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Dr. Ackley’s Message . . .

While the North Lake families are enjoying the long weekend, NLS teachers will have laser engraving lessons with Mr. Richman. The entire school staff is super excited to learn more about the Lakers Manufacturing Experience and all that it has to offer. Eighth grade students will visit Arrowhead to learn more about their STEM offerings on Tuesday. Parents are welcome to join us on this field trip. Thank you to Karl Scheife of Competitor Awards for supporting these high-end experiences for students and staff.

Tool School

The North Lake School District is planning several offerings for upper school students and parents to learn more about internet safety and the risks of social media. The tentative date is February 16th during conferences. The goal is to offer a morning and late afternoon session. Mrs. Lesch and I are working with the GALS Institute and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department to provide two different but important programs. In the meantime, the best parental advice is to check your child’s device, especially smartphones. 

An update from Miss Peret and Miss Wartman:

Are you looking for a warm, exhilarating, fun-filled event to attend with your family during these cold, dreary, winter days? If so, come to Literacy Lights the Night on Thursday, February 9th, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. to hear 45 talented students share their handcrafted stories with you. Trust us, this isn’t an event you want to miss (especially after a two year hiatus)! Admission is free and milk & cookies will be provided for all participants and attendees. What more could you possibly ask for? Come check out our blossoming young writers – you won’t leave disappointed!

Literacy Lights the Night

As we conclude the first semester, we joyfully welcome many new students who are both residents and non-residents:  Breidenbach, Erdman, Kent, Venti, Wesemann, and Widenski. North Lake School always needs to increase its enrollment and word of mouth is the best advertisement for our school district. The open enrollment period will begin on February 6th. It is never too late to make the right choice for your child’s education and we take pride in being a GREAT K-8.

January/February Dates to Remember


No School for Students


North Lake Ski & Snowboard Club at Little Switzerland 4:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball
7th:  North Lake at Lake Country 4:30
8th:  North Lake at Swallow 5:30


Writers Workshop 2:30-3:15 p.m. Library


Boys Basketball
5th:  Lake Country Blue at North Lake 4:30
6th:  Merton White at North Lake 5:30


Boys Basketball
5th:  North Lake at Swallow Gold 4:30
7th:  North Lake at Stone Bank 5:30
8th:  North Lake at North Shore Green 6:30


“A” Friday
8th Grade to Sunburst Ski Hill & Culver’s 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Boys Basketball
5th:  Lake Country White at North Lake 4:30
6th:  Stone Bank Red at North Lake 5:30
7th:  North Lake at Richmond 4:30
8th:  North Lake at Richmond Purple 5:30


Boys Basketball
5th:  Erin at North Lake 4:30
6th:  Richmond at North Lake 5:30 

Feb. 1

Boys Basketball
7th:  Swallow Gold at North Lake 4:30
8th:  North Shore Green at North Lake 5:30


Boys Basketball – 5th:  North Lake at Merton 4:30


“B” Friday

Family Bingo Night 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Next Wave:   February 3rd

Counseling Corner

Hello North Lake families!

During guidance in the next couple of weeks we will be doing acts of kindness.  We’ll talk about the Great Kindness Challenge that is going on January 23-27 and find ways to spread kindness in our families, school, and community.  I’m excited for another opportunity for students to see how acts of kindness are rewarding for the giver and the receiver of kindness.  Students will be offered a “Kindness Bingo” opportunity.  If they complete it, they can bring it back by the end of the week for a Kindness Raffle!

A few other dates to be aware of:
       February 8:   NEON Day
       February 8 – February 10:   8th graders register for high school classes
       February 16:   Conferences – feel free to stop and visit me!

Join us in spreading a little kindness!  I’d love to hear about it from you or your child!

As always, please let me know if there are any ways that I can support your child!

Take care-
Jill Lesch


The Lake Country Optimist Club recently held their 4th annual Grit Award presentations. Once a year a student from each local feeder school is selected to receive this honor. Criteria for these middle school students includes the student who demonstrated the most growth in perse-verance, endurance, and resilience through optimism, creativity, and confidence to achieve a desired academic or nonacademic goal. This year, North Lake School is proud to announce Harlow Millies as our school’s GRIT award recipient. Congratulations to Harlow for her gritty and persevering character!

True Grit Award
True Grit Award


Don’t miss out on a chance to be part of a team this summer. Registration for North Lake Little League is now open! Programs include Pee Wee Camp, T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Kid Pitch, Girls Softball, and High School. Registration is due March 7th.  Forms can be picked up at North Lake School, Town Hall Library, or can be found at: Please visit the website for online registration and more details. If you have other questions, please email or contact us through Facebook.