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Beating Procrastination

Research shows that 95% of all people dilly-dally to some degree. The authority behind this statement is Dr. Piers Steel, the author of The Procrastination Equation. 
Dr. Steel, a human resources professor at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, says perfectionism is not at the root of procrastination. Perfectionists actually procrastinate less but worry more about it.  
What then is a procrastinator? A person who believes it would be better to start working on a given task immediately but still does not do it. Procrastinators evade the task because it is unpleasant. Procrastinators easily get distracted by other things around them and fail to work on a task with perseverance. Doing something else that pops into your head, impulsiveness, is still another sign of procrastination. Finally, the feeling of it is not worth it, low motivation because you really do not care if the task is achieved, is perhaps the most serious sign of a procrastinator.
So what can we do if we or our children are procrastinators? With effort and self-discipline, most people can improve. Steel says, “Whether you believe you can or cannot, you are probably right.” As you get better self-control, your expectancy for doing things in a timely manner goes up.  
Not only do we need to help our children raise their own expectations, but we also need to remove distractions that will get them off task. Cell phones, music, television, or other things that they tend to play with instead of doing work. Setting time limits to completing a task often helps. May God bless us in teaching our children to do all things to the best of their ability and to God’s glory.

All School Musical

Our musical will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 1 PM and 7 PM in the Frieden’s gym. Tryouts will be held on Monday, January 27 from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Tryouts for singing/speaking roles are open to all students in grades 3-8. Please see the Bobcat News Bulletin Board for sign up sheets and character descriptions, scripts and scores. Practices will begin in February. Some practices for lead roles may be held during recess times or after school as we get closer to the performance date.

MAP Testing

Between January 21 and February 7, the classrooms will be taking the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) tests. Make sure that your child gets plenty of rest and a good meal each morning so that they can focus clearly on the tests. Thank you!

100 Day Donuts!

We will be celebrating our 100th day of school on Friday, January 31. (watch for a date change if we have any unplanned days off school) We will be serving donuts from 7:15 - 8:00 am. Families are invited to join us and celebrate! We are also looking for any parents who would be willing to help out with serving or clean up. Please let the office or Mrs. Hagedorn know if you are able to help. 

Divine Call Declined

Bethany’s Grade 5-6 teacher, Mr. Marc Meihack, has declined his divine Call to serve at Salem Lutheran School on the northwest side of Milwaukee. He will continue his service at Bethany. We thank the Lord for granting him insight during the deliberation process and pray for his continued work among us. We also pray that Jesus will soon allow Salem to fill their teacher vacancy.

Parent-Teacher Presentation

All are invited to a special presentation on Tuesday, January 28, by Sarah Riek from Christian Family Solutions called “Shaping Responsible Behavior.” Supper is served at 5 PM and the presentation begins at 6:00 PM. Child supervision will be available. If you have a teenager who is willing to assist, please let Mrs. Hagedorn know. All are welcome.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Our next Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, January 22-24 after school from 4:00-7:00 PM. Each parent who signs up will be given a 15-minute time slot.

School Cleaning Day

Since we have an Open House for prospective students coming up, we will have our next school cleaning on Saturday, February 1, from 9:00-11:00 AM. We would like every family to take at least one turn during the year. If you haven’t help clean yet, please plan on joining us. The last date is April 25th.

Save the Date

The date for the School Musical and Grandparents Day had to be changed to Friday, May 8, due to auditorium space.  We will be holding Grandparents Day at Bethany in the morning with the Musical at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM at Frieden’s gym.

Bethany Open House

Bethany will have an open house on Saturday, Feb 8th from 9am—noon. Share the gift of a Christian Education with a friend and invite them to see what Bethany is all about! A Kindergarten Visit Day will follow on Tuesday, February 11th from 8—11am! 


ENROLL NOW for 2020-2021!
Shoreland is now accepting new student admission applications for the 2020-2021 school year. If you would like to apply or know someone interested go and simply scroll down and click on the "Apply Now" button.

Shoreland Lutheran High School’s STEM Academy is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 School year. Families are welcome to apply to the foundation course in one of the three distinct pathways that SLHS offers: Biomedical Science, Computer Science, or Engineering. Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, March 31, 2020. To get more information or to download the application visit:
Please contact Mr. Tim Mielke (, 262-895-2595 x 114) with further questions.


Thank you mom’s and dad’s for your support and assistance at the Vex IQ challenge last Saturday at SLHS. Our four teams represented our school quite well. One team finished one spot from going to state and another received an award for showing kindness to teammates and perseverance in reprogramming during the event. Right now we do not have any practices scheduled. It appears that we will give the children two more opportunities to participate in meets. More information will be coming home soon.

Field Trip

1st & 2nd grade visit the Golden Rondelle on Monday, January 27 at 10:45 am to see the Discover Science program. We will be back in time for hot lunch.  

Tuesday, Jan 21
3:30 - 5pm - A- team Boys
5-6:30pm - A Team Girls

Wednesday, Jan 22
Parent Teacher Conferences
3:30 - Boys B-team practice
5pm- Girls B-team practice

Thursday, Jan 23
Parent Teacher Conferences
3:30 - 5pm - A- team Boys
3:30 - 5pm - B- team Cheer
5-6:30pm - A Team Girls

Friday, Jan 24
Parent Teacher Conferences

Saturday, Jan 25
5:30 pm - Worship @ Kenosha

Sunday, Jan 26
8 & 10:30 am - Kenosha Worship
9:15 am - Sunday School @ Kenosha
10 am - Somers Worship

Monday, Jan 27
1 & 2 Field Trip to Golden Rondelle
3:30 - 6pm - Auditions for Musical
3:30 - Boys B-team practice
5pm - Girls B-team practice

Tuesday, Jan 28
3:20 - BOB Practice
3:30 - 5pm - A- team Boys
5-6:30pm - A Team Girls

Wednesday, Jan 29
3:30 - Boys B-team practice
5pm- Girls B-team practice

Thursday, Jan 30
3:30 - 5pm - A- team Boys
3:30 - 5pm - B- team Cheer
5-6:30pm - A Team Girls

Winter Sports

The B team girls came home with a trophy in the tournament at Trinity Caledonia this weekend. Say congrats to our KLA consolation champs!

There are no games scheduled for this weekend. The next games are at home vs. WLS on Friday, January 31.  Watch for text messages which will tell us about the rescheduling of two postponed games.


The remaining weeks of lunch orders are due the Wednesday before the week you would like to order. Questions?
Contact Jen Vega

Hot Lunch and Milk Guidelines

February Order Form

February Menu

This Week...
W - Chicken Pot Pie Bowl
Th - Chicken Patty Sandwich
F - Mac N Cheese

Next Week...
M - Beef & Cheese Burrito
Tu - Meatball Sub
W - Chicken Alfredo
Th - Dominos Pizza Day
F - Breaded Chicken Leg

All are welcome to join us for chapel every Wednesday morning at 8:00 in the church. It’s a great twenty minute start to your day!

Bethany Stars!

This week, our Star Students are:

Athena F. - Kindergarten

Ryan V. - 5th grade

Check out the hallway bulletin board for pictures of our weekly star students. Congratulations and keep up the great work!


The whole year calendar of singing events!


Our mailing address is:
2100 75th Street
Kenosha, WI 53142

Phone 262-654-3501
Fax 262-654-3234

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