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Dr. Ackley’s Message . . .


North Lake School District residents recently provided their input on the District’s financial needs through a survey aimed at addressing urgent budget challenges.  Nearly 73% of residents expressed support for adding a referendum question to the April 2024 ballot.  Key takeaways from the community-wide survey can be found on the Referendum tab on the District’s website and in the WAVE Attachments above the Community Bulletin Board. 

Report Cards went home today! |


As a reminder your child’s first quarter report card is posted in Skyward under the Portfolio tile.  If you need help with your login, please contact the office.  Overall, the NLS teaching staff was pleased with the academic progress demonstrated by students since the start of the year.  Teachers recognize that there is a significant transition from grade to grade, especially from the lower (K-4) to the upper (5-8) school experience.  Students are well supported with the looping structure which brings consistency of core classes and teachers.


Traditional snow days still exist at North Lake School.  This tradition means it is a day off of school to stay home in your nice warm pajamas with hot cocoa.  North Lake School follows the Arrowhead Union High School closures for inclement weather.  Parents will receive a phone call and an email when school is closed.

Snow Days are The Best Days, Winter Sublimation Design, perfect on t  shirts, mugs, signs, cards and much more 4413366 Vector Art at Vecteezy


Mrs. Jayne Krajewski is a retired teacher from Merton Community School District and has joined the North Lake School staff as a substitute teacher.  Mrs. Krajewski is experienced, professional, and a joy to work with.  In her spare time, Jayne enjoys walking and biking as well as being a fabulous Nana!  Fall is her favorite time of year, so recess duties were welcomed.  We are glad to have Mrs. Krajewski at North Lake School.

Sub with students


A noteworthy thanks to the NLEF Community and Fellowship Committee going above and beyond to celebrate our Vets.  An incredible turnout of Vets and their families made the day extra special.  It is truly the spirit of volunteerism demonstrated by parents that makes North Lake School stand out among its neighbors.

Veterans Day photos coming in the next WAVE.

Veterans Day


Wis. Admin. Code § PI 9.06 requires school districts to evaluate the status of nondiscrimination and equity of educational opportunity at least every five years and report results to the Department of Public Instruction.  As part of this evaluation, parents and residents are invited to participate in the process and explore nondiscrimination and equity of education in schools.  If you are interested in participating, please contact the office for more information.

Achieving Outside NLS...


The sixth grade Girls Scout Troop completed a Safe Sitting class at Ascension Hospital in Brookfield.  The scouts learned babysitting business skills, child growth and development milestones, and practical life saving strategies such as CPR and the Heimlich maneuver.  Give the girls a call to babysit so you can enjoy an evening out on the town!


Big smiles for these former North Lakers:  Charlie Andorfer (senior), Logan Neitzel (junior), Coach Mechenich (his 3 children attended NLS), and Nikko Javier (senior).   Arrowhead Boys Varsity Volleyball took home the silver ball placing 2nd at the 2023 State Tournament and were also 2023 Co-conference champs. Congratulations to our North Lake Alumni! Go Lakers! Go Hawks!

Cool Cash from Culver's

Thank you for supporting Culver’s Nights.  The fundraising dollars help families in need through NLS Funds for Families.  Thank you to the Wagner family and Mrs. Minor for serving at Culver’s.

The next Culver’s Night is December 11 with Mrs. Andorfer and Ms. Wartman from 5-8 p.m.


LEGOS Robotic Coaches Needed

We are looking for coaches to volunteer for the upcoming FIRST LEGO League Robotics Team.  This year’s theme will mix robotics with art and music.  Please contact if interested. 


November Dates to Remember


Arrowhead Area 7-8 Dance – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Disney Day


NO School – Thanksgiving Recess


NO School – Thanksgiving Recess


NO School – Thanksgiving Recess


AMSAC Girls’ 5th & 6th Basketball Tournament Begins


4th Grade Field Trip to Skylight Music Theatre – 8:55 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Counseling Corner


Hello North Lake Families!

I spent time in all grade levels recently talking about gratitude.  We talked about the science of gratitude, which is really interesting.  Did you know that people who show gratitude sleep better, strengthen their immune systems, strengthen relationships, increase self esteem, and decrease anxiety and depression?  

This is one topic that all students get excited about.  They often talk about it with me for weeks following our lessons.  This shows me that they feel the positive impact too!  You could follow up with this as a family by writing in a gratitude journal each night, writing letters of gratitude, or creating a gratitude jar that you enter one thing in as a family each night.  What a fun thing to look back on when things aren’t going so well!

Upcoming Spirit Day:  Disney Day on Tuesday, November 21st!

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

Take care-

Jill Lesch

A Note from Ms. Meister...

The scores are in. The 2022-23 DPI School Report Card has arrived! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

North Lake School is pleased with its continued ranking of “significantly exceeds expectations” on the state report card.  Although the overall score dropped slightly to 88.4%, our achievement score was high at 92.2%. North Lake School upholds its tradition of high expectations and strong academic programming. We are proud of our student performance and staff commitment. Let’s keep up the good work!

Results for the Wisconsin Forward Exam – North Lake School – Spring 2023

           ELA All School – 67.4

           Math All School – 69.8

           Social Studies Grades 4 & 8 – 88

           Science Grades 4 & 8 – 90.7

If you have comments, questions, concerns please contact me.


Phone: (262) 966-2033 Ext. 134

The link to the Forensic permission slip may be found in the Community Bulletin Board.

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Tree lighting
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