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Dr. Ackley’s Message . . .

Arrowhead Union High School educates students from seven feeder schools in the Lake Country area. North Lake School is one of the feeder schools and teams with Arrowhead in a variety of ways. There are ten union high school (UHS) districts in the state of Wisconsin. There are many benefits of the K-8/UHS model including higher test scores, increased accountability, and faster innovation. The feeder schools collaborate through shared services such as employee healthcare benefits, student transportation, and unique staffing roles. North Lake is an especially great K-8 because of our community engagement, small class sizes, and well-maintained facility. You can advocate for our great K-8 by reading The Wave and sharing the good news with family and friends. 

The North Lake School District was featured in the December 2022 Alliance Marketplace. The feature highlighted the exciting expansion of the Lakers Manufacturing Experience grades 5-8. The expansion was made possible through a WI DWD – Fast Forward Grant and through the teaching leadership of Mr. Dave Richman. Please read more here.

Mrs. Ruck (aka Grammar Hammer) has developed many creative writing assignments for the 5th and 6th grade WriteIT class. Her latest project included t-shirt designs with funny grammatical errors. I think that Mrs. Ruck was inspired by her own wardrobe of unique t-shirts which may or may not have been approved by her middle school daughter but definitely embraced by other teachers including Mrs. Flannery. Thank you, teachers, for making learning fun at North Lake School.

Stone Bank is hosting a middle school social for grades 6-8 on Thursday, January 19th, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Please pre-register here. If the combined school social goes well, North Lake looks forward to hosting another event in the spring and will need parent volunteers.  

Laura Myrah, Arrowhead Superintendent, has announced her retirement effective this summer. Laura and I began our superintendencies together in the 2014-15 school year. Laura has been a good friend and positive mentor for me. I wish Laura well in the future. You can read more in her letter that is attached here.

January Dates to Remember


North Lake Ski & Snowboard Club 4:00 p.m. Little Switzerland
Culver’s Night 5:00-8:00 p.m. Hartland location


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


Special School Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. Conference Room 116

8th Grade Band-O-Rama at Arrowhead High School


Fancy Day


“B” Friday


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


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


8th Grade Orientation at Arrowhead 5:30-7:50 p.m.

School Board Meeting 5:30 p.m. Conference Room 116


End of 2nd Quarter

Staff Meeting 2:45 p.m. – no after-school learning lab

Stone Bank & North Lake Middle School Social Gr. 6-8 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Stone Bank


No School


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


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


“A” Friday

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

Next Wave:  January 19

A Note from Ms. Meister . . .

Happy New Year 2023!

At this time of year, when many of us make resolutions and set new goals, it is the perfect time to think about setting a goal for reading. “The more you read, the more you know.” However, it doesn’t have to be just more reading. Goals could include:

  • read a different genre
  • subscribe to a newspaper or magazine
  • join a book club
  • start a family or friend book club
  • read and discuss with someone you’ve never read with before

Contact me or your child’s teachers for more ideas and information.

Our North Lake School library and our great community partner the Town Hall Library offer a wealth of materials, ideas and events to take advantage of. Be sure to visit soon and often.

LCK Open House

Counseling Corner

Hello North Lake families!

Happy New Year! In the next few weeks I’ll be talking with students about the concept of Growth Mindset.

The main ideas of this are:

  • Mistakes help grow your brain – they are okay!
  • The Power of Yet – we may not be able to do something YET, but with practice and perseverance we can do difficult things! 

Here are some fun books you could read with your child to reinforce this concept:

  • Leo the Late Bloomer – by Robert Kraus
  • After the Fall – by Dan Santat
  • The Koala Who Could – by Jim Field
  • What Do You Do With a Problem? – by Kobi Yamada

Upcoming Spirit Days:
     January 12 – FANCY DAY
     February 8 –  NEON DAY

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

Take care-

Jill Lesch

Happy New Year!

Staff Ugly Sweater Day

8th Grade Robotics Class presented a Toy Parade

Pull Toy Parade 1