Establishing a Lutheran High School in the Wisconsin Valley area was on the hearts, minds, and prayer lists of many
people in the Lutheran Christian community for many years. Interests and energies
were rekindled in 2001 when a steering committee was established to formally explore the establishment of the school.
start a Lutheran high school?
-Lutheran high schools exist to serve the Lord and young people by providing quality Christian secondary education
in a small and personal setting by dedicated teachers.
-Lutheran high schools assist parents in bringing up their teens in the Christian faith with strong values.
-Lutheran high schools seek to help young Christian men and women prepare for lifetime service to the Lord, whether
in full-time church work or active participation as lay leaders in their local churches.
-Lutheran high schools provide benefits to congregations and the community:
* Unify Lutheran churches in ministry
* Extend church educational programs
* Provide facilities for dinners, conferences, workshops, athletic events
for visiting choirs, dramas, arts, summer camps
The LCMS Department of School
Ministries conducted a GENESIS study to determine the interest and potential for a Lutheran high school in this area. The study concluded that our LCMS community COULD AND WOULD support a Lutheran high
school. The association was incorporated and recognized by the Lutheran Church-Missouri
Synod. The association includes 12 congregations at the present time. Each of these congregations pay an annual fee, agree to support the high school, allow their members to
be contacted, encourage student enrollment, and pray for the high school.
Train up a child in the way he should go;
and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Finding the best possible location for the school was a challenge.
It was hoped to find a site which was accessible and central to the congregations and elementary schools of the Wisconsin
Valley area. Property was purchased in the Mosinee area. The site is located one mile west of Hwy. 51/39 on Maple Ridge Road.
Building plans and clearing are presently underway for the 2004 completion of a facility that will include classrooms,
office space, computer and science labs, a library and conference room, a gymnasium, and a commons area.
WVLHS will open in September of 2004 with grades 9 and 10!!