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Does change always make things become better? Is change something to fear? Imagine, what the world was like in 1921 when Bethany Lutheran Church started its Christian Day School. In 1921, a house cost $7,019, bread was 10 cents a loaf, gas was 11 cents a gallon. Baby Ruth Candy Bars and White Castle Restaurants came into existence. The city of Kenosha had a population of 35,000. The edge of town was 39th Avenue. My, how times have changed. There were no refrigerators, a few cars, no microwave ovens, no radios, no television, no central air conditioning, no computers, and no instant communication.  
This next school year, we are making changes in the way our congregation and school are operated. The four Kenosha Lutheran churches are combining to make one larger church, New Life. The two Lutheran schools are combining to make one, Kenosha Lutheran Academy. Things will definitely change come July 1. The younger students of Bethany will continue to attend school in this building, however, there will be new teachers and new classmates. Those in grades 4-8 will attend Kenosha Lutheran Academy at the Upper Campus which was formerly Friedens Lutheran School. They too will have new teachers and new classmates. However, for grades 6-8, the changes will include changing classrooms, having a gymnasium for phy-ed, and a stage for the school musical.  
For the long term health of the churches and school, we reached a decision after a whole year of study that combining will strengthen our ministries and give us more opportunities to share the Word of Life. In the midst of these changes, one thing will remain constant, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever,” (Hebrews 13:8). This knowledge makes us confident that our new church and school will be a blessing to many. God’s Word will be preached from the pulpit and taught in the classrooms. Many will be brought to faith and have their faith strengthened through the faithful proclamation of Law and Gospel. God tells us that his Word will endure to the end of time. He tells us that his Word accomplishes the purpose for which he sent it.
So keep this in mind when we ask you to make a commitment for enrollment next August at KLA. This Saturday we are having an open house for all students in grades K4-3. The lower campus, 2100 75th Street (Bethany) will be open for tours and meet and greets with the teachers from 9 AM to 11 AM. The upper campus grades 4-8at 5043 20th Avenue (Friedens) will be open for tours and meets with the teachers from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Please take a half hour or hour out of your time to see the campus and teachers your child will be having next school year. We have put many hours in already making plans for next year and would love to share with you what is in store for 2021-2022, year 1 one KLA.

Reporting Your Child/ren Absent

If your child/ren are going to be late to school or absent for the day please call the office at 262-654-3234 or you can email Ms. Smith at by 8:30 am. If child/ren are ill we do need to know the symptoms' of illness due to COVID.

Make-Up Day

Next week Friday, February 12, we will be having a full day of school. The original calendar in August had it as a half day. We informed you in early October that we made the change. Also, we have 1 snow day left.  After that, we will be having virtual classes for any more snow days. The children will be told the day before to take home their chromebooks.

KLA Face Mask

Let's show our school pride! We have the opportunity to order Kenosha Lutheran Academy face masks. The also come in youth sizes. Please, just indicate which one's you would like in a youth sizes. I have attached the order form. Print, fill out, and return to school with your child by Friday, February 5, 2021. Or, you can contact Lynelle Wagner. Lynelle is hoping to have them all made from "The Lettering Machine" in Kenosha by Friday, February 12, 2021.

KLA Face Mask Order Form

Spirit Week

Next week, our B basketball teams will be getting ready for their tournament, so we will be having Spirit Week! Dress Up days are as follows:

Monday: Disney Day.  Everything Disney - Princesses, Mickey Mouse, Marvel and Star Wars.
Tuesday: Class Color Day. Dress in your classroom's color! 7&8 grade: black, 5&6 grade: green, 3&4: orange, 1&2: blue, K: red.
Wednesday: Dress your best! Chapel day has us dressing our best and looking good.
Thursday: Wild West Day. Get out the flannels, cowboy boots and hats and round 'em up!
Friday: KLA WOLVES DAY. Show support and cheer on our teams by wearing your KLA Wolves gear, black, purple or white. GO KLA!

Please remember that dress code rules apply. No hair color or face paint allowed. 

Kenosha Lutheran Academy Open House

Kenosha Lutheran Academy will be holding an Open House on Saturday, February 6. Open House at the Lower Campus (current Bethany school site) for families with children PreK through Third Grade will be from 9:00-11:00 am. Open House at the Upper Campus (current Friedens school site) for families with children Fourth through Eighth Grade will be from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. All families are invited. Building tours will be available and classroom teachers will be on site as well. If you know someone interested in KLA, please invite them to come! 

Kindergarten Visit Day

Kindergarten Visit Day will be held on Tuesday, February 9, from 8:30-11:00am. Children are welcome to explore the Kindergarten classroom for the morning and learn a little bit more about the fun and learning in our Kindergarten classroom. Current Kindergarten students will be visiting other classrooms, so incoming Kinders will have the classroom (and teacher) all to themselves! Please pre-register for Kindergarten Visit Day by contacting the Bethany Lutheran Office. K Visit “Distance Learning” Packets are also available. 

Please call or email for more information: Mrs. Jill Hagedorn (Kindergarten teacher), or 262-654-3234. Events will be at Bethany Lutheran School, 2100 75th Street, Kenosha. (Kenosha Lutheran Academy Lower Campus 2021-22)  

8th Grade Parents

We are starting to put together the yearbook. If you would like to add a baby picture of your 8th grader as well as a small message please send to:


This Friday, February 5, we play our games at home vs. St. John, Burlington. There are only B-team games with the girls playing at 4:30 and the boys at 5:45. Saturday, February 6, the A Boys play a 9:00 AM game vs All Saints at Our Lady. The B Boys play a 12 noon game vs Prairie School at Our Lady. Next Friday, February 12th, the B Girls and B Boys play in the LLAC tournament.   

KLA Basketball 2020-2021 Schedule
Boys Bracket 2021
Girls Bracket 2021
Classic Information

Willy Wonka Jr.

Our first practice for Scene 1 is next Thursday, February 4, after school from 3:30 to 4:30. A schedule for the rest of the practices will be sent home this Friday. Those students in robotics are encouraged to go to robotics at 2:30 to 3:30, and then play practice.

100th Anniversary

The 100th Anniversary Committee has moved the celebration to the end of the year, Sunday, May 16. Please mark this date on your calendar. We pray that the immunization program for the Covid-19 virus will have many vaccinated by then. Secondly, we moved it to May 16 so that we could hold it outdoors if necessary.
Looking for Pictures!
The 100th Anniversary committee is putting together a presentation showcasing school life here at Bethany in the last 100 years. If you have digital or hard copies of pictures of Bethany or student life, please email them to, or drop them off or send them to the school office c/o Steve Schultz or Jill Hagedorn. Thank you for your help!


We practice this week on Tuesday and Thursday, February 2nd and 4th from 2:30-5:00 PM. . Next week practices will be on Tuesday February 9nd from 2:30-5:00 PM and Wednesday, February 10th from 3:30 - 5:00. If you click on the word "Robotics" it will give you the rest of the practices through the end of February.

KLA Newsletter

How exciting to be one of the first to read the very first KLA newsletter.

KLA Newsletter

Grade School Band Parents

You may have received an email from Mr. Wordell yesterday. If you have a child in grade school band and did not receive an email please let me know. I have added the next paragraph from that email as well as the link. 
Connected to the link below is a permission form that Ms. Siegler and Mr. Wordell will need to have filled out in order to make the recording of your child.  Everyone, please complete the form, either with a yes or a no, by Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.  If you have privacy concerns, we completely understand.  Please do not feel pressured in any way to do this.  

Digital Recording Permission

School Closing Remind App

If you haven't gotten the Remind app I would suggest that you do so. You will get weather related school closings. Click on the clink for instructions. These are the same instructions that I sent home with your children last week.

School Remind App

KLA Sports Remind App

If you have a child/ren in any KLA Sports? Sign up for the KLA Sports Remind App to make sure you get all updates regarding KLA Sports. Click on the link for instructions.

KLA Sports Remind App

KLA Shutterfly Page

We have had Boyd Tesch taking pictures at the KLA games. He has created a KLA page on Shutterfly. Boyd can add your email address so you are able to view, download, and print from this page. There is no fees unless you choose to print through Shutterfly. You can email Boyd at:

Basketball & Cheerleading Picture Request

If you have a child/ren that participates in either basketball or cheerleading could you please take pictures so we can add them to the yearbook. You can submit them to Thank you in advance.

Box Tops for Education

Did you know that there is a new way of doing Box Tops for Education? Instead of cutting out the box top and sending them into school. You now can download the Box Top app to your phone as you usually download apps. You sign up and you can assign it to the school. You scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase for the school to get credit for the box top. If you have any questions please email:

Tuesday, February 2
2:30 - 3:15 - Robotics (Girls)
3:30 - 5:00 - Robotics (Boys)
3:30 - 5:00 - Basketball Girls B Team
3:30 - 5:30 - Cheer A Team
5:00 - 6:30 - Basketball Boys A Team

Wednesday, February 3
8:00 am - Chapel
3:30 - 5:00 - Basketball Girls A Team
5:00 - 6:30 - Basketball Boys A Team
5:30 - 6:30 - Cheer B Team

Thursday, February 4
2:20 - 3:15 - Robotics (Girls)
3:30 - 5:00 - Robotics (Boys)
3:30 - 5:00 - Basketball Practice Girls B Team
5:00 pm- Basketball Game Boys B Team @ Christian Life
5:00 - 6:30 - Basketball Practice Boys A Team
6:00 pm- Basketball Game Girls A @ Christian Life
7:00 pm - Basketball Game Boys A @ Christian Life

Friday, February 5
4:30 pm - Basketball Game Girls  B Home vs. St. John's Burlington
4:30 pm - Basketball Game Boys B Home vs. St. John's Burlington

Saturday, February 6
9:00 - 11:00 - Open House at KLA Lower Campus (Bethany)
9:00 am - Basketball Game Boys A Vs. All Saints (White) @ Holy Rosary
11:00 - 1:00 - Open House at KLA Upper Campus (Friedens)
12:00 pm- Basketball Game Boys B Vs. The Prairie School @ St. Mary's
5:30 pm - Worship @ Kenosha

Sunday, February 7
8:00 am - Worship @ Kenosha
10:00 am - Worship @ Somers
4:00 pm - Reach Presentation @ Somers

Monday, February 8
3:30 - 5:00 -  Girls A-Team
5:00 - 6:30 - Boys B - Team

Tuesday, February 9
2:20 - 3:15 - Robotics (Girls)
3:30 - 5:00 - Robotics (Boys)
3:30 - 5:00 - Basketball Girls B Team
3:30 - 5:30 - Cheer A Team
5:00 - 6:30 - Basketball Boys A Team

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 - Hot Turkey Ham with Cheese on WG Bun
Next Week's Order Due
Th - WG Cheese Pizza Sticks
F - Turkey Hot Dog on WG Bun with Ketchup
Next Weeks...
M - Homemade Beef & Bean Chili
Tu - Baked Chicken Leg
W -Roasted Turkey with Gravy
Th - WG Meat Calzone
F - Breaded Chicken Patty on a WG Bun

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!

Handbells and Chime Schedule

Here is the handbell schedule through the end of the school year. Chimes will play on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3:30.

Handbell and Chime Schedule

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

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

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