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Dr. Ackley’s Message . . .

It has been wonderful to experience the community engagement at the recent referendum informational meetings. The district wants to reach all the voters and share this important information. Parents, you can help by checking out the school website and talking to your neighbors who might no longer be involved with North Lake School. 

The purpose of the referendum is to maintain the current operations of the North Lake School District. A successful referendum is not increasing the school’s budget. A successful refer- endum fulfills the forecasted budget deficit. Fulfilling the deficit means that the existing educational experience can be sustained. A failed referendum will cause significant disruption and difficult staffing decisions for the district. 

It is a pleasure for Mrs. Ruck’s readers to walk over to the Town Hall Library and meet with the youth librarians Miss Emily and Miss Alyssa once a month. The librarians help to promote Mrs. Ruck’s monthly genre study.  The student library cards are getting used and the circulation desk ladies love seeing our students out in the community. Read on!

Town Hall Library

1.  The Oasis Project provides free professional tutoring for children in need at North Lake      School. Please check out the upcoming water park fundraiser on May 4th at the Ingleside Hotel Springs Water Park. Mrs. Lesch is the contact person for this awesome resource.

2.  GALS Institute, LLC  provides access to much needed mental health services during your child’s school day. Licensed therapists are on the school site and available by appointment. Mrs. Lesch is the contact person for this awesome resource.

There is only one way to make a teacher request for the upcoming school year. You need to put your request in writing (e-mail is fine) to me.  I am happy to honor requests whenever possible but it is important that the requests are received in a timely manner. Requests must be made by Friday, May 12th. It is very difficult to accommodate requests during the summer or at the start of the school year for many reasons.

Shea Schlett, a 2019 North Lake School graduate, has been selected as one of five Arrowhead High School recipients of the State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board’s Technical Excellent Scholarship. She plans to attend Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) this fall in their automotive program. Shea encourages all students to make the most of their high school years by taking a variety of classes . . . she has taken an amazing assortment of classes that include:  Chinese language, automotive technology, metal fabrication, machining and wood working! 

Good luck to our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band consortium musicians. Everyone is invited to the March 21st spring concerts in the big gym:
                               * 12:30 p.m. – School Performance
                               * 6:00 p.m. – 6th Grade
                               * 7:00 p.m. – 7th-8th Grade 

Happy Spring Break 2023!  See you in April.

March/April Dates to Remember


6th Grade Consortium Band Rehearsal at North Lake 9:30-11:00 a.m.


7th-8th Grade Consortium Band Tour at Swallow (AM) & North Lake (PM)
Consortium Band Spring Concerts at North Lake:
     School Performance – 12:30 p.m.

     6th Grade – 6:00-6:30 p.m.
     7th-8th Grade – 7:00-7:30 p.m.


“B” Friday

Sports Day
End of 3rd Quarter

27- 31

No School – Spring Break


No School – Easter Break


No School – Easter Break

Culver’s Night 5:00-8:00 p.m. Hartland Location


Color Day

4K Screening for 2023-2024


“A” Friday
5th Grade to Biz Town 8:40 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.


Arrowhead Area Solo & Ensemble Festival at Stone Bank School

NLEF Casino Night at Oconomowoc Golf Club 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Next Wave:   April 6th

A Note from Ms. Meister . . .

Looking FORWARD and ahead to spring!

North Lake students in grades 3-8 will be participating in the Wisconsin FORWARD Exam assessment during the statewide testing window, March 20th to April 28th. Our students will test on the following dates:

              Grades 3, 4, 5, 6:   April 17th to April 21st
              Grade 7:   April 12th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 21st
              Grade 8:   April 12th, 13th, 14th, 18th, 19th

The assessment tests students in the areas of English/language arts and mathematics. Students in grades 4 and 8 will also be assessed in the areas of science and social studies. One or more subtests may be administered daily during the identified timeframe, and it is very important that your son or daughter be in school during this time. Students not in school on the scheduled testing days will be scheduled for a make-up test prior to the close of the testing window.

The assessments measure the knowledge and skills your student(s) should have acquired by the time they reach each grade level. Their performance on the assessment will not affect any of their current grades. Please encourage your son or daughter to take the test seriously and do the best they can. The results of these tests will be used to help school staff make deter- minations of placement in classes to best support your child(ren).

The Information Brochure for Families gives more information about the assessment including its purpose, what scores will be provided, and how the scores will be used.

The leadership team will help kick off testing week for each grade level by providing each student with a healthy brain food snack. Thank you, student leaders!

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s classroom teacher(s) or Nancy Meister (262) 966-2033,

Thank you and enjoy a safe and wonderful spring break March 27-31!

Student Submission - Concert Greatness

The rock and roll concert at North Lake School, by our own Mr. William Krieger, surprised hundreds of people. He has great ideas for concerts. I just love to perform. Thank you and stay tuned, Joey Radtke.

Radtke, Joey

Counseling Corner

Hello North Lake families!

We would like to highlight a few community resources for you. They are available for families to receive services OR to donate! 

Lake Country Caring:  Donations of clothing, hygiene products, furniture, appliances, infant and household items are given to those in need free of charge.
603 Progress Drive, Hartland, 262-367-6670

Hartland Food PantryProvides temporary and emergency food assistance to anyone in need in the AHS School District. Clients may visit 2 times/month and must show proof of need after their 8th visit.   555 S. Industrial Drive, Hartland, 262-367-6373

SnapChat:  This popular messaging app is one that many kids use to communicate with each other.  Images disappear after a specified amount of time, but the recipient can take a screenshot to save.  Users can also share their location and see where friends are on a map and view stories from users in various locations.

Some points of discussion with your child:
     * Is your account set to private? This is the default setting – keep it that way!
     * Do you feel positive when using SnapChat? Does it cause any worries for you?
     * Let’s talk about boundaries of when and where you can use this app!

Upcoming Spirit Days:
March 24:  Sports Day
April 13:  Color Day – stay tuned for your grade’s color!

Take care-
Jill Lesch