the game with last second free throws.  In OT the boys dominated and earned the win!  Saturday morning the boys faced SJB in the first game.  It was a great team effort and dominate win for the boys as they opened up a 30 point lead in the 2nd half.  In the 2nd game Saturday the boys battled to a hard fought close victory over CCA 26-23.  This victory setup a true championship game against Shepherd of the Hills, a team the boys defeated early this year at the LHS tournament.  The boys fell behind early and battled back late but came up short earning a 2nd place finish in the tournament.  This weekend the boys tip off in the East Central Tournament hosted by SJL at 8:00 pm Friday night.  Come out and show your support for the boys!



January 16, 2019
Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers Needed

SJL Book fair is coming and we need your help!  The book fair will be open before and after school February 18th thru February 22nd and before and after church February 23rd & February 24th.  We will also be holding a special event on Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:00 PM (You can show up in your pajama's and you can hear a story and enjoy a treat!)  If you are interested in helping, please sign up by using the link below or call Tracy at 893-9626.  Thank you! 

Blessings, Tracy
Please click here to volunteer.
January 15, 2019
Gingerbread House Voted as Favorite!
Back in November the 4K class constructed a gingerbread house project that was to be on display at the Waelderhaus in Kohler during the Christmas Season.  Visitors to the Waelderhaus could vote on their favorite gingerbread houses in several categories.  The 4K entry entitled "What do Snowmen do at Night" received first place in the preschool category.  The projects were viewed and voted on by more than 9,400 visitors to the historic Waelderhaus during the month.  Congratulations to  Mrs. Christian and the 4K class for their hard work in making such a wonderful gingerbread creation and representing St. John School.
January 15, 2019
2018-2019 Sports Schedule

Please click on the title and then CLICK HERE for the most up-to-date basketball / tournament schedule.

Go Eagles!

January 14, 2019
Neat Repeats Assistant to the Manager

Neat Repeats Thrift Shop wants to hire an Assistant to the Manager.  This is a paid position for 15-20 hours per week.  We are looking for someone friendly and organized who can work with volunteers and help with administrative tasks, customer service, and general operations.  Submit your resume and cover letter to neatrepeats101@gmail.com or mail to:  Neat Repeats, 2627 Eastern Ave., Plymouth, WI 53073, Attn: Laura Herrmann.  For a complete job description or additional information, please contact Laura at the Neat Repeats email or by phone at 920-892-9100.

January 14, 2019
2nd Annual Sheboygan Lutheran Chili Cook-Off!

Mark your calendars for Friday, January 25th as Our Savior's, Luther Memorial, and Trinity Lutheran churches compete at Trinity Lutheran (824 Wisconsin Ave.).  A free-will offering will be taken.  To-Go containers will be available.  Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Sheboygan Hispanic Ministry.  In addition to the cook-off, every half-hour there'll be a raffle for the chance to win four round-trip tickets to ride the steam train at the Riverside & Great Northern Railway in Wisconsin Dells (a $48 value).  The evening of food, friendship, and fellowship will take place from 4-8 p.m. at Trinity Sheboygan.  See you there!


January 14, 2019
Sheboygan LHS Honor Roll

Congratulations to St. John Lutheran Congregation students who were named to the first semester Honor Roll at Lutheran High for the 2018-19 school year.

High Honor Roll (3.75-4.0 GPA) by Grade

Max Leonhard (11)

Megan Lindsey (10)

Elizabeth Montaba (10)

Rose Hahn (9)

Everett Poth (9)

Jaidyn Poth (9)

Hailey Schimberg (9)

Jacob Schuh (9)

Honor Roll (3.5-3.74 GPA) by Grade

Jake Helmrick (10)

Matthew Stephany (9)


January 14, 2019

Starting on Saturday, January 19th, the Scrip program will have Kwik Trip cards available at 15% rebate.  Kwik Trip is offering this special for the rest of the month of January because they will be discontinuing the Milk Moola program.  The program will order as much stock as we can until January 31st, and it will be available to our families until the stock runs out.

In addition, Kwik Trip will also run a special for the month of February at 10% rebate.  We will again try to maximize this opportunity by restocking regularly.  When this stock is gone, it will return to 5% rebate.

How can you help us?

Please help us forecast our orders.  Prior to January 31st, please place either a regular or special order as soon as possible.  That will ensure you will get the stock you would like, and it will allow us to make larger purchases for the program as a whole.

Thank you.

Liza and Mary


January 10, 2019
Wisconsin Singers-January 19


January 10, 2019
Family Resource Center - January-April, 2019


January 09, 2019
Valentine's Dress Day

Everyone is encouraged to wear red, white or pink on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 to celebrate Valentine's Day.

January 09, 2019

Our next (Starting Point) new member class is on Saturday, February 9 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  This is a one day class (lunch and snacks are provided).  All are welcome to attend.  Invite your friends and family.  Members are encouraged to attend as a refresher on what it means to be a Lutheran Christian.  Together, we will meet the pastors, learn about St. John Lutheran and discover our generous God who provides for us each day.  For more information or to register, please contact Sharon at the Church Office (920-893-3071 or smohs@sjlplymouth.com).


January 09, 2019
Lutheran Schools Week All-School-Sing
In celebration of Lutheran Schools Week, the students of St. John have been learning two songs based on our theme "Strong In the Lord" which they will sing in church on Sunday, January 27.  The students in 3K, 4K, and Kindergarten will sing only at the 10:30 service, while students in grades 1-8 can come to either the 8:00 or 10:30 services where they will be invited to the front to sing.  Be sure to attend services on January 27.
January 09, 2019
Twentieth SALSA Music Festival - March 4
SALSA Music Festival applications are due by Wednesday, February 6, for students in grades 5 through 8 who take music lessons and wish to participate.  The Music Festival is Monday, March 4, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Sheboygan.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Schuh or Mr. Huebschman.  You may download the registration form from Sycamore here:  
January 07, 2019
Lutheran Schools Week - January 27-February 2, 2019

Please see the flyer below with our Lutheran Schools Week (January 27-February 2) activities.










January 07, 2019
SJL Basketball Home Games: Help Needed!

To finish out our 2018-2019 Basketball Season we are in need of a few volunteers for Score Clock and Stats/Book Keepers during upcoming home games.  Can you please take a look at the following dates:  January 10th and 21st, February 4th, 11th, and 21st?  If you are available to help with any of these home games, your support would be most appreciated.  To sign up to help please click HERE and add your name in the appropriate spot!

Sarah Tarjeson

4-H Youth Development Educator

5 University Drive

Sheboygan, WI 53081



January 04, 2019
East Central BB Tournament - January 18-20

SJL Families - The weekend of January 18-20, 2019 we are hosting the East Central Wisconsin Basketball Tournament. 
     Traditionally we ask all families (one per family) to donate a torte (recipes below) for this tournament.  Money made from the tortes goes to athletics to buy playground balls and equipment.  
     Families are asked to bring a torte to school before 3:00 PM on Thursday, January 17.
Tortes can be brought directly to the kitchen.  Thank you for your donations.  Any questions, please contact Becky Truttschel at 893-5114 or btruttschel@sjlplymouth.com.

SJL Torte Recipes

Chocolate Éclair Torte
1 lb. graham crackers                3 Tbsp. butter, melted
2 (3 ½ oz.) pkg. instant             1 tsp. white corn syrup
French vanilla pudding             2 tsp. vanilla
3 ¼ c. milk                                2 Tbsp. milk
8 oz. Cool Whip                       1 ½ c. powdered sugar
1 sq. bitter chocolate

Line a 9x13 inch pan with 1 layer of graham crackers (don’t crush).  Mix 2 small packages French vanilla pudding with 3 ¼ cups milk. 
Fold together with 8 oz. cool whip.  Spread ½ over graham crackers.  Cover with another layer of graham crackers.  Put balance of pudding
on the crackers and top with another layer of crackers.  Melt chocolate and butter over low heat or in microwave; cool.  Add rest of ingredients
and blend.  Put the frosting on top of the crackers and refrigerate.

Cream Cheese Torte
½ c. butter, melted                                           1 c. powdered sugar
½ c. sugar                                                         12 oz. Cool Whip
30 graham crackers, crushed                           2 cans pie filling (cherry, blueberry, or strawberry)
1 (8 oz.) softened cream cheese

Crust: Mix first 3 ingredients and bake crust at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
Filling: Blend cream cheese and powdered sugar with electric mixer.  Fold in Cool Whip.  Spread on cool crust.
Top Layer: Spread 2 cans of pie filling.  Refrigerate.

Oreo Cookie Torte
1 (15oz.) pkg. Oreo Cookies                               2 (12 oz.) Cool Whip
½ c. melted butter                                               1 (6 oz.) instant chocolate pudding
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese                                1 c. powdered sugar

Crush Oreo cookies.  Pat into 9x13 inch pan.  Save some crumbs for the top.  Drizzle butter over crust.  Mix cream
cheese and sugar.  Blend in 1 Cool Whip.  Spread over crust and refrigerate for a short time.  Mix pudding according
to package instructions.  Spread over previous layer.  Top with the second container of Cool Whip.  Garnish with the
rest of the crumbs.  Refrigerate until ready to serve

January 04, 2019
There IS School January 25!

Friday - January 25.

School IS in session @ SJL.  

Public School does not have school.

Transportation will be provided to SJL students on this day.
If you are in need of transportation that day, please contact Johnson Bus directly at (920) 893-5941.

January 04, 2019
Sheboygan LHS Jr. Crusader Basketball Program

The Sheboygan Lutheran High Girls Jr. Crusader Basketball Program will be holding an informational meeting and camp registration at 5:00 on Thursday, January 17th in the Sheboygan Lutheran High Commons.  


The basketball camp is for girls in 2nd -8th grade.  Practices will be held at Sheboygan Lutheran High School from 6:00-7:30 every Tuesday night beginning April 2nd and ending Tuesday July 23rd .

Cost of the camp is $45, which includes skill development and a team jersey.


Any questions please contact Mike Scheele at 920-287-4918 or email coachscheele@lutheranhigh.com

January 04, 2019
No School - January 18

Reminder - there is no school Friday, January 18, for a Teacher Professional Development Day.


January 04, 2019
Donuts with Dad - Friday, February 8

You're invited to Donuts with Dad on Friday, February 8, 2019.


All SJL students are invited to bring your dad, grandpa, or special male figure for breakfast and fellowship from 7:00-7:25.


Please indicate your family name and the total number of people (include adults and children) attending.


You can respond per family. No need to respond separately per grade.


RSVP by Monday, February 4, 2019.


Date:  Friday, February 8, 2019
Place:  SJLS Cafeteria 
Time:  7:00 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. 


Please click here to RSVP.

January 03, 2019

For many years, St. John Lutheran has participated in the Milk Moola redemption program through Kwik Trip.  The money earned is utilized for a variety of school needs/activities sponsored by the SJL PTO (Parent Teacher Organization).  We were recently made aware that Kwik Trip will be ending the Milk Moola program and will be reallocating their efforts and donations in a different direction.  We have one last opportunity to submit milk caps!  Please turn in all Kwik Trip Milk Moola milk caps by March 15, 2019.  Collections bins are by the church/school office, music meeting room, narthex or fellowship hall entrance.  Thank you for your support of this program!

January 02, 2019
Help Need - Pizza Sale

The Annual SJL PTO Pizza Sale is right around the corner and will be held on Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th.  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we need your help to make it another great success!


Please join us for SJL's annual pizza making.  There is no school on February 15th.  Childcare will be available, free of charge.  If you are in need of childcare, please sign up for the appropriate slot, and put how many children in the comments.  
Order forms were sent home before Christmas break and are due back on Wednesday, January 16th.  


We are using sign-up genius this year to coordinate our volunteers.  We are looking for volunteers to help build pizzas.  In addition, we are again offering childcare on Friday.  Please click here to sign up.


Pizza Committee - Jenny Ochs (352) 239-0976

January 02, 2019
Congrats, Mrs. MacGillis

Congratulations to one of our amazing teachers, Mrs. Libby MacGillis, for being selected as the 2018 Elementary Educator of the Year by the South Wisconsin District (SWD) of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS).


Each year, the SWD receives numerous nominations from Lutheran schools located throughout southern Wisconsin.  From those nominations, a special committee meets to consider each candidate's contributions to Lutheran education and then selects one winner for each grouping - Early Childhood, Elementary, High School, and Principal.


We are proud of Mrs. MacGillis and are blessed to have her serving her Lord in our school.  She will be one of the honorees at an awards dinner on January 27th.


Please be sure to congratulate Mrs. MacGillis should you have the opportunity to do so. 

January 02, 2019
Annual LHS Citrus Sale to benefit the LHS Music Dept.

Annual LHS Citrus Sale to benefit the LHS Music Dept. Spring Concert Tour

Orders for fresh Texas grapefruit and delicious California oranges (10# quarter case=$15, 20# half case=$25, and 40# full case=$45)

will be taken through Friday, Jan. 25.  Contact any LHS student or call the school office 920-452-3323 to place your order through Jan. 25.  Fruit must be picked up and paid for on Saturday, February 16th at Lutheran High School between 8:30 a.m. and Noon.  You can also download the order blank from the LHS website at www.lutheranhigh.com.  Thank you for your support!



December 18, 2018
Tax Deductions

Remember, tuition payments made before December 31 can be used for the State of Wisconsin tuition tax deduction for private school families on your 2018 income tax return.

If you need a receipt for 2018, please contact Mrs. Adams @ dadams@sjlplymouth.com and one will be sent to you.

2018 Private School Tuition Tax Deduction

The State of Wisconsin, (started in 2014 tax year), is going to allow parents to deduct private school tuition.  Parent of private school students in Wisconsin could receive an income tax deduction of up to $4,000 for tuition paid for each kindergarten through eighth grade student and up to $10,000 per high school student.  Only the amount paid after January 1, 2018, will qualify for the deduction.  We highly recommend that families work with their tax advisor to determine benefits.

How can parents claim the deduction?  There is a separate schedule that needs to be filled out by the student's parents.  This schedule can be obtained by from the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue website.

How will tuition be defined?  Tuition includes any amount paid by the claimant for a pupil's tuition to attend an eligible institution and mandatory book fees paid to the institution.

Tuition does not include amounts paid with a voucher or any amounts paid as a separate charge for items such as:  supplies, rentals of equipment, meals, transportation, personal use items such as uniforms or gym clothes, before or after school child care, extracurricular activities such as musical or athletic activity fees.

How is tuition defined for students attending 8th and 9th grade in a single tax year?  For both an elementary pupil and a secondary pupil (grades 8 and 9), parent includes the amount paid for tuition during the taxable year for the period when the student was an elementary pupil (but not more than $4,000) plus the amount the parent paid for the period when the student was a secondary pupil.  If the total is more than $10,000, the parent includes the maximum $10,000. 

December 17, 2018
Lutheran High Dance Clinic

for elementary school girls in Grades 1 – 5.   

Join us for 2 fun nights of practice while we teach younger girls an EXCITING dance routine they will perform with the Varsity Dance Team at a Lutheran High girls basketball game!  We will also teach the girls some basic dance techniques, and play some FUN games to get to know each other.


Wednesday, January 16 - 4:00–6:00 p.m.,

Thursday, January 17 - 7:15 p.m. until halftime of the basketball game (LHS Girls Varsity vs. Oostburg).


Find registration forms attached or on the LHS website at www.lutheranhigh.com


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December 03, 2018
2019 Boys East Central Basketball Tournament Volunteers

Hi SJL Parents and Congregation Members,


Fast approaching is the traveling 16-team boys' basketball East Central Tournament hosted by St. John's.  This is a huge money maker for our athletic department as well as our physical education program and we need YOUR help.  Because we are running two gyms we need everyone's help.  Please strongly consider volunteering for at least one-time slot (click here for the link).  Also when you sign up, you will be asked your t-shirt size.  We will be providing you with a VOLUNTEER t-shirt so that visitors will know who to seek out if they have any questions. 


In His Service,

Mrs. Truttschel