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Dr. Ackley’s Message . . .


It has been a wonderful first week back to school.  North Lake School is blessed to be 100 fully staffed by highly qualified professionals.  I am also pleased to report that Dousman Transport has secured bus drivers despite the significant shortage in Wisconsin.  Thank you to our North Lake School Community for helping to kick-off the 2023-2024 school year bright and early Tuesday morning.  Mr. Krieger’s rendition of the National Anthem was amazing and makes me want to add fireworks for next year!  


There have been some exciting updates in staffing in August.  Mrs. Gina Haase will continue her important work as support staff for the 2023-2024 school year.  Mrs. Renee Nies and Mr. Zach Berghouse presented the North Lake School Board with a significant monetary gift reinstating the Lakers Manufacturing Experience in grades 5 and 6.  This gift means that Mr. Dave Richman will work as an educational consultant for the 2023-2024 school year.  Finally, the North Lake School District is still in need of substitute teachers. Please contact Jenny Sellhausen at 262-966-2033 ext 156 or if you can help your school.


The North Lake School Board annually approves the District’s school safety and security plan.  Deputy Dan Adrian (school liaison officer) has updated the plan with the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.  READ THIS:  There will be an announced school safety drill on Tuesday, September 12th to practice lockdown procedures.  These procedures include being quiet and hidden in classrooms.  Deputy Dan Adrian will be present to assist with this state mandated school safety drill.


The teaching staff worked many days in August to prepare for your child’s arrival at school.  Inservice training focused on the District’s new classroom management software, AristotleK12.  Teachers will use AristotleK12 to manage technology use in the classroom.  The K-2 teacher team was trained in Literacy Tasks.  The Literacy Tasks assessment tool will replace PALS for the 2023-2024 school year as the District’s phonological awareness and phonics screening device.

Student Leadership

Student Leadership Group

It was awesome to see so many student leaders return to school on August 21st!  Mrs. Lesch’s guidance with this group is truly appreciated.  Thank you to the following student leaders:

Emma Accola
Alejandro Alvarado
August Barke
Tommy Bartosz
Eva Berghouse
Fiona Berghouse
Bella Bielecki
Bentley Breidenbach
Elliot Daugs
Juliana Daugs
Hannah Dibb
Rylan Ecker
Reid Foerch
Reese Foerch
Keagan Foerch
Molly Geracie
Lena Geracie
Evie Gradel

Ava Hansen
Piper Hepp
Colton Herzog
Aubrey Hoffmann
Martin Hughes
Ruby Kujath
Elijah Lenling
Reese Millies
Maddie Nies
Ellie Nies
Xander Rivera
Grace Robinson
Elijah Rohlffs
Olivia Rohlffs
Charlotte Taylor
Meira Taylor
Violet Taylor
Kacey Van Slett
Kennedy Wesemann
Madelyn Westphal
Levi Wetzel
Parker Widenski
McKenzie Wood


Achieving Outside NLS

Eagle Scout Award

Former North Laker, Danielle Paddock of Scouts BSA Troop 90, recently earned her Eagle Scout Award.  Danielle emphasized her passion for band by designing and building instrumental band storage including a movable percussion cart and wall shelving.  It was a pleasure serving as Danielle’s advisor.  Congratulations Danielle!



Mini Donut Community Event

Come together logo




September Dates to Remember


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


Grandparents Lunch
AHS Cross Country Run
“B” Friday


North Lake Harvest Fest


Budget Hearing 5:30 p.m. followed by Annual Meeting & September Board Meeting


Staff Meeting 2:45 p.m.


“A” Friday


Picture Retake Day including 3K and 4K


“B” Friday

Learning Lab

Our school library and computer lab are now open Monday through Thursday from 7:00-7:30 a.m. and 2:35-4:00 p.m. This is a community project and we welcome students, parents, and guardians to join us in the school library for homework help and computer usage. This program is not for childcare. It is open for specific study and research purposes. Students younger than 4th grade must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents and guardians are asked to pick up their children promptly at 4:00 p.m. at Door G.

Arrowhead Grade School Cross Country Run

The link to register 1st through 8th grade students for the Cross Country run can be found below or on the “Student” page of the North Lake School website.  Please register by Wednesday, September 13th. 

Please note:  No registration is needed for students in 5K and younger. They just show up to the starting line.


Lake Country Kindergarten Award Winners

2023 NLS Community Award Winner



Marvelous Mediterranean Meal

It is a pleasure when parents are our partners in the school community.  A special thank you to all of those who volunteered or donated items for the wellness Wednesday luncheon on August 30th. Mia Stremcha and Stephanie Eckstein coordinated this unique dining experience.

Counseling Corner

Hello North Lake families!  

It’s been a great start to the school year.  We’re seeing lots of smiles!

Each year, I like to remind families and students of my role here as School Counselor.  I am here as an advocate for students and a support for families and teachers.  I see all students throughout the year as I deliver Developmental Guidance and Health lessons.  Students will also have opportunities to take part in small groups on various topics, as well as to request to see me individually.  I am here to be a resource for you, also!  If you have questions or concerns about your child socially or emotionally, please let me know!  If you do NOT want your child to meet with me individually, please let me know that in writing as soon as possible.

We’ve been spending time this week as a school reviewing the expectations of the Wave Way.  You can find these resources under the “PBIS” section of the North Lake website.  

Our Leadership Group spent time together before school started planning for this year.  I will update you more on that, but wanted you to know that we have planned our first spirit day already!

WISCONSIN DAY  – Wednesday, September 20th

Wear your favorite Wisconsin themed apparel!

We are excited for a great school year at North Lake!  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...

Welcome Back

Welcome to a new school year! It is wonderful to see everyone “Come Together” ready to learn. 

Want to know more about what is happening at North Lake School? There are many ways to find out. This school newsletter, the Wave, is one place to start, it is published every other week.  And check out our school website at

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

Nancy Meister

Director of Teaching and Learning

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