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Dr. Ackley’s Message . . .


Honoring grandparents is a long standing tradition at North Lake School.  Thank you to everyone for patience and flexibility at this busy event.  Over 450 Salisbury steak lunches were served with pleasure.  Mrs. Cull’s farm kitchen ran smoothly with the help of Grandma Gail Shine.  

Grandparent Day 1
Grandparent Day 2
Grandparent Day 3
Grandparents Day 5
Crosswalk broken


Parents, please SLOW down in our parking lot when dropping off in the morning and picking up in the afternoon.  The crosswalk sign was recently run over in the parking lot!  Children must be escorted to and from your vehicle!   We do not want parents standing by their vehicles or in the parking lot at pick up.  Students are easily unseen at this busy time of day.  

Let’s all COME TOGETHER around this important safety issue.


Cindy Lofy

Mrs. Lofy lives in the Lake Country area and is excited to serve as North Lake School’s Speech Pathologist.  She enjoys reading, walking, and experiencing the fall colors.  Mrs. Lofy has a husband, two daughters, one dog, and one rabbit, named Cake Pop.  Please welcome Mrs. Lofy to our North Lake School family.



The North Lake School Board is conducting an online survey to hear from district residents.  The Board is seeking input on the April 2024 referendum question.  District residents will receive an informational postcard regarding the online survey with a QR code.  Paper copies are also available at North Lake School, Town Hall Library, and Town of Merton Town Hall.  Please encourage your neighbors to take advantage of this important opportunity to be heard.


The Women’s Center Inc. of Waukesha is hosting a community event in the Lakers’ Library on October 25th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. during Parent Teacher Conferences  The title of the event is Sex Trafficking and the following topics will be highlighted including  definition of human trafficking, prevalence in our community, myths vs. facts, and risk factors.  Content is geared toward parents, and childcare will be provided.  RSVP to the North Lake School office for childcare.

What to do if my child is absent?

  • Always call the office to let Mrs. Apel know if your child is absent, tardy, or leaving early. 
  • Call 262-966-2033 and speak to Mrs. Apel or leave a message.
  • You may also contact your child’s teachers to let them know about the absence.
  • Classroom communication tools like Dojo or Google Classroom should not be used for reporting absences.
  • Preplanned absences should be reported to the office as soon as you know your dates.

Forensics Club Coach Needed

Do you love public speaking and mentoring the youth?  Then, we need you!  Ms. Mays is focusing on her book club and seeking a new leader for the Forensics Club.  Please reach out directly to Ms. Mays at

Picture Retake Day - September 26th

Empire Photography will be at North Lake School for Picture Retake Day on Tuesday, September 26th. 

Pictures will be taken of students who missed picture day, retake pictures, and Lake Country Kindergarten 3K and 4K.  

Please see that attached flier at the end of the WAVE for information on picture retakes.

Picture Day

Cross Country Run Accolades

Congratulations to all students who ran in last Friday’s Cross Country Run.  North Lake had a wonderfully large number of participants.  Mrs. Clauer is very proud of every participant.  They showed up and tried their hardest.  Listed below are overall team placings.  A huge shout out to the Girls and Boys 7-8 grade teams for bringing back the championship trophies!  Great job to everyone!

1st/2nd Girls

4th Place Team


3rd/4th Girls

3rd Place Team


5th/6th Girls

3rd Place Team


7th/8th Girls

1st Place Team

Ellie Nies 5th

Ava Haase 7th

Taylyn Curci 9th

Grace Robinson 11th

1st/2nd Boys

2nd Place Team


3rd/4th Boys

3rd Place Team


5th/6th Boys

2nd Place Team


7th/8th Boys

1st Place Team

Keegan Foerch 3rd

Lewis Wetzel 4th

Quinn Fulton 8th

Nolan Feltz 10th

Davis Murray 11th

Starting LIne Run
cross country run
cross country run


busSchool safety is always a priority at North Lake School, and this priority includes bus transportation.  MyView is real time, map based bus locator and available as an app on your smartphone or tablet.  Parents can create alert zones around drop off and pick up points. When your child’s bus enters an alert zone, you will receive a notification.  No more worries about where your child’s bus is located! 

Please see the attached instructions at the end of the WAVE for detailed information.  If you need even more specific instructions to download and set up the app, please contact the office.

NLS Spirit Wear...Coming Soon!

North Lake Logo

Wisconsin Day - 4th Grade!

Wisconsin Day

October Dates to Remember


7th Grade Camp Whitcomb Field Trip 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Girls’ Basketball Practice Begins


Tie Dye Day


Culver’s Night 5:00-8:00 p.m.


7th & 8th Grade Waukesha Expo Center Field Trip 7:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


Kindergarten Glacier Rock Farms Field Trip 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Book Fair Begins
School Board Meeting 5:30 p.m. – Library


Staff Meeting  2:30 p.m. – No Learning Lab


NLEF Fall Fest (formerly Pumpkin Chill)


Red Ribbon Day


Parent-Teacher Conferences (11:30 a.m. Dismissal – 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. Conferences)
Women’s Center Presentation Library – 4:30-6:00 p.m.


NO School for Students


NO School


Halloween Celebrations and Parade

Counseling Corner

Hello North Lake families!  

It’s been a great start to the school year. 

New Student Committee:   Made signs to welcome our new students

School Community Committee:   Made plans for a school store

Service Committee:  Worked on a service project to provide school supplies for a school in need

Spirit Committee:   Planned our spirit days for the year


Spirit Day


Wisconsin Day


Tie Dye Day


Wear Red Day


Mismatch Day


DIsney Day


Ugly Sweater Day


Pajama Day


Spirit Day


Stuffy Day


Sports Day


Wear Green Day


Hawaiian Day


Color Day

3k&4k – Blue

K – Black

1 – Yellow

2 – Grey

3 – Purple

4 – White

5 – Pink

6 – Green

7 – Red

8 – Orange


North Lake Spirit Day


Neon Day

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help your child find success academically, socially, and emotionally.  We are all in this together!

Take care-

Jill Lesch

A Note from Ms. Meister...

perfect attendance

Welcome Back!

September is Attendance Awareness Month.  Our exceptional North Lake staff provides engaging instruction across the curriculum in the classroom every day.  So plan to arrive on time and attend every day.  I’ll look forward to seeing you learning in school.

To contact me, I am available at or (262)966-2033.

Nancy Meister

Director of Teaching and Learning

Retake day
MY View Bus
CFC Meeting
MA Open House
Women Center program
Bus Drivers Needed

The Wave Attachments

Community Bulletin Board